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Nov. 26, 1946. '
M_,mGwER' ET AL
2,411,686
NEEDLE THREADER
Filed Ailg. 14, 1945
2 Sheeis-Sheet 1
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MINGMR ETAL
NEEDLE THREADER
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2,411,686
Filed Aug. 14, 1945
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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2,411,686
Patented Nov. 26, ‘1946
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2,411,686
NEEDLE 'rimnanna
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Max Ingwer, New York, and Werner W. Schwartz,
1 Jackson Heights, ‘N. Y., vassignors to Con
solidated Sewing Machine & Supply 00., Inc._,
New York, N.,Y., acor'poration of New York
Application August 14, 1945, Serial No. 610,702
(Cl. 223—99)
7 Claims.
The invention herein disclosed relates to de- ‘
vices for threading needles.
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with the needle and the. prongs 10, H and I2
into position to, straddle the needle.
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' The offsetting portion. 13 of the intermediate
Objects of the invention are to provide a nee
prong is shown‘ as having an opening Hi there
dle threader of simple," inexpensive construction 5 through. This is for passage of the thread en
and which can be easily used to quickly thread
the needle.
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gaging hook IS.
The latter is shown as made of
thin, flat sheet metal with anenlarged base por
tion I‘! secured over the side of the blade by a
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Other objects of the invention are to provide
a needle threader ‘of a one-piece or integral type
of v‘construction, with ‘no loose or movable parts
screw‘lB. This disposition and arrangementof
the parts causes the hook to project through the
‘opening l5 into the central portion of ‘the needle
and 'of a character which-can be stamped ‘out of
sheet 'metaland'be thin and flat", vtakingl'up but
receiving channel. The hole l5 servesalso' as a
guide and brace for the hook, locating it in a
small space and adapted to be used either asa
separate tool or to be combined with other im
downwardly inclined position. with :thetop'of the
plements, for. example to be mounted as a fold
hook projecting below, the, edgeof the interme
ing blade in a handle carrying a seam ripper or 15 diate prong sufficiently to catchthe thread when
_ the like.
; .the latter is' brought'up , over the lower edge of
Other desirable objects and the ‘novel features
the intermediate prong.
by which the purposes of the invention are at
tained are set forth or. will appear in the course
vof the following speci?cation.
inafter de?ned and claimed.
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Fig. 11 in the drawings is a side elevation‘ of
one ofthe needle threaders;
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Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same;
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Figs. 3 and 4 are side views illustrating use
of the implement in effecting the threading of
a
needle;
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ward indentation l9 inclined 0r vcurvedtoward
"the‘tip of the hook so ‘as to slide the thread there
of the speci?cation illustrate present ‘practical
the immediate disclosure, all within the true in
tent and broad scope of the invention as here
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mediate prong is shown as formed with an up
The drawings accompanying and forming part
embodiments of theinvention. 7 Structure, how
ever, may be modi?ed. and changed as regards
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To assist in guiding the thread into engage
"ment with the hook, the lower edge of the inter
over into the bite of the hook.
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,In Fig. 3 the device is shown as. having been
engaged over the needle and the downwardly in
clined hook extended through the eye of the nee
dle. Also in this view the thread 20 has been
entered in the slot 9 between the intermediate
and lower prongs and been slid up over the curved
_or inclined guiding edge I9 into engagement in
the hook.
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Fig. 4 shows how, with the hook passed through
the eye of the needle and the thread caught by
Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross sectional view as
the hook, it is then only necessary to back the
on substantially the plane of line 5-5 of Fig. 3.,’ 35 implement away from‘ the needle, the hook then
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a blank for another
drawing a loop of the thread through the needle.
form of the invention;
The body of the blade may be made long
Fig. '7 is a side view of the completed article;
enough to serve as a convenient handle for using
Fig. 8 is a plan or edge view of the same; and 40 the implement. Being thin sheet material, this
Fig. 9 is a plan view of a blank for a further
blade may be hingedly mounted in a holder, after
modi?ed form of the invention.
the manner of a blade in a pocket knife.
As ?rst shown, Figs. 1 to 5, the body of the
The device consists of only two parts, the body
device consists of a strip of sheet material, in
or blade structure and the hook and these, when‘
the nature of a straight, ?at blade ‘I.
