|Publication number||US533024 A|
|Publication date||Jan 22, 1895|
|Filing date||Nov 30, 1894|
|Publication number||US 533024 A, US 533024A, US-A-533024, US533024 A, US533024A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
A. L. SMITH. CUSHION HOLDER.
No. 533,024. Patented Jan. 22,1895.
'NTTED STATES PATENT FFICE.
ALMIRA L. SMITH, OF TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 533,024, dated January 22, 1895.
Application filed November 30,1894 Serial No. 530,429. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, ALMIRA L. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tryon, in
the county of Polk and State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cushion-Holders, of which thefollowing is a specification, reference b,e-' ing had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to an improved cushion-holder for holding a cushion adapted to receive 'needles and pins, said holder being well adapted for use on sewing-machines; and it has for its object to produce a cushionholder adapted to be removably secured to the arm of a sewing-machine, in such manner that the cushion can be swung down into a convenient position for use, and turned back under the arm when not in use.
It is well known among sewing-machine operators that while at the machine hand sewing is often necessary. In such cases it frequently happensthat the operator must leave the machine to get a needle, which, afteruse, she generally sticks in her dress. By my invention the needle cushion is always held in a convenient position, and when the operator has finished sewing by hand she can readily return the needle to the cushion.
The invention will first be described in connection with the accompanying drawings, and then pointed out in the claims.
Figure 1 of the drawings is a perspective View of so much of a sewing-machine as is necessary toshow the application of my improved cushion-holder. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my cushion-holder. Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the cushion-holder, with the cushion removed.
I take a strip of any suitable spring metal of the desired width, and from one end cut out the central portion, so as to leave two parallel branches at a, this cut-out portion extending tonear the lnidlength of the strip. I then bend the strip in its middle, giving the lower portion a circular form, until the ends of the branches at are brought upward to near the starting point, thus forming a clip for the reception of a suitable cushion C. After having thus formed the clip A I bend the other portion in a reverse circular form until the free end is brought down tonear the starting point, so as to form another clipB, adapted to take over the arm of a sewing-machine or other-support. The cushion G is placed in clip A, and, if desired, the ends or branches at may be perforated, as at 1, through which a thread 2 may be passed to stitch the cushion in place.
By forming the cushion-clip in the manner above indicated needles and pins may be stuck into the cushion between the branches 0, of the clip as well as into the ends of the cushion.
Having thus described my invention,what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A cushion-holder consisting of a strip of spring metal bent together at its central portion, the ends of the strip at'each side of the central bend being curved toward each other to form spring clips, one of said clips having its central portioncut away from near the bend to its outer end, substantially as described and for the purposes stated.
2. The combination, with a cushion-holder consisting of a strip of spring metal bent together at its central portion, the ends of the strip at each side of the central bend being curved toward each other to form an upper clip and a lower clip the lower clip having its central portion cut away from near the bend to its outer end, of a needleoushion secured in said lower clip.
In testimony whereof I aftix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
. ALMIRA L. SMITH.
T. T. BALLENGER, M. D. KENWORTHY.
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