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n TATENTBDJUNE 9, T903.
, W. G; M SGH. TTSTBNING ATTACHMENT.
, APPLIUATIONTTLBD JULY a1. 139e.
n No momen` z SHEETS-SHEET 2.
UNITED STATES Patented I une 9, IQ.
WILLIAM c. RAsCI-I, OE BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN, AssIeNon To nun- LINeToN BLANKET COMPANY, OF BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN, A COR- PORATION OF WISCONSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part( of Letters Patent No. 730,400, dated June 9, 1903.
' Appunti-.inn ned July 31, 1899. serai No. 725,568. on, modem To tu whom, it may con/cern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM G. RAsoH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Burlington, in the county of Racine and State of \Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fastening Attachments, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.
The main object of my invention is to provide a strong, simple, and convenient device for attaching snap-hooks, rings, buckles, or other metal fastenings to horse-blankets or other articles which will admit of lapping one edge of the blanket or other article over the other edge and will prevent the lappinged ges from turning under or doubling back.
It consists in certain novel features in the construction and arrangement of the parts of the attachment, as hereinafter particularly described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings likeletters designate the same parts in the several ligures.
tachment as applied to a horse-blanket for securing the metal fastenings, a snap-hook, and ring to the blanket. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section on the line 2 2, Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the patches or shields constituting the principal part of the invention. Fig. 4 is a like vieW of a modified form of the patch Or shield; and Fig. 5 is a section similar to Fig. 2, illustrating a modification in the manner of applying the patches or shields and fastenings to a blanket.
Although I have shown the device as specially designed forand applied to a blanket in connection with Aa snap-hook and ring, it may be used for attaching other fastenings to other articles. l
A designates an ordinary snap-hook, and B a ring for engagement therewith.
C C are patches or shields made of leather or other analogous tough pliable material.
. Each of these patches has a tongue D cut therefrom and integral therewith at'one end. This tongue is looped through the fastening, folded back against the patch, and secured 5o thereto by a rivet E or other means, as clearly Figurel is a front view ol2 my improved at-r the tongue back against the patch.
shown in Fig. 2'. The tongue D is preferably cut entirely from the interior of the patch, as shown in Fig. 3, so as to leave a continuous margin for stitching the patch or shield to the blanket or other article completely around the opening left by the tongue. The patch or shield may be made of any desired shape and size, the shape shown in the drawings being suitable and convenient for the attachment of the fastenings to the. front edges of a blanket. The straight closed ends oi' the patches being stitched close to the edges of the blanket strengthen and stiffen the fabric and tend to prevent them from turning nnder or doubling back. The patch or shield being considerably larger than the tongue which is cut therefromand looped through the fastening and being stitched near its margin to the blanket vor other article affords a strong durable attachment which is easily applied and will not tear the fabric, the strain on the fastening being distributed.
While it is preferable to cut the tongue so as to leave the end of the patch o r shield "closed, as shown in Fig-3, I do notwish to be understood as limiting myself to this particular construction, as the tongue may be cut through the end of the patch or shield C", as shown in Fig. 4, Without materially impairing the efficiency of the device, although I prefer to make the shield with a closed end, so that it may be secured by ,a continuous seam to the blanket at or near its edge, as shown in Fig. l. article is provided, as shown in Fig. 5, with stays F F, which are attached thereto, they may be looped through the fastenings inside of the tongues D and riveted therewith to the patches or shields, which when applied to theblanket are stitched thereto over and through the stays. By cutting the tongue from the shield or patch and leaving it attached thereto at one end a loop for the attachment ofthe fastening to the patch is formed by folding This not only makes strong durable attachment, but avoids the thick and clumsy construction which would be produced by the' attachment of the doubled ends of a separately-formed loop to the back of the patch or shield.
When the blanket or other IOO I claim-A` Y 1. A fastening attachment for blankets and analogous articles, consisting of a strengthening and stiening shield having a tongue cut therefrom and integral therewith, said tongue being looped through the fastening and folded back against and permanently secured to the back of the shield, and the margin of said shield being left intact, said shield being attached around its margin at a distance from the fastening, to the blanket or other article, whereby the lapping edge of said blanket or other article is reinforced around said fastening and prevented from doubling back, substantially as described.
2. A fastening attachment for blankets and analogous articles, consisting of a leather tening and prevented from folding back', substantially as described.
In Witness whereof I hereto afx my signature in presence ot' two Witnesses.
WILLIAM G. RASCH.-
Witnesses: 4 J OHNVM. SCHROEDER, JN0. REYNOLDS.