US 324921 A
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N. A. COOPER..
No. 324,921. Patented Aug. 25, 1885.
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NEWTON ABRAHAM COUPE t, OF BACK CREEK VALLEY, VIRGINIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 324,921, dated August 25, 1885.
Application lcd April 27, 1885.
To @ZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, NEWTON A. COOPER, a citizen ot' the United States, residing at Back Creek Valley,in the county of Frederick and State of Virginia, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Buckles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to buckles, and it has for its object to provide a device of this character whereby a strap may be readily and quickly lengthened and shortened, to provide a buckle which will firmly and securely hold the strap in position, one that will be simple in its construction, strong and durable, and cheap to manufacture.
With these ends in view, the invention consists in the combination, with a frame, of a pivoted plate carrying pins or tongues to e11- gage the strap.
rlhe invention further consists in the iniproved construction and combinations ot' parts hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a buckle constructed in accordance with my invention, and showing the saine applied. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section, and Fig. 3 is a plan view.
In the accompanying drawings, in which like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the gures,` A represents the i'rame, composed of the side bars, a., connected on their upper and lower sides by crossbars b o. The said frame Amay be sewed, riveted, or otherwise iirnily secured to a strap or other object, such as a pair et' Suspenders. Upon the upper side of the frame is hinged to one end thereof a plate, B, which is provided with downwardly-extending pins or tongues C, which are adapted to pass through openings formed in the top and bottom cross-bars connecting the sides ot the frame, and through the openings in the strap l), which is passed through said buckle. It will be seen that by lifting the plate B from engage ment with the strap D the same may be lengthened and shortened.
At the end of the frame A at which the free end ofthe pivoted plate B is located,and upon the upper side of said frame, is provided (No model.)
ofthe frame A. It will thus be seen that.
when the pins or tongues are in engagement with the openings in the cross-bars of the frame and with the openings in the strap, and the catch in engagement with the pin F, the said plate B will be held against mo\ ement, thus 'preventing the possibility of the strap D becoming detached.
The beforedescribed buckle is simple in its construction, strong and durable., may be man ufactured and supplied at a slight cost, and by its use a strap may be readily and quickly adjusted with but little trouble.
I am aware ofthe patent to velden and Royce, No. 216,003, dated May 27, 1879, and do not claim anything shown therein. In this patent there is no inclosingframe for the two straps at the point of connection. Another feature ot' difference is the swinging catch, which, in my improvement, extends transversely across the end of the hinged plate, and is independent therefrom. By this means the catch will not interfere with the plate when adjusting the straps. I/Vhen the catch is parallel with the plate, it must be extended out at right angles, and will be in the way when adjusting the straps. When the catch extends across the end ot' the plate, it will eft'eetually resist all upward tendency of the latter to become loosened. When it is arranged parallel with the plate, it will be seen that any considerable ltension on the connection will cause the plate and catch to sprin g upward and become loosened or detached. By my construction the catch will serve to hold the hinged plate down and yet allow a ready detachment of the parts. The catch, when swung aside, will not be in the way of the operator. Again, the inclosing-frame enables'the device to be used for a special purposei. c., for Suspenders, where it is desired that the connection be concealed from view.
Having fully described my invention, what l claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
As an improvement in buckles, thc rectangular inclosing-i'rame A, the plate B, hinged at one end to the upper face ot the frame,
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