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Oct; 1,1946. J. LA FRENIER SUSPENDER A Filed May‘ 17, 1944 2,408,464 ' Patented Oct. 1, 1946 2,408,464 ' UNITED I STATES ‘ PATENT ' ‘ > 1 i l " OFFICE 2,408,464 SUSPENDER ‘ ‘ a John La Freni'er, Detroit, Mich. Application May 17, 1944, Serial No. 535,992 _ 2 Claims. ’ . l (o1. 2_ss1) . 2 . The present invention relates to new and use ful improvements ‘in suspenders, and more par opening [I and the bottom opening I2 being ticularly to novel means for attaching the back of the suspenders toptheftrousers, whereby the slidably positioned in the connector 9 with its intermediate portion forming a loop I5 extending back of .the trousers may be dropped, when de-‘ . . downwardly from the connector and to which is attached’ a clamping member I6 by means of an eye H. The ends of the cord I4 are also pro curved to form a guide l3 for a cord Ill which is sired, without necessitating a complete removal of the suspenders from the trousers and without removing the shoulder strapsfrom the shoulders of the wearer. ' , r ' vided with similar clamping members I8 attached to the upper edges of the trousers ‘I at the re . A further important object of the present in 10 spective sides thereof while the clamping mem vention is to provide novel. clamping means for ~ ber I5 is also attached to the upper edge of the the suspenders by means of which the same may trousers at the back portion thereof. be easily and quickly clamped in. position to the \ The loops I5 of the cord I4 is enclosed in a v upper edge of the trousers. coil spring I 9 having its edges abutting the lower A still further object is to provide ‘a device of 15 edgeof the connector 9, the spring being com this character of simple and practical construc pressed when the central clamping member I6 tion, which is e?‘icient and reliable in perform ance, neat and attractive in appearance, rela tively inexpensive to manufacture and other wise well adapted for the purposes for which the 20 ' same is intended. the cord, the spring lSlwill function to project the loop I5 downwardly into a position for con Other objects and advantages reside in the de tails of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference be ing had to the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which: Figure 1 is a rear elevational view showing the suspenders in position attached to the trousers. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on a line 2-—2 of Figure 1. Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken sub stantially on a line 3-3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a vertical sectional View through one of the clamping members. Figure 5 is a sectional View taken substantially on a line 5-5 of Figure 4. Figure 6 is a side elevational view of a modi ?ed form of clamp construction. is released from the trousers and the ends of the cord I4 is pulled throughthe connector 9 and upon releasing the pulling force on the ends of v Referring now to the drawing in detail, where in for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numerals 5 and 6 designate a pair of shoulder straps having their front ends attached to the front edges of a pair of trousers ‘I in any suitable manner, the rear ends of the straps converging veniently grasping by the hand of a person. When the clamping members I6 and I8 are at tached to the upper edges of the trousers, the latter will be supported in the usual manner, and when it is desired to drop the trousers, the rear clamping member I6 is released and the cord l5 pulled through the connector 9 in a manner to contract the loop I5. , g The clamping members l6 and I8 are shown in detail in Figures 4 and 5 of the drawing and include a back jaw 20 on the upper edge of which the eye I‘! is formed and having an inturned low er end 2|. The inner face of the jaw 20 is . formed with spaced lugs 22 having a pin 23 in serted therethrough and on which is pivotally mounted a second jaw member 24 by means of the lugs 25 on the inner face thereon A pair of links 26 are pivoted to the inner face 4 0 of the jaw 20 by means of a pin 21, the links _ being connected at their upper ends by a pin 28 to which is also pivotally secured the angular upper end 29 of a lever 30 which is pivoted on the upper end of the jaw 24 by a pin 3|. The upper end of the jaw 24 is accordingly connected to the upper portion of the jaw 29 by means of the and connected by a leather member 8 at a point links 26 and lever 30 and by moving the lever 33 substantially at the centerof the back of the toward and away from the jaw 24, the free end wearer. of the jaw 24 will be moved toward and away from A metal connector 9 is formed at its upper 50 the free end of the jaw 20 into and out of clamp edge with a hanger bar ID to which the leather ing engagement. I connecting member 8 is attached, the connector In Figure 6 I have illustrated a modi?ed form 9 being of relatively ?at hollow construction of trousers clamping member and which includes having side openings II and a bottom opening a U-shaped member 32 having the cord 33 en I2, the edges of the connector between each side 55 gaged at the bight portion thereof and a lever 2,408,464 3 34 pivoted on a pin 35 at one end of the mem ber 32. The lever 34 is formed with a laterally extending upper end 35 adapted to force the edge of the trousers 31’ against the other leg of the member 32 when the lever 34 is moved in one direction and to release the trousers when 4 2. A trousers suspender comprising a pair of shoulder straps attachable at their front end por tions conventionally to the adjacent front waist portion of the trousers, the rear end portions of said shoulder straps being convergent and car ried over the shoulders and downwardly at the back of the wearer, a rigid guide element hingedly the lever is moved in an opposite direction. connected transversely at its upper end to the Through the provision of either form of the rear end portions of said shoulder straps and clamping member, as shown in Figures Li and 6, the cord may be easily and quickly attached to 10 depending swingably therefrom, said guide ele ment having transversely spaced-apart, curvi the upper edge of the trousers and detached linear, inwardly and downwardly convergent por therefrom when desired. tions at opposite. sides thereof for slidably sup It is believed the details of construction, opera porting an elongated cord, a single elongated cord tion and advantages of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further 15 element supported between its opposite ends slid ably on said curvilinear portions of the guide ele detailed explanation. ‘ ment, the middle portion of the cord element Having thus described the invention, what I being looped downwardly between said curvilinear claim is: supporting portions of the guide element, the l. A trousers suspender comprising a pair of shoulder straps attachable at their front ends 20 opposite end portions of said cord element hav~ ing provision for attachment thereof to the oppo— conventionally to the adjacent front waist por site sides of the trousers at the waist portion of tions of the trousers and converging toward their the same, a single depending fastener element rear ends and being carried over the shoulders slidably mounted centrally on the downwardly and downwardly at the back of the wearer, a rigid guide element connected. supportedly and sus 25 looped middle portion of the cord element and being releasably attachable to the middle rear pendedly to the rear ends of the shoulder straps. waist portion of the trousers, and a spring ele a cord slidably mounted intermediate its ends ment coiled around the downwardly looped mid in the guide element and its central portion being dle portion of the cord element with the ends of looped and extended downwardly below the guide the spring element abutting the said curvilinear element, means for attaching the ends of the cord side portions of said guide element, whereby to to the opposite sides of the trousers at the waist normally urge the said looped portion of the cord portions thereof, single means for attaching the element downwardly and hold the same yield loop of the cord releasably to the rear middle of ably in extended position. the trousers waist portion, and spring means car ried by the cord loop and urging the loop down 35 JOHN LA FRENIER. wardly and normally holding the same yieldably in extended position.