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Publication numberUS1605845 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1926
Filing dateJan 26, 1926
Publication numberUS 1605845 A, US 1605845A, US-A-1605845, US1605845 A, US1605845A
InventorsRufus King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ribbon clasp
US 1605845 A
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Patented Nov. 2, 1926.




Application filed January 26, 1926. Serial No. 83,872.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in ribbon clasps, and the primary object thereof is to provide an improved form of fastener of this type which affordsy a simplified, compact and ethcient structure, capable of being economically produced. m

Further, the invention aims to provide a fastener of this type wherein novel means is provided for securing the female and male member in fastened position.

In the drawings Figure l is a plan view of the invention,

Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig l,

Figure 3 is a section on line 3 3 of Fig. l and Figure 4 is a plan view of the male member.

In proceeding in accordance with the present invention, the male member is composed of a preferably rectangularly shaped plate or member l, the ends of which are bent at substantially right angles to form end flanges 2. The member l is formed with a pair of opposed struck-out parts 3 located centrally of the width, and eX- tending longitudinally thereof, the struckout parts being curled toward the center of the member to conjointly form a head composed of opposed spaced and rounded parts 4 which are connected by a central web 9, the outer sides of the parts 4 lying opposite to the flanges 2 and parallel thereto. In manufacture lit will be noted that the head-forming members are formed by displacing,` or striking out the stock longitudinally thereof and by merely rolling the displaced portions to form the parts 4, thus enabling less stock to be employed and a more compact structure to be produced. Longitudinal ribbon receiving` slots 5 and 6 are formed on opposite sides of the head members 4 and through which one of the ribbons It is threaded. The slots 5 and 6 form a pair of central bars 10 and a pair of outer bars 11, the web 9 being connected to the bars l0 so that the latter and thereby the head-forming members are resiliently supported by the inner ends of two opposed pairs of bars, the construction being that of H-shaped, wherein the members 4 are on the cross-bar of the H.

The plate 7 is transversely bowed so that when the ends thereof are seated on the flanges 2, the latter afford seats on which the plate ends may ride or slide upon devpressing the plate to cause the same to snap over the head of the male member. Thereafter the spring `nature of the plate acts opposite to the holding action of the .head and cooperates with the latter to provide amore effective fastening 0f the parts.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is zl. In a clasp, a plate having right angular end fianges and central longitudinally and oppositely disposed spaced struclrout parts curled inwardly towards each other to conjointly form a head connected by a central web, the outer sides of said parts lying substantially parallel to the said flanges, said plate further having apair of longitudinal slots located on the respective opposite sides of the struck-out parts whereby to form an H-shaped support for the head and with the latter carried by the cross-bar of the H, and a female member composed of a plate having a central opening the end wallsy of which are formed tol snap over the outer sides of said heatforming parts.

2. In a clasp, a male member having an l-l-shaped part and a head composed of inwardly curled members the outer sides of which lie parallel to the ends of the member, and flanges on the ends of the member, and a spring female member transversely curved and having its ends slidable on the end flanges upon depression of the female member, the latter having an opening formed to receive the head.

3. In a clasp, a male member having side ribbon engaging means, a resilient head and guide means disposed on opposite ends flanges, the flanges holding the sides of the female member spaced from the body of the male memberI and above the ribbon.

5. In a clasp, a male member having side ribbon engaging means, a resilient head and a female member apertured to receive the head, the female member being resilient whereby to be capable of being Hexed so as to grip the head and exert a holding action thereon opposite to the holding ae- 10 other member to hold the latter above the ribbon.V

In testimony whereof-I have signed my 15 name to this specification.


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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2658247 *Mar 10, 1949Nov 10, 1953Automotive Spring CorpSnap-in deformable clip holder
US5551128 *Mar 27, 1995Sep 3, 1996Adams Usa, Inc.Strap for holding laundry
U.S. Classification24/324, 24/625
International ClassificationA44B11/26, A44B11/25
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/26
European ClassificationA44B11/26