US 811090 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED JAN. 30, 1906.
F. A. RITCHIE. SUSPENDER HOOK.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 16. 1904.
Witnesses: Fade/78% flflz'fcz'e Inventor,
Attorneys II STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 30, 1906.
Application filed May 16, 1904. Serial No. 208,302.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK AVERY Itrronrn, a subject of the King of Great Britian, residing at St. John, county of St. John, in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Suspender-Hooks; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in means for supporting undergarments; and it consists in certain features of novelty in the detail, construction, and arrangement thereof whereby a hook adapted to be connected with a suspenderloop is provided, which hook is in position to be engaged by the tape of the undergarment for the purpose of supporting such undergarment in proper position, and consists in certain features of novelty in the detail, construction, and arrangement thereof, all as hereinafter more fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
In the annexed drawings, in which similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, Figure 1 represents a suspender-loop provided with my improve ment looking in the direction of the wearer. Fig. 2 is a detached isometric perspective illustrating a tubular clamp and an integral hook formed from the material comprising such clamp, which hook is adapted to be placed in position upon the Suspender-loop, so as to project in the direction toward the wearer; and Fig. 3 is an edge view of one end of a suspender-loop provided with my improvement.
As shown in the drawings, 1 is an ordinary suspender-loop provided with the tabs 2 and buttonholes 3, which may be of any style or conformation. Supported upon the loop 1, relatively above the tabs 2 and between such tabs and the middle portion of the loop, are clamps comprising a tubular member 4, which may be cylindrical in cross-section or of any other cross-sectional contour, adapted to serve the required purpose of attaching the same to a loop of a suspender. Integral with the tubular member 4 and projecting laterally and upwardly from the lower edge portion of such tubular member is a hook 5, which, as will be noted in Figs. 2 and 3, has its opening at the topthat is, between the upper end of the hook and the tubular clamp 4.
It will be evident that the hook 5 may be formed from the material comprising the clamping-tube 4, if desired, in which case it is preferred that such hook shall be formed from a portion of such tube, which would extend as shown in the dotted lines in. Fig. 2 if not bent upwardlythat is, from such portion of the clamp that the base of the hook and the base of the clamp shall be in coincidence.
The operation of my improved suspenderhook is as follows: A plurality of such hooks may be connected with the various suspender-loops, as indicated, and always remain in position thereon, while the ordinary tape provided with the under-garment may be looped or caught over the hooks 5, so that such hooks will serve as convenient supporting means for such undergarment when the suspender is worn in the usual manner of such appliances.
Whiie I have shown in the accompanying drawings the preferred form of my invention, it will be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise form shown, for many of the details may be changed in form or position without affecting the operativeness or utility of my invention, and I therefore reserve the right to make all such modifications as are included within the scope of the following claims or of mechanical equivalents to the structures set forth.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s
1 In a device of the character described, a Suspender-end having at its lower terminal a slotted tab, in combination. with a tubular sheet-metal clamp located on the end and having a hook bent upwardly from the mate rial of said clamp.
2. In a garment-supporter, the combination with a suspender-end terminating in an eye, of a clasp embracing the end directly adjacent to the eye, and an upstanding garmentengaging hook carried by the clasp and extending longitudinally of the end.
3. In a garment-supportcr, the combination With a Suspender-end having a terminal I In testimony whereof I have hereunto set eye, pf a supporting device forilned of sheet my hand in the presence of two Witnesses.
meta and corn rising a 100 e ement composed of oppoitely-extendihg clasp-wings FREDERICK AVERY RITCHIE 5' that embrace the end relatively above the Witnesses:
eye, and an upstanding garment-engaging FRED. H. HARTT, hook element carried by the loop element. M. B. EDWARDS.