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Oct. 22, 1946. E. SQTEMPEL ‘ 2,409,310 SUSPENDERS 7 Filed Feb. 1, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR: Ezra/42p STL-QMPEL . By ’ I? > V . ‘gram/es: 0a. 22, 1946. 2,409,810 E. STEMPEL _ SUSPENDERS Filed Feb. 1. ‘1946 EDk/AQD 2_ SheetS-Sheet 2 INVEN TOR. TEMPEZ. . BY HTI'OEA/EKI Patented Oct. 22, 1946 ‘,1 2,409,810 UNITED . STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 2,409,810‘ ‘ > i ' SUSPENDERS Edward Stempel, Los Angeles, Calif. Application February 1, 1946, SerialNo. 644,865 4 Claims. 1 (01. 2-325) 2 This invention relates to suspenders and more overcomes many of the difficulties and inconven iences normally associated with suspenders 0 particularly to a temporary and convenient hitch ing means associated therewith. conventional design. Most suspenders are provided with a buckle or other fastener by means of which the straps on ' It is therefore an object of my invention to provide an improved suspender construction by which suspenders may be readily and simply the suspenders may be permanently adjusted to any desired length. My invention contemplates lengthened for removal of suspended garments the addition of a temporary adjusting means or hitched up in their normal position for wear. ‘whereby the ‘length of the straps of the suspend It is another object of my invention to provide ers may be altered without affecting the custom 10 a substantially non-elastic suspender of improved ary permanent buckle adjustment. It is a com construction which may be temporarily length mon difficulty with suspenders of conventional ened or selectively shortened without disturbing construction that they must be loosened from the established length adjustment thereof. their connection to a pair of trousers or increased A further object of my invention is to provide in length in some other inconvenient manner such 1: suspenders having a cooperating but separate ad as by stretching them or loosening the perma justment and hitching means. i nent buckle adjustment in order to slip them over A still further object of my invention is to pro the wearer’s shoulders. vide suspenders having combined length adjust Various means have been employed to over come the inconvenience associated with the don ning and dof?ng of suspenders and the lengthen ing of them when desired. In some cases the suspenders have been provided with elastic straps which‘ may be stretched over the shoulders ‘but this has not proved entirely satisfactory. _The 1 elastic materials of which‘ the‘ straps’ are made readily lose their elasticity so that thestraps be come elongated and require frequent readjust ment for length.‘ In addition, even when, the straps retain their elasticity there is a tendency 1 for the trousers to creep downwardly against‘the tension of the'straps. Should the‘wearer seek to avoid this creeping tendency, he generally suc ceeds in achieving only an uncomfortable taut ness. ‘ Suspenders made of straps comprising non elastic material have the advantage of retaining an adjustment which is once made and are gen erally provided with a section having a degree ‘ of elasticity sufficient to afford freedom of ‘move ment of the wearer. It is‘ particularly upon sus 20 ing and hitching means‘ by which the suspender straps may be lengthened and positively adjusted to an established length independent of the ad justing means. ‘ ‘ ‘ Another further object of my invention is to provide suspenders the straps of which are made of substantially nonelastic material and which may be quickly and conveniently placed over or removed from the shoulder of the wearer. ‘ A still further object of my invention is to pro vide a suspender which may be readily length ened for lowering a suspended garment without removing a top garment worn thereover. This invention also has for an object the elimi nation of the disadvantages in connection with prior art devices of this general character. With these and other objects in View, the in vention consists in the construction, arrangement . and combination of the various parts of the de vice whereby the objects contemplated are at tained, as hereinafter set forth, pointed out in 40 the appended claims and ‘illustrated in the accom _ panying drawings. penders of this character that my invention is In the drawings, , most useful. When constructed in accordance Figure 1 is a front perspective view of suspend with my invention, suspenders may be worn un ers embodyingmy invention, positioned as for der upper garments such as a coat, being ‘readily 45 wearing on the body of a man.‘ ‘ ‘ Figure 2 is a front View of a‘ pair of suspend if. lengthened the wearerwithout desires removal to adjust of a shirt the coat. worn under ers embodying my invention. ‘ ‘ the suspenders, he need not remove the‘ coat or Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view‘taken on unfasten. the back strap in order to lower his the line 3-3 of Figure 2. ‘ ‘ ' ‘trousers for adjustment of his shirt-tails or for Figure 4 is a detailed perspective view. of ‘the any other purpose. ‘strap connection and‘hitch. ' ' ' For these and other reasons which will readily Figure 5 is a fragmentary front perspective view occur to one who has worn suspenders or who of a modi?ed'form of suspender embodying my is skilled in the art of ‘their construction, I have ‘invented a new and improved suspender which 55 Referring more particularly to the ‘drawings, I invention. ‘ l ‘ ’ ' ’ ‘ 2,409,810 [4. . 