US 353526 A
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(No MOdel') J. A. YARGER.
Patented Nov. 30, 1886.
-New Hampton, in the county of Chickasaw Atained in proper shape by them.
llNiTen STATES Param* Ormea.
JOHN A. YARGER, OF NEW HAMPTON, IOWA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No4 353,526, dated November 30, 1886.
Application filed March 18, 1586.
To all whom may concern,.-
Be it known that I, JOHN A. YARGER, of
and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Satchel-Straps; and I do hereby declare that the :following is a full, clear, and exact description of the Same.
My invention is an improved device for holding Satchel-straps; and its object is to provide means for dispensing with the use of a buckle and securing the free end of the strap by means of a Suitable fastening device secured to the Satchel itself.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l represents a perspective view of a portion of a satchel. Fig. 2 is a similar view of a moditcation. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of another modification.
In the drawings the Satchel is represented at A. The strap which passes around the Satchel is represented at a. The Satchel is,asitis ordinarilyconstructed,provided withtwojaws composed of metal frames, the material ofthe Satchel being secured to these frames, and being re- These fra mes st-rengthen the satchel and serve to permit the Satchel to be opened and closed without difficulty. On one side of these frames, which I will call the jaws of the Satchel, aloop, l. is secured and one end of the strap c is fastened thereto. The other end of the strap is free; but when it is desired to putthe satehelin condition for traveling the free end of the Strap is carried around the Satchel-body and is lockedin place upon the Lipper part of the Satchel-jaw, and it is in this improved locking device that my invention mainly consists. A metallic cover, b, is hinged to the top plate or jaw marked C, and a spring is contained within the hinge of said cover, whereby it is normally kept closed. It locks overa projecting flange at its free end, being released therefrom by the nger of the operator when it is desired to place the strap in position or to remove it therefrom. AS shown in Figs. l and 2, a loop and staple may be employed, so that the cover may be secured by a padlock.
From the center of the space covered by the part b a piu, c, extends, preferably slightlyiuclined, and the free end of the Strap is brought Serial No. 195.710. (No mo'el.)
around in position with one ofthe holes therein registerii'ig` with the inclined pin vc beneath the cover. Vhen the strap has been tightened to the propel' tension and the pin registers with the proper hole, the cover is released, and its spring forces it down to its seat, the pin being of Such length that it bears against the top of said cover when it is down, rendering it impossible for the strap to become loosened without lifting the said cover.
It will be understood that it is not essential that one end of the strap should be secured to the jaw of the Satchel or valise, though this is preferred; but instead of being so secured the end of the strap may have a buckle contained thereomand the opposite end,after passing through and being locked by the cover b, may extend far enough through to the other Side to engage with the buckle in the ordinary manner.
The second part of my invention consists in combining with this cover for holding the strap a clasp which tends to hold the jaws together and take the strain off from the lock. Ordinarily these are simply arms bent in U shape, with their horizontal portion fitted to turn in a Socket in the upper jaw, and their depending portions adapted to extenddown upon either Side of thejaws and hold them in place. In unlocking or emptying a valise difiiculty is sometimes experienced in manipulating the lock and these retaining-clasps at the same time, and my idea is to avoid this difficulty by thc construction which I will now describe.
As shown in Fig. 2, I make the cover b of double the length shown in the other figures, and to the under part of this extension I fit an ordinary clasp, d, So that when the strap has been placed in position and thejaws have been closed the cover b is let fall and the clasp d lits over the edges ofthe closed jaws and holds them in position, the end of the strap being at the saine time locked in place.
Vhen it is desired to open the Satchel the l spring cover is raised, and the clasp and the ends of the straps released at the same time.
Instead ofthe clasp shown, there maybe an elongated pin, e, extending from the under ypart ofthe cover b downward and registering IOO with holes formed in the two jaws, this being obviously an equivalent construction of that just described.
Having thus described my invention, what` 5' Iclairn, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
l. In combination with a Satchel, a strap se cured at one end to onejaw thereof, and having its free end perforated, a pin projecting 1o fromthe opposite jaw of the satchel and adapted to register-with the perforations in,
the strap, a spring-clasp adapted to t over the strap and lock the same in positon,and afastening device for the said clasp, substantially 15 as described.
2. In combination with a satcheLa strap secured at one end to one jaw thereof and having its free end perforated, a pin projecting from thev opposite jaw of the Satchel and adapted to register with the perforations in the strap, a clasp adapted to t over the strap and lock the same in position, and a supple mental holding device secured to an extension of said clasp, substantially as described. l
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presenceof two subscribing witnesses.
JOHN A. YARGER. Witnessesz J. CHANDLER, E. H. YARGER.