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@ab 25, 1936, W, F FASSETT 2,031,699
Ho sE sUPPoRTER GRIP Filed July 27, 1934 Patented Feb. 25, 1936 UNITED STATE-S PATENT OFFICE HOSE SUPPORTER. GRIP Application July 27, 1934, Serial No. 737,149
This invention relates to hosev supporter grips, and more particularly toa grip which. comprises a loop member usually made of metal and. a clasp member which ordinarily comprises, a flat base strip or strap-like member having upon; one endthat the sides of the loop abut snuglythe side portions of the shank and the button remainsA above theloop, the edges of the latter which project beyond the shank projecting over the side members of then loop. It sometimes occurs `that when a considerable pull is exertedon the stocking the projecting side edges of the button will collapse or be bent upwardly andthe button will be pulled through the loop and thus the grip on the stocking will be broken.
One object of this invention isto providea hose supporter grip wherein the claspportion, includ-- ing the flat base strip and the button, will be-so constructed that it will hold the stocking securely regardless ofthe tension to which thegripmay. bev subjected.
Another object of the invention is to provide a hose supporter grip of the button-and looptype in which theibuttonwill beso constructedthat its edgeswill be relatively rigid so that there will be no danger of its being pulled through the loop.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a button and loop hose supporter grip wherein a shank member will be formed on the clasp portion or base strip and a relatively rigid base head be secured to the shank portion in a novel way, the head being sufficiently rigid adjacent its side edges so that it will not pull through the loop.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a button and loop hose supporter grip wherein a rigid and firm button head will be provided which at the same time will have a soft and resilient external surface so as not to tear the fabric to which it is secured.
To these and other ends the invention consists in the novel features and combinations of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed.
Fig. 1 is afront elevational view of a hose supporter grip embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan viewof the clasp member comprising the base strip and button;
Fig.Y 3 isi aside view of the parts shown in Fig. 2;
Fig'. 4- is a sectional View through the clasp member of Fig. 2; 5
Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line 5 5 of Fig. 4;
Fig; 6 is: a sectional view on line 6--6 of Fig. 4;
Figs. 7 and 8 are sectional views showing modified forms of the base strip of the clasp member;
Fig.l 9-'isan enlarged sectional View of the buttonhead. y
Toillustr-ate a-preferred embodiment of my inventionlV have shown in Fig. l a hose supporter grip of the button and loop type, the loop IIJ being preferably made of sheet metal inl the usual form. This loop has an enlarged opening I I adjacent its upper end, which opening communicates with a smaller opening or slot I 2 at itslower end to receive the button shank, as will be later described. It will be understood that the sides of the opening I2 will. be so formed as to conformtoandt fairly snugly against the sides of thebutton shank. In the form shown, the sides4 of thefbutton shank are substantially parallel, and the sides of the loop at this point are also substantially parallel.
The clasp. member includesv a flat base stripV designated as a whole by the numeral I3, this strip having at itsupper end a projecting shoulder I4, and is secured to; the loopfby being bent around or folded over a. crossbar I5 on the loop, and the projecting. shoulder I4 caught below the lower surfacelof this bar. Upon the lower end of the. base stripA of the4 clasp member is a button comprising a shank portion I6 and a head member I'I', both of which will be described in greater detail hereafter.
As shown in Fig. 4 of the drawing, the flat base strip consists of three plies or layers, the intermediate ply I8 being of rubber and the top and bottom plies I9 and 20 being of cloth or fabric, which plies of fabric are secured to the rubber layer I8 by the usual method, and give rigidity and strength thereto. At the lower end of this strip member the shank portion IB of the button is secured to the strip by being vulcanized to the rubber thereof. It will be understood that the shank member will usually be made of rubber and is provided with a central opening 2l which registers with an opening 22 in the base strip. In the form shown the shank member is provided with substantially parallel sides 23 and 24, and its width between these sides is less than the longitudinal dimension of the shank. The dimen- 55 sions and shape of the shank member may, of course, be varied if desired.
The button head I1 secured at the top of the shank member consists of a sheet metal perforated disk 25 which is embeddedin a rubber covering 26, the latter extending about the peripheral edge of the disk and over the top and bottom thereof, except upon the upper surface of the disk where the rubber covering is provided with a countersunk opening 21 substantially concentric with the opening 28 of the disk, but countersunk to leave a portion of the disk exposed. At its lower side the rubber covering is provided with an opening 29 of substantially the same dimensions as the opening 28 of the disk. The disk is vulcanized in the button head. Y
This button head is secured to the shank by being placed thereon with the openings in the head registering with the opening in the shank, and a hollow rivet or eyelet member 30 is passed through these openings and its ends upset below the base strip and above the metal disk into the countersunk opening 21 so that the upset portion of the rivet or eyelet at the upper end bears against the metal of the reinforcing disk.
In Fig. 7 of the drawing I have shown a somewhat modified form of clasp member wherein the base strip is formed of an upper ply of rubber 32 and a lower ply of cloth 33. In Fig. 8 of the drawing this strip is formed of upper and lower plies 34 and 35 of rubber and an intermediate ply 36 of cloth. Considerable Variation is possible in the manner in which the base strip is constructed. 'I'he forms shown are practical and will give the proper resiliency as well as the desired strength and rigidity.
The manner of using the grip will be well understood by those skilled in the art. It may be explained, however, that the shank I6 of the button is provided at its side edges 23 and 24 with a crosssectional shape which conforms to and fits fairly snugly against the side edges of the metal portion of the lower end of the loop in the opening I2. The longitudinal dimension of the shank member is, as shown in Fig. 4, substantially the same as the diameter of the button head, but as shown in Fig. 6 the width of the loop is considerably less than the diameter of the button head so that the latter will project laterally from the shank member and will project over the metal side portions of the loop. It will also be observed from inspection of Fig. 6 of the drawing that the diameter of the metallic disk 25 is sufficiently great so that the edges of this disk will project laterally beyond the shank member and project over the metal portions of the loop. This will relnforce the button head and provide sufficient rigidity for the edges thereof so that there will be no danger of these edges collapsing or being bent upwardly under strain and the button pulled through the loop.
While I have shown and described some embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that it is not to be limited to all of the details shown, but is capable of modification and variation within the spirit of the invention and within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A hose supporter grip having a clasp member comprising a base strip and a rubber shank member projecting upwardly therefrom, a button head secured upon the upper surface of the shank member, said button head comprising a rubbercovered metallic disk having an opening therethrough, said rubber covering at the upper side of the disk being countersunk to expose a portion f the disk, and a fastening member passed through the shank member and button head to secure the parts together, said fastening member having its upper end upset over the upper surface of the disk in the countersunk portion of the rubber covering, and said rubber covering being gripped between the lower face of the disk and the shank.
2. A hose supporter grip having a clasp member comprising a base strip having a rubber shank member projecting upwardly therefrom at one end thereof, a button head comprising a perforated metallic disk, said disk having a covering of cushioning material about the edges thereof and extending to the opening in the disk on the lower side thereof, said covering extending over a portion of the upper surface of the disk but leaving a portion of the disk exposed adjacent the opening, and a rivet member passed through the shank and the opening in the disk and upset over the upper surface of the disk within the covering material.
3. A hose supporter grip having a clasp member comprising a base strip and a rubber shank member extending upwardly therefrom, a button head secured upon the upper surface of the shank member, and said head comprising a metallic disk having a covering of rubber on its upper and lower surfaces and having a central opening therein and a headed securing member passed through said opening and secured to the base strip below the shank to secure the head in place, and said member gripping the rubber covering between the shank and lower surface of the disk.
WALLACE F. FASSETT.