US 1666975 A
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J. H. MONAHAN BELT ATTACHMENT med May 11. 1927 Zvdzv/J Patented Apr. 24, 1928.1
JOSEPH 1I- Memer. .0F WORCESTER, unless'eenessere.y
'Applicatie .filed May .11.,
rIvhis invention relates to a device or at' tachment designed to be placed4 onthe waist belt of the WearerandV to provide a convenient support for a bunchv .of keys or other similararticles.A y
Itis the general objecty of my invent-ion to provide an attachment by which the l`keys or other articles wvillbe securelyiheld, but but from which they rmay be quickly and easily detached when desired.
"A further Aobject is to vprovide such an at-y tachment which may be vcheap-ly and easily manufactured and which maybe formed largely by punching Yor pressing operations. My invention further relates tor arrange-A` ments and combinations ofpart's vWhichy will be hereinafter described 4and more-particu# larly pointed out in the appended' claims; -A preferred form'of the invention-is shown in the drawingsgin which i n Fig. 1 is a front elevation of my' improved attachment as mounted for use;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the device; Fig. 3 isa front elevatio-n Vof thesupporting member; l f i 'y Fig. fl kis a rear ,elevation'of the tongue; Fig. 5 is lsectional side elevation: of the device, taken alongthe lineJ5-5 .in Fig.-1;
Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional View, taken along the line G-G'inFig. 1; and Y Fig. 7 is a detail sectional View; taken. along the' line '7-7 "in Fig. 2. n Y Referring `to the draWi1`1gs,`` my improved belt att( climentcomprises asupporting member-10, anda tongue memberv I11 mounted for swinging movement on said supporting member.
The supporting member preferably formed from alsingle piece of sheet 'met-al,
Which'is bent and pressedto providea hook portion 12, a loopportion 13, and a bearing portionl: (Fig. 5) `for the tongue 11. Thef hook 12 is substantially rigid and is prefer# ably of lthe grooved .orarched cross sec-tion indicated' at 15 in Fig. 7', by which section'the stiiiness of the hook -isfsubstantially increased.
The opposite end of theY member 10 is bentk around in partially cylindrical shape to pro-- tion 17 extending througha recess in the member 10 ,and preferably headed' over to prevent displacement thereof. The yelfidvvall is provided, adapted to el "inserted in the vlThe'tongue member 11' so "shaped that rthetongue will be held' under tension against the' upper. end ofthe hook when the bear-` Ving portion 22v ofthe tongue encircles l:the ,f
bearing portion 14 ofth'e Vsupporting member and thelug y24 is, inserted inthe Opeliing20.A f
My improvedujbelt vattachnie nt-'V'chus 'comprises only two operative members, eachv i fadap'ted tobe formed'from sheet vmetal by fsiniplelpunching or 'pressing yoperations and'v vso associated that nov Wear or breakage of the .parts is at all probable'. n
` To improve thev appearance'of the article,
` I may insert a 'sleeve in lthe portion 1,4
of the supporting member 1 0, after the parts are assembled, Hand; 71 theny insert headed the bearing portions' of 1the hook and;y supporting member', 'and to provide' an ornamenimproved belt attachment, 'thfejuse andi l'ad'- vantages thereof will be readilyapparent." The tongue memberllk is made of Vmaterial which is sufficiently resilient to'` keep it ypressed yieldingly upward againsty the end of the hook 12,'but the entire length of the tonguell forms a singleyielding member, so that the parts may be readily `separated by pressing the hook downward'w'henit is desired to remove an article. from the at-y taohment.
studs 27'in'ithe ends of vsaid'sl'eevepto cover At thesame time, therea're no f loose or separate small springs to be'di'sf placed vor to become broken in use.
`Having thus described myinven'tion"and the advantages thereof,'I do not Wishy to be limited tothe details herein disclosed, other' Wise than as I' claim 'is:4- v
1. A belt attachment comprising' a` supporting memberanda vtongue mounted for supporting member having curved portions set forth the claims, butwhatY swinging movement thereon, saidtongue and Y substantially concentrically disposed and forming a pivot bearing for said tongue, and a portion of said tongue engaging a portion ot' said supporting member adjacent said pivot bearing by which cooperative engagement said tongue is held under tension in assembled relation with said supporting meinber. v y
2. A belt attachment eo-n'lprising a supporting member, and a tongue mounted for swinging movement thereon, said tongue and supporting member having curved portions substantially concentrically disposed, and lsaid tongue and member having a co-,operating projection andiecess by which said tongue is held under tension .in assen'ibled relation with vsaid supporting member.
3. AVbelt` attachment comprising a Isupw` porting member, and a tongue mounted for swinging movement thereon, said tongue and supporting member having .curved portions substantially concentrically disposed, the curved portion of said tongue having a project'ion'at the eXtreme end thereof, andksaid supporting member having a recess cooperating With said projection to hold said tongue under tension in assembled relation With said supporting member.
4. A belt attachment comprising a supporting member having a loop portion and a hook portion, a tongue mounted .to swingy on ,the loop portion, and Vmeans to preventY lateral separation .of the parts. A v
5. A belt attachment comprising a supportingmeinber. vhaving a loop portion and a hook portion, a tonguemountedto swingen theloop portion, and meansA to prevent lateral separation ofthe` parts, said loopportion having a recess, and said tongue being mounted to swing on the loop portion and having a projecting end portion seated in said recess and-providing apoint `of resistance to tension vsaid, tongue against swinging movement,
j ance for said tongue.
. in said opening.
6. A belt attachment comprising` a supporting member having a loop portion and a hook portion, said loop portion having a partially cylindrical extension at the outer end'thereof and having arecess in an end Wall of said loop, and a tongue having a curved end portion partially encircling saidv cylindrical extension and having an end projection seated under tension in the recess in said loop-and providing a point ot' resist- 7. A belt attachment comprising a supporting member having a loop portion and a, hook portion, said loop portion having a partially cylindrical extension-.1t the outer end thereof, and a, tongue having a curved end portion partially encircling said cylin-v drical extension, and Vmeans. to cover and close the open ends of Vthencylindrical eX- tension oi' said supporting member and ot the curved end portion of said hoop mem' ber. v l f 1 v 8. A belt attachment .comprising a Isup.-` porting member, and a'tongue vmounted for swinging movement thereon, said supporting portion andnsaid tongue lhas a curved end portion loosely concentric Withsaid bearing portion.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto yatliXed my signature;
JOSEPH H. MoNAnANy,