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Publication numberUS1539220 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1925
Filing dateNov 12, 1923
Priority dateNov 12, 1923
Publication numberUS 1539220 A, US 1539220A, US-A-1539220, US1539220 A, US1539220A
InventorsRobert C Taylor
Original AssigneeRobert C Taylor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key-ring holder
US 1539220 A
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May 26, 1925.

R. C. TAYLOR KEY RING HOLDER Filed Nov. 12, 1925 May' 26, 1925.

UNITED STATES Farrar omer.


Application. filed November 12, 1923. Serial No. 674,319.

T0 all whom t nmg/ concern:

Be it lrnown that I, Ronnnr C. TAYLOR, a citizen of the United States, residing at rThomasville, in the county ot Thomas and State oil Georgia, have invented a new and useful Key-Ring Holder, of which the following is a speeioation.

This invention relates to a lrey ring holder of that type adapted to be carried on the belt of the user, or to be applied to the waist band ot' a garment.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a device of this character which under normal conditions will prevent its re,- inoval from the engaged bet or waist band, thus avoiding danger of loss of a ring trom Tthe holder.

Another object is to provide a structure ot this character, the parts of which are so shaped and assembled that. by proper inauipulation of the supported ring the holder can be disengaged readily from the 'belt or the like on which it is mounted.

lilith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description juoceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details ot construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of.the invention.

In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.

ln said drawings Figure 1 is a iront elevation of the key ring 'holder in position upon a portion ot' the garment.`

Fig. 2 is a section on. line 2N2, Fig. 1.

F ig. 3 is a similar view showing the ring shitted for the purpose oiE disengaging the holder `trom the garment.

Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates a strip oil spring metal or the like having a slot 2 therein. Ono end portion of this strip is bent downJ wardly as at 3 to provide a clamping tongue l adapted to extend substantially parallel with the slotted portion ot the strip 1 and to cooperate therewith to 'form a loop into which the edge portion oi a garment A can be inserted or in which a belt may be placed. The other end portion of the strip 1 is bent upwardly to provide a retaining tongue 5 cooperating with strip 1 to produce a loop (i. The free end of this tongue has a pointed linger 7 projecting therefrom at an obtuse angle, the sharp terminal of this finger normally projecting through slot 2 so as to bite into the garment A as shown particularly in Fig. 2. f

A key ring has been indicated at 8 and by springing the 'tongue 5 away from the strip 1 so as to remove the end ot the nger 7 from the slot 2 this hey ring can be inserted into the loop 6 where it will hang freely `as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The width oit the loop 6 is greater than the thickness of the iring and, consequently, when tongue 5 is released the finger 7 will againl project through the slot 2. Thus when the holder is slipped onto a garment A, or into a belt it will force the pointed end of the linger 7 outwardly into the slot so as to allow the garment or belt to reach a position against the bent portion 3. Thereafter, however, it is not possible to accidentally remove the holder because any eiiort to slide the same oil of the supporting belt or garment will result in the pointed end of linger 7 biting into said belt or garment as shown in llig. 2. The only way in which the holder can be removed is by withdrawing the linger from engagement with the garment or belt. This can be done by pulling upwardly on the ring 8. Tongue 5 norn'ially converges upwardly toward strip 1 so that when the ring is pulled upwardly it will act as a wedge to shift the tongue 5 outwardly and disengage the linger as showny in Fig. 3.

What is claimed is The combination with a resilient strip having an opening, of a garment engaging tongue at one side` and integral with the strip7 a key ring retaining tongue at the other side of and integral. with the strip, said tongues being extended in opposite directions, the retaining tongue cooperating with the apertured strip to' provide an elongated key ring holding loop, and a pointed` finger extendinfr at an obtuse anule from the as mv own I 11a-ve hereto ufxed mv Signa L. 2:1 b 5 I .1 c: l'etalmng tongue and normally projectmg ture 1n the presence o two wltnesees. through the openlng for engagement Wl'h a garment or the like seated between the apel- ROBERT C. TAYLOR. tured strip and the garment engaging Witnesses tongue.4 v WV. M. SiNeLnToN,

In testimony that I claim the foregoing IVILLIAM GARLAND.

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U.S. Classification24/3.6, 224/255, 24/3.12
International ClassificationA45F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45F2200/0558, A45F5/02
European ClassificationA45F5/02