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Publication numberUS1543399 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1925
Filing dateSep 26, 1922
Priority dateSep 26, 1922
Publication numberUS 1543399 A, US 1543399A, US-A-1543399, US1543399 A, US1543399A
InventorsSmith Herbert Kemp
Original AssigneeMerle Powe Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wrist-watch band
US 1543399 A
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June 23', 1925. 1,543,399

- H. K. SMITH WRIST WATCH BAND Filed Sept. 26, 1922 A TTORNEYS Patented June 23, 1925.

UNITED STATES I 1,543,399 PATENT OFFICE.

I V HERBERT KEMP SMITH, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, ASSIGNOR TO MERLE POWE SMITH, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

WRIST-WATCH BAND.

Application filed September 26, 1922. Serial No. 590,666.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HERBERT K. SMITH, a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented cer-' has been proposed to employ silk ribbon bands or leather bands for attaching watches to the wrist of a person but due to the fact that both the leather, which is usually made of pigskin, and the silk absorb perspiration these bands arevery impractical for the purpose. It is an object of this invention to employ a metal band to replace the usual silk ribbon or leather band which will not only be ornamental but which will maintain the watch in position on a wrist without danger of loss of the watch.

It is a further object of the'invention to provide a readily releasable catch on the metal band 'whereby the band may be easily applied or removed when desired, with adjustable means whereby the band may be made'to fit wrists of different sizes. Other objects and objects relating to details of construction will hereinafter appear.

The invention is illustrated byway of example in the, accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 1s a view in perspective of the.

wrist watch and band applied to the wrist of a person. Figure 2 is an end View of the same.-

igure 3 is a view'in perspective of the several parts of the band in detached position.

Figure 4 is a transverse section taken on the line 4-4' of Figure 3.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a wrist watch having the swivelled eyes 2 and 3 located at opposite ends and adapted to receive the ends of the two sections 4.and 5 of the band. The eyes 2 and 3 are made somewhat elongated in order to respectively receive the rolled or cylindrical ends 6 of the members 4 and 5 of said band.

Each of the members 4' and 5 are curved to conform to the circumference of thewrist of a person. The free end 7 of the member 4 of the band is provided with a plurality of spaced perforations 8 adapted to receive the slotted lug 9 on the free end 10 of the member 5. As shown more particularly in Figures 3 and 4, the lug 9 is split as at 11 ill alinement with a longitudinal slot 12 in the free end 10 of the member 5. Furthermore the lug 11 is in the shape of a frustum of a cone with the larger end rounded and projecting outwardly from the end 10 of the member 5 of the'band- The slotting of the end of the member 5 and the lug 9 permits the two sections of the lug 9 to be moved toward each other in order that said lug will readily slip within one of the perforations 8 of the member 4 of the band. has been inserted through one of said perforations the section of the lug will be expanded by reason of the resilience of the metal of the end 10 of the member 5 and aid in locking the two ends of the members 4 and5 together.

Slidably mounted on the member 5 of the band is a keeper 13. Said keeper comprises av substantially rectangular portion having an opening therein adapted to be received by both the free ends of the two members 4 and 5 and slidable thereon. Projecting from the upper face of the keeper 13 is a lip 14 provided with a perforation 15 and a finger piece 16. When the lug 9 is inserted within a perforation 8 and projected above the outer surface of the free end 7 of the member 4 the perforation 15 in the lip 14 is adapted to'receive the split lug 9 and aid in preventing the lug from becoming disengaged with the perforation 8 in the end 7 of the member a. The finger piece 16 is bent upwardly from the end of the tongue 14 in order to aid in releasing the tongue 14 from its engagement through the perforation 15 with the split lug 9.

Projecting forwardly from the bottom face of the rectangular member is a second lip 17 spaced from the lip 14 and adapted to engage the under side of the free end 7 of the member 4. This lip cooperating with the lip 14 further aids in maintaining the keeper 13 in position when the split lug 9 is enga ed with a perforation 8 in the member the erforation 15 in the tongue 14.

A plura ity'of spaced perforations 8 provide for an adjustment whereby the bands may beapplied and properly fit wrists of various sizes.

Each of the members 4 and 5 are swing- After the lug able outwardly or toward each other by reason of their pivoted connection through the c lindrical portions 6 on the inner ends of t e members 4 and 5 and the eyes 2 and 3 on the wrist watch.

