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Publication numberUS2061385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1936
Filing dateApr 22, 1933
Priority dateApr 22, 1933
Publication numberUS 2061385 A, US 2061385A, US-A-2061385, US2061385 A, US2061385A
InventorsNadler Maurice D
Original AssigneeNadler Maurice D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable button-attaching device
US 2061385 A
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NOV. 17, 1936. M D NADLER ADJUSTABLE BUTTON ATTACHING DEVICE Filed April 22, 1933 NVENTOR MAUR/cf 0. /VoL ER Patented Nov.

UNITED STATES ATET FFICE ADJUSTABLE BUTTON-ATTACHING DEVICE 18 Claims.

The object of the invention, is the production of an adjustable button-attaching device, which first, should permit the attachmentk of a button to a coat, suit, or any other article of wearing apparel at will, without the necessity of sewing the button on tol the apparel; secondly, it should permit the removal of the button from the wearing apparel without damaging the garment or leaving any noticeable trace or sign of previous wear; and thirdly, it should permit the free adjustment of the button to be attached in such a fashion that the button shall 'be capable of attachment to a wider or narrower garment, to suit the t of the wearer thereof.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a device of the character described which is compact and convenient to carry in a pocket, which may be collapsible, which is easy and economical to produce and convenient to use.

In the drawing illustrating the device of the present invention,

Figure 1 is a view showing the device of the present invention placed on a garment ready for use;

Figure 2 is a top View of such device, with one arm partly cut away to show its structure more clearly;

Figure 3 is a front side View of the same, and

Figure 4 is a rear side View of one arm of the device taken along line 4-4 of Figure 2 of the drawing.

Referring more specically to the drawing, the device of the present invention comprises a pair of arms I I, joined together at one end by resilient spring means I2, tending to press the free ends of the arms I I together along a considerable portion of their length. Such spring means I2 may be an arcuate leaf spring integral with the said arms, as illustrated, or any other desirable type suitable for the purpose.

Each of the arms II may comprise a flat portion of metal about 3 inches long, or other material of a rigid, somewhat resilient nature, having narrow edges I3 inwardly turned to form a guiding channel I4 adapted to receive and guide a sliding member I5 adapted to act in frictional relation with the arm ,I I. Such friction may be preferably provided by a plurality of spaced projections I6 provided on the inner surface of the arm l I, which projections may preferably be provided by stamping out of the arm I I, and depressions Il, provided in the sliding member I5 and adapted to cooperate with the projections I6.

Each of said sliding members I5 may be provided at the inner Vend thereof with a projecting stop member IS which will act with the widened end portions I9 of the inturned edges i3 to prevent the complete removal of such sliding member from the sliding channel after the device is assembled.

One of the sliding members I5 may be provided at its other end with gripping means 20, to aid in the sliding thereof within the channel, the other member may be provided with means for attaching a button 2|, which means may comprise one or more perforations through which a button may be sewn, or through which the button that is commonly known as bachelor buttn may be attached. The button 2l may serve as gripping means for the sliding of the member to which it is attached.

The device of the present invention may be readily produced and manufactured as will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the present invention relates. In order to use the device oi the present invention all that is necessary is to separate the free ends of the two arms I I, which are normally held pressed together by the spring means l2, and insert the garment edge between those arms. The action oi the spring I2, will press the arms I I, against the garment and will be suflicient to maintain the device in position upon the garment. The position of the button 2l may then be properly adjusted to cooperate with the buttonhole with which it is intended to be used either by moving the device itself, back toward the garment edge where the buttonhole does not quite reach to the button; or, where the buttonhole overlaps the button, by extendingthe sliding member I carrying the button 2l until the position of such button correspends to the buttonhole. The other sliding member i5, the one not carrying any button may then be similarly extended to back up and to provide support for the button and, incidentally to provide an additional grip upon the garment.

The cooperating projections I6 and depressions II in the arms II and sliding members I5, respectively, provide sufficient frictional contact between such arms and their respective sliding members to prevent any independent movement or displacement between them.

It may here be stated that as the sliding arm I5 not carrying the button, is provided mostly to act as a reinforcing or stiiening background to the other sliding member carrying the button 2I, when the same is extended, it is therefore, evident that such auxiliary of sliding member, may be eliminated, without detracting from the eicacy of the device of the present invention.

The device of the present invention, besides its use as a removable button attaching device for garments, is alsoI readily adaptable for use as a clasp, to hold any two articles of apparel or any portions thereof, temporarily together, with its inherent additional advantage of extensibility, which is not possessed by the ordinary clasps now in use.

This completes the description of the construction and manner of use of the removable and adjustable button device of the present invention and it may here be stated that while the foregoing is descriptive of a preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not wish to be limited to such embodiment, as, obviously, others may be made, Without the exercise of the inventive faculties and within the scope of the present invention.

