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Publication numberUS1850806 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 22, 1932
Filing dateApr 21, 1930
Priority dateApr 21, 1930
Publication numberUS 1850806 A, US 1850806A, US-A-1850806, US1850806 A, US1850806A
InventorsNoel Joseph M
Original AssigneeNoel Joseph M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1850806 A
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March 22, l1932. 1M, NOEL' 1,850,806

BUTTN SPACER FiledI April 21, 1930 lllllllll 711.1111111111111 Patenuaiy Mar. 22, 1932 UNITED I slf'rAfT as JOSEPH iM.' NOEL," OF' CRESSON, PENNSYLVANIA `BUTTON `SPAGER;

'n l jv Appncatiqn meaaprn 21,

' 'This invention relates to tailoring rand has special reference to a device for holding buttons in position for sewing in such ymanner Y that the button isspaced lfrom the cloth to which itis attached,` thedevice being termed a button spacer.f j In manycases, especially wherey buttons are sewed on heavy clothsuch asis used in' overcoats and otherheavy` garments, it is desirable to attach the buttons fin such manner that considerable space will` be left between the button and the'cloth to which it is sewed so `that the cloth containingthe button `holes may it under the buttonV smoothly. Hereto- 'fore it has been generally necessary to employ much care and skill in making the stitches used of proper and even lengths so that a wrapping of the thread might be made around such stitches under the button. Consequently, only a kperson with experience in such work could turnout a neat and workmanlike job. y y

One important object of the present inven-y tion' is to provide a novel device which may be used by practically any person to effect sewing of buttons in the manner described, an unskilled person being able to produce as good results as one with long experience.

Ay second important object 'of the invention is to provide a novel device for this purpose whereby a set of buttons may be sewed on a.

garment with all of the buttons equally spaced from the cloth. c

A third important object of the invention is to provide an improved device of this character which will hold the button securely in v position on the cloth while the sewing is being effected.

A fourth important obj ect of the invention is to provide a novel button spacer wherein the length of the stitches fastening thebutton' 'maybe made suitable to the thickness of cloth used. c

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of'construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically claimed.


5 In the accompanying drawings like characf `1930. serial No. 446,018.

ters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and: i

Figure 1 is va top plan view of oney form of the invention; n c c Figure V2fis a section on the line 2--2- of 55 Figure 1;

Figure 3 is'a bottom yplan ,view of the spacer;

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Figure 1; 60

Figure 5 is an end view from the left of Fi ure 1;

`igure 6 is a plan view of a modified form of the invention; I

Figure 7 is a side elevation of the modified 65 form. j Y

In both forms ofthe invention as here illustrated, there is'provided a clamp including a flat elongated base 10 having rounded ends and provided at one end, which is called c tion 15 and a front portion 16 oifset down- 80 l wardly from the rear portion and connected thereto by an inclined or diagonalportion 17. The portion 16 has an opening 18 therein concentric with and of substantially the same size as the opening` 11. Depending from the sides of the portion 15 are pivot lugs 19 wherethrough the pin or bar 14 passes so that the base and top member,` are hinged together intermediate their ends. A suitable spring urges the forward ends of the base and top member together and for'this purpose a torsionspring 2O is shown in the first form and a leaf spring 21 in the second form.

vIn the first form of the inventionthe rear end of the top member is provided'with a stud 95 22 whereon `lits lthe `eye 23 of a wire arm 24 extending forwardly and provided centrally of the opening 18 with an arcuate lateral thread engaging portion or head 25,'the termi- 'nalportion'of the wire being bent back under. 100

this arcuate portion and extending out beyond the arm 24 as at 26 on the side opposite the ortion 25. Thus one end of the head is of ouble the thickness of the other. This arm and the attached head can thus be swung to bring either end of the head over the openinlS, the arm engaging the top member with su cient friction to remain where set.

In the form shown in Figures 6 and 7, the

top member is provided with upstanding ears 27 at points on diametrical opposite sides of the opening 18 and each of these ears is provided with a plurality of vertically spaced openings 28 so that a pin 29 may be inserted through a pair' of these openings to lie in desired spaced relation above the opening. n

In use, the clamp is sprung open by digital pressure and a button B and the cloth C gripped therebetween as shown in Figure 2. Then the head or pin is suitably positioned and the stitches S necessary to hold the button to the cloth aretaken around said head or pin. After suilicient stitches are taken the head or in is withdrawn and the clamp removed.

he button is now pulled out to the ends of the stitches and the usual wrapping is made around the stitches between the button and cloth.

There has thus been provided a simple and elicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.

It is obvious that changes may be made in the form and construction of the invention without departing from the principles thereof. It is not, therefore, desired to conline the invention to the exact form herein shown and described but it is desired to include all such as come wit-hin the scope claimed.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is l. A button spacer including a base, having an opening at one end rovided with a slot extending through the er ges of the base, a top member carried by the base and forming a button holder, and a stitch engaging member carried by the holder.

2. A button spacer including a base, having an opening at one end provided with a slot extending through the edges of the base, a top member carried by the base and forming a button holder, a stitch engaging mema stitch engaging member extending across the opening in the top member in spacedrelation to said top member, and means to support said stitch engaging member in selected positions to vary the lengths of the stitches.

5. In a button spacer, a spring button clamp including a base member and a top member pivotally connected intermediate their ends, said members having opposed button exposing openings at their forward ends, an arm pivoted to said top member to have its free extremity move in an arc passing through the axis of said openings, and an arcuate head on said arm having its ends of different depths.

6.`In 'a button spacer, a spring button clamp including a base member and a top member pivotally connected intermediate their ends, said members having opposed button exposing openings at their forward ends, lugs extending up from ythe top member at diametrically opposite sides of the ,opening therein, said lugs each having vertically spaced openings, the openings in one lug being alined opposite vthe openings yin kthe other lug, and a pin insertable through selected openings in the respective lugs to extend across the button exposing opening of the top member.

7. A button spacer including a base, a top member carried by the base and forminor a button holder, the base and the top mem er having registering openings rendering the button accessible for sewing, and a stitch engaging member held in operative position by the holder.

8. A button spacer including a base having an opening at the forward end, a top member carried by the base and forming a button holder, the top member having an openin registering with the opening in the base an providing access to the button for sewing, a thread engaging member and means for holding the thread engaging member in operative position over the holder.

9. A button spacer consisting of a pair of opposed clamping elements for holding buttons accessibly for sewing on a garment and a thread engaging member supported in operating'position by one clement of the clampine' device. 'D JOSEPH M. NOEL.

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US2513633 *Sep 28, 1948Jul 4, 1950Ralph FolsomButton sewing implement
US3679198 *Sep 29, 1970Jul 25, 1972John Henry WeggelandPhotograph mounting jig
US6206352 *Jun 19, 1997Mar 27, 2001Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.Circuit board holding apparatus
US6427313Jan 29, 2001Aug 6, 2002Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.Circuit board holding apparatus and circuit board hold releasing method
WO2009086827A1 *Dec 16, 2008Jul 16, 2009HÝrdum Hr ApsA holding device for holding a sewing application, such as a button, during application to a fabric
U.S. Classification269/2, 269/10, 269/254.00R, 269/13, 269/218, 269/238, 223/1
International ClassificationD05B81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD05B81/00
European ClassificationD05B81/00