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Publication numberUS374931 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 20, 1887
Filing dateOct 5, 1887
Publication numberUS 374931 A, US 374931A, US-A-374931, US374931 A, US374931A
InventorsC. Wyman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 874,931. Patented Dec. 20, 1887.

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 374,931, dated December 20, 1887.

Application filed October 5, 1887. Serial No. 515L523. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, STEPHEN H. BROOKS, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Cuff-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

Before my invention asafety-pin had been made use of for connecting the cuff-holder to the inside of the coat-sleeve, and upon the said safety-pin the hinged spring c'uff-holding jaws were supported.

My invention is for simplifying and cheapening the cuff-holder and for causing it to occupy much less space than the cuff-holders heretofore employed, so that such cuff holding device is especially adapted to the sleeves of ladies dresses and to the cuff worn therewith.

In the drawings the figures are in magnified size, Figure 1 being a perspective view of the holder ready for attachment within the sleeve of the dress or garment; Fig. 2, a crossscction of the clasp near the edge of the cuif and Fig. 3 is a view of the cuffholder made with two springtongues, and

i Fig. 4 is an edge view of a modification of the cuff-holder with two tongues.

The safety-pin A is usually of wire with a coil, 2, and a guard, 3, for receiving the point 4 of the pin after the pin has been inserted through the inside portion of the dress or other sleeve.

The clasp Bis made of sheet metal, in the form of an open bow or frame, 5, at one side or end of which is a tubular bond, 6, that receives through it one part of the safety-pin wire between the coil 2 and guard 3, and this tubularbead and clasp can swing upon the wire in adapting the parts to the circumstances of use. The tongue 7 is of the same sheet metal as the rest of the clasp, and one end of the tongue is at the end of the opening of the frame 5, and said tongue is bent as a compound curve to form a spring that stands up slightly from the frame at one side. The edges of this tongue come over the inner edges of the open frame, and hence as the clasp is slipped upon the end or edge of the cuff the material is not only grasped by the spring of the tongue, but the edges of the sheet metal of the tongue and the inner edges of the open frame embed themselves into the fabric of the cuff sufficiently to prevent the cuff slipping either outwardly or inwardly in relation to the sleeve of the garment, and 5 thereby the cuff is held properly in position; but by giving the cuff a partial rotation around. the wrist the end of the cuff is drawn out from between the frame and the tongue to separate the cuff from the clasp,or by the re verse movement the end of the cuff is forced into and held by the clasp sufficiently firm for the ordinary circumstances of use.

The clasp can be single, as seen in Fig. 1, with the safety-pin across one end, or it can be double with the two tongues in opposite directions, as seen in Fig. 3, the safety-pin being at one side or otherwise connected.

WVhen the'clasp is double, as in Fig. 3, it is adapted to receive the end of the cuff regardless of the direction in which the ends of the cuff lap upon each other; but when in the form shown in Fig. 1, the clasp can be swung over upon the wire of the safety-pin, so as to stand in either direction, as indicated by dotted lines, or the tongues can be bent in opposite directions, as seen in Fig. 4, at opposite sides of the one frame.

I do not limit myself toany particular manner of fastening the clasp to the sleeve, and the fastening is adapted to being secured to the dress or coat sleeve or to the shirt-sleeve, so as to hold the cuff in the proper position relatively to the other garment.

I claim as my invention-- The combination, with the shield-pin, of a sheetmetal clasp having a tubular head around one portion of the wire of the pin to connect the clasp to the pin, an open frame, and a spring-tongue within the frame for grasping 0 the end of the cuff and holding such cuff by the edges of the tongue and the inner edges of the frame, substantially as set forth.

Signed by me this 1st day of October, A.




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Cooperative ClassificationA44B19/24