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Publication numberUS814997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 13, 1906
Filing dateApr 4, 1905
Priority dateApr 4, 1905
Publication numberUS 814997 A, US 814997A, US-A-814997, US814997 A, US814997A
InventorsHenry Bostwick Weed
Original AssigneeHenry Bostwick Weed
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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PATENTED MAR. 13', 1906.


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No. 814,997. A

. Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed 'April 4, 1905. Serial No. zaasrose Patented March 13, 1906.

- To all/ whom it may concern.-

-Be it known that 1,. HENRY Bos'rwrox WEED, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of VVilliamsport, in the county of .Lycoming and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Hose-Supporters, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in that class of fasteners or clasps for attach-v ing a garter to a stocking by means of a narrow slot in which a small portion of the stock- 7 ingI is caught and held.

n otherdevices of this class heretofore in use if any movement of the. garments or outside dpressure should tend to producean-upmotion of the material held in the slot it is carried upward-into a wider space and is liable to come loose. I remedy this in my invention by so constructing the clasp that there is presented above the material held a closed point in the slot through which said material cannot pass, and being thereby retained in the narrow part of the slot remains securely fastened.

In the accompanyingdrawings, Figure 1 represents a front view or elevation of my claspwith a portion of the'stocking held therein. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the stocking removed, showing the slot slightly widened near its lower. end, in which the stocking is held; and Fig. 3 is an edge view showing by dottedlines theflexible arm E slightly-sprung to one side for the purpose of inserting or removing the portion of'stocking held thereby:

B is a slot in the upper end for attaching elastic ta e or other suitable materiah F is a s ot cut or stamped in said clasp, one side of which forms an arm E, attached only at the bottom, and thereby rendered somewhat'flexible in a lateral or sidewise direction. Said arm E in the direction of the plane of body A is substantially rigid. Between the point D and the lower end of the slot (desi'gnated G) the'slot is sufficiently wide to re' ceive a suitable'portion of the stocking, but not wide enough toallow it to be drawn out the arm E extending vover into contact with the edge of the body A, thus closing the slot above the portion of the stocking contained therein. The arm E is rounded at its upper portion, so as to produce a smooth and easy entrance to the slot 'atF.

To introduce a portion of the stockin into the slot, the arm E is pushed or sprung aterally or sidewise, whereupon the material in se'rted passes freely down to the point G, and the metallic spring of the arm E brings it back into the same plane as the body A, and the slot isthereby' closed at the point D above said material.

1 It will be readily seen that when a small portion of the stocking has been inserted in the slot to the point Git cannot possibly pass upward past the point D, except by moving the arm -E sidewise, and no outside pressure or other conditions are likely to effect this, because it is in the same plane as the rest of the plate and is in its natural or normal The side or exterior entrance to t e slot F enables it to be applied to or loosened from the stocking with the greatest celerity and ease. I

I do not claim, broadly, a narrow slot for holding a stocking, nor such slot having a side or exterior entrance; but

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

In a garter-clasp, the body A, having a slot F, extending inward and downward, the metal on one side of said slot forming a flexible arm E, attached only at the bottom, and at the point D the inner edge of the arm ex tending near to the body A, so as to close the osition.

' laterally. 'At the pointD the slot is closed by v that said material cannot be inserted or withdrawn except by springing the arm laterally or sidewise at the upper end, all substantially as set'forth.


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Cooperative ClassificationB42F1/06