US 1600625 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 21 1926. 1,600,625
.1. F. ECCLESINE TASSEL END'FOR STRANDS Filed May 22, 1926 Patented Sept. 21, 1926.
' UNITED STATES JOSEPH F. nocrnsrnn, or mm PLAINS; NEW YORK.
,TASSEL nivnron s'rnA'Nns;
Application filed'Ma-y a2, 1925. Seria1-N0.-110,98Z;
This invention relates to a tassel or fringed end for a strand or lacing member, and particularly to' a method and meansfor confining the end for threading purposes,
5 threading an ornament upon the body of the strand, and retaining such ornament thereon.-
In fringed lacings or tassel ends it has beenfound necessary to confine thefree ends 7 10 oft'he'material to permit threading through V eyelets in the various applications such as for'lacing purposes, and the confining tips must be subsequently removed to permit spreading-of the-fringed ends by which the desired ornamental effect is obtained. Itis desirable, however to provide such ends with further ornamentation in the form of a mo'ldor'bead threaded uponthe' lac ng and suitably reta'inedthereon, for instance by a fringe, which mold forms a convenient means for manipulating the ends of the removal by suitable means.
A further object of the invention is to provide a strand having a fringed end and a binding or knotted portion at the inner end of the fringe portion in connection with a finishing member slidinglymounted upon the strand and retained by said binding against withdrawal therefrom.
Another object of the invention is to provide a new method of forming a tassel end for a strand consisting'in confining the free threads of said end by a separable tip, threading upon the strand an ornamental device, and forming a binding at the connected end of the tassel of sufficient diameter to retain said device upon the strand.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter set forth and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a perspective showing one applicationof the invention;
Figure 2 is an elevation of the device with one end completed;
binding or'knot at the connected end of the may be retained upon the strand against bodily removed with the tip by severing on 9 Figure 3 is a similar view with parts in section, showing afurther step in the method of production; 7 7
Figure 4 isa like view at thefinal step of production; and
Figure 5 is an elevation with-parts in section, showingv another means for temporarilyconfiningthe tassel end.
Like reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several iiguresof the drawing.
v lVhile the invention has been shownin Figure 1 as applied to a shoe lacing, it is not confined to such applicationand may'be used for other lacing purposesupon garments or otherwise, and also for ornamental effects other than lacings. It therefore comprises a body or strand '10:'of any suitable materialor length, the free end'sof which are'formed with fringedportions 11 to provide a tassel end for the-"device; This strand may be composed of any preferred 7 material or produced in various manners,
' the form shown being a tubular braided fabric in which the thread ends" are eXtende'dtoform the fringe.
' In order'to permit the threading "of an ornamental device uponthe strand or the threading of the strand through suitable laeings, the free ends of the fringed'portion 11 may be confined by any suitable tip separably applied, such as shown at 12 in Figure 2. In this formof tip it is clamped to the ends of the fringe and such ends the line 13, as indicated in Figure 3. Such a free end, however, is without ornamentation and rather unsightly in appearance because there is no proper binding at the connected ends of the fringe nor finishing device at that point. To remedy this objection I thread upon the strand a mold or bead such as indicated at 14 which may be formed of wood or anyother desired molded product and is preferably provided with an ornamental covering,'as at15, and a central aperture 16 of substantially the diameter of the strand. o
After the application of this mold the inner end of the threaded portion is bound or retained against further raveling by a suitable bindingsuch as a knot 17 which is of a diameter greater than that of the aperture 16 of the mold and prevents the 're moval of the latter from the'strand. It
or binding to increase the attractive effect of the end, and for that purpose the aperture poses.
16 may be enlarged at one or both ends of the mold to embrace the knot 17, as indicated in Figure 4-. It is not essential, however, that this mold or bead be disposed at the binding portion as it maybe otherwise located upon the strand as indicated at the right of Figure 5.
A modified form of the confining tip is indicated in Figure 5 Where it comprises a slid-able clip 18 mounted upon the fringed end 11 of the strand l0 and adapted to be slidably removed therefrom after the threading either through the mold or eyelets is completed. 7
From the foregoing description it will be seen that this invention presents a novel form of ornament for a tassel end which is adapted to cooperate With the binding for the fringed portion of such end which prevents its Withdrawal from the strand, and the invention also presents a novel method of forming such a tassel end by which the mold is threaded upon the strand, the
threaded portion knotted at its inner end,
and the threading tip removed from the threaded portion; The invention is adapted to a Wide field of application and is not con fined to a lacing strand asthe ornamented tassel end is adapted for many other pur The specific means for confining the fringed end of the strand and for binding the same may be varied as Well as the character of the mold threaded thereon, Without departing from the spirit of the inven tion as defined by the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention,
WhatI claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. A strand having a fringed end and a binding at the inner end of the fringed portion, a finishing mold slidingly mounted upon the strand and'retai'ned thereon by said binding, and removable confining means embracing the fringed end to permit threading thereof.
2. A strand having a fringed'end and a binding at the inner end of the fringed portion, a finishing mold slidingly mounted upon the strand and retained thereon by said binding, and a confining tip embracing the free end of the fringed portion and adapted to be removed therefrom.
3. A tassel end for a strand comprising a fringed portion knotted at its connection with the strand, and a finishing mold slidingly mounted upon the strand and adapted to embrace and conceal said knot.
l. The method of forming a tassel end fora strand consisting in confining the free threads of said end by a separable tip, threading upon the strand an ornamental device, and forming a binding at the connecting end of the tassel of sufficient diameter to retain the device upon the strand;
5. The method of forming a tassel end for a strand consisting in confining the free threads of said end by a separable tip, threading upon the strand an ornamental device, forming a binding at the connecting end'of the tassel of sufficientdiameter to retain the device upon the strand, and'removing the tip to free the confined threads.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JOSEPH F. ECCLESINE.