US2850779A - Ornamental button cover attachment - Google Patents

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US2850779A
US2850779A US427028A US42702854A US2850779A US 2850779 A US2850779 A US 2850779A US 427028 A US427028 A US 427028A US 42702854 A US42702854 A US 42702854A US 2850779 A US2850779 A US 2850779A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44BBUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES, SLIDE FASTENERS, OR THE LIKE
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p 1958 M. DOBRO 2,850,779

ORNAMENTAL BUTTON COVER ATTACHMENT Filed May a, 1954 I0 20 4 f Maurice Dobro l8 INVENTOR.

United States Patent Ofiice ORNAMENTAL BUTTON COVER ATTACHMENT Maurice Dobro, NewtonCentre, Mass. Application May 3, 1954, Serial No. 427,028 1 Claim. 01; 24-113 The present invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in button attachments which are referred to in the art as button covers and shields and has more particular reference to an ornamental cover which is primarily, but not necessarily, adapted to function asan imitation cuff link and which is provided with reliable resilient clasp means whereby said cover may be readily applied to and removed from a conventional threadattached button.

It is a matter of common knowledge that many men recognize that cuff buttons are acceptably dressy and stylish but ordinarily require the use of so-called French cuffs. Despite the attractive cuff links of many styles and forms on the market, the fact remains that inserting and removing cuff links is ordinarily considered to be a chore by many men. That is to say, it takes time and patience to keep the cuff links handy, properly paired for expedient selection, and requires more time and patience to insert and remove the same. For this reason there is a tendency to dispense with the use of cuff links by the majority of men, it is believed, and this means that most dress shirt cuffs are of the button-equipped type. The object of the present invention is, therefore, to provide an ornament, such as for example, an imitation cuff link, which lends itself to application to a shirt cuff using the regular sewedon button as a means for attachment of the single-part cuff link.

Another object of the invention is to provide the article of manufacture herein under consideration which need not necessarily be treated as a handy imitation cuff link, but may be highly ornamental and used elsewhere as, for example, on one or more of the studs of a full dress or tuxedo shirt or, for that matter, attached to any button on any article apparel where one would find adaptable and acceptable use therefor,

In carrying out the invention, a body, which may be described as an ornamental cover, is provided and the same is also provided on one side with a novelly constructed resilient wire or equivalent attaching and retain ing clasp.

Other objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying sheet of illustrative drawings.

In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing an attachmenttype culf link constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention and illustrating what is intended to be accomplished through the medium of the invention under advisement;

Figure 2 is a bottom perspective view of the same;

Figure 3 is a central longitudinal sectional view through the structure seen in Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a cross-section at right angles taken on the vertical line 44 of Figure 3 looking in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 5 is a perspective view similar in some respects Patented Sept; 9, 1958 2 to Figure 2 but showing the button in full lines and how it cooperates with the clasp means; and

Figure 6 is a view on an enlarged scale showing the fragmentary portion of the cufi, the button thereon, and the button cover attachment, the latter appearing in section.

The principal part which may be called the body of the over-all attachment is denoted by the numeral 6. This may be any appropriate base. It is within the purview of the invention to employ a proper grade of plastics, glass, bone, metal or such other materials as are employed in the manufacture of cuff links.

The expression base has been used inasmuch as the part 6 could be some inexpensive metal and then a gem or special ornament (not shown) could be superimposed on what may be called the top or obverse surface 8. Also, as brought out in Figure l, the body itself could be of some fairly expensive metal and engraved or otherwise finished ofi to provide an ornamental face in the manner broadly indicated in Figure l. The reverse or bottom face is denoted at 10 and this is preferably flat so as to provide a satisfactory foundation for the button which is to contact therewith, said button being shown in phantom lines at 12 in Figure 2. The attaching and retaining clasp is also important and this is specifically distinct and is preferably formed from a single length of appropriate wire. The wire is bent upon itself between its ends to form what may be described as an elongate loop 14. One reach of the loop contacts the bottom surface where it is welded or otherwise fixed in place as at 16. The loop may be described as split in that on one side it has an open restricted mouth portion 18 which has cooperating closely spaced substantially parallel arms or limbs 20-40. These form a sort of a track and guide the button 12 into place and they are preferably longitudinally bowed with the convex portions in close proximity to the surface 10 and adapted to bear yieldingly against the button in an obvious fashion. The laterally directed terminal ends of the limbs are denoted at 22 and they may, if desired, be fixedly secured to the surface 10 at a point spaced from the position of the split loop 14 or, alternatively, left unattached and free. Thus, there is a loop lateral to and fixed on the flat surface 10 at one end of the body or base and laterally directed spaced ends 22 which constitute shoulders or stops for the marginal edge of the button, and the closely spaced limbs with bends yieldably contacting the button. This provides an excellent type of a clasp for readily applying the culf button to the shirt button 12 and subsequently removing it, resting assured that when once it is applied that it will stay in place so long as the threads hold the button.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is clairned as new is as follows:

