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May 3, 1938. ‘ B. A. HULSHIZER 2,115,856 CARPET RAG STRIP SPLICER Filed Feb. 12, 1937 @yi /Z // //0 /4,/3 '7 2 Sheets-‘Sheet l May 3, 1938. B. A. HULSHIZER 2,115,856 CARPET RAG STRIP SPLICER Filed Feb. 12, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 $94 $95 /3 By . jg 6. ‘ ' ' Inventor 93‘ M 19m ’ _ I 1Aiiorneys 2,115,856 Patented May 3, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT orFlcsj. 2,115,856 CARPET' RAG. STRIP SPLICER Bessie A. Hulshizer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Application February '12, 1937, Serial No. 125,506 1 Claim. (Cl. 28—-16) M through the medium of which and screws or’ This invention is a device to facilitate the splic ing of the strips of material from which carpet other suitable fastening elements lithe shield or socket member is secured to, the base 5. rag rugs are made. As it is well known, rag rugs or carpets are 5 made from strips of carpet or other suitable ma terial spliced together. To facilitate the splicing of these strips I have provided an improved needle and supporting means therefor whereby the nee dle may be used with facility for forming slits in 10 the ends of the strips and for holding the slit ends of the strips in position to facilitate the drawing of a free end of a strip through the slit of the lapped end of the one strip and the lapping end of the other strip for splicing the two strips together. The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:-— Figure 1 is an elevational view of the splicing device. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken at right angles to Figure l. Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail sectional View showing the manner in which a clip forming part 2 of the device engages the shank of the needle. Figure 4 is a top plan view. ’ Figures 5, 6, and 7, illustrate the several steps . in the splicing operation and 30 35 Figure 8 is a transverse sectional through the needle with a strip engaged therewith. Referring to the drawings by reference nu merals it will be seen that the device comprises a base 5 which consists of a rectangular block of wood or other suitable material. Secured by screws or other fastening elements 6 to the top of the block 5 at about the center thereof is a plate 'I which latter is shown as being circular. The plate l is preferably metal but 40 may be of any suitable material and is provided at the center thereof with a threaded opening 8 to receive the threaded end 9 of the shank of a splicing needle “I. In accordance with the present invention the splicing needle it has a substantially diamond shaped head or eye H the upper inclined edges of which are sharpened to knife edges l2 as will be clear from a study of Figure 2. The hole in the eye of the needle is preferably elongated vertically as best shown in Figures 1, 5 and '7. Also in accordance with the present invention there is suitably secured to the, base 5 a shield or socket member I3 formed of metal or other suitable material and provided along two side 55 edges and one end edge with an attaching ?ange ‘Also a spring clip it formed of spring metal or other suitable material has a ?at end portion secured to the base 5 through the medium of screws or similar fastening elements I‘! and the jaw portion of theclip i6 is disposed in align ment with the socket‘ l3. Thus it will be seen that when the needle I 0 is not in use the eye end 10 thereof is inserted in the socket or'shield 13 while the free end portion of the shank of the needle is engaged by the jaw of the clamp 16 in a manner as clearly suggested in Figure 3 for securing the needle in horizontal position on the base 5 with the eye ll of the needle secured within the shield or socket l3.' The manner of using the needle for splicing the strips from which the rag rugs or carpets are formed will be understood from the following de 20 scription and with reference more in detail to Figures 5 to 7 inclusive. . ‘ In using the needle the strips l8 from which the carpet or rug is to be formed are successively split at one end by forcing one end of each strip 25 over the point of the needle, the strips as they are thus slit at one end being fed downwardly along the shank of the needle to be placed one upon the other and to extend lengthwise of the base 5 at about the longitudinal center of the 30 base. ' After a predetermined number of strips have ' been thus slit at one end and placed in superim~ posed relation the next to the uppermost strip is rotated 180° and the free end of this strip is 35 then trained through the opening in the eye of ' the needle as shown in Figure 5. Next, the lap ping and overlapped end of the uppermost and next to the uppermost strip are raised as shown in dotted lines in Figure 5, and then the strips 40 are passed over the eye of the needle so that an end of the strip b is passed through the slit in an end of the strip a, as well as the slit in the op“ posite end of the strip b, as shown in Figure 6, whereby the strips a and b are spliced together. 45 After strips a and b have been spliced together in this manner the free end of strip b is then forced over the pointed end of the needle for forming a slit in said end of the strip 1) so that in substantially the same manner as just de 50 scribed a third strip is spliced to said free end of the strip b. v \This operation is repeated in splicing the suc cessive strips until the desired number of strips have been spliced together. 55 2 2,115,856 When the needle is not to be used threaded end 9 is unscrewed from the aperture of the plate ‘I and the needle 10 is placed in horizontal position on the base 5 with the point of the needle en gaged in the socket I 3 and the free end of the shank of the needle engaged under the clip I6. It is thought that a clear understanding of the construction, utility and advantages of a splicing needle of this character will be had without a 10 more detailed description. Having thus described, the invention, what is claimed as new is: In a device of the character described, a ?at base having a plate thereon provided with a threaded socket, a needle, having a shank pro— vided with a threaded end for engaging the socket for supporting the needle perpendicularly to the base when in use, a shield secured to the top face of the base for accommodating the eye of the needle when the needle is not in use, and a clip secured at one end to the base and having a jaw member arranged in substantial alignment with said shield for engaging the shank of the needle to secure the needle in position on the base with the eye thereof arranged within the shield. BESSIE A. HULSHIZER.