US 2194379 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' March 19, 1940. J. w. BICKS 2,194,379
LAVALIERE Filed Sept. 28, 1933 IN VEN TOR.
Patented Mar. 19, 1940 1 i UNITED STATES rrsnr or icE,
LAVALIERE Jean W. Bieks, Chicago, 111., assignor to Carr Lowrey Glass 00., Baltimore, Md.
Application September 28, 1938, Serial No. 232,189
I 3 Claims.
1 its flexible supporting means.
which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction. and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in 15 the claims, it'being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown. In said drawing. Figure l is an elevation of a lavaliere embodying the present improvements.
Figure 2 is aside elevation, a portion of 25 chain being removed. Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3, Figure 2.
Figure 4 is an enlarged section on line l--4,
Referring to the figures by characters of ref- 30 erence I designates the lavaliere which can be in the form of a 'bottle suitably ornamented and having a neck 2 extending upwardly therefrom. This neck is fitted loosely within a plate 3 to the end portions of which are connected the end member 4 is adapted to be worn about the neck position on the chest of the wearer. is loosely mounted on the neck 2, the container can swivel readily therein so as to automatically shift to lie flatupon the body of the wearer. 1 Whenever it is desired to removea portion of the contents of the container, it is necessary merely to-detach the cap 5, invert the container and then replace the cap.
With the foregoing and other objects in View the portions of a flexible supporting member 4 which can be a chain or the like and of such length As before explained the flexiblev supporting.
As the opening in plate 3 is of a diameter somewhat greater than that of the neck 2 seated in the opening and as the distance between shoulder I and the bottom of cap 5 is somewhat greater than the thickness of plate 3, it will be obvious that the bottle is free to rotate andto swing relative to the plate so that it thus can adapt itself readily to the contour of that surface of the ,body of the wearer against which the lava-here rests.
In practice a lavaliere such as herein de-'- scribed presents an attractive appearance and importance is attached to the fact that cap 5 "serves the dual purpose of holding the container assembled with its supporting member 4 and also sealing the container without, however, preventglass inorder that the color of the liquid content'may be seen. a
, What is claimed is: i
1. The combination with a flexible supporting member to be placed about the neck of a user, said member including a rigid plate, of a bottle It is preferred, Y however, to make it of transparent or translucent having a neck loosely swiveled in the plate, and
a-bottle closure engaging the neck and constituting means for simultaneously sealing the bottle and holding the neck against withdrawal from and for tilting and free rotation within the plate.
2. The combination with a flexible member to beworn about the neck of the user, and a rigid plate carried by said member and having an opening, of'a bottle having a neck removably mounted and rotatable within the opening, the diameter of the opening being such as to permit tilting of the neck within the opening and relative to the plate, and a cap detachably engaging the neck for simultaneously sealing the bottle and holding the neck against withdrawal from the plate, said cap being spaced from the bottle at the shoulder portion thereof a distance greater than the thickness of the plate interposed be-- tween the cap and shoulder to-permit tilting and free rotation of the neck of the sealed bottle in the plate. I
3. The combination with a supporting member for encircling the neck of the user, said member Y i JEAN W. BICKS.