US 1130917 A
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M. C. MEYER.
APPLICATION FILED APR.29, 1914.
1,130,917, Patented Man), 1915.
WITNESSES INVENTOI? ATTORNEY STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 minim-AN anemia; or BROOKLYN, nfiw'ionx.
To all wliom it may concern-i B9 it known that I, MaxrMrLiAx MEYER, a citizen of the United States, and
I resident of the borough of Brooklyn, county ments in Memorandum-Ringajofwhich1he of Kings, and Stateof New York, have, invented certain new and useful Improvefollowing is a specification.
i The primary object of my invention is to provide a ring of good appearance adapted to receive memoranda. I,
A'particular-object is to enable the memo- 4 randum-receiving part to be utilized without removing the ring from the linger.
A- further objectis to provide a ring of this character in which the mcmorandum-' receiving member, though protected, may be constantlyvisible.
1. Still another object is to provide a ringor other article of jewelry with a reversible platform, which may be used to carry mcmoranda orv display matter.
ing the improved construction; Figure 1 is i retainer Fig. 7 is a front view of the upper portion "A specific object is to provide a simple,
durable, neat-appearing, convenient au'd moisture-excluding construction.
In the accompanying drawings -illustrat a front view of the ring closed; Fig. 2 is a side view thereof on the finger, nvith the tablet projected and being written upon;',.
Fig. 3 is a section of the upper poi-tion of the ring, taken on the line 3- 3 of Fig. 2; Fig. etis a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1 Fig. 5 is a horizontal section on the line 5-"-5 of Fig. 3; Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional side elevation, showing the tablet projected and one of the side pieces of the frame broken away for clearness;
of the ring, the tablet being removed fromits recess and the side pieces of the retainer frame being in section; Fig. 8 is a side view of the. ring showing the ta let in the operation of reversal; Fi 9 is a plan viewof a ring showing a m ified application of. the invention; and Fig. 10 is a perspective .view,
, suggestive of the application of the invention to other articles of jewelry, for example a-bracelet. Figs. 3 to 8 are onan onlarged scale.
In Figs. 1 to 8, the ring 1- has a setting 2 formed as a bezel, for the reception 0 a large flat stone 3. This stone may be of any I suitable character, precious or otherwise;.
and the invention is more particularly, concerned with the use of a transparent stone 1 ama er Lettersritent.
reversed, as indicated by Fig. 8.
piece of "plate. glass highly polishedyand beveled at'the edges for the sake} of'jappearance,
implication iu'ea' April '29,- 1'914. Serial in). 835,121.
Beneath the internal flange 4, on -which the stone is seated, is a low recess 5. having a lateral opening 6. A member 7, carrying memorandum or othersurfaces, is. normally .recelved within this recess and maybe .moved edgewise in and out through the opening 6. This tablet or platform is reversible, so that either surface may be caused to a pear through the transparent stone.--
cans are provided for limiting theout ward movement of the permittlng its reversal.
latforin and for v I s in the construction shown in my prior application afore said, the said means comprises a,su-bstan,,v
tially U-shaped frame 8, having sidepieces 9 and a fro'ntcross-piece 10. The platformv is disposed between the side pieces, and has a transverse slotted opening 11 for the reception of the cross-piece, this slotted opening preferably extending from end to end of the platform, as shown, and permitting the same to slide on the cross-piece and to be In the particular form which I now gard aspreferable,laterally-projecting nailholds 14 are formed on the ends of the cross-v piece 10, so as to lie against thefront of the head of the ring in such manner as to present a neat appearance while enabling the device to be operated with convenience.
In order to increase the compactness and good appearance of the structure, the end,
portions of the cross-piece are oifset forwardly as indicated at 19, so as to pass through notches 20 at the sides of the front and back end walls ofthe platform. The side pieces 9, which are preferably in the form of rods, are disposed in recesses or bores 13' at the sides of the main recess 5, heads 21 on the rear ends of the side pieces and stops 22 at the forward ends of the recesses 13 constituting means for limiting the outward movement of the retainer, and conse uentl. of the platform.
n or er tohold the parts in normal posi-' tion against accidental displacement, the side pieces 9 of the retainer frame are caused to exert tensional lateral thrust in the recessed portion of the ring. This may be ac- 'complished in a variety of ways, for exrear ends of the outer walls of the recesses 13, so that when the retainer is pushed all the way in, its side pieces are forced toward each other slightly by the engagement of their heads with these offsets. In this way the retainer is frictionally and tensionally held in place, and the platform 7 has selfholding engagement with the cross-piece 10, as by virtue of the extremities 23 of the slotted opening 11 being made somewhat small so as to grip the cross-piece more or less firmly.
