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Nov. 18, 1930. J. c. BOLLINGER SLEEVE I IOLDER Filed March 26, 1929 M u a m. 9 J a Patented Nov. 7 18, 1930 UNITED STATES SLEEVE HOLDER Application filed March 28, 1929. Serial No; 350,091.
This invention relates to apparel and more particularly to a sleeve holder by means of which the sleeves of a. shirt which are too long may be drawn upwardly and prevented from sliding down about a persons wrist and hand.
At the present time elastic bands are used to prevent the sleeves of a shirt from sliding downwardly but they have been found to be uncomfortable as they apply pressure and cause a binding action which interferes with circulation.
Therefore, one object of the invention is to provide a sleeve holder adapted to extend longitudinally of a persons arm and including clasps adapted to. grip portions of a shirt sleeve and an elastic connection between the clasps by means of which they may be yieldably held against movement away from each other.
Another object of the invention is to so form the clasps that theymay have very firm gripping engagement with a' shirt sleeve and be prevented fromworking loose and also prevented from becoming detachedfroin a shirt when the cuff of a shirt is grasped while putting on a coat.
Another object of the invention is to provide the clasps with springs-serving not only to yieldably hold the jaws in an operative position but also serving to prevent the jaws from moving transversely of each other and constituting fulcrums across which the jaw will be rocked when swinging the jaws away from each other.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a view showing the improved sleeve holder in elevation, v
Fig. 2 is a view in elevation looking from one side of Fig. 1, and
Fig. 3 is a view showing the free end portions of the jawsof one clasp in perspective.
This improved sleeve holder consists of clasps, indicated in general by the numeral 1, and connected by a strip 2 formed of elastic fabric. The clasps are of a duplicate construction and each includes jaws 3 and 4 which may be'formed of anysuitable ma.- .terial desired. These jaws extend longltudi- PATENT OFFICE j JOHN c; BOLLINGER, or o Y v PiA, WASHING-'IQN nally of each other, as shown in Fig. 2, and adjacent their free ends are formedone with a transversely extending groove 5 and the other with a rib or tooth 6 adapted to fit into the grooveor seat 5 and thereby cause a portion of a shirt sleevexengaged between the jaws tobe firmly gripped and prevented from slipping. In'spacedrelation to their-other ends" which maybe referred to as their inner ends the jaws have their inner faces formed with transversely extending grooves 7 which are arcuate incross sectionand form. seats to receive a coiled spring 8 which extends transversely between the jaws and about which the jaws are adapted to rock when pressure :is applied to their inner end portions or handles 9. The end portions of the strand of resilient wire from which the spring is formed provide arms 10which extend from the ends of the coiled spring and these arms extend longitudinally of the clasp withone arm fitting close agalnst the side edge face of the jaw 4 while the otherarm extends alongithe opposite side face of the jaw 3. These arms are bent, as shown at 11, to extend towards the outer faces of the two jaws and are then bent to form fingers 112 which arereceived in grooves13 extending across the outer faces of the jaws adjacent their free ends but rearwardly of the groove 5 and tooth 6. It will thus be seen that each arm extends longitudinally of one jaw against a side face thereof and is then bent l to extend transversely across the side edge face of the companion jaw-with its. finger seated in a groove formed in theouter face thereof and the two jaws will be prevented from moving transversely of eachother. By
pressing upon the inner end portions or hans dles 9 the two jaws may be. rocked about the springs S'Whichact as fulcrums and a portion of a shirt-sleeve disposed between the jaws so that when the jaws are released the portion of theshirt sleeve disposed between them may be forced into the groove or seat 8 by the tooth 6 and firmly gripped. The handle 9 of the jaw 3 carries a loop 14 formed of leather or any other suitable material and this loop is passed through an eye or ring 15 and secured against the jaw by a rivet or suitable fastener 16. The elastic strip 2 has its end portions passed through slits 17, as shown in Fig. 2, and from an inspection of i this figure it will be readily seen that the elastie strip may be adjusted so that the clasps will be retained in proper spaced relation to each other and thereby allow the device to accommodate itself to theilength of a persons arm. This elastic strip is extended when the device is applied and since it yieldably resists movement of the claspsaway from each other it will serve to exert pulling action upon the clasps and firmly retain a shirt sleeve in its proper place and prevent us it from sliding down. Atthe same time it will allow a cuff to be grasped and a sleeve of a shirt easily drawn through the sleeve of a coat when putting a coat on. lVhenthe sleeve of the shirt is released, the elastic contracts 7 and exerts pulling action which will again draw the shirt sleeve upwardly into its proper position. The jaws 3, to the handles of which the elastic is connected, are disposed outwardly when the clasps are engaged with a shirt sleeveand, therefore, the elastic will prevent the handles of these jaws from catching in the lining of a coat sleeve. It should also be noted that the end portions ofthese handles are beveled longitudinally to prevent them from being pressed against when an arm is bent and one or both of the clasps be come accidentally detached.
Having thus described the invention, I claim: I A device of the character specified including elongated members having jaws at corresponding ends and handles at opposite corresponding ends, a loop connected to oneof said handles, a ring carried by the loop and 40 adapted to receive an elastic strip, the loop being flexible whereby the ringand strip may partake of a twisting movement relative to themembers, saidmembers having transverse I grooves in their inner faces forming mating seats, and having corresponding grooves in the outer faces of the jaws, there being an interengaging rib and groove in the inner faces of the jaws adjacent their outer ends,
a coil spring snugly fitted in the mating seats,
so and arms projecting in the same direction from theends of the coil spring and extending-along the-sides of thejaws and having their ends bent laterally, thence rebent toen- 7 gage the grooves formed in the outer faces of the opposite jaws. i i
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
JOHN G. BOLLINGER. [L.: s.']