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Oct- 23, 1962
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F. B. DIERKS
3,059,301
SLIDE FASTENER OPERATOR
Filed Oct. 24. 1961
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INVENTOR.
FRED B. DIEEKS
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Unit?d States, Patent O?ice .
3,059,301
Patented Oct. 23, 1962
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SLIDE FASTENER OPERATOR
Fred B. Dierks, 1701 Hamilton Lane, Grants Pass, Oreg.
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Filed Oct. 24, 1961, Ser. No. 147,232
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8 Claims.
(Cl. 24-20515)
_ This invention relates to a novel operator for slide
remote from the receiver 30. As indicated in FIGURE
3, the terminal 42 can be connected, at its free end, to
> the end of the web 22, remote from the extension, 28,
by a bend 29, the extension and the spring 38 thereby
being in ‘onepiece, for economical manufacture.
The standard portion 40 of the spring 38 is longer
than the extension 28 and merges into a return-bent crook
portion 42, which, as shown in FIGURE 3, is longitu
dinally spaced fromrand reaches across the receiver 30, in
The primary object of the invention is the provision
of a more efficient and practicalhandle-equipped device 10 the normal position of the extension 28. The crook por
tion 42 terminates, at its free end, in a ?at, transversely
of the kind indicated which renders easy the opening and
elongated protective shoe 44 which is centered relative to
closing of slide fasteners of garments, located in hard-to
fasteners. .
rea-ch areas, such as in the backof a woman’s dress, the
.the receiver 30, and which has a slight longitudinal curva
ture and extends equally beyond the side edges of the
device having a protective shoe which prevents damage
to undergarments by being caught in the fasteners as the 15 crook portion 42, the convex side 46 of the shoe 44 being
remote from the receiver 30, and normally spaced there
slides thereof are operated.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a
The device 10‘ is provided for operating a conventional
‘device of the character indicated above, which can be
slide fastener having spaced toothed runs 48, secured to
economically manufactured and assembled, and which is
easily applied to and removed from the ?nger-piece of 20 the opposed edges of an opening 50 in a garment, such
as a woman’s dress 52, and slidably embraced by a slide
the slide of a slide fastener, for operating the ?nger-piece.
54 having one or more tyes 56 projecting from the outer
Other important objects and advantageous features of
side thereof, which are pivotally and securably engaged
theiinvention will be apparent from the following de
through openings 58 in the innerend of a flat ?nger
scription and the accompanying drawings, wherein, for
purposes of illustration only, a speci?c form of the in 25 piece 60. The device 710 is applied to the fastener by
holding the bracket extension 28 and the standard por
vention is set forth in detail.
tion 40 of the spring 38 in the hand and compressing the
In the drawings: .
from.
. FIGURE lis a perspective view showing a device of the
invention applied to aslide‘ fastener located in the back
of a dress;
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same together,‘ so as to move the receiver 30 far enough
away from the fastener slide 54 toenable the ?nger-piece
30 60 to be inserted in the open end 62 of the receiver,
whereat the extension 28 is released to spring back, to
ward the shoe 44 and thereby engage the receiver over
the ?nger-piece '60. The ends of the shoe 44 are then
FIGURE 3 is a vertical transverse section taken on
engaged behind the edges of the dress opening 50, so
the line 3—-3 of FIGURE 2; ,
FIGURE 4 is a horizontal section taken on the line 35 that the convex side 46 of the shoe bears harmlessly and
slidably against an existent undergarment 64, as indicated
‘ 4—4 of FIGURE 3;
in FIGURE 1, whereupon the device is adapted to be
FIGURE 5 is a vertical section taken on the line 5--5
moved along the opening 50, by means of the handle 12,
of FIGURE 3;
in either direction, for opening or closing the slide fas
FIGURE 6 is a, horizontal section taken on the line
40 tener. The shoe 44 holds the undergarment 64 out of
6-6 of FIGURE 2.
the dress opening 50, thereby preventing snagging of the
Referring in‘ detail to the drawings, ‘wherein like nu
undergarment in the slide fastener and damage to the
merals designate like parts throughout the several views,
undergarment, as the slide 54 is operated. -The shoe 44
the illustrated device, generally designated 10, comprises
an elongated handle 12, preferably somewhat flexible, 45 has the additional purpose of stabilizing the device 10,
relative to the slide fastener and relative to the body of
and preferably composed of a wire loop having a bight
> FIGURE 2>is an enlarged fragmentary elevation of
FIGURE 1, partly broken away;
portion 14, at one‘end thereof, and legs 16, having free
ends 18.
