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J. C. ROACH- BUCKLE- APPLICATlON FILED JUNE 23, I914.
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JAMES C. ROACI-I, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOB OF 0NE-HALF TO JOSEIPH TE. BRIGKERTON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 6, 1915.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JAMEs C. RoAorI, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Buckles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in buckles, especially adapted for use with belts, shoes, gloves, garters, or the like and has for its object to provide a device of this character that will be simple in construction, cheap to manufacture and one which, when in use, could be reliably secured to position and be very attractive.
To these ends the invention consists in the novel details of construction and combination of parts more fully hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claim. 1
Referring to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification in which like numerals designate like parts in all the views:Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved buckle showing the ends of a strap ready to be connected together. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the parts shown in Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the fastening means.
My improved buckle comprises a hollow metallic casing 1 adapted to be shaped so as to conform to the requirements of the article with which it is used and is provided at one end with an eye 2, to which the loop 3 of one end of the strap 4 is secured in any suitable manner, so that the casing is permanently connected to one end of the strap as shown, or the casing may be secured to the laps of a glove, garter or the like, in any other convenient manner.
A locking pin 5 whose shank 6 passes through the top 7 of the casing, has its lower end 8 held in a depression 9 in the bottom of the casing 10, by a suitable spring 11. The spring is secured at one end within the casing and to the top thereof by means of the rivets 12 and has its other or free end mounted within a slot 13 provided in the shank of the pin. The pin is arranged so that when the end 14 of the belt is introduced into the casing and the pin pulled outward, against the action of its spring, which pulling is effected by taking hold of the enlarged head 15, it will upon being released, pass through one of the openings 16 in the end 1 1 of the belt and into the depression in the bottom 10 of the casing and thus effectively secure the ends of the belt together. To release the end of the belt it is necessary only to pull out on the pin and remove the end of the belt from within the casing.
From. the foregoing it will be seen that I have produced a reliably efficient securing buckle with but one projecting part and that I have by arranging the operating parts within the casing, eliminated the unsightly elements which would otherwise eX- ist if they were visible.
It is obvious that those skilled in the art may vary the details of construction and arrangements of parts without departing from the spirit of my invention and therefore I do not wish to be limited to such features except as may be required by the claim.
hat is claimed as new is:
In a buckle, the combination with a hollow casing provided with a depression and means for the attachment of one end of a strap; of a slotted pin carried by the casing and adapted for engagement with the depression and a spring secured within the casing and projecting through the slot of the pin and adapted for yieldingly holding one end of the pin in the depression, said spring being completely housed within said casing.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES C. ROACH.
JOHN A. DONEGAN, M. E. LAUGHLIN.
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