Patent Number: 6,168,284

Title: Lighting apparatus for a sewing machine

Abstract: A lighting apparatus for a sewing machine having a lamp holder, which retains at least one lamp, is arranged on the underside of the head of a sewing machine, and within the range of the needle bar and the presser foot bar. The lamp is constructed to loop around the needle bar and the presser foot bar over an angular range of more than 180.degree.. The type of lamp used is, preferably, a cold-light-cathode florescent lamp, which radiates little, if any, heat, while emitting a pleasant light.

Inventors: Wacker; Niklaus (Steckborn, CH), Spring; Andreas (Steckborn, CH), Anderegg; Christian (Frauenfeld, CH)

Assignee: Fritz Gegauf Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: D05B 79/00 (20060101); D05B 079/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018