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`ïuly 2, 1963
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3,096,007
FORM Foa sTocKINGs AND THE LIKE
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Patented July 2, 1963
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FORM FÜR STGCKIÑGS AND THE LIKE _
Curt Krousbein, Hagen, Westphalia, Germany, assigner
to Eugen Bellm‘ann Erben o.H.G., Hagen-Haspe, Ger
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Filed July 6, 1961, Ser. No. 122,215
Claims priority, application Germany July 23, 1960
5 Claims. (Cl. 223-75)
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of the peripheral edge of the iiat substantially rigid mem
ber substantially iii-ling the recessed center portion Áand
extending in the plane Koutwardly of the edge ‘and having
an outward face formed with a longitudinal groove therein
adapted to receive the seam of a stocking, the protecting
strip covering the part of the peripheral edge and prevent
ing, upon insertion of the form into a `stocking or the like,
direct contact between the latter and the edge covered by
the protecting strip, and stud means extending across the
The present invention relates to a form for stockings 10 recessed center portion for attaching the protecting stri-p
and »the like, and more particularly, the present inven
to the edge.
tion is concerned with the type of forms on which stock
ings may be placed for further processing, for instance
for dyeing of the stocking.
Thus, according ïto the present invention, the peripheral
edge of the stocking form may be formed with a recessed
center portion »or groove. The thus shaped metal form
Such forms when made of metal occasionally cause 15 is then coated in conventional manner with a thin layer
of synthetic material and thereafter an elongated pro
on the specific iinishing of the stocking, will cause undue
tecting strip is inserted into the recess or groove extend
adherence of the stocking to the form which will make it
ing along at least a part of the peripheral edge of the
diiïicult to remove the stocking after completion of the
form, and this elongated protecting strip is so shaped that
treatment`
20 it will not only substantially til-l lthe recess in the edge
discoloration of the stocking and sometimes, depending
It has been proposed to cover 4the metal form with a
thick coating or layer of vsuitable synthetic material, for
instance polytetrañuoroethylene, known under the trade
ofthe form, but will also extend outwardly thereof. Thus,
the edge of the completed form will be represented by a
Teflon or the like body of relatively great thickness so
name “Teñonf’ in order to facilitate removal of the
that even after prolonged use there will still be a portion
stocking from .the form and to prevent `contact between 25 of the protecting strip in existence and will prevent con
the stocking and the metal core of the form. However,
tact ‘between the stocking and the metal core of the form.
while such Teflon or «the like coatings give initially good
Furthermore, when the protecting strip has worn oit so
results, it 'has been found that after repeated use, the
as to have lost its usefulness, the residual portion of the
Teflon layer Wears oil the peripheral edge of the form.
protecting strip can be easily removed and a new protect
Due to the repeated insertion of the form into the stock 30 ing stri-p can tbe attached to the peripheral edge of the
-ing and removal of the stocking, particularly of stockings
form.
made of polyamide material such `as nylon, the Teflon or
Stockings which are dyed on forms according to the
the like layer will rub oli the edge of the form and will
present invention will not be subject to discoloration such
expose the underlying metal. Thus, the disadvantages
as occasionally occurs when during .the .dyeing process
which were initially prevented by coating the metal form 35 direct contact exists between portions of the stockin-g »and
with Teñon or the like Will reoccur `after «the lform has
been used for some time.
the metal core of ’the form.
The novel features which are considered Äas character
lt is therefore an object of the present invention to
istic for the invention are `set forth in particular in the ap
overcome the above discussed disadvantages and to pro
pended claims. The invention itself, however, both as
vide a form which can be used for extended periods of 40 to its construction and its method of operation, together
time without causing Contact between the metal of the
with additional objects and advantages thereof, will be
form and the stocking.
lt is another object of the present invention to provide
best understood `from the following .description of specific
a stocking form of the type described above having a
panying drawings, in which:
Teflon or the like covered peripheral edge and wherein 45
embodiments when read in connection with the accom
FIG. 1 is a plan view of the stocking form according
to the present invention; and
FIGS. 2 and 3 `are fragmentary cross-sectional views of
synthetic material which covers the side faces of the
two embodiments according to the present invention taken
stocking form.
along the line II-HI of FIG. l.
