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Aug. 4, 1925. 1548250 V F. BoBNr-:R
BUTTON FASTENER Filed Nav. 14. 41923 Hank Elmhner l .J I
Patented Aug. 4, 1925.
UNITED sTATEs FRANK BOBNER, OF RAYMOND, WASHINGTON.
Application filed November 14, 1923.
To aZZ 'whom it mary concemf Be it known that FRANK BOBNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Raymond, in the county of Pacific and State of Washington, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Button Fasteners, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a button fastener and has for its principal object to provide a simple and efficient device which will enable the button to be fastened to a garment without the necessity of hlaving to employ thread for the fastening means.
` Another important object of the invention is to provide a button fastener of the-above mentioned character which is of such a construction asto enable the button to be detachably secured upon a garment and is furthermore held in position upon the garment without the possibility of the button becoming accidentally lost or otherwise disengaged from the garment.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a button fastener of the above mentioned character, which is simple in construction, inexpensive, strong, durable and further well adapted for the purposes for which it is designated.
Other objects and advlantages of this invention will become apparent during the course of the followingdescription.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals Vdesignate like parts throughout the same Figure 1 is a front elevation of a portion of a garment showing a button with my button fastener associated therewith.
Figure 2 is a rear elevation.
' Figure 3 is a central vertical section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1, and
Figure4 is a detail view of my button fastener showing the parts in disassembled relation.
In the drawings wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 1 designates a portion of the garment to which is attached the button 2 by means of the button fastener hereinafter to be more fully described. It being further understood thlat the button 2 is of the 'usual construction and it is not thought to go further into detail as to the Construction of the Serial No. 674,656.
button only as to state that the button 2 is provided' with the apertures 3 for the purpose of receiving the fastening means.
My button fastener comprises the staples 4 and 5- respectively and are preferably formed of non-corrodible wire, the metallic plate 6 which is provided with apertures 7 there-in which' are adapted to register with the apertures 3 provided in the button 2 and the felt disc 8. These elements are more clearly shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings and their Cooperation with each other will be more fully set forth in the following panagraphs.
In assembling the various parts of my metallic fastener when it is desired to secure a button upon a garment, the button 2 is placed on one side of the garment 1 and these staples 4 and 5 are adapted to pass through the ape-rtures 3 provided in the button 2 and the same will pierce the cloth and extend through the opposite side thereof. It being further un-derstood that the staples 4 and 5 respectively are so adapted to pass through the aperture 3 in the button 2 so as to extend diagonally across each other as more' clearly shown in Fig. l of the drawings. Adapted to receive the arms 9 of the staples 4 and the arms 10y of -the staple 5 is the metallic plate 6 and this is accomplished through the medium of the Iaperture 7 provided in the plate 6 and which register with theapertures 3 provided in the button 2 'it being further understood that the plate 6 is of the same size as the button 2.
The felt disc 8 is then forced over the free end of the staples 4 and 5 until the same rests against the outer face of the metallic plates 6 'and when in this position, it will be seen that the free end of the arms 9 of the staple 4 are bent in opposite direction around the edges of the felt disc 8 and the metallic plate 6 and are then bent inwardly to rest upon the upper face of the metallic plate 6, thereby being disposed between the garment 1 and the metallic plate inwardly and terminating and embedded in the felt disc 8 as more clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings.
By bencling the free ends of the arms 9 of the staple 4 inwardly between theV garment 1 and the metallic plate 6 and also by embedding the free ends of the arms 10 of the staple 5 in the felt disc 8 the sharpened points of the staples are prevented from projecting outwardly whereby the same may be accidentally brought in contact with the other pieces of clothing or the hands of the person which would result in serious damage.
The simplicity with which this button may be fastened to a garment by means of the button fastening means above described enables a button to be securely held in proper position upon the garment and will also prevent the casual displacement of the button from the garment. lVhenever it is desired to remove the button 2 from the the free ends of the staples t 'and 5 and remove the felt disc 8 and the metallic plate 6 from the arms Vof the staples and will thereby enable the button 2 to'be readily detached from the garment. Furthermore the simplicity of the construction of my button fastener enables the same to be readily and easily attached to any button provided 'with apertures and will also be obtainable at a minimum cost. t i
rFrom the foregoing description of the construction of my improved apparatus, it will be seen`that I have provided a simple, inexpensive and efficient means ;for -ca-rryin-g out the objects of the above invention, and while I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the. functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, :proportion andin the' minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.
VVha-t I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A button fastener for buttons comprising a pair of staples, each having its arms adapted to pass through apertures provided in said button and the garment with which said button is associated, a metallic plate provided with apertures registering with the first mentioned apertures and adapted to receive the arms of said staples, a felt disc fitting against the outer` face of said metallic plate and adapted to receive 'the arms of said staples, the free ends of one of said staples bemg embedded in said felt disc, and the free ends of the other staple adapted to be bent in opposite directions' around the edges of said felt disc and Vmetallic plate and disposed inwardly between the upper face of the metallic plate and the garment.
2. A button fastener`` for buttons comprising a pair of staples, each having its arms adapted to pass through apertures in said button 'and the garment With which the button is associated, a metallic plate provided with apertures registering with the first mentioned apertures, a felt disc adapted to fit against the outer face of said metallic plate, the arms of said staples adapted to pass through the apertures in said metallic plate and through said felt disc, the free ends of one of said staples being bent in opposite directions around 4 the edges of said felt discand metallic plate and disposed inwardly on the upper face of said metallic plate, the free ends of the other staple being bent inwardly and embedded in said felt disc.
3; A button fastener for buttons comprising a pair of U-shaped staples of unequal lengths, each having their arms adapted to pass through pairs of apertures provided in said button, the crown portions of said staples crossing on the upperA face of said button, a metallic disk plate provided with apertures registering with the apertures in said button and adaptedfor application to the opposite faceof theffgarment to which the button is applied, a felt disk a'ppledto the outer face of said metal disk plate receiving therethrough the arms of said staples, the free ends of the arms of the shorter staple being bentV inwardly and embedded in the outer face of said felt disk and the free ends of the arms of the longer staple being bent in opposite directions outwardly around the edges of said felt`` disk and metallic disk plate and disposed inwardly on the upper face of said disk plate, as and forrthe purposes described.
In testimony whereof I afix my signa-"