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April 6, 1937- - A. 1.2. CANHAM CORSET AND THE LIKE FASTENING Filed March 21, 1936 ‘ 2,076,016 ‘ Patented Apr. 6, 1937 , 2,075,016 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,076,016 CORSET AND THE LIKE FASTENING Albert Rayner Canham, East Sheen, London, England Application March 21, 1936, Serial No. ‘70,131 In Great Britain April 10, 1935 8 Claims. (Cl. 24-204) This invention relates to improvements in fas teners for securing and supporting wearing ap parel, particularly ladies’ corsets, and has for its object to provide a resilient fastening which lies 5 flat against the body of wearer so as not to dis turb the outer clothing and requires but a single operation to fasten the ends of the corset securely together. To this end the fastening according to the in 10 vention comprises two ‘interlocking ?at strip members of resilient material, such as steel or bone, one strip'member having oppositely dis posed tongues of different lengths adapted to be engaged in spaced sockets on the other strip =15 member by a relative sliding movement between the two members in the direction of the tongues. The invention will be further describedgwith reference to the accompanying drawing, where 1n:— 20 Figure 1 is an elevation of the fastening with the two strip members shown detached; Figure 2 is an elevation of the fastening with the two strip members in interlocking engage ment; 25 Figure 3 is a sectional elevation on the line III—III of Figure 2; Figure 4 is an alternative form of the fastening according to the invention, showing the strip members in interlocking engagement; 30 Figure 5 is a view showing the fastening secur ing and supporting a corset in position on a per son; and Figure 6 is an alternative form of the fastening according to the invention, the view showing only 35 the socket member, the interlocking strip member being the same as shown in Figure 1. ' Referring ?rst to Figures 1 to 3, the socket strip member consists of two separate superposed strips I, 2 which are secured together at the cen 40 tre in spaced apart relation by a rivet 3 disposed near one side of the strips. At the ends of the strip 2 are provided laterally projecting flaps 4, 5 4 which are bent over the strip l to form the sock ets. The two strips are held spaced apart at the ends adjacent the sockets by means of inturned lugs 6, 1 formed on the strip I. The interlocking strip member consists of a ?at strip 8 in the ends of which are cut longitudinal slots 9, ill to form a pair of oppositely disposed longitudinal tongues 5 O II, l2 the tongue l2 being cut off shorter that the tongue II to allow the latter to be slid into the socket formed by the ?ap 4 and then the two strip members to be slid relatively of their length to _ bring the shorter tongue l2 into engagement with the socket formed by the ?ap 5. Thus the two members are securely interlocked as illustrated in Figure 2. ' To prevent accidental displacement of the two members when so interlocked the fastening may be modi?ed as shown in Figure 4. In this em- 5 bodiment the ?ap 5 is reduced in length and the shorter tongue I2 is cutaway at the bottom l3 of the adjacent longitudinal slot Ill so as to form an inwardly projecting catch I4. This catch en- I gages round'the reduced flap .5 as the corset is 10 fastened round the body-the cut away portion i3 providing the necessary lateral play-and thereby prevents longitudinal relative displacements be tween the two members of the fastening due to , exertions or movements 'of the wearer. _ 15 The interlocking strip member may be cut away along its length to allow room for the rivet 3, the particular feature of having the strips of the socket member secured in this way by a single rivet and the bent over ?aps, permitting relative 20 longitudinal movement between the end portions of the strips I, 2 when a bending action is applied to the fastener by the wearer bending her body so that a greater resilience is thereby obtained, add- ,_ ing greatly to the comfort of the wearer. ' 25 The ends of the corset may be attached to the strip members in any convenient manner, such as by sewing or riveting, for which purpose they may be perforated to take the sewing or rivets. In the case of the interlocking strip member for ex- 30 ample, it may be slotted longitudinally as at [5 between the tongues ll, I2 to receive and secure one edge of the ‘corset. In the case of the socket member the ends of the corset may be passed through the two strips I, 2 and sewn down. 35 ~ As a protection for the strip members, the ends of the . corset before being attached may be wrapped round the strips thereof, the corset end, in the case of the socket member, ?rst being passed between the strips l, 2 as indicated above. gs0 For the purpose of facilitating the fastening of the ends of the corset together on to the body of a person as shown in Figure 5 the strip 2 having the ?aps may be provided with a projecting lip l6 disposed adjacent to the socket formed by the gs5 flap 4 in which the longer tongue II is inserted, this projecting lip l6 serving to guide the tongue I I into the socket. It will be noted that the strip 2 usually lies against the body of the wearer with the socket formed by the ?ap 4 at the top. 5° A further embodiment of the invention is shown in Figure 6, wherein the socket member consists of the two ?at strips l' and 2’ which instead of being held in spaced apart relation by a rivet at the centre are connected at the 2 2,076,016 ends by means of rivets l1 and 18, one of which, for example, the top rivet l1 engages in an elon gated slot IS in one of the strips so as to allow for the relative longitudinal movement between the strips when a bending action is applied to the fastener. These rivets constitute the sockets into which the tongues on the interlocking strip are engaged. To enable the strips I’ and 2' to be assembled, the elongated slot I 9 is enlarged at 10 the inner end. I claim:—- . 