US 1677592 A
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Patented July 17,' 1928a APATENT OFFICE.
RICHARD B. LLOYD, OF ANEROID, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA.
Application filed April 21, 1926, Serial No. 103,640. Renewed June 1, 19.28.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fastening devices, and particularly to snap hooks.
One object of the invention is to provide a snap hook wherein the spring tongue is provided with a guard for preventing escape of aring which might have passed the.
inner spring tongue.
n Another object is to provide a spring tongue., and a guard, each being formed with means to facilitate flexing thereof for application or removal of a ring, with relation to the hook. l
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of Aa snap hook made in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical longitudi` nalcentral sectional view through the hook and the tongues thereof, showing the manner of engagement of the free ends of the tongues with the bill of the hook. y
Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing, 10 represents a conventional snap hook which includes the bill 11, said bill being cutout in its inner and outerr faces, as shown, respectively, at 12 and l13.l
Secured to the other end of the hook are the two spring tongues 14 and 15, the former of which overlies the latter and has its freeV end seated within the cut-out or recess13,
of the bill of the hook, while the free endL of the other tongue is seated in the other recess12. such free ends being vretained in said recesses by the flexibility of the tongues.
.Formed on one edge portion of the tongueA may be flexed out of engagement in the recess 13.
Similarly formed on the other edge portion of the tongue 15, is a laterally directed tab 17, which is adapted to be grasped by the operator to flex the tongue 1.5 inwardly out of the recess, whereby to plerrlpit the withdrawal of the ring from the To apply the ring to the hook, the operator graspsthe tab 16, flexes the tongue 14 out of the recess 13, and then inserts the ring between the free end of the tongue and the bill of the hook. Upon exerting suflicient pressure upon the ring, against the recess 15, said tongue may be flexed from its recess 13, when the ring'is properly engaged with the hook. To remove the ring, the operator grasps the tab 17 and flexes the tongue 15 out of the recess 12, to permit passage of the ring between the tongue and the bill of the hook. fter havingV disposed the ring in suchposition, the ring may be readily withdrawn by pulling the ring against the tongue 14, .so that said tongue is flexed out of the recess 13.
' -What is claimed is:
1. A snap hook including a hook member having a body and a bill,.superimposed re'- and outer faces, and retaining tongues se-. cured to the body of the hook and havingV their free ends engaged in the recesses respectively. y y
3. .A snap hook including a body and. a bill, said bill having a recess in its inner facefanda recess `in its outer face, flexible tongues secured to the body of the hook and each having its freeend retained in a recess of said bill, and a laterally directed tabon each of said `flexible tongues.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
' RICHARD B.LLOYD.