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Publication numberUS1613390 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1927
Filing dateJun 18, 1926
Priority dateJun 18, 1926
Publication numberUS 1613390 A, US 1613390A, US-A-1613390, US1613390 A, US1613390A
InventorsGillette Charles Edward
Original AssigneeGillette Charles Edward
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key-ring holder
US 1613390 A
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1927' c. E. GILLETTE KEY RING HOLDER Filed June 18, 1926 Patented Jan. 4-, 1927.

warren stares CHARLES EDWARD GILLETTE, OF HOBNELL, NEW YORK.

KEY-RING HOLDER.

' Application filed June 18, 1926. Serial No. 116,881.

This invention relates to improvements in key-ring holders of the character intended for attachment to the garment of the wearer.

One of its objects is the provision of a 5 safety key-ring holder or suspension device which is made of a single piece of material and which is constructed to effectually prevent accidental displacement of the holder from the wearers pocket as well as the ke v 1 ring from the holder.

Another object of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive holderot this character whose attaching and ring supporting parts are so constructed as to render the holder capable of ready attachment to and removal from the pocket of the wearer and he key-ring to and from the holder.

In the accompanying drawings :Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved key-ring holder showing the same attached to the pocket of a garment. Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional side elevation thereof.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

In the preferred form of the invention illustrated in the drawings, the key-ring holder is shaped from a single length of spring steel wire of like material and con- :m sists of a shank and coil-clasps 11 and 12 arranged at opposite ends thereof the clasp 11 being arranged at the upper end of the shank for engagement with the edge Off a garment-wicket 13. and the clasp 12 being 3: arranged at the lower end of the shank for detachably receiving a key-ring 1a or similar device. These coils are composed of approximately two turns lying more or less closely together so that the upper coil will snugly clasp or en'ibrace the upper edge ol the pocket. and the key-ring will be compelled to be sprung into its suspended position between adjoining turns of the lower coil. As shown clearly in Fig. 2, the upper coilclasp 11 is arranged at one side of the shank 10 and has its turns extending rearwardly therefrom, while the lower coil-clasp 12 is arranged on the other side of the shank and has its turns extending forwardly from it,

whereby the holder is adapted to lie flatwise against. the garment of the wearer. Furthermore, this construction eliminates sharp edges or corners and there are no projections liable to get caught and accidentally detach the holder from the pocket.

While the attaching and key-ring supporting clasps possess the necessary resilience to reliably retain the holder to the pocket and the key-ring in the holder, the free end or final turn 15 of the upper coil 11 faces upwardly and is deflected outwardly a suitable distance toward and in proximity to the adjoining turn so that said coil is pinched tightly over the edge of the pocket. At its upper end. the final'turn 15 of this coil may terminate in a point or spur 16 which is adapted to enter the material of the pocket and thus prevent accidental upward displacen'ient ot the holder therefrom. In a similar manner. the downwardly-facing free end 17 of the lower coil 12 is deflected inwardly or toward and in proximity to the adjoining turn so that it is necessary to snap the key-ring in place, said end 17 forming a guard and preventing loss of the ring from the holder.

In attaching the holder to the pocket. the coil-clasp 11 is slipped downwardly over the edge of the pocket and the key-ring 14 is snapped into engagement with the coil-clasp 12. To detach the holder from the pocket, it is swung around to the position shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1, after which it can be readily withdrawn from engagement with the pocket.

I claim as my invention 1. A holder for a key-ring formed from a single length of resilient wire and comprising a shank, and coil-olasps arranged at. opposite ends of the shank and adapted to engage a garment-pocket and a key-ring, respectively, one of the clasps being arranged at one side of said shank and having its turns extending rearwardly therefrom, and the other clasp being arranged at the other side of the shank and having its turns extending forwardly therefrom.

2. A holder for a keyring formed from a single length of wire and comprising a shank, a coil-clasp arranged at the upper end of the shank and adapted to engage the edge of a garlnei'lt-pocket, and a coil-clasp arranged at the lower end of the shank and adapted to engage a key-ring, the free ends of the coils of said upper and lower clasps facing in opposite directions and being deflected toward the remaining turns of the corresponding coil to form guards and prevent accidental displacement of the holder from the pocket and the key-ring from the holder, respectively.

CHARLES EDWARD' GILLETTE.

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US4997222 *Jan 25, 1990Mar 5, 1991Troy ReedZipper pull
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US5729870 *Jan 14, 1997Mar 24, 1998Sharp; KennethDetachable fixing
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/3.6
International ClassificationA45F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45F2200/0558, A45F5/02
European ClassificationA45F5/02