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Nov. 13, 1928. 1,691,810
K. H. ITZEROTT BANDAGE FASTENER Filed March 24, 1928 JNVzWTmz WWW : TTES PATENT Patented Nov. 13, 1928,
Learnt KARL-H. rrznno'rr, OFrI-IILADELPHI rnivnsYiivani'a.
Application filed March 24, 1928. Serial 110,264,401.
My invention relates to new and useful improvements in a bandage fastener and has for its primary object to provide an exceedingly simple and effective device of this char acter whereby the ends or one end of a bandage may be fastened under tension, thus per mitting certain movements of the bandaged member without bii'iding the same and also provides for taking up any slack in the bandage should the same become loose due to movements of the bandaged member.
Another object of my invention is to provide a bandage fastener consisting of two clasps of unique construction and fastened to opposite ends of an elastic band or strip so that one clasp may be readily connected with one end of the-bandage and the other clasp to the opposite end of the bandage with the rubber strip under tension.
A further object of my invention is to provide a bandage fastener including an elastic strip or ribbon having clasps at opposite ends. each clasp consisting of a sheet of metal so fashioned as to provide a body with a number of hooks along one edge which project back upon the body and a number of prongs along the opposite edge at right angles to the body and a clamping leaf, panel or jaw formed by partially cutting out the central section of the body and bending the same outward for co-operation with the prongs to securely clamp an end of the elastic strip to the clasp.
lVith these and other ends in view, this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth and then specifically designated by the claims.
In order that those skilled in the art to which this invention appertains may understand how to use and make the same, I will describe its construction in detail, referring by numerals to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, in which;
Fig. 1, is a side elevation of a bandaged member illustrating one way in which the bandage fastener can be used.
Fig. 2, is an enlarged edge view thereof.
Fig. 3, is a perspective .view of one of the clasps showing the leaf in the position as-' sumed prior to clamping it over the end of an elastic strip. I
In carrying out my invention as herein embodied, 5 represents an elastic strip or webbing of any desirable well-known contion or piece of metal of suitable or desirable size and thickness and preferably of rectan r es.
gular shape. Along one edge ofthe body portion 7 are produced a number of integral hooks 8, said hooks being preferably on one of the longer edges and it isalso preferred that there be only two of such books, one adjacent each end as plainly shown in Fig. 3. The hooks 8 are bent back upon the body so that they are substantially parallel with said body. I i
From the opposite edge of the body are formed a number of prongs 9 also integral with the body but projecting at right angles thereto, and said prongs as well as the hooks pro ect from the same face of the body so that the opposite face is plain or unobstructed. 1 A section of the central portion of the body s )artIally cut therefrom to form the clampmg leaf, panel or jaw 10, which is bent outward along a line parallel with and adjacent to the edge from which the prongs 9 project so that by placing an end of the elastic strip over the prongs 9 and then further bending the clamping leaf 10 against the elastic strip, the latter will be forced over the prongs 9 and securely retained against accidental di. placement. When theclamping leaf is bent over to its final position, it will be parallel to the body as shown in Fig. 2.
After a bandage 11 has been properly placed, for instance about an injured body member, as shown in Fig. 1, one of the clasps 1s fastened to one of the bandage ends by inserting the hooks 8 of one of the clasps therein and then stretching the elastic strip until the desired tension is obtained and inserting the hooks 8 ofthe Other clasp in the other end of said bandage or some other suitable portion thereof. I
When a bandage is so fastened should it tend to loosen and possibly slip from place, the elastic strip will draw the bandage ends closer together, thus binding the bandage upon the injured member so that said bandage will be less likely to slip. At the same time, should the muscle of the injured member be moved, there is suflicient resiliency in the elastic strip to permit the bandage to give and therefore, will be less annoying to'the person wearing the same.
Of course I do not wish to be limited to the exact details of construction as herein shown, as these may be variedwithin the limits of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of'm'y invention.
,Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is 1. In a device of the character described,
the combination with an elastic strip, of a clasp secured to each end thereof and comprising a body produced from a flat strip of metal so fashioned as to provide hooks projecting back upon the body from one edge thereof, prongs at right angles thereto projecting from the edge opposite the hooks,and an integral clamping leaf projecting from the central portion of the body and overlying the prongs.
body, integral hooks projecting the back upon one face of the bodyfrom one of the longer edges thereof, one of said hooks being in proximity to each end of the body, prongs projecting atright angles to the body from the edge opposite the hooks, and a clamping leaf formed by partially cutting out a section of the body and bending said section out along a line parallel with and adjacent to the prongs whereby the clamping leaf coacts with said prongs to hold the clasp on the elastic.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto af- KARL H. ITZEROTT.