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Publication numberUS1774347 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1930
Filing dateJan 3, 1930
Priority dateJan 3, 1930
Publication numberUS 1774347 A, US 1774347A, US-A-1774347, US1774347 A, US1774347A
InventorsBainton George W
Original AssigneeRoland And Whytock Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Connecter for necklaces and the like
US 1774347 A
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Application filed January 3, 1930. Serial No. 518,244.

My invention relates to connecters for necklaces and the like.

The essential objects of my invention are to insure a swiveling action of the connecter 5 either when the eye members are fixed to the connecter, or when the eye members, although swiveled, become cramped or jammed; to enable the upsetting or riveting of the eye mem- 7 bers in the interior of the connecter sections 10 without the employment of a plug or other separate member within the connecter; and to attain these ends in a simple, strong, secure, and inexpensive structure.

To the above ends my invention consists in such parts and in such combinations of parts as fall within the scope of the appended tively.


Like reference characters indicate parts throughout the views.

My device consists of a substantially elliptigal body 9 comprising longitudinally elon-- gated separable sections 10 and 11. Thesection 10 is the entrant member, and the section 11, the receiving member of the coupling. The joint 12, formed by the sections, is transversely disposed and,in this instance, located substantially midway the length of the body. The entrant member has upon the inner end of its body portion 13 a reduced smooth portion 14 comprising a neck 15 and a rounded or substantiallyspherical head 16. The

member 10 is hollow by virtue of a longitudib nal cavity 18 extending concentrically thereof from the inner end of the head to a point near the outer end of the body 13. A long'i tudinal aperture 19! extends fromthe cavity 10 through the end of the latter.

The receiving member 11 is also hollow, being provided with a central longitudinal cavity 21 extending from its in'nerendto a point at its opposite extremity,--where the member has alongitudinal aperture 22. In the apertures are mounted attaching members 24 comprising eyes 25 andsplit shanks 26' having upset or diverging end portionsa'l. Y

The. split shanks 26 extend through the apes- .tures, and by suitableriveting or upsetting toolsare, after insertion, spread to term the diverging ends 2"? which cooperate with the loops 25 to prevent the escape ofthe members 24. The latter are preferably, bu-tnot necessaril-y, rotatable in the apertur'esusinne my device, as will hereinafter be pointed out, is so constructed as' to afford ample swiveling movement for my connector regardless of or fixed.

Near its inner end the receiving member 11 is provided with an internal annular groove or recess 2.8 in which isloosely seated the recess :28 isof so much greater diameter than the normal diameter oflthe' ring that the latter has ampleroom iorextendedradia lxpansion. e s

T010111 the separated members they are manually pressed ;togetrher from the position shownin 7 Figure 31450 that shownin Figure I 2.; During this movement, the spring 29,

whether the attaching members are rotatable less than that of thev head L6 The depth of which is in the pathozf thehead lifiltempor rarily expands and passes over the head Whfllfi fl? contracts loosely. aroundthe neck 15. To disengage the parts, after theyiare.

1a' pped together they are manually --p.1rl'led in opposite directions, during which operas i l iihi iliulirs ib0 ail'glfl laimaintained in axial alignment with each other.

It will be notedthat after the sectionshave een engaged the sections 10 and 11 are swiveled relatively to each other by virtue of the loose or slightly yielding relation of the split ring upon the neck of one of the members.

For this reason there is assurance that any chain attached to the member 2 L would not be deran ed or twisted regardless of whether the mem ers 24 are fixed to their sections or whether the members 24, although normally swiveled, should become temporarily jammed.

It will be further noted that by virtue of the cavity 18 and the ball and socket character of fastening, access is permitted to upset the inner ends of the connecting members,

which would not be possible were the reduced portion 14 of the section 12 solid.

Various changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim 1. In a sectional connecter for a necklace or the like, a longitudinally elongated entrant member comprising a body, a reduced neck upon the inner end of the body, and a head upon the neck, a longitudinally elongated receiving member provided with a central longitudinal cavity for the reception of the head and with an internal annular recess, a resilient split ring loosely mounted in the recess of normally less diameter than the head, and in the path of the head, said spring being expanded during its engagement with the head and then contracted to its normal diameter in engaged position with the neck, and attaching members upon the outer ends of both members.

2. In a sectional connecter for a necklace or the like, an elongated entrant member comprising a body, a smooth neck upon the inner endof the body, a head upon the neck, said body, neck and head being provided with a central longitudinal cavity extending from the outer extremity of the head to a point near the outer end of the body, said body being provided within its outer end with an aperture communicating with the cavity, an attaching member in the aperture extending at one end into the cavity and at the other end exterior of the body, a hollow member for the reception of the head and with an internal annular recess near its inner end, an expansible split ring loosely mounted in the recess adapted to slidably engage the head, and an attaching member in the outer end of the receiving member.

In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification24/674, 411/517, 411/513
International ClassificationA44C11/02, A44C11/00, A44C5/18, A44C5/20
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/2076
European ClassificationA44C5/20R