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1953 w. H. ALBERTSON ETAL 6 ,8 7
HOSIERY DRYING FORM Filed Feb. 14, 1950 Patented Dec. 8, 1953 UNITED" $661,879 7 HOSIERY DRYINGFORM Walter ni'Albertsonigh Point, N't 'oi'f andiioy Paramount Textile -Machinery oor;marmala Ill.-; a. corporationof lllinois Aisplieatiiinrebmai 14, 1oarsennmrneme This invention relates to improvements in hosiery -drying-forms adapted 'for use' in 'niach-iries' and 'retorts" 1 employed in tre'atin'g 'and fin-i'shinghe cry and" its purpose s to provide a form havin'g meansfor positi'oningthehosiery there'onl Inftheboarding of full fa'shionedhosiery-which customarily has a longitudinalseam on' the rear side thereof, it is desirablei' that the'sto'ckingfbe plaoe'd on' th'e -form with theiseam in a straight line aliing the edge of the form in order that the finished product, when stripped from the form, willbe'mfproper shape with a -straight 'seam -in the right position; Heretofore' thelocation of the seam on the form has depended on the judgment and care of the "operator with theresult that the seams'iri'the'fini'shed hosiery'have often had'aniirregular or-somewhat'zigzagtonne ti'iin soitha't it has" been. necessary. to sell" them at reuucedmrices:
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a hosiery form having a device along the edge of the form which will locate the seam in the proper position with only slight attention from the operator. Another object is to provide a hosiery form having a longitudinal groove adapted to receive the seam in the stocking and thereby insure the proper positioning of the 'stocking on the form. Still another obeict of the invention is to provide a hosiery form made up of plates which are united at their edges and which have divergent portions along the rear 'edge of the form to provide a groove to receive the seam in the hosiery. Other objects relate to various features of construction and arrange- ;ment which will appear more fully hereinafter.
The nature of this invention will be understood from the following specification taken with the accompanying drawings in which one embodiment of the invention and a modification thereof :are illustrated. In the drawings,
Figure 1 shows a side elevation of a hosiery drying form embodying the features of the present invention;
Fig. 2 shows an edge elevation of the improved hosiery drying form, looking toward the left as viewed in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 shows an enlarged transverse section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 shows a rear elevation of a full-fashioned stocking in position on the leg of the wearer;
Fig. 5 shows an enlarged edge elevation of the form shown in Fig. 1, the view being taken in the area marked 5-5 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 6 shows an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5 but with a stocking applied thereto; and
cofltoii'fiof full-fashioned hosiery. This form Sf masons of ftw'o 'nietal plates' 1 l and 2- which? 10 are"pre'ferably"of 'relatively thin material such as No.'18 'gauge stafinlessfsteeli The" form is" mounted upon-attacker l 3 having a 'beari'n'gfpo'r tionW3wand'fa jhookpoftion l3b' by which te" 0 irregular contour to conform to the shape of fullfashioned hosiery. The two plates may be spaced apart by a flexible cable I 4, as disclosed in United States Letters Patent of Roy L. Mittelstadt, No. 2,383,011, dated August 21, 1945. If desired, this spacing member I i may be removed after the construction of the form has been completed. The form is comparatively thin, transversely of the plates, and is tapered longitudinally from the bracket l3 to the toe of the foot portion, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby facilitating the boarding and stripping of the hosiery.
The plates H and I2 are slightly bowed in cross section and the member M serves as a spacer to keep them apart and thereby give a generally oval transverse cross section to the form as a whole. The two metal plates I! and I2 are welded together at l5 along the forward edge of the form and also along the irregular line I6 adjacent the rear edge of the form. One
plate H is shorter than the other plate 12 and its rear edge Ila is curved away from the projecting edge portion [2a of the other plate, thus providing a groove I l which is adapted to receive the seam which extends lon itudinally at the rear of the full-fash oned stock n In Fig. 4 there is shown a stocking l8 on the leg IQ of the wearer with the foot resting in a shoe 20. The stocking I8 is of the fu1l-fashioned variety which fits the leg of the wearer and it has a seam [8a extending upwardly at the mid-point of the rear of the stocking in the usual manner. It is this seam which should be located along the rear edge ltd of the form in the process of boarding and the present invention facilitates that location of the seam by providing the longitudinal groove I! which extends throughout the length of the form from the bracket [3 to the toe of the foot portion. As the stocking is drawn downwardly over the form In the operator may readily cause the seam l8a to engage the groove I! in the manner shown in Fig. 6. This location of the seam is facilitated by the fact that the seam extends inward- 1y from the face of the stocking and by the fact that the edge Ila of one plate terminates short of the edge Ha of the other plate so that, if the operator is on the side of the plate H, the seam may be readily thrust into the groove l1 without conscious, attention and with the certainty of the proper location of the seam in the groove. In this way the stocking may be placed on the form very quickly without giving careful attention to the location of the seam and the speed with which stockings may be boarded is increased.
In Fig. 7 of the drawing there is shown a modification of the construction previously described which is in all respects similar to that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 except that the two metal plates 2| and 22 have edges 2 la and 22a which project equally from the -line 23 along which the two plates are welded'together at the rear of the form. There is .thus provided a groove 24 adapted to be engaged by the seam l8a. In some cases and by some operators this form may be preferred to that shown in Fig. 6.
With either form of the invention, one of the side plates of the form may be provided with graduations 25, formed as indentations in the plate to indicate the length to which the stocking should be drawn over the form in the operation of boarding, and heel splice markers 26 may also be formed in the ankle portion of one of the plates.
Although one form of the invention and a modification thereof have been shown and described by way of illustration, it will be understood that the invention may be constructed in various embodiments which come within the scope of the appended claims.
1. A hosiery form comprising metal plates having edges along which they are secured together, said plates being provided along one longitudinal edge of the form with projecting portions of unequal extent, the shorter one of said projecting portions being flared away from the other projecting portion to provide a longitudinal groove adapted to receive a seam in the hosiery.
2. A hosiery form of oblong transverse cross section comprising metal plates having edges along which they are welded together and provided along one longitudinal edge of the form with longitudinal edge portions projecting beyond the place of welding and flared away from each other to form a longitudinal groove, one of said projecting portions being of greater extent than the other whereby a seam in the hosiery may be inserted in the groove between the projecting portions from the side of the form over said shorter projection.
WALTER H. ALBERTSON. ROY L. MITTELSTAD'I.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,218,520 Brine Mar. 6, 1917 1,583,590 Gray May 4, 1926 2,306,350 Wahlbeck Dec. 22, 1942 2,383,011 Mittelstadt Aug. 21, 1945 Napk v