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Publication numberUS1439812 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1922
Filing dateApr 9, 1921
Priority dateApr 9, 1921
Publication numberUS 1439812 A, US 1439812A, US-A-1439812, US1439812 A, US1439812A
InventorsGeorge E Goodrich
Original AssigneeGeorge E Goodrich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1439812 A
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FILED APR. 9. 1921.

and State of Rhode Island, have invented.

Patented cc. 26,

hairs. sta rs chosen eoonarcrr, or PROVIDENCE, 'nnonn ISLAND.

application filed April 9,

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that'l, Gnonen I a citizen of the Unlted States, residing at Providence, 1n the county of Providence rasrnnnn. I

E. Gooonrorr,

certain new and useful Improvements "in lication.

wing is a specl- This invention relates to garment fas' toners of the type particularly adapted for use in fastening the partsoi't'arctics or overshoes together, but may be employedfor fastening the parts or gloves, rubber coats, or other garments, and'this invention is an improvement over my copending patent application'filed November 13,' 1920,' Serial Number 423,956.

The object of my present invention is to provide an improved construction of fastener in which. thetwo fasteningfmembers are adapted tobeseparated. from each other, each being adapted to be connected to sepa rate portions of a garment which are to be releasably secured together. I

invention '15 the A further object of the provision of a latch tongue housed in the tubular keeper member, having one end-extending outwardly through the top wall thereof and adapted to receive a lateral disengaging motion, said end beingprovided with an operating button, by which 1. construction the releasing'latch may be readily engaged. and operated and at the same time the parts are nicely rounded or so shaped that they will not become caught or entangled. in. any adjacent portion of the garment.

With these and other objects in view, the

invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as willibe more fully described. and pa rti pended. cl aims.

cularly pointed out' in ap- In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a 'perspectiveriew illustrating the keeper member with the'lock plate withdrawn therefrom.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the lower plate of the keeper member, showing the resilient latch tongue 'formed integrally therewith.

nel portion of its bendable fingers adapted to be the keeper member, showing folded over the edge of the lower plate to secure the two together.

1921. Serial No. 460,021.

' fastener, showing the top wall of the tubular keeper member, removed; and showing 111611001; plate in position in the keeper and its teeth engaged by the latch tongue.

lVith reference to the drawing, 10 designates the keeper member which comprises essentially a bottom plate '11 which may be formed of: steel or other suitable resilient material from which a spring latch tongue may be formed. A portion about the center of this bottom'plate is punched or cut out as at 12 leaving a central resilient longitudinally disposed tongue member 13 therein which is integrally connected at one end le to'a portion of the'plate. The outer or tree end of this tongue is turned upwardly as at 15'and this upturned portion is provided with abeveled edge to serve as a pawl or latch for engaging the teeth of the lock plate, presently described. Y I The rear end of this plate is provided with an opening 16 through which thread or other fastening means" may be passed for securing the plate to a garment. In Figure 6 of the drawing the latch 13 has but a single tooth 15 which is shown in crossisection in this figure, the balanceof the latch 13 is below the plane otpart. 22 the teeth 25shown. in this figure, are formed on one of the branches of this part 22 and are in a plane above thatof the body otthe latch as best illustrated in Figure 1. IThe'fother portionof this keeper member comprises essentially an inverted channelshaped member 17 the bottomside edges oi: which are provided with bendable fingers 18" which are adapted to pass into notches 19 formed in the edges of the plate 11 andgto. be folded over beneath the bottom of this plate for the purpose of firmly securing. the two together. The. upperwall of this housing member 17 is slotted as at ZO'topermit the; free end of. the latch tongue, 13 to. extend upwardly therethrough, the extremity of which free end is provided with a rounded operating button or cap 21 so shaped as not to engage or catch into any portion of the garment with which it may come in contact.

,By this construction it will be seen that supporting or holding strength.

The other member of this fasteneris preferably made in the form of an elongated plate 22 having one end 23 adapted to be permanently secured to another portion of the garment, the end of this plate, opposite to the fastening end, being bifurcated :as at 2 so that it will straddle the latch tongue 13 in the keeper, and the inner edge 25 of one of the arms of the fork is provided with ratchet teeth for engagingthe beveled .edge of the latch tongue for the purpose'of'releasably securing the two members together 7 when the lock plate is inserted into the keeper.

The forward end ofthis lock plate is preferably tapered as at 26, to facilitate its ready entrance into the housing member; also the side edges of this look plate are left plain so as to engage and be supported'by the inner side walls'ofthis housing member,

In operating my improved garment fastener where the two opposite members are secured to adjacent portions of 'a garment it is only necessary to pass 'the tapered end of the lock plate into the housing member and the latch in the latter will engage the teeth in the former releasably connecting them together and by providingan elongated lock plate, when the parts of the garment are too tightly connected together, it is only necessary to apply the thumb or linger to the button 21 and by pressing it lightly "to one side the latch is withdrawn from the teeth pern'iitting'the parts'to separate slightly or the parts may be withdrawn entirely one from the other, if'desired.

The device is very simple and practical in construction, and effective in its operation. The foregoing description is directed sole- 1y towards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to'be understoodthat I reserve the'privilege of resorting'to al1='the mechanical changes to which vthe device l'SISHSCGP- tible, t-he'invention being defined and limited only by the terms ofthe appended-claims.

I claim:

'1. A garment fastener comprising a tubuthe same being adapted to straddle said lock tongue and having ratchet teeth on the inner edge of one of its arms for engaging said tongue, the plain side edges of said plate being guided by the side walls of said keeper tube, and an operating button for releasing said locking tongue.

2. A garment fastener comprising a tubular keeper formed of a bottom plate having a .ehannel shaped housing part secured thereto by turning the edges of one of said members over vthose of the other, a laterally yieldable latch tongue carried by said plate and having its operat 111g end extending through the front wall of said housing partand adapted to receive a transversely slidable disengaging motion, and a ratchet toothed locleplate adaptedto be secured to another portion of the .garment and adapted to enter and be guided into said tubular keeper by engaging the inner side walls thereof to be releasably retained by said latch.

'3. A garment fastener comprising a tubular keeper adapted to be secured to one portion of the garment, the same being formed of a bottom plate having a channeled-shaped housing part secured thereto,

a resilient latch tongue formed integral with said bottom plate andextending longitudinallyof said housing, a lock plate adapted to have one end secured to another portion ofthe garment, and its opposite end being bifurcated and toothed to straddle and be engaged by said latch whereby the two parts are releasably eonnectedtogether upon the entranceof said plate into said keeper.

4. A garment fastenercomprising a tubular'keeper member inclosing an inte ral resilient latch tongue and adapted to Tie permanently secured to one portion of a garment, said latch tongue having its latch end extending outwardly through the front wall of said keeper and adapted to receive a transversely slidable disengaging motion, an operating button fixed to the projecting end of said latch, and a lock plate adapted to be permanently attached to another porti'on of the garment and provided with ratchetiteeth to'engage said latch'tongue to releasably hold the part's'together.

.lnitestimony whereof I. affix my signature.


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US4458392 *Oct 29, 1981Jul 10, 1984Pogharian Mardig VJewelry clasp
US5697107 *Jan 5, 1996Dec 16, 1997Takimoto; KiyotakaFashion belt
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U.S. Classification24/593.11, 24/640, 24/DIG.480
International ClassificationA41F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F1/00, Y10S24/48
European ClassificationA41F1/00