US 1600684 A
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sept. 21 1926. d "1,600,684 v. M. MoGlBBoN LINGERIE CLASP Filed May 18. 1926 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
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This` inventionA is. a novel lingerie-clasp, designed more especially `for clasping V0r clipping togethery two or more thicknesses ofV ribbonv or similar strip material. je; typi-v cal instance of the utility ot the invention` isin connection with the adjustmentot the1 length of shoulder straps 'oi'i womens gar#y 1nent's,`` the invention permitting the strapl or. ribbon to be red'oubled", and the clasp en` gaged transversely over the three layers yoi endwisefslipp'ing and thus enable the strap give the described utility and function in a A further to'be securely adjusted' to the desired length.'l
The general objectjo'lZ the present invention isto ai'lord a clasp'or clip whichjwill convenient and" eiiicient manner. object is to aiiordsuch a clasp. which will be sim-plein structure and inexpensive to manufacture. Other objects and advantages will be explained in the description or will be apparent to those skilled in the subject. y
'To the attainment of' the objects and ad-A vantages referred to the presentl inventionl consistsin the novel lingerie clasp7 clip or f bars adapted to pinch or compress and holdv the layers' of fabric edectively against. slip- Page In he accompanying drawings showing an embodiment of the invention Fig. 1 is a perspective illustrating one embodiment ot the invention, Vin open position.l
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of" the same' embodiment, with the claspV in closed position.
Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing a modified embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of thek clasp shown in Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a. view like Fig. 5 showing a further modification y The strap or ribbon 7 shown in Fig. 3
may be. .are timmerman of a.' gamma@ Wliiclrcase` i'tinay be ailightribbon, which.
is. usually .sewedlpermanentlyl to. 4the gar?y vinentf but, frequently thereafter reofuires..re-r
ad-iustment oit length, for example by takingf upffthe. ribbon at. an intermediatelfpoint, and
securing togetherthe twot portions. I have shown for this,v usefalcertainstructure of clasp. iiia*fpending.J application, and the.,v present` invention is. animprovement; thereover in certain respects, andfconveni'ently, V`
and efficiently serves. the. purpose.
ribbon is. shown as. .refblded solas to. form a;
top or buter layer V8, amiddlev layerV 9. and V. av bottom layerL or thickness, `:10,1.. with .tvl'f01`l bends, 11,]11 inthe 'materiali In somecases, theremay be vseparate ribbonY ends.y tofbe clasped; and then only two thiclniesses. wouldv .n
require to be V secured' by the, clasp. Ags, apVv` parent .from Fie'.A Bfthe loops or ybends( l'l;` 'can be adjustedto diiierent'postons, sofas' to.A change the. eiiective length of' 'the` ribbon,
as desired, and obviously' such loop 'por tions might be doubled back and included..v
with the materials.
rlhe clasp or clips-112 is shown in as extending transversely tothe length otfl the ribbon or strip. 7.. Itis preferably madeoifl sheet metal, as; aluminum light and elasti,.
or spring brass. It is an advantage hereof:
that the. entire-article may beistgruclr,"stamped,"
and' bent out .ofafsin'glefintegral"pieeeot sheet metal., The claspl hereoir is` sl'iowfvnA as andy a. bottom-bar 'orfiaw .14,t 1 The twqbm-TS.
arel swingingly. connected at one. end pref-- erabl'y through an integral"A 'c'onnecting pon" tionV lztfalthoughf for seine*purposesA a hinge. y connection 'might be einployed.r The tippt??y site or treeV end .olf one of' the. bars, namely' the top bar '13.,l is; shown as. formed or. bent into-'an oiisetorliiange por-tion 16,; tlie'eit-y tremityof whichk is, ree'urved -toriniiig a. hoolfr,4
or catch 17 adapted to; engage' with] ajcoinf; theV plementary bent portion or hool'rflSo'n' oppositeor lower bar 14; the elements 16, 17 and 18 forming a detachable catch for. the Vfree ends of the clasp, so that the clasp can be opened las seen in Fig. 1 and .applied transversely to the ribbon or strap. and restored to closed position as seen in the remainingiigures. ln order to prevent slip-v page of the ribbon or- .other fabricy one or both of the bars or jaws vare Ai adjusting by reason ofA the natural spring yor `and pinch and securely hold the layers provided with inward projections, flanges, wedging walls adapted -to Vwedge of-V ribbon between them. Thus tapered or converging walls 19y are .struck down from the side edges ofthe upper bar and diverging walls'20 struck up from the devicev to be applied without injury tothe fabric. The flangesy should be proportionedl to give apinching grip upon thinV material, and for thicker material the device 1s self and yield 'of the flanges and ofV the two bars on which they are formed, a slight yield giving increased space due to the flared or tapereddisposition of the flanges.A The grip could be increased by serrating the edges of Vtlie'flanges 19V or 2O where contacting the ribbon.
Figs'. 4 and 5 show Va clasp with upper and lower bars 23 and 24 and with catch 26, 27, 28 Substantially as in Fig. 2, and with the flanges 29 of the top bar converging and the vflanges 30 of the bottom bar diverging, al-
though'this arrangement could be reversed. Additionally Figs. 4 and 5 show a central deilector in the form of a ridge or fin 3l ,struck inwardlyor upwardly from the bar having diverging flanges, namely the lower bar 24. This deflects and'bends the fabric inwardly, and adds a gripping action, espeoially on the middle and lowest layer 10,
, While at the same time causing the fabric to bend sharply around the flanges 29, giving abetter grip at that point, especially on the middle an-d top layer; so thata very secure clasping'is effected with great ease-and withd out damage to the strap or ribbon.v
Inf Filg. 6 the upper bar 33 is shown as .carrying diverging flanges 39, `while they lower bar 84 carries converging flanges 40, which'mayv be substantially the reverse of those shown in the other figures. A form of catch isrshown without projecting parts to mar adjacent-fabricsv or irritate the wearer, the end flange 36 having an inward reverse bend at 37 arranged vto engage an inclined hook` extension 38 on the opposite bar, these parts proportioned `so that the redoubled portion 37 lies flush-or below vthe surface Vof. the side bar 34. In the Fig. 6 formas Leccese well as the others the severallayers of ribbon are securely held by a combination of'k actions, one of which is the wedging or .squeezing between the inclined flanges of the sign, arrangement and detail may be inodilied wit-hout departing from the principles it is not int-ended to limit the invention `to 'such matters except so as set forth inv the appended claims Y lVhat is claimed is: l. A lingerie clasp comprising opposite bars swingably connected at one endv an-d provided with acatch at the other end, both bars' having their side edges bent inwardly as flanges, some or all of which are non-parallel, to give a wedgingV squeeze upon the material. y Y.
2. A lingerie claspv comprising opposite vbars swiiigably connected at one end and provided with a catch at the otherl end, both bars having their side edges` bent inwardly as flanges, the flanges on one bar being converged and those on the other bar being flared. f n
3.' A lingerie clasp comprising opposite bars swingably connected at one end andpiovided with a Ycatch at the other end, both bars having their side edges bentV inwardly as flanges, some or all of which are non-' parallel, to give a wedging squeeze upon the material, and one of said bars having an, internal fin or ridge arranged to deflect the material. i n l 4. A lingerie clasp comprising opposite bars swingably connected at 'one end and provided with a catch at the other end, both' as flanges, the flanges on one bar being converged and those on the other bar being'V flared, and one bar having a central piojection struck inwardly to deflect the material passing between the flanges. p
In'testimony whereof, I have afliX'ed my signature hereto.
vioLii M. Meeiiaeoii.v
- bars having theirr side edges bent inwardly