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Publication numberUS1545693 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1925
Filing dateOct 22, 1924
Priority dateOct 22, 1924
Publication numberUS 1545693 A, US 1545693A, US-A-1545693, US1545693 A, US1545693A
InventorsPhilip Phoel
Original AssigneePhilip Phoel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jeweler's tweezers
US 1545693 A
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July 14,1923. 1,545,693

P.PHOEL JEWELEH S TWEEZERS Filed 001;. 22, 1924 INVENTOR ORNEY Patented July 14, 1925.

rmmr PHOEL, or new DORP, NEW YORK.


Application filed October 22, 1924. Serial No. 745,052.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PHILIP PHonL, a citizen of Holland, residing at New Dorp, Staten Island, in the county of Richmond and State of Ne-w York, have invented certain new and useful Improveme'ntsin' Jewelers Tweezers, of which the following isa specification.

. I This invention relates to holding and adusting implements and more particularly to jewelers tools adapted to facilitate operations upon rings and the like.

Amongthe objects of this invention is to provide a ring holding tool that will support a ring in-predetermined position, and such other part as is to be afiixed to the ring in predetermined relation or adjustment to the same. .Another object of this invention is to secure a "spring or filler Within a-ring in a neat and inconspicuous manner and with as little labor as possible.

More particularly, this invention provides a holding tool. for retaining an arcuate spring or filler that is to be secured to'the ring along a. periphery thereof in definite and adjusted relation to the plane of the ring, to permit said filler to be. accurately soldered or. otherwise fastened tothe ring, or other desirable operation to be performed. With the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists in the arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the invention is not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed or suggested herein, still for the purpose of illustrating a practical embodiment thereof reference is had to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which-s Figure 1 is a perspective view of the tool. Fig. 2 is an end view showing a typical use of the tool. 1 Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the holding portion of the tool. 7

Fig. 4.- is an enlarged side view with parts in section on the line 44lof Fig. 2 showing the adaptability of the tool for purposes of adjustment. 7

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, I show the holding tool as comprising a plurality of spaced strips or arms of sheet spring material 10 and 11 suitably fastened together at an end 12. Said arms are recessed at 13 and olfset-as at 14 to cross The ends notched lengthwise recessesbeingapproximately those made by the points thereof adjacent to the ends of .16; Thus an arcuate spring or filler 18 may each other whereby pressureexerted'upon them at the arrows a will cause a movement of the extremities 1O" and ll away from each other as per arrows b so as to open the tool. t

The arm 11 is provided with a trident or the like comprising a plurality ofrspaced fingersthe ends of which lie in a curve transverse tothelength OfthQtOOl. Thus a central finger 15 is provided constituting a prolongation of the arm 11, and a pair 'of side fingers or branches 16, which are prefei'ably struck from the same strip of metal as the" arm 11, The ends of the fingers 16 lie in proximity'to the end of the finger 1'5, hutolfset from the planethereof so as to be "in an arc therewith, said fingers beingslightly bentfor this purpose as shown. of, the fingers 16 are recessed or at17, the angles of the tangents to j the arc aforesaid at the fingers be gripped and held in the tridentby passing thecentral portion 17 of the beneath the finger 15 and the side or wing portions ofthe spring into therec'esses-17.

v,The arnrlt). terminates in a suitable'support compr singjpreferablya pair of arcuate fingers 21 which are concaved toward the fingers 15 and 16, said fingers being so curved as to snugly receive and support a ring 22 or the like. Thus while the trident grips the spring 18, the instrument may be opened and the ring 22 passed beneath the spring and seated upon the support 21. The springs 10 and 11 then bring the tool into closing position causing the spring or filler 18 to come into contact with the ring 2-2 along the inner surface thereof, thereby securely holding both the spring and'the ring within the tool and in fixed and predetermined relation to each other. The spring 18 is of slightly less width than the ring 22 so as to lie concealed therein when worn upon the hand of the owner. To facilitate extreme accuracy for proper alignment of the two members, the spring 18 is dented or notched at the central portion'19 of the spring forming a lip 23. A groove 24 is formed in the finger 15 adjacent to the end thereof to receive said lip, thereby holding the spring against movement longitudinal- ].y of the tool, said groove being so located relatively to the seat 21 as to hold the spring spring i 321% herein 7 18 in proper relation to the ring as stated.

of the spring or filler and the ring, the holdi'ng' toolbeing capable of withstanding a suificiently high temperature to" be unaffectedi Thus a considerable saving of'tiln e and labor is obtained and a neat and satis-' factory connection made. i


1'. In a'holding tool, the combination with ap'air of relatively-movable arms, bf a plurality offingers carriedby one of them, one of said fingers having-gripping means for holding an' arcu ate membeijand a support earried'bythe'other ar'nr'for holding a ring i'n'contact with said member, ata' point between said fingers andin substantially concentric relation to said arcuate'member.

2. In a" holdingtool,' thecombina'tion with a pair "ofrel'ativelymovable arms, ofa plurality of approximately"conc ding spaced grippin -means carried by one ofthemfor holdingan arcuate member, and a support carried by the other 'ar'rii adjacent "to the gripping means aforesaid and co -operating therewith to hold a ring seated 'withii said siip'pOrtQin' substantially concentric relation with sai areuatmember "and iii contact with saidj rneinb er atapoint between said grippingmeans.

, v dsi fibi plfli g$9 1 9 p isine P i i' dtir l m'e ablea m g ipp ng means hp is n ei p u al ty Q p a rallel planes";

fingers carried by one of said arms, pne of saidfingers being notched to receive an arcuate member and to lie above said member, and a support carried by the other arm, said support including a seat co-operating with said gripping means to hold a ring seated in the seat directly beneath said finger having the notch by "causing the same to abut against the member aforesaid at the notched fing I A holding tool comprising a plurality of fingers to hold'anhrcuate member, said fingers having gripping means for holding said member in' slidable' position lengthwise of the "member, a d "other, gripping means for holding the member against movement lengthwise of the fingers when grippedf'a's stated, a support being" provided movable relatively to said gripping means, said support being adapted to hold a ring in contactwith and in substantially concentric relation with'said inemberfsaid support being so located lengthwise of saidfingers as to hold the member and the ring in substantially 51 A holding tool comprising a trident, the central finger whereofiis"notche d crosswise, the-side fingers beingrecessed to receive a thin arcu'ate member and to hold the same slidably withins aid recesses, said central finger operating through "the' notch thereof to prevent movement'of the member longitudinally of the fipgers, 1 said central fi iger lying'withinthe member, and a suppbIrt forcarrying a ring without said member and through" abutment thereof with the member and'in plane of the member.

testimony when of "I affix: my signature.

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U.S. Classification294/99.2, 269/254.00R
International ClassificationB25B9/02, B25B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25B9/02
European ClassificationB25B9/02