US 350226 A
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W. W. YOUMANS.
No. 350,226. Patented Oct. 5, 1886.V
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UNITED STATES PATENT OEEicEo WILLIAM W. YOUMANS, OF CALDWELL, KANSAS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO EDWARD P. WRIGHT, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 350,226, dated October 5, 1886.
Application filed May 19, 1886. Serial No. 202,660. (No model.) Y
Kansas, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Buckles, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in buckles; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination oi devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claim.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective View of my invention, showing the manner of applying the strap thereto. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the buckle detached from the strap.
Arepresents a rectangular loop which formsv the outer frame of the buckle. To one end of the frame is attached the usual friction-roller, B. C represents a similar rectangular frame, which may be somewhat smaller than the link or loop A, and is adapted to fit therein orV on, so as to compress the strap, used in connection with the buckle, between the ends of its pivoted frames, when the said frames are pressed together. The inner or upper frame, G, is pivoted or connected to the outer or under frame by means of a transverse rod, D, which extends through openings that are made in the centers of the two frames, or is made solid. One end of the inner o r upper frame, C, is also provided with a friction-roller, E.
The manner of attaching the strap to the buckle is as follows: The strap F has one end attached to the bar D, and the free end of the strap is then passed through the lower end of the loop or frame C, and from thence through the outer end of the frame A, and from thence over the friction-roller at the outer end of the frame C, where it is doubled and passed under the friction-roller B of the loop or frame A. From this construction it will be readily understood that the strap will be tightly compressed between the outer ends of the pivoted frames A and C, so as to firmly secure the doubled outer end of the strap and prevent it from being pulled from the buckle.
The salient advantage possessed by my form of buckle is that it is not necessary to make holes in the strap to be used in connection with my buckle, as it has no tongue, which thereby renders the strap stronger than it would be if provided with holes for the ordinary tongue-buckle in the usual way.
When the outer end of the strap is of considerable length after being secured by theV the bar D, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2.
A buckle thus constructed is especially adapted for use on hame-straps and breechingstraps; but it may be used in connection with other parts of the harness as well.
Having thus described my invention, I claim- The herein-described tongueless buckle, comprising the two pivoted frames A C and cross-bar D, connecting the two frames together, the frame C being of asize corresponding with the inner area of the frame A, so that normally the two frames can lie one within the other, but when the strap is applied and lpassed between the frames the-thickness of VILLIAM W. YOUMANS.
M. T. CLARK, G. H. MORSE.