|Publication number||US1954249 A|
|Publication date||Apr 10, 1934|
|Filing date||Dec 1, 1930|
|Priority date||Dec 1, 1930|
|Publication number||US 1954249 A, US 1954249A, US-A-1954249, US1954249 A, US1954249A|
|Inventors||Kehl Howard A|
|Original Assignee||Kehl Howard A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April l0, 1934. Hr A KEHL 11,954,249
COMBINATION WRIST WATCH Filed Deo. l. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l I NI EN TOR.
April 10, 1934. H, A KEHL 1,954,249
COMBINATION WRIST WATCH Filed Deo. l. 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 112 112 111 11o 'l' 74 93 112 INVENTOR.
A TTORNE Y.
Patented Apr. 10, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT 12 Claims.
This application forms, in part, a continuation of application, Serial Number 421,618, led January 18, 1930, and application, Serial Number 441,305, filed April 3, 1930, and relates to new and useful improvements in a Combination wrist watch adapted preferably for mounting on the wrist, or as a combination pocket watch or pendant on a necklace, or in any other suitable manner to be worn as an ornament, or such a manner as the user may desire.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist watch which will be simple and compact in structure, small and practical in size and comfortable to wear on the wrist,
15 economical to manufacture, of unusual novelty combined with extreme utility, singularly attractive in appearance, and highly eilicient in use.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist Watch adapted to hold nickels or dimes carried for emergency purposes, such as street car, subway, or bus fares, telephone calls, newspapers, tipping, and the like; there being provided a coin-guide flange suitable for deposit of coins, which are instantly procurable and replaceable; and also a condensed structure whereby a key, although hidden from view, can be flipped upwardly by the thumb and instantly removed for use, and likewise replaced, and thus affording a novel time-saving method for extremely quick use and definite disposal of a key.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist watch having an ingeniously arranged and compact structure,
S5 wherein a durable wrist watch movement, an accurate-to-the-minute time register, golf score register, a slightly shortened key with standard shank, and a nickel and dime or two dimes are contained; said structure being at the same time 419 without objectionable bulk, height, and length,
and wholly in keeping with those elements, hereinafter described, which combine to make a high-class and durable wrist watch.
Another object of the invention is the provii sion of a mens combination strap watch adapted for business, sports, social and general wear, having a plurality of practical features, simple in mechanism and manipulation, which augment the desirability to men of carrying a strap watch on the wrist; or something more than a mere time piece, and having utility of value to business men, sportsmen, motorists, aviators, factory workers, and the like.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination Wrist watch adapted for mounting therein standard wrist watch movements now manufactured, which will hereinafter be explained, and mounting same in a wholly protected and dust-proof manner in keeping with sound principles of wrist watch construction; also adapted to be made of different sizes, being mostly determined by the size oi movement used.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination Wrist watch embodying a case of such a structure as lends itself to the use r (55 of a design of the modernistic type, and yet at the same time provides space for the reception of those articles which are important for quick emergency use, and being, nevertheless, formed in a surprisingly compact and durable arrangejg ment and practical size.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist watch having a pair of swingably mounted sections, and provided with means for securely latching the sections together in closed position, and with condensed and efficient resilient means for moving the closed sections to open position upon release of the latch mechanism, said resilient means being concealed from View at all times, and whereby A the swingably connected sections, when opening or closing, remain in efciently secure and rigid alignment.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a practical and comfortable combination Y wrist watch worn lengthwise on the wrist and at right-angles to the strap encircling same; and an undersurface with rounded edges adjacent t0 the wrist having a curved carriage of limited length to conform to the contour of a wrist, thereby limiting and minimizing the pressure of the outer, iiat end surfaces on the wrist, and with the outer, flat end surface adjacent to the hand terminating in an upwardly tapering form which serves to complete the comfort that this type of wrist watch case affords, and also a curved undercarriage adapted to eliminate strap lugs, or utilize them for purposes of ornamentation.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a dust-proof time register enclosure and a central, ornamental turning-knob positioned exterior of the crystal, which is compact and resilient, relatively to the crystal, and extremely handy to manipulate because of said exterior position.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist watch having a time register which is capable of unusually simple and quick adjustment from the exterior of the upper structure and without being unassembled or dismounted whatsoever, and ample provision whereby the wrist watch movement can be removed intact, in a quick and efcient manner, for repairs.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination wrist watch case substantially circular in form, and with rounded. ends and an upper-structure tapering inwardly throughout, thereby eliminating the appearance of bulkiness common to wrist watches of the square, box-like type.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings which form a part of this speciiication, and in which,
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2 2 oi Fig. 1. i
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a sectional View taken on line 4 4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a perspective View of the latch used in the invention.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the bottom of the lower section showing the strap connections.
Fig. 7 is a plan view of the bottom section.
Fig. 8 is a bottom plan view of the top section.
Fig 9 is a plan view of the bottom section showing a small comb in position.
Fig. 10 is a side elevational View of the enclosing movement casing used in the invention.
Fig. 11 is a bottom plan View of the registering ring used in the invention.
Fig. 12 is a sectional view taken on line 12-12 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 13 is a view taken on line 13 13 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 14 is a top plan view of a modied form of the invention.
Fig. 15 is a View taken on line 15-15 of Fig. 14.
Fig. 16 is a plan View of the bottom section of the modified form.
Fig 1'7 is a bottom plan view of the top section of the modied form.
Fig. 1S is a fragmentary bottom plan View of a further modied form of a top section.
Fig. 19 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of a further modified form of top section.
Fig. 20 is a slightly enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the hinged end of the bottom section.
Fig.'2l is a fragmentary perspective View of a bottom section showing a modied form of attachment structure.
Fig. 22 is a fragmentary perspective view of a retarding spring used in the invention.
Fig. 23 is another perspective view of the retarding spring used in the invention.
Fig. 24 is a side elevational View of a modied form of enclosing movement casing.
Fig. 25 is a perspective view of an opening spring used in the invention.
Fig. 26 is a side elevational view of a lipstick.
Fig. 27 is a side elevational View of another form of lipstick.
Fig. 28 is a side elevational view of another form of lipstick.
Fig. 29 is a fragmentary plan view of a securing strap used in the invention.
