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Publication numberUS78116 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1868
Publication numberUS 78116 A, US 78116A, US-A-78116, US78116 A, US78116A
InventorsMarquis D. Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 78116 A
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Be it known that I, MARQUIS D. MeonE, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, and State of New York,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fastencrsfor Wearing-Apparel and l do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description ofthe same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making a portion of this specification', in tvhi'ch A Figure 1 is a, plan viewof a fastener made `according to my invention.

Figure is a. transverse section of the same, taken in the line a: s: of fig. 1.

Figure 3 is a transverse. section 0f the same, taken in the line y 3'/ of iig; l.

Figure 4 is an edge view, showing a modification of the invention.

Figure 5 is a plan view ofthe same. I

Figure 6-is a longitudinal section of the same, taken'in-thc line z z o f g.'

Figure 7 is a detached view ,of one portion of the same.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the iigures.

The object of this invention is to provide asubstitute forfthe common' butto-n, which 'will net only more securely fasten the apparel to which it may bemappli'ed, but with which the bntton-bole required with theaioresaid ordinary-buttonmay be dispensed with., l v

The invention consists in'a fastening composed of two interlocking parts or pieces, so shaped and com' structed that they may be very readily connectedordetachcd from each other, the desired result being thereby obtained.

The invention further consists a novel'means whereby the most edicientoperation of the main feature of the invention ias-secured. Y

To enable others to understandthe'nature and construction of my invention, I will proceed to describe it with reference t'o the drawings.

The larger portion or piece of the fastening'is `shown at A, and consists of a disk, preferably of nearly 'circular form, attaehedtc the desirediportion, indicated in red outline at A*, of the garment or article of apparel, Vby stitches passing through holes formed at or near opposite edges thereof', as shown at a in figs. 1 and 4.

. Provided in one side or lateral part of the disk or piece A is a deep recess, indicated at b, whlch is prefer- I ably of tapering form, smallest at its innerend, and which'is also of dove-tail shape;` in its cross-section, being narrowest at the` outer surfacefa, of the said portion, as shownsmore fully in figs. 2 and It is much pref ferred that in addition t'o its tapering and dove-tailed shape just hereinbefore described, the. recess, 6, have formed in itssides, and at itsi'unerand smaller end, two ,notches, b', shown in fig. 1, and the purpo'seofjrhich will hereinafter appear.:V It should be mentioned thatithe recess b cf the disk or piece A `shou'ld extend inward beyond a line drawn from one to the other of the points a, at which'the said piece is attached to the article of apparel, in order to secure the more perfect retention inplace of the two parts ofthe device, when the same is in use in fnstening'such apparel, as presently hereinafter set forth. i

The other piece or part of the device'is marked 'B inthe drawings, and is made of such shape as to correA spend withlthat of the recess l of the piece A, into which it is designed .to fit. This piece B is attached to the therein at e. In order to fastenI the two parts-of the garment orapparell together, thc piece B is tted into the recess b of the'pieceA, the two pieces, A B, being thus, as it were, intcrlocked, and the strain upon the said parts of the apparel approximating to that indicated by the arrows in iigS. 1, 5, and 6. Th'piece A is drawn snugly inward against the sides of the aforesaid recess z, and being prevented by its dove-tail form from slips ping out toward the outersurface of the disk or part A, is retainedin the said recess, and the two parts of the apparel are thus-*fastened together. Inasmuch as the recess b extends inward'beyondthe stitches a, which lsecure the disk or piece A to the garmenthe clcth of such garment is drawn tightly across at the side of'4 the innerend of the aforesaid recess, as shown at 6*, in figs.V 3 and 6, the said tightened portion ofthe cloth serve ing to support the innermost end against any strain tendingto tilt the said piece, and which might otherwise bring the same from its place in the recess b. Furthermore, when the recess is formed with the Vnotches b', hereinbefore described, the spurs cf", provided upon the inncrcnd of Athe piece B, to iit into the said notches, assist materially in insuring the secure retention of the niece B in its place. When iti's desired to detach the two pieces from cach other, in order to unfasten the garment, it is of course only necessary to withdraw the piece B from the recess bin the piece A. I i

Instead of being made of the particular form hercinbefore described, thc recess b, together with the piece B, fitting into the same, may be of any shape desiredwhich will insure the retention of such piece B within the recess as set forth; und, furthermore, the lateral studs, and the notches b receiving the stime, instead'oi` being provided a-t the innermost ends of the piece B and recess, respectively, may be arranged at the central portions same. i

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is`

1. The fastener formed in two sections, A B, itted to each other, substantially asshown and described, for

the purpose set forth. g 4

2. The lateral spurs a* of the piece B, arranged to actin connection with the notches b nt the sides of the recess in the piece A, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

' M. D. MOORE.

Witnesses J. W. CooMs, A. LE CLERC.

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US5983467 *Dec 29, 1997Nov 16, 1999Duffy; Leonard A.Interlocking device
Cooperative ClassificationA41F1/00, Y10S24/51