This class is the generic class for machines and machine methods of making, repairing, and maintaining in proper condition articles of apparel and analogous articles except as provided for in other classes.
It also includes certain devices and methods of plaiting, folding, turning, etc., applied to table linen, bed linen, curtains, bags and like articles not apparel, because of their similarity to apparel-treating devices.
The group of trimming making also includes devices and methods of making trimmings not necessarily used with garments but which may be so used and are analogous to those which are so used as e.g., making tassels for curtains are here since their making is like that of muff or garment tassels.
Lines with other classes and within this class
For apparel articles and article processes, see Class 2, Apparel, which is the broad class for articles of apparel and article processes not coming under this class or the classes noted below.
For dyeing and fluid treatment of fabrics see Class 8, Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers, for apparatus for dyeing and fluid treatment of textiles and fabrics, see Class 68, Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus.
For making shoes, see Class 12, Boot and Shoe Making.
For brushing and general cleaning, see Class 15, Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning.
For the Treatment, finishing, and ornamentation of cloth, see Class 26, Textiles: Cloth Finishing.
See Class 34, Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact With Solids, for garment drying apparatus and processes of general utility, not claiming features of a form to fit or hold a garment, or process steps correspondingly limited. The mere naming of the garment in a process, or the recitation of a garment form generally or for a particular garment (e.g., by reciting forms, flat forms, garment forms, boards, stocking forms, etc.) will not exclude the case from Class 34.
For boots and shoes, see Class 36, Boots, Shoes, and Leggings.
For the manufacture of garments by knitting, weaving or sewing, see Class 66, Textiles: Knitting; Class 139, Textiles: Weaving; and Class 112, Sewing, respectively.
For washing garments and for dry cleaning thereof, see Class 68, Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus. For ironing and smoothing garments, see Class 38, Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing.
For coating or impregnating, per se, search Class 427, Coating Processes, and Class 118, Coating Apparatus.
For making of garments, etc., by braiding, netting, or lace making, see Class 87, Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making.
For making sanitary pads or garmet pads by depositing a fibrous pad on a cloth base and folding the base around the pad see Class 19, Textiles: Fiber Preparation, subclass 147. For processes and apparatus for laminating in general and for forming a pad by a Class 19 operation combined with a laminating step see Class 156, Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture, appropriate subclasses.