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July 16,1946. E. R. AMMON ' STOCKING STACKING AND BANDING DEVICE Filed Sept. 11, 1941 2,404,205 2,404,205 Patented July 16, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE STOCKING STACKING AND BANDING . DEVICE Edward R. Ammon, Reading, Pa. Application September 11, 1941, Serial No. 410,485 4 Claims. (01. 100-31) 2 1 dition is obtained in’ the seaming department This invention is directed to a device for bundl through the use of the present invention. The structure and advantages of the invention will be understood by reference to the illustrative embodiment thereof in the accompanying draw ing stockings wherein stockings may be stacked in neat piles and secured by a suitable tie band. It is a particular object of the invention to pro vide a device of the character indicated adapted ing and the subsequent detailed description. In such drawing: machine and in which stockings may be stacked Fig. 1 is a top plan view of, my stocking seam by the machine operator as they are withdrawn ing and banding device and illustrating its pre from the seaming machine and handed to hold them in their stacked arrangement. Through the 10 ferred position of use in association with a stock ing seaming machine; ’ r use of the invention the stockings reach the in Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device shown spection department in neat stacks from which the stockings may be easily withdrawn by the in- ‘ in Fig. l on a somewhat larger scale; and - Fig. 3 is a fragmentary View of a ‘banded ,stac spector without loss of time of the inspector in 15 of stockings as produced through the use of the preparing the stockings for examination. According to usual practice the seaming ma . The stocking stacking and banding device is of chine operator places the stockings after seam extremely simple construction. In the embodi ing in loose piles of one dozen pairs, and then ment shown the same takes the form of an elon packs the piles into bundles which are bound with pieces of tape or other fabric strips. The bundles 29 gated receptacle shorter than stocking length having abottom portion l0 and opposite side walls are delivered to the inspecting machine operator I l and 12. One end of the receptacle is provided who, after untying the bundles, must straighten with meansagainst which the top edges of- the out the stockings and arrange them in a pile from stockings may be vertically aligned as‘ they are which she can withdraw them conveniently one by one for application to the inspection machine. . 25 stacked therein one by one. Such means prefer ably takes the form ofa solid end Wall [3. The Considerable time is lost by the inspector in pre opposite end I4 of the receptacle is open so that paring ‘the stockings as received from the seam the lower ends of the stockings may project out ing department for examination. wardly therethrough. A portion of the side wall Through the use of the invention the seaming machine operator without additional effort on her . l2 adjoining the open end I4 is cut away at'l5 in at least its upper portion to facilitate the in part is able to arrange the stockings ?at in neat troduction of stockings into the receptacle. piles so as to be ready for inspection without re to serve as an accessory to a stocking seaming invention. , i , r When a suitable number of stockings, say one to quiring additional preparation after they have three dozen pairs, has been assembled in a stack reached the inspection department. The inspection operation is carried out by .35 in the receptacle a tie band is applied to secure placing a stocking on a form adapted to stretch the stocking at various vital points. Forms of this . . the stack. . To enable the stockings to be bandedin there . ceptacle opposing portions of the side Walls ll and I2 adjacent thebottom 10 are provided with ious of my prior patents, including No. 2,010,172, 40 openings so that a .tie band may be disposed character are fully disclosed and described in var granted August 6, 1935, No. 2,023,946, granted De cember 10, 1935, and No. 2,090,883, granted Au gust 24, 1937. To further assist the inspecting machine operator I have in my copending appli transversely of the bottom preliminary to'the in troduction of stockings with portions of thejtie band projecting outwardly of the receptacle. Such opposing openings are extended upwardly to cation Serial No. 389,430, filed April 19, 1941, pro 45 provide guideways 0r slots l6 and “through posed to provide an adjustable tray structure in which projecting portions of the tie band may juxtaposition to the end of the inspection form be drawn after astack of stockings has [been as in which stockings are placed when received from sembled and. secured. around the sidesand the the inspecting department and from which the top or the pile. The tie band may take the form operator can draw the top‘ end of the stocking 50 of a piece of tape or string as indicated at [-8 in over the inspecting form with the minimum of Fig. 1, or if desired thetie band may comprise ‘a7 , effort and time. To enable the full bene?ts of circular elastic band which may preliminarily be such apparatus to be obtained, it is important placed in the slots I 6 and I1 and extended around that the stockings be arranged preliminarily in the end wall I3 so that after a stack of stockings flat piles when inserted in the tray, and this con has been received in the receptacle the elastic 2,404,205 3 4 , . eluding an elongated base wall sui?ciently long to support the top and main leg portion of stock ings but being short enough that the foot portion of stockings stacked in the receptacle will pro ject beyond one end of the base, said base end being so formed without obstruction that the band may be stretched upwardly over the top end’ of end wall I3 and the adjoining portions of the side walls II and I2, and then allowed to con tract through the upper portions of slots 16 and I1 around the top and sides of the stocking pile. The receptacle may be formed of any suitable material