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APPLIANCES OR METHODS FOR MAKING CLOTHES, e.g. FOR DRESS-MAKING, FOR TAILORING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (machines, appliances, or methods for making particular articles of apparel, see the relevant groups for these articles in A41B to A41F; cutting tools or machines in general B26; weaving, braiding, lace-making, knitting, tufting, treating of textiles D03 to D06; sewing-machines, sewing appliances, seam-ripping devices D05B; cutting or otherwise severing textile materials D06H 7/00)
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
machines, appliances, or methods for making particular articles of apparel
cutting tools or machines in general
weaving, braiding, lace-making, knitting, tufting, treating of textiles
sewing-machines, sewing appliances, seam-ripping devices
cutting or otherwise severing textile materials
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Machines, appliances or methods for making a particular article of apparel should be classed in the relevant group for the machine, appliance or method concerned in A41H and also as additional information with the relevant symbol of the particular article of apparel concerned in A41B to A41F.

Measuring aids or methods (making patterns by modelling on the human body A41H 3/04; measuring persons for identification purposes A61B 5/117; measuring in general G01, e.g. G01B)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Making patterns by modelling on the human body
Measuring persons for identification purposes;
Measuring in general
in combination with marking (marking per se D06H 1/00)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Marking textile materials by passing a needle through the layers
{Methods of drafting or marking-out patterns using computers (computer-aided design G06F 17/50) }
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Optimisation of patterning, computer control of textile machines
Computer aided design (consult Lerbinger)
Shopping, electronic catalogue browsing, remote ordering
Computer 3D modelling
Digitization of patterns
Cutting & positioning patterns
Positioning patterns by cameras
Dress forms; Bust forms; Stands (for display purposes A47F 8/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also comprises tailors dummies.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Garment display dummies, mannequins
Cushions for needles or pins (A41H 19/00 takes precedence)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Frames, stands for sewing machines
Boxes for needles or pins
Mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches
Special rules of classification within this group

For patches avoiding wear & tear used in exterior protection of clothing, classify in A41D 27/12.

If these are adhesive mending patches, classify additionally in A41H 27/00.

{Methods}
Special rules of classification within this group

For setting buttons, buckles, snap, velcro etc

Setting hooks or eyes { (A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence) }
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This subclass/group does not cover:
methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
Hand implements
Special rules of classification within this group

Also comprises machines therefor.

Setting snap fasteners { (A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
Hand implements
Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises machines

Setting slide or glide fastener elements { (A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence) }
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This subclass/group does not cover:
By sewing machine
methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
Hand implements
Special rules of classification within this group

Comprises machines, mostly for setting flies

Setting buckles { (A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also comprises machines therefor.

Setting buttons { (A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence; quick, thread-like anchoring means avoiding the use of a separate needle and thread A44B 1/185) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also comprises machines therefor.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
Hand implements
thread-like achoring means avoiding the use of a separate needle and thred
Sewing apparatus for buttons
Machines or appliances for making garments from natural or artificial fur (fur garments A41D 5/00)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
fur garments
Making articles from leather
Manufacture and treatment of leather
Artificial leather
Multi-step production lines for making clothes (sewing units consisting of combinations of several sewing machines D05B 25/00)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Producing wearing apparel from plastics
sewing units consisting of combinations of several sewing machines
Factory control systems, data acquisition
Special rules of classification within this group

Includes production lines of disposable garments (no diapers)

Other methods, machines or appliances
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cutting by laser beam
Cutting machines or appliances for use in the tailoring trade
Decorative bow structures
Cutting textiles
Special rules of classification within this group

Cutting machines or appliances for use in the tailoring trade to be forwarded to cutting in general B26F 1/00

{Cloth spreading or piling apparatus in view of its cutting (folding webs transversely B65H 45/10) }
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Laser cutting
Cutting in general
Severing by fluid jet
Thermoimpression
B41F17/00D
Folding webs transversely
Cutting textiles
Handling garment parts or blanks, e.g. feeding, piling, separating, reversing (handling thin material in general B65H)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Web delivery incorporating cutting
Web delivery incorporating application of adhesive
{Folding, unfolding or turning over}
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Packaging methods for garments
Folding garments in laundering
Pleating textiles
Joining garment parts or blanks by gluing or welding; { Gluing presses} (mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches A41H 27/00; joining during the manufacture of particular garments, except by gluing or welding, see the relevant subclasses for those garments, e.g. A41D; { hems or seams made by welding or gluing A41D 27/245} ; adhesive processes in general C09J 5/00; joining by sewing D05B)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Joining during the manufacture of particular garments, except by gluing or welding
Hems or seams made by welding or gluing
Mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches
Methods of joining or sewing machines with adhesive without thread
Joining of performed parts
B29C65/00M12C6
Ultrasonic welding
Applying adhesive
Welding & severing by ultrasonic vibrations
B29C65/74D16
Laminating using adhesive
Layered products using adhesive
Adhesive processes in general
Forming selvedges by adhesion
Joining by sewing
Treating selvedges or other edges
Seaming textiles
Thermal or chemical fixing of seams, hems and cuttings
Special rules of classification within this group

Methods of joining or sewing machines with adhesive without thread, always consult/forward to B29C 65/00, but classify also in A41H 43/04.

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