US 1687020 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 9, 1928.
M. H. HERZOG RING Filed April 25, 1923 Patented Oct. 9, 1928.
UNITED STAT S r 1,687,020 PATENT- F CE.-
MILToN H. HER-20G, on onrcneafrtmnors.
Application filed April 23, 1923. Serial No. 634,078. i
shape of the finger and causing the ring to fit much more snugly to the finger than is ordinarily the case, and also to be prevented from turning relative to the finger.
It is an important purpose of the invention to provide a ring that is so constructed that it engages much more closely with the finger than a circular ring, thus causing the same to project from the finger a much smaller distance.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear as the description of the accompanying drawings proceeds. I desire to have it distinctly understood that I do not intend to limit myself to the exact details shown or described, but that I intend to include as part of my invention all such various changes and modifications of parts as would occur to a person skilled in this art, and as would fall within the scope of the claims.
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a hand showing my improved ring applied to one ofthe fingers thereof;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the ring; and
Fig. 3 is asection thereof taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the improved ring 10 is made up of curved portions of comparatively large radius of curvature 11, there being oppositely arranged pairsof said curved portions connected to-' gether by curved portions of comparatively small radius of curvature 12. Said ring is provided with a finger receiving opening 13 as is customary, but due to the shape of the ring said opening instead of being circular approximates a square in shape havmgthe curved portions 14 formed by the portions of comparatively long radius of curvature and the more sharply curved wall portions formed by the portions 12 of the ring. If
However the'ring is made of substantially the same cross section throughout,as will be evident from Figs. 1 and 2, the ring will conform very closely to the shape of the finger 16, thus causing the ring to la close to the'finger and preventing projection of the ring away from the finger, which is objectionable. A ring of the character described not only fits closer to the finger, thus preventing injury to the ring because of its projecting too far from the finger or injur to other objects by the ring being worn on tfie hand, but in addition provides a more comfortable ring, as the same will fit more snugly between the fingers at'the sides thereof, thus causing a smaller amount of spreading of the same at the point where the ring engages with the same.
The other important featureof the constructionisthat if a setting is provided in the ring, the same will be kept in position substantially centrally of the upper side of the ring when worn on the hand at all times,
due to the fact that the opening for receiving the finger is not circular and will hold the ring against rotation on the finger. The human finger isnot circular, as will be quite evident by comparing the outline of an ordinary finger ring with the outline of the finger when in position thereon.
It will be seen that with a circular ring spaces will exist between the finger and the ring at either the upper or lower side thereof,
or on the sides thereof adjacent the fingers ad oining the one upon which the ring is bein worn.
TVhile the material of the ring is shown asv being of the same cross section throughout in the drawings, this is not absolutely necessary in order to obtain the desired results or prevent turning of the ring on the finger, as all that is necessary is that the opening for receiving the finger is of a non-circular shape, preferably approximating that of the finger at the point where the ring is worn.
In the ring illustrated it will be seen from Fig. 3 that the inner face 17 thereof is substantially' straight from one of the edges 18 to the other edge 18 thereof, and that the outer face 19 is also similarly'straight. This will also aid in bringing the ring close to the finger and preventing .the same from protruding undesirably beyond the surface of the finger.
, I claim- 1. A finger ring havin a four-sided untions of comparatively slight curvature conbroken inner face provic ing a four-sided nected integrally by Wall portions of sharper finger receiving opening to prevent rotation curvature. 10 of the ring on the finger. In Witness whereof I hereunto subscribe 5 2. A finger ring having a four-sided finger my name this 17th day of April, A. D. 1923.
receiving opening defined by pairs of oppositely arranged oppositely curved Wall por MILTON H. HERZOG.