US 730826 A
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PATENTED JUNE 9, 1903.
W. N. HOWDEN.
MEANS FOR HOLDING EMBROIDERY GOODS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 21, 1903- no MODEL,
-UNITED STATES Patented June 9, 1903.
WILLIAM N. HOvVDEN, OF DENVER, COLORADO, ASSIGNOR TO THE CORO- NATION EMBROIDERY I-IOOP COMPANY, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
MEANS FOR HOLDING EMBROIDERY GOODS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 730,826, dated June 9, 1903. Application filed January 21,1908- $erialNo-140,041. (N0 model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM N. I-IowDEN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Holding Embroidery Goods; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to improvements in means for holding or supporting the goods or fabric while doing embroidery, Battenberg, and similar work.
My object is to facilitate the work by keeping the loose portion of the goods folded or rolled up out of the way, so that it will not interfere with the use of the needle, and also to keep the goods from becoming unnecessarily soiled during the progress of the work; and to these ends the invention consists of the features hereinafter described and claimed, all of which will be fully understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a top or plan View illustrating the device in use. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view cutting the two hoops and the frame. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary side View of a hoop, showing a hook in place and a piece of coronation-cord provided with enlargements at regular intervals, which prevent the cord from slipping through ,the hooks. In this view the parts are shown on a larger scale than in the other views.
The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the views. I
Let the numerals 5 and 6 designate the two hoops, one located within the other, the same as usually employed in doing embroidery or Battenberg work. The goods or fabric 7 is held between the two hoops in the usual manner and is best illustrated in Fig. 2.
My improvement consists in applying holding devices to the hoops and employing a cord or other flexible device in connection with the holding devices, whereby the ordinarily loose goods may be held rolled up and confined in small compass, whereby this loose portion of the goods shall not interfere with the work of the operator. Any suitable holding means and any flexible device may be employed that will perform the required function. The holding devices are attached to the outer surface of the outer hoop and to the inner surface of the inner hoop. As shown in the drawings, these holding-devices consist of small books 8, applied at intervals to the outer surface of the outer hoop and to the inner surface of the inner hoop.
The hoops are preferably so arranged that the hooks of the two are staggered or out of line with each other. The flexible device 9 employed for use in connection with the hooks is what is known as coronation-cord, having rigid enlargements 9, which will not allow it to pull through the hooks. This onables the user to arrange the cord between the hooks exactly as desired and obviates the necessity of tying the two free ends of the cord into a knot in order to hold the goods securely in place after the cord is applied.
In use the goods are applied to the two rings or hoops in the ordinary way, after which the loose goods are rolled up and held by the cord, which. is applied to the hoops substantially as shown in the drawings. For instance, the cord near one extremity is-first applied to a hook 8 of the outer hoop. It is then passed under the roll of goods and applied to a hook 8 on the inner hoop and again passed under the roll and applied to another hook of the outer hoop, and so on until the first hook is reached, the cord having been applied to all the hooks and passed under the goods in zigzag style entirely around the hoops, after which its other extremity may be fastened to the first hook, as shown in Fig. 1.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the drawings, the use as well as thorough efficiency of myimprovement will be readily understood.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. In means for'holding or supporting the loose portion of embroidery goods, the combination with the usual hoops or rings, adapted to be arranged one within the other for holding the goods in place, of holding devices applied to the inner surface of the inner hoop and the outer surface of the outer hoop and a flexible device cooperating with the holding devices to support the goods in a gathered, folded or rolled condition.
2. The combination of two hoops adapted to be placed one within the other for holding embroidery goods, and a flexible device, the hoops having means for holding the flexible device in place as it is passed in zigzag fashion underneath the rolled or folded goods from one hoop to the other, the said holding means being applied to the inner surface of the inner hoop and to the outer surface of the outer hoop.
3. The combination with two hoops adapted to be placed one within the other, of holding devices or catches applied to the inner 20 surface of the inner hoop and to the outer surface of the outer hoop, and a flexible device cooperating with the holding devices for the purpose-set forth.
4. The combination with two hoops adapted to be placed one Within the other, of hooks applied at suitable intervals to the inner surface of the inner hoop and to the outer surface of the outer hoop, and a cord adapted to be applied to said hooks.
5. The combination with two cooperating hoops or rings adapted to hold embroidery goods as described, of hooks applied at suitable intervals to the two hoops, and a cord adapted to be applied to said hooks and having enlargements to prevent it from pulling through the hooks.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
' WILLIAM N. I-IOWDEN.
W. H. HUFF, DENA NELsoN.