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Publication numberUS1724130 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1929
Filing dateDec 4, 1928
Priority dateDec 4, 1928
Publication numberUS 1724130 A, US 1724130A, US-A-1724130, US1724130 A, US1724130A
InventorsDayton Henry M, Nellie Dayton
Original AssigneeDayton Henry M, Nellie Dayton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Finger ring
US 1724130 A
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Aug? 13, 2 H. M. DAYTON ET AL 1,724,130

FINGER RING Filed Dec. 4, 1928 gwumtow IVA flay'i n as,

Patented Aug. 13, 1929.



Application filed December 4, 1928. Serial No. 323,621.

This invention relates to finger rings and particularly to binary rings, that is, a ring composed of two joined rings.

The general object of our invention is to ti provide an engagement and a wedding ring, the wedding ring being so constructed that it will fit against and may be joined to the engagement ring and be inseparable there from, thus symbolizing the inseparable j oinlo ing of two persons by the wedding ceremony.

Ordinarily a wedding ring and'engagement ring are separate rings and as a consequence of the fact that the engagement ring usually supports a relatively large bezel and stone, the wedding ring is held on the finger separated from the engagement ring and there is a space seen between the rings and the two rings do not present a neat m appearance upon the finger. It has been proposed to modify the form of the engagement ring so that the wedding ring may be worn closely adjacent to or joined to the engagement ring but this requires that the engagement ring shall be modified from its ordinary or usual form and the engagement ring at the bezel or at the junction of the crown setting and the body of the ring shall be extended outward so that the wedding ring may fit beneath the projecting portion of the bezel or the jewel prongs.

Engagement rings to-day are of such designs as not to permit this'undue projection of the jewel supporting portion of the en-' gagement ring.

The object of the present invention is to provide for combining a wedding ring with an engagement ring and to modify the wedding ring so that it may be fitted against and interfit with a modern form of engagement ring without in any way altering the engagement ring itself and specifically to cut away the wedding ring so as to form a recess which will receive the j ewel supporting portion of the engagement ringer any lateral projection at this point, thus permitting the wedding ring to fit snugly against the engagement ring and permit it to be soldered or pinned thereto or engaged therewith by m screws.

.Our invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is aside view of a ring constructed in accordance with our invention;

Figure 2 is an edge elevation ofa combined wedding ring and engagement ring;

Figure 3 is a section on the line-3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Flgure 2. 7

Referring to the drawings, 10 designates the wedding ring and 11 the engagement ring. This may be of any suitable or usual it'orm such as is commonly used today and 1t 1s shown as being widened at 12 to form a support or crown setting for the jewel 13. Thus the jewel supporting portion of the engagement mug is relatively wide while the band 11 of the ring proper is relatively narrow.

The wedding ring 10 is of any usual or sultable design but in order that the wedding ring may lie flat against the side of the engagement ring, the wedding ring is cut away at 14: to an extent suificient to receive the crown setting 12 and fit closely thereinto. Ifthe engagement eventuates in a weddin the wedding ring is slipped upon the bride h finger against the engagement ring and later the wedding ring is soldered, pinned or attached by screws to the engagement ring. We do not wish to be limited to any particular means for attaching the wedding ring to the engagement ring but we have illustrated in the sectional View in Figure 3 the nedding ring as being attached to the engagement rmg by means of pins or screws 15, the use of screws permitting the two rings to be readily detached if desired. We do not wish to be limited to the number of these screws used. In place of pins or screws, the two rings may be soldered to each other either around the entire extent of the rings or at intervals.

It is entirely possible with our invention to have the wedding ring andthe engagement ring sold together so that the weddin ring will conform in design and in the con ormation of the recess 14 exactly to the shape and structure of the engagement ring, though on the other hand it is entirely possible for the jeweller to keep wedding rings cut out to fit certainforms of engagementrings and to afterwards fit the wedding ring to the em gagement ring. Obviously the .drawing is merely an illustration of the principle of our I invention and the invention may, of course, be embodied in a large number of different designs or forms.

It will be seen that our construction is particularly advantageous in that the engagement ring, which is for a longer or shorter pe'riodworn separate from the wed- Q ding ring, is' not modified in any way and that it is only the wedding ring which is modified and inasmuch as this ring is immediately worn with the en a ement rin this cut-aw? portion or mo ification of 1t throughout and having a flat side face, the

band being provided at one point with a crown setting laterally projecting beyond the side faces of the ring in combination with a wedding ring forme to provide a band of the same cross sectional area throu hout having a flat side face adapted to t against the flat side face of the first named ring and cut away at one point to receive the laterally projecting portion of the crown settin In testimony whereof we hereunto a x our HENRY M. DAYTON. NELLIE DAYTON.


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U.S. Classification63/15.1, D11/36, 63/1.16
International ClassificationA44C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C9/0023
European ClassificationA44C9/00B2B