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Publication numberUS770231 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1904
Filing dateJul 18, 1904
Priority dateJun 7, 1901
Publication numberUS 770231 A, US 770231A, US-A-770231, US770231 A, US770231A
InventorsGeorge H Gilbert
Original AssigneeKilbourn Knitting Machine Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seamless hosiery.
US 770231 A
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PATENTED SEPT. 13, 1904.

G. H. GILBERT.

SEAMLESS HOSIERY.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 18 1904.

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No. 770,231. Patented September 13, 1904.

IlNirEE STATES PATENT Orricn.

GEORGE H. GILBERT, OE GERMANTOVVN, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO THE KILBOURN KNITTING MACHINE COMPANY, OF NEWV BRUNSWICK, .NEW JERSEY.

SEAIVILESS HOSIERY.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 770,231, dated September 13, 1904.

Original application filed June '7, 1901, Serial No. 68,622. Divided and this application filed July 18, 1904:. $erial No. 217,040.

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To aZZ whom it may concern: the space of one or more plain loops. A given 0 Be it known that I, GEORGE H. GILBERT, a number of plain loops are then made. The

citizen of the United States, residing at Gen thread then makes a further cross-thread to mantown, in the county of Philadelphia and the next section of plain knitting, and so on 5 State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain entirely around the leg of the stocking. On

new and useful Improvements in Seamless the next round the cross-thread e is made in Hosiery; and I do hereby declare the followlike manner. On the third round the crossing to be a full, clear, and exact description thread 6 is made in the same manner. On of the invention, such as will enable others the fourth round the cross-thread is drawn 1o skilled in the art to which it appertains to down over the three cross-threads e e 6 formmake and use the same. ing the elongated loop 0Z, as is well under- My invention relates to machine-made seamstood in the knitting of tuck fabrics. This less hosiery, and has for its object the prois continued to the point marked y, where the duction of a stocking having improved ornaheel is knitted of plain loops. After the for I 5 mental efiects. Hitherto manufacturers of mation of the heel the knitting is continued,

ornamental seamless hose or stockings have forming the bottom of plain loops and the been able to make the ornamental open-work top of the ornamental courses and plain secor lacework on the front of the stocking tions, as hereinbefore set forth, until the only, and such ornamental lace or open work point a is reached, at which point a number 20 began at the top of the stocking and continof plain-knitted courses are formed entirely ued down over the ankle and front of the foot around the stocking. The toe is then com- 7 to the toe portion. I am, however, able to pleted with plain loops, thus forminga stockproduce an article of this class having a poring which has the plain-knitted portion a, the tion of plain knitting at the top of the leg of leg of ornamental sections a, the heel Z) of '5 the stocking, the leg composed of sections of plain loops, the bottom of the foot of plain lacework alternating with sections of plain knitting b, and the sections 6 of plain knitknitting around the entire leg, the heel and ting interposed between the ornamental bottom of the foot and toe being made of plain courses and the toe 6 of the stocking. This knitting, while the open-work sections are stocking may be made of one continuous 3 continued over the ankle and foot with a porthread, or it may be made by knitting the tion of plain-knitted fabric interposed beheel and toe of one thread and the remaining 30 tween the lower end of such open or lace work portions of the stocking from another thread, sections and the toe. or it may be made by forming the heel and In the drawing, I have shown a stocking toe of one thread and the other portions of 35 embodying my invention, the same being parthe stocking knitted from two, three, or four tially in perspective to show the ornamental other threads, as the manufacturer may pre- 8 5 section extending entirely around the leg. fer. The stocking may be knitted upon a In such drawingA is the leg portion of the machine constructed in the well-known manstocking, and B the foot portion. At the top nor to produce tuck-knitting, provision being 4 of the leg portion is a plain-knitted portion a. made for causing the needles of the front and Commencing at the point It a" the leg of the back portions of the stocking to be thrown 9 stocking is formed of plain-knitted portions separately into operation to knit tuck or 0, united by open-work or lace sections 0, the plain knitting, as desired.- one alternating with the other entirely around While I have described the ornamental ef- 45 the leg. The loops of the several courses feet as produced by employing in the ornaforming one figure of the lace or open work mental figures the three cross-threads c 0 are made as follows: Starting at the plain with a fourth forming an elongated loop consection 1, the thread forms a straight crossnecting and holding the others, this exact prothread a to the next plain section, crossing portion is not necessary or essential, as but one, two, or more of the cross-threads to every elongated loop may be employed, to suit the taste or fancy of the manufacturer.

