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Publication numberUS2043321 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1936
Filing dateJan 10, 1933
Priority dateJan 10, 1933
Publication numberUS 2043321 A, US 2043321A, US-A-2043321, US2043321 A, US2043321A
InventorsNathan I Fleischer
Original AssigneeFleischer Mills Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Snap tape
US 2043321 A
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June 9, 1936. N, l, FLElSCHER EQME@ SNAP TAPE l Filed Jan. lO, 1953' Patented June 9, 1936 UNITED SNAP TAPE

a corporation of Ohio Application January 10,

Z Claims.

My invention relates to tape provided with snap fasteners regularly disposed throughout its length.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide as an article of commerce tape or material in a continuous length to which snap fasteners are secured at intervals in folds thereof, such tape to be supplied by the dealer in Whatever lengths or quantity may be required by the consumer, it being cut when sold or used so as to supply to the purchaser or user a length of tape having the required number of snap fasteners.

The tape as thus provided, may have permanently secured to its folds either of the elements of a snap fastener, the other element being attached to the secured element, or the elements may be secured individually to the folds, different elements being in alternate arrangement. The tape so tted with fasteners may be supplied to the retailer in bolts or on reels to be unwound and served in theV required lengths to the purchaser or user.

Further objects of my invention will appear from the following detailed description thereof.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a perspective cf one form of my new snap tape, whereon the male element of the snap fastener is secured to the folds of the tape.

Figure 2 is an edge elevation of the construction shown in Figure 1, the female element of the fastener, however, being removed but in adjacent location to indicate its application.

Figure 3 is a perspective of a modied form in which the female element of the fastener is secured to the tape.

Figure 4 is an edge elevation of the construction shown in Figure 3, the male element of the fastener, however, being removed but in adjacent location to indicate its application.

Figure 5 is a perspective of a tape to which both elements of the'fastener are secured individually to the tape.

In the several figures of the drawing the numeral I indicates the tape, which may be of any desirable material, either silk or cotton, elastic or nonelastic, and of any desired width.

In the form shown in Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4, the tape I is doubled at regular intervals to form folds 2 2. In the construction illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 the male elements 3 are secured to the folds 2, and the other elements of each snap 4 4 are snapped to the elements 3 in the usual manner.

In the form shown in Figures 3 and 4 the fe- 1933, Serial No. 650,970

male elements 5 are secured to the folds 2, and the other elements 6 are snapped to the elements 5. As thus constructed and supplied with snaps, it is obvious that the tape may be handled the same as any other tape in bolts or on reels.

In Figure 5 the tape l is provided with adjacent oppositely disposed folds T l and 8 8, the pairs of folds being disposed at regular intervals along the tape. Secured to the folds 'l are the male elements 9 9 of the snap fasteners, and similarly secured to the folds 3 are the female elements Ill l0. vention shown in Figure 5, it is obvious also that the tape may be supplied in bolts or on reels.

In merchandising the tape of either form of construction shown in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the dealer cuts the tape adjacent that one of the folds 2 whichV will sever the length of tape having the required number of snap fasteners. Similarly in supplying tape of the construction illustrated in Figure 5, the dealer cuts the tape between folds 'l and 8, for instance on the lines Il ll of Figure 5, supplying to the customer the required length of tape with related fastener elements. In the construction of Figure 5 the user will usually find it desirable to sever the individual pairs of snap elements by again cutting the tape between the folds 'l and 8, so that each length of tape when thus ultimately severed is provided with a pair of fasteners which may be used together as a unit for any desired purpose to which the combined tape and fastener elements may be suited. The lengths of tape thus severed by the user, are available for use as shoulder straps or supports or similar articles for retaining the shoulders of garments in position and like uses.

In the form illustrated in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive, the loose element of the snap is attached, with the free end of the tape, to a suitable section of the garment, the loop end of the tape containing the other element of the snap is available to engage around the portion of the garment to be secured. In the form shown in Figure 5, the tape contains at its respective ends both elements of the snap and is thus available to loop around portions of garments to be held together in position.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. As an article of manufacture, a strip of material provided with a series of pairs of folds, one member of each pair being oppositely disposed to the other member, said pairs being disposed In the form of my inat regular intervals, and a separate fastener e1ement secured to each of said folds through both thicknesses thereof.

2. As an article of manufacture, a strip of material provided with a series of pairs of folds, one member of each pair being oppositeiy opposed to the other member, said pairs being disposed at regular intervals, and a separate fastener element secured in each of said folds, through both thicknesses thereof, the elements of each pair being complementary to each other. 5

NATHAN I. FLEISCHER.

Referenced by
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US3006048 *Mar 9, 1959Oct 31, 1961Joseph H WindishSelf-adjusting fastener
US4393104 *May 18, 1981Jul 12, 1983Helen M. FinkTable placemat
US4507344 *Feb 1, 1984Mar 26, 1985Baughman Daniel GPin with detachable face
US4856247 *Apr 6, 1987Aug 15, 1989Georgino John MArticle and method for installing insulation
Classifications
U.S. Classification428/99, 428/5, 428/33, 24/DIG.160, 428/131, 428/119, 428/181, 24/93
International ClassificationA44B17/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/16, A44B17/0058
European ClassificationA44B17/00L