J. MITCHELL. CORSET FASTENER. APPLICATION men 0C1'.25,1916. 1, 24,4@6, Patented May 1, 1917}. Witnesses Inventor j: I jmc mwms PETERS co.. Pnonruma. WASNINCI'ON. n c. JOHN MITCHELL, F NORTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA. CORSET-FASTENER. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented May 1, 1917. Application filed October 25, 1916. Serial No. 127,636. cord, an adjustable, step by step connection between the front portions of a corset may be afforded. In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 shows in front elevation, a porti0n of a corset whereunto the device forming the subject matter of this application has been applied, parts being broken away; Fig. 2 is a top plan of a hook which constitutes one member of the separable connector or fastener forming the subject matter of this application; Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the hook shown in Fig. 2. In Fig. 1 of the drawings, one edge of the corset, at the front, is denoted by the numeral 1-1 and carries a stay 15. Held to the stay 15 by means of rivets 17 is an eye 16 connected with one end of a chain 18. The opposite edge of the corset is denoted by the numeral 19 and carries a stay 20. The device comprises a hook including base arms 21 having eyes 22 united by rivets 23 with the stay 20. The base arms 21 of the hook terminate in outstanding arms 24 merging into back bent fingers 25 connected by a cross bar 26. Any link of the chain 18 may be engaged between the parts 2%25 at the opposite sides of the hook, and thus a step by step adjustment between the edges 14 and 19 of the corset may be brought about. Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is In a separable fastener, a hook including base members having eyes, the base members terminating in outstanding arms merging into back-bent fingers extended toward the base members and connected by a cross bar disposed transversely of the base members and supported thereon; and a flexible element engaged between the arms and the fingers and supported on the cross bar, the flexible element having a projection coacting with the fingers. In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses. JOHN MITCHELL. lVitnesses JOHN J. SWALLOW, MIKE DEMKO. Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.



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