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TICKET CLIP. No. 315,178. Patented Apr. 7. 1885.
' WITNESSES: INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM SOUTER, OF LEEDS, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 315,178, dated April 7, 1885.
Application filell S01 tomber 22, 1884. (No mo .e.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM SoUTER, of Leeds, in the county of Hampshire and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and Improved Ticket-Clip, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of my invention is to provide a new and improved device for holding ticketson garments.
The invention consists of an approximately U-shaped piece of spring metal having curved arms, with their conveXities presented toward each other to form clamping'jaws, one of said arms having a spring tongue or clasp to hold a ticket, substantially as hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate c0rresponding parts in both the figures.
Figure l is a perspective view of my im proved ticket-clip. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same, showing the manner in which it is used.
A piece or strip of spring metal is bent to form a U-shaped clip, A, the inner surfaces of the shanks of which are pressed against each other near the ends, the shanks being curved outward to facilitate passing the clip over the edge of a garment, B. A tongue, 0, is out or punched out of one of the shanks of the clip A, the free end of the said tongue being at the open end of the clip. The clip is passed over the edge of a coat, pocket, cloak, or other garment, with the shank having the fork to the outside, and the ticket is passed in between the tongue and the shank on which it is formed, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
The ticket is held in place in such a manner that it can be conveniently removed, and can be readily replaced, and it is at all times distinctly in View. The clip can also be made of rubber, celluloid, &c.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The ticket-clasp comprising the approximately U-shaped spring-metal plate having curved jaws with their concavities' normally in contact to automatically clamp the interposed garment, one of said jaws having a spring clasp or tongue punched out of said jaw, substantially as shown and described, and for the purpose set forth.
CHAS. H. JoNEs, GEO. D. FIELD.