45 put together as shown, constitute a unitary, prac
This blade is split longitudinally at one end at
tically one-piece article. The blade may be of
8 and '9- to form upper, lower and intermediate
thin sheet metal or other suitable sheet mate
?ngers or prongs l0, l1 and I2, respectively.
rial, The complete article can be produced at
The intermediate prong is longer than the other
low cost. The action is simple and practically
two and the root portion of the same at I3 is 50 automatic, since the prongs guide the hook over
extended angularly from the body of the blade
the handle into position to pass through the eye,
to offset this prong from the other two and thus
vand the edge of the intermediate prong guides
to provide a channel M for reception of the
the thread up into engagement with the hook,
needle. The longer, intermediate prong may be
ready to be drawn back through the needle as
used, in effect, as a '“feeler” to engage the rback 55 the tool is removed from the needle.
of the needle, thus to bring the channel into line
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In the forms of the invention illustrated in
Figs. 6 to 9, the device is made up by folding and
bending a blank to constitute the handle and
needle receiving portions of the device.
3. A needle threader comprising a blade hav
ing laterally o?set ?ngers to straddle a needle,
one of said ?ngers having a hole therethrough
opening into the needle receiving space between
said ?ngers and a thread catching hook extend
Fig 6 shows a blank 26 which is folded along a
‘longitudinal center line 2! to form a doubled
handle portion 1a. One end of the blank is split
ing from said blade through said hole into said
.needle receiving space. >
or slotted at 22 in line with the fold line so that
4. A needle threader comprising a blade split
in folding, the separated portions will form the
longitudinally in one end into upper, lower and
?exible sides 23 of a needle receiving channel. 10' intermediate prongs, the intermediate prong be
These separated portions are oifset from the.
ing offset laterally from the other prongs and
main handle forming portions by bends 24 and
forming therewith a needle receiving channel and
one of the sides has an opening I511 therethrough
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for the thread hook it. The other folded por?
tion of the blade has a seat 25 for the screw Hiv .
which secures the thread hook. This screw then
serves the additional function of positively se
the offsetting portion of said intermediate prong
' having ‘a hole therethrough opening into said
channel and a thread catching hook extending
from the side of the blade, through said hole into
said channel and of a size to pass through the
eye of a needle to be threaded, said oil'set inter
ed relation.
mediate prong being longer and extending be
The thread guiding groove 19a is provided in 20 yond the end of the other prongs to guide the
this instance by the formation of similarly in
threader laterally over a needle and to serve as
clined notches in the outer edges of the chan
a guide for directing the thread to the hook.
nel forming portions of the blank.
5. A needle threader comprising a blade hav
curing the handle portions in their closely fold
Instead of a longitudinally foldable blank, the
ing laterally offset ?ngers spaced to straddle
blank may be made up as in Fig. 9 with dupli
cate handle portions in end-to-end relation and
arranged to be folded on a transverse line 2| a
the needle, one of said ?ngers having a hole
therethrough opening into the needle receiving
space between the ?ngers and a thread catch
to bring the parts together into closely overlying
doubled handle and channel forming portions,
ing hook extending from the blade through said
hole into said needle receiving space, the lower
substantially after the manner indicated in Figs. 30 edge'of one of said ?ngers being indented up
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wardly toward said thread catching hook to guide
What is claimed is:
a thread engaged with said lower edge into the
1. A needle threader comprising a blade split
grip of said hook.
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longitudinally in one end into upper, lower and
' 6. A needle threader comprisinga blade split
intermediate prongs, the intermediate prong be
longitudinally at one end into upper, lower and
ing offset laterally from the other prongs and
intermediate prongs, the intermediate prong be
forming therewith a needle receiving channel
ing spaced above the lower prong a distance pro
and the offsetting portion of said intermediate
viding easy entrance for a thread and said in
prong having a hole therethrough opening into
termediate prong being offset laterally from'the
said channel and a thread catching hook extend- ’
other prongs and having ‘an opening through the
ing from the side of the blade, through said hole
offsetting portion of the same, and a thread
into said channel and of a size to pass through
catching hook extending from the side of the
the eye of a needle to be threaded.
blade through said opening on a downward in
2. A needle threader comprising a blade split‘ ‘ cline toward said wide thread receiving throat.
longitudinally in one end into upper, lower and
7. A needle threader comprising a handle hav
intermediate prongs, the intermediate prong be
ing ?exible, substantially parallel spaced ?ngers
ing offset laterally from the other prongs and
providing a needle guiding and receiving chan
forming therewith a needle receiving channel
nel at one end, one of said spaced portions hav
and the offsetting portion of said intermediatev
ing an opening therethrough, a thread catching
prong having a hole therethrough opening into 50 hook secured to one side of the handle and pro
said channel and a thread catching hook extend
j'jecting through said opening and one edge of said
ing from the side of the blade, through said hole
_ channel forming portions having a notch therein
into said channel and of a size to pass through
leading to the projecting end of said hook for
the eye of a needle to be threaded, the lower
edge of said intermediate prong being indented
to form with the lower prong a thread receiving
throat and curved toward the end of the hook to
guide the thread thereto.
‘guiding a thread thereto.
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MAX INGWER.
WERNER W. SCHWARTZ.
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