The arrangement of open-work spaces in respect to the plain-knitted portions may also be varied and a single plain loop may be made between the lace-sections, giving the stocking the appearance of being formed entirely of lacework, or this effect may be employed solely on the front of the stocking.

It will be understood that, if preferred, the lacework may begin with the top of the stocking and be continued to the toe; but this is not my preferred construction.

5 This present application is a division of my former application for improvements in seamless hosiery filed June 7, 1901, and given Serial No. 63,622.

' open or lace work. extending down the front of the stocking and down upon. the top of the foot of the stocking with a portion of solid plain knitting intervening between the lacework and the toe of the stocking, substantially as described.

2. A machine-knit seamless stocking knit continuously in one operation having open or lace work extending down the front of the leg of the stocking and down upon the front of the ankle and the top of the foot of the stocking with a portion of solid plain knitting intervening between the said lacework and the toe of the stocking, substantially as described.

3. A machine-knit seamless stocking having open or lace work in the leg of the stocking and having solid plain knitting at the toe of the stocking for joining at that part of the stocking, substantially as described.

4:. Amachine-knitseamless stockinghaving open or lace work knitting forming a part'of the leg of the stocking and having plain knitting following said lacework, and providing solid plain knitting for the joining at the toe of the stocking, the said stocking having been knit in one continuous operation, and having the thread forming the lacework continuous with the thread forming the main body of the foot of the stocking, substantially as described.

5. A machine-knit seamless stocking having lacework on the back as well as on the front of the leg of the stocking, the lacework on the front of the leg of the stocking extending down upon the top of the foot of the stocking and having solid plain knitting between the lacework and the toe of the stocking, providing solid plain knitting for the joining at the toe of the stocking, substantially as described.

6. Amachine-knitseamlessstockinghaving lacework on the back as well as on the front of the leg of the stocking, the lacework on the front of the leg extending down upon the top of the foot of the stocking and having the heel, bottom of the foot and toe of the stocking of solid plain knitting with plain knitting on the top of the foot of the stocking between the lacework and the toe of the stocking providing solid plain knitting for the joining at the toe of the stocking, substantially as described.

7. The herein-described machine-knit seamless stocking having the entire leg portion composed of ornamental sections of open or lace work alternated with plain-knit sections, and the heel, bottom of the foot and toe portions composed of plain loops, the thread or threads of the foot being continuous with those of the leg portion with solid plain knitting between the lacework and the toe of the stocking, and the leg, heel, foot and toe portions being knit in one continuous operation,

substantially as described.

8. A machine-knit seamless stocking having the front of the leg of the stocking ornamented with lacework forming a part of the knitted leg, and having a portion of solid plain knitting between the lacework and the toe of the stocking, the heel, bottom of the foot and toe of the stocking formed of solid plain knitting, the thread or threads of the foot of the stocking being continuous with those of the leg, substantially as described.

9. A machine-knit seamless stocking having the leg of the stocking ornamented with lacework sections, said sections extending down upon the ankle and top of the foot of the stocking, with solid plain knitting between said lace sections and the toe of the stocking, the thread or threads of the foot of the stocking being continuous with those of the leg of the stocking, the leg, heel, foot and toe being knit in one continuous operation, substantially as described.

10. A machine-knit seamless stocking having the entire leg portion of the same ornamented with open or lace work forming a part of the knitted leg, the heel, bottom of the foot and toe of the stocking being composed of plain loops, the ornamental open or lace work extending over the ankle and top of the foot, with plain loops between the open or lace work and the toe of the stocking, the thread or threads of the foot of the stocking being continuous with those of the leg, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

GEORGE H. GILBERT.

Witnesses:

CHARLES W. SNYDER, C. H. WVHITAKER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationD04B1/26