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Publication numberUS2060345 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 10, 1936
Filing dateJun 2, 1936
Priority dateJun 2, 1936
Publication numberUS 2060345 A, US 2060345A, US-A-2060345, US2060345 A, US2060345A
InventorsPhillips Charles H
Original AssigneeFairway Real Estate Company In
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2060345 A
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Nov. 10, 1936.


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' ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 10, 1936 v JEWELRY i i Charles Phillips, Richmond, Va., asslgnor to Fairway Real Estate Company, Incorporated,

Richmond, Va.

Application June 2 1936, Serial No. 83,035

4 Claims. (01. 63-15) My invention relates to improvements in jewelry; and it has for its object the provision of an improved ornamental ring or bracelet or other ornament of circular design having a movable part in which the design or the precious stone or stones is set, and which may be moved to change the design presented to the eye. This. I do by making the part of the article of jewelry which bears the design or ornamental setting separate from, concentric with, and rotable upon that part of the article of jewelrytwhich first encircles the part of the body adorned. Another object of my invention is to provide an article of jewelry adapted for display advertising purposes.

In the drawing, which forms a part of this specification: Figure I shows in elevation my invention in a simple form; Figure 11 is a vertical section of a part of the ring shown in Figure I; Figure III shows my invention with an anti-friction device set between the inner band and the outer band; Figure IV is a vertical section of the article shown in Figure III; Figure V shows the jewel with a modified arrangement of theanti-friction device, and Figure VI is a vertical 25 section thereof; Figure VII shows my invention withanother form of anti-friction device; and Figure VIII is a vertical section of a part of the jewel shown in Figure VII. Figure 11' is an alternate to Figure II.

In Figure I theinumeral I indicates the inner band of the ring or bracelet or other ornamentwhich I refer to hereinafter'as the jeweland 2 is the outer band, rotatably mounted on the inner that'it may be opened or collapsed. For instance, in Figures I, II, the inner band is shown cut at I, so that it may be collapsed and then inserted within the outer band. If the inner band is of very elasticmaterial the cut in the inner band may be secured by any of the well known snap or lock joints. With less elastic material it is more easy to open-a cut made in the outer'band than it is to collapse or reduce in diameter the inner band. In the outer band 2 are set precious stones 9 or ornamental designs. When the ring or bracelet is worn, the

outer band, in which are set the stones, is readily rotated by a touch of the hand, or of the dress, so that different stones or designs are presented to view. If the two bands be made .of a material which has a low coefllcient of friction, and the outer band be made quite a loose fit upon the inner hand, then the outer band may be made to rotate two or more times around the inner band. Such a material is celluloid. When the bands are made of a stiifer material, such as 10 a metal, which often has a larger coefllcient of friction, orvwhen a greater number ofrevolutions of the outer band around the inner band ,are required, I then use some form of anti-fric; tion device between the two bands.

vices are useful in another way, for by the manner in which I use them I make it unnecessary to cut either the outer or the inner band.

In Figure III I show-an inner band II and an outer band l2, in each of which is formed a ballrace, l3 and I4; and in which the balls l5 are assembled to form an anti-friction bearing between the inner andouter bands. The stones 9 are set in the outer band l2. The depressions in which the stones 9 are set are made in one of the outer faces of the outer band l2; but one. of these depressions, i6, is ,carried through the band; and the balls i5 are inserted into the races l3 and Id through the hole. When the balls are in place the lower end of the hole I6 is closed by a pre-fltted plug H, in the lower face of which a continuation of the outer ball-race M has been cut. When-correctly adjusted, the plug I1 is se-' cured against turning. The stone set in the hole 16 hides the plug [1. If steel balls 'are used,

a continuous ring of suchballs, as in Figure III, adds considerably to the weightat the ornament. To reduce the weight I use fewer balls, spaced in pockets, as the balls l8 shown in pockets l9 inFigures V and VI. Stones, 9, are set 40 above each ball, and at other points if desired; and the balls are, admitted into the pockets l9 through the holes 20; which holes are then closed by pre-fltted plugs 2|. In the form shown in Figure III, and in that shown in Figure V, no flanges are needed to prevent displacement of. the outer band on the inner band, since the engaging of the. balls in the races prevents such displacement. In the type of ball-bearing which is used-in machines in the industries, the balls are usually spaced apart by means of floating retainers; and the balls are inserted from the side. In my jewel it is not practicable .to use a retainer. And I space the balls apart, after in- 5- These d6- 15 serting them through the holes prepared for the setting oi the stones, by using a separate pocket for each ball, as in Figure V. In forming the pockets I9 care is taken that the depth of the pocket at each end shall not be less than the depth at any point between the two ends; for it the depth at the end is less than the depth in the roof of the pocket,'the said roof of the pocket together with the ball will form an efset in place on their pins; and the remaining wheel or wheels are dropped into their respective pockets, their pins having been first removed. The two bands 29 and are now assembled;

and they are so held that the free wheels will drop into place, and their pins are then inserted. The wheels 3i engage in and rollin the race 14 ln the inner band 29. Precious stones 9 are set in the outer band 30; or a design may be engraved or chased upon the outer band 30.

I claim:

1. An article of jewelry, c6mprising an inner band, and an outer band mounted to lie loosely around the inner band, and in the same plane as the inner band, and having a short are of contact with the inner band so that it may be whirled about the inner band.

2. An article of jewelry, comprising an inner band, and an outer band mounted around the inner band and in the same plane, and having an arc of contact with the inner band less in length than the circumference of the inner band so that it may be whirled about the inner band, the outer surface of the outer band being ornamented.

3. An article of jewelry comprising an inner band, and an outer band rotatably mounted on the inner band and spaced apart from it, stones set in the outer band, and an anti-friction device set between the inner and the outer bands.

4. An article of Jewelry comprising an inner band, and an apertured outer band rotatably mounted about the inner band, a series of stones mounted in the apertures, an anti-friction device set between the inner band and the outer band, and one of the apertures passing through the outer band ,to admit th antifriction device to the space between the two bands. I


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U.S. Classification63/3, 63/15.3, 63/15.4, 63/15
International ClassificationA44C5/00, A44C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C9/003, A44C5/0092
European ClassificationA44C5/00D2, A44C9/00B2C