Today let’s take a look at the closure for cufflinks. The United States Patent office shows 106 patents issued between the 1790s and 2003 for cuff holders. Class 24 – Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc – subclass 41.1 Cuff Holders.
A toggle closure may be defined as a mechanism with two parallel bars, attached to the back of the cuff link with a piece connected between the two bars that can rotate a full 360 degrees.
This type of closure was first mass-produced in America commencing in the mid 1940s. Because of its ease of use, it quickly became the most popular closure in the United States. The only problem with this type of cuff link is the one side of the cuff looks unfinished.
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