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Aug- 20, 1946- - I J. A. FIRSCHING CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE ' Filed. April 4, 1944 ‘ 2,406,140 ‘ 4 Sheets-Sheet l‘ Aug-20,1946. “ J. A.-F.R'5¢H.NG " 2,406,140 CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE Filed April 4, 1944 ' 4 Sheets-Sheet s Aug. 20, 1946. ' _ J, A, F|R5¢|-‘|[NG 2,406,140 CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE Filed April 4, 1944 140 ' 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 ' 1.16 Patented Aug. 20,1946 2,406,140 UNITED” ‘ I STATES ‘I ‘ 2,406,140 PATENT OFFICE I 'i‘ ,- " I CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE Joseph Firsching, Utica, Y. i V I Application‘April 4, 1944, Serial No. 529,535 1 . ' 2 1 . Fig. 14 is a detailview showing ‘a perspective My invention relates to a cloth measuring de vice and I declare the following to ‘be a full, clear, concise and exact description thereof suflicient to enable anyone skilled in the artv to which it appertains to make and usethe same, reference being had to the drawings in which like char acters refer to like parts throughout the speci?ca tion. > (01. 66-167) 7 Claims. of abearing bracket employed in the-device; ' v Fig. 15 is a detail viewshowing an ‘elevation of a certain worm gear andimmediateparts eme ployed in the. device. , g g v V ' _ Fig; 16 isia detail view showing a central ver tical Fig.section 17 is aofdetail the view enlarged'view shown in Fig..-13. of the contact f ' ' The object of the invention is to provide a device that can be attached. to a knitting ma 10 . .. I ' I Fig-18 is a detail enlarged viewshowingvajside chine especially the cylinder 'type, whereby ‘to measure off predetermined lengths of cloth and to automatically stop the knitting machine when elevation of the contact wheel. _ 4 g l Fig. 19 is a detail view enlarged, showing ‘a central vertical of the view shown in Fig. 17, and said machine has knitted saidlengths. ‘ ' The object will be understood by referring to 16 the drawings in which: wheel and immediate‘parts‘employed in the .de vice. connected part broken away. ’ I ,' ' _ ' Fig. '20 is a detail view’ showing the assembly ' . Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device, show of brackets“ and 50, partsbeing broken away; ing the same‘ attached to a‘cylinder knitting machine, parts of the knitting machine being ' Referring more particularly to the drawings a kick off member I is attached as hereinafter .eX-‘ 20 plained to the rotary portion 2 of the knitting machine 3. Member I contemplates a casting Fig. 2 is adetail view showing a perspective. or housing 4 having an upper part 5 and lower somewhat enlarged, of one of the brackets em party 6 separated to form an. Open recess;1.;_A_ ployed in the device, and immediate parts. Fig. 3 is a detail view showing a plan of a cup clamping member I6 is held by a headed‘l'screw shaped disk employed in the device. 25 bolt I I to housing vll. Member I6 has a laterally extending part I2 that cooperates‘ with the re Fig. 4 is a detail view, showing a perspective cessed portion?’ I3 made-in the’ extended end of of a cover rock memberialso employed in, the omitted. ' device. , ' I . > ' ‘ i member I,’ whereby to clamp member I firmly to ' a‘ rod‘ I4 upstanding in the rotary'partZ of the Fig. 5 is'a detailed enlarged view, showing ‘a perspective of an adjustable plate and immediate 60 knitting machine. parts, employed in the device. , . 1 device. a kick 7off is amember detail view, used showinga in connection perspective with the device, somewhat ‘enlarged. 1 l Fig. 8 is _a detail view,- showing a perspectiv of a measuring or graduated ring employed in the ' Fig. 9 is a detail view, showing the reverse side of the member illustrated in Fig. 8.