Improvement in ear-rings
US 107679 A
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las al N- PETER C.
i `To all -whmni/t may concern:
v Beithnowuthat-I, GoTTFniED HABERLAND, of Bloomington, in the countyof McLean and State of ,1. Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in .Ear-Rings, Drops; Src.;
. `alare that the following` is a full, clear, and exact de` GOTTFRIED HABERLAND, OFBLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS.
Letters Patent No. 107,679, dated September 27, 1870.
IMPRGVEMENT IN EAR-RINGS.
The Schedule referred to in. these Lettere Patent'and making part of the same and I do hereby description thereof, which will enable others skilled in.
theart `fomakeand use the same7 reference being had to the accompanying drawing this specification, in` which-'- Figure 1 represents a perspective view vent-ion, showing it applied to the ear.
. Eigure 2 is a side. view of the same.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
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et' my in p This-invention relates to improvement in ear-rings `or drops, such as are applied to ...the ear by springpressure. Hitherto drops have been attached by means of an arm or spring, provided with a hook which entered the outer cavity of theear, and a spring prong which was arranged to press on the inner side oi' the lobe, a
construction which ,rendered'the drop expensive, and
also unsightly in. appearance.
My improved drop is so constructed that, to the casual observer, it appears to be attached to the ear in the same manner as those at present in use, and is, therefore, not open to the objection, which has alone suiced to prevent `the drops, above referred to as provided with spring arms, from coming into generaluse.. 'i
They are constructed of' wire, so'formed or twisted that pressure at a certain point, on opposite sides of the same, will detach them from the ear-lobes, the
The device is applied by spreading the arms b apart, and fitting them over the lobe ofthe ear, and then allowing them to close. They will clamp the device to the ear without causing unpleasant pressure.
The ear need not be pierced, or otherwise injured, and will be ornainented fully as well as by the rings or dropsof ordinary construction.
By crossing the wires under the arms b, as in the drawing, to make au 8-shaped drop, the arms can be readily spread by compressing the lower loop c.
Having thus described my invention, I claimv as new and desire to secure by Letters Pateut As au improved article of manufacture, the ear` dropA, constructed of wire, ot' the form shown, to adapt it to be applied or removed by compressing the lower.l oop c, and having the opposite ends ofits jawsl d with plates, c, as and for the purpose spec- GOTTFRIED Haunt' DND.
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