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Publication numberUS1938206 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1933
Filing dateJun 15, 1933
Priority dateJun 15, 1933
Publication numberUS 1938206 A, US 1938206A, US-A-1938206, US1938206 A, US1938206A
InventorsBigney Sidney O
Original AssigneeS O Bigney & Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bracelet
US 1938206 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

5. O. BIGNEY Dec. 5, 1933.

BRACELET Filed June 15. 1933 IIII ENTOR. May #9 ATTORNEYSQ Patented Dec. 5, 1933 UNITED STATES" PATENT OFFICE BRACELET Sidney 0. Bigney, Attleboro, Mass, assignor to S. 0. Bigney & Company, a co poration of Massachusetts Application June 15, 1933. Serial No. 675,963

7 Claims.

by the shaping of the parts of the sections of the bracelet and thus provide a cooperation between the sections of the bracelet and the connecting device for the better operation of the connecting l device.

Another object of the invention is the provision ofa construction which may be used for connecting the sections of a bracelet together which will permit of asmooth inner surface of the bracelet to being formed and also a relatively smoothouter surface of the bracelet for the improvement of the appearance of the bracelet and the preventing of the. attaching means from catching in or abrading any surface which might be contacted by the arm of the wearer when the bracelet is mounted thereon Another object of the invention is to support the joint of the sections of the bracelet against movement at right angles to the extent of the bracelet, that is both radially or axially thereof of the bracelet.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a bracelet having half sections which are arcu-- ately shaped with a hinge member for connecting the adjacent ends of the sections and a duplicate hinge member for detachably connecting diametrically opposite ends of thesections.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a connecting device which may be attached on the outer surface of a bracelet without requiring atubular end ofthe bracelet to receive the same and yet form a connection which will be of suiliciently ornamental appearance as not to 6 detract from the device when used as an article of personal adornment.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and

o particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawing:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a bracelet showing my connecting device as connecting one joint of the two sections together.

5 Fig. -2 is a bottom plan view illustrating a similar member for connecting the diametrically opfposite ends of the sections together.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the bracelet sections. v

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the hinge member. Fig. 6 is a central sectional view with the detachable hinge and the bracelet parts to which it is attached.

Fig. '7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 showing the. 65 braceletparts as separated.

Fig. 8 is a central sectional view of the perma- -.nently secured ends of the bracelet with the hinge member connecting them in position.

Fig. 9 is a section on line 9-9 of Fig. 6.

In the construction of bracelets where two sections are hinged together at one point and detachably connected at a diametrically opposite point, it is usual to-provide different mechanism for connecting these two diametrically opposite ends of the sections together; and in order to simplify the construction and provide a connection which may be utilized for both of the'diametrically opposite joints of the bracelet, I have so shaped the bracelet as to assist the connecting means in 80 guiding and retaining the 1 parts in position against lateral pressures and have utilized the hinge member for permanently connecting two of the adjacent ends and detachably connecting the diametrically opposite ends; and the following is a detailed description of the present embodiment of the invention illustrating the preferred means by which these advantageous results may be accomplished:

'The bracelet herein illustrated is formed of any number of sections altho here shown as consisting of two sections 10 and 11 of substantially duplicate formation and each generally a half circle and forming one-half of the bracelet. Each of thesesections is formed from a solid, flat wire 95 rolled to provide a recess or depressed portion 12 with raised marginal edges 13 which may be ornamented as at 14, with any suitable design as likewise the recessed portion 12 may be ornamented to enhance the appearance of the bracelet, if desired. Both ends of these sections are grooved or recessed as at 15 by gouging out the end of the wire in arcuate form as illustrated in Figs. 4 or '1, for receiving hinge portions of my connecting member to be described.

In order to attach these sections 10 and 11 together, I have provided a hinge member which consists of a part 16 and a part 17. The part 16 is provided with rolled eyes 18 and 19 in spaced relation and the part 17 is provided with a single rolled eye 20 positioned between the eyes 18 and 19 and in line therewith to receive the pintle pin 21 to hingedly' connect the parts 16 and 17 together.

The parts 16 and 17 are of a width substantially the width of the recess 12 in the outer surface of the bracelet sections and each of these parts is located in the recess in each of the sections so as to be below the raised marginal edges 13 thereof, while the rolled eyes and pintle pin of this hinge member are located within the groove or recess 15 in the ends of the sections to also be substantially between the inner surface and the surface of the outer raised marginal edges 13, such as illustrated in Fig. 8 and thus out of contact with any plain surface. The parts 16 and 17 are soldered in position in each of these recessed portions, as illustrated in Fig. 8, to permanently secure the sections in hinged relation at this joint.

The same hinge member as illustrated in Fig. 5, is also used for detachably securing the diametrically opposite ends of the sections together. In this instance, however, it is modified in one particular in that the section 1'7 is provided with an opening 22, as illustrated in Fig. 5. The part 16 of the hinge member is soldered in the recess in the end of the section 10, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 6 and '7, while the part 17 which has the opening 22 therein, may. swing to lap over the other section and be positioned in the recess 12 in the other bracelet section 11 and may be detachably connected therein by the provision of a projection 23 having a head 24 thereon and a narrower neck 25 which is so located with reference to the end of the section that some resiliency of the parts will be brought into play to snap the opening 22 of the part 17 over this projection 23 which will serve by this simple means to detachably connect the opposite ends of the bracelet together.

