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Publication numberUS1099759 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1914
Filing dateOct 4, 1913
Priority dateOct 4, 1913
Publication numberUS 1099759 A, US 1099759A, US-A-1099759, US1099759 A, US1099759A
InventorsHarry Floyd Niles
Original AssigneeHarry Floyd Niles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1099759 A
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1,099,759, Patented June 9,1914,





Application filed October 4, 1313.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, I'IARRY F. NILns, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and improved Belt-lioop, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: To reduce the cost of manufacture of loops oi the character specified; and to construct a loop of the character mentioned from. material of light weight, to avoid bulkiness in appearance.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view of a metal blank from which the body of the present loop is constructed; Fig. 2 is a detail view showing a mounting frame for said loop; Fig. 3 is a side view of an assembled loop and mounting frame therefor; Fig. 4: is a cross-section taken on the line -l-l in Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a cross-section taken on the line 5--5 in Fi 3; Fig. 6 is an asseinbled view showing a loop constructed and arranged in accordance with the present in vention, in its assembled relation to resilient garment supporters.

The present invention relates more particularly to an improvement in the belt loops described and illustrated in the patent for improvements in garment supporters granted to me under date of October 1, 1919., bearing No. 1,039,995, to which patent cross referonce is herein made.

The present invention is embodied in a structure in which is a metal blank 11. The blank 11 is bent on the lines 12, 13 and i l, said sections extending transversely across the body of the blank 11.. Adjacent the section bounded by the line 13, the blank is pressed to form an upset portion bounded by the line 15 on said blank, in which the central bent portion 16 ot a mounting wire 17 is placed. l l hen said wire so placed, the short length of the blank between the line 13 and adjacent end of the blank is over-bent upon said wire to hold the same with the central bend 16 in the upset portion bounded by the line 15. The wire 17 is thus held ilnniovably on the blank during the subsequent operation of forming the loop. The second step in the operation bonds the blank on the line 12, to dispose in parallel arrangement the two halves of said blank. A suitable mandrel or other form is interposed between the two halves to regulate the space separating the same. The third Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J one 9, 1914.

Serial No. 793,402.

step in the operation of forming the loop is to bend the section of the blank extending from the line 1st to the adjacent end of the blank over the previously folded end, or over the section coincident with the line 13 shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings.

he end of the blank extending from the line it to the adjacent extreme end is preliminarily provided with an upset shape forming a ridge between lines 18 and 19, which will overlie the wire 1.7 and the blank entolding the same, the fold being coincident with the line 18 in the blank; as seen in Fig. 1 of the drawings. The upset portion between the lines 18 and i9 has a bay or enlarged area indicated by the line 20 on the blank shown in Fig. 1, and seen in Fig. 3 as the bay 21. The bay 21 overlies the smaller upset portion indicated by the line 15, which holds the central bend 16 of the wire 17. The lateral extensions 22 of the blank shown in Fig. l, are now bent over an end flap 23. As seen best in Fig. 4 of the drawings, the extensions 22 hold the body section 2% and the flap 23 rigidly, the body s ction 25 being spaced apart from the body section 24 to term a clear channel. 26 to receive a. belt when the same is passed therethrough. By so constructing the loop, it will be observed that a compact and durable structure is termed without the use of solder or rivets, thereby reducing the cost of construction, while increasing the durability of the article as an element of personal wear.

.ln Fig. (l of the drawings, the loop is shown as assembled in the suspension wire coils 27, at the upper end of which coils is secured a safety-pin 28 or other suitable tastener by which the garment to be supported by the belt is engaged. The assemblage of the loop, coil springs and sai ety-pin abovelnentioned, and the means tor assembling the same fully set forth in the oatcnt above referred to. and in said. patent is also described the method oi. employing the garnicnt supporter of which the present loop forms an element.


A loop as characterized. comprising a sheet-metal. blank having stamped offset portions adapted to overlie each other to form retaining sections, said retaining sections being adjacent the ends of said blank, said blank having lateral extensions adjacent one oi. said oiiset portions, said extensions being adapted to fold over the other end of said blank When the retaining section thereon name to this specification in the presence of registers With the retaining section adJaCent two subscrlbing Witnesses.

said extensions' and a HlOHIItlII Wire havin v a central bend to fit within Sim retaining HARRY FLOYD NILES' sections, to be held therein by said lateral Vitnesses: extensions. 0. H. NICOLAI,

In testimony whereof I have signed my G. NOVAK.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification24/364, 24/300
Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02