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' Apr. 24, 1923. 1,452,854
H. H. TAYLOR ET AL ADJUSTABLE GARTER BUCKLE Filed July l2 1922 g nue-nio@ 11H1' a 1074 WLB] (272111101162 arroz-11111 Patented Apr. 24, 1923.
STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY H. TAYLOR AND MYRON B. HAMMOND, OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNORS TO THE THOIVIAS IE'. TAYLOR CO., OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT,
A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT.
ADJUSTABLE GARTER BUCKLE.
Application led July 12, 1922. Serial No. 574,529.
State of Connecticut, have invented certain' new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Garter Buckles; and we do declare the tollowing to be a full, clear, and exact descrip tion of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in adjustable garter buckles and pertains more especially to a combined adjusting buckle and clasp meinber for garters.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a combined buckle and clasp member in which the parts are made integral and may be stamped out of a piece of sheet metal. and which is connected to the extremity of one end of the webbing and is disposed on and against the pad at the opposite end of the webbing to thereby be prevented 'from having contact with the leg of the wearer.
The invention also aims to provide a device of this kind which is of extreme simplicity, devoid of movable parts and which can be economically produced.
In the drawings:
Figure l, is a fragmentary front elevation of a garter, showing the present invention applied thereto;
Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure l, and
Figure 3 is a plan view of the blank from which the combined buckle and clasp is formed.
In proceeding in accordance with the present invention, a blank is provided which is formed with four parallel spaced bars l, 2. 3. and 4. connected together at their ends, the bar 1 being formed with a cast-off loop or hook 5 arranged at the longitudinal center of the bar l and which constitutes the temale member of the clasp, the male member 6, of which is carried by the pad 7 at one end of the webbing 8.
The blank is bent at the bar 3 so that the space between the bars 3, 4, overhangs the space between the bars 2, 3, the bar 4 being thus brought in close proximity to the bar 2.
One end of the webbing 8 is irst passed through the space between the bars 3 and 4 and then through the space between the bars 2 and 3, and is looped around the bar 2, then passed through the space between the bars 1 and 2 and finally and again through the space between the bars 3 and 4 so as to have its end lie engaged with and against the part of the webbing first passed through the space between the bars 3 and 4. In this manner the webbing is effectively secured to the combined clasp and buckle and may be adjusted to decrease the diameter of the garer, by pulling on the free end 9 of the webing. l
The structure is resilient, so that the bar 4 will lie snugly against the webbing but will yield when the end 9 is pulled for the purpose of adjustment.
It will thus be seen that the device not only combines in a single or integral structure, the clasp and buckle members. but also involves a pair of jaws, one constituted by bars l and 2 and the other by bars 3 and 4, which jaws resiliently grip the webbing therebetween.
Vhat is claimed is:
l. In a combined buckle and clasp, an integral blank having four spaced parallel bars, a. clasp member formed integral with and extending outwardly from one of the bars, said blank being bent to form two jaws, and webbing looped around one of the bars of one jaw and having superimposed parts extending through the space between the bars of the other jaw. the jaws resiliently clamping the webbing therebetween.
2. A combined buckle and clasp comprising a structure formed with alternating parallel bars and spaces which structure is bent along one bar and folded over to form two resilient j aws, a. clasp member carried by one jaw, and webbing looped around a bar in one jaw through the spaces of the latter and passed in doubled condition through the space in the other jaw.
In testimony whereof we aiiiX our signatures hereto.
' HENRY H. TAYLOR.
MYRON B. HAMMOND.