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E. V. NORRIS. GARMENT SUPPORTER. APPUCATION FILED MAY I9, 1920.
Patnted Sept. 5
Patented Sept. 5, 1922.
1,428,25t warren stares rarest- EDWIN V. NORRIS, 0F WESTSENEGA, NEW YORK.
Application filed May 19,1920. Serial name;
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EDWIN V. NORRIS, a citizenof the United States, residing in the town of West Seneca, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment Supporters, of which the following is a specification.
ify invention relates to garment supporters and it has for itsobject to provide a fastener for an article of this kind which is simple in construction, quickly applied, and by means of which an elastic or other web bing used in the supporter can be quickly attached to the fasteners,
While my invention is primarily adapted for use as a half-hose supporter it may be placed around the body of wearer to support trousers, or be otherwise adapted for use.
A further object of my invention is to con struct a device of this kind with pointed prongs or barbs so shaped that they may penetrate the garment intended to be sup ported yet give assurance that the points of the prongs will not prick the skinpand to provide improved means for fastening the webbing to the end fasteners.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the subjoined claims.
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a view representing the manner in which this improved garment supporter is applied when supporting a half-hose.
Fig. 2 is a broken perspective view of the device.
Fig. 3' is a plan view of one of the end fasteners.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the same.
F ig. 5 is an enlarged central longitudinal section through one end of the device.
The reference numeral 1 designates a strip of webbing, preferably elastic material, having my improved fasteners 2 securedto opposite ends thereof. Each of the fasteners is stamped from thin metal, and near its inner end has pointed or V-shaped prongs 3 bent outwardly from one surface or side thereof, these prongs being preferably directed outwardly in curved lines and having their extremities recurved or directed toward the metal from which they are stamped and their endsspaced a distance fromthe adjacent 'surfaceof the metal or body portion, as at 4:, Fig. 4.. The prongs 3 arearranged in astraight line across, the body portion and the webbing l is adapted to be placed against the body portion and slipped under the prongs 3 until the end thereof comes in contact with the bases of the prongs or those portions adjacent .the body portion of the fastener. With the webbing inserted'in this manner, 'as'il.lustrated by dotted lines in Fig. 4;, the prongsfiz are pressed inwardly, with the result that the pointed ends penetrate the webbing andsecurely' clinch the same with absolute assurance of its being retained against saidbody portion. In this manner, a simple and in expensive web fastening meansis provided, requiring no special,machinery or skilled labor to assemble the parts of the supporter.
Bet-ween the prongs 3 and the front end of each ofthe metallic fasteners a second seriesof pointed prongs or barbs 5 is arranged. These prongs or barbs 5 are preferably in a plane passing transversely through the body portion and parallel with the series: of prongs or barbs 3, and like the latter are stamped from the bodyportion, being curved outwardly from said body portion and directed toward the series of barbs 3. The points of said barbs 5terminate in afplane substantially parallel'with the adj a cent surface orside ofthe body portion so that when placed against an article of wear after stretching the webbing, the elasticity of the webbing will tendto draw these prongsinto the article with the points of the prongs passed therethrough but without pricking or otherwise injuring the skin of the wearer. The two sets or series of prongs trendin the same direction that is, inwardly toward 't'he'web, and the inner set or series underneath the prongs and be Half-hose may be heldwith more or less tension, according to e users wish, by.
merely stretching the Webbing more or less and attaching the fasteners at higher or lower points of the hose while retaining the intermediate portion of the webbing at the same place around the limb. A garment supporter of this kindis not only simple and inexpensive but enables the user, when the webbing is worn, to retain the fasteners and supply a new length of elastic webbing, as it is a simple matter to lift the prongs suiiiciently to pull out the ends of the worn webbing engaged thereby and then insert the ends of a new piece of webbing? after which, by means of a hammer or other suitable tool, the recurved ends of the prongs 3 may be forced through the webbing.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a device of the character described, the combination with an elastic strip or webbing, of a metallic fastener secured to each end thereof comprising a body portion having means for engaging and retaining a garment and having also a series of pointed prongs stamped from said body portion and directed outwardly from one side thereof and thence inwardly through the end of said elastic strip or webbing.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination with an elastic strip or webbing, of a'metallic fastener at each end of said strip or webbing comprising a flat body portion having means to secure it to a garment and being provided with a transverse series of pointed prongs extending from one side thereof, said prongs being curved to form a convex exterior and a concaved interior and having their pointed extremities directed toward said body portion, said pointed extremities being normally spaced from said body portion, each end of said webbing being inserted between the body portion of each of said fasteners and said prongs and said prongs having their extremities forced through said webbing and being otherwise clinched against the latter.
3. In a device of the kind described, the combination with an elastic strip or web bing, of a metallic fastener at each end of said strip or webbing comprising a flat body portion and two transverse series of pointed prongs extending from one face of said body portion, one of said series of prongs having their extremities forced through the webbing and otherwise clinching the same and the other series being adapted to penetrate a garment for supporting the same.
a. In a device of the character described, the combination with an elastic strip or webbing, of a metallic fastener at each end of said strip comprising a flat body portion, a plurality of V-shaped prongs extending from one side of said body portion and having their points rebent and forced through the end of said elastic strip or webbing, said body portion having also a second series of \l-shaped prongs whose pointed end portions lie in a plane substantially parallel with the surface of the body portion from which said prongs project.
5. A device of the kind described, comprising an elastic strip or webbing, and a metallic fastener at each end of said strip or webbing having a flat body portion provided with two series of prongs trending in the same direction, one of said'series of prongs clenching the webbing and the other being adapted to penetrate a garment for supporting the same.
6. A device of the kind described, comprising an elastic strip, and a metallic fastener at each end of said strip having a flat body portion provided with a transverse series of pointed prongs at the inner end of said body portion forced through ,said elastic strip to secure the same to said body portion, said strip being fastened to said body portion by means of said lip or prong.
7 A. device of the kind described, comprising anelastic strip and a metallic fastener at each end of said strip having a flat body portion provided with a lip or prong stamped therefrom and directed toward the inner end of said body portion, the end of said elastic strip abutting against the base portion of said lip or prong, and means for securing said fastener to a garment.
8. A. device of the kind described, comprising an elastic strip and a metallic fastener at each end of said strip having a body portion provided with a plurality of longitudinally extending lips or prongs stamped from one side of said body portion and positioned in spaced relation to the side of said body portion from which they are stamped so as to permit the insertion of the elastic strip underneath. said lips or prongs for fastening said strip to said body portion, the end of said elastic strip abutting against the base' portions of said lips or prongs, and means for securing said fastener to a garment.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
EDWIN V. NORRIS.