US149656A - Improvement in tools for setting buttons or studs - Google Patents

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    • A41H37/00Machines, appliances or methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
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Tools 'for SttnglButtons or Sltuds. NO. 149,656.1l I Patented April I4, 1874.

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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No, 149,656, dated April 14, 1874; applicatlon filed I March 16, 1874.

To all whom it may concern:

- Beit known that I, DAVID HEATON, ofthe city and countyof Frovidence and State of Ithode Island, have Vinvented a new and Improved Setting Implement or Apparatus for Buttons or Studs, of which the following is a specification, referring to the accompanying drawing making part of the same, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved implement or apparatus. l Fig. 2 is a top view Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same, and a section exhibiting the arrangement of the mechanism hereafter mentioned. Fig. 4 is an under-side view of the upper jaw of the implement. Fig. 5 is a side view and section of the same. Fig. 6 is a plan, and Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are details, of the mechanism of the under jaw B. Fig. 10 represents the saidmechanism undergoing the first opera-V tion. Fig. 11 represents the mechanism under theA withdrawal after the said first opera tion, and Fig. 12 represents the second and nal operation of the said mechanism.

Similar letters' and iigures mark like parts in all the said iigures.

My invention consists of certain improved mechanism for attaching buttons or studs by prongs or spurs to wearing apparel, Sto. The said prongs or spurs form part of the button or stud, and are put through the material of the apparel and clinched together on the back side of the same.

The instrument by which the said mechanism is usually applied is a pair of pinchers, the two jaws of which receive the mechanism, and the two handles serve to open and close the jaws by the human hand. The mechanism is,however, equallyT applicable to machines operated by power.

In the drawing, A and B are the jaws, and C and D are the handles, of the pinchers, or

hand-set, as it is usually called, the twov parts being pivoted together by the screw G, and provided with a concealed spring, which tends to press the jaws and handles asunder in the usual way. The jaw A contains the mechanism 4which receives and holds the button or stud, which consists of a swing-socket, E, attached by a pivot, c, to the said jaw. The swing-socket swings out away from the jaw,

Y as shown in Figs. 2 and 5, for the button or stud to be put into it, and then swings back into position for setting, as shown in Figs. 1, 3, and 4,where it is locked by the snap-spring T, and a projection, c, on the .free end of which shuts into a corresponding depression', 1'., in the socket-piece E, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5.

yThe jaw B contains the mechanism by which the prongs or spurs are put through and clinched on theback side of the material. This device consists of three apertures, h i k, in the face of the jaw, at the free end of three levers, l m u, arranged to swing vertically on the pivots o, and over three incline surfaces, t t t, beneath the free end of said levers, as shown .in Figs. 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9. 'The three levers l m n, and their respective incline surface, t, are united between two outside plates, d d, by riveting them all together with the pivots c, and the whole then secured within the square socket o" in the under jaw B by the single rivet j, as

shown in Figs. 3 and 6.-

The mechanism being constructed and ar-4 ranged in the pinchers, as described, the operation of setting the button or stud is to first put the head and neck of the button or stud into the socket E, when swung aside from the jaw A, as shown in Figs. 2 -and 5, and then sluit the socket into the jaw A, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4; then close the jaws upon the material, driving the prongs or spurs through the same into the apertures h i k, against `the incline surface F, thereby bending their ends inward across each other, as shown in Figs. 10 and 11; after which the jaws A B are opened, as in Fig. 11, the levers l m n lifting and liberating the bent prongs, and afterward falling themselves back into place in line with the .face of the jaw, asl shown in Fig. 12, presenting a plane surface, against which the crossbent prongs or spurs s are driven and pressed by the second shutting of the jaws, and by that means flattened and clinched against the back side of the cloth, as shown in said Fig. 12, thus completing the operation.

The advantage claimed for the mechanism described is its extreme simplicity, and its convenience and efficacy for use in the hands of unskillful persons, as, for instance, the receiving and holding device opens away from the jaw and presents a receptacle for the but.- tons head and neck, in which it can be most conveniently inserted only in the right way, and, by a common mode, afterward swung into the jaw A and locked in its exact position,

without any after adjustment or manipulation presents a superior mechanical organism for the purpose designed.

Besides the above-described mechanism my invention consists, further, of a gage, in combination with apparatus for setting said buttons or studs, by means of which the exact positions of the same are at once xed. This will be fully understood by a description of the same, in connection with the device, as shown in Figs. 1,2, and 4 of the drawing. This feature consists of a slide, H, which may be applied to either jaw of the piuchers; but, as shown, is in a groove in the upper jaw A, and is fixed, as to position,by a thumb-screw and bolt, w y, and holds a gage-piece, L, the foremost part of which is designed to rest against an already inserted button, to gage the distance apart, while an arm, r, at right angles to the gagepiece L gages the distance from the edge of the shoe or other lacing-edge of the apparel at which the buttons or studs should be set, in the act of setting the buttons or studs, as the operation proceeds.

Having described my inventioml claiml. The swing-socket E, arranged to turn upon a center or pivot, and constructed to operate substantially as described, for the purpose specified.

2. A jaw provided with the apertures h i' 7c, the leversl m n, and the incline surfaces t, substantially as shown and described.

3. The combination of a gage-piece, L, sub stantially as described, with a button-setting mechanism, as shown, for the purpose of determining the position of the buttons, as specified.





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US2720651A (en) * 1952-08-18 1955-10-18 Arthur A Littman Apparatus for affixing fastening elements to fur garments
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US2720651A (en) * 1952-08-18 1955-10-18 Arthur A Littman Apparatus for affixing fastening elements to fur garments
US20050084412A1 (en) * 2003-10-16 2005-04-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for reducing odor using colloidal nanoparticles

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