Improvement in thread-holders
US 201656 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
JHDUNN'. Thread Holder.
No. 201,656. Pa tented March 26,1878;
N.PETERS. PHOTO LITHDGBAPNFLRI WASHINGTON, D. C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN DUNN, or PORTLAND, CONNECTICUT.
IMPROVEMENT IN TH READ-HOLDERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 201,656, dated March 26, 1878; application filed January 14, 1878.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J OHN DUNN, of Portland, in the county of Middlesex and State of Connecticut, have,invented a new Improvement in Thread-Holder for Sewing-Machines;
and I do hereby declare the following, when supporting arms for several spools, combined with a clamp, by which the arms may be attached to the table, as more fully hereinafter described.
A is a post, on which is fixed one or more arms, B. The arms carry vertical spindles a, more or less in number, of a size to receive spools of thread, &c., the arm forming a rest for the spool. The lower end of the post is constructed with a base, 0, parallel with and below which is an arm, D, which passes beneath the table, while the base 0 rests on the top. Through the arm D a clampingscrew, E, is placed, so as to clamp the post firmly to the table.
Several spools of different threads, according to the work required on the machine, are
arranged on the respective spindles a, and, if the operator desires to wind a bobbin from either spool, the thread is accordingly. drawn from that spool, andwithout the necessity of unthreading the machine to take the machinespool, as is the usual custom. Again, in work where difi'erent-colored threads are required and frequent changes necessary, the colors may be respectively taken from the spools on the spindles and run to the machine without necessarily placing the spool directly on the machine, and thereby necessitating :a change of spool on the machine every time a change of color or quality is desired.
For convenience, the holder is surmounted with a cushion, F, for needles, pins, &c.
I do not broadly claim a thread-holder having spindles for carrying different spools of thread; but such holders are useless for sewing-machine purposes, becauseof the lack of some device to hold them firmly upon the table, and which my invention provides. Neither do I claim a cushion, combined with a clamp, for attaching it to a table.
1 claim- The herein-described thread holder, consisting of the arms carrying several spoolspindles, combined with a base and clamp for attachment to the table, substantially asdescribed.
DENNIS MULLEN, DENNIS A.MCQUILLEN.