US 1209017 A
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P. W. PEARSON.
APPLlCATlON' FILED NOV. 20, I915.
Patented Dec. 19, 1916.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PARKE W. PEARSON, a'citizen of the United States, residing at Bloomingdale, in the county of Parke and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Buckles, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates generally to an improvement in buckles, and particularly to belt buckles with which a belt is designed to be so connected as to permitsize varia tion adjustment at the. pleasure of the wearer.
The present improvement resides in the provision of means whereby the belt, after cooperative connection with the buckle, may be permitted an easy and convenient ad justment and readily secured in such ad-.
justed position against accidental disarrangement, the construction permitting the complete operation without the necessity ofment, to thereby maintain the adjusted removing the belt from the person. 7
The specific means employed contemplates the use of a tongue, integral with and projecting from one end of the buckle proper, so that the tongue will lie between the return fold sections of the belt or the like, combined with a clamping sleeve to slidably embrace the belt sections, and when desired surround the belt sections and tongue, with the effect to clamp said sections tightly onto the tongue and prevent movement of the belt sections, to thus maintain the adjustment.
The invention, in the preferred embodiment of details will be described in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the invention, the belt being broken away. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the buckle. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal central sectional view to illustrate the clamping cooperation of the parts. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the clamping sleeve.
In the following description it is to be understood that, notwithstanding the illustration of the improvement as applied to a belt buckle, the invention is applicable to all types of buckles and other devices to which a flexible connector is adapted for adjustment, and to be held in such adjustment, and that, to this end, the term Specification of Letters iaten't. 'Patentd Dec. Application filed November 2( 1915. Serial 1 1 o.,62,567. I
buckle? herein is intendedto cover any and all such structures. k In the specific embodiment ofthe inventlon llustrated, l 7 represents -.a -buckle,
formed near one endwith -ajbelt-receiving slot 2, and at the opposite ,,end withany type of connector 3, for cooperation with a similar device 4,,carried by the free end of ner, the length of the belt proper may be varied as desired.
The above-described parts are usual, and
the present invention contemplates the ad-.
dition thereto of means whereby the belt re turn portions may be in effect locked against lndependent movement after such adjustlength of the belt against possible variation during use, the locking means being, how- .the'belt 5. In the type'shown', one endof ever, readily operable to permit additional belt adjustment when desired. The locking means includes a tongue 7, projecting longitudinally from and in the plane of the buckle proper, such tongue being arranged adjacent the slot 2 and being of effective length beyond the buckle. The tongue is rigid with the buckle, preferably of a thickness equal to the thickness of the buckle, and of a width corresponding to the width of the belt. A locking sleeve 8 is arranged to cooperate with the tongue, said sleeve being preferably an open-ended rectangular structure, of sufficiently rigid metal, and having an interior dimension corresponding to the combined transverse sectional dimensions of and adjacent portions of the belt sections.
The belt sections are thus clamped against that to move the belt sections they would have to travel in opposite directions, and
hence move the sleeve in both directions,"
Which, of course, is impossible.
The operation of the sleeve 8 is all that is necessary in looking the-belt in adjusted position" orrele'a'sing it to permit further ad justment, hence it is obvious that either complete operation may be readily performed While thebelt is about the person of the Wearer', thereby providing for a completely a'ccurateand comfortable fit of the be1t,-and'avoiding the several trials and adjustmerf-i'tsof-the 'beltnecessary to a fi-t'under other circumstances;
The invention is applicable :to suspender buckles, andthe like, and the improved buckle is-of course-to be made in any desired size, of any appropriate material, and of any specific type, as may be bestadapted for the'particular use intended.
What is claimed, is
A belt buckle formed With a strap receivingopening and having an integral tongue projected beyond the buckle proper to be in- 'PAR E PEARSON. Witnesses CHAS. G. PnARsoN, ALLEN MoRR soN.
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