US 2074817 A
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March 23, 1937. Q VON BARGEN 2,074,817
- I -NETTING NEEDLE Original Filed March 16, 1935 mim - @tto 6. Zlaulbargeu Inventor A flor ne y Patented Mar. 23, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE Application March 16, 1935, Serial No. 11,444 Renewed September 8, 1936 1 Claim.
My present invention relates to improvements in netting needles adapted to be employed in fashioning reticulated fabrics, such as sh seines, tennis nets, and net work of a like nature, includ- 5 ing doilies, throws, spreads, table covers, heat pads, and various forms of netted or reticulated art work.
It is the object of this invention to provide such a needle having at its opposite ends elements whereby the cord or thread which is being manipulated may be held upon the needle and caught thereonand from which it may be taken during the operation of forming the work upon which it is used.
Another object of the invention is to provide a netting needle which may be readily introduced into the fabric of a seine net or other formation and readily removed therefrom, without tearing or injuring the fabric.
Another object of the invention is to construct a needle of the character above described from a single piece of material, the resulting article being simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and durable in operation, as well as doublepointed for use ateither end.
'I'he invention consists in certainnovel combinations and arrangements of parts for accomplishing the above steps and in making the necessary ties and knots, as will be hereinafter more fully pointed out and claimed.
` In the accompanying drawing I have illustrated one ycompleteexample of the physical embodiment of my invention, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations are contemplated and may be made to suit different conditions.
Figure 1 is a plan View of a portion of a netted fabric, showing on the left hand side, the juxtaposition of a number of strands of yarn or cords utilized in making a pad or cover and, on the right hand side of this same gure, the members are shown tied at their intersections to form a substantial netted fabric.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the netting needle and Figure 3 is a plan View of a slightly different arrangement.
In carrying out my invention, the needle comprises a body or shank I0 at -the ends of which are located spaced, curved prongs I I and I2 forming a crotch I3 between the prongs. The prongs are of dilerent lengths, the prong Il being shorter than the prong I2 and curved inward to underlap the prong I2 which extends beyond the prong Il and over-rides this prong, forming a substantial point for the needle and being sharpened as at I4 so that it can be used as a pick in loosening or manipulating the cord or 5 thread in case of an improperly tied knot.
The shank Ill is pierced as at l5 and formed with opposed tapered slots IB which are split at their ends I 'I to hold the end of a cord or thread which is later wound upon the needle by Wrap- 10 ping so that the cord will pass between the ends of the prongs and rest in the crotch I3 on the ends of the needle. The needle may be made of any suitable material, either rigid or flexible, such as ebonite, celluloid, sheet metal, or any of 15 the various forms of material that will readily lend itself to stamping or similar formation.
'I'he sizes will be determined by the needs, as
obviously, for use in the mending, repair, or
all times adaptable for use in the most convenient 30r manner and Without changing end for end when need requires.
I have shown in Figure 2 one form in which prongs at the ends of the needle are formed in reverse order, that is, on opposite sides of the shank 35 portion while in Figure 3 I have shown the shorter prongs on the one side and the longer prongs on the other side of the shank. Either form is readily adaptable for use and for the intended purpose.
Having thus fully described my invention, what 40 I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:-
An integral netting needle comprising a flat shank formed with an elongated thread-retaining slot adapted at either end to grip the thread, a 45 bifurcated end forming an enlarged recess and a narrow opening therefrom, said end comprising outwardly bowed prongs with their free ends curving inwardly, and one of said prongs being of greater length than the other prong and over- 50 lapping said prong.
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