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Publication numberUS1850944 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 22, 1932
Filing dateMar 16, 1929
Priority dateMar 16, 1929
Publication numberUS 1850944 A, US 1850944A, US-A-1850944, US1850944 A, US1850944A
InventorsAlbert Sanders
Original AssigneeAlbert Sanders
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1850944 A
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March. 22, 1932. A, SANDERS 1,850,944

BUCKLE original Filed March 1e, 1929 SYM a Patented Mar. 22,1932 di' Umb-1,5m

' ALBERT SANDERS, or GARDiiivfoi'rYQitEwfYoran ,I

s 'BUCKLY appiicationfieii Maren' 1e, 1929, ser'ii No;:$117,596.V 'Renewed-August 18, 1931. v

This invention relates to buckles. It is among the Objects ofthepresentf invention to'provide an improved strap orbelt vbucklelin which movement of the .belts or "5 strap through .the buckle will actv to secure 'the 'same against urthersfmo,vement` in any direction.Y M

.-Another object-of the invention is toprovide a belt buckle inwhich a camining 10 member is mounted'for movement withthe belt to lock the same within thebuckle and with which is associated ,anauXiliar-ynieniber for movement therewith.' Y U Another object'otthelpresentiinvention is 115 to provide a'beltfbu'clile which includes'a belt engageable member-'slidable withtheibelt to y i camthe-'sameV against the-buckle and 'with which isassociatedail auxiliary 'locking mem- V eberpositioned-5externally:of the buckle andV "zo, f

assooiated'with the4V first member.Y`

af consideration oftheL Yfollowing speciication takenon-conj unction with the following drawingsnnwhich?. y. Figure 1 is a. sectionaLviewthroughfthe buckle, showing the belt in locked position;V

llFig. 2 .is Msimilarjviewshowing t'lielbelt` extendingthroughtlie buckle anditsen- *sito gat'ed-fPOStion;` i L away, ofthe invention as disclosedin Figs. v1 and 2;V Y 1 v 4-w4ofFig.p3,and v Y 57-5 'of YFig. 3.

The structure of the invention-thusffar 'discussed is obviously subject .tog-manifold variations may. be varied to conform with Numerous otherqobj ects. yand 'features of the present invention willbe apparent from Y varieties v of. buckles'V of this type.

yFig. -3 isa; topsplanv,View,` l Vthe present structure, thev serrated i Fig. 4 is a sectional., view takenvonjlines' Fig.. 5 is a sectionalv Viewl taken on lines' departing romthezspirit oiiscope Aof 'the invention. j v 1 l. lFor securing the free end 1711 ofjthe'belt through the buckle, the side flanges 11a-re out out as at-`18to1provide Jfor the passage` ofa rolling securing .member -19 therethrough.

Thel member-19 i isv preferably .provided with serrated portionsz 20, which as illustrated yin outwardly romvthe.buckleuwillause the l membery 1.9 to jinoive forwardly throughl'the slots F18. lny conjunction'with thev slots, the

specificy type'ofy belt usedy ory may other i wise, vary sin' accordanceV ,with taste without Figs. *1r-and'A 2,'.aie adaptedto-engage'the end 1 1V Y al? Gif-the beltlwhereby H0ifement1ofthefbe1t L e ,6.5 I l back 1319i the buckle extends inwardly as at` 21',tovprovide "ka'jcainm'ingsurface or'the member 19 whereby its outward movement'` lin responseto the outward movementofthe vbelt will force the member 19agai nstthebelt,j vjaminiiig-,thebelt between the inner face of A.

"Otapiilinta invention .isrommon tomany 1,054,211.49, datedfFebruary 215,. 1913. i k ,s j

It will thus be seen that the'rpresent invention may be applied inconjunction withmany tionsQO of the memberf19 are divided in thev renter, theeztremities of .the member 19 being Y Yjoined by a centralsmoothV portion22f- KVAsv sociated; with thep'o'rtion 22 and surrounding the same for movement with the member'19,

e 'sendeseeine `111.611.010@ 23 is Provided which includes afiorwardly extending tongue lthe 'extremityof encircles Vthe pore ,tien .22, ,andlafrearexternally positioned en- `gaggingsurface 25, the edges ot'whichfarepro-l ,videdl with depending flanges v26,whichfarej` `,adapted to ride' uponthe back *13,tliiisrforc# tliebody-lO, as showninFig,

ingthe portion 15 towards the inneredge olf j 1,112795 yIn he-operation,of.thedevice,jitfwillfbej:VA l f '.seen-thatentryofthe free end 17. of the belt. Y i s maybe readily made, such entry forcinof backf I; V the member 19thusypermitting space imthe :V

