US851278A - Detachable collar-supporter. - Google Patents

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PATENTED APR. 23, 1907.
APPLIOATION FILED $176.30. 1906.
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ROBERT M. DEAN, OF WAKEFIELD, Abifih'dtflll'Sli'Flb.
DETACHABLE COLLAR-SUPPORTER- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 23, 1807.
Appl cation filed August 30,1906. Serial No. 332,616.
To It w/w'm/ 1'1 may concern:
Beit known that ROBERT M. DEAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of \Vakefield, county of Middlesex, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Detachable Collar Supporters or Stiifeners, of which the following description, in connection with the accom )anying drawings, is a specification, like ietters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention has for its object the production of a sim )le, and efficient device to support and s'titien or hold extended light and thin fabric used as wearing apparel, and it is particularly adapted for use in Isupport in and stiffening lace or other thin fabric coTlars worn by women.
The sup orting and still'cning device is readily an quickly applied to or detached from the fabric, and I have provided means to prevent accidental detachment of the supporter.
The novel features of my in vention will be fully described in the subjoined specification and particularly pointed out in the following claims.
Figure l is a plan view of a supporter or stiffener embodying one form of my inven-' tion; Fig. 2 is a side cicvation thereof, the body and one of the attaching devices being shown in section at one end; Fig. 3 is an under side view of one of the ends of thebody. to show the manner in which the rong is sccured to the body; Fig. 4 is a the blank from which the attaching device or prong is formed; Fig. 5 is an edge view of a modification to be described Figs. 6, 7 and 8 are plan views showing modified forms of attaching prongs, the prong in each of such modifications having two points to enter the fabric; Fig. 9 is a sectional detail showing the supporter applied thereto.
- In accordance with my present invention the supporter or stiffener comprises a thin,
resilient and flexible body, an attaching prong mounted at or near the. end thereof with its pointed end ontturned-and adapted to be detachably inserted in the fabric, and a retaining device to prevent accident al wit hdrawal of the prong from the fabric I prefer to make the body as a thin, flat strip a of flexible and resilient material of light weight, such as celluloid, of the proper length, and at or near each end of the body an attaching prong is secured.
an view of tion illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4, 1 stamp or die out of thin spring metal. such as brass, a blank of snbstantiallythe shape shown in Fig. -l. the sidc portions 1), I) being b nt over along the dotted lines. the tail l1 bcing bent up and over upon itself to form a transverse projection 1;", Figs. 1 and 2. The pointed extension or prong If" is bent o\cl' as shown in Fig. 2, and the base of the prong is passed up through a suitable cross slit in the body a, while the side portions 1) are pushed down through longitudinal slits in the body. Said portions are then bent over upon the ad acent ace of the body, see Fig. I). holding the attaching prong lirmly in place on the opposite face of the body, the outlnrncd point of the prong extending nearly to the end of the body. The prong is given a slight bend at '3, sec Fig. 2. just above the projection b the spring of the prong normally holding the bend .3 pressed onto the projection.
When the prong is inserted in the fabric F, Fig. 9, the fabric passes between and beyond the bend 2 and projection I)", said parts then coming together again and serving to close the space between the body and the free end of the prong, retaining the fabric from accidental removal.
By means of the retaining device the su porter cannot become displaced accidental y by movements of the wearer, but the )rong can be withdrawn from the fabric oniy by positive cll'orl directed thereto.
in the modification Fig. 5 the prong c is given an inward bend at 3, the spring or elasticity of the prong normally )ressing the bend against the adjacent face 0 the body a, the bend acting as the retaining or locking device for the fabric, and dis ensing with a co-operating projection as in igs. 1 and 2. This construction is readily adapted to be made of wire, the pron being secured to .the body by the base 0 an overturned tail The prong in Fig. 6 is made of sheet metal, as in Figs. 1 and 2, but is bifurcated to form two extensions or points d (1", preferably slightly bent as described of the prong b to normally co-operate with the transverse projection (F, which latter corresponds to the projection b, Fig. 2.
In Fig. 7 a double-pointed attaching prong is shown, made of a (piece of spring wire pointed at its ends an bent to )resent the extensions e e, which normally canon the transverse projection e on the same side of Referring to the embodiment of my invenl the body a. The. dotted lines e show tie ill bending of the wire between. the bases of the extensions e end the projection 6 such dotted portion of the Wire being on the opposite side of the body.
A Wire attaching device is shown in another form inFig. 8, the doubie-pointed prong being formed by the extensions 3 f which are bent at 5 toward each other and while the wire is extended across the adjacent face of the body a. at f it does not necessarily-enoge the prong extensions, for the intm'ned ends 5 me. the tierethepoints beyond such' bendsseet to; prevent accidental with drewel of the nrong from the fabric. In this modification the function of the: srt f is'to hold the prong securely on the b0 y.
T0 attach the supper-ten the prong-ht one end of the. body is inserted in the fabric, and the body is som whet bent or iiiexed b0 shorten the distance between its-ends -w-here upon the other prong is inserted the fabric and :the body, released by the fingere,
streightens out and holds the: fabric flat end distended. The sup )orter is :removed by bending the boc y mi positively pulling the fabric ofi'fr'om'one prong, post the rota-wing device, and then in like moimer detaohing the other prong.
hieving -=fuiiy described. :my invention,
what I eisim'esnew ee'id desire to secure by.
eenere jecent eirtremity thereof, and a. locking projection-to normally-engage each prong near the fabric, to preyent accidental ithdrawal of the rong from the fabric, the resiliency of the body causing it to hold separated the engege'd ortions of the fabric after bending of the bony to insert the ron s into the fabric.
'2: In a device of te c ess'described, an elongated, thin end flat flexible, resilient body, :1 doublepointedspring metal prong mounted on each end of the body, having its i points outturned, and adapted to be detachm inserted in the i'ebric to be supported, end-e retaining or looking projection to norme lly engege 'eeoh prong near the. free: ends or points thereof :prevent .ecoidentel xvi thdrawai ofa prong from the fabric.
3. In a device of 'the cless describedfen elongated, tbinjand fiat, flexible, :resilient body, a. springemetal, pointed prong mounted on see-h end of the body, end a-de ted to be deteohebiyinser'ted in endpasse through fabric to be supported, and retaining or locking means integral with each rong and normeliy engaging the serne near t e free end or point thereof tozpreventneccidental Withdrawal K of the pnong from the fabric, the prongs being oppositely aturned. on their oints near theodjecent extremity of the body, said points always lying on'the same side of thebody.
intestimonywhereof, I have signedmy name to this s aecification, in the. presence of. two subscribing witnesses.
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US2487284A (en) * 1947-02-19 1949-11-08 Robert B Thomas Collar stay
US2941211A (en) * 1958-08-26 1960-06-21 Albert J Less Collar attachment

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US2487284A (en) * 1947-02-19 1949-11-08 Robert B Thomas Collar stay
US2941211A (en) * 1958-08-26 1960-06-21 Albert J Less Collar attachment

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