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Publication numberUS1116910 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 10, 1914
Filing dateFeb 2, 1914
Priority dateFeb 2, 1914
Publication numberUS 1116910 A, US 1116910A, US-A-1116910, US1116910 A, US1116910A
InventorsJulius A Oexle
Original AssigneeJulius A Oexle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1116910 A
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1,116,910. Patented Nov. 10,; 1914.


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Application flees]. February 2!; 19.14, Serial No. 816,004.

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, JULrUs A. OEXLE, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of Clifton, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Box-Bracelet, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip tion; This invention relates to bracelets of. that type known in the trade as box bracelets, which is one of that type consisting of a plurality of box-like jewel-holding units which are hingedly connected together in such. a manner that when the bracelet is closed it willit'orni a rigid annulus that will set on the wrist like a singlepiece annular bracelet, and which, when open, can be straightened out like a chain. 7

The invention has for its general objects to improve and simplify the construction of bracelets of the character referred to so as to be comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, of durable and substantial construction, and so designed as to present a neat and pleasing appearance.

A further object of the invention is the provision of also): bracelet in which thr units thereot are composed of novelly designed upper and lower sections that form a boil-like structure with openings at their ends"'r'or receiving connecting links which receive pintles that are soldered or secured in the units, whereby the latter are hingedly connected together, the said links being wholly concealed from view, as the joints between the units are invisible.

With such objects in View, and others which will appear as the description procoeds, the invention comprises various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts such as will be set forth with particularity in the following description and claims appended hereto.

In the accompanying drawing which illustrates one embodiment of the invention, and wherein similar characters of reference indicate corresponding. parts in. all the views, Figure 1 is a side view of the bracelet; Fig. 2 is an edge'view thereof, showing the units Without jewels; Fig. Sis an enlarged view of a fragment'o'f a bracelet when in curved or closed-condition; Fig. l is a similar view showing the position of the units wheii the'bracelet is fully opened straight; Fig. 5 is a plan view of Fig. l;

Fi 6 is a section on the line 66, Fi 2,

, g Y g drawn on an enlarged scale; Fig.- 7 is a perspeot ve' view of one of the units; Fig. 8

is an under perspective view of the bottom section 'orgallery of a unit; and Fig. 9 1s a perspective view of the various parts of a unit shown separated.

' Referring to the drawing, A designates .t he units which constitute the bracelet, each unit having a diamond or other jewel B set therein, adjacent units being connected to gether by connecting means which are invisible. The end units 1 and 2 may be of any suitable design and have locking means for uniting the ends of the bracelet when the same is curved. into a circle, as shown in Fig. 1, it being understood that the joints between the units are so designed that the bracelet can be closed in only one way, and when closed thebracelet is rigid, like a single-piece ring or annular bracelet. Each unit is oompomd of an upper section 3 that is adapted to hold the gem, and a lower section or gallery 4, which sections are rigidly connected together to form a. unitary structure, and these structures are united by links 5 and pintles 6. The upper section 3 is shown as a square or rectangular body provided with an opening 7 which receives the jewel. The under side ofthis section 3 has at itscorners depressions or recesses 8 so shaped as to receive corner lugs 9 on the bottom section 4. The lugs at each end are bent inwardly toward each other and extend parallel to the length of the bracelet, and the extremities 10 of these lugs are parallel with the body of the section 4 and are adapted to fit the recesses 8. These lugs form the connecting means between the sections and they are rigidly secured to the jewel-carrying secticr 3 by the'lugs being soldered inthe recesses S. The lowersection l is square or rectangular to correspond to the shape of the upper section 3, but is provided with an opening 11 so that the units 'will beopen at the bottom directly under the gem, and thereby light can enter under the latter; and furthermore, the light can enter the sides of the units. since the lugs 9 hold the bottom 4 spaced from the top section 3, so that openings 12 will be formed in the sides of the units. The lugs at each end of a section 4 are spaced apart transversely,whereby is formed an opening in the ends of a unit when the two sections 3 and 4 thereof are soldered together. The

link 5 is conveniently made of two small I CH tubes which soldered together throng 1- out their length, and these tubes are cut into sections just large enough to enter the openings 13 in the. ends of the units, one-half of a link extending into one unit and the other half extending into the adjacent unit.

In assembling a link the same is inserted in an opening 13 in a unit, and then a pintle is passed through the unit and through the bore 5 in one-half of the link 5. T he pintle is as long as the Width of the unit, so that the ends of the pintle Will. project out of each end of the link After the parts are thus assembled the ends of the pintle are soldered to the lugs u, care being ere cised that just sufficient solder is used to unite these parts without the solder running into the bore of the link 5, as such link must be free to turn on the intermediate part of the pintle. in other Words, each unit will have rigidly secured in each end a pintle, and a link 5 will connect the pintlcs of adjacent units together; The links are so proportioned that adjacent units have their end. surfaces approximately in contact with each other, and by reference to Figs. 3 and l it will be noted that the end surfaces of the bottom sections l of the units are beveled at s so as to permit the bracelet to be curved on a circle, as shown in Fig. Land as the beveled surface of each link is adapted to bear against the beveled surface of the adjacent link, the result is that the bracelet is practically equivalent to a rigid ring when the bracelet is closed, as shown in l ig. 1. When the bracelet is opened and straightened out, as shown in 11g. 41, the end surfaces 3 of the upper sections 3 contact and thus prevent the bracelet from being curved in an opposite direction from that intended. After the pintles are soldered the ends thereof are dressed and the bracelet polished, plated or otherwise finished.

A bracelet box or unit of the character shown and described is comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, as many of the parts can be made by machinery, it being merely necessary to assemble the parts and secure them together by hand operation. The bracelet of durable and substantial design and makes a neat and pleasing appearance, as the links or joints between. the boxes are concealed.

From. the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, ant. While 1 have described the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative, and that such. changes may be made when desired. as are within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, 1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: v

l. A .noi'i-expansible box bracelet comprisa. pair of boz: units having openings at their sides and ends and top and bottomfiind each unit consisting of upper and lower sec-- tions, one section of each unit ha ling at its corners lugs to which the other section is fastened, links extending into the units through the end openings thereof, and pintles pas'sing through the portions of the links within the units, and the ends of the pintles being soldered to the said lugs.

A non-expansible box bracelet comprising a plurality of box units each composed of upper and lower sections, one of the sections having at its corners L-shaped lugs to which the other section is fastened, links between each pair of adjacent units and having eyes extending into the same, and pintles passing loosely through the eyes and soldered to the said lugs. I

3. A box bracelet comprising a plurality of box units, each unit consisting of upper and lower sections, and one section having corner lugs, links connecting adjacent units and extending into the ends thereof between the lugs, and pintles passing through the ends of the links and fastened to the logs, the adjacent box units being in contact, whereby the links are concealed.

l. A non-expansible box bracelet compris ing a plurality of box units arranged in end to end contact and each made of two sections soldered together and each unit having openings in its ends and sides, links uniting adjacent units together and extending into the same through the end openings, and pintles passing through the links and having their ends soldered Wholly to one section.

5. A non-expansible box bracelet comprising a plurality of box units each consisting of upper and lower sections, each having a 7 central opening and the openings of the upper and lower sections being in alinement, the lower sections having their ends beveled, and means extending into the units and terminating at points short of the openings and uniting adjacent units together and maintaining end faces of adjacent units together, whereby the units conceal the said means.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

.l ULIUS A. OEXLE. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification59/80, 63/5.1
Cooperative ClassificationA44C11/00