The structure embodies a casing having a lower section 32 and an upper section 33. which are hingedly connected together at one end. An extended tongue on the lower section is curled to form a knuckle-shield 34, which has the curved portion 35 extending partially around the side walls or knuckle-forming portions 36. By eX- tending partially around the side walls 36, the curved portion 35 permits entry to the knuckleshield 34 of the spring-coils 90 and 91, when the sections are assembled together. These knuckleforming portions 36 are adapted to align with downwardly directed knuckle-forming tongues 37 and 38, which are formed on the neck or extension 40 at one end of the upper section 33. A pintle 39 is projected through the knuckles 36, 37, and 38 to hingedly mount the sections together. This pintle 39 also extends through the spring-coils 90 and 91. Arms 92 project from these coils and are formed from a doubled-over section of the wire from which the spring is made. The arms 92 are adapted to engage the upper section 33, which is provided with the cut-away portion 92 to fo-rm a circular channel for the reception of these arms. The arms 93 engage against the bottom of the lower section 32, so that a spring Y is thus provided which normally tends to move the upper and lower sections into open relation. It will be noted that the spring-arms 92 are hidden from view at all tiines, being tightly positioned in channels 92'; and the lower spring-arms 93, as shown in Fig. 9, are practically concealed from View since they lie snugly near the side walls of the lower section 32 and near the hinged knuckles 36, 37, and 38. Also note in Fig. 7 that inwardly projecting ribs 93 on the lower section are provided, being positioned on its inside walls at a height suiicient only to cover the springarms 93; these ribs have curved ends to t the contour of the bow of the key 89, and thus serve to hold the key in place from undue backward sliding when the same is removed by upwardly flipping the shank S9 with the tip of the thumb or thumb-nail. The ribs 93 do not obstruct the comb 96.
The upper section 33, outside of dial-rings 48 and 64, has slightly projected flat surfaces or necks 33', placed considerably lower than the elevated dial-rings 48 and 64, and'terminating on their sides with similar double, downwardly inclined: stepped curved, narrow surfaces 33.". Four oifset surfaces, downwardly inclined, are illustrated in Fig. l and Fig. 14. Any other desired design may be carried out or substituted. The flat end surfaces 33 terminate on their curved ends in downwardly inclined, at edges '70', which merge into the curved sides of the downwardly-curved outside ends of the elevated surfaces or shields 83".
The elevated surfaces 83 project above the flat horizontal surfaces 33' and serve the purposes,
as follows: to house the stem 69 and sleeve 68 of the wrist watch movement 66, and to provide a practical shield 83" for the crown 70; and, on the other end of the device, to provide a shield 83 for the press-button 82 which the over-hanging curved edge of the shield protects, to provide concealment for the shank 89 of the key 89 when the same is contained in the lower section 32, and to provide a suitable surface on the shield 83 for manually pressing the upper section to a closed position with the fore-iinger.
Mounted on the upper section 33 is the guidering 41, which engages in the cut-away portion 46 of the disc 44. This disc 44 is provided with the central recess 45, in which rests the upwardlyoffset circular portion 42 of the section 33. By
upwardly offsetting the portion 42, a recess 43 is provided on the inner surface of the section 33. Embracing the disc 44, and rotatably mounted, is a dial-ring 48', projecting outwardly from which is the gripping-lug 48".
The gripping-lug 48, as illustrated in Fig. 14, is elongated, and a registering-plate or triangular marker 148 is positioned in the middle thereof. This permits the nail or tip of the fore-finger to grip either end of the lug for turning the dialring 48', allowing at the same time the triangular marker 148 to-be in full view. The ends of the lug 48, as the illustration shows, are designed to conform in ornamentation and general formation with the ornamentation and projections which are on the sides of the necks of the upper section 33, exterior of the dial-rings 48' and 64. The harmonizing of the lug ends with the neck projections 33 on the upper section is uniform, except that the lug ends have a hor"- zontal top or flat surface which forms a triangularly-shaped perpendicular, curved side surface, which, in itself, affords a gripping edge for the nail or tip of the fore-finger in order to turn the revolving dial-ring or registering-ring 48'. The offset projections may be stepped upwardly, giving elevated ends to the lug 48 and thereby forming a greater side gripping surface; or they may be stepped downwardly, as desired; or in any other manner, to harmonize with any modernistic motif or design carried out on the device as a whole.
A modified form of gripping-lug 48" is illustrated in Fig. 1, having a rectangular side gripping surface and projecting outwardly from. the side surface of the registering-ring 48'. Unlike the gripping-lug previously described, it is of simple form and its top surface appears substantially triangular in shape, and placed diametrically opposite the registering-plate or triangular marker 148. A limited outside surface of the registering-ring 48 may be knurled, or ornamental grooves be effected thereon, as a substitute for the gripping-lugs 48" described above.
The registering-ring 48 is provided with a groove 48, which engages the beveled edge of the crystal or transparent closure 47 which has a central opening 47 formed therein. Engaging in the opening 47 is a hub 49, the inner end of which is hollow to provide a cup-shaped structure. The dial-ring 48 has an inwardly-tapering side surface between the transparent closure 47 and the dial-disc 44, or dished inside surface. This allows an improved view of the dial, the registering-plate or marker 148 to be positioned midway of its slanting surface, and also allows the marker 148 to be correspondingly larger.
A fiange is formed on the outer end of the hub 49, and bulged outwardly or radially cut away adjacent its center to provide a recess for the reception of a yieldable washer 51, made from rubber or other strong and resilient material. The hub 49 is cut slightly inwardly adiacentto the flange 50 to permit the yieldable washer 51 to cover or straddle the circular opening 47 of the crystal 47, as shown in Fig. 2. This yielda'ole washer 51 projects slightly below its circular recess, in which it is positioned. and the outer flange 50, and engages against the crystal 47; thus protecting these metal hub members from direct contact with the crystal 47, and affording an efficient and practically dust-proof construction of those members which are positioned eXterior of the crystal 47. The inner end of the hub 49, having therein a cup-shaped structure, en-
gages against a yieldable washer 52, similarly made of suitable resilient material, which rests on the outer surface of the disc 44. A bolt 53 is projected through the hub 49, the disc 44, and the upwardly-offset portion 42 of the upper section 33. A nut 54 is threaded on the bolt 53 and engages in the recess 43. In the rnodiiied form illustrated in Fig. l5, the hub 49 is thinner and is not cup-shaped for reception of a yieldable washer 52; but a flat yieldable washer 51 is positioned the recess 43, against which the nut 54 engages.
These resilient washers 51 and 52, or 51 and 51' in the modified form as illustrated in Fig. 15, oo-operate to prevent entry of dust to the enclosure of the time register or around the hub 49 between the crystal 47 and the dial-disc 44, or from either outside exterior of the time register mechanism or its inside surface positioned underneath section 33.
