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Publication numberUS2212862 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date27 Aug 1940
Filing date18 Dec 1939
Priority date18 Dec 1939
Publication numberUS 2212862 A, US 2212862A, US-A-2212862, US2212862 A, US2212862A
InventorsFred Hirsh
Original AssigneeAdjusta Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Buckle
US 2212862 A
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Aug. 27 1940. I F. HIRSH 2,212,352

BUCKLE Filed Dec. 18, 1939 Patented Aug. 27, 1940 UNITED STATES- PATENT; OFFICE j,

- BUCKLE Fred Hirsh, New York, N. .Y., assignor to Adjusta Company, New York, N. Y.

Application December 18, 1939, Serial No. 309,721 12 Claims. -(o1. 24-198):

My invention relates to devices for strap connections and fastenings and, more particularly, to buckles functioning in this manner.

The main object of the present invention is to t provide a buckle of this character which is readily attached to and as readily detachedfrom a garment, strap, or other wearing apparel. It is also an object of the invention to make the connection or'fastening hold steadily and firmly example, when a tape or ribbon is passed into a buckle of my invention, the passage is eifected smoothly and without effortv or possible injury to the material, and, again, the tape or ribbon can be removed from the buckle in an equallyeasy, smooth manner. Yet, while the tape or ribbon. is in .the buckle, in operative position, it

will not slip out, no matter how much movement the buckle itself may be subjected to. A further object of theinvention is to'provide a buckle affording two connecting means, one ofla perma-",.- nent character, and the otherof a transitionalnature. Nor need the permanent connections be fixed. They may be adjustable. A still fur 25 therobject is to provide a buckle for connecting two pieces of apparelor the two ends of a strap or band in whichboth the connected articles or ends can be readily disconnected. Other objects of the invention will become apparent from the. specification which follows and from the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing, Figurl is a' front view of a buckle embodying my invention as applied'to a strap at one end and a loop at the othenend,

'35 whenfastening some garment to a piece of another wearing apparel,'or when connecting the two ends of aband, strapor belt. Figure '2 is a cross section taken along the line 2-2 of Figure 1. Figure .3 is a similar front view of thesame' 40-buckle alone. Figur'e is a modification of the invention differing from the embodiment shown" in Figure 3 only in that the central slot is closed at both ends instead of being open at one end,

as in Figure 3. Figure 5 is another modification,

the'two arms along the edges 'ofthe buckle. in

this embodiment being oppositely directed in-- stead of being unidirectional, as in Figures 3 and 4. Figure 6 is a further modification ,of the device, there being two short arms in this case, withvan opening btween them, instead of one -\9f the arms lathe embodiment illustrated .in Figure 4. Other modifications of the invention are shown in Figures "1 and 8, wherein there is no central slot, and: thearms are oppositel didi rected. 'The two buckles shown in Figures and t Y safety pin. while the device is in operative position. For

8 are identical, except that the one shown in Figure 8 is provided with holes in the main body I portion of the buckle. The modification illustrated in Figure 9 difiers from the one shown in Figure? in that it has only one open end arm, 5

slotfl, parallel to the slots 3 and 3, and open at one end. The open ends of. the arms 2, 2, terminate in scrolls 5, 5', which are turned towards :30

the main body I and form inverted cusps 6, 5',

on their inner sides. The scrolls 5, 5', preferably, extend above the slots 3, 3', as shown in the drawing, but they need not extend that high,

so long as they at least partially block the 25,"

entrance into the slots 3, 3. As shown, if the main body I were not cut away opposite the scrolls, the slots 3, 3', would be partially or completely closed at this end. To open up a passage into and out of theslots 3, 3", the main-: body I is cut away opposite the scrolls 5; 5', along contours following the contours of the scrolls, at a distance therefrom substantially equal to the width of the slots 3, 3. The reason for this distance is that there must be at least as much room between the main body I and the scrolls 5, 5', as there is between the edges of the .slots 3, 3, in order to pass 'material of a thick- ,ness conforming to the slots3, 3', between the main body I and the scrolls .5, 5'.

Inthe applij 0 cation illustrate'din Figures 1-2, atape or ribbon 9 is passed once through the central 'slot 4, once through the slot 3', and twice through the slot 3,

in; accordance'with a well known'manner of acljustably connecting a strap to a buckle. At 5 the same time, the arm 2' of the buckle passes through the loop [formed by another length of tape or ribbon,'or by another end of the same -tape or ribbon. Thus, two thicknesses of the material pass through the slots 3-and 3, and 50 only, one thickness through the central slot 4.

Accordingly, as shown, the width of the slot 4- is'one half that of the slots 3 and 3' The above described "illustration is ofthe type wherein the buckle has a permanent, but ail-J justable, strap connection involving one of the arms 2, 2, and a transitional connection at the,

10 desired to break the connection between the buckle and the loop, the pull is relieved, and then the loop 8 is readily slipped off the arm 2 through the smooth, rounded passage between the main body I and the scroll 5'.

The variants of my invention illustrated in Figures 46 are characterized by the fact that the central slot I is closed at both ends. The buckle in Figure 5, moreover, shows an arrangement wherein the arms 2 and 2 are. oppositely 20 directed, and the one in Figure 6, an arrangement providing for two short arms H, II', with an opening between them, in lieu of the single arm 2. All these buckles may be used,in the same manner as the one shown in Figures 1-2.

