US 1278747 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
l. A. PRYOR..
APPLICATION FILED IuNE 2o'. 1913.
1,278,747. Patented sept. 10,1918,
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FEB TATE @ATENE @FFQFL JOHN A. IPRYOR, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO IPRYOR MANUFACTURING CO., A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. i0, i918.
Application mea :rune 2o, 1913. serial No. 774,738.
To all rwhom t may concern:
-Be it known that I, JOHN A. PRYOP., a citizen of the United States, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Belt-Buckles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates, generally, to improvements in buckles; and, the present invention has reference, more particularly, to a novel buckle which is more particularly adapted for use with belts, such as are worn with and form a part ofwearing apparel, and relates especially to such forms of beltbuckles which are made from the more precious and softer metals, 'such' as silver, gold, and the like.
The present invention, therefore, has for its principal object to provide a neat, simple and strong belt-buckle made of the softer metals, for use with belts which are worn about the body, and with which, when the belt is tightened, the buckle is subjected to great strain.
The main purpose of the invention is to provide an ornamental belt-buckle of the general character hereinafter set forth which can be readily tightened without providing the strap or belt-body with the usual perforations, and which can be made to firmly and securely engage any portion of the strap or belt-body, to provide a better adjustment to any desired degree, and without the least danger of bending or distorting the parts or members of the soft metal buckle, when the belt is tightly pulled and secured in place.
The invention has for its further obj ect to provide a belt-buckle which is of such a construction, that the greater the strain upon the belt or strap, or the greater the tendency of the belt or strap to pull away from the clasped relation of the buckle, the stronger or lirmer will be the grip exercised by the buckle upon the belt or strap, without bending or distorting the parts of the buckle, but still the gripping and holding relation of the buckle and the belt or strap is such, so
that the buckle can be easily and quickly released for the removal of the belt from the body, or when adjusting the belt to the body of the wearer.
t Other objects of this invention not at this time more particularly enumerated will be clearly understood from the following detailed description of the present invention. With the various objects of the present invention in view, the invention consists, primarily, in the novel buckle hereinafter set forth; and, the invention consists, furthermore, in the novel arrangement and construction of the several parts of the buckle, all of which will be more fully described in the following specication, and then finally embodied in the clauses of the claims which are appended to and which form an essential part of this specication.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a front view of the connected end-portions of a belt or strap, and a beltbuckle connected therewith, said buckle being made according to and illustrating one embodiment of the principles of the present invention; and Fig. 2 is a top-edge view of the parts representedin said Fig. l, the various parts, however, being represented on an enlarged scale.
Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal vertical section of the parts represented in said Fign l, said view being also made on an enlarged scale.
Fig. 4 is a top face view, and Fig. 5 a rear view of the belt-buckle, detached from the end-portions of the belt or strap; and Fig. 6 is a side-edge view of the buckle, with the movable parts of the buckle shown in their vrelative positions ready to receive the end portions of the belt or strap.
Referring now to the vseveral figures of the drawings, the reference-character l, in Figs. l to 6 inclusive, indicates a complete buckle showing one embodiment of the principles of the present invention, the same comprising a main frame-like element consisting of a pair of longitudinally extending side-members 2 and connecting members 3, the said frame-like element being preferably outwardly curved or convexed, and said frame-like member having any suitable mar ginal configuration. It will also be evident, that while the general configuration of the buckle is that illustrated in said Figs. 1 to 6 frame-like element. Suitably connected with the backsof.T said side-bars orfmembers 2,
andextending. downwardly from said backs and inwardly from the marginal edges 6 of said side-bars or members 2 are suitably shaped stop-lugs, as 7. Suitablyv mounted upon said pivot-pin or pintle 5 is a suitably formed clamping frame consisting, essentially, of the longitudinally extending and outwardly curved or convexed side-members or bars 8, said members or bars 8 being connected at one end by a laterally extending end-bar or member 9. At their other endportions, the said side-members or bars 8 are formedIw-ith ythe outwardlyl curved parts 10 and the-inwardly curved parts 11, said parts 11 being connected by a laterally. extending end-member or bar 12, and the parts 10 and-11, being located directlybeneath the rear faces of the said side-bars or members 2, with which the said parts at times may be made to engage, while the remaining and narrower portions of the clamping frame arelocated andare movable withinY the open space 13 formed by the side-bars 2 andthe end-bars 3 of the main frame-like element offthe buckle, as will be clearly evident from an inspectionof Figs. 4, 5 and 6 of the drawings. Connected with the outwardly curved parts 11 of the clamping frame are inwardly extending and forwardly projectingf'p'ortions 14, said portions being' suitably bent so-as toextend in upward directions, as at 15, and then being connected by a laterally extending-bar 16, the outer marginal edge of-which is 'made concave, as at'17, and is formed with the high clamping portions 18.
