US 1048098 A
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F. C. RHEUBOTTOM.
BINDING DEVICE. l'JAPPLIOA'I'ION FILED 001224, 1910.
f' YVPatened Deo. 24, 1912.
Attorneys FRANK C. BHEUIBOTTOM, 0F UNION CITY, MICHIGAN.
Speeication of Letters Patent. .Patented 24, 1912.
Application led October 24, 1910. Serial No. 588,845.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK C. RHEUBOT- TOM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Union City, in the county of Branch and State ofll/Iichigan, have invented-a new and useful Binding Device, of which the following is a specification. i
This invention ielates to binding devices and more particularly to means whereby the end portions of a chain may be adjustably connected and, at the saine time, prevented from pulling apart.
lVith the foregoingand other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination andk arrangement of parts and in the details ot construction hereinafter (lescribed and. claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed canbe made Within the scope of what. is claimedwith out departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings, the preerred form of the invention has been shown.
Insaid drawings :-F igure'l is a perspective view ot the chain, the same being shown in position to support the arms ofa corpse.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view-,ot the buckle portion of the chain. Fig. v3 is a central longitudinal section through the buckle and ,through those portions 'of the chain'en# gagingthe same.4 Fig. t is a detail view of that end of the chain farthest removed' K through the opening thereunder, said tongue from the buckle.
Referring -to the figures by characters of reference1 designates a chain, composed of a plurality of links 2 of the type shown in` the drawings. A link, 3, at one end of the chain is connected to a buckle .4, by separating the ends of. the link, and'pa'ssing them intoan eye 5in the buckle, as shown in Fig. 3, so as to engage a bar- 6 on the. buckle. Projections 7 and 8, extend from4 the two ends of the buckle 'and constitute means about which the chain inay be wound when not in use, thus forming a compact bundle or roll. i i
The end'portion 10 of the buckle is prof vided with an opening l1, through which the chain is passed, there being-an inclined tongue 12 struck up from the buckle and adapted to engage the bulgedportions 13 of the links so as to hold the chain in adjusted positions, as shown in Fig. 3. The end' link 14C of the chain is distorted'to `forni in enlarged loop'l5 which prevents the chain from being drawn out of 'the opening.
Itis to be understood that the device herein described can be lused for various purposes.
Should it be desired,l for` ex' ample, to apply the device to a corpse, .the
chain is slipped around the arms, at points just above theelbows, and with the buckle over the left side. The loose end of the chain is then pulled to bring one of the links into engagement -with tongue 12 as` shown iny Fig. 3'. To adjust the chain the. buckle is lifted to an angle by pulling the end 14 of the chain, andthe chain will .slide in either direction through the opening in the buckle t0 tighten or to loosen it.
l/Vhat is claimed is v As an article of manfacture, a binding device, including a chain made up of c ut links each having a bulged end portion, a plate having spaced openings adjacent the respective ends thereof, a tongue struck froni'the plate to form one of the openings,
said tongue being flat and inclined up'- wardly relative to the plate and overhang.
ing the opening formed thereunder, one end portion of the chain being mounted to slide in one direction under the tongue and cooperating 'with the hulged -end portion on any link of the chain' to hold the chain against withdrawal through the opening, nieaiis engaging the other of said openings for connecting the other end of the chain to the plate, and parallel projections upon the ends of the plate, those portions of the chain