US 2265507 A
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. Ded. 9, 1941. c. E. ANDERSON 51" AL 2,265,507
MARGINAL FABRIC GRIP Filed April 8, 1941 EARL E.AN DEREEIN INVE TORS BEURGE r-LELWELL.
Patented Dec. 9, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MARGINAL FABRIC GRIP N. J., a corporation Application April 8, 1941,,Serial No. 387,336
3 Claims. (Cl. 24-79) This invention relates to marginal-fabric grips and more especially to a one-piece sheet-metal member having a depending rigid fabric-receiving orifice with a relatively hinged wire means having certain formations cooperating with a cut-metal edge of the orifice to grip the marginal portion of an inserted fabric.
The object therefore is to provide a novel and effectual means to marginally grip fabric, such as for instance the bound margin of a bib of overalls, to dispense with the usual button upon the bib and over which a button loop is intended to be clipped, the marginal-fabric grip taking the place of both the button and the button loop.
Referring to the accompanying. drawing, the Figure 1 is an upright face view of the device, the hinged wire member being in fabric-gripping position; the Figure 2 is a side View of the device, partly in cross-section, and including a gripped fabric and threaded strap; the-Figure 3 is a View similar to that shown in the Figure l, but with the hinged member in fabric-released position; the Figure 4 is a side view of the device, the hinged member being in fabric-released position; the Figure 5-is an upright face view of a slightly modified device, the hinged member being in fabric-gripping position; and the Figure 6 being a side view of the modified device, partly in crosssection.
With reference more particularly to the accompanying drawing, the upper portion of the sheetmetal member I is provided with the parallel horizontal strap loops 2, 2A and 2B separated by the horizontal bars 3 and 3A and having the top bar 3B, the metal edges surrounding the loops 2, 2A and 2B, and also the metal edges surrounding the upper portion of the sheet-metal member i, being rearwardly rolled to reinforce the entire structure. Rigidly depending from, and in a common plane with, the sheet-metal member I are the laterally spaced companion arms 4 and 4A the extremities of which are forwardly rolled to provide the internal bearings 5 and 5A for a purpose to be explained. The depending sheet-metal between the arms 4 and 4A is rearwardly off-set into a parallelly spaced plane from that of said arms to provide the rear wall 6 of the orifice 1 comprising the open space between the planes of the arms 4 and 4A and said wall 6.
Spaced companion openings 8 and 8A provided by the wall 6 are each provided on the lower horizontal edge of such openings with the upwardly projecting teeth 9. Vertical embossed beads H] are provided upon the faces of the arms 4 and 4A and the wall 5 for increased strength of structure.
The wire member ZDis of rectangular bent loop structure having the long bars 2| and 22 and the side bars 23, the meeting extremities of the long bar 2| may be united at 2 iA by means ofwelding or in any other desired manner. Intermediate its length the long bar 22' is provided withthe spaced projections 24 and 24A extending out of the plane of the member 20, these projections 24 and 24A being formed of course by bending the wire before the rectangular loop structure of the member is formed. Aligned portions 25- of the bar 22, one upon either side of the intermediate projections 24 and 24A, are placed for rotation within the rolled bearings! and. 5A, the relative positions of the projections24' and 24A, asregards the spaced openings 8- and 8A, being such that, as the Wire member 20 is rotated from oneposition to another, the projections 24 and 24A are thereby swung toward, and away from, their projected registration with the spaced openings 8 and 8A, respectively.
In use, the improved device is suspended from an overhead strap S, such as iscommonly pro vided by overalls for a shoulder support of the bib, the strap S being inserted from the rear of the upper portion of the device within the loopv 2, down over the face thereof and rearwardly within the loop 23, then up;over the rear and through the loop 2A behind the already threaded strap portion, and then rearwardly throughthe loop 2, which method of threading'not only givesa' strap to-strap bindinggrip but also neatly disposes of the strap end which might otherwise hang down to. interfere with the functioning of the: marginal-fabric grip portion of the device. With the wire member 20 in the position of either the Figure 3 or the Figure 4, whereby the projections 24 and 24A are swung out of the orifice 1, the marginal binding of the fabric F may be thrust up within the orifice l' in front of the rear wall 6 and in the rear of the companion arms 4 and 4A, so that the fabric F covers the spaced openings 8 and 8A and the Wire member 20 may be rotated into the position illustrated by the Figures 1 and 2 whereby the projections 24 and 24A may engage the fabric F thereby wedged within the openings 8 and 8A where the projections 24 and 24A seeking headroom bind the marginal fabric F against its release from within the orifice I, the teeth 9 augmenting the securement of the fabric F therein. With the manual return of the wire member 20 to the position whereby th 24B, cutout, as at l3, and bent around the aligned projections 24 and 24A are swung out from within the orifice 1, the fabric F is readily released.
