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Publication numberUS1041729 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1912
Filing dateFeb 12, 1912
Priority dateFeb 12, 1912
Publication numberUS 1041729 A, US 1041729A, US-A-1041729, US1041729 A, US1041729A
InventorsSidney O Bigney
Original AssigneeSidney O Bigney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1041729 A
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Patented Oct. 22, 1912.







Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 22,1912.

Application filed February 12, 1912. Serial No. 677,184.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SIDNEY O. BIeNnY, a citizen of the United States, residlng at Attleboro, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusettahave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bracelets, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of bracelets which comprises two rigid wings pivotally connected at their corresponding ends and provided with a fastening device to connect their free ends.

The essential objects of my invention are to insure the wings against transverse displacement relatively to each other, to strengthen the pivotal connection, and to attain these ends by means of a structure particularly adapted to ornamentation.

A further object is to attain these results in a construction simple and inexpensive to construct and assemble.

To the above enumerated ends primarily, my invention consists in such parts and combinations of parts as fall within thescope of the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specification,-Figure l is a face view of my novel bracelet, Fig. 2, an elevational view of the same showing in broken outline the wings of the bracelet distended, Fig. 3, a section of the bracelet taken on line a: w of Fig. 2 viewed in the direction of the arrows, and Figs. 4 and 5, sect-ions of the same on lines y y and z a respectively of Fig. 2.

Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the views.

In detail my bracelet comprises two rigid curved arms or wings A and B, comprising preferably ornamental portions a and 12 near their corresponding connected ends and portions a and b at their corresponding free ends, the portions (1 and I) being hollow or tubular. These wings are pivotally connected as follows: A cylindrical sleeve C has integral with its lower end or soldered thereto a hemispherical or enlarged bearing portion 0, to whose side is fixed by solder as at 0 a wing B. For the purpose of ornamentation, an ornamented plate (Z is soldered or otherwise fixed to the front portion of the sleeve C. A second member of the pivotal connection comprises a tube or sleeve E having integral with one end or soldered thereto a hemispherical or enlarged bearing portion e to which is soldered, as at e, a wing A. An ornamental plate 7 is in the present instance soldered to the front of the sleeve E. A pin or pintle G passes through the sleeves C and E. The ends of the pintle G are headed over at their upper and lower ends, as at h and 2' respectively, these members preventing the escape of the pintle relatively to the sleeves. If preferred, one of the sleeves C or E may be rigidly connected with the pintle, in which case obviously the heading over of one of the ends it or i may be omitted.

Any catch or fastening means may be employed upon the free ends of the wings. In the present instance, there is soldered or otherwise fixed in the end of the wing 13, a hollow projection J projecting beyond the end of the wing andprovided with an opening 7' in its exposed end. The wing A is provided with an opening is in its wall near the end, and has fixed by solder or otherwise within the wing, a block L, integral with or soldered to which is a spring arm or latch 1 provided at its extremity with a notch m adapted to enter the opening j and engage the member J. Near the end of the latch Z is a finger n which extends through the opening 70 in the wing and is adapted to be pushed by the thumb nail to disengage the latch. It will be understood, however, that any convenient catch or fastening means may be employed in my structure other than that just described, and which is shown in detail in Fig. 5.

It will be observed that the contacting edges of the bearing portions 0 and e are at a greater radial distance from the pintle Gr than are the corresponding sleeves G and E. These extended bearing areas therefore when used in conjunction with the sleeves of less diameter insure the wings against transverse strain and displacement during use. This advantage is still further emphasized by the proportionately extended bearing surfaces afforded by the sleeves. Under usual conditions such an extended pivotal connection transversely disposed with relation to the wings might be somewhat unsightly, but the sleeves themselves afford an advantageous facility for the application thereto of ornamental plates such as d and f.

l/Vhat I claim is,-

1. In a bracelet, the combination of a pintle, sleeves upon the pintle, enlarged bearings upon the adjacent ends of the sleeves to said bearings, the free ends of Wings 16 abutting each 7 other.

In testlmony whereof I" have affixed my slgnature in presence of tWo wltnesses.


directly abutting each other, a curved Wing fixed to each enlarged portion With their free ends abutting each other, and means for fastening said free ends.

2. In a bracelet, the combination of a pintl'e, sleeves upon the pintle, hemi-spherical bearings upon the adjacent ends of said sleeves provided with edges in direct slidable contact with each other, and Wings fixed Vitnesses HARRY E. CARPENTER, EDITH C. PIKE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents *each, lay-addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 01""

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U.S. Classification63/7
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/0092