USRE9506E - Clasp for stocking-supporters - Google Patents

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USRE9506E
USRE9506E US RE9506 E USRE9506 E US RE9506E
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  • 'My invention hasfor its object to overcome these difficulties; and it consists ina cheap, si'mple,andeffective ciasp,wbich can be readily operated to grasp or release the top of the stocking, while it will not tear or injure the same, and will hold it firmly, without any liability of becoming accidentally detached therefrom.
  • A represents one of the side straps of a stockingsupporter, to the lower end of which is attached. by means of a wire loop, a, the clasp B'.
  • This clasp of a. single piece of sheet metal bent around the loop c, and so constructed as to spring apart, as seen in Fig. 1.
  • the bottom of each jaw is bent or turned inwardly at about a right angle, and the upper one of these bent d, as seen in Fig. 1.
  • the plain bent portion as to grasp an d hold the top of the stocking f, which is confined between the bent portions of the jaws, as seen in Fig.
  • the slide '0 is held down in the position seen in Figs. 2 and 3, by two small projections, 9, onthc outer surface of the jaw b, the slide springing over these projections, which serve to prevent its working up and allowing the jaws to open and release their hold upon the stocking.
  • two projections g a single one of any suitable shape may be substituted therefor, or a pro jection on the slide may drop into a hole or depression in one of thcjaws.
  • buttons or buckles as it can be easily operated, will” not tear or injure the stocking, and when once attached thereto, will not become accidentally detached therefrom.

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- s, K. ELLIS. i Glaspfor Stocking Supporters.
{ No. 9,506. .Reissued Dec. 21, 880%- MTIJEsSEE V lI JJhlTDR l haw/ zy is'coinposed of two spring-jaws, b 0, formed portions is provided with serrations or teeth UNITED STATES CLASP FORgSTOCK PATENT OF ICE.
- STEPHEN K. ELLIS, OF \VALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS.
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SPECIFISBATIDN forming art of Reissu ed Letters Patent No. 9,506, dated December 21, 1880.
Or einal No. 137,539, dated April 8, 1873.
To all whom it may concern":
Be it known that I, STEPHEN 1C. Emits, of Waltham, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improved Clasp for Stocking-Supporters,of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, makingpart of this specification, in which-- Figure l is a. perspective view of my improved clasp open. Fig. 2 represents the same closed. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section through the same.
Stocking-supporters for ladies and children, consisting ot straps either attached to awaistbandor to some portion of the clothing near the hips, have heretofore been provided with buckles or with button-holes iittingcver battens at the tops of the stockings The sewing on of these buttons is, however, objectionable, for the reason that they have to be accurately placed at certain points, and are liable to become loose. or be torn off in washing, 'whilebncklcs frequently tear and injure the stockings.
'My invention hasfor its object to overcome these difficulties; and it consists ina cheap, si'mple,andeffective ciasp,wbich can be readily operated to grasp or release the top of the stocking, while it will not tear or injure the same, and will hold it firmly, without any liability of becoming accidentally detached therefrom.
To enable others skilled in the art to understand and use my invention, I will proceed to describe the manner in which I have carried it out.
In the said drawings, A represents one of the side straps of a stockingsupporter, to the lower end of which is attached. by means of a wire loop, a, the clasp B'. This clasp of a. single piece of sheet metal bent around the loop c, and so constructed as to spring apart, as seen in Fig. 1. The bottom of each jaw is bent or turned inwardly at about a right angle, and the upper one of these bent d, as seen in Fig. 1. The plain bent portion as to grasp an d hold the top of the stocking f, which is confined between the bent portions of the jaws, as seen in Fig. 3, these portions being suilicient to hold the stocking even it the teeth (Z are dispensed with, which may be done, if desired, and to hold it firmly without danger of tearing, as the strain is nponthat portion ofthe fabric whiclrlics between thlapping' edges, and .at the edge ofthe lowest one mainly. It the turned up edges did not lap the stocking would, it they were plain, slip, or it they were serrated, tear.
The slide '0 is held down in the position seen in Figs. 2 and 3, by two small projections, 9, onthc outer surface of the jaw b, the slide springing over these projections, which serve to prevent its working up and allowing the jaws to open and release their hold upon the stocking. Instead oft-hose two projections g, a single one of any suitable shape may be substituted therefor, or a pro jection on the slide may drop into a hole or depression in one of thcjaws.
The abovedescribcd clasp is simple, cheap,
and effective, and can be used with great ad-;
vantage as a substitute for buttons or buckles, as it can be easily operated, will" not tear or injure the stocking, and when once attached thereto, will not become accidentally detached therefrom.
Having thus i'ully described my invention,
'what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. The herein-described clasp for stockingsupporters, consisting of the sheet-metal jaws I) 0, both having their lower edges bent, as
show-n thc bent portion of the jaw b 0ver lapping the bent portion of the jaw a when the clasp is closed, leaving an appreciable space between the two bent portions for the admission of the fabric of a. stocking, and
the bent portion of the jawccxtendingiuwardly snliiciently to crowd rhc'fabric against the inner surface oi the jnw b, the said jaws being provided with means for closing and g, or equivalent device, for holding the slide holding them together, substantially as specifled v 2: The Witlllll-llGSCIibBd. clasp for stockingsupporters, consisting of the spring-jaws b c,
'wh'en down, all constructed and operating one qyerlapping the other, in combination i Witnesses:
substantially as set forth.
STEPHEN K. ELLIS.'
with the slide ,a and one or more projections, vHENRY W. WILLIAMS,
GEORGE V. MALLoN.

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