The main body I of the buckle illustrated in Figure 7 has no central slot. Among the various applications possible with this type of buckle is the formation of a connecting link between 30 two loops ,such as the loop 8 of Figure 2, each The main body I may be secured to a garment.

For example, it may be sewn to it, for which purpose the buckle is provided with holes l2, as shown in Figure 8. Another buckle without the central slot is shown in Figure 9. This buckle has only one arm, theslot 3' in this case being closed at both ends.- The possible uses of this type of buckle are well known and need not be described here, except to say that the arm 2 may beusedin connection with a loop, as in the case illustrated in Figure 2.

A great many other modifications of the device readily. suggest themselves, all characterized by the same feature of the arm or arms open at one end and'terminating in scrolls of the character fully illustrated and explained in the above examples, but only one more is shown inthe drawing, namely, the one illustrated in Figure 10, in which one of the arms 2, 2', is replaced by a connection with a safety pin, l3. This modification has a great many applications in the field of women's undergarments.

I claim:

55 said mainbody forming a slottherewith, and. a

said main body, the main body being cut away opposite said scroll to provide a passage therebetween of a width substantially width of said slot. q 2. A buckle comprising a ma body andan farm on said main body form g a slot therewith, the open end of said arm termmating in ,a scroll turned towards said main body, said main body being cut away opposite said scroll to provides passage therebetween .of a width substantiallyequal to the width of said slot, and said scroll having an inverted cusp on its inner side. 3. A buckle comprising a main body, an arm on said main body forming a slot therewith, and a scroll at the open end of said arm turned towards said ain body and extending above said slot, said main body being cut away opposite said scroll to present a contour following the contour of said loop engaging one of the arms of the buckle.

scroll at'the openend of said arm turned towards scroll at a distance therefrom substantially equal to the width of said slot.

4. Abuckle comprising a main body, an arm on said main body forming a slot therewith, and. a

scroll at the open end of said arm turned towards 5' said main body and extending above said slot, said main body being cut away opposite said scroll to provide a passage therebetween of a width substantially equal to the width of said slot, and said scroll having an inverted cusp on its inner side.

5. A buckle comprising a main body provided with one or more parallel slots, an arm on said main body forming an additional slot therewith parallel to said first mentioned slots, and a scroll at the open end of said arm turned towards said main body, said main body being cut away opposite said scroll to providen passage therebetween of a width substantially equal to the width of said additional slot.

6. Abuokle comprising a main body provided with one or more parallel slots, and an arm on said main body forming an additional slot therewith parallel to said first mentioned slots, said arm terminating at its open end in a scroll turned 5 towards said main body,'said main body being v cut away opposite said scroll to present a contour following the contour of said scroll at a distance therefrom substantially equal to the width of said additional slot, and said scroll having an inverted cusp on its inner side.

7. A buckle comprising a main body, rms on said main body at two opposite edges hereof parallel to said edges and forming slots therewith, and scrolls at the open ends of said arms turned towards said main body, said main body being cutaway opposite said scrolls to provide passages between the scrolls and the main body, eachpassage being of a width substantially equal to the width of the corresponding slot.-

- 8. A buckle comprising a main body, arms 'on said main body at two opposite edges thereof parallel to-said edges and forming slots thgrg; with, and scrolls at the open ends of said a turned towards said main body, said main body being cut away opposite said scrolls to present contours, each contour following the contour of r the corresponding scroll at a distance therefrom substantially equal to thewidth of the corresponding slot, and said scrolls having inverted cusps on their inner sides.

9. A buckle comprising a main'body and unidirectional arms on said main body at two opposite edges thereof parallel to said edges and forming slots therewith, the open ends of said arms ter minating in scrolls turned towards said 'main' body, said main body being cutaway opposite said scrolls to provide passages between said scrolls and said main body, each passage being of a width substantially equal to the width of the corresponding slot. 4 10. A buckle comprising a main 'body and 0p. positely directed arms on said main body attwo pposite edges thereof parallel to said edges and forming slots therewith, the open, ends of said 'arms terminating in scrolls turned towards said mainbody, said main body being cut away oppositesaid scrolls to provide passages between the scrolls and the main body, each passage being of a' width substantially equal to the width of the corresponding slot. 8 X 11. A buckle comprising a main body having a central slot and arms on said main body at two opposite edges thereof forming terminal slots therewith parallel to and having twice the width 75- at a distance therefrom substantially equal to the width of the corresponding terminal slot.

12. A buckle comprising a main body having 'a central slot and arms on said main body at two 10 opposite edges thereof forming terminal slots therewith parallel to and or twice the width or said central slot, the open ends of said scrolls terminating in scrolls turned towards said main body, said main body being cut away opposite said scrolls to provide passagesbeiween the scrolls 5 and the main body, each passage being of a width substantially equal to the width of the corresponding terminal slot, and said scrolls having FRED m 10 cusps on their inner sides.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/198, 2/268, D11/218, 24/200, 24/336, 24/23.00B, 2/336
International ClassificationA44B11/00, A44B11/04
Cooperative ClassificationA44B11/04
European ClassificationA44B11/04