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a. L. PAINE.
BRACE APPLICATION FILE 17,1915.
1,172,726. Patented Feb. 22, 1916. V
GEORGE L. PAINE, OF NO TH ATTLEBono, MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed December 17, 1915. Serial No. 67,334.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Gnonon LPAINE, a citizen of the United States, residing at North Attleboro, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bracelets,j
of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in bracelets and per-' tains more particularly to bracelets of a flexible one-piece structure.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a bracelet which is formed from a single strip or integral strip of material and which is so constructed as to be readily flexed to permit the bracelet to be applied to and removed from the arm.
Further, the invention aims to provide a novel form of means of holding the bracelet ends alined.
In the drawings-Figure 1 is a plan view. Fig. 2 is a front side view. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the bracelet open. Fig. 4: is a section on line 4% of Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is a similar view of line 55 of Fig. 2.
The bracelet is formed of a single unitary strip of metal bent to form a hollow ringlike band 1, which is of rectangular cross section with the longitudinal side edges of the strip abutting without being connected, as illustrated at 2. This abutting of the side edges of the strip is of vital important since flexibility of the band results therefrom, causing same to automatically move from the closed position shown in Figs. 1 and 2 to the open position depicted in Fig. 3, upon moving the free ends of the band away from each other. To latch or hold the band ends closed, a box- 8 is employed which is rigidly secured to the band at one end of the latter and receives therein the other band end. Preferably, though not necessarily, and optiona'lly, theends of the band are beveled as indicated at 4 so as to interfit when the band is closed as depicted in Fig. 4..
As above stated the abutting disposition of the side edges of the band is important,
since through elaborate, experiment, it has been determined that the best result for a spring action is obtai ed, andwhen the ends of'the band are forced apart so as to disengage same, as illustrated in Fig. 3, the
band will automatically spring into said position' of Fig. 3. This spring action results from the fact that when the band end portions are moved away from each other the abutting edges of the strip allow of free movement of the band ends and accommo- Specification. of Iietters Patent. Patented Feb. 22 1916. i
date such movement, and due to the inherent I resilient property which the strip itself possesses, and the fact that the abutting edges resist separation, at band of maximum flexibility is obtained and one which retains its shape regardless of the extentwithin reasonable bounds to which the band ends may be separated in removing or applying the bracelet in position.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 7 A bracelet comprisinga band rectangular in cross section and with a hollow interior formed of a single strip of metal having its opposite side edges abutting, and a box fixedly secured on one end of the band to receive the other end of the band, the opposite ends of the band being oppositely beveled.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
v GEO. L. PAINE. Witnesses:
FRED B. BYRAM, WALTER I. HIGHLAND.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
' Washington, D. 0.