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Publication numberUS520018 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1894
Filing dateNov 9, 1893
Publication numberUS 520018 A, US 520018A, US-A-520018, US520018 A, US520018A
InventorsWilliam B. H. Dowse
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 520018 A
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(No Model.)


No. 520,018. Patented May 15, 1894.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 520,018, dated May 15, 1894.

Application filed November 9, 1893. Serial No. 490,462- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM B. H. DOWSE, acitizen of the United States, residing at Newton, in the county of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Buckle-Fastentars, of which the following is a full specifica- Ion.

My invention relates to an improved buckle fastener designed especially for arctics, overshoes, and the like, and consists in special features of construction,hereinafterset forth in detail.

My improved buckle fastener consists of two principal members,a stud mem her, and a draw plate socket member-respectively attached to the two edges of the article to be fastened, one or'both of the members being so constructed as to give the necessary resiliency to the buckle fastener. In my draw plate socket I employ a series of holes so that by inserting the stud in different holes the tension of the buckle may be varied.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 and 4 show plans of two different forms of the draw plate socket of my improved buckle fastener, respectively non-reresilient and resilient. Figs. 2 and 5 show in elevation two forms of resilient and non-resilient stud members used respectively with the draw plate socket, shown in Figs. 1 and 4. Figs. 3and 6 show plans of the same. Fig. 7 shows in section an assembly of the two members of my improved buckle fastener. Fig. 8 shows in perspective the complete form of socket member used with my improved buckle fastener, with the cap or cover applied thereto. For the stud member I preferably employ any common form of stud which may be suitably riveted to the flap of the overshoes or other article. This stud may be either resilient as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, in combination with a non-resilient socket member, Fig. 1, or non-resilient or solid, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, in which case a resilient socket member is employed as shown in Fig. 4E.

The socket memberI preferably make of a strip of metal A, suitably curved and flanged at its longitudinal edges in order to give the necessary stiffness thereto. In one end of this strip I preferably cut a transverse slot B, by means of which it may be attached to the flap of the overshoe or other article. Along the horizontal axis of the strip I make a series of perforations, C O O, &c., which serve as sockets to engage with the stud member.

With the solid stud I give the necessary resiliency to the socket by splitting the strip along its axis between the extreme perforations.

The complete form of socket member is shown in Figs. 7 and 8, showing the strip A with a cap or cover D, having a raised cen' tral portion, and horizontal flanges d, by which it is secured to the said strip A.

I claim- A fastener comprising two members; a curved draw plate with folded edges having a series of sockets in its base, and an attaching loop, and a flanged, arched cover plate engaging the folded edges, in combination with a ball member to engage the sockets of the draw plate, substantially as described.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

WM. 13. H. DOWSE. lVitnesses: I


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