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March 29, 1938. .1. R. PARKER 2,112,345 CLASP FOR GARMENT SUPPORTERS Filed March 21, 1936 ' WA, QM INVENTOR . 2,112,345 Patented Mar. 29, 1938 UNIT EDS Es PATENT OFFICE ‘2,112,345 CLASP Fort GARMENT SUPPORTERS John Robie Parker, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, assignor to Fred Page Higgins, Toronto, 011 tario, ‘Canada Application 'March 21, 1936, Serial No. 70,032 1111" Canada August 22, 1936 ‘,2 Claims. (01. 24-245) The, invention relates to' improvements in clasps for garment supporters‘as described in the present speci?cation and shown in the accom panyingdrawing that forms a part of the same. The objects of the invention are to provide a simple, inexpensive ,and ,‘e?ilcient clasp particu larly adapted for vuse with hose supporting de vices, which will ?t snugly against the limb of the wearer and present a smooth exterior where by to be rendered as inconspicuous as possible, and to provide a clasp which may be easily en gaged and disengaged and which will grip the fabric securely without injuring same and which will not slip. 15 20 With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel features of con struction, arrangements and combinations of parts described in the present speci?cation and more particularly pointed out in the claims for novelty following. In the drawing Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved clasp with the clamping parts sepa rated. Figure 2 is a. side view partly in section. Figure 3 is a plan view of the under side of the 25 base plate separate from the stud and its elastic support. Figure 4 is a plan view ofv the blank from which the structure shown in Figure 3 is formed up. Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view 30 through a modi?ed form of clasp with the clamp ing parts separated. Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 but with the parts in operative engagement. Figure '7 is a plan view of the structure shown in Figure 6. Figure 8 is a plan view of still another modi ?cation of the clasp. Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional view through the structure shown in Figure 8. 40 Figure 10 is a view of the under side of the keeper shown in Figure 8. Like numerals of reference indicate corre 35 45 sponding parts in the various ?gures. Referring to the drawing 1 is the base plate which may be manufactured of metal, or any other suitable material, and which at one end has a suitable transverse slot 2 therein for the recep tion of the elastic tape usually employed to sus pend the clasp from the garment, the said plate 5 O from a point intermediate of its length to the outer, or lower, end thereof being of increased width, as indicated by the numeral 3, and having 55 such margin turned backwardly in spaced parallel relation to the body of the plate to provide an intermediate opening _4 ‘adapted to slidably re ceive the neck of the stud 5 whereby the opposed sides of the head 6 of said stud will be slidably con?ned between the peripheral bottom ?ange formed by, the inturned margin piece 3 and the 5 body of the plate when the ‘clamping parts are in operative engagement. An elastic 1 secured at its one end to the body of the plate below .the slot 2 and extending up wardly over the face of the plate and through an 10 opening 8 in the plate to the under side thereof provides the support for the stud 5. The body of the plate I may be cut away as at 9, or may be left intact whereby to provide an unbroken exterior. 15 In Figure 5 the stud, indicated by the numeral Ed, is adapted to slide wholly within the space between the front wall and the backwardly turned ?ange and is not provided with a head. In Figures 6 and 7 the base plate, here indi- 2O cated by the numeral H], has a longitudinal open ing II therein for the reception of the head of the stud l2 and this opening reduces towards the lower end of the plate to a size slightly wider than the neck of the stud. 25 The stud l2 extends laterally from a plate l3 which at its end removed from the stud is sus pended from an elastic [4 which extends through the base plate II) to the front thereof and is se cured in any desired manner. Secured to the plate 13 above the stud I2 is a 0 resilient boss Ma substantially equal in depth to said stud and of such length that when the stud l2 has reached its lowermost limit in the opening H said boss will fill the remaining longitudinal 35 space in said opening. The boss Illa is con structed of soft rubber, or other material having resilient properties, and at its end adjacent to the stud closely follows the contour of the head of said stud whereby the whole device when 40 assembled will present an almost smooth and un broken outer surface. The boss l4a also serves as a means to hold the plates 10 and I3 against longitudinal displacement in their locked posi tions over the hose as the plate l0 being posi- 45 tioned below the head of the stud must likewise extend around the top end of the said boss and as the combined longitudinal space taken up by said boss and the neck of the stud is substan tially equal to the length of the opening H said 50 plates cannot move longitudinally in relation to one another. In Figures 8, 9 and 10 the base plate 15 carries the stud l6 which is preferably substantially tri angular in plan with its apex towards the top 55 2 2,112,345 end of the plate and the keeper I1 is in spaced double wall form with the bottom wall having a convergent slot l8 from the lower end thereof for the reception of the stud. The keeper is sus pended from the one end of an elastic element I9 which extends through the base plate near the top end thereof and is secured in any desired manner. The elastic member is of such length that when in its relaxed condition the relation of the open ing in the keeper to the stud is such that the said stud will not enter said opening until the ele ments l5 and I‘! have been spread longitudinally against the tension of the elastic the required 15 distance. It will thus be apparent that accidental separation of the plates will be almost impossible of accomplishment due to the fact that to sep arate said plates they must be moved against the tension of the elastic. It is of course understood that the stud and/or any other part may be constructed of rubber, rubber composition, or any other material which will provide a ?rm grip but which will not present any sharp or hard surfaces likely to injure the 25 fabric. The present invention provides an e?icient clasp of extremely small depth and attractive in ap pearance and while the preferred embodiment and certain modi?cations have been shown here in and described it is of course to be understood that alterations in details of construction and arrangements of parts as come within the scope of the following claims for novelty may be made. What I claim is: 1. A clasp for a garment supporter comprising a slotted upper plate having an elongated stud receiving opening therein of reduced width to 10 wards the lower end of the plate, a lower plate having an elastic connection with said upper plate beyond the larger end of said stud receiving opening, a rigid stud carried by said lower plate, and a resilient boss extending from the face of 15 said lower plate adapted in the operative position of the device to lie within the stud receiving opening in the upper plate and engaging the top wall thereof. 2. A clasp» for a garment supporter as de?ned 20 in claim 1, inwhich said resilient boss at its one end closely overlies the upper side of said stud and extends upwardly therefrom a su?icient dis tance whereby to provide with said stud a longi tudinal ?ller for said stud receiving opening. 25 JOHN ROBIE PARKER.