US 638428 A
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rim-638,428. #atenten neu. 5i, |899.
' E. T. sPEcHT.
(Application led July 17, 1899,)
NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE..
EUGENE T. SPECHT, OF CHICAGOl ILLINOIS, YA=SSI(1rl\TO]t OE OE-HALF TO ERNEST A. EASTMAN, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 668,428, dated. December 5, 1899.
Application inea Jay 1v, 1899.
T0 ctr/ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE T. SPECHT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lSuspenders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in Suspenders and is designed to produce a pair of Suspenders that shall be' simple in construction, capable ofI adapting themselves to and being adjusted for persons of any build, durable, and capable of having any worn-out part readily replaced, and which shall permit of all normal movements and positions of the' body without any discomfort to the wearer.
which are adapted to bring about these're-v sults.
To fully illustrate my invention, reference is had to the 'accompanying sheet of drawings, in which the same letters of reference are used to designate identical parts in all the figures, of which- Figure I is an elevation of the complete suspenders. Fig. 2 is la vertical sect-ion, on an enlarged scale, on line 2 2 of Fig. l. Eig. 3 is a detached elevation of the guiding-clip on the rear connecting-piece. Fig. 4 is an elevation of the rear connecting-piece with the guiding-clip removed. Fig. 5 is a vertical section, on an enlarged scale, on the line 5 5 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 6 is a front elevation of one end of the main strap, showing the structure forming the loop for the front -buttoning- The main strap A is formed of a single piece o f preferably inelastic material, such as webbing, which is looped at its center, so as to slide freely back and forth over the antifriction-roller B, placed upon the top cross-piece Cv of the rear connecting-piece D. To aid in holdinglthe strap A flat at the loop and to prevent any possible twisting, I preferably employ the guiding-clip E, which is formed of some light and strong elastic material, such as Celluloid, and this clip consists of the loop portion F, which embraces the middle crosspiece G of the connecting-piece D and which .is preferably held nlpla'ce by rivets, as at I-I.
My invention resides in tho novel details of construction-- Serial No. 724,032. No model.)
Above the rivets the rear and front portions .I and K flare vout and separate by reason of the curved portions L, so as to furnish room about the roller B for the strap A. The front and rear portions J and K are preferably lightened by having openings formed therein, as at M. lVhile I have shown the front portion K as larger than the rear portion. J and formed with the sloping sides,.it Will be understood that the exact shape of this clip is immaterial so long as it performs its stated functions. The rear tab is preferably formed of a single strap N of preferably elastic material, as shown at O, Where the fabric is broken away to show the elastic threads. This strap N has its ends formed with the eustomary buttonholes and plays over the rollers P, which-are placed upon thc .lower crosspiece R, which is preferably dividedinto two parts for the purpose of accommodating-the structure to be described. The two parts R have their ends turned downwardly and then expanded to form the loop S, in which is fastened the upper end of the strap T, which is preferably formed of some inelastic material and has its lower end formed with a loop U to receive the tab V, which I have shown as formed with buttonholes to ,button onto the rear portion of the drawers, it being prefer able in my judgment to sustain them at the rear portion rather than the front side, asis ordinarily done. This loop U may be made so that it can be opened by reason of forming it with the customary button and catch, as at W. Of course it will be understood that instead of employing buttonholes in the tab V, I could place clamps on the ends which are adapted to take hold ofA the material directly. The front tabs X- are preferably formed of leather straps with the customary buttonholes and passing through the loops Y, formed on the ends of the strap A. To prevent the possible slipping of the tabs X from these loops Y, I employ the cross pieces or strings Z, which are fastened to the tabs on either side of the loop to effectnally prevent their being accidentally displaced and falling out. To make theloop detachable .vhen it buttoning the tabs X, I place the catch A' upon the endv of the straps A and arrange is desired to undo the suspenders with out un IOO at any desired position on the strap A. This clamp A', I preferably form of the body portion D, which has the wide hook E', adapted to take over and detachably secure itself upon the cross-piece il". This clamp A is `conveniently secured upon the end of the fwill be readily apparent.
strap A by means of the jaw F', which is pivoted in the sides of the plate D' and has the teeth G substantially at right angles to the main body portion, so that as this main body portion is turned down against the plate 1) the teeth G take into the substance lof the end of the strap A and securely clamp it in place. The hook E', as will be readily seen, can be quickly slipped over the cross-piece B',' thus forming the loop Y.
