US 1819862 A
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E. BERGSTEDT SEWING HOLDER Aug. 18, 1931.
Filed July 30, 1929 2 ShfBetSSheet ATTORNEY IE- 13, E. BERGSTEDT 1,819,862
SEWING HOLDER v Filed July 9. 1929 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 erfieryrfedwmm ATTO R NEY Patented Aug. 18, 1931 UNITED sraras SEWING Application filed July 30,
The present invention contemplates the provision of a work-holder primarily designed for use by seamstresses, dressmakers, tailors and the like, and is constructed to support various implements used by such persons, while it is also provided with means for conveniently supporting the material or work to be dealt with, so that the user can not only occupy a position an appreciable dis- 10 tance away from the table or sewing machine,
but also perform the work without the necessity of bending over to reach the same.
In carrying out my invention I contemplate a work-holder which is capable of being 15 quickly and easily attached to asewing machine, table or the like, and which includes amongst other features, a work-holder in the nature of a strap to one end of which is adapted to beclamped the work to be dealt with,
go the strap being swivelly associated with the work-holder so that it can be arranged and maintained in any given position, and thereby permit the work to be turned or shifted as 7 the occasion may require, and at the same time 25 allow the user to remain ina more comfortable upright position.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detail description is read in connec- 3 tion with the accompanying drawings, the
invention residingin the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part of this ap- 85 plication like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and where- 1n:
Figure 1 is a view illustrating how the invention is associated with a table or the like 40 and how the work is supported in the manner above stated.
Figure 2 is a top plan view.
Figure 3 is a view in elevation of the workholder showing the various implements sup- 45 ported thereon. V
Figure 1 is a detail View of the thimble support and its associated parts.
The invention essentially embodies a clamp 10 which is substantially U-shaped as illustrated in Figure 1 and adapted to straddle the PATENT OFFICE ESTHER IBERGS'I'EDT, or INTERNATIONAL-FALLS, MINNESOTA Holman 1929. Seria1 No. 382,227.
edge of a table or other suitablesupport 11 i i and held associated therewith by means of i an adjusting screw 12. Rising from the clamp is a vertical shaft 13 which supports a number of implements or articles used by fseamstresses, dressmakersand the like. Surrounding said shaft and supported by the clamp 10 is a pincushion 14:, while arranged directly above the pin cushion is a reel-15 for a tape measure'16. Slidablymounted upon the shaft 13 is aspool of cotton or thread 17, while mounted above the spool and also associated with the shaft 13 is a thimble Secured to the'upper convolution ofthis spring are spaced resilient fingers 21 which rise from a ring-like member 22 -ar' ranged concentric about the spring at an appropriate pointin its length, the ring like member and fingers 21 adapted to accommodate themselves to the thimble 23 which they are adapted to support. It will I be noted upon inspection of Figure 3 that the ring-like member 22 is'channeLshaped in cross section to receive the adj acent edge of the thimble when the parts are associated as illustrated; Theiarm 19 above referred to is'notched to provide a thread cutter indicated at 24, while alsocarried by the arm 19 is a resilient finger 25 adapted to receive and support the free end of the thread when the spool is not in use.
l Projecting from the clamp 10 is a headed stud 26 upon which the loop 27 is swivelly mounted, while surrounding the. stud and interposed between'the loop 27 and the said clamp is a coil spring 28. The loop 27 is attached to the adjacent end of the workholder, which is preferably in the nature of a strap indicatedlat' 29, and manifestly this strap may be constructed from any suitable material and vary inlength without departscope of what is claimedr 7 What I claim is ing from the inventive idea. The free end of the strap 29 also supports a loop 30 which has associated therewith a clamp, preferably including a pair of pivotally associated resilient jaws as clearly illustrated in Figure 2.
When the various implements are associated with the support as illustrated in Figure 3, and the clamp 10 associated with a table or the like, it is manifest that these implements will be in convenient reach of the user. In addition to forming a part of a thimble holder or support, the washer 18 and spring 20 exert a downward pressure upon the clamp, resilient'means for holding the strap fixed with relation'to the clamp in any given position, and a Work holding clamp carried by the other end of the strap.
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the spool and thereby assist in holding the spool 17 against movement upon the shaft 13 when the device is not in use, thereby preventing the thread from becoming unwound from the spool.
In practice, the material or work to be dealt with is clamped between the jaws 31 as clearly illustrated in Figure 1,
so that the user of the device can occupy or sit in a straight upright position, which of course is less tiring in the performance of work of this character, and lnasmuch as the work-holder or strap 20 is swivelly connected with the clamp 10, the Work as well as the holder canbe shifted in any direction, as it is found necessary to turn the work from time to time.
necessary to change the spool of threadindicated at .17. The clamp 10 is also provided with a hook 32 from which a pair of scissors 7 While it is believed that from the foreof theinv'ention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein illustrated and described and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the 1. A device of the character described comprising a clamp adapted to be associated with a suit able support, a headed stud projecting from the clamp, a Work-holder including a strap having one end swivelly connected with said stud, a coil spring surrounding the stud and exerting a pressure against the strap to hold the latter in any given position, and a work holding clamp carried by the other end of said strap.
2: A Work-holder comprising a clamp, a 'straphaving one end swivelly connectedwith