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US3052006A
US3052006A US29932A US2993260A US3052006A US 3052006 A US3052006 A US 3052006A US 29932 A US29932 A US 29932A US 2993260 A US2993260 A US 2993260A US 3052006 A US3052006 A US 3052006A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41FGARMENT FASTENINGS; SUSPENDERS
    • A41F11/00Stocking or sock suspenders
    • A41F11/02Devices for attaching the stocking or sock to the suspender
    • A41F11/04Devices for attaching the stocking or sock to the suspender of the stud-and-loop type
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44077Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having inserted and receiving interlocking members connected by bendable, nonbiasing strap
    • Y10T24/44085Discrete flaccid strap
    • Y10T24/44197Discrete flaccid strap with specific means for attaching to flaccid strap or supporting strap
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44077Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having inserted and receiving interlocking members connected by bendable, nonbiasing strap
    • Y10T24/44085Discrete flaccid strap
    • Y10T24/44214Discrete flaccid strap having necked button sliding along length of closed, variable width loop

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W. M. JONAS Sept. 4, 1962 CARTER CLASP Filed May 18, 1960 IN VEN TOR. WALTER M. JONAS ATTORNEY United States Patent" 3,052,006 GARTER CLASP Walter M. Jonas, Easton, Pa., assignor to Sobel Metal Products, Inc., Easton, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Filed May 18, 1960, Ser. No. 29,932 2 Claims. (Cl. 24--245) This invention relates to a garter clasp, and more particularly, to an adjustable garter clasp having a garter elastic. One end of the garter elastic cooperates with a frame to support hosiery while the other end of said garter elastic is adapted to be secured to a garment.
Garter clasps used heretofore suffer from a defect, namely, they are not adjustable so that a frame may be selectively positioned along a garter elastic extending between a garment and hosiery. Garter clasps used heretofore were made adjustable by providing a separate buckle on the garter elastic or by making the garter frame in two or more parts. It has been conventional, heretofore, to provide a tab of fixed length extending between the garter frame and the garment supporting said frame.
In the manufacture of garter clasps, the assembly of the components is done by hand, is slow, and costly. If an adjustable buckle is used, an additional assembly and a crimping operation is required.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a garter clasp which overcomes the above and other disadvantages of the prior art.
It is another object of the present invention to provide agarter clasp utilizing a minimum number of parts.
It is still another object of the present invention to provide an adjustable garter clasp which is readily and easily adjustable.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide an adjustable garter clasp which is simple and easy to manufacture.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a garter clasp which is adjustable over a wide range so as to be capable of being used by women of all sizes.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention there is shown in the drawing a form which is presently preferred; it being understood, however, that this invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown.
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of the present invention.
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view taken along the lines 22 in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the garter clasp of the present invention in its open disposition.
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein like numerals indicate like elements, there is shown in FIGURE 1 a garter clasp 10.
The garter clasp comprises a frame .12, a garter elastic 14, said garter elastic 14 adapted to be secured to a garment 16. The garment 16 may be either a girdle, a corset, a garter belt, etc.
The frame 12 is an integral member which is made from either plastic or metal. The frame 12. comprises a button receiving loop 18 having legs 19 extending therefrom, thereby defining an elongated slot 20. Arms 22 extend upwardly and outwardly from the loop 18. A crosspiece 24 extends between the arms 22 and cooperates with the loop 18 to define an aperture 26.
The arms 22 merge into upwardly directed, parallel arms 28. A crossbar 30 extends between the arms 28. The crossbar 30 cooperates with the arms 28 and the crosspiece 24 to define a first slot 32. The slot 32 extends the full distance between the arms 28 and is substantially perpendicular to the arms 28.
A crossbar 34 extends between the arms 28 at a distance spaced from the crossbar 30. The crossbar 34 cooperates with the arms 28 and the crossbar 30 to define a second slot 36. The second slot 36 extends the full width between the arms 28 and is parallel to the first slot 32. A pair of inwardly directed prongs 38 are provided at the extremities of the arms 28. The prongs 38 extend toward each other and the ends of said prongs 38 are spaced from each other thereby defining a gap. The prongs 38 cooperate with the arms 28 and the crossbar 34 to define a third slot 39. The slot 39 is contiguous with the gap between the ends of the prongs 38.
The garter elastic 14 is provided at one end with a button 42 resting on a stud 40. Preferably, the garter elastic 14 is integral with the stud 40 and the button 42. The garter elastic 14, the stud 40 and the button 42 can be molded in one piece from any suitable material having elastic properties. Alternatively, the garter elastic 14 may be a separate member on which the button 42 and the stud 40 are cemented or heat sealed thereon.
The garter clasp 10 is assembled in the following manner:
The button 42 is inserted through the button receiving loop 18 and is moved longitudinally of the frame 12 with the stud 40 disposed within the slot 20. The stud 40 has a width slightly less than the width of slot 20. The stud 40 has a height slightly greater than the thickness of the frame 12. It has been found that a garter elastic seven inches long enables the garter clasp 10 to be utilized by substantially all women.
