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Publication numberUS1821839 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1931
Filing dateSep 10, 1930
Priority dateSep 10, 1930
Publication numberUS 1821839 A, US 1821839A, US-A-1821839, US1821839 A, US1821839A
InventorsKerngood Allen H
Original AssigneeAlma Mfg Company Of Baltimore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparel buckle
US 1821839 A
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Sept. 1, 1931. A. H. KERNGOOD APPAREL BUCKLE Filed Sept. 10, 1930 frame.


The primary object of this invention is to provide a two-part slide or adjustable buckle, especially for use on washablefabric belts for apparel, both of which parts are capable of being attached to the belt without sewing or other extraneous fastenings, the parts when engaged being free ofliability to accidental disconnection.

The invention consists of a two-part buckle, each part having a frame provided with cross-bars and an end bar about which the belt ends are loopedand so secured, and one of said parts having a front end bar provided with a hook-engaged bar depressed from the level of the frame, and the other part having a front end bar provided with a humped hook extending downwardly and reversely beneath the frame and adapted to engage the depressed portion of the front end bar of the other part and be held in such engagement against accidental parting or dislocation, as I will proceed now more fully to explain 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 perspective view showing the two parts of the buckle disengaged. Fig. 2 is a. longitudinal section of the buckle mounted upon opposite ends of a belt, the ends only of the belt being shown. and the two parts of the buckle engaged.

The part shown at the right in the drawings, has any suitable frame. The frame shown is composed of side bars 1 and 2, a rear end bar 3 and a front end bar 4, all on a substantially common level. The side barsare connected by a pair of parallel cross bars and 6, arranged between the end bars 3 and 4, and depressed from the level of the frame. The front end bar 4: is cut back at 7 between its ends and toward the cross bar 6, and has, at its extreme front end, a hook-engaged bar 8, which is depressed from the level of the The bars 5 and 6 are separated from the end bars and from one another by the intermediate slots 9, 10 and 11, which serve to permit the looping and securing of the belt end and the part, as indicated in Fig. 2. The depressed bar 8 is spaced apart from the remainder of the end bar 4 by the slot 12 which permits the engagement and disengagement of the hook with said bar 8.

The part shown at the left in the drawings, has any suitable frame, the one shown being composed of the side bars 13 and 1 1, a rear end bar 15 and a front end bar 16, all on a substantially common level. The side bars are connected by a pair of parallel cross bars 17 and 18 arranged between the end bars 15 and 16 and depressed from the level of the frame. The front and rear end bars and the cross bars are separated by the slots 19, 20 and 21. The front end bar 16 has the forwardly extending hook 22 which is curved l downwardly and then rearwardly'so as to underlie the frame, and at the bottom ofthe curve it is provided with an upstanding hump 23 which coacts with the bar 8'to lock the V I buckle parts against accidental disengagement when connected as shown in Fig. 2. The lip 24 of the hook extends, preferably rearwardly beyond the front bar 16 so as to further the disengaging function of the hook and bar 8. 7

The parts are engaged by tilting one or the other, so that the lip of the hook may enter the slot 12 and the parts then turned to a common level, as indicated in Fig. 2. Disengagement is effected by a reverse movement of the parts.

The parts may be died out of sheet metal. and stamped or pressed to shape. They may be ornamented as desired and finished according to order. The ends of the belt are passed beneath the rear bars of the frame,'up through the- 1 rear slots then over the two intermediate depressed cross bars, then around the front cross bars, then returned through the front slots and over the rear cross bars and then through the rear slots so as to be firmly pinched between the rear cross bars and the end bars of the frames, thereby avoiding,

the necessity of serving or otherwise fastening such belt ends, and also admitting of the adjustment of the parts to loosen or tighten the belt, after the manner of a slide.

Variations in details of construction are:

permissible .Within the principle of the invention and the claim following.

What I claim is An apparel buckle, composed of a frame,

0 having side bars, front and rear end bars,

and cross bars between the end bars, with slots'intervening between the end bars and said cross bars, and a hook-engaging cross bar at the front, the intervening cross bars and the hook-engaging cross bar being depressed from thelevel of the frame, and another frame havin a hook at its leading end to engage the hook-engaging cross bar to position the two frames in a common level.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand thisjninth day of September, A. D.


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U.S. Classification24/312
International ClassificationA44B11/28, A44B11/25
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/28
European ClassificationA44B11/28