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Publication numberUS542306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1895
Publication numberUS 542306 A, US 542306A, US-A-542306, US542306 A, US542306A
InventorsHenry Jacques Gaisman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Henry jacques gaisman
US 542306 A
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MAN, a citizen of the United and 5 are on a still larger scale.

v.'l'o all whom# may concern.-

fof Ohio, have invented acertain ful Improvement in Waist-Belts, of which the' each button or 'its UNITED STATES' PATENT Finca.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 542,396, dated July 9, 1895.

- Application and october 1e, 1894. serai Na. 526.038. Nominal Be it ,known thatl, HENRY JACQUES Gars- States, residing at Cincinnati, Hamilton county, in the State new and usefollowiug is a specification. My invention provides convenient means forlirmly holding the belt and trousers in the desired .position relatively to each other, so that the belt ory garment cannot fall below or worku p above the fixed proper position 5 also, when desired, can afford-such connecting means as to conceal from the outer view of the belt the. existence of such "means and leave the outerfaci'ug of the belt undisturbed withthe appearance-of an ordinary belt. Vith my invention Suspenders may be' worn or omitted.

The belt may of the invention.

Trousers are generally supplied with suspender-buttons.. "It is common -to provide each side of the front with two buttons and two buttons in the back; but they are liable to vary intheir distance apart and in their positions forward and backward. 'f

My invention provides means forallowing connecting means to adjustitself laterally to requirements. It also allows a belt of a given size to adjust itself to a wide range of sizes of waist.

My belt'holds itself in per andlower garments.

The accompanying drawings forni a part of this specification and represent what I consider the best .means of carrying out the in- Figure 1 is a front view, on a small scale, of my belt .iu use. Ifhe novel features appear only in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a view of the inner face of lthe belt in an. extended condition. Fig. 3 is anelevation on a larger scale, showing a portion of the inner face.

Fig. 4 is an elevation of a portion of the inner face, and Fig.5 isa verticalcross-sectionthereof: Fig. 6 isa face View, and Fig. 7 is an edge view of the spring-dog detached. Fig. S isa crosssection showing a inodilcation.

' Similar'letters of reference indicate corrematprial, (rinly held 'tended along the portion of bei worn 'without making use such a position as to y cover and conceal thejoning lineof. the up- 35 spondin'g paris in all the iigures where they appear.

A is the exterior or main body of the belt, formed -in several lengths, represented as' joined by rings' A', asusual. It is secured around the waist of the wearer bye. buckle.

B is the lining of the wastbelt, secured to the main body Ain the usual manner.

D is a stay of. sheet-steel or other suitable between the lining and the outer facing of the belt. This stay is pro vided with a horizontally-formedslot d, which may be elongated to suit requirements, ex-

the belt where the button is to be engaged. slot's open and a transverse upward and downwardalittle at ythe open end. The metal of the s'tay'adjaoent tothev -slot israised by treatment in dies or otherwise,

as indicated by lD. .The 'lining is provided with a corresponding slot and is correspondingly raised to match the stay.

E is aj facing folded .upon the edges ofthe slot in the stay, edges of the lining B. The upper portion of the metal E forms a facing for the upper edge of the slot, and the lower portion forms a facing for the lower edge of the sl'ot. The facing isset to position by suitable dies or otherwise in the condition shown in Fig. 5. '.lhis presents a smooth and substantial surface to i the button or the connecting vmeans and assists and expedites. the proper lateral adj usttuent. The shape ofthe stay and of the facing adjacent to the slot is sofar out ofcoincidence with the ner surface ofthe main body A of the belt as 'to form4 a channel sufficient in width and depth in whichthe button or button-holder slide canv ride, so that-its'position or motion cannot be Observed from the exterior ofthe belt and leaves the outer facing undisturbed, as the ordinary belt...

ceived in each slot and adapted to slide freely body of the stay and;

I provide a slide, refr One end of this slit d' extends and also n ponthe adjacent from one end to the other or for any portion'-r vot 'said distance.l VIt is formed as follows:

II is a plate fixed on the face of the slide adjacent to the inner face vof the main body and I is another plate carried on the op site face of tlie slide-that which is presented toward the wearer of the belt.

.Jf is a spring-loop, of steel or hard-brass s d smsen wire,in the center line of the device, having e form adapted to admit the shank ot a button by elastic yielding and to retain said shank with considerable force. 5 .11 J* are loops in the reverse direction. one

on each side of the center loop.

VJ' JF are bends from the end of J. J toward the mein body A of the belt. l

'J J are extensions of the wirefrom the rtel" J', ebliquely .inward to the, center ine.. The lengths of these extensions J are unequal. The shortest is set more oblique, so that they arrive at different points in the center line. At each of these points the wire 1s bent. squarely toward the main body A, as shown by J- J, and each extended through a proper hole in4 the 'plates H and I. The ex treme end of each is strongly secured Vby rivsting. The plates H and I, with the two ex- :o

The portion of the wire exterior to the slide andthe portions J', J J', J J', and J J constitute the button-holder. I .will for brevityrefer to it as J. 1

The holder is ot such size and form as to receive@ suspender-button inthe manner iu dicated `in Figs. 4 and 5. One end ot each way is open and by virtue of the transverse slits 'd' and the shaping'of the parts adjacent- Siv and removed.' The open end (shown on the right iu the figures) is guarded by a spring-- the button-holder slide itseifin the direc-fA tion to mo`vc\it ont of the slot Vby a direct movement longitudinally of the slot will indltle its depression and the liberate'n of the s e.

