US 873099 A
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APPLIGATION FILED APR 7 190e UNITE sra'ras rafrarv'r carros.
WILLIAM oTIs srInPARn AND CHARLES WALTER clisoN, or oAnnEN, NEW JERSEY.v
' UMBRELLA ATTACHMENT.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec.' 10,`1907.
Application filed April 7. 1906. Serial No. 310.499.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, WILLIAM O. SHEPARD and CHARLns W. CasoN, Sr., citizens or' the i United Statesfresiding at Camdenr in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented anew and useful `Umbrella Attachment, of which the following is aspeciiication.
This invention relates to devices for attachment to various articles for sus ending or connecting the same, more particu arly ,to umbrellas for suspending the same from a pocket flap, belt or girdle, or other portion of a garment, when not in use, to prevent displacement or loss of the articie'.
With these and otherobjects in view which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists incertain novel features of construction' as hereafter fully described 'and claimed.
,f In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which corresponding paijs are denoted by like designatn ing characters,- is illustrated the Vpreferred form of the embodiment of the invention capable of carrying the same into practical operation.
In the drawings thus employed :1 -Figure l is a view of an umbrella with the improved device attached to its handle. Fig. 2 `is a view of a portion of an umbrella handle enlarged, with the improved device in longitudinal section. I'g.' 3 is a front elevation of the improved device, detached. Fig. i is 'a view or the improved device arranged as a suspender clasp. Fig. 5 is a view of the inil proved device arranged as a belt clasp. Fig.
6 is a view of the im roved device arranged v as a cuiI fastener or older.
The improved device comprises a plate 10 of sheet metal and'when formed as in Figs. l, 2 and?) is provided with screw or rivet apertures l1 at the ends, be attacliedto the handleportion 12 of'an umbrella, and with an integral tongue 13er(- tendingfrom. one end thereof andv provided I ward the free end 14 and with the tree end with oppositely disposed concavcdV portions, said tongue having its sides converging toalso bont outwardly atthe concaved portions, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2.
'lhe root portion 16 of the tongue is whereby the plate may I thus materially wider than the other portions,
l so that the strength and resiliency isl correspondingly increased, as 'will be obvious. The tongue projects toward the i tip end 15 'of the umbrella and is in. position to serve as an eficient means for temporarilyr sus-l pending the latter from the pocket of the owner, or from a belt, girdle, or other portion of a garment. Thus a person carrying the 'umbrella is Jfurnished with a ready means for supporting the same While the hands are otherwise engaged, thereby avoidingdanger of losing or misplacing the umbrella. The tongue -13 also *offers van etlicient means for suspending a card7 memorandum, price list, or other matter in convenient position for ready reference. i' 1 The plate 10 and its tongueA 13 are. ,struck out from a single piece of metal and' may be` o f tny required size or of any suitable materia ttention is here called to the fact that the free end of the tongue at the guide lip Mis formed with oppositel disposed depressions while the longitudinalr edges of the tongue converge 'towards the "base 'of the latter, thereby to form aA relatively lthin In Fig. 4 ofthe drawings there is illustrated 80 a modified formof the invention in which the device is arranged as a clasp for Suspenders and similar articles, the tongue 13 being" struck up from'the plate. 10? and normally disposed in a horizontal,positionwvhile in FiU. 5-the late 1Gb isvshown arranged as a. belt claspe and is providedY withfa air of horizontally disposed tongues 13b t e` den flecte'd ends of which'are-extendcd in oppo site directions. A
In Fig. 6 the device is arranged as a cuff holder with two of the lates 1()c connected by an integral bar 17 an each provided with.; an up struck spring tongue 13c similar to the tongues shown inv Big. 1 of the drawings. i'
Having thus described the inventiomwhat isclaimedis:' 1 Y As a ,new article o'manufacturef-a' clip formed of a flat metalv plate provided withan up struck spring clamping tonguehaving its free end spaced from the plate and itster'- vminal portion deflected laterallyfto forni" a guide lip', saidton -ue being curved laterally at its juncture wit the plate and having its opposite longitudinal edges formed with deas our own, We have hereto affixed our signapressions disposed one on each side of the tures in the presence-of two witnesses. tguide lip7 that portion of the tongue between WILLIAM OTIS SHEPARD.
the depressionS .and :base thereof being in- CHARLES WALTER CASON, SR.
, 5 elined towards one end of the plate to form a Witnesse':l
relatively thin shank. WM; G. SMITH, Sr., I t In testimony that We claim the. foregoing NELSON JOLINE.