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ay 10, 1938.
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c. T. sTAcKPoLE
26116936
STITCHING GUIDE GAUGE
Filed April 22, 1957
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Patented May 10, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,116,936
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STITCHING GUIDE. GAUGE
Charles T. Stackpole, Worcester, Mass.
Application April 22, 1937, Serial No. 138,409
2 Claims. (Cl. 112—136)
This invention relates to a gauge for a sewing
Hi. When it is in the vertical position, as shown,
machine and is adapted particularly for com
mercial sewing machines for sewing leather or the it is in the operative position and these two balls
like, although capable of use for sewing machines hold it in that position up against the stop I'l.
Of course, the gauge can be turned to the left, as
in general.
The principal objects of the invention are to indicated in dotted lines, where it is well out of
the way of the machine and the operator. This
provide a guide gauge on the front or outside of
the head of the sewing machine; to provide for is done by simply swinging it on its pivot l8,
sewing on the machine straight along the gauge overcoming the yielding resistance of one of the
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at a predetermined distance therefrom and to balls IS. The ball at the right will then engage
the side of the upper end 23 of this gauge and
provide a construction of gauge which can be
hold ,it there in the inclined position shown.
swung to the left hand so as to get it out of the
Thus, the operator can move it to the left and
way when it is not in use, and to provide a con
leave
it there while placing a new piece of Work
struction especially adapted for post machines,
15 although applicable to machines of any general
on the post, threading the needle, or performing
any other usual operation. It is held in vertical
type.
position so that there is no danger of its getting
Other objects and advantages of the invention out
of that position accidentally.
will appear hereinafter.
This
constitutes a very simple and inexpensive
Reference is to be had to the accompanying
guide gauge which will remain in operative posi
20 drawing, in which
Fig. 1 is a side view, partly in section, of a post tion under all ordinary conditions so that the
sewing machine with a preferred embodiment of work can be manipulated and the operator can
give all of her attention to it. It can be swung
this invention applied thereto, and
Fig. 2 is a front view of the same showing the out to the side and left there without any further
attention while the operator is changing the work
25 outward swing of. the gauge in dotted lines.
and performing other operations that have to be
The invention is shown as applied to a machine
comprising a post ID for the support of the work done while the machine is not running.
Having thus described my invention and the
and a sewing head of the usual type. The work
advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to
is supported on the post ID in such position that
the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set
30 the needle l2 will sew a seam at a constant dis
tance from the edge of the work, such distance forth in the claims, but what I claim is:
30
1. As an article of manufacture, a guide gauge
being controlled by the gauge. In order to pro
for a sewing machine comprising a plate adapted
vide this guide gauge on the front or the outside
of the machine and space it a proper distance to be ?xed on the head of the machine, a pivot
stud carried by said plate, a gauge pivotally
35 from the front of the head, a plate I3 is secured
on the front plate ll of the head by means of mounted on said pivot stud and adapted to hang 35
down vertically in operative position, a pair of
the screws I4.
The plate 13 has a front plane surface Hi. It is spring balls adapted to engage opposite sides of
also provided with two spring balls l6 spaced the gauge to hold it in vertical position or to
yield to allow the gauge to be swung on its pivot
40 apart. These balls, of course, will yield but the
to
one side of its operative position until one edge 40
spring will project them so that, under ordinary
engages the spring ball on the other side, where~
circumstances, they perform the desired function. by
the guide will be held by that spring ball in
This plate I3 also has a stop l1. On‘a pivot screw a position
away from the work.
l8 which screws into the plate I3 is plvotally
45 mounted the gauge I9 and it can be swung on
its pivot by means of a handle 20, also project
ing out of the front of the machine. This gauge
is provided with a shelf 2| and with a lip 22
thereon which passes over the work. The vertical
50 surface of a downwardly projecting toe 24 con
stitutes the gauge and also the guide for the edge
of the work on the post. This material of the
work may have a straight edge or curved but it
is moved on the post I 0 in contact with the gauge
55 24 and guided thereby throughout its length.
The top of. the gauge I9 is formed of a width
at 23 equal to the space between the spring balls
2. As an article of. manufacture, a guide gauge
for a sewing machine comprising a plate adapted
to be ?xed on the head of the machine, a pivot
stud carried by said plate, a gauge pivotally
mounted on said pivot stud and adapted to hang
down vertically in operative position, a spring ball
adapted to engage one side of the gauge to hold
it in vertical position or to yield to allow the gauge
to be swung on its pivot to the left side of its
operative position until the opposite edge en
gages the spring ball, whereby the guide will be
held by the spring ball in a position away from 55
the work.
CHARLES T. STACKPOLE.
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