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Publication numberUS1463949 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1923
Filing dateMar 23, 1922
Priority dateMar 23, 1922
Publication numberUS 1463949 A, US 1463949A, US-A-1463949, US1463949 A, US1463949A
InventorsEvelyn Gerber
Original AssigneeEvelyn Gerber
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment fastener or holding device
US 1463949 A
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E. GEIRBER GARMENT FASTENER OR HOLDING' DEVICE FgLAled March 25, 1922 Z1 JQ i593 Patented Aug, 7, i923,

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Leddaii EVELYN GERBER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOS.

GARMENT FASTENER R HOLDINIG DEVICE.

Application filed March 23, 1922.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that l, EvELYN Gnnnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of f Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment Fastener or Holding Devices, of which the following is a specification. f

This invention relates to improvements W in garment fastener or holding device, particularly adapted, though not necessarily limited in its use for holding brassires in position and against displacement.

Heretofore fastening devices of this character which have been used in connection with -brassires have been connected with the brassire by means of ribbon or other flexible material, to the end that the fastening device is adapted to be engaged over one of the studs of the corset fastening for holding 4the brassire in position. The objection, however, to this form of fastening device isthe fact that when the wearer is sitting down or bends'the body considerably, the fastening device becomes disengaged from the corset fastening post with the result that the brassire will become loose and will ride or drop out of position.

To overcome these diiiiculties and objections and to provide an improved fastening or holding device of this character which will retain the brassire in position and which will not become accidentally disengaged from the corset fastening post, is one of the objects of the present invention.

A further object is to provide a device of this character which may be readily applied to the garment and as readily removed, and which will at the same time be adapted for ready engagement with and disengagement from the corset fastening post, when desired.

To the attainment of these ends and the accomplishment of other new and useful objects as will appear, the invention consists in the features ofnovelty in,substantially the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts hereinafter more fully described and claimed and shown in serial 1ro. 546,097.

the accompanying drawing illustrating this invention and in which Y A Figure 1 is a view showing this improved fastening or holding device connected to a brassire.

Figure 2 is an enlarged detail plan View of the fastening device.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3 3, Figure 2.

Figure 4 `is a View similar to Figure 3 showing the mannerin which the fastening device may be disconnected from the corset fastening post.

Figure 5 is a view similar t0 Figures 3 and 4c, showing the position the holding device assumes with respect to the corset fastening post.

Figure 6 is a. perspective view of a modified form of the clip showing thelocking tongue deflected to permit the entrance of the stud. v

Referring more particularly to the drawing the numeral 10 designates a brassire to which the holding or fastening device designated generally by the reference numeral 11, is connected by means of a. {ieXible connecting member 12, such as a. ribbon or other suitable fabric.

The holding device 11 is constructed in the form of a clip of any desired size and configuration and is constructed preferably of sheet material of sufficient rigidity to insure the retention of its shape. ylfhe clip 11 is provided with slots 13-14, for the reception of the end of the flexible member 1Q, and if desired teeth or serrations 15 may be provided in one of the walls of one of the slots for holding t-he clip against. accidental disengagement from the member 12.

The body of the clip is provided with a slot 16, within the confines of its edges, substantially of a key-hole slot configuration, the enlarged portion of the slot serving as an entrance for the stud 17 which is carried by the corset and with which stud the ordinary eye member of the corset engages.

In the form of the invention shown in Figures 2 to 5, a portion of the body of the clip is shaped `to form a tongue like portion 18, which extends transversely of the smaller portion 19 of the slot 16 and is spaced for any suitable distance above the bottom 2O of the portion 19 of the slot 16. The tongue is adapted to be deflected laterally in direc- I put on by the wearer, the clip or fastening device 11 is adapted to be connected with one of the studs or posts 17 formingl a portion of the fastening device of the corset. The corset being lirst fastened and then the clip 11 placed over the stud so that the head of the stud will pass into the enlarged portion of the key hole slot 16 of the clip, above the tongue 18. The tongue 18 may then be raised by the linger, as shown in Figure 4., so as to permit the head of the stud 17 to pass the tongue and enter the reduced portion 19` of the key-hole slot. The tongue 18 is released as soon as the head of the stud. has passed the same and then forms a rigid abutment to the movement of the stud in one direction in the slot. If desired, however, the spring tongue 18 may be forced out of position to permit the head of the stud to pass, by engagement of the stud with the tongue. In that event after the stud has passed the tongue, the lat-ter will spring back to its normal position.

