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Publication numberUS1702855 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1929
Filing dateMar 6, 1928
Publication numberUS 1702855 A, US 1702855A, US-A-1702855, US1702855 A, US1702855A
InventorsAbthttb W. Swanson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Connecting means fob straps
US 1702855 A
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Feb, 19, 1929. 1,702,855

A. w. swANsoN YCONNECTING MEANS FOR STRAPS Filed March 6, 192g iNVENTOR ATTORNEY Patched Feb. 19, 1929.

UNITED STATES .ARTHUR WVSWANSON, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

a coNNEc'rrNG MEANS ron STRAPS.

Application led March 6, 1928.

narrow in width so as to be unobtrusive and thus not detractv from the beauty of the watch. The width of these slots approximates the thickness of the strap to be passed therethrough, and thus prevents the use of any strap having projecting fastening means on that portion thereof ywhich is passed through thepslots. As a result it is Y V customary in connecting the strap to the watch, to pass the strap ends through the slots and then fold the ends upon the remaining portions of the strap to form two plies which are subsequently permanently secured together by sewing or other suitable means. This method of attaching the strap to the watch is comparatively expensive and consumes considerable time as well as occasions much inconvenience and Vdelay to a customer when a worn strap is to be replaced with a new one.

It is a purpose of my invention to provide a simple and substantial connecting means fory straps by which the above disadvantages will be entirely overcome and vthe strap rendered capable of being instantly connected to and positively securedagainst disconnection `from a wrist watch or other article, all

without detracting from the appearance of uncomfortable tothe wearer.

I will describe only one form of connecting means for straps embodying' my invention and will then point out the novel fea-A "y ltures in claims.

In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating one form of connecting means for straps embodying myV invention, and showing the manner in which the connecting means is associatedwith a strap and a wrist watch to connect the strap thereto; and

Figi 2v is an enlarI ed fragmentarysec tional V'view of an entA of the strap and til-e the strap or rendering the strap bulky and Serial No. 259,488.

which similar reference characters designate similar parts in each of the several views, my inventionV 1n its present embodiment is shown associated with a strap formed of leather or other suitable material, which is y preferably constructed in two separate sece tions 10 and 11 capable of being adjustably connected together at one of their ends by a conventional buckle 12 secured to an end of the section 10, and adapted to receive `the pointed and perforated end 13 of the section 11 for connection to the buckle, after which the end 13 is passed through loops 14 on the section 10 as will be understood.

The other end of each of the sections 10 and 11 is provided with the connecting means embodying my invention and by which the sections are rendered capable of being secured to a wrist watch W having the usual relatively narrow strap receiving slots 15; and as the connecting'means for one section is identical to that for the other, a descrip tion of one will suffice for both.

As an illustration of my connecting means, reference will Abe had to the section 10 which in the present instance is constructed of two plies of suitable material 16 and 17 permanently secured together' by longitudinal rows of stitching 18 terminating at a point spaced from that end of the strap opposite the buckle 12 and connected by a row of transverse stitching 19 to provide unsecured portions in the form of flaps 2O and 21 respectively, capable of being spread apart as shown in Fig. 1.

The flap 2O is of greater length than the flap 21 to provide a portion in the form of a tabr22 having an opening 23 therethrough, the tab being of such length that when folded back uponV t-hc section along the transverse score line 24 to form a connectin g loop, the tab can occupy a position between the flaps 20 Iand 21.

To the flaps 20 and 21 lare permanently secured the members of a two part separable fastener, the female member 25 of the fastener bein'csecured to the Hap 20 while the male mem, er 26 of the fastener, which is provided with a head 27 adapted to snap :into a socket 28 of thev eiale ineii'iber ie' permanently secured to the flap 21. The

separable fastener constitutes a means by which the flaps v2O and 2l can be `detaohaloly secured together with the tab 22Y confined therebetween in looped formation, through the medium of' the head 27 .of the male member 2f with which the opening 23 of the tab registers when thetalo'isl folded back upon the llap 20as shown Fig. 2 is that the'head 27 rwill extend freely through K the opening toreo-action with the'soclet 28 of, the female member 25 in securingvthe flaps together. Y A,

applying the strap section to a slot lli-'ot thewr'ist. watch TN, the flaps 2,0

y and 2l arespread apart and the tab 22 @vided as `well`,.fa strap adapted to he sold as passed through the slot as shown in 7l and 'then folded hack' upon .the flap 2o,

lafter whichtI ifef menibers` and 26 of vthe fastener are snapped together' as shown Vin Fig. 2, thus positively securing the strap section ,10 t0 the watch against disconnectionfiherefrom. Thisoperation is repeated `with the connecting means or the strap f section 11after which the strap is ready for application to the Wrist for securing thereof in embracing relation vtothe wrist byl the bucklel2'.v

lt wllhe noted that the free ends of ,Y thelapr2l and tab 22jare-V skive'd oill or tapered in thickness as shown at 29 and 30 respelvely, so'as to eliminate all abrupt" ,s ihoulders and' render the outside surfaces of .the 'strap freie .oit [abrupt` offsets. connecting means will thus ,not detraet from the appearance of the strapfor render the latter bulkyor uncomfortable to thefwearer.

It will be' appreciatedfthatl have yproan article of manufacture, and capable of being instantlyappliedto aY wrist watch or other article, byan unskrlled person and with- "out the use or! any extraneous appliances.

Although li have v herein shown and describedonly one form oi connectii'ig means `for stra s embed finem f invention it is yto be understood that variouschanges and modilications may be made thereinwithout departing from the spirit of the inventionV and thespirit and scope of the appended claims.

lclamr' l. A strap having anend thereof provided 'with 'a tab capable oflbeing passed .4 thrrjilugh a relatively narrowrstrap receiving Vslot oil va wrist watch oase and then foldedf back upon the strap to form af connecting ing thetab to the strap in looped formation,

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to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case.

