US PATENTS IN 1873

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

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JANUARY 1873

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US 135.125                           George Juengst

Bobbins for Sewing Machine Shuttles

A bobbin for the shuttle of a sewing machine requires to be very light and to occupy as little space as possible, so that the bobbin will hold a large amount of thread and not materially increase the weight of the shuttle. Bobbins have been made with a steel spindle and brass heads, that have been forced upon the ends of this spindle. In some instances the heads and the spindles have been soldered together. This involves considerable time and expense. My invention consists in a sewing machine bobbin made with a wire spindle and sheet  metal heads that are secured to the spindle by the thin sheet metal of the heads being  pressed into the metal of the spindle sufficiently to embed itself and thereby the heads  are held on very firmly and can be made of  very thin metal. This bobbin is a new article  will hold as much thread as can be introduced  into the space provided and when the bobbin  is empty it may be thrown away, its cost being so small.

January 21, 1873

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FEBRUARY 1873

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US 136.098                             Israel M. Rose

Embroidering Attachment for Sewing Machine

This invention relates to a new attachment to the presser-foot of a sewing machine for the purpose of laying an embroidery-thread upon the fabric which is subjected to the process of sewing and of stitching said embroidery-thread down upon said fabric by means of an ordinary needle and thread without causing the embroidery-thread to pass through the fabric, leaving the same entirely upon the surface of such fabric.

February 18, 1873

Reissued

US RE 6.473        June 1, 1875

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MARCH 1873

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US 136.859                          Thomas J.  Peaslee

Attachment for Sewing Machine

The object of the article is to fold a strip of cloth along its edge parallel to such edge and guide it upon another strip parallel to the edge thereof while the two strips are being sewed together, or preparatory to such.

March 18, 1873

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US 137.002                       Thomas S.  Huntington

Sewing Machine Attachment for Fulling, Plaiting, Ruffling and Gathering

Be it known that I, Thomas Huntington, formerly of the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, but now of Baltimore, Maryland, have invented a new and useful device, consisting of a sewing machine attachment for fulling, plaiting, ruffling, and gathering, of which the following is a specification: This device may be used in connection with any of the sewing machines in the market. 

March 18, 1873

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US 137.003                        Thomas S.  Huntington

Sewing Machine Attachment for Fulling, Plaiting, Ruffling and Gathering

Be it known that I, Thomas Huntington, of Baltimore, county of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of the city of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful improvements in the sewing machine attachment for fulling, plaiting, ruffling and gathering, for which I made application for United States Letters Patent on or about June 16, 1870. The following is a specification of my said improvements, the purpose of which is to give to my above-named attachment the capacity of acting automatically on three (3) strips, pieces, or thicknesses of cloth or other material, in such manner that the middle piece shall be ruffled or gathered while the top and bottom pieces are kept plain and smooth to form a belt, support, or margin for the ruffled or gathered piece and the three pieces sewed together all at one operation.

March 18, 1873

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US 137.007            William S. Lincoln & William A. Rayer

Sewing Machine

In cotton-mills, print-works, bleacheries, hosiery-mills, &c., it is desirable that the separate pieces of fabric manufactured should be stitched or sewed together end to end, producing a long, continuous strip therefrom. For such stitching or sewing, improvements in sewing machines were made by us, and secured by Letters Patent US 108.827 dated November 1, 1870 and more particularly the invention herein embraced relates to the aforesaid Letters Patent, although it is applicable, as will be obvious in most, if not all, of its features, to other sewing machines. Essential to the sewing together of the goods end to end is the even stretching of the two pieces of goods at the ends being sewed together and under the aforesaid Letters Patent this was accomplished by stretching and setting the two pieces of goods, one piece being laid upon the other, end for end, over two points or hooks located at a distance apart a little less than the width of the goods, but in the same line with each other. These hooks were arranged upon an annular guide-plate that was adapted to have a continuous rotary movement and was so located as to carry the goods thus placed upon it to the sewing mechanism, to be sewed. 

March 18, 1873

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US 137.028                           George  Rehfuss

Sewing Machine

My invention relates to a device, described hereafter, for retaining a shuttle in the shuttle-carrier of a sewing machine. 

Assignor to

American Button-Hole, Overseaming and Sewing Machine Company

March 18, 1873

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US 137.048                        Alexander  B.  Bary

Bobbin Winder for Sewing Machine

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

In mechanism of the described construction, the combination of the grooved cone E, friction-wheel F, worm G', slotted gear-wheel I, slotted plate H, wrist-pin b and springs J J, arranged as described, for the purpose set forth. 

March 25, 1873

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APRIL 1873

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MAY 1873

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JUNE 1873

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US 139.745                           Joseph T.  Tobey

Button-Hole Sewing Machine One Thread

The machine is for the performance of what is termed in common parlance an "overstitch" or an "over-and-over stitch".

In the said machine I claim as my invention as follows, viz.:

the combination of the curved and hooked needle I, the hooked finger N, the furcated presser L, the loop-seizer P and the lazy-tongs T, all arranged and operated substantially as specified.

June 10, 1873

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JULY 1873

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AUGUST 1873

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US 142.290                         William A. Springer

Trimming Attachment for Sewing Machine

Only so much of one style of sewing machines, as is necessary to illustrate my said improvements is shown, as the skill of an ordinary mechanic will be sufficient to apply, it to the different styles of sewing machines to which it is adapted. My invention relates to attachments for trimming seams on sewing machines and it consists in the combination and arrangement of the parts hereinafter described and claimed. The object of my invention is to trim the seam of the fabric sewed in a sewing machine by a rotary cutter, which, for motion, does not depend on the force of the feed, to the detriment of the same, and of the fabric, which is easily caused to run in curves. The trimming-shaft receives motion from the main shaft of the sewing machine and thereby aids the feed-motion in its performance, provided the knife is kept sharp, since, the motion of the cutter has a tendency to move the upper part of the material being sewed in the direction of the feed. What I claim therein as new and of my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. The combination, with the rotary trimming-knife and its supporting shaft and bearings, movable toward and away from the work plate, as described, of an elevating-spring, operating to raise the knife clear of the work and a depressing or locking device, operating to hold the knife down upon the work against the pressure of the spring, substantially as set forth.

2. In a sewing machine trimmer, the combination, with the plate H, provided with a slot h, of the hinged pressure or bearing plate I, the depressing and locking or clamping calm-lever N, rotating shaft J and circular cutter K, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

August 26, 1873 

Reissued

November 17, 1874                   US RE 6.142

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SEPTEMBER 1873

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OCTOBER 1873

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NOVEMBER 1873

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DECEMBER 1873

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US REISSUES IN 1873

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US RE 5.260                            George  Rehfuss

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

The main object of my invention is to make with one sewing machine either the ordinary lock-stitch or a button-hole stitch. ...

... It may be advisable for the better illustration of my invention to refer in the outset to the mode of making the button-hole stitch, which is similar to that described in the patent US 47.905 allowed to my assignees on the 31st day of December 31, 1864 and granted to them on May 23, 1865, ...

January 28, 1873

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 51.086                     November 21, 1865

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