US 1539781 A
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May 26, 1925. 1,539,781
A. E. SMYTHE MEMORANDUM WRIST WATCH Filed March 14. 1925 Patented Nlay 2Q, 1925. l y UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE'.
ALBERT EGERTQN SMYTHE, F BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
MEMORANDUM wms'i' WATCH.
Application ledfHarch 14, 1923. Serial No. 625,168.
i Wrist Vatch, of which the following is a fulhclear, and exact description.
The present invention relates to new and improved articles of personal wear, and it pertains more particularly lto a combined wrist watch and memorandum device.
It is one of the objects of the invention to combine with a wrist watch a memorandum device upon which notes may be made and which notes will be presented to the eye of the wearer each time that he consults his watch.
It is a further object of the invention to combine the wrist watch and the memorandum device so that they both are secured in position by the same means.
It is a`further object of the invention to construct the memorandum device so that sheets or cards may be removably secured thereto in order that they may be detached from time to time.
With the above and other'objeets in view, reference is had to the accompanying drawings. in which K Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation thereof;
Fig..3 is a View similar `to Fig. 2, partly in section;
Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view taken at right angles to the sectional portion of Fig. 3.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, -the reference character 5 designates a wrist watch of conventional construction, and said wrist watch has a bail .6, by means of which a strap or bracelet is secured at one of its ends. The wrist watch casing is formed with projecting ears 7, and pivotally connected in such projecting ears 7, by means of a rivet, rod, or the like, 8, is a memorandum device 9. This memorandum device comprises a frame-like member having an open side 10, which is defined by an inwardly-disposed flange 11.
One of the side walls of the frame-like member 9 is provided with a slot 12, by means of which memorandum cards or sheets are inserted into'the frame-like member 9 in position where they may be written on through the open side of said frame-like member 9. This frame-like member 9 also has a baill, to which the opposite end of the bracket or strap is secured, and by means of ythe pivotal connection between the memorandum device and the watch the two articles are permitted to conform to the shape of the limb upon which they are worn.
Referring to Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawings, itvwill be seen that a follower plate 14 is mounted in the frame-likemember and the memorandum cards or sheets 15 are carried by said follower plate. Carried by the bottom wall 16 ot the frame-like member 9, is a spring member 17, and said spring member is adapted to force the follower plate la in a direction toward the open side 11 of the frame-like member 9, in order that the cards or sheets 15 may be retained in position. This spring member 17 is 'secured tothe wall 16 by means of a rivet 18 or the like. From the foregoing it is apparent that the present invention provides a means ior a memorandum device adapted for use in connection with a wrist watch, and that the salue is positioned in such a manner with respect to the wrist watch that each time the wearer consults his watch, the memorandum entered uponthe exposed sheet of the memorandum device will be called to his attention, thus assuring that thc memorandum note will be periodically called to the wearers attention.
lVlrat is claimed is:
In a combination article yof jewelry, a wrist watch, a frame, said wrist watch and frame having two abutting edges, means for pivotally connecting said abutting edges, an eye formed on one side of said wrist watch, and an eye formed on one side of said traine.
said eyes adapted to receive wristencircliug means to secure said con'ibination article in operative position upon the wrist ot the wearer.
ALBERT EGERTON SMYTHE.