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July 19, 1938. H. ZWEIG ET AL 2,123,873 ' GARMENT SHORTENING APPARATUS Filed Nov. 18, 1937 @@ i354 O k 17aLi‘la 17 ‘7% I 1: 18a 18 1'1 INVENTORS HERMAN ZwE1G¢m BHENRY ZWEIG Y ATTORNEY d 2,123,873 Patented July 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ' . 2,128,873 GARMENT SHORTENING APPARATUS Herman Zweig and Henry Zweig, New York, N. Y. ‘ Application November 18, 1937, Serial No. 175,213 6 Claims. (Cl. 164-71) This invention relates to dress making and tailoring apparatus, and more particularly is directed to a novel construction oi mounting and adjustable support for material cutting means, 5 such as scissors for trimming or leveling the bot tom of a garment ?tted on a dress form. The object of the invention is to generally im prove apparatus of the character described which of circular cross-section hinged together, as at Ilb, and releasably locked closed by any suitable means, such as spring latch Ilc so that said mem ber portions I la may be unlatched, swung open, applied, closed to embrace the stanchion II, and then locked I in position to provide swiveling movements for the apparatus I0 on said stan- chion II. - v -. If desired, the lower ends of the two parts of the split tubular portions Ila may be formed with 10 readily assembled to provide a compact struc- ture attachable to dress formsof conventional ?anges Ild which act as a seat for resting on the constructions, which shall be easily manipulated top'end of a- cushioning spring I5, said spring for accurately trimming or leveling the bottom being usually provided on the lower end of the of garments ?tted on' such dress forms to a de- _. stanchion II above a pedestal or base I6 to serve as a shock absorbing means should the form‘ I3 1 sired height from the floor, which shall be inex accidentally drop down along the stanchion II pensive to manufacture, and which shall be elli on being released by loosening wing‘ nut clamp cient and practical to a high degree and use. Other objects of this invention will in part be I2a for height adjustment of the dress form in the well understood manner. Where a spring I5 ‘is obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out. not provided, the lower ?anged end lid of the 20 The invention accordingly consists in the fea tures of construction, combinations of elements‘ member Il may be rested on the top side of shall comprise of few andsimple parts that are ' and arrangement of parts which will be exempli ?ed in the construction hereinafter described and of which the scope of the application will be indi 25 cated in the following claims. ‘ In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one illustrative embodiment of this inven tion, , ‘ Fig. 1 isa perspective view of a conventional dress form having a garment such as a skirt ?tted thereomand the garment shortening appa~ ratus constructed to embody the invention, ap plied thereto for shortening the bottom of the skirt. ' ' Fig. 2 is an enlarged view of the improved gar ment shortener as seen along lines 2—-2 in Fig. 1, showing ‘parts thereof in section to expose the interior construction. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary ‘enlarged view as seen 40 along lines 3-3 in Fig. 2, showing the adjustable means for retaining the scissors in a ?xed posi tion, and Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along lines 4-4 in Fig. 2. Referring in detail to the drawing, I0 denotes a dress making or tailoring apparatus constructed to embody the invention. Said apparatus I0 is shown in Fig. 1 applied to an upright pipe stan chion II of a dress form I2 on which a garment 50 I3, such as a dress, skirt, or three-quarter or full length coat is hung. ‘ Said apparatus Ill is preferably made with a swiveling member I4 removably attachable to said 55 stanchion II, and as here shown, said member comprises of a split two-part tubular portion Ila the pedestal I6 or on a suitable collar (not shown) on which the swiveling of the apparatus Ill about the stanchion II takes place. The axis of member I4 being vertically disposed, has rigidly secured thereto near the upper end thereof. a horizontally disposed extensible arm Il comprising, as seen from Figs. 1, 2 and 4, of a sleeve portion Ila with a bar Ilb, telescopically ?tted therethrough, slidably supported in said sleeve for free rectilinear movement. The end of the bar Ilb which extends beyond the sleeve Ila carries a holder Ilc. If desired, a brace Ild may be provided to extend from the outer end of the sleeve Ila to the lower end of the member I4v for increasing the rigidity of'the overhang of said sleeve Ila. . . The holder Ilc serves to adjustably support a‘ vertically extending rod I8. The upper end of the rod I8 maybe provided with a ?tting I9 for rotatably mounting a suitable cutting means, such as apair of scissors 20. Between the holder I10 and the rod I8 there may be provided for ad justably retaining the rod I8 in the holder Ilc a releasable clamping means, such as a wing-nut 45 set screw of any conventional construction, or ' as shown in Figs. 2' and 3, a spring pressed pawl or dog Ile which normally engages rack teeth I8a provided in rod I8 and can be disengaged from said rack by pressing a ?nger piece Ilf in the well understood manner, so that the rod I8 may be adiusted for raising or lowering the height of the scissors 20 with respect to the holder Ilc of the arm Il. - In practising the invention with apparatus I0 55 2 2,123,878 