US 908745 A
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O. P. CLARK. UUFP- HOLDER. grrmon'mr FILED 1 23.14, 1907.
Patented Jan. 5, 1909.
ATTORNEYS cnANcY P. CLARK, OF cHArrANooeA, TENNEssEE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 5, 1909.
Application filed February 14, 1907. Serial No. 357,357.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, (humor P. CLARK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chattanooga, in the county of Hamilton and State of Tennessee, have invented a new and useful Cuff-Holder, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a cuff holder of that character comprising a fastener which is adapted to be secured to the inside of the coat sleeve, and a cuff button which is adapted to be attached to the fastener, so as to secure the cuffs to the sleeves of a coat rather than to the shirt sleeves of the user, according to the usual custom.
The invention has for one of its objects to provide a cuff holder of this nature which is comparatively inexpensive and simple to construct, readily applied, and arranged to permit cuffs to be conveniently attached or detachedv A further object of the invention is to provide a cuff holder comprising a socketed cap or fastener of the glove type which is secured to a disk of suitable material, such as leather, so as to permit the fastener to be sewed conveniently to the sleeve lining of the coat, and cooperating with this fastener is a cuff button provided with a head which is adapted to lock in the socketed fastener.
With these objects in view, and others, as will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the invention comprises the various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be more fully described hereinafter and set forth with particularity in the claim appended hereto.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates one of the embodiments of the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the lower end of the coat sleeve with a cuff attached, a portion of the sleeve and cuff being broken away to show the cuff holder. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the socketed fastener of the holder. Fig. 3 is a similar view of the cuff button for cooperating with the fastener.
Corresponding parts in the several figures are indicated throughout by similar characters of reference.
Referring to the drawing, 1 designates the coat sleeve and 2 an ordinary cuff which is secured to the sleeve by means of the improved holder. The cuff holder comprises a socketed fastener 3 which may be of any approved construction and is preferably of that type commonly employed on gloves.- This fastener is riveted, clamped, or otherwise suitably secured to a washer-like body 4 which is preferably, although not necessarily, made of leather or some other readily penetrable material. This relatively strong and pliable body 4 affords a convenient means for securely fastening the socketed cap or fastener 3 to the coat sleeve. The peripheral edge of the body 4 is stitched to the. lining 5 of the sleeve by means of threads 6. The rim 7 at the open side of the fastener is pressed down close against the leather washer 4, and presents a comparatively flat surface. By this means, the fastener does not form an objectionable body on the inside of the coat sleeve and the coat can be put on or taken off without danger of the fastener striking or injuring the hand of the wearer.
Cooperating with the fastener of the holder is a cufi button 8 comprising a base 9, a shank 10, and a beaded head 11. This cuff button, which may be of any approved construction, servesto hold the ends of the cuff together by passing through the buttonholes 12 in the usual manner, the base being on the inside of the cuff and the beaded head 11 on the outside. The head 11 is large enough to hold the ends of the cuff together while they are detached from the sleeve and is yet small enough to enter the socket 13 of the fastener, so that the bead 14 will be engaged therein.
It will be observed by reference to Fig. 1 that the rear wall of the socket is provided with an inward projecting stud 15 with which the head 11 of the shank engages. As will be obvious, in order to make the shank of a size that will permit it readily to be passed through the button holes of a cuff, its diameter will be such as to preclude its having even an approximately rigid or substantial assemblage with the socket, and the tendency would be for it to rock when assembled therewith which would result in its working loose. By the employment of the stud 15, the insertion of the shank is limited to such an extent as will cause a positive coaction between the bead 14 of the head and the wall of the socket, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, whereby the objectionable features noted will be obviated.
In attaching a cuff, the cuff with the cuff button in place is inserted into the sleeve and adjusted until the head of the cuff button is over the open end of the socketed fastener. Then, by pressing the button and fastener together, the cuff holder is clasped. To unclasp the holder, the fastener and cufi' button are pulled apart by suitably applied pressure on one or the other, thereby permitting the cufi to be taken out. With a cufl fastener of this character, it is obvious that the cuffs can be readily attached or detached in a simple and convenient manner both While the coat is on or off the wearer. The holder includes few parts and they are attached to the different parts of the garment so that they cannot become lost or misplaced.
What is claimed is A cuff holder comprising a socket member having a peripheral groove and provided on its rear wall with an inward projecting stud,
a flexible washer secured in the groove, and a cufl button comprising a base, a rigid shank thereon, and a head at the outer end of the shank to engage With the stud to limit its inward insertion, the head being provided with a bead to interlock with the wall of the socket opening and to be held in engagement therewith.
In testimony that I- claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
GHANOY P. CLARK.
RoBT. T. CAMERON, J. W. ROBERTSON.