US 1223638 A
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W. C. SWANSON.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 17, I915- Patented Apr. 24, 1917.
WILBUR SWANSON, OF SAN DIEGO,
WATCH-STAND- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 24, 191i '7.
Application filed November 17, 1915. Serial No. 61,907.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILBUR C. SwANsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Diego, in the county of San Diego and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Watch- Stands, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a watch stand upon which a watch may be readily placed and removed, which stand is for supporting a watch in an upright position, and the objects of my invention are: first, to provide a stand for supporting a watch in an upright position so that its face can be readily seen from a distance; second, to provide a device of this class in which the watch may be readily placed and removed; third, to provide a stand of this class which presents a pleasing appearance to the eye with or without the economical of construction and durable.
With these and other objects in view as will appear hereinafter my invention consistspf certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter described in detail, and particularly set forth in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the characters of reference thereon which form a part of this specification in whichz Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my watch stand showing a watch mounted thereon by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a side elevational view thereof without the watch. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the same at right angles to that of Fig. 1. Fig. 4; is a side view of the stand in a slightly modified form from that of Figs. 1, 2, and 3, and Fig. 5 is a top or plan view thereof.
Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
he base portion 1, pad 2, stem 3, watch holder 4, and cushion 5 constitute the principal parts of my watch stand.
The base 1 isvflat at its lower surface to provide alarge bearing surface and tapers upwardly as shown in the drawings. It is provided on its lower surface with a pad 2 secured thereto, adapted to provide a construction, combination cushion for the base to prevent noise and the scratching of the surface of highly polished furniture. Mounted centrally on the top of this base piece 1 is a stem 3 which extends upwardly a slight distance and upon the upper end of which is secured the watch holder 4 which is a semi-circular recessed piece adapted for the watch case to fit into, t e front portion being cut away so that the full face of the watch may be seen while the back portion 4 extends upwardly for a support for the case of the watch. This watch holder face with a lining 5, preferably soft felt, to provide a cushion for the watch. In the modified form of structure shown in Figs. 4: and 5 of the drawings, the rear portion of the base is extended providing a recess 1 around which a wall 1? is formed which provides a pocket for the loose end of the chain hanging from the watch.
Though I have shown and described a particular construction, combination and arrangement of parts, I do not wish to be imited to this particular construction, combination and arrangement, but desire to include in the purview of my invention the and arrangement substantially as set forth in the appended claims.
as an ornament or paper-weight when the watch is removed therefrom; and that the device is simple, economical of construction and durable.
Having thus described my inventionwhat claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: i
1. In a device of the class described, the combination of an upwardly tapering base piece, a pad upon which said base piece rests, a stem secured centrally on the top of said base piece and extending upwardly therefrom some distance and a watch holder secured on the upper end of said stem at an acute angle from the vertical comprising a semi-circular recessed portion in which the edge of the watch rests and a circular back portion against which the back of said watch 1s provided on 1ts inner surrests and a pad in said Watch holder, Wherecular back portion adapted for the back of 0y a cushion is formed for said Watch. said Watch to rest against,
2. In a device of the class described, the In testimony whereof, I have hereunto 1O combination of a base piece, a stem secured set my hand at San Diego, California, this thereto and a Watch holder comprising a 5th day of November, 1915.
semi-circular recessed. portion adapted for the edge of the Watch to rest in and a cir- WXLBUR C. SWANSON.