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Aug- 20, 1946-
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J. A. FIRSCHING
CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE
' Filed. April 4, 1944
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2,406,140
CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE
Filed April 4, 1944
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4 Sheets-Sheet s
Aug. 20, 1946.
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2,406,140
CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE
Filed April 4, 1944
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4 Sheets-Sheet 4 '
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Patented Aug. 20,1946
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CLOTH MEASURING DEVICE
Joseph
Firsching, Utica,
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Application‘April 4, 1944, Serial No. 529,535
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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
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7 Claims.
of abearing bracket employed in the-device; '
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Fig. 15 is a detail viewshowing an ‘elevation
of a certain worm gear andimmediateparts eme
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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
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' The object of the invention is to provide a
device that can be attached. to a knitting ma 10
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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.
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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.
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Fig. '20 is a detail view’ showing the assembly
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. 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.
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device.
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member I,’ whereby to clamp member I firmly to
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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.
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1 device.
a kick 7off
is amember
detail view,
used showinga
in connection
perspective
with the
device, somewhat ‘enlarged.
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Fig. 8 is _a detail view,- showing a perspectiv
of a measuring or graduated ring employed in the
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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.
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Fig. 11 is a detail view,'showing a perspective
of an annular member and immediate parts, em
ployed in the device.
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Fig. 12 is a detail view showing a perspective
of a housing employed and looking at the reverse
side ofFig. 6.
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Fig. 13 is a detail viewshowing a side eleva
tion of the device,-=-parts being omitted. ' .
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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.
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gA vertically disposed rod I5 is projected through
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tween upper 5 and lower parts 6 of member‘ I. '
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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.
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,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.
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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
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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.
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' 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- ‘
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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.
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_ ‘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
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of leaf spring 12.
Rotatable contact wheel I 28 is equipped with
bent wiretoothed. cloth gripping surface I 35
cockedposition with -the._,aid
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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
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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.
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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
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‘ 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.
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"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
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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 ‘
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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.
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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
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I50 has a’ central
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aperture I53
for the projection of bearing axle I30. Said ap¢ I
erture I53 is widened at I54
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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.
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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.
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integral with housing 6| and engaging threaded
apertures I58, I58 in upstanding lug I59 formed
in plate I50.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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'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
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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
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turned, then ‘manually back'to starting or initial
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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
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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. ‘
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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. ' - ' /
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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.
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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“
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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
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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
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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
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3. In said
a cloth
gear.measuring device ‘for knitting:
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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.
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