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Publication numberUS2302341 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1942
Filing dateJan 17, 1942
Priority dateJan 17, 1942
Publication numberUS 2302341 A, US 2302341A, US-A-2302341, US2302341 A, US2302341A
InventorsNash Charles A
Original AssigneeNash Charles A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clasp
US 2302341 A
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C. A. NASH Nov. 17, 1942.

CLASP Filed Jan. 17, 1942 .N A ,m P'.

Patented Nov. 17, 1942 UNET @KEES snr 3 Claims.

This invention relates to a new and improved type of clasp or garter button, and has for one of its objects the vproduction of a simple and efiicient means for facilitating the secure attachment of a garter button to a stocking, and the like.

A further object of this invention is the production of a simple and efficient means for securing the two sections of a garter button together, and also for firmly holding the button in engagement with a stocking or the like, without danger of injuring the fabric of the stocking.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will appear throughout the following specincatien and claims.

In the drawing- Figure 1 is a front elevational View of the button in a stocking-engaging position;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional View taken on line 2 2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a rear elevational view;

Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional View taken on line 4 4 of Figure l;

Figure 5 is a perspective View of the button with the sections drawn apart or in a separated position;

Figure 6 is a iront elevational View of the primary section of the button;

Figure 7 is a side elevational view of the primary section of the button Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 8 8 of Figure 7;

Figure 9 is a front elevational view of the coacting section of the button;

Figure 10 is a vertical sectional view taken on line I iB I of Figure 9.

By referring to the drawing, it will be seen that I!! designates the primary section of the button and Il indicates the co-acting or clamping section of the button. rEhe primary section Iii comprises a circular disc having an elongated slot I2 near the top and extending transversely thereof for receiving a suspending elastic garter A. An annular protruding flange I3 is carried by the front face of the section Hl below the slot I I. An outwardly extending neck i4 projects from the flange I3 and this neck I4 supports at its outer end end an elliptical knob I5, the elongated axis of which knob extends in line with the vertical axis of the primary section iii, as shown. The upper and lower ends I6 and I'I, of the knob I5 project beyond the sides of the neck Il! to provide projecting lips, as shown in detail in Figures 6 and 8.

The co-acting section II comprises a flat disc r having a projecting tongue I8 at the tcp end thereof and a transversely extending elongated slot I9 is formed in the tongue I8 for receiving a suspending elastic garter portion B. The section II is provided with a centrally located elliptical aperture 2li and the outer face of the section II is raised along its outer edge to provide an annular rim 22 which surrounds the inset central portion 23. The elongated axis of the elliptical aperture 2B extends in a horizontal plane or nore mally at right angles to the elongated axis of the knob I5. The inner or under face of the coacting or clamping section il is dished to provide a cushion pocket 24 into which the fabric of the stocking may be fitted when the sections of the button are assembled.

The present type of clasp illustrated may be made of plastic material and may possess spring characteristics which will allow the parts to yield under undue stress to provide the proper cushiony ing effect.

The device may be used in connection with sanitary belts for holding sanitary pads to the belt and may be used with other belts and for supporting other articles.

When assembling the button, the section Il is turned to a position where the elliptical aperture extends in line with the knob I5 and the fabric of the stocking is placed over the knob I5. The knob I5 and fabric are then extended through the aperture 20 and the section II then returns to its normal position where the elliptical aperture 2i! extends at right angles to the knob I5, with the ends I6 and Il overlapping the edges of the aperture 2B to retain the knob I5 in engagement with the section Ii. The fabric of the stocking fitting between the sections lil and II, within the cushion pocket 24, will tend to provide a cushion to normally urge the sections apart and normally hold the section l! tightly in contact with the overhanging ends I6 and II of the knob I5. This action will eciently hold the sections of the button in a clamped or locked position until the section Il is turned to release the knob I5 from engagement with the aperture 20, at which time the sections I E) and I I may be separated and the fabric of the stocking released from the button.

It should be noted that the flange t3 of the primary section I9 acting in conjunction with the cushion pocket 24 in the section I I are very important features since they provide an eflicient securing and holding means which will not tend to tear the finest of fabrics. In other words, the flange I3 will tend to force the fabric up into the concave pocket 24 thereby preventing the fabric from becoming pinched between two pinching surfaces which might result in tearing or injuring the fabric.

It should be understood that certain detail changes in the construction may be employed without departing from the spirit of the invention, so long as such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what I claim l. A clasp of the class described comprising a primary section having a projecting neck, an elliptical knob carried by the outer end of said neck, the knob having projecting lips extending beyond the upper and lower faces of the neck, the elongated axis of the elliptical knob normally extending in a vertical plane, a co-acting section adapted to fit over the primary section, said coacting section having an elliptical opening, the elongated axis of which extends normally at right angles to the elongated axis of the knob, the co acting section being adapted to be rotated to cause the knob to extend through said opening and the co-acting section being rotatable to extend said opening at right angles to the knob in a manner whereby the lips of said knob will overhang the side edges of said opening and nrrnly hold the co-acting section in clamping relation, said co-acting section being concave on its inner face adjacent said opening to provide a cushioning pocket.

2. A clasp of the class described comprising a primary section having a projecting neck, an elliptical knob carried by the outer end of said neck, the knob having projecting lips extending beyond the upper and lower faces of the neck, the elongated. axis of the elliptical knob normally extending in a vertical plane, a co-acting section adapted to t over the primary section, said coacting section having an elliptical opening, the elongated axis of which extends normally at right angles to the elongated axis of the knob, the

co-acting section being adapted to be rotated to cause the knob to extend through said opening and the co-acting section being rotatable to extend said opening at right angles to the knob in a manner whereby the lips of said knob will overhang the side edges of said opening and firmly hold the co-acting sections in clamping relation, said co-acting section being concave on its inner face adjacent said opening to provide a cushioning pocket, and said primary section having an annular flange formed around the base of said neck and adapted to force fabric gripped between the sections into said cushioning pocket.

3. A clasp of the class described comprising a primary section having a projecting neck, an elliptical knob carried by the outer end of said neck, the knob having projecting lips extending beyond the upper and lower faces of the neck, the elongated axis cf the elliptical knob normally extending in a vertical plane, a co-acting section adapted to fit over the primary section, said coacting section having an elliptical opening, the elongated axis of which extends normally at right angles to the elongated axis of the knob, the co-acting section being adapted to be rotated to cause the knob to extend through said opening and the co-acting section being rotatable to extend said opening at right angles to the knob in a manner whereby the lips of said knob will overhang the side edges of said opening and rmly hold the co-acting sections in clamping relation, said coacting section being concave on its inner face adjacent said opening to provide a cushion' ing pocket, said primary section having an annular flange formed around the base of said neck and adapted to force fabric gripped between the sections into said cushioning pocket, said co-acting section having a projecting tongue at the top thereof, the tongue having an elongated slot, a suspending means passing through said slot, and said suspending means also engaging said primary section.

CHARLES A. NASH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/479, 24/114.12, 16/87.2
International ClassificationA41F11/00, A41F11/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41F11/04
European ClassificationA41F11/04