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Publication numberUS1600279 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 21, 1926
Filing dateJun 11, 1924
Priority dateJun 11, 1924
Publication numberUS 1600279 A, US 1600279A, US-A-1600279, US1600279 A, US1600279A
InventorsMax Epstein
Original AssigneeHickok Mfg Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1600279 A
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` 1,600,279 M. EPSTEIN BELT Sept 21 1926*.'

Filed June 11. 1924 Patented Sept. 21, 1926.




Application filed .Tune 11, 1924., SerialiNo. 719,263.

The present invention relates to belts and more particularly to means for Connecting a belt buckle'.V An obj ect of this invention is to provide a construction in which the inturned yend of a belt carries a device for detachably interlocking with a device on the rear face of the main portion of the belt, the latter device acting -as a securing means for the loops through which the free end of the belt is passed. Another object of the invention is to provide aconstruction in which the inturned end and the rear face of the belt are provided with detachable connecting devices, one.

of which-interlocks with the other by a relative movement of the devices in the direction of the length of the belt, the` direction of the interlockingl movement being such that .the tensionl on the belt tends to Vhold the two parts interlocked. Y I l To these and other ends, the invention-consists of certain parts land combinations of parts, all of which will be hereinafter described; the novel features being'pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings :--v

Fig. 1 is a face view of one end of a belt showing a? buckle connected thereto Fig.2 is a view ofthe rear face kof the belt with the inwardly turned end swung ontwardly;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary section through the belt showing the device on the inwardly turned end interlocked withV the device on the rear face of the rear portion of the belt;

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4, Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a View similar to Fig. 2, of another embodiment of the invention; and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section of an embodiment of the invent-ion shown in Fig. 5.

Referring. more particularly to the embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 t0 4, 1 indicates a fragment of the main portion of the belt and 2 indicates the end turned inwardly on the inner face ofthe belt to provide a loop for connecting with the anchoring member 3 of a belt buckle 4. Secured to the rear face of the main portion of the belt is a connecting device 5, in this instance, in the form of a plate having prongs 6 arranged in pairs at opposite ends and passing through the ends of loops 7 which extend about the by lt to receive the free ends of the belt beneath them after the latter has been passed through the buckle 4. In addition to passing through the endsof the loop 7, the prongs 6 pass. through the main portion of the belt and are bent over on the front face ofthe main portion 1 and beneath the loops. On the inner face of theinwardly turned portion 2 is another connecting device 8 in the form of a plate secured in any suitable manner as by rivets 9. The two connectin g relative movement ofthe two members in the direction of the length of the main portion 1 of the belt. These interlocking devices, inA this instance, comprise tongues 1() cutv from the plate 8 and bent from the plate so as :to

project laterally.' These .tongues are adapted to enter offset pockets 11 formed on one side of the plate 5, thelatterbeing provided with slots 12 permitting the entrance ofA the prongs 10 into the pocket/s. l t i InA the embodiment ofthe invention illusltrated in Figs. 5"and 6, the plate 5a, in addition to having the prongs (ifL secured by loops 7, hastransversely extending pressed .in order that the shoulders 12b thereof may engage beyond the shoulder 10.

Y In all embodiments of the invention, the main portion of the belt and the inwardly turned portions of the belt are provided on their opposed face with interlocking devices which are brought into and out of ninterlocking connection by a relative movement of the devices on the two parts in a plane parallel with the main portion of the belt. In the two illustrated embodiments of the invention, a device on the rear face of the main portion of the belt for interlocking with devices on the inwardly turned portion of the belt, is utilized for'securing the loops to the main portion of the belt. In all forms of the invention the pull of the belt buckle on the connection is such that it tends to hold the interlocking devices together. By this construction the front of the belt is free from any fastening devices and the strain on the formed with pockdevices have interlocking means. thereon which are caused to interlock by a shoulders 12b formed there- Y and desire an inwardly turned portion at one end of the front portion, loops on the niain front por-y` tion, and interlocking devices on the opposed faces of the inain frontfpor'tionl and the inwardly7 turned portion, the interlocking devices on the inain 5iti-ont portion having prongs Afor securing the loops to the Vinain front' portion.r

v2. A-belt comprising a'niain front portion, an inwardly turned portion at'one ond of the inain front portion, loops on the inain front portion having their ends extending over the rearface of the Inainv front portion, a plate having prongs passing throughthe ends of the loops on the rear face of the ina-in front portion andthrough the nuain front portion beneath th'e'portions of the r`loops on the front tace of said inain *front portion, and

means carried byA the'inwardlyA turned portion' having connection with the plate to hold the inwardly turned portion to the inain portion.y Y

3. A belt comprisingl a inain portion and an inwardlytuined portion on the inner side of the niain portion; interlocking devices on the opposed faces of" the main portion and the inwardly turned portion, the interlockvingdevices on one of said portions embodying' two tongues extendingV in such a direction that the pull onthe'belt tends to hold the tongues in interlocking'relation with the devices on theother part.I

.4. A belt comprising a ina-inf portion and an inwardly turned'portion at one end and on the innerV side of the'inain4 portion,vinte'rlocking devices onthe opposed'facesof the two portions, the interlocking devices `on one ot said portions being in the torni ot" a plurality of tongues extending laterally inone and the saine direction and the interlocking devices on the other side of said-portions embodying pocketed portions having openings at one side in which the tongues on the other portion ot' the belt are adapted to be received.v V

5. A belt comprising ainain portion and Y an inwardly turned portion at one end and on the inner side of the main portion, two plates'secured to the faces ofthe opposed portions oit the belt, one ot' said plates having` a plurality ot tongues extending in one and the saine' direction and the other otsaid plates having pocleted portions formed with openings in oneside in which the vtongue is adapted to be received. f (LA. belt coniprising a main portioinan inwardly'turned port-ion at one enfd'thereot and on the inner'side ot said inain portion, loops on the inain portion having their ends extending on theinner side of such inain portion, l a plate Vhaving prongs'` passed through the ends of the'floo'ps andthrough theV niain portion of the belt beneath' the front portions ot the loops, andnieans'on the inner face of the inwardly turned portion for iiiterlocling with said plate. 4

7. A belt comprising aV main portion, anv

inwardly turned portionatone endand on the inner' side of the inainport-ion; loops on the niain portion having Itheirends extending on the rear side of said'inain portion, a plate having transverse depressions on its inner tace receiving' the endsot the loops, and ineans on theV inwardly turned portionfor interlocking with said plate.

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US2893094 *Jan 28, 1957Jul 7, 1959Heckethorn Mfg & Supply CompanStrap fasteners
US2943332 *Jun 20, 1958Jul 5, 1960Hickok Mfg Co IncBelt buckle assembly
US3206819 *May 31, 1962Sep 21, 1965Mahler HugoShoe fastening device
US4183121 *Oct 20, 1977Jan 15, 1980Bonnie Enterprises, Inc.Separable fastener
U.S. Classification2/338, 2/322
International ClassificationA41F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/002
European ClassificationA41F9/00B