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Publication numberUS792563 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1905
Filing dateSep 24, 1904
Priority dateJan 18, 1904
Publication numberUS 792563 A, US 792563A, US-A-792563, US792563 A, US792563A
InventorsHerbert L Turner
Original AssigneeHerbert L Turner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 792,563, dated June 13, 1905.

Original application filed January 18, 1904, Serial No. 189,398. Divided and this application filed September 24, 190 Serial No. 225,725.

To roll whmn it may concern: i

Be it known that I, HERBERT L. TURNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in skein-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in skein-holders designed for suspending and displaying skeins of silk and the like, and has for its object to provide means for suspending skeins from hooks in such way that a large number of the skeins may be displayed at once in such manner that they will not become entangled with one another when in place upon the hooks nor in being placed thereon or removed therefrom.

A further object is to construct the skeinholder so that the skeins will hang evenly.

To this end the invention consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In my application for patent upon displayframes filed January 18, 1904, Serial No. 189,398, of which the present application is divisional, I have shown my improved skeinholder in use with a folding display-frame.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this application, Figure 1 is a front view of a partially-open display-frame, showing the skein-holders in place upon the hooks or fingers thereof. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken on line a a' of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a front view of one of the skein-holders with a skein held thereby, and Fig. 4 is a side view of a number of the skein-holders in place upon a hook.

In the drawings I have shown a convenient form of folding display-frame 2, provided with bars 3, each bar carrying a row of fingers or books 4:. These fingers or hooks may be constructed in any way which will permit of the suspension therefrom of the skein-holders, as hereinafterdescribed. In the drawings the hooks are shown with upturned ends 5 in order the better to retain the skein-holders and prevent their slipping off.

The skein-holder 6 consists of a strip of paper, cloth, or other suitable material passing around the skein 7 and. doubled back on itself so as to retain the skein within the fold of the holder. At a convenient distance above the skein each holder is formed with a transverse aperture 8 of sufficient size to be slipped easily over a supporting finger or hook. If it is desired to bunch several skeins together, each one is provided with a skein-holder, and the skein-holders are held together by an elastic band 9 or other convenient means, as shown in Fig. 4.

By the use of these holders the yarns of the skeins are held together and the skeins are suspended evenly in such way that they will hang one in front of the other without tangling and may be readily lifted from the fingers or hooks or placed thereon without danger of the yarns catching upon or slipping ofi' the hooks. It will also be observed that by the use of these holders the skeins will always hang vertically, whereas if the skeins themselves were hung upon the fingers owing to their light weight and clinging texture they would be apt to hang askew. Without the use of these holders the yarns are apt to become separated, some slipping off the hook or failing to pass over the hook.

The holders are particularly useful in connection with a folding frame like that shown in the drawings, where the skeins upon one leaf of the frame are brought into close contact with the skeins upon the other leaf of the frame when the leaves are folded together.

Having now described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is- I 1. A holder for skeins comprising a strip adapted to be passed around the yarns of a skein and formed with alining transverse apertu res adapted to receive a supporting-finger.

2. The combination with a skein, of a holder therefor comprising a strip doubled upon itself and passing around the skein, and formed above the skein with alining apertures adapted to receive a supporting-finger.

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




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Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/04