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Publication numberUS296022 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1884
Filing dateJan 14, 1884
Publication numberUS 296022 A, US 296022A, US-A-296022, US296022 A, US296022A
InventorsEwald Langebfeld
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ewald langebfeld
US 296022 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 29,O22, dated April 1, 1884.

` I Application filed January 14, 18nd'.` (No model.)

' residing at No. 26 East Twenty-third street,

in the city of New York, in the county of New 5 York and State of New Yorlgliave invented a new and useful Guard Chain and Hook, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in guard chains and hooks, by which keys and other articles are attached togarments; and the object of my improvement is to provide a hook and chain that may be securely and conveniently attached to the edge oi' a garment or pocket. I attain these objects by the hook and` chain illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which is a perspective view thereof. The tongueAand back B are made together,

so as to form a `hook to dt over the edge of a garment. This hook A B is made as nearly rigid as possible. On each side of the tongue A is a spring,Iand I, attached to the back B at their upperends, and connected by the rigid part G at their lower ends, so as to form a iiexible jaw outside of and independent of the tongue A. The springs I and I are shaped to close the jaw I C I inward toward the back B.

and D. This jaw I C I and back B are made together, so as to form a grip. The guardchain E G is attached to the middle of the tongue A instead of the lower end, as chains are in ordinary guard chains and hooks. This is done for the purpose of reducing the-strainV tending to open thehook A B when thechain E G` is pulled at, the leverage being thus reduced one-half. Another advantage of at-` taching the chain to the middle of the tongue is that it prevents the hook from leaning for 4ward or backward, as it would if the chain were fastened at either end of the tongue, and were pulled at.

To attach the hook the endy of the back Bis placed behind the edge ot' the garment, the jaw-I C I is then raised outwardly, so that the points ofthe teeth D D will clear the'edge ot' 45 Vhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

I. The combination of the rigid hook and tongue A B and 4iieXible grip I C I with teet D D, substantially as...described.

2. The rigid hook and tongue A B, with guard-chain E G, attached to the middle of the tongue A, for the. purpose specified.


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Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/02