US 748282 A
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No. 748,282. PATENTED DEC. 29, 1903. J. JENKINS.
APPLIOATION rum) JULY 3, 1902.
W tawsseszu UNITED STATES Patented December 29, 1903.
JOEL JENKINS, OFMON'ICLAIR, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO CONSOLIDATED SAFETY PIN COMPANY, OF BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 748,282, dated December 1903- Application filed July 3, 1902. Serial No. 114.245. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern: 7
Be it known that I, JOEL JENKINS, a citizen of the United States, residing in Montclair, county of Essex, and State of New J ersey, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Garment-Supporters, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in garment-supporters which may be readily 10 attached to or detached from the end of a suspender or other supporting-strap; and the objects of my improvement are, first, to provide a construction whereby the suspender may be readily attached to the trousers-band I 5 either in the ordinary way or when worn beneath the shirt; second, to provide a construction whereby the strain on the device when in use will be in direct line with the strap; third, to providea constructionwhich is adapted to engage a suspender so securely that it cannot be accidentally detached therefrom, and, fourth, to provideadevice of this character which will present a substantially unbroken surface to the person of the wearer. I attain these objects by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front View. Fig. 2 is a side view of my improved device. Figs. 3 and 4 are similar views showing the device attached to a suspender-end. Fig. 5 is a side view of a modification of my device.
Similar letters refer to similar parts throu ghout the several views.
The structure contemplated by my invention consists in its essential features of a metal loop A. This loop may be formed of wire or stamped from suitable sheet metal, if desired. The device has at one extremity a suitable opening a to engage a button of the trousers or other garment. At the opposite extremity is a loop a so shaped as to readily receive and hold the end of the suspender or supporting-strap. Between these two portions is a neck or shank portion a, which is curved forwardly, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 4. This construction of the neck a is adopted for the purpose of accommodating the bight or lower extremity b of the button-tab of a suspender-end or other supporting-strap.
The device is attached to the suspender or supporting-strap as follows: The suspenderend is first thrust through .the loop a from the rear or right side, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. The bnttonhole or loop of the suspender is then drawn over the lower extremity a of the device and slid up upon the same until the bight or lower extremity b of such suspender or strap rests in the depression or curve a, as shown in Fig. 4. In this position of the parts it will be noticed that the connected suspender-end and loop present a substantially smooth surface to the rear, or that side next the person. When the device is thus connected with the suspenders, the suspenders may be used in the ordinary way or may be worn beneath the shirt, and the loop A, together with a portion of the shirt adjacent thereto, may be caused to engage over the buttons of the trousers-band, and thus enable the suspenders, though concealed beneath the shirt, to efiectively support the trousers.
In the modification shown in Fig. 5 the loop a is bent slightly forward in order that the suspender or strap B may in use maintain alinement with the body of the device A, and, furthermore, so that the device may more effectively present a substantially unbroken surface at the rear, or toward the wearer.
Many variations of my invention may be constructed; but
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. 'In a garment-supporter, a device provided with means to engage the garment to he supported; means to engage a supportingstrap; and means to receive and hold the extremity of the supporting-strap, whereby the device presents a substantially un broken surface on the side next the person.
2. In a garment-supporter, a device provided with means to engage the garment to be supported; means to engage a supportingstrap; and means comprising an ofiset adapted to receive and hold the extremity of the strap, whereby the device presents a substantially unbroken surface on the side next the person.
3. In a garment-supporter, a device provided with means to engage the garment to hand, in the presence of two subscribing witbe supported; means to engage a supportingnesses, this the 236. day of June, A. D. 1902. strap; and a curved shank to receive the bight or loop of the supporting-strap, where- JOEL JENKINS v 5 by the device presents a substantially un- Witnesses:
broken surface on the side next the person. NATHAN RUSSELL,
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my N. E. MATTHEWS.