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Publication numberUS2595081 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1952
Filing dateMar 29, 1948
Priority dateMar 29, 1948
Publication numberUS 2595081 A, US 2595081A, US-A-2595081, US2595081 A, US2595081A
InventorsDell Johnson Ora Zoe
Original AssigneeDell Johnson Ora Zoe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Quilt marker
US 2595081 A
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April 29, 1952 o. 2.. D. JOHNSON QUILT MARKER 2 SHEETS- swam 1 Filed March 29, 1948 Ora Zoe Del/ Johnson IN VEN TOR.

April 29, 1952 O. Z. D. JOHNSON QUILT MARKER 2 smzlen''s--SHEETl 2 0m Zoe Dell ,Johnson INVENToR.

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Patented Apr. 29, i952 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFI'CE 6 Claims.

'Ihis invention comprises novel and useful improvements in a quilt marker and more specifically pertains to a marking device for selectively producing a plurality of parallel straight lines or concentric arcuate lines upon a quilt to assist in `stitching the same.

An important object of the invention is to provide a device for simultaneously producing a plurality of parallel straight lines upon the surface of a quilt or the like.

A further object of th-e invention is to provide a device in accordance with the foregoing object which is capable of producing a plurality of concentric arcs of any desired relative spacing upon the surface of a quilt or the like.

An important feature of the invention is the provision of an apparatus having a base member, a marker holder member mounted thereon, together with aligned openings in the base and holder for positioning the marker for operation upon the surface of a material to 'be marked.

A further feature of the invention resides in the provision of an improved holder consisting of a pair of complementary plates having notches in their adjacent edges together with clamping means for frictionally gripping and securing a plurality of markers at any desired longitudinal spacing in the holder plate.

A still further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a marking device as set forth in the preceding paragraphs, wherein the base is provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced apertures for receiving the ends of markers, tgether with indicia or scale means carried bythe base to facilitate the spacing of the markers at desired distances from each other, together with Aa clamping holder mounted above the base for frictionally securing a plurality of markers above the apertures of the base.

Yet another important feature of the invention resides in the provision of a marker whose base portion is provided at one end with a guide shoulder thereon whereby rectilinear movement of the marker along a guide rail and over a surface to be marked may be readily obtained.

Yet another important feature of the invention resides in the provision of a marker having a base light weight, inexpensive and simple construction, easily adjusted to receive any desired number of markers, may be readily operated to selectively produce straight or arcuate lines, and which shall be highly eiiicient and durable for the purposes intended.

These, together with various ancillary features and objects of the invention which will later become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this device, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated by way of l'example only in the accompanying drawings,

wherein:

' Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the device; Figure 2 isa top plan view of the device, a part of the holder being broken away to show the upper surface of the base thereof;

Figure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional detail view taken substantially upon the plane of the section line 3 3 of Figure 1 and illustrating particularly the manner of securing the holder to the base;

Figure 4 is a further vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially upon the plane of the section line as indicated at the numeral Il in Figure 6;

Figure 5 is a top plan view showing the manner of applying the device to a guide rail of a holding frame for marking a quilt with parallel straight lines thereon;

Figure 6 is a perspective view showing the device in operative position upon a guide rail for producing a plurality of parallel lines upon the surface of a quilt or the like; and,

Figure 7 is a fragmentary top plan view showing the device mounted upon the surface of a quilt vforr producing concentric arcuate fanlike lines thereon.

Referring now more specifically to the accompanying drawings, wherein like numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, attention is directed chiefly to Figures 1, 2 and 6 wherein the marking device is shown as comprising a base I0 which is provided with a plurality of equidistantly spaced aperturesIZ throughout the y length thereof, which apertures are appropriately member one of whose ends is provided with a piv- And a final important feature of the invention to be specifically enumerated herein reSi'desi-nthe provision of a. marking device which shall be of Y placed uponA an indicia or scale I4 to assist in obtaining the desired spacing of themarkers asset forth hereinafter.

