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Publication numberUS2802255 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1957
Filing dateNov 30, 1954
Priority dateNov 30, 1954
Publication numberUS 2802255 A, US 2802255A, US-A-2802255, US2802255 A, US2802255A
InventorsSamuel Wallach
Original AssigneeWalco Bead Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bead loom
US 2802255 A
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13, 5 s. WALLACH 2,802,255

BEAD LOOM Filed Nov. 30, 1954 INVENTOR. SI-1M UEL. WFIL LHCH @ZMM/M FIT roR/vE'Ys 2,802,255 Patented Aug. 13, 1957 BEAD LOOM Samuel Waliach, Forest Hills, N. Y., assignor to Walco Bead (30., Inc.., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application November 30, 1954, Serial No. 472,055

6 Claims. (Cl. 28-15) The invention relates to a bead loom on which a series of parallel threads are supported and into which threads, beads are interwoven to make various beaded articles. Since bead looms are used primarily by children, it is desirable that the loom be as inexpensive as possible yet perform an effective mounting for the parallel threads and having stability in making a beaded article.

It is an object of the invention to construct a bead loom and particularly a frame bent from a single heavy wire or rod which loom and frame is simple and inexpensive in construction yet affords adequate and efficient mounting of the parallel threads and has stability during the bead weaving operation.

Another object of the invention is to construct a bead loom frame which constitutes merely a single heavy wire or rod which is bent laterally and longitudinally in one plane to form a stable base, a retainer or mount for thread spacing means, and each end of the frame providing a spindle for a thread securing and winding roll.

Other objects of the invention will be more apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment of the invention in which:

Figure 1 is a top view of the bead loom; and

Figure 2 is a side view of the bead loom.

The bead loom comprises a frame made from a single length of wire or rod which is heavy enough for rigidity such as /8 of an inch in diameter. The frame includes a base ill with longitudinal and lateral extending portions to give longitudinal and lateral dimension for stability of the loom. The base is formed by bending the center portion of the wire into any suitable form to form a base that has lateral and longitudinally extending portions in one or the same plane. The base illustrated is bent into a three-sided U-shaped form or into a rectangular or square shape 11 from each end of which may extend a longitudinal portion 12. The base has, therefore, both lateral and longitudinal portions which give stability in a simply constructed form.

At the outermost end of each longitudinal portion 12 of the base, that is at the base ends of the frame, the wire or rod is bent into an upwardly extending post 14. At the upper end of each post, and spaced from the base, the wire is bent laterally and horizontally to form a thread rest 15. The two rests are parallel or substantially parallel to each other and in longitudinal alignment with each other.

At the other end of each thread rest, the wire of the frame is bent to extend angularly downwardly and longitudinally outwardly to a point about midway between the plane of the base and a plane through the thread rests and forms an inclined arm 17. The wire of the frame at the other end of each inclined arm is then bent laterally and horizontally to form a roll spindle 18. The roll spindles are parallel to each other and to the thread rests and in longitudinal alignment with each other. Preferably each end of the roll spindle and hence of the frame carries screw threads 19 and receives a wing nut 20 or other securing or clamping means. The threaded end and wing nut is merely illustrative of any means carried upon the end'of the roll spindle of the frame to retain and clamp a thread roll thereon.

Thread spacer means may be carried by the thread rest portion 15 of the frame and preferably the means comprises a separate means mounted thereupon. The frame described is not formed into a closed loop arrangement so that after'the frame has either been bent completely or indeed after the horizontal thread rest only of the frame is bent, a thread spacer member or means may be mounted thereupon. The spacer means particularly illustrated is a coil spring 23 surrounding the thread rest and such a spring is flexible enough sogthat it may be manipulated or pressed to the thread rest of the frame even after the frame is bent with the inclined arm and roll spindle. The spring easily negotiates the two bends between the end of the frame and the horizontal thread rest of the frame.

A thread securing and winding roll 25 is mounted upon each roll spindle of the frame, the roll having a hole therethrough so that it forms a bearing to receive the spindle. The wing nut 20 is then threaded upon the end of the spindle and the roll is retained thereby on the frame. In addition when the wing nut is tightened against the end of the roll, the latter is clamped against rotation against the inclined arm 17 of the frame engaging the end or face ofthe roll and the wing nut engaging the other end or face of the roll. The loom threads may be secured to the roll in any desired fashion such as by a thumb tack; however, the roll may have a suitable securing means such as a projection formed by a nail 26 or other device to which the parallel threads may be secured such as by tying or wrapping the ends around the same. The thread roll may be of any suitable material; however, a roll of wood provides an inexpensive roll.

