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Publication numberUS462914 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 10, 1891
Publication numberUS 462914 A, US 462914A, US-A-462914, US462914 A, US462914A
InventorsGeorge E. Pilkington
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 462,914, dated November 10, 1891. Apphcation filed February 26, 1891, SerialNQ. 382,946. on; model.)

To all whom/it may concern;

Be it known that I, GEORGE E. PILKINGTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Britain, in the county of Hartford and State ment by a spring, as hereinafter more fully setforth.

In the drawings accompanying and forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a front view of a buckle embodying my present invention. Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same as-seen from the right hand in Fig. 1. Fig. 3

. is a sectional edge view on theline ca Fig. l.

e sha-si ht hand in Fae Fig. at is .a front view of the buckle-plate, which is constructed and furnished for carrying the cast-off slide. Fig.5 isan edge View of said plate as seenfrom the right hand in Fig.4. Fig. 6 is a sectional edge View of the buckle-plate in line b b, Fig. 4;. Fig. 7 is a front view of the cast-oft plate. Fig. 8 is an edgeview of the cast-off plate as seen from i Fig. 9 is a'sectiou of the buckle-plate in line 0 c, Fig. l. Fig.

10 illustrates a modification of the buckle-.

plate, whereby this constitutes a part of the .buckle-frame. a

- all the figures.

Similar characters designate like parts in For the purposes of inypresent improve ments the principal part pf the buckle is considered to be that which is constructed and furnished for carrying the east-off slide, and

it is immaterial whether, as in Figs. 1 to 9,inelusive, said part constitutes the buckle-lever L or whether, as in Fig. 10, said principal part (here designated as L) constitutes a portion of the buckleframe. The preferred arrange merit, however, is shown in Figs. 1 to 9,inclusive, wherein the buckle consists of any ordinary frame,

the upper end of the lever-plate L.-

The buckle-plate L is suitably constructed the as F, having pivoted therein at 2 at its upper end for attachment to or engagemet with the Suspender-web, and at the lower end and sides thereof is furnished with the oppositely-disposed guideslt and 6, between which and said platethere are guide-spaces 8 and 10, Fig. 9, for receiving the opposite edges 3 and 5, respectively, ofthe cast-off slide S.

The buckle-plate intermediate tosaid slideguides has a spring 15, which may be secured to said plate in a well-known manner, (not shown) but which is preferably and according to. one feature of my presentfimprovements formed in said plate, as well shown in Figs. 3, 4c, 6, and 9. This spring is for the purpose of holding the slide-plate hooks in engagement with the upper ends 12 and 14 of said guides =i'and 6, respectively.

The cast olf slide S's furnished at its lower en'd'with the usual or some suitable meansas, forinstance, the opening 7and thebar 9 for carrying the ordinary Suspender-ends. (Not herein shown.) At its upper end and on opposite sides thereof the cast-off slide has the similar cast-0ft hooks 16. and 18 for engaging the aforesaid upper guide ends 12 and 14 of the buckle-plate L. Near the upper a end of the cast-0d plate, midway of the'length thereof, a button B of a concave or hollow form on the back side thereof is formed 'in said plate.- hutton for detaching the cast-0E hooks.

sponds in position to said concavity,

when the slideplate is in position, as shown v in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, slightly engages the slideplate in said concavity for the purpose of steadying the same." i Y The spacesS and 10, Fig. 9, between the buckle-plate Land its guides 4t and 6, respectively, are suificient to allow the free-passage .of the hooks of the cast-oft plate, and conse-- quently when said plate is in position, as in Figs. 2 and 3, there is a considerable space.

between the buckle 'plate' and the cast-0d plate. As a means for preventing the lateral movement of the cast-off plate in said space, this plate is furnished at its edges with projections or stop-hearings 24 and '26, whichfill said guide-spaces at the lower ends thereof,


as 'illustrated in Fig. 3; but said stop-bearings This button serves as a push-- Th curve upper end 17 of the spring l5 correa" being formed in the slide near the lower ends.

of the guides and being rounded on the rearward side thereof permit of the necessary rocking movement when the upper end of the slide is pushed back for the unhooking thereof. 1

In using the buckle to detach the east-off,

the operator has only to press upon the pushend of the cast-oft plate into the spaces be-' tween the buckle-plate and its guides and then slide the east-oft plate to its uppermost position, (shown in Flf 'S. 1 to 3,) when the spring throws the hoe" forward into engagement with the guides, as there shown.

Having thus described my invention, I claim- 1. In a buckle, eoinbinatiml, with the buckle-plate having means for the attachment thereof to the suspender-web and havi ng the edges thereof bent l'orwardly and then inwardly to form the narrow guideslland U, of

the strap-carrying slide S, having the l'or- 1 weirdly-projecting hooks 1t; and 1 at the upper end thereof, adapted to engage the upper ends of said guides, and a spring on the buckle-plate and actng'ngainst the back-side of the slide to hold the same forward into engagementwith said guides, the front of the slide between said guides serving as a pushbutton for detaching said east-oil. hooks, substantially as set forth.

2. In a buckle, the combination, with the buckle-plate having the slide'guides and the cast-off slide having at the upper end'thereol" hooks engaging the upper ends of said guides and having a concavity, substantially as deseribed, on the rearward side thereol', of the spring on the buckle-plate and acting upon the slide to hold said hooks in engagement with said guides, said spring also engagingthe said concavity, substantially as described.

I In a-buekle, the combination, with the buckle-plate having: the slide-guides and the springmf the slide having the hooks 16 and 1S constructed for engaging" the upper ends of said guides, the guides being set forward of the buekle-plz-ito sullicientlylorthe passage of said hooks, and a stop or stops, sub:

stantially as described, formed on the slide to stand in the lower part of said guidespaces, substantially as set forth. v

GEORGE B. llhlilNG'lUN.


FRANCIS ll. Ricnaaos, llnxm' L. immune

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Cooperative ClassificationA41F3/02