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Jan. 2, 1951 D R. HARWARD I 2,536,931
.DI SPE NSING HOLDER FOR YARN PACKAGES"AND THE LIKE Filed June 28, 1948 Rue/on Harwardj INVENTOR.
Patented Jan. 2, 1951 UNlTED STATES ,JPATENT orncr:
DISPENSING HOLDER FOR YARN PACKAGES AND THE LIKE I h Riuelon Harward, Provo, Utah Application June 28, 1948, Serial No. 35,705
4 Claims. (01. 242-141) and extending upwardly from the base, a package extending upwardly from the base in spaced,
parallel relation to the standard, an arm carried by the upper end of the upright and projecting toward the standard and a hook on the arm for engaging the standard adjacent its upper end to retain the yarn holder on the standard and the standard from flexing while the yarn is passing through the yarn guide.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of this invention illustrating the package holder on one form of base;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a modified form of base;
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional the device illustrated in Figure 1; and
Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view through the structure illustrated in Figure 2.
"Referring to the drawing in detail a base designated generally I is formed from a single strand of wire which includes a standard I2, the lower end of which is bent horizontally as at M and then looped back upon itself as at l6 so that a horizontal portion [8 lies parallel with and adjacent a horizontal portion l4. The looped end of the arm thus formed, of the base llL'is'bent downwardly to form a foot 20. The end of the arm I 8 remote from the return bend I 6 is bent-at right angles as at 22 and extends'horizontally along an. axis perpendicular stothe axes of the arms and'continues toward thestandard 12 as at 26.
view through 2 to form a radial arm for the base [6 which extends perpendicular to the arm first mentioned. Like the first mentioned arm the looped portion 24 is bent downwardly to form a foot 28. A similarly shaped arm projects from the opposite side of the standard l2 in substantial alignment with the arm formed by the portions 22 and 26 and is provided with a foot 32. Continuing back upon itself the wire forming the arm 30 is bentat right angles at its junction with the standard. !2 to form a rearwardly extending arm 34 which' projects substantially perpendicular to the arm.
30 and in substantial alignment with the leg or arm formed by the portions l4 and N3 of the base I I]. Formed at the end of the arm 34 remote from the standard I2 is a'loop 3B which terminates in an extension 38 which lies alongside of the arm 30 and terminates at its end remote from the loop in an upright 40 which projects upwardly in spaced parallel relation to the standard l2 as will be readily understood upon reference to the drawings. The upper end of the upright is provided with a horizontally extending arm 42 which lies in substantially spaced parallel relation to th arm 34 and terminates at its end remote from the upright in a hook 44 which as illustrated in Figure l is adapted to be hooked around the standard I2 adjacent its upper end.
In the preferred form, of the invention, the
junctions of the arms are encompassed in suitable fittings 46 and 48 of sheet metal, and secured in the loop 35 is a suction cup 50 which serves to engage the supporting surface for the base 10 and holds the device against accidental move-' ment along said surface.
In the'modified form of the base illustrated in Figure 2 a standard 52 terminates at its lower end in a horizontal leg 54 which is bent back upon.-
itself as at 56 to form'a horizontal arm designated generally 58. The end of the arm 58 remote from the standard 52 is bent downwardly to form a foot 62, and the end of the returned portion of the horizontalleg 54 projects beyond the standard 52 and is bent back upon itself .at a point remote from the standard 52 to form a diverging horizontal leg 'or arm Bil. The end' of, the arm wardly as at to form a foot having a loop 68 for the reception of an attaching screw It by means of which the device may'be secured toa:
table or other suitable supporting surface. Continuing beyond the loop the wire forming the arm 64 and the foot 66 continues along the arm 64 as at 14 for a short distance and terminates at its end remote from the foot 66 in an upright 16 which like the upright 40 is provided at its upper end with a horizontally extending arm 13 which terminates at its end remote from the upright I6 in a hook 83 which as illustrated in Figure 2; is adaptedto engage the'standard52 adjacent its" upper end.
Extendingradially from the upper end of the standard I2 is an arm 82 carrying; aadependingi portion 84 which is looped back upon itself a'sLa'iZ 86 to form a spaced parallel member 88 which cooperates with the portion 84 in formingayarn guide 98. In the preferred form-of;therinventionp the yarn guide 50 is located diametrically opposite the upright 553, so that when pull is exerted'orr the yarn package, the standard I2 will be held against flexing.
A. similar yarn guide: designated? generally 92 iSiL suspended from one end of a radial bracket; 94- which is carried. by the upper end. of the?- standard 5211and the'yarn guide92'is preferably disposed diametrically opposite the upright 16':
The package holder. designated" generally 96.: formed of? axcontiiiuous piece: of wire" having: an: eye-9 85 atIOIle end whichxencircles' the standard ldiand: rides onlthez-fitting 46.. Extendingjupwardly fromtthei eye' 9B is'an'zarmt I III] which ten-- urinatesatiitst. upper: endtin' a1 horizontal .arm I 02' which'ais'zbent back uponiitself i as at" I 04: to form:
a: supporting ear" for one" side of the bottom of theyarn packa ge: An upwardly -and inwardly 6X.- tending: mm ID 6." rises from the. portion I M" and is' p'rovided atfits :upper endfwith a='loop' I 08 which: extends. around thei'standard. I 2: adjacent its up'-: per en'daand forms' ai hearingiwhi'ch' aligns axially with the 93 for the pper end of the" yarn 4i);
holder: Continuing" downwardly and? outwardly; the: wirefrom the loop I08 forms a divergent arm I IIF which terminates: at' its lower end in. an outwardly extending: supporting member? H 2 which lies diametrically opposite'ithe portion IM' previously described and is provided with a" horizont'ally extending arm' II 4- which terminatesiinz an eye IIB which. encircles" the upwardly tending portion I 09 adjacent its junction with the :radialarm I02; It. will thus beseen thattil. tapered frame is provided which will efiect adequate su port for a: yarn package mounted thereon; Obviously the support 96 maybezutilize'd on the standard 52 in the samemanne that" it is employed on the standard I2. and byv reason 55.