A channel bracket 20 has a web 22 having
the wearer ‘of a slide fastened garment, as the slide 54 is
operated, by bearing ?atly and slidably against the body
of the wearer of the garment.
hook ?anges 24, along its side edges, which are directed
> The device 10 can be applied and operated either from
inwardly toward each other, the free ends 18 of the
handle legs ‘16 being securably embraced in and between 50 a pendant position, as shown in FIGURE 1, or from an
upstanding position, depending upon the user’s conven
the hook ?anges 24 and the web 22, and being held in
fence‘ or the location of the slide fastener.
laterally spaced relationship, by the inturned free edges
Although there has been shown and described a preé
26 of the hook ?anges;-as shown in FIGURE 6.
fer-red embodiment of the invention, it is to be under
The bracket web 22 has a preferably integral elon
stood that the invention is not necessarily con?ned
gated ?at longitudinal extension 28, on the end thereof
thereto, and that any change or changes in the structure
remote from the bight portion 14 of the handle 12, which
of and in the relative arrangements of components thereof
is ?exible and resilient, and normally extends in the
are contemplated as being within the scope of the inven
plane of the bracket 20‘ and the handle 12. On its free
tion as de?ned by the claims appended hereto.
end the extension 28 has a lateral, ?at tubular receiver
What is claimed is:
30 which comprises a flat web 32 having laterally in
l. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
wardly directed hook flanges 34 along its side edges, and
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
on the side of the web 32 adjacent to the bracket 20,
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
the free edges 36- of the ?anges 34 being substantially in
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
meeting relationship, as shown in FIGURE 5.
65 ?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
A flat flexible and resilient J-shaped spring 38 com
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
prises a substantially straight standard portion 40 which
ing away from the side of the extension remote from‘ the
terminates in an acutely angled terminal 42 which is
receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching spaced
securably inserted between the web 22 of the channel
bracket 20 and the free ends 18 of the handle legs 16, 70 across the extension and the receiver, said crook terminat
ing in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver.
whereby the standard portion 40 ?ares away from the
2. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
side of the extension 28, at the side of the extension
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bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
ing away from the side of the extension remote from the
receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching spaced
across the extension and the receiver, said crook terminat
ing in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver, said
receiver being tubular and having an open end facing 10
the shoe.
3. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide 15
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
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?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
?nger~piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
ing away from the side of the extension remote from
the receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching
spaced across the extension and the receiver, said crook
terminating in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver,
said handle comprising a wire loop having legs having
free ends, said bracket being channel shaped and having
a web having inturned hook ‘?anges along its side edges,
the free ends of the handle legs being clamped between
the hook ?anges and the web of the bracket, said exten
sion being a prolongation of the web.
7. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
ing away from the side of the extension remote from the
receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching spaced
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
across the extension and the receiver, said crook terminat 20 dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
ing in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver, said
ing away from the side of the extension remote from
receiver being tubular and having an open end facing the
the receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching
shoe, said shoe being centered relative to the receiver
spaced across the extension and the receiver, said crook
and extending beyond the opposite sides of the crook
terminating in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver,
portion.
4. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
said handle comprising a wire loop having legs having
free ends, said bracket being channel shaped and having
a web having inturned hook ?anges ‘along its side edges,
the free ends of the handle legs being clamped between
the hook ?anges and the web of the bracket, said exten
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu 30 sion being a prolongation of the Web, the standard por
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
tion of the spring terminating at one end in an acutely
ing away from the side of the extension remote from the
angled terminal, said terminal being clamped in the
receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching spaced
bracket between the web and the free ends of the handle
across the extension and the receiver, said crook terminat
legs.’
ing in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver, said 35
8. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
receiver being tubular and having van open end facing the
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
shoe, said shoe being centered relative to the receiver and
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
extending beyond the opposite sides of the crook portion,
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
said shoe being transversely elongated and having a
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
40 dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
convex surface remote from the receiver.
5. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
ing away from the side of the extension remote from the
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
?exible and resilient extension secured to and extending
from the bracket, said extension having a lateral slide
?nger-piece receiver thereon, a spring having a longitu
dinal standard portion secured to the bracket and diverg
ing away from the side of the extension remote from
the receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching
spaced across the extension and the receiver, said crook
terminating in a shoe spaced laterally from the receiver,
said handle comprising a wire loop having legs having
free ends, said bracket being channel shaped and having
a web having inturned hook ?anges along its side edges,
the free ends of the handle legs being clamped between
the hook ?anges and the web of the bracket.
6. A slide fastener operator comprising a handle, a
bracket secured on one end of the handle, a longitudinal
receiver, a crook on said standard portion reaching
spaced across the extension and the receiver, said crook
terminating in a shoe spaced lateral-1y from the receiver,
said handle comprising a wire loop having legs having
free ends, said bracket being channel shaped and having
a web having inturned hook ?anges along its side edges,
the free ends of the handle legs being clamped between
the hook ?anges and the web of the bracket, said exten
sion being a prolongation of the web,v the standard por
tion of the spring terminating at one end in an acutely
angled terminal, said terminal being clamped in the
bracket between the web and the free ends of the handle
legs, said terminal being connected at its free end to the
end of the web remote from the extension.
No references cited.
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