US 2008267 A
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H. E. STOLLMAN BUCKLE Filed July 9, 1934 INVENTOR. Harry 5. Sid/man.
Patented July 16, 1935 PATENT OFFICE 2,008,267 r BUCKLE Harry E. Stollman, Averne, N. Y.
Application July 9, 1934, Serial Nb. 734,313 r l Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in the construction of belt buckles. Very frequently it is observed, that the material against which the belt buckle is worn, and the belt itself have been 5 damaged by constant wear, pressure and rub bing, this being especially the case of buckles, having sharp edges.
The invention covers a binding strip which will act as a cushion against the clothing of the wearer, and the belt material. This binding strip will also serve other purposes as will be clearly explained in the following specification and drawmg.
It is an object of this invention to provide a buckle with a binding strip to act as a cushion at an edge of the buckle.
It is a further object of thisinvention to provide a buckle with a binding strip in such manher, that it will add tothe attractiveness of the buckle.
It is a further object of this invention, to also use this binding strip to tie two half belt buckle shells together such as in stamped sheet metal buckles.
It is a further object of this invention, to pro vide a buckle, made of leather, composition board, etc., with a binding strip, which will act in addition to the cushion effect, as a binder to prevent the fringing out of the buckle.
19 This invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of parts and in the unique relations of the members and in the relative proportioning and disposition thereof; all as more completely outlined herein.
35 To enable others skilled in the art so fully to comprehend the underlying features thereof that they may embody the same by the numerous modifications in structure and relation contemplated by this invention, a drawing depicting certain forms of the invention has been annexed as a part of this disclosure, and in such drawing', like characters of reference denote corresponding parts throughout all the views, of which:
45 Fig. 1 is a view illustrating a belt with a buckle embodying the invention, the belt being shown on the wearer.
Fig. 2 is a view of a belt buckle covering an embodiment of the invention. 50 Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic sectional view illustrating the binding strip tying together two half buckle shells. a
Fig. 4 is another embodiment of the invention in which the buckle is made of leather, composition material, etc., and in which the binding strip is shown as also functioning as a guard against fringing of the edges.
Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is another embodiment of the invention, in which a round cord is used as binder instead 5 of the flat ribbon shaped binder illustrated in Fig. 2.
Fig. '7 is a diagrammatic sectional view showing a buckle made up of only one half shell and illustrating the tendency of wear of the material 10 Without the cushion effect of the binding strip.
In Fig. 1, a belt ID has a buckle ll. Buckle II will contact the belt at portions indicated by the numeral l0, and edges l2 and I3 thereof will contact the material of the clothing of the wearer. 15- The body ll of buckle H which may be made of rigid or semi-rigid material has perforations I4 which are shown as rectangular but which may be also round as shown at IE or I6, or may assume any otherdesired shape. Through perforations M a binding strip I! is woven, the ends I8 and IQ of which binding strip are either tied together in a knot as at 20 or may be stapled as shown at 2| in Fig. 4.
The buckle has the standard form of fastening pin 22 which fits into belt openings 23, as is well known in the art. In Fig. 3 two half shells 24 and 25 are shown placed back against back, held in this position by means of said binding strip I! and the loop 26 of fastening pin 22. 30
The designs shown have no direct relation to the function and utility of the invention. Many 7 other designs are possible without affecting the principle of this invention. The buckle may be for example of hollow metal, of leather, fibre board, bakelite, Gallalith, bone, pheno1-oomposition, heavy cloths or canvas etc.; also the binding strip may be made of leather, ribbon, fabric, cord, rope etc.
The cushioning effect is clearly illustrated in Fig. 7 at '21. The edge 28 without this binding strip I! will surely damage the material 29 and also the belt portion which it contacts during walking, bending or other movements of the body as Well as due to a steady pressure, especially if the edge 28 is in any way sharp as shown at 30. The fastening pin 22 is held in its position by means of notches 3| in the back portion 32 of the buckle. V
If it is desired other edges, such as edge ll' (Fig. 2) of the body of the buckle may be provided with perforations and binding (not shown) similar to that indicated at I1.
It is believed from the above description that struction and is adapted to accomplish among others all of the objects and advantages herein set forth.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: g a
1. A belt buckle comprising a body provided with a plurality of perforations adjacent an edge thereof, and .a binding threaded through said perforations, said binding to function as a cushion against the apparel of the wearer.,
2. A belt buckle comprising a substantially rigid body having a plurality of perforations adjacent an edge thereof, and a binding threaded through said perforations and serving as cushioning means against the belt.
' 3. A belt buckle comprising a substantially rigid body having a plurality of perforations, and
a binding threaded through said perforations to serve as cushioning means against the belt and apparel of the wearer.
4. A belt buckle comprising a pair of shells, each having a plurality of perforations, and a binding threaded through said perforations to secure the shells together, said binding also serving as cushion means to prevent abrasion of the material which may come in contact with the buckle.
5. The method-of shielding the edge of a buckle which consists in providing perforations adjacent a the peripheral edge thereof and then interlacing a fabric through the perforations and over the edge thereof.
HARRY E. s'roLLMAN. J