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April 26, 1938. 2,115,363 W. GENCY CLIP Filed Sept. 2, 1956 % 41%, , .. lNI_.1HhbFl | ‘jvwwwto't, MZ/LL/AM GENCY Patented Apr. 26, 1938 2,115,363 A UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE _ 2,115,363 CLIP William Gency, Hollis, N. Y., assignor to North and Judd Manufacturing Company, New Brit ain, Conn, a corporation of Connecticut Application September 2, 1936, Serial No. 99,068 5 Claims. (0]. ‘24-36) This invention relates to clips for securing to gether portions of straps, belts, or the like, and ?nds particular adaptation in the joining of the ends of belts. e. The aim of the invention is to provide an im proved clip having various features of novelty and advantage, and which is particularly char acterized by its simplicity and economy of con struction, the facility with which it may be ap plied, its effectiveness in use in that it securely holds the strap ends together, and which has edges of the latter. As illustrated, I preferably a neat and pleasing appearance. bend the front wall Ill through a slight extent both longitudinally and transversely so that the side edges of the front wall will also tend to be come embedded in the strap. 15 Other objects Will be in part obvious and in part 1.15: wall are prongs or teeth 14 which are preferably of triangular shape. These teeth are of substan tial length in order that when the clip is applied to the strap ends the teeth will embed them selves into the strap ends and thereby hold these ends from being withdrawn from the clip. Be fore the clip is applied, the rear wall is angularly disposed to the front wall (as shown in Fig. 3) so as to permit the strap ends to be threaded past the prongs and into the clip from opposite side 10 pointed out more in detail hereinafter. The invention accordingly consists in the fea tures of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts which will be exempli ?ed in the construction hereafter set forth and the scope of the application of which will be in dicated in the appended claims. In the accompanying drawing wherein is shown, for illustrative purposes, one embodiment which the present invention may take: Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my im proved clip as applied to the ends of a belt; Fig. 2 is: a side edge view of the clip, the belt being shown in cross section; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the clip before it is applied to the belt ends; and Fig. 4 is a section taken along the lines 4—4 30 of Fig. l. ' Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that my improved clip is formed from a single piece of sheet metal folded back upon itself at one end and having a ?ange or lip at its1 other end for securing the clip in closed position about the strap ends. More particularly, my clip is formed of an elongated blank which may be shaped from a sheet or strip of sheet metal. The 40 clip has a generally rectangular front wall H) and a rear wall H, the two walls being in spaced relation and connected at their upper ends by a curved or U-shaped bent portion l2. At the lower end of the front wall I0 is a rearwardly projecting flange I3 which laterally projects to a distance greater than the distance between the front and rear walls when the clip is attached to the belt ends. The rear wall, by preference, is of slightly lesser width than the front wall and is of such length that, when brought into parallelism with the front wall, the lower edge of the rear wall is dis posed adjacent the upper face of said flange. Ex When it is desired to apply the clip, the strap ends are threaded thereinto while the clip is in the position shown in Fig. 3. Then the walls are forced towards each other and into parallelism. During this operation, the portions of the belt IO0 ends within the clip are squeezed between the walls and the prongs and side edges of the front wall bite into the material of the strap» The strap S may be made of leather, webbing, cloth, or other suitable material. The rearwardly pro 26 jecting free end of the ?ange I3 is then bent upwardly into overlying engagement with the lower end of the rear wall, thus providing a. look ing lip ll. Thus, the front and rear walls are secured together at their lower ends so as to main 30 tain the clip in closed position about the strap ends. It will be seen from the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing that I have provided an extremely sim ple clip which may be manufactured at a very low cost, while, at the same time, the clip is fully effective in maintaining the strap ends in se cured positions. As many changes could be made in the above construction and many apparently widely differ ent embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying draw ing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. It is also to be understood that the'language used in the following claims is intended to cover all of the generic and; speci?c features of the in 50 vention herein described and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween. tending forwardly from each of the lateral edges I claim as my invention: of the rear wall and projecting towards the front 1. A clip for securing two end portions of a 55 2 10 2,115,363 strap together in abutting relation, comprising nally curved towards said rearward wall so that a sheet metal member having a front wall and a the intermediate portion of said front wall lies at a slightly greater distance from the rearward wall than do the side edges thereof and the side edges of said front wall will be embedded within 5 the strap to aid in securing it in position, and a rearwardly projecting ?ange at the bottom of the rear wall interconnected in spaced relation at their upper ends by a bent portion, laterally ex tending teeth on each of the side edges of said rear wall and projecting towards the front wall, said teeth being arranged to embed within the strap, intermediate of the edges of the front wall the bottom of the front wall terminating in a rearwardly projecting ?ange underlying said rearward wall, said ?ange having an upwardly rearward wall and adapted to have its free end bent into overlying engagement with the bottom of said rearward wall to secure the clip in closed projecting lip engaging with the bottom of the position. rearward wall after the strap ends are received ‘ frontwall underlying said bottom edge of said 4. A sheet metal clip for securing two ends of a ‘ in the clip to secure the clip inclamped position. 2. A clip for securing two end portions of a strap together in abutting relation, comprising strap together in abutting relation, having a a sheet metal member having a front wall and a laterally extending from the side edges of the 'rear wall secured in spaced relatio-n'by a bent portion at their upper ends, said front wall be ing transversely curved towards said rearward wall whereby the side edges of said front wall will. embed in' the strap, teeth extending from the side edges of said rearward wall and pro jecting generally towards the front wall, said . teeth embedding in the strap to aid in securing it in position, and a rearwardly projecting ?ange at the bottom of the front wall underlying the bottom edge of said rearward wall, the rearward ly projecting end of said ?ange being adapted to be bent upwardly into overlying engagement with the bottom of said rearward wall, to maintain the 'clip in closed position. 3. A clip for securing two end portions of a strap together in abutting relation, comprising a sheet metal member having a front wall and a rear wall secured in spaced relation by a bent portion at their upper ends, teeth extending lat erally from each of the side edges of said rear wall and projecting generally towards said front wall and arranged to be embedded in said strap, said front wall being transversely ‘and longitudi front wall, a rear wall spaced therefrom and hav 15 ing a lesser width than said front wall, teeth rear wall and projecting towards the front wall intermediate of the edges thereof, said teeth be ing arranged to embed themselves within the strap when the clip vis‘ secured in position, and a rearwardly projecting ?ange on an end of said front wall engaging against an end of said rear wall to aid in securing the clip in. closed inter locked engagement with said strap ends. 25 5. A clip for securing two end portions of a strap together in abutting relation, ‘comprising a sheet metal memberv having a front wall and a rear wall secured in spaced relation by a bent portion at their upper ends, said rear wall being of lesser width than the front wall and having a 30 plurality of laterally extending teeth projecting. inwardly from its side edges and adapted to be _ embedded within the strap ends intermediate of the edges of the front wall, the bottom of said 86 front wall being provided with a laterally ex tending ?ange projecting beneath the strap ends and said rear wall, and extending upwardly into overlying engagement with said rear wall to se- ' cure the clip in clamped position. 7 WILLIAM GENCY.