"Hi Fred, I had a similar thought, but did not mention it as I'd never heard of a safety buckle before, but had heard of the safety harness more like today's vest/body straps.
It is still a good possibility though..."
"Since this company made parts for industry. I would say it looks very close to adjustable gadget that kept one from being drawn into machinery. I had a Walker Turner Saw it could cut huge timbers in half with one pull. The thing I had to hook up too…"
"As to the unusual shape of the buckle itself, I'd say it is a clever method of giving the wearing a place to hold/hang implements from whilst working. A custom-made holder for whatever specific tool/item they would be using regularly,…"
"I can read printing on both pieces. A pic of that writing could solve your question. I can read the name "pearl" which is beyond what you say it reads. Please undo the wiring and take a picture of both pieces. It's up to you to…"
"Homer F. Livermore made loom parts many years ago, according to what I read online. So possibly your items could be part of a loom?
H. F. Livermore Co.
Catalog of Duplicate Repair Parts and Specialties for KNOWLES Broad Gem Intermediate Automatic…"
"The inscription shows the name of H. F. Livermore and I instantly found this website which describes the founder as designing improved tools for textile mills. The inscription I believe shows an address in Boston,…"
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