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Publication numberUS1713285 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1929
Filing dateNov 5, 1927
Priority dateNov 5, 1927
Publication numberUS 1713285 A, US 1713285A, US-A-1713285, US1713285 A, US1713285A
InventorsHenry F Juergens
Original AssigneeHenry F Juergens
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of making ornamental mountings
US 1713285 A
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y 14, 1929- H. F. JUERGENS 1,713,285

METHOD OF MAKING ORNAMENTAL MOUNTINGS Filed Nov. 5, 1927 Patented May 14, 1 929.


METHOD orrraxmo oRNAmENrAL'MoU 'rIrics. Q

Application filed Nbvembert, 1927 Serial J Nfo. 231,176.1

My invention relates to ornamental. mountings for ear attachments and for other articles of jewelry, and particularly for the method of constructing such mountings. These mountings are primarily for the purpose of engaging hollow glass shells or ornaments such as imitation pearls and beads, but may be employed for other hollow ornaments, and

such articles may be of glass.

Heretofore it was lmpossible to securely materials other than attach'such hollow globular ornaments to an ear attachment or other article of jewelry because there was not suflicient Wall thickness in the article to furnish an adhering area between the edge of the wall and the mounting post passing through the wall opening.

The essential objects of my invention are to overcome the above disadvantage in a strong and simple structure, and by an inexpensive and quick process.

My invention consists in such steps and in such successions of steps as fall-within the scope of the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specification I Figure 1 is a side elevation of one form of ear attachment in which my process is employed,

Figure 2, a section of the same on line 2-2 of Figure 1, j c Figure 3, a section taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4, a fragmentary elevation of the parts as viewed from within the hollow orna- 'ment, v

Figure 5, a detail view of the disk in its original form, v

Figure 6, a fragmentary sectionalview of the constituent parts of the mounting disposed preparatory to engagement with the ornament, and p Figures 7 and 8, additional forms of ear attachments in which my process is employed.

Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the views.

In the drawings 10 represents the frame or.

body of an ear attachment carrying the usual convexo concave mounting plate or bearing plate 15 against whose concavity abuts a hollow substantially globular, frangible ornament 17 provided with a circular opening 18,

through which passes the usual mounting post 20 integral with plate 15 and preferably provided with an'extern'al thread 21, or externally roughened of irregular diameter.

The thread and roughening and irregular 1 contour of the post may be absent, but with less desirable results. Fast to the post 20 within the ornament, and engaging the adjacent portion of the inner face of the ornament, is a disk or retaining member 23 which rigidly retains the ornament 17 against the plate 15.

In carrying out my invention I employ a cylindrical member or disk 23 of the form shown in Figure 5 provided with a central hole 24. This disk is composed of xylonite or any'other material having similar characteristic properties of becoming temporarily softened by treatment and ultimately re suming its original stiff consistency. In this specification and in the claims the word xylonite will be understood to include celluloid and. all material possessing the. above detailed properties. This disk is placed upon the post 20. Thus assembled the parts are submerged inan acetate a sufiicient length of time to soften the disk without excessive disintegration thereof. In practice complete submersion in the bath'for. approximately two minutes renders the disk of. suitable con-- sistency and slightly swells it. In this condition the parts, positioned as shown in Figure 6, are manually brought together, and the disk 23, which is of slightly greater diameter than the opening 18, is thereby forcedthrough the latter into the interior of the ornament. The disk compacts sufficiently to permit this passage. The parts are now placed at rest preferably with the post in a tilted or vertical position. After the disk has entered the ornament the disintegrating action of the residual of the acetate continues sufficiently to cause the disk tosettle or subside and laterally spread, since the material is now'reduced to nearly a liquid consistency. The ornament is now laid aside and the material of the disk in a few hours hardens upon the post andornament wall over the opening 18 and the parts are permanently and strongly interengaged. V

' In "Figure 7 the frame or body 27 of the ear attachment-in which my process is employed is ,of the flexible type, and in Figure 8 is shown an attachmentframe' of the 'pendant'type 28 carrying an ornament attached by my process.

In the latter the post or staple 29 is shownpassing through a perforation 3O in the platelfirather than integral therewith. Herein the post is shown as smooth.

The process ofcombining a hollow substantially globular ornament having: an opening through its Wall With amounting plate and post, consisting in'firstplaoing upon the post a disk of xylonite of greater diameter than the diameter of the opening, next immersing the disk in: anacetate until the disk is softened, next forcing the softened disk through the opening into the interior of the ornament and permitting the disk so p0sitioned to subside and spread upon the inner face ofthe Wall under the continued action of the residual of theacetate in the disk and finally allowing the material of the disk to reharden.

In testimony whereof I have afiiXed my 20 signature.


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US9295309 *Dec 4, 2014Mar 29, 2016Richline GroupJewelry with interchangeable decorative elements
U.S. Classification264/249, 264/259, 264/343, 63/12, 63/26, 411/965, 63/13, 411/82, 156/293
International ClassificationA44C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S411/965, A44C7/00
European ClassificationA44C7/00