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Publication numberUS2129640 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1938
Filing dateJun 12, 1937
Priority dateJun 12, 1937
Publication numberUS 2129640 A, US 2129640A, US-A-2129640, US2129640 A, US2129640A
InventorsAugenstein Henry E
Original AssigneeAugenstein Henry E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cuff link
US 2129640 A
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Sept. 13,. 1938. I H. E. AUGENSTEIN CUFF LINK Filed June 12} 1957 INVENT OR.

ATTORNEY.

yems'iga Patented Sept. 13, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in cuff links of the kind comprising separable members for insertion respectively in button holes on opposite sides of a cuff, and then releasably joined together in operative complete link forming relation.

This invention has for an object to provide cuff links of the kind mentioned, wherein the separable members making up the complete link structure are provided With a novel construction and arrangement of hook and eye coupling means which is easily and quickly manipulatable to join 01' separate the members, and wherein, when joined the hook element is guarded against accidental separation from the eye element.

Furthermore, the invention has for another object to provide, in connection with each separable member of the cuff link structure, a novel and easily manipulatable guard clasp means to engage the inside surface of a cuff, to hold the separable members against accidental displacement from the cuff button holes in which the same are inserted, when said members are disconnected one from the other. Said guard clasp means thus serves to guard the separable members against loss when the cuff is opened by disengaging said members one from the other, and at the same time function to hold the outer ornamental head or body of each link member flatly and neatly overlying the outer surfaces of the cuff sides, and firmly held against movement through the cuff button holes, thus avoiding dangling or other loose play or movement of said heads or bodies, both when the link members are disconnected as well as when the same are coupled together in complete link forming relation.

Another object of this invention is toprovide guard clasp means for the purposes stated which are permanent and non-detachable parts of the link structure, but which are movable from their operative guarding or cuff engaging position, to a retracted or open position more or less parallel tothe hook or eye elements, so as to be, when in the latter positions, easily insertable through the but ton holes of a cuff to be served by the link structure.

Other objects of this invention, not at this time more particularly enumerated, will be understood from the following detailed description of the invention.

Illustrative embodiments of the invention are shown in the accompanying drawing, in which:-

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one form of the novel cuff-link structure according to this invention, as operatively related to a cufi; Fig. 2 is a 'head or body. The eye element shank H3 in the provided.

' member.

similar view, showing the hook and eye coupling means and guard clasp elements in section; Fig. 3 is a top or plan of the cuff link structure; and Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view, taken on line 44 in Fig. 3, but drawn on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a modified form of the novel cuff link structure; Fig. 6 is a top or plan view of the same; and Fig. 7 is a cross sectional view thereof, taken on line 1-1 in Fig. 5, but drawn on an enlarged scale.

Similar characters of reference are employed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the novel cuff link structure, comprising a pair of separable members, each including an ornamental head or body If). Suitably affixed to the back of each head or body iii, as e. g. by soldering, are a pair of laterally spaced, rearwardly projecting lugs I I.

Disposed in the space i2 between the lugs ll of one head or body, and in close fitting relation to the opposed sides thereof, is the shank B3 of a rearwardly extending eye element 54, the butt 15 of which abuts squarely against the rear face of said head or body. In like manner, the shank l 6 of a rearwardly extending hook element ll is disposed between the lugs H of the other head or body, with the butt l8 of said shank l6 abutting squarely against the rear face of said other one case, and the hook element shank IS in the other case are each secured relative to the lugs i i of the particular head or body with which they are respectively associated, by cross pins I 9 which extend transversely therethrough with their ends respectively engaged in conforming openings 23 with which the adjacent lugs H are respectively In this manner, the respective shanks of the eye and hook elements are firmly and rigidly supported and secured for projection from the backs of the respective heads. or bodies.

Formed integrally with the lugs ll of each head or body, to project laterally from the outer sides and adjacent to the free ends thereof, are

bearing portions 2|, in which are formed out- 5 wardly open bearing openings 22. Pivotally mounted in connection with the lug bearing portions 2! of each head or body, and in straddling relation to the lugs 12 thereof is a guard clasp Each guard clasp member is preferably in the form of a loop 23, the legs 24 of which terminate in inturned journal portions 25 which pivotally engage respectively in the respective bearing openings 22 of the bearing portions 2!. The material of which the loops 23 is made,

laterally in opposite directions from the sides of each shank means and closely adjacent to the backs of said heads, guard clasp loops having spaced resilient legs terminating in in-turned journal ends pivotally engaged in said bearing portions, whereby said loops are swingable from positions substantially parallel to the shank means to service positionstransverse thereto and substantially parallel with and closely adjacent to the backs of saidheads, said resilient legs of said loops being adapted to yieldably abut the ends of said bearing portions, and said bearing portion ends having receiving seats parallel to the planes of the head backs in which said loop legs yieldably engage to hold the loops against accidental displacement from said service positlons.

2. A cuff link structure, comprising separable heads, rearwardly projecting laterally spaced lugs affixed to thebacks of said heads, a hook element having a shank engaged between the lugs of one head with its butt footed against the back of the latter, an eye element having a shank engaged between the lugs of the other head with its butt footed against the back thereof, cross pins extending respectively through said respective shanks and into the lugs adjacent thereto to rigidly secure said respective shanks assembled to the respective heads, bearing portions projecting laterally from the outer sides of said lugs, guard clasp loops having spaced journal ends pivotally engaged in said bearing portions, whereby said loops are swingable from positions substantially parallel to said shanks to service positions substantially parallel with and adjacent to the backs of said heads, the side portions of said loops being adapted to yieldably abut the ends of said bearing portions, and said bearing portion ends having receiving seats in Which said loop side portions yieldably engage to hold the loops against accidental displacement from said service positions.

3. A cuff link structure, comprising separable heads, rearwardly projecting laterally spaced lugs affixed to the backs of said heads, a hook element having a hollow shank engaged between the lugs of one head with its butt footed against the back of the latter, a stop spring means secured within said hollow shank and having its free end portion disposed to yieldably obstruct the mouth of said hook element and in opposition to the bill of stantially parallel to said shanks to service positions substantially parallel with and adjacent to the backs of said heads, the side portions of said loops being adapted to yieldably abut the ends of said bearing portions, and said bearing portion ends having receiving seats in which said loop side portions yieldably engage to hold said loops against accidental displacement from said service positions.

, HENRY E. AUGENSTEIN.

Referenced by
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US6023817 *Mar 15, 1999Feb 15, 2000Clewans; Bonnie G.Cuff link having interchangeable outer element
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/104, 24/102.0SL
International ClassificationA44B5/00, A44B5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA44B5/02
European ClassificationA44B5/02