US 1756041 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 1930 R. J. VANCE. SR 1,756,041
INTERCHANGEABLE BRACELET AND BROOCH Filed Jan. 9, 1929 illlll HEB] q INVENTOR fPOBf/PT J. Vfi/VCE 6n Q BY 2 W ATTORNEY Y 25 rigidly (reta- Patented Apr. 29, 1930 PATENT OFFICE UNITED TA JTiES ROZBERTJ. VANCE, SLR, BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY INTERCI-IANGEABLE BRACELET AND BROOCH Application filed J'anuaryB, 1929. Serial No. 331,231.
' Jewelry. bracelets as commonly used. have ornaments that are formed integral with or are immovably attached to the remainder of the bracelet. Although such bracelets are at-. tractive, they are lacking in variety which is What'the present invention endeavors to over come by providing interchangeable ornaments which may also .be Worn separately. and
nd nde y O hem i odyo e r c let. e p 7 One object ofthis invention is to provide a ra le jbl he a ov ara te whi h h an ornament that maybe. quicklyand easily attached to t or removed from. the main ,body
An th abjec I t e. nvent on li n th provision of abra'c'elet of the above character which ha automatica lyeper ble m an o lin n t e emereb e .i name t P nhe'me ibQ-d :Qf. h brace et.
1 Stillanother ob ect of'this invention is to Pr vid a ra's eletQfhe abpv c ar cte h is ofstrong sturdy construction and which i ttract v v-aii' l lea ee i appea fOtherobjects invention, not at this ime-m r .jpe' t ele y enume at W b clea fly un er o r-13mm the ,:following fideaile t les ipfi b easeme- The. inventionfisiclearly .illustrated in the mer-w r Wie-es in hi Fig. l -is a =W;l;tll pants broken Wey ei; th reve jew lry 'Eb QQQlEt havin a. remergable ornament ;or breach v 2.-ii-s' a; side. View; :drawnto, a. reduced [Scaleaof the bracelet, illustrated in Fig. 1;
Rig; =3zis a side view with parts brokenaway of the structure shown in i Fig; 1
' Figiis aplan'view similar-300mg. 1 but with. the removable ornament or brooch removed; Y
g- '5 i fa s cfi'e al n w ta en s ta ally. ill'Q f fl l 5+5 t iiei ;i a d views, to indicate corresponding parts.
at) Ti'gIGJs'a view-drawnto a reduced scale looking up at the structure of Fig. l from below.
Similar characters of reference are employed in all of the hereinabove described Referring now to the said drawings the reference character 1 designates the novel bracelet of this invention as a whole. Bracelet 1 comprises a mounting or setting plate 2 carrying a removable ornament or brooch 3. A pair of end links 4 and 5 are hingedly connected to the ends of the setting plate 2. End
links 4 and .5 in turn are hingedly connected to the .outer ends of oppositely arranged wraps 6 and 7 of the bracelet. raps 6 and 7 comprise a plurality of flexibly connected, ornamental and extensible links of any de-' sired known type. Wraps 6 and 7 of the wrist band are ordinarily connected together at their inner ends by a suitable clasp, not shown.
The setting plate 2 comprises a curved body portion having a concave inner surface. This'bod-y portion is formedwith pairs of fiangesB and 9 which extend outwardly at opposite edges of the body portion. The outer marginal edges of the pairs of flanges 8 and 9 lie in a single plane which is tangent with the central outer sin-fade of the body portion. Theseflanges are adapted to abut the lower peripheral edge of theremovable ornament 3. The setting plate 2 is provided with spaced slots or apertures 11 through which the attaching .pin 12 of the ornament or lbrooch 3 is adapted to extend when this 35 brooch is mounted upon the setting plate 2.
The pin 12 of brooch 3 is pivotally attached in the usual manner. to a depending lug 13 formed on one end of this brooch. The free end of pin 12 is adapted to engage a suitable catch 14 provided upon the other end of the .brooch3. To mount the brooch 3 upon the setting plate 2, it is merely necessary to insert the free end of the pin 12 through the apertures 11 and to then secure the brooch by engaging the free end of the pin 12 with catch 14, as especially illustrated in .F igs, 2 and 3.
Tl ie end links .4 and 5 are similar and are adapted not only to serve as 'suitablerconnecting means between the setting plate 2 and the wraps 6 and 7 of the bracelet, but also serve to rigidly position the brooch or ornament 3 upon the setting plate. To accomplish this last function, these end links are provided with tongue members 15 which are suitably secured at their inner end pore tions tothelinks 4 and 5 and have their outer end portions bifurcated at 16. With .the brooch?) mounted upon the. setting plate '2,
should the endlinks4 and 5 be swung from' their dotted line positions, illustrated in Fig.
