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No. 699,940. Patented May I3, 1902.
E. m. YARRINGTON &. T. HALL.
(Application filed'Aug. 4, 1900.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ELLA M. YARRINGTON, OF ITHAOA, AND THOMAS HALL, OF BROOKLYN,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 699,940, dated May 13, 1902.
' Application filed August 4, 1900. Serial M25392. (Nomodeh) To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that we, ELLAM. YARRINGTON, residing in' Ithaca, Tompkins county, and THOMAS HALL, of 10 WVater street, borough of Brooklyn, city of New York, State of New York, citizens of the United States, have invented an Improvement in Stocking-Supporters, of which the following is a specification.
The object of this invention is principally to hold the stocking or other garment with a new form of clasp that will firmly hold and not tear the fabric held; also, to use the clasp inconnection with a new device for supporting the stocking more evenly than by the present method.
The accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, show in Figure 1 the complete supporter attached to corset. Fig. 2 is a fasteningto connect corset. Fig. 3 is a sectional edge View of Fig. 2 through line 3 3. Fig. etis the slide on the belt. Fig. 5 isasection of slide through line 5 5. Fig. (3 is the clasp complete. Figs. 7 and 8 are sectional views of clasp in two positions. Figs. 9 and 10 are parts of clasp separated. Fig. 11 is a modified form of Fig. 10. v
M represents a corset with tab M, to which is sewed part 0 of catch, the edges 0 being turned over toward each other, so as to hold wedge-shaped part C. To the lower edge of C is sewed webbing A. To webbing A is secured band B, the webbing A extending below band, as at A, down to the clasp. The
- band B has on ita ring B and slide B or can have a buckle instead. On band B isaslide D. (Shown in detail in Figs. 4 and 5.) To slide D is fastened webbing A extending downward to clasp. The clasps are each composed of three metallic parts. (Shown in detail in Figs. 6 to 10.) The webbing A or A is passed through slot e in piece E and connected, as shown in Figs. 7and 8, with tongue T, having tab T projecting. The piece E is covered with woven fabric and provided with a tab E The top edge of piece E is turned over E, and on the bottom edge is a ring R, hinged so as to swing. Fig. 8 shows the position of the parts when ready to grip the stocking; and Figs. 6 and 7 show the position of the parts when gripping the stocking, as
shown under A in Fig. 1.
The drawings represent the part E to be madeot metal. It can be made of a Woven fabric, with an opening at the top for passing the supporting webbing or cord through it and provided at the bottom end with a ring or loop hinged so that it can swing and adapt itself to the shape and thickness of the tongue T and the portion of the stocking that is on the point of the tongue.
' Although not necessary to it, the tongue T is designed to have a covering of caoutchouc or other elastic substance, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 10 and in section in Figs. 7 and 8.
Fig. 11 shows a modified form of the tongue T, made of flat metal, with an elastic covering on its point.
The clasps are composed of three members, as shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, a piece E, with a slot or opening at its upper end, a ring R, hinged to its lower end, and a tongue T, made of bent wire, as shown in Fig. 10, or made of sheet metal. (Shown in Fig. 11.) The dotted line in Fig. lOindicates the wire tongue ina covering T, which may be elastic, and the dotted line near the point of the tongue in Fig. 11 indicates an elastic covering. This tongue T may also be made of semi-elastic non-metallic substance, such as caoutchouc. The tongue T has a tab T and webbing A secured to its upper end, the web- .bing passing through the opening 6 in member E and the whole supported from above, as shown.
To use this device,the band is placed around the thigh by clasping the band or putting the foot through it and fastened to a point above by one or more supporting-webs, such as A, the band B adjusted to size of thigh, and the clasps secured to upper edgeof stocking by putting the piece E, with ring R, under the fabric and against the limb and forcing the tongue T through the ring and placing the top of tongue under the curved edge E, pulling the Web A or A through slot 6, as shown in section Fig. 7. To unfasten, the top of T is pulled out from under E by pulling the tab T and drawing the webbing through slot 6, when the tongue will lift out of ring. The pull of the stocking on the ring forces the ring to grip the fabric on both sides of the tongue. The greater the strain the firmer the grip. At the same time the movement of the ring as a hinge on plate E allows for varied thickness of fabrics and is self-adjusting to all thicknesses. This device is also adapted to hold tapes or straps, a flat tongue, as shown in Fig. 11, being an adaptation for such pur poses.
Having described our invention, what we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
1. In a stocking-supporter, a band to encircle the limb with means for attaching it to the dress or belt above and means for supporting the stocking below, substantially as shown and described.
2. In a stocking-supporter, a clasp composed of a member E provided with a hinged ring at its lower end, an opening 6 and a portion E overhanging at its upper end, in combination with a member T having at its upper end a provision for support by cord or Web, and its lower end shaped to pass into the hinged ring at lower end of member E substantially as shown and described.
3. In a stocking-supporter, a clasp composed of a member E provided with a hinged ring at its lower end, an opening e at its upper end, in combination with a member T having at its upper end a provision for support by cord or web and its lower end shaped to pass into the hinged ring at the lower end of member E and force into the ring a portion of the fabric to be supported,snbstantially as shown.
ELLA M. YARRINGTON. THOS. I-IALL. In presence of J. R. SCHOONOVER, JoHN HALL.