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Dec. 2, 1941. H. M. GEISMAN YARN HOLDER Filed Feb. 18, 1941.
TIE' El- INVENTOR WWQMM ATTORN EYS W a M 6 a d M m Patented Dec. 2, 1941 UNITED STATES PATNT. OFFICE Y ARN HOLDER Hazel Marie Geisman, Chicago, Ill. Application February 18, 1941, Serial No. 379,521
My invention relates to yarn holders and has as one of the principal objects thereof the provision of a yarn holder so constructed and arranged as to contain a plurality of balls of yarn in such a manner as to preclude entanglement of the ends of said balls during use.
Another object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character constructed of a diaphanous material whereby the balls of yarn may be readily viewed at all times.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character so constructed and arranged as to effect a pleasing and attractive appearance.
An important object of my invention is to provide a device of the character described which is simple in construction, durable in use, efficient in operation and economical in manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, appended claims and annexed drawing.
Referring to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the body per se.
Figure 5 is a disassembled perspective view of the body and disks.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary diagrammatic perspective View illustrating the manner of connecting the disks to the body.
In practising my invention, as illustrated in the drawing, I employ a relatively wide sheet of transparent material, for instance, Celluloid or the like, and which is transversely folded or looped to define a hollow substantially cylindriform body 5 having lapped side marginal portions 6, the latter being provided with registering perforations 1 through which is laced or threaded a cord or string 8 of yarn or the like to maintain said sheet in said aforementioned configuration. Each end of the body is fashioned with circumferentially disposed apertures 9 through which is laced a cord or string H] of yarn similar to the cord 8.
The ends of the body are normally closed by means of disks I I, the latter being constructed of a material similar to that of the body and proapertures l2 through which are laced cords or strings E3 of yarn and with the portions Ha of the cords [3, between the apertures l2, extending over and looped about the edge faces of the disks ll.
Oppositely from the portions 6, the body is fashioned with a longitudinally arranged quinternary of openings M of which a ternary has extending therethrough cords from a ternary of balls or hanks of wool disposed within said body. The remaining pair of said openings 14 has extending therethrough the end sections of a cord from a single ball or hank of similar wool dis posed within saidbody. 'As illustrated in Figure 6, each end of the cord 8 extends through at least one ofthe apertures 12 in the adjacent disk II and is tied or otherwise secured tovthe disk and constitutes a hinge l5 for said disk. However, it is to be understood, that the cord 8 may constitute an integrant of the cord l3 if desired. 7
The end sections of the cords Ill are woven or laced together above the body to provide a handle ll whereby the body may be'conveniently carried or supported. Adjacent the topmost aperture 9, at each end of the body, are the ends or terminals of the end sections of the cord I0 extending between the disk H and adjacent pairs of the portions I30. and are knotted or tied together as at Hi to maintain their respective disk in closed relation over the ends of the body. By untying the knots I6, the disks ll may be hinged outwardly to permit access to the interior of the body for replacing the balls of yarn therein. The body 5 is of a suflicient length to permit knitting needles or the like to be carried therein when desired and also of a sufiicient diameter whereby additional balls of yarn may be stored therein for future use.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that I have provided a yarn container which permits of numerous balls of yarn to be contained therein and with their ends extending through respective openings to preclude entanglement of the yarns. Furthermore, by providing the body with a sufficient number of openings, the ends from a single ball of yarn may be extended therethrough whereby a pair of like articles may be simultaneously knitted from the same ball as is customary in the knitting of socks, mittens and the like. It will also be apparent that by constructing my device of transparent material I am enabled at all times to view and ascertain vided with marginal circumferentially disposed the amount of yarn remaining in the device.
It is to be noted that the cords II) are disposed in close relation with the cords [3 when the disks I I are in closed position. This arrangement of the cords I0 and I3 simulates the appearance of single cords laced through all the apertures 9 and I2 thereby lending an attractive appearance to the device.
Without further elaboration the foregoing will so fully explain the invention that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various conditions of service. Moreover, it is not indispensable that all the features of the invention be used conjointly since they may be employed advantageously in various combinations and sub-combinations.
It is obvious that the invention is (not confined to the herein described use therefore as it may be utilized for any purpose to which it is adaptable. It is therefore to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific construction as illustrated and described as the same is only illustrative of the principles of operation, which are capable of extended application in various forms, and that the invention comprehends all construction within the scope of the appended claims.
WhatI claim is:
1. A yarn holder comprising a hollow transparent substantially cylindriform body having open ends and formed with openings between said ends for receiving therethrough end sections from balls of yarn contained in saidbody, transparent closure disks disposed adjacent said ends, a cord =laced through said body and said disks for hingingly connecting sa'iddisks to said body, and cords laced through said disks and detachably connected to said body for maintaining said disks in closed positions over said ends.
2. A yarn holder of the character described, comprising, a sheet of diaphanous material transversely bent and defining a hollow substantially cylindriform body having lapped marginal portions formed with registering perforations, and with said body formed with a plurality of openings oppositely disposed from said portions and adapted to receive the ends of balls of yarn contained within said body, a cord laced through said perforations for maintaining said portions in connected relation, a pair of diaphanous disks normally closing the ends of said body and formed with circumferentially disposed apertures, each end of said cord extending through an aperture of the adjacent disk and tied to the latter and constituting a hinge for said disk, and cords extended through said apertures and detachably connected to said body adjacent said openings for maintaining said disks in closed relation with the body.
3. A yarn holder comprising a hollow diaphanous body having open ends and formed with openings between said ends for receiving therethrough end sections from balls of yarn contained in said diaphanous body, closure members disposed adjacent said ends of said body, flexible means carried by said body and connected to said members and constituting hinge means for permitting opening and closing of said members with respect to said body, and means for maintaining said members in closed positions over said ends of said body.
4. The structure of claim 1 as set forth and defined therein, including, cords connected to said body and constituting a handle for said body and with the ends of said last mentioned cords detachably connected to said second defined cords for maintaining said disks in said closed positions.
5. "The structure of claim 3 as set forth and defined therein, including, said last mentioned means including a handle for supporting said body.
6. A yarn holder comprising a hollow body having open ends and formed with at least one opening for receiving therethrough the end section of a ball of yarn contained in said body, closure members disposed adjacent said ends of said body, flexible means carried by said body and connected to said member and constituting hinge means for permitting opening and closing of said members with respect to said body, and means for maintaining said members in closed position over said ends of said body.
'7. The structure of claim 6 as set forth and defined therein, including, said last mentioned means including a handle for supporting said body.
HAZEL MARIE GEISMAN.