US 1667150 A
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April 24, 192s. 1,667,150
t M. GRIFFITH DRSSMAKERS GAUGE AND CREASER Filed May '7, 1927 wmf Patented Apr. 24, 192,8.
vMINNIE GRIFFITHQoFALMIRA, WASHINGTON.
l'DREssM-Ainnvsl"Guinea AND cREAsnR.
Application ined may 7,
`My invention relates to a device for. .laying out and creasing `cloth or other materialsas usedin dressmaking, and has for one vobject to providea meansl for' this purpose which shall be capable of being. used without requiring the movement of theY cloth intended( to be laid out and creased. v
Another. object is to provide such a means in a readily portable form suitablefor use by hand, simple to operate and easily manufactured.
With the above and lother objects in view, my invention consists of Vthe combination and .arrangement of partshereina'fter described and claimed, it being `understood that,
withinthe-.scope of'what is` claimed, changes may be made in the precise embodiment shown without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a plan view of my invention; Figure 2 is a section along'the line 2 2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a view of my invention in use the side bars 11 positioned thereon and eX- tending right angularly rearwardly therefrom so as to be inparallel relation kto each other; an upstanding creaser edge 12 is positioned on the said frame parallel and adjacent to said ruling edge 10 in parallel relation thereto; and a cross piece 13 ties the end of the bars 11 together so as to maintain the parallel relation of said bars. B refers gen` erally to an adjustable member slidably positioned on said frame A in parallel relation to the ruling edge 10, and comprising, in the preferred embodiment shown, a straight edge 14 positioned beneath the side bars 11 dependent from the upstanding cross member 15 adapted to have the said side bars 11 slidably passed therethrough as at 17 so as to permit the said cross member to project above the said side bars. A fiat piece otY metal or stiiiening element 16 is fastened to the backside of the said lip 15 by means of an upstanding flangev 16a provided on the said Vmore particularly to the y 1927. SerialNo. 189,472.
element 16 andthe lterminal portions of the said element 16 are bent up and over and eachvr end thereof lis bent under and back upon itself so vas to forma box like structure vor guidey 18' slidably engaging the ,said side bars 11. `The said straight edge 14 projects forwardly of the cross memberfl and element 16. Set screws 19 are provided inthe said `'guide 18 to releasablyslockthe straightV edge A in any desired parallel relation to the rulingfedge 10. Appropriate divisionsas at 21 are -markedon the frame ,A to aidin the. y
use of the device. They frame -A is intended to belaid out in preciseand parallel rectangulararrangement so that any edge ofany.
of the .members as ruling edge'l0,side bars.
vided, the device is slidably positioned under the said cloth so that the edge 23 of the said cloth is positioned on the side bars 11 and the straight edge 14 and'caused to bear against the said cross member 15, whereby the creaser' edge 12 is caused to be in parallel relation to the said edge 23 of the cloth. Any -suitable means may then be employed to impress a crease in the cloth corresponding to the creaser edge 12. l f
If it is then desired to lay out the cloth 22, the device is removed from the position as shown in Figure 3 and slidably. positioned over the saidcloth so that the said edge 23 is positioned between the straight edge 14 and the side bars 11 and `caused to bear against the said cross membery 15 whereby the ruling edge 10 is caused to ybe in parallel relation tovr the said edge 23 of the cloth.V Any suitable means may then be employed to lmpress a line on the cloth corresponding to the ruling edge 10.
It fis obvious that the device may be employed as above described without moving the cloth, thereby simplifying the operation kof laying out and creasing the said cloth. The device fills a long felt Want, as it is accurate and a time saver. Banding, spacing and creasing may be performed in an accurate manner, and many fancy iigures, squares and lines maybe made. I am aware that some gauges are made for marking Widths, but they do not work as Well as my invention, inasmuch as the cloth has to be held flat and irmly so as to not ruiiie up,
. l1, cross piece 13, straightfedge 14 and ele- IHA whereas in my invention the frame A acts in conjunction with the straight edge B to rmly hold the cloth while the marking is being done.
1. A dressmalrers gauger and creaser, comprising a rectangular Yframe having a ruling edge fixed at one end thereof, an upstanding cross member adjustably and slid-v ably mounted on said iframe parallel relative to said ruling edge, a straight edge dependent from said cross member, said straight edge extending towards said ruling edge and also being spaced -from and beneathsaid frame, and an upstanding creaser edge mounted on said frame parallel to and ad- 'acent to said rulino' edge. y C b 2. A dressmakers gauger and creaser, comprising a rectangular frame having, a ruling edgexed at one end thereof, an upstanding cross member adjustably and slidably mounted on said frame parallel relative to said ruling edge, a straight edge dependent from said cross member, said straight edge being spaced from and beneath said to said ruling edge, a straight edge depend.
ent from said cross member, said straight edge being spaced from and beneath said frame and extending towards said ruling edge, a stfening element mounted on said cross member, each end of said stifle/ning element beingV formed into box-like guides having one of the parallel sides of said frame passed therethrough,y means for locking said vguides to said frame, and an upstanding creaser edge mounted onl the frame parallel to andfadjacent to said ruling edge. Y
In testimony whereof I aliix my signature.