US 2632613 A
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March 24, 1953 B E, HACK 2,632,613
` 'sPooL HOLDER Filed Oct. 14, 1949 Inventor Bemadine E. Hack By md5/away daafgm Patented Mar.r 24,` 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SPOOL HOLDER Bernadine E. Hack, Estes Park, Colo.
Application October 14, 1949, Serial No. 121,312
1 This invention comprises novel and useful improvements in a yarn holding device of the class shown by J'. Si. ,MacGlasharL patented July 4, 1916, No. 1,189,275, and more specifically pertains to a yarn holding device that is adapted to bedetachably attached to a chair or other object and which will freely support a ball of yarn for the convenience of the user recumbent in the chair.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a yarn holding device which will support a ball of yarn for convenient'use, permitting the yarn to be freely unwound as itis used.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a yarn holding device in accordance with the foregoing object which can be detachably connected with the arm of a chair or to a similar body, and which will swingably and rotatably support .a ball of yarn relative to said chair for the convenience ofthe user.
A further object of the invention is to provide 4 va yarn holding device in accordance with the foregoing objects with an improved means for detachably securing the ball of yarn to said yarn holding device.
A final object of the invention is to provide a yarn holding device in accordance with the foregoing objects which is adapted to hold the needles for working the yarn, when not in use.
An important feature of this invention comprises providing a resilient arcuate strap for securing said device to the arm of a chair or to a similar body, a vertical standard mounted on said resilient strap, with the ball of yarn flexibly and rotatably mounted to said standard.
An additional feature of the invention resides in the provision for resilient lingers flexibly and rotatably mounted to said standard, intermediate the ends of said iingers, with forked downwardly flared ends of the fingers engaging the inside' of a ball of yarn.
A further feature of this invention resides in the provision for an annular ring for collapsing the downwardly curved resilient fingers, for insertion into the ball of yarn.
A final feature comprehends the provision of a hollow member attached to said resilient strap adjacent to the standard for holding needles.
These, together with various ancillary features and ob-jects 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 example only in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
2 Claims. (Cl. 242-136) .with the arm of a chair,
Figure l is a perspective view of the device attached to the arm of a chair;
Figure 2is a fragmentary view of the flexible iingers in their collapsed position for insertion into the ball of yarn;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectionalized view of the spool holding ngers in spool-supporting engagement with the inside of the spool, a vertical-ly sectionalized view of said spool Ybeing provided for purposes of illustration only; and
Figure 4 is a perspective sectionalized` View of the resilient strap ,with the standard and the needle-holding device mounted thereon.
' Referring now more specifically tothe accompanying drawings, wherein like numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views,
` itwill be seen that' numeral I0 designates a spoolholding 'device in general, detachably engaged generally referred to by the numeral I2.
'I'he spool-.holding device- I0 is provided with a resilient bowed strap I4, the ends of which are outwardly flared as at I6. A vertical `standard I 8 is secured to said resilient strap I4, at a point 20 intermediate the ends of said strap, the vertical standard I8 being provided with a lateral extension 22, a flexible cable 24 being supported by said lateral extension.
Rotatably attached to the cable 24 are arcuately curved resilient lingers 24 and 2S, the fingers having outwardly flared. ends as at 28, the extremities of said fingers being forked as at 30. The resilient fingers `24 and 26 are rigidly secured in any desired manner to each other at a point 32 intermediate their ends, the point 32 also being the place at which the flexible cable 24 is attached to said fingers, the construction of the cable 24 and the connection at point 32 to the lingers l24 and 26 being such as to permit swinging and rotary motion of the fingers relative to the standard I8.
A ring 34 is slidably mounted on the fingers 24 and 26 coaxial with the cable 24, to constitute a means for collapsing the fingers, as the ring is slid downwardly thereon, for insertion into the ball of yarn 36, through an aperture 38 in its end.
As will be readily seen from Figures 1 and 4, a needle-holding device 40 which may be in the form of a tube or cup, or the like, is mounted adjacent to the vertical standard I8, upon the resilient strap I4. The needle-holding device 40 'may be rigidly secured, as desired, to the vertical standard I8, thereby providing additional support with the vertical standard.
The operation of the device is as follows:
The arcuately curved resilient strap I4 is placed upon a chair or similar body in resilient, clamping engagement thereon, thereby supporting the standard with the ball of yarn attached to it, in a position convenient for the user. The ball of yarn 36, supported by the resilient ngers 24 and 26, will rotate or swing, as is necessary, to permit the yarn on the ball to be freely unwound according to the needs of the user.
In order to mount the ball of yarn on the fingers, the annular ring 34 is pressed downwardly over the resilient fingers 24 and 26, collapsing the lingers and permitting the ared forked ends of the lingers to be inserted in the apertures 38 of the ball of yarn 36. When the 'fingers 24 and 26 are inside of the ball 3B, the ring is raised, permitting the ngers to expand so that the forked ends 30 can make supporting engagement with the ball of yarn.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that there has been provided an improved yarn-holding device which is of simple and dependable construction.
Since numerous modifications will readily occur to those skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing description and the accompanying drawings, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, but all suitable modications and irnprovements may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims. k
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A yarn holding device comprising a resilient U-shaped arcuate strap, the leg portions of said strap having flared ends, said strap constituting clamping means for securing said device to a body such as the arm of a chair, a standard mounted on said strap intermediate the ends of the latter and being disposed at right angles to said strap, said standard having a lateral extension at its upper end, a flexible cable secured at its upper end to the outer end of said extension and depending from said extension, a plurality of resilient depending spool holding iingers being curved and extending downwardly and also having outwardly ared ends, said fingers being rigidly secured to each other at a point intermediate their respective ends, said fingers being secured at said point to the lower end of said cable and being completely rotatable about the axis of said cable, and an annular ring slidably mounted on said fingers coaxial with said cable and with said point, said ring being slidable downwardly whereby to collapse said fingers.
2. A yarn holding device comprising a resilient arcuate strap with ared ends for securing said device to a body such as the arm of a chair, a standard secured to and intermediate the ends of said strap, the upper portion of said standard having a lateral extension, a flexible cable depending from said extension, spool holding fingers completely rotatably attached to said cable, said lingers consisting of multiple downwardly curved resilient strips outwardly arecl at their ends, and an annular ring slidably received on the upper portion. of said ngers, said ring being disposed coaxially with said cable.
BERNADINE E. HACK.
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