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Publication numberUS19946 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1858
Publication numberUS 19946 A, US 19946A, US-A-19946, US19946 A, US19946A
InventorsDavid Peeey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in cords for skirts
US 19946 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 19,946, dated April 13, 1858; antedated October 1.3, 1857.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DAVID PERRY, of Paterson,in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented and produced a new and useful manufacture consisting of a peculiarly-fabricated cord to be used as hoops for the expansion of ladies apparel or dresses agreeably to the prevailing fashions of the present day, and for other similar purposes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention consists in the manufacture of a cord without torsion or twistfrom any fibrous or filamentous material, the core of the same being covered and held together by spun yarn or thread wound tightly around in two opposite and contrary directions while the fibrous core is in a state of considerable compression, and producing, in consequence of such compression, together with the peculiar mode of lapping and winding, a hoop-like article in the form of a cord of great buoyancy and stiffness, together with an amount of latent elasticity admirably calculated for the purposes set forth.

I need not here describe the peculiar machinery used in this manufacture, as an inspection of the specimen together with this specification will readily suggest to persons skilled in textile manufactures several modes whereby the same result can be produced.

I am well aware that cords and ropes of varims kinds with a core or center composed of different or of inferior material and covered or lapped by an ornamental or more expensive substance have been made and used for upholstery and for other purposes; but the core or middle part of such cords or ropes have heretofore been composed of twisted cord or yarns, and not of raw fibrous unspun and untwisted material, and differing essentially in that respect from the buoyant elastic material which 1 use. Such twisted or spun cord would not accomplish the desired result, even ifcovered in the peculiar manner invented by me; but I am not aware that such cord has been made by this particular mode of double or counter lapping while under compression for any purpose whatever.

I do not claim the covering of cordagc or a combination thereof by winding thereon in any manner a thread or threads of the same or of other material, for such combination and winding would not accomplish the end; neither do I claim the use of unspun fibrous or filamentous material when the same is covered by braiding or weaving thereon a covering of a material of the same of a different kind; nor do I claim the use of such when covered or wound by yarns or threads when the same is wound in only one direction.

What I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The hereinbefore-described peculiar hooplike manufacture of cordage when made in the mannerandfor the particular purposes describedthat is to say, the untwisted fibrous or filamentous core when compressed and lapped or wound while in that state, in the manner and for the purposes described.




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US3811238 *Jul 11, 1972May 21, 1974American Standard IncSteel sidelight frame
Cooperative ClassificationD02G3/38, D07B1/02