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Publication numberUS1804308 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1931
Filing dateDec 4, 1930
Priority dateDec 4, 1930
Publication numberUS 1804308 A, US 1804308A, US-A-1804308, US1804308 A, US1804308A
InventorsBollinger John C
Original AssigneeBollinger John C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sleeve holder
US 1804308 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 5, 1931.

SLEEVE HOLDER Filed Dec.

J. C. BOLLINGER all Patented May 5, 1931 JOHN C. BGLLIN CF OLYMPIA, WASHTNGTON SLEEVE HOLDER Application filed December 4, 1930.

This invention relates to apparel and more particularly to a sleeve holder by means of which excessive length in a shirt sleeve may be taken up and the cuff prevented fro-inextending downwardly about the wrist too far.

One object of the invention is to provide a sleeve holder including improved sleeveengaging elements connected by a flexible strap which may be formed of elastic or nonelastic material and adjusted to dispose the sleeve-engaging elements in desired spaced relation to each other.

Another object of the invention is to so form the sleeve-engaging elements that jaws constituting the same may be moved toward each other into position to grip a portion of a shirt sleeve disposed betweenthe jaws and these jaws firmly held in a gripping position.

Another object of the invention is to provide improved means for hingedly mounting one jaw for swinging movement toward and away from the other jaw and so apply the hinge means to the jaws that it may also serve to carry a ring or eye through which the flexible connecting strip for the sleeveengaging elements passes.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings. wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the improved sleeve holder in use, and

Fig. 2*is an enlarged view showing the iniprovedsleeve holder principally in side elevationand partially in section.

This improved sleeve holder consists briefly of sleeve-engaging elements 1 adapted to grip portions of a sleeve in spaced relation to each other longitudinally of the sleeve, as shown in Figure 1, and a flexible connecting element 2 for the sleeve-engaging elements which may be formed from a strip of elastic or non-elasticmaterial. This strip has its end portions adjustably secured and,

therefore, distance between the sleeve-err gaging elements may be regulated and if it is formed of an elastic strip it may be taken.

up as the strip loses its elasticity and adjustment is necessary.

The sleeve-engaging elements are of a duplicate construction and each has a main jaw 3' and an auxiliary aw i which is of less Serial No. 500,070;

length than the main jaw.- The inner end portion of the main jaw is thickened, as shown at 5, to form a portion extending ups wardly from the shank of the main aw and defining a shoulder 6 against which the in ner end face of the auxiliary jaw has flat contacting engagement when the auxiliary jaw is in the closed position shown at the left of Figure 2. A tooth 7 is formed at the outer or free end of the main aw and the free end portion of the auxiliary jaw is recessed, as shown at S, to form a seat of suflicient dimensions to snugly receive the tooth. By this arrangement a portion of a shirt sleeve may be disposed between the two jaws and when the auxiliary jaw is moved towards the main awa portion of the shirt willobe forced into the seat by the tooth, as shown in Figure 1, and the shirt will be very firmly gripped and will not be liable to slip from between the two jaws. A sleeve 9 fits about the jaws and by sliding this sleeve along the jaws from the position shown at the right in Figure 2 toward the position shown at the left of this figure the two aws may be forced toward each other into tight gripping engagement with a portion of a shirt disposed between them, as shown in Figure 1. It should be noted that the jaws increase in thickness towards their free ends and also the wall of the sleeve which bears against the outer face of the auxiliary jaw is tapered.

By this arrangement the sleeve will be prevented from sliding ofi' thefree end of the shirt-engaging element and when it is moved toward the left of Figure 2 it will have flat contacting engagement with the two jaws and provide a tight binding fit.

. In order :to hingedly mount the auxiliary jaw, there has been provided a flexible strip p length than the other and this'elongated arm ext-ends in overlapping relation to the auxiliary aw and is firmly secured thereto by a rivet 12. Therefore, the auxiliary jaw will be hingedly mounted for movement toward and away from the main jaw. The bridge portion of the strip projects from the inner end of the main jaw and is engaged through an eye 13 formed of metal. The ends of the strap 2 are engaged through the eyes 13 of the two shortengaging elements and have their end portions then extended toward each other and threaded through slots formed in plates 14: which are slidably carried by the strap. By this arrangement the effective length of the strap may be controlled in order to regulate the distance between the two short-engaging elements and also adjust the strap as it loses elasticity. It will thus be seen that the :U-shaped strips 10 serve as carriers for the eyes 13 to which the strap 2 is attached and also has hinges to mount the auxiliary jaws for movement toward and away from their companion main jaws.

