US PATENTS IN 1868

This list of patents is far than be complete, further researches will be done, including patents for Needles and Knitting Machines.

Number of applications for patents during the year .................... 20.445

Patents issued during the year .................................................... 12.959

Patents re-issued during the year .................................................... 419

Number of patents extended ............................................................ 140

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JANUARY 1868

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US 72.974                               William Chicken

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

This invention is an improvement on the button-hole machine made under the United States Letters Patent US 49.627 granted for the invention of Daniel W. G. Humphrey(David Wood Green Humphrey) August 29, 1865 and Letters Patent US 50.253 granted October 3, 1865 and now generally known as the “Union Button-Hole Machine” and it relates specially to an improvement in the means for rotating the disk which operates the cloth clamp or holder, to effect the feed of the work and present properly the edges of the cut in the material to the action of the stitch-forming mechanism. In said machines the cloth-clamp is moved by the conjoined action thereon of a cam-groove cut in a rotating disk intermittently operating on a pin, which passes through a slot of peculiar form cut through a fixed plate placed over said rotating disk. This disk in the Union Button Hole Machines receives its rotation from a pawl acting on ratchet-teeth cut in the edge of the disk the fault of this being that the disk can only be moved in rotation at each inter mission an amount or angle which is deter mined by the action of the pawl on one, two, or more teeth, there being no way in which the movement of the disk can be made through the space represented by any fraction of one of the ratchet-teeth.

The object of my invention is to remedy the defect mentioned by providing a means by which the movements of the disk may be made whatever is desired, instead of being confined to fixed divisions of a circle, like those of ratchet-teeth.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.063                                  A.  Warth

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.064                                  A.  Warth

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.067                   E. S. Yentzer  &  A. K.  McCain

Improved Feller for Sewing Machinery.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.119                             George  Rehfuss

 Feller for Sewing Machine

The needles are arranged to form an embroidery or button-hole stitch. The thread of the upper needle is conducted through an eye in the needle arm, to the eye at the needle point. The thread of the lower needle is passed through an eye near to its lower end and in a spiral groove to the eye at the point. The upper needle has a regular and the lower needle an irregular reciprocation, the slide being operated by the lever; a vibrating motion is thus imparted to the lower needle shaft.

Claim:

The combination of the upper and lower eye-pointed needles, when the movements herein described are imparted to the two needles, so that by their joint action they may produce, with two threads, the stitch herein described, in the body or on the edge of a fabric.

Assignor to the

American Button-Hole, Cording, Braiding and Embroidering Machine Company

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January 7, 1868

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US 73.178                                  D. Forrest

Improvement in Hand-Lever Sewing Machine for Patching Boots and Shoes and other similar articles.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.216                                 J. P.  White

This invention relates to a new marking, turning, tucking and hemming attachment to sewing machines, which can be adapted to all kinds of sewing machines, of different construction.

January 7, 1868

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US 73.303                                 G. Cuppers

Improvements in Mechanism for Automatically Operating Sewing Machines.

January 15, 1868

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US 73.696                                 E.  Cornely

My invention consists in certain modifications to the sewing machine known as the Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine, by the means of which (without changing the principle of said machine and without changing materially its original construction,) the twisted loop-stitch, as well as the Grover & Baker stitch, can be made at the pleasure of the operator. The principal element of the Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine is its revolving hook or looper for making the single thread stitch and upon said looper is founded the superiority of the machine, as by its means it not only is less liable to drop stitches, but a great speed also may be attained, as all the movements of the machine are effected by circular eccentries or crank-motions, in contradistinction to irregular eccentrics or cam-motions, which permit of no great speed. These advantages I have preserved in connection with my improvements for making the single as well as the double thread stitch

January 28, 1868

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US 73.709                                E. W. French

Improvement in Machine for Sewing Hose or other Tubular Work.

January 28, 1868

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FEBRUARY 1868

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US 74.007                           B. Rutter  &  H. Hunt

Improvement in Treadle for Propelling Sewing Machines.

