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Publication numberUS2273701 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1942
Filing dateAug 22, 1939
Priority dateAug 22, 1939
Publication numberUS 2273701 A, US 2273701A, US-A-2273701, US2273701 A, US2273701A
InventorsWhitehill Funke Juliann
Original AssigneeWhitehill Funke Juliann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Narrow fabric holder device
US 2273701 A
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Feb. 17, 1942. J w FUNKE NARROW FABRIC HOLDER DEVICE Filed Aug. 22, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet I INVENTOR. JILIANN WHITEHILL Fzmxz ATTORNEY 5 Feb. 17, 1942. J. w. FUNKE NARROW FABRIC HOLDER DEVICE Filed Aug. 22, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 E M L JJLIANN M'HTEHIL ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 17, 1942 UNITED STATE s PATENT OFFICE NARROW FABRIC HOLDER DEVICE J uliann Whitehill Funke, Pelham Manor, N. Y. Application August 22, 1939, Serial No. 291,295

8 Claims. 1 (01. 33-128) The present invention relates to reels for narrow fabrics and particularly relates to clips which may be utilized in holding narrow fabrics in position upon the reels. 1

Although not specifically limited thereto, the present invention will be particularly described in connection with its application to reels, coils or rolls of narrow fabrics, such as Cellophane, braids, woven ribbon, tapes, thin sheet met strips, and so forth.

The present'invention will be illustratively described in connection with reels having a central core and two side flanges between'which the narrow fabric is coiled or wound.

To hold the ends of the ribbon on thesereels or flanged rollers, it has not been found most satisfactory to insert a pin since the pin will often mar or deface a considerable amount of ribbon, particularly where there are repeatedinsertions of the pin as measured amounts of the ribbon are withdrawn.

Moreover, there are many types of narrow fabrics, such as metal and Cellophane, which are not susceptible to beingengaged by a pin and which it is difficult to hold in position.

It is, therefore, among the objects" of the present invention'to provide an improved simple, inexpensive and readily detachable or attachable clip for spools or reels of narrow fabrics whichmaybe readily usedin connection with a flanged type spool with assurance that the fabric will be held in position and will not be permitted to unwind, and at the same time, will not be defaced or marred.

Another object is to provide an improved and,

made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope'and. spirit of the invention.

According to one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the clip is formed of a single sheet metal stampingfor example, made ofsheet brass or other sheet metals, having an outstanding finger at one end to contact and frictionally grip'the end of the ribbon and having a double plate member at the other end transversely located in respect to said frictional finger, said double plate member serving frictionally to grip vided with out-turned fingers to cut into or firmly vention is by no means restricted since the drawings are merely by way of illustration and not by way of limitation.

, Figures 1 to 3 illustrate one embodiment of the present'invention, Figure 1 being a top plan view; Figure 2 being a side view upon the line 2-2 of Figure 1 and Figure 3 being a perspective view illustrating the attachment of the device of Figures 1 and 2 to theflange of the reel.

Figures 4 to 7 illustrate another embodiment, Figure 4 being a side perspective view; Figures 5 and 6 being respectively longitudinal and transverse sectional views on the lines 55 and 6-6 of Figure 4; and Figure 7 illustrating the attachment of the device of Figures 4 to 6 to the flange of a ribbon reel.

Figures 8 to 10 show still another embodiment,

Figure 8 showing this device in perspective view; Figure 9 showing a side section upon the line ll-90f Figure 8 and Figure 10 showing the clip attached to the flange of the reel.

Figures 11 to 13 show another embodiment, Figure 11 being a top perspective view, Figure 12 being a top perspective lview similar to Figure 11 with a part of the gripping construction broken .awayv and Figure 13 showing the clip applied to the flanged reel.

Referring to the embodiment of Figures 1 to 3, the clip A is provided with a contact finger B and a flange or double plate grip C. The base or .55 extension or plate l0 made of thin sheet metal,

such as brass or stainless steel, has an upturned portion II, the edge of which is turned over at l2 and it is also provided with a plate [3 turned over at [4 from the plate I0. The edge l5 may be Slightly outturned from the base l so as to enable the clip to be pressed more readily onto the flange I6 of the reel D, as shown in Figure 3.

As shown in Figure 3, the reel D is provided with the flanges l6 and I! with the ribbon coil l8 and with the core l9. The flange I! is provided with a radial slot 20 having the graduations 2| indicating the amount of ribbon, as shown at 22, left upon the reel.

The spacing, as indicated at 23, is slightly less I than the thickness of the flange l6 and, the plates l3 and ID are bent resiliently toward each other at [4 so that there will be a frictional grip.

The turned portion l2 of the finger II will closely contact the end of the ribbon 24, as indicated in Figure 3.

It is thus apparent that the clip A may be inexpensively stamped out of a single piece of metal and readily utilized.

It will be noted that the shape of the plate [3 and the position of the bend M are such that the clip A may be inserted upon the paper inv the direction indicated by the arrow 25 and then the finger II with the contact portion l2 may be turned to follow the ribbon 24 in. the direction indicated by the arrow 26.

In the embodiment of Figures 4 to '7 (similarly functioning parts being referred to by the same numerals and letters, however, primed), the plate 13' has an elongated extension I0, the sides of which are turned in, as indicated at 26, to form a guideway 21. v

The finger H is cut out, as indicated at 23 to receive the flanges 26 and it has a right angular flange 29 which fits into said guideways 21, as shown in Figures and 6.

