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-Patented Apr. 22, I902.
I D. c. F. SNELL.
CHECK LINE BUCKLE.
(Application filed Jan. 24' 1902.)
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DAVID o. F. SNELL, or LOVELADY, TEXAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 698,068, dated April 22, 1902. A plication filed January 24,1902. Serial No. 91,112. (No man.)
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, DAVID C. F. SNELL, .a citizen of the United States, residing at Lovelady, in the county of Houston and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Check-Line Buckles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, 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.
This invention provides a novel means for ticularly set forth, illustrated, and'finally claimed. g
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the specification, Figure l is v a perspective view. of the buckle or connector, showing it in operative relation. F g. 2 1s a longitudinal sectionof the parts shown in Fig.
1. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the buckle frame.
' clip. Fig. 5 is across-section on the'lineo 5 openings 7 of the mainline 8, upon which the of Fig. 2. Fig. 6 is a'transverse sectionon the line 6 6 of Fig. 2.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings reference characters. 1
The attachment comprises,
by the same essentially,
three parts' -a buckle-frame 1, a clip 2, and a buckle is adj ustably mounted. The plate is stifiened longitudinally by side flanges 9, which also extend along the edges of the line 8, located between the terminal loops 5. An
7 eye 10 is provided upon the back of the plate 4., preferably at. an intermediate point. This Fig. 4 is aiperspective View of the eye is formed by a crimp or bend of the plate 11, which is attached to the back of the plate 4 either by being soldered or riveted thereto. In this connection advantage is taken to utilize the spurs Gas securing means between the plates land 11, said spurs being projecting ends of rivets employed for securing said plates, as shown most clearly in Fig. 2.
The clip 2 is secured to the end of the check line 12 and consists of a strap-iron having a pole 13 at one end and side poles 14 at the opposite end, the pole 13 embracing the end portion of the check line 12and the poles 14 embracing side portions of the said line a short distance from the extremity. The poles 14 m formedby side wings of the blank bent inwardly toward the sameside of thebody of the strip, so as to confine the line 12, the folded portions being secured by tongues 15, pressed'inward therefrom, so as to become embedded in the check-line 12, as shown most clearly in Fig.6. The tongues 15 are formed by semicircular cuts, as shown most clearly in Fig. 4. The end portion of the foldedpart-ldis provided with side wings 16,. I 1
which are bent so as to lie against the rear. side of the body of the clip, as shown most clearlyin Fig. 5, a portion of each wing'be ing pressed inward, as shown 'at 17, to secure the wings 16 and assist materially in holding I the clip upon the check-line 12 by pressing a part of the clip therein, as shownmost clearly in Fig. 5. The folded end of the clip projects beyond the end of the check-line 12 and receives a'portion of the link 3, as shown most c'learlyin Fig. 2, the other portion of the link being fitted into the eye 10." 7
After, the buckle has been placedin position it may be adjusted upon the main line by gripping the same at a'pointbetween the loops 5 and drawing it away from the plate 4 to effect disengagement from thelspurs 6, when the buckle may be moved along the strap in either direction. After the buckle has been moved tothe desired po'sition the.
main line 8 is straightened and the spurs 6,
entering corresponding openings 7, fix the p0-' o l I00. I
sition of the'said buckle.
Having thusdescribedthe invention, what is claimed as new is-"- 1. In a connector for branching lines, a buckle comprising a plate, loops at the ends of the plate and projected from one side thereof, spurs projected from the same side of the plate as the loops and set inward therefrom, and an eye midway of the ends of the plate and projected from the opposite side thereof, and a clip pivotally connected to a side of the buckle by means of the said eye and adapted to swing from one end to the other of the buckle and toward and from the said buckle in either of its positions, substantially as specified.
2. In a connector for branching lines, a buckle comprising a plate and end loops, a second plate having an intermediate portion DAVID c. F. SNELL.
J. H. J OHNSON, J. O. MONDAY.