The outer end or head of the bolt 53 is provided with a square recess or fiat-sided pocket, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3, 14, and 15, into which may be inserted the end of a suitable tool so that a tightening or loosening of the nut 54 on the bolt i 53 may he effected, and thus handy and quick adjustments may be made from the exterior of the upper structure and without the time register mechanism being unassembled or dismounted whatsoever, said square-shaped pocket at the same time being in harmony with ornamental design of the hub flange 50 and its radially-extending upward projections 55 and in no way d etracting from said ornamentation. An upwardly projecting square-shaped member, integral with the head of the bolt 5S, be substituted for the square-shaped pocket.
These radially-extending upward projections 55, in the form of wings, serve finger-grips by which the hub 49 may be manually rotated in a quick and handy manner with. the tips of the ngers or finger-nails. The flange 5C, together with the gripping-wings 55` form on the outer end of the hub 49 a turning-knob which is of an ornamental and pleasing design., serving at the same time a decorative function connection with the time register and the combination wrist watch as a Whole, and also, alongr with the curved gripping-wings 55, affording a low-swung and compact structure relative to the outside surface of the crystal 47.
Secured to, and projecting outwardly from the hub 48, and lying in spaced relation between the disc 44 and the crystal 47, a hand or pointer 56. conforming in design and general size and shape to the minute hand of the wrist watch movement 66.
The disc 44 may be termed a dial-disc, as it bears on its outside visible face graduations indieating the hours, half-hours, and quarter-hours, and numerals indicating the hours.
Secured on the undersurface of the registeringring 48', as shown in Fig. 11, at diainetrically opposite points at cut-away portions, are springstrips 57, each of which is provided on its free end with a tapered boss 58; and envageable in the spaced recesses 59, formed on the upper surface of the upper section 33, as the registeringring 48 is being manually rotated. The engagel if) ment of these bosses 58 in the recesses 59 serves to resist rotative movement of the registeringof said spring-strips 57, causing an alignment of the point of the triangular marker 148 with the points of the hour triangular marks 149, the half-hour graduation marks 152, and the quarter-hour graduation lines 151 when the registering-ring 48' is rotated, as may be noted in the illustrations cf Figs. 1 and 14. In this manner, an automatic alignment is effected when the registering-ring 48' is brought into operation relative to the hour graduation marks 149 and the half-hour and quarter-hour graduation marks, 152 and 151, respectively, on the dial-disc 44, and thereby aiording Vmaximum facility for the registering oi time, points, or scores which will here- -inaiter be explained. As shown in Fie", 8, there is one of these inwardly tapered or cone-shaped depressions cr recesses 59 to correspond with each hour mark 149, and at one portion a number in excess oi the hour mark, the purpose of which will appear as the desc iption proceeds. Fig. 17 shows a modified form, in that the plurality of recesses are increased to provide one for each quarter-hour mark on the dial, in order to adapt the time register for a golf score register or general score register which will be explained as the description progresse I have illustrated. in Fig. 11 two spring-strips placed dametricaily opposite on the undersuriace of the registering-ring 48'; however, only one may be found necessary to resist undue rotative movement.
Mounted on the inclined or dished inside surface of the registering-ring 43', so as to lie beneath the crystal 47, is a registering-plate or graduation marker 148, which is oi triangular form and which conforms in size shape to the triangular graduation marks 149 which are displayed on the dial-disc 44 to serve as hour marks, one of these triangular graduation marks 149 being opposite each of the hour numerals 150 which are arranged on the dial-disc 44 in circular formation.
The quarter-hours are indicated in the graduations by the straight lines 151, and the half-hours by the dots 152. Between the numerals 11 and l2 I have provided three traight-line elongated markers 153, and on the circular graduation lines, centrally located thereon, a Zero mark is positioned opposite the numeral 12. Fig. 14 shows a modiied arrangement in the graduations, wherein thin straight lines are used to indicate the graduations to mark the quarter-hours and heavy straight lines to mark the half-hours. Either style may be effectively employed.
The dial-disc 44 is used for indicating or registering a speeied time, so that it may serve as a reminder of engagements, since it is in juxtaposition to the watch dial, or accurate-to-theminute register of time or record of specic time, for the starting of work, trips, sports, motoring, flying, games, and the like; or timing of all such events, actions, and engagements as is deemed desirable, by possession of a combination wrist watch of this class which has a novel and handy time register supplementing the time piece; and as a golf score register and general score register.
By moving the pointer 55, which is effected by a rotation of the gripping-wings of the turningknob which rotates the hub 49, the pointer 56 may be securely brought to rest at any position relative to the dial-disc 44, thus indicating by the hour, by the half-hour, and by the quarter-hour the time desired to be registered. The rotatable registering-ring or dial-ring 48 co-operates in registering any accurate time to be registered,
as it supplies additional minutes added on the quarter-hour. Y
For instance, if one has an appointment at 2:35, or desires to register said time, the pointer 56 would be moved until it rested at the graduation indicating 2:30, and the dial-ring 48 would be rotated until the registering-mark 148 `rested at the numeral 5, thus indicating that the time registered was 2:30 plus 5 minutes, or 2:35. Were the appointment to be at 2:25, the pointer 56 would be rotated to the quarter-hour mark indicating 2: 15, and the ring 48 turned until the registering member or marker 148 was at the numeral 10. 1f the time desired to be registered were 2:48, the pointer 56 would be moved to the graduation indicating 2:45, and the ring 48 would then be rotated until the marker 148 registered with the numeral 3 on the dial-disc 44.
The numerals on the dial-disc 44, in such instance, when (zo-operating with the ring 48', indicate minutes, and since there are but twelve numerals cn the dial 44, and the numeral 12 is neutral, it therefore becomes necessary in order to register some such time as 2:57, 2:58, or 2:59, that there be three additional graduations, and these are the elongated graduations 153. 1n order to register the time 2 59, the pointer 55 would be moved to the graduation indicating 2:45, and the rin'T 48 would be turned until the marker 148 registered with the graduationV 153 next to the numeral l2. Therefore, when the graduations 153 are used for registering a specified time, the time registered is the number oi minutes indicated by the graduations 153, plus the 45 minutes designated by the pointer 55, plus V11 minutes. However, in actual practice, this simple mental addition is entirely unnecessary, because, after two or three times practice, in order to register the three times just mentioned, the method becomes obviously simple and merely requires moving the marker 143 backward toward the numeral 11 one, two, or three points. rlhat is, to register some such time as 2:57, 2:58, cr 2:59, after only bare acquaintance with the time register, the
method becomes automatic and entirely simplified by merely moving the pointer 56 to a threequarter hour graduation, and the marker 143 backward from the numeral l2, since one point therefrom indicates 59, two points 58, and three points 57 minutes.