The general operation ofl the suspenders The straps N and A, both being adjusted so as to slide freely over the antit'riction-rollers I) and B, accommpdate themselves readily to any change in the position of the shoulders caused by bending sidewise or otherwise and also adjust themselves evenly and naturally upon either side. The elastic strip N furnishes suiiicient elasticity to permit ot' the stress caused by stooping forward,.which is all the elasticity that is actually needed. The straps A can be shortened to suit the wearer by simply unsnapping the clamps A' and cutting olf thev ends as desired.- The principal wear, of course, is upon the straps A and N, and these can be replaced whenever they may become worn' or soiled.
While I have shown my invention as embodied in the form which I at present con- Sider best adapted to carry out its objects, it will be understood that it is capable of some modifications and that I do not desire to be limited in the interpretation of the following claims, except as may be necessitated by the state of the art.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by LettersrPatent of the United States, is
l, A pair of Suspenders comprising the single main strap A, having the buckles C adjustably secured thereon near the ends, and the catches A removably secured on the ends of the strap A and provided with -the hooks E adapted to detachably take over crosspieces on the buckles C" to form the loops Y, substantially as described;
2. A pair of Suspenders comprising the single main strap A, having the buckles O ad- 'justably secured thereon near the ends, .and -the catches A removably secured on the ends of the strap A and provided with thehooks E' adapted to detachably take over crosspieces 4on .the buckles C to form 4the loops Y; with the connecting-piece D having the crosspiecc C over which the strap A slides freely; and a rear tabv connected to tliepieceD, sub
stanti'ally as described.
, 3. A pair ot Suspenders comprising the single main strap A, having the buckles C adjustably secured thereon near the ends, and
the catches A' removably secu red on the ends of the strap A and provided with the hooks El adapted to detachably take over crosspieces on the buckles C' to forni the loops Y;
with the strap N having buttonholes therein,
servingl as a rear tab; and .the` connectingpiece D having the cross-pieces C and R, over which the straps A and N respectively slide freely, substantially as and for the purpose described.
i. A pair of Suspenders comprising the single main strap A composed of inelastic material, having the buckles C adj ustablysecured thereon near the ends provided with the crosspieces B', and the catches A removably secured on the ends of the strap by means of the clamp F' adapted to engage with the end of the Suspenders and provided with thehooks D' adapted to adjustably take over the crosspiece's B' on the buckles C to form the loops Y, substantially as and for the purpose described.
ing the wings .I and K to hold the loop or" the strap A in a flattened position, substantially as and 'for the purpose described.
G. In a device of the class described, the combination of the connecting-piece D having the upper cross-piece C provided with the antifriction-roller B, and the cross-piece G, with the strap A sliding over the roller B. and the guiding-clip E having the loop F embracing the cross-piece G and the wings .I and K holding the loop of the strap A in a flattened position, substantially as and for 'the purpose described..
7. `In a device of the class described, a connecting-piece and guiding-clip consisting of the member D having the cross-'pieces C, G and R, the cross-pieces C and R having the antifrictionrollers B and P respectively mounted thereon, the loop F of the guidingclip; embracing the cross-piece G, `and the wings J and K connected with the loop F by the curved portions L, and the loop S formed on the under side of the cross-piece It, substantially -as and Afor the purpose described.
8. In a device of the class described, the strap A having the buckles C' provided with the lower cross-piece B secured thereon adjacent to .theends, and the hooks E' secured on the 'ends of the vstrap adapted to detachably take over the cross'lpiece 13' to formthe loops Y, substantially as shown anddescribed.
9.` In a device lof the class described, the strap A having the buckles C provided with the lower cross-piece B adjustably secured thereon adjacent-to the ends, and the catch A' secured upon the' end of the-strap A and IOO IIO
provided with the hook E so shaped as yto be v adjustably secu red over the cross-,piece D. to
form the loops YJ, y l,
10. In a device of the class described,v the strapA having the buckles C' provided with.
the lower cross-piecesl Dadj ustably secured thereon near the ends, and the catches A consisting of the clamp F' pivotally mounted on the body portion thereof and having theA teeth G' adapted to engage with the end of the Suspenders, and the hook E adapted to take over the cross-piece B' to form. the detachable loops Y.
11. In a device of the class described. the
snmp Ahaying th bukies o' provided with' 1 the loWe'r'fross-piece Bf adj stably secured adjacent tothe ends of the strap, the catch A! on theend ofthe strap havingrthe meml' jber E adapted to take over the cross-piece B' 'and form the detachable loop Y, andthe tabs' zo described. Y .l
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