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Aug» w, l933- A. nl_LscHE BUTTON FASTENER Filed Maròh 26, 1937 ' 2,127,363 Patented Aug. 16, 1938l 2,127,363 UNITED STATESv PATENT OFFICE ' y ` ' >2,127,363 ' BUTTON FASTENER Arthur Illsche, Rye, N. Y. Application March 26,1937, Serial No. 133,110 1 Claim. 'I'he present invention relates to a fastener for detachably securing any well known `type of but ton, ornament or the like to a fabric, in a man ner‘to permit ready removal and replacement, di ’ whenever desired. The broad idea of the fastener vis disclosed in my prior Patent No. 2,075,722, is .1.. (ci. 2li-_105) including many metal and other ornaments which lack thread openings. In applying cement, the operation is very simple and requires neither skill nor experience, as it is only necessary to put a drop of the ce- 3:.' ment on or in the upper end of the outer fastener sued March 30, 1937, and the present application member and another drop on the underside of is a continuation, in part of the application on the button, ornament or other article, press the two together for a moment and then let them which the above patent was granted. i()l ' As disclosed in my prior patent referred to, the primary purpose and object of the invention is to provide a fastener for detachably securing buttons, ornaments and the like, of the “sew-on” type, to a fabric. The fastener consists of two 1li" members, arranged ordinarily one on eachside of stand until the cement hardens. 1d In the accompanying drawing, I have shown a number of the more important uses of the inven tion but do not wish to be understood as intend ing to limit myself to the same, as it will be ap parent that the invention may be applied to many 1’51‘ the fabric and screw-threaded forv connection other articles used in connection with fabrics of through the fabric, without puncturing the same. various kinds. The fastener member on the outside of the fabric In the drawing Fig. l is a View, partly in elevation and partly in section, greatly enlarged and exaggerated for 20 is attached to the button and the method de 20 scribed for effecting attachment, is to sew the member to the button, which may then be de tachably secured at any place desired on a gar ment or other fabric, by screwing the inner fas tener member on the outer button member, 25 through the intervening fabric. While sewing is a convenient method of attach ing the button or other article to the outer fas tener member, a thread tie or binder has limited life as the thread stretches, wears and eventually 30 breaks and for that reason, a stronger and more ylasting form of attachment is desirable, such, for example, as cement or any other strong and last ing adhesive, which will serve to bind the button. securely to the outer member of the fastener. 35 While cement or its equivalent would serve alone, both’cement and thread can be used to advantage, as the thread will tie and hold the button and fastener member together in centered relation, until the cement sets or hardens, to 40 make the connection permanent. A cement or equivalent binder has many ad ‘ clearness of illustration, showing the invention I applied to a “sew-on” type of button, ornament or the like. In this view, both thread and cement are employed to secure the button to the outer member of the fastener. 25 Fig. 2 is a similar view, showing the application of a slightly modified form of the invention to an ornament or other article, indicated diagram matically by a rectangle, lacking thread openings and secured by cement alone. 30 Fig. 3 is a View in perspective of the inner member of the fastener. Fig. 4 is a similar view of a slightly modified form of the same. Fig. 5 is a sectional View, showing a further 35 modification, and \ Fig. 6 shows the fastener members rearranged to stand outward from the surface of the fabric, to avoid the projection on the inner side thereof, as in Fig. 1. » 40 Referring now to the drawing, l represents vantages over a thread» tie and serves the same the fabric, 2 the button ornament or the like and ' purpose, as it enables women to make all buttons, 3 and 4 are members of the fastener by which ornaments, trimmings, etc., sewed fast to their 45 garments, readily removable and replaceable, for purposes of laundering, cleaning or remodeling the garments and saves the labor and wear and tear on the fabrics involved in the present prac tice of cutting off the buttons, etc., and sewing 50 them on again, after garments have been washed, cleaned or re-made. A cement or equivalent binder has a more ex tensive use than a thread tie, as it can be applied, regardless of Whether the buttons or other ar 55 ticles are of the “sew-on” type or not, thereby the button, ornament or the like, is detachably secured to the fabric. The fastener member 3, 45 shown on the outside of the fabric, will herein after be termed the outer member and the fas tener member 4, shown in Figs. 1 and 6, on the inside of the fabric, will hereinafter be termed the inner member. The outer member 3 may be made in the form of a frustro-conical shell, as shown in Figs. 1 and 6, or of the same exterior form but solid and re cessed at its upper end, and is shown thus modified in Fig. 2. Aside from the difference mentioned, 55 2 2,127,363 the members 3, shown in Figs. l and 2, are sub stantially identical. To enable either form to be sewed to a button, ornament or the like, as disclosed in my prior fective through fabrics of different thickness. patent, above referred to, a number of suitably disposed openings 5, 5, etc., are provided therein external body shape suitable for engagement for the passage of thread, indicated at 6, in Fig. 1. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, if the outer fastener member is sewed to the 10 button, the thread merely serves to tie the two to gether temporarily or until the cement or its equivalent, introduced between them, as indicated at l, sets or hardens and makes the connection permanent. 15 Again, as disclosed in the patent referred to, the fastener members are given a frustro-conical shape to make the screw-thread connection ef As the body of the outer fastener member is made of a size not larger than is necessary to en circle and enclose the thread opening formation of the ordinary button, a drop or two of cement or its equivalent, in or on the upper end of the 20 fastener member, will be sufficient to secure it to the button. To steady the fastener member on the button and give added strength to the cement joint formed, the member is preferably provided at its upper end with a flange 8, which extends the Contact surface of the member and the interven ing layer of cement against the under side of the button, as shown. While cement and thread, as here employed, are merely different forms of attaching means and serve the same purpose, in enabling women to make the buttons, ornaments and the like, in use on their dresses, readily removable and replace able, without damaging the fabric, the one (ce ment) is quickly and easily applied and is there after lasting and permanent, while the other (thread) involves considerable time and labor and is then only temporary, requiring renewal from time to time. As in my prior patent referred to, the members of the fastener are designed to be connected 40 through the fabric, without piercing or punctur ing the same and for this purpose are screw threaded as indicated at 9. The inner fastener member 4 may be given an by a small socket wrench (not shown), as indi cated at I0 in Fig. 3, or it may be modified to have an upper flange I I, thus shaped, as shown in Fig. 4. The use of a wrench is not ordinarily 10 necessary but, if used, gives added security by bringing the fastener members into closer rela tion than is possible by a thumb and finger grip. The inner member 4 as shown, may be open or closed at the bottom excepting when used to se 15 cure fabrics, such as tapestries, portières, etc., to the walls of woodwork of a room and for such use, the bottom is closed and provided with a central opening for passage of a tack or nail l2', as in the modification shown in Fig. 5, for securing the 20 inner member to the Wall or woodwork. If the projection of the fastener members on the inside of the fabric, as shown in Fig. l, is found objectionable for any reason, they may be arranged to stand up from the outer surface 25 of the fabric, as in the modification shown in Fig. 6. As the application and many important ad vantages of the invention will be apparent from the foregoing, further description of the same Will 30 not be given. Having described my invention, I claim: A fastener for removably securing a button, ornament or the like to a fabric, comprising two members, provided with frustro-conical screw 35 thread interengaging means cooperating to re ceive a fabric interposed without puncture there between, one of the members having a flange at its upper end, and means integrally securing it to a button, ornament or the like. ARTHUR ILLSCHE.