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Publication numberUS3501070 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1970
Filing dateJan 30, 1969
Priority dateJan 30, 1969
Publication numberUS 3501070 A, US 3501070A, US-A-3501070, US3501070 A, US3501070A
InventorsShattuck Wanda M
Original AssigneeShattuck Wanda M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bow making device
US 3501070 A
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United States Patent 3,501,070 BOW MAKING DEVICE Wanda M. Shattuck, 4251 Shamrock Ave.,

Baltimore, Md. 21206 Filed Jan. 30, 1969, Ser. No. 795,245 Int. Cl. A41h 43/00 US. Cl. 223-46 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The construction of ribbon bows is facilitated by the disclosed hand-held device comprising a mandrel of aligned, spaced, pegs. The base of the device is provided with an index marker which accurately defines the center of the convoluted ribbon. The pegs are mounted on spaced brackets which hold them away from the base to provide a generous working space for the notching and securing processes for bow ties, rosettes, or pompons.

This invention relates generally to apparel apparatus, and more particularly it pertains to a device and process for uniformly forming and assembling ribbon bows.

While devices have long been available for making ornamental objects from ribbon, they have generally been difficult to use or limited to one type of object. The difficulty in use has arisen from the lack of working space or clearance at the center Where the tying operation is performed. Further, the means for locating the center of the bow have been mainly obstructive, difficult to use or so remote as to be inaccurate in use.

It is an object of this invention, therefore, to provide a simple bow making device Which can be used by the average person to make a variety of bows, easily, quickly and cheaply with professional quality.

Another object of this invention is to provide a bow maker of the peg type wherein the pegs are grouped and mounted to define a working space with underlying fiducial mark wherein the tying process may be rapidly and accurately done :with a minimum of interference.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a center-defining index in a rosette forming apparatus featuring free access to both edges of the ribbon for notching operations.

To provide a novel process for pre-forming bow ties, rosettes, or pompons from ribbon, is yet another object of this invention.

Other objects and attendant advantages of this invention will become more readily apparent and understood from the accompanying detailed specification and single sheet of drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view, approximately full scale, of the novel bow making device incorporating features of the invention showing a bow ties in process of being formed;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation of the bow making device of FIG. 1 depicting the processing of a rosette; and

FIG. 3 is a top view showing the reeving of a pompon ribbon on the bow making device.

With reference to FIGS. 1, 2, and 3 of the drawing, the novel bow making device of this invention is provided with a rectangular base upon which are mounted at right angles to the base 10 a pair of brackets 14 and 16. These brackets 14 and 16 are spaced apart and a median index line 12 is inscribed transversely of this space on the surface of the base 10'.


Each bracket 14 and 16 has mounted therein a group of removable, uniformly spaced, parallel, linearly aligned pegs 18. The line of pegs 18 is preferably spaced from the base 10 sufficiently to allow the introduction of the operators finger therebetween.

It :will be noted that when a ribbon 20, 24, or 26, as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, is reeved about the pegs 18 across the space between the groups thereof, it traverses the index line 12 and exposes the edges and front face of the ribbon, and allows access to the rear thereof in the central region.

FIG. 1 shows the process of making a bow tie from a ribbon 20. This ribbon is reeved over corresponding alternate pegs 18 of the groups on brackets 14 and 16. With the convolutions of the ribbon 20 passing behind the skipped pegs 18, it will be noted the loop ends are urged forwardly away from the base 10. The terminal end of the ribbon 20 is then given a diagonal fold in the rear, centered on index line 12, and brought transversely across the front and then secured in the rear with cement or adhesive tape. The completed bow tie slips easily from the ends of the pegs 18.

A rosette is shown being formed in FIG. 2 from a ribbon 22. Here, there are multiple passes made about but one pair of opposing pegs 18 of the two groups of pegs. Unused pegs 18 may optionally be removed or left in place as shown. Reference numerals 24 indicate where notches located by the index line 12, are cut into the edges of the ribbon 22. A string, not shown, is knotted about the passes of ribbon 22 in these notches 24. Then when the ribbon 22 is removed from the pegs 18, the underlying convolutions comprising loops are fanned out to form the desired rosette.

The method of reeving a ribbon 26 for pompon making is shown in FIG. 3. When the reeving of ribbon 26 is done about the opposing groups of pegs 18 to finally encompass all of them, it forms loops which differ in length. When the centrally tied assembly i removed from the pegs1 and fanned out, a pompon of differing length tufts resu ts.

Obviously many modifications and variations of the present invention are possible in light of the above teachlngs.

What is claimed is:

1. A bow making device, comprising structure defining a flat, substantially rectangular base, a pair of flat, substantially rectangular bracket members spacedly mounted in end-to-end alignment on said base at right angles to said base, said base having an index line inscribed transversely of said aligned spaced bracket members and equally distant therebetween, and a substantially identical series of uniformly parallel-spaced, linearly aligned pegs removably mounted to each said bracket member perpendicular thereto, with all said pegs being in equidistant parallel spaced relation with said base.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,528,622 11/1950 Teemsa 223-46 2,666,249 1/1954 Ruiz et a1 223-46 X 3,223,440 12/ 1965 Rosenzweig 223-46 X 3,291,352 12/1966 Grikis 22346 MERVIN STEIN, Primary Examiner G. V. LARKIN, Assistant Examiner

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U.S. Classification223/46
International ClassificationD04D7/10, D04D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationD04D7/10
European ClassificationD04D7/10