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July 29, 1952 D. L. HUNT Em 2,605,032,
PIN CUSHION Filed Nov. 25, 1949 :inventors Gttorneg Patented July 29, 1952 David L. Hunt and Edward J Hunt,
Application November 25,1949, Serial No. 129,466
This invention relatesto a pin cushionand it is yo ne object of the inventionto provide 1a, pin fcushion of such construction i. that it may' be 4applied to a persons wrist and held insuch posi- Y tion that pins may be conveniently-applied to or withdrawn from the pin cushion. It will thus be seen that dress makers and others who need a large number of pins for their work may convemently carry them on their person which is often out of convenient reachand is also liable to be accidently turned over and spill the pins.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pin cushion which is provided with a frame having a clamp projecting therefrom and so formed that the pin cushion may be moved about a persons wrist to a position in which it may be conveniently reached by a person using the pins.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pin cushion having the clamp so mounted upon its frame that the frame may be released from` the clamp when it is desired. to replenish a supply of pins or use pins of a different type.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pin cushion which is of simple construction and capable of being manufactured at low cost.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view looking at the top of the pin cushion.
Fig. 2 is a view upon an enlarged scale showing the pin cushion in section along the line 2-2 of Figure 1, the clamping arms or jaws being shown in elevation.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the clamp detached from the frame of the pin cushion.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view looking at the bottom of the pin cushion.
The pin cushion which is indicated in general by the numeral l has a fabric casing 2, the marginal edge portions of which are glued or otherwise secured to marginal portions of the under face of a backing 3 formed of stiff card board or other suitable material. The casing is filled with saw dust or other suitable material capable of holding pins 4 pressed through the casing and into the ller. The frame 5 is formed of plastic, or other suitable material, and consists of a flat plate which substantially conforms to the shape and dimensions of the backing 3 and has marginal portions molded inwardly to form a flange B which snugly ts about the backing in overlapping relation thereto and firmly holds the cushion in the frame. At its opposite sides the frame has its ange formed with 2 claims. (ci. yzza- 109) recesses orA notches `1 and :across itsI underlvface the frame is formed with"a'groovehavingfits Figure 4.; The cushonandrits frame fareofsuch other.
- dimensions'thatthe device may lbe conveniently appliedto a persons wrist without inconvenience and have a large number of pins thrust into the cushion.
In order to secure the pin cushion upon a persons wrist there has been provided a. clamp 9 having a frame-engaging element consisting of a bar or strip l0 which is of such length and width that it will fit snugly in the groove 8 and of such thickness that when it is in the groove its outer surface is ush with the under surface of the frame 5. This bar or unit is formed of resilient plastic material and has its ends molded to form hooks Il which engage in the recesses 1 and firmly hold the bar in engagement with the frame. Arms or jaws I 2 project from the bar and are connected by a bridge portion I3 which is integral to the bar and extends longitudinally thereof. The jaws and the bridge are also formed of resilient plastic material and therefore the arms may be sprung away from each other when applying the clamp to a persons wrist and also pressed towards each other, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2 to remove hooks ll from notches 1. Since the arms are curved longitudinally and bowed outwardly they will fit comfortably about a persons wrist. `The free end portions of the arms are flared outwardly away from each other to form terminal portions I4 serving as cams for spreading the arms and guiding the movement thereof into place about a persons wrist. These flared portions of the arms also constitute finger holds by means of which the arms maybe readily grasped and pressure applied to force the arms towards each When the armsare forced towards each other pull is exerted upon end portions of the bar or strip I0 and they will be iieXed downwardly and cause the hooks to be dislodged from the recesses or notches l. The frame will thus be released and may be lifted from the clamp and another pin cushion applied to the clamp when a supply of pins in a cushion in use have become exhausted.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A pin cushion comprising a fabric casing, a
backing to which marginal portions of the casing f are adheringly secured and a filter in said casing; a frame consisting of a stiff plate disposed in flat face to face engagement with said backing and having a ange about its marginal edge overlapping marginal portions of the backing and the casing, said plate having its rear face formed with a diametrically extending groove having its ends registering with recesses in opposite side portions of the iiange, a resilient bar fitting snugly in said groove and having its ends formed With hooks ttinginto s aidrecesses A and gripping the frame "fr'cirn oppositesides, and '-a`resiliet clamp having 4a bridge portionv and arms extending' from ends of the bridge away from the frame, said 4 and having hooks at its ends fitting into recesses formed in margins of the frame and constituting continuations of the groove, and a clamp carried by said bar and having longitudinally bowed wrist-encircling arms extending from the bar in spaced relation to opposite ends of the bar and the longitudinal center thereof and constituting members adapted to be pressed towards each "otherran :thereby e'i' the''fbar away'from the v'frane and dislodge its-hooks from the recesses to release the frame.
arms being bowed longitudinally and having spaced free end portions curved away fromeach other and forming finger holds for pressing the arms towards each other and flexing the bar longitudinally and thereby moving end portions of said bar and its hooksiawayrfrom the'frame to dislodge the hooks from the recesses and ree l lease the frame and the. cushion carried thereby. 2. A pin cushion, a lframe having marginal portions-'turnedrinwardly infoverlapping engagermentxwith marginalx portions rof'athe fcushion said DAVID L. HUNT. EDWARD J. HUNT.
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