US 228534 A
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J. HUDSON 8: F. RJALDERMAN.
No. 228,534. Patenfied June 8,1880.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFrrcE.
JOHN HUDSON AND FRANK R. ALDERMAN, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Tl E=STRAP ATTACH M ENT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 228,534, dated June 8, 1880.
Application filed To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, JOHN HUDSON and FRANK R. ALDERMAN, of the city of Detroit, county of 'Wayne, State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Tie- Strap Attachments, of which the following is a specification.
The nature of this invention relates to tiestraps, and has for its object to provide means for fastening the tie-strap to a hitching-post or the like without tying the strap in a knot, and to save about one third the length of leather usually employed in making tie-straps.
Vith this end in view the invention consists of a metallic attachment cast in the form of the letter S, from one side of which extends a shank or stem terminating in an eye, into which eye one end of the tie-strap is to be permanently fastened.
In the drawings, A represents the eye to which the strap is to be permanently attached. B is the S-shaped portion, the curves of which form open-end slots to and b, the openings of which open-end slots point respectively in opposite directions. 0 is the intervening stem, the whole of the parts A, B, and G beingpreferably cast in one piece.
In tying to a hitching-post or other place, as to a ring or the like, the end of the strap to which the herein-described attachment is fastened is to be passed around the post or through a ring, as the case may be. The attachment is then hitched or hooked back upon any part of the strap desired by passing the November 510, 1879.
strap edgewise into the open-end slot b, then overto the opposite side and into the open-end slot a. The strap is thus made to pass alternately over and under the three parallel arts of the S-shaped portion, which operates to hold the attachment from slipping along the strap, and yet it may be easily slipped along by hand, if desired.
The term shank in this specification is employed to indicate any suitable formation adapted to operate substantially as set forth.
2. A tiestrap attachment consisting of a single piece of metal having an S-shaped portion, 13, provided with open-end slots at one end anda shank with an attaching loop or eye at the opposite end, substantially as set forth.
JOHN HUDSON. FRANK R. ALDERMAN.
WILLIAM L. STREETER, LYMAN H. BALDWIN.
attachment of a strap, all constructed and of the device at the point of attachment of 5