When it is desired to register an appointment at a certain hour on the hour, the pointer 56 would then be turned to indicate the hour, and the ring 48 would be turned so that the marker Y148 would be opposite the numeral 12. For instance, ii it is desired to register an engagement at 3 oclock, the pointer 56 would be turned to indicate the hour 3, and the marker 148 would be moved into alignment with the numeral 12. rlhe numeral 12 being neutral, the time the-:eiore registered would be 3 oclock. Displayed in alignment with the numeral l2, and centered on the circular graduation lines, is positioned a zero mark, indicating that the numeral 12 is neutral.
As a golf score register, the central pointer 56 and the ring marker 148 are used to register either holes or strokes. 1n this ease, ones own score is registered by the central pointer 55, and the cpponents score by the ring marker 143. In doing this, each quarter-hour space from the numeral 12 indicates one hole. For instance, the central pointer or ring marker when positioned at 2 would register 8 holes, and the 48 onequarter hour spaces would allow of that number of holes to be registered. Both players possessllil f) Ff. n: o
ing a combination wrist watch of this class may each register his own holes with the central pointer 56, and also individually, total his own strokes with the ring marker 148. As a golf score register, the two diametrically opposite registering members, 56 and 148, functioning on the same grado-ations, afford the decided advantage of quickly ascertaining comparison of holes, or halves, at a glance. This is caused by the registering members, unless the score is equal, being out of alignment, thereby enabling at a glance to note the difference in score indicated by the number of spaces between said registering members.
Similarly, points or scores of an endless number of games of sport may be registered quickly, and by novel and handy manipulation, by use of the central pointer 56 and the ring marker 148.
Both the lower section 32 and the upper section 33 coliform substantially in contour and size As shown in Fig. 7, the lower section is bulged outwardly at both ends to form a pair of circular parts connected by an intermediate neck. At opposite sides of one end of the lower section 32 are the upstanding arcuate flanges 60, overlapping which are the side-forming flanges 61 on the upper section 33. An opening 62 is formed in the wall of the lower section 32 at one end under the press-button 82, and `the guide-anges or ribs 63 project inwardly at opposite sides of the opening 62. These guideflanges 63 serve to keep the spaces 79 and 80', in which the latch members 79 and 80 engage, from contact with the shank 89' of the key 89 when the upper section 33 is pressed to a closed position.
The upper section 33 is provided with a circular opening 154, and has on its under surface a recess projecting radially outwardly from said circular opening. The round wrist watch movement 66 is provided with the outside dial and the peripheral bead 66 positioned underneath thereof, and these members of the movement 66 engage in the recess of the circular opening 154 of the upper section 33, and secure in a press-fit the movement in registration with the opening 154. As shown in Fig. 2 and Fig. l5, the watch dialring 64 forms a stationary annular member, which surrounds the circular opening 154, and projects outwardly from the upper surface of the upper section 33, said upper section 33 being out away on its outer surface inwardly on t ie stationary annular member or dial-ring 64.
A round movement casing 67 is provided with a flat closed end, and is adapted to enclose the round wrist watch movement 66 in a press-lit, allowing a small space or area between the bottom of the movement and the inside flat closed end of the round movement casing 67 which is necessary for the functioning of the movement mechanism. The cylindrical movement casing 67 is of a thickness equal to the peripheral flange of the round wrist watch movement 66, which, when mounted into same, is projected in a pressfit against the underneath peripheral iiange of the round movement 66. Thus mounted into the movement casing 67, both members are projected into, in a press-nt, the circular opening 154 of the upper section 33 which is out away on its outer surface inwardly on the stationary annular member or watch dial-ring 64. An inwardly projected flange, forming two arcuate parts 155 and 156 on opposite sides and in spaced relation, on the upper section 33 and formed integral therewith, extends partially around the circular movement casing 67 in a press-nt. These flanges 155 and 156 both have a groove formed near their lower edges. The movement casing 67 is provided with a ange or bead 95 near its iiat closed end, which is adapted to engage in the grooves 155 and 156 of the inwardly projected flanges 155 and 156, respectively, both of which members terminate inwardly and form together an equally flat surface or plane. As illustrated in Fig. 8, the liange 156 is cut upwardly at spaced intervals, which may be employed to render these flanges more resilient. A channel 92 is formed inwardly between the flanges 155 and b" and the outside circular walls of the upper section 33, providing a recess for engaging the spring-arms 92. A gripping-flange 167', which is a continuation of the peripheral bead 95 of the movement casing 67, does not extend around the periphery of said movement casing, but is interrupted centrally after extending a suiiicient distance beyond the side edges of the supporting flanges 155 and 156', to permit a gripping edge whereby the movement casing and the enclosed movement may be removed, for repairs or replacement of said movement, by a suitable tool. The assembly of the wrist Watch movement 66 and its protective casing 67 is effected by the engagement of the bead 95 in the grooves of the ilanges 155 and 156 by a proper pressing thereinto of the movement casing 67. The movement casing 67 is provided with the notch 157 to accommodate the stem 69 and sleeve 68.
The movement casing 67 and the enclosed movement 66, together with the stem 69, the sleeve 68, and the attached crown 70, may all be removed bodily and together upon a disconnection of the sections 32 and 33 by removal of the pintle 39 from the knuckles 36, 37, and 38. This removal is permitted by the notch embracing the central portion of the end wall of neck 40, as shown in Figs. 8 and 13. It is cut upwardly thereon and terminates circularly to form a housing for the stem 69 and sleeve 68, and when so mounted, is concealed from view by the crown 70. When the removal of these members takes place, the spring-coils 90 and 91, because of their snugly-tted spring-arms 93 in the curved corners inwardly of the side walls of the lower section, remain in operative position and alignment in said lower section 32 for re-assembling the sections together again by insertion of the pintle 39 through the knuckles 36, 37, and 38. This applies to the combination wrist watch illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, should the concealing ribs 93 on the lower section be utilized, as shown in Fig. 7. In the combination wrist watch illustrated in Figs. 14 and 15, the removal of the spring-arms 92 is also eiieeted from their cause the spring-arms 93 are engaged and concealed from view beneath the outside edge of the mirror 97, whose under edge is suniciently beveled for covering same. This construction is illustrated in Fig. 16, wherein the concealed spring-arms 93 are shown with dotted lines.