In using the bead loom a series of threads have their ends secured to the pin or nail 26 and one or more threads is laid in as many of the guides or grooves formed by the coils of the two springs 23 as desired where they ride on the thread rest 15' of the frame. Enough horizontal parallel threads are used to give a width conforming with the width of the beaded product to be produced. The threads also are long enough to at least equal the length of the beaded product to be made. The other end of each horizontal parallel thread is secured to the securing means or pin 26 carried by the other roll 25 and any excess length of the threads is wound thereupon by turning the roll. The threads are spaced by the grooves formed by the coils of the other spring so that the threads are retained in parallel relation in the looming area between the springs or the two thread rests of the frame. The roll on which the excess thread length is wound is turned to tighten the threads and the wing nut is tightened to clamp the roll in adjusted position. As the bead work fills up the looming or weaving area, the beaded work is wound up upon one roll as additional length of thread is unwound from the other roll and the rolls are again clamped by the wing nuts for extending the bead weaving until it is of the desired length.

This invention is presented to fill a need for improvements in a bead loom. It is understood that various modifications in structure, as well as changes in mode of operation, assembly, and manner of use, may and often do occur to those skilled in the art, especially after benefiting from the teachings of an invention. Hence, it will be understood that this disclosure is illustrative of preferred means of embodying the invention is useful form by explaining the construction, operation and advantages thereof.

What is claimed is:

l. A bead loom comprising a frame of a single rod of bendable material including a base having lateral and longitudinal portions in the same plane with the ends of the rod portion which forms the base providing base ends, an upwardly extending post integral with each of the base ends, a horizontal thread rest integral with the upper end of each upwardly extending post, and extending laterally, an inclined arm extending longitudinally outwardly and angularly downwardly from the other end of each hori zontal thread rest and terminating between a plane through the base and a plane through the horizontal thread rests, and a laterally extending horizontal roll spindle integral with the other end of each inclined arm, the roll spindles being parallel to each other and in longitudinal alignment with the thread rests of the frame; a thread roll rotatably mounted on each roll spindle, and means on the end of the roll spindle to retain and clamp the thread roll thereon. t

2. A bead loom as in claim 1 including thread spacing means carried by the horizontal thread rest.

3. A bead homes in claim 2 in which the thread spacing means is a coil springaround the horizontal thread rest and having a flexibility to pass around the bends of the frame from the end thereof.

4. A head loom comprising a frame of a single rod of bendable material including a base having at least three sides in the same plane in rectangular form and a longitudinal extension at each end extending therefrom and with the ends of the rod portion which forms the base providing base ends, an upwardly extending post integrally connected with each of the base ends, a horizontal thread rest integral with the upper end of each post and extending laterally with respect to the base, an inclined arm extending longitudinally outwardly and angularly downwardly from the other end of each horizontal thread rest and terminating between a plane through the base and a plane through the horizontal thread rests, and a laterally extending horizontal roll spindle integral with the other end of each inclined arm, the roll spindles being parallel to each other and in longitudinal alignment with the thread rests of the frame; a thread roll rotatably mounted on each roll spindle, means providing thread spacers carried by the horizontal thread rest, and means on the end of each roll spindle to clamp and retain the thread roll thereon.

5. A head loom frame of a single rod of bendable material comprising a base having lateral and longitudinal portions in the same plane and with the ends of the rod portion which forms the base providing base ends, an upwardly extending post integrally connected with each of the base ends, a horizontal thread rest integral with the upper end of each post and extending laterally with respect to the post, an inclined arm extending longitudinally outwardly and angularly downwardly from the other end of each horizontal thread rest and terminating between a plane through the base and a plane through the horizontal thread rests, and a laterally extending horizontal roll spindle integral with the other end of each inclined arm, the roll spindles being parallel to each other and in longitudinal alignment with thread rests of the frame, and means on the end of each roll spindle to clamp and retain a thread roll thereon.

6. A bead loom frame as in claim 5 in which the base has at least three sides of U-shaped form and a longitudinal extension from each end of the U-shaped form.

Wallach June 2, 1936 Wehli June 17, 1952

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2043082 *May 3, 1935Jun 2, 1936Walco Bead CoBead loom
US2601222 *Jun 25, 1951Jun 17, 1952Frederick WehrliToy bead loom
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Classifications
U.S. Classification28/151, 139/34
International ClassificationD03D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationD03D29/00
European ClassificationD03D29/00