An ornamental button cover attachment adapted to function as an imitation cuff button and comprising, in combination, a rigid body, the normally visible exterior or top surface of which is suitably finished and ornamented and the attachable bottom surface of which is flat and is adapted to be opposed to and to bear directly upon and firmly against a surface of the permanently stitched button with which it is adapted to cooperate, and a clasp carried by said attachable bottom face, said clasp being confined within the perimeter limits of said cover and being formed from a single length of wire bent upon itself between its ends to provide a split-type elongated loop at one end of said clasp, the intermediate bight portion of said loop being straight and superimposed against and fixed to a predetermined portion of said bottorn'face so that the loop, as an entity, is at approximate right angles to said bottom face and is thus adapted to receive a segmental portion of the cooperating button, and a pair of longitudinally bowed closely spaced limbs having end portions connected with the cooperating end portions of said loop and extending at right angles from the loop and adapted to bridge the stated button, the ends of the limbs remote from said loop being laterally bent and secured to the flat side of said cover and providing stop 4 shoulders with which adjacent marginal edge portion of the stated button engages.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 581,111 Goodwin Apr. 20, 1897 882,483 Wilson Mar. 17, 1908 1,520,395 Becker Dec. 23, 1924 1,678,265 Meyers July 24, 1928 1,747,322 Riker Feb. 18, 1930 1,774,033 Meyers Aug. 26, 1930 FOREIGN PATENTS 618,217 Great Britain Feb. 17, 1949

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US2994980A (en) * 1959-12-22 1961-08-08 Alfred J Theriot Ornamental buttoncover
DE1151688B (en) * 1961-08-07 1963-07-18 Alfred Joseph Theriot Ornamental end button cover
EP0312684A1 (en) * 1987-10-23 1989-04-26 Manfred Viktor Szedzinski Button cover attachment
US20100083703A1 (en) * 2008-10-03 2010-04-08 Jacqueline Delaneau Article of button jewelry
US20100236028A1 (en) * 2009-03-20 2010-09-23 Clark Jennifer D Button cover assembly and method for making same
US8726469B1 (en) 2008-10-03 2014-05-20 Jacqueline Delaneau Article of button jewelry
US20150128383A1 (en) * 2013-11-14 2015-05-14 Timothy J. Ryan System and method for a detachable button
US9993047B1 (en) * 2016-12-14 2018-06-12 Jessica M. Patterson Button cover and method of use

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US882483A (en) * 1905-12-22 1908-03-17 Frank E Wilson Garment-fastener.
US1520395A (en) * 1923-02-26 1924-12-23 Becker Gus Watch-chain holder
US1678265A (en) * 1928-02-29 1928-07-24 L A Myers Jr Inc Button cover
US1747322A (en) * 1928-01-04 1930-02-18 Samuel M Riker Button ornament
US1774033A (en) * 1930-03-10 1930-08-26 L A Myers Jr Inc Button cover
GB618217A (en) * 1946-11-04 1949-02-17 Frederick Rudd An improved fastener for dresses or like purposes

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US581111A (en) * 1897-04-20 Charles h
US882483A (en) * 1905-12-22 1908-03-17 Frank E Wilson Garment-fastener.
US1520395A (en) * 1923-02-26 1924-12-23 Becker Gus Watch-chain holder
US1747322A (en) * 1928-01-04 1930-02-18 Samuel M Riker Button ornament
US1678265A (en) * 1928-02-29 1928-07-24 L A Myers Jr Inc Button cover
US1774033A (en) * 1930-03-10 1930-08-26 L A Myers Jr Inc Button cover
GB618217A (en) * 1946-11-04 1949-02-17 Frederick Rudd An improved fastener for dresses or like purposes

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US2994980A (en) * 1959-12-22 1961-08-08 Alfred J Theriot Ornamental buttoncover
DE1151688B (en) * 1961-08-07 1963-07-18 Alfred Joseph Theriot Ornamental end button cover
EP0312684A1 (en) * 1987-10-23 1989-04-26 Manfred Viktor Szedzinski Button cover attachment
WO1989003645A1 (en) * 1987-10-23 1989-05-05 Manfred Viktor Szedzinski Covering part for utilisation elements such as clothing buttons or similar
JPH03500607A (en) * 1987-10-23 1991-02-14
US5060356A (en) * 1987-10-23 1991-10-29 Szedzinski Manfred V Covering part for utilizing elements such as clothing buttons
US8726469B1 (en) 2008-10-03 2014-05-20 Jacqueline Delaneau Article of button jewelry
US20100083703A1 (en) * 2008-10-03 2010-04-08 Jacqueline Delaneau Article of button jewelry
US20100236028A1 (en) * 2009-03-20 2010-09-23 Clark Jennifer D Button cover assembly and method for making same
US20150128383A1 (en) * 2013-11-14 2015-05-14 Timothy J. Ryan System and method for a detachable button
US9993047B1 (en) * 2016-12-14 2018-06-12 Jessica M. Patterson Button cover and method of use
CN110337248A (en) * 2016-12-14 2019-10-15 杰茜卡·帕特森 Button lid and application method
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