US 1171030 A
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APPLICATION FILED AUG-27, 1915.7
1 1 '7 1 ,030 Patented Feb. 8, 1 916.
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JOSEPH FINBEHG, 0F ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO FINBERG MANU- FACTURING COMPANY, OF ATTLELBOR-O, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 8, 1916.
Application filed August 27, 1915. Serial No. 47,678.
ring composed of two parts, which partsv may be easily and quickly and rigidly connected to form the completed ring.
A still further object of the invention is to enable the jeweler to readily substitute hoops or bands of varying sizes, and to also enable the jeweler to keep a stock of heads and bands of difi'erent characteristics and to assemble the ring parts upon the customer selecting the desired head, and upon ascertaining the exact size of the finger upon which the ring is to be worn.
Still further, the invention aims to provide a ring of simple and economical construction involving minimum of parts and still possessing the advantages hereinabove set forth.
In the drawings-Figure 1 is a side view, partly broken away and in section. Fig. 2 is a top plan view. Fig. 3 is a similar view 7 of the blank from which the head is formed,
and Figs. 4 and 5 are plan View and side elevation of the band or hoop.
In carrying the invention into practice, a head 1 is employed which may be of any desired form and may be ornamented or decorated as desired. Each end of the head, w iich latter is curved as usual, is formed with an opening or slot 2, the latter of substantially rectangular form as de picted in th drawings. The hoop, bow or band 3 is of strip form and has its ends turned at right angles at 4 and in the same direction the slots 2 being of. such size so as to conveniently and freely receive the right angular ends of the band.
Inassembling the rings, the jeweler may bend the selected band about a mandrel so as to give the same an accurate and smooth substantially semi circular contour following which the right angular ends, which latter uponbending of the band face outwardly in opposite directions, are placed Within the slots at the respective ends of the head 1, whereupon the jeweler then bends the right angular ends by means of pincers, or the like, into the position depicted in Fig. 1 of the drawings. In bending the right angular ends, same are forced so as to have their free end edges bear against the periphery of the band as illustrated, thus providing an'effective connection and also imparting a finished appearance to the ring. The ends 4' constitute hooks so to speak, which by bending or unbending thereof enable the band to be connected to or disconnected from the head. It will be furthermore apparent that the ends of the band engage over the ends of the head and thus provide a rigid connection upon bending the ends 4- into firm engagement withv the ends of the head. As shown in Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawings, the-bands or loops may be made intothe form therein shown in which the right angular ends are formed prior to reaching the jeweler. -Obviously the ends in this 7 form maybe supplied to the jeweler in varying sizes or lengths.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s
A. rigid finger ring composed of but two pieces, an integral band and a head, said bandhaving its ends spaced and said head bridging the space between the band ends and having a pair of spaced slots which receive the ends of the band, said band being formed of bendable metal and the ends thereof being firmly engaged on top of the head ends and with the end edges of the head and seating. on the band periphery radially thereof so as to be rigidly con- Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner-of Patents;
Washington, I). G.