Oct. ‘29, 1946. R. A. GAULDIN 2,410,208 BUTTON PROTECTOR Filed Aug. 17, 1944 AL __________ \ . ' R0552?‘ ,4. GAUL DIN: .' By ' . ', "a a Y " hw- " Attorneys 2,410,208 Patented Oct. 29, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,410,208 BUTTON PROTECTOR Robert A. Gauldin, Enid, Okla., assignor of one hall’ to Truman H. Netherton, Enid, Okla. Application August 17, 1944, Serial No. 549,929 ' 1 Claim. 1 (Cl. 68-235) 2 This invention appertains to new and useful Along the strip 5 at certain spaced intervals improvements in button protectors, the principal object being to provide a button protector and underlying the top or hood 6, 1 are button holes l2. It can now be seen that buttons l3 of a garment I'd to be cleaned can be slipped through the button-holes l2 and be protected by the cov adapted for use by dry cleaners to protect but tons on garments during the process of cleaning or pressing. Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the follow ing description. In the drawing: ering 6, ‘I. Should the row of buttons be longer than the protector, then the button of the row beyond the cover 6, 1 can be gauged by the ex tension 10 and over this button and extension 10v can be disposed one end of another protector. While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the invention in speci?c terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and Figure 2 is a top plan view of the protector. materials may be resorted to without departing Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the protector.v Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken 15 from the spirit and scope of the invention as Figure 1 represents a perspective view of the protector; on the line 4—4 of Figure 2. claimed hereinafter. ' Having described the invention, what is claimed Figure 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line -5—5 of Figure 4. Figure 6 is an enlarged cross-sectional view showing the protector applied to the buttons of a row of buttons on a garment during the laun a garment. dering, dry cleaning or pressing of the garment as new is: ’ A shield adapted temporarily to be attached to which includes a bottom strip having a single row Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals of closely spaced button holes adapted to receive designate like parts, it can be seen that the de the buttons on the garment, a cover strip Der vice consists of an elongated sack-like structure consisting of a bottom ply 5 and a top consisting 25 manently attached to the side edges of the bot of an elongated strip folded laterally upon itself to provide two thicknesses or plies ‘6, 1, The up per strip is somewhat shorter than the bottom tom strip and adapted to overlie the buttons to protect them from injury or loss during the treat ment of the garment, and an uncovered extension strip 5, the same having one end stitched to one on the bottom strip having a button-hole therein end of the strip 5 as at 8 while its opposite end 30 whereby a second shield may be attached to the garment; in alignment with the ?rst shield to is stitched in place as at 9 and at a point inwardly protect a series of buttons on the garment which of the adjacent end of the bottom strip 5. This might be left unprotected by the ?rst shield. leaves an extension II] of the bottom strip 5 in ROBERT A. GAULDIN. which a button-hole I I is formed.