 February 4, 1868

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US 74.289                                 L. R.  Blake

Improvement in Sewing Machines. 

February 11, 1868 

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US 74.310                              E. M.  Comery

This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of a cast-off for a wax-thread sewing machine and consists in a slide collar fitted to the needle and attached by a pin-joint to a bar or handle.

February 11, 1868  

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US 74.323                                 M. A.  Duffy

Improvement in Marking-Gauge upon the sewing machine gauge for which Letters Patent US 59.983, were issued in November 27, 1866.

February 11, 1868 

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US 74.492                               T. M.  Bradley

Improvement in Sewing Machines.

February 18, 1868 

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US 74.533                                W. D. Heyer

Improvement in Hemmer, Marker, &c. for Sewing Machines.

February 18, 1868 

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US 74.584                                 T. C.  Page

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

 February 18, 1868 

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US 74.694                               G. L.  Jencks

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

February 18, 1868 

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US 74.727                              L. C.  Session

 Improvement in Binding- Guide for Sewing Machines.

February 18, 1868  

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US 74.751                                 E. M.  Clark

Improvement in Devices to be Used as Stitch-Making Parts of Machines Constructed for Sewing and Embroidering Cloth or other material.

February 25, 1868

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US 74.948                            David  M.  Smyth

New and useful Machinery for Sewing Books

Assignor to John T. Lary

February 25, 1868

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MARCH 1868

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US 74.990                H. Cawl, D. Corning  &  J. W. Wheeler

Improvement in Plaiter for Sewing Machines. 

March 3, 1868

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US 75.079                               W. H. Thomas

Improvement in Hemmers for Sewing Machines.

 March 3, 1868

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US 75.637                             C. H.  Lockwood

 Guide for Hat Lining in Sewing Machines.

March 17, 1868

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US 75.654                                  S.  Snyder

           Improved Spool and Thread-Regulator and Divider-Attachment for Sewing Machines. 

March 17, 1868 

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US 75.666                                  A. C.  Crary

Improvement in Power-Attachment to Sewing Machines. 

March 17, 1868

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US 75.667                                 A. C.  Crary

  Improvement in the Mode of Operating Sewing Machines, Stocking-Looms, Jewellers' or Light Lathes and Melodeons.

 March , 1868

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US 75.755                               R.  Hathaway

Improved Adjustable Caster for Sewing Machines. 

March 24, 1868

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US 75.884                           W. St. George Elliott

Improvement in Sewing Machines. 

March 24, 1868

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US 76.047                              C. H.  Buck, 2d

Improved Sewing Machine Gauge.

March 31, 1868

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US 76.054                               F. B.  Contessa

Improvement in Cording-Attachment for Sewing Machines.

 March 31, 1868

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US 76.076                               A. W.  Halbert

Improvement in Sewing Machines.

March 31, 1868

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APRIL 1868

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US 76.323                             Max Carl  Gritzner

Button-Hole Sewing Machine One or Two Threads

Be it known that I, M. C.  Gritzner, a citizen of the United States, temporarily residing at Bruchsal, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mechanism for Making Button-Holes and zigzag ornaments, sewing around edges, &c., said mechanism being applicable to various systems of one and two-thread sewing machines without changing their character as ordinary sewing machines, for which I applied for a patent in the Empire of France in the month of September, 1867 and which I desire to secure by Letters Patent in the United States of America and I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings. The object I have in view in this invention is to produce a mechanism possessing the character of an accessory to a sewing machine and applicable to various systems of sewing machines, either as a permanent fixture or as a mechanism capable of being removed in an easy and simple manner by any person of common experience in the use of sewing machines, said mechanism serving to make button-holes, zigzag ornaments and similar work, or to sew around edges.

April 7, 1868

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US 76.340                                 J. A.  Minor

Improvement in Feeding Mechanism for Sewing Machines. 

April 7, 1868 

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US 76.385                               J. W.  Bartlett

 Improvement for Single-Thread Sewing Machines.

April 7, 1868 

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US 76.807                               T. W.  Pepper

Improvement in Sewing Machines.

