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Publication numberUS1390776 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1921
Filing dateMar 1, 1921
Priority dateMar 1, 1921
Publication numberUS 1390776 A, US 1390776A, US-A-1390776, US1390776 A, US1390776A
InventorsGardner George W
Original AssigneeGardner George W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1390776 A
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Patented Sept. 13, 1921.

l lll llllllllll lllllU G. W. GARDNER. CORSET CLASP. APPLICATION FILED MAR.1. 1921. 1,390,776.

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Specification of Letterslatent.

Patented Sept. 13, 1921.

appiitauoa meeuwen 1. 1am. serial No. 448,781.

` a lcbrset' blaep, di' again iWlienemployed for supporting one garment from another, as wlan donnectingt liraseire to a corset for he ing the former in position.

The object of'the `invention `is to provide a rnetal'clasp `ford;theahove `purpose which will not become unfastened when once `connected to a stud, Abut which may be readily disconnected by the user when desired, and particularly to provitlie `a lodp fbrmiof clasp, that may consist of a single piece of sheet metal and adapted to be directly attached to a length of tape, webbing or other material, so as to be readily connected with a buttonor stud mounted upon the adjoining member;1urther to provide a particular shaped opening in the loop through which the head of the stud is inserted and including a reduced socket portion in which the shank of the head may be normally seated,

and also to provide a yleldable tongue, whose free end is disposed in alinement with the reduced socket so as to en ge the head of the button `when the clasp 1s attached or de-A tached from the stud and to prevent the stud from becoming detached.

With these and otherobjects in view the invention resides and consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereto appended, 1t being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within the scope of the claim may be resorted to without departure from the s irit or sacrificing an ofthe advantages of t e invention.

gimilar characters of reference denote like or correspondin parts throughout the several figures of t e accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and upon which,

secured to the Figure 1 shows a'front elevation of a corset employing a. series `of clasps constructed in accordance with my invention, and also illustrates a brassire having a depending tape u onthe lower end of which is secured one o my improved clasps and shown detachably connected to one of the studs of thecorset.

Fig. 2 shows an enlarged detached front View of the tape and clasp shown in Fig. l rassiere and connected to the corset stud.

Fig. 3 shows on, anenlarged scale, one of the corset clasps employed in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 shows a central vertical section and front elevation respectively uponV an enandY Fig. jshows across sectional view through a corset stay with stud attached and my improved clasp in the act of being disconnected fromthe stud.

Rederring in detail to the characters of larged scale,`of the clasp shown in Fig. 2,

'reference marked upon the drawing, A represents a corset and B a brassire. 7 represents one of the front corset stays carrying a series of studs 8 for engagement by the clasps 9. l0 designates the other of the pair of front corset stays to whicha series of my improved clasps 9 are fastened in alinement with and for connection to the studs upon the first mentioned corset stay. It will be obvious of course that the purpose of the stay and studs upon the one side and the stay and clasps upon the other is to detachably connect the two adjacent front edge portions of the corset together and to properly secure the same upon the wearer. The studs herein designated as 8 may be of the usual commercial type of stud having a head a, shank Z), shoulder c and rivet end portion d for attachment to the stay in the manner shown in Fi g. 5, or may be of any other headed form of stud so far as the application of my invention may require.

The novel clasp of the invention is made of a single piece of metal by one or more stamping operations as may be required and for use on brassires as shown.

which the rivets are inserted and headed for securing vthe clasp thereto. In Figs. 2, 4: and V5 the fastening. end of the clasp is provided with slots 12 and 13, and a toothed edge 14 through which a tape 15 may be threaded for securing the clasp to the tape The more important features of the clasp are. situated in its lower reduced end portion and comprise a relatively large opening 16 which is of a diameter slightly greater thanfthat of the head of the stud, a relatively smaller pocket portion 17 formed in the lower end portion ofthe clasp to receive the shank of the stud, and a tongue 19, the free end of which is disposed central o1PA the clasp and intoV the opening to engage thev shank and head of the stud. Said tongue being formed by cutting inwardly disposed diverging slots 18'as shown.

f. .It will be understood from Fig. 5 that the pocket 17 heretofore featured,to`receive the shank or' the stud,rnot only serves to better seat the stud when the two parts are connected, but also Vserves to accommodate the vshank when the clasp and stud are to he disconnected. In this operation the parts areirst positioned at an angle to each other,

. whereby the stud is crowded into the pocket which allows the head of the stud Vto* pass through the wider opening 16 against the v slight resistance .of the end of the tongue 19 as shown in Fig. 5. This form of positioning of the two parts is practically the same in the attachment of theclasp to the stud 1 as in the removal of the clasp from the stud, except that in the one instance the end ol the" tongue follows in over the top of the head'while in the other instance it follows out under the head.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure byv'Letters Patent,is: Y 1

A sheet metal clasp having means for attachmentto a garment andan opening oi general circular configuration to receive the head of a studsaid.ope 1 iing having in its side farthest from said means for attarhment a relatively small pocket of general semi-circular configuration, and a tongue tapered both as to thickness and width, extending intothe circle o'fsaid opening for a distance about equal to the depth of said pocket, said tapered tongue being in the plane of said clasp and being defined by diverging slots cut insaid metal.

Signed at Bridgeport, in the county` olf VF airfield and State of Connecticut this 26th day oi February A. D. 1921.


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US4559678 *Sep 29, 1983Dec 24, 1985Karl BirkenstockFastening straps and articles employing fastening straps
US5485658 *May 23, 1994Jan 23, 1996Fildan; GerhardGarment closure
U.S. Classification24/323, 24/687, 24/664
International ClassificationA41F1/04, A41F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F1/04
European ClassificationA41F1/04