At one end, the base if) is provided with an upwardly offset or recessed portion I6 and is provided at that end with a terminal portion I8 having a rounded margin and provided with a pivot bore 2G. At its other end, the base I0 is provided l with an upwardlylextended wall 22'whicl'i extends horizontally outwardly from the base as at 24 and is provided with a further upwardly extended portion 26, the portions 22 and 24 forming a guide shoulder as set forth hereinafter. i

A supporting standard is mounted upon the offset or recessed portion I6 of the base l0. This standard, as shown in Figures 3 and 6, is preferably formed of a single strip of material, which has a central horizontal end portion 2 8 with upwardly extending sides 3l), which at their upper ends are bent inwardly toward each other as at 32 to form a generally rectangular enclosure for a purpose to be later set forth'. The inner ends of the upper portion 32 are bent in parallel relation and provide upwardly extending gears 34.

The base portion 28 rests upon the upper surface of the offset portion I5 of the base Ill, while a U-shaped plate having upper and bottom Walls 3'6 and 38 respectively and an end wall 40, constitutes a strengthening and reinforcing member which is snugly received within the rectangular opening defined by the above mentioned walls, 28, 30 and 32. This U-shaped member has its bottom portion 3B rigidly secured to the bottom wall and to the offset portion l' of the base Ill as by means of a screw 42. It will thus be seen that the U-shaped member and the standard are rigidly attached to the base and constitute a boxlike rigid supporting standard extending upwardly from one end thereof.

The above mentioned portion 2S at the other vend of the base I likewise extends upwardly to constitute a further supporting standard, and as .shown in Figures 4 and 6 is twisted at right angles upon itself to provide an ear 44 which is in substantial alignment with and in the same vertical plane as the central lines through ther above mentioned ears 34.

The holder is provided for adjustable attachment to the upstanding standard members at the ends of the base l0. This holder consists of a pair of substantially identical horizontally extending clamping members or plates 4B and 48 whose adjacent edges are provided with semicircular notches in alignment and register with each other to form recesses for receiving any suitable markers therein such as pencils 52 or the like. t should be here noted that the plurality of recesses or notches 58 are in substantial alignment with the plurality of apertures l 2 of the base member I0, whereby a marker pencil 52 may be securely clamped in the complementary notches of the two supporting plates, and rigidly held thereby, with the pencil point extended through the apertures I2 and projecting therebeneath as shown in Figure 4, for marking the surface of the quilt 54 or any surface which it is desired to mark. To adjustably secure the holder plates 45 and 48 to the base I, the inner edges of the extremities of the plates are provided with upstanding ears 56 one of which has an internally screw threaded aperture,

, while the other ear and the intermediate ears 34 and 44 have apertures in alignment therewith. A wing bolt 58 extends through these apertures into the screw threaded aperture for frictionally clamping the ears to each other, and thereby adjustably tensioning the plates or clamping strips 46 and 48 toward each other to thereby adjustably cause a frctional gripping action between the holder plates and the markers 52. If desired, the outer end surface of the ear 44 may be notched inwardly therefrom as at 45 in Fig. 1 or lprovided with a hooklikewnotch whereby the .q -nglgerplats 4.? @Hdd-.8 -maxbpvotd @tortille wing bolt 58 at their left ends as viewed in Figure 6, to thereby quickly release the right end of the holder from its fastening engagement with the standard 26.

From the foregoing, the manner of inserting any desired number of markers and obtaining any desired spacing of the markers in the marking device will be readily understood and further explanation regarding the same is believed to be unnecessary.

Attention is now directed to Figure 5 to illustrate a suitable manner of employing the device for most efficient results. For this purpose, a quilt 54 is mounted in any suitable supporting frame, and the guide rail G2, which in some instances may be a part of the supporting frame for the quilt, is suitably positioned upon or adjacent an edge of the quilt or surface which it is desired to mark. This guide rail 62 may be of any desired length, and may likewise be formed of a plurality, few or more, longitudinally aligned sections to provide a rail of the requisite length. For this purpose, as shown in Figure 5, a section of the rail 62 may be abutted against a further section 63, and one of these sections such as that indicated at '62 may be secured thereto as by screws or rivets E4, a fastening plate 66.

