US 912602 A
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G. NESBIT. A LACE HOLDER.
APPLIOATION FILED FEB. 21, 1908.
912,602. Patented Feb. 16, 1909.
-UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHARLES NESBIT, OF TEKAMAH, NEBRASKA.
LACE-HOLDER Application filed February 21, 1908.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES NESBIT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tekamah, in the county of Burt and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lace-Holders, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to improvements in devices for holding and assorting pieces of lace or the like; and it consists of the features of novelty hereinafter described and claimed.
The object of the invention is to provide an improved board or holder upon which lace may be wound and by means of which the attern of the lace thereon may be readiy distinguished from other pieces of lace of different patterns.
The above and other objects of the invention are attained in the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved board or holder for lace or the like; and Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view.
The invention comprises a holder 1 preferably constructed of a piece of cardboard upon which the lace edge, lace insertion or the like is wound in the usual manner. The board or holder 1 has its ends recessed at 2 to provide projecting corners 3 and upon each of its longitudinal edges 4 I secure, preferably by paste, glue or other adhesive, strips 5 of fabric. These strips have a distinctive color or pattern and serve both to protect and reinforceihe edges of the board and to identify the pattern of the lace upon the board. While they are preferably of fabric they may be made of any other material which can be folded over the longitudinal edges of the board and pasted thereto: I also pgovide, at diagonally opp ositg cgrners Of l'Tle bfi'fdfifiijeioriiiumber tags tl i n the fmnpstrpa efteiittvr the edges of the board and pasted upon the strips 5 as shown.
Laces are sold by manufacturers to dry good stores in sets, each set containing a Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 16, 1909.
Serial No. 417,136.
number of pieces of lace edges and lace insertions of different widths but having the same pattern and it is a diflicult matter for the store keeper to assort the different pieces of the different sets and to readily locate a particular piece of a particular set especially when the stock is not assorted so that all pieces of the same set are together.
In the practice of my invention I provide sets of the holders or boards 1 for the different sets of laces and I distinguish the boards or holders of one set from those of the other by making the binding or reinforcing stripsrfiil. .Qlgsaid boards of dist1nctive c ol ors o1; esigns ."""'I'n'other"words, tlIe b ards of all pieces of lace, lace edge, or lace insertion of the same pattern are bound or edged by strips 5 of the same color crue'signwhirfis differentfrom that on the boards of the other sets of laces. When this is done it will be readily seen that all the ieces of a set of lace may be readily collected by gathering together the boards having the strips 5 of the same color or design and that it will be an easy matter to locate a piece of lace or lace insertion of a particular pattern and width even when the stock is pretty well disarranged.
From the foregoing it will be seen that when the invention is used as above set forth it will be exceedingly useful in the care of a stock of laces in a dry goods store and that it will efiect a great saving in time and labor on the part of the store keeper or clerk.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is:
1. A holder for lace or the like corn rising a board or body upon which the ace is wound and identifying strips folded over the edges of the board and secured thereto to protect said edges, reinforce the board, and identify the design of the lace wound thereon.
2. A holder for lace or the like comprising a board upon which the lace may be wound and having recessed ends to provide projecting corners, strips of fabric of distinctive color or design folded over and pasted to the longitudinal edges ofithe board to protect said edges, reinforce the board, and identify secured to said identifying strips and located 10 the pattern of the lace wound upon the adjacent to the diagonally opposite corners board. of said board, substantially as described.
3. A holder for lace or the like comprising In testimony whereof I hereunto aifix my 5 a board on which the lace may be wound signature in the presence of two witnesses. and having recessed ends to provide ro- CHARLES NESBIT. jecting corners, identifying strips f0 ded Witnesses: over and secured to the longitudinal edges D. C. MITTEN, of said board and price tags folded over and JAMES A. CLARK.