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Publication numberUS1649187 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1927
Filing dateOct 22, 1926
Publication numberUS 1649187 A, US 1649187A, US-A-1649187, US1649187 A, US1649187A
InventorsP. Reiter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Philip bbitej
US 1649187 A
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Nov. 15, 1927. 1 1,649,187

P. REITER S AFETY BACK DEVICE FOR EAR ORNAMENTS Filed Oct-- 22. 1926 INVENTOR 55/ Var blow, l 5

PHILIP REI'IEB, OE KEV] YORK, N. Y.

SAFETY BACK Application filed The present invention relates to safetybaclr devices for ear ornaments, and is more particularly directed to a safety-back device peci'lliarly adapted for use with car orna merits which extend upwardly from the lobe of the ear.

The more common forms ear ornaments either hang downwardly from a center oi support, or are carried directly on the lobe of the car. As the center of gravity is not above the center of support, it is only necessary to clamp the ear ornament onto the ear suiiiciently tight to prevent the ornament from coming oil the car on account of its own weight. l have found, how-ever, that car ornaments which extend a substantial. distance upwardly from the lobe of the ear cannot be satisfactorily supported by a simple clamping device which grips only a small area in the lobe of the ear.

The present invention contemplates a supporting device which grips the car at widely separated points preferably at the lower part of the lobe of the ear and at a point well up onto the main part of the car, so that the tendency of a long ear ornament extending upwardly from the lobe of the ear to loosen from the ear is resisted ctlectively without annoying the wearer.

The accompanying drawings show, for purposes oi illustration, one of the many possible embodiments in which the invention may take form, it being understood that the drawings are illustrative of the invention rather than limitingthe same.

in these drawings:

Figure 1 is a view illustrating the ear ornaments on the ear;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the ear ornament;

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the ear ornament from the rear; and

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary ele vational view of the clamping device taken in the direction of the arrow 4c of Figure 2.

The exposed ornamental part of the ear ornament is indicated at 10. It preferably is a long gracefully shaped ornament of any suitable contour and is provided with jewels or enamel as desired. 'lhis ornament extends l'rom the lobe 11 of the car 12 up along the outer edge of the body of the car.

A curved strap 13 passes downwardly underneath the lobe of the ear and is carried up behind of the ear as indicated at 14. This portion 14 of the ornament is spaced a October 253,

DEVICE F93 EAR QRNAMENTS.

Serial No. 143,455.

suiiicient distance from the back of the ear to accommodate a movable clamping plate 15. This plate is narrow and approximately long as the ornament 10. A pair of parallel guiding pins 16 and 17 carried by this clamping plate pass through holes 18 and 19 in the member l t A clamping screw 20 is threaded into this member 1% and is iastened to the plate or bar 15 so that the plate may be moved back and torth by adjusting the screw. Notonly do the pins keep the clamp ing plate in place to insure substantially parallel movement of this plate but they also prevent the long narrow plate from twisting or rotating relative to the clamping screw. They keep the clamping member from twisting out from behind the ear while the car ornament is being adjusted in place. The ends of the bar 15 are preferably spoonshaped as indicated so that they grip a large area of the ear in a comfortable manner. They are also preferably provided with grooves 21 to grip the car more securely.

It will be noted that the present safetyback device is one which grips the ear at widely separated points so that there is no tendency oi the ornament to slip off the er The guiding pins keep the clamping plate in place and insure substantially parallel movement of this plate with respect to the ornament. i

It is obvious that the invention may be embodied in many forms and constructions, and l wish it to be understood that the particular form shown is but one of the many forms. Various modifications and changes being possible, 1 do not limit myself in any way with respect thereto.

lVhat is claimed is:

1. An ear ornament comprising a front ornamental portion adapted to extend from the bottom of the lobe of the ear upwardly a substantial distance, a rear portion adapted to extend underneath the lobe of the ear and upwardly behind the car, a clamping member, guide pins carried by the clamping member and passing through the rear per-- lion, and a clamping screw carried by the rear portion and acting against the clamp ing member to force against the ear, the clamping men'iber being substantially parallel with the front ornamental portion and of extended length whereby it may engage the ear at widely separated points opposite the ornamental portion.

2. An ear ornament comprising a front ornamental portion adapted to extend from the bottom of the lobe of the ear upwardly a substantial distance, a rear portion adapted to extend underneath the lobe of the ear and upwardly behind. the ear, a clamping member, guide pins carried by the clamping member and passing through the rear portion, and a clamping screw carried by the rear portion and acting against the clamping member to force it against the ear, the clamping: member being tubstantially parallel with the front ornamental portion and having forwardly bent rounded ends adapted to engage the car at, widely separated points opposite the ornamental portion.

3. A safety-back device for ear ornaments comprising a member of substantial length normally positioned behind the ear, a long narrow clamping plate in front of the member and adapted to extend upwardly along the back of the ear. a clamping screw threaded into the member for adjusting the clamping plate, and means for guiding the clamping plate to permit such adjustment and prevent rotation of the clamping plate whereby it may be maintained behind the ear.

t. A safety-hack device for car ornaments comprising a member normally positioned behind the ear a long clamping plate in front of the member, guiding pins carried by the clamping plate and passing through apertures in the member, and a clamping screw threaded into the member for adjustin the clamping plate.

a. A safety-hack device For car m-nament: comprising a 'upportine' member, a clamping member in the form of a long rigid bar adapted to extend a substantial distance along the ea r, the ends of the clamping member being broad and having spoonlike tips for comfortable engagement with the ear, and a pair of rearwardl extending guiding pins carried by the clan'iping member and passing through holes in the supporting member for guiding the clamping member toward the ear and preventing its twisting from behind the ear. 7

PHILIP R EITER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6568212 *Oct 15, 2001May 27, 2003Rene F. JacobsLooping jewelry attachment to the ear
Classifications
U.S. Classification63/14.2, D11/40
Cooperative ClassificationA44C7/00