Desk for making macreme lace
US 254288 A
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UNITED STAT S Paras r FHQE.
CHAUNOEY W. DIMMIOK, OF MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR- TO THOMAS BARBOUR, OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY.
DESK FOR MAKING MACREMEVLACE.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 254,288, dated February 28, 1882. Application filed June 4, 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHAUNOEY W. DIMMICK, a citizen of thcUnited States, residing at Milford, in the county of Pike and State of Pennsylvania, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Desks for Making hlacrem Lace; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such aswill enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
The object of this invention is to furnish to makers of macrem lace a conveniently-arranged desk, table, or board provided with de' vices for holding the material in position while being manipulated; and to this end the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the apparatus, and Fig. 2 an elevation of a portion of the back side of the board, showing the position of the pin-drawer and the arrangement of pins or hooks in the pin-plates.
A- represents the lace-board, which may be of any suitable wood or material, such as papier-mach, vulcanized rubber, or other substance supplying the needed rigidity without too much weight. An ordinarysize ofthis laceboard is nineteen inches in length by nine in width. It may also be made solid or hollow, with a bottom, and a lid, forming its top, so hung that it may be opened, the space within formingareceptacle forthevarious articles used in making the lace; or, if the table be solid, a drawer may be provided for the same purpose, as will be hereinafter described. The edges of this board may be protected from wear by a metallic casing, a, held in place by suitable pins or screws.
In order to add to the convenience of the operator, the back side of the board may be made of greaterthickness than the front, thus causing the work farthest from the eye to lie higher than that closer to the person when the apparatus is placed upon a table.
Running lengthwise of and secured to the board near its upper edge is the metallic strip B, perforated longitudinally with one or'more series of holes for the reception of the pins orhooks b, to which one series of the threads for forming the lace are secured. These holes are placed at varying distances from each other in the different rows-as, for instance, they may be one-fourth and in the neXt three-eighths of an' inch apart in the row-so as to give facilities for making lace of different qualities.
The leaders or transverse threads are attached to pins or hooks inserted in the holes of the perforated plates'O and O, which are placed at each end ofthe board, forming right angles to the plate B. The holes in this plate (J may be made close together, and in a single line-say one-eighth of an inch apartwill give every facility for the work. It will thus be seen that while the transverse threads may be secured at each end to the pins in the plates 0 the longitudinal threads are only fastened at one end to the pins in the plate B, leaving the other free to be knotted as may become necessary in forming the lace.
In practice the longitudinal or fringe-forming threads are not attached directly to the pinsin the plate B, but are looped over and fastened to the uppermost leader-thread as needed, thus forming a binding for the upper edge of the lace, and this binding, as formed, is attached to the pins or hooks b, which are inserted in the upper plate.
A cleat, H, is secured to one end of the laceboard, and is used to hold the unused ends of the transverse threads or leaderswhile that part upon the face of the board is being worked, when they are released and the whole moved into position for working another piece.
A bar, D, is placed lengthwise of the board in front and secured to it by means of eyebolts c, which are screwed into the board and hold the bar firmly at a little distance in front of the board, so as'to allow a T-shaped slide, E, one part of which embraces the bar, to move freely thereon from end to end of the board. Stops it (one or more) are attached to the board and bear against the bar, so as to form a bearing for the slide, to prevent it from slipping and hold itat any desired point upon the bar. The slide may be made to pass the stops by springing the bar slightly, when it will easily pass. Pivoted to this slide at (Z is a buttonbar, F, the outer end of which is bent to a right angle and provided at its extremity with a button, e, to which the threads may be attached when required in forming the desired figure or for proper manipulation, the slide moving upon the bar from end to end of the board, where the button is required for use.
A drawer, G, may be placed in a recess formed in the back side of the board, and serves to hold the pins and other articles used in working the lace.
To one end of the board is attached a clasp, g, which serves to hold the pin I, over which many of the knots are worked, in a convenient position for use. In some cases the bar D may be dispensed with, holes being made near the front edge of the board, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1, into which the straight end of the button-bar is inserted and moved from hole to hole as the work progresses.
The operation of rnakinglace upon this board is as follows: Threads called leaders, having a length corresponding to that of the desired web, and of any desired number, are attached to the pins or hooks in the plate 0 at the left hand of the operator, stretched across the board, and fastened to the pins in the plate 0, the remainder being wound upon the cleat H. The threads which are used in connection with the leaders for forming the desired figures are secured from time to time, as needed, to the uppermost leader, and form therewith a binding for the upper edge of the lace, which binding is attached to the pins in the plate B, the threads extending across the board to'the operator. The process of knotting the figures is commenced at the upper left-hand corner and continued until the other end of the board is reached, when the part finished is removed, passed to the leftof the board, and a new length commenced.
Having thus described my invention, Iclaim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, the following:
1. The button-bar I and slide E, in combination with the lace-board A and bar 1), sub- I stantially as set forth.
2. The combination, with the board A and bar D, secured thereto by eyebolts c, of the slide E and pivoted button-bar F, as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof I atfix my signature in presenceof two witnesses,
0. WV. DIMMIGK.
HARRY MoRsE, (J. R. BIDDIZ.