3 4 wearer. When the straps are in place the slotted fastener is pulled over the stud thereby tighten the numeral If! comprising a pair of front straps ing the suspenders over the shoulders. l2 a pair of shoulder straps l3 and a back strap The suspender straps are next adjusted to a I4. A strap connector l6 and a complementary comfortable length by means of the buckles 2| Cit strap hitch ll are associated with the adjacent which are slidable back and forth upon the ‘ends of each of the shoulder straps and front show a pair of suspenders designated generally by straps respectively. Suitable trouser straps l8 and M are provided at the lower extremity of the front straps respectively and also at the lower end of the back strap. ' The trouser straps'l8 and I9 may be formed with a doubled or reinforced slidable central por tion 20 and ?attened end portions 22 formed with suitable buttonholes 23. The back strap l4 may be formed at its lower end with any suitable reinforcing structure adapted to slidably carry the garment attaching means. In the preferred embodiment illustrated, this structure comprises a reinforced terminal sling 25 which may be secured to the lower por tion of‘ the back. strap by stitching or other suit able means; Atv its upper end the back strap may shoulder straps for this purpose, 10 ‘easily and, quickly disengaged from‘v thestud 3i! releasing the front straps and permitting them to be lengthened as desired. A modified form of my invention as illustrated in Figure 5 which comprises a strap connector l6’ formed with an upper eye 28’ through which a. shoulder strap I3’ is slidably inserted and a lower eye, 29-’ through which a front strap I2’ is inserted and provided preferably at its lower end with one-half of a snap fastener 58. The end 35’ 0f the front strap may be affixed to the strap connecting means in-the same manner asthatde scribed and- illustrated for the preferred embodi ment of my invention but said front strapcarries be stitched to one or more reinforcing pieces 23 a. complementary half 5i of said snap fastener at preferably applied to both sides, to which the the opposite" end from the strapconnecting means shoulder‘ straps may be similarly‘ stitched or otherwise secured; in lieu of the slotted fastener. ' It, will be understood that suspenders incorpo rating my'rinvention may be made of either elastic The’ shoulder straps. are formed at their front ends with suitable‘ loops‘ 21 passing through an upper eye 28: formed in the strap connector It. The eye: may have a long‘ narrow aperture adapt ' To remove thesuspenders, or for the purpose of lowering the trousers, the slotted fastener is or non-elastic material. Preferably they will. in 30 cludenon-elastic straps which may; be made of cloth, leather, plastic or other customary fabric. The‘ reinforcing portions25, 26 and also 40 are preferably made of leather although any material ed- to receive the‘ shoulder strap and hold‘ it ?at. These‘ shoulder straps are‘ extensible throughout said upper eye: when it is: desired to adjust their other than leather may be employed, such for lengths by means of the buckles 2t of a conven example, cloth, plastic, wire mesh and like‘ma tional sort‘. The strap connector‘ is further provided with terials. The trouser straps or‘back straps may be 7 formed of elastic material or- may have elastic a, lower eye 29 spaced from but similar to the sections provided therein.’ In lieu of buttons, upper eye and. in addition, carries preferably on snaps, clamps, hooks or other suitable fasteners its‘ lower portion, a. stud 35. A slotted fastener Y 31: is‘ formed with a: vertical slot 32 communicat 40 may be used upon thetrouser straps». The garment attaching means.» I8’ and, H! are ing with an enlarged opening. 33'. The slot 32 is most commonly formedv from leather but this also adapted to be releasably secured to the stud 30. is optional. The garment attaching means may Fastener 3ft may be‘ formed with an: elongated be» such that buttons are affixed to the terminal fastener‘ eye13'4 similar‘ to they upper and‘ lower 45 ends thereof, although hooks, snapfastenerspor eyes'28 and. 29. equivalent means maybe employed for attaching The front, straps are secured at one end 35 to the suspenders to the article of clothing desired. the strap‘ connector‘ and‘ to’ the slotted fastener The buckles, connecting means, hitching means, atits'other‘end'itg Thi's‘joinder toth'e strap con eyelets, and the like may be formed of any'hard nector may be‘ accomplished by passing said one end‘ 35 through the upper eye and thence down 60 material such as plastics or the like. Likewise, the hitching means might consist of a button, wardly and through the lower. eye‘. The said end hook, tie or equivalent mechanism in» place of is‘ thus- doubledvback upon itself and may be rein the means illustrated». , 7 forced and secured in: placeiby means of suitable While