>Other objects >and advantages of the present invention 50 Referring now to the drawing, metal form 1 is shown
will `become apparent from a further reading of the de
to have an edge formed with a recess 3 extending in
scription and of the appended claims.
longitudinal direction of the edge. Protecting `strip 2 is
With the above and other objects in view, the present
arranged along the peripheral edge and is partially lo
invention contemplates a form for a stocking and the like,
cated in recess 3. It is noted that in accordance with
comprising, in combination, ya flat substantially rigid 55 the illustrated embodiment, the recessed edge and pro
member having in its plane a conñguration corresponding
tecting Teilen strip 2 extend along all portions of the
to the shape of the stocking fand having a peripheral edge,
periphery of the stocking form which may come in con
and an elongated protecting strip arranged at least along
tact with the stocking. Prior to attaching protecting strip
a part of .the peripheral edge of the ilat substantially rigid
2 to the form, metal form 1 ha-s been covered with a
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member extending in the plane outwardly of the edge so
layer or coating 4 of suitable Synthetic material. Prefer
as to cover the edge and prevent, upon insertion of the
ably layer 4 as well as protecting strip 5 will consist of
form into a stocking or the like, direct contact between
Teflon.
the latter and the edge covered by the protecting strip.
In FIGS. 2 and 3, the cross-sectional View of the pro
According to a preferred embodiment of the present
tecting strip 2 of FIG. l is indicated by reference numer
invention, the form for a stocking and the like comprises, 65 als 5 and 5a. It can be seen that protecting strip 5 ex
in combinaation, a Ílat substantial-ly rigid member con
tends into the V-shaped recess of the peripheral edge of
sisting essentially of a metal core and a layer of poly
the form comprising metal core 1 and covering 4, and
tetrañuoroethylene covering ythe same, the member having
that the outer portion of protecting strip 5 extends out
in its plane a conliguration corresponding to the shape
wardly of the form 1-4 so as to safely prevent contact
of the stocking and having a peripheral edge formed with 70 between the stocking or the like and the thin coating 4
a recessed center portion, lan elongated protecting strip
or the metal core 1 of the form.
of polytetrañuorcethylene arranged at least `along a part
According to FIG. 3, the portion of the protecting
the covering of the peripheral edge can be easily replaced
without requiring replacement of the coating or layer of
3,096,007
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essentially of a metal core and a layer of synthetic mate
stocking, has an outwardly extending face formed withY
rial covering the same, said member having in its plane
a groove 5a adapted to receive the seam of the stocking
and thus to assure that the stocking will be in proper
position on the form.
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combination, a dat substantially rigid member consisting
strip which rwill come in contact with the seam of a '
a coniiguration corresponding to the shape of said stock- ' '
ing and having a peripheral edge; and an elongated pro
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tecting strip of solid cross section, formed `'of polytetra- '
Protecting strip 2 or 5 may be adhered to the periph
for'instance by applying a small quantity of a suitable
fluoroethylene ñrmly attached to said rigid member along
at least part of'said peripheral edge thereof and extend
volatile solvent to the contacting portions of protecting
strip 5 and coating or covering layer 4, or by means of
studs 6 and 7. Studs 6 preferably are arranged along
the curved portions of the peripheral edge, and studs 7
tion and to prevent, upon insertion of said form into a
vstocking or the like, direct contact between Vthe latter
eral edge of the stocking form either by adhesive means,
ing in said plane outwardly of said edge so as tocover
said edgeV terminating in Va rounded outward edge por
and the edge covered by said protecting strip.
in the vicinity of the upper end of the stocking form.
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4. A form for a stocking andthe like, comprising in
It will be understood that each of the elements de
scribed above, or two or more together, may also ñnd a 15 combination, an elongated flat substantially rigid mem
ber consisting essentially of a «metal core andy a layer of
useful application in other types of stocking forms and
Vthe like differing from the types described above.
