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Publication numberUS797864 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1905
Filing dateApr 14, 1905
Priority dateApr 14, 1905
Publication numberUS 797864 A, US 797864A, US-A-797864, US797864 A, US797864A
InventorsEdwin C Naylor
Original AssigneeEdwin C Naylor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Creasing and folding device.
US 797864 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 797,864. EATENTED AUG. 22, 1905.

'B. 0. NAYLOR.

GREASING AND FOLDING DEVICE...

APPLICATION FILED APR.14, 1905.

WITNESSES: INVENTOI? Edwin C12" Zar D J By 5 W E 2 ATTORNEYS" EDWIN C. NAYLOR, OF GLOVERSV'ILLE, NEW YORK.

CREASING AND FOLDING DEVICE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 22, 1905.

Application filed April 14, 1905. Serial No. 255,569.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known thatI, EDWIN C. NAYLoR, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Gloversville, in the county of Fulton and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Creasing and Folding Device, of which the following is a full, clear, and eXact description.

The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved creasing and folding device more especially designed for conveniently and quickly creasing and folding fabrics-such, for instance, as shade-cloth-with a view to form a pocket for the reception of a stick.

The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claims.

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a perspective View of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the same. Figs. 3, 4:, 5, and 6 are like views of the same, showing the parts in the different positions for forming the pocket. Fig. 7 is an edge view of the shade and its stick-pocket, and Fig. 8 is a cross-section of a modified form of the improvement.

The improved creasing and folding device consists, essentially, of the members A, B, and C, of which the member A is the base member and is connected at its front edge by hinges D with the rear edge of the front member B. The third member C is connected by hinges E with the upper face of the base member A at the rear end thereof, as plainly illustrated in the drawings, and this member G is preferably made wedge-shaped and arranged to stand either at angles to the base member A, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 5, or to fold down upon the upper surface of the base member A, so that the free edge of this member 0 extends to the joint between the base member A and the front member B. (See Figs. 3, t, 6, and 8.)

On the upper face of the front member B are arranged a number of longitudinally-extending parallel gage-lines F, F, and F for gaging the portions of the fabric G to be folded with a view to form a pocket, as indicated in Fig. 7. The hinged edge of the third member G is provided between the hinges E with a cut-out portion G to allow of drawing the fabric G from the rear through the said cut-out portion over the top face of the base members A and B, as plainly indicated in the drawings.

In order to form the pocket in a shade-cloth, for instance, the shade-cloth or fabric G is drawn from the rear under the cut-out portion C forwardly over the top face of the base member A and onto the upper face of the front member B until the front edge of the fabric coincides with the first line F, spaced a certain distance from the joint between the base member A and the front member B. (See Figs. 1 and 2.) When this has been done, the member C is swung downward, so that its free edge rests on top of the fabric G at the joint between the members A and B, (see Fig. 3,) and then the front member B is swung upwardly and rearwardly, as indicated in Fig. 4:, to crease the fabric at the joint between the members A and B and to form a fold G between the members B and C. When this has been done, the operator swings the members B and C back to their original positions (see Fig. 5) and then draws the fabric Gfarther forwardly to bring the doubled-up forward edge of the fabric to either of the lines F or F after which the member C is again swung downward to reengage the fabric Gr at the joint between the membersA and B, after which the member B is again swung upwardly and rearwardly to again double the fabric at the joint between the members A and B and to form another fold G When this has been done, the members B and O are returned to their original positions and the fabric is drawn out from the device and the doubled-up fold G is sewed to the fabric body by stitches H, so as to form a pocket at the end of the fabric for the reception of the stick. (See Fig. 7.)

By reference to Fig. 5 it will be seen that the height of the pocket to be formed can be gaged by bringing the fabric to either of the lines F or F -that is, if a pocket of less height is desired the fabric is drawn to the line F, and if a larger pocket is desired the fabric is drawn to the line F, as indicated in Fig. 5. It is understood that any number of such gagelines F, F, and F may be employed and spaced difierent distances apart to permit of forming pockets of different heights.

In the modified form shown in Fig. 8 the upper surface of the base member A is preferably slightly inclined, so as to permit a more convenient and compact folding of the several members for convenience in shipping the device; but the device shown in Fig. 8 is used in the same manner as above described in reference to the device illustrated inFigs. 1 to 6.

The creasing and folding device is very simple and durable in construction and can be readily manipulated to form the desired creases and folds'with a view to produce a pocket at the end of the fabric for the reception of a stick; but I do not limit myself to the particular use described, as the device may be used for other purposes, such as folding fabrics for the formation of neckties and the like.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A creasing and folding device comprising a plurality of members hinged together, two of the members being connected whereby they may extend in the same plane and the other member being connected to one of the said two members whereby it may extend at an angle thereto.

2. A creasing and folding device comprising a plurality of members, of which two members are hinged together at the adjacent edges, and a third member is hinged to the top of one of the other members.

3. A creasing and folding device, comprising a plurality of members, of which two members are hinged together at the adjacent edges, and a third member is hinged to the top of one of the other members and is adapted to stand at an angle or to fold upon this member.

4. A creasing and folding device, comprising a plurality of members, of which two members are hinged together at adjacent edges, and a third member is hinged to the top of one of the other members and is adapted to stand at an angle or to fold upon this member, the third member, when folded, having its free edge reaching to the joint between the other two members.

5. A creasing and folding device, comprising a plurality of members, of which two members are hinged together at adjacent edges,

and a third member is hinged to the top of one of the other members, and having a cutout portion at the hinged edge, for the passage of shade-cloth.

6. A creasing and folding device comprising a base member, a graduated member hinged at its rear edge to the front edge of the base member, and a top member hinged at one edge to the upper face of the said base member and adapted to fold upon the same, to bring its free edge to the joint between the base and graduated members.

7. A creasing and folding device comprising a base member, a graduated member hinged at its rear edge to the front edge of the base member, and a top member hinged at one edge to the upper face of the said base member and adapted to fold upon the same, to bring its free edge to the joint between the base and graduated members, the said top member being wedge-shaped in cross-section.

8. A creasing and folding device comprising a base member, a graduated member hinged at its rear edge to the front edge of the base member, and a top member hinged at one edge to the upper face of the said base member and adapted to fold upon the same, to bring its free edge to the joint between the base and graduated members,the said top member being wedge-shaped in cross-section, and the hinged edge having a cut-out portion, for the passage of shade-cloth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

EDWIN G. NAYLOR.

Witnesses:

" "ORVILLE BAKER,

LE 1101' EVEREST.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65H45/12