US 1873736 A
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1932- w. E. BRAUNUCH 1,873,736
CHAIN OR ORNAMENT HOLDING UNIT Filed March 9. 1932 ,zz z
Z flil /ffiraunz z-g ATTORNEY UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WILLIAM' E. BBAUNLICH, OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.
CHAIN OR ORNAMENT HOLDING UNIT Application filed; March 9,
The object of this, my present. invention, is the provision of. a holder for a flexible element or elements that aiford a support for keys, watches, purses, whistles or other useful articles, and in which the holder may be easily and fixedly attached to abelt, suspenders, coat, vest, trousers or other wearing apparel, and by virtue of which the article or articles suspended by the. flexible element to or; elements may be readily brought in use and returned into the pocket: of the user Without liability oftwisting' or; distorting the flexible element or elements.
I A. further object of the invention is the provision of a holder for this purpose which is small and ornamental in appearance, and
which includes a fixed member and removable member that carries the flexible element or elements and said removable member being normally securely mounted on the fixed memher and permitted to rotate therearound.
To the attainment of the foregoing the invention consists in the improvement hereinafter described and definitely claimed.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevation of the improvement in applied position.
Figure 2 isan enlarged elevation thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional view approximately on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but showing the parts of the holder separated.
By way of illustration I have in the accompanying drawing shown my improved holder attached to an ordinary belt, but it is to be understood that the holder may be attached to any desired portion of the garments of the user or to suspenders when the latter are employed. The device may be readily attached to any of these articles by providing such articles with either a button hole or a small aperture.
The device essentially comprises a body plate or disc 1 that may have on its inner 4 face prongs toenter the garment or the belt 2.
' The body plate 1 is provided on its said inner face with a button 3. The shank of the button extends directly from the body 1, and the head of the button may be integrally formed 50 with the shank but preferably the head is pro- 1932. Serial No. 597,784.
vided with. an. expansible spring ball head to.- be received in. a socket in the, face plate'v'z; In this instance; the-head of the button may have its inner face provided with prongs. When the: head andshank are integrally formed the belt or a portion. of the garment that receives, the button therethrough is provided with a. buttonhole but; when the head is removably' att'ached' to the shank 4i the belt or garment; is. pierced to provide the same with only a small aperture for the. reception of the shank. The body plate or *disc 1 is held from rotation either by compression against the belt or garment or by the prongs as heretofore mentioned.
The body plate 1 has at its outer face a centrally arranged outstanding shank that merges into a hollow spring head 5, and the said head being slitted to add to the resiliency thereof. The head is ball-shaped and is .designed to be received in a spherical socket 6 that enters from the inner face of the outer or face plate 7 of the improvement. The face plate has its outer face highly ornamented and when thevhead 5 is received in the socket 6 the face plate 7 is revolubly mounted on the bottom plate 1. The .outer or face plate 7 is integrally formed with a finger extension 8 that terminates in an eye 10 and to this eye there are attached the flexible elements 10 and 11, one for an ornament 12 and the other for a watch 13. The chain 10' is longer than the chain 11 and obviously in lieu of the chains and the watch 13 attached thereto other flexible elements which support on the outer ends thereof other useful articles may be'employed. When the articles attached to the flexible ele- A ments are required for use a pull thereon will cause the face plate 7 to rotate on the ball head 5 of the body plate 1 so that the articles may be brought out without the liability of twisting or distorting the flexible supporting elements 10 or 11 thereon and the construction will also prevent the breakage of these elements incident to the pivoted joint between the plates-1 and 7 should either of the said elements be brought into contact with a prac; tically non-yieldable article which may form part of the users apparel. a
It is thought that when the foregoing de scription is read in connection with the accompanying drawing the simplicity of the construction and the advantages thereof will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the invention relates so that further detailed description will not be required.
Having described the invention, I claim:
An ornamental article to be removably attached to a belt or like article, comprising a body plate having a button formed centrally on one face thereof to be passed through an opening in the belt, and the confronting faces of the head of the button and the body plate being provided with prongs to enter both faces of the belt, a hollow split spring ball head on the outer face of the body member, a face plate having a socket to receive the ball head of the body plate therein to establish a swingable connection between the face plate and the body plate, said face plate having a finger extension provided with an eye end to be engaged by flexible article supporting elements.
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature.
WILLIAM E. BRAUNLICH.