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UNITED STATES JEROME jB. SWEETLAND,
OF PONTIAC, MICHIGAN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 419,481, dated January 14, 1890.
Application filed July 5, 1889- Serial No. 316,622 (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JEROME B. SWEETLAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pontiac, in the State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tidy-Holders, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved tidy-holder and couch-pin; Fig. 2, a similar View showing the holder provided with ornamental loops at its upper end, and Fig. 3 a side elevation of the same.
This invention has relation to certain new and useful improvements upon that class of articles of manufacture covered by Letters Patent No. 398,757, granted to me February 26, 1889; and it has for its object, essentially, to produce an extremely simple tidy-holder and draping-pin, which may be quickly applied and which will be susceptible of easy manufacture, as will be more fully hereinafter set forth. The pin is constructed of a single piece of wire bent into shape by suitable tools and appliances.
In the drawings annexed the letter a designates a ring or loop, formed by bending the wire, the two ends I) of the wire being extended up a suitable distance to form a shank. The end of one of the parallel bars I) is turned down, as shown at Z), and clamped between the two bars, the object in thus constructing it being to prevent the end of the wire from unduly projecting and being in the way. The end of the other bar of the shank is wrapped tightly around the upper end of the shank a few times to securely bind the bars together, and is then carried backwardly and then downwardly to form a pin 0. The upper ends of the bars I) b may be formed into ornamental'loops d, if desired, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3; but the essential feature of the article is the binding of the upper ends of the shank-bars securely to-' gether, whereby the parts of the device are rigidly bound together.
The article is applied to the back of the chair by so inserting the pin in the upholstered portion of the same as to bring the ring on the front side of the chair-back. The tidy will be clamped to the back of the chair by the ring, and if it is desired to drape or form a rosette with the tidy the same may be done by drawing it through the ring and suitably arranging it so as to entirely hide the holder.
Before the clasp or holder is applied the tidy is thrown over the back of the chair and the pin passed through it into the upholstered part of the chair.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire tosecure .by Letters Patent, is
1. As an improved article of manufacture, a tidy-holder constructed of a single piece of wire bent into an open ring a, the two ends of this ring being extended a suitable distance to form a shank, one of the bars of this shank being wrapped around the upper end of the same to bind the parts together, and then bent backwardly and downwardly, as and for the purpose described.
2. As an improved article of manufacture, a tidy-holder formed of a single piece of wire, this wire being first formed into a ring a, the two ends of the wire being then carried up, side by side, to form a shank b, the ends of one of these shank-wires being bent over and inserted between the parts of the shank, and the other shank-wire beingfirst wrapped one or more times around the upper end of the shank and then bent backwardly and downwardly to form a pin, as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JEROME B. SWEETLAND.
JOHN MATHEWS, GEO. O. KINSEVERS.