A perfect and secure operation of the sections 32 and 33 is effected by the hinged connections co-operating with the inwardly-tapered guide flanges 60, or 99 and 101 as shown in Fig. 16, which at all times keep the sections in true alignment; and the pintle 39, connecting and securing the sections together, is concealed from view by the outwardly-projecting ornamental offset surfaces 33".
channels 92', be- A,
A opening of l 40, as shown in Fig. 8.
The crown of the wrist watch movement 66 isv illustrated as mounted on the outer end of the stem 69 and sleeve 68. It projects above the elevated shield 83 a slight distance only, to permit it being gripped by the tip of the thumb or thumb-nail for forcing outwardly to move the stem 69 axially, permitting the watch to be set at the proper time. lThe crown 70, whose outside peripheral edge may be slightly beveled, swings, when the upper section 33 opens, downwardly axially in conjunction with the pintle 39 and assumes a horizontal position, wedging or lifting in an unnoticeable and light manner that end of the device positioned beneath the neck 40 slightly below and adjacent to the perpendicular shoulder 77, whose lower edges are rounded as shown in Figs. 2, 15, and 20, of the knuckle-shield 34. During this action, the lower fiat side of the retarding-spring 73, coming in forceful contact with the shoulder 77, is protected from contact with the wrist by the axially-downward swinging of the crown 76, above whose horizontal position on the wrist the action of these members takes place. Hence, a practical operation of the section 33 is effected, whereby scratching or other objectionable contact with the wrist is entirely prevented.
As illustrated in Fig. 13, the neck 4G is doubled upon itself at 71 and 72, to provide a channel or space 40 in which a cushion-spring or retarding-spring 73 may engage and slidably operate. The tapered and inwardly-curved pronglike ends 73 engage on their curved outer sides against the inside perpendicular wall of the neck The retarding-spring 73 assumes centrally a downwardly-directed bowshaped form when the sections 32 and 33 are moved to open or to closed position. The tapered prong-like ends 73, unlike the central portion of the spring, are horizontal on their upper and lower parallel surfaces 73, and slidably engage in a snug fit between the lower portions 71 and 72 and their correspondingly parallel upper surfaces of the channel 40'; hence, the upper and lower tightly-fitted parallel surfaces 73" retain the ends of the spring 73 in a laterally perpendicular position when the central bow-shaped portion is bent backward into the channel 40'; or that space 40 (see Fig. 2), which is occasioned by the space 40, as shown in Fig. 23, that is provided by the square bow-shaped portion of the spring 73 being half the width of the prong-like ends 73.V Upon release of the upper section 33 from its closed position, the at under surface of the downwardly-projected bow-shaped portion of the spring 73 swings axially and comes forcefully into contact with the flat shoulder 77, which projects perpendicularly from the knuckleshield 34, and thus prevents a sudden shock or strain on the pintle 39 and knuckle-forming tongues 36, 37, and 33. Like the axially-downward swinging of the crown 70, this bowed portion of the spring 73 does not come into contact with. the wrist, for it is positioned inwardly of the neck 40 and the crown 70.
A tapered boss 74 is provided on the inside perpendicular side surface of the central bowed portion of the retardi'ng-spring 73 and forms an integral part thereof. Fig. 22 illustrates the boss 74 provided with a taper having on its upper side a lesser angle with a greater surface than that of its under side. This facilitates its disengagement from the recess 76, which will now be explained. As shown in Figs. 2 and 8, it lies in operative position adjacent to the curved knuckle-shield 34.
The forceful contact of the lower flat side of the spring 73 against the at shoulder 77 of the knuckle-shield 34 when the upper section 33 is released to open position, causes an immediately rebounding action which is partially stopped and prevented by the boss 74 snapping into engagement with the recess 76. The groove 75, formed in the central portion of the knuckle-shield 34, is of less depth approaching the recess 76, so that the tapered boss 74 together with the spring 73, is bent backward into the space 40; and reaching the recess 76, and registering the same, snaps immediately thereinto. In this manner and by this action, the upper section 33 is iixedly held in position and at a predetermined angle to permit access to the-.compartments of the lower section 32; that is, flxedly to an extent necessary to prevent undue excessive opening, rotating, or swinging on its axis. In the knuckle-shield mechanism as illustrated in Figs. 2, 15, and 20, the upper section 33 will open to a predetermined and fixed angle of slightly more than degrees, which angle allows convenient access to the compartments of the lower section 32.
When the upper section 33 is moved toward closed position relatively to section 32, the closing force applied by the hand on the shield 83" of the upper section automatically forces the boss 74, because of its peculiar tapered shape as heretofore described by reference to Fig. 22, out of the recess 76, forcing same backward from the knuckleshield into the space 40, until it reaches the upper portion of the groove 75, which is deeper, at which point it resumes its normally straight lineal form.
In Figs. 13 and 23 I have illustrated squareshaped upwardly-projected top surfaces on the prong-like ends 73 of the retaining-spring 73, which are an integral part thereof. These upwardly-projected ends 73 are adapted to slidably engage in the square-cornered upwardly-projected ends of the recess 4G', which provides a limited slidable engagement only of these spring ends 73', both inwardly and outwardly. 'Ihe ends, thus formed and mounted, resist the downward pull caused on the spring 73 when its boss 74 is disengaging from the recess 76, as the section 33 is forced to closed position.
As illustrated in Fig. 13, the spring 73 is inv serted in its operative channel 40 from the inward side of the neck 40, and its prong-like ends 73, of which the tips are cut square, serve to anchor the spring and retain its ends laterally in proper operative alignment, permitting its ceni tral bowed portion to be bent backwardly or inwardly to an extent equal to the width of the boss 74. In Fig. 9 I have illustrated the outside curved knuckle-shield 34, which in itself is thin, provided with an inwardly-projected re-inforced hick portion 34', having the groove 75 and the recess 76 in the center thereof. In like manner would it appear, should these members be stamped inwardly, since in no way do they conflict with the spring-coils 90 and 9i, and either method may possibly cause an advantageous lessening of the length of the neck 40 and thereby condense this mechanism. As shown in Fig. 8, the inside surface `of the square-shaped spring 73 may rest and slidably operate against the curved portion of the knuckle-shield 34.