. Preferably, the spacing between the flanges forming the guideways 2'! is such that the flange 29 will be held tightly in said g'uideway.

The flanges are bent downwardly, as indicated at 30 at their end portions to lock the sliding finger ll therein.

In the embodiment of Figures 8 to (similarly functioning parts being indicated by the same numerals provided, however, with a superior 2), the plate I3 is provided with the slots 3| which correspond to the tangs 32 pressed up from the plate 33 opposing the plate I3 The plate 22 is provided with the arm 34 which has a downwardly curved portion 35 with a curled contact portion 36.

The contact portion 36 may be provided with a finger 31 having a point 38, which point may project into a curved slot 20 upon the flange I1 The slot 23 is provided with the graduations 2I A series of these slots 20 may be provided if the flange I1 is fixed or the flange I1 may be made movable in respect to the thimble I9 so that the finger or curled portion 36 will always contact the end of the ribbon 24 with the pointer in the slot 20 The devices shown in Figures 8 to 10 may also be conveniently stamped out of sheet metal and the points 32 may grip the flange I1 so as to hold-them in position without, at the same time, preventing the curled portion 36 from following the ribbon as it is uncoiled and sold.

The device of Figures 11 to 13 is very similar to that of Figures 8 to 10 (similarly functioning parts being indicated with the same numerals and letters provided however with a superior 3) The clips, as shown in Figures 1 to 13, are inexpensive to manufacture, may be readily used in connection with the usual flange type of ribbon, Cellophane, braid or narrow fabric reel or holder and they do not require any particular skill or adjustment on the part of the sales person or attendant.

The adjustment of the contact finger against the ribbon end is substantially automatic.

Although the clip of the present invention has been particularly described in connection with ribbons, tapes, and so forth, of a woven nature, it is obviously also applicable to reels carrying motion picture film, Cellophane strips, or even metal strips.

It is apparent the specific illustrations above shown have been given by way of illustration and not by way of limitation and that the structures above described are subject to wide variation and modification without departing from the scope or intent of the invention all of which variations and modifications are to be included Within the scope of the present invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a spool having a reel of a narrow fabric and side flanges, a sheet metal clip to hold the end of the fabric comprising a main body member consisting of a U-shaped strip of metal, the legs of which are .placed upon one of said side flanges to grip the same, and a finger with a curled edge extending from one side of the body member to press the end of the narrow fabric.

2. In combination with a spool having a reel of a narrow fabric and side flanges, a sheet metal clip to hold the end of the fabric comprising a main body member consisting of a U-shaped strip of metal, the legs of which are placed upon one of said side flanges to grip the same, and a finger with a curled edge extending from one side of the body member to press the end of the narrow fabric, said flange having a graduated slot and said finger having an element sliding in said slot.

3. In combination with a spool having a reel of a narrow fabric and side flanges, a sheet metal clip to hold the end. of the fabric comprising a main body member consisting of a U-s'haped strip of metal, the legs of which are placed upon one of said side flanges to grip the same,and a finger with a curled edge extending from one side of the body member to press the end of the narrow fabric, said U-shaped member being provided with teeth to grasp said flange.

4. In combination with a spool having a reel of a narrow fabric and side flanges, a sheet metal clip to hold the end of the fabric comprising a main body member consisting of a U-shaped strip of metal, the legs of which are placed upon one of said Side flanges to grip the same, and a finger with a curled edge extending from one side of the body member to press the end of the narrow fabric, said U-shaped member having one leg with openings therein and an opposite leg with tangs projecting toward said openings, said side flange being inserted between said legs of said U-shaped member and engaged between'said openings and said tangs.

5. In combination with a spool having a reel of a narrow fabric and side'fianges, a sheet metal clipto hold the end of the fabric comprising a main body member consisting of a U-shaped strip of metal, the legs of which are placed upon one of said side flanges to grip the same, and a finger with a curled edge extending from one side of the body member to press the end of the narrow fabric, said flange having a slot and said finger carrying a pointer element sliding in said slot, the edges of said slot being graduated and said pointer cooperating with said graduations to indicate the amount of fabric on the reel, when said finger is in contact with the outer convolution of fabric on the reel.

6. A resilient ribbon or narrow fabric holder comprising a contact finger member, an extension from one end of said finger to extend along the inside face of a flange of a ribbon reel and a reversely turned flange to grip said reel flange against said extension, said extension and said flange forming a U-shaped clip tightly gripping the periphery of the flange of a narrow fabric spool.

'7. A resilient ribbon or narrow fabric holder comprising a contact finger member, an exten-- sion from one end of said finger to extend along the inside face of a flange of a ribbon reel and a reversely turned flange to grip said reel flange against said extension, said extension and said flange forming a U-shaped clip tightly gripping the periphery of the flange of a narrow fabric spool, said extension having engaging lugs.

8. A clip for holding ribbon on reels having a core and side flanges comprising three members formed 'of sheet metal, two members resiliently and tightly grasping one of the side flanges, said two members forming a U-shaped clip and the third member contacting the ribbon, said third member extending transversely away from said first two members and said first two members being closely parallel to each other and being

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/733, 24/326, 206/53, 24/561
International ClassificationB65H75/18, B65H75/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65H75/18, B65H2701/37, B65H75/285
European ClassificationB65H75/28B, B65H75/18