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Publication numberUS511576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1893
Filing dateApr 17, 1893
Publication numberUS 511576 A, US 511576A, US-A-511576, US511576 A, US511576A
InventorsCharles W. Baker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 511576 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 511,576, dated December 26, 1893.

Application iiled April 17,1893. Serial No. 470,685. (No modely To all whom, it may concern.-

.lSe it known that I, CHARLES W. BAKER, a cltlzen of the United States, residing at Vaverly, (Paw Paw I. 0.,) county of Van Buren, State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Rope-Buckle, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has for its object the construction of a simple metallic buckle for rope halters, hammock ropes or any other ropes which are looped around a support and fastened, an especial feature of the buckle being the mode of attaching and holding the tongue from dlsplacement, all as more particularly described and claimed below.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification, Flgure 1 is a perspective view; Fig. 2 a sectlon on line 2-2, in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 an enlarged perspective view of the tongue, detached from Fig. l; Fig. 4 a section on dotted line 3 3, in Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a section on llne 2-2, in Fig. 1, illustrating one feature of the construction.

Referring to the lettered parts of the drawings, A is a metal loop, the hole through the same being Iiared on the under side. At one end of the loop A and integral therewith, is an eye, to which is attached the halter rope, C, or of course whatever rope may be employed. .One side of the loop A is provided with a longitudinal slot, D, leaving a bar of metal each side of said slot. The bar, E, at the inside of the slot, has a rounded portion, to whlch the eyed end of the tongue, F, is hinged, Fig. 4. The opposite side of the loop A 1s provided with a mortise, G, on the upper side, to receive the free end of the tongue F, when said tongue is lowered to place, to prevent lateral canting of said tongue, caused by the strain of the rope across it. The rope, C, is looped around an animals horns or neck, or a tree or post, or Whatever said rope is to be attached to (the large loop in Fig. l showing the loop referred to) and is then kinked, forming a small loop, which is inserted up through the loop A of the buckle, as in Fig. l, the tongue F being raised to admit lthe rope. The tongue F is then pressed down on to the loop A and the rope drawn tight, so that it will rest transversely7 upon said tongue, asin Fig. 2, said loop drawing across and engaging the apex, H, of the tongue F. The tongue is provided with a spring, I, the free end of which passes down between the hinged eye of the tongue F and the outer bar, J, of the slot D. The inner upper surface of the bar .I is beveled off or rounded, as at e, and the free end of the spring is bent something in a letter S form, so as to form a shoulder, S, at the upper side of the bar J, forming a stop, to prevent the tongue F from flying up,since the end of the spring I engages the bar .I against a spring resistance when the tongue is lowered on to the loop A, Fig. 4. When the tongue is raised, the end of the spring II disengages from the bar J.

The spring I may be attached to the tongue F in any suitable manner. A desirable plan is to form the tongue with two separated ribs, L, Fig. 5, place the spring between them and then press them down toward each other upon the spring, as in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, thus forming the apex, H, as well as attaching the spring to the tongue; but of course the apex H may be otherwise formed, if desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is

1. A buckle comprising the body-loop provided with alongitudinal slot atone side, forming a b`ar at each side of said slot, a tongue, one end of which is hinged to the inner one of said bars, and a spring attached to the tongue and having a free end adapted to detachably contact with the inner surface of the bar at the outside of the slot; substantially as set forth.

2. A buckle comprising Ithe body-loop provided with a longitudinal slot in one side, forming a bar at each side of said slot, atongue provided with a longitudinal apex on the upper side, one end of said tongue being hinged to the inner one of said bars, and a spring, one end of which is attached to said tongue, and having a free end adapted to detachably conr tact with the inner surface of the bar at the outside of the slot; substantially as set forth.

3. A buckle comprising the body-loop provided with alongit udinal slot in one side,form ing a bar at each .side ofsaid slot, the upper inner surface of the outer one of said bars being rounded or beveled off, a tongue hinged at one end to the inner one of said bars, and a spring, one endiof which is attached to the tongue and having a free end adapted to desaid spring being attached to the tongue by 'tachably Contact with the rounded or beveled the ribs formed on the tongue and folded surface of said outer balgagztinsta spring reovei1 on to said spring, and also forming the z5 sistance, said sp1-ing being bent to form a apex to the tongue; substantially as set forth.

5 stop-shoulder; substantially as set forth. In testimony to the foregoing I have here- 4. A buckle comprising the body-loop prol unto subscribed my name in the presence of vided With elongitudinai slot in one side, forlntwo Witnesses. ing a bm' at each side of said slot, a tongue A hinged at one end to the inner one of said CHARLES V BAKER' xo bars, and a spring having a free end adapted Vitnesses:

to detachably Contact with the inner surface N. Gr. LESLIE, of the outer one of said bars, the other end of AARON FALLMAR.

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