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Publication numberUS468561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1892
Filing dateOct 27, 1890
Publication numberUS 468561 A, US 468561A, US-A-468561, US468561 A, US468561A
InventorsCurtis Dunham
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 468,561. Patented Feb. 9, 1892.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 468,561, dated February 9, 1892. Application filed October 27, 1890. Serial No. 369,426. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern: p

Be it known that I, CUETIs DUNHAM, of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Iinprovement in Suspenders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of suspenders in which the front and rear extremities of each shoulder-strap come together at io a point over the hip, where they are united with the waistband, a union being also iliade between the two shoulder members at the back; and it consists inalocation of the elastic fabric and of running equalizing connections whereby greater ease is secured by the wearer than heretofore.

Figure l represents a pair of suspenders containing my invention. Fig. 2 represents a section of the saine through the line :c of

zo Fig. l. Fig. 3 represents a section of the same through the line y y, Fig. l. Fig. 4. represents a perspective view of the sliding connection with the back junction-piece on va somewhat larger scale than Fig. l. Fig. 5

z5 represents a perspective View of the running connection at the attaching ends, same scale as Fig. 4.

ct b are the ends, which are buttoned to the waistband at points over the hips. Since 3o each half of the suspender is a duplicate of the other half, it will be sufficient to describe one of them. The end d is joined by the slotted metallic plate c with the straps (Zand c, which straps are joined together at each end and pass through separate slots of the piece c, so as to form a running or equalizing connection therewith. The straps d and e are made of leather, so as to play back and forth easily on the metal of the piece c and 4o wear well. At the rear end, about one-third the way up the back, the ends of d and care connected with an elastic webbing f, which is so short as not to i'each to the point of union between the two halves of the suspenders. At its upper end this elastic webbing f is secured to the ends of the leather straps g and 7i, which are united at their opposite ends with the corresponding elastic .webbing fi' of the opposite half of the sus- 5o penders. The straps g and 7i. pass through the separate slots in the slotted metallic piece j, so as to forin a running equalizing connection therewith. 'To this metallic piece Vmetallic loop n. It will be observed that the j is firmly secured the binder 7c, by which the rear ends of the shoulder-straps Z and m are iirinly secured together. The shoulderstrap Z extends upward and forward over the shoulder and downward till it is fixed to the front ends of the straps d and e by the elasticity in these Suspenders is confined to the two strips f and fi', which extend only a part of the distance between the ends (t and b and the back connection. It will also be observed that these elastic pieces connect at opposite ends with straps, which form a running connection, respectively, with the shoulder-straps at their back junction and with the ends ci and b, which are buttonedto the waistband, these straps being inelastic. These features, combined with the fact that the suspenders are united with the waistband only at two points over the hips, give the wearer extraordinary ease and freedom of motion, and at the saine time may be embodied in an 7 inexpensive and very durable structure.

I claiml. In a suspender adapted to suspend the garment from points over the hips, the coinbination, with the back junction slotted plate and the slotted attaching end plates, of the rear straps connected together and having a sliding equalizing connection with both the back junction-plate and the attaching end. plates, and the front straps connected at their lower ends with said rear straps and having their upper ends joined together and secured to said back junction-plate independently of said rear straps, the front and rear straps being independent of each other at said back junction-plate, substantially as and for the purposes described.

2. In a suspender adapted to suspend the garment from points over the hips, in combination, the back elastic fabrics and f, the inelastic straps CZ and g, connected, respectively,with the opposite ends thereof, the slioulder-straps Zand m, the ends ci and Z2, and means whereby a running connection is formed between the shoulder-straps Z m and the strap roo g and also between the straps d and the ends, substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationA41F3/00