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Publication numberUS783704 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1905
Filing dateMay 20, 1904
Priority dateMay 20, 1904
Publication numberUS 783704 A, US 783704A, US-A-783704, US783704 A, US783704A
InventorsFlorence M Richmond
Original AssigneeFlorence M Richmond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skirt-supporting belt.
US 783704 A
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PATENTED PEB. 28, 1905.



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Smyrne Patented lbebruary 2e, 1905.

rrrnilnr SPECIFICATION forming part oi' Letters Patent No. "783,704, dated February 2S, 1905. i

Application lilcd May 20, 1904. Serial Nol 208,929.

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acitizen ot' the United States, residing at lvlallhe belt l may be olI any suitable term andA vern, in the county oil: Mills and i'ltateo'll lowa, made oll tape or suitable material 'loul'id best 5 have invented certain new and use'liulImprovefor the purposes ol the invention. lhe usual 55 ments in Skirt-Supporting Belts, ol which the buckle 2 is provided lor the belt't'or attachingl Yfollowing is a specification. the same about the waist in the ordinary manrl`his invention aims to provide an improved ner, and any suitable VlormolE adjusting device,

means 'For supporting ladies skirts, and comsuch as shown in the drawings, may be em- [o prises a belt adapted to be secured about the ployed Vfor :uljusting the belt so that the same 6o waist and peculiar supporting members carmaybe used l'ordifferent-sized waists. inthe ried by the kbelt `l'or engaging with the waistprelierred conteniplation ol my invention the bands oi" the skirts, both under and outer, it' supporting members 3 are disposed at the rear desirable, which positively hold the garments o'l" the belt and at the sides, and the number oli' in proper positions upon the wearer. these lnembers` may be varied in accordance 6 5 'lhe belt is designed to be used in connection with the size ol" the belt and as louud neceswithsuitablebraces orsuspenders which carry sary. lt is essential, however, that the belt the weight oi' the garments from the shoulbe made in separate parts, and since each ol" ders, though this is not essential, and the supthe supporting members is mounted upon the zo porting members which comprisethe essential belt in the same manner one tmlywill be de- 70 Feature of the invention consist of lever-pins scribed herein. which pass through the garments supported AEachsupporting member i comprises an end and which are held .normally in iirm gripping bar 3, an intermediate bar 3", and an engagengagement with the garments by the securing member in the liorm o li a pin 3". The end ance ot' the belt at the waist. bar 3" and the illtermediate bar 2)" are formed 75 For a full description oi the invention and by a loop integral with the pin E3", and the end the merits thereo'tl and also to acquire a knowlbar 3 connected with one part ol the belt, edge of the details oi' construction of the which for purposes of this description will be means for effecting the result reference is to rilesignated It, the intermediate bar ot the sup- 50 be had to the following description and accomportiligmember being connected with another 8O panying drawings. part oi,g the belt, (indicated at 5.) rlhe connec While the essential and characteristic feation between the part ot the belt l and the tures of the invention are susceptible of modiintermediate bar 3" oli the supporting' member lication, still the preferred embodiment of the 3 preferably consists ol a` plate o made ol invention is illustrated in the accompanying metal or el hard material oiga similar nature, 85 drawings, in which so that the engaging member or pin 2l" will Figure l is a perspective view ol" a belt empositively cooperate with the plate to hold bodying my invention. Fig. .2l is a view in the skirt or attached part inposition. lt will elevation of a portion o'lI the belt carrying two be understood, however, that the i late need 4.0 ol the supl'iorting members thereon. Fig. 3 not necessarily be used, since a l'lexible oon- 90 is a plan view ot' a portion of the belt, shownection will accomplish to a certain extent ing the relative arrangementof the supportthe purposes of the invention. '.lhe plate 6 is ing members and the manner of connecting bilurcated at one end, as shown at T, and the them with the belt parts, the relative movebiliurcated portions are rolled to lorm bearment of thesul'iporting parts in engaging same ings, which receive the intermediate bar Blol o 5 being illustrated in dotted lines. Fig. Ll is a the supporting member 3. .lhe sumiortingdetail perspective view oi" one ol the supportmember 3 is virtually pivotally mounted and ingI members alone. when in operative position has a sort olI lever action in its Function as an engaging element.

Corresponding and like parts are relerred to in the followingl description and indicated i When the belt is secured about the waist, the TOO connection of the belt part 5 with the member 3 causes the pin 3c thereof to normally rest against the plate 6, because of the pulling' force exercised upon the member 3 between the ends thereof and because the end bar 3 of this member 3 is pivotally carried by the belt part 4. The pin 3 is positiveljT held in engaging relation as reg'ards the plate 6 under ordinary conditions of service, and this engaging relation is such that a part, such as the waistband of a skirt, when engaged by the member 3c is firmly held in position thereby.

The belt is very simply constructed and affords a Very eflicient means for positively engaging the skirt-bands to secure the same about the waist and no liability of looseness is admitted of in the use of the beltsupport ing construction in accordance with the invention, as hereinbefore set forth.

In actual use, the belt having' been buckled about the waist, the skirts are attached thereto by raising the pins 3 of the supporting' members so as to move the same away from the plate 6, when it is only necessary to force the pins through the waistbandand release same, said pins being pulled hard against the plate 6 by the pulling force of the belt itself.

It will be noted from the foregoing that because of the peculiar form of the supporting member utilized the belt cooperates therewith to hold the pin of the supporting' member in engaging position. that the supporting member be used in connection with a belt or supporting part of a similar nature, and, if desirable, more than a single pin may be used, within the spirit of the invention as set forth herein before. Also it may be desirable to vary the number of It is contemplated supporting' members utilized for the belt, and the pins of the supporting member may be arranged as found most suitable for the purposes, as above described.

The member 3 is not only a supporting' member, but is also a coupling' or connecting' member between the belt parts, so that when the belt is buckled about the waist the strain due to the operative connection of the belt parts will cause the pin 3 of the supporting member 3 to assume a position approximately in line with the line of strain of said beltparts. It is very essential that the pin 3c be curved between its ends also, so that the goods may be bunched or held between the ends of the pin when the pointed extremity of this member is in contact with the adjacent belt part.

H avingth us described the invention, what is claimed as new is- In combination, a belt composed of separate parts, a buckle connecting the ends of the belt, a supporting' member consisting of a closed loop connecting' the belt parts aforesaid, a supporting-pin projected from the loop and curved between its ends, the belt parts being connected with the supporting member adjacent and opposite the supporting-pin so as to force the pin thereof into a position approximately in line with the line of strain upon the belt parts when the belt is buckled in operative position.

In testimony whereof I aiiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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