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Publication numberUS478891 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1892
Filing dateMar 6, 1890
Publication numberUS 478891 A, US 478891A, US-A-478891, US478891 A, US478891A
InventorsMaurice Schmirk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table and embroidery-frame
US 478891 A
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(No Model.)



Patented July 12, 1892.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 478,891, dated July 12, 1892 Application filed March 6, 1890. Serial No. 342,881. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Missouri, have invented a new and Improved Combined Table and Embroidery-Frame, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. r

My invention relates to a combined table and embroidery-frame, and has for its object to provide a device so constructed that it may be used as a table or employed as an embroidcry-frame, as may be desired, and, further, wherein the said device will be capable of adjustment to elevate the table or frame verti cally; also, wherein the frame, which also acts as a support for the table, may be adjusted to any desired inclination upon its supporting-standards.

The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure l is a perspective view of the device when used as an embroidery-frame. Fig. 2 is a central vertical transverse section through the device when employed as a table; and Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section through the device, the tablebeing shown in position thereon.

The legs of the device consist of an upright 10, having secured thereto a horizontal base 11 of any approved design, which base is adapted to rest upon the floor, for instance,

and the uprights of thelegs are provided with a vertical longitudinal slot 12. Upon each upright of the legs a standard 13 is held vertically adjustable, the adjustment being accomplished by producing in each standard near its lower end a longitudinal slot 14,which slots register with the slots .12 in the legs, and a bolt 15 is secured in the upper end of each upright of the legs,which bolts proj ectinward through the slots 14 of the standards and are provided upon their inner ends with athumbnut 16 or its equivalent. The standards are guided in their vertical movements upon the legs by pins 17, which pins are secured to the standards and are adapted to travel in the Be 1t known that I, MAURICE SOHMIRK, of, Fayette, in the county of Howard and State ofslots 12 of the legs.

The embroidery-frame consists of two end bars 18, each of which end bars upon the under edge, at or near the center, is provided with a downwardly-extending perpendicular arm 19, and the arms of the end bars are hinged to the upper extremities of the standards 13, one side edge of thesaid arms 19 being curved at the bottom to permit the end bars 18 being carried downward in front of and parallel with the standards, as shown in dotted lines, Fig. 2. The end bars are provided upon their inner faces with the usual longitudinal rib 20, in which a series of apertures are formed, and each end bar at its extremities is fitted with openings, through which openings rods 21 are passed, the said rods being-perforated and constituting the side bars of the frame. The side rods 21 are rigidly held in connection with the end bars 18, when desired, by means of set-screws 22, located in the lower edges of the end bars, and by reason of this adjustment the standards may be carried to or from each other, as may be required, to lengthen or to shorten the embroidery-frame, and by unloosening the side rods the goods to be embroidered can be rolled up, if necessary. As a stay for the standards at or near the center of the same a transverse brace-bar 23 is loosely passed through them, and the standards are adjustable laterally upon the said bar through the medium of set-screws 24,

which pass through the standards and contact with the bar. The adjustment of the embroidcry-frame as to inclination is effected through the medium of link-bars or straps 25, one of which is attached to the inner face of each end bar 18 below the rib 20, the attachment of the link-bars being efiected at their upper ends. The link-bars at their lower ends are unattached and are free to be moved vertically in either direction, and in the lower or front edges of each link-bar a series of notches 26 are formed, the walls of which notches are adapted for engagement with pins 27,10- cated upon the inner faces of the standards 13 a suitable distance below their pivotal connection with the end bars of the embroideryframe.

In the outer faces of the end bars 18, be-

tween their extremities, two or more-preferably twoapertures 27 are made, and in connection with the etnbroidery-fralne a table-top or platform 28 may be used, which table-top or platform is provided with battens 29 upon its under face, so located that when the top is placed upon the frame the battens will essentially contact with the outer faces of the end bars 18, and each batten upon its inner face is provided with pins 30, the said pins being adapted to enter the apertures 27 in the end bars of the frame and hold the top in rigid connection with said frame. The top may be rigidly placed in position upon the frame or removed therefrom by loosening the set-screws of one end of the perforated bars 21 and springing the end bars slightly inward.

By reference to the drawings and the foregoing description itis evident. that thehinged frame, whether provided with the top 28 or not, may be sustained in thehorizontal position, as shown in Fig. 1, or at any angle desired with respect to the standards 13, or it may be carrried down to a vertical position parallel with said standards, as illustrated in dotted lines, Fig. 2.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. An embroidery-frame comprising two standards adjustable toward and from each other and havingaligned transverse apertures intersected by setscrews 24, a rigid rod 23, extend i up; through said apertures and clamped by said screws, a vertically-rocking frame composed of end bars pivotally connected between their ends with the upper ends of the standards and provided with aligned end apertures intersected by set-screws 22, parallel rods 21 21, passed through the apertures in the said end bars and clamped by the screws 22, and means for adjusting the frame at any desired angle, substantially as set forth.

2. A combined quiltingframe and table consisting in the standards adjustable toward and from each other, parallel end bars on the upper ends of the standards and having transversely-apertured ends, parallel rods 21, extending through the apertures in the two end bars, set-screws 22, clamping the rods in place, apertures 27, also in the said end bars, the said end bars and rods constituting an embroidery-franie, and the table-top having transverse battens or cleats on its lower side provided on their faces next to the end bars with transverse pins 30 to enter the apertures 27 when the said end bars are moved toward the cleats or battens, substantially as set forth.



HENRY A. Nonats, \V. II. SMITH.

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