US PATENTS

FOR

GLOVE-SEWING MACHINES

From the inception of the United States Patent Office (The Patent Act of 1790 was the first federal patent statute of the United States.) to January 1, 1902, in connection with the manufacture of gloves and mittens there have been issued 340 patents, classified as follows:

Glove fastenings ................................................................................... 54

Glove-Sewing Machines ...................................................................... 46

Gloves ............................................................................................... 179

Mittens ................................................................................................ 61

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Total .................... 340

Probably the most notable of the glove-making machines is the multiple-needle machine, for stitching the back of gloves, which sews two, three, four and even six rows at the same time. The automatic trimmer, which is attached to the head or needle bar of the machine, was introduced in 1893 and has greatly facilitated the making of outseam gloves and it also trims the leather much better than do shears. Among the other machines which have given satisfaction are the ornamental stitch, the zigzag stitch and the over-stitch, the latter being used to close the edges of the seam from the outside.

 

Bulletins 1902

 

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US 45.145                           Henry J. Dickerson

Glove Cutting Machine

This invention relates to a new and improved device or machine for cutting out gloves preparatory to sewing the same for market or for use. The invention consists in a peculiar construction and arrangement of the cutters and their attachment to a bed-plate and also in the manner of connecting the latter to the Cross-head of a press, whereby several advantages are obtained over the machines hitherto used for the purpose, as will be hereinafter set forth.

November 22, 1864

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US 99.481                               Bruno Rudolph

Sewing Machine for Making Gloves

This invention relates to an improvement in sewing machines, the special object of which is the sewing of gloves and the invention consists in a sewing mechanism combined with a pair of rollers, serving a double purpose of guiding and feeding the work.  

February 1, 1870

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US 104.590                      Hans Peter Henriksen

Sewing Machine

My invention consists of certain devices, operating With a horizontal reciprocating needle and with shuttle reciprocating in an arc on a vertical plane, to carry the shuttle-thread over the edge of the fabric and across the path of the needle, so as to produce a series of binding stitches over the edge of the pieces of fabric, or other material operated on....

...Although this machine can be employed for sewing various articles, it is especially adapted and designed for use in the manufacture of kid or leather gloves, in which it is essential that the stitch shall pass over the edge of the material and be uniform, regular, strong and elastic.

June 21, 1870

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US 180.225       Peter E. Gullrandsen & Johan C. Rettinger

Glove-Sewing Machine

 

July 25, 1876

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US 206.848           Hermann Wollenberg & Josef Priesner

Fur-Guide for Glove-Sewing Machine

All machines hitherto employed for such purpose have had the defect of drawing the hair in sewing into the seam in such a way that the seam shows on the furry side of the skin. According to our invention we construct a mechanism by which this defect is removed. Our invention consists of a mechanism by which motion is given to a blunt blade, the function of which is to draw down the hair during the sewing of the skins by the machine. This mechanism may easily be stopped in its action in the manner hereinafter described, while the mechanism by which the sewing is performed continues its work. Persons acquainted with the trade must know that there are sometimes small rents in the fur-skins, which are better mended without the help of the new mechanism by putting down the hair with the hand with the help of a little piece of wood. The work is in such a case done much more slowly; but occasion for doing it is seldom and the seams to be made are very short. If such a case occurs the mechanism is easily stopped by the herein after-mentioned means. The principal advantage of our machine for sewing fur-skins is the sewing together of two pieces of fur-skins in such a way that the seams faultless, skillfully made and that the work is done in much less time than it is possible for a furrier to do it by hand. This task we accomplish perfectly by our new mechanism with the blade.

Patented in England May 26, 1877

August 6, 1878

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US 185.515                      Hans Peter Henriksen

Glove-Sewing Machine

The object of my invention is to produce a glove-sewing machine by which every seam required on a glove can be sewed perfectly and conveniently, with either a straight or a zig-zag seam and by lock-stitch. The invention consists in the construction and combination of the various parts, as will be hereinafter described...

Assignor to himself and Ludvig Hansen

March 20, 1877

Reissued

USRE 9.039                 January 13, 1880

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US 202.695                          Claude M. Boland

Glove-Sewing Machine

The invention relates to that class of machines for sewing gloves and furs in which are employed two parallel feed-disks, a reciprocating needle and an oscillating looper; the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter fully set forth and then specifically claimed... 