By reason of the sections having the groove or recess 12, lateral movement in the direction parallel to the central axis of the bracelet will be prevented, while by reason of the cylindrical portion of the eyes 18, 19 and 20 fitting within the arcuate portion 15 and being tightly drawn into engagement with this arcuate surface, radial movement of the bracelet at its joint will be prevented and thus the parts are securely held and rigidly supported in position against the strains which might be encountered in use. In some cases the groove 15 will be off center somewhat to provide a longer under projecting portion 28 to better support the hinge of the connecting member and support the same when the swinging leaf or attaching part 17 is pressed into position over the stud 23. Also by reason of the arcuate recess and the fitting of the cylindrical eyes of the hinge member in position, this hinge is below the contacting surface of the bracelet and leaves a plain smooth inner surface as at 26 for contact with the arm of the wearer.

In some cases, I may incline the edges 27 of the recess 12 for the better guiding and tighter fitting of the parts of the hinge member in position.

A chain 29 is attached to the opposite separable ends of the bracelet to limit its opening movement that the hinge connection may not be strained by excessive opening of the sections.

The foregoing description is directed solely towards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that Ireserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susce tible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a bracelet, a pair of sections having meeting ends, a member having hinge parts with one part permanently secured to the outer surface of one section and the other part detachably secured to the outer surface of the other section, and cooperating means betwen said member and sections for aligning said meeting ends, comprising recesses in said sections providing abutting surfaces to engage said member and direct the movement thereof into position.

2. A bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with meeting ends and two substantially duplicate complete hinge members, each member comprising two parts and a joint about which the two parts are swingable, one of said members being located with its joint at one of the junctures of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the end portion of one section and the other part fixed to the end portion of the other section, whereby the sections are hinged together, the other of said duplicate-members being located with its joint at the other junction of the sections with one part of this member fixed 'to the end portion of one section, and means for detachably securing the other part of this member to the end portion of the other section, whereby a catch is provided.

3. A bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with meeting ends and two substantially duplicate complete hinge members, each member comprising two parts and a joint about which the two parts are swingable, one of said members being located with its joint at one of the junctures of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the end portion of one section and the other part fixed to the end portion of the other section, whereby the sections are hinged together, the other of said duplicate members being located with its joint at the other junction of the sections with one part of this member fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of one section and the other part of this member being free from the other section and provided with an opening, and a projection on the said other section to snap into the opening in said part when swung about the joint of said member.

4. A bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with meeting ends and two substantially duplicate complete hinge members, each member comprising two parts and a joint about which the two parts are swingable, one of said members being located with its joint between the ends of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of one section and the other part fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of the other section, whereby the sections are hinged together and the radial projection of the joint is minimized, the other of said duplicate members being located with its joint between the other ends of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of one section, and means -for detachably securing the other part of this member to the outer surface of the end portion of the other section, whereby a catch is provided.

5. A bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with meeting ends and two substantially duplicate complete hinge members, each member comprising two parts and a joint about which the two parts areswingable, one of said members heing located with its joint between the ends of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of one section and the other part fixed to the outer surface of the end portion of the other section, whereby the sections are hinged together and the radial projection of the joint minimized, the other of said duplicate members being located with its joint between the other ends of the sections with one part of the member flxed to the outer surface of the end portion of one section. and means for detachably securing the other part of this member to the outer surface of the end portion of the other section whereby a catch is provided, the end of said section carrying said detachable securing means being provided with a lateral recess to receive said joint and radially position the ends of the section.

6. A bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with meeting ends and two substantially duplicate complete hinge members, each member comprising a hinge pintle pin and two parts with the stock of the two parts rolled about the pintle pin, one of said members being located with its pintle pin and rolled parts between the ends of the sections with one part of the member fixed to the end portion of one section and the other part fixed to the end portion of the other section, whereby the sections are hinged together, the other of the duplicate members being located with its pintle pin and rolled parts between the other ends of the sections with one part of this member fixed to the end portion of one section. and means for detachably securing the other part of this member to the end portion of the other section, the end of said section carrying said detachable securing means being provided with a laterally extending arcuate recess to receive said pintle pin and parts rolled thereabout and to radially position these ends of said sections.

'ZQA bracelet comprising two arcuate sections with the outer surfaces of said sections longitudinally recessed, a member having hinged parts of a width to fit within said recesses and secured to adjacent ends of said sections in said recesses to be below the contacting outer surface of sections for hingedly connecting the sections together at one end and a duplicate member having one of its partssecured in the recess at the other end of one section and the other part detachably secured in the recess at the other end of the other section and so related to the edges of the recess in which it is detachably located that the sections may be aligned as the detachably secured part is moved into said recess.

SIDNEY 0. BIGNEY.

Ill

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Classifications
U.S. Classification63/7, 63/3, D11/4
International ClassificationA44C5/18, A44C5/20, A44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/0092, A44C5/2042
European ClassificationA44C5/20F, A44C5/00D2