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July 23, 1963
c. c. LANGSTON
3,098,374
MULTIPLE COLOR THREAD DYEING DEVICE
Filed Feb. 5, 1962
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CLAUDE C. LANGS TON
INVENTOR
ATTORNEY
United States Patent O??ce
3,098,374
Patented July 23, 1963
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3,098,374
a forwardly extending projection 26 for manually raising
and lowering the dye markers 21. Vertically disposed
MULTIPLE COLOR THREAD DYEING DEVICE
Claude C. Langston, 1701 W. Berry, Fort Worth, Tex.
Filed Feb. 5, 1962, Ser. No. 171,111
5 Claims. (Cl. 68-27)
bayonet slots 27 are formed in the forward face of the
body 11 to accommodate the projections 26.
A longitudinal channel 28 is formed in the upper sur—
face of the base plate 20‘ and has felt pads 29 therein
located beneath and to be contacted by the felt tips 25 of
the dye markers 21. While the word “felt” is used herein,
This invention relates to thread dyeing devices and is
a continuation-in-part of my copending application Serial
No. 108,637, ?led May 8, 19611.
it is to be understood that other absorbent resilient ma
The primary object of the preset invention is to provide 10 terial may be used in place thereof, after the pads 29 are
a simpli?ed construction for selectively dyeing thread
in place, the body 11 is secured to the base plate 10 by
different colors.
screws 30 as shown in FIGURE 2.
Another object is to provide a multiple color thread
Thread 31 from the spool 13 is looped about the tension
dyeing device which has fewer working parts and one
disc 18 and enters the body 11 through an end opening 32
which will not require cleaning as often as other devices
for the same general purpose.
which communicates with a longitudinal groove 33 in the
bottom of the body and which groove connect-s wi?r op
Another object is the provision of a thread tensioner
posite sides of the small diameter bores 23‘. The thread
31 extends through the groove 33 and outwardly through
located and arranged that uniform feeding of the thread
another end opening 34. The thread 31 is then threaded
through the device is assured.
20 in the sewing machine in the usual manner.
A particular object of the invention is to provide a
The modi?ed form of the invention includes the de
device of the described class including splined coaction
scribed base plate 10, channel 28 and pads 29 therein, to
between a dye marker and its supporting member for
gether with the described spool pin 12 and tensioner 14.
convenient yet positive action.
However, the body 11a is modi?ed to receive special dye
These and other objects will become apparent from
markers 35, each consisting of a cylindrical reservoir 36
in a multiple color thread device, which tensioner is so
the following description ‘and accompanying drawing,
having a relatively thick wall, a screw cap 37 on the upper
wherein:
end, a depending tubular ferrule 38 integral with the
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational View of a multiple
lower end thereof and a felt tip or wick 39 extending
color thread dyeing device in accordance with the present
therethrough. A coiled compression spring 40 is mounted
invention.
30 around and secured on the upper end of the ferrule 38
FIGURE 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on line
and makes spring contact with the upper surface of the
2-2 of FIGURE 1.
base plate 10 when the marker 35 is in its lowered posi
FIGURE 3 is a broken perspective view of one end of
tion. As in the ?rst described form of the invention the
the base plate.
body 11a includes the longitudinal groove 33‘ in the bot
FIGURE 4 is an inverted broken perspective view of 35 tom surface thereof and openings 32 and 34 in the ends of
the marker supporting body.
the body for receiving the thread 31.
FIGURE 5 is a broken front elevational View and
Aligned vertical bores 41 extend through body 11a and
partly sectional view of a modified form of the invention.
slidably receive the lower portions of the markers 35.
FIGURE 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on line
T-slots 42 are formed in the surfaces of the cylindrical
6—-6 of FIGURE 5, and
40 reservoirs and are engaged by the inner ends of screws
FIGURE 7 is a perspective view of one of the markers
43 mounted in the forward wall of the body 11a.
in accordance with the modi?ed form of the invention.
Both forms of the invention operate in substantially the
The form of the invention shown in FIGURES 1
same way. Both have splined .coaction between the
through 4 includes an elongate rectangular base plate 10
cylindrical marker reservoirs 21 and 36 and their respec
having a similarly shaped body 11 mounted thereon. The 45 tive supporting bodies 11 and 11a. In the ?rst form of
base plate 10 is designed to be mounted on the head of a
the invention the projection 26 associated with the mark
shoe repairing sewing machine, not shown, and the body
or 21 containing the selected color is ?rst moved laterally
11 is located to the left of the operator. Also mounted
and then downwardly to cause the felt 25 thereof to con
on the base plate 10, ‘and to the right of the operator,
tact the thread 31 moving therebeneath. The weight of
there is a vertical spool pin 12 rotatably supporting a 50 the barrel 20 and the marker 21 hold the felt 25 in place.
spool of thread, and between the spool 13 and the body 11
In the second form of the invention the projecting upper
there is a thread tensioner, generally designated by the
end of the reservoir 35 is pressed downwardly and then
numeral 14. The tensioner 14 is comprised of a threaded
rotated to hold the felt 39 against the thread 31. Suit
stud 15 projecting upwardly from the base plate 10, a
able ca-ps, not shown, may be placed over the felts 25 and
thumb nut 16 on the upper end thereof, a coiled compres 55 39 when the device is not used for long periods of time.
sion spring 17 around the stud and beneath the thumb
The invention is not limited to the exemplary construc
nut and a flanged tension disc 18 rotatably mounted on
tion herein shown and described, but may be made in
the stud and in turning contact with the upper surface
of the base plate.
The upper surface of the body 11 is provided with 60
logitudinally aligned bores 19' for slid-ably receiving cylin
various ways within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a multiple color thread dyeing device comprising
a body for mounting on the head of a shoe sewing ma
drical barrels 20‘, which, in turn, receive commercially
chine, said body including at least two vertical bores in
available dye markers 21, such as those manufactured by
side by side relation, dye marker assemblies slidably re
Carter’s Ink Co. The dye markers 21 have tubular
ceived within said bores, each said dye assembly includ
bodies or reservoirs, not numbered, which are functionally 65 ing a cylindrical body and a depending marker felt, a base
received in the barrels 211. Inwardly directed ?anges 22
plate beneath said body, means guiding a thread beneath
in the lower ends of the barrels 20 locate the markers 21
said felts and guide means coacting said markers with
for fully inserting the same in place. Smaller bores 23
said bores, said guide means of sufficient longitudinal
in the body 11, and coaxial with the ?rst described bores
movement to permit said felts to contact said thread.
19, receive the marker ferrules 24 and permit the felt tips 70
2. In a multiple color thread dyeing device as de?ned
25 thereof to extend beneath the body 11 when the barrels
in claim 1, the construction including a thread tensioner
20 are in their lowermost positions. Each barrel 20 has
mounted adjacent said body and coacting with said thread.
3,098,374
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3. In a multiple color thread dyeing device as de?ned
in claim 1, the construction including felt pads supported
by said base plate, said pads being located beneath said
marker felts.
4. In a multiple color thread dyeing device as de?ned in 5
claim 1, the construction wherein said means guiding a
thread includes a longitudinal thread receiving groove
in the bottom of said body.
5. In a multiple color thread dyeing device as de?ned
in claim 1, the construction wherein said base extends 10
laterally of the bottom of said body and supports said
thread tensioner thereon.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,712,297
McGrew ______________ __ July 5, 1955
2,826,058
Troy _______________ .._ Mar. 11, 1958
OTHER REFERENCES
Germany, printed application N5138, June 14, 1956.
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