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Publication numberUS1962186 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1934
Filing dateSep 21, 1933
Priority dateSep 21, 1933
Publication numberUS 1962186 A, US 1962186A, US-A-1962186, US1962186 A, US1962186A
InventorsRobert Finkbeiner
Original AssigneeAmerican Suspender Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment clasp
US 1962186 A
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GARMENT CLASP Filed sept. 21, 193s Patented June 12, 1934 I i v GARMENT CLASP Robert Finkbeiner, New York, N. Y., assigner to x The American Suspender Company, New York,

Application September 21, 1933, Serial No. 690,392

'I Claims. (Cl. 2li-250) This invention relates to garment clasps, espewith which the jaws engage. Other means may cially adapted for use with garters and susobviously be employed for this purpose, such for penders. example as corrugating the engaging faces or The object is to provide an improved construcfaces of the jaws as providing irictional padslof 5 tion which shall be neat and compact, efficient rubber, felt or similar material. 60

in its operation, comprising a minimum of parts A suitable spring such as 27 is provided,'sup

and adapted to be assembled with a minimum of ported by the pivot pin 21 having extensions operations. 28 and 29 for engaging the inner sides of the The device comprising the invention belongs members and 22 respectively.

4 1u to that class of clasps having two jaw elements, A combined web engaging and locking mem- 65 and a cooperating locking member. ber is associated with the jaw members 15 The distinguishing feature of the invention is and 22 to cause the closing of the jaws and to that all of the elements may be completely formed lock the same closed against the tension of spring before assembling, and the assembly requires the 27 and to permit the opening of the jaws in 15 use o-f one pivot only, which results in a substanresponse to the normal action of said spring. 70

tial saving of timeand labor when the produc- This locking member 30 is provided with the tion involves a great number of said devices. slot formation 31 for receiving the web or band Referring to the drawing, which illustrates 32. The bar formation 33 is interrupted midway merely by way of example, a suitable embodiment its extension leaving a space 34 between its two 20 of the inventioruinner ends and is provided at said inner ends 75 Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of the improved with the arcuate wings or arms 35. At the outer devi ce secured to a supporting web. ends of the arm 35 is provided an extension 36 Fig. 2 is a perspective of the device in open connecting saidarms 35 and extending in aplane' position. at right angles with the slotted portion of said Fig. 3 is a similar view in closed position. member 30. A substantial part of this extension 80 Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section on line 4, 4 of merges with the outer or lower ends of arms 35 Fig, 3, as shown in Fig. 8. Beyond the ends of the arms Fig. 5 is a similar fragmentary view on line 35 the extension 36 is narrowed between the two 5, 5 of Fig. 2. marginal sides 36' as shown in said figure. The

Fig. 6 is a similar view showing the jaws only margin 37 and the dotted line 37 indicate the 85 partly open, f limits of the imaginary bar 38 which extends Fig. 7 is a detail in plan. from the outer side margin of one arm 35 to Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the locking the outer side margin of the other arm 35, while member. the balance of extension 36 extends only to the Similar numerals refer to similar parts inner side margin 36 of one arm 35 to the inner 90 throughout the several views. side margin 36 of the other arm 35, thereby In the drawing above described, Fig. 1 is subproviding offset'portions 39 at the end of each stanti ally full size. Figs. 2, 3, 'I and 8 are on arm 35. an enlarged scale, while Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are on In the section views, Figs. 4, 5 and 6. the 40 a still larger scale. imaginary bar 38 is differently shaded from the 95 The jaw member 15 comprises a substantially extension 36, although the sections are in the fiat plate with a slightly curved rear flange 16, Same plane, merely for illustrative purposes. and flanking side ilanges or wings 17 and 18. In describing the IeCeSSeS 20, in the 11311865 These side flanges are spaced" apart to provide 0r Wings 17, aS arcuate, it iS meant that said the slots 19, and the flanges 17 have arcuate rerecesses 20 have arcuate margins, aS at 20'. in 100 cesses 20 opening to the slots 19. The flanges 18 said wings. are provided with holes for receiving the pivot In assembling the device. the Offset DOTT/ions 39 y pin 21. The jaw member 22 i: also a, substanor outer extensions of the imaginary bar 38 of tially at plate of slightly lesser dimensions than member 30 are passed into the slots 19 of memthe plate 15. Member 22 is provided with flankber 15, with the extension 36 projecting upwardly 105 ing ears 23 provided with holes for receiving the from the inner side of member 15, the member pivot pin 21. Members 15 and 22 are shown as 30 is then turned so that-extension 36 will be provided with slight flanges 24 and 25 respectiveat upon the said inner side of member 15 with ly which are adapted to overlap for securing a the outer end of said extension 36 in close proxmore effective grip of the garment such as 26, imity to the inner surface of the slightly curved 110 2 i 1,9e2,1sc

