TODAY’S PATENT- BELT BUCKLE
The Belt Buckle was invented by Lars Johansson on the 11th of November 1980, bearing patent number US4232428A.
This invention relates to a long-wearing stable substantially unbreakable buckle. Buckles are often of two pieces and subject to breakage, such as at the contact point between a prong loosely attached to the main body of a buckle. This invention has a front face piece and a rear face piece which are connected with rivets or screws at adjacent ends.
It is an object of this invention to provide an improved two-piece buckle which includes a frictional prong at one end and bracing at the opposite end to stabilize the buckle against breakage. This improved buckle possesses an “equilibrium” in being stabilized by bracing when open and by the frictional prong when closed.