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G. WOODARD Jan. 14, 1941.
BUCKLE Filed Nov. 9, 1939 Invent on Gaye lVaaa a rd A ttomeys Patented Jan. 14, 1941 PATEN OFFlCE 2,228,379 BUCKLE George Woodard, Beebe Plain, Vt., assignor to Jay H. Turner, Beebe Plain, Vt.
Application November 9, 1939, Serial No. 363,674
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in buckles or loops particularly for overalls and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, an
article of this character embodying a construction and arrangement which is such that said article may be firmly attached to the shoulder strap of the garment in a minimum of time and with comparatively little labor.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide an overall buckle or loop which may be conveniently adjusted as desired by the wearer.
Other objects of the invention are to provide an overall buckle or loop which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly efficient and reliable in use, compact, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure l is a view in front elevation of an overall loop or buckle constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a view in rear elevation, showing the device attached to an end portion of a shoulder strap.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through the device, showing said device applied to the strap.
Figure 4 is a rear perspective view of the device.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a substan tially U-shaped member l of suitable metal or other material. The bight portion 2 of the substantially U-shaped member I has formed therein at an intermediate point a depending loop 3 for receiving the usual button on the bib of the garment.
Extending between the legs 4 of the substantially U-shaped member I are spaced bars 5 and S of suitable metal. The bars 5 and 6, it will be observed, are of arcuate cross section. It will also be ncted'that the bar 6 is undulated.
On the upper ends of the legs 4 of the member I are inturned arms 1. The arms 1 terminate in downwardly and then outwardly bent end portions 8 which extend in spaced parallelism to the upper bar 5. The arms I are spaced from each other in a manner to provide an entrance opening 9 for the edgewise insertion of the shoulder strap Ill of the garment. 5
It is thought that the manner of attaching the buckle to the strap will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the free end portion of the shoulder strap It is looped 10 under the lower bar 6 from the front of the buckle.
In doing this the strap is inserted or passed under the bar 6 from the front of the buckle, brought up behind said bar 6 and then passed forwardly between the bar 6 and the bar 5. Thus, the strap is folded transversely on itself. One of the longitudinal marginal portions of the folded strap is then slipped behind the corresponding arm 3 on one side of the buckle through the opening 9 and the strap is then gathered or folded longitudinally 29 in a manner to facilitate the insertion of the other marginal portion thereof behind the other arm 1. The construction and arrangement is such that the buckle may be conveniently adjusted on the strap by the wearer. The bars 5 and 6 are formed 25 from a single, elongated sheet of suitable metal H terminating at its ends in loops it which are bent around the legs 4 of the member I.
It is believed that the many advantages of an overall buckle constructed in accordance with the 30 present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of 35 the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A buckle comprising a substantially U-shaped wire member, the bight portion of said member including a depending loop, inturned arms on the 0 free ends of the legs of said member, said arms being spaced from each other and bent upon themselves, and spaced bars of substantially U-shaped cross section mounted in the member, said bars comprising a single sheet of metal having 45 its end portions bent around the legs of the member for securing the bars therebetween, one of said bars being undulated, the longitudinal edges of the bars being laterally disposed.
GEORGE WOODARD. 50