v.I. W. DAVIS’.
No. 139,121. s PatentedMay20,1873.
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JACOB W. DAVIS, OF RENO, NEVADA, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND LEVI STRAUSS & COMPANY, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN FASTENING POCKET-OPENINGS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 139,121, dated May 20, 1873 application filed August 9, 1872.
To all whom at may concern Be it known that I, JACOB W. DAVIS, of Reno, county of Washoe and State of Nevada, have invented an Improvement in Fastening Scams; and I do hereby declare the following description and accompanying drawing are sutficient to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which it most nearly appertains to make and use my said invention or improvement without further invention or experiment;
My invention relates to a fastening for pocket-openings, whereby; the sewed seams are prevented from ripping or starting from frequent pressure or strain thereon; and it consists in the employment of a metal rivet or eyelet at each edge of the pocket-opening, to prevent the rippingof the seam at those points. The rivet or eyelet is so fastened in the seam as to bind the two parts of cloth which the seam unites together, so that it shall prevent the strain or pressure from coming upon the thread with which the seam is sewed.
In order to more fully illustrate and explain my invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing, in which my invention is represented as applied to the pockets of a pair of pants.
Figure 1 is a view of my invention as applied to pants.
A is the side seam in a pair of pants, drawers, or other article of wearing apparel, which terminates at the pockets; and b b represent the rivets at each edge of the pocket opening. The seams are usually ripped or started by the placing of the hands in the pockets and the consequent pressure or strain upon them. To strengthen this part I employ a rivet, eyelet, or other equivalent meta-l stud, b, which I pass through a hole at the end of the seam, so as to bind the two parts of cloth together, and then head’it down upon both sides so as to firmly unite the two parts. which already have one head are used, it is only necessary to head the opposite end, and
a washer can be interposed, if desired, in the usual way. By this means I avoid a large amount oftrouble in mending portions of seams which are subjected to constant strain.
I am aware that rivets have been used for securing seams in shoes, as shown in the patents to Geo. Houghton, No; 6i,0l5, April 23, 1867, and to L. K. Washburn, No. 123,313,
January 30, 1572; and hence I do not claim, 1