|Publication number||US1495925 A|
|Publication date||May 27, 1924|
|Filing date||Oct 11, 1922|
|Priority date||Oct 11, 1922|
|Publication number||US 1495925 A, US 1495925A, US-A-1495925, US1495925 A, US1495925A|
|Inventors||Quertermous Virgil E|
|Original Assignee||Quertermous Virgil E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (14), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 27 1924. f 1,495,925
V. E. QUERTERMOUS BELT LOOP Filed ocr. 11, 1922 V Querer/fzaas Patented May 27, i924.
UNITED STATES VIRGIL n. QERTRMOUS, or STUTTGART, AnKA'rtsAs.
Appncsfion ieaodtouer 11, 1922. seriaifnf. seams.
To all whom z'tmayconcernr Be it lrnown thatl, Vrac-1L E. @Unstrun- MoUsa citizen of the United States, residing at Stuttgart, in the county'of Arkansas and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful linprovenientsin Belt Loops; and l do hereby declare thefollowing to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the saine.
The invention has relation to personal wear and inore particularly to belts to be worn about the waist for gathering in and holding a garment and'giving a tidy appearance to the wearer.
Belts of the nature aforesaid are usually of a greater length than required to girth the waist and the surplus end is usually loose and results in an untidy appearance besides causing annoyance by being in the way.
The present invention provides a loop which is slidable upon the belt and adapted to receive the surplus end and hold the same close to the belt and thereby obviate the annoyance and untidy appearance resulting from having the surplus end of the belt loose and adapted to slop about.
Another object of the invention is to provide a belt loop having the above characteristics and which in addition thereto is provided with an article holder or a plurality of article holders.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent and suggest themselves as the nature of the invention is understood.
While the drawings illustrate embodiments of the invention it is to be understood thatin adapting the saine 'to ineet different requirements, various changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction'inay be resorted to without departing from the nature of the invention.
Referring to the accompanying drawings forming a part of the application,
Figure l is a perspective view of a belt illustrative of the invention;
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2 2 of Figure l, the parts being shown on a larger scale,
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the loop, the front portion being broken away,
Figure 4 is a side view of the loop;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a niodification of the inafen'tiony shown in Figures 1".-4, the saine being providedwitliI a pencil holder;
`Figure 6 'isi a view" silnilar toF-igu're* 5 showing the' loop provided with af' ring to which? a watch c'fhainnn-a be attachedg-"a'nd Figure 7 is a View similar' yto Figure-6 showing a loop provided with both the pencil holder and the ring.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description andv designated in the several views of the drawings by like reference characters.
r`lhe numeral designates a belt such as generally provided to be worn about the waist for holding the clothing in position and resulting in a tidy appearance. The belt l may be provided with any usual fastening means such as a buckle'2 at one end a plurality of openings 3 in the opposite 'end portion, whereby to secure the belt When placed about the waist of the wearer.
ln accordance with the present invention, a loop 4 is slidable upon the end portion of the belt l provided with the buckle 2. This loop may be of any construction, design and finish according to the character of the belt with which it is associated and the cost. The flat spring 5 is disposed within the loop 4 and is secured at one end to an end of the loop and extends diagonally across the latter towards the opposite end so as to exert a lateral pressure on the belt suftlcient to retain the loop in the required adjusted position. One end of the spring 5 is bent to lie against the end of the loop to which it is attached in any preferred way as by being soldered or otherwise fastened as may be found inost advantageous. When the loop 4 is in position upon the belt 1, the spring o 5 is disposed between the back of the loop and the rear side of the belt. After the belt has been passed about the waist and rnade` secure, the surplus end is passed through the loop so as to come between the front thereof and the front of the belt, thereby holding the surplus end close against the belt and obviating the annoyance and untidy appearance resulting from the surplus end being left loose.
In that form of the invention illustrated in Figure 5, the loop 4 has secured to its upper end, in any suitable manner, a pencil holder (i. The pencil holder 6 comprises a strip of spring metal bent 'upon itself intermediate its ends to provide the spring arms 7 adapted to clamp a pencil or the like between their opposed faces.
The loop 4 shown in Figure 6 has swiveled to its lower end a ring 8 adapted to provide a convenient means for securing awatch chain or the like. As shown the ring 8 is passed through an eye 9 carried by the loop 4 and in this manner, a strong, durable and cheap pivoted connection between the loop 4 and the ring r8 is provided.
` In that form of the invention illustrated in Figure 7, the loop 4 is provided at its upper end with the pencil holder 6 illustrated in Figure 5, and at its lower end is pro vided with the pivotally mounted ring shown in Figure 6.
the loop to the opposite end and adapted to exert a pressure upon the belt and the surplus end thereof to retain the loop in the required adjusted position.
In testimony whereof l aiiix mysignature in precenoe of two witnesses.
viRGIL E. QUEnTERMoUs.
H. B. SYNoo, R.. E. L. QUERTERMOUS.
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|U.S. Classification||24/182, 224/247, 24/369|