constructed of the assembled parts above de scribed, the detachable member ‘I4 is applied to the stanchion ll of any conventional dress form II, as shown in Fig. 1, so that said apparatus l0 freely swivels about said stanchion II. In at taching the apparatus l 0 to the stanchion i l , the latch lie is released and the tubular portions Ila are swung open on the hinge Ilb to permit the embracing oi the stanchion ll between said por 10 tions “a. The latter are then swung; closed and made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: 1. An apparatus or the character described comprising a swivel mounting, an extensible arm the latch locked to retain the member I‘ for supported by said mounting, a height adjusting swiveling on the stanchion i I. holder terminating said arm, and a material cut ' The clamping means retaining the rod l8,to ter pivotally secured to the carrier, said swivel the holder l'lc may next be released by disengag-' mounting, extensible arm, holder and cutter be 15 ing the dog I 1e from the rack ltajgon pressing ing so~constructed and arranged to permit con ?nger piece I ‘If and the rod [8 is. adjusted to the desired height for trimming the‘ bottom of the garment I 3 on the i'orm;-|2.~;This7 adjustment, on release 0! said ?nger piece l'l'f, retains the 20 scissors 20 at the desired height and against any accidentalup. and down movement-for trimming the bottom 01’ the garment l3. Nowmanipulat ing the scissors 20, which are pivoted on the fit ting l9, and swivelingzthe apparatus ill on the ‘stanchion ii, the bottom of the garment I3 can be readily and easily trimmed to the desired height-or level. Since the telescoping arm I‘! is constructed so that the bar i‘lb freely slides in and out of the sleeve llauthe contour of the gar .39 merit 13 can bereadily followed either by rotating the _form l2 withthe garment I} about the stan chion l I and simultaneously telescoping the arm "for moving and operating; the cutting by the ‘scissors 20 to follow the contour of the garment 35 bottom, or the apparatus ‘Ill swiveled about the stanchion. II, with the dress form I! kept in a current swiveling or said mounting with the shortening and lengthening of the arm on swing ing and manipulation of the cutter. 2. A garment bottom leveling apparatus com prising a swivel attachment, extensible means 20 carried -by said attachment, a scissors, pivotal means for mounting said scissors adiustably mounted on said extensible means, said appa ratus being so‘ constructed and arranged to permit manipulating the scissors to follow during a cut 25 ting operation the contour of the bottom of a garment ?tted to a form to which the said appa ratus is adapted to be applied. 3. The combination de?ned in claim 2 in which the swivel attachment of said apparatus includes 30 a releasable locking means to facilitate the de tachable mounting of said apparatus in eiiective position on the stanchion. 4. In combination with a dress form stanchion, of a member swivelly attached to said stanchion, 35 an extensible arm supported by said member, relatively stationary position and concurrently and adjustable means for pivotally mounting a operating .-the, cutting with the scissors 20 and sliding the .bar: "b in the sleeve I‘Ia to follow 40 the contour,’ of, the garment bottom. It is thus seen that inproviding the apparatus ill with a swiveling support on the stanchion l l and also pair or scissorscarried by said arm, said exten sible arm comprising a bar and sleeve forming a mounting .the scissors 2| on a pivot retained. at a desired level, yet permitting simultaneously 45 with any swiveling or pivoting movement the in ‘and out sliding movement of the arm II, the operation of the scissors Zli may be guided with respect to the garment It on the form- 12 and the bottom may betrimmed without disturbing the natural hang of the material making up the gar - ment II. . The application of. this invention as above de-, scribed is particularly :well suited for garments or sheer or loosely woven material, or garment materials having bottoms cut on a bias.and is ' adapted for use in manufacturing establishments in quantity production of garments, as well as for trimming bottomsof individual garments, as in custom tailoring and dressmaking. It will thus be seen that there is provided ap paratus in which the several objects of this in vention are achieved and which are well adapt ed to meet the conditions of practical use. As various possible embodiments might be 15 free-moving telescoping structure, said adjust 40 able- means and extensible am being so con structed and arranged to permit the simultane ous sliding movements between the bar and the sleeve and the swinging of the scissors on manip ulation of the latter for cutting operations. 45 5. In combination with a dress form stanchion, of a member swivelly attached to said stanchion, an extensible arm supported by said member, and adjustable means for pivotally mounting a pair of scissors carried by said ‘arm said member including means for detachably securing the mem 50 ber to said stanchion. said extensible arm and adjustable means being so constructed and ar ranged to permit concurrent swinging of said member on said stanchion, sliding movement be tween the bar and the sleeve, and swinging oi’ the scissors on manipulation of the latter for cut ting operations. - 6. Thecombination de?ned in claim 4 in which said member includes means for detachably se 60 curing the member to the stanchion. HERMAN ZWEIG. HENRY ZWEIG.