US 2037628 A
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April 6 J. A. HOGARTH 2,037,628
- NEEDLE REcEPTAcLE Filed Jan. '7, 1935 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 14, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,037,628 NEEDLE REOEPTACLE Application January 7 ,1935, Serial No. 748
The invention relates to a needle receptacle and more especially to a spool carried sewing needle case.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a receptacle or case of this character, wherein the same is of a kind to fit a sewing thread spool and will accommodate sewing needles when threaded or unthreaded, these being readily accessible for use and in this manner there is avoided the loss of the needles and these being handy for use.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a receptacle or case of this character, wherein the same when fitting a sewing thread spool will accommodate sewing needles and will not interfere with the removal of thread from the spool and retains the needles with the spool when not in use and making handy the needles when to be used.
A further object of the invention is the provislon of a receptacle or case of this character, which is extremely simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efiicient in purpose enabling the storage of needles and the holding thereof with a spool, readily and easily applied to and removed from the spool, easy of access and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure l is a side elevation partly in section of a sewing thread spool showing the receptacle or case constructed in accordance with the invention applied.
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional view through the receptacle or case.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of one of the separable sections or parts of the case or receptacle.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the other separable section or part of the receptacle or case.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail A designates generally a portion of a sewing thread spool which is conventional in kind having the usual central bore 5 longitudinally therethrough and this spool carries the sewing thread 6 wound thereon. The receptacle or case constituting the present invention comprising the separable telescopically interfitted tubi-form or cylindrical sections 1 and 8 respectively, the latter providing the cover part and the sections 1 the body part. These sections 1 and 8 at their outer ends carry heads or caps 9 unitary therewith. The head or cap 9 carried by the section 1 is formed with outwardly opening opposed radially arranged slots l8 matching opposed longitudinally directed grooves or channels ll, these being coextensive with the length of the section I and are formed by inwardly upsetting the material of the section 1 to provide a way for a length of thread l2 carried by a needle l3 when the latter is placed within the section 1. It is preferable to have within the section I a filler l4 penetrated by the pointed end of the needle l3 for the anchoring of the needle within this section 1.
The section I is inserted into the bore 5 through one end thereof and the section 8 inserted into the bore 5 through the other end thereof and these sections 1 and 8 are separably telescoped one in the other within the said bore in the spool A with the heads or caps 9 seated against the ends of the spool A.
The receptacle or case will hold needles [3 conveniently either threaded or unthreaded and when threaded the thread I2 will lie in the channel or groove II and trained through the slot l companion thereto.
The cap 9 carries a hand-gripping ring l which is loosely attached for free swinging at l6 so that it may be lowered against the cap 9 on the section 8 and permit convenient opening of the receptacle or case withdrawing the section 8 from the bore 5 in the spool A for access to the needles l3 as may be held in the section I.
The hand-gripping ring l5 may be made rigid with the cap 9 and to project therefrom for convenience in the opening of the receptacle or case.
It is, of course, understood that the needle receptacle may be used independently of the spool as the same may be conveniently carried within the pocket of a garment or it may serve as a sewing room necessity to be placed conveniently on a sewing table.
The material l4 constituting a filler functions as a cushioning medium and to hold needles firmly in place while one is being selected for use, thus preventing the balance of the needles from spilling out through careless handling as well as holding the needles firmly so that the fine points of the same will not come in frequent contact with the body part of the receptacle and thereby avoiding damage to the points with resultant uselessness.
By encasing the needles whether threaded or unthreaded protects the same from dampness to avoid rusting thereof.
What is claimed is:
1. The combination of tubular sections for engagement in a central bore for a sewing thread spool and one slidable upon the other, one of the sectionshaving a threadway covered by the other section when both sections are fitted within the bore and caps permanently closing the outer ends of the sections and of a size greater than the diameter of said sections for contact with the ends of said spool.
2. The combination of tubular sections for engagement in a central bore for a sewing thread spool and one slidable upon the other, one of the sections having a threadway covered by the other section when both sections are fitted within the bore, caps permanently closing the outer ends of the sections and of a size greater than the diameter of said sections for contact with the ends of said spool and a needle holder within one of the tubular sections for engagement by needles when confined within said sections on the fitting 10 together of the same.
JOHN A. HOGARTH.