This class contains special apparatus and processes for the
manufacture of crocheting, knitting, and sewing needles, both for
hand and machine use; also, machines and processes for making garment-fastening
pins of the ordinary form, as well as safety pins. All such single operations
as bending, swaging, groove-milling, point-grinding, turning, and
the like will be found in appropriate subclasses under the corresponding
Package Making, appropriate subclasses for methods of and apparatus
for encompassing or encasing goods or materials with a separate cover
or band which serves as means for identifying, protecting or unit
handling the goods or materials.
subclasses 156+ for article orienting dispensing and feeding subcombinations
not otherwise provided for, and subclasses 175+ for devices
for forming stacks of disarranged articles, included in an article
dispensing or feeding combination.
This subclass is indented under subclass 1. Needle-making machines having sets of grippers radially
arranged on a circular carrier which has a step-by-step rotation
to bring the needle-blanks into position to be operated upon by
the various shaping devices. In some cases a plurality of carriers
is shown, together with means for transferring the blank from one
carrier to another.
subclasses 217+ for article dispensers, not otherwise classified,
which have endless belt or rotary mounted gripper-type discharge assistants,
subclasses 224+ for article dispensers having manipulating means
subsequent to discharge from a source of supply, and subclasses
239 and 294 for article dispensers feeding to clamp or holddown
means. See the class definition of Class 221 for a statement of
the line between the classes and for the disposition of other similar
This subclass is indented under subclass 6. Machines and processes for making sheath- pointed garment-fastening
pins. In most cases the machines are for shaping and attaching to the
wire body the sheet-metal point-shield.
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