US 2089221 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
s. s. Fam-UR ET AL 2,089,221
AND THE LIKE Aug. 1o, 1937.
SECURING MEANS FOR FLOWERS, OliNxMliNTS,`
-Filed Jan. 5o, 19:56
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Patented Aug. 10, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application January 30, 1936, Serial No. 61,506
This invention relates to securing means for bouquets of nowers. on ladies dresses, and the like, and has for its main object to `provide a device of this character which will be simple and 5 easy to apply and remove, and which will not necessitate the injuring or piercing of the dress or fabric, as is the case with pins and pin-operating devices mainly use-d for such purposes now.
The object of our invention is to provide removably securing means, composed of two members or elements, which may be fastened or attached to any fabric or garment by means of wedge action of two members or elements, which A wedge action willbe `hereinafter more fully del5 scribed.
Our device may be used for removably securing other objects, such as ornaments, designs, emblems, etc., on fabrics, or garments while the same are being worn, and it may be used generally, when desired, where our'device may be applied, and for removably securing one object to another.
A furtherobject of our invention is to provide a device as characterized herein which will not pierce, puncture, tear, soil or harm in any way, the fabric or garment to which our device may be fastened or attached, by means of said we-dge action, easily and conveniently.
Another object of our invention is to provide a device as characterized herein which will be inexpensive to manufacture and which will be artistic and attractive in appearance. Other objects of this invention will be apparent as the specification and thev drawing, accom-l In the drawing:
Fig. l is a partly sectional elevation of our device as applied for securing a bouquet of flowers onY a garment; Y
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the upper portion of our device, an ornamental covering shield which may be employed with it being indicated in an imaginary manner by dot and dash lines; and
Fig. 3 is an end View of the same; I
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary rear View of a portion of the garment or fabric, to the front of which a member of our device has been applied, asecond Wedge member thereof being shown in the rear of the garment in a position'just prior ,to its being moved into engagement with said first member; l
Fig. 5 is a partly cross sectional and elevational view of the device shown in Figi, the section being taken about on the line 5-5 ofjFig` 1;
Fig. 6 is a View of a womanin an evening Agown panying and forming a part ofthe same proceeds:
(Cl. 24T-5) on which abouquet of flowers has been secured by our device; and
Y Fig. 7 is a sectional elevation of another form of our device for securing only one or a few flowers, Vwith 'ornamental shield,k while Fig. 8 is a detail of another modification.
Referring now to the drawing more closely by characters of reference, the numeral I0 indicates our device in general, the main element of which is a member I I preferably made of sheet metal, or any other appropriate sheet material, having an upper or outer layer,- plate i2, and a lower or inner layer, plate I3, spaced apart from one another, as indicated at I4.
' Both ends preferably are being closedby .trans-` verse walls I5 and I6 between the plates or sheets I2 and I3, as best shown in Fig. 1. The member I I generally is wedge shaped, the two longitudinal sides or edges I'I- and I8 thereof being inclined towards each other andV of the transverse sides the lower one, I5, being Wider than the up-per one, I6.
The rear of the member I I and particularly of its lower plate I3 is best shown-in Fig. 4, and it will be observed that the samehas two'inwardly bent wedge guide channels, I9 and 20, along its longitudinal edges I1 and I8 (see Fig. 3).
Our device also embodies a second main ele'- rnent 2I. (Fig. 4) whichV is a wedge membermade of any appropriate material and fitting into theY guides I9 and 20. y
The use and operation of our vdevice is as fol`- lows: y
The embodiment of our device, described and shown, is designed for securing bouquets of flowers on adress or other garment. Such bouquet of owers will be secured on the outer or upper plate I2 by placing it thereon in a longitudinal direction as indicated in Figs. 1 and 6. To facilitate the securing ofthe bouquet of flowers or rather the stems of the owers on said plate and prevent slipping thereof, we preferably strike spikes 22Y and 23 out of the material thereof onto which the stem portion of the bouquetV of flowers may be thrust, whereupon said stem portion of the flowers may be secured on said plate-by any appro-- priate means, as by wires passed between the two plates. I2 and I3 in a transverse direction.
