US 1224965 A
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EMBLEM BROOCH, PIN, OR THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 8. I916.
1,2%4,965u Patented May 8,1917.
ABRAHAM SCHWAR'IZMAN, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR TO WALTER S. HALE, 0F PITTSBURG, KANQEAS.
EMBLEM BROOCH, PIN, OR THE LIKE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May a, 191 '7.
Application filed .Tune 8, 1916. Serial No. 102,474.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ABRAHAM SCHWARTZ- MAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Emblem Brooches, Pins, or the like, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.
This invention relates generally to jewelry and, more especially, to a certain new and useful improvement in emblembrooches, pins, or the like, the principal object of my present invention being to provide, as an article of jewelry, an ornament, in the form preferably of a brooch or pin, for attractively and selectively displaying upon ones person interchangeably the emblems of different secret societies or associations, clubs, and the like.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention resides in certain novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts, all as will hereinafter be described and afterward pointed out in the claim. i
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates my invention inpreferred form,
Figure 1 is an assembled plan view of an emblem-displaying brooch or pin embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a disassembled plan view of \the same;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view on approximately the line 33, Fig. 1;
Fig. l is an enlarged sectional view on approximately the line 4-4:, Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged elevational view of one of the emblem-retaining members or 1118' p Figs. 6, 8, and 10 are elevational views of several different lodge or secret society em-' blems; and
Figs. 7 9, and 11 are side elevational views of the same, respectively;
Referring to the said drawing, wherein like reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views, A indicates the body of the brooch, which is preferably of gold; Silver, or other suitable metal, and which is of. any proper or suitable size. This body or plate A, here shown ornamented or adorned by a mounted precious stone 1 and which preferably has such shape or design as to present an attractive, pleasing appearance, may. have any suitable skeleton or other" shape or design, the same including preferably a pair of spaced apart parallel relatively short casings 22 and an intermediate somewhat longer casing 3, said caslngs having the same transverse area and each of sald casings being approximately rectangular in cross section and open at one end to lengthwise slidably receive an emblem retaining-member or pin such as shown particularly in- Fig. 5. At their upper wall, each of said casings is similarly cut away to provide therein one or more preferably rectangular apertures 4. Upon its rear ace, body or plate A is provided with a hinged pin or the like 5 for suitable attachment upon the clothes of the wearer.
BB indicate various secret society emblems or the like, and CC indicate rosette or other ornamental pieces, each of such proper size relatively to body or plate A to fit neatly thereupon and each of which is provlded upon its rear face with a suitable pro ect1ng or depending'eye, loop or yoke 6 of such size as to interchangeably fit snugly through an aperture 4 and into one or the other of said casings 22 and 3.
The emblem-retaining-member shown in Fig. 5 particularly is preferably formed of a single elongated section 7 of suitable metal approximately rectangular in cross section to snugly fit within said casings, section 7 being doubled upon itself, as at 8, to provide a free spring-end-portion 9 adapted to yieldingly engage with the wall of a casing when operatively fitted therein. At its opposite end section 7 is preferably provided with a suitable head, knob, or the like 10 to form a finger-grip, which, when the pin is operatively within its casing, projects outwardly below, and serves also as an additional ornament to, the body A. The em-' f ,the casing and the emblem or ornamentalpiece being thereby detachably locked indisplay position upon body or'plate A. The
loops or yokes 6 being adapted to fitinterchangeably in the apertures 4, several emblems B may be interchangeably mounted upon plate A as may be desired, and the possessor of a plate or body A may hence selectively display upon plate or body A as many emblems B as the plate A and its apertures 4: may accommodate; but should itbe desired to display a lesser number of emblems B, say, for instance, but two such emblems, as shown in Fig. 1, the remaining'apertures 4 may be closed by rosette or other ornamental-pieces C. Thus by my new brooch or pin, I am enabled to readily and interchangeably. attractively and selectively display one or more emblems B. To detach an emblem B for substitution or other purpose, an outward, positive pull on one of the retaining-members is only required to remove the same from its casing, when the said emblem may be at once disengaged from the plate or body A. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, but one retaining-member is required for locking ripen plate A the several emblems or thelike having their loops or yokes 6 fitting in the. apertures 4 of intermediate or central casing 3.
I am aware that minor changes in the .c naaaeea form, construction, arrangement, and combiing upon the body having top, side, and rear walls, said casing being open at an end and being provided with an aperture in its top wall, an emblem-member having a depending-eye, said eye fitting through said aperture and within the casing, and a retainingpin having a resiliently yieldable springend portion, said pin snugly fitting removably through the open end of and within the casing and through said eye and detachably locking the emblem-member upon the body, said retaining-pin frictionally engaging at its spring-end portion with the walls of the casing and thereby yieldingly locking itself against removal and having afinger-grip portion projecting exteriorly of the casing fing. to one side of, and embellishing, said In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.