ange 16 as shown in Fig'. 5. The jaw member 22 and spring 27 are then assembled with member 15 by means of the pivot pin 21 as shown in the drawing and the device is complete'.

5 The operation is as follows:-A

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It will be noted that when the parts are assembled as above described, the margin 37 of the locking member is always held against the inner face Iof jaw element 15 by the force of the spring actuated jaw member 22 cooperating with the curved margins 20 of wings 17. The arms35 ilank the oter side margins of the member l5, and thus prevent relative lateral movement'. As the locking member 30 is moved from the locking to the unlocking position, and vice versa, the margin 37 slides along the inner surface of member 15, while the offset portions 39 slide uponthe arcuate or curved argins 20' of the wings or flanges 17. When the element 30 is brought into the position shown in Fig. 4, the extension 36 forces the member 22 into locking ,engagement with member 15. When element 30 is moved into the position shown in Fig. 5, the extension 36 lies flat against the un- ,derside of member 15, thus permitting member 22 to assume the open position. The inner surface of the curved ange 16 engaging with the adjacent end of extension 36 also cooperates in the movement of member 30 into the position shown in Fig` 5.

What I claim is:-

1. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side with flangesN providing oppositely disposed slots and a locking member having portions seated in said slots and held against displacement by the combined action of said members. A

2. A clasp comprising cooperating spring controlled jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side with flanges providing oppositely disposed slots and a locking member having portions seated in said slots and held against displacement by the combined action of said members.

3. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side vwith anges providing oppositely disposed slots and a locking member having arms flanking the side margins of a jaw member and having portions against displacement by the combined action of said members seated m said slots and heid 4. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw ymembers pivoted together,y one jaw member provided on each side with flanges providing oppositely disposed slots with offsets having arcuate margins and a locking member having portions seated in said\ slots and held against displacement by the combined action of said members.

5. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side with anges providing oppositely disposed slots with offsets having arcuate margins and a locking member having portions seatedin said slots and portions having movable engagement with said arcuate margins and held against displacement by the combined action of said memb'ers.

6. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side with flanges providing oppositely disposed slots' and a locking member having portions seated in said slots and held against displacement by the combined action of said mem- "bers, said locking member provided with a margin having sliding engagement with the inner surface of a jaw member.

7. A clasp comprising cooperating jaw members pivoted together, one jaw member provided on each side with flanges providing oppositely disposed slots and a locking member having portions seated in said slots and held against displacement by the combined action of said members,` said locking member provided with a margin having sliding engagement with the inner surface of a, jaw member and an oppositely disposed margin adapted to engage the inner surface of the other jaw element.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2531244 *Oct 23, 1945Nov 21, 1950Stephen ApostolukGarment clasp
US2654132 *Nov 30, 1949Oct 6, 1953Norcross Sterling EGarment support
US5933922 *Apr 28, 1998Aug 10, 1999Drip Clip, Inc.Wearable multi-purpose clamp carrying a ring support
US7174607Sep 30, 2002Feb 13, 2007J.A.M. Plastics, Inc.Card attachment
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/504, 24/316, 24/516
International ClassificationA41F3/02, A41F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F3/02
European ClassificationA41F3/02