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APPLICATION FILED 1AN.21.1913.
1 1 97,322 Patented Sept. 5, 1916.
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JACOB WOLF, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed January 21, 1913,
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, JAcoB WOLF, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the borough of Manhattan, in the city and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Necklaces7 of which the following is a specication.
This invention` relates to bead necklaces and has for its object to provide means whereby a plurality of strings of beads may be permanently maintained in a twisted relationship.
A practical embodiment of my invention is represented in the accompanying draw'- ings, in which- Figure 1 represents a twisted bead necklace partly in full lines and partly in dotted lines, illustrating my invention, Fig. 2 is a detail view party in section and party in side elevation on an enlarged scale showing the means for permanently maintaining the twisted threads in their twisted relationship, Fig. 3 is a section on an enlarged scale taken in the plane of the line A-A of Fig. 1, and Fig. A is a detail view showing a modified form of twisted bead necklace.
The beads are denoted by 1 and their threads upon which they are strung are denoted by 2. I have shown herein three strings of beads twisted together but it is obvious that any number more than one may be twisted together.
To maintain the beads in their twisted relationship, I twist the threads 2 of each string together and anchor the ends of the said thread so that it cannot become untwisted. In the present instance I have shown the ends of each of these twisted threads as anchored within beads 3 and l after the beads 1 have been strung on these twisted threads 2 and the ends of the threads permanently secured against untwisting, the tendency of the threads 2 to untwist will cause lthe several strings of beads to twist upon themselves and maintain their twisted relationship. The close- Speccation of Letters Patent.
Patented Septe 5, 1916.
serial No. 743,342.
ness of the twist will depend upon the closeness of the twist of the threads 2. Heretofore it has been impossible to maintain thestrings of beads in their twisted relationship but I have found that by twisting the threads and permanently holding them in their twisted condition they will also maintain the beads strung thereon in their twisted relationship.
In Figs. 1, 2 and 3 I have shown a spherical bead and in Fig. t I have shown a cylindrical bead.
l/Vhile I have described this invention in connection with a necklace, it is to be understood that I do not wish to limit myself strictly to that particular use but contemplate the use of the twisted strings of beads wherever it is desirable to maintain a plurality of strings of beads in a permanent vtwisted relationship.
What I claim is 1. A necklace comprising a plurality of pliable strings of beads twisted spirally, each string being formed of a plurality of threads twisted spirally in the same direction, whereby they are caused to twist spirally upon themselves, the opposite ends of the strings being anchored to permanently maintain their twisted relationship.
2. A necklace comprising a plurality ot' pliable strings of beads twisted spirally, each string being formed of a plurality of threads twisted spirally in the same direction, whereby they are caused to twist spirally upon themselves in a reverse direction, and the opposite ends of the strings being anchored to permanently maintain their twisted relationship.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two witnesses, this thirtieth day of December, 1912.
JACOB WOLF. Witnesses:
F. GEORGE BARRY, HENRY C. F IBIEME.
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