While the invention ha-s been illustrated and described
synthetic plastic material covering the same,V said mem
ber having in its plane a configuration corresponding to
the shape of 4said stocking and having a peripheral edge;
and an elongated protecting strip of solid crosssection,
formed of synthetic plastic material firmly attached to
said rigid'member along at least part of said peripheral
edge thereof and extending in said plane outwardly of
said edge and a portion of said protecting strip having
' as embodied in a stocking form, it is not intended to
be limited to the details shown, since various modiñca
tions and structural changes may be made without de
parting in any way from the spirit of the present invention.
Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully »
reveal the gist of the present invention that others can
by applying current knowledge readily adapt it for vari
25 an outward‘face formed with a longitudinal groove there
in adapted to receive'the seam of a stocking and the re
ous applications withou'trornitting` features that, from the
mainder of said protecting strip being of outwardly taper
standpoint of prior art, fairly constitute essential char
Y ing cross section, said protecting strip preventing, upon
insertion of said form into a stocking -or the like, direct
intended’to be comprehended within the meaning and 30 contact between the latter and the edge covered by said
protecting strip.
range of equivalence of the following claims.
5. A form for a stocking and the like, comprising, in
What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by
acteristics of'the generic or specific aspects of this in
vention and, therefore, such adaptations should and are
combination, a flat substantially rigid member consisting
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essentially of a metal core and a layer of polytetrafluorof
1. A form forV a stocking and the like, comprising, in
combination, a dat substantially rigid member consisting 35 ethylene covering the same, said member having in its
plane a configuration corresponding to the shape of said v
essentially of a core portion and a layer of synthetic
stocking and having a peripheral edge formed with a
plastic material covering the same, said mem-ber having
recessed centerV portion; an elongated protecting strip
in its plane a configuration corresponding to the shape
of solid cross section, formed of polytetrafluoroethylene
of said stocking and having a peripheral edge; andan
n elongated protecting strip of solid cross section firmly 40 removable attached along at least part of said peripheral
edge of said flat Isubstantially rigid member substantially
attached to said rigid member along at least part of said
filling said recessed center portion and extending in said
' peripheral edge thereof and extending in said plane out
plane outwardly of said edge and having an outward
wardly of said edge so as to cover said edge terminating
face including a portion formed with a longitudinal groove
in a rounded outward edge portion, and to prevent, upon
therein adapted to receive the seam of a stocking and also
insertion of said form into a stocking or the like, direct
including a portion of outwardly tapering cross section,
contact between the latter and the edgecovered by said
Letters Patent is:
said protecting strip preventing, upon insertion of said
protecting strip.
form into a stocking or the like, direct contact between
2. A form for a stocking and the like, comprising, in
the latter and the edge covered -by said protecting strip;
combination, Va ñat substantially rigid member consisting
and stud means extending across Said recessed center
essentially of a metal core and a layer of synthetic plas
tic material covering the same, said member having in its
plane a configuration corresponding to the shape of said
stocking and having a peripheral edge; and an elongated
protecting strip of solid cross section consisting essen
tially of said synthetic plastic material ñrmly attached
portion for ‘removably firmly attaching said protecting
strip to said edge.
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to said rigid member along at least part of said periph
eral edge thereof and extending in said plane outwardly
of said edge so as to cover said edge terminating in a
rounded outward edge portion, and to prevent, upon in
sertion of said form into a stocking or the like, direct 60
contact between the latter and the edge covered by said
protecting strip.
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3. A form for a stocking and the like, comprising, in
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References Cited in the ñle of this patent
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1,805,573
Dinsmore ___________ __' May 19, 1931
2,037,077
2,636,651
Knote ______________ __ Apr. 14, 1936
Tiers _______________ __ Apr. 28, 1953 ï
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1,204,289
Great Britain _________ __ July l, 1959
France ______________ __ Aug. 3, 1959
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