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Publication numberUS1724215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1929
Filing dateJun 16, 1926
Priority dateJun 16, 1926
Publication numberUS 1724215 A, US 1724215A, US-A-1724215, US1724215 A, US1724215A
InventorsEugene Moran
Original AssigneeEugene Moran
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination quilting, crochet, and handwork frame
US 1724215 A
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Aug. 13, 1929. MORAN 1,724,215




Application filed June 16',

This invention relates generally to quilting and crocheting frames, used in the fabrication of quilts, crochet Work, and all classes of similar hand work, the invention having more particular reference to a combination quilting and crocheting frame.

The invention has for an object the provision of an improved combination quilting and crocheting frame of novel construction and arrangement of parts.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

Fig. 1 of the drawing is a perspective view of my improved quilting and crocheting frame.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevational view of the supporting members as used in combination with my improved device. I

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged perspective view of the locking member as used in combination with my improved device. 1

As here embodiedmy improved combination quilting and crocheting frame comprises end members 10 and 11, of a suitable shape, having preferably upper edges 12 and 13, 14 and 15, respectively, inclined or sloping from a common point located at or near the center thereof. The end members 10 and 11 are provided with slots 16, and 16 formed or out therein, and extending inwardly from the upper edges 12, 13, 14 and 15.

The bar 17, preferably of circular cross section, is provided with axial grooves 18, located adjacent to the extremities of the bar 17, adapted to rotatively engage as desired one of the notches l6 and 16, so as to rotatively support the said bar 17 The ratchet wheel 19 is rigidly attached at or near one extremity of the bar 17. The ratchet pawl 20 is pivotally attached to the side of one of the end members 10 or 11, and is adapted to be pivotally engaged with the teeth of the ratchet wheel 19 so as to hold the bar 17 in any desired relative position.

The bars 21 and 22 are constructed similar to the above mentioned bar 17, and are adapted to rotatively engage in any desired 1926. SeIiPi No. 116,284.

one of the slots 22 and 22 formed or cut in the lower edges 23 and 24, respectively, of a the end members 10 and 11, and positioned adjacent to the extremities thereof, and also adapted to rotatively engage in slots 25, formed or cut in the upper extremities of the upper supporting members 26, and in the upper extremities of the secondary supporting members 27, and extending inwardly therefrom. It should be understood that the ratchet pawls 20 are pivotally attached to the forward end of the member 10 for the purpose as hereinbefore set forth and described.

The upper supporting member 26 is adapted to slidably engage in the hollow member 28, rigidly attached at its lower end, as at 29 by bolts, screws, or the like, to the lower supporting member 30. The upper supporting member 26 and the hollow mem ber 28 are provided with a plurality of apertures 31, adapted to slidably receive an attaching member 32 provided with an enlarged head 33 and a threaded extremity 34. The locking member 35 is provided with an aperture 36 adapted to slidably receive the attaching member 32, and is provided with pins 37, attached thereto and extending therefrom, and positioned so as to engage in the apertures 38 in the hollow member 28 and in the upper supporting member 26. It should be understood that the said apertures 38 are positioned so as to be engaged by the pins 37 when the said aperture 36 is engaged by the attaching member 32, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the accompanying drawing.

The arm 40 is pivotally attached at one extremity, as at 41, to the secondary supporting members 27, and is provided with an elongated aperture 42 located at its other extremity, adapted to slideably engage the attaching member 32. --The threaded member 43, or nut, is threadedly attached to the threaded extremity of the attaching member 32. The secondary supporting members 27, and the lower supporting members 30 are pivotally attached to each other by a rod 39 extending lengthwise between the above mentioned members. The rod 39 is provided with extremities 40 of relatively smaller cross section, so as to provide a shoulder to properly limit the engagement of the above mentioned members.

The above described construction is such as will support the end members 10 and 11 and the said connected members. It should be understood that the upper supporting member 26 may be extended so as to support the end plates 10 and 11 at any desired inclined or slanting position, so as to afford greater comfort to the operator or artisan using my improved device and that the above mentioned arm is adapted to sup port the secondary supporting members .27. Fabric may be disposed over the rods 21, .22 and 17 and secured as desired to any of these rods as for example the rods 21 and 22. .In this case the fabric may be stretched or tightly drawn between the rods and over the :rod 17 'by rotation of the rod 21 in an anticlockwise direction. "This rotation may be effected by turning the ratchet 1:9 which is retained from. rearward rotation by the pawl associated therewith. A portion of the end of the fabric may be rolled on the rod 21 "and stretched over the rod 17. If desired the fabric may be secured to the rods Y17' and i21=or17 and 22 when shorter-spans of fabric are desired.

' The end members 10 and 11 together with the said connected members may be tilted upwards at Ithenear side, reference being had to Figure 1, and the nuts 43 loosened. Then the \crossed legs may be moved together :at the top ends for positioning the rod 24 to engage-different slots 22= and 22 for changing the inclination of the end members 10 andll when again lowered to resting position. The nuts 43 may :then be tightened for holding "the crossed legs in this position, permembers may then be reengaged upon the cross legs. The same nuts 43 may again be loosened, this time suilieiently to permit a relative readjustment of the section 26 for further changing the tilt of the end members 10 and 11. The nuts may then again be tightened. The feature thus brought out is that nuts 43 serve in the means for holding the cross legs in position, and also in the means for holding the section 26 of one of the legs in adjusted positions.

While I have above described the preferred form, construction, and arrangement of the several elements employed, it will be understood that the device is, nevertheless, susceptible of considerable modification therein, and I therefore reserve the privilege of resorting to all such changes as may be fairly embodied within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is as followsz- In a frame of the class described, )ivoted cross legs, an extension leg section adjustably arranged on one leg of the said cross legs, a means for holding the cross legs in adjusted positions, and including an arm pivoted to the other cross leg and formed with an elongated slot, a means for holding said extension leg section in adjusted positions and including a bolt projecting thru said extension leg section and the said elongated slot, and a nut engaged on the bolt for holding the said bolt and the said arm against displacement.

In testimony whereof .I have :aifiixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification248/164
International ClassificationA47B29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B29/00
European ClassificationA47B29/00