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Jan. 18, ‘1938. l > J, A ST, CLNR LINGERIE STRAP HOLDER Filég Sept. 11, 1957 ' ' 2,106,072 Patented Jan. 18, 1938 ‘2,106,072 ‘ UNITED _ STATES‘ PATENT ‘OFFICE 2,106,072 _ . ' I _ LINGERIE STRAP HOLDER Julia A. st; Clair, San Francisco, Calif. ' Application September 11, 1937, Serial No. 163,474 1 Claim._',(Cl. 245-85)", 7 I This invention relates to holders for lingerie of the upperibar I‘! being caused to engage or abut and'other garments, and more particularly to'a the body of'said bar, asjshown in the drawing. means for supporting and. holding the straps which" support lingerie or other under-garments 5 from the shoulders of the wearer. 1' It is well known that‘ the shoulder straps for supporting garments in proper position from the shoulders of the wearer, have, unless some means is provided to prevent it, a tendency to slip over the shoulders or become misplaced, whereby the garment is unsupported and falls, to the great discomfort of the wearer. In order to obviate this condition other devices have been devised, but so far as known all of such devices have had some 15 di?iculty, either because of their insecure attach ment to the under-garment, or by reason of some defect in the portion of the device which supports the lingerie strap. It is an important object of the present inven 20 tion to obviate all of the di?iculties heretofore found to exist, and to overcome the inconven iences known to be present in devices of the character referred to, and to the accomplishment of these results the present invention consists of 25 the device as hereinafter more fully described, the novel features thereof being pointed out in the appended claim. In the accompanying drawing:— Figure 1 is a perspective view of a lingerie 30 holding or supporting device embodying the pres ent invention, and Figure 2 shows the same device in side eleva tion. - Referring to the drawing, the numeral l illus trates one of the bars of a safety pin wherein the wire thereof is at one end of the device formed into a coil 3 having a terminal member 5 pro vided at its end with a point ‘i. At the opposite end of the bar I from which the coil 3 is formed, 40 a protecting sheath or guard 9 is provided, made of suitable metal and provided at its lower por tion with a return bend H which is adapted to receive the point ‘I of the pin when said pin has been inserted in the garment, and it is desired to 45 protect the point and sheath it so as to prevent injury to the garment or person by accidental contact with said point. The bar I of the device, after leaving the coil 3, passes through the upper bent over metal por By the construction described it will be seen that the ?nal bar ll of the wire or stock metal is bent ?rst to form’ an enclosingploop portion 2| to re ceive the strap- of the lingerie, while its terminal portion is reversely‘bent back upon itself to form a second loop l9, which latter contacts with the bar 1 at the point 23, or with the loop 3 at such a point so as to form a closure of the space be tween the bars I and H, such enclosed space effectively serving to receive and house and retain in position the lingerie shoulder strap, so that the same is not permitted to escape while having su?icient lateral play to conform to all of the III 5 necessary movements brought about by changes in the position of the body of the wearer, etc. A very valuable feature of the invention re sides in the return loop portion l9. This loop not only serves by engagement with the bar I or 20 coil 3 at the left hand end of the device as viewed in Fig. 1, to securely enclose a space 2| for re taining the lingerie strap, but also forms a smooth terminal portion for the bar H‘. The loop 19 serves thus to e?ectually con?ne the strap and at the same time does not present an un ?nished or projecting end to the bar for engage ment with those portions of the garment which overlie the device, or possible injury to the hand of the wearer in adjusting the strap within or 30 removing it from the space 2| of the loop, which would be the case were a safety pin point pres ent where the loop I9 is located. It is to be observed that in this device what may be regarded as the safety pin element, in cluding the lower bar with pin point 1, shield or guard 9, and loop 3, is utilized for the purpose of securing the lingerie holder as an entirety to the hem or other suitable portion of‘ the under-gar ment, while the upper portion of the device, comprising the loop 2i, and the return bend I9, is utilized entirely in the performance of the function of retaining the lingerie strap in posi tion. In the performance of this last-named function, it will be seen that the lingerie strap 45 may, by a simple lateral movement against the extreme end portion of the loop l9, be passed within the space 2!, the bar I‘! ?exing slightly to permit a suflicient opening of the space be tween the coil 3 and loop I9 to permit the strap 50 50 tion l2 of the sheath 9, and continues thence, be- 4 ing formed beyond the sheath in a return bend to enter. It will be further seen that by a reverse movement of the lingerie strap in removing the l5 which is thence directed as a bar I‘! in sub stantial parallelism with the bar I, and ?nally same from the device, the strap need be simply at the end is turned over or doubled in the form pressed against the inside portion of the loop I9, thereby causing a separation of the loop from 55 of a loop I9, the ?nal terminal end portion 20 2 , 2,100,072 the coil 3 again, while the strap is being removed, the parts instantly snapping back into their nor mal position after such removal. No points, unguarded ends, or portions of the device which might cause injury to the ?ngers or garments are embodied in that portion of the holder which is used to retain the lingerie strap in position, and prevent its accidental removal, as the re siliency of the wire of which the device is made 10 is su?icient to maintain contact between; the loop I9 and coil‘ 3 during all normal movements, of the wearer which would have any tendency'to guard 9 which is secured to the wire, and is in position to guard the point of the pin ‘I when said pin is closed, as the device is fastened upon the garment. The right is reserved to make such changes in the details of construction of this device as will be comprehended by the scope of the invention as set forth by the following claim. I claim: ,A lingerie'holder made of a single, piece of 10 wire stock and comprising a bar member having a terminal point, said member being formed into cause the strap to be accidentally disengaged [a coil at a suitable distance from the point and from the holder. At the same time, very slight extending thence in substantial parallelism with 15 pressure against the strap would be sufficient to the bar‘ member to provide a second bar member, 15 cause it to move, either into or out of the spacejl .then reversed upon itself in a single U-bend to by displacement of the loop I9 from the coil'3', provide a third bar‘member spaced and terminat by the user. > , . ing in a closedloop which is resiliently held in It will also be seen that the device comprises . contact, with said coil, in combination with a sheet 20 but a single, continuous piece of wire, or ‘metal ' metal guard permanently and rigidly attached stock, which is formed into both the ‘pin; por~ to the second barv member by having portions tions 5, 1, the'loop 3, and the bar I, which latter doubled over to enclose the wire of said'member is’ continued to form the bar l1 and loop IS. in proximity to, said bendsand provided with a re 25 The entire device, accordingly, consists of only two, pieces, namely, the wire which is bent to. form the parts, above described, and the sheath or p ceiving-portion for the pin point when the pin is, closed. 7 25 A. ST. CLAIR.