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Publication numberUS880646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1908
Filing dateJun 28, 1907
Priority dateJun 28, 1907
Publication numberUS 880646 A, US 880646A, US-A-880646, US880646 A, US880646A
InventorsLeo J Fleckenstien
Original AssigneeJohn Fleckenstien, James J O Meara, Samuel P Fitzgerald, Leo J Fleckenstien
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Button-holder.
US 880646 A
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No. 880,646. PATENTEDMAR. 3, 1908'. T L. J. PLEGKENSTIEN.

BUTTON HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 23,1907.

UNITED STATES {PATENT OFFICE;

LEO .1. FLEGKENSTIEN, OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF THREE-FOURTHS TO JOHN FLEGKENSTIEN, JAMES J. OMEARA, AND SAMUEL P.

MICHIGAN.

BUTTON-HOLDER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented March 3, 1908.

Application filed June 28. 1907- Serial No. 3 1,2 6-

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEO J. FLEOKENSTIEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and county of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Button -Holders, of l which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in buttonholders.

My improved button-holder is particularly designed by me for use as a button-holder for tufting machines, although it is adapted for use in other relations.

The main objects of this invention are, first, to provide an improved button-holder which effectively supports the button, and at the same time one which readily releases the button after the same has been placed. Second, to provide an improved button-holder which is simple and economical in construction and at the same time very strong and durable.

Further objects, and objects relating to details of construction, Will definitely appear from the detailed description to follow.

I accomplish the objects of my invention by the devices and means described in the following specification.

The invention is clearly defined and pointed out in the claims.

A. structure embodying the, features of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, in whic Figure 1 is a detail vertical section of my improved button-holder taken on aline corresponding to line 11 of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig. 2 is a detail vertical section taken on a line corresponding to line 22 of Figs. 1 and 4. Fig. 3 is a cross section taken on a line corresponding to line 33 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a cross section through the button shank, taken on a line corresponding to line 44 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the button holding springs.

In the drawing, the sectional views are taken looking in the direction of the little arrows at the ends of the section lines, and similar numerals of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawing, 1 represents the support which may be of the usual or of any 5 a desired construction. The shell 2 is cup-like in form, being preferably stamped up from sheet metal. The block '8, which is provided .ranged in the socket in the block.

with a socket 4 at its outer end adapted to receive the head of the button, is arranged within the shell, preferably fitting the same quite closely. The block 3 is cut away on its sides at 5 to receive the sprin s 6, there being preferably a pair of opposite y-arranged flat springs, although more springs could be provided, if desired. The springs are provided with inturned portions 7 at their inner ends and button-engaging portions 8 at their outer ends. The block 3 is preferably provided with a disk-like cushion 9, the cushion being preferably formed of rubber. The springs are arranged with their inner ends under the cushion disk.

The parts are secured together and the springs clamped in position by means of the screw 10, which is arranged through the block cushion disk at the inner end of the shell. The parts are thus not only all secured together by a single screw, but the buttonholder proper is supported thereby. The springs are clamped, when the structure is formed as illustrated and described, not only the inturned portions thereof, but the inner ends thereof being clamped between the wall of the shell and the block. This effectively supports them, making it possible to use comparatively light springs and at the same time they effectively hold the button engaging the head thereof, as 11, when the same is ar- The buttons are of the common type, having metal screw shanks 12.

Another advantage is that'the springs are secured without tl e necessity of forming holes therein. The cushion receives the shock of the blow in placing the buttons, not only releasing the strain upon the parts but lessening the liability of breaking the same. With the parts thus arranged, the buttons may be quickly inserted and are effectively supported, and at the same time the holder is readily disengaged therefrom after the button is placed, and the structure is, as stated, economical to produce and very strong and durable in use.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A button-holder, comprising a support; cup-like metal shell; a block arranged in said shell, said block having a socket in its outer end adapted to receive a button; a

cushion disk arranged at the inner end of FITZGERALD, OF KALAMAZO O,

' shell to engage said support, whereby the parts are secured together, for the purpose specified.

2. A button-holder, comprising a support; a cup-like metal shell; a block arranged in said shell, said block having a socket in its outer end adapted to receive a button; a cushion disk arranged at the inner end of said block; button engaging springs having inturned portions at their inner ends arranged in said shell so that the said inturned portions thereof project under said cushion disk and a screw arranged through said block and the inner end of said shell to engage said support, whereby the parts are secured together,

for the purpose specified.

3. A button-holder, comprising a support; a cup-like shell; a pair of button engaging springs arranged in said shell, said springs having inturned inner ends; a block fitted in said shell, said block having a socket in its outer end adapted to receive a button, and being cut away on its sides to receive said springs and permit the upper ends thereof to 1 swing, the lower portion of said springs being clamped between the walls of the shell and thesaid block; and a screw arranged longitudinally through said block and through the inner end of said shell to engage said support, whereby said block is clamped upon the inturned end of said springs for securing them in position in said shell, and whereby the parts are secured together, for the purpose specified.

4. A button holder comprising a support; a cup-like shell; a pair of button engaging springs arranged in said shell, said springs having inturned inner ends; a block fitted into said shell to clamp the lower portion of said springs between it and the walls of the shell, said block having a socket in its outer end adapted to receive a button; and a screw arranged longitudinally through said block and. through the inner end of said shell to engage said support whereby said block is clamped upon the inturned ends of said springs and said springs secured in position thereby, the parts all being secured together by said screw.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of two witnesses.

LEO J. FLECKENSTIEN.

Witnesses:

NEWELL L. POND. V. T. BARKER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB23B31/202