The connecting plate 66 extends beyond the end of the section 62 and overlies the section 63, and in its overlying portion is provided with a plurality of keyhole slots 68 for the reception of headed fastening members 10, and of a wing bolt 12, whereby the sections may be readily and rigidly secured to each other to provide a guide rail of the necessary length. The shoulder portion consisting of the walls 22 and 24 of the base I0, is then seated upon the guide rail 62 as indicated in Figures 5 and 6, whereby the base extends substantially perpendicular to the guide rail 62 and may be moved longitudinally thereof, whereby each of the markers carried by the base and holder will produce a plurality of parallel marked lines T4 when the marking device is moved in the direction of the arrow '16. Obviously, any desired spacing of lines 14 may be obtained by appropriately positioning the marking pencils 52 within the holder plates 4'5 and 48 of the device.

Alternatively, the device may be employed to produce simultaneously a plurality of concentric arcuate or fan-like lines 18 by merely securing the device by a pin extending through the pivot bore 2G thereof, and then oscillating or arcuately moving the marker device about the pivot pin. Thus, parallel straight lines, concentric arcuate lines, or combinations of the same may be readily produced upon the surface to give the desired design thereto, without alteration in the device.

It will further be noted that by removing the holder plates 4S and 48, the base plate I0 only of the device may be employed to mark a single line either straight or arcuate as set forth hereinbefore.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that the de- Vice is capable of many time saving uses and modes of employment, and is thus capable of simultaneously producing a plurality of` marking lines upon a surface, thus resulting in a great saving from the previous methods employed on such surfaces. Although this device is primarily intended for marking upon quilts, it will be readily understood that the same is capable of use upon other material or surfaces in accordance with the method of use above set forth. y

Frornthe lforegoing, the manner of constructing and operating the device will be readily understood and further explanation thereof is believed to be unnecessary.

However, since numerous modications will readily occur to those skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing specication and accompanying drawings, it is not intended to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, but all suitable modiiications and equivalents may be resorted to falling within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A quilt marker device comprising an c1011-,

gated base, a pair of relatively movable elongated clamping members overlying and carried by the base in substantially parallel relation thereto, means for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower'ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members.

2. A quilt marker device comprising an elongated base having a pair of spaced upstanding standards thereon, a pair of relatively movable elongated clamping members extending between and supported by the standards, means carried by one of the standards for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members.

3. A quilt marker device comprising an elongated base having a pair of spaced upstanding standards thereon, a pair of relatively movable elongated clamping members extending between and supported by the standards, means carried by one of the standards for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members, said base extending beyond the standards with such extension thereof having a pivot bore therethrough.

4. Quilt marking apparatus comprising anv ards for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members.

5. A quilt marker device comprising an elongated base having a pair of spaced upstanding standards thereon, a pair of relatively movable elongated clamping members extending between and supported by the standards, means carried by one of the standards for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members, said clamping members comprising a pair of relatively thin coplanar strips disposed in a plane parallel to and spaced from the base, whereby such strips may be easily flexed towards the base to project the pencils through the apertures in the base.

6. Quilt marking apparatus comprising an elongated guide rail, an elongated base having first and second spaced upstanding standards thereon, said iirst standard having a guide shoulder slidingly engaging the guide rail, a pair of relatively movable elongated clamping members extending between and supported by the standards in substantially parallel overlying relation to the base, means carried by one of the standards for urging said clamping members towards each other to clamp a plurality of pencils therebetween, the adjacent sides of said clamping members having longitudinally spaced pairs of cooperating pencil receiving notches therein, said base having a plurality of spaced apertures therethrough for receiving the lower ends of pencils clamped by the clamping members, said clamping members comprising a pair of relatively thin coplanar strips disposed in a plane parallel to and spaced from the base, whereby such strips may be easily exed towards the base to project the pencils through the apertures in the base.

ORA ZOE DELL J OHNSON.A

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,071,681 Allen Sept. 2, 1913 1,930,358 Helmenstein Oct. 10, 1933 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 5,900 Great Britain 1887 14,603 Great Britain 1907

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/27.3, 33/41.5
International ClassificationA41H1/02, A41H1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41H1/02
European ClassificationA41H1/02