US 777191 A
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PATBNTED 1330.13, 1904.
G S. ENGLE.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 4. 190a. RENEWED MAY 3. 1904.
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UNITED STATES Patented December 13, 1904.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 777,191, dated December 13, 1904. Application filed May 4, 1903. Renewed May 3, 1904; Serial No. 206,215- (No model.)
I0 all who/n (It 71710.7 concern:
Beitknown that I, GEORGE S. ENGLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shirt-Buttons, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to the class of buttons primarily adapted for use upon the bands of shirts and other articles of Wearing-apparel and popularly known as collar, cuff, or shirt buttons. Besides the ends commonly sought in structures of this kind it is desired hereby to provide aclam ping means upon the button whereby the latter may engage bands with or without buttonholes.
To the above ends my invention eonsistsin the construction and combination of parts hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my new button; Fig. 2, a central vertical section; Fig. 3, a top plan view of the same. Figs. 4, 5', 6 are similar views, respectively, of a modified form of my new button; and Fig. 7 is also a modified form.
Like letters of referenceindicate like parts throughout the views.
As shown, my button comprises a post a and head 0, of any convenient construction, rising from an upper clamping-plate 7/. The latter is provided with a socket f and upon its under surface cavities lb. One of its ends is folded over to embrace a pivot or pintle 7. The pintle also engages,through a perforation therein, the lug c' of a bottom clamping-plate 0, upon whose upper surface is a ball or projection ti, adapted to register in the socketf of the upper plate. Prongs a rise at intervals upon the plate 0, adapted to register in the cavities it, above referred to.
My invention is above referred to in connection with a stationary post; but it is obviously applicable when the button-post carries upon its bottom a tranverse plate m, as shown in Fig. 5, by means of which the post has play. The plate 1/). may be slidably engaged in any convenient manner with the upper clamping-plate-for instance, as seen in Figs. 4, 5, and 6, where the plate on is shown as of elongated form corresponding to an opening in the plate, through which the plate m may be inserted, so as to occupy a position back of the said clamping-plate in which the opening is formed, and then by turning the said plate m at right angles, as seen in Fig. 6, the plate m can he slid up or down and yet is held against accidental separation and cannot be removed till the same is brought coincident with the opening. W hen the parts are in their closed position, the projection rhbears against this plate m and. holds the parts against movement.
To apply my button, the clamping-plates are forced together, with the shirt or other band s intermediate the two, and the ball (Z, passing through the opening or buttonhole t of the fabric, registers in the socket f.
It will be noted that my structure dispenses with all pressure upon the neck, wear upon the buttonhole, accidental detachment, and reinforcement of the neckband.
The modifications to which my invention is obviously adapted are to substitute for the hinge g a springy loop, as shown in Fig. 7, wherein the broken lines indicate the-parts in disengaged position.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is---- 1. In a shirt-button, the combination with a post, of a clampingplate carrying the same, and having a socket, a second clamping-plate hinged. to the first-mentioned plate and having a projection to engage in said socket and prongs to engage in cavities in the adjacent face of the lirst-1nentioned plate, said post being adjustably connected to the first-incutioned plate.
2. A shirt-button comprising two plates whereby the post is slidably connected with its supporting-plate, the said projection engaging said flange when the parts are closed. 10
In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
GEORGE S. ENGLE.
VILLIAM E. BROWN, HORATIO E. BELLOWS.