1. A fastening comprising a socket member and an insertable strip for detachable interlock ing cooperation with said socket member, said 15 socket member comprising a pair of superim posed spaced apart elongated resilient strips joined together for longitudinal movement rela tive to each other at least at one end of the member, elements carried by at least one of the 2 O strips of the socket member and extending across the space between said strips, and tongues on said insertable strip formed for interlocking en gagement with said elements by longitudinal movement of the socket member and insertable 25 strip relative to each other following insertion of ‘the insertable strip into the space between the strips of said socket member. 2. A fastening comprising a pair of elongated strips, one of which is provided with a pair of 30 socket elements spaced apart longitudinally of the strip, and a pair of tongues on the other strip for interlocking cooperation with said sock et elements, said tongues extending longitudinal ly of the last mentioned strip and having free 35 ends directed respectively toward the ends of the strip, the distance between the outer ends of said tongues being greater than the distance between the inner ends of said socket elements and the distance between the outer end of one tongue and the inner end of the other tongue being less than the distance between the inner ends of said socket elements, whereby the tongues are en gageable with and disengageable from the socket members by a, combination of longitudinal and 45 lateral movements of the strips relative to each other. 3. A fastening comprising a pair of ?at strips of resilient material, a tongue at each end of one of said strips, said tongues extending lon gitudinally of the strip and having free ends disposed toward the ends of the strip, respec tively, the other strip having a pair of sockets spaced apart so that the distance between their inner ends is less than the distance between the 55 outer ends of said tongues, one of said tongues being longer than the other and the distance between the free end of the shorter tongue and the inner end of the longer tongue being less than the distance between the inner ends of the sock ets to permit engagement and disengagement of the tongues with and from said sockets. 4. A fastening comprising a socket member and a cooperating insertable strip, said socket member comprising a pair of joined together su perimposed spaced apart elongated resilient strips, a pair of members each carried by at least one of said strips and extending across the space therebetween at points spaced apart longitudi nally of said socket member, and a pair of tongues carried by said insertable strip for in terlocking engagement with said members by insertion of said insertable strip between the strips of said socket member and subsequent lon gitudinal movement of the socket member and the insertable strip relative to each other ?rst in one direction and then in the opposite direc tion. 20 5. A fastening comprising a socket member and a cooperating insertable strip, said socket member comprising a‘ pair of superimposed spaced apart elongated strips, means connecting said strips together intermediate their ends, flaps 25 spaced apart longitudinally of said strips and extending from one of said strips across the space between said strips and overlying the other strip holding the strips against relative outward movement at their ends and permitting them to slide longitudinally relative to each other at their ends, and a pair of tongues on the insert able strip extending longitudinally thereof and having free ends respectively facing the ends of said insertable strip and spaced apart for in'-. 35 terlocking engagement with said flaps by inser tion of the insertable strip between the strips of the socket member and subsequent relative longitudinal movement of the socket member and the insertable strip ?rst in one direction and 40 then in the opposite direction. 6. A fastening as set forth in claim 1 in which one of the strips of the socket member is pro vided with a tongue to facilitate insertion of the insertable strip into the space between the strips 45 of the socket member. 7. A fastening as set forth in claim 5 in which one of the strips of the socket member provided with lugs disposed between the strips of said 50 socket member to hold said strips spaced apart. 8. A fastening as set forth in claim 2 includ ing means to hold the socket member and the insertable strip against relativev longitudinal movement when the tongues are interlocked with 55 the sockets. ,_ ALBERT RAYNER CANHAM.