Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS448805 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1891
Publication numberUS 448805 A, US 448805A, US-A-448805, US448805 A, US448805A
InventorsAbraham S. Adlee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible scale-measure
US 448805 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


No. 448,805. Patented. Mar. 24, 1891 Witwe/ooe@ @litem-1 mo UNITED STATES PATENT OEEICE.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 448,805, dated March A24, 1891.

Application ined time 26,1890. serial No. 356,750. (no moda.)

T0 aZZ whom, it may concern,.-

Be it known that I, ABRAHAM S. ADLER, a citizen of the Unit-ed States, residing at Baltimore city, in the State of Maryland, have in- Vented certain new and useful Improvement-s in Flexible Scales, of which the following is a full and clear description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure lis a plan View of my improved flexible scale7 showing a portion broken away to expose the inner metallic strip. Fig. 2 is a sectional View of the same. Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged scale. Figs. 4 and 5 are details.

My invention relates to a flexible scale for taking accurate measurements of the human body and parts thereof, and for analogous purposes; and my invention consists of a flexible scale having a thin strip secured within it in a manner and forpurposes which I shall hereinafter fully describe and claim.

To enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now describe its construction and indicate the manner in which the same is carried out.

In the accompanying drawings, A represents a piece of textile material having stamped, printed, impressed, or otherwise formed on it a scale indicating inches and fractions thereof, the said piece A being folded on a line drawn throughits longitudinal center, and the two meeting edges then secured by a line of stitching a or by pasting or by other well-known means. This manner of forming the strip A produces a long narrow pocket B between the fold of the fabric, and

within this pocket I insert a thin strip C, preferably of steel, for the purpose of stitfening the tape.

The strip C may be secured at its ends to the fabric, if desired, by runninga thread through small holes e, which construction prevents the fabric portion from shrinking, so as to destroy the accuracy of the scale thereon.

I am aware that tapes of fiexible materialsuch as fabric-have been heretofore used, and also that tapes have been formed of thin steel strips, and therefore I do not broadly claim such tapes as forming any part of my invention, as these uncovered steel tapes quickly rust upon exposure or from contact with the hands, and the figures which they usually contain soon become obliterated.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desireto secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. As an article of manufacture, a measuring-scale of textile material having a metallic strip secured within it, substantially as herein described.

2. A flexible scale consisting of a textile outer coveringvcontaiuing designating char-v acters, such as inches and fractions thereof, and a thin steel strip secured within the fold of the outer covering, substantially as herein described.

3. A scale ot' textile material having a pocket extending throughout its length and a flexible strip within said pocket, substantially as herein described.

. ABRAHAM ADLER. lVitnesses:


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2645856 *Dec 26, 1946Jul 21, 1953Eyster Aden ITape measure
US5799407 *Jun 24, 1996Sep 1, 1998Powell; Gary T.Flexible measuring device
Cooperative ClassificationG01B1/00