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Publication numberUS1426487 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1922
Filing dateApr 29, 1922
Priority dateApr 29, 1922
Publication numberUS 1426487 A, US 1426487A, US-A-1426487, US1426487 A, US1426487A
InventorsRichard Laux
Original AssigneeRichard Laux
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lapel button
US 1426487 A
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R. LAux. l LAPEL BUTTON. APPLICATION FILED APR29*',1922 I f Patented Aug. 22, 1922.



Specication of Letters Patent. Patentd Aug. 22, 1922.

Application led April 29, 1922. Serial No. 557,457;

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, RICHARD LAUx, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Fort Wayne, in t-he county of Allen and State of Indiana, have invented Vcertain new and useful Improvements in Lapel Buttons, of which the followingis a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in lapel buttons and the object thereof is to provide a button having a series of portraits, legends or other matter adapted to be brought selec-tively into view while the others are concealed. An especial object is to so construct the device as to admit of low cost of manufacture and so as to have a capacity for a large variety of selective subjects that inay be displayed without complicated construction.

The above objects are accomplished by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a button enibodying the invention, a portion being broken away;

Fig. 2 is a central section projected fromk Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a section of Fig. 1 on the line 3-3 thereof.

The characters appearing in the description refer to parts shown in the drawings and designated thereon by corresponding characters:

The invention comprises an open faced shell formed of a circular plate 1 with an inturned periphery 2, and within the shell is a plate 3 the outer edge of which is con* cealed by the inturned periphery of the shell. The plate has an opening 4 extending therethrough located between its center and its periphery and through which a corresponding portion of the inner face 5 of the shell is exposed. The plate has a series of indentations 6, and the shell has a corresponding series of indentations 7 similarly located that bear against the bac-k of the plate and frictionally restrain relative turning movement of the shell. When the indentations on the shell register with those on the plate the shell tends to remain in the corresponding position. The shell has also a central hub S that projects forwardly and bears against the plate so that the inner surface 5 of the shell is held from contact with the adjacent face of the plate. A pin 9 having a bent upper end 10 that projects loosely through the hub 8 has fixed connection with the plate 3 at the center thereof, and the shell is adapted to be rotated thereon so that the portraits 11, 12, 13 and 14, borne by the inner face of the shell, may be brought selectively into registration with thc opening 4 in the plate so as to be exposed to View. l

By this construction the plate having the aperture is held in `fixed position when the pin is stuck in the lapel of a coat, and the shell may be turned completely around upon the pin while the front face of the plate is completely exposed to view through the open face of the shell.

The manner of einbellishing the inner face of the shell with portraits is immaterial as any well known means may be employed, it

being only essential that the portraits lbe arranged so that each of the several portraits will register with the aperture when ,the y shell is turned around to the various corresponding positions.

What I claim is 1. A lapel button comprising an open faced shell having an'inturned perimeter; a pin having a bent end that extends loosely through the center ofthe shell; a plate, within the shell, having an aperture therein and fixed connection at its center on said pin; a series ofportraits spaced apart and borne by the inner face of the shell, and adapted to be brought selectively into registration with said aperture so as to be exposed to view therethrough; and meansin connectionwith the shell and plate tending' i to hold the shell in adjusted positions.

2. A lapel button comprising a circular open faced shell; a plate positioned within the shell and having an aperture therein ex.

posing to view a portion of the inner face of the shell; and a pin extending loosely through the center of the'shell and having .xed connection in the center of the plate, said shell having upon its inner facean annular series of portraits or the like, arranged so that as the shell is turned relative to the plate, said portraits may be brought selectively into registration with the aperture and exposed to view therethrough.l

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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US2762146 *Sep 17, 1954Sep 11, 1956Victor MilazzoBadge or button
US2885804 *Jul 29, 1958May 12, 1959Graham Michael JohnBadges
US4777744 *Apr 14, 1987Oct 18, 1988Burton BarnettDisplay button having interchangeable indicia
US5473337 *Jan 21, 1994Dec 5, 1995Berger; Bradley I.Catalytic initiator
U.S. Classification40/1.5, 40/1.6
International ClassificationA44C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/001
European ClassificationA44C3/00B