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April 1939- P. E. FENTO'N 1:753,696
SEIDE FASTENER WITH ATTACHED RESILIENT SOCKET Filed March 13. 1929 I gwmntoz 1mg,
Patented Apr. 8, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAUL E. BENTON, OF THOMASTON, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOB TO SCOVILL.MANUFAC- TUBING COMPANY, OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTI CUT App1ication filed March 13,
The object of this invention is to make a slide buckle with a snap fastener element so constructed and arranged as to rovide a very flat or thin article, whereby W en in use on a garment in connection with a strap or straps the humping of the strap or straps will be relatively inconspicuous.
The invention comprises a thin, preferably flat, supporting member or frame slotted for the passage of the strap or straps and having a cross bar between its ends to which is applied a snap fastener socket, which is open at both ends, one end having a stud-engaging portion and the other end being used to clinch the socket in a hole in the cross bar of any size or dimensions within the laterally extending parts of the socket, as I will proceed to explain more fully and finally claim.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating the invention, in the several figures of which like parts are similarly designated, Figure 1 is a top plan view, and Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of a slide buckle for use on garments. Fig. 3 shows the buckle in longitudinal section, mounted on a strap, opposite which is a piece provided with a complemental fastener element shown in elevation. Fig.
4: is a top plan view; Fig. 5 is a bottomplan view, and Fig. 6 is an elevation of the preferred form of resilient socket member, detached, of the buckle. Fig. 7 is a transverse section taken on the line 77 of Fig. ,5.
1 is a plate of thin flat sheet meta of any size and shape, ornamented or otherwise. In the opposite ends of this plate are the transverse slots 2, of suitable extent and configuration to receivethe strap A, or other thmg to be fastened. 3 is a cross bar interpose between the slotted ends of the plate and perforated to receive a socket member 4 of a snap fastener which is adapted to cooperate with a complemental stud member 5 placed on a part A placed opposite the mount A, which parts, A and A, are to be fastened by means of the snapfastener.
The socket, which is the novel element of the invention, has a barrel 6 open at both ends, the lower end of which is provided with a laterally extending flange 7. The barrel and the flange are provided with slots or slits 8, which 1929. Serial No. 346,688.
excess height of the stud extending into or through the upper open end of the socket.
The socket is set in a hole in the cross bar 3, with the barrel end leading, and this open barrel end is then clinched or upset over the top of the cross bar, the upset or clinched portion of the barrel overlying the holed portion of the cross bar and drawing the flanged end 7 into close contact with the lower side of the cross bar in order to make a firm connection with the plate, without impairing the resiliency.
The hole in the cross bar for the reception of the socket barrel, may be of any size or shape so long as said hole shall be overlapped by the clinched end of the barrel and its flanged end.
.The cross bar is shown as provided with upturned pairs of prongs 11, extending from opposite edges into the slots and inclined toward the ends-of the plate so that'the slide may be applied with either end leading in order to dig into the strap and hold the slide in given position.
It will be understood that the plate 1 by means of its slots, may he slid along the strap into any desired adjusted position to in-- sure proper cooperation with the stud for ef her having a barrel open at both ends, one open end being flanged and provided with an inwardly extending bead, and a compleincntal stud member having a contracted neck which is engaged by the bead to effect a firm connection of the socket member and stud and the other open end of the socket member being upset and clinched upon the top of the cross bar, said flanged end being slotted or slitted transversely, the slots or slits extending partway into the barrel.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12th day of March A. D., 1929.
PAUL E. FENTON.