‘ Fig. 10 is a detail view enlarged, showing a perspective of the. reverse side of vthe cup shaped member of Fig. 3: and also showing immediate parts connected thereto. » ' Fig. 11 is a detail view,'showing a perspective of an annular member and immediate parts, em ployed in the device. ' ' ' Fig. 12 is a detail view showing a perspective of a housing employed and looking at the reverse side ofFig. 6. V. y > r Fig. 13 is a detail viewshowing a side eleva tion of the device,-=-parts being omitted. ' . - ‘ ' ' ' , loose bearings in the upper ,5 and lower part 6 of member I. It is held in member I by a hori zontallydispose'd rod .I6 which has a tight ?t in a suitable aperture‘in ?rst named rod I5 vbe Fig. dis a detail view showing a perspective of a certain .h'ousing‘member employed in the device. ' gA vertically disposed rod I5 is projected through ' tween upper 5 and lower parts 6 of member‘ I. ' n A flat ‘spring 26 is held to the top surface of elevation 22 formed integral with the part 5. The‘free end‘ of spring 26 rests on the upper sur face of vertically disposed rod I5, whereby to hold it normally in lowermost position. The free end 23 of spring‘26 is bent at 24‘to meet the upper surfaceof rod I5. I ' , .' g _ 7 v ,A shelf 25 is formed in the end’ part ‘21 of member I. There rests upon shelf 25the free end of rod I6 when in cocked position. _ A cam or inclined surface 28 leads upwards to shelf )25 to form an easy approach for rod I6 when moved manually to cocked position as shown in dotted 50 linesin Fig. '7 or full lines in Fig. 1. _ V V I i The free end of rod I6 will be engaged by verév tically disposed rod. 29 when a given unit of cloth 3| “has been‘knitted, whereby to cause rod I6 to move off from shelf‘ 25 and rotate in substan—, 55 tially a half circle clockwise to its lowermost posi 2,406,140 3. . 4‘ i . l is threaded at- 92 for screw mounting nuts 93 and 94 hereinafter mentioned. Disk 86 is mounted also to turn on shaft 9| and for this purpose has a central hearing at 65. tion on the upper surface of lower part 6 of mem- 1 her I. This actuation of rod I5 will allow rod ~ . I5 to move downward under, pressure of spring ‘ 20, whereby its lower end will engage one of the 1 many upstanding lugs formed integral with the An open ended cylinder or member 96 is at-, tached by lugs 91 to the inner face of disk 86 and is disposed concentric to wall 81 thereof al though'of smaller diameter. The wall of the cylinder 66 is cut away at WI and directly there beneath at ||I2,'the lower opening coincides with the cut away portion 88 of disk 86. Worm gear . ting machine 3, as is well known in the art and to 98 is provided with a bushing I83 and is held in which reference is made for more particular de ' f‘ given position on shaft III by nut 93 at one end 1 scription. ' ' stop or kick off ring of the knitting machine 3. Kick off ring having lugs 33 thereon will be ar- ‘ rested from moving with. the circular plate .2 . ‘ of the knitting machine 3' and thereby shift the belt and brake. the rotation of platel2 of the knit andby bushing I85 formed integral with sup Rod 29 hereinabove mentioned is mounted to porting bearing bracket I86 at the other. Shaft SI 'hasa bearing in bracket I86. The inner peripheral edge I8’! of cylinder 96 1 slide in bearings 48 and 4| formed in upstand- ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ . ' ing channel bracket 42. The lower end vofred Z8 is held by a'setiscrew 43 in socket part .447 of gib or member 45 formed similar to a shepherd’s " "- abuts against a raised annular ridge IE8 formed integral with the adjacent surface of worm gear staff. The lower portion of rod 29Vhas a loose‘ bearing in horizontally disposed part 4| formed 98 and is held tightly thereagainst, whereby to rotate therewith by nut 94 "screw mounted on ' integral. withLthe lower part of bracket .42.. shaft, SI and pressed against the adiacentsur Furthermore, lsaidlrod 28 i is. held normally, in 1 upper . position illustratedoinr dotted. lines in _ Fig. face III! ofdisk 86. , V v . _ ‘Bearing bracket I86 is held to the outer sur I 2 ‘by ZaH-?atspring. .49 hereinafter mentioned. A ‘ horizontally adjustable channel ~bracket'till is dis 25 face III of housing 6I__ by screw bolts ||2,_ IIZ thatengage threaded apertures in the raised pol‘. 