Jan. 8, 1924. I 1,480,305 S. A. SCHECK Filed May 2, 1922 J/VVE/VZOA Simona l9. SE/Feet xrzarlsx Patented Jan. 8, 1924. " seems a sesame SAN V enn'ritit. Application filedMay 2, ToaZZ whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SUSANA A. SoHEoK, a citizen of the United States, residing at holder without sewing the ends of the elastic to the connecting device. 7 Another object of the invention is to provide adjustable means for connecting the garter to the stocking, or for connecting it to other clothing as may be desired, the connecting means being movable along the garter elastic to any desired position, Another object of the invention is. to prO: vide means for connectin the ends of the elastic together which Wifl tie to be drawn up as tight as may be desired, or loosened at will. Other objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds An embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings in which the same reference numeral is applied to'the same portion throughout, but I am aware that there may be modifications thereof. I Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the garter as it appears ready for use. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the plate for connecting the ends of the elastic together. Fig. 3 is an edge view of the plate shown in Figure 2. Fig. 4 is a front elevation of one form of the plate for connecting the clothing to the garter elastic. Fig. 5 is an edge view of the connector shown in Figure 4, and Fig. 6 is a side view of a modified form of connector in which the plate as an ordinary type of hose supporter is connected thereto. The garter consists of an elastic band 1 cut of any desired length. This band usually has its ends stitched to avoid fraying, but that is not a necessity. The ends of the garter are connected together by meansof a flat plate 2. The flat permit the elas- 1922. Serial No. 557,884. plate 2 has twotriangular openings 3 and A formed therein, said openings being symmetrically placed at opposite ends of the. 7 plate, and adjacent the bases of the triangular openings the plate has two slots out which form'four hooks 5 to 8 inclusive. The triangular openings 3 and 1 1 are of such size as to enable thegarter elastic 'to be slipped therethrough very easily, after which one edge of the garter elastic is slipped under one of the adjacent hooks and then the other edge is slipped under the other adjacent hook. with the plate pulled tightly against the same by the garter elastic 1, there is no tendency for the ends of the tape. to release. In order to connect the clothing, stocking or sleeve to theelastio, plates 9 are used. These plates have two parallel slots 10 and When surrounding the leg or arm and 11 formed therein. In one form these plates have hooks 12 and 13 at their lower end, which hooksare connected to a safety pin 14. Any number of the fasteners may be. used on the garter band as maybe desired, the plate being placed in position thereon by passing the garter band 1 through both of the slots 10 and 11. If it is not desired'to use the safety pins 14:, the ordinary form of stocking fastener having the slotted'plate 15 and button plate 16 may be used. In this event the fastener is secured to a fiat plate 17 with a horizontally extending slot 18 at its lower edge and having the same parallel slots 19 and 20 as are used with the plate 9. .In operation the ends of the tape 1 are placed through the triangular slots 3 and 4 of the plate 2-and the short end is then bent back and hooked under the two hooks 5 and 6 adjacent, or 7 and 8 adjacent the opposite end, any desired adjustment of the band being easily attained. The fastening plates 9 or 17 may be used in any desired number, fWhat I claim is as follows, but various modifications maybe made in the construction shown in thedrawings and above particularly described form, within the purview of my invention: 7 1. A garter fastener comprising a plate having two openings therein and having two oppositely placed prongs at each end whereby the ends of a garter tape may be passed through the two openings and then under the prongs to secure the garter in a desired adjustment. 2-; A garter fastenervcomprising a plate having two triangular openings therein. 5 With the bases of the triangles oppositelywhereby the ends of a garter tape may be passed through said holes and may be retained in a given adjustment bybeing placedflunder said prongs. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 24th day of April A; D. 1922. v SUSANA A. SCHECKL



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