such as wood or metal. Preferably the stocking foot portions will hang downwardly thereover without danger of snagging or other wise injuring the delicate. stocking. fabric, oppo side walls .LI -.and 12 .are lined “with canvas or other suitable fabric. The purpose of such lining is not only to protect the stockings against snag ging on the receptacle, but to frictionally engage I site side wall members secured to and, forming ‘with the base wall a relatively narrow elongated the opposite sides of the stocking ‘pile so that stocking-receiving channel, said side walls being those stockings which have been disposed flat in located inspaced apart relation just sufficient to the pile will not be disarranged as additional ‘accommodate the width of a stocking leg so that stockings are inserted into the receptacle; .AS. 15 stockings received in the receptacle tend to lie shown, the fabric covering l9 may be extended flat and stack singly on top of one another in over the upper edges of the-sidewalls-lll ‘and 12V substantial vertical alignment, a vertical end wall and applied also to the exterior of such walls. upstanding from the base wall closing the end In Fig. 1 the receptacle is shown in position as ' of the receptacle receiving the stocking tops and as accessory to a seaming machine. Suchv ma 20 against which the top edges of. thestockings can chine 20withits. feed rolls 2| and’22 is diagram be stacked in substantial.verticalalignment, and matically'illustrated' in position on the'usual sup opposite tie band receivingnarrow vertical chan porting table. 23. g The ‘stocking stacking and nels in therespectivesides of the receptacle above banding device is' placed on table 23 with its an. intermediate point in the length of. the recep tacle base wall adapted to receive a tie band for open end projecting beyondthe front edgeofthe ‘table, and with its longitudinalaxis‘at an angle of about sixty-?ve degrees to such table edge. The cutaway portion I5 of the, side. wall I2 is dis posed 2| andopposite 22 so ‘that the after seaming the machine stocking feed has been rolls fed through the, rolls the operator may conven application around the stocking-s stacked in the receptacle. 2. Astocking seaming machine accessory as in claim 1 wherein a portion of one of the side walls adjacent the open end of the receptacle .is cut away to provide an additional open area through which the arm may be inserted in introducing iently draw; the top end ,of the stocking into the receptacle-through the cutaway portion of the re stockings into the receptacle. 7 ceptacle side wall. A stack 24 of stockings is v 3. A stocking seaming machine accessory as in shown in position in the receptacle prior to being claim 1. further including vmeans for frictionally handed, ‘by the tie band "3. As. previously noted engaging stockings stacked in the receptacle and the lower portions‘ of ‘the ‘stockings: will project holding the same against disarrangement when outwardly through'the-open‘ receptacle end l4 and additional stockings are inserted in the receptacle hang downwardly sinceit .is' unnecessary that‘the ,. . ‘foot portions be arranged in?at form as in the case of the upper partsof the stockings, ‘The stack‘of stockings‘ is securedtby the tie band ' while’ in the receptacle by drawing‘ projecting portions of'thetie band l-8upwardly'throughthe .. guide slots l6 and "and then securing the same. The now banded stack of "stockings .will ‘then ‘be removed from the receptacle,_i‘or. transportation‘ to the inspecting" department and will appear more or‘less as shown in Fig. 3. ' . Whereas under prior-practices the seamingma chine operator usually ‘bundled stockings in lots of_a character notto snag or otherwise injure the delicate stocking fabric and comprising a fabric covering, lining, the inner surfaces. of the recep tacle‘side walls and adapted'vto engage the oppo site marginal areas of the stacked stockings. 4.. .A stocking seaming'machine accessory con-_ sisting of a receptacle openat-the top and at one end comprising a base member, opposite side members‘ and one end member forming an elon gated relatively narrow; stockingreceiving chan; :56 nel of vjust vsu??cient width to accommodate the vof a dozen pairs, since it'was'di?icult for her to. band more than this number together when piled at random, the stockings can be conveniently piled through the use of'the invention "in lots of three dozen pairs. The stacks are banded'inth'e width of one stocking so that through coopera tion of the side and end wallsstockings received in the receptacle can be stacked" on top of each other in substantial vertical alignment-"with the top ends of the stockings against'the'end wall, receptacle whichdispenses with the necessity of said receptacle being of ' substantially greater length than width so as to accommodate therein the top and main leg portions of stockings stacked handling. ‘until after banding. : The. improved therein, but being su?iciently short that the foot bundling of. stockings not only saves considerable. ; . portions of stockings will project outwardly time on the Partof the inspection department, (30 through the open end of the receptacle and hang but ‘it .is. further found that the invention'appre-i downwardly over the edge of ‘the base member, ciably reduces handling time, on the part of the 7 and narrow vertical slots in the opposite sides seaming machine operator and enables her to adapted to receive a tie‘ band for’ application obtain a greater hourly production of stockings. ' around stockings stacked in the receptacle, said What I claim is: . I l. A stocking seaming machine accessory coma prising .a relatively narrow and elongated open slots being located in the sides above an inter mediatepoint of the lengthiof ‘thereceptacle‘base topped. receptacle, adapted to. have stockings member nearer the closed end of'the receptacle so that the tie-band will engage the-upper por stockedlengthwise. therein as they areremoved - tion Ofi the stacked stockings. from. the. seaming machine, said receptacle in. ' EDWARDR. AMMON. '