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CONNECTION FOB, STRAPS 0R BANDS.
No. 244,776. Patented July 26,1881.
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SIGOURNEY WALES, or WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENT, TO HARRIOT H. WALES, OF SAME PLACE.
CONNECTION FOR STRAPS OR BA NDS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 244,776, dated July 26, 1881.
l I Application filed Octeber 4, 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SIGOURNEY WALES, of Waterbury, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a certain new and Improved Connection for Straps or Bands, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to produce a very simple and cheap device which may be used for connecting two or more strap or band ends, so that the latter may be conveniently adjusted lengthwise and also detached when desired.
To this end my invention consists in the combination, with a skeleton-like plate or frame having an open center and two or more pairs of parallel bars in its margin, of two or more straps or hands each having its end passed around one of the bars of one pair, and thence but which all embody the invention; and Fig.
9 represents a view of a connection of the form shown in Fig. 1, with straps or hands attached thereto.
Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.
The connections, which are each formed of a single piece of sheet metal, by stamping or cutting, may be of triangular, reetangular, or circular'form, as here represented, or, if desirable, they may be of polygonal form. The connection consists of a skeleton like plate or frame having an open center, A, and in the margin or edges of which are formed by the same stamping operation pairs of bars a a. Theplate or frame represented in Fig. 1, which is triangular, has pairs of parallel bars a a upon all three sides thereof.
Fig. 2 shows a plate or frame similar to Fig. 1, except that instead of having parallel bars on three sides it has them only upon two sides and three parallel bars, a a a, upon the third side.
Fig. 3 shows a plate or frame similar to Fig.
1, except that it has three parallel bars, a aa,
upon two sides and two parallel bars, a a, upon the third side.
Fig. 4. shows a plate or frame similar to Fig.
1, except that it has parallel bars a a upon two saidesbonly, and upon the third side a single 5 5 Fig. 5 represents a plate or frame similar to Fig. 1, except that it has three parallel bars,
a a a, upon one side, two parallel bars, a a, upon another side, and a single bar, b, upon the third side.
Fig. 6 shows a plate or frame of rectangular form having parallel bars a (1 upon three sides thereof and a single bar, b, upon the fourth side; though, if desirable,it mighthave parallel bars upon all four sides.
Fig. 7 shows a plate or frame similar to that shown in Fig. 6, except that the plate or frame illustrated in Fig. 7 has three parallel bars,
a, a a, upon one side, two parallel bars upon another side, and a single bar, Z), upon each of the other two sides.
Fig. Sshows a plate or frame of circular form divided so as to form three pairs of curved parallel bars a a; but it might be divided so as to form four or more pairs of bars.
The manner of attachin g the straps or hands B is clearly shown in Fig. 9, the end of the strap or band being passed first through the opencenter or around one of the parallel bars and thence inserted under another of said bars and retroverted or turned back upon itself. Where only a single bar is shown the end of the strap orband isintended to be permanently sewed or fastened thereon in any suitable manner. Where there are three parallel bars the strap may be passed through the open center or not, as is desired. The open center is very advantageous, inasmuch as it enables parallel bars to be made by a single slot, while with a 0 closed center two slots upon a side would be necessary,'requirin g a punch or cutter much more diflicult to make and much more liable to be broken than the tool used to make the opencenter connection.
It is obvious that, inasmuch as the adjacent edges of the straps or hands may be in contact or even slightly overlapped, the connection maybe small as compared with the width of the straps or bands, it being unnecessary to leave any metal between them.
By my invention I produce a simple connection, which may be very cheaply manufactured and very conveniently used for connecting the straps or hands of garters, braces, suspenders, and other articles of wearing-apparel, and for other purposes.
It will be observed that the open center is advantageous whether the plate or frame comprises two or more pairs of parallel bars. It the plate orframe has two pairs of bars it may be made smaller in two dimensions, and if it has three pairs of bars it may be made smaller in all three of its dimensions.
In referring to the plates or frames as having two or more pairs of parallel bars I do not mean thattwo sides of the plate or frame should have two parallel bars, and two only, but that upon each of two sides thereof there shall be at least two parallel bars, and one or both of such pairs may be supplemented by a third bar. 25 For instance, in Fig. 3 the plate or frame has a pair of bars upon each of its three sides, and upon two sides an additional bar, while upon the third side there is only a pair.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to 30 secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination, with a skeleton-like plate or frame having an open center and two or more pairs of parallel bars in its margin, of two or more straps or bands, each having its 5 end passed around one of the bars of one pair and thence inserted under the other of said bars, and retroverted or turned back upon itself, substantially as specified.
R. J. Asuwoon, H. S. CHASE.