Removable and replaceable leaves 15 and 16 are mounted on opposite faces of the platform. In the particular construction herein illustrated, the said leaves are held between vertical side flanges 17 and undercut end flanges 18, the leaves being readily removable by inserting a knife blade or the like between one edge and the adjacent side flange. These leaves are preferably of celluloid, one of which being white affords a memorandum-receiving surface, which may be used as often as desired and cleaned in the manner of which celluloid is susceptible. The other leaf may be colored, so that when uppermost it gives the stone the appearance of being colored, or it may bear adesign, emblem, or other display matter. The color which may be given to the stone, or the display matter, may be changed. by merely taking out this leaf and putting in another. It will be manifest that both leaves may be colored or bear, display matter, in which event the device may not be used for memorandum purposes, or that one or both of the leaves may be photographs.
For convenience of manufacture the upper portion of the ring is preferably made of two pieces, as indicated more particularly in Figs. 3 and 4, the pieces being united in such a manner as to render the junction invisible when the ring is finished.
In operation the retainer and platform are projected by inserting a. thumb and a finger nail beneath the nail-holds 14 and pulling forward, thus advancing the retainer 8, and through the cross-piece 10 of the latter also advancing the platform.
When the retainer frame is advanced as far as it will go, determined by the normal distance between the cooperative limit stops and abutments 21 and 22, the rear end of the platform is still within the opening 6, so that the platform is rendered steady both by the support afiorded by the edge of this opening and the underlying support of the finger, as will be clearly apparent from Fi s. 1 and 3. I
%f the memorandum surface is uppermost, the wearer jots down such matter as he may desire to-remember and pushes back on the front of the platform, thus restoring the latter and the retainer frame within the iasoniv ring. If,however, the memorandum leaf is on the under side, he pulls forward on the platform, which thus slides relatively to the retainer 8, andthen turns it over about the cross-piece 10. Upon now introducing the end of the platform into the opening 6 the device is steadied for writing in the manner described.
As indicated in Figs. 7 and 8, the side pieces 9 when projected are capable of a limited extent of tilting movement in the openings 24- at the front ends of therecesses 13, so as to facilitate the operation of turning the platform on the retainer cross-piece without removing the ring from the finger.
While the invention preferably and more characteristically includes-in the combination a transparent stone through which the surfaces carried by the tablet or platform are visible, certain of the advantages of the invention can be realized with the use of an v opaque stone. The invention may also be applied to signet rings; Fig. 9 illustrates such an application, showing" the head 26 of the ring as having a pierced monogram, through which the color beneath can be seen. Thus, while any memorandum itself cannot be read without projecting the platform from. its recess, a visual indication is given, because if the wearer normally keeps a certain color uppermost, the fact of white showing through the openings will remind him that there is a memorandum to be consulted. Or a change of color may be relied similar parts may be mounted in recesses in other articles of jewelry. Fig, 10 is suggestive of a bracelet 27 having a recessed member or section 28 which receives a reverslble platform and retainer as prevlously described. In this instance the top covering the platform is represented as opaque.
- Various other modifications and changes,
not specifically indicated are within the scope of the invention.
What I claim as new is:
1. A finger ring having a transparent stone set therein, a member beneath said stone affording a memorandum-receiving surface, and means for exposing said surface for the purpose of receiving a memorandum without removing the rin from the finger.
2. A finger ring set wlth a large transparent stone and having means on which to inscribe memoranda, said means being normall beneath and visible through the stone and ing accessible for the purpose of re-- ceivmg memoranda without removing the ring'from the finger.
3. A finger ring having a hollow head inclosing a recess provided with a closed top and a transversely elongated opening in one of its sides, and a platform normally re-' ceive'din the recess in the head and movable edgewise through said opening.
4. A finger ring having a hollow head formed so that its interior constitutes a re cess tightly inclosed except for an opening in one side, and a platform movable edgewise through said opening and normally closing the same. I
5. A finger ring having a head formed with a recess open at one side and a large transparent stone covering said recess, in combination with a platform normally contained in said recess and movable into and out of the same through said open side with out removing the ring from the finger.
6. The combination of a finger ring, a-
transparent stone mounted therein, and a constructed and arranged to permit saidplatform to be inserted either sidenp into said recess.
7. A finger ring having a large transparent stone monnted'therein, a recess beneath said stone, a memorandum member receivable in said recess so that its mainoranda may be read through the stone, said recess having alateral opening arranged to 1 permit said member to'bemoved outward over the finger wearing thering, and a connection betweensaid member and ring;
8. A finger rin having a head containing 1 a recess provide with a lateral opening, a
platformslidable rectilinearly into and out of saidrecess through said opening, and a slidable retainer connecting said platform with the ring for retaining said platform in its projected'position.
