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Publication numberUS901052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1908
Filing dateFeb 10, 1905
Priority dateFeb 10, 1905
Publication numberUS 901052 A, US 901052A, US-A-901052, US901052 A, US901052A
InventorsChristopher Winkel
Original AssigneeNat Sewing Machine Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bed-plate for sewing-machines.
US 901052 A
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PLATE FOR SEWING. MAGHINES.

PLIOATIQN FILED FEB. 10, 1905.

901,052.- Patented Oct. 13,1908.

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, ldfwass'esk 7 0. WINKEL, BED PLATE FOR SEWING MACHINE. I APPIIOATION FILED PEBJO, 1905.

961,052, Patentd Oct. 13,1908.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CHRISTOPHER WINKEL, OF BELVIDEItE, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, OF BELVIDERILILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

BED-PLATE FOR SEWING-MACHINES.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 13, 1908.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHRISTOPHER WINKEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Belvidere, county of Boone, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bed-Plates for Sewing- Machines, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.

This invention relates to bobbin case c0vers for sewing machines or covers for closing the o Jening in the bed plate at the end of the need e plate, which is provided for the introduction of the operators hand when it is desired to remove the bobbin or to adjust the mechanism at that place. As machines of this class are used in greater part by women, unskilled in the use and operation of mechan ism, it is desirable that this particular device as well as other parts of a sewing machine, be of the utmost simplicity in both construction and operation, without, of course, sacrificing any degree of efficiency or economy of pro duction.

The object of this invention therefore is to provide a bobbin case cover for sewing'machines which will require for its proper and speedy operation but the minimum amount of study or thought on the part of the operator, and. one which shall be hinged as a permanent fixture to the machine and will not rattle by the vibration of the machine or be liable to get out of order.

With a view to the attainment of these ends and the accomplishment of certain other objects which will hereinafter appear, the in vention consists in the features of novelty in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings and then more particularlypointed out'in the claims.

In the saiddrawingsFigure 1 is a perspective view of the upper part of a sewing machine, showing portions of the bed plate and table embodying my invention with the cover open. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a filling block hereinafter described. Fig. 3 is a plan view of a 'part'of the bed plate and table on a smaller scale, showing the cover closed. Fig. 4 is a detail cross section on the line 4, 4 Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross section on the line 5, 5 Fig. 6. Fig. 6 is an end elevation of the bed plate showing the cover closed in full lines and open in dotted lines. Fig. 7 is a detail, vertical section of a part of the bed plate and the cover showing the latch mechanism for holding the cover closed. Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing a modificationhereinafter described, and Fig. 9 is a cross section thereof on the line 9, 9, Fig. 8.

1 is the base or frame of the sewing machine bed plate upon which the arm 2 is mounted as usual or in any suitable way, and in which the needle plate 3 is set. In the end of the base or plate but at a point contiguous to the needle plate 3 is formed an opening 4, provided as usual for the introduction of the hand of the operator when it is desired to remove the bobbin or the shuttle, which is indicated at 5, or to examine or adjust any of the mechanism at that place. The edge of this aperture or opening 4'is rabbeted or flanged as shown at 6 for the reception and proper support of the aforementioned bobbin case cover 7, which on one side is formed mm the aperture 4 and to come contiguous to the outer edge of the needle plate 3, while the other side is preferably made straight and is provided with a downwardly extending flange 8 which performs the twofold purpose of strengthening the cover 7 and holding in place a block 9 which is usually placed in the head frame 10 at the edge of the cover 7 whereby an opening of generous proportions for the introduction of the hand may be provided. This block 9 is provided on three sides with a flange 1 1 which fits upon a flange 12 formed around the corresponding sides of an opening 13 in the head frame or table formed opposite the aperture 4, While the flange 8 on the plate 7 fits over and engages a flange 14 on the inner side of the block 9, and thereby holds the block down in place and also prevents it from rattling. One corner of the plate 7 adjacent to the flange 8 is provided with a hinge-lug 15 and this is pivoted by a stud or othersuitable means 16 to the end of a boss 17 formed on the lower side of thebase or plate 1 at one side of the aperture 4, whereby the plate 7 will be securely hinged or pivoted to the bed plate of the sewing machine and at the same time capable of being thrown to the back of the aperture 4 out of the Way of the operators hand. At the. opposite side or end of the plate 7is formed or secured a catch member 18 and secured under the plate 1, see Fig. 7, is a catch or dog 19 adapted to engage the member 18 when the plate 7 is thrown down into place. The catch 19 is pivoted at 20 to a boss 21 on the under side of plate 1, and is pressed normally towards the member 18 by any suitable spring 22 confined between the back of the catch 19 and a socket 23 in the boss 21. The catch 19 is also formed with an upwardly extending lever or finger 24 over which is situated a push button 25 whereby the finger 2 L may be depressed and the member 18 thereby released -from the catch 19. The button 25 is held from being dislodged in a downward direction by the finger 2e and spring 22 and is located in a suitable aperture in the plate 1, which is beveled around the edge as shown at 26 so the button may be depressed the requisite distance while not projecting an objectionable extent above the surface of the plate 1. The button is held against upward displacement by a flange 27 on the lower end thereof. Against the arm or hinge-lug 15 bears one end 28 of a spring which has a coil 29 situated within a socket 3O -formed in boss 17. The inner end of this coil 29 is secured to a plug 31. and. this plug is held against rotation in the socket 30 b y small set screw 32 or other suitable means screwed into the side of the boss 17, thus constituting a very ellicient, simple and inexpensive means of providing the cover 7 with a spring whereby it will be automatically thrown open in the position shown in Fig.