The two members 4 and 5 of the band mag be made of any kind'of precious metal an may be suitably engravedor decorated to correspond with the decorations or engraving on any style or kind of watch emplo ed in connnection with the band.

' at I claim is:

1. A band for securing wrist watches to the arm of a person comprising two semi-V circular metal members adapted to be pivotally connected to opposite ends of a watch, the free end of one of the members being provided with a plurality of spaced perforations, the free end of the other member being provided with an upstanding split lug in the shape of the frustum of a cone adapted to engage one of the perforations in the free end of the first-mentioned member, a

portion of the free end of the second member being split in alinement withthe space between the two portions of the split lug whereby the two portions of the lug may be pressed toward each other and be permitted to expand by reason of the resilience of the free end of the second-mentioned member, a keeper slidably mounted on the second member, a lip projecting forwardly from the keeper and provided with a perforation adapted to receive the split lug on the end of the second-mentioned member, a tongue projecting forwardly from the lower face of the keeper and adapted to engage the under side of the free end of the first member when said keeper is locked on the lug of the second member and when the free ends of said members are located in face to face engagement with the split lug received in one of the lurality of perforations in the free end of the first member.

/ 2. A band for securing wrist watches in position comprising a pair of members adapted to be pivotally connected to a wrist watch at their inner ends, the free end of one of the members being provided with a plurality of spaced perforations, a split lug mounted on the free end of the other memher, the free end of the said second member being provided with a slotted portion in alinement with the space between the split portions of said lug whereby the split portions of the lug will be located in expanded relation with each other, said split portions of the lug .adaptedto be contracted and forced through one ofthe perforations in the free end of the first member with the split portions of the lug expanding within the perforations and locking the free ends of the two members together, and means slidable on the second member and engageable with the split lug for aiding in mainijkaaee plurality of spaced perforations, a split lug mounted on t e free end of the other member, the free end of the said second member being provided with a slotted portion in alinement with the space between the split portion of said lug whereby the split portions of the lug will be located in expanded relation with each other, said split ortions of the lug adapted to be contrac d and forced through one of the perforations in the free end of the first member with the split portions of the lug expanding within the perforations and locking the free ends of the two members together, and a keeper slidably mounted on the second member and provided with a perforation adapted to receive the split lug for aiding and maintaining the lug in position in one of the perforations in the free end of the first member.

4. A band for securing wrist watches in position comprising a' pair of members adapted to be pivotally connected to a wrist watch at their inner ends, the free end of one of the members being provided with a pluralit of spaced perforations, a split lug mounte on the free end of the other member, the free end of the said second member being provided with a slotted portion in alinement with the space between the split portion of said lug whereby the split portions of the lug will be located in expanded relation with each other, said split portions of the lug adapted to be contracted and forced through one of the perforations in the free end of the first member with the splitportions of the lug expanding within the perforations and locking the free ends of the two members together, and a keeper slidably mounted on one of the members and provided with a tongue having a perforation adapted to receive the split lug of the second member for aiding in looking the free ends of the members together.

5. A band for securing wrist Watches comprising a pair of members adapted to be pivotally connected to a wrist watch at their Inner ends, the end of one of said members being provided with a plurality of perforations, the free end of the other member being provided with a split lug adapted to be received by one of the perforations and the free end of the first member, and a keeper slidably mounted on one of the members the free end of the first member.

6. A band for securing a wrist watch in position on the Wrist of a person comprising two members adapted to be pivotally mounted at their inner ends on a Wrist Watch, one of the members being provided with a plurality of perforations adjacent its free end, a lug mounted on the free end of the second member,- a keeper slidably mounted on the second member and provided with a tongue having a perforation adjacent its outer end, said lug onthe free end of the second member adapted to be received by one oi the perforations in the free end of the first member, the perforation in the tongue of the keeper adapted to receive the lug on the-second member for maintaining the free end of the first 'member locked in position between the free end of the second member and the tongue of the keeper.

HERBERT KEMP SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/176, 2/322, 24/DIG.430, 24/574.1, 63/9
International ClassificationA44C5/20
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/43, A44D2211/02, A44C5/2071
European ClassificationA44C5/20P