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Publication numberUS1752719 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1930
Filing dateFeb 17, 1927
Priority dateFeb 17, 1927
Publication numberUS 1752719 A, US 1752719A, US-A-1752719, US1752719 A, US1752719A
InventorsRussell Bond Alexander
Original AssigneeRussell Bond Alexander
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locket
US 1752719 A
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April 1, 1930.

L. BAUM Filed Feb. 17, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l l 1NVENTOR 60 Baz/m ATTORN EY April l, 1930. L BAUM 1,752,719

' l LOCKETV Filed Feb. 1'?, 1927 2 sheets-sheet 2 I7/ Z/ i 0 INVENTOR e0 Bal/f77 ATTORNEY Fig. 8, with the cover Patented Apr. 1, 1930 vUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LEO BAUM, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK; ALEXANDER RUSSELL BOND EXECUTOR OF SAID LEO BAUM, DECEASED LOCKET Application led February 17, 1927. Serial No. 168,863.

vide a novel form of locket which may be` applied to or incorporated in a linger ring,

although it will be obvious that the locketl could also be applied to other devices.

Another object of my invention is to provide a locket with an improved means for` holding the lid or cover of the locket in closed position.

Another object of my invention is to provide a linger ring with a receptacle which may be conveniently used for cosmetics and the like.

Another object of my invention is to provide a locket ring having a mirror on the cover of the locket, which mirror may be turned into position for use when the locket is open.

With these and still other objects 1n view which will appear hereinafter, I shall now describe several embodiments of my invention and point out the novelty of my invention in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings,

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a locliet ring, showing the cover of the locket 1n closed position;

Fig. 2 is a similar view, showing the locket in open position;

Fig. 3 is a view in cross section taken 1n the plane 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the locket ring;

Fig. 5 is an end view of the ring, partly broken away, to show a detail of my invention;

Fig. 6 is a view of a slightly different form of my invention, showing a locket ring 1n end elevation, partly broken away, and also showing a fragment of the ring 1n plan View;

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary end view of a locket ring, partly broken away, to show a different form of latch for securing the cover 1n closed position;

Fig. 8 is a view in perspectlve of another form of my invention, showing the cover of the locket closed;

Fig. 9 is a plan view of the ring shown in of the locket swung to open position; e

Fig. 10 is a `view in cross section taken on the line 10-10 of Fig. 9; and

Fig. 11 is a plan view similar to Fig. 9, but with the cover turned through an angle of 180 degrees to bring a mirror into position for use.

In Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive, Ihave shown my invention as comprising a ring 15 formed with a locket body 16 having a rim 17. A

cover or lid 18 is mounted to swivel on the` locket body in engagement with the rim and is pivoted on a shouldered screw 19 pivoted into the rim. The lid 18 may be suitably engraved, or an ornament may be applied thereto. The ornament may consist of an initial 2() cut out of metal or other suitable material and applied to the lid by means of countersunk screws 21 inserted from the underside of the lid, so that they will be concealed from View. If desired,the ornament 20 may be of such size or form as to cover the pivot screw 19, so that there will be no evidence of the fact that the ring is provided with a locket.

In the rim 17, opposite the side on which the lid is pivoted, I provide a slight depresinserting a thumb nail in the groove, the lid may be gripped and moved out of sition to the open position shown in Fig. 2. To insure locking of the boss 23 in the depression 22, I provide means for increasing the pressure of the lid 18 on the rim 17 as the lid is moved to closed position. To this end the lid 18 is very slightly bowed on an axis in the plane of the ring, and the concave side of the bowed lid bears against the flat upper surface of the rim 17. The bowing of the lid is shown in exaggerated form in Fig. 4, but it will be understood that the curvature is so slight as to be barely noticeable, and no attempt has been made to show the curvature in Figs. 1 and 2, or in Fig. 8, which will be described below. The pivot screw 19 is adapted to hold the lid with a certain amount of pressure on the rim 17, which pressure is increased as the lid iS moved t0 closed position. v

locked poi is` pushed at one edge with a tongue In place of using a boss onthe lid, I may employ the construction shown in Fig. 6. In this case, a pin 25 is let into the upper face of the rim 17 and is adapted to engage a notch 26 formed in the edge of the lid. The pin 25 may be beveled or otherwise shaped to conform to the edge of the lid 18. The pin serves as a stop, to limit movement of the lid, and the frictional engagement of the slightly bowed lid`18 with the rim 17 servesas a means for holding `the lid in closed position.

In Fig. 7 I have shown another alternative construction comprising a pin 27 secured at the under face of the lid 18 andV having a rounded projecting end adapted to enter and engage the depression 22 in the rim 17.

Figs. 8 to 11 show another form of loclret cover or lid. Mounted to swivel on shouldered screw 30 which is threaded into the rim of the loclret body 16, is a bar 31 formed with a recess or groove 32 in one edge thereof. The lid `proper consists of a plate 33, formed 34 adapted to fit into the recess 32. The upper face of the plate 33 may be engraved or provided with an ornament, such as that shown in Figs. 1`

to 3. The under surface of the plate may be formed with a shallow recess 35. To hold the plate 33 in the groove 32, I insert a pin 36 through the tongue 34 and thread the end of the pin into the bar 31. The outer end of the pin is formed with a head 37 which lies in the recess 35 and serves as a stop to limit outward movement of the plate 33. The length of the pin 36 is such as to permit the plate 33 to be drawn out far enough for the tongue 34 to clear the groove 32. lVhen the lid has been so drawn out, it may be turned on the pin 36 as an axis. The under side of the plate 33 carries a small mirror 38 secured thereto by means of screws 39. When desired, the plate 33 may be withdrawn from engagement with the bar 30 and turned through an angle of 180 degrees to expose the mirror to view, after which the plate 33 is pushed inward so that the tongue 34 will engage the groove 32 and hold the mirror in fixed position, as shown in Fig. 11.

