US 1741060 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. -LEVENsoN GARMENT WEIGHT Dec. T24, 1929.
Filed Feb. 1, 1929 @l .IlllnI//I/MNWN 4f ,al1 4 z Z 'WITNES ATTORNEY Patented De.; 24, 1929.
UNITED vSTATES PATENT OFFICE ADLPH LEVENSON, OF LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK GARMENT WEIGHT Application led February 1, 1929. Serial N'o. 336,705. v
- like, it is more particularly designed for use Y with a soft collar for holding the points at the front of the collar in proper position.
The general object of the 'invention is to provide a weighted body having pinsv connected thereto in such a manner that the body can be easily and quickly attached to a garment or detached therefrom, with the parts so constructed and arranged that the` device will be entirely hidden by the part of 15 the garment to which it is attached andthe parts will not form wrinkles or otherwisel mark the garment in any manner.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to
be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the'accompanying dra-wing wherein like charactersdenote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which z Figure 1 is a front view-of a hned collar, showing the invention in use.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view of the rear of an unlined colla-1*,with theinvention applied thereto.
Figure 3 is a rear view of the device.
Figure L.1L-is a section on line 4.--4of Figure 3. Y l Figure 5 is a detail sectional view, showing how the pin is attached to the spring member.
Figure 6 is a section on line of Figure 5.
Figure 'Z is a fragmentary rear view, showv ing the pin attached tothe spring member. Figure 8 is -a 4transverse sectional vlew, 45 showing how the double 'pin isy connected w1th the weight. 4 l
Figure 9 is a perspective view of this double Figure 10 is aperspective view of portion ofthe spring member'.
Figure 11 is a rear view, showing a modiication.
Figurey 12 is a section on line 12-12 of Figure 1.1.
Figure 13 is a view of the pin -used in the modification.
Figure l14 is a sectional view showing a further modification.
In these drawings, the numeral 1 indicates a body formed of heavy material so that it forms a weight, this body being formed with a substantially flat rear face and a rounded front face and I prefer to form the body of elongated shape, as shown. Aspring member 2 of elongated shape has one end fitting in a recess 3 formed in this spring member being attached to the body in any suitable manner, though I prefer to formv the inner end of the member with a rightangle extension 4 having recesses 5 in its side edges and to form a square hole 6 in the member adjacent its inner end, whereby the body, when cast, will attach itself to the fiat face of the body,
the spring member as the part 4 will be embedded in the body and some of the material from which the body is formed will enter the opening 6, as shown in Figures 3 and 4.
If desired, the spring member can be also attached to the body through means of rivets or the like, as shown at 7.
A pin 8 is attached to the outerV end of the spring member and extends beyond the same and I prefer to attach the in to the member by means of a rivet 9 whic extends through an eye 10 formed on the end of the pin and then the head of the rivet is upset over the eye, as shown at 11. The hole in the spring member through which the rivet passes is preferably of square formation so that the rivet is held against turning movement there-A A double or U-shaped pin 12 has its bight portion turned at rightangles and embedded in the body, with the limbs of the double pin projecting beyond that end of the body which is opposite to that to which the spring member is attached. The Hat face of the'body is formed with the grooves 13 to receive portions of the limbs, the grooves extending beyond the bent portions of the limbs, as shown causing wrinkles or marks and the device corner of at 13', and a recess 14 communicates with each roove. These recesses facilitate bending o the limbs, as a pointed member may be placed in the of the groove and the pin bent over the same, it being understood that the double pin has its limbs bent after the body is formed around the bight portion thereof.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that the double pin and the pin 8 constitute means whereby thedevice can be easily and quickly attached to part of a garment and detached therefrom, so that the device can be readily removed from the garment when the same is to be laundered, after which the device may be placed on another garment. The double pin is pressed into a part of the garment first and then the spring member is bent and .the pin 8 pressed into the garment. Thus the device can be attached to a garment withouti wil snugly it the rear part of the garment to which it is attached.
Of course, a single in can be used instead of theodouble pin, t ough the use of the double pinv is preferable and the spring member can be formed of any resilient material though I prefer to make this member o spring steel. outer face flush with the rear face of the body, due to the placing of the inner end of the member/in the recess 3.