3 to the full line positions, which would be caused by placing the bracelet upon the wrist of the wearer, a bifurcatedend portion 16 of one of the tongue members will engage the catch 14 and the bifurcated end portion of the other tongue member will engage the lug13. The prongs of these bifurcated end portions extend snugly along opposite sides of the catch 14 andlug 13 and serve to retain the brooch 3 in fixed position with respect to the setting plate 2, thereby eliminating any 7 looseness of the brooch with respect to its setting plate. 7 V i 7 V The tongue members are preferably substantially completely enclosed by the end links 4 and 5,' These end links each may be made from one piece of metal bent into substantiallylbox shape with hinges formed at both endsfor attachment to the setting plate andone of the chain wraps 6 or 7' as illustrated in the drawings. With the bifurcatedfend portionsldin engagement with g the lug 13 and catch 14, the sides of the end links 4 and 5 overlap the flanges 8 and: 9 somewhat and the upper surfaces of these links fit neatly under the'brooch 3 so that these end links appearto be an integral part of the-brooch thereby presenting a neat and V attractive appearance/ Also, since the setting plate 2 conforms to the brooch 3 and as the flanges 8 and 9 abut the lower periph eral edge of this brooch, the setting plate likewise appears to be an integral part of the brooch so that the brooch, settingiplate and'end links all appear as an integral member which adds greatly to the beauty of the bracelet. i i
It will be apparent that any number of different brooches of variousdesigns may be attachedtothe settingplate, thereby varying the appearance of; the bracelet as desired. This enables retailers to apply removable ornaments or brooches according to the desires of customers, or customers may purchase a plurality of brooches securevarietyby changing the broochlattached to the setting plate from time to time. Also, the brooch may be worn separately in the manner of a common brooch as desired by merely removing the same from the setting plate." u. 7
As many changes could be made in the above, construction and manyv apparently widely vdiiferent embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in theiaccompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. i i 1 What isclaimed is u 1. In a jewelry bracelet, a mounting, an ornament having means for removably attaching the same to said mounting, and means hingedly connected to" said mounting for fixedly positioning said ornament upon said mounting. l 3' 2. In a jewelrybracelet, a mounting, an ornament having means for removably a ttaching the same to said mounting, and links having portions thereof adapted to move into cooperating engagement with said ornament for reta'iningthesame in a definit'efp osition upon said mounting. r a 7 3. In a jewelry bracelet, an aper't-ured setting plate, a removable ornament having an attaching pin adapted to be inserted throughthe aperturesinsaidisetting plateto effect the attaehmentofsaid ornament to said setting plate, and endlinks hingedly connected tosaidsetting plate; and having means for embracing saidornamentin supporting relation.;
:4. 'In a jewelry braceleuanaperturedseu ting plate, a removable ornament having an attachingpin adapted to be inserted through the/apertures in said setting plate to effect. the attachment of said ornament to "said sets ting plate, and end linkshingedly connected to said setting plateand having .to gue'members provided with bifurcated:Tendv portions adapted to embrace saidornamentin supporting relation; '1 7 5, A jewelry bracelet comprising, a setting 1 plate'having a' eurved body portion with outwardly extending flanges at its side edges, sa1d body portion having a pair of spaced apertures, a removable ornament mounted upon said setting plate in abutting relation Ywith said flanges, said ornament having a retaining pin extending throughsaid aperupon said setting plate in abutting relation with said flanges, said ornament'having airetaining p n extending through said aper tures, to therebyattach theornament to said setting plate, and end links hingedly connected to the ends of said setting plate and having means for embracing'theend portions 'tures, to thereby attach the ornament to, said of said ornament, to thereby retain the same in fixed position upon said setting plate, and interconnected flexible links hingedly con nected to said end links.
7. A jewelry bracelet comprising, asetting plate having a curved body portion with outwardly extending flanges at its side edges, said body portion having a pair of spaced apertures, a removable ornament mounted upon said setting plate in abutting relation with said flanges, said ornament having a depending lug and a catch extending downwardly between the flanges of said setting plate, a retaining pin pivoted at one end upon said lug and extending through the apertures in said setting plate, said pin'having its free end engaging said catch for effecting the retention of said ornament upon said setting plate. 7
8. A jewelry bracelet comprising, a setting plate having a curved body portion with outwardly extending flanges at its side edges, said body portion having a pair of spaced apertures, a removable ornament mounted upon said setting plate in abutting relation with said flanges, said ornament having :1 depending lug and a catch extending downwardly between the flanges of said setting plate, a retaining pin pivoted at one end upon said lug and extending through the apertures in said setting plate, said pin having its free end engaging said catch for effecting the retention of said ornament upon said setting plate, end links hingedly connected to the ends of said setting plate, and tongue members secured to said end links and having bifurcated ends for engaging said catch and said lug to thereby retain said ornament in I fixed position upon said setting plate.
In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of December, 1928.
ROBERT VANCE, SR.