1 when the push button 25 is depressed, and

whereby also it will be held from rattling during the operation of the machine, a feature of considerable importance in a device of this character. The spring 29 is, of course, of suilicient strength to raise the cover 7 without undue violence and to hold it in its elevated position out of the way of the opera tors hand and in position at the back of the aperture 4 where it will not obstruct the operators view. VI hen it is desired to again close the aperture 4, the operator is simply required to depress the cover 7 into place where it is automatically locked by the catch 19.

The coil 29 of the spring 28, being eccentric to the pivot 16, the point of bearing of the arm 28 will approach the pivot 16 as the cover opens and consequently the effect or" the spring decreases and thereby avoids undue shock.

Tn the form of the invention shown in Fig. 8, the separate block 9 is dispensed with and the bobbin case cover 7 is provided with an extension 7 which projects into and closes the aperture 1.8 in the head frame or table.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a bobbin case cover the combination of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, a cover pivoted to the plate for closing said aperture and flush with the top of the plate when closed, a spring secured to the plate at a point eccentric to the pivot ot the cover and having an extension bearing against the cover for throwing it open, and means for holding the cover closed against the action of the spring.

2. In a bobbin case cover the combination of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, a cover pivoted to the bed plate for closing said aperture, a socket formed in the head lengthwise oi the axis of said pivot, a coil spring secured in said socket and, having an arm at one end. projecting therel'rom. and bearing against said cover for throwing it open, and means for holding the cover closed against the action of the spring.

3. In a bobbin case cover the combination. of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, a cover pivoted. to said bed plate for closing said aperture, a socket formed in. the bed plate lengthwise oi the axis ol' said pivot, a plug removably secured in said socket, a coil spring situated. in said socket and secured at its inner end to said plug and having its outer end provided with an arm bearing against said cover for holding the cover open, and. means for holding the cover closed against the action ol' the spring.

1. In a bobbin ease cover the combination of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, a pivoted cover for closing said aperture, means tending to throw said cover open when released, a catch pivoted under the bed plate and cover for holding the cover closed, a push button projecting through the head for releasing said catch, and a projection on said catch for holding said push button in place.

5. In a bobbin case cover the combimition oi the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, a pivoted cover il'or closing said aperture, means tending to throw the cover open when released, a boss formed on the under side oi the head adjacent to said aperture, a catch pivoted to said boss for holding the cover closed, a spring interposed between the boss and the catch for holding the catch in engagement, an upwardly turned projertion on the catch, a push. button projecting through the sewing machine head and resting against said projection ior releasing said catch, said projection holding said push button against downward displacement, and means on the push button for holding it against upward displacement.

6. In a bobbin case cover the combination. of the sewing machine bed plate having an. aperture, the head frame having an aperture registering with the lirst said aperture, means pivoted to the plate for closing the aperture in the plate, spring acting upon said means for preventing the same from rattling durin the operation of the machine and means for closing the aperture in the frame.

7. In a bobbin also cover the combination of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, the head frame having an aperture communicating with the first said aperture, a block closing the aperture in the head frame, a pivoted plate closing the aperture in the bed plate and bearing against said block, and means -for holding said plate closed.

8. In a bobbin case cover the combination of the sewing machine bed plate having an aperture, the head frame having an aperture registering With said first aperture, a pivoted plate closing said first aperture and means o]peratively related to the plate for closing t e aperture in the head frame, and means for holding said closures in position.

9. In a device of the class described, the combination of a sewing machine head having an aperture, a pivoted cover for closing said aperture, means tending to throw the cover open Whenreleased, said cover being provided With a depending portion having an aperture therein, a catch pivoted under the head and cover, means yieldingly holding the catch in the path of movement of the depending portion, and for seating the same Within the aperture, a push button operatively related to the catch and projecting through the head for releasing the catch, and means for preventing displacement Ojlf the button.

CHRISTOPHER WINKEL. Witnesses:

WILLIS S. BROWN, JOHN W. ELDREDGE.

Referenced by
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US3011463 *Mar 6, 1959Dec 5, 1961Sanwa Mishin Seizo Kabushiki KSewing machine work support including an improved quick opening needle plate and cover plate arrangement
US5251556 *Aug 6, 1992Oct 12, 1993Lucien RavenelleAuxiliary bed extension for sewing machine
DE740831C *Nov 7, 1941Oct 29, 1943Phoenix Naehmaschinen AgSchraubenlose Stichplattenbefestigung bei Naehmaschinen
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationD05B73/12