When the device is used with a lined collar, as shown in Figure 1, the double pin 12 is passed through the lining adjacent the v the point, with the body and spring member extending diagonally upwardly and then the spring member is bent and the pin 8 passed through the lining. Thus the entire device is hidden from view and it will hold the point of the collar in proper position and will prevent the point from turning upwardly or becoming wrinkled. The walls of the grooves 13 and the portions of the limbs of the pin which passA through the grooves form locking means for the fabric of the garment which enter the grooves-and the extensions 13 of the grooves prevent wrinkling of the fabric as the fabric can gradually pass from the grooves through these extensions. The edges of the body are slightly beveled or rounded at the rear face to prevent the body from marking a garment and I form the flat face with an enlargement 15 adjacent one placed in the side hem 16 of thecollar,
side thereofv so that the device can be used with an unlined collar, as shown in Figure As shown in this figure, the double point'i wit ` the body and spring extending substantially l 'es parallel with the lower edge of the collar and with the spring 8 passing into the bottom hem 17. The enlargement 15 fits in the space formed by the hems so that porti-ons of the fiat faceof the body rest upon portions of the hems, with the faceof the enlargement restco lar.
recess and the adjacent Vpart ty This spring member has its,
of the rear face of the Thus the device may be used with either lined or unlined collars of the soft in upon a portion pe. In the modification, the body 1 is of substantially the same shape as the body of the firstform, though the spring member is eliminated, and a pair of pins 18 and 19 are used to connect the body with the garment. The pin 18 extends diagonally across the rear face of the body and slightly projects from a side edge of the body, while the pin 19 projects from one end of the body adjacent the opposite side edge thereof. These 'pins are arranged in grooves, as in the first form of thedevice, the grooves being associated with recesses and extensions, as before decribed.
I prefer to form the pins 18 and 19 of one piece of material, as shown in Figures 11 and 13, with the offset part 20 embedded in the body. This body is also formed with the enlargement 15 so that it may be used with an unlined collar, and Figure 11 shows one end of the flat face of the body beveled, as at 21, thus preventing the body from marking the garment. I also prefer to make the lower end of the body of such a form that this end will be heavier than the other end.
The arrangement of the pins in the modified form of the device will enable them to be easily passed through the lining of a collaror other garment or into the hems of an unlined collar.
In the modification shown in Figure 14, the outer end of the spring member 2 is grooved, as at 2, under the pin 8. This groove, with the pin, acts as locking means for the fabric and it also acts with the pin to prevent movement of the device when attached to the garment.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features ot' the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is 1. A garment weight comprising a body formed of heavy material and formed with a substantially flat face which is provided with a groove and a pin having aportion connected with the body, with the major portion of the pin passing through the groove, whereby the fabric of the garment penetrated by the pin will be locked between the walls of the groove and the pin.
2. A garment weight comprising a body formed of heavy material and formed with a substantially flat face which is provided with a grooveand a pin having a portion connected with the body, with the maj or portion of the pin passing through` the groove, whereby the fabric of the garment penetrated by the pin will bev locked between'the walls of the groove and the pin, the groove extending beyond the point of connection of the pin with the body to prevent Wrinkling of the s fabric passing from the groove and one wall of the groove having a recess therein to facilitate bending of the pin by a tool.
3. A garment Weight comprising a body formed of heavy material and having one face fiat, a spring strip having one end fastened to one end of said fiat face With the outer face of the strip flush with said fiat face, a pin connected with the outer end of the strip and a pin connected with the opposite end of the fiat face of the body.
4. A garment Weight comprising a body formed of heavy material and having one face fiat, a spring strip having one end connected with one end of the fiat face of the body, a pin connected with the outer end of the strip, a double pin connected With the opposite endvof the fiat face of the body, said body having grooves therein through which the limbs of the double pin pass, said grooves and limbs forming means for locking the fabric to the body.
5. A garment Weight comprising a body formed of heavy material and having one face fiat, an enlargement on one side of the said face, a spring member, means whereby one end of said member will be connected to one end of the Hat face when the body is cast on the member, a pin connected with the outer end of the spring member and a double pin connected with the opposite .end of the iiat face, said face having grooves therein for receiving the major portions of the limbs of the pin.
' In testimony whereof I aix my signature.
40 ADOLPH LEVENSON.