The' herein-above described belt-bucklel is connected with the end-portions of a belt or strap in the followinglmannerc- VThe one end-portion of the belt or strap 19 is looped',as at120, saidlooped portion beingy passed-around the end-bar 12 of the pivoted clamping frame, and Ifbeingisuitably secu-red by means of the usual stitching, as 21;;01 other-1 suitable: fasten-ing means. v
The other or free end-portion ofthe belt, after the belt has beenf placed aboutthe body,.is fpassed-beneathvthe one end-bar 301i' the.V main vframe-like element, into the open spa-cefland directly over'the` end-member 9 andthefbarlvv ofthe clampin'grframe, and thenf nally passedbeneaththe other endbfw 3 of; the main frame-like elementf,'so
that the free end-portion 22 of the belt or strap will lie directly over the looped portion `20, lsubstantially as illustratedun. said Figs'.- 1', 2"'andif8 Vof the drawings. a
It will be readily understood from an 1nspection of Fig. 3, that any pull upon the looped end of the belt or strap causes that portion ofthe belt arranged over the members 9 and 16 to be firmly clamped orlocked between the bars 3 and 9, while the raised 75 portions 1S of thehbar 16 positively forcethe belt-portion into clamped 1er locked engagement ofthe other bar l-ofthe'main framelike member, nearest the bar' 16. At the same time, thev tendency of the clamping fra-me is tol swing upon itspivota-l support, whereby the one part ofthe frame is brought Y into stopping. engagement with-the lugs or stops 7, .while the curvedportions 10 and11 of the other part ofthe clampingv frame are brought againstthe rea-rlfaces ofthe sidemembers 2, and,` no matter, how great-the pull and strain is upon Vthe buckle, when tightening the belt aboutthe body, all possibility ofbendingor distorting-the clamp- 90 ing frame, which is usuallymade of a soft f metal, such as silver or gold, is positively overcome.l
From the foregoing. description ofI the present invention 1^ it will be clearly evident that I havel devised: a simply constructed buckle for belts, straps and thek like, which possessesV a' verysimple and-highly eiii'eient clamping action no matter' how great-'the strain or pull upon saidbelt', strap or' the like, but whichmay be easily and-quickly released'from itsclamping relationto said beltorV strap.
I am aware that some changes vmay be made in the generalarrangementsandicombinations of the several parts ofy the-.device withoutdeparting 'from'` the scope of* the present invention as set forth in the-foregoing'speciicatio'n. Henjce, Ldo-not limit-my present invention to the exact'arrangemen-ts and combinations `of-v thef several devices 4`and parts as described linw the;v saidspecification, nor do I coni-ne'-mfyself-:to.the-exact! details of the construction ofthe saidpartsas illustrated in the accompanying drawings-.-
I claim-1 Y Y 1. Ai belt buckle comprising a `main f open frame-like structure consistingfof longitudinally extending side-barsand laterally extending end-bars, said side-bars being.- pjrovided with downwardly projecting pivotea-rs, a'A pintle-rod-mounted 'in Isaid ears,` and a two-part-` clampingv frame mountedl upon saidpintle-rod, said clamping frame consisting of curved flongitudina'llyl extending side- 125 bars,a connecting andlaterafllyl extending Y strap-loop receiving end-banl said endibar being connected with' the side-bars ofvr said clampingcframe by= means of; curved portions located beneath4 the side-'barsof then' said 130 main frame-like structure, curved portions extending inwardly from theJ side-bars of the said clamping frame, upwardly projecting portions extending from the said inwardly projecting portions, and a laterally extending clamping bar connected with said upwardly extending portions, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. A belt buckle comprising a lnain open frame-like structure consisting of longitudinally extending side-bars and laterally extending end-bars, said side-bars being provided with downwardly projecting pivotears, apintle-rod mounted in said ears, and a two-part clamping frame mounted upon said pintle-rod, said clamping frame consisting oit curved longitudinally extendino side-bars,
a connecting and laterally extending straploop receiving end-bar, said endbar being connected with the side-bars of said clamping frame by means of curved portions located beneath the side-bars of the said main ,frame-like structure, curved portions extending inwardly from the side-bars of the said clamping frame, upwardly projecting portions extending from the said inwardly projecting portions, and a laterally extend ing clamping bar connected with said upwardly extending portions, and stop-lugs extending inwardly from the said longitudinall y extending side-bars of the main framelike structure with which the said side-bars of the said clamping frame are adapted to be brought into engagement, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 11th day of June, 1918.
JOI-IN A. PRYOR.
FREDK C. FRAENTZEL, FREDK H. W. FRAENTZEL.
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