Should the formation of the groove 75 and the recess 76 not be effected by the methods described above, the spring 73 at all times remains securely pmi in operative position on account of the inward pressure caused on the boss 74 when the upper section is either forced to an open position or to a closed position.
A latch-plate 78, as illustrated in Fig. 5, is provided with a pair of latch-arms 79 and 80. The pin 81 is secured to the plate 78 and projected through the front end wall of the upper section 33, and provided on its outer end, where it is widened considerably for re-inforcement, with a press-button 82.
The press-button 82 is illustrated as rectangular with rounded edges, of a thickness equal to that of the crown 70, and of a length equal to the diameter of the latter. Further similarity of appearance may he effected by a knurling of the edge of the press-button 82, to match that of the crown 70, which is illustrated in Figs. 1, 5, and 14.
When the sections are moved to closed position, the latch-arms 79 and 80 will engage behind the flanges 79 and 80 of the lower section and thus serve to latch the two sections in closed position. A spring 419, which is formed arcuate and engaged at its opposite ends in the grooves 420 and 421, is secured to the plate 78, and gives to the latch members the necessary spring-like action for strong and efficient dependable latching purposes. Fig. 17 illustrates a modified form of mounting the spring and latch-plate, wherein the latch-plate has more latitude of action in its backward movement. This is effected by utilizing the central space in section 33 not occupied by the arcuate flange 60, or 99 and 101, when the sections are in closed position. This method may offer the possibility of condensation, in conjunction with that of the retarding-spring 73 and its related members mentioned above, thus equalicing the length of the necks 40.
The combination wrist watch is secured to the wrist by the strap 85, which encircles the wrist. In Fig. 6 I have illustrated the lower section 32 provided with a slightly raised portion curved to conform to the contour of a wrist, and having the spaced prongs 83 through which the pin 84 is projected, this pin 84 serving to pass through he pin-sleeve and loop formed in the triangularshaped portion 86 of the strap 85, which is doubled thereover. The strap may be of one piece, although doubled over, having a narrow neck 85 which is hah" the circumference of the pin-sleeve, which serves to hold the pin and sleeve in the straps outwardly-pulling pressure, instead of, or re-inforcing, sewn stitches of thread or cord commonly used. Fig. 29 illustrates this strap formation. rEhe ornamental projections 87 and 88 on the upper section 33 serve to cover the connections of the strap on the lower section 82, and also prevent upward flexing of the tapered portion 86 of the triangular ends, should they have an abrupt point. Fig. 6 illustrates the strap 85 mounted on the lower section 32, being doubled over the pin and sleeve which are shown with dotted lines. In Fig. 21 I have shown a slightly modiied form, in which the prongs 83 are projected outwardly to form spaced lugs 84, through which extends the pin 84', beyond the sides oi' section 32 and terminating inwardly of the section in the form shown in Fig. 6.
The undercarriage or curved raised portion, carrying the prong-ends 83 or the lugs 84, is beveled or rounded on all its angular portions and points so that no sharp edges are presented to scratch, or otherwise be uncomfortable to, the wearer of the device.
As illustrated in Fig. 6, a modified form of prong-end 83" is provided with rounded, bulged, or bifurcated ends. This permits an undercarriage of less curvature, allowing at the same time re-inforced prong-ends for the reception of the pin 84.
In Fig. 7 I have illustrated a blank key 89 positioned in the lower section 32, having a bow and shoulder slightly thinner than the shank 89 which is of normal thickness, length, and shape common to all other standard keys, which also, are prepared or notched. from blanks to fit individual locks. The shank 89 extends in the space of the lower section that is positioned beneath the time register, and coins 158 are also illustrated as deposited and carried over the at shank 89 of the key in a wholly practical manner. In addition to locking the .sections 32 and 33 in alignment, the flanges GG serve as a guide for deposit of small coins in the lower section and also prevent coins, when so deposited over` a key or small comb 96, from slipping away, and also when opening the device for removal of coins. The bow and shoulder of the key 89 are formed thinner than the shank 89 to provide additional space in that part oi the casing in which the watch movement is mounted, thus aiiording maximum space for the movement so that the total thickness of the sections may be reduced to a minimum. As illustrated in 2, the shoulder are thinner only on the top side adjacent to the movement casing 87, to render stability of position therein, efficient removal, and necessary facility for deposit of the key 89.
The shank 89' of the key projects slightly beyond the edge of the end wall or section 32 to facilitate the removal of the key 89, as the projecting end of the shank may be flipped upwardly by the tip of the thumb or thumb-nail and gripped by the thumb and fore-finger, affording an ingeniously quick and handy method for removal of the key 89.
When the sections 32 and 38 are in closed position, the outwardly-projecting end of the shank 89', as illustrated in Fig. 2, is concealed from View by the over-hanging curved edge of the shield 83 and the press-button 82, so that the ornamental appearance of the device is in no way affected by the key itself. As shown in Fig. 2, the press-button 82 may be recessed through its width to provide a groove 82. This enables the thumb-nail to catch the press-button and may further facilitate opening the upper section 33.
In Fig. 9 I have illustrated the lower section 32 used for containing a comb 9S, instead of a key, having a substantially circular portion at each end connected by an intermediate neck, coins 158 being carried over the ilat comb. The comb 96, although very small, may be tageousiy for emergency purposes, and offers a useful novelty which enhances the varied utility of the device as a whole. It will be noted that the comb 9S is proportionately wide as compared to its length, when brought into comparison with other mens small pocket combs commonly used. Because of its small size, the wide circular portions 96 at each end serve to great advantage as gripping members.
In the modified form of combination wrist watch as illustrated in Figs. la, 15, and 16, adapted for containing a complete vanity compact of small size, a transverse partition 98 with tapered edges is formed on the central neck of the lower section 32, and is adapted to snap into the tapered bow and 1 2.
carried advangroove 98', located in juXta-position to said partition 93, positioned in the central neck of the under side of the upper section 33. A mirror 97 is positioned in the compartment 97', and its underneath edge is tapered away suiciently so as to cover the ends 93 of the coil-spring which serves to move the upper sections 33 to open position.
