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Nov. 30, 1937. v. A. BLAKLEY E1- AL SHOULDER STRAP DEVICE Filed July 27, 1937 dwuM Womq,
Patented Nov. 30, 1937 UNITED STATES SHOULDER STRAP DEVICE Vincent A. Blakley and Arlington N. Lindenmuth, Allentown, Pa.
Application July 27, 1937, Serial No. 156,012
1 Claim. -(Cl. 24-261) her I! acts as a holding means to prevent lateral,
This invention relates to a holding device for use in holding the shoulder straps of garments from sliding off of the shoulders.
An object of this invention is to provide an improved holding device which is adapted to clamp a plurality of shoulder straps together so that they will not separate and may be disposed in overlapping relation and tightly maintained under the shoulder portions of the outer garment against sliding movement along the shoulders of the wearer.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved holding means for shoulder straps which can be easily applied by the wearer and which is so constructed that any desired number of straps may be engaged therewith and easily applied to the holder by the wearer.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended thereto.
In the drawing, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a view in front elevation partly broken away of the device in applied position.
Figure 2 isan enlarged fragmentary top plan of the device.
Figure 3 is a detailed side elevation of the device in applied position.
Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawing the numeral [0 designates generally the shoulder portion of an outer garment and the numeral ll designates the shoulder strap on one side of an undergarment. At the present time these shoulder straps ll frequently slide downwardly and outwardly along the shoulder of the wearer and it is in order to prevent sliding movement of the strap II that the hereinafter described. clasp has been provided.
A strap holding clasp generally designated as I2 is engaged with the strap II at the top of the shoulder, and where a number of straps are passed over the shoulder of the wearer, these straps may be engaged with the clasp or holding member I2. The holding member I2 comprises a substantially U-shaped wire or frame member I l, the bight [3 of which is of rounded configuration so as to present a pleasing appearance. The free ends of the U-shaped member l4 are connected to a pair of parallel wire members l5 disposed between the parallel legs of the U-shaped member l4 being connected thereto by curved extensions l6. A substantially spherical member I! is rotatably mounted on a shaft 3 which is connected by curved extensions I 9 to the parallel members I5. This head or spherical memmovement of the clasp 12 when beneath the shoulder portion ID of the garment. The head I! provides a bulge 20 in the shoulder portion ID of the garment shown more clearly in Figure 3 and thus the strap. II, is held against lateral movement outwardly along the shoulder of the wearer.
In the use of this clasp the device is applied after the manner disclosed in Figure 2 with the bead or rotatable member I! disposed adjacent the neck of the wearer. The strap II is then .moved outwardly as shown from the dotted line position in Figure 2 beneath the bead l1 moving over this bead I7, and on the upper sides of the parallel arms l5 and beneath the parallel legs of the U-shaped member M as more clearly shown in Figures 2 and 4. The weight of the outer garment at the shoulders l0 thereof will form the bulge 20 in the shoulder portion thereof by engaging over the bead I! so that the clasp I2 will not only hold a plurality of shoulder straps ll against movement relative to each other, but this clasp 12 will in itself be held against movement relative to the shoulder of the wearer by reason of the bead I'l being interposed between the shoulder of the wearer and the shoulder portion of the outer garment.
The head I! may be constructed of any suitable material such as an imitation of pearl or the like and the frame or supporting means for the bead I! may be constructed of a single piece of wire bent in the configuration hereinbefore described. This clasp I2 is entirely free from the shoulder portions ID of the outer garment so that it is not necessary for the wearer to have more than one pair of these clasps l2 as they may be engaged beneath various outer garments of the wearer.
It is, of course, understood that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claim.
A clasp for shoulder straps comprising an outer U-shaped member, an inner U-shaped member disposed between the parallel legs of said outer member with the bight of said inner member disposed adjacent the bight of said outer member, means connecting the legs of the outer member with the legs of the inner member, and a bead rotatably mounted on the bight of said inner member.
VINCENT A. BLAKLEY. ARLINGTON N. LINDENMUTH.