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Aug. 26, 1952 -M. A. SPECTOR SHOULDER STRAP GRIPPER Filed April 25, 1950 Maurice A. Spec/0r INVENTOR.
Patented Aug. 26, 1952 UNITED STATES ATENT oFncr.
SHGULDER STRAP GBIPPER Maurice A. Specter, Syracuse, N. Y.
Application April 25, 1950, Serial No. 157,938
(ill. 22 1-5) 1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to an attachment for a shoulder strap support for a pocket book, mail bag, or similar article carrier.
The primary object of this invention is to prevent a shoulder strap for a bag or article carrier from slipping when positioned on a persons shoulder.
Another important object of this invention is to cushion the weight of articles suspended from a persons shoulder by means of a supporting strap.
Another object of this invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive and compact attachment for a shoulder strap support for various articles or carriers, which can be easily and conveniently attached to and removed from a shoulder strap.
These and ancillary objects and such features of merit are attained by this invention the preferred embodiment of which is set forth in the following description and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a shoulder strap pocket book, to the supporting strap of which an attachment, constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention, has been added;
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view of the attachment;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal vertical sectional View taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2, and
Figure 5 is a top plan view.
In the accompanying drawings, a pocket book H3 is illustrated, the same being by way of example and merely exemplifying one of many article carriers. A shoulder strap 12 is attached to the pocket book and mounted to support the same in a suspended position, the strap being positioned on a wearers shoulder.
The cushioning and gripping attachment [4 includes a supporting member l6, which is elongated in form and substantially rectangular and has its opposing ends and side edges inturned and stitched upon themselves by stitching l8. A substantially rectangular frame, conformable to the configuration of the supporting member [6 and formed of a similar material, is secured to the inside marginal edges thereof by the stitching IS.
A gripping member 22, which is formed from a multicellular resilient material, such as sponge rubber, is secured to the inner surface or face of the supporting member l6 and is mounted between the frame and the gripping section 22 is secured by an adhesive or similar material to the inner face of the supporting strip l 6. Means is provided for attaching the strip to the shoulder strap 12.
Any suitable detachable clamping clips or clamping means may be utilized and, by way of example, a clip 24 is shown. The clip 24 includes a body section 2e from which a clip 281 is upwardly struck. The opposing ends of the body section 26 are bent upon themselves to form inturned flanges 30 and 32 from which inwardly extending tongues 34 are struck. The tongues are inserted into the strip l6 and gripped therein, whereby theclips are supported on the opposing ends of the strip 15. The clips 28 friction ally engage transversely on the strap [2 and the forward sponge rubber section 22 is adapted to seat on the shoulder of the wearer.
The foam or sponge rubber section 22 will prevent the shoulder strap 12 from slipping oifthe shoulder of the wearer and from moving forwardly or rearwardly thereon. Thus, the attachment It not only will cushion, by means of the sponge section 22, the weight of the support l6 for carrier, but will also prevent the same from shifting on the wearers shoulder.
However, since many other modifications and purposes of this invention will become readily apparent to those skilled in the art upon a perusal of the foregoing description it is to be understood that certain changes in style, size and components may be effected without a departure from the spirit of the invention and within the scope of the appended claim.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new 1s:
An attachment for a shoulder supported strap comprising a supporting section, a resilient cushion member affixed to said section, a frame secured to said section and outlining said member, means for securing said section to a shoulder strap, said means including a pair of body sections each section having its opposing ends bent providing inturned flanges, said sections carried by the ends of said supporting section, said inturned flanges having tongues struck therefrom for engagement with said supporting section, and said body sections having clips struck therefrom for detachably securing the attachment to the strap.
MAURICE A. SPECTOR.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 414,916 Nelson Nov. 12, 1889 978,821 Brown et a1. Dec. 13, 1910 1,374,971 Wiener Apr. 19, 1921 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 219,874 Great Britain Aug. 7, 1924