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Jul! 23, 1963 c. c. LANGSTON MULTIPLE comm w 1n" 3,098,373 :v- mnsmc DEVICE Filed May a, 1961 I ll m IHW Tm WP“ '9 lrllmlnn?innlmlmHIMn W 1 I7 mmzamnumnuns a»: m‘ ruvn‘smuwsgm slwmu CLAUDE C. LANGSTON 8M2’; ATTORNEY i@ 3&98573 Patented July 23, 1963 2 MULTIPLE CGLGR 3,098,373 AD DYEING DE‘VME Claude (J. Langston, 1701 W. Berry, Fort Worth, Tex. Filed May 8, 1961, Ser. No. 108,637 5 Claims. (Cl. 68-47) extends upwards and is formed to include two notches 25 and 26 which can engage the ?ange 23 on the marker 19. A stop 27 is also included on the end of the clip 24 to prevent the marker 19 from being unintentionally re moved from the barrel 18. The lower end of the barrel 18 is provided with a spring loaded hinged cover 23, shown in detail in FIGURE 5, which keeps the dye from In a shoe repair shop handling a volume of ladies’ shoes in different colors, a time consuming operation is evaporating from the tip of the marker when the latter changing the thread ‘on the sewing machine to match the is not in use. A felt pad 29 is ?xed to the lower ?ange color of the shoe being repaired. Just a few stitches of 10 12 of the chassis 10 directly under each marker 19. one color may be needed for one repair job, then a few To operate the thread dyeing device, the marker con stitches of another color for the next job. Even with a taining the desired color is depressed to where the ?ange battery of spools mounted on the machine, changing 23 snaps into the notch 25 in the spring clip 24. This the thread can take longer than the sewing. opens the hinged cover 28 which swings down allowing This invention relates to a means of eliminating this 15 the tip 22 of the marker to bear against the felt pad 29. costly operation and consists of a device whereby the thread from a single spool can be selectively dyed any of several colors as it is fed into the sewing machine; the change from one color to another being almost in A notch 30 in the edge of the cover 28 guides the thread 16 between the felt tip 22 and the felt pad 29 so that it can pick up the dye as it moves along into the sewing machine. To change colors, the operator releases the stantaneous. 20 catch 24 with his index ?nger and raises the marker 19 There is on the market a marking tool consisting of a with his thumb and second ?nger to where it bears dye ?lled cartridge, used as a handle, with 2. depending against stop 27 and is held in place by notch 26 in the ferrule ending in a saturated felt tip which feeds the rapid clip 24. Thus changing colors on the thread becomes a ly drying dye onto the surface to be marked. An ex convenient one handed operation. The operator can emplary tool of this type is manufactured by Carter’s 25 then depress any other marker into operating position, Ink Co. It is the intent of this invention to utilize this and after pulling enough thread through his sewing ma item in a new way to accomplish the selective dyeing of chine to eliminate the previous color, can proceed to sewing thread by mounting ‘a series of these markers in sew with the new color. an apparatus whereby the thread is caused to travel in An ‘alternate type of cover 31 to prevent the dye marker contact beneath the tip of any one marker selected at from drying out consists of a ?exible rubber nipple which will and thus to pick up the desired color as it moves ?ts over the lower end of barrel l8 and has in its de toward the sewing operation. pending constricted portion 32 a cross shaped incision 33 The means whereby this is ‘accomplished are herein which is normally tightly closed, but which ‘allows the after described in detail and illustrated in the accom tip of the dye marker to spread the end of the nipple panying drawing, wherein: 35 and extend through same when it is depressed to bear FIGURE 1 is an elevational view of one embodiment against the felt pad 29. When the rubber nipple 31 is of the described invention. used instead of the hinged cover 28 it is necessary to FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the proprietary provide intermediate thread guides 34 in lieu of the marking tool utilized in the invention. notch 30' in the cover 28. FIGURE 3 is a cross section taken on FIGURE 1 There may be an occasional special color called for showing ‘one dye marker in operation. which is not available in the dye markers, so the spool FIGURE 4 is a longitudinal section showing two mark rack 13 is provided with an extra peg 14a on which an ers mounted in a different embodiment of the invention. extna spool 15a with thread of the required color can FIGURE 5 is a detail from below of the protective be placed, and the thread 16a runs directly into the sew cover used in the embodiment shown in FIGURE 1. 