US 1529257 A
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March 10, 1925. 1,529,257
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Patented Mar. to, 1925.
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Application filed March 7, B24. Seria1 No. 69?,511.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, lVAL'rER LAMPL, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Detachable Ornaments for Neck Cords and the like; and I dohereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had. to the accompanying drawings, and to char which" acters of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification.
This invention relates, generally, to improvements in ornaments of that character which are used with cords, suchas are worn about the neck of a person for suspension of watches, lorgnettes, lavallieres, and jewelry of the various kinds; and, the present inventlon has reference, more particularly, to a novel and simplyconstructed, as well as a neat ornament for cords of the character stated, such ornament being made in the mannerof a clasp, or clamp, comprisinga pair of hinged clamping members and a locking means or catch therefor, for securing the clamping members of the ornament it is desiredto change thependant which is suspended from another portion of the cord, without destroying the usefulness of such ornament, and atthe same time providing an ornamentwhich is adapted to be again easily and quickly placed about the cord and secured thereon, even by the most unskilled.
The present invention has for its further object to provide an ornament for cords, of the general character hereinafter more fully set forth, the same "comprising a pair of hinged clamping members adapted. to bearranged inembracing relation about 'the. cord, and provlded' withgme ns termin taining the clamping members of tli'e'o iina} ment in their-clamped relation aboutjtlie cord, or for permittiI ig"the 3 removalflof the ent, without destruction," f m cord and, furthermore, to providefin' 1 cofi nection'. with at least one of the clampingi means, suitably constructed retaining"- means": Shdflbly or movablydisposed upon the" cord, when the clamping members are broughtinto theunclasped relationdtofpre vent separation of thei'ornament from the cord, and possible loss of the ornariieiidp whenunclasped.
Gther objects of the present inventionnob atthlstnne more particularly enumerated will be clearly understood from the follow?" ing detailed description of the present invention. i WVith the various objects of the present invention in view, the said invention 0011-" sists, primarily,- in theno'vel ornamentfor neck-cords hereinafter set forth; and, the
said invention consists," furthermore, inthe general arrangements and combinations; of;
the several parts of the ornamental clampfor cords, as more particularly described in" the following specification, and; then finally embodied insthe clauses of the claim which are appended to and which form an essential part of the said specification.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure, 1 IS a front view of the ornamental clasp or slidel embodying thepriiici'p'les of the present invention, theelamping 'meiir bers thereof being 1epresented-in their closed and clamped relation about. the su'al neck-cord, fragmentary portions of 1 which are als'o shown in said agumyrgme 2 'is a view of the ornamental clasp or slide,"
- illustrating the clamping members of, the
clasp or slide in their unclasped relation with the neck-cord,- said view showing more particularly one arrangement of rln'g against loss upon the neck-cord; an'd'Figur e shaped retaining means, by meansof-which' the 'unclasped' ornament 'is ma ntained 3 is; a horizontal section, taken ca line Illl in said Figure 1.
Similar characters ofjreference a e, 6 11- ployed in the, said: hereinjabove described I 1 views, to indicate cor'respending: parts.- 7
R fe ti' ng ew I a d'j 'gllli l of the drawings, the reference cliaracters"1 and 2j v indicate fragmentary portions of a neckcord, of silk, or other suitable material, and of suitable length, the cord being doubled upon itself, so as to provide a loop for wearing the cord about the neck of a person, the respective end-portions of the loop being provided with the members of a securing clasp of any suitable construction. The opposite lower looped portion of the neckcordicarries the usual pendant, as a lavalliere, watch or the like. 7
In 1 the wearing 1 of neck-cords, as hereto,- fore, it has been the practice to mount upon the neck-cord,
made the form of a slide. In the prac V a hinged relation to each other, so that it was not possible to change-the pendants and substitute one for the other, unless the portions of the additional ornament were [separated by means of a tool, which necessitated the employment of a skilled person,
and then running the danger of breaking the portions of the additional ornament, whereby the ornament was rendered useless,
and when of value had to be repaired; and,
members being provided with a suitable locking means or catch, whereby the said additional ornament can be readily secured in its operative position about the cord membersl and 2, and just as easily removed from said members, without the least danger of breaking and destroying the usefulness of the ornament, and to prevent its loss from the neck-cord, in case of the separation of its clamping members.
