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' M. R. LITTLE ‘
Filed April 27, 1944
Patented ~Aug. 20, 1946
Mary R. Little, Harrisonburg, Va.
Application April 27, 1944, Serial/No. 532,995
1 Claim.
The invention relates to an electric presser, and
more particularly to an electric hem presser for
use with sewing machines.
The primary object of the invention is the pro;
vision of a presser of this character, wherein on
the application thereof to the work bench or table
of a sewing machine, a hem being stitched there
(Cl. 219—19)
tional view taken longitudinally of the presser,
the top presser head being shown by full lines in
lowered pressing position and by dotted lines in a
raised non-pressing position.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view through the‘
head of the presser.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken
by can be readily and conveniently pressed, to
on the line 5-5 of Figure 2 looking in the direc
crease such hemming while being formed, thus
tion of the arrows.
eifecting in a single operation the hem and its
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken
pressing into shape.
on the line 6—-6 of Figure 2 looking in the direc
Another object of the invention is the provision
tion of the arrows.
of a presser of this character, wherein its con
Similar reference characters indicate corre
struction is novel and unique, in that it can be
sponding parts throughout the several views in
?xedly held into a position for accommodating 15 the drawing.
the work performed by a sewing machine, so that
Referring to the drawing in detail, A designates
when a hem is formed or a pleat made thereby it
generally a portion of the work bed, bench or
can be pressed into shape during the operation
table of a sewing machine, which is standard
of such machine, thereby eliminating a separate
equipment thereof for supporting its stitching
pressing operation as is now commonly done in
20' head It, having the usual thread sewing needle
dependently of the machine.
I l and presser foot [2 cooperative therewith. The
A further object of the invention is the pro
sewing machine with its stitching mechanism of
vision of a presser of this character, wherein its
conventional type is no part of the present in
construction is such that it can be disposed in the
vention, the machine illustrated being merely
path of the work performed by a sewing machine,
shown to illustrate the application of the presser
so that the work is stitched whereby it will be 25 constituting the present invention, and herein
guided into the presser during the feeding opera
after described.
tion of such work to the said machine, the stitch
The presser denoted generally at B as con
ing and pressing operations being effected under
stituting the present invention, comprises a lower
a single feeding manipulation of the said work. 30 base or bed section l3 and an upper swinging
A still further object of the invention is the
head section M, these being similarly shaped to
provision of a presser of this character, which is
each other and both are formed with outwardly
simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and
rounded one end and side edges l5 and [6, re
e?icient in operation, readily and easily applied
spectively, while the opposite other end edge I‘!
to a sewing machine for cooperation with the 35 of each is straight. The sections [3 and M are
stitching action for the pressing of the stitched
preferably elongated, and by a single leaf-hinge
areas of the work during the activity of the said
connection H3 at the straight edges [1 the head
machine, strong, durable and inexpensive to
section It! is swingingly supported by the lower
manufacture and install.
section l3, so that this head section can be opened
With these and other objects in view the in 40 and closed relative thereto. The hinge connection
vention consists in the features of construction,
i8 is equipped with a suitable hinge spring H!
combination and arrangement of parts as will be
which urges the head to closing position on the
hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in
lower section.
the accompanying drawing, which shows the
The upper leaf 20 of the hinge connection l8
preferred embodiment of the invention, and
over-hangs the head section It, which latter may
pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
be detachably ,connected'to such leaf and is ?tted
In the accompanying drawing:
with a hand-hold 2| so that the head section
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective View of a
M can be raised and lowered in the pressing
sewing machine of any standard construction,
operation of the presser B.
showing the presser constructed in accordance 50 The lower section l3 has built thereon a fabri-‘
with the invention applied thereto in working
cated ironing pad such as felt or the like 22
which cooperates with the inner smooth presser
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the presser de
facing or surface such as cloth or the like 23 of
tached from the machine.
the head section I4 when such pad and surface
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical central sec
have interposed therebetween a piece of work 24
to be pressed on the closing of the head section
l4 thereon, and such work is guided through the
presser B after the stitching operation of‘ the
sewing machine, the presser being disposed rear
wardly of the sewing mechanism of such machine
and in the path of the piece of work 24 acted
on thereby, as is clearly shown in Figure 1 of the
section 13 of the presser B when the work piece
24 for the convenient removal of the latter from
such presser.
Hand pressure may be applied to the head sec
tion [4 if this be required, the electric heating
unit and its connections being properly insulated
under the installment thereof within the presser
B for protective purposes.
The head section M has embedded therein
throughout a major area thereof an electric heat
ing unit 25 which is in electrical connection with
an electric plug socket ?tting 26 exposed through
the top of the head section for the separable plug
connection with an electric current supply cord
The presser B is read
sewing machine as the occasion may require.
It is, of course, understood that changes, varia
tions and modi?cations may be made in the in
vention, as fall properly within the scope of the
ily and easily applied to- and removed from the
appended claim.
What is claimed is:
21 receiving its energy from any suitable source 15
A presser of the kind described, comprising a
of current power line.
lower padded ironing section having curved sides,
The bottom rest 28 of the lower section 13 is
a rounded front edge and a straight rear edge,
?tted with attaching tabs or ears 29 for con
an upper presser head section conforming in
venient fastening of the presser B in the proper
20 shape to said lower section and swingingly con
place on the machine bed or table A.
nected to said lower section, means connected
The direction of the feed of the work 24 both
to the straight rear edges of said upper and lower
to the machine and the presser is clearly illus
sections for urging the head section against the
trated in Figure l of the drawing, and as such
lower section, an electric heating unit embedded
work travels through the presser between the
sections l3 and M thereof the hem or pleat 25 within the head ‘section and a rest bottom on the
lower section and having attaching means for
formed or stitched by the machine will become
securing said section in position for receiving a
properly pressed in a single guiding operation
piece of work between it and the head section.
of such work by the operator. of the machine.
The head section 14 is raised from the lower
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