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- A. L. JONES.
DRESSMAKERS STAND. I
No.'570,931. Patented Nov. 10,1896.
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. UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- ANNA L. JONES, OFPHILADELPI'IIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
DRESSMAKERS STAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 570,931, dated November 10, 1896. Application filed October 22, 1895. Serial No. 566,488- (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern.
. Be it known that I, ANNA L. JONES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in' Dressmakers Stands, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
My invention relates to a new and useful improvement in dressmakers stands, and its object is to provide such a'device by the use of which bias or other strips may be cut from goods any width desired without care upon the part of the operator and which will also act as a measuring-board by means of which predetermined lengths of goods may be cut, and it will also serve the general purposes for which a dressmaking-table can be used.
\Vith these ends in view the invention consists in the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth, and then specifically designated by the claims.
In' order that those skilled in the art to which my invention appertains may-understand how to make and use the same, I will describe its construction and operation indetail, referring by number to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a plan View of my improvement; Fig. 2, a side elevation, and Fig. 3 a central vertical section. Fig. 4 is a central longitudinal sectional view of the folding rule.
Similar numbers denote like parts in the views of the drawings.
Heretofore great difficulty has been experienced by dressmakers and the like in cutting narrow strips of cloth upon a bias and maintaining their edges parallel, as all fabrics have a tendency to draw from one side to the other during the operation of cutting. This is obviated and the care necessary to keep the edges parallel is overcome by my improvement, which is constructed as follows:
1 is a center board, preferably twenty-seven inches square, to which is hinged upon each side extensions 2, of the same width as the center board and thirteen and one-half inches long. These boards are provided with lengthwise grooves 3, preferably an inch apart in edges.
eare cross-grooves arranged an inch apart, 1
and these grooves and the grooves 3 are of such depth and shape as to conveniently accommodate the end. of a shear-blade, so as to guide the same.
5 is arule composed of three lengths, hinged together and corresponding in length to the length of the sections of the standtop, so that when it is attached to the end of the table the ends will he allowed to bend down out of the way, and 6 are sharp points projecting from the under side of the rule and adapted to fit Within the small holes in the table for the purpose next explained.
To cut cloth upon the bias and in narrow strips, it is folded in the usual manner upon the diagonal and out upon this line, so as to obtain a starting-point, when this edge is placed parallel with the edge of the stand-top and clamped thereon by the pins 6 being forced through the cloth and into the small holes in said top, the rule acting to clamp the goods by friction. The lower point of the shears is then placed in a groove which is at the proper distance from the edge of the stand-top to cut a strip the desired width, Which may be from one-half inch to twentyseven inches, and by following this groove with the shears the cloth will be severedupon the line of the groove, thereby maintaining the parallelism of the two edges of the strip,
and this-is of great advantage to dressmakers,
as it enables them to quickly and accurately perform this operation.
If a number of strips are desired to be cut at the same time, the goods will be clamped as above described and the line farthest from the.ruled edge of the stand-top cut, and then working inward each strip will be severed upon the line desired, so that but one clamping is necessary for a number of strips.
To cut cloth in given lengths, the rule 5 is removed from the edge of the stand-top and the center section thereof placed upon one end of the table by placing the points 6 into the holes 7 after the cloth has been placed upon the stand-top and the shear-blade placed in a cross-groove that is at a distance from the clamped edge of the table equal to the length of cloth desired to be severed, when by cutting as described in connection with the lengthwise grooves the cloth will be severed upon a square line at right angles to the body thereof.
' As the top of the stand is twenty-seven inches wide and fifty-four inches long it' serves as a very convenient rest for dressmaking purposes and obviates the necessity for a lap-board, and I also provide drawers 8 under the center piece for holding small articles, and when the stand is out of use for dressmaking purposes the extensions 2 are folded upon the center section, forming a square, smoothtop table, which may be finished so as to be ornamental in order to be used for other purposes.
The height of the table may be varied by means of the shank 9, extending into the hole 10, formed in the central column 11 of the stand, and this shank is held in any ad justment by the set-screw 12. 13 are feet proj ecting upon the central column, and may be of any desired shape or size.
It is obvious that any suitable support for the table may be used, such as a screw-extension similar to piano-stools or any other desired form, without departing from the spirit of my invention, which rests in the broad idea of forming a table-top of folding sections hav ing lengthwise and crosswise grooves for guiding a pair of shears in cutting cloth.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is 1. In a dressmakers table, a folding top provided with longitudinal and transverse grooves, apertures in the end and side of said top,'a folding rule having lugs adapted to engage the apertures on either the side or the end of the table and thereby secure the fabric to the table said rule being foldable at such distances as to allow its ends to be bent down when it is attached to the end of the table, as and for the purpose described.
2. In a dressmakers table, a folding top provided with longitudinal and transverse grooves, apertures in the end and side of said top, a folding rule having lugs adapted to engage the apertures on either the side or the end of the table and thereby secure the fabric to the table, said rule composed of sections corresponding in length to the length of the sections of the top, as and for the purpose described.
8. In a device of the character described, a folding table-top, apertures in the end and side of said top, a folding strip having lugs adapted to engage apertures on either side or the end of the top, said strip composed of sections corresponding in length to the length of the sections of the top and being hinged so as to allow its ends to be bent down when it is attached to the end of the top, as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affiXed my signaturein the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ANNA L. JONES.
lVitnesses:
S. S. WVILLIAMsoN, SAMUEL L. TAYLOR.
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US2458846A (en) * 1946-12-17 1949-01-11 Robert H Gilmore Adjustable work guide for saw tables

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