US 963747 A
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J'rfillIES E. CROTHERS, 0F SOUTH OMAHA, NEBRASKA.
Speeieaton of'etters Patent.
'.Patenited my i2, i910.,
Application led August 1l, 1909. Serial No. 512,350,
To all whom 'it may concern:
n Be it known that I, JAMES E. Cnornnns, a citizen of the United States, residing at 'Y South maha, in the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Collar Fasteners, oi which the following is a speciiication. y
rlhis invention relates to `collar fasteners oit/the class adapted for use articularly in connection with the neck han s of shirts, the object loeingto provide a fastening means which may he conveniently used for securing the rear part of the collar to the rear part of said band, which will be reliable in operation or the purpose designed, and will be of simple construction so that its manufacture may be economical. Collar buttons in general use for secnrin 'these parte together require, oi course, t e formation oi button holes in the shirt hand and collar and the sizes provided for these do not always corn respond, and thereby result in more or less inconvenience, and one of the objects, therefore, in the use of the present'device is to provide a construction whereby the collar may be conveniently adjusted to or may readily be removed vfrom the band, and button holes may loe dispensed with.
With these and other objects in view the invention presents a novel combination and arrangement of parts as described herein, pointed out by the appended claim, and as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, it being understood that changes in form, size, proportion and minor details may be made within the scope oi the claim, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any ci the advantages of the invention.
,in the drawing, forming a part oit the application, Figure l is a somewhat enlarged, side View of a collar secured to a neel; band by use oru rny newly invented collar fastener,
the collar and neclr band being' loro n, away and transversely sectioned. lflg. 2 is end view of the collar-fastener. Fig. 3 1s a .iront View oi the same, sectioned on line c ci' the inner side of fold 5. A neck hand is in dicated at 3.
For the purpose of providing a convenient device to eilectually secure the collar to the band, I prov-ide the collar fastener This may be constructed oi any suitable material, as a metallic strip having,r a middle body portion 8 incised longitudinally as indica at 9, andthe two parte oi said body portion 8, thus formed, may loe bent transversely to provide the loop 10 and contact members 1i and l2.l
The strip may then he bent trarusversely in opposlte directions, atl and ist, near the terminalsA oi'incisions 9, to provide substantially parallel supportingfarms and 16 with inwardly projecting terminals or' Y hooks 17.
The device may he conveniently .mounted midway between the ends of the collar, and said collar will be rmly held between sup porting-arm 15 and contact-member l2 sino/e the device is constructed of resilient material, hook 17 of arm 12 also aiding, as a holding means. The collar, with lthe device thus mounted thereon, may be secured to the neclr hand, and at that time the parte may he moved downward, arm'lG passing in wardly of the neclr band, and the latter will be firmly v held between contact-arm ll and supporting-arm 16, hook 17 of this arm, in connection with the adjacent projection 18, aiding inthis function, said projection 18 being 'formed upon the lower part oi' body 8 near its `innction with arrn l5. 1
The device may be manufactured at very small expense, comparatively speaking, is convenient in use, and as apparent, the formation of button holes is .not required, The article may he manufactured of attenuated metallic strips, or may be molded by using other material. While the parts operate as a reliable holding ,means to secure the collar upon the neck band, adjnstinei ts may be easily made, and the collar and stener may he removed, nnitedly, when desired, a quick, upward pnlhrnanually applied to the collar and "fastener, being all. that is required.
Having fully described my invention, what l claiin and desire to secure oy Letters idas ent is,
ll collar fastener formed of single piece oi resilient .metal and coinprisingj,n a body www Mmmm? Cow una porlion which is incised :ind the metal ad jacent said inciscd porhon being bont 1n opposite ln'ecions to forni a resilient loop,
lthe material at the uppr 0nd vof Sniclbody the terminals of whicliaie bentinwaldly in opposite directions and 'toward saiol loop.
i .In testimony whereof I have afecl my g signature in piesence of two Witnesses.
l JAMES E. CROTHEBS l ll'rilinessos Humm A. STURGES,
l ARTHUR STURGES.