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Publication numberUS1032755 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1912
Filing dateJul 22, 1911
Priority dateJul 22, 1911
Publication numberUS 1032755 A, US 1032755A, US-A-1032755, US1032755 A, US1032755A
InventorsErnest N Humphrey
Original AssigneeErnest N Humphrey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1032755 A
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Patehted July 16, 1912.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ERNEST N. I-IUMPHREY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Britain, county of Hartford, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Buckles, of which the following is a full, clear, and exactde scription.

My invention relates to an improved buckle.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of my improved buckle, relatively enlarged and shown as in use. Fig. 2 is a similar view, the buckle being shown open. Fig. 8 is a plan view of the buckle alone. Fig. 4; is a front end ele' vation of the buckle.

1 represents the main body or frame, comprising two side bars connected by a front and rear bar.

2 is a loop pivoted at its rear end to the body portion, preferably to a cross-bar 3, which bridges the space between the side bars of the main frame.

4 is a downwardly turned and forwardly curled holding lip or abutment, preferably formed integrally with the metal of the main body and located along the inner edge of the front bar. The forward bar of the loop 2 is arranged to swing up and down in front of the abutment, and when a thickness of belt is passed around the forward part of the loop said forward part will hold said belt friction-tight in its embrace between the abutment and itself, as shown in Fig. 1. Normally the length of the frame 2 is preferably such that the forward bar will just clear the edge of the abutment. l/Vhen the belt is in place, it is obviously necessary for the parts to spring somewhat. This is preferably provided by putting a bend in the loop, as shown, said bend occurring in each side bar thereof, permitting the forward bar of the loop to spring ahead, the bend straightening out when sufficient pressure is brought to bear.

5 represents the fixed end of a belt.

5 represents the free end of the belt, which is to be adjustably secured by the buckle. The extreme rear end of the belt,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 22, 1911.

Serial No. 639,899.

when in place, may lie as shown in Fig. 1,"

possible thereafter to assemble the loop therewith, since said loop may be formed of wire, the two ends of which may be bent so as to project sufliciently far into the bearings on the frame to hold the parts securely together.

Again, if desired, the parts may be assembled while relatively soft, in which event both parts could later be hardened in an assembled condition.

While I have shown the bends in the side bars of the loop frame 2 extending clownwardly, which is a preferred construction, possessing particular advantages, in a broad sense it should be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the direction of the bends in the side bars of the loop, or, indeed, to the position of the bends, the object being broadly to provide a suitable bend, or bends, in the loop at some place whereby the strapengaging part of the loop may yield sufficiently to snap around the abutment on the frame.

I/Vhat I claim is:

1. In a buckle, a one piece sheet metal frame including two side bars and a front bar, a lip integrally connected to the rear edge of the front bar and bent down and curled forwardly to form a loop retaining abutment lip, and a loop pivoted to the frame and including two side bars connected at their front ends by a front bar arranged to swing across the edge of said abutment lip, one of said parts being yielding, the forward end of said frame overstanding the front bar of said loop to support it against the strain of a strap. I

2. In a buckle, a one piece. sheet metal frame of hardened and polished steel including two side bars and a front bar and having Patented July 16, 1912.

an integral lip depending from the rear against, the forward end of said frame overedge of its front bar curved forwardly at its standing the front bar of said loop to suplower edge to form a strap retaining abutport it against the strain of a stra 3.

ment, and a loop having a spring bend there- ERNEST N. HUMPHREY.

in pivoted to the frame and adapted to \Vitnesses: spring over the lower edge of said abutment R. C. MITCHELL, and frictionally hold a strap member there- CHAS. A. PEARD.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification24/191
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/12