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Publication numberUS144153 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1873
Publication numberUS 144153 A, US 144153A, US-A-144153, US144153 A, US144153A
InventorsSamuel J. Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in lockets
US 144153 A
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Patented'Oct. 28.1873.

1. SMITH. Lockets.


sAMUEL J. SMITH, or NEW Ironic, N. Y.


Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 144,153, dated October 23, 1873; application iiled July 2, 1873.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL J. SMITH, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Loekets, of which the following; is a specification:

The box of this improved looket is pivoted to the frames of its case, so that the locket is opened by swinging out the box in a direction parallel with the frame or face and back of the looket. The space between the frames is open at the sides to permit this, and opposite the pin which pivots the box in place there is a pin which forms a stop to preventthe box from swinging in too far.

In the drawing, Figure I is a side view of a loeket made according to my invention, showing it closed. Fig. 2 is a like view of the looket, opened; and Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the same, taken through the pivot.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures.

A A are the two frames of the looket-oase, and B is the box of the same. The box is made of the same sh ape and size as the frames, so that when the locket is closed the sides of the frames and those of the box will together form a iiush surface. The box is pivoted between the frames of the oase at .the top by Ia pivot, C, which also serves to secure the frames together. A pin, f, secures the opposite lower portions ot" the loeket-frames together, and

constitutes a stop to vprevent the box from be ing pushed too far in between'them. A prol jectin g scroll-shaped stop-piece, a, on the lower part or' the box abuts against this stop-pinf, and limits the inward movement of the box. A correspondingly-shaped piece is arranged on the opposite side of the stop-pin to make the appearance 0I" the bottom of the loclret, when the looket is closed, uniform on both sides of the stop-pin f. The hanger C of the y locket is pivoted to the pin c, which pivots the box to the frames-of the locket. Atongue on the hanger fits a recess in that portion of the box of the loeket contiguous to the pivot c, and the latter passes through the tongue.

Lookets thus made are not only neater, but are stronger, and are less liable to' get out of order. Moreover, theyv are more easily repaired whenever they become injured. The same construction is applicable to locket-rings.

What I claim as my invention is- '.lhe combination of the two frames A A, secured together by the pins c and f, the box pivoted thereto by the pin c, as described, the stop-piece a abutting against the pin f, substantially as and for the purpose herein specitied.




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Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/00