2 3A strap having portions at an end thereof capable of being spread apart, means on one of said portions capable of being passed through la relatively narrow strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then inserted between said portions to 'form a connecting loop, and fastening means on said portions for securing the'fifrst means between the portions in loop i'ioi'matioiuto thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case.

3, A stra-p having portions at an end -thereof'capable of being spread apart, a tab fon one said portionscapable oit being pa'sed through a relatively narrow strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then folded back upon the strap to occupy a .position between said portions to form a connecting loop, and means 'for locking the portionstogether and the tab between the portionsv in loop formation, to thereby conneet the strap' tothe wrist watch caso.

41;. A strap having portions at an end thereof capable of being spread` apart, a tab on one 'of said portions capable ol being passed through a relatively narrow strap 'receiving slot-oli a wrist watch case and :then tlolded back upon the strap to occupy a position between said portions to form a connecting' loop, the tab having an open ingtherein, and a two part separable fasten- `er having the members thereof secured to said portions and eo-acting to detachably secuire theportions together andco-acting with said opening ofthe tab to confine the tab between `portions, whereby the strap will be connected to the wrist watch case.

l5. A strap having portionsI at an end thereof capable ol being spread apart, a tab on one of said portions capable of being l passed through a relatively narrow lstrap receiving slot of a wrist watch caso and then folded back upon the strap to occupy a `position between said portions to forni a connectingV loop, the tab having an openifig therein, and a two part sepanfxble fastener having the members thereof secured to said portions, the male 'member ot. the ilastener havinga head extensible through said opening of the tab for Co-action with ibo :female member olE therl'astencr in securing the portions together and locking the tab between the portions, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case. 6. A two ply strap having the plies thereof unsecured at an end ot' the strap to provide apair of laps,`one of the flaps being extendedto forni a tab capable of being passed through a relativelyVv narrow slot oll a wristwatch case and folded back upon `thefstr'ap"to occupy a position between the flaps and therebyv form a connecting loop, and means for securing the flaps together and' locking the tab between the flaps, to

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thereby connect the strap to the wristwatch case.

7. Av two ply strap having the plies thereof unsecured Vat an end of the strap to provide a pair of flaps, one of the flaps being extended to form a tab capable of being passed through a relatively narrow slot of a wrist watch c-ase and folded back upon the strap to occupy a position between the iaps and thereby form a connecting loop, the tab having an opening therethrough, and a two part separable fastener having the members thereof secured to the flaps, the male meinber of the fastener having a head extensible through said opening of the tab for coaction with the female member of the fastener in securing the flaps together and locking the tab between the flaps, to thereby detachably connect the strap to the wrist watch case.

S. A strap end having a pair of flaps, one of which is extended' to provide a tab capable of being passed through a. relatively nar row strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then folded back upon one of the flaps to form a connecting loop, the tab hav-` ing an opening therein, and a two part fastener having themembers thereof secured to said flaps and co-acting to secure the flaps together and with the wall of said opening to lock the tab in loop formation against displacement from between the flaps.

9. A strap having a pair of portions and a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist Y watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to form a connecting loop, and means for securing the third portion in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case, said pair of portions capable of being spread apart sufficiently to receive the third portion.

l0. A strap having a pair of portions and a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to form a connecting loop, the third portion having an opening therethrough, and a two part fastener having the parts thereof fiXedly secured to said pair of portions and eo-acting with the wall of said opening to maintain the ythird portion in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case.V

1l. A strap having a port-ion thereof provided with an opening and capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then folded back upon .the strap to form a cornnecting loop, and a two-part fastener having the parts thereof fixedly secured to portions of the strap other than said portion and co-acting with the wall of said opening in the latter to maintain said portion in loop formation, to there by connectthe strap to the wrist watch case.

12. A strap having a pair of portions one Y of which is extended to provide a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch'case and then inserted between said pair of portions to forni a connecting loop, and means for securing the third portion in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case, said pair of portions capable of being spread apart suiiiciently'to receive the third portion.

13. A. strap having a pair of portions one of whichis extended to provide a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to form a connecting loop, and means on the pair of portions co-acting with the third portion to secure vthe latter in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case, said pair of portions capable of being spread apart sufficiently to receive the third portion.

14. A strap having a pair of portions one of which is extended to provide a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to form a connecting loop, and a two-part fastener having the parts thereof fixedly secured to said pair of portions and co-acting to maintain the third portion in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case, said pair of portions capable of being spread apart sufficiently to receive the third portion.

l5. A strap having a pair of portions one of which is extended to provide a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slotof a wrist watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to forni a connecting loop, and ineans for securing all the portions together with said third portion in loop forma-tion, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case, said pair of portions capable of being spread apart sufficiently to receive the third portion.

16. A strap liaving a pair of portions one of which is extended to provide a third portion capable of being passed through a strap receiving slot of a wrist watch case and then inserted between said pair of portions to forni a connecting loop, the third portion `having an opening therethrough, and tas tening means on the pair of portions co-acting with the wall of said opening in said third portion to secure all the portions together with the third portion in loop formation, to thereby connect the strap to the wrist watch case,

Signed at Los Angeles, inthe county of Los Angeles andvState of California, this 24th day of February, A. D. 1928.

ARTHUR 7. SWANSONi

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US4176428 *Feb 6, 1978Dec 4, 1979Nifco, Inc.Panel fastener
US6921006 *Nov 2, 2001Jul 26, 2005Tonya Daree BauerQuick-change watchbands
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/265.0WS
International ClassificationA44C5/16, A44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/16
European ClassificationA44C5/16