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They Invented What? (No. 196)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on March 8, 2011

U.S. Pat. No. 3,458,188:  Dance belts with detachable elastic joining members.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination, a pair of dance belts, each belt comprising an elongated rectangular shaped fabric body looped at one end and tapered at its other end, a rectangular buckle hingedly mounted on the looped end of the body, the tapered end having spaced aligned holes therein for selectively receiving a hook carried by the buckle, and a device on the body adjacent each end thereof for removably attaching an elongated elastic member; and a pair of elongated elastic members, each round in cross-section, and each detachably attached at one end to one of said devices on one belt and detachably attached at the other end to one of said devices on the other belt.