US 850340 A
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No. 050,340. PATENTED APR. 10, 1907.
M. J. BROSNAHAN] TAILORS APPLIANCE.
APPLIOATION'I'ILED JUNE 18.1906.
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MICHAEL J. BROSNAHAN, or ST: LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Specification of Letters Patent.
. Patented April 16, 1 907.
Application filed June 18, 1906. Serial No. 822,215.
To LLZZ whom it near/y (JON/06777,.
Be it known that I, MICHAEL J. BROSNA- HAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tailors Appliances, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.
My invention has relation to improve ments in tailors appliances; and it consists in the novel construction: of device more fully set forth in the specification and pointed out in the claim.
In the drawings,Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the application of my device when measuring for a coat. Fig. 2 is an en larged plan view thereof. Fig. 3 is an edge view of the appliance, showing by dotted lines the position of the spring when bent or bowed to grip the garment of the wearer and Fig. 4 is a section on line 4 l of 2.
The object of my invention is to provide a device to which the end of a tape-measure may be secured, such device having means whereby the same can befastened to the garment during the measuring operation. The device or appliance being thus held in a permanent position on the body of the person whose measure is being gtaken insures absolutely-accurate results, since the measurements are made from a fixed point or a point which does not shift its position during the handling of the tape. fixed point of measurement is of special importance in taking measurements across the shoulders, down the back, along the sleeves, and the like, where utmost accuracy is required for purposes of drafting a pattern.
In detail the invention may be described as follows:
Referring to the drawings, 1 2 represent the long and short legs or members of an angle-piece or Square, the leg 1 having an extension 1 projecting beyond the leg 2. In line with or opposite to the leg 2 is a flexible yielding spring member or tongue 3, termi nating in a point or tooth 4. In applying the device the same is placed under the arm.
Theftjnecessity for a l l I, l l l y l the arm is allowed to drop, Fig. 1, and the spring 3 is then bent or bowed slightly outward to cause the tooth 4 to embed itself in the goods of the garment or coat 0, Fig. 3. The tooth thus embedded in the goods prevents the appliance from shifting its position, permitting the cutter to take accurate measurements from a fixed point on the appliance. This point corresponds to the center of rotation of the rotatable swivel 5, the latter being pivoted to swing in the plane of the legs 1 2. An offset or shoulder 6 is formed in the swivel}; said gsl'ioulder corresponding in position to the end of the tape 7, secured to the swivel, the shoulder being further positioned so as to swing into alinement with either of the contiguous inner edges of the legs 1 2, Fig. 2, so that when the swivel is swung arallel to the leg l the end of the tape wi be in line with the inner edge of the leg 2, and when swung parallel to the leg 2 the end of the tape will be in line with the contiguous edge of the leg 1, and since the pivot about which the swivel (and hencelthegtape) swings is fixed by reasonl'of the firm attachment of the appliance toigthe garment it follows that the ta e may be swung in any direction fromil'a "ixedi'point, and hence most accurate results are assured.
Having described my invention, what I claim is- A tailors appliance comprising an anglepiece composed of two legs, a yielding member opposite one of the legs having a terminal tooth for embedding itself in the garment, of the wearer, over which the measurement-is being taken, a swivel pivoted to rotate in the plane of the legs and having an oifset positioned to aline with the inner edge of one of the legs when swung to a position parallel with. the contiguous leg, and a tape-measure secured to the swivel and terminating at the offset, substantially as set forth.
In testimony WhereofI affix my Signature in presence of two witnesses.
MICHAEL J. BROSNAHAN.