 April 14, 1868

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US 76.950                              A. H.  Sherwood

Improvement in Sewing Machines relates to that class commonly known as the Grover & Baker sewing machines.

 April 21, 1868

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US 76.986                                 C. C.  Brown

Improvement in Sewing Machines.

 April 21, 1868

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MAY 1868

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US 77.665                                   G.  Slater

Improvement relates to that class of sewing-machines in which a thread, carried by a needle, descends through the cloth or other fabric and is secured therein by a second thread, carried by a shuttle thrown to and fro below the said fabric, the two threads being interlaced or combined in the fabric, in the form of stitch known as the lock-stitch.

May 5, 1868

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US 77.715                                  C.  Chabot

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

May 12, 1868

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US 77.889                                  O. C.  Kerr

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

May 12, 1868 

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US 77.972                                 H. W.  Fuller

Improvements in Tuck-Creasing Apparatus for Sewing Machines.

May 19, 1868

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US 78.057                                D. M.  Church

Improvement in Bobbins for the Shuttles of Sewing Machines.

May 19, 1868

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JUNE 1868

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US 78.729                                G. A.  Fairfield

Improvements in Sewing Machines.

June 9, 1868

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US 78.817                                  C.  Parham

My improvements relate to that well-known class of sewing machines in which the stitch is made by the interlacing of two threads, by means of a needle and shuttle, or their equivalents. The object of my invention is the adaptation of my improved mode of carrying and driving the shuttle (as secured by Letters Patent, dated November 21, 1854.) to the Howe sewing machines, in which the usual shuttle-race or groove is used for the supporting of the shuttle and the usual driver is used for the driving of the same, although I desire it to be understood that I do not confine my improvements to the Howe sewing machine, but to all others in which they may be used.

June 9, 1868

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US 78.818                                  C.  Parham

 Improvements in Sewing Machines.

June 9, 1868

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US 78.821                             Rufus H.  Peabody

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

My improvement is upon what is called the “clamp", used in said machines for holding, spreading, moving and guiding the button-hole under the needle in the process of stitching and consists in a new mode of spreading the jaws of said clamp.

June 9, 1868

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US 78.884                                  M. B.  Mills

Sewing-Horse, called "Mills's Improved Sewing-Horse".

June 16, 1868

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US 78.944                               N. B.  Eveland

 Improvement in Sewing Machine Shuttle.

June 16, 1868

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US 79.037                               E. Waterbury

 Improvements in Sewing Machines.

June 16, 1868

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US 79.296                                  A. Q.  Allis

 Improvement in Treadles for Sewing Machines.

June 30, 1868

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US 79.393                           Henry E. Reynolds

Button-Hole Sewing Machine One Thread

The object I have in view in this invention is to furnish a machine by which button-holes in clothing may be worked and completed with the same facility with which any other kind of sewing is done on the same garments and in doing this I have succeeded in forming, by machinery, the ordinary hand button-hole stitch, which it is conceded is the best which has ever been discovered for the purpose. My invention consists in such a construction and arrangement of parts as enables me to accomplish the object in view, as will be hereinafter more fully described. 

June 30, 1868

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US 79.447                             William H.  Cole

Tucker Device for Sewing Machine

Improvement in Tuckers for sewing machines. The nature of my invention consists in attaching to the ordinary sewing machine a cheap and simple device for folding the goods in form for tucking before being sewn, by connecting to the attachment known as the foot an adjustable plate extending the required distance, giving the width of tuck.

June 30, 1868

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JULY 1868

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US 79.579                                H. P.  Lamson

Improvements in sewing machines, for which Letters Patent US 67.535 were granted to Henry J. Hancock, on August 6, 1867, said machine using a single thread and making a chain or tambour-stitch by means of an ordinary, tambour or hook-eyed needle that is made both to produce the stitch and effect the feed of the cloth.

