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Publication numberUS299985 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1884
Filing dateJul 23, 1883
Publication numberUS 299985 A, US 299985A, US-A-299985, US299985 A, US299985A
InventorsWaeeen P. Jennings
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 299,985, dated June 10, 1884.

d Apiicanon filed Julyy 23, ise. (Monti.)

To a/ZZ whom t may concer-1t:

Be itknown that I, WARREN P. JENNINGs, a resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented an Imi provement in Fabrics for Trimmings, of which after purling( Fig. 2 is a back view of the same fabric. Fig. 3 is an edge View, partly in section, of thesame. Fig. 4L is a perspective View of part of the needle-bar, showing the first position thereon of thepurl-thread. Fig. 5 is a similar view showing a' subsequent position of the purl-thread. Fig. 6 is a similar View showing a further position of the purl-thread. Fig. 7 is a vertical cross-section o f the knitting-machine on which the work' is done. Fig. S is a top view of the same.

This invention relates to fabrics for trimmings; and it consists in a fabric having purling-loops which4 are fastened to the body of the fabric at one end, while the other end of eachis tucked through the interstices of the ground fabric, but capable of being drawn out of said interstices.

In the accompanying drawings, the letter represents the ground fabric, which may be a knit fabric. On this ground fabric are secured the loops B B of the trimming in such a manner that one end, a, of each loop B is held tight between the strands of the ground fabric A, while the other end, b, is loose-that is to say, the trimming-loops B B are fastened at their ends a in rows to the ground fabric, while their ends b are at first tucked in between the meshes or interstices of said ground fabric, so as to project below the back of the same, as indicated in Fig. 3; but the ends b of the loops B, being free, can be readily pulled out of said meshes or Vinterstices so as to project from the face of the fabric, as shown on the right-hand portion of Fig. 3. Fig. l shows the loops B tucked in at the left-hand side and pulled out at the right-hand side. The number of such purling-loops in each row and the number of rows in the fabric may be varied at will, and also the direction in which the loops stand on the fabric. Fig. 2 shows at the lefthand side the ends b of the loops B projecting from the back of the fabric, while on the righthand side it only shows the ends'a of said loops fastened in the body ofthe ground fabric, the ends b having been pulled out.

Figs. 7 and 8 show a knitting-machine o n which the fabric can easily be produced, and one way of producing it is as follows: The machine has the usual row of needles, C, and has a thread-guide,D,for the ground fabric,a threadguide, E, for the trimming-loops, and another thread-guide, F, if desired,for another purpose. The thread-guide D lays the threads for the ground fabric around each alternate needle, and the knitting is done in the manner usual in ordinary warp-frames-that is to say, the thread-guide D carries the thread first to one needle, making a mesh or loop thereon, then to the next but one needle adjoining, then back to the rst needle, Stef-and knitting done, as before stated, in the manner usual on what are termed warp-knitting machines. There is ofcourse one guide D for each needle that is to receive a ground-thread. The guide E carries the thread for the loops B first to one of the needles, that also receives a thread from the guide D7 (see Fig. 4,) and then afterward the guide E is moved horizontally past three (more or less) needles, and puts its purlthread then upon one of the needles which does not receive a groundthread. (See dotted line in Fig. 4.) Then afterward, as the fabric is being produced, it will be found that wherever the purl-thread was put upon a needle 'onto which a ground -thread was also placed, the purl-thread is fastened to the ground-thread; 'but' where the purl-thread was put on a needle by itself it will not be fastened tothe ground fabric, but will simply eX- tend through its interstices. The first or fast end is the end a of Figs. l, 2, and 3, and the other is the end Z) of said figures. The needles that are left free in knitting the ground fabric can be used to receive the ,ends b of the trimming-loops wherever it may be desired to place them, In addition to the trimmingloops that are thus knit into the fabric, a series of fine threads may be knit or inserted into the same, so as to lie between the loops B and the ground fabric A, for the purpose of enabling the attendant, when the fabric is IOO finally taken oif the machine, by pulling up this ne thread to pull the ends b of the loops out oi' the interstices of the fabric A. rlhis fine thread is not shown, except in Fig. 7, where it is indicated in connection with a separate guide, F, which places it on needles which receive no ground-thread, but which do receive the loose ends of the purlloops; but I do not regard this knitting in of the iine thread as of any nionient.

Fig. 4 shows a series of loops pnt on the needles C. Fig. .5 shows the loops already formed pushed back on the needles to enable the latter to receive new threads. Fig. 6

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US3090097 *Feb 24, 1959May 21, 1963Terlinden & CompanyMethod of making synthetic velvetlike knitted fabric
US6099932 *Dec 31, 1997Aug 8, 2000Gehring Textiles, Inc.Loop fabric for hook and-loop type fastener and method of making the same
US6854297 *May 11, 2000Feb 15, 2005Gehring Textiles, Inc.Loop fabric for hook-and-loop type fastener and method of making the same
Cooperative ClassificationD04B1/02