US 431175 A
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G. W. SOUTHWIGK.
No. 431,175. Patented July 1 1890.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE W. SOUTHWICK, OF STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 431,17 5, dated July 1, 1890.
Application filed $eptemher 6, 1889, Serial No. 828,124. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, GEORGE WV. SOUTH- WICK, of Stamford, in the county of Fairiield and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and Improved Metallic Belt-Fastening, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved metallic belt-fastening, which is very simple and durable in construction, securely fastening the ends of the belt together and preventing breaking of the belt across the fastening.
The invention consists of a plate provided on each side with alternate long and short arms having spurs.
The invention also consists of certain parts and details and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter, and then pointed out in the claim.
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 all the figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional side elevation of the same on the line 50 a: of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the improvement. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the same, and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the same.
The improved metallic belt-fastening A is provided with a plate 13, having on each side B may be provided on each side with any desired number of alternate long and short arms. In fastening the ends of a belt together the ends are joined, as shown in Fig.1, and then the belt-fastening is placed over the two ends and driven into the same, after which the projecting spurs C and D are clinched on the under side of the belt. One, two, or more such fastenin gs may be placed across the belt, the number depending on the width of the belt. hen the fastening has thus secured the ends of the belt F, the spurs C and D pass at different points through the belt, so that when a strain is exerted 011 the belt it does not come in a straight line across the belt on the fastenings, but at different points, so that in case the strain should cause breaking of the belt at one of the prongs C orD the break does not extend to the next long or short prong across the belt, and consequently avoids a continuous break crosswise of the belt, as would be the case if the apertures had been made on a line across the belt, and not at different points, as is done by this fastening.
The short non-clinehable spurs E dropped between the two clinchable spurs do not extend entirely through the belt, thereby avoiding the bringing of too much metal to the under side of the belt underneath the plate; but they embed themselves in the belt, so that when the spurs C and D are clinched or bent onto the belt on each side of the same the short spurs E serve to relieve the strain upon the clinched spurs, and also prevent the clinched spurs from being drawn out of the belt when tensile strain is exerted.
Having thus fully described my invention, 1
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent A metallic belt-fastening consisting of a plate provided at each end with arms of unequal length, having downwardly-projecting spurs on their ends, the long arms at each end being opposite the short arms at the other end, and vice versa, and short spurs at each end between the said arms, substantially as herein shown and described.
GEO. W. SOUTI-IWICK.
J AS. M. HENLEY, C. SEDGWICK.