July 7, 1868

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US 79.856                                 H. Plummer

July 14, 1868

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US 80.090                             George  Rehfuss

Hemming-Devices for Sewing Machine

My invention consists of a device, fully described hereafter, to be applied to a presser-bar of a sewing machine, for turning over the edge of a fabric and forming the same into a hem, before it reaches the needle.

Assignor to

American Button-Hole, Overseaming and Sewing Machine Company

July 21, 1868

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US 80.243                                  S. D. Tucker

Improved Machine for Plaiting Linen or Cotton Cloth.

The invention consists in the employment of several devices for breaking down the stiffness of the cloth and shaping and guiding the same at points some distance from the place where the plait is actually folded. My invention is an improvement on that of Frank A. Allen; patent US 27.029  February 7, 1860.

July 21, 1868

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US 80.269                                  E. Bastock

Improvements in Tuck Creasers and Guides for Sewing Machines.

July 28, 1868 

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US 80.270                                  E. Bastocft

Improvements in Tuck-Creasers for Sewing Machines.

July 28, 1868

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US 80.345                                   S. French

 Improvements in Sewing Machines.

July 28, 1868

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US 80.371                                A.  Steward

Improvement in Guides for Rufflers in Sewing Machines.

July 28, 1868 

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US 80.520                               Kasimir  Vogel

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

The nature of my invention consists in an improved mechanism designed to be attached to and operated in connection with common plain sewing machines and by means of such attachment said machines may be used for stitching button-holes and other over-edge work and embroidery, as hereinafter described. 

Assignor to Eben W. Lothrop

July 28, 1868

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AUGUST 1868

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US 80.558                                J.  Morrison

Improvements in Hem-Folders and Tuckers for Sewing Machines.

August 4, 1868

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US 80.653                    A. Morehouse  &  A. R. Heath

Improvement in Tuck-Creaser or Plaiter for Sewing Machines.

 August 4, 1868

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US 80.789                                  D.  Weaver

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

August 4, 1868

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US 80.815                                A. H.  Enholm

Improvements in Motive-Power for Sewing Machines.

August 11, 1868

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US 80.861                         G. H. Fox  &  J. Hubbard

 Improvements in Sewing Machines.

The invention relates to details of construction of that class of single-thread or tambour-stitch sewing machines. A machine having these general characteristics is illustrated and described in patent US 67.535, August 6, 1867.

August 11, 1868

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US 80.889                              W. C.  Willmarth

 Improvement in Mechanism in a Chain-Stitch Sewing Machine.

August 11, 1868

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US 80.907                           A. R.  &  C. S.  Byrkit

Improvements in Sewing Machines to that class of machines in which a double-pointed shuttle is used.

August 11, 1868

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US 80.908                                   J.  Callan

A new Improvement in Needle-Sharpener Attachment for Sewing Machines. This invention relates to an improvement in the attachment for winding bobbins, specially adapted to the machine known as the Howe-machine.

August 11, 1868

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US 80.961                                 E. W.  Ingle

Improved Adjustable and Removable Self-Sewing and Tucking Attachment for Sewing Machines.

August 11, 1868

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US 81.080                              H. C.  Goodrich

A new and useful Self-Adjusting Tension-Device for Sewing Machines. 

August 18, 1868

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US 81.138                                W.  Carpenter

Improvements in Braid-Reels and Guides for Sewing Machines. 

August 18, 1868

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US 81.160                               H. C.  Goodrich

Improvements in Tuck-Markers or Tuck-Creaser for Sewing Machines.

August 18, 1868

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US 81.191                                  N. Meyers

Improvement in Sewing Machines. 

August 18, 1868

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US 81.195                                  D. Newton

Device to Prevent the Backward or Reverse Motion of Sewing Machines.

August 18, 1868

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US 81.219                               Elisha  Shiver

Improved Sewing Machine Motor. 

August 18, 1868

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US 81.328                                  R. Barclay

Improvement in Feed Mechanism and Take-Up movement for the Thread

August 25, 1868

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US 81.346                                 J.  Crandell

Improved Treadle-Attachment for Sewing Machines.

August 25, 1868

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US 81.379                                    C.  Kihn

Improvement in Treadles for Sewing Machines.