whichthe hook'ifl is lie-engaged, and the bracketj arm. 8 2- repl'acediontthefupp errend orthe' standeard toirest'on the hook-44; with the arm.8'2 ex;- tending radially and": substantially diametrically oppositexthe arm 42. The yarn to be removed" from the package is threaded through the yarn. 70.
guide? 99 between the=v arms 8.4T andv 88? thereof,v and; it: will be: obvious that." as the; yarn; is: used; if: will; be: unwound fromt the package without subject to. tangling; and snarlingr: 'Obvi:+=
cusiy, when;the1basez:o;f the type'illustratediniFig me 2 is employed, the holder 96 may be slipped over the upper end of the standard 52 in a manner similar to that previously described, and the yarn threaded through the guide 92. By reason of the fact that both the base In and the base 58 are anchored to a supporting surface, it is obvious that the holder will remain in position while the yarn is being dispensed therefrom.
While? in". the foregoing J there: has. been: shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangementiofi parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the inventionasclaimed.
Having described the invention, what is claimed asnewis::':
1. A dispensing holder for packaged yarn or the like comprising a base, a standard fixed to and extending upwardly from the base, a package holdermounted on the stan'dardto rotate about. the axis thereof, said package holder including" awirebent to'form an-eye at one end'encirclingl the standardat itslower end, an arm extending; upwardly from said eye, said arm-havingaliori zontal portion bent" back upon itself to forma supporting'ear for" one side of a yarn package;- an upwardly and inwardly extending" arm ex= tending; from said supporting ear having a loop. atiit's upper end. encircling the standardLadjacent" its" upper end; a further arm extending? downwardly and". outwardly from said'looptereminating at" its lower end in.an outwardlyex; tending ear for supporting another side of a" yarn package; and a horizontally extending'arm" extending from said outwardly-extending; ear'tep. minati'ng in an eye encircling; said first namedi upwardly extending arm, a bracket removably supported'at'one' end adjacent'the upper endioff the standard and extending; radially? therefroman'd'a yarn guide depending from the end of the bracket remote from the'standard through whi'chj yarn. passes as itis. unwound from a yarn pack; age supported on the holder.
2.".A.dispensing holder. for packaged.ll'arncn'. thelike comprising a base,., a standard fixedlto; andextendingupwardly from. the base, a pack-- age holder mounted on.the standard to rotate. about the axis thereof; said'package holder. including. a wirebent-to forman eye at one. end encirclingthe standardiat it'slower end,- an arm. extending upwardly fromsaid' eye, saidarmhaving ahorizontal portion bent. backlupon. itself" to form a supporting ear for one side of ayarn. package anupwardly and. inwardly extending arm extending.v from. said supporting ear. having; ailoop. at its-upper: endencircling the standard adjacent its upper. end; a further. armextending: downwardly and outwardly from said loop ter minating at its lower end in an outwardlyexrtendinglear for supporting anotherside of-a-yarm package, and a: horizontally extending arm: ex-- tending; from: said... outwardly extending; carter-=- mina-tirrgg in..-. eye-'1 encircling; said. first-named; upwardly extending arm,,aniuprightfixeditotzamdi extending upwardly," from" the base. in. spaced? parallel: relation: to the. standard, an. arm car'- ried: by the'zupper end' of the: upright" an-d pro jecting toward thestandard and ahook' onthe: arm: for. engaging. theastandard". adjacent? its: up? per-.endatouretain ;theiyarnholder.'ontheistandardi 3:"- A dispensing holder? for packageiyarnt.
the: like: comprising; a; base, astandardi. fixed:
and. extending: upwardlyrfro'mz the? bases. as. pacifist age holder mounted on the standard to rotate about the axis thereof, said package holder including a wire bent to form an eye at one end encircling the standard at its lower end, an arm extending upwardly from said eye, said arm having a horizontal portion bent back upon itself to form a supporting ear for one side of a yarn package, an upwardly and inwardly extending arm extending from said supporting ear having a loop at its upper end encircling the standard adjacent its upper end, a further arm extending downwardly and outwardly from said loop terminating at its lower end in an outwardly extending ear for supporting another side of a yarn package, and a horizontally extending arm extending from said outwardly extending ear terminating in an eye encircling said first-named upwardly extending arm, a bracket removably supported at one end adjacent the upper end of the standard and extending radially therefrom and a yarn guide depending from the end of the bracket remote from the standard through which yarn passes as it is unwound from a yarn package supported on the holder, an upright fixed to and extending upwardly from the base in spaced parallel relation to the standard diametrically opposite the yarn guide, an arm supported at one end on the upper end of the upright and projecting toward the standard and a hook on the end of the arm remote from the upright detachably to engage the standard and hold it against flexing while yarn is passing through-the yarn guide.
4. In a packaged yarn dispenser including a 6 base and a standard thereon; a yarn package holder rotatably mounted on the standard comprising a wire bent to form an eye at one end encircling the standard at its lower end, an arm extending upwardly from said eye, said arm having a horizontal portion bent back upon itself to form a supporting ear for one side of a yarn package, an upwardly and inwardly extending arm extending from said supporting ear having a loop at its upper end encircling the standard adjacent its upper end, a further arm extending downwardly and outwardly from said loop terminating at its lower end in an outwardly extending ear for supporting another side of a yarn package, and a horizontally extending arm extending from said outwardly extending ear terminating in an eye encircling said first-named upwardly extending arm.
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