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Jan. 31, 192& 1,657,868
A. SEGAL APRON msmume DEVICE Filed June 17, 1926 r ATTORNEYS.
' saving in time and Patented Jan. 31, 1928.
ALTER SEGAL, 01* PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
APRON-FAS TENIING DEVICE.
Application filed June 17, 1326. Serial No. 116,665.
My invention relatesto a novel and useful. means of fastening aprons and the like, around the body of the wearer, w'iereby I eliminate the tape or band heretofore used in fastening aprons around the waist line of the body, together with the conventional buttons and button holes heretofore employed. i
My invention relates more particularly to a novel means of fastening aprons in an adjustable manner, so that one standard sized apron may be usedby persons of varying waist lines, thus eliminating the necessity of providing aprons of different sizes.
Another object of my invention is to provide detachable fastening means for aprons, which can be readily replaced when the same become soiled, without the necessity dering the whole apron, and further fastening means may be replaced by new ones,whenever the same are worn out,without necessitating ripping off the old hands or tapes and sewing new ones on, thus adding to the life of the apron and effecting a great 7 expense. I
A still further object of my invention is to eliminate the use of buttons and button holes, thus facilitating the laundering and sizing of aprons, and thereby doing away with the expensewand trouble of replacing lost and broken buttons and at the same time eliminating the cost of maklng button holes,
which as is Well known, is tedious and expensive, thereby reducing the general cost of manufacture of such articles.
With the above ends in View, I provide two oppositely located hems and two metallic key hole shaped grommets, stamped out of any rust proof metal, such as brass or the like, which gommets are clinched, riveted or otherwise secured to the fabric of the apron at oppositelydisposed points in the edges thereof, the larger opening of each grom- .uiet being furthermost away from the edge of the apron and. the narrow or slot like portion of each gommet being horizontally disposed. I then take an elastic cord band or tape and knot the opposite ends thereof, making said knots small. enough readily to pass through.v the larger aperture of said grommets, but too large to slip through the smaller or slot like aperture of the same, thus firmly securing said elastic band in said grommet and yet rendering it possible to easily and quickly detach the same at will.
For the purpose of illustrating my invenof laun'- such a perspective view of an apron .with my Ihave shown a form thereof which is p i novel fastening means applied thereto, as in 1 actual use.
- Flgure 3 represents a perspective view of the elastic fastening means, showing the.
knotted ends thereof. Figure 4 represents on an enlarged scale, a section on lime-4 of Figure 1, showing the manner of clinching the metallic grom ment upon or tothe fabric of the apron.
Figure 5 represents on an enlarged scale a top plan view of a metallic grommet in detached position.
Figure 6 represents a side elevation of Figure 5.
Referring to the drawings, in which likereference characters indicate like parts, 1 designates -my novel construction of an apron, the same comprising thecentral body portion 2, and the edge portions 3, which are adapted to partially encircle the body of the user, as will be understood from Figure 2.
The body 2 is provided with the upper concave cut out portions l, which are formed with a hem as indicated at 5, (see Figures 1 and 4). The hems 5 are preferably widest at their lower portions, as seen in Figure 1, and are slightly. narrowed towards their upper ends where they meet the straight top portion 6 ofthe apron, which has the ends of the neck band 7 secured thereto. 8 designates a grommet, having the top wall 9, from which depends the flange 10, said grommet being of keyhole shape, having a circular opening 15, which merges into the elongated slot like opening 11. The grommets are secured in the hemmed or reinforced portions by forcing the flange 10 through the layers of fabric as seen in igure 4, after which the flange 10 is clinched or pressed, so as to form the flange12,which tightly engages the contiguous fabric. 13 designates the elastic cord or tape which has the knotted ends it.
Thus, when it is desired to fasten the apron upon the body of the wearer, it is only necessary to fold the edges 3 as seen in Figure 2, and then to pass the knotted ends H through the respective enlarged openings 15,- where-- upon the tendency of elastic band 13 to contract will force the end of the cord 13 near the knots 14 towards the terminals of the slot like apertures 11 of. the grommet; S, and to pull the knots 14. against the outer terminals ot" the grommets, since said knots are obviously too large to pass through said slot like apertures 11. The weight of the apron, as well as its tendency to open out, also helps to maintain the elastic band or tape 13 in a taut position, thus keeping the knots 11 under tension within the narrow slot like apertures 11. and preventing the same from slipping back .into alignment with and out through the larger circular openings 15. This action is etlected by positioning the grommets 8 horizontally, with the larger circular openings 15 furthermost away from the edges 3 of the apron, as will be apparent from Figures 1 and 2.
It is obvious that the elastic band or cord 13 may be of any desired length and that the knots 14 may he provided at any proper intervals along the length thereof, so as to accommodate varying girths, thus rendering the waist line or circumference of the apron adjustable also. If desired, a plurality of elastic bands or cords of varying sizes may be used, with the ends thereof knotted or otherwise enlarged, thus eliminating" the necessity of repeated tying and nntying of the knots whenever an adjustment is desired.
Figure 2 clearly shows the elastic band or cord in assembled position on the apron, the same appears when in actual use. It
will be apparent from the foregoing; that one standard sized apron, by my invention, can be enabled to accommodate pcrsoi'is ol varying girths, and that by my invention, the saine'can be retained neatly and sungly aroundthe body of the wearer.
It will now be apparent that l have devised a new and useful apron fastening device. which embodies the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the staten'ient oi the invention and the above description, and while I have, in the pre ent instance, shown and described t'orms thereot which are at present preferred by me, since they will give in practice satisfactory and reliable results. it is to be understood that such forms and embodiment are susceptible of modification in various particulars without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention or sacrificing; any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention. what 1 claim as new and desire to secure by lat ters Patent is:
In an apron fastening device, the combination with an apron having: reinforced upper edges, of horizontally disposed key hole shaped metallic grommets located on opposite points of said apron and near the edge thereof and firmly secured thereto and passingtlirough said reinforced edges, each of said grommets comprising a top wall and a flange clinched to the fabric of said apron. the aperture of each grommet including a relatively large inner circular openine mere ing into a relatively narrow outer elongated slot, and an elastic band ITKJTIhC! having knotted ends adapted to pass through said circular openings and to be operatively engagged by the terminal walls of said slots. thus adjustably and dctachably securing said apron around waist lines of ditt'crcnt. girths.
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