August 25, 1868

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US 81.429                                  J. H.  Stone

Improvement in Fans for Sewing Machines.

August 25, 1868

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US 81.454                                  L. O.  Allen

Improved Caster for Sewing  Machines.

August 25, 1868

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US 81.466                       C. Benedict  &  O. R. Fyler

Improvement in Gages (Guides) for Sewing Machines.

August 25, 1868

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SEPTEMBER 1868

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US 81.604                                     J.  Cline

Cloth-Guiding Attachments. This invention relates to an improved attachment for sewing machines, which I call a Compass-Guide.

September 1, 1868

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US 81.821                                 A. S.  Rowley

 Improvement in Machines for Sewing Straw.

September 1, 1868

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US 82.183                              J. D.  Vanduzer

Improvements in sewing machines that sew with two threads, one thread from the ordinary spool and the other from a small spool within a shuttle.

September 15, 1868 

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US 82.366                                J. A.  Wagener

 Improvement in Sewing Machines.

September 22, 1868

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US 82.397                                 J.  Fanning

Improvement in Thread Take Up for Sewing Machines.

September 22, 1868

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US 82.499                                  J. A.  Davis

Improvements in Shuttles for Sewing Machines.

 September 29, 1868

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US 82.655                                G.  Stackpole

Improvement in Auxiliary Power for Sewing Machine.

 September 29, 1868

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OCTOBER 1868

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US 82.701                                 J. S.  Fowler

Improvement in Brake for Sewing Machines.

 October 6, 1868

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US 83.133                            J.  L.  &  D. H. Coles

Improvement in Feeding Mechanisms for Sewing Machines. 

October 20, 1868

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US 83.219                                R. H.  St. John

Improvement in Tucking Device or Tuck Folder for Sewing Machinery.

October 20, 1868

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US 83.398                                   N. Meyers

Improvement in a Combined Feed and Presser Foot for Sewing Machines.

October 27, 1868

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US 83.406                                D'Arcy Porter

Assignor to himself and Thomas H. White.

Improvement for Tension Device for Sewing Machines.

October 27, 1868

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US 83.492                                H. J.  Hancock

Improvement in Sewing Machines.

October 27, 1868 

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NOVEMBER 1868

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US 83.592                               W. B.  Bartram

Improvement in Gathering Attachment for Sewing Machine.

 November 3, 1868

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US 83.596                               C. P.  Benedict

Improvement in Feeding-Mechanism for Sewing Machines.

November 3, 1868

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US 83.742                             W. M.  Stoddard

Improved Binding Attachment for Sewing Machines. 

November 3, 1868

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US 83.750                   W. C. Willmarth  &  C. N.  Farr

Improvement for either a chain-stitch or a lock-stitch Sewing Machines.

November 3, 1868

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US 83.909                                  A.  Bonnaz

Improvements in Embroidery Machines.

November 10, 1868

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US 83.910                                  A.  Bonnaz

 Improvements in Embroidery Machines.

November 10, 1868

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US 83.950                                 H. W.  Fuller

Improvements in Tuck-Creasers for Sewing Machines.

November 10, 1868

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US 84.099                              J. V. D.  Eldredge

Improvement in a Take-Up  for Shuttle Sewing Machines. 

November 17, 1868 

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US 84.144                                G.  Stackpole

Improvement for the Application of Lever-Power to Sewing Machines and Knitting Machines.

November 17, 1868

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US 84.389                                 M. R.  Smith

Improvement in the feed of sewing machines.

November 24, 1868

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US 84.414                                  J.  Crandell

Improved in Gathering-Attachment for Sewing Machines.

November 24, 1868

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US 84.454                        E. Wilder  &  J. Crandell

A new and improved Hemmer and Guide for Sewing Machines.

