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Publication numberUS1290914 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1919
Filing dateOct 17, 1916
Priority dateOct 17, 1916
Publication numberUS 1290914 A, US 1290914A, US-A-1290914, US1290914 A, US1290914A
InventorsClark S Comstock Sr
Original AssigneeClark S Comstock Sr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1290914 A
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1,290,914, Patented Jan. 14, 1919.


By Aiiorneys,




Application filed October 17, 1916.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CLARK S. CoMs'roox, S12, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in East Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment-Slides, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to garment slides and aims to provide certain improvements therein.

The invention is particularly directed to a slide for suspender or over-all straps of the type in which the adjustments of the strap are maintained by frictional grip on the slide.

Numerous devices of this character have heretofore been proposed but these have commonly required sewing of the free end. of the strap to the middle bar of the slide, or else the formation of a loop at the free end, designed to be afterward engaged with the slide, the middle bar being formed with two parts spaced to permit the insertion of the loo ri ccording to the present invention I have provided a construction in which the necessity for sewing or the formation of a loop is avoided, the free end of the strap being held by frictional contact solely. To this end I construct a slide in which two middle bars are used, the bars being preferably arranged one above the other in a plane which is approximately perpendicular to the plane of the slide. By this means I provide a slide in which straps of greatly varying thiclmess may be held by frictional contact alone, with such security as to resist any possible strains in use. At the same time the strap portion which returns from the suspender loop or other similar device secures a much better frictional grip so that the strap holds its adjustments with great tenacity. The invention also includes certain other features of construction which will be hereinafter more fully described.

Referring to the drawings which illustrate several forms of the invention,

Figure 1 is a plan of the slide detached from the strap;

Fig. 2 is an elevation;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1, showing the application of the strap;

Fig. 4 is a plan of a modified form;

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 14, 1919.

Serial No. 126,096.

Fig. 5 is a similar view of a second modification.

Referring first to Fig. 1 of the drawings, let A indicate the slide as a whole. As shown in this figure it comprises a frame B which is preferably formed of a single piece of wire bent to approximately rectangular shape, the ends of which 'are' shown as joined at C by the formation of two eyes which are interlocked as indicated.

Instead of providing a single middle bar as is customary, I provide two bars, D and E which extend lengthwise of the slide as shown, these bars being arranged one over the other and preferably in a plane which is perpendicular to the plane of the frame B,

although this exact arrangement need not be adopted. The bars are spaced apart a con-' siderable distance so as to allow the free passage of straps of various thicknesses, that is to say the space is adequate for the maximum thickness of strap. The preferred arrangement of the strap is indicated in Fig. 8, from which it will be seen that the free end of the strap is passed between oneside of the frame and the upper bar D, and thence downwardly between the bars D and E. The bight of the strap engages any suitable garment loop such as G, and thereturn portion H of the strap passes beneath one side of the frame, then over the bar D and thence beneath the other side of the frame.

By reason of the arrangement of the bars D and E it will be observed that an extraordinarily secure frictional grip is had upon the end F, and that this grip is not dependent upon the thickness of the strap but works equally well with thick or thin straps. It will be also observed that the bar over which the return portion H extends is preferably raised above the plane of the frame of the slide so that the angle it describes is more acute than with the slides in common use. For this reason the slide holds its adjusted positions with a greater frictional grip than heretofore and thus also tends to increase the grip of the end portion upon the middle bars. It is characteristic of the invention, however, that this additional gripping force is not necessary to provide a secure grip of the end portion, it being practically impossible to move the latter by any strain in the appropriate direction even when the return portion has not as yet passed through the slide.

The bars D and E may be constructed in any suitable manner, but when the slide is formed of wire I prefer to construct the bars of a single piece of wire bent at its middle to engage one end of the frame and its opposite ends being bent around the other end of the frame to form attaching eyes. The side portions of the frame around which the wire passes are preferably bent inwardly, as shown at b.

In the construction shown wherein the frame portion is formed of Wire and the ends are joined to the middle of one of the sides, the eyes are preferably arranged so that the side of one of them somewhat restricts the spacebetween the side of the frame and the middle bars. thereby securing the efiect of pressing into the strap under strain, thus further assisting the holding of the slide in its adjusted positions.

The slide constructed as thus described may be easily and cheaply formed from two pieces of wire by simple machine operations.

In Fig. 4 I have illustrated a modification in which the joint between the two ends of the frame portion B is placed at the end instead of at one side. In this instance the two sides of the slide which show while the strap is in use present a form which is continuous and free from any break.

It is also possible to construct the slide of the present invention of a single piece of wire and in Fig. 5 I have indicated one form of such construction. The arrangement will be apparent without further description.

While I have shown and described several forms of the invention it will be understood that I do not wish to be limited thereto since Copies of this patent may be obtained for various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What I claim is 1. A garment slide comprising a closed rigid wire frame, and two cross-bars of wire spaced apart in a plane substantially perpendicular to the plane of said frame, said wire forming the cross-bars having portions bent around opposite sides of said frame, said wire cross-bars being fixedly connected to said frame.

2. A garment slide comprising a closed rigid wire frame, and two cross-bars of wire spaced apart in a "lane substantially perpendicular to the plane of said frame, said Wire forming the crossbar-s having portions bent around opposite sides of said frame, said wire cross-bars being fixedly connected to said frame, said frame being bent inwardly at the sides where the cross-bars are attached.

3. A garment slide comprising a closed rigid wire frame, and two cross-bars of wire spaced apart in a plane substantially perpendicular to the plane of said frame, said wire forming the cross-bars having portions bent around opposite sides of said frame, said wire cross-bars being fixedly connected to said frame, said frame and cross-bars being formed of a single piece of wire.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

CLARK S. COMSTOCK, {Sn Witnesses:


five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification24/200
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/04