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Publication numberUS417922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1889
Publication numberUS 417922 A, US 417922A, US-A-417922, US417922 A, US417922A
InventorsWilliam H. King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 417922 A
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(No Model.)


No. 417,922. Patented Dec. 234i 1889.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 417,922, dated December 24:, 1889.

Application filed November 5, 1889- Serlal No. 329,264. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM H. KING, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pincushious, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in pincushions, and more particularly to that kind or character of cushions which are devised and intended to be carried in the pocket, the object of the invention being to provide an article of this character which shall be simple in construction and capable of being manufactured at such a small cost that it may be given awayby persons or store-keepers for advertising purposes.

With this end in view my invent-ion consists of apincushion constructed of two sides or pieces of metal, with an intermediate piece of felt or other material, and riveted together, the said pieces or sides having pockets or receptacles struck up in the'metal to receive and hold the pins.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved cushion, a portion of one of the sides or plates being broken away. Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof taken on the line as as of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view taken on the line y y of Fig. 1.

A represents the side pieces or plates of the cushion, preferably made of sheet metal and covered on the outer surfaces with paint, japan, lacquer, nickel, or other material, to impart to the article a neat and finished appearance. Each of these plates or sides A is constructed or finished with the radial grooves or recesses B struck up in the metal at regular intervals apart, and extending from the edges of the plates toward the center thereof and about one-third of the distance, the remaining portions of the plates being left plain. When the two sides or plates A are secured together by means of the rivet C, the pockets B formed therein register with each other and form receptacles for the pins D, which are inserted therein between the outer extreme edges of the plates or sides A.

In the center of the cushion, and between the metal sides thereof, is placed a small disk E, of felt or other material, into which the points of the pins fasten themselves. Ihave shown in the drawings the cushion made in circular form; but it is obvious that it can be made of other shapes and of any convenient size or sizes.

Instead of covering the entire surfaces of the metal sides with paint or the like, wording, trade-marks, characters, or other matter in the shape of advertising may be applied thereto.

I am aware that cushions have been made of the shape shown, and having metal sides and felt interposed, and also that cushions have been made with metal sides and adlapted to carry advertisements thereon, and hence I waive all claim to such.

The invention which I claim as new, and which I desire to protect by Letters Patent, 1s-- As a new article of manufacture, a pincushion constructed with metal sides secured together and having a piece of felt or other material interposed between them, the said sides being each provided with radial grooves struck up in the metal, the grooves of the plates or sides registering with each other when the latter are secured together, thereby forming pockets or receptacles for the pins.

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 18th day of October, A. D. 1889.




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Cooperative ClassificationD05B91/12