It will therefore be manifest that after the head of the stud has passed the spring tongue 18, the clip 11 will be locked to the stud as the reduced portion 19 of the key hole slot of the clip is of a width somewhat less than the diameter of the head of the stud 17.

When it is desired to remove the clip all that is necessary is to raise the tongue 18 in the manner shown in Figure 4, or else force the side of the tongue 18 against the stud 17, causing the tongue to yield to permit the stud to pass.

In the form of the invention shown in Figure 6, the clip 22 is provided with a slot 28, which is open at its top, the body of the clip being` cut to form a spring tongue 24,v which normally stands within the plane of the body of the clip and with its free edge 25 extending transversely of the slot 23.

The tongue 24 is of a size to substantially fill the space 26,'which communicates with the slot 23.

In using this form of the invention, all that is necessary to apply the same is to place the clip 22 in a position that the Vhead ofi the stud 17 will rest against one face'of the tongue 24. The body of the clip 22 is then pressed downwardly causing the tongue 24 to yield sufliciently to permit the stud 17 to enter the space 26, so that the shank of the stud can then be moved into the slot 23. IWhen the end of the stud 17 disengages the tongue 24, the latter will spring back to its .normal position.

This form of clip may be readily removed or disengaged b v allowing the shank of the stud to engage the edge 25 of the tongue 24 in such a manner that the head of the shank will project over the edge 25, after which the clip 24 be raised bodily, causing the tongue 24 to be moved backvvardly a sufficient distance so that the head of the shank 17 will pass out of the slot 23 to permit the clip to be disengaged therefrom.

Obviously these clips may be detached from the stud 17 or attached thereto in any desired or suitable manner, which is convenient for the user.

Vhile the preferred forms of the invention have been herein shown and described it is to he understood that various changes may be'made in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts,A within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit of this invention.

That is claimed as new is 1. A. garment fastening or holding clip embodying a body having a slot therethrough and within the confines of the edges thereof, one end of the slot being enlarged and forming an entrance to the other end of the slot, a spring tongue integral with the said body and extending in a direction across the slot intermediate the ends of the slot to form withthe walls of the slot two unobstructed separated slot sections and operating as a closure for the smaller portion of the slot, said closure being yieldable only in a direction transverse to the length of the said slot whereby one edge of the closure will form a rigid abutment extending across the slot. A

2. A. garment fastening or holding clip embodying a body having a slot therethrough and within the confines of the edges thereof, one end of the slot being enlarged and forming an entrance to the other end of the slot, a spring tongue integral with the said body and extending in a vdirection across the slot intermediate-"the ends of the slot to form an abutment rigid in a direction lengthwise of the slot and dividing theslot into two unobstructed separated slot sections, said abutment being laterally deflectable by a pressure exerted thereupon in a1 direction transverse to the length of the s ot. l

3. A garment fastening or holding clip embodying a body having aslot there- CII through and Within the confines of the edges thereof, the said slot having an enlarged portion constituting an entrance opening to the slot, the said slot and the said enlarged portion being unobstructed, and a tongue operating to close the slot to the said entrance opening and forming a dividing Wall intermediate the slot and the enlarged portion of the slot to produce two separated slot portions, the lateral Walls of the reduced portion or" the slot being substantially parallel, said tongue being adapted to be freely ieXed only in a direction transverse to the length of the slot to permit the entrance of e headed stud into the slot, said tongue serving as e rigid abutment to the stud and operating to lock the stud in ther Slot.

In testinion;7 whereof' I have signed my name to this specification, on this 21st day 20 of March, A. D. 1922.

EVELYNy GERBER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/664, 24/323, 24/667
International ClassificationA41F11/04, A41F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F11/04
European ClassificationA41F11/04