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Publication numberUS1398483 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1921
Filing dateOct 18, 1920
Priority dateOct 18, 1920
Publication numberUS 1398483 A, US 1398483A, US-A-1398483, US1398483 A, US1398483A
InventorsCurtis Theron S
Original AssigneeT I Smith Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pin for holding soft collars
US 1398483 A
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1,398,483, Patented Nov. 29, 1921.

bent hooks into the fabric.

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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Nov. 29, 1921.

Application filed October 18, 1920. Serial N0. 4=l7,653.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Trrnnon S. CURTIS, a citizen of the United States, and resident of North Attleboroyin the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pins for Holding Soft Collars and the like,

To make a satisfactory soft collar holder it is necessary that the edges of the collar should be held in correct position without puckering or wrinkling and that the devlce shall also be capable of ready adjustment to and detachment from the collar or other article to be fastened. Heretofore it has been proposed to usea one piece pin with its opposite ends bent into hooks adapted to be inserted in the opposite'ends of the down turned portions of the opposite ends of thecollar, but it is not usual to insert such pins so that they will be accurately positioned to properly hold the edges of the collar without wrinkling since the edges of the collar must be drawn together from normal position to allow for inserting the reverselyor inwardly If the collar edges are drawn too close together when so inserting the hook there would be an undue tension onthe collar leadingto wrinkling or puckering, whereas if the hooks are inserted toonear the respective edges ofthe collar the device does not function properly in holding the edges in normal relation.

To overcome these objections I have devised a form of holder which permits the insertion of the hooks without displacing the edges of the collar from normal position while allowing the hooks to contact toward each other to compensate for the diflerence in distance between the reversely bent points of the hooks and the distance between the curved shank portions of the hooks which engage and hold the two parts of the fabric after the device has been inserted. The slight contraction caused by the tension spring also aids in causing the device to function properly as a holderwithout causing wrinkling.

To this end the invention comprises essentially a pair of reversely bent pointed hooks adapted to pierce the fabric which hooks are mounted so as to be extended apart for the purpose of insertion and then automatically contract toward each other to properly positionthem for the performance of their function by means of a light spring tension; This and other features of the invention will be described in the specification and will be defined in the claims hereto annexed.

In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated two forms embodying the principles of this invention in which: I

Figure 1 is a longitudinal central section showing'the preferred form or arrangement.

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a modified form of the invention.

Fig. I is a side elevation partly in central section of such modified form.

In the practice of the invention according to the form illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, I provide two slidable or telescopingmembers 1 and 5 in this case each of them being of tubular construction. The outer longitudinal member 1 is of proper interior diameter to receive and permit a sliding movement of the inner longitudinal member 5. Both members 1 and 5 are provided with reversely bent pointed hooks 3 and 6 respectively adapted to pierce through and hold the fabric elements tobe fastened.

The outer member 1 is cut away on its lip member 7 to project through the open recess at 2 in order to facilitate the extension or expansion of the device. At its inner end the longitudinal member 1 is provided with a projecting lip 1 cooperating with the lip 7 thus forming on each member cooperating lugs adapted to be pinched between the thumb and finger and forming both a holding means and also means for expanding or extending the device temporarily for I the purpose of inserting it into the opposite portions of the fabric to be fastened.

In this case a contractile spiral spring 8 suitably secured to the two telescopic members acts to draw them normally together,

their outward movement being limited or.

with one hand, the device is seized by the two projecting lugs or lips 4 and T which are pressed lightly toward each other between the thumb and finger to lengthen or extend the device, and the hooks are then pressed through the two portions-of the collar. The

device being then released, suiiicient contraction i caused by the spring tension to draw the hooks'nearer together to compensate for the difference in distance between the reversely bent points of the hooks and the inside of the curved portion of the shank which forms the holding engagement with the fabric when the hook is in place. As this movement of contraction compensates for theoverlap of the hooked points, the device automatically adjusts itself to correct holding position without wrinkling the fabric. 7

InFigs. .3 and 4 there is shown a modified form of the device made up of three members instead of two. The" main or body member 12 forms an intermediate holding tube for connecting the two telewith each other! s'copic end members 14 in sliding relation At its top and bottom ends the topand bottom end edges of the tubular body 12 are bent to form overlapping lips 13 of a width suflicient to project into the interior slot formed inside of each of the sliding members let. The reversely bent hooks 16 are secured to the extreme end portions of the slides 14:. The interior slots formed in each slide 14 are closed, that is, they do not extend entirely to either extremity of the slide thereby leaving a cross-bar 17 which serves as an abutment to receive the inner end of the coiled spring 18 and sustain the thrust thereof. The other end of the spring 18 thrusts against the projecting lip 13 of the holder 12 so that each slide is normally pressed inwardly to- Ward the other by its spring 18 which is capable of being drawn outwardly to permit proper insertion of the points through the fabric of the collar. Y

'With this form of the device one hook is first inserted in one flap of the collar on one side of the vent and the opposite flap of the collar is then drawn over and hooked into the other point, the device then auto matically adjusting itself to position to hold the edges of thecollar in proper relationship. 7

What I claim is: r

1. A soft collar holderembracing in its construction a pair of telescopic longitudi nal members, one arranged to slide inside the other, each being provided with an outwardly projecting lip adapted to be pinched between the fingers, a reversely bent pointed hook secured to the outer end of each memher, and an interior tension spring connected to each member and acting to draw the hooks toward each other while permitting them to move farther apart when said lips are pinched together, substantially as described.

2. A soft collar holder embracing in its construction two longitudinal members arranged tov slide longitudinally on each other, a reversely bent hook fixed to the outermost ends of the respective members, an integral" lip projectin from the inner ends of the respective members in opposition to each other, f

and a coiled spring acting normally to draw the hooks toward each other while allowing their further separation for purposes of insertion into the collar, substantially as described.

3. A holder for embracing in its construction two relatively movable hook members having reversely bent hooks arranged in opposition to each soft collars and the like,

other, a tension spring normally acting to draw said hooks toward eachother each hook member being provided with a pro- THERON s. CURTIS.

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U.S. Classification24/710.7, 24/900.1, 24/523
International ClassificationA41B3/00, A41B3/08
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/08
European ClassificationA41B3/08