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Publication numberUS1091936 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1914
Filing dateSep 26, 1913
Priority dateSep 26, 1913
Publication numberUS 1091936 A, US 1091936A, US-A-1091936, US1091936 A, US1091936A
InventorsAlbert Lange
Original AssigneeGeorge S Kelley Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1091936 A
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1,9 1,9369 Patented Mar. 31, 191


' ALBERT LANGE, or PBOVIDE'NGE, nnonn ISLAND, nssrcmon. To Gnomes s.

COMPANY, me, on raovrnnnen, 12.11


Specification of Letters Patent.


To all whom it may concern:

' Be it known that I, ALBERT LANGE, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the city of Providence,.in the county of Fromdence and State of, Rhode Island, have in-' vented certain new and useful Improvementsin Bow-Holders, of which the following is a specification.-

, This invention relates to bow holders, and has for its object to provide such a device for readily'attaching a bow of ribbon, or

to the hair other similar ornamental device,

- of the wearer, the same comprising a base late having aloop on one side to serve as a oint member for a wire clasp, neath the loop havin an opemng through which the ends of t e wire clasp extend,

. said ends being adapted to engage. the edge walls to provide a back stop to limit the opening provide a front stop to limit the forward motion of the clasp and provide a tension thereon to hold the clasp in engagement with the detent. f1. With these and other objects in view, the. invention consists of certain novel featuresof construction, aswill be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the ap'gended claim.

f the-accompanying drawings: Figure 1- is a perspective view illustrating my improved device as retaining a hair ornament in the form of a bow of ribbon. Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view showing the shape of the body portion as it may when blanked from sheet stock. Fig. 3- is a plan view of my improved device with the bow removed. Fig. 4- is a' sectional side elevation on line 44 of Fig. 3. Fig. 5- is an enlarged detail showing the joint member in section with the extremities of the base plate of the bow holder, the samebeing preferably struck from sheet metal, first into the form best illustrated in Fig. 2, having a pair of ears 1111 at one end'and a pair of hooks 12-12 at the opposite end the plate be movement of the clasp and also to appear for the purpose of providing joint and Patented Mar. 31, 1914. 3 Application filed September 26, 1913. Serial No. 792,049. I

taining members respectively for the hair engaging and retaining pin-13, as illustrated in Fig. 3.

illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3.

The feature of my improved device is they construction of the joint and detent mom-- here for the bowretaining clasp, the jointmember being preferably constructed of a comparatively broad neck. portion 14 extending laterally from the base plate, the outer end of .said portion being notched at 15 and provided with an opening at 16, whereby the outer end of this neck portion is rolled I over and inwardly to form a joint loos the hole or aperture 16 being forme rectly beneath the loop for thepurpose presently described.

The detent member-of improved holder is formed from a broad neck portion 19 extending laterally from the base plate on the side opposite to that 1 member, the end of said portion being preferably tapered ofi} and having -arounde Figs. 2 and 6, which end end as at 18, see

Or these hooks 12 instead of be-, ing formed as shown in Fig. 2 may be bent downward fromthe edge of the" stock as" of'the oint 7 is then rolled over and inwardly forming T a hooked shape detent 20, see 4. vThe clasp portion of the hol er is referably formed of a single piece-of resi ient wire bent at its middle portion 21 to form a transverse detent-engaging member, the

two side arms 22 being looped over into arch form, as illustrated in Fig. 4, the ends of the wire as at 23 being turned inward at substantially right angles to form long joint trunnions and the extremities 24 are turned downward and passed through the opening 16 in the base late.

11 assembling t e parts the extremities 24 of the clasp portion are'passed through the aperture 16 in the base plate, then the portion 14 of the base plate is rolled over the trunnion portion 23 of the clasp thereby forming a lon stiii, rigid and secure bearing from whic the trunnion portion of the as Y clasp cannot be accidentally withdrawn by I rear edge 25 thereof to form a forward stop and provide a tension onthe wire to insure its being retained firmly in the clasp when in engagement therewith. Then again,

when the clasp is released from its detent and thrown back for the purpose of receiving the how these extremities 24 swing upward through the opening 16 and engage the edge 26 of the notch 15, thereby also serving as a back stop to limit the opening movement of the clasp.

A feature of importance in my improved construction is the" form or' shape of the detent member which is that of a single broad faced hook with a taperin smoothly rounded end, which construction has a number of advantages. First, it has no sharp points or edges to catch and become entangled in the hair of the wearer, Second, the effect of the tapering and rounded end of the detent is suchthat when the bridge portion 21 of the wire clasp engages this end, even though the. light Wire may be sprung out of line, it will at once upon entering the hook be drawn by its tapered edges back into alinement to the center of the hook and the broad bearing will retain 2 {the flexible wire in true or level position.

It is found in practice that where more than one hook is usedas a detent, owing to. the flexibility of the wire clasp, that oftentimes but one of the hooks become engaged thereby, which at once throws the clasp out of alinement and the bow will not be properly held in therequired position.

I claim A bow holder comprising a base plate 1 being also provided with a detent on its opposite side, and a clamp member formed of a single iece of wire bent at its middle portion to orm a transverse detentengaging portion and parallel resilient arches, the ends of the wire being bent inward at substantially right angles and each passed partway through said joint loop'land their extremities extended downward through said aperture, said extremities being adapted to engage the edge of said notched end to limit the backward swing and to engageone edge of said aperture to limit the forward swing of said clasp member.

In testimony whereof I aflix my 'signa- 'ture in presence of two witnesses.




Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification24/329, 132/275
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/08