|Publication number||US2002946 A|
|Publication date||May 28, 1935|
|Filing date||Mar 28, 1934|
|Priority date||Mar 28, 1934|
|Publication number||US 2002946 A, US 2002946A, US-A-2002946, US2002946 A, US2002946A|
|Original Assignee||A J Donahue Corp|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (46), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 28, 1935. J. JACOBS I BUCKLE AND PROCESS OF MAKING SAME Filed March 28 INVENTOR Joseph Jacobs ATTORNEY Patented May 28, 1935 PATENT OFFICE I 2,002,946 BUCKLE AND PROCESS OF MAKING SAME Joseph Jacobs, Bridgeport, Conn., assignor to A. J. Donahue Corporation, Milford, Conn., acorporation of Connecticut Application March 28, 1934, Serial No. 717,779
This invention relates to buckles, and more particularly to a slide buckle and eye buckle for use on a garter band- One object of this invention is to provide a slide buckle and an eye buckle of the above nature which may be quickly and easily assembled upon a garter webbing without the necessity of threading the-.,webbing lengthwise through one or more slots in the buckles.
A further object'is to provide a slide buckle of the above nature having three cross-bars separated by a pair of elongated slots, the central bar being first transversely split at its mid point, and the sides then being bent up at right-angles, whereby the webbing maybe looped and assembled vertically upon the buckle and secured in position by thereafter bending the upright sections down upon the webbing.
A further object isto provid an eye buckle of the above nature having a wide central hookengaging body and a pair of end cross-bars, said cross-bars being transversely split at their mid points and bent upright from the'plane of said buckle, whereby the end of the garter webbing may be looped and assembled vertically upon the buckle and secured in position by thereafter.
bending the upright sections of said cross-bar down upon said webbing.
A further object isto provide a slide buckle and an eye buckle of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to assemble and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very eflicient and durable in use.
With these and other objects in view there have been illustrated on the accompanying drawing, two forms in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 represents a perspective view of an adjustable garter band embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the eye buckle of the garter as it appears before assembly to the garter webbing.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the same on a somewhat reduced scale, showing the manner in which the eye buckle is assembled to the webbing. v
Fig. 4 shows the. appearance of the completed eye buckle as it appears when assembled to one end of the garter band.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged perspective view similar to Fig. 2 of the garter slide buckle, as it appears before assembly to the garter webbing.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the same, similar to Fig. 3, showing the appearance of the looped garter webbing after it has been assembled vertically between the buckle prongs.
Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the completed slide buckle, showing the prongs bent down upon the webbing.
Fig. 8 is a longitudinal perspective view of the garter band as completely assembled.
Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several ,views, the numeral I 0 indicates a strip of elastic webbing of sufficient length to form the leg band of a garter, and upon which is assembled a hook plate II, a hook-engaging eye buckle l2, and a slide buckle l3, the two latter members constituting the subject of this invention.
Eye buckle The eye buckle l2 consists of a relatively wide body portion l4, and is initially provided with a mind one-piece cross-bars l5 and I6 spaced from the central body portion by means of a pair of slots l1, H, the initial and final positions of said bars l5 and I6 being shown in dotted outlines in Fig. 2. The ends of the bars l5 and I6 are connected to the body H by inclined curved arms l8, I8, having offset shoulders I 9, I 9, whereby the crossbars l5 and IE will lie in a diiferent plane from the body l4.
In order to assemble the eye buckle l2 to the webbing strip l0 without threading operations,
' the bars l5 and I6 are sheared at their mid points along the dotted lines 20, 20 in Fig. 2. The sections of the split bars I5 and [6 are then bent upwardly at right-angles to the body portion H at the ends of the buckle to form four vertical prongs 2|. One edge of the body section M of the buckle I2 is provided with an intermediate semicircular ofiset eye section 22 having a recess 23 for detachably receiving a hook 23a. on the hook plate II.
The method of assembling the strip ID to the eye buckle I2 is illustrated in Fig. 3. Thus, the end of said strip is first formed into a loop 24, and is provided with a metal clip 25. The section of the loop 24 opposite from the clip 25 will then be positioned vertically upon the body portion I 4 of the eye buckle l2 between the upright prongs 2| thereof, and the clip 25 will be placed above it. The upper portion of the loop 24 will then be forced to one side, and the prongs 2| will be pressed down flat upon the webbing into their initial positions by any suitable tools not shown. By then pulling on the free end of the strip H), the large loop 24 may be drawn tightly about the eye buckle l2 until the parts assume the appearance shown in Figs. 4 and 8, leaving only the body portion l4 thereof exposed. a
Slide buckle The slide buckle 13 which is illustrated in Figs. -8 consists of a substantially rectangular frame 16 having a pair of end cross-bars 21. and 28,and said frame 26 is initially formed with an integral one-piece central cross-bar 29, as shown in dotted outline in Fig. 5, said bar 29 being separated from the end bars 21 and 28 by a pair of longitudinal slots 30 and 3|. To assemble the slide buckle upon the garter band I, the central bar 29 will first be sheared at its mid point, as indicated-by the dotted line 32 in Fig. 5. The sections of said central bar 24 will then be bent up at right-angles at the sides of said frame 26 to form a pair of opposed upright prongs 33 and 34.
In assembling thestrap ill to the slide buckle l3, the end of the strap opposite from the eye buckle I! will be provided with a metal end clip 35. A substantially large loop 36 will then be formed which will include the hook plate ll, previously assembled upon the strap Ill. The loop 36 may then be laid vertically upon the slide buckle l3 between the upright prongs 33 and 34 with the double thickness of the overlapped ends of the loop 33 resting upon.- the side bars 21 and 28, as shown in Fig. 6. p
The upper part of the loop 36 will then be forced to one side and the prongs 33 and 34 pressed downwardly by suitable tools, not shown. 'As shown in Fig. 7, the prongs 33 and 34 are preferably offset downwardly at 31 and 38 adjacent their frame ends to cause said prongs 33 and 34 to lie in a different plane than the frame 26 and permanently hold the webbing frictionally within the slots of the slide buckle.
While there have been disclosed in this specification two forms in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that these forms are shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosures but may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. Inshort, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is:
1. The method of assembling an eye buckle having upright prongs formed at each corner, a slide buckle having a pair of upright prongs formed at opposite ends, and a hook plate, to a longitudinal webbing strap to produce an adjustable band garter, which consists of forming one end of the strap into a loop, assembling said loop vertically upon said eye buckle with-the end-of said strap positioned between said prongs, bending said corner prongs downwardly upon said strap, threading said hook plate upon'the opposite end of said strap, forming the hook plate end of said strap into a loop including said hook plate, moving said latter loop vertically down upon said slide buckle and bending the prongs thereof down upon said strap in such a manner as to include the double thickness of said strap.
2. The method of assembling an eye buckle having upright prongs formed at each corner to an elongated looped garter webbing strap having a metal clip at the end thereof which consists of placing said'loop vertically upon' said eye buckle with said clip positioned between said prongs on the inside of said loop, bending said corner prongs downwardly upon said strap, and tightening said loop about said eye buckle, whereby all longitudinal threading operations are avoided.
J QSEPH' JACOBS.
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|U.S. Classification||24/197, 24/200, 24/702, 24/265.00R, 24/165, 2/321, 223/50, 223/49|
|International Classification||A44B11/25, A44B11/28|