November 24, 1868

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DECEMBER 1868

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US 84.589                 Jonathan Sprague & Alva T. Hill

Attachment for Making a Button-Hole Stitch

The object of this invention is to provide an attachment for sewing machines, for vibrating the needle for button-hole stitching, felling, or any similar work requiring a side stitch. It consists in arranging the needle-holder so as to be vibrated automatically, to change the position of the needle at each downward motion; also, in an arrangement of mechanism for effecting the said vibration.

December 1, 1868

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US 84.676                R. Brooks, jr.  &  Wm. N.  Manning

Improvement in Ruffling Device for Sewing Machine. A new and improved instrument for the purpose of facilitating the process of gathering and sewing on at one operation, otherwise called ruffling.

December 8, 1868

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US 84.783                                  J. Wensley

Improved adjustable guide for sewing machines and also an adjustable presser.

December 8, 1868

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US 84.959                                  N. Meyers

Improvement in an Attachment for Producing the Grover & Baker Stitch from a Shuttle Sewing Machine.

December 15, 1868

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US 85.040                                   A. Warth

Improvement in Shuttles for Sewing Machines. 

December 15, 1868

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US 85.364                               W. Carpenter

Improvement in Basting and Self-Guiding Attachment to Sewing Machines.

 December 29, 1868

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DESIGN IN 1868

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 D 3.158                                Henry J.  Hancock

Design for Sewing Machine Frames.

August 11, 1868

 

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REISSUES IN 1868 

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US RE 2.906                W. N. Ely  (Francis D. Ballou)         March 31, 1868

Improvement in Sewing Machines for Sewing on Boots and Shoes. 

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 31.203                          January 22, 1861

Application has been filed and pending for the extension in 1874

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US RE 3.214                             J. S.  Conant                November 24, 1868

Improvements in Sewing Machines. 

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 12.233                          January 16, 1855

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US RE 3.218                            Israel M.  Rose                             

Tuck-Creasing Attachments for Sewing Machine

(Guide & Hemmer)

Previous to this invention fabrics were marked or creased by means of a protuberance or point and a notch or indentation caused to impinge upon the fabric from opposite sides thereof. That mode of marking or creasing is open to the objection that fine goods will sometimes be cut by the marking operation, while on heavy or flimsy goods the crease is often insufficiently defined, which notch and point are separately adjustable to each other, as well as to the sewing machine needle. By the invention herein described marks or ridges (and obversely creases) are formed in the fabric by a succession of nips or pinches thereof, while it has motion imparted to it in line with the crease in any convenient manner, but usually the feed mechanism of a sewing machine, for which it is intended to be used as an attachment and said process of nipping or pinching is designed to obviate the objections aforesaid, which are attached to other tuck-markers and produce a more efficient instrument. The said invention comprises the use of jaws, which are caused to descend with more or less force or pressure on the fabric while open and then in being closed are capable of seizing a portion of such fabric and compressing the same tightly, such fabric being properly supported against the force of said jaws and which operation, being repeated while the fabric is moved along, produces the required ridge or crease, in line of which the fabric will naturally fold to facilitate the forming of a tuck or tucks and said invention also comprises certain details of construction, arrangement and combination to adapt tuck markers for use in connection with sewing machines and forming a tuck-creasing mechanism having an upper and under part connected and together adjustable as to its relation with the needle of a sewing machine and operated by a sewing machine

 Assignor to Henry W.  Fuller

December 1, 1868

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 40.084                     September 22, 1863

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EXTENSIONS IN 1868 

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US 10.757                                   S. J. Parker

Improvements in Sewing-Machines.

 April 11, 1854

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US 11.240                              W. Butterfield

Improvements in Machinery for Sewing Cloth or other Material.

July 4, 1854

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US 11.284                             G. A.  Leighton

Improvement in Machinery for Sewing Cloth, Leather, or other Material.

July 11, 1854

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US 11.588                                S. S. Turner

Improvement in Machinery for Sewing Cloth, Leather, or other Material with the Chain-Stitch.

August 22, 1854

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US 11.971                                 C. Parham

Improvement relates to Sewing Machines in which the Stitch is formed by the interlacing of two threads by means of a needle and a shuttle, or its equivalent. 

November 21, 1854

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