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March 11, 1958 J, CHAvEs 2,825,951
- BUTTON DEVICE Fi1ed Aug. 9, 1954 A United States Patent BUTTON DEVICE John Chaves, Taunton, Mass. Application August 9, 1954, Serial No. 448,452 2 Claims. (Cl. 243-166) This invention relates to a button device.
One object of my invention is to provide an improved button device that can be firmly attached to a garment without sewing, merely by a press lit.
Another object is to provide such a device having a facing cap at the outside to receive a cloth covering, and which cloth covering can be readily and firmly retained in position in my device.
A further object is to provide parts for my device that are simple to assemble, that are effective in retaining the cloth covering on the facing cap and lirmly attaching the assembly to a garment of the like.
The foregoing and other objects which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by a construction, combination and arrangement of parts such as is disclosed by the drawings. The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modications, and therefore, I am not to be limited to the construction disclosed by the drawings nor to the particular parts described in the specification; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall within the scope of my claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevational View of the facing for my button device.
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a side elevational view of a holder ring for my button device.
Figure 4 is a top plan view of said holder ring.
Figure 5 is a side elevational view of a socket retainer for my button device.
Figure 6 is a bottom plan view of said socket retainer.
Figure 7 is a side elevational View of a male fastener for my button device.
Figure 8 is a top plan view of said male fastener.
Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional view of the assembly of the foregoing parts showing my button device attached to a garment.
Figure l0 is a side elevational view of a retainer member used in modified form of my button device.
Figure 11 is a side elevational view of a fastener member used in a modified form of my device.
Figure 12 is a longitudinal sectional view of said modlied form of my device with the parts assembled and attached to a garment.
As illustrated, I provide an exterior hollow, facing cap 12, convex-shaped, which ordinarily is covered by `the cloth C to enhance its appearance and which underlies a portion of said cap 12, as shown in said Figure 9, in order to securely retain it in place.
A holder 14, shown as a hollow ring, is serrated, as at 16, at its outer periphery, and has a large, central opening 18 through which a portion of the facing cloth C is drawn after covering said facing cap 12, and, thereafter, it is cut olf to leave a said underlapping portion. This holder 14, as shown, has two arcuate grooves 26 at the inner periphery, which latter defines said opening 18.
A socket retainer 24 extends into the hollow portion cap Lil)
of said facing cap 12. It has a convex-shaped head 25 at the outer periphery of which arcuate beads or ridges 26 are formed. From said head 25 extends a shank 28 having a central opening 30 through said shank and head, the opening being of reduced size at one end as at 32. This socket retainer 24 is held within the hollow portion of said facing cap 12 by means of said holder 14, the serrated, peripheral surface 16 of the latter bearing against the interior inner periphery of the facing cap with facing cloth C between them, as shown in said Figure 9. Said socket retainer beads 26 enter the arcuate grooves 20 in said holder 14, hence it is tightly held in place.
A male fastener 34 has a shank 36 with a reduced outer end 38 and it has an outer, spreading head 40 at the opposite end. A central opening 42 extends through said outer head 40 and well into said shank 36, terminating at said reduced end 38. Said male fastener shank 36 is inserted through part of a garment G, or the like, and is of such size that it enters said opening 30 in the socket member 24 by a press fit. The material of said male fastener shank 36 and socket retainer shank 28 yielding sufficiently to tightly enter said openings 30 and 32.
With the foregoing parts assembled, as described and shown in Figure 9 of the drawings, my button device is rmly, but removably, attached to a garment or other article, without sewing.
In Figures 10, 11 and l2 a modified form of button device is illustrated, that may be sewn to a garment. It has a hollow facing cap 44 similar to cap l2; but with an inwardly turned peripheral rim 46. A convex-shaped retainer 48 which has a central hole, therein, extends into the interior of said facing cap, having a groove 50 at its exterior periphery into which said facing cap rim 46 extends by a press t. it also has a shank portion 52 at one end having extension portions 53 at opposite sides. Said retainer 48 may be of such size as to t into said hollow ring holder 14 by a pre-ss tit, if use of the latter is desired.
Outside of said retainer 4S is a fastener 54 which has a central opening 56 therein and grooves 57 inwardly thereof. Said retainer shank extension portions 53 enter said grooves 57 with a press fit to thereby lock the two parts together. This fastener 54 has holes 5S therethrough by means of which it can be attached to a garment G, or similar article, by sewing it on with thread.
lf the fastener 54 is not to be attached by sewing, then said male fastener 34 is inserted into said hole 49 of said retainer 48 by a press lit, and fastener 54 is not used.
While the parts of my device may be made of various materials that are capable of yielding to obtain press fits, as described, common forms of plastic are especially suitable in appearance and use.
What I claim is:
l. A button device comprising a facing cap having a hollow interior, a socket retainer adapted to extend into said interior and having beaded peripheral portions extending outwardly, a holder adapted t-o extend into said interior at the outside of said socket retainer and having an opening therethrough and having grooves therein at the periphery of said opening adapted to receive said beaded peripheral portions, said socket retainer embody* ing a head and a shank extending therefrom and having an opening through said head and shank, and a male fastener embodying a head and a shank extending from said last named head, said male fastener shank having a reduced outer end, said male fastener head and a portion of said male fastener shank having an opening therein, said male fastener shank being of such size that it is adapted to enter said socket retainer opening by a press fit therein.
2. A button device comprising a facing cap having a hollow interior, a socket retainer adapted to extend into said interior and having beaded peripheral portions eXtend-l l ing outwardly, a holder adapted to extend into said interior at the outside of said .socket retainer and having an opening therethrough and having grooves therein at the periphery of said opening adapted to receive said beaded peripheral portions, said vsocket retainer embodying a head and a shank extending therefrom and having an opening through said head and shank, said opening being of reduced diameter through said head, and a male fastener embodying a head and a shank extending from said last named head, said male fastener shank having a reduced outer end, said male fastener head and a portion of ysaid male fastener shank having an opening therein, said maie fastener shank being of such size that it is adapted to enter said socket retainer opening, including said reduced outer end, by a press t therein.
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