Referring now more particularly'to Figures 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, I have shown in said figures, on 1 an enlarged scale, an I ornamental neck-cord clasp illustrating one embodiment of theprinciples of the present invention. a r
This clasp is indicated, in general, by the reference-character 3, and the same com-' prises two members 4 and 5, of any ornamental surface and marginal configuration,
each member being made arc-shape, in cross- 7 section, sothat when the two members are placed upon each other, a tube-like body will be provided, so as to be adapted to embrace the cord-members land 2. :While these members 4-and 5 are shown semi-arcshaped in the. accompanying drawings, it
' will be evident that they may be of polyg- 0113.1 shape, in cromsection, either in the an additional ornament, either ina fixed position upon the cord, or
form of a hexagon, oval, or other shape out, as indicated in said Figure 2, so as to be readily placed over and closed down in embracing relation about the adjacent cordmembers 1 and 2, as will be fully understood from an inspection of the several figures of the drawings.
Furthermore, when the clamping mem- V bers of the ornamentalclasp have been ar ranged about the cord-members, substantially in themanner as shown in the draw ings, in order to secure the said clasp in such position, the marginal edgeeportion 9 of the" one clamping member is provided with asuitablyformed holding catch, as 10,
of such construction that when the two clamping members are closed, the said catch 10 is brought into positive" holding engagement with the marginal edge portion'll of the other clamping member, as will be evident from an inspection of Figure 3 of the.
said drawings. 7
When it is desired to remove the pendant, as thelavalliere, locket, watch, or the like, from the neck cord, to replace the same with another pendant, the catch at the free ends of the cord is separated, and the ornamental clasp or slide 3 is also unclasped by bringing its clamping members 4 and 5 into the relation shown in Figure 2 of the drawings, and removing the cord-member 1 from the opened clasp, as indicated in said figure.
The pendant, as the lavalliere, locket, watch,- or the likecan then readily be re moved from the neck-cord, and replaced by a substitute pendant.
In order that the ornamental clasp3 may not become lost from the neck-cord, when unclasped therefrom, one of the said clamping members, as 5, may have suitably secured upon its inner face, substantially as illustrated in Figure 3 of the drawings, a suitable retaining means, preferably in the form of a ring 12, secured to the said'clamping member 5 by means of solder 13, 01" other suitable fastening or securing means, and through which ring the cord-member 2 is passed, so as to prevent the said ornamental clasp or slide 3 from losingv itself from the cord, as will be clearlv evident,
When the substituted pendant has been placed upon the neck-cord, the additional ornament or clasp 3 is again replaced in its clamped relation with the cord-members 1 and 2', as indicated in Figure 1 of the draw ings, and the separated ends of the cord brought into their suspended relation about the neck of the wearer.
I am fully aware that some changes may be made in the general arrangements and combinations of the several devices and parts, as well as in the details of the construction of the said parts, without departing from the scope of the present invention as set forth in the foregoing specification, and as defined in the clauses of the claim which are appended thereto. Hence I do not limit my present invention to the exact arrangements and combinations of the several devices and parts as described in the said specification, nor do I confine myself to the exact details of the construction of the said parts, as illustrated in the said drawings.
I claim 1. An ornament for neck-cords, comprising a pair of members, a means of pivot-a1 connection between said members, a locking catch also connected with said members for detachably mounting said ornament in embracing relation about a neck-cord, and a ring connected with one of said members through which the neck-cord is passed to prevent the ornament from being lost from the neck-cord.
2. An ornament for neck-cords, comprising a pair of members, a hinge-connection between said members, means connected with said members for detachably mounting said ornament in embracing relation about a neck-cord, and a ring connected with one of said members through which the neck-cord is passed to prevent the ornament from being lost from the neck-cord.
3. An ornament for neck-cords, compris- 1ng a palr of members, a hinge-connection between sald members, a locking catch also connected with said members for detachably mounting said ornament in embracing rela-' tion about a neck-cord, and a ring connected with one of said members through which the neck-cord is passed to prevent the ornament from. being lost from the neck-cord.
4. The herein-described ornament for a neck-cord, comprising a pair of arc-shaped ornamental members adapted .to be arranged edge to edge so as to form a tubular element, a means of pivotal connection between said members, a locking catch also connected with said members for detachably mounting said ornament in embracing relation about a neck-cord, and a ring connected with one of said members through which the neck-cord is passed to prevent the ornament from being lost from the neck-cord.
5. The herein-described ornament for a neck-cord, comprising a pair of arc-shaped ornamental members adapted to be arranged edge to edge'so as to form a tubular element, a hinge-connection between said members, a locking catch also connected with said members for detachably mounting said ornament in embracing relation about a neckcord, and a ring connected with one of said members through which the neck-cord is passed to prevent the ornament from being lost from the neck-cord.
In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this third day of March, 1924.
Witnesses D. SGHATZMAN, I. L. RABINowrrz.