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F.- G. DAVIS.
GARMENT SUPPORTER- No. 521,259. Patented June 12,1894.
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FRANCIS G. DAVIS, OF
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 521,259, dated June 12, 1 894. Application filed December lfi, 1893. Serial No. 493,709. (No mcdel;)
.To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRANCIS G. DAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at'Wa-' tertown, in the county of Jefferson and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in' Garment-Supporters;;
and I do hereby declare the following to be a f ull,clear, and exact description .of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The object of any-improvements is to provide a spring clasp or clamp for supporting drawers or other undergarments by attaching thein, by means of such clasp, to the trousers, or other outer garments, which are supported by other means.
Inthe accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents my improved supporter before beingfo-lded to form the finished article. It is an elongated strip cut from 'alsheet" of elastic brass or other metal, insubstantially the form shown. In one end are cut certain serrations,or teeth, as seen ata, intended, when the article is in use, to engage the fab ric with whichfthey are brought in contact, as hereinafter described. It will be observed that the rowof teeth does not extend directly across the blank, but obliquely with reference to the sides of the blank. Fig. 2 represents the article'after the toothed end has been turned up for a short distance, so as to stand at an angle of about forty-five degrees from the main body of the blank. Fig. 3. is a longitudinal, sectional view, and Fig. 4 a perspectiveview of the device in its complete form; a second fold'having been mad'ein the blank, abo'ut midway of its length,doubling theends'nearly upon each other, and form-. ing a clasp having-an inner limb, A, and an outer limb B; the end of said outer limb being also preferably turned slightly outward, and extending somewhat farther than the i nner or toothed limb.
sers, any requisite number of the clasps be- 1 ing used, usually. two, one on each side.
In use the clasp is first applied-to the waistband of the-drawers at the desired .point, the
teeth a, a, engaging the fabric of the drawers. The outer limb B is then passed over the corresponding portion of the trousers, completw -ing the adjustment. Or the upper edges of the two garments may be held closely together, and the clasp applied over both of them at once; In removing the clasp the steps first mentioned are reversed; the edge of the trousers being first withdrawn, and the clasp then removed from the drawers. When in position the elasticity'of the metal prevents the drawers from becoming disengaged from the teeth and dropping down out of their proper position.
The object of setting the row of teeth in a line oblique to the sides of the blank is to facilitate the removal of the device from the drawers; and this constructionis claimed to constitute animprovement in devices of this character. flhepoints of the teeth beingnecessarily quite sharp, and the outer and inner limbs of the clasp quite close together, the rowof teeth, if set in ahorizontal or vertical line, will, when removal is attempted, catch in the fibrous material of the drawers and cause delay and difficulty in detaching the clasp, thus materially affecting its.usefulness;but if the teeth are set in an oblique line, inthe manner shown, and if in detaching the clasp is 8c moved s idewise, in the direction of the downward slope of the row of teeth, and brought to the edge of the waistband gradually, no
difficulty will be experiencedin detaching it.
will projectinwardly, thus acting as barbs to more efficiently engage and hold the fibers of I-: do not however regard any special direction of the bevel or cut of the 0 teeth as, absolutely necessary to their sue I cessful operation. 1
I I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1."Agarment supporter, consisting of, an 5 elongated body of elastic materiahfolded body of elastic material folded upon itself to form two opposed limbs or jaws, one of said limbs havingits end turned up inwardly, and
a row of teeth out in the edge of such turned 5 up end, extending obliquely across it, and
adapted to engage the interposed fabric, substantially as set forth.
3. A garment-supporter consisting of an elongated body of elastic material folded no upon itself to form two opposed limbsor jaws,
one of said limbsliaiving its end turned up inwardly and a row of inwardly beveled teeth out in the edge of such turned up end, extending obliquely across'it, and adapted to engage the interposed fabric, substantially 15 as set forth.
y In testimony whereof Iafii'x-my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FRANCIS G. DAVIS. Witnesses:
. J OHN E. FOLEY,
JAMES W. GOURLAY.