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US862571A
US862571A US24714005A US1905247140A US862571A US 862571 A US862571 A US 862571A US 24714005 A US24714005 A US 24714005A US 1905247140 A US1905247140 A US 1905247140A US 862571 A US862571 A US 862571A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41FGARMENT FASTENINGS; SUSPENDERS
    • A41F9/00Belts, girdles, or waistbands for trousers or skirts
    • A41F9/02Expansible or adjustable belts or girdles ; Adjustable fasteners comprising a track and a slide member
    • 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.
    • Y10T24/40Buckles
    • Y10T24/4002Harness
    • Y10T24/4012Clamping
    • Y10T24/4016Pivoted part or lever
    • 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.
    • Y10T24/40Buckles
    • Y10T24/4072Pivoted lever

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K058629571. Y PATENTED AUG. 6, 1907.
- J. MATHERS.
DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING GARMENTS.
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JOSEPH MATHERS, OF NEW YORK, N.
DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING GARMENTS.
Specification of Letters Patent. I Application filed February 24,1905. Serial No. 247,140.
Patented Aug. 6, 1907.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, .Iosnrn MATHERs, a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Manhattan, city, county, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Devices for Adjusting Garments, of which the following is a specification.
The object I have in view is the production of a device for adjusting the fit of garments, which device will comprise a strap secured to the garment, and a clasp also secured to the garment, and engaging with the strap, the entire device being attractive in appearance, simple and cheap to manufacture, and easy to adjust.
A further object is to the free extremity of the provide means for holding in strap, to preventits protruding, and to prevent the undesirable fullness of mate rial where a buckle is employed.
I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the complete dc- Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the clasp. Fig. 3 is a partial section of the device with the clasp in a clamping position; and Fig. 4 is a similar view with the clasp unclamped.
In carrying out my invention I provide a strap or band 1, which is attached to the garment 2 at 3. The strap is preferably of the same material as the fabric of the garment. It may be used for adjusting the waist fit of trousers, at the back or sides, or for use at the knee of short trousers, or at other places where desirable. In connection with the strap 1 is provided a clasp 4 of metal for drawing or puckering the garment between the points of attachment of the strap and clasp. This clasp is secured in place by a loop 5 of fabric attached at 6 to the garment. The loop 5 may be made of different material from the garment and strap, a material which may be thinner, and more durable, but which might be of objectionable appearance if uncovered and exposed.
The construction of the clasp is shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, and is made preferably of sheet metal suitably finished as by nickel plating, drawing to the desired color, or otherwise. The body of the clasp 7 is provided with ears 8, 8, bent at right angles to the body. The body also has a slot 9 for attachment of the loop 5. In connection with the body is provided a movable piece or flap 10, having short lugs 11, which are adapt ed to enter openings 12 in the ears 8. connection with the openings in the ears constitute a hingeor pivot for the flaps. The flap has a handle portion 10 (shown with a central opening, made for ornament) joined to an angularly curved portion 13, which merges into a straight portion 14 These lugs in I 1 I i right angles to the body of the flap. The lugs 11 are located at the point where the portions 13 and 14 join. The free extremity of the straight portion 14 is provided with numerous serrations 15. These serrations are in the form of sharp points separated by curved portions, a number of these points being produced. As shown in Fig. 2 there are five of such points. The base and flap are so proportioned that the handle portion 10 will extend a considerable distance beyond the base, so that the flap when folded down will not engage with the clasp, but at a distance somewhat behind it, and will come in contact with the loop 5, 01' the free end of the strap 1, if the latter is within the clasp. This handle will force the free end of the strap inward and hold it in place. The handle extending beyond the base will also force thefree end of the strap into contact with the loop 5, and around the end of the base. This will reduce the projection of the free end of the strap, and prevent the undesirable formation of an enlargement at this point, which would be the case if the two parts were the same length or the base the longer of the two.
The straight portion 14 of the flap is so proportioned that when in the full line position shown in Fig. 3, the serrated edge will be in close i'elation to the base 7. When in the full line position shown in Fig. 3 with the strap I inserted between the base 7 and the flap 10 the former will be engaged by the serrations and the fabric compressed between the two parts of the clasp. Upon the flap being moved to the dotted line position, the handle portion 10 will engage the strap, causing the serrated portion 14 to pass the center the flap snapping into place, and will then hold the parts in position. The flap cannot be reversed, or its handle portion moved outwards, without first compressing the fabrics below the serrations, so that the clasp will not accidentally become opened. Any tendency of the strap to be pulled out of the clasp will be resisted by the serrations, the flap turning upon its axis and forcing the handle portion 10 against the strap. The pull of the strap upon the serrated portion of the flap will tend to rotate the flap upon its axis, and will engage the handle portion 10 with the strap. The amount of this engagement will be in proportion to the amount of pull upon the serrations. The engagement of the handle portion with the free end of the strap will hold the latter in place, and prevent it from protruding without the need of additional devices for this purpose. This has a great advantage over the usual buckle, which requires that the free end of the strap be inserted in a slot in the buckle, 01' otherwise disposed of, by a separate movement of the operator. By my device the free end of the strap will be automatically held in place and prevented which is at A from protruding.
The extension of the handle portion 10 beyond the base of the clasp provides a means for bending in the strap after it passes through the clasp, thus preventing the formation of the undesirable projection which is the case with buckles. This construction also permits a minimum thickness at the point which would not be the case if the handle and base extended the same distance.
It will be noted that the clasp having a serrated portion, while it will firmly engage with the fabric, will not injure it in any way, furthermore, owing to the short radius of movement of the serrated portion the clasp may be more readily adjusted than a buckle, which requires that its prongs be passed entirely through the fabric, or entirely withdrawn in adjusting.
Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is 1- The combination with a garment, of a strap 1 attached thereto, and a clasp 4 also attached thereto, the clasp having a base and a flap pivoted thereto the fiap having a serrated edge, which is forced into engagement with the strap, and a handle portion, the said handle portion extending beyond the end of the base, and forcing the free end of the strap against the base and around the end thereof.
This specification signed and witnessed this 21st day of February, 1005.
JOSEPH MATHERS.
Witnesses .Lnms SKINNER, Jr., EDWARD F. Ir'rmzoa.
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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3067516A (en) * 1959-02-25 1962-12-11 Belle Jardiniere Measuring corsets or jackets
US5735023A (en) * 1997-03-21 1998-04-07 Smith; Warner M. Belt buckle
US5875523A (en) * 1997-11-18 1999-03-02 Chen; Kuo-Jen Belt and buckle arrangement
US20040143941A1 (en) * 2003-01-21 2004-07-29 Lee Kyu Nam Buckle

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3067516A (en) * 1959-02-25 1962-12-11 Belle Jardiniere Measuring corsets or jackets
US5735023A (en) * 1997-03-21 1998-04-07 Smith; Warner M. Belt buckle
US5875523A (en) * 1997-11-18 1999-03-02 Chen; Kuo-Jen Belt and buckle arrangement
US20040143941A1 (en) * 2003-01-21 2004-07-29 Lee Kyu Nam Buckle

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