US 2119039 A
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May 938. H. c. BOYD 2,119,039
RING COMBINATION Filed July 2, 1956 i fform g- Patented May 31, 1935' UNITED STATES \PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
'I'his invention relates to an ornamental device and particularly to a ring having in combination therewith a number of ornamental articles, each of which is constructed and arranged to be attached to said ring. Of recent years rings with novelty settings havebeen worn, which settings are often of rather large size.
It is an object of this invention to provide a ring having an attaching means thereon and a plurality of ornamental devices, each having a fastening means thereon cooperating with said fasteningmeans so that said devices may alternately be attached to and worn with said ring. These ornamental devices or articles may take various forms and will be suited to the dress or costume of the wearer.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a ring and a plurality of ornamental articles to be attached thereto, which articles may include an artificial flower, which flower may be of thetype to suit the dress or costume of the wearer and be of a color to harmonize with said dress or costume. It may be also desirable to have the flower of a. color to make a striking contrast to the color of the costume.
It is another object of the invention to provide an ornamental device comprising a ringwith a portion of a separable fastening means thereon together with a plurality of ornamental articles including a fabric bow which will be of a material especially selected to suit the costume of the wearer and a rosette which will also be of a material and color suitable to the wearers costume, each of said articles having another portion of said separable fastening means thereon so that said articles can alternately be attached to and worn with said ring.
It is still another object of the invention to: provide an ornamental device comprising a ring having a fastening means thereon and a plurality of ornamental articles including one or more novelty setting which will preferably be of different colors, each of said articles having a fastening means thereon complemental to said fastening means so that said articles can separately be attached to and worn with said ring.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will be fully set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:---
Fig. 1 is a perspective view ofone form of the device;
Fig. 2 is a. top plan view of Fig. 1;
Fig. 8 is a view in side elevation of the device 10 shown in Fig. 7;
Fig. 9 is a top plan view of a setting used; Fig.'10 is a view in side elevation as seen'from the side of Fig. 9; v
Fig. 11 is a top plan view of still another ornament used; and 1 Fig. 12 is a view in side elevation of the device shown in Fig. 11.
Referring to-the drawing, a ring i5 as shown constituting a finger ring and while this ring might be of various types and forms, in the embodiment of the invention illustrated it is shown as a plain band rectangular in cross section with an engraved periphery. Said ring hassecured thereto at its,top a fastening means I 6. While said fastening means could be of any desired form, in the embodiment of the invention illus-' trated it is shown as the male part of the well known type of ball and socket fastener. An .ornamental device I! is provided illustrated as in the form of a rosette made of fabric or thread. Said rosette has a stem l'la at its base to which is attached a. fastening means l8 adapted to cooperate with fasteningmeans l6 and which is shown as the female portion of the ordinary ball and socket or snap fastener. Said fastener has a plurality of holes I80; cirumferentially spaced therein through which securing threads or stitches I 9 extend, securing it to stem Ila. It will be seen 40 that member H can readily be attached to and detached from the ring iii.
In Fig. 5 an oranmental device 20 is shown in the form of an artificial flower, specifically a pansy. This will be made of suitable fabric or other material and the sermon be'of various colors. Preferably member 20 will be of. a color to harmonize with the costume of the wearer or to make a striking contrast therewith. As is well known certain colors have desirable contrasting effects. Member 20 will be provided with a stem 20a to which will be attached the fastening means 2| adapted to cooperate with the fastening means i6 and which is similar to the fasten ing means i8 already described.
In Fig. 7 an ornamental article is shown in the form of a fabric bow 22. This bow will be of considerable size, preferably an inch and a half or two inches in length and will be made of some rich fabric so as to be quite ornamental. It may, of course, be embellished with brilliants, metallic ornaments or Jewels as desired. Said bow at its rear or bottom portion will be equipped with a fastening means 23 adapted to cooperate with the fastening means I and which may be the same as fastening means ll already described In Figs. 9 and 10 an ornamental device is shown in the form of a novelty setting 24. While this setting may be made of any natural stone or artificial hard substance, it is shown as having a dark portion 24a across which extends a bar 24b of very light color. The setting may, of course, be opaque or transparent. Said setting will have secured to its bottom a fastening means II adapted to cooperate with fastening means I and which may be the same as fastening means I! already described.
In Figs. 11 and 12 an ornamental article comprising an artificial flower 26 of more conventional form is shown, the same having symmetrically arranged petals 28a. Said article is provided with a stem portion 28b to which is secured a fastening means 21 adapted to cooperate with the fastening means It and which may also be of a construction similar to member i8.
with the described articles the wearer can wear the ring I! and have attached thereto any of the articles I1, 20, 22, 2| or 28. These articles, as stated, will be designed to suit various costumes and can be worn with a very pleasing effect with said costumes. A very novel and artistic touch is given to the costume by the wearer having one of the articles carried on her finger. A wide range of variety is thus given for novelty effects. The flowers and rosettes The invention has great capability for of glass, cellophane, and other artificial material From the above description it is seen that applicant has provided a combination having a high degree of utility and one which will add muchto many costumes, especially costumes of a finer type. The invention has been demonstrated in actual practice and found to be very successful and to have a verypleasing effect.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicant's invention, which generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth in the parts and combinations of parts disclosed and defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:-
1. A finger ring having at one exterior side thereof a thin disk of comparatively small diameter disposed in a plane perpendicular to the plane of said ring, said disk having upstanding centrally therefrom a ball member forming one part of a separable fastener, a comparatively large ornament made of layers of colored fabric material and in the form of a fiower, a thin and flat disk of comparatively small diameter secured to the bottom of said device and carrying a socket with resilient walls adapted to fit over said ball member whereby said device may be readily attached and detached from said ring and other similar ornaments attached to said ring so that different ornaments may be worn to suit the costume of the wearer.
2. A finger ring structure having in combination, a ring having on its upper side a thin disk-like member disposed centrally thereof in a plane perpendicular to the plane of said ring, said member carrying centrally thereof one portion of a ball and socket separable fastener, an ornament having a transverse dimension many times the diameter of said member and having attached to its underside a second thin disk-like member, said latter member carrying centrally thereof another portion of said separable fastener adapted to cooperate with said first mentioned portion so that said ornament may be readily attached to and detached from said first mentioned member and ring and diiferent ornaments may thus be used with the ring.
HERBERT CHANDLER BOYD.