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Publication numberUS1903415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1933
Filing dateDec 3, 1932
Priority dateDec 3, 1932
Publication numberUS 1903415 A, US 1903415A, US-A-1903415, US1903415 A, US1903415A
InventorsIrving Greenberg
Original AssigneeIrving Greenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slide fastener
US 1903415 A
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l. GREENBERG "1,903,415

SLIDE FASTENER April 4, 1933.

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SLIDE FASTENEB Application med December 3, 1938. Serial lo. 645,505.

This invention relates to the class of devices known as slide fasteners, in which cooperating fastener elements are engaged and disengaged by means of a slide operating over the same. Y

The objects of theinvention are to enable the slide being operated from either side of are attained by the novelfeatures of construction, combinations and relations of parts 2 hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and broadly covered in the claims.

In the drawing, one sim le practical embodiment of theinvention 1s illustrated, but

it is to be understood that the structure may Stringer appearing in section.

`be modified as regards this particular disclosure, all within the true intent and broad scobpe of the invention.

ig. 1 in the drawing is a broken front or face vew of the fastener.

Fig. 2 is an edge view with the tape or Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional vlew as on substantially the plane of line 3--3 of Fig. 1.

Considering the structure in detail, the interengaging coupling or fastener elements are indicated at 5, carried by tapes or stringers 6, and adapted tobe engaged and disengaged by the Y shape slide 7.

Actuating means for the slide are shown provided in the form of a tab or pull 8, and Athis handle member is reversibly connected with the slide, so that it may be used equallyT -well at either side of the fastener. In the illustration, the reversible connection for the pull comprisesa loop 9, extending over the crotchportion of the Y slide from one side to the other, the pull handle having an opening 10 therethrough receiving the loop andi enabling the pull to be freely turned over from one side to the other of the slide.`

In addition to being operable from either side, the slide can be locked in its positions of adjustment at either side of the fastener, by reversible locking -means, consisting in the present disclosure of the lugs or prongs 11, 12, projecting from opposite faces ofthe reversible pull and adapted to enter'through the guide openings 13, 14, respectivelyI in t e opposite faces of the slide. l

In the position shown in tlie full lines in the several views, the locking prong 11 projects through the opening 13, into engagement between adjacent fastener elements, thereby securing the slide in this particular position and it will be evident, that upon reversing the pull, that is! by turning it up over the loop 9, in Fig. 2, the other lug v12 can be 'thrust through the bpening 14 in the opposite sidev of the slide into interlocking engagementI with the fastener elements. Hence, the slide can be operated and secured in its adjusted positions at either side of the fastener.

For yieldingly retaining the combined handle and reversible locking member in its locking positions at opposite sides of the fas-l tener, special means are provided, consisting in the present disclosure of the spring tongues `15, 16, struck out from opposite faces of the pull and designed to snap under the lower ed e of the slide as indicated particularly in ig. 2. one serving as a spring retainer for the locking member at one side of the slide and the other as a spring retainer for the locking member 'at the opposite side of the slide.

To guard the projecting locking lug which is not in service, special guard projections 17, ma be turned up from the slide, as indi-y cated m Fig. 2, and as shown at the rightl in Fig. 1, where one of these guards is shown standing at one side of the outwardlyprojecting locking lug 12.

In order that the pull may be conveniently used at either side of the astener and particularly without slipping idly up and down in the reversing loo 9, -said loop may be formed with lateral'o sets as indicated at 18,v

Fig. 2, into which the pull will naturally seat as it is turned up from the locking poslk tion at either side of the slide, the broken lines at the right in Fig. 2 indicating this relation in which the pull is restrained or temporarily-retained in the position for best actuating the slide. These offsets may be undercut somewhat to leave projecting shoulders 19 at the entrances thereto, adapted to prevent the pull accidently slipping out of position during the slide actuating movements. The offsets 18 in the reversin serve as guards for the lockingl ugs 11,12, which, in their projecting relations stand between these offsets, and the guards 17.

What is claimed is: 1. In a slide fastener, the combination of cooperating interengaging fastener elements and a slide for'lacing and unlacing the same, actuating means reversibly connected with saidslide and operable to shift the slide at either side of the fastener, locking means operable by said actuating means at either side of the slide, whereby said slide may be shifted and secured in its osition of adjustment at either side ofthe astener, said actuating means includin a handle and said lockingv means inclu ing lugs projecting from the opposite faces of sald handle for cooperation with the fastener elements in reversed vpositions of said handle at either side of the slide and said slide having guide openings in opposite sides of the same for receiving and positioning said oppositely projecting locking lugs 1n the positioning of the handle at opposite sides of the slide.

2. In a slide fastener, the combination of cooperating interengaging fastener elements and a slide for lacing and unlacing the same, actuating means reversibly connected with said slide and operable to shift the slide at either side of the fastener, locking means operable by said actuating means at either side of the slide,'whereby said slide may be shifted and secured in its position of adjustment at either side of the fastener and means for releasably retaining said actuating means in the locking positions of the same at either side of the slide.