The garter elastic 14 is then assembled to the frame 12. The free end of the garter elastic 14 is inserted through the third aperture from the bottom surface of the frame 12 and is extended over the top surface of the crossbar 34. Then the garter elastic 14 is inserted through the second slot 36 and across the bottom surface of the crossbar 30. Then, the garter elastic 14 is inserted through the second slot 32 from the bottom surface of the frame 12. That portion of the garter elastic 14 extending through the first slot 32 is then extended across the top surface of the crossbar 30 and through the third slot 39. Thus, the garter elastic 14 has two layers extending across the top surface of the crossbar 34 and extending through the third slot 39.
The uppermost layer of the garter elastic 14 extends from the third slot 39 to a garment 16. The free end of the garter elastic 14 is then fixedly secured to the garment 16 by a line of stitching 44.
The garter frame 12 is adjusted relative to the garment 16 as follows:
The outermost layer of the garter elastic 14 extending through the third slot 39 is withdrawn from the third slot 39 by deforming the garter elastic 14 so that it can be withdrawn through the gap between the ends of the prongs 38. In practice, the width of the garter elastic 14 is slightly less than the width of the slots 32, 36 and 3-9 so that the garter elastic 14 may be easily manipulated relative thereto. Once the uppermost layer of the garter elastic 14 has been removed from the third slot 39, the position of the frame 12 relative to the garment 16 can then be adjusted. If it is desired to position the frame 12 closer to the garment 16 so as to accommodate shorter women, tension is applied to the loop 46 thereby increasing the size of the loop 46 and decreasing the distance between the garment 16 and the frame 12. If it is desired to position the frame 12 at a greater distance away from the garment 16, tension is applied to the garter elastic 14 extending between the frame 12 and the garment 16, thereby decreasing the size of the loop 46. In this position, the garter clasp 10 is adapted to be used by taller women.
While the garter frame 12 is being adjusted to the garment 16, the uppermost layer of the garter elastic 14 is in the position as shown in FIGURE 3. After the garter frame 12 has been adjusted relative to the garment 16, the uppermost layer of the garter elastic 14 is reinserted through the third slot '39 as shown in FIGURES 1 and 2. The gap between the ends of the prongs 38 facilitate the reinsertion of the uppermost layer of the garter elastic 14 into the third slot 39.
Since the garter frame 12 is one integral piece, and since the garter elastic 14 is integral with the button 42, the garter clasp 10 of the present invention comprises only two components. Thus, the assembly time for the clasp 10 has been reduced to a minimum. One end of the garter elastic 14 is fixedly secured to the garment 16 while the other end of the garter elastic 14 having the button 42 selectively cooperates with the frame 12 to support hosiery. In addition to cooperating with the button 42 to support hosiery, the garter frame 12 is capable of being selectively positioned relative to the garment 16 in the manner recited above.
Hereinafter, the crossbar 30 may be referred to as a first crossbar and the crossbar 34 may be referred to as a second crossbar. As shown in the drawing, the ends of the prongs 38 are spaced from one another thereby defining a gap. While this gap performs a useful function, the gap may be eliminated if desired.
The present invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof and, accordingly, reference should be made to the appended claims, rather than to the foregoing specification as indicating the scope of the invention.
I claim:
1. An adjustable garter clasp comprising an annular button receiving loop having legs defining an elongated slot extending from said loop, arms on said loop extending in a direction away from the direction of said legs,
first and second spaced crossbars extending between said arms defining first and second spaced elongated slots, prongs on the extremities of said arms directed toward each other, said prongs and said second crossbar defining a third slot, a garter elastic having a width less than the width of said first, second and third slots, said garter elastic having a button adjacent one end for cooperation with said loop and elongated slot, a portion of said garter elastic adjacent said one end extending through said third slot and over a top surface of said second crossbar, said portion extending through said second slot, across a bottom surface of said first crossbar, through said first slot, across a top surface of said first and second crossbars and through said third slot and extending away from said garter frame for attachment to a garment, whereby said garment frame is adjustable relative to the garment, and said loop, legs, arms, prongs and crossbars forming an integral planar garter frame.
2. A clasp in accordance with claim 1 wherein the ends of said prongs are spaced from one another thereby defining a gap contiguous with said third slot.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 538,383 Phelps Apr. 30, 1895 1,570,492 Jackson Jan. 19, 1926 1,597,188 Gaunt Aug. 24, 1926 2,293,562 Rosenthal Aug. 18, 1942 2,417,332 Veitch Mar. 11, 1947 2,463,068 Tilly Mar. 1, 1949 2,586,159 Grishman Feb. 19, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 237,183 Great Britain July 23, 1925 989,359 France May 23, 1951 1,137,006 France Jan. 7, 1957
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