engages the belt and.moves with. it., being cammed toward the body 10 by the portion 21 of the back 13. This movement of the mem-- bei` 19 also moves forwardly the portion 25 of the member.. 2,3, thefagllg 0f; which;

ride upon the back 13 and force the portion 25'A againsttheV rear edge otthe body- 10, thus doubly `lockingthe'belt within the-buckle. It will be understoodthat when it is desired to remove the belt from the buckle, movement inthedirect/ion as shown in F-ig, 2-will releasethe-securingmember which may beheld inl released position dur-ing outward movement oti'the end 17 of theV belt.

.Fromthe foregoing it willreadil'y be seen that thepresent 'invention provides a novel an d etiicientstructurearranged to provide a doublegrippi'ng actionof thefree endot1 the belt withinthe buckle.l

vIti willAl be understood that numerous changes and' modiiications ot thestructural details` herein presented may beresor-tedto without departing froml the spirit or'scope of the inventionfas outlined in-the appended claims.l Y

VVh'at is claimed is `V1i. VAL buckle-includinga body-havingback, iront and sidewalls, abelt-engaging membensli'dably'mounted in said body, a supplementa-ry' belteengaging memberl carriedV by said tiret-mentioned" member forY movement therewith: andl extending 4trom-said rst-mentioned membento t-he'outside/ of said body, said supplementary member includingdepending iiangesengageabl'e, withthe back wall of said'bodyfor cammin'gfsaidl supplementaryl member into engagement with the lbelt in response to'- said movement ot said first-mentioned member, and means` for-securing one end; ofI abelt-toasaid body.

2:'A`beltbuckle including a back, a casingcarried by saidl backfor receiving a belt therethrough, aI rotatableslidin'g belt-retainingmember"carriedby'saidl casing, a tongue carriedl by'said member for movementV therewith, 'said tongue extending` from said memben to: the outside otsaid casing, means on the Iexternal, extremity" of said tongue for urgingsaid-extremity to engage the belt-between said extremity and an outer Vwall of said casing upon longitudinal movement of said! retainingmember with respect to said casing, Y and means for securing g one endVv of* a belt to saidback;

3i A belti buckle includinga back, a casingcarr-ied bysaidback forreceiving-a belt therethrough, a rotatable sliding belt-retaining member carried by said casing for beltengaging movement upon movement of said belt, a tongue carried by saidrmember for movement therewith, said tongue extending from said member to the outside of said casing,- meansf on. theexternal; extremity of said tonguefor urging. said extremity toengage thebeltbetween said extremity and an outer v saidbody, said belt-engagingiassem'bly comprising` atrotatable belt-retaining member and a: supplementary belt-retaining tongue connected therewith, Vsaid supplementary belt-retaining tongue beingy` bent in. angular relation withrespect tothe axisoi' said'buekle body externally thereof'whereby a beltreT ceived within. said body will be urged into engagementwith an external edge of said buckle body. l

5. A bucklecomprising `abody, meansrtor securing:one-fendv ot a beltto saidf body. and aI belt-engaging assembly slidably i mounted within saidbody, saidy belt-engaging assemblycomprising: a rotatable belt-retaining memberand' asupple-mentary. belt-retaining tongue connected-therewith andf bent in angular relation with respect to-saidbuckle body, said? angularly-bent tongue having depending@ii'angesv engageable with said body fory camming abelt' vreceivableWithin said buckle body between said angularly-bent tongue and'I arr external edge ot said buckle body. j

6. A buckl'ecomprising a body, means for securing one endofI aA belt tosaidl body and a belt-engaging assembly slidably mounted within said body, said beltfengaging assembly comprisingy a rotatable belt-retaining member and a supplementary belt-retaining tongue connected with said rotatableb beltretaining member for vmovement therewith,

said belt-retaining tongue extending from said, rotatable belt-retaining memberla to the outsid'eofsaidbucklebod the externall portionofsaidftongue being bent inA angulairelation with respect tosaidl buckle body and having; depending; flanges engageablel with said buckle body whereby' a beltreceived within said buckle body willlfbecammedlinto engagement between said;` angularlyebent tongue and anexternafl edgel of saidbuckle body. f Signed at,v New. York; in the county of New York and State of N ew 'York,1 this 14th day"`otMarch, 1-929 v` i ALBERT SANDERS.

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U.S. Classification24/194
International ClassificationA44B11/00, A44B11/08
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/08
European ClassificationA44B11/08