US 2035717 A
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J. B. PENTZ SAFE'IIYPIN Ma ch 31, 1936.
Original FiIed March 6, 1955 ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 31, 1936 SAFETYPIN James B. Pentz, Tompkinsville, N. Y.
Application March 6, 1933, Serial No. 659,716 Renewed August 20, 1935 2 Claims.
This invention relates to safety pins such as are used for example to fasten diapers and other articles of penetrable material, and my improvements are particularly directed to the following novel features and attributes in and pertaining to safety pins as comprised in my invention.
The use of an eyelet that is fitted within and clamped to the coil at the heel of a safety pin, to (a) prevent the impaled fabric from becoming lodged within or caught by the coil; (1)) whereby a tape, for connecting two or more safety pins, or for connecting a safety pin with another article, being impaled by a pin, can be clamped between the eyelet and coil, and (c) the relatively large area of the eyelet flanges, at one or both sides, which provides a more secure thumb grip of the safety pin to aid in pressing it through fabric.
Also my invention includes the provision of a guard lock, connected to a safety pin, and adapted to prevent the accidental opening thereof, and to prevent the impaled fabric from becoming caught in the guard at the pin head.
It is my purpose, in connecting two or more safety pins by a tape, to thereby avoid the liability of losing a pin because the tape and a connected pin will always assist in facilitating observation for recovery. Also, in the event of a pin being swallowed by an infant the connecting tape will enable the pin to be withdrawn, and further, since the tape is connected to the coil, the pin, if open, can be pulled out with the point down.
In some instances the bar of a safety pin may include a coil intermediate its length, which coil may be provided with an eyelet, and have a tape attached thereto, in addition to the provision of a tape connected to the heel coil.
Other features and advantages of my invention will hereinafter appear.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a plan view showing a pair of my improved safety pins connected by a tape.
Fig. 2 is an exploded view of a safety pin, a tape and an eyelet, prior to assembly.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the heel or coil portion of a safety pin, with tape and eyelet connection.
Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of my improved safety pin, showing a guard lock applied thereto.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a safety pin having a tape connected thereto in a novel manner, the tape also having another attachment.
Fig. '7 is a perspective view of my improved safety pin, with tape attached, the tape carrying another article.
Fig. 8 shows my improved safety pin having a coil and eyelet in its shank or bar, in addition to the heel coil, with eyelet, and tape ends attached to said coils, and
Fig. 9 shows a safety pin having an article carrying strand freely entered in the loop of its coil.
The safety pin fanning the subject of my improvements is in some respects of usual character, it having the bar I, coil bar carrying the usual guard 4 to engage the pin when in the pin closed position.
For the purposes of my invention I provide an eyelet having the relatively large head 5 and. the tubular portion 5 that is to be entered through the coil aperture 1 at the heel of the safety pin, so that said eyelet may be clamped upon said coil to constitute a fixed element of the heel.
The eyelet, when riveted or clamped to the coil of the safety pin, has the further advantage of stiffening the spring of the coil and prevents its tendency to open out. Also it adds to the tension of the spring and prolongs its useful life.
In some instances the eyelet can be dispensed with for certain purposes of my invention, and then, for example, the tape is preferably doubled at one end, as shown in Fig. 6, and that end impaled by the pin, whereupon the tape, which is passed through the coil aperture, is drawn at its impaled end close up against the coil, to thereby serve as a guard for preventing pinned fabric from becoming caught in said coil.
In Fig. 5 there appears a guard locking device which consists of a plate 9 having a hole H] to receive the bar I, and a slot ll provided with an entrance l2 through which the pin 3 may be admitted into said slot.
When the pin has been entered in slot l I it will be locked in its closed position and is not then liable to open accidentally.
Fig. 7 shows my improved safety pin with a tape I 3 secured at one end to the coil, and its other end carrying an article such for example as a babys teething ring; and Fig. 9 shows a strand l4 freely entered through the coil of a safety pin and carrying different articles at its opposite ends, the strand being slidable through the coil aperture so that either article may be pulled outwardly at will.
The example of Fig. 1 shows a pair of pins which are connected at their coil ends respectively with opposite ends of a tape l5 that is extended therebetween.
While loops in the tape for the purpose of holding articles such for example as those indicated 2 and pointed pin 3, the a.
in Figs. 6 and 7 are here shown as formed by stitching, I may instead create the loop by clamping an eyelet that is passed through a folded over tape end such as appears in the middle item of Fig. 2, the eyelet also appearing in this view.
' Variations within the spirit and scope of my invention are equally comprehended by the foregoing disclosure.
1. In a safety pln,an eyelet entered within the coil thereof and clamped thereto, the eyelet flange at one side having an area that considerably exceeds the transverse area of the coil, for thumb gripping purposes.
2. A pair of safety pins and a tape to connect them, eyelets entered respectively within the coils of said pins, said eyelets being clamped to said coils and engaging said tape between said coils and the flanges of the respective eyelets.
JAMES B. PENTZ.