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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
TOM B. PELL AND JAMES XV. KNOX, OF LEYVISPORT, KENTUCKY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 394,'721, dated December 18, 1888.
Application filed August 2, 1888. Serial No. 281,734. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, TOM B. PELL and JAMES XV. KNOX, of Lewisport, in the county of Hancock and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and Improved Suspender, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a suspender with a poeket so formed and arranged as to be convenient for the rcception of small articles--such as pencils, spectaclecases, and the like.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combinations of parts hereinafterpartieularly described and claimed.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of a portion of a suspender provided with our improvement, and Fig. 2 is a partial vertical section thereof.
The elastic shoulder-straps A of the suspender, of which a portion of only one is here shown, are each provided with a buckle, B, for the vertical adjustment of the suspender,
and to the cross-bar b of one or both of the' buckles B is secured the upper end of a strip or piece of webbig, C, prefera-bly a non-elastic webbing.
To the face ot' the webbing C is Secured a pocket, D, open at the top and closed at the bottom, and consisting, preferably, of elastic webbing, in which the elastic d runs transversely, as shown, to allow of the ready Stretching of the fabric. The suspender-ends E E are united in any suitable nanner to the piece C at the bottom or near the bottom thereof.
The buckle B is provided with teeth b', carried by a cross-bar, b at the back of the buckle, as shown in Fig. 2, and which teeth engage the shoulder-strap A of the suspender in the wellknown nianner of such teeth.
By constructing the buckle of the form shown the suspender may be adjusted without interference with the pocket portion thereof.
The invention forms a convenient receptacle for penoils, pens, spectacle-oase, and like articles, and will be fou'hd desirable by clerks,
mechanics, and others for carrying small articles while working without coat or Vest.
e are aware that suspenders have been before provided with pockets, and do not broadly claim the same; but the form and arrangement ot' such pockets were not adapted for the purposes of our nvention.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and dcsire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. As an improved article of nanut'acture, a suspender-eud provided with a pocket having attarhing-straps secured to its lower end, as set forth.
2. A suspender-end conprising a buckle, a pocket suspended from the buckle, and straps Secured to the lower end ot' the pocket, substantially described.
3. The herein-deseribed suspender-end, consisting of the buckle B, the strip of webbing C, Secured to the buckle, the pocket D, of elastic material, seeured to the face of the web bing C, and the end straps, E, secured to the lower end of the said webbing, as specified.
TOM B. PELL. ,JAMES XV. KNOX. NVitnesses:
ALBERT C. HOWE, BEN. H. POINDEXTER.