The Figures 5 and 6 illustrate a slight modification of the improved device wherein the frontage or face of the device is reversed from that of the preferred form, the wall 5 becoming the front Wall 6A and the headroom for the inwardly swung projection 243 being provided by the embossed section 8B having the teeth 9A struck out of the metal of the section 8B but substantially formed in the plane of the wall (in. In this modified form of device the sheet-metal member IA is illustrated having the strap loop 20 parallel with the upper bar 30 as and for means for attaching the device to a looped strap SA although the modified device might just as well include the strap threading means illustrated by the preferred-form. For the sake of'design only the depending companion arms 43 and 4C are given a length equal to that of the front wall 6A, the horizontally aligned grooves 53 and 5;} providing bearing seats for the aligned portions'25Aof the bar 22A carrying the projection the securing metal straps I2 being partially portions 25A to complete the bearings of the bearing seats of the grooves 5B and 5C.
'In use, the modified form of the device is'operated in amanne'r similar to that of the preferred form with the exception that the positions of the wire member 20A are somewhat reversed owing to the fact that the wall BA becomes in tively hinged sheet-metal and wire loop memiii) the modified form the front wall of the orifice IA.
1. A marginal-fabric grip comprising a rigid 1 sheet-metal structure having integrally in a commonplane an upper strap-threading attaching means and lower depending spaced companion arms; an integral ofi-set portion with which the sheet-metal structure is provided by the metal between said arms, the off-set portion and said arms providing relatively rigid spaced front and rear supports in substantially parallel planes; a fabric-receiving orifice provided by the space between the front and rear supports; a rigid member hinged to one of said supports; a projection with which the hinged member is provided and capable of being swung within the orifice; a cut-metal formation provided by the other support to provide headroom for said projection; an edge of said cut-metal exposed within said headroom; and means provided by the hinged member for the manual operation of the projection within the orifice and toward and away from said headroom.
2. A marginal-fabric grip comprising relabers, the sheet-metal member integrally including an overhead strap attaching means; an integrally depending fabric-receiving orifice provided by the lower portion of the sheet-metal member and defined by the space between relatively rigid front and rear wall portions of which one wall is relatively off-set from metal between laterally spaced portions of the other wall in spaced parallel vertical planes; vertically extending embossed beads with which the faces of the sheetmetal member, including said front and rear walls, are provided for increased strength of structure; a'cut-metal edged formation provided by one of said walls; and means rigidly carried by the wire loop member to cooperate with the cut-metal edge of said formation to grip a marginal portion of fabric inserted within the said orifice.
3. A, marginal-fabric grip comprising a relatively hinged sheet-metal member and a wire loop member, the sheet-metal member including in its upper portion a triple horizontal bar straploop structure having an upper bar and bars separating said loops; a strap looped from the rear into the uppermostloop, the free end of the strap then passed into the lowermost loop from the front and then looped from the rear around the bar adjacent said upper bar, the thus looped end underlying the already threaded portion of the strap; the said sheet-metal member in its lower portion having an integrally depending fabric-receiving orifice defined by the space between laterally spaced, and relatively rigid wall portions in the plane of the upper portion of the sheet-metal member, and a rearwardly off-set rear wall from the metal'between, and parallelly spaced from, said laterally spaced wall portions; the Wire member comprising a rigid'structure having a horizontal bar hinged to the laterally spaced wall portions of said orifice; projections formed in the hinged horizontal bar, said projections being capable of extending within said orifice and rearwardly toward said off-set wall; spaced companion openings provided by the ofi-set wall for headroom for the spaced projections; cut-metal edges having teeth exposed within said openings; and means with which the wire member is provided for the manual operation of said wire member whereby the projections may be swung against a marginal portion of fabric inserted within the orifice, said fabric thereby being wedged within said openings and held upon said teeth.
' CARL E. ANDERSON. GEORGE H. ELWELL.