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Nov. 29, 1938. l. GOLDBERG 2,138,542
BUCKLE Filed Jan. 26, 1938 [5 iLZO/"e G0 ZJZe/"g INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 29, 1938 v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BUCKLE Isidore Goldberg, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application January 26, 1938, Serial No. 187,067
1 Claim. (01. 24-206) My invention relates to new and useful imistry with the catches l and engage a pair of provements in buckles and more particularly to the same when the member 5 is inserted within strap or belt buckles. the channeled sections 9 as clearly illustrated One of the principal objects of my invention in Figure 2. A spring I4 is mounted about the 5 is to provide a buckle equipped with separable shaft l3 and normally maintains the dogs in 5 interlocking members so constructed and arengagement with the catches l0. ranged as to effect a ready adjustment there- Intermediate of the sides thereof the bottom between whereby a belt may be readily ad wall of the member 5 is apertured and receives justed about the body of a wearer. therethrough one end of a finger piece l5 fixed 10 Another object of my invention is to provide to the shaft I 3, the opposite end of said finger 10 a buckle of the above described character which piece adapted for actuation into a recess formed is simple in construction, durable in use, effiin the lower wall of the member 5 whereby to cient in operation and economical in manufacrock the shaft l3 and disengage the dogs H ture. from the catches l0.
Other objects and advantages will be appar-- From the foregoing it will be apparent that 5 ent from the following description, appended when the male member 5 is inserted within the claim and annexed drawing. channeled sections 9 of the female member 6,
Referring to the drawing wherein like referthe dogs or latches [2 will engage the catches ence characters designate like parts throughout [0 and prevent withdrawal of the male memthe several views: ber from within the female member. However, 20
Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of my invention the ends of the belt may be adjusted towards illustrating the buckle members in detached poeach other by advancing the male member tosition and connected to the respective ends of wards the slotted end 'I' of the female member, a b lt, I the dogs [2 engaging another pair of the catches Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view illusi0. Likewise, the ends of the belt may be ad- 25 trating the members in connected relation, the justed away from each other by releasing the same being taken on the plane of the line 2--2 dogs l2 from the catches I0 through the meof Figure 1. dium of the finger piece l5 and moving the Fig. 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal section member 5 away from the slotted end of the of the buckle illustrating the finger piece, the member 6. In a like manner, by actuation of 30 same being taken on the plane of the line 3-3 the finger piece l5, the member 5 may be withof Figure 1, drawn from the channeled sections 9.
Figure 4 is a transverse section taken on the What I claim is: line 4-4 of Figure 2. A buckle of the class described, comprising In practicing my invention I provide a belt a female member fashioned with longitudinally 35 buckle comprising male and female sections 5 spaced channeled sections provided with a pluand 6 respectively. Each of the said sections rality of spaced catches extending within said have slotted ends 1 for receiving therein the sections, a male member slidable within said respective ends .of a belt 8. The ends of said sections, a shaft journaled in said male membelt are folded to prevent disengagement with ber, spaced dogs fixed on said shaft adjacent 40 the respective members. the ends of the latter for engagement with said The female member is fashioned with longicatches, a coil spring on said shaft for maintudinally extending spaced channeled sections taining said dogs in engagement with a pair 9 formed with a plurality of spaced catches [0 of said catches to prevent movement of said extending within said sections and towards the male member in one direction and permit move- 45 slotted end 1 thereof. ment thereof in the opposite direction, and a The male member 5 comprises a substantially finger piece fixed on said shaft between said rectangular shaped shell having slots l I formed dogs and extending between said sections for in the lower wall thereof in which are pivotally releasing said dogs from said catches to permit mounted dogs I 2 by means of a shaft l3 havwithdrawal of said male member from said sec- 50 ing the ends thereof journaled in the sides of tions. the member 5. Said dogs are arranged in reg- ISIDORE GOLDBERG.