US 1702674 A
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Feb. 19, 1929. 1,702,674
c. c. VENEMAN BELT BUCKLE Filed Nov. is, 1926 nvantz Cyn/a C Vf/vfM/:M
@gaby/GMM l atented Feb.y 19A,l 192gi.
`f]'UNITEDV srarlajsA v anni. c. vENEMAmor NEW Yonx, N. Y, f
Application filed November 18,A 19726. Serial No. 149,286.
This invention relates to belt fasteners in the nature of buckles and' in particular to one of simplified construction.
A vparticular object of the invention is toy provide a belt buckle vplate and retaining plate in connection` with a beltto be worn about the waist whichrcan beadjustedin a variety of different ways and which kcan besecurely lockedv in position to prevent n slipping or' the belt relatively to the buckle.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a simplified construction` of, belt which Vwill embody a retaining plate 'to.
which may be secured the buckle plate covering all of the attachments Vmaking up the buckle portion of the belt so that the saine will' present a neat and ornamental, appearance at the front of the waist of the wearer or at any other point where the buckle may be positioned. f L
To enable others skilled in 'the art to fully comprehend the underlyingA features of my invention that they may,v embody the same `in the various modiiications in struc,- ture yand relation contemplated, a ,drawing depicting t a `preferred' form has been annexed as a part of this disclosure and in such drawing, similar reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout all the views, of which, Y
Figure 1v is a rear view 1n elevation of the opposite ends of abelt, one end of which.
is provided with the retaining plate and the other end of .whichl is, provided y,with theV buckle plate.V l l Figure 2. is a front view in elevation of the buckle` plate and retaining plate in their connected position, aportion of the buckle plate being broken away to expose its construction and also show its connection with the retaining plate. n
Figure 3 is a view in front elevation of the retaining plate, the hook portion of the l buckle plate being shown in connection therewith and the belt being shown in outline.
Figure 4 is longitudinal, central section,
taken through the assembled buckle plate and yretaining plate' showing the position ciation with said retaining plate.
Figure 5 is a modified form shown in perspective of myimproved retaining plate doubled material.
of the hook on the buckle plate in its asso-v fastened to the end of a belt made- *ofy j vided-the cut-out 18 in the ybelt end 5, this Figure is a sectional view taken on the line 6--6 of- Figure 5. y
Figure 7 is a view'similarto Figure 5" showing thel use of my retaining plate in` connection with a belt of single ply, and
Figure 8 is a section taken on the line 8 8 of Figure 7. y
Referring lto the `drawing in detail, 5 indicates one end of a belt and 6 the opposite end thereof, tothe latter of which is) loosely attached myl improved buckle plate 7, which-consists of the front ornamented plate member 8, as is usual in buckle plates` and provided with the outstanding portion 9, one yend ofthe buckle plate being provided with inturned lip members 10 which are formed yintegrally with said-up'y standing portion 9. The lips 10 are ar-, ranged to extend in over the bodyof the belt 6 to retain the'same in position in the buckle plates. .The end oi the beltvis provided with a pluralityl of openings 11 through lwhich extends the hook member 12 which is formed integral with the rear surface ofthe buckle plate 7, it of course being understoodthat the end of the belt can be adjusted ,longitudinally Vof the buckle plate by passing the hook l2 through any of they openings 11, as desired. v
' In order to provide the belt with a vretaining plate, I have sewn within the overturned end of the belt end 5 the flat .plate member 13 `which is of such kwidth that it maybe." conveniently positioned within the overturned l end ofthe belt and is arrangedalong itsmedian line with punched depressions 14, these depressions being provided by cutting. the retaining plate as vat 15, and then forcin'g'the metal adjacent .thel point 15 downwardly to Vprovide not only y a guide for the hook endbut also to provide an opening at the slot or cut 15 into f which theend of the hook projects. This is clearly shown in Figure etand I have also shown in connection with the plate 13 at each end thereof, a series of downwardly projecting prongs 16 which pierce but do `not pass through the material at the end of the belt 5. It is of course understood that when the belt end is turned over to conceal the retaining plate, it is sewn as at 17 on the rear side of the belt 5. In orderV that the hook 12 may engage any of the openi ings 14 in theretaining plate, I have proing the hook l2 into any of the openings la y in the retaining plate.
While I have shown this retaining plate in connection with a double ended belt, it is to be understood that it can be used in any connection and with any type ot belt and to'this end' I have shown in inodiiied torni in Figu're', a retaining' plate l@ provided 'with suitable depressions 2O and prongs 2l 'which pass through the belt 22 but are bent between theiii-st ply 23 and second p'ly 245 t'iereofSi so that the ends of the prongs 22 areV hidden between the two plies ofthe belt'.
It' isoiz course evident that the under ply 24, asv shown in Figure 6g will actV the end of the hoolr l2 ot the buoi-rl. and will also prevent it from catching if clothing oi* the wearer'of the belt. U ofcourse, is the object' in Figure .el in tuin ing.' the ends oi the belt 5 under and sewing it'as at 17. As shown in this View, the hook 120er. do no damagev to the clothing oi the wearerand the prongs lGwhich are sharpened and extend into 'the under layer et leather7 simply prevent longitudinal nioveinen't ofthe retaining plate 13.
Itis evident that the prongs 2l as shown in the form disclosed in Figures 5 and 6, will not'inA anyway injure the clothing as they are turned in between the first and second layers of the belt;
In Figures 7 and 8, I: have shown a still further Inodi'ed orrn which contemplates the use of' the retaining plate l'in conjunction with the single ply of belt 25 and'in order to allow for the hook passing through the depressions l-in the retaining plate 13, Il have provided an elongated cut-out in the belt 25.
Thereforait is evident that the cut-out in the belt will more or less shield the hook l2 of the buckle plate and will prevent it from catching in the clothing. It Will be seen that the prongs 27' are passed through thebelt material and are'bent over so as to forinV no projecting; points in which the clothing may be caught and consequently torn.n
It is evident, therefore, that I have providedfa belt havingI` abuckle plate'and retaining plate througli the medium oftY which the belt itself can be varied ink length by agdj usting the buckle plate relatively tortlie'end of the belt 'proper and by'also adjusting the buckle plate relatively to theretaining plate p to obtain the adjustment required.
It is also evident that I have provided a' buckle plate and retaining plate of' simple construction and one which can be readily placed in position on the ends of the' belt and which will securely'hold'the ends-ot the belt together so that slippingof the ends of the bolt relatively is prevented y While l have illustrated` and describednayl invention with some degree ot p'articularity,l I realizcthatdin practice various alterations therein may be niade. I therefore reserveY the right and privilege 'of changing" the toi-in ot the details of constri'ictionv or other# wise altering the arrangement' oi" thecorrei lated parts without departingI from the" spirit of the invention' o'rthe scope' of the appended claim. Having thus doubled end7 of a flat plate'seavcure'dbetwe'en'i the faces of' the belt and having.l a'jplur'ality' of openings thereinyand. a buckle carried on the other end of the` belt, a hook" on said" buckle adapted toen'ter'thev openings'in-the plate selectively" to" r'elea'sa'blyfsecurev the' saine to the buckle, and the belt beneath said" openings constituting a covering fii'orl'the-end" of the hook whereby it'will no't t'o'ch` the" clothing of'y the wearer' l In testimony 'whereof l ailiin'inyfs'i'gn'ature".V
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described my' inventionv what l claim as new'and: desire'to'secure by'