Upstanding anges 99 and 101, functioning as do the flanges 60 shown in Fig. 7, keep the sections in perfect alignment, and are curved inwardly to meet and to form the central flange or rib 102. A slantwise, transverse lower partition 102 separates the two compartments thus formed from the end wall of the lower section positioned beneath the latch-plate 78 and the attached spring 419 mounted in the upper section, forming the lipstick compartment 107, as illustrated in Fig. 16. Upstanding flanges 99, 101, and 102 are of equal height and embrace two compartments: 103, in which a rouge slab and rouge pad 104 are contained and 105, in which a .powder slab and powder pad 106 are contained, the powder compartment 105 being larger to coliform with prevailing standards pertaining to vanity compacts.
The lipstick carrier orcylindrical container 108 has a lipstick slidably mounted therein, and provided for projection therefrom by the grippingplunger 113. .fis illustrated in Figs. 26, 27, and 28, 1 show different forms of lipstick carriers, referring to 112, 111, and 11i), respectively, in which the flattened rounded gripping portions are differently shaped, these different shapes being adapted to meet the choice and requirements of the manufacturer of this device, coupled with the preference of the user. Fig. 26 illustrates a modined form, in which the flattened rounded gripping-end 112 is bent upwardly on its extreme end 112 to enable upward flipping with the fingernail for quick removal. The lipsticks above described, although very small, are practical and serviceable for use for an extended length of time, thereafter being duplicated and replaced, as will be the powder slab and pad and the rouge slab and pad. The flattened, round gripping-handle 110 allows a firm grip between the thumb and fore-finger for handily using a lipstick of this entra small size.
The partition 93, izo-operating with the upper section 33 by snapping into the groove 98 pfovided for its reception, serves to prevent passage of dust into that part, or section in which the wrist watch movement is mounted. Hence, this partition 93, coupled with the dust-proof movement casing 67, renders this combination eminently practical. When the combination wrist watch is opened to permit access to the vanity compact, the upper section 33, in which the wrist watch movement is housed, extends above and to one side, or at slightly more than right-angles, to the lower section 32 and its compartments. --Since hard powder and hard rouge slabs only are used, secured to the inside surfaces of compartments 105 and 103, respectively, by application of glue on their under surfaces, only a minimum of dust is caused. The mirror 97 is protected from dust by the perpendicular partition 98, and is also secured in its compartment 97 by application of glue on its under surface.
1n Fig. 1S I have illustrated the groove-bearing flanges 155 and 156', in which the movement casing 67 is secured, as formed of a plurality of spaced parts 210, 211, and 212 positioned at opposite sides, and I show a movement 213 mounted therein of, an octa-gonal shape having a round dial.
This flange formation, like the flange 156 shown in Fig. 8, besides adding resiliency, eliminates an appreciable amount of the weight of these members and the spaces thus cut away afford the dustproof mounting of the movement casing 67 the quality of tightness necessary, for the latter is projected, a press-fit, into the recess which projects radially outwardly from the circular opening 154.
In Fig. 17 I have illustrated the groove-bearing flanges in spaced relation of two parts 214 on each side for engaging the bead 95 of the movement casing 67. This' flange formation also has the qualities peculiar to that which is described above.
In Fig. 24 I have illustrated the movementV casing 67 with double sets of tits 215 in spaced relation, and with a gripping-flange 67 between sets, all of which members are provided on opposite sides of the movement casing. These tits engage in the circular recesses provided for their reception in the spaced flanges 216, as shown in Fig. 19.
in Fig. 19 1 have illustrated an elliptical movenient 217 having a round dial. As shown here, there is effected a minimum amount of weight, with reference to that of the flanges 216 and the gripping-flange 67". The latter is eliminated outside of the two sets of spaced flanges 216.
1t will be noted that the registering-ring 48 has at its lower face a radially inwardly-projecting portion 41 which engages in the cut-away portion 46 of the dial-disc 44, so that the dialdisc serves to retain the ring 48 in position for the latters slidable operation. The dialdisc 44 is fixedly secured to the upper section 33 by suitable means befitting the requirements of the mantacturer. Fig. 15 illustrates a modified of dial-disc 44, wherein the dial 44 is formed separately, as is the disc 44, both of which are iixedly secured together and nxedly mounted to the upper section 33. Also, it will be noted that the inner face of the registeringring 48 is beveled to form an inclined surface equal in width to that of the watch dial-ring 64, which has a greater space between the watch dial and its crystal 65. This permits the inwardly-inclined or dished inside surfaces of theseV the same, affording the advantage of the time register dial-disc 44 beingpositioned slightly higher than the watch dial; occasioned'by only one hand or pointer 56 being employed and mounted on thehub 49 on a plane with the registering-plate 143; also the advantage of an improved view for registering purposes of the three elongated graduations 153, the graduations 151, 152, the Zero positioned atV 12, the hour marks 149, and the hour numerals 150. Also, it will be noted that, since the inner face of the ring 43 is inwardly inclined, the registering-plate 148 projects outwardly from this dished inside surface so as to lie midway between the crystal 47 and the upper surface of the dial-disc 44. This permits the formation ,of the plate 148 suciently large to equal in size the triangular hour graduation marks 149 on the dial-disc. v
Figs. 14 and 15 illustrate the Wrist watch movement 66 provided withy a modied form-of dial 66, wherein its normally flat horizontal surface is interrupted to form thereon a radially upwardly-inclined surface 64 which embraces the area occupied by the circular formation of hour numerals-150'. This radially outwardlyinclined, circular surface 64 provides radially beyond its outer extremity a flat horizontal surface embracing the circular area occupied by the circular formation of graduations 149 and limited by the outside peripheral edge of the Watch dial 66". Since the minute hand of the wrist watch movement 66 is axially position-ed above the shorter hour hand, ample space is thereby provided for the rotation of the minute hand Whose outer free end rotates above the slightly elevated circular, horizontal surface occupied by the graduations 149'. This is caused by the circular surface 64" being of an almost imperceptible incline which is practically unnoticeable from the exterior of the device as a whole, and its purpose is to minimize the greater depth, or appearance of greater depth, of the watch dial below the crystal 65, which depth is greater' than that of the time register dial-disc 44 or dial 44', occasioned by the latters slightly greater elevation; or equalize the depths and angles of the inner faces of the annular dial-rings 48' and 64, or make their inclined or dished inside surfaces similar. This similarity is illustrated in Fig. 15. Combined with a special and suitably ornamental finish utilized on the outside surface of the watch dial 66, this modified form of watch dial may be substituted, in which case, the time register dial and watch dial harmonize with each other in general ornamental nish and style.
