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Publication numberUS1648776 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1927
Filing dateNov 3, 1926
Priority dateNov 3, 1926
Publication numberUS 1648776 A, US 1648776A, US-A-1648776, US1648776 A, US1648776A
InventorsJohn Mcorin
Original AssigneeJohn Mcorin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoulder-strap retainer
US 1648776 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 8,. 1927. 1,648,776



Patented Nev. s, 1927.



Application filed November 3, 1926.

The object of this invention is the provision of a shoulder strap holder or retainer for ladies garments.

A further object is the provision of an article for this purpose that shall be of a simple construction, ornamental in appear ance and admirably adapted for its purpose without any inconvenience to the user thereof.

A still further object is the provision of an article of this character which is adjustable so that the same may be successfully employed for holding the shoulder straps of garments of different sizes.

To the attainment of the above broadly stated objects and others which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the improvement further resides in the novel construction, combination and association of parts, a satisfactory embodiment of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective View illustrating the application of the improvement.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the improvement per se.

As is well known to ladies great inoonvenience is occasioned by the slipping of the shoulder straps which support their undergarments as the same are liable to slip over the shoulders and-onto the arms. My improvement will obviate this, and while I have illustrated the improvement only applied to the front-of the user it will be ap parent that the same may be with equal efficiency attached to the back of the shoulder straps 1 of the garment 2. The improvement contemplates the employment of a tab 3 which is preferably of soft fabric and which has stitched on its outer face the ends of a slide member 4. The member 4 is in the nature of a plate provided with spaced longitudinal slotsto produce a central bar 5 between the edges of the slide member, and this bar 5 serves as a binding element for elastic tapes 6 and 7 which are passed there- Serial No. 146,013.

between. One end of each tape 6 and 7 is stitched to the opposite edges of the tab 3.

and then one strand of one or both of the tapes may be provided with loops 8 through which the ends of the cooperating tapes pass. Thus the tapes 6 and 7 are adjustable on each other and with respect to the tab 3.

Passing through the loops in the ends of the lapping tapes 6 and 7 there are rings 9, and sewed around these rings there are straps 10. On the ends of each strap 10 there are interengaging hook and eye members 11 and 12, respectively.

The manner in which the improvement is employed is illustrated by Figure 1 of the drawings. The simplicity of the construction and the advantages thereof will be fully understood and appreciated by those having use for such articles. The tapes 6 and 7 are of soft elastic material and as above stated are adjustable. The straps 10 are also of soft material. and are preferably of an elastic characteristic.

The improvement is designed for the use of both men and women and may, of course, be of any desired shape and constructed of any desired material. The improvement may be employed in both the front and back of a person and, of course, sustained in proper spaced relation over shoulder straps that support any type of garment.

Having described the invention, I claim An article for the purpose set forth com prising a tab, oppositely directed tapes having one of their ends secured to the edges of the tab and the remainder of the tapes being looped and arranged in lapping relation, a binding slide member on the tab through which the outer leads of the tape are guided, loops on the tapes to receive the ends of the cooperating tape therethrough, a ring in the outer and looped end of the tapes, a strap secured to each ring, and interengaging latch elements on the ends of the respective straps.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification2/323
International ClassificationA41F15/02, A41F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02
European ClassificationA41F15/02