US 2145531 A
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.1mm 119m s SWK@ www FLORISTS PIN Filed April 19, 1938 ATTO R N EYS Patented Jan. 31, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT reins 3 Claims.
This invention relates to florists pins and has for the primary object the provision' of an efcient and inexpensive device of this character which is especially constructed to permit a person engaged in the construction of floral pieces to more rapidly and erciently secure on a form leaves, flowers and other decorative pieces with less tiring or fatigue to the person thus engaged and provides a maximum amount of securing or folding engagement with the decorative piece so that if the latter is damaged or torn it will be held securely together without showing the damage thereto and will be easy to pick up from a resting position on a table or like position and handled without the necessity of the person tightly gripping the same.
With these and other objects in View, this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which-- Figure l is a fragmentary perspective view showing a portion of a floral piece under construction and employing pins constructed in accordance with the present invention to secure decorative pieces on the form.
Figure 2 is a front elevation illustrating a pin forming the subject matter of the present invention.
Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a perspective View showing the pin.
Figure 5 is a side elevation showing the pin resting upon a supporting surface.
Figure 6 is an end View taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a View similar to Figure 5 showing the pin resting on the support from an opposite side thereof from that shown in Figure 5.
Figure 8 is an end view taken on line 8 8 of Figure '7.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral i indicates a portion of a floral form and 2 decorative pieces for covering the form and in this instance is shown in the form of leaves, however, may be of other designs. Many decorative pieces must be employed on forms when making floral pieces or designs therefore an efiicient and practical means must be had for easiiy and quickly securing the decorative pieces on the design with the least amount of effort on the person constructing the floral piece. Also it is essential that a maximum engagement of the securing device with the decorative pieces be had in order to assure that the decorative pieces remain attached to the form and in proper place. Many times the decorative pieces become damaged or torn and it is essential that such torn pieces when applied on the form be secured together without easy detection. The present invention will easily accomplish the desired results in the securing of decorative pieces on a form and consists of a double prong pin wherein the prongs are indicated by the character 3 having their free ends pointed. The prongs 3 are spaced and arranged in parallelism. A connecting portion 4 joins the prongs at their nonpointed ends. I'he connecting portion may be considered the head of the pin and is constructed from the same gage of material as the prongs permitting the prongs and head to be of integral construction and easily made from a single length of material. The connecting portion 4 is bent to form a ternary of integrally connected bowed sections 5 and B which are disposed in opposite and successive order. The bowed sections 5 are smaller in size than the intermediate bowed section 6 so that the head thus formed will be balanced equally on each side of the prongs and will provide a maximum bearing surface for the operators finger or thumb to press against when desiring to insert the prongs through the decorative article into the form. In other words, the head is shaped in the general form of a planar sine curve from 0 to 540 whereby to adpressingly overlie the outer face of the floral element to secure the latter to a support or piece in which the cuspidated ends are disposed. Also the pin when resting on a supporting surface may be readily picked up owing to the fact that one or the other of the bowed sections will be disposed in a plane above the substantially horizontal plane of the prongs when in resting position. The head thus formed will cover a comparatively large area of the decorative article when brought in engagement therewith assuring rm securing of the decorative article on the form and also will permit torn or mutilated parts when placed under the head to be firmly secured together. The head being balanced on the prongs will allow a person to more rapidly handle and insert the pin in the decorative article and the form and also will allow the person to easily and quickly pick up the pin from a resting position on a horizontal support.
Consequently a person using pins of this kind can more rapidly construct a iioral piece with less tiring or fatigue.
What is claimed is:
1. A pin having a head fashioned with a ternary of integrally connected bowed sections disposed in opposite and successive order, the outer ends of the end bowed sections terminating in right angularly disposed and subjacently extending prongs and on a line longitudinally bisecting said head.
2. A pin having a head fashioned with a ternary of integrally connected bowed sections disposed in opposite and successive order, the outer ends of the end bowed sections terminating in right angularly disposed and subjacently extending parallel cuspidated prongs and on a line longitudinally bisecting said head.
3. In a iiorists pin structure, a length of wire having cuspidated ends and formed between said ends with a head, said head shaped in the general form of a planar sine curve from 0 to 540 whereby to adpressingly overlie the outer face of a oral element to secure said element to a support in which said cuspidated ends are disposed.