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Publication numberUS559919 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 12, 1896
Publication numberUS 559919 A, US 559919A, US-A-559919, US559919 A, US559919A
InventorsFranklin R. White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 559919 A
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(No Model.)

P. R. WHITE 851. G. PLAT'T.


No. 559,919. Patented May 12,1896.

from a single piece of metal.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 559,919, dated May 12, 1896.

Application filed March Z5, 1895.

To @ZZ rofl/0777, it may concern:

Be it known that we, FRANKLIN R. IVHITE and IEvINc. G.. PLATI, citizens of the United States, and residents of Waterbury, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Buttons, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to an improvement in lnittons, and more particularly to that kind or class thereof which are secured to fabric by means of tacks or metal fasteners, and known to the trade as tack7 or rivet buttons, the object being to provide an article of this kind made of zinc or other non-oxidized soft metal, but which shall be so constructed and arranged that it will be capable of withstand ing the strain imposed upon it.

\Vith this and other ends in view our invention consists in certain details of construction and combination of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a sectional view of our improved button with the die or anchor removed. Fig. 2 is a similar view after the die or anchor has been inserted. Fig. is a similar view after the button has been attached to cloth or fabric. Fig. 4. is a perspective vicwof the die. Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a modification.

Referring to the drawings, A represents the button proper, formed of the top or face plate c, covered or protected, if desired, with cloth or fabric a, the central portion of the plate having an opening therein, and the edge thereof turned downwardly or inwardly, if so desired, as shown at d?.

ZJ represents the lower or bottom plate, sccured to the face-plate a by overturning the outer edge of one upon the other, as shown in several figures of the drawings, the center of said lower plate also having an opening therein, the edge of which maybe turned upwardly f or inwardly, as shown at b.

I3 represents the die or anchor, formed with the upper larger portion c and the narrow restricted neck d, and is preferably struck up This die or anchor is inserted in the openin a2 Il', as shown Serial No. 543,105. (No model.)

in Figs. 2 and 3, the lower edge of the neck d being flanged outwardly below the bottom or lower plate l) of the button.

Instead of passing the neck of the die through both plates it may be passed through the top one only, the lower end of t-he neck being secured between the two plates, as shown in Fig. 5.

It will be apparent that the form or construction of button above described is particularly adapted for cloth-covered buttons, in that the cloth or fabric ct', covering the top plate, is, in addition to being held or confined in place by the outer peripheries or edges of the plates, also attached or confined to the top plate by means of the enlarged head of the die or anchor, the neck of which latter passes through it and said head, binding it against said top plate at the center thereof.`

In attaching this button to cloth or fabric the metal fastener C is forced through the cloth D, and passing into the die or anchor B has its piercing end curled or upset within the enlarged portion c thereof, and securely binds or fastens the button in position.

It will be seen that although the button proper may be made of soft metal, yet the necessary strength will be imparted thereto by forming the die of hard or stronger metal, the greater portion of the strain falling thereon.

It will be understood from the above that the button is exceedingly simple and cheap, and especially adapt-ed to be used as a d rawers button.

That vwe claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. Abutton formed with an upper and lower plate, and a die or anchor passing through said plates and having a restricted neck and an enlarged closed upper end locked against said upper plate, and adapted to receive and overturn the end of a tack or fastener, substantially as described.

2. A button formed with an upper and lower plate having an opening in their centers, the edges of which are turned inwardly, and a die passing through said openings and locked against said plates,substantially as described.

3. A button formed with an upper and lower plate, and having' a covering of cloth or fabric IOO Confined between the edges of` said plates, and overlyingV the top or upper plate, and a die or anchor passing through said upper plate, and confining said cloth or fabric between it and the upper or top plate, substantially as described.

4. A Cloth-covered button formed of an upy plate said cloth or fabric is confined, substantially as described.

Signed at Vaterbury, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, this 14th da7 1 5 of March, A. D. 1895.


JAY Il. Hann Lnwrs A. PLATT.

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