US 1988233 A
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Filed Aug. 9, 1953 IN VEN TOR. fl fierenar.
ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 15,
Application August 9,
One object of this invention is the provision of a novel construction for buttons adapted to be securely and permanently attached to clothing or articles of apparel in general, or any other 6 articles utilizing buttons, whereby the button may be attached without requiring any sewing.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a novel means for attaching buttons of all kinds having the usual holes therein, to garments or the like Without requiring any sewing.
Still another object of the invention is the I provision of a novel locking means forming a part of the attaching means, whereby the button is permanently attached to the garment so as to eliminate all possibility of accidental separation of the button from the garment.
The above and other objects will become apparent in the description below, in which characters of reference refer to like-named parts in the drawing.
Referring briefly to the drawing, Figure 1 is a central cross sectional elevational view taken through a button about to be attached to a garment.
Figure 2 is a similar View with the button attached.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 of a modified structure.
Figure 4 is a plan View of the lower member of the device, that is, the member which rests on the back side of the garment.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the staple member used in the type shown in Figures 1 and 2.
Figure 6 is a similar View of the staple used in the type shown in Figure 3.
Figure 7 is an elevational view illustrating the construction applied to small buttons or studs.
Figure 8 is a central cross-sectional elevational view through a small button attached to a garment. I
Figure 9 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 9-9 of Figure 8.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 10 indicates a section of cloth forming a part of a garment or the like. The common type of button is shown at 11, having the usual two or more holes 12.
On the back or inner side of the cloth 10, a
pressed member 13 is placed. This member may be formed by pressing it out of a single sheet of flexible metallic material, circular in outline, to provide a central mound-like boss 14. From this boss 14, the material of the member 13 slopes 5 5 curvedly to provide walls 15 which continue in New York, N. Y.
1933, Serial No. 684',383 (01. 24-95) the extensions 17, the latter enclosing an annular compartment 18 between the boss 14 and the outer periphery of the member 13.
Concentric serrations 16 are formed on the wall 15 of the boss 14. The inner upper periphe member 13 is slitted radially as shown ry of the in Figure 4 to provide spaced-apart resilient tongues 19,
the latter being bent upward to form a mouth 20 between the boss 14 and the said upper periphery.
The staple 21, adapted to interlock with the member 13, has two parallel arms 22 which are flexible, these arms being provided with serrations or teeth 23, on their inner surfaces.
attaching the button 11 to the cloth 10, the
arms 22 are passed through the holes 12 of the button and through the cloth; On the other side of the cloth, the ends of these arms enter the mouth 20 and continued movement of these arms causes them to be spread apart by the boss 14 and to enter opposite sides of the annular compartment 18, the flexibility of permitting this spreading and at the s the arms ame time causing their inner serrated surfaces to ride over the serrations 16 of the walls 15.
two sets of serrations mutually oppose each other, the arms of the staple will be locked against withdrawal in any position within said compartment. When the staple has thus been advanced to its maximum position, as
shown in Figure 2, the button is permanently attached.
In the modified form shown in Figure 3, the serrations 24 on the staple 25 are located on the outer sides of the arms 26, and the walls of the annular compartment 28 that is, without serrations.
bounding are flat,
Otherwise this pressed member 29 is identical to member 13,
with the exception that the ends of th e tongues 19a are pointed and extend closer. to the boss 2'7.
When the staple 25 is forced through the cloth so that its arms 26 are spread by the boss 27, the
tongues 19a. act like a pawl on the serrations 24,
said tongues thereby preventing withdrawal of:
the staple from the member 29.
In the case of small buttons or studs 30, the staple is omitted, the buttons being then formed of metal or other material which will suit the purpose A square hole 31 is pressed out of the button, and the material thus pressed out is formed into four walls 32 whose lower extremities are pointed and whose outer surfaces are provided with serrations 33. which is applied to the back side of 35, consists of a ring having its lowe fiat so that the inner periphery thereof The member 34,
the cloth r surface will pro-v vide a tooth-like edge 36 which will serve to prevent withdrawal of the walls 32. p I
Obviously modifications in form and structure 'may be made without departing from the spirit 5 and scope of the invention.
I claim: In combination with a button having holes therein, a member adapted to be placed on the back side of a garment, a staple having flexible 10 arms adapted to pass throughrsaid holes and being provided with serrations on their inner sides, and said curved walls having concentric serrations ontheir inner surfaces in which saidstaple serrations are adapted to register to interlock said staple with said member.