April 23, 1878

Reissued

US RE 9.586              February 22, 1881

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US 206.848

 

August 6, 1878

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US 215.615

 

May 20, 1879

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US RE 9.039                       Hans Peter Henriksen

Glove-Sewing Machine

The object of my invention is to produce a glove-sewing machine by which every seam required on a glove can be sewed perfectly and conveniently whit either a straight or a zigzag seam and by a lock-stitch. My invention consists in the combination, in a sewing machine, of a needle, a presser-foot, a rotary cam for imparting a longitudinal motion to said presser-foot in one direction, an other rotary cam for imparting all oscillating motion to said presser-foot in one direction, springs for imparting a longitudinal and an oscillating movement to said presser-foot in the opposite direction and an adjustable stop moving with said presser-foot and acting against a stationary part of the face-plate of the machine, for limiting the oscillation of said presser-foot, whereby I produce a convenient means for effecting the operation of the presser-foot...

Assignor to himself and Ludvig Hansen

January 13, 1880

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 188.515                          March 20, 1877

Patented in Denmark, February 5, 1874

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US RE 9.586                         Claude M. Boland

Glove-Sewing Machine

The invention relates to that class of machines for sewing gloves and furs in which are employed two parallel feed-disks, a reciprocating needle and an oscillating looper and the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter fully set forth and then specifically claimed.

February 22, 1881

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 202.695                            April 23, 1878

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US 275.506                         Waldemar Ludeke

Glove-Sewing Machine

This invention has reference to certain im provements in overseam sewing machines for gloves, furs and other articles, in which the well-known elements of glove sewing machines, to wit, two parallel feed-disks, a reciprocating needle and an oscillating looper are employed, the improvements being de signed with a view to simplify the construction of the actuating mechanisms, reduce them to a smaller compass, render them more durable and less liable to get out of order while in use and admit the easy and convenient regulation of the stitches. The invention consists, principally, in the combination of a pair of rotary feed-disks, a horizontal reciprocatory needle, the eye of which is arranged horizontally and an oscillating looper, which has a horizontal and an up-and down movement in front of the needle or on that side thereof from which the goods are fed, as contradistinguished from those oscillating loopers which have a lateral movement across the path of the needle or at an angle thereto. The invention consists, further, in a peculiarly-constructed looper, in a peculiarly-constructed needle-guide, in a peculiarly-constructed casting-off device and in certain combinations embracing one or more of these parts, as hereinafter set forth and claimed. 

Assignor of one-half to Hermann Baumeister

April 10, 1883

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US 630.474

 

August 8, 1899

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US 666.682

 

January 29, 1901

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US Patents issued for Glove-Sewing Machines until January 1, 1902

46

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US 690.682

 

January 7, 1902

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US 772.044

 

October 11, 1904

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US 1.669.785

 

May 15, 1928

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US 2.248.439                              Kurt Scheibel

There are existing blind stitching and piqué machines which operate by means of an oscillating looper to pick up the thread loop presented by a curved needle for the purpose of forming a chain or blind stitch seam. In the machine shown in German Patent 565.933, for example, the back and forth motion of the looper takes place along the same path. In these machines the looper moves through an arc of 180° so that the path traveled by the looper is consequently a half circle which intersects the path of the needle at a right angle. There are also machines in which the looper does not travel back over the same path but describes an approximately rectangular movement during the stitching process. To obtain this movement of the loopera complicated mechanism is required. Even machines in which the looper moves through an arc of 180° have a looper actuating mechanism which is relatively complicated. Also, to provide a looper adapted to move through an arc amounting to half a rotation requires a complicated arrangement of parts which cannot be used in small machines owing to the difficulties of construction...

assignor to “Wurker" (Dresden, Germany)

July 8, 1941

Application July 26, 1937, Serial No. 155.803

In Germany February 2, 1934 

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US 2.491.972                       Benjamin Halote

Clamp Stand for Stitching Gloves

This is a substitution for my previous application, Ser. No. 632.226, filed December 1, 1945. More particularly, the invention proposes to characterize the clamp stand by the fact that it includes a standard upon which a pair of hingedly connected jaw members are mounted. One of these jaw members is directly mounted on the standard so as to be stationary. The other is movable or pivotal...

December 20, 1949

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