I. haveherein shown and described my stitching or in anyiother desired manner; The other end of the front? straps may be passed 55 invention in what I have conceived to be the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is recog loosely through a suitable eyelet 3'9; thence nized that departures may be made‘. therefrom ~ through the fastener‘ eye 34, thence forwardly within the scope of my invention, which: is not and upwardly through the enlarged‘ opening 33 to‘ be", limited to the details- disclosed' herein but and back through the fastener eye. Tension upon the front strap’ causes it‘ to bind upon itself. If 60 is‘ to' be‘ accorded the full'scope of‘ the claims so as? to embrace any and all equivalent devices. desired, stitching or the like may be utilized to, Having described my invention, what I‘ claim insure against possibility of slippage of the strap from the slotted fastener. as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: ' The garment" straps may be adjustably secured 1. A pair of suspenders comprising‘ a pair of to the lower endsOf‘ the front‘ straps l2 by means . 65 shoulder strap members, a garment attaching of. suitable loops 4!! fashioned. from leather, plastic or equivalent: fabric loosely engaging through the eyelet 39; In the use of my improved suspenders, the trouser straps are secured upon the buttons cus means for‘ each and a second strap memberinter mediate each of the shoulderstrap members and garment attaching means‘, said shoulder.‘ strap members each comprising a loop of adjustable 70 length and said second strap members each tomarily provided for such purpose. The- slotted fasteners are next disengaged from: the stud‘ 30 thereby releasing the front‘ straps to a temporary greater length whereby the shoulder straps are more readily placed: Over; the shoulders of- the 75 comprising an individual strap forminga loop ‘of‘?xed- length, the lower end of each said last loop having‘ a sliding engagement with there spective. garment. attaching means, an element one-no". end ofreach second: individual: strap having 2,409,810 5 6 an engagement with the lower end of the respec tive shoulder strap, and a fastener comprising one part adjacent one end of the second strap and another part adjacent the other end of the second strap having a releasable engagement with the lower end of the ?rst loop, and a. fastener comprising one part adjacent one end of the second strap and another part adjacent the other end of the second strap having a releasable en gagement with the ?rst part and having a size incapable of complete release from sliding en the ?rst part. 2. A pair of suspenders comprising a pair of shoulder strap members, a garment attaching gagement with the garment attaching means, said other part having a length adjusting attach ment to said other end of the second strap. 4. A pair of suspenders comprising a pair of shoulder strap members, a garment attaching means for each and a second strap member inter mediate each of the ?rst strap members and gar ment attaching means, said shoulder strap mem ber comprising a loop of adjustable length, said second strap member comprising an individual strap forming a loop of ?xed length, the lower end of said last loop having a sliding engagement with the respective garment attaching means, an means for each and a second strap member inter mediate each of the ?rst strap members and gar ment attaching means, said shoulder strap mem ber comprising an individual strap having a length adjusting fastener at one end thereof adjustably engaging the strap at a location re mote from the end forming a loop, said second strap member comprising an individual strap forming a loop of ?xed length, the lower end of said last loop having a sliding engagement with the respective garment attaching means, an ele element on one end of the second individual strap having a sliding engagement with the lower end of the ?rst loop, and a fastener comprising one part adjacent one end of the second strap and another part adjacent the other end of the second strap having a releasable engagement with the ?rst part. 3. A pair of suspenders comprising a pair of shoulder strap members, a garment attaching ment on one end of the second individual strap having a sliding engagement with the lower end , of the ?rst loop, and a fastener comprising one - means for each and a second strap member inter mediate each of the ?rst strap members and garment attaching means, said shoulder strap member comprising a loop of adjustable length, said second strap member comprising an indi vidual strap forming a loop of ?xed length, the lower end of said last loop having a sliding en gagement with the respective garment attaching 1. part at said one end of the second strap‘ incorpo rated in said element and another part at the other end of the second strap having a releasable engagement with the ?rst part and having a size incapable of complete release from sliding en gagement with the garment attaching means, said other part having a length adjusting attach ment to said other end of the second strap. means, an element on one end of the second in dividual strap having a sliding engagement with EDWARD STEMPEL.