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Publication numberUS1257848 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1918
Filing dateMay 11, 1917
Priority dateMay 11, 1917
Publication numberUS 1257848 A, US 1257848A, US-A-1257848, US1257848 A, US1257848A
InventorsWilliam H H Griffin
Original AssigneeWilliam H H Griffin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ring for disseminating perfumes, &c.
US 1257848 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



To all whom t may concern.:

lBe it known that l, WILLIAM H. H. GRIE- riN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Goree, in the county of Knox and State of Texas, have invented new and useful llinprovements in Rings for Disseminating Perfumes, &c., of which the following is a speci.- fication.

This invention relates to an improved device for disseminating chemicals, perfumes and the like, said device being in the nature of a ring which may be worn on either linger, toe, arm or any part of the body and which constitutes a container for the material to be disseminated.

A further object of the invention is to produce a ring of the character described constituting a container and having an outlet opening or openings which are normally obstructed to some extent by contact with the member on which it is worn so that the escape of the material contained will be slow and gradual.

With these and other ends in view which willreadily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novel arrangement and combinationv of parts which will be hereinafter fully described' and particularly pointed out in the claims. In'the accompanying drawings has been illustrated a simple and preferred form of the invention, it

eing, however, understood that no limitation is vnecessarily made to the recise structural details therein exhibited, liut that changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the claims may be resorted to when desired.

`In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a lring constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3, but illustrating a slight modification.

Fig. 5 is a erspective view illustrating a further modi cation.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line '6-6 in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a-perspective view illustrating a still further modication. K

Corresponding parts in the several figures are denoted by like characters of reference.

The ring 15, as seenin Figs. 1, 2 and 3,

Specmcatien of Letters Patent.

application led y 11, 1917. Serial No. 168,037.

may be of tubular material of any kind so as to form within said ring a circumferential recess 16 communicating with a hopper-shaped inlet 17 having a detachable tightly fitting capf cover, screw or stopper 18 which may be ornamented in any desired way by a gem setting or the like. rlFhe inner Wall of the tubular ring is provided with a small opening or openings 1.9 which are directed toward the center of the ring so that when the latter is placed on the body or any member .thereof said opening or openings will be partly obstructed by contact with such member. The circumferential space 16, as well as the inletI hopper 17, may be filled with any desired chemical or perfume which will be permitted to escape slowly and gradually, being thus applied directly to the person of the wearer. ln this manner perfumes and various potent healing chemicals may be advantageously disseminated and applied without inconvenience.

'l Under the slightly modified construction ratentea ret.. ae.

of a attened tube 30, it being desired to be y understood that no limitation whatever vis made to the particular shape of the tubular receptacle. In Figs. 5, 6 and 7 the hoppershaped inlet is omitted, and a simple inlet aperture 31 is provided in the exterior wall o the tube, said inlet being closed in Figs.

' 5 and 6 by a screw plug 32, and in Fig. 7

means of solder, as indicated at 33. The inner wall of the tube is -in each instance provided with one or more escape apertures, asindicated at 34.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the drawing, it will be seen that l have produced a simple and ecient device for disseminating perfumes and chemicals which may be worn as an article of personal adornment, it being obvious that its use is not limited to that of a linger ring, but it may be suciently large to serve'as a bracelet and for other purposes.

Y limitation is made with respect to the spe- Y the inner face of the ring, and especially f cific construction of the ring formed receptacle. Likewise, no limitation is made'with respect to the construction of the inlet, the means for obstructing the same or to the number or disposition of the outlet. apertures. It is to be understood, however, that where the o utlet apertures are formed, must be preferably smooth and polished it being important in the formation of the outlet apertures to avoid the formation of any fins or projections that would tend to abrade or to irritate the skin of the wearer.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is

'IL A finger ring for disseminating perfumes and the like, the same having a cavitv. a smooth inner face to contact with newness the wearer, an inlet and a discharge opening connecting the cavity with the smooth inner face, said opening tobe obstructed by contact with the wearer.

2. A finger ring for disseminating perfumes and the like, the same having a cavity, a smooth inner face to contact with the wearer, a discharge opening connecting the cavity with the smooth inner face, said opening tio be obstructed by contactwith the wearer, a hopper shaped inlet communicating with the cavity and a tightly fitting detachable ornamental closure for said inlet.

In testimon whereof I aix my signature in presence o two witnesses.


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US7896256Oct 21, 2008Mar 1, 2011Kathryn S. Robbins-SullivanDisposable pierced earring fragrance chamber
US8082754 *May 1, 2009Dec 27, 2011Talyn KazazianJewelry fragrance dispenser
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U.S. Classification63/1.15, 239/36, 63/DIG.200, 63/29.1, 63/15, 29/10
International ClassificationA44C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S63/02, A44C15/002
European ClassificationA44C15/00D