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Publication numberUS1202412 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1916
Filing dateAug 9, 1915
Priority dateAug 9, 1915
Publication numberUS 1202412 A, US 1202412A, US-A-1202412, US1202412 A, US1202412A
InventorsRichard W O'donnell
Original AssigneeRichard W O'donnell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1202412 A
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Patented Oct. 24, 1916.

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Application filed August 9, 1915; Serial No. 44,444;

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD WV. ODoN- NELL, a citizen of the United' states, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Hat-Holder, of which the following is a specification.

My invention consists of a hat holder formed of a pair of jaws, a spring for holding the same in closed position, and a plurality of pins which are connected by a bar on which one of the jaws is stationarily held, and the other jaw has an axis that the pivotal jaw is capable of opening and closing with respect to the stationary jaw without moving the latter, said bar also forming the support of said spring, said jaws being adapted to hold the brim of a hat between them, and said pins to be inserted in a member of a garment, etc.,so that the hat may be carried conveniently on the latter leaving the hands free, instead of being placed on a lap, a floor or other undesirable places.

The invention is" satisfactorily illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but the important instrumentalities thereof may be varied, as long as they are included in the scope of the claims.

Figures '1 and 3 represent opposite faces of a hat holder embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a side elevation thereof. Fig. 4 represents a transverse section on the line a2w Fig. 3 on an enlarged scale. Fig. 5 represents a perspective view of the pin employed. Fig. 6 represents a longitudinal section on the line 9 1 Fig. 3, the jaws being in open position.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.

Referring to the drawings, 1 and 2 designate jaws which are formed of plates with serrations 3 on one end, ears 4 and 5 at the other end, they being extended above said ears forming the finger pieces or handle 6, said ears having passed through them the pintle 7 thus forming the axis of the jaws, it being evident that when said finger pleces are pressed together the serrated ends of the jaws are opened whereby they may be passed over the brim of a hat, as shown in Fig. 6. On said pintle 7 is the coil spring 8 whose opposite ends continue beyond the coil and bear freely against the inner sides of the finger pieces 6, so as to exert pressure on the jaws and cause them to close so as to gripjtightly saidbrim and so take firm hold of the hat thereat. 9 designates pins which extend from the ears4 and 5 rearward of the jaw 2, and in the present instance preferably parallel therewith in the longitudinal direction thereof, said pins being adapted to be impaled on a portion of a garment, etc., where a hat is to be held or carried, as shown in Fig. 6.

Attention is directed to the fact that the pintle 7 is continuous of limbs 10 which are outside of the ears 5 and join what may be termed the upper ends of the pins 9, said limbs extending rearward of said cars at the sides of the body of the jaw 2 forming angles or elbows on said pins whereby the latter are set back sufficiently from said body, as best shown in Fig. 2, in order that they may be properly stuck into the portion of the garment that they are to occupy without interference of the jaw 2, while as is evident the pins are integral continuations of the limbs 10, and consequently of the pintle.

In order to cause the pins to remain stationary on the jaw 2 and consequently nonrotatable on the ears 5, while the end portions of the pintle are free within the ears 4 to permit the jaw 1 to turn thereon in its opening and closing motions, said end portions, and consequently the pins 9 are rigidly secured to said ears 5 by solder as at 11, the same acting as collars which are fixed to said ears and end portions. and so hold the pins immovably on said ears 5, and consequently on the jaw 2. This preserves the distance between the latter and said pins, whereby the pins may be impaled. where used, and said pins with the jaw 2 will remain stationary on said plate, leaving the outer jaw 1 movable to open the jaws to receive the object to be held and afterward remove the same. The jaw 1 is secured to the face plate 12, which acts as an ornament or finish to the device.

Of course various articles may be held on the jaws in the manner stated above for a hat.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A holder of the character stated composed of a pair of jaws, an impaling pin, and a cross bar at the upper portion of said pin, each of said jaws having ears thereon, the ear of the front jaw being pivotally mounted on said cross bar, and .the ear of the rear jaw being stationary on said cross bar, said pin being stationarily setback from said rear jaw.

"2. A holder of the character stated composed of a pair of jaws, each of said jaws having an ear thereon, the adjacent ears being in register, animpaling pin having a cross bar at the top of said pin, said cross 10 bar occupying said ears, the ear of the front jaw being pivotally mounted on said cross bar, and an elbow on said cross bar and pin intermediate of the same,- the ear of the rear jaw being connected stationarily with said cross bar, whereby the distance between the pin and stationary jaw is maintained. RICHARD W. ODONNELL. Witnesses:


Copies of this patent maybe obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification24/354, 24/711, 211/30
Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02