andfthen over and around the stem of saidbou? quet yo'ffflowers, as indicated at`24 and 25. Preferably, the upper wire Zlr may be adjacent to the walll to prevent its upward or downwardv slipping,fwhile the lower wire 25 may engage ap- Y propriate recesses orincisions 26 and 2'I in saidv `plate I 2 for the same purpose. It is to be under! 6, and thereupon forced home over said wedge member between the wedge guides |53 and 2B. A portion of the dress 29 will 'be Acaught between the member 2| and the lower plate I3 and its guides I9 and 20 and closed between them ina wedge like action so that thewhole securing member I0 will be removablyfastenedon the dress in the position desired, carrying the bouquet of flowers 30 on its outside surface and over the desired portion of the garment. f
The securing wires 24 and 25 and the portion of the stem of the bouquet'secured on the plate i2, with said plate, may or may not lbe covered and concealed by any ornamental means, or even simply by some attractive looking sheet material like silk, paper, etc., but in the embodiment shown, we indicate an ornamental shield or cover :3| which may be secured on the outside of our fastening means forming a part thereof. Said ornamental shield in the-embodiment shown may have a curved outer contour and the two ends 32 and 33 thereof may be rolled or bent inwardly to form appropriate tubes through which the wires 24 and 25 may be passed thereby providing for the securing of the shield over our fastening means. Said shield may show on its outer surface any desired emblem, sign or ornament,
In Fig. 7 we indicate another modified form of our device which is composed of one single sheet of metal 34being practically equivalent to the lower plate |3 ofthe earlier form of our device. Along the longitudinal edges thereof wedge guides 35 similar to wedge guides I9 and 2|] ernployed in the earlier form, maybe provided and a similar wedge member 2| may be forced home between them'when our device is fastened on a dress or garment 36. The use and operation of this part of the device is entirely similar to that described hereinbefore, and the only difference is in the manner of securing the bouquet of flowers on our device. In this modification, the bouquet of flowers or only one or a few flowers may be placed right on the single plate 34, as at 31, and two upstanding lugs 38 may be provided on said plate 34 at either side of thestem 31 of the bouquet of flowers in which lugs a pin 39 is rotatably arranged. An angular member 40 is secured on said pin, one branch 4| of which is shorter and adapted to engage the stems 31 of the flowers while the other branch `42 is long and wider so that it may be used both to operate V,the stem engaging means 4| and to be formed into an ornamental shield, design or emblem to cover the respective portion of the stems 31 and our fastening means. It will be seen that when said member 42 is rocked or pressed inward, as indicated by the arrow, 43, the member 4| Ywill be pressed on the stems 31 of the flowers and will keep the stem secured on the plate 34 while, if the member 42 is rocked in the kother direction the bouquet of flowers will be released.V Y Y It is also to be understood that other securing means may be employed in theform of our device describedand shown in connection with Figs. 1 to 6, as shown by Fig. 8, by employing only a single sheet or plate 34a, which will be slightly looped at the upper and lower extremities thereof, 44 and 45, to provide tubes for securing the bouquet of iiowers with the securing wires. Wedge guides i9 and 2|! are bent backwardly from plate 34a. In this form of our device any other appropriate means may also be employed for securing the bouquet of flowers.
It will be understood that changes and variations may be made in the parts and combinations of our device and we hereby reserve all our rights to any and all such changes as are within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
What we claim as new, is:
1. In a fastening device for releasably securing an object on a fabric, like a portion of a dress, of the type having a plate-like member adapted to be placed on the one side of the said fabric, two opposingly placed marginal edges of the same being bent to form guides turned towards said fabric, and having a wedge shaped member adapted to enter said guides from the other side of said fabric and thereby to tightly secure portions of said fabric between said member and said guides, the exposed surface of said plate having means to secure said object thereon, said wedge member being comparatively thick in relation to its width, and said guides and the edge portions of the wedge entering the same being of wide rounded cross section.
2. In a lfastening device as set forth in claim 1, said wedge member having a fiat surface on the side thereof engaging said fabric, and a curved surface on the other side of the same.
3. `In a fastening device as set forth in claim 1, said guides being inclined towards one another and the respective edges of said wedge member being similarly inclined.
4. In a fastening device as set forth in claim l, said wedge member having a flat surface on the one side thereof engaging said fabric, and a curved surface on the other side of the same, said guides being'inclined towards one another, and the respective edges of the wedge member being similarly inclined, the narrower end vof said wedge member being thereby brought to a rounded curved termination, fiat on one side.
5. In a fasteningdevice to releasably secure an object on a fabric, like a portion of a dress, cornprising a rst plate member adapted to be placed on one side of said fabric, having wedge guides bent along two opposite edges thereof, and turned towards said fabric, a second plate member above the exposed or free surface of said rst plate member, spaced apart from said first plate but secured thereto, a wedge member adapted to be placed on the other side of said fabric, and to enter said guides and secure said rst plate member on said fabric by tightly pressing portions of said fabric between itself and said guides, and means on said second plate member to secure said object thereon.
6. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 5, said securing means for said obj ect comprising wires adapted to be passed between said two plates and to engage'said second plate and said object. Y
7. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 5, said securing means for said object comprising wires adapted to be passed between said two plates and to engage said second plate and said object, recesses beingprovided in said second plate4 to secure said wires.
8. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 5,
said securing means for said object comprising Wires adapted to engage said second plate and. said object, tubular portions being provided on said second plate through which said wires may pass.
9. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 5, said securing means for said object including a shield over said object, said shield having tubular portions, and wire members passed through said tubular portions and between said plates to secure said shield thereby. 1
10. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 1, said means to secure an object on the exposed surface of said plate including spikes struck from the material of said plate, and being turned outwardly therefrom.
11. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 5, said means to secure an object on the exposed surface of said second plate including spikes struck from the material of said second plate, and being bent outwardly therefrom.
12. In a fastening device as set forth in claim 1, said means to secure an object on said plate Y including tubular portions formed of the material of said plate adapted to receive wires by which to secure said object,
SARA S. PATUR. LOUIS R. PATUR. CARL THIELEN.