1 posed atright anglesto bracket42. It is attached tion II3 of surface III. Surface III has'jan theretoiby?means .of-ar horizontally disposed indenture or hollow ‘sector at II4 to reduce 1 member 55 that v?tsinto. the channelrportion weight. The lower half of surface III is cut ‘ 56 made on-the undersideofbracket 58 and held ‘ by headed bolt 51 and washer thereto. 30 away tov allow for the assembling of wormv gear 98. Also a semi-circular recess I I5 ,ismade in Bracket 50- is. mountedon the top part 680i surface III, for the disposition of bushing I85. j I housing 6| and held. in adjusted position thereto The means for turning wormgear 98. conteme by. a washer and'headedQbQ-lt» 63 engaging a plates a headed worm ll6jhavin‘g bearings in threaded aperture 64 madein said housing 6|. ‘ § The free end of bracket 58' has an offset part a:u the upper inner portionof housing ,6.I;.Head -I II extendingat-right angles th'eretoand is equipped ' of worm H6 is enclosedby achannel portion! I8 of bearing bracket I86, which ?tsagainst plate 5 with asocket portion 65. A rock lever, .or arm I I9 extending from housing?l and made" integral 66Ifu1cru1'ned. on headed. bolt 61 which is heldin . place in .socket' I35 by nut68 provides a‘pivot on ' therewith‘, whereby to prevent unauthorized per-v } whichlever 66 can swing. Lever 6.6 .is bent up 40 sons tampering therewith. A star wheel. I28 is mounted to the opposite-end of'worm I I6 by ward .at .‘IIJf‘to provide a restlfor the lower end a headed‘ set screw ‘I2I which. holds it tightly 1 of spring," hereinafter mentioned. ‘Spring 12 to said vworm I I6, wherebyto turn therewith. . will urgelever 6.6 normally inward to hold it in Wheel I20 is turned intermittently by arbor or cocked-position. The. free‘ end of. arm or lever pin l25‘reduced at I26 and projecting‘ laterally from the sideof disk I 2'I.._of- rotatable contact wheel ‘I28. Arbor I25, is located adjacent hub I29 ‘ 66 extends through a'nielongated recess ‘I5 made i in thelower part of upward p'roiectingbracketj?. ' 5 When incocked position the vfree end ‘I3 of lever I of said disk I21. Hub :29 is formed integral with 1 66 rests in the recessed part 'l?madeliz'i the nor. ‘ vtion'I‘I of .member 45. disk f|21 and is reducedin'diameter at‘ I38 to In this position-theupr - per surface of end 13 or lever 66 willrest against 50 provide a1 bearing axle which fits. loosely‘ into . ' 4 the. upper ‘edge of. elongatedrecess :15. and its . bearing It’! made integral _with.housing .6I and lowersurface against the contiguous surface of ' turns therein. Flat spring I32 fastened zit-I33 to housing 6| prevents wheel I28. from spinning.’ : recessed part ll of member-4.5. Said member 45 ' ‘ is Dressed, upwardly by leaf spring 49.su?ciently ‘ ; to hold. lever .66 ‘ of leaf spring 12. Rotatable contact wheel I 28 is equipped with bent wiretoothed. cloth gripping surface I 35 cockedposition with -the._,aid . ‘ ’ ’ _ which makes contact withthe knitted cloth 3| as ~ Leaf spring "I2 is mounted by screw bolt'386: to I. it comes down from the knitting machine 3, upstanding offset bracket 8| formed integral'with 1 adjustable bracket 58, whereas leaf spring .49 60 aided by rollers I36, I36, whereby to rotate wheel I28 and thereby ‘cause arbor ‘I25 to meshinter 5 free from its position in the recessed part ‘I6 of mittently with the teeth of star wheel I28 to turn said wheel I20 a predetermined degree once every revolution of contact wheel I28. This ro tation of star wheel I20 intermittently will in §.portion ‘I’! of member-.45 contemplates a‘ ?nger 85formedintegral' with open cup shaped cloth shaped disk 86, whereby to cause ?nger 85 to is fastened ‘by a screw bolt 82 to. socket member I 83 'made‘ integral with bracket 50. . The means for kicking rock arm. or’ lever 66 turn rotate worm I16, worm gear )90 andcup measuring, disk 86 havingian annular wall 81. kick off rock arm or lever 66 free from member 1 Finger 85 extends outwardly and at an angle from I ‘ wall 81; "It isformed in the shape of a double: ‘ sh'aped casing I‘I?having an opening‘atMI to' allow'a, portion of contact wheel ‘I28 to extend angle iron... .Sai'd disk‘86" andwalltlare‘ cut away at 88 to expose the graduatedscale on the l annular face. of. member ‘88' made integral’with ‘ ‘ . hoIusing'GIhereinabQve mentioned. ' w _ "The means'for rotating disk 8-6,_ whereby ?nger . 