US 2253343 A
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` Aug. 19, 1941. A L. NALlCK 2,253,343
MULTIPLE UNIT EMBLEM Filed June 25, 1940 ALBERT L. NAL/CK Patented Aug. 19