US 993799 A
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Patented May 30, 1911.
R. W. SCOTT.
KNITTED EB AND MAKING 0? SA LIOATION FILED rmms, 1907 993,799.
i I MM $9M k 50 previous Letters Patent 830,373,
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license w. scorr, or LEEDS POINT, NEW JERSEY, ,ASSIGNOR, BY Dinner AND MESNEL' sCQRIORATION,OF NEW JERSEY;
Toji'zllfibhom it may concern:
Be'it known that I, ROBERT W. Scorr, a
citizen of the United States, residing in Leed s' 'Point, (Atlantic county, New Jersey,
5 hay'efiinvented certain Improvements in KIll edWVebs and in Making the Same, of which} the following is a specification.
' Mylfinvention relates to that class of knit ted fabrics which are partly ribbed and partly plain, or in which, there is a greater,
nurr' ber of rib wales in one portion of the webfthaninfanother, or a change in the eha'raet erjof the rib in successive portions of the w eb, these results being effected by merginglfortransforming ribwales in one portionfofthe web into plain wales in an adjoining 'portion, or merging or, transform- "ingfplain wales-in one portion of the web into rib wales in an adjoining portion. The object of my invention is to so knit such'ia web as to insure greater-certainty in transferring stitches from one Wale to another than in fabrics of this type as heretoforejjmade. The figure in the accompanying drawing I reprcsents on a much exaggerated scale, a
knitted fabric embodying my invention. ""In'thefabric shown in the drawing, a omiand-one ribbed web is transformed into a plain web having a lesser number of wales than the ribbed web, the change being effected partly by a straight transfer and partly Q by a doubling transfer of the rib stitches, straighttransfer in this connection meaning one in which the stitches are transferred from the ribbing needles to corr'espo nding and previously inoperative plain web needles, and doublin transfer meaning thetransfer of stitches from the ribbing 40 needles to previously operative plain web needles which therefore have stitches already formed u on; them.
plain w'a'lt's'or the web, b-b rib wales which 5 are transformed into straiglrt"t ranSfer,--and bb rib wales which are merged into adjoining plain wales a by a doubling transfer. One"means of effecting such transfers is shown and described in my and 830.375, dated September 4, 1906. It has been found in practice, however, that the transfer of the stitches is attended with greater certainty if the stitch'which is to be KNITTED WEB AND MAKING OF SAME.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed Tebrna'ry23, 1907. Serial No. 358,958.
plain wales c by a,
FASSIGNMENTS, TO SCOTT & WILLIAMS, INCORPORATED. OF CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY,
transferred is materially elongated before such transfer is attempted,and, in producing the fabric forming the subject of my present invention, I effect such elon ation of the transferred stitches in" the" ollowing manner: l
Supposing thatthe web is to be trans, formed from a ribbed web intoa plain web, theknitting upon the ribbing'needles is arQ rested during the formation ofone or more courses of stitches, and preferably durin *65. the formation of a plurality of courses n stitches, upon the plain web needles; such 1 courses being represented at 6 and"7' in the" drawing, and forming in connection'with 1 the transferred stitches what is termed a welt. The formation of these courses of stitches upon the plain web needles ref sults in a material elongation of the'stitches hanging upon the ribbing needles, and, after h the desired number of courses of" s'titches jb upon the plain web needles have'bcen pro duced, the elongated stitches of the ribbed web, represented at d in the drawing, are transferred tothe plain web needles either] by straight or doubling transfer, as the case may be. In the case of a straight transfer, this elongation of the transferred stitches so isolates them, from the previously knitted web that no defect in transfer is" likely 'to "re-j, suit by reason of thereeeivin'g needle effgaging a stitch other than that whiehitis] l intended to transfer to the same, and in jtli e being therefore effected with almost the same 4 v r facility rawing, a-a represent continuous Patented May 3 0,
effected from-ribbed web to plain web partly by a'straight transferiand partly by a doubling transfer of stitches in a single course, some of the transfersimay be of stitches in from course, and othef transfers may be of stitches in asucceeding course, by arresting the knitting first upon a portion only of the ribbing needles, and then upon other ribbing needles, or the invention may beenlbodied in webs which are ribbed throughoirt but in which there are a less-number of rib wales in one portion than in another, or to webs in which the character of the ribbed web is dif.-- ferent in different portions, and all'of the transfers may be straight transfers or doubling transfers dependlng upon the character of the Web to be produced, or stitches 'may betransferred from plain Web wales to rib Wales or evenfrom wales of one face of the web to otherwales of the same face, the
advantages arising from the elongation of the transferred stitches being substantially the same in either case.
i H 1. A knitted fabric having stitches transferred from certain needle wales into ad- Joining wales, said transferred. stitches be ing drawn across one or more sinker wales in courses intervening between that from which they are transferred and that into .which they are transferred.
7 2. A knitted fabric having stitches transferred from certain needle wales into adjoining wales, said transferred stitches beingdrawn from a course which precedes by a plurality of courses that into which they are transferred and across a plurality of transferred.
4. A ribbed knitted fabric having stitches 10f wales of one face transferred into walesv bf'the other face, said transferred stitches being drawn from a preceding course whlch is removed by a plurality of courses from that into which they are transferred.
5. A knitted fabric having elongated stitches of certain needle wales transferred into adjoining wales, said elongated stitches being drawn across a plurality of sinker wales extending from the receiving-needle wale to an adjoining needle Wale.
6. A ribbed knitted fabric having stitches transferred from wales of one face to wales of the other face of the web, said transferred stitches being drawn across sinker wales interveningbetween wales of that face of the web into which the stitches are transferred.
7. A ribbed knitted fabric having stitches transferred from wales of one face to wales of the other face, said transferred stitches constituting part of a welt formation in the knitted, web.
8. A iribbed knitted fabric having stitches of Wales of one face transferred into wales of the other face by .a doubling transfer, said transferred stitches being drawn. across one ormore courses intervening between that from which they are transferred and that into which they are transferred.
9. A ribbed knitted fabric having stitches of wales of one face transferred into wales of the other face by a doubling transfer, said transferred stitches being drawn from a pre ceding course which is removed by a plurality of courses from that into which it is transferred.
10. The'inode herein described of effecting change in the character of a knitted web, said mode consisting in arresting the knitting temporarily upon certain of the needles while continuing the knitting upon the remaining needles, and, after the formation of one or more courses upon the latter needles, transferring the stitches from the tempo-- rarily retired needles onto the receiving needles.
11. The mode herein described of effecting change in the character of a knitted web, said mode consisting in first knitting ribbed web upon two sets of needles, then temporarily arresting the knitting operationupon needles of one set while continuingthe knitting upon the remaining needles, and then transferring stitches from the needles thus temporarily put out of action onto needles of theother set.
12. The mode herein described of changing the character of a knitted web, said mode consisting in first knitting a ribbed Web upon two sets of needles, then arresting the knitting operation upon needles of one set while continuing to knit upon the remaining needles, and then removing the stitches from theXneedles vwhich were temporarily out of action and" transferring said stitches to needles of the'other set after a lateral displacement or. shogging of said transferred stitches. I"
In testimony whereof, I have signed iny name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ROBERT W. SCOTT.
Witnesses? I'IAMILTON D. TURNER, KATE A. BEADLE.