As in the case of the locket shown in Figs.

1 to 3, the cover may be slightly bowed, and on `the under side thereof, that is the side which carries the mirror, there 1sl a pin or boss 40.

adapted to engage the depression 22 in the rim 17. A thumb nail groove 41 is formed in the outer edge of the lid on the end opposite the pivot pin.

In use, the locket may be filled with cosmeticor other material, as indicated at 42,

i and when desired the cover may be swung y pivot screw 30, after which the plate 33 may be pulled out and turned through open on the an angle of 18() degrees to bring the mirror into position for use. Thereafter the plate inward so that the tongue 34 will engage the groove 32 and hold the lid with the mirror face upward. The wearer may then apply the cosmetic, using the mirror to see that the applic-ation is properly made.

Obviously, it is not essential to my invention to have the locliet formed as an integral part of a ring. The locket could be secured to a ring by any suitable means, or it could be applied to other devices adapted to be worn or carried on the person. then the locket is attached to or incorporated in a ring, I find it convenient to have the body of the locket extend transversely across the plane of the ring with the lid pivoted at one end of the locket body and outside of the plane of the ring.

vWhen this is done and the mirror is moved to the position shown in Fig. 11, the mirror is brought into position for convenient use.

It will be understood that various changes and alterations of construction and arrangements of parts could be made in addition to those described above, without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A locket comprising a body formed with a rim, a cover adapted to swivel thereon, and a pivot on which the cover is swiveled in frictional engagement with the rim, the rim being flat and the cover being slightly bowed in a plane passing through the pivot whereby frictional engagement of the cover with the rim will be increased as the cover is moved to closed position.

2. A finger ring formed with a locket body extending transversely to the plane of the ring, a pivot pin at one end of the body, and a lid swiveled on the pin and frietionally engaging the body, the lid being slightly bowed on an axis in the plane of the ring, whereby the frictional engagement of the lid with the body will be increased as the body is moved to closed position.

3.` A finger ring formed with a lloclet body extending transversely to the plane of the ring, a pivot pin at one end of the body, and a lid swiveled on the pin and frictionally en gaging the body, the lid being slightly bowed on an axis in theiplane of the ring, whereby the frictional engagement of the lid with the body will be increased as the body is moved to closed position, and a latch adapted to hold the lid in closed position.

4. A finger ring formed with a locket body extending transversely to the plane of the ring, apivot pin at one end of the body, and a lid swiveled on the pin and frictionally engaging the body, the lid being slightly bowed on an axis in the plane of the ring, whereby the frictional engagement of the lid with `the body will be increased as the body cover swiveled on the pin and rictionally engaging the body, the other end of the body being formed with a depression, and the cover being formed with a boss adapted to engage the depression when the cover is in closed position, the cover being slightly bowed to insure engagement of the boss with the depression.

6. In a lo-cket, the combination with a body portion, of a lid comprising a bar mounted to swivel on the body portion, a plate mounted to turn with respect to the bar on an axis parallel tothe face of the lid, and a mirror secured to one face kof the plate, the bar and the plate being formed with co-acting means to hold the mirror either face upward or face downward.

7. In a locket, the combination with a body port-ion, of a lid comprising a bar mounted to swivel on the body portion, the bar being formed with a groove in one of the side edges thereof, a plate formed with a tongue at one end adapted to enter the groove, anda pin passing through the tongue and the groove andv secured in the bar, said pin providing an axis on which the plate may turn and slide, the pin having a head at one end to limit sliding movement of the plate.

8. In a loclet, the combination with a body portion, of a lid comprising a bar mounted to swivel on the body portion, the bar being formed with a groove in one of the side edges thereof, a plate Jformed with a tongue at one end adapted to enter the groove, and a pin passing through the tongue and the groove and secured in the bar, said pin providing an axis on which the plate may turn and slide, the pin having a head at one end to limit sliding movement of the plate, and a mirror secured to one face of the plate.

9. In a loclzet, the combination with a body portion, of a lid comprising a bar mounted to swivel on the body portion, the bar being formed with a groove in one of the side edges thereof, a plate formed with a tongue at one end adapted to enter the groove, and a pin passing through the tongue and the groove and secured in the bar, said pin providing an axis on which the plate may turn and slide, the pin having a head at one end to limit sliding movement of the plate, a mirror secured to one face of the plate, and means for holding the lid in closed position.

l0. In a loclret, the combination with a body portion, of a lid comprising abar mounted to swivel on the body portion, the bar being formed with a groove in one of the side edges thereof, a plate formed with a tongue at one end adapted to enter the groove, a pin passing` through the tongue and the groove and secured to the bar, said pin providing an axis on which the plate may turn and a mirror secured to the plate within the rim, the latter being formed with a boss on the side opposite the tongue, the body portion being formed with a depression adapted to receive the boss when the lid is in closed position, and the Ilid being slightly curved so that the side carrying boss will bear with considerable pressure against the body portion when the lid is in closed position. f

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 11th day of February A. D. 1927. Y

LEO BAUM.

and slide, the pin having a head at one end to v limit sliding movement of the plate, the under side of the plate being formed with a rim,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification63/19, D11/26, 224/217, 63/15
International ClassificationA44C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C9/0069
European ClassificationA44C9/00D4