Improvement in corset-clasps
US 88752 A
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FERDINAND STRAUS, or NEW YORK, N. Y.
.Lem/rs Para: No. 88,752, dated Apta' o, 1869.
IMPROVEMENT IN CORSET-CLASPS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom it mwy concern Be it -known that I, FERDINAND STRAUS, of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in' Corsetm Steel or Olasps; and I do hereby declare that the fol- ,lowing is a full, clear, and exact description thereof,
reference being had to the accompanying drawings, vand to the letters of reference marked thereon, Which form a part of this specication, and in which- Figure 1 represents a rear View;
Figure 2, a sideview and Figure 3, a front View of my corset-steel or clasps.
Similar letters indicate like parts' in all the figures.
The nature of my invention consists inthe employ- `ment of double steels, the outer one of which is secured at its ends to ferrules, while the inner one is made a little shorter, and its ends slid in the 'errules, both steels being secured together at their centres, and operating substantially as hereinafter set forth.
.Io enable others skilled in the art to which my in- .vention appertains, to make and use the same, I will now describe its construction and operation.
In the accompanying drawings A A represent the outer steels, the ends of which are secured to the ferrules a a a.
B B represent the inner steels, which are made a little shorter than the outer steels, and their ends slid in the ferrules a a a, as seen in fig. 2.
' The upper and lower steels are then secured together at their centres by the pi /b, and the rivets of the een tre'button (l on thesteeEl (Z d d represent buttons, made as seen in fig. 3, and riveted to the outer steel A.
b b b are pins riveted to the outer steel A, to receive the buttons. It will be seen that by constructing steels for corsets in this way they are not easily broken, for there are no holes in the inner steels, which makes it much' stronger, and it is throughout double, which is not the case with the steels now in use.
It will also be seen that by not securing the ends of the inside steels, and by making, them a Little shorter than the outside steels, they will give, when pressure is brought upon the steels, and thereby prevent the same from breaking.
I am aware of the existence of H. N. Shermaus patent of January 22, 1869, and therefore lay no claim to any feature therein secured; but I What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The clasps a a, constructed with open ends, in combination with the springs A B, said springs being secured together at or near their centres, so as to allow the ends of the outside Spring to slide freely in the clasps, thus avoiding the danger of breaking, substantially as described.
.In testimony that I claim the foregoing as iny own, I aix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
A. S. WORTH, T. H. ALEXANDER.