Improvement in buckles
US 130032 A
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'HERMANN EAUTZ, OF NEWARK, JERSEY.
IMPROVEMENT IN BUCKLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 130,032, dated July 1872.
To all whom it may concern:
Beit known that I, HERMANN FAUTZ, of Newark, New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Buckles;
and I do declare the following to vbe a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had tothe accompanying drawing and to the letters of reference marked thereon and forming part of this specification.
Figure 1 is au isometrieal projection of the buckle, in which A is the buckle-case or bedplate; G, the serrated wedge; a, the screw v or lip attached to or forming part of the block C. b is the slot. Fig.'2 is a section through the buckle and strap B.
My invention consists in having a tapering box, A, for the reception of the strap B, in which said strap is firmly held at any required point by means hereinafter described. With- 'in said box A is an adjustable wedge-shaped plate or block, G, which is held up against the upper inner surface of said box A by means of a screw or stud, a, which slides back and 4 forth through a slot, b, inthe top of the box A in conjunction with said plate C. The function of said wedge-shaped block or plate G is to hold at a given point the strap or other article designed to be held by means of the 4 buckle, and it should not be made so thick as to ll entirely the box A, regard being had to lthe thickness of the material of which thel strap may be composed;
When the end of the strap is inserted -into the mouth of the buckle, at 0, the plate C should be moved backward by means of the stud a, so that the strap will pass freely and nicely beneath it, and when drawn through to the desired point the plate O should be rei leased, when, on pulling outward upon the strap B, said plate C is forced forward and downward upon the strap, wedging and holding it firmly between the plate C and the bottom plate of the buckle, the pin a always affording a ready and effective means of starting the wedge and releasing the strap in ease,
.' The bottom plate of the buckle extends back of the box A far enough to admit of one end of the strap being secured to it.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The buckle, consisting of the tapering box A, the serrated wedge G with pin a, when said pin operates in slot b upon the inclined top of box A, as and for the purpose described.
(hans. KREITLER, OLIVER BRAKE.