4 3.- In a slide fastener, the combination of cooperating interengaging fastener elements anda slide for lacing and unlacing the same, actuating means reversibly connected with said slide and operable to shift the slide at either side of the fastener, locking means operable by said actuating means at either side of the slide, whereby said slide may be shifted and secured in its position of adjustment at either side of the fastener, said locking means including parts projecting from the reversibly connected actuating means and guards on the Aopposite sides of said slide for said projecting locking means.

4. In a slide fastener, the combination of loop also j cooperating interengaging fastener yelements and a slide forlacing and unlacing the same,

actuating means'reversibly connected with said slide and operable to shift the slide at either side of the fastener, locking means opg era-ble by said actuating means at either side of the slide, whereby said slide may be shifted and secured in its position of adjustment at either side of the fastener, the reversible conv able laterally into said offsets.

5. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating I interengaging fastener elements and a slide for engaging and disengaging the same,a pull shiftable on said slide from one side to the other of the same, locking lugs projecting from said pull in opposite directions for cooperative relation to the fastener elements in the positions of the pull at opposite sides of v the fastener and guard means for said projecting locking lugs at opposite sides of the fastener. f

6. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements and a Y'slide for engaging and disenga ing the same, a loopy extending 4from `one si e of t-he slide over the crotch of the Y to the opposite side of the slide, a member slidingly engaged by said loop and shiftable thereover from one side of the slide to the opposite side'of the same, said member having projecting lugs on the opposite faces of the same operable respectively to securev the slide when said member. is located at either side of the slide and means for releasably re, taining ,Said member in its securing positions at either side of the`slide. j

7. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements and a Y- slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a loop extending from one side of the slide over the crotch of the Y to theopposite side of the slide, a member slidingly engaged by said loop and shiftable thereover from one sideof the slide to' the opposite side of the same, said member having projecting lugs on the opposite faces of the same operable respectively .to secure aoy the slide when said member is located at either side of the slide and guard means at each side of the slide and projecting sulliciently away therefrom to protect the projecting locking lug which at the time is not in service.

8. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements and a Y slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a loop extending from one side ofthe slide over the crotch of.

the Y to the opposite side of the slide and a member slidingly engaged by said loop and Shiftable thereover from one side of the slide to the opposite side of the same, said loop having offsets therein at opposite sides of the vslide and said member being shiftable into said offsets and whereby it is retained in predetermined outstanding relation at opposite sides of the slide for use in shifting the slide at opposite sides of the fastener.

9. A slide fastenen'comprising cooperating fastener elements, a slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a pull pivotally connected to and reversible over one end of the slide from one side to the opposite side of the same and means for releasably retaining said pull in position at either side of the slide, said means including members adjacent the free end of the pull and cooperable in releasable retaining engagement With opposed end portions of the slide in ythe positions of the pull at the opposite sides of the slide.

l0. A, slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements, a slide for engaging 14. A slide fastener, com rising cooperating fastener elements, a sli e for engaging and disengaging the same, a pull connected with one end portion of said slide and reversible thereover from a position overlying one side of said slide to a position overlying i the lopposite side of said slide, locking means carried by said pull for securing the slide in either of the yoverl ing positions of the pull at the opposite sidyes of the slide, said slide having openings in the opposite sides of the same for receiving said locking means to lock the slide in position on the fastener elements and cooperating means on the pull and slide to releasably retain the pull against the slide in its securing position at either side of the slide.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.

- IRVING GREENBERG.

and disengaging the same, a pull having a free swinging connection with one end of the slide and reversible over said end of the slide from one side to the opposite side of the same and spring retainer elements on said pull yieldably engageable with the opposite end portions of the slide in the positions of the pull at the opposite sides of the slide.

11. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements, a slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a pull reversible over one end' of the slide from one side to the opposite side of the same, said slide having guide openings in the opposite sides of the same and locking lugs connected with and actuated by said pull and operable in said guide openings and whereby said pull may be utilized to shift the slide and thenv to lock the same at either side of the slide.

12. A'slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements, a slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a pull pivotally connected with one end of the slide and re- .versible from one side to the opposite side of the'same, said slide having guide openings in the opposite sides of the same and projectin means on said pull in position to.enter saiV guide openings and whereby said pull ma l be Vutilized to -shift the slide and then to loc the same at either side f the slide. 13. A slide fastener, comprising cooperating fastener elements, a slide for engaging and disengaging the same, a pull connected with one end portion of said slide and reversible thereover from a position overlying one side of said slide to a position overlying the opposite side of said slide and locking means carried by .said pull-for securing the slide in veither ofthe overlying 4positions of the pull at the opposite sides of the slide, said slidel having openin-gs in the opposite sides of the same -for receiving said lookinv means to lock the slide in position on the astener elements. g

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/419
International ClassificationA44B19/24, A44B19/30
Cooperative ClassificationA44B19/305
European ClassificationA44B19/30D