US 269154 A
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(No ModeL) E. J. BROOKS.
DRESS WEIGHT. I No. 269,154. Patented Deo.12, 1882 WITNESSES 1 W VII/v1 a/ Y Ed m immy;
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" .NrTEn STATES EDWARD J. BROOK S, OF EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO E. J. BROOKS & (10., OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No'. 269,154, dated December 12,1882.
Application filed J nly Q1, 1882. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD J. BROOKS, a citizen of the United States, residing at East ,Orange, in the State of New Jersey, have invented a new and usefullmprovement in Dress Weights, of which the following is a specification.
This in vention,likeanotherof the same name described and claimed by me in my specification forming part of an application for patent filed on the th day of July, 1882. is an improvement on certain leaden weights of crude forms heretofore used by ladies or by dress-makers in the manufacture ofladies ap- [5 parel for the purpose of compelling certain parts of such apparel to hang as desired.
My present invention consists, first, in annular-disk dress-weights, each disk havinga large central orifice, which provides forquickl y 0 and securely fastening each disk in place by means ofa few central stitches, in lieu of stitching around each weight, as heretofore, or across attaching-strips, as in my other invention aforesaid, or, in addition to the latter, with an at- 2 taching-piece 0t textilefahric crossing its large central orifice, so that the fastening-stitches may take hold of this in attaching the dressweight to the lining only or to single or unlined parts; secondly, in an annular-disk dress- 0 weight provided with an attaching-piece of textile fabric crossing its large central orifice, and flattened to secure said attaching-piece within a collapsed stringing-holeparallel to the faces of the disk, the flattening of the disk serving also to render it thin and ofincreased diameter, so that it shall not cause the outer fabric to bulge, as hereinafter more particularly specific In the drawings which accompany this speci- 0 fication, Figure 1 is a perspective view, and
Figs.2and 3 are sections, of one of the primary leaden castings used in producingthe preferred form of my annular-disk dress-Weights; and Figs. 4 and 5 are face views, Fig. 6 an edge view, and Fig. 7 a section on the line 7 7, Fig.5, illustrating the preferred mode of m anu-,. facture and final shape; and Fig. 8 isa face view, and Fig. 9 a section, of another of my annnlar-disk dress-Wei fication.
Likeletters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures.
In carrying outmy invention I prefer to first cast in sufficient quantity annular disks A, of lead or equivalent soft metal, of the form rep- 5 resented by Figs. 1, 2, and 3 and at the lefthand end in Figs. 4and 6, with alarge central orifice, 0, in each, and with a fiat transverse stringing-hole, h. parallel to the faces of the disk, each extending through the disk, and readily formed in the mold with the aid ofa core-barforsaidholeh. SuchdisksAarestrung by hand or machinery upon continuous lengths of ordinary textile tape, B, as illustrated by Figs. tand 6, and the disks are nextflattened 6 by rolling, pressing, or stamping them successively, as illustrated at the right-hand end in said Figs.4 and 6. Finally, the tape Bis cutbetween the disks, either by the manufacturer or by the retailer or user, and the severed disks A,
(one or more,) with the portion of tape belonging to them, are ready. for their use as dress-weights, as illustrated by Figs. 5 and 7, the said tape con'stitutingwithin the central orifice, 0,0f each disk an attaching-piece most effectively located, as a few stitches at this point, as represented at s, Fig. 5, fasten the disk in place tightly, while said attachingpiece is securely held on opposite sides of said orifice by the walls of the collapsed stringing hole h of the flattened disk, and the flattening of the latter improves it for its purpose-by rendering it thinner (and no less heavy) and increasing its diameter, as hereinbefore set forth.
In the modification illustrated by Figs. 8 and 9 my annular-disk dress-weights, for use in the same manner as single weights produced A in the manner above described, are cast in complete form, (or cast and punched,) with snp- 9o plemental sewing-holes at" around the central orifice, 0, as asubstitute for an attaching-piece, to receive the central stitches, as shown at s, Fig. 8.
ghts, illustrating a modiing ofa. disk or disks and an attaching-strip, as
I do not claim herein a dress-weightconsist' 5 this is the subject of my previous application for patent aforesaid. Neither do I claim herein the within described preferred mode of manufacture; but I reserve the right to claim this in another application to be filed hereafter.
I claim as new and of my present invention-- 1. An annular-disk dress-weight having in its disk Aa large central orifice, 0, and provided with an attaching-piece, B, of textile fabric, crossingsaid oritice and secured within thedisk, substantially as herein described, for the purpose set forth,
2. An annular-disk dress-weight having in its disk A a large central orifice, o, and a 15 transverse stringing-hole, h, and provided with an attaching-piece, B, of textile fabric, within said stringing-hole, saiddisk being flattened, as described, for the purposes set forth.
EDWARD J. BROOKS.
J. S. JENNINGS, N. S. KLINE.