(under the class definition) Apparatus for (1) applying tension to hide, skin or leather or (2) holding or supporting such work during the treatment or manufacture of the same or (3) maintaining such work taut during relaxation or drying of the same.
(1) Note. In this and indented subclasses are placed, e.g., a "setting out" board for supporting leather while it dries a leather or skin stretching device and a "stitching horse" for saddlers or harness makers.
(2) Note. Work supports which are parts of a leather working machine are classified with the complete machines of which they are parts.
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS
269, Work Holders, appropriate subclasses. Class 269 is the residual locus for patents to a device for clamping, supporting and/or holding an article (or articles) in position to be operated on or treated. See notes thereunder for other related loci.