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Publication numberUS1508963 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1924
Filing dateDec 1, 1923
Priority dateDec 1, 1923
Publication numberUS 1508963 A, US 1508963A, US-A-1508963, US1508963 A, US1508963A
InventorsDorf Herman
Original AssigneeDorf Herman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Belt buckle
US 1508963 A
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Sept.` 16, 1924. 1,508,963


Patented Sept. 16, 1924.



application mea necemberi, 192s. serial no. 678,005.

To all whom it maycofrwem.'

Be it known that I, HERMAN Donn, a subject of the King of Norway, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful improvements in Belt Buckles, of Ywhich the following is a specification.

rllhis invention relates to belt buckles.

The principal object of the invention .is the provision of a belt buckle having a vanity compartment wherein articles of jewelry, money or the like may be carried with comparative safety to the wearer.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of an ornamental belt buckle having a compartment in its back Wall and a hinged door for closing the coinpartment, said door adapted to have mounted therein a suitable identification card, or if desired a photograph.

A further object of the invention is to provide a belt buckle of the class mentioned together with a clamping means for co-action with the free end of the belt when the same has been applied to the waist of the wearer.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a. vanity belt buckle which is simple in construction, cheap of manufacture and highly ornamental in appearance.

AWith these and other objects in View, the

i' invention residesin certain novel construction and combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter Jfully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention looking from the rear and showing the door in open position.

Figure 2 is a rear elevation showing the door in closed position.

Figure 3 is a honizontal sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the reference numeral 10 designates my improved belt buckle in its entirety, and which may be made of any suitable well- @own material. The buckle 10 includes a front wall 11 which may be provided with any suitable ornamentation, such as the monogram of the wearer, an intermediate wall 12, and a rear wall 13. A door 14 is hingedly mounted to the rear wall 13, as at 15, and serves with the intermediate wall 12, to delinea vanity compartment 16 G0 for the reception of money, jewelry or the like small articles. The door 14 is formed with a frame 16 on its inner side for the reception of an identification card 17, and

a piece of isinglass 18 may be placed there- 65 over to prevent mari-ing of the card by the articles which may be carried in they compartment. Although I have shownan identification card as mounted on the door,

I wish it to be understood that .a photograph might be substituted therefor without departing from the spirit of the invention. The door 14 is provided with a lug 19 for co-action with the rear wall for locking the same in closed position, and a finger piece 20 is formed adjacent the lug for permitting the door to be opened.

In order to lock the buckle about the waist ofthe wearer, use is made of a belt- 21, one end 0f which is secured to a bail 80 22. The bail 22 is pivoted to the'rear wall 13 as at 23, and is in axial alignment with the hinge ofthe door 14. The bail is formed with a vertically disposed finger 24 which projects into a passage way 25 defined by 85 the front wall 11 and intermediate wall 12. This finger 24 is adapted t0 co-act with the front wall` for locking the free end of the belt after the same has been passed through the passage way 25 `as clearly shown 1ny 90 Fi re 3 of the drawing.

rom the foregoing description, it will be seen that when the buckle is secured to the waist of the wearer in thel manner just described, the compartment cannot be entered into without releasing the free end of the belt from its engagement with the bail, or by twisting the belt to bring theback of the buckle away from the body of the wearer. This affords a safe and con- 4 venient compartment for the carrying of parting xm the sp' @i my wsmfion, and l gheefofe do not m; the; exact dvemls Gf constuego 716mm se?, ioh 1101 t@ amyhng 165s 'man isha whsle .my invention limited @my by @he appended clam Ywhat is claimed, as new s:-

l. A bali@ buckle comprising fon, wa, a ma? Waf. spaced imm said m t@ provide a, passage Way for the "fee of a belt? compartmen, ,m'med in said wim Wall, and a, dem" hingedy @0m-nested. t@ rem wail for prmitfing acc-SS m sa; camluh@ @peiling buakle c partmen'l. neced said bfd, and 2. A hlt buchi@ wmpmsma from Tis im @@mmn with ix f am rem' wail spaced mm mnt Wa provid@ a passage "Way ifm' the :se @l am bait, a comparti/lem, Emmy-@ in said y.' Wall, :md a dom' hingedy cmmectsd is@ safl rear Wall 01 pemtmg access 1b@ said wm* pmtmen'i; mld; Ml jdemcaim cmd 122951-

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U.S. Classification224/163, 283/75, D11/201, 24/163.00R, 283/901, 283/74
International ClassificationA44B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/005, Y10S283/901
European ClassificationA44B11/00C