Button loop fastener
US 2899731 A
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BUTTON-LOOP FASTENER' Filed Sept. 21, 1955 INVENTOR Oren B. Maxim ATTORNEY United States Patent BUTTON LOOP FASTENER Oren B. Maxim, Waterbury, Conn., assignor to Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Application September 21, 1955, Serial No. 535,635
1 Claim. (Cl. 24-2021) This invention relates to a button loop fastener for holding the fly flap of an overshoe or snowboot in folded position.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide an with their ends abutted diametrically opposite the notch I 21. Thescalloped lugs 18 are then formed inwardly and annular eyelet clip for securely anchoring together the ends of a flexible cord to form a loop.
Another object of the invention is to provide a button loop fastener wherein one end of the loop fastener is permanently secured to the fly flap of a boot in such a manner that it can swivel relative to its point of anchorage, while the opposite end of the loop can be stretched and removably secured to a button attached to the body of the boot.
Other objects of the invention will appear from the following description when taken into consideration with the accompanying drawing, wherein,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a boot or overshoe having the button loop fastener embodying my invention applied thereto.
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view of the button loop fastener and a fragmentary portion of the boot, the view taken along the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a front view of the fastener loop, per se.
Fig. 4 is a back view of the same.
Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view of the eyelet clip and ir ttached cord, the view taken along the line 55 of Fig. 6 is a plan view of the eyelet clip before being attached to the cord as seen from the back side, and
Fig. 7 is a side elevational view of the same.
Referring now to the drawing in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, the
numeral 10 refers to a boot or overshoe which is made from a single piece of material and wherein the opening into the boot 10 is reduced in size by a double folded fly flap 11 that is held against the front face of the boot by my button loop fastener 12.
The button loop fastener comprises an annular eyelet clip 13 and a looped flexible cord 14 preferably made of elastic material and covered with a stretchable cloth sheathing. Specifically the eyelet clip 13 consists of a central barrel or neck 15, an arcuate or crowned base 16 and a circumferential wall 17 terminating in a series of scalloped lugs 18, which initially extend beyond the neck 15. The base 16 of the clip 13 is provided with a series of upwardly formed prick punches or indentations 19 that terminate in more or less roughened irregular edges 19a, said prick punches or indentations being of a size to penetrate deeply into the flexible cord.
The flexible cord 14 is shaped into an eye loop 20 with the double cord passing through a lateral notch 21 in the walls of the clip 13 and wherein the end sections of said cord extend in opposite directions around the neck and are positioned in the hollow of the crowned base 16 downwardly into embracing contact with the cord end sections and at the same time jamming such sections downwardly against the roughened ends of the prick punches 19 to such an extent that the roughened irregular edges will penetrate the cloth sheathing and imbed into the enclosed elastic material and thereby assuring a firm and non-removable anchorage of the flexible cord 14 to the eyelet clip 13. When finished the, scalloped lugs extend close to the eyelet neck 15 so that the ends of the cords are substantially enclosed and neatly concealed.
The button loop fastener 12 is secured to the outer layer of a fly flap 11 by a tack button 22 having the usual hub 23 that is passed through the eyelet clip 13 and secured to said fly flap as by tack 24 in the usual manner. The relative dimensions of the eyelet clip neck 15 and the button hub 23 are such that the button loop fastener can easily swivel about said button hub.
Another tack button 25 is secured to the outer side wall as by a tack 26 similar to the first button 22. The eye loop 20 of the elastic cord 14 is adapted to be stretched and snapped over the button 25 to hold the fly flap 11 in a singly folded position against the leg of the user.
It will be noted that the cord ends are anchored within the swiveling eyelet itself as distinguished, for example from a laterally extending clamping element. This avoids any metal connection which would be likely to be bent in use, as the loop extends directly from the eyelet itself. Another obvious advantage is the smoothness and neatness of appearance.
The fact that the eyelet clip is swivelly mounted upon the button 22 allows the button loop fastener 12 to normally hang in a pendent position as shown in dotted outline in Fig. 1 when the fly flap of the boot is left open rather than to have the loop fastener stick out laterally from the fly flap in an unsightly manner. Also there is some amount of action of the fly flap 11 relative to the side of the boot where the button 25 is attached when the boot is being worn, and this swivel action of the loop fastener will prevent any relative flexing action of the cord 14 at its point of attachment to the clip, which was one of the faults of prior constructions in that the cord would be worn or chewed up at its point of connection with the anchor clip.
It is obvious that I have devised a unique eyelet clip and flexible button loop and means of attachment that can be applied. cheaply and conveniently to a boot, and it is to be noted that the details of construction as shown and described are merely exemplary and not to be construed as limiting the invention to the specific form herein disclosed.
I claim: A button loop comprising a circular eyelet completely devoid of any lateral extensions and having a central neck around the central neck, said scalloped lugs being crimped inwardly and downwardly to a position where they lie 3 substantially in a plane common with the terminal end of said neck and in which position said lugs cause the roughened edges of said indentations in said crown base to penetrate through said sheathing with the roughened irregular edges embedded into said elastic material. 5
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Bennett June 28, 1892 4, Hammond Mar. 27, 1900 Stringham May 30, 1905 Reh July 10, 1934- Churchill Dec. 14, 1948 Gookin May 29, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain June 28, 1911 Germany Nov. 24, 1919 Germany Sept. 9, 1939