Improvement in studs
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UNITED s STATES PATENT EEICE.
THOMAs s. LAMBERT, or PEEKsKiLL, New vonk.
lMPROVEMENT IN STU DS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 39,935, dated September l5, 1863; antedated October ll, 1862.
To all whoml it may concern:
Be it known that I, THOMAS S. LAMBERT, of Peekskill, estchester county, New York State, have invented a new and Improved Elastic and Flexible Stud; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exa-ct description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference niarked thereon.
The nature of my invention consists in applying a thread, cord, or other elastic material so as to fasten together or nearly together two buttons or other similar devices of any of the approved forms, so as to form a flexible and elastic stud, and which may fasten together two or more thicknesses of one or more articles by being' passed through appropriate button-holes in them, or by means ofa single button-hole, may be worn as an ornament, and readily changed or removed when desirable.
I am not unaware that two buttons have been attached to a cord; but this has not been for the purpose of binding them together so as to forni a stud; nor have they, nor could they, have been used in such cases to bring into close contact different garments or different parts of the same garment, nor for the purposes of ornaments. Their ofce was, indeed, exactly the reverse of this, and they were to be used in cases in which it was desirable not to have the different parts of a garment brought into close contact, and they in no way fuliilled, nor could they fulfill, the purpose of a stud.
To enable others skilled in the requisite arts to make and use my invention, I will proceed to a description of its construction and operation.
Two buttons may be taken, of any approved form, size, and material. lf pearl buttons are selected, the holes should be enlarged somewhat. One hole through the center of the button will answer. In this case the faces of the buttons on the outside, around the holes, should be excavated as deeply as the strength of the material and the thickness of the button will allow. A cord with a knot at its end is to be passed through both buttons,
and a knot tied close to the outer face of the second button, the closeness of the knot depending on the thickness of materials to be fastened between the buttons. (See Figure 1, where this form is illustrated.) Two holes through each button will usually be the best. The cord is thento be passed from the outer face of the back button, through one of its holes, up through one hole of the front button to its front face, down through the other hole of it and of the back button. rlhe ends of the cord may receive a knot in each, or they can be tied together. The outer faces of both buttons are to be excavated around the holes, according as this application of the cord would indicate. Fig. 2 illustrates this form of stud. Four holes, of course, are allowable, and two cords may be used, or one may be passed through and back twice, as illustrated in Fig. 3.
Two cloth buttons may be sewed together by a cord. One cloth can be united with one of other material.
Fig. 4 illustrates a cord passed through a part of the back face of a cloth button. Fig. 5 represents a plain or je-weled front button, with an elast-ic cord or braid under its fasteningba`r, or through its eye, flattened. Fig. 6 represents two buttons, of peculiar form, fastened by an elastic together. Fig. 7 represents two buttons, deeply indented at opposite edges, and fastened together by an elastic cord. After the attachment of the disks together, one or both of them may be so plated or covered as to conceal the hole and cord 5 ormy invention may be applied by the construction of an eye on the inner side of each disk, the latter having been countersunk for that purpose, or a head, set, or enlargement may be secured to the outer end of the cord, previous to passing it through the perforated disk or button, or the elastic material may be secured to such a head, and it may be then secured to the under or inner surface of the disk.
The best cord is, I think, the ordinary silk cord, containing a' cord of india-rubber, and it will be found that when extended it becomes so small that it will pass through a hole so small as to cause surprise, when it is A stud Constructed by fastening together compared with the size of the unextended or nearly together two buttons orsimilar deeord. vices by a thread, oord, braid, or other elas- Different-colored cords, tastefully selected, tie material, substantially as set forth.
will render the stud highly ornamental and can be selected in harmony or contrast7with THOS S' LAMBERT' the garments with which they are to be Worn. Witnesses:
What l claim as my invention, and desire F. TENNEY, 50 Secure b y Letters Patent, is- EDM. F. BROWN.