|Publication number||US1704919 A|
|Publication date||Mar 12, 1929|
|Filing date||Oct 10, 1924|
|Priority date||Oct 10, 1924|
|Publication number||US 1704919 A, US 1704919A, US-A-1704919, US1704919 A, US1704919A|
|Inventors||Murray Julia M|
|Original Assignee||Murray Julia M|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 12, 1929. R Y 1,704,919
NECKLACE BRACELET Filed Oct. 10, 1924 1M @MW Patented Mar. 12, 1929.
UNITED STATES JULIA M. MURRAY, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Application filed October 10, 1924..
My invention relates to articles adapted to be used tor necklaces and bracelets and similar ornamental purposes or may be embodied in rosaries or other articles oi? similar form whether used, for ornamental purposes or otherwise.
The object of my invention is to provide a chain or strand adapted to term a single loop, such as may be used. for necklace or like purpose and also adapted to form a plurality of smaller loops forming a bracelet or like structure.
lVIy invention includes an endless chain having a clasp element and cooperating ele- 11161118 211? intervals in the chain and. preferably forming a part thereof which are readily secured to or detached from the clasp element.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating a preferred embodiment of my invention, I show the same comprising a ros ry made in the form of a necklace with a crucilix pendant. The rosary also adapted to be formed into a plural-loop bracelet in which the crucifix forms a portion of a clasp securing the individual loops. In these drawing Figure 1 is an elevation of the article in necklace form.
Figures 2 and 3 are top and side views, respectively, of one part of the clasp element.
Figure l is a top view 01 the other part of the clasp clement.
Figure 5 is sul'istantially a diagrammatic showing oi the method of forming a brace- .let out 01 the necklace.
Figure 6 is a view of the bracelet so formed as applied to the wrist of the wearer.
The main portion of the necklace as shown in Figure 1 comprises a series of relatively short strands 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 permanently assembled end to end to form a single long strand or chain, the lower ends of which are permanently connected by at tachment to a common engagement element 6, here shown as a disk. This element pretterably will bear an image of the Virgin and will. term a scapular medal. Upstanding posts 7 are mounted on element 6 and eacn post has an annular boss or enlargement 8 near outer end. Each strand 1, 2, 3, l and 5 may include ten heads 9 to form a decade and in between each of the strands of beads 9 I place an isolated bead 10 and on each oil head 10 I insert a link 11 large Serial No. 742,922.
enough to slip over projections 7 on the ele ment 6. lVhile this is a preferred arrangement, if desired each of the links of the necklace could be made large enough to slip over projections 7. It will be understood that the beads and chain or other elements connecting the beads and links 11 may be of any well-known structure, and do not form any part of my present invention.
The cross 12, secured to element 6 by a pendant chain 13, consists of a substantially heavy rigid body portion and relatively thin spring-dike parts 14; which are perforated at 15 and slit at 16 to form spring elements adapted to slip over the upper ends of projections 7 and engage bosses 8 to retain tl'ie crucifix on element 6, thereby forming a two-part clasp which retains the ends of each strand 1, 2, 8, l and 5 when the latter are arranged as shown in Figure 5 so that the ends of each strand engage the projections 7. It will be understood that the cross 1 will bear an image of Christ and will constitute a crucifix.
It will be seen that the article described may be worn as a necklace or may be wrapped around the wrist of the wearer to form a plural-loop bracelet. The change from one form of jewelry to the other is easily made, in the one case by looping the strands 1, 2, 3, -fl and 5 about the wrist and engaging projections 7 and applying the upper portion of the clasp thereto and in the other case by merely releasing the clasp and wrmitting the detachably secured ends of the strands to separate from the clasp element (3.
Obviously, element 6 will be made decorative and, of course, my invention is not limited to the rosary embodiment illustrated, but may consist in any attractive arrangement of beads, links and pendants or other ornamental elements.
1. In an article of the class described, an ornament, a second ornament, means suspending said second ornament from said first-mentioned. ornament, a projection on one of said ornaments, an element on the other of said ornaments adapted to yield ingly engage said projection, and a long strand of permanently assembled elements secured at its ends to one of said ornaments and provided intermediate its ends with a link member for receiving said projection and permitting the latter to extend through the tinen'iber to engage said engaging clemenu 2.111 a religious article, a continuous strand of rosary beads a scapular medal to which the ends of the strand ere secured, a plurality of projections on said medal, an element in each decade 01" said strand of rosary beads having an opening whereby the element may be placed over one of said projections e crucilir: applicable to said niedel and having openii for yieldingly receiving said projections, when the letter engage said elements, to hold said elements in engaged position whereby the article may form a plural loop bracelet.
JULIA M. MURRAY.
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|U.S. Classification||63/3.2, 428/3, D11/11, 434/245, 235/123, D99/26, 63/3|