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Aug. 9, 1938. v , E. K. BLIESATH HOSE SUPPORTER. 4 ‘ ‘2,126,156 ' Filed .fxug. 20, 19:57 ENTORQ A TORNEY Patented Aug. 9, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFlCE 2,126,166 ' , HOSE SUPPORTER Ernst K. Bliesath, Kerry, Oreg. Application August 20, 1937, Serial No. 160,093 4 Claims. This invention relates to a new and useful im provement in hose supporter and has for one of its objects the provision of a hose supporter or garter, that includes a single length of elastic fabric upon 5 which is mounted a pair of relatively ?at slotted plates, frictionally retained in position, one of which serves to cooperate with the fabric to se curely grip the top of a hose and the other of which serves as a means for frictionally engag H) ing an intermediate portion of the length of fabric to form a resilient loop around a wearer’s ” leg, the slotted plates being preferably formed alike so that they may be interchangeable as to position. 1:) A further object is slotted plates that fric tionally engage the fabric by virtue of their form and require no sewing, perforation or other form of additional attachment. A still further object is the provision of garter plates that can be attached readily, manually, without tools, to a selected length of elastic fabric, (01. 2449) ‘ structure placed on a form F, representing a por tion of a wearer’s leg to illustrate the preferred manner of use. In the drawing, it will be noted that the slotted buckles are shown to be identical in form. This is in the interest of interchangeability since it will add nothing to the cost of manufacture; in fact should lessen it since a single mould will serve in stead of two. They are preferably of generally oval outline as shown, and are provided with a pair of rather closely spaced cross slots 2 with a bar 3 between them near one end of the slotted buckle, through which the elastic fabric 4 is threaded as shown at the right hand end of Fig. II, a free end of the fabric 4 serving as a contact 15 member tokeep the slotted buckle out of con tact with the wearer’s' body, as shown in Fig. III. These slotted buckles are preferably made from a hard yet flexible synthetic material such as is commonly designated“Bakelite”, “Condensite” etc. of which many suitable varieties are articles of from time to time as required, so that supplying commerce. new garters merely requires the provision of the Starting at the end furthest from the cross slots 2, are a pair of open end angularly diverging slots 5 that de?ne triple tongues, the elements of which are indicated by numerals B, It and 66, preferably a little less than half the length of the new fabric material. A still further object is an arrangement of elastic fabric and fastening means that is much ?atter and smoother than anything now known to this inventor, to the end that the garter may not indicate its presence by bulges on clothing worn over the same. Another object is a structure for elastically en gaging the round of the limb on which a garter is worn, that possesses the inherent adjustability of the running noose or ring, sometimes proposed, but with sufficient frictional engagement to pre vent its falling clear altogether in case the garter becomes unfastened from the hose. The foregoing and other objects constitute the purpose of my novel garter structure; the inven g. C tion residing solely in the flat slotted plates, which for the sake of brevity I have called slotted buckles. - I accomplish the above enumerated objects and others that will be apparent and speci?cally point ed out in the claims by the structures and com binations illustrated in the accompanying draw slotted buckle as a whole. The free end of the tongue 6 and also the adjacent portions of the slotted buckle structure It and 65, are preferably 30 rounded as shown. The curved end opposite the one where the diverging slots 5 originate is bent sharply inward, with respect to the form F, as shown at “C” in Fig. II where it serves to hold the top of the hose H as shown in Figs. II and 35 III. The curve C is also present in the other slotted buckle, the upper one in Fig. III, but is not there used, the free end 4a of the elastic fabric 4 keeping it out of contact with the wearer’s body. 40 The divergent angular slots 5 are not used in the lower (Fig. III) slotted buckle but are present for interchangeability. The purpose of the di vergent angular slots 5, is clearly illustrated in ing, in which,- Fig. III where they are shown‘holding an inter 45 mediate part of the elastic fabric 4 that has been passed around the form F and stretched under Fig. I illustrates a pair of slotted buckles mounted on fabric; and it will be noted that they a desirable tension. This connection is in no sense a running connection or slip noose, since are identical and both mounted the same way on the formation of the angular slots 5 and the fact the fabric; Fig. II is a projection of Fig. I, partly in section, that the fabric 4 is distorted somewhat when it is ‘ with a portion of hose added in dotted outline to show the proper relative arrangement; and Fig. III is a view showing the entire garter engaged as shown in Fig. III, prevents any tendency toward shifting, provided the lower part of the garter remains under tension. In use, the garter is placed around the Wearer’s 55 2, 2,126,166 leg under some tension and engaged with the angular slots 5 as shown. While still holding this tension the lower end, bearing the other slotted buckle, is passed under the top end of the hose, which latter is then rolled under the curved lip Cwhere it is securely held due to the tension impressed in the elastic fabric 4 in applying the garter, which holds the rolled end of the hose ?rmly in contact with the lip C. It will 'be noted that no adjustment is shown, strip of fabric, to hold an elastic loop of fabric around a wearer's leg, with a free end for hose attaching means. 2. A slotted buckle for a garter comprising a plate like ?exible, slotted buckle member, a pair of cross slots adjacent one end of the plate with a cross-bar between them, of the character de~ scribed, characterized by the end of the plate nearest the cross slots being formed into an in wardly turned lip of the character described, to 10 constitute means cooperative with an elastic fabric in the cross slots to hold the top of a hose. the slots 2 and none is needed. -3. A slotted buckle for a garter formed as a As the elastic fabric becomes old it will stretch , and require to be moved or replaced, though a plate like ?exible member provided with adja very much greater loss of elasticity seems to -be cent‘cross slots near one end and a plurality of 15 other than pullingthe elastic fabric 4 through required before adjustment is required than is longitudinal tongues at the other end, the said the case with other types of garter that I am acquainted with, and a new garter means merely a new piece of elastic fabric, obtainable at a con tongues being formed by placement of spaced siderable economy over a new garter of other form. What I claim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is, 1. A slotted buckle for a garter, comprising a thin, ?exible plate" like member provided with a pair'of cross slots near one end of the plate with a‘ bar between them for frictionally engaging a strip of elastic fabric and a pair of generally longitudinal open end slots de?ning triple slots ~-in the end‘of the plate like member; the said- slotted buckle being characterized by an in turned li'p formed by an abrupt bend of the end 20 of the plate member nearest the cross slot. 4. A slotted buckle for-an elastic fabric de?ned as an elongated plate like member formed from ?exible material provided with a pair of cross slots spaced from each other and spaced near one end of the plate, a plurality of tapered ?ngers with slots between them that constitute the other end of the plate and an inwardly bent lip at the end nearest the pair of cross slots. 30 30 tongues at the other end of the plate for fric tionally engaging an intermediate part of the ERNST K. BLIESATH.