85 will kickoff lever t?jembodiesa .worm gear . 90. mounted .to turn‘: on headed-shaft 9| which 45 as hereinafter more fully explained. Contact wheel I28 is housed in a circular cup : therebeyond .to reach knitted cloth 3| as it comes down from the knitting machine?. Casing I48" has an opening opposite at I42 to clear graduated annular ring I43 hereinafter; described.‘ Cup shaped casing I48 has a centralhubQ'IM ‘ 2,406,140 5 6 formed by indenting the outer lateral surface of easing’ I40. ‘A centrally disposed bearing mem ber'I45 is made integral with hub I44. vIt ?ts ‘into a loose bearing made in the under side of hub portion I29 of contact wheel I28, whereby to ' provide a bearing therefor. ' " " A four armed leaf or ?at spring I 41 is used in connection with bearing I45 to prevent contact ‘wheel I28 from spinning; A disk shaped cover 'plate I 50 is ?tted to the open side of cup shaped casing I40 and is held thereto by screw bolts‘. I5I projected through extended lugs I52 of plate I50 and engaging threaded apertures in complemen tary lugs formed integral with the annular wall of Cover. casing plate I40. I50 has a’ central v aperture I53 for the projection of bearing axle I30. Said ap¢ I erture I53 is widened at I54 ci . The means for preventing an unauthorized per- ' son from unscrewing nut 94 during the interval it takes for ?nger 85 to travel from its resting position against stop I85 until it reaches numeral 90 on scale‘ I66 contemplates pointer I90 formed onhub I9I which has an arbor- I92 resting in'a bearing in wall of member 66. An annular mem ber I95 is mounted to the opposite end of arbor I92 which is squared for the purpose and for caus ing member I95 and pointer I90 to turn together ‘as one piece. A ?at three pronged spring I93 interposed to prevent spinning ofmember I 95 and pointer I90. Set screw I96iis used to hold mem ber I95 to arbor I92. » i - '9 A shelf 200 extending ‘outwardly from' cup shaped disk 86 forms a ‘closing member to protect pointer I90 from being moved by an unauthorized to conform to open person; An open sided covering member 20I shown in detail in Fig. 4 is provided to swing from The means for holding casing I40 to housing 20 ‘its top outwardly on a pivot pin 202~having bear 6| embodies screw bolts I55, -I 55 projected through ' ings in lugs 203-203 formed ‘integral with the apertures I56, I56 in upstanding plate I51 made front wall of cup shapedv disk 86. A member 204 ing I42. ‘ integral with housing 6| and engaging threaded apertures I58, I58 in upstanding lug I59 formed in plate I50. ' The means for measuring the yardage or unit of cloth to be knitted embodies a raised gradu ated annular scale I60 made on the front surface I6I of housing 6|. The scale has graduated outstanding from the wallet cup member 66 and made integral therewith provides a guide slot for the adjacent side wall of closing member 20I. - A triangular shaped tooth 206 is made integral with the wall of member 20I and near the ‘top thereof and stands out therefrom. When pointer I90 is in the central position, illustrated in‘ Fig. raised'lines I62 with raised numbers 10 to 300 so 3 the tooth 206 of covering member 20I will inter representing yardage or any predetermined units fere with the contiguous surface of pointer I90 of cloth 3|‘. An outer slightly raised peripheral and thereby prevent said cover member 20I from ring‘ I63 formed integral with‘ surface I6I of rocking to closed position. However, ‘ when housing BI is equipped With small threaded aper pointer I 90 is moved to either dotted line position tures I64 located opposite the ends of lines I62. illustrated‘ in Fig. 3 said tooth 206' will be allowed A complementary annular rotatable ring mem to rock to closed position without interfering with ber I43 having a graduated scalefl66 similar to pointer’ I90. I I > > scale I60 cooperates therewith to predetermin'e the The means for rocking pointer I90 to either length of the unit of cloth 3I to be knitted. Ring dotted line position shown in Fig. 3 contemplates I43 has a large central opening I61, whereby when anuo'utstanding stationary lug 0r tappet 2I0‘ ?tted onto the raised graduated scale I60 both formed integral with front'surface I6I'of housing graduated scales I60 and I43 willbe visible. How 6I. Tappet 2I0 will engage recessed portion 2IJI ever,'scale I60 is concentric with scale I43.. made in annular member I95 when said cup Ring member I43 has an annular rearwardly shaped disk 86 carrying ?nger 85 isturnedv anti extending ridge I'I0 that ?ts over the Peripheral clockwise to such position that‘ recessed portion edge of raised ring I63 formed on surface I6I, . 2I'I comes opposite and enters staitonary tappet whereby to hold ring member I43 in given rela 2I0. At this intervaltappet 2I0 will cause the tion to scale ' I60 and yet allow it to turnrelative " rotation of annular-member I95 and of pointer I90 to the right hand position of dotted lines il-v The means for accurately setting ring I43 rel 50 lustrated in Fig. 3; whereby member 20I can be ative to scale I60 embodies an index ?nger I 15 rocked to key releasing position free of the inter‘ extending inwardly from ring I43 and in the ference of tooth 206 with pointer I90. 3 I same plane therewith. An aperture IBI is made At the other end or initia1 position of cup disk in‘ ring I43 for the projection of screw bolt I80 to' 86 the same functions will be performed by out engage one of the threaded apertures I64 of hous standing lug or tappet 2 I5 made integral withthe ing 6|, whereby to hold ring I43 in predetermined outer surface of ring I43 and on that portion position or relation to scale I60. ' thereof that extends slightly into the central Assuming it is desirable to set ring I43 in such ' aperture I 61. In this instance tappet 2I5 en position that the knitting machine 3 will measure gages the recessed portion 220 in annular member off 90 yards or units of cloth 1“ and then stop, the operator will turn ring I 43 unti1 the edge of ‘ I95 and turns it anti-clockwise to move pointer _ I90 to the dotted line position shown'at the left ?nger I‘I5 coincides with the graduated line cor in Fig. 3. . ‘ V responding to number 90 on scale I60 and then In both of the ove'cases when the recessed insert screw bolt I80 to hold ring I43 in‘ place. portions 2“ and 2 0 move away from their-re; It will be observed that scale I66 is graduated spective tappets 2I0 and 2I5, member I95 and in the opposite direction from scale I60, whereby pointer I 90 will be returned to central orkey look: the numbers 90 and 10 coincide as in the above thereto. example. ‘ . . ing position shown in Fig. 3. - The means for limiting the extreme position to which ?nger 85 of cup disk 86 canbe turned to initial starting position for knitting 90 units of cloth 3| embodies a stop member I85 upstanding at right angles on the outer peripheral ‘edge of ring I43. Member I85 has its stop'edge in line with the zero line I86 of ring I43. ' , . The means for turning nut 94 which holds shaped disk 86 tightly with its cylinder 96' against thenlateral surface of worm gear 90‘contemplates key 225 having a socket wrench head 226 and a handle or finger part ‘221. 'When nut 94 is screwed tightly against surface of disk 86, said disk .86. will. turn with worm gear 90, whereby to aeOapiio 7 '225;.