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Publication numberUS355369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1887
Publication numberUS 355369 A, US 355369A, US-A-355369, US355369 A, US355369A
InventorsJulia D. Banfield
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


Patented-Jan. 4 1887.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 355,369, dated January 4-, 1887.

Application died December 14, 1885. Serial No. 185,574. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J ULIA D. BANFIELD, of- Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Garment-Supporters, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is an elevation. Fig. 2 is an edge view. Fig. 3 is a section on linexw of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 shows my safety-pin detached. Fig. 5 is the blank for the plate of my safety-pin. Figs. 7 and 8 show the parts of my clamp. Fig. 9 shows jaws open to receive a garment.

My invention consists in a garment-supporter composed of webbing or the like, a safety-pin, and a clamp, arranged together and adapted for use as a garment-supporter.

In the drawings, A is a webbing, toone end of which is attached the pin-plate B. The pin b is secured to the arm I) of the U-shaped pinplate B by the ear I), bent as shown, and its point is protected by the shield 1), formed by bending the top of arm 5 The safety-pin thus constructed is peculiarly adapted to form part of a garment-supporter, because pin 1) is swung in a socket on its plate B, and is therefore not depressible, except near its point, so that the garmentsupporter is not nearly so likely to become accidentally unfastened from the supporting garment as where the pin proper has a spring at or near its butt-end,- and one of the advantages of my garmentsupporter lies in the fact that pin 1), when ready to be inserted in a garment, is swung out from its plate B, whereby the pin is easily thrust into a garment. This feature of my invention is novel and peculiarly desirable when the garment-supporter is to be at tached to and detached from garments on the person. To the other end of the webbing A is attached a clamping device consisting of the jaws D andjaw-holder d. One of thejaws D is notched at d, and the other jaw is slotted longitudinally at d The jaws are put together by inserting the end of the notched jaw through the slot 1 and then turning it so that the jaws cross. The jaws are held in place by the jawholder (1, which is hinged at one end to one of the jaws D and passed through a slot in the other jaw D. The holder (2 is bent to act as a lock for holding the jaws together, and then lies substantially in line with the jaws. The

holder d acts as a lever to force the jaws apart when it stands crosswise of the jaws, as in Fig.

'9. To the outer end of holder cl webbing Ais attached, and the consequence is that it is almost impossible for the jaws to become unlocked by accident when the garment-supporter is in use, because the tension of the webbing tends to keep the holder din itslock- 6o ing position, and the fact that the holder cl is then substantially in line with the jaws and lies against the person of. the wearer (especially when my invention is used as a'stocking-supporter) frees the clamp from danger of being accidentally caught and unfastened, and also makes its use unnoticeable. These advantages makemy clamp peculiarly useful in garment-supporters,for which it is intended; but my clamp may of course be used inde- 7o pendently of its webbing.

I prefer that the pin-plate shouldbe slotted, and that the webbing should be reeved through the slots, as shown; but, obviously, the pinplate may be made adjustable on the webbing in many well-known ways, or it may be nonadjustably secured to the webbing, and the clamp may be adjustable on the webbing; or both pin and clamp may be made adjustable on the webbing, in which case they can be brought together, so that the webbing unites the pin to the clamp, whereby a very compact garmentsupporter is obtained.

A minor feature of my invention consists in corrugating the clamping extremities of the 8 jaws D, as indicated by (1 one of which extremities in that form of my clamp shown overlaps the other. (See Figs. 1, 6,-and 8.) In this way fine fabrics are securely clamped without likelihood of being'torn, as is often the case when the jaws are provided with teeth.

I am aware of Patents N 0. 186,992, to Demorest and Cook; No. 287,349,10 Wales; No. 183,489, to Gogswell; No. 233,964, to Bear,and

No. 193,811, to Eckerman, and disclaim all 5 that is contained in them.

What I claim is 1. The garment-supporter above described,

consisting of the webbing A, connected to to one of the jaws and passing through a slot 4. The clamping-jaws D, provided with the in the other jaw, substantially as and for the corrugated holding portions d, one portion [0 purpose set forth. overlapping the other portion, substantially 3. The safety-pin above described, consistas and for the purpose set forth.

5 ing of plate B, having arms b N, arm b being JULIA D. BANFIELD.

bent over at b to form a shield, and arm b Witnesses: having the projection b to form a sooket for W. A. COPELAND,


pin 1). l

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