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Publication numberUS1661616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 6, 1928
Filing dateMar 25, 1926
Priority dateFeb 3, 1926
Publication numberUS 1661616 A, US 1661616A, US-A-1661616, US1661616 A, US1661616A
InventorsEduard Merzinger
Original AssigneeEduard Merzinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Press-button fastener
US 1661616 A
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March 6, 1928. l

' E. MERZINGER PRESS BUTTON FASTENER 4Filed March 25. 1926 @m20 62660 fn l-f.

` Patented Mar. 6, 1928.




Application led March 25,1926,v Serial No. 97,382, and in Czechoslovakia February 3, `1926.

` This invention is an improvement in or relating to press buttonA fasteners, thestud member of which is secured to the material or support by inserting into it the pointed end of a fastener that is passed through the said material and iscaused to curl up inside the stud. The present invention consists in providing the solid, needle-like shank of the fastener with a flattened portion of lanceolate shape near its point, which portion is bent sideways so that it Will be positively guided on being inserted into the dome of the stud instead of being rolled up therein in a haphazard manner.

A construction ofthe `fastening is illus-` trated by way of `example in the accom' panying drawing.

Figures 1 and 2 are tivo views of the needle-like shank, i

Figure 3 is a sec-tion on line :zz-m in Figure l, and i Figure 4 shows in section a press button secured on cloth or other material. The stud 1 of the press button is domeshaped and is fastened to the material in the known manner by rolling up in the dome, by pressure, a solid needle-likeL shank 3 introduced from the back ofthe material. The shank 3 has a head or disc 2.

According to the invention, the shank 3 is provided behind its point 4 Which isbent to the side, with a iiattened lanceolate portion 5 which, owing to its being guided immediately against the inside surface of the dome, induces the rolling-up movement of the shank.

i/Vhat I claim is zy y y In a press-button fastener, the combination of a dome-sliapedstud, anda 'fastening member for securing it to its supporting material; saidmember embodying a solid, needle-like shank adapted to be passed through the material and terminating in a transversely 'atteneck lanceoiate portion which tapers to a point at its apexand also tapers at its base yand which is' adapted to curl up in the dome when its pointed apex strikes against the curved inner surface of the-dome and to be positively guided in its curling by suoli surface, said lanceolate portion being curved laterally in the same general direction as the aforesaid dome surface so as to assist the curling action.

'In testimony whereof I affix my signa4 i ture.

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US4700435 *Oct 6, 1986Oct 20, 1987Handy Button Machine CompanyTack button
US4706344 *Oct 22, 1986Nov 17, 1987Yoshida Kogyo K. K.Button assembly
US4736494 *Jun 25, 1985Apr 12, 1988Minu S.P.A.Magnetic button for articles of clothing, leather goods, and the like
U.S. Classification24/691, 24/95
International ClassificationA44B17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44B17/0088, A44B17/007
European ClassificationA44B17/00M8, A44B17/00M2