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SUSPENDERS Patented Mar. 31, 1891.
m: mums PETERS o0, Pmmr UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
XVILLIAM J. STEW'ART, OF lVILLIAMSPOR'I, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR OF THREE-FOURTHS TO ISAAC 0. SMITH, JOSEPH KUNKEL, AND JONAS PARKER, ALL OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 449,141, dated March 31, 1891. Application filed November 1, 1890. Serial No. 370,031. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM J. STEWART, a citizen of the United States, residing at Williamsport, in the county of Lycoming and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Suspenders; and I hereby declare the following to be a full,
clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of portions of a suspender illustrating my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same on the line w as, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is -a-detached view of the end of the suspender-web and its ring. Fig. 4 is a detached View of the triangle used with a continuous-web suspender, and Fig. 5 is a detached view of a buckle havinga hook to engage the end ring of the web.
Like symbols refer to like parts wherever they occur.
My invention relates to the construction of attachments for suspenders, whereby simple and effective means for adjusting the length of the suspenders and for securing and releasing the tabs or tugs are obtained.
It consists, generally stated, in the combination, with a SUSPGDClQlF end, of a folded metal clamping-plate, a ring secured thereby to the end of the web, a slide or buckle ar ranged on the web and having a hook, with which the end ring engages, and tugs having a web-loop, through which the web of the suspenders passes, all substantially as will hereinafter more fully appear.
For purposes of illustration a continuousweb suspender has been chosen, but the invention is not to be limited thereto, as several of the attachments are equally applicable to other commonforms of suspenders.
I will now proceed to describe my invention more fully, so that others skilled in the art to which it appertains may apply the same.
In the drawings, A indicates portions of a Suspender-web, which, if a continuousweb suspenders, may be folded upon and passed through a triangle B, said triangle having the usual tug-spool b and tug b or any equivalent finish.
The free ends of the web A are each pro vided with a folded metal plate and finish or clamp 1, having an end ring or loop 2, adapted to engage with a suitable hook or its equivalent.
3 indicates an adjustable buckle or clampslide provided with a hook 4 or like means of engaging the end ring 2 of the Web. Two adjustable buckles or clamp-slides are necessary, one for each shoulder-strap, and are preferably of the general form shown in Fig. 5that is, a buckle frame provided with raised-bed bars 0, a pivoted slotted presserplate (I, and having a pivoted hook 4, pivoted on the presser-plate and adapted to pass under the lower bar of the frame a and engage the end ring 2 of the web A.
5 indicates aweb-loop, to which is attached a tug-spool b or other suitable means for securing the tug 11 The end ring 2 and clamp-slide provided with hook 4t may be used with the usual forms .of suspenders; or by the use of all the attachments the suspenders may be formed from a continuous piece of webbing. In the former case the end rings 2 will be attached to the free ends of the shoulder-straps, with the fold of the metal to the front, as shown in Fig. 3. The buckle or clamp-slide 3 will then be placed on the shoulder-strap and the end of the shoulder-strap passed from the backthrough the So Web-loop 5 ofthe tugs and turned upon the front until the end ring 2 engages the hook 4, when the shoulder strap is lengthened or shortened by adjusting the buckle or clampslide down or up on the web A. In the latter 8 5 case or Where a continuous web is used the end rings 2 are attached, as before, to the opposite ends of the web A, the fold of the metal to the front in case of both end rings. The web A is then folded at its center on the triangle B and passed therethrough, (see Fig. 1;) the clamp-slides 3 placed on the Web on opposite sides of the triangle B; the ends of the web passed through the web-loops of the tugs from back to front, and the end rings caused 5 to engage the hooks of the clamp-slides 3, after which the clamp-slides or buckles may be adjusted as before to obtain the required length of shoulder-straps.
Among the advantages of my invention are the facility with which the tugs may be detached from the shoulder-straps, (or web A,)
the support and finish secured for the free ends of the Suspender-webbing, the ready ad- 5 justability of the suspenders, and the n eat and finished appearance of the article.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- 1. The combination, with a suspender-web, of afolded metal-plate clamp, a hook-ring secured to the end of the web by said clamp, a slide or buckle arranged on the web and having ahook for engaging said ring, and susl 5 ponder-tn gs having aweb-loop, through which the web of the suspenders passes, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
2. The combination,with a Suspender-web, of a loop or ring end, a clamp-slide having a hook, with which the loop or ring end engages, and a tug having a web-100p for the passage of the Suspender-web, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses this 31st day of October, 1890. \VILLIAM J. S'lE\VART.
GHAs. J. REILLY, CI-IAs. L. JoNns.