The crystal 47, like the watch crystal 65, is made of unbreakable composition now conmonly used, and is further protected from breakage by external objects by the outside hub members 53, 50, and 55, which lie in close relation thereto. Either fiat crystals, as illustrated in Fig. 2, or convex crystals, as illustrated in Fig. 15, may be used to cover the two dials. The crystal 47, which is mounted on the registeringring 48', is sealed around its edge by suitable material of a cohesive and hardening nature; and thus fixedly mounted, it necessarily rotates with the ring 48', easily and without undue resistance whatsoever, when the latter is turned to register additional minutes, points, or scores. No appreciable rotative resistance, coupled with the yieldable washer 51 which prevents contact of the crystal 47 with the metal hub members and 55 during this rotation, renders a sound and eiiicient construction and operation whereby the crystal 47, xedly mounted, rotates with the registering-ring 48. Dust prevention is also effected by the plurality of corners formed by the cut-away portion 46 of the dial-disc 44 and the slidably-engaged flange 41 of the ring 48 mounted thereinto; and oiling these sildablyengaged members, which also renders their smooth operation.
The mens combination strap watch, illustrated in Fig. 1, has plainly ornamented diamondshaped projections 87 and 88, provided with smaller similarly shaped upwardly-offset surfaces 87 and 88', to serve the plain style common to mens wrist watches. This may be modilied to provide two or more upwardly-offset surfaces to match the plurality of curved downwardly-offset ornamental surfaces 33 on the necks 40.
The ladies combination strap watch, as illustrated in Fig. 14, has diamond-shaped projections provided with smaller enclosed similarly shaped recesses 87 and 88, in which may be mounted suitable stones to enhance the ornamental appearance of the device, and to match same, stones may be inlaid on the upper fiat surfaces 33 of the necks 40, or elsewhere as may be desired.
The ornamental projections 87 and 88 have an underneath nat surface, and project outwardly from the connection of the inwardly-curved lower side walls or side edges 70", as shown in Fig. 4, of the upwardiy-tapered circular walls of section 33. Hence, they lie close to the wrist and are amply protected by the marginal limits of the outwardly-curved side walls of section 33, and therefore will not catch on clothing or other external objects.
By curving the ends of the device, beveling edges adjacent to the hand, together with those edges of the under-structure positioned beneath the retarding-spring mechanism, all objectionable discomfort to the wearer is eliminated; and the upwardly-tapering under-structure adjacent to the hand completes the comfort that this type of wrist watch case affords.
The time register may be used in conjunction with an office desk clock, both of which may project upwardly on a base, the front part of which comprises a receptacle with an opening lid having a knob-handle; said receptacle being a container for oflice accessories such as pens, stamps, and the like, or as a container for smokers supplies such as cigars, cigarettes, matches, and the like. The time register pointer 56 and the marker 148 may be colored red or other conspicuous color for purposes of prominence and attracting especial notice.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction of my invention, I do not wish to limit myself to the precise details of the construction shown, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as may come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a device of the class described, a disc having a time registering dial on its face; a pointer centrally mounted on said disc and rotatable thereon for indicating various times on said dial; and a rotatable ring positioned about said disc and co-operating with the time registering dial on said disc for indicating fractional parts of an hour.
2. In a device of the class described, a casing section having an outwardly oiTset portion; a
isc provided with a recess for reception of said outwardly offset portion; a ring mounted for rotation about said disc; a transparent closure mounted on said ring; a hub projected through said transparent closure; and a pointer on said hub and positioned in the space between said disc and said closure.
3. In a device of the class described, a casing section having an outwardly offset portion; a disc provided with a recess for reception of said outwardly offset portion; a ring mounted for rotation about said disc; a transparent closure mounted on said ring; a hub projected through said transparent closure; a pointer on said hub and positioned in the space between said disc and said transparent closure; a bolt projected through said hub and through said offset portion; and a nut positioned in said offset portion and threaded on said bolt.
` 4. In a device of the class described, a casing section having an outwardly offset portion to provide a recess on its inner surface; a bolt projected through said offset portion; a nut threaded on said bolt and engaging said recess; and a yieldable washer in saidl recess engaging said nut.
5. In a device of the class described, a casing section having an Voutwardly oifset portion; a disc provided with a recess for reception of said outwardly oiset portion; a ring mounted for rotation about said disc; a transparent closure xedly mounted on said ring; a hub projected through said transparent closure, said hub terminating on its outer end, exterior of said transparent closure, with a radially projecting flange having its under surface adjacent its center cut away to provide a circular recess; said circular recess having engaged therein a yieldable washer which projects therefrom to slidably engage against said transparent closure.
6. In a device of the class described, a casing section having an outwardly offset portion; a dial disc provided with a recess for reception of said outwardly offset portion; a ring mounted for rotation about said disc; a transparent closure xedly mounted on said ring; a hub projected through said transparent closure, said hub having its inner end slidably engaged against said dial disc, said inner end being recessed to form a cupshaped structure, said cup-shaped structure having engaged` therein a yieldable washerr which projects therefrom to slidably engage against the outside surface of said dial disc.
7. In a device of the class described, a casing section; a register dial mounted on said section; a ring rotatably mounted on said section concentric cf said dial and having an inclined inner surface and provided adjacent its upper end with a groove; a circular crystal engaging in said groove; a marker mounted in said ring and projecting radially inwardly thereof from said inclined surface and` positioned midway between said dial and said crystal.
8. In a device of the class described, a casing section; a time register dial disc on said section; a rotatable ring embracing said disc; and a gripping boss projecting outwardly from said ring for rotating the same.
9. In a device of the class described, a dialY disc having triangularly shaped marking members displayed thereon; and a co-operating rotatable ring having a similarly shaped registering plate marker rlxedly mounted thereon.
10. In a device of the class described, a casing section; a circular disc mounted on said said section; a ring rotatably mounted concentrically of lsaid disc; an elongated gripping member on said ring having a registering plate marker located centrally thereof.
11. In a device of the class described, a casing section; a circular disc mounted on said section; a ring rotatably mounted concentrically of said disc; and an elongated gripping member on said ring having a marker located centrally thereof, said gripping member terminating intermediate its ends in a series of ornamental-steps.
12. In a device of the class described, a sectional casing; a time register dial mounted on said casing; a ring mounted on said dial in embracing relation and rotatable about the same; a marker mounted on said ring and projecting radially inwardly of said dial; a rotatable pointer mounted centrally of said dial, said section having beneath said ring a plurality of spaced recesses; and yieldable resilient means carried by said ring and engageable in said recesses for resisting rotative movement of said ring.
HOWARD A. KEHL.
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