' As the buttons on the trousers are liable to be considerably varied in position, it is important that the button-holdersJ are capable oi being changed in position, so as to corre'- spond with the buttons on the trousersthat is to say,if the suspender-buttons at the front ot the trousers are near together the holders should be correspondingly moved toward each other in the slots. 'If both are far forward the holders should match. There are usually two buttons et the back. I correspondinglyp'rovide the back as the front; but there need not 6o ment otpositiou. y

M is a suspender-button, (shown in dotted linee.) and L a rtion of e pair of trousers on which it. is set y the sid of the shank 'M'.

Theengagement of the buttons with the button-ho der is reliable and can be effected rapidly. It insures the required position o! the belt and upper edge o! the trousers, so that tensions J .l5 of the wire, constitute the slide.

to the slot will allow the slide to be .inserted be provision for so wide a range ofv sdjust-' the upper edge of the trousersV is. concealed under the belt.v

While the details Qt construction shown in the drawings are vthe-ones I prefer, they are subject to modifications which would not departl from thespirtt of the invention4 and lare intended to -be included by the claims. Th form of holder and itsxnenns ofengagiugand disengsging with the button may be varied within wide limits. The stay and metal facs ings maybe varied in form, proportions, and material. The slot or gnideway need not be straight. It may obviously be curved, waved, or variously formed. Instead of the outer portion A being thicker than the inner por# tion or lining B the conditions may be reversed.

I can dispense with the lining and attach to the main orienter body of the belt a barizonially-formed guide or slotted piece of metal 'or suitable materiaiflwhioh shall carry 'the bn tton or button-holder. i

I can dispense .with the button-receptacle entirely. and' engage the but-ton directly in the horizontal open-slotted channel or wayin the belt, using a sntiioiently smaller button or larger way. Fig. 8 shows such. When thus used my spring dog W serves at each application or removal ot the belt by allowing the entire button to move easily inward in applyingethe belt and to be movedoutwardon ap plying a strong force or depressing the springdog, or both. lVhen provision for lateral adjustment is made, as described, bye. slot in the stayfiu the lining, or in the belt proper,

it may be 'divided into sections, 'as couven ience may dictate.v

When desired, the inner or outer facing of the belt may serve, by being slotted directly,

without the interposition'of any facing, stay.A

or reinforcement, having a variety of.' 'forms of provision for the entrance and exit of the button or slideof the bnttou-holder, and also a variety oi' tourne ot provision forA the proper adjustment at the entrance o! ssid channel, that the button or slide of the buttonLholder may be ooniined reliably in vthe channel or rgiesed through the entrance, when so des re When the slotted guide is used with metal stay or facing, the principle of construction ie substantially the same when the button-holder is used as when the button is engaged directly. When they button is' connectedl directly, it occupies a positionsimilar to the plate H ot the button-holder.

.' Some ofthe benefits of the invention mayv be attained by fixing the buttomholder immovably on the inner facing of the'belt, taking care to select such vposition as will agree approximately with those o! the button to be received.

shown and described.

I claim as .my,invention- 1. As a new article otmennfecture, s ilexible belt having secured thereto a series offss` I prefer the construction firstl tenere, each"providedwith a horizontal slot" Y spaced apart, substantially as shown and de device provided on the inner face ofthe belt and open at one end, said fasteners being located being spaced apart, substantially as shown anddescribed. 2. -As a A116W article of manufacture,a flexiblebelt having secu red thereto a series of fasteners, each provided' with a. horizontal slot open'at one end, the metal ot said fasteners at the edges of saidslots being raised 'from the face of lsaid belt, said fasteners'being lo# cated on the inner face of the belt and being scribed. p 3. As a new article of mannfacure, a fiexible belt having .secured theretoa series of fasfs teners each provided lwith a horizontal slot open 'at one end, said fastener being located on the inner face of the belt-,and beingspaced apart, and means located at' the open end of said slot' to prevent the spontaneous removalF 'ofv the button th rough the open end of the slot stantially as herein specified. g

a'5., Albelt having on its in ner facea holding" device provided with a slot open at one end, adapted to receive a bnttonthemetal at vthe -edges of said slot being raised, and a spring located at the open end of saidv slot adapted to prevent the spontaneous removal of the button through the'open end of the slot, said' spring when depressed permitting the button to pass through the open end ot'. said slot, substantially as herein specified.

6. The combination with'a'waist belt of a stay of suitable material fixed on'its interior,

and having a longitndinally'formed slot serving as a. guide, andasmoothlytted facing E, forming a substantial way for the proper lateral adj nstmentof an inclosed part, the parts being formed and arranged as shown, the

edges ofthe facing being set out of coinci. dence with the main bodyof the stay and providing a liberal space in depth and width for the inclosed part to vmove laterally 4without Vcontact with the main body, which latter is undisturbed and appears as the ordinary belt, as herein specied.-

7. In a waistbelt. having a main body A, lining B, and longitudinally slotted stay D, transversely s litted ashown byD, the folded facing E applied in -the slot, arranged to perform thedouble functionv of providing a smooth surface fer6 part sliding horizontally within and of holding .the lining B andI stay D firmly together in the correct position,.as herein specified.

8. In a waist belt ay stay of tirm material mounted within the-main body,'and having a longitudinal slot d, and a .portion adjacent raised asshown, forming a horizontal way on -the face presented toward the main body`ad jacent to` such slot,'adapted to' hold a properly shaped device, in combination with a slide ,as the plates H and I- arranged on the opposite faces of the stay and connecting parts lJ", J 5, permanently butloosel-y' mounted in such s1ot, and capable of being adjusted therein, and vwith a button holder ofielastic wire attached to said slide 'having a central loop J', adapted, to strongly hold abntton and to allow it to be engaged and detached by a snicient force ap:

plied horizontally, specified. v

' In testimony thatI-p claim vthe invention above set forth I alx my signature in pres` enee of two witnesses.



M.- F. BoYLE.

all substantially as herein

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Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/002