US 1345750 A
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N. DE BEAUMONT.
APPLICATION FILED 050.11.1919.
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5 7 w M a lid UNIT-ED 'sTA'rss f PA E 1 I p I NORMAN DE BEAUMONT, OF NEW YUEK, Ill. Y.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, NORMAN hr. BEAUMONT,
a citizen oi the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York a and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Belts,
,ot which the lollowing'is a specification.
This invention is an improvement in belts adaptedlor usev around the waist in conneclttion. with or as a part of wearing apparel,
parel. Furthermore the cost of the buckle constitutes a considerable portion at the total cost of the belt and the many typeset at buckles now on'the market are disagreeably conspicuous in size and material and of inartistic appearance.
vide a simple, inexpensive and inconspicuous as means for securing together the overlapped free ends of the belt and which means will securely hold the parts, but will permit nick and easy connection or disconnection o the belt en s. v
Aiurtherimportant object is to secure I means which does not project to any material extent beyond the front surface of the outer belt end and which is of atotal thickness not materially greater than the thicktt ness ofthe overlapped ends. -Although my invention is particularly applicable for use as a substitute for a belt buckle. it will, oi: course, be evident that the same character of fastening m ans may be employedin con- 45 nection with other articles, whether or not oi wearing apparel, and for holding together the overlapped ends particularly where the strain'to be resisted is in the. direction of the length of the overlapped parts to rather than a strain tending to bo ily selparate them. .My invention might be app led to such articles as the wrist band of certain types of gloves, the strap of wrist watch holders or the strap ends on such articles M as suit cases or hand ba' By the term strap ends, as hereina er used in this I l Bpectflcation of Letters illatenti The main ob ect of my invention is to pronew.
Application meaneeemtei ii, ma terial Ho. aiiaca specification and the appended claims, l wish to include the overlapped portions of any propriate material.
In the accompanyin drawings l have illustrated only one oi many possible embodiments of my invention.
ln these drawings: Figure 1 isa face View;
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similar or analogous articles of ap-' Fig.2 is a central longitudinal section in a plane at right angles to Fig 1; and
Fig. 3 isan enlarged side elevation of-one of the studsor retainers.
In the form illustrated therear'e employed two overlapped strap ends 10 and 11 which may be of various difierent materials but are pre' ierably of a material ol considerable thickness and flexible, resilient and somewhat compressible.
the length thereof. Each otth'ese studs is.
The inner strap end 10' carriesa pair of studs 12 spaced apart along rigidly secured to-the strap end 10. and projects out from the latter to a distance slightly greater than the thickness of the outer strap end 11. The studs may; bepermanentlysecured in place in various ways, for instance,
each stud may hate a shank portion 1-3 I adapted to extend through the strap end 10 and receive a Washer 14 so that when the entremity of the shank is riveted over, the belt T end will be permanently secured between the washer and a shoulder 15 formed at the inner endof the body of the stud. The stud is preferably rounded at its outer end and is of slightly greater diameter adjacent toits outer end than at an intermediate point so as to form a neck of slightly reduced diameter.
The distance between the point of maximum diameter of the head and the shoulder- 15 is preferably slightly greater than, the thickness of the outer belt strap end 11. The strap end 11 has a plurality of apertures 16 formed along thelength thereot and spaced apart at distances, dependent upon the disltd tance between the two studs 12. As shown the distance between adjacent apertures 16 is equal to one-halt ot the distance between the studs 12 so that the two studs may be inserted through acorresponding pair of apertureshrnd 'permitting'ot the adjustment oi the strap ends by distances equal to halt 'ot the distance between the studs. 'The distances between the apertures might be any other simple fraction of the distance between the studs. Q
In utilizing my invention in an ordinary lllh belt fdr use around the waist the strap ends '10 and 11 may be made of the usual width, thickness and character of leather.
.ency is for the strap end to move farther on to the stud rather than off of it. I do not wish to be limited to the use of leather as a material for the strap ends, as other material might be employed although for ordinary purposes leather is preferable. It is important that there be at least two of the studs and that these be spaced apart lengthwise of the construction so that when the parts are secured together each stud will prevent the belt ends from turning about the other stud as a pivot and the two studs 7 will hold the overlapped. strap ends in proper superposed registry. The two studs coiiperate in resisting the axial pull on the strap ends and tend to prevent the bending of either strap end at an acute angle in the vicinity ofa stud. I do not wish to be limited to the specific form or character of the washer 14. In Fig. 2 Ihave shown this washer as a strip of-metal of such length that it serves'as the washer for two spaced studs and at the same time acts to reinforce the leather between the two studs. In some cases I might use two small ordinary washers, one for each stud and without direct connections therebetween.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In combination, a pair of superposed strap ends, one of said strap ends having a pair of projections extending outwardly therefrom at spaced points along the length thereof'and means for securing said projections to said strap end rigidly in respect to each other, and the other strap end having a series of apertures formed directly therein and each aperture being spaced from another aperture along the length of the strap end a distance equal to the distance between said projections whereby said projections may register with and enter different pairs of apertures, said second mentioned strap and being formed of flexible and slightly compressible material, and said projections fitting said apertures friction tight.
2. In combination, a leather strap end having a pair of metal studs and a connecting plate rigidly secured thereto, said plate holding said studs in parallelism and said studs extending outwardly from said strap at spaced points alongthe length thereof and presenting rounded head portions, and a second leather strap end of a thickness slightly less than the height of said studs and having apertures formed directly therein and spaced apart along the length thereof and slightly smaller than said stud ends whereby the apertures may be forced over the stud heads by a slight stretching of the leather at the apertures when the strap ends are superposed.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, this tenth day of December A. D. 1919.
NORMAN 13E BEAUMONT.