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Publication numberUS2049660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1936
Filing dateJul 17, 1935
Priority dateJul 17, 1935
Publication numberUS 2049660 A, US 2049660A, US-A-2049660, US2049660 A, US2049660A
InventorsPatten Nora Q
Original AssigneePatten Nora Q
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoulder-strap retaining device
US 2049660 A
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Aug. 4, 1936. N. Q. PATTEN SHOULDER STRAP RETAINING DEVICE Filed July 17, 1955 NJ E flm mT NT WA WP Q A R O N /m a 6 a 5 2 a) L ATTORNEY.

Patented Aug. 4, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in dress accessories, and particularly to devices for retaining the straps of ladies undergarments.

The object of my invention is to provide simple,

practicable and convenient means secured at the shoulders of a ladys dress in a manner comfortable to the wearer and unnoticeable by others which will retain the shoulder-straps of undergarments and safeguard them from slipping over the shoulders.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a light and serviceable shoulder-strap retaining device formed of a single piece of resilient material doubled upon itself to form a 5 strap-receiving loop having overlapping yieldable end-portions to afford ready entrance of the straps within the loop and effectively safeguarding their retention against accidental displacement, together with means for receiving the stitches through which the device is secured to the garment at the ends of the device consisting of oppositely disposed rounded notches in the terminal bends where the device is folded upon itself, thus in addition affording an aid to making said bends.

Other objects and advantages residing in my invention, and objects relating to details of construction and adaptation of means to the ends in view, will be readily apparent in the course of the detailed description to follow.

The accompanying views illustrate by way of example a representative form of my invention, in which:

Figure l is a detached View in side elevation of a shoulder-strap retaining device embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a view in end elevation of the same.

Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of the device as applied to a garment and with a strap retained therein, the garment and strap being shown in cross-section.

Fig. 4 is a pictorial view illustrating the device in use.

Fig. 5 is a plan View of the metal or other blank from which the device is made prior to folding or bending the same.

Referring to said views, it will be seen that my improved strap-retaining device is formed of a relatively thin and narrow strip of resilient sheet material having a medial body portion I and opposite, inwardly folded ends 2 and 3. Said ends overlap in spaced parallel relation to the body to provide a strap-retaining space 5 and are slightly spaced apart, as at 6, to provide the strap 1 with ready access to said space. The extremity of the outer end 2 is curved outwardly at 8 to aid in entering the strap within said space, while the extremity of the inner end 3 is similarly curved toward the overlying end 2 to make the accidental dislodgment of the strap more diflicult.

At the ends of the body I rounded notches i0 15 are formed symmetrically upon opposite sides which extend into the return-bended extremities H and which provide convenient facilities for sewing the device at each end to the shoulderseam along the under-side of the outer garment 20 I2, the strip of metal forming the device being folded approximately along the lines iii of Fig. 5, the reduced widths of material thereat facilitates the bending operations in forming the device.

In utilizing the device it is sewed, as described, with its major axis extending in parallel with the shoulder-seam of the dress. The straps I may then be readily inserted between the resilient ends 2 and 3 into the space 5 where they will be retained in comfortable and inconspicuous order and may be as readily removed in an analogous manner.

The device is inexpensive in manufacture and is susceptible of being coated or lacquered in 0 suitable colors to match the shade of the dress material on which it is used.

Having described my invention, what I claim 1s:-

A shoulder-strap retaining device, consisting 40 of a strip of spring material formed with amedially disposed body having its opposite ends turned inwardly in overlapping relation to provide a strap-retaining space between the body and said ends, the extremities of both said ends 45 being turned outwardly.


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U.S. Classification24/563
International ClassificationA41F15/00, A41F15/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02
European ClassificationA41F15/02