-in;casing, 23B until?nger :85 has reached and kicked off lever 1-661 and the knitting mach-met isjstopped. ,At'this-laterposition the recessed portion 2II of annular member I95; will been gaged by stationary; tappet~2IiJ‘and-cause the move-?nger .85 from ‘initial position on stop I85 . to kick: off position against rock lever I§I5._v _. _, The means to preventtheinserting of;~key 225 ‘during this interval embodies acasing 235 having *lugs23l, 23I that are ‘riveted-or Welded at 232 to turning of pointer I9!) clockwise to allow member ' Zill to rock to keyv insertingv position, whereby . key 225 can'be inserted toturn nut :94 torelease ' cup shaped member or disk 86 carrying cylinder the outer surface of member 86., Casing 235 ,is open-at-its top portion and has a cut away part 233 toaallow for lug or member 294. ~ There is also ana-rrow ‘openingiat 234m the front surface vsuin :cientj-to admit .the shaft-portion 2350f key 225 from above. “ , V -’ ig?efromwormv-geartil. ,Said'member 86j=can_ be turned, then ‘manually back'to starting or initial l j Whenv cover member ‘ZjBI isrocked- awaylfrom position; : : * _~Moreover, the release ‘of rock memberor lever I surface 86 by pointer 19% moving against tooth 206 of member ZBI the outer free portion of cover 20I will'be suf?ciently near the front surface 1286 of casing 230 to prevent the insertion’ of key 225 [it from'recessed portion 16 of member 45.;will > 15 allow rod 29 to move upwards under pressure of ?at ‘spring 49;; to its upper dotted. line. position for turning nut 99. Only at the initialand ?nal j shown in Fig. 2,;wlf1ereby its upper. end wi'll'be in the path 'of'the free end of; rod I15" when it positions can key 225 be inserted. In other posi comes around on the next revolution of" rotary tions tooth v20$ willinterferewith pointer I-90to , . prevent the ‘rocking of cover member 24M tokey 20 part-2 of theknitting machine 3,. ‘ ;;Rod I6 will be moved thereupon off from~shelf inserting positions. ‘ " 25 to permit;vertically-disposed rod I5 tormove The means for holding the ‘measuring devicejto ‘downward into engagement, with ‘one of the lugs the knitting machine .35, contemplates a bracket 33 of, kick off .jring‘34, whereby to shift the belt, ~2-4yll‘having a horizontalshelf 2M resting beneath a like part 242 extending horizontally from up 25 not shown, of the knitting machine 3 and to apply the brake to stop itslmotion. ' - ' / > standing bracket 42 and held thereto by headed vThe aforesaid-movements will be repeated as bolt 243 and washer-244. Bolt v243 is projected often as it is desirable to knit 90 units of cloth ' downwardly through a loose aperture-in support of equal length. In the event a longer ‘or shorter ing, member 2424 and into a threaded aperture in part-2M of bracketzllll, whereby said bracket 24c 30 length of cloth is desired, the graduated ‘ring I43 will be set relative toscale I60. ‘ I. ." can be rocked relative'to bracket 132, if necessary. Having thus described my invention what I The» upper part, of bracket 241.8 has formed claim as new‘ and desire tov secure! 'by?Letters integral therewith clamping jaws24‘I and 248, whereby-to engage the stationary base cylinder 246301? the; knitting machine 3,:and is held tightly 35 thereto ‘.by a set 'bo1t'24-9 mounted inathreaded I aperture in lower jaw 241 of the clamp. ~ In order to operate the device, let usassume that it is desirable to knit 90, yards or units .of ' clothpSi and thereupon :stop the knitting» ma chine .3. ‘To this end'the operato-rwill ?rst'adjust graduated ring 143 relativerto graduated scajle I80 through the apertureizi8l' in ring, I43 ,- to _ abutting againstannular ridge ‘I98 formed on tated to initial ‘position with ?nger 85 resting on stop I85“ r~ . ' > f - by said wheel, ‘a cup shaped disk, means for 40 the stop motion ‘of .a knitting'machine, and a member carried by said disk; whereby to. release Thereupon the operator willlinsert screwjbolt the near-surface ofworm- gear ‘96 and then'ro , 1. Ina cloth measuring device ia- kmaag , machines;v a clothcontact wheeljia gear turned holding said disk to ‘turn with said gear, 'afrod > - held latched in inoperative position for actuating I60, whereby the zero line 7186 on ring 143 will be opposite line corresponding to 90' on ‘scale I60. engage the threaded aperture IM-in‘ housing/6|‘. Cup shaped disk a?carrying cylindertb willbe inserted in place with ridge. I5‘! orcylinderf-96 Patent is as follows said rod.