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Патент USA US2112532

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March 29, 1938.
Filed ‘March 31, 1954
- 2,112,532
Patented Mar. 29, 1938
I 2,112,532
Walter 1. Jones, Arlington, Mass, assignor to
United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge,
Mass, a corporation of Massachusetts
Application March 31, 1934, Serial No. 718,365
3 Claims. (01. 24-463)
My invention aims to provide improvements slightly at an angle or curved slightly, as shown
in buckles and like devices.
In the drawing which illustrates preferred em
bodiments of my invention:—
Figure l is a front view of an oval-shaped
in Fig. 4. By having a separate crossbar it is
much simpler and less expensive to make dies for
various shaped buckles and furthermore the body
proper of the buckle may be completely covered a
leather covered friction buckle;
in a simple operation without interference from a
crossbar. It is a simple matter to attach my im
Fig. 2 is a rear view of the buckle shown in
Figure 1 showing the manner of attachment of
Fig. 3 is an enlarged section taken on the line
3—3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a crossbar as it
appears prior to attachment;
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of a rectangular
15 buckle with a crossbar attached as shown in Fig.
3, the crossbar carrying a belt-engaging tongue;
Fig. 6 is a front elevation of a circular buck1e,_
strap and tongue;
Fig. 7 is an enlarged section taken on the line
20 l—'! of Fig. 6; and
Fig. 8 is a section through a portion of a buckle
and includes a portion of a buckle tongue at
tached in a similar manner to the attachment of
the crossbar.
My invention, as illustrated by the annexed
drawing, relates particularly to the attachment
of belt-engaging members, such for instance as
crossbars and tongues, to buckle structures of
different shapes. My invention is particularly,
30 though not exclusively, adapted for use in con
nection with buckles which are covered with
leather, cloth and the like and are so constructed
that they present a seam at one face which leads
into a hollow form piece.
Referring to the particular device shown in
Figures 1 through 4 inclusive, there is illustrated
a buckle of the so-called friction type having a
leather covered buckle part and a separately at
tached crossbar. The buckle proper includes a
40 metal form piece l (Fig. 3) and a covering 2 of
leather, cloth or other suitable material secured
together by folding the edges of the covering 2
over the upstanding sides of a previously formed
U-shaped form piece I and thereafter bending
45 the side portions toward each other to form in
wardly extending ?anges 3-3 between which
the inwardly turned portions 4-4 of the cover
ing 2 are gripped. The buckle proper may as
sume any desired shape surrounding a belt-re
50 ceiving aperture.
proved crossbar because it is merely necessary to
force the bent ends of the crossbar 5 between the
the crossbar;
However, it is preferably end
less and hollow. Instead of having the crossbar
integral with the form piece, I prefer to provide a
separate crossbar 5 having its end portions bent
at substantially right angles to the axis of the
55 crossbar with the extreme end portions 6-—B bent
inwardly turned portions 4—4 of the covering 10
material 3 and then apply su?icient pressure to
upset the ends 6-—6 when they are pressed against
the form member I. Thus the form member I
acts as an anvil to- curl the already slightly bent
ends so that they will underlie a ?ange 3 (Fig. 3)
and thereby securely hold the crossbar in position.
My improved crossbar may be made from a
solid piece of wire stock and have the end por—
tions thereof ?attened and thinned as illustrated,
or it may be made in a number of other different 20
ways as will be apparent to any one skilled in the
art once my invention is understood.
In Fig. 5 I have shown a buckle which is of the
type used in connection with a belt or strap hav- .
ing a series of holes for adjustment purposes and 25
therefore requires a tongue ‘I. In this instance
the tongue ‘I is attached to the crossbar 5 and is
held in a central position by cars 8 formed from
the material of the crossbar 5 at opposite sides
of the tongue, as clearly illustrated. The cross 30
bar 5 is secured to the buckle proper in the same
manner as described in connection with Figs. 1
through 4.
In Figs. 6 and 7 I have shown another type
of tongue buckle which includes the leather cov 35
ered body portion 9 and a sheet metal tongue
Hi, the end H of which is wrapped around the
body portion 9 (Fig. '7) in such a manner as to
be capable of a hinged movement. The wrapped
around end II is concealed by the] strap l2 in 40
the manner illustrated.
In Fig. 8 I have‘ shown a tongue 13 secured
to the body proper Id of a buckle by bending
one end of the tongue to fit the contour of the
buckle proper, while the extreme end portion
E5 is forced between the inwardly turned por
tions of the buckle proper and is upset within
the hollow form piece in somewhat the same
manner as an end of the crossbar 5.
This type
of attachment of the tongue is simple and neat 50
while at the same time it may have a hinge
like movement relative to the body part of the
The buckle structures which I have illustrated
and described are simple, relatively inexpensive 55
‘and the parts which cooperate with the strap
may be readily and quickly assembled after the
covered body portion has been completely formed.
While I have illustrated and described pre
ferred embodiments of my invention, I do not
wish to be limited thereby, because the scope
of my invention is best defined by the following
I claim:
1. A buckle including a hollow metal form piece
having opposed continuous edges on one facei
thereof extending around the entire frame and
a belt-engaging piece having at least one end
extending between said edges and into the hollow
15 form and having a curved end adjacent the
inner face of said hollow form to provide the
only means holding said belt-engaging piece in
assembly with said form piece.
2. A buckle including a hollow metal form piece
a bar extending from one side of said form to
the other and said bar having its ends extend
ing between said edges into the hollow metal
form and having a curved end within the form
to prevent said ends from being pulled out of 5
said form.
3. A device of the class described comprising
a hollow form piece of desired shape having
opposed continuous edges, the edges of said form
piece being inturned toward each other and to 1O
ward the interior of the form piece, a covering
of ?exible material overlying the form piece and
having free edges extending into the interior
thereof between the opposed interior edges of
the form piece and gripped together solely there
by and a belt-engaging member connected to
said form piece by an end extending between
the inturned edges of the form and the cover
ing, said end being curved inside said form.
20 having opposed continuous edges on one face
thereof extending around the entire frame and
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