US 1039910 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. J. DEGENHARDT.
PIN AND FLOWER HOLDER.
APPLIQATION FILED AUG. 21, 1911.
Patented Oct. 1, 1912.
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JOHN J. DEGENHARDT, OF ELKVILLE, ILLINOIS.
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Specification 01 Letters Patent.
Application filed August 21, 1911. Serial No. 645,286.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN J. DEGENHARDT, citizen of the United States, residing at Elkville, in the county of Jackson and State :of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pins and Flower Holders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention comprehends certain new and useful improvements in flower attach.
ing devices, and relates particularly to a combination pin and flower holder.
It has as an object to provide a combination flower holder and pln, decorative in its appearance, easy to manufacture, and efl'ective in the performance of its function.
With this and other objects in view as will more fully appear as the description proceeds the invention consists in certain constructions, arrangements and combinations of the parts that I shall hereinafter fully describe and claim,
For a full understanding of the invention.
reference is to be had to the following description and. accompanying drawing, 111 which:
a Figure 1 is a perspective view of the combination'flower holder and pin in its open position; Fig. 2 is an elevation of the same;
Fig.3 is a longitudinal sectional View of the device; Figs. 4 and 5 are Views of the end of the device closed. Fig. 6 is a transverse section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2. Fig. 7
shows aperspective view of the device holding a flower.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicatedv v in all the views of the accompanying drawvariously spaced from each other, said ing by the same reference characters.
Referring to the drawing, the numerali designates a coiled spring with the coils springbeing flattened on one side and having one end bent back upon the spring and pointed at its extremity to form a cloth engaging member or pin 2. The end of the spring adjacent the point of the pin is a hook which engages the pin 2. A plate 4 is pivotally attached at one end to the spring on the flattened side thereof by a lip 5 which is bent around the end turn of the coil and the other end of the plate is provided with a clasp 6 which engages the adjacent end of the spring and is thus retained inits Patented Oct. 1,1912.
formed into a return bend 3, thus producing closed position) The plate 4 is formed with the pin 2, and the ends of the spring 1 are pressed together, whereupon the clasp 6 is released and the plate 4, being pivotally attached to the spring at the other end, may
be swungto open position and expose the flat side of the spring. The coils of said spring being variously spaced to allow 'different sized flower stems to be inserted, a: suitable space is chosen and the flower isg inserted. The plate 4 is then returned to? its former position and the clasp 6 placed in engagement with the spring 1. The angularly disposed side flanges of the plate 4 engage the flower stem and pressing against it retain it in its adjusted position. It is of course understood that the plate 4 may be decorated with a design or may bear a' monogram or other suitable decoration.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:
l. A combination pin and flower holderembodying a coiled spring,having an attaching member, and an elongated laterally flanged retaining plate hinged to said spring and having a catch for engagement with the spring the flanges of said plate being adapted to engage the convolutlons of the spring.
2. A combination pin' and flower holder embodying a single piece'of resilient wire coiled to form a spring, one endofthe wire being bent back upon the springto produce a pin, the other end adjacent to the pinflower stem in the holder when the device point being formed into a hook, an elonis closed. 10 gated plate pivoted atone end thereof to one In testimony whereof, I afiix my signaend of the spring, the other end of the plate ture in presence of two witnesses.
5 being provided with a clasp engageable with JOHN J. DEGENHARDT. [L. s]
the adjacent end of the spring, and inwardly Witnesses: extending lateral flanges formed on the plate RUDOLPH SOERBER,
and adapted to press against and secure a CLAUDE CASLETON.