Shuttle embroidering machine

  • US 4,543,897 A
  • Filed: 03/28/1983
  • Issued: 10/01/1985
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/1982
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. Shuttle embroidering machine comprising a plurality of elongated horizontally arranged needle carriers and of elongated horizontally arranged drill carriers arranged to be displaced approximately at right angles relative to the plane of an embroidery frame, each said needle carrier and drill carrier having a first end and a second end, a needle inserted into the first end of each said needle carrier, a drill inserted into the first end of each said drill carrier, a generally horizontally extending first arm attached to the second end of each said needle carrier, a generally horizontally extending second arm attached to the second end of each said drill carrier, each of said first and second arms being pivotally displaceable about a horizontal axis, each of said first and second arms having a first end and a second end with said first ends of said first and second arms being connected to the second ends of the respective said needle carriers and drill carriers, a drive element for the operative displacement of said needle carriers and drill carriers, said first and second arms being shaped for selective and form-locking engagement with said drive element, wherein the improvement comprises that the second ends of said first and second arms being displaceable along a vertical path when said first and second arms are pivotally displaced, individually controllable locking members located in the vertical path of displacement of the second ends of said first and second arms for selective locking engagement with said first and second arms, first control members engageable with said first arms and second control members engageable with said second arms for selectively pivoting said first and second arms into and out of locking engagement with said locking arms.

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