Having thus described the invention, I claim:

1. A grip for a sleeve holder comprising companion jaws, one jaw having its inner end portion thickened to form a shoulder and the other jaw fitting againstthe inner face of the first jaw with its inner end abutting the shoulder, a flexible strip straddling the thicle ened inner end portion of the first jaw and having arms secured against opposed faces thereof with one arm overlapping the outer face of the second jaw and secured thereto to hingedly mount the second jaw, and means to move the second towards the first jaw and secure the jaws in a gripp ng position.

2. A grip for a sleeve holder comprising companion jaws, one jaw having its inner end portion thickened to form a. shoulder and the other jaw fitting against the inner face of the first jaw with its inner end abutting the shoulder, a flexible strip straddling the thickened inner end portion of the first jaw and having arms secured against opposed faces thereof with one arm overlapping the outer face of the second jaw and secured thereto to hingedly mount the second jaw, and a sleeve fitting about said jaws and slidable along the same into and out of position to move the second aw towards the first jaw and bind the jaws in a gripping position.

3. A grip for a sleeve holder comprising companion jaws, one jaw'having its inner end portion thickened to form a shoulder and the other jaw fitting against the inner'face of the first jaw with its inner end abutting'the shoulder, a flexible strip straddling the thick ened inner end portion of the .first jaw and having arms secured against opposed faces thereof with one arm overlapping the outer face of the second jawand secured thereto to hingedly mount the second jaw, and a sleeve fitting about said jaws and slidable along the same into and out of position to move the second jaw towards the first jaw and bind the aws in a gripping position, one jaw increasing in thickness towards its outer end to cause binding action between the jaws and sleeve and limit movement of the sleeve towards the outer ends of the jaws.

4. A grip for a sleeve holder comprising companion jaws of even width, one jaw having its inner end portion thickened to form a shoulder and the other jaw having its inner end abutting the shoulder, the outer ends of the aws being flush with each other and one jaw having a tooth and the other formed with a seat to receive the tooth when the jaws are moved towards each other to a gripping position, a flexible strip straddling the inner end of the first jaw with its bridge portion projecting from the jaw and its arms se cured against opposed faces of the jaw, one arm overlapping the inner end portion of the second jaw and secured against the outer face thereof to hingedly mount the jaw, and a sleeve surrounding said jaws and movable longitudinally thereof into and out of position to secure the second jaw in a gripping position.

5. A grip for a sleeve holder comprising companion jaws of even width, one jaw having its inner end portion thickened to form a shoulder and the other jaw having its inner end abutting the shoulder, the outer ends of the aws being flush with each other and one jaw having a tooth and the other formed with a seat to receive the tooth when the jaws are moved towards each other to a gripping position, a flexible strip straddling the inner end of the first jaw and its bridge portion projecting from the jaw and its arms secured against opposed faces of the jaw, one arm overlapping the inner end portion of the second jaw and secured against the outer face thereof to hingedly mount the jaw, an eye having the bridge portion of the flexible strip loosely engaged through the same, and a sleeve surrounding said jaws and movable longitudinally thereof into and out of position to secure the second aw in a gripping position.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

JOHN G. BOLLINGER. [n 8.]

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US5377391 *Oct 19, 1992Jan 3, 1995Foster; Wilbur A.Bed covering retaining device
US5655270 *Jun 5, 1995Aug 12, 1997Boisvert; Rene G.Flexible, double ended clip used for attaching identification to clothing
US5921015 *Jan 22, 1996Jul 13, 1999E-Z Catch And CompanyFishing line release clip
US7278900 *Mar 23, 2005Oct 9, 2007Ostaseski Michelle DBra strap retainer
US20130298313 *Jul 9, 2013Nov 14, 2013Gilda Teresa MAckMini undergarment attachments used by women to help hold up pants and skirts that have no belt loop.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/515, 24/489, 24/519, 24/301
International ClassificationA41F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F19/005
European ClassificationA41F19/00B