‘ ’ ' ' ' " 2'. Ina cloth measuring device for knitting " > machines, a cloth contact wheel, a staruwh‘eel actuated by‘ said contact wheel, a gear‘actuat'ed " bysaid star wheel, a measuring" ‘cup shaped disk actuatedrby said geanla stopme'mber actuated by said disk,and"means .for locking said disk ' .against 3. In said a cloth gear.measuring device ‘for knitting: .. . machines, a wheel for making ‘contact with said cloth,' a star wheel actuated by said» contact wheel, a gear actuated by‘ said star wheel‘, a‘cup ~ a As ‘cup shaped disk 85 moves into initial posi shaped disk carrying a cylinder actuated by said tion the recessed portion 229 in annularrrmember I95 will move into engagement with. tappet 215, ,Whereb-y pointer- l??will be moved on‘ center to’ allow cover member 2E3I to be rocked into ;key mounted to turn-on said disk, and -'tappets inserting position. The operator will, insert/key" 225 and turn nut 94, tightly against the, contigu ous surface of cup disk 86 to press edge .101 of cylinder 96 against the ridge I08 in lateral side ‘ of worm gear 90, whereby disk 88;and'_?nger 85 carried thereon will turn v?th .worm gear 90. 'Key 225 will be withdrawn then and the knitting ' machine, 3 started, whereupon contact wheel I28 with its surface resting on cloth 3| will .revolve and'through the medium of star wheel ‘I25, worm II6, worm gear 90, cause disk 86 and’?nger 85 , to revolve anticlockwise. gear, means cari'iedby-said disk for lockingsaid cylinder against saidgear, anannular ‘member mounted on said device ‘for actuating said'annu- ‘ 5 lar member torelease' the locking means. a ' .. '4. In a cloth -measuring device forknitting machines, a measuring member, a wheel inter-_ rnediately connected to said measuring member, whereby to actuate the same, ‘a rock cover car ried by said measuring member, avtooth formed on said rock cover, a member for interfering with said tooth, thereby to hold said rock cover in predetermined position, and means‘ for actuating said’ last member to releasing position. 55-111 ‘a cloth measuring device for knitting When disk 86‘ carrying 70 machines having a stop motion, a wheel for mak- - annular member I95 starts to move, said member I95 will be rotated by its contact with-movable ing contact with said cloth, a "worm gear actu V tappet 2I5 su?iciently'to bring pointer I93 to ated by ‘said wheel, a me'asuringm'ember actu ated by said last named wheel, means-‘carried central position to rock I'covering member 'ZBI outward, whereby to prevent the insertionof key with said worm-gear, and‘ other means-‘carried by said measuring member for holding ‘it to turn’ 2,408, 140 by said measuring member for actuating the stop motion of the knitting machine. 6. In a cloth measuring device for knitting machines having a stop motion, a cloth measur ing disk, a ?nger attached to said disk for actu ating said stop motion, a worm gear for actuating said disk, a cylinder attached to said disk and making contact with said gear, means for hold ing said cylinder to turn with said gear, a pointer member mounted to turn on said disk, a rock 10 member mounted to cover said pointer, and 10 means for automatically turning said pointer; whereby to allow said cover member to move into releasing position. 7 7. In a cloth measuring device for knitting machines, a stop motion, a cloth measuring cup shaped disk, a ?nger attached to said disk for actuating said stop motion, a gear for actuating said cup shaped disk, means for holding said cup shaped disk to turn with said gear and means for releasing said disk from said gear. JOSEPH A. FIRSCHING.