9. A, finger ring having a large trans parent stone mounted therein a recess'bee neath the stone havin a lateral opening, a
platform slidable rectilinearly into andout of said recess through said opening, and av retaining and guiding member for said platform constructedto permit the turning of the latter to" isplay either of itssurfaoes through thetst'one. i
10. A finger ring having a transparent stone anda recess beneath the same provided with a lateral opening, a platform movable into and out 'of said recess through ble of opening, and means for retaining said platform in its rojected condition against disconnection rom the ring.
11.- A finger ring having a head formed with a recess, a platform adapted to occupy either of reversed positions within .said recess and being movable into and out ofv the same, and a connection between-said platform and ring limiting the outward movement ofthe platform and permitting its reversal. j
12. The combination of a finger ring, a transparent'stone mounted therein, said ring having a recess beneath said-stone provided with a lateral opening, a platform slidable in either of reversed positions through saidopening into and out of said recess, and means limiting the outward movement of said platform and permitting its reversal.
, 13.- A finger ring having a head provided with a recess, a reversible platform movable 'edgewise into and out of said recess, said platform-having a transverse slotted open- -ing therethrough, and a retainer also movvabletoward and from the ring and having a cross-piece passing through said slotted opening and nw hich said'platform is capa turning. I 14.. A finger ring havinga head provided with a recess, a reversible platform movable 'edgewise'into and out of said recess, said platform having a transverse slotted opening therethrough, and a retainer also movable toward and' from the ring, said re-- tainer comprising side-pieces and a. crosspiece passing through said opening in the platform and on which said platform is capable of turning. 4
' 15. The; combination of a finger ring having ahead containing a recess, said recess having a lateral opening, a platform movable into and out of said recessthrough said 0 ening, and a leaf carriedby and remova le from said platform.
16. :The combinationof a' finger-ring, a transparent'stone mounted therein, a movable platform beneath said stone having retaining flanges, and a removable leaf held by said flanges, said leaf being visible throngh'said stone when the platform bearing the same is in place.
17. A finger ring having a head contain* ing arecess having a lateral opening, a platform normally received in said'recess and movable out through said opening, said platform having retaining means on both its faces, removable leaves held bysaid means,
18. The combination of a finger ring, a
transparent stone mounted therein, a latform beneath said stone, said platform avmg a memorandum-recelvmg surface on one I out of said recess through said opening, and
a removable leaf carried by said platform. 20. The combination of a finger ring having a recess in its top portion, a transparent stone forming the top of said recess, a platform normally received in saidrecess and adapted to be projected therefrom, said platform having a transverse slotted opening, a
retainer also movable. in and out of the ring and comprising side pieces and a cross-piece on which said: platform is slidable and reversible, and means on the front of said retainer' for withdrawing the same and said platform from the ring.
21. In an article of jewelry, the combination of a member having a recess therein, a platform normally received in said recess and adapted to be projected therefrom, said platform haying a transverse slotted opening, a retainer also movable in and out of said member'and comprising side pieces and a cross-piece on which said platform is slid able and reversible, and laterally projecting nail-holds at the ends of said cross-piece.
22. In an article of jewelry,'the combination. of a member having a recess therein, a. platform. normally received in said recess and adapted to be projected therefrom, said tablet having a transverse slotted opening, a retainer also movable in and out of said member and comprising side pieces and a cross-piece on which said platform is slidable and reversible, said cross-piece having forwardly offset portions adjacent its ends occupying notches in the end walls of the platform, and means at the ends of said cross-piece whereby the retainer and platform may be withdrawn.
23. The combination of a finger ring havin its top ortion, a platform normally received in sai recess and adapted to be. projected therefrom, said platform having a transverse slotted opening, a retainer also movable in and out-of the ring,
and comprising side nieces and a cross-piece on which said platform is slidable and reversible, the top portion of the ring being provided with recesses at the sides of the main recess. for the reception of said side 'ieces 'coii erative means at the forward portions of said side recesses and the rear. portions of said side pieces to limit the outward movement of the latter, and means at the front of the ring for withdrawingthe platform.
24. The combination of a finger ring, a retainer comprising side pieces and a front cross-piece, and a platformslidable and reversible on said cross-piece, said ring being recessed for the reception of said retainer and platform and said side pieces having tensional lateral bearing in the recessedpor-- tion of the ring so as to hold the retainer against accidental dislodgment, said platform also having self-holding engagement with said cross-piece.
25. The combination of a finger ring having a hollow head provided with a lateral opening, a slidable platform normally received in said head and movable out through said opening, andmeans for retaining the same in projected condition.
26. In an article of jewelry, the combination with a member having a recess provided with a lateral opening, of a platform adapted to be received therein or projected there from, and a retainer for limiting the outward movement of said platform and permitting reversal thereof.
In witness whereof I have signed my name in thepresence of two subscribing witnesses.