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A. H. SCOTT.
WRIST WATCH STRAP.
APPLICATION nuzo JAN.24, 19m.
1,275,769., Patented Aug. 13, 1918.
."lilil NITED STATES PA T F MTHUR H. SCOTT, OF SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE, ASSIGNOB TO NATIONAL KHAKI WATCH STRAP COMPANY, OF PORTLAND, MAINE, A CORPORATION OF WRIST-WATCH swear,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, ARTHUR H. Soon, a. citizen of the United States, residin at South Portland, in the county of Guru erland and State of Maine, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lll rist-Watch Straps, of which the following is a specification. a
My invention relates to wrist watch straps by which wrist watches are secured in place.
These straps are commonly made 0t leather with a bearing strap having a series of transverse slots and a relatively narrow j holding strap threaded through the slots of the bearing strap. The result of this construction is that the holding strap comes in contact with the wrist at certain points and the bearing strap at other points this creates an uncomfortable pressure on the wrist. Another didiculty with the leather strap is that as it is worn it develops a bad 'gether at their edges, one of these pieces having formed therein a series oi transverse slots or button holes through which the holding strap is threaded leaving the inner surface ot the strap smooth. I
huch a watch strap has many advantages over the leather strap. lit has a smooth innor surface which tits around the wrist without any projections; it may be readily washed and ironed so that it is more sanitary than the leather and being provided necessarily with a tongueless buckle it may be drawn more tightly about the wrist than the leather strap can be drawn.
My invention may be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawing in which,
Figure l is a plan view of the strap in open position.
Specification of letters Patent. Application filed January. at, 1918. Serial No. 213,479.
any. form of Patented Aug... l3, lHlS.
Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section.
Fig. 3 is an edge view as the strap is I lit ings in one of the thicknesses of the bearing strap.
As shown, 2 and 3 represent the two pieces of the bearing strap, these pieces be ing oblong and rounded at their ends. The
edge of each piece is turned inward by a suitable machine'and when the two pieces are placed together face to face they exactly register. They are stitched together at the edges to form a double bearing strap.
The piece 2 is previded with a series or transverse slots l, 5, h, 7 and 8 suitably located and which are in practice made in the term of button holes, being made on a button hole machine.v
A holding strap ll is threaded through the slots to the interior otthe bearing strap and thence out to the back side of the strap leaving the inner piece 3 unobstructed. 'lhe strap 11 has a suitable buckle secured at one end and it passes first through the slot 4 to the interior of the bearing strap, thence out through the slot 6, in through the slot 7 and out againthrough the slot 8. It is provided at the end with a suitable tip 10. The end of the strap 11 to which the buckle is se cured, is secured to the bearing strap by sewing or otherwise.
. In Fig. 2 is shown a watch in dotted lines and the manner .in which the strap ll threads through the rings of the watch.
This watch strapiznay be made of silk or wovenv fabric and is well adapted for the purpose for which it is de- Sl 1| ed.
W l eh the strap after passing through the buckle is tucked into the slot 5 to get it out of the way; r 3
A wrist watch strap consisting of a pair secured to the wrist the free end of i ldd of oblong pieces of flexible fabric fastened together at their edges to form a bearing strap, one of said pieces having a series of transverse slots therein, two of said slots being located adjacent to the ends of the 5 bearmg strap, a holding strap narrower than the bearing strap threaded through said slots and extending longitudinally through the interior of said bearin strap and on the outside surface of the sfitted piece and a buckle secured to the end of said holding 1 strap.
In testimony whereof I aflix signature.
ARTHUR H. SCOTT.