What I claim is:

1. A device of the character described comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, one of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels and in frictional contact with the said arm and a button mounted on the end of the said sliding member extending beyond the said arm.

2. A device of the character described comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, one of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels and in frictional contact with the said arm, said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond the said arm, means for attaching a button thereto.

3. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, one of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels, said arm having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections, and a button mounted on the end of the said sliding member extending beyond the said arm.

4. A device of the character described comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, one of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels, said arm having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections, said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond the said arm, means for attaching a` button thereto.

5. A device ofthe character described oomprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channelsr for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within each of the said guiding channels and in frictional contact with its arm and a button mounted on one end of one of the said sliding members extending beyond its arm.

6. A device of the character described comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to press the free ends of said arms together, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned Within each of the said guiding channels, each of said arms having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections positioned within it, and a button mounted on thev end of one of the said sliding members extending beyond its arm.

7. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring means adapted to' press the free ends of said arms together, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within each of the said guiding channels, each of said arms having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality` of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections positioned Within it, one of said sliding members having a button attached to the end thereof extending beyond its arm.

8. A device of the character described, comprising an arcuate spring center portion a pair of arms extending from each end of the said arcuate spring portion, the ends of said arms tending to converge and to be pressed together by the said spring portion, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming gui-ding channels for a slidingmember, a sliding member positioned within each of the said guiding channels and in frictional contact with the said arms, and a button mounted on the end of one of the said sliding members extending beyond its arm.

9. A device of the character described, comprising an arcuate spring center portion a pair of arms extending from each end of the said arcuate spring portion, the ends of said arms tending to converge and to be pressed together by said spring portion, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within each of the said guiding channels, each of said arms having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections positioned within it, one of said slidingl members having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means for attaching a button thereto.

10. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms, spring means joining the said arms at one of their ends and spacing the said joined ends apart, the said spring means pressing the free ends of the said arms together, one of the said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned Within the said guiding channels andin frictional contact with the saidarm, and a button mounted on the end of the said sliding memberextending beyond the said arm.

11. A device. of thecharacterL described, comprising a pair of arms,` spring means integral with and between the-said arms, said spring means jA pressing the free ends of the arms together, one of the said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels and in frictional contact with the said arm, the said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means for securing a button thereto.

12. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms, spring means joining the said arms at one of their ends and spacing the joined ends apart, the said spring means pressing the free ends of the said arms together, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the guiding channels of one of the said arms and in rictional contact therewith, the said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means for securing a button thereto.

13. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms, spring means joining the said arms at one of their ends and spacing the said joined ends apart, the said spring means pressing the free ends of the said arms together, each of the said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the guiding channels oi each of the arms and in frictional contact with its said arm, each of the said sliding members having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means for attaching a button thereto.

14. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms, spring means joining the said arms at one oi their ends and spacing the said joined ends apart, the said spring means pressing the free ends of the said arms together, each of the said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the guiding channels of one of the said arms, each of the said arms having a plurality of spaced projection on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections, the said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means 'for attaching a button thereto.

15. A device of the character described, comprising a pair of arms, arcuate spring means integral with and intermediate of the said arms, said spring means pressing the free ends of the arms together, one of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said guiding channels, said arm having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections, the said sliding member having, at its end extending beyond the said arm, means for attaching a button thereto.

16. A device of the Character described comprising a pair of arms, spring means between and integral with the said arms, said spring means spacing the ends joining it apart and pressing the free ends of the arms together, each of said arms having inwardly turned edges forming guiding channels for a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within said guiding channels of each of the said arms, each oi the said arms having a plurality of spaced projections on its inner surface, said sliding member having a plurality of corresponding spaced depressions cooperating with said spaced projections, each of the said sliding members having, at its end extending beyond its arm, means for attaching a button thereto.

1'7. A device of the character described cornprising a pair of arms, spring means joining the said arms at one of their ends and pressing the free ends of the said arms together, one of said arms carrying means for housing and guiding a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within the said housing and guiding means and in frictional contact with the said arm, said sliding member having a button attached to its end extending beyond the said arm.

18. A device of the character described comprising a pair of arms joined at one of their ends by spring'means adapted to press the 'free ends of the said arms together, each of the said arms carrying-means for housing and guiding a sliding member, a sliding member positioned within each of the said housing and guiding means and in frictional contact with the said arm, one of the said sliding members having means at its end extending beyond the said arm for securing a button thereto.

MAURICE D.' NADLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/342.1, 24/530, 24/91, 24/686
International ClassificationA41F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F1/00
European ClassificationA41F1/00