US 250216 A
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(ModeL) Patented Nov. 29,1881
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v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
IRA DIMOCK, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 250,216, dated November 29, 1881.
Application filedJuly 23,1881. (Model) To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, IRA DIMOGK, of the city and county of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spool-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
.My invention relates to spool-holders which comprise a number of cells or receptacles each adapted to receive a spool; and the invention consists in the combination, with such a holder comprising a group of cells or receptacles, of a stop for holding spools therein, consisting of a button and an elastic cord, whereby the button is held against the end of the holder, as hereinafter particularly described. The bolder preferably has a group of cells or receptacles in each end, and two buttons are connected by an elastic cord which passes through the holder.
The invention consists in the combination, with a spool-holder comprising cells or receptacles which are adapted to receive and surround spools, of a stop or stops at the front thereoffor retaining spools therein, and springs at the back of said cells or receptacles, which are compressed by the insertion of spools, and are adapted to partly eject the spools on the removal of said stop or stops.
The invention also consists in the combination, with a spool-holder comprising cells or receptacles for spools, of a novel construction of combined cutter and clamp upon the said holder, by which the free ends of the thread may be cut ofi, and the ends of the thread upon the spools clamped and held, as fully hereinafter described.
The invention also consists in details of construction, to be hereinafter particularly described.
' In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a spool-holder embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a transverse section through a point intermediate between the ends thereof. Fig. 3 represents a similar section through the spool cells or receptacles. Fig. 4 represents a longitudinal section thereof, and Fig. 5 represents a view of the knife or cutter and a part of the clamp detached from other parts.
Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.
The spool-holderAhere represented consists boring through the block from end to end and fitting in each hole, at the middle of its length, a wooden plug, B, as seen in Figs. 2 and 4. In the back end of each cell or receptacle is placed a spring, 0, and at each end of the holder isa stop, D, consisting of a button, which overlaps the edges of the three cells or receptacles in that end of the holder, and retains the spools E therein. The two buttons Dat opposite ends of the holder are connected by an elastic cord, a, passing through a hole in the holder, from end to end thereof, as best shown in Fig 4, and either button may be removed sufiiciently to permit of the removal of any one of the spools confined by it by simply pulling it away from the end of the holder. Each button might be attached to a separate elastic cord.
The springs C serve to hold the spools tightly against the buttons or stops, so that the latter will serve as brakes to preclude the too rapid turning of the spools; and when the stops are removed to release the spools the said springs force or push them outward, so that they protrude from the cells or receptacles to enable them to be grasped in the fingers and withdrawn.
Each cell or receptacle has a hole, S, in its side, through which the thread is passed, as best seen in Figs. 1 and 3, and upon each side of the holder is a combined knife or cutter and clamp, F, which is constructed as follows: Each has a knife-blade or cutter, b, which is driven or otherwise rigidly secured in the holder, and the edges of which are sharpened near the outer end. The outer end portion of the knife or cutter b is shouldered, and has loosely secured thereon a clamping-disk, c, which may cant or rock slightly upon the knife I).
Fitting upon each knife b, and in a hole or recess in the holder, is a cup-shaped washer, d,
which contains Within it a spring, 6, by which it is impelled tightly against the clampingdisk 0. After a needleful of thread is drawn off from any spool the thread is drawn between the disk 0 and the washer cl, and is cut by the knife 0, while the end portion of the thread still left on the spool is tightly clamped between said diskand washer. By means of these clamps and knives the thread from any spool may be cut, and all threads may be securely clamped and held to prevent their being tangled. I
What 1 claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination, with aspool-holder having cells or receptacles A, of a stop for holding the spools therein, composed of a button, D, and elastic cord at, substantially as specified.
2. The combination, with the holder A,having cells or receptacles A in each end thereof, of thebuttonsD, at opposite ends, and the clastic cord a, connecting said buttons, substantially as specified.
3. The combination, with the holder A, bored from end to end and having plugs B, forming separate cells or receptacles A in each end thereof, of the springs G in the backs of said cells or receptacles, and elastic stopsD at the fronts thereof, substantially as specified.
4. The combination, with a spool-holder, of