US 1820328 A
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-Aug. 25, 1931.
C. P. SCHLEGEL TASSEL Filed Sept. 4, 1930 M ATTORNEY j as Patented Aug. 1 931 I UNITEDISTATESI FAGTURING COMPANY, or ROCHESTER, NEW-'YORK, A'OORPOBATIQN ornnw onx -1,sz0,32s-
CHARLES r. SCHLEGEL,- ornoonns'rnn, nnw yonx, AssIeNoa To S GHLEGEL MANU- TA SSEL Application filed september 4, 1930. Serial No. 479,695.
The present invention relates to tassels and an object thereof is to provide a novel manner of incorporating a weight'therein" To these and other ends, the invention consists of certain-parts andcombinations of parts all of which will be hereinafter de scribed: the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims:
In the drawings: I Fig. 1 is aside view of a tassel embodying the present invention; v
Fig. 2 is a vertical central section through the tassel; and
Fig. 3 is a detail view of the combined cord anchoring member and ferrule holder.
In the illustrated embodimentof the invention, 1 indicates a tuft in the form'of a pompon, formed in this instance, of threads or yarn held togetherby a binding wire or :trand 2. To thisbinding strand is secured a cord anchoring, member comprising, in this instance, a single piece of wire bent between its ends to provide a central eye 3 through which the binding wire 2 passes and to-which the suspending cord 4 is secured.v Above the tuft or pompon and surrounding the cord, is arranged a ferrule, formed, in this instance, by a weighted body 5 provided with two aligned bores 6 and 7 of binding wire, a combined cord anchoring 851 and ferrule holding member secured to said v v different diameters through which the cord 4: passes,,the upper bore 7 being smaller in diameter than the lower .bore '6; i In: this instance, the ferrule body 5 is made of metal such as lead. This body has an external shape which defines the shape of the ferrule and, in this instance, is covered by a tubular woven material 8, the ends of which are turned into the bores 6 and 7, all portions of this covering being adh'esively selured to the weighted bodys o v With the end in view' of'holding the ferrule in abutment with the tuft,'the cord anchoring means has portions which enter the bore 7 and frictionally engage with the ferrule coveringtherein. In this instance,-
it is inconspicuous.
the wire of which the eye Bis formed has its end portions extended from the tuft to V 7 provide spring'arms 9onuopposite sides of the eye,each arm extending from'the' lower a or inner "part of the eye on opposite sides of the "eye and'being bentbetween its ends'so that the free endportionsconverge'at 10.
These f converging portions facilitate the, fitting or removal of the ferrule from-the" holding means. The intermediate portion of'each arm engages the cover 8 at the free edgeof the inwardly turned portion in the bore 7 and in this way frictionally'holds the" ferrule tothe-tuft.
According I to this invention, thereri's weight is so incorporated in the tassel'that' with the tuft in such a mannerthat it "is fr'ictionally held in abutment with thetufti" The ferrule connects by a means which is entirely hidden from sight.
What 7 a a to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A tassel comprising a tuft, a cord an choring device secured to the tuft, a cord connected to the anchoring device, a ferrule arranged above the tuft and including a c body having a bore throughwhichthecord passes, a covering for the body turned into the lower end of the bore and frictionally engaged by the cord anchoring device which is recelved 1n sald bore.
2'. A tassel comprising a tuft having a binding wire, a cord secured to the member,
by the member; g
A tassel comprising a tuft having a binding, wlre, at comblned cord anchoring I claim as my inventionand" desire land a ferrule surrounding the cord and held I and ferrule holding membersecured to said binding wire, a cord secured to the member,
and a ferrule surrounding the cord andheld by themember, said member comprlsmg a single strip of wire bent about the bind-v ing wire and formed witha central eye to 'which the cord is secured, and two arms projecting into the cord receiving bore of the ferrule, I I
"652- formed a 1 weighted --tassel in which the A 4. A tassel comprising a tuft, a relatively small and highly flexible cord secured to the tuft, and a ferrule surrounding said cord above the tuft, said ferrule including a Weighted body and a textile covering on the body.
5. A tassel comprising a tuft, a cord anchoring device secured to the tuft, a cord relatively small and highly flexible connected to the anchoring device, and a ferrule surrounding the cord above the tuft and having an enlarged bore at its lower end in which said cord anchoring device is housed.
6. A tassel comprising a tuft, a cord anchoring device secured to the tuft, a relatively small and highly flexible cord connected to the anchoring device, and a ferrule surrounding the cord above the tuft and having an enlarged bore at its lower end in which said cord anchoring device houses, said anchoring device frictionally engaging the interior Wall of the bore to hold the ferrule to the tuft.
7. A tassel comprising a tuft, a cord anchoring device having yielding portions, a relatively small and hi 'hly flexible cord secured to the cord anchoring device, and a ferrule surrounding the cord and having its bore enlarged at its lower end, the walls of its enlarged bore being engaged by yielding portions of the cord anchoring device to hold the ferrule against movement.
8. A tassel comprising a tuft, means providing on the tuft an eye and spring gripping arms about the eye, a relatively small and hi hly flexible cord secured to the eye, and a f errule surrounding the cord and having the Walls of its cord receiving bore gripped by the spring arms.
CHARLES P. SCHLEGEL.