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Publication numberUS2229003 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1941
Filing dateAug 26, 1939
Priority dateAug 26, 1939
Publication numberUS 2229003 A, US 2229003A, US-A-2229003, US2229003 A, US2229003A
InventorsPaul C Fly
Original AssigneeGeorge H Reinberger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjuster for garment straps and the like
US 2229003 A
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3mm M, WM R Q FLY EEEMUE ADJUSTER FOR GARMENT STRAPS AND THE LIKE Filed Aug. 26, 1939 INVENTOR. 6. FL)- 1 ATTIORNEY Patented Jan. 14, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Paul 0. Fly, Ventura, Calm, assignor to George H. Beinberger Application August 26, 1939, Serial No. 292,109

3 Claims.

My invention relates to an adjuster or adjusting means for garment straps, such as ladies underslips, and the like.

One of the principal objects of this invention is to provide an adjuster or adjusting means of this class whereby the length of flexible members, such as garment straps, may be positively adjusted, that is, so that an adjustment in length may be made without slipping, and to provide a means of this class which will not be massive, but

will rather have a neat and ornamental appearance.

Another important object oi this invention is to provide an adjuster or adjusting means of this class which may be easily placed on or removed from a garment strap. or other flexible member, without detaching or cutting the same, and in which portions of the strap, or other flexible member, may be easily and quickly inserted or removed.

A further important object of this invention is to provide an adjuster of this class whereby adjuslments in length may be easily and quickly made, and in which garment straps will readily lie or remain flat.

still-another object of this invention is to provide an adjuster of this class which is very flexible, and also which will not readily deteriorate or get out of order.

A still further object of this invention is to provide an adjuster of this class which may be very economically made, and also one which may be' made to match the colors of the garments worn. With these and other objects in view, as will J appear hereinafter, I have devised an adjuster or adjusting means of this class having certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts and portions, as will be hereinafter described in detail and particularly set forth in the appended claims, referencebeing had to the accompanying drawing and to the charac ters of reference thereon, which form a part of this application, in which:

Fig, l is a perspective view of my adjuster in a preferred form, showing the same on a strap, preparatory to adjustment of the length thereof Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof showing, in exaggerated form, my adjuster with one turn, with respect to the strap or band;

Fig. 3 is a similar view thereof showing two turns of my adjuster with respect to the strap or band;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the general appearance of my adjuster on a garment strap; and,

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a slightly modified form of construction of my adjuster, and showing a strap wound thereon.

My adjuster or adjusting means, as shown in the drawing, may be pressed of sheet material, but it is preferably molded of a plastic material, such as Celluloid, or the like, and may be either transparent, translucent, or opaque, and in the shades desired to match particularly colored garments.

The adjuster, as shown, is relatively long and fiat, being slightly narrower and also thinner at the ends than at the middle portion.

The member, designated generally as I, is provided with a transverse slot 2 at substantially its median portion, this slot extending from one lateral edge to near the opposite lateral edge. At the opposite end portions of the member i are eyes 3 and 4 which extend through the flat portions of the member and are positioned intermediate the transverse slot 2 and the outer ends of the member I. The eyes 3 and 4 are preferably of substantially rectangular form, as shown. In practice, it has been found desirable to make the eyes 3 and 4 of a length, that is. the distance between the inner edges ii and 4 and the outer edges of the eyes, substantially equal to the width of the portions 5 between the inner edges 3" and 4 of the eyes and the slot 2. The middle portion of the member between the edges 3' and 4 provides a reel for winding thereon the strap, or other flexible member, the length of which is to be adjusted. The eyes are provided with openings for receiving the straps, or removing them. The aforemez'itioned features are shown in all of the views of the drawing.

In Flgal and 4, the eyes 3 and 4 are connected by slots 6 with the lateral edges of the member i. These slots 6 are located slightly outwardly from the inner edges 3 and 4 of the member I so as to retain, on the reel portion of the member i, the portion of the strap wound thereon. The outer ends of the slots 6 are flared outwardly, as indicated by 8" and 6, so as to facilitate the introduction of the free ends or portions of the straps into the eyes. The inner ends of the slots 6 are also preferably flared inwardly, but this flaring is preferably at the inner sides of the slots, that is, the flaring or bevel occurs at the portion projecting outwardly beyond the inner edges 3 and 4 or the eyes, as indicated by. 6 in Fig 1. have] t the inner portions of the slots 6 facilitates the removal of the straps from the eyes or from the reel portion.

It will be here noted that the slots 6 are positioned at the lateral side of the member I oppo- 55 site the side or edge having the slot 2, thereby providing a more flexible member.

In Fig. 5 of the drawing, the slot, designated I, which connects the eyes with the outer edge of the member I, is located at the end of the member, there being one slot at each end of the member. The inner end of the slot is very narrow, sufllcient only to allow the strap to pass therethrough into and from the eye. The outer ends of the slots I flare outwardly, as indicated by I, thereby facilitating the introduction of the straps into the eyes. It is also preferable slightly to offset the outer ends or edges of the eyes 3 and 4, that is, to make one side of the eye slightly longer than the other side, providing slightly olfset shoulders 8 and 9. This permits the strap to be shifted to the side of the eye having the outermost shoulder 8, and thereby permit the strap to be moved towards the opposite side, and thus permit. the strap to be readily removed through the slot I.

Though I have shown and described a particular construction, combination, and arrangement of parts and portions, and a certain modification thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the same, but desire to include in the scope of my invention the construction, combination, and arrangement substantially as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

l. A garment strap adjuster of the class described, comprlsing a relatively long and substantially flat member, having intermediate its ends a substantially transverse slot, substantially tangular eyes in the fiat portions of the member intermediate said slot and the opposite ends of the member, and other slots, one connecting each of the eyes with the corresponding end of the member, the outer ends of the other slots flaring outwardly, the outer edges of the eyes being oflset at the opposite sides of :the slots at said ends of the member.

2. A garment strap adjuster of the class described, comprising a relatively long and substantially flat member, having intermediate its ends a substantially transverse slot, substantially rectangular eyes in the flat portions of the member intermediate said slot and the opposite ends or the member, and other slots, one connecting each 1 of the eyes with the corresponding end of the member the latter slots being narrow at their inner ends and directed outwardly at an angle toward the ends of the member.

3..A garment strap adjuster of the class de- 1 scribed, comprising a relatively long and substantially flat member, having intermediate its ends a substantially transverse slot, substantially rectangular eyes in the flat portions of the member intermediate said slot and the opposite ends of 5 the member, and other slots, one connecting each of the eyes with a corresponding end of the member, the latter slots being narrow at their inner ends and the opposite sides of the slots diverging outwardly at an angle toward the ends of the 3 member.

PAUL C. FLY.

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US20060048346 *Sep 8, 2005Mar 9, 2006Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.Cable holder
US20140245572 *Feb 27, 2014Sep 4, 20143M Innovative Properties CompanyAdjustable securing device and buckle
US20140345035 *May 23, 2014Nov 27, 2014Barron FreedmanTrouser Braces and Adaptor
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Classifications
U.S. Classification242/388.2, 24/200, 24/910
International ClassificationA44B11/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/91, A44B11/04, A44B11/065
European ClassificationA44B11/06B, A44B11/04