45 ing machine in place of the dyed thread 16. It is gen FIGURE 6 is a detail from below of the protective eral practice to use a neutral colored thread in the bobbin cover used in the embodiment shown in FIGURE 4. of the sewing machine as it shows only on the under side FIGURE 7 is a cross section taken on FIGURE 1 of the material sewed and can be used with all the showing the spool and the thread guide common to both colors. Should it be desired, however, to use colored embodiments. 50 thread on both sides, the reel of the bobbin can be FIGURE 8 is a cross section taken on FIGURE 4. wound with thread pulled through the thread dyeing ap The device herein described and illustrated consists of paratus and colored in exactly the same way as de a channel shaped chassis It) with its open side facing the scribed above. operator and having upper ?ange l1 and lower ?ange 12.. The invention is not limited to the exemplary construc This is mounted in a convenient manner to replace the tion herein shown and described, but may be made in standard thread rack on any sewing machine, not shown. various ways within the scope of the appended claims. An extension 13 of the web of the chassis it} holds pegs What is claimed is: 14 and 14a‘ to receive spools 15 and 15a. The thread 16 l. A thread dyeing device comprising a chassis having which is to be dyed travels towards the left through a horizontal base and a parallel ?ange thereabove, at guides 17 and from there is threaded into the sewing least two open end barrels in vertical side-by-side rela machine in the regular way. The upper ?ange 11 of the tion supported by said ?ange, cylindrical dye markers chassis It} has disposed thereon a row of holes in which slidably received in said barrels, said dye markers having are a?ixed uniform cylindrical barrels 18 of a diameter to receive the dye markers 19. These markers, obtained depending marker tips, a resilient pad supported by said chassis beneath each said marker tip, and means movably on the open market, consist of a cylindrical reservoir 20, 65 supporting a thread beneath said marker tips and above a ferrule 21, and a dye impregnated felt tip 22. The said pads. top of the reservoir 20 is provided with a hexagonal 2. A thread dyeing device comprising a cylindrical ?ange 23 designed to make the marker stand (tip end up) fountain type marker containing a coloring agent and on a table, or to prevent its rolling while lying on its having a dispensing tip on one end thereof, a cylindrical side. This ?ange serves a useful purpose in the present 70 barrel surrounding said marker and open at each end, invention as hereinafter described. clip means engaging said marker in an extended and A spring clip 24 attached to the back of each barrel I8 a retracted position relative .to said barrel, a ‘spring loaded 3,098,373 4i 3 cover hinged to the end of said barrel from which the tip of said marker extends, support means attached to said barrel, a felt pad attached to said support means disposed to contact said tip of said marker in its extended position, and guides to lead a thread between said felt of said marker when same are in contact with each other. 4. A thread dyeing device as described in claim 2 in which more than one such assemblies are combined in aligned series to be selectively engaged with a thread run ning parallel to said series. 5. A thread dyeing device as described in claim 3 in pad and the tip of said marker when the same are in con tact with each other. which more than one such assemblies are combined in 3. A thread dyeing device comprising a cylindrical fountain type marker containing a coloring agent and a series to be selectively engaged with a thread running parallel to said series. having a dispensing tip ‘on one end thereof, a cylindrical barrel surrounding said marker and open at each end, clip means engaging said marker in an extended and a retracted position relative to said barrel, a ?exible nip ple containing a normally closed incision attached to the end of said barrel through which the top of said marker 15 can be extended, support means attached to said barrel, a felt pad attached to said support means disposed to con tact said tip of said marker in its extended position, and guides to lead a thread between said felt pad and the tip References Cited in the ?le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,820,583 Switzer ______________ __ Aug. 25, 1931 2,310,764 Denhof ______________ __ Feb. 9, 1943 2,712,297 McGrew _____________ __ July 5, 1955 2,811,732 Okamoto ____________ __ Nov. 5, 1957 FOREIGN PATENTS Germany, printed application 145138, June 14, 1956.