US 1972128 A
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Sept. 4, 1934. J, D BOBBmFF 1,972,128
FINGER RING Filed Feb. 20, 1933 WEJSJM mlllllF JAMES D. B 055 R0 FF Patented Sept. 4, 1934 Application February 20, 1933, Serial No, 557,518 5 Claims. (Cl. 6315) My invention relates to finger rings composed of a plurality of annular pieces interlaced in a particular manner to provide certain ornamental effects and to means inherent therein serving several valuable and useful purposes.
The principal object of my invention is the provision in a single device of means for selectively displaying any one or several insignia of a large number thereof inscribed about the component members of the device A second object is the provision of certain mechanical means facilitating the application of a snugly fitting ring to the finger and the removal thereofas well as means for the retention upon the finger of the device.
Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent in the following specification wherein the significance of the reference char acters in the accompanying drawing, details of construction of a typical ring embodying my invention, and the particular advantages thereof are explained.
Figure 1 represents a View of the side of a typical element several of which are interlaced to form the ring of my invention.
Figure 2 represents a view of the edge or face of a typical element from which a portion has been broken away to reveal the form of the section of the element and other obvious details.
Figure 3 represents a view of the entire device wherein the elements are arranged to show the particular manner of interlacing.
Figure 4 represents a side view of the complete ring the elements of which have been arranged to apply to the finger.
Figure 5 represents an edge view of the entire device wherein the elements have been so arranged as to reveal only a single insignia.
Figure 6 represents an edge view of the entire device wherein the elements have been so arranged as to reveal three insignia of the type shown in Figure 5.
Figure '7 represents an edge view of the entire device in a varied pattern wherein only two insignia are displayed.
Figure 8 is a diagram illustrative of the movement of the component elements of the ring in' applying to the finger or removing it therefrom.
In detail, each of the rings, 1, 2, and 3, as shown in Figure 3 is linked through both of the other two and when brought into approximately concentric relationship as shown in Figure 4 form a pattern as illustrated in this figure. In this relationship the component elements are arranged symmetrically with the centers thereof disposed tions of sequence.
upon a small circle lying Within thering and iconcentric with the device as a whole,
It will be appar nt howev a th ssemly is capa le f oth r arrane mentthan tha shown in Figure l. The elementsmay be :ar-
ranged as shown in any of the Figures :5, 6, '7, or .8, and these varied-arrangements are expressly contemplated to provide several unique-advantages. 7
Each of the elementsofwhi theirs isl am- I.
p d ay b conveniently en raved wit spl rality of marks or insignia as 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the element 1; 8, 9, 10, and 11 on the element 2; and 12, 13, 14, and 15 on the element 3. These insignia may be displayed upon the finger of the wearer in various combinations or singly, as illustrated in the Figures 5, 6, and 7. In Figure 5 the elements are arranged to display the single mark, A. In Figure 6 the elements are arranged to display a combination of three marks, A,'B,v and C. In Figure 7 the elements are arranged to display a combination of two marks, A and H. It will be apparent that any mark on any of the elements may be displayed singly, any two marks may be displayed in combination if each is. on a separate element, and any-three marks may be displayed in combination if each is on a separate element. Further, by slightly rotating the device upon the finger as a whole, two adjacent different kinds of metal joined together to form each annular element and these may be added to the before mentioned combinations to increase the number of possible combinations. It is also, 7
to be noted that an order of precedence may be indicated by the order in which the different elements are arranged upon the finger as each element may be disposed in any of the three posi- In Figure 8 is illustrated the mechanical ac .tion of the ring in applying or removing from the finger. The three elements are, indicated by the letters, 7', k, and Z in four successive positions, a, b,.c, and d, as when moved along a resilient cylindrical body e, representative of the conditions accompanying the actual application or removal from the finger of a wearer. It will be observed that each element in turn passes over the other two and does not slide on the finger in frictional contact. The movement of each element is approximately of that character which would provide for the successive contacting of progressive portions of the periphery with a helix of slightly larger diameter. As each portion of each element advances along the finger its movement is upon the metal of the other two elements and not over the skin of the finger, thus causing no wrinkling up of the skin to obstruct the free passage of the whole device along the finger.
economy is made possible and that more marks or insignia may be worn upon the fingers than would otherwise be in good taste, and the security and ornamental value of the ring is great- Such ly enhanced, all of which constitute the ring an article of great value.
Having described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A finger ring composed of three annular elements each of which passes through the other two, each element being independently movable without disturbing the general inner and outer outline.-
2. A finger ring composed of three annular elements each of which passes through the other two.
3. A finger ring composed of three annular elements mutually interlaced, and designs on the faces of said annular elements of varying character whereby the elements of lodge indicia and the like may be assembled in proper relationship by shifting the elements of the ring.
4. A finger ring composed of three annular elements dissimilarly marked about the faces thereof mutually interlaced with each independently movable with respect to the others to present elements of a composite design at a given point.
5. As a new article of manufacture, a finger ring that is an assembly of threeannular ele ments each of which passes through the other two, indicia elements on the outside faces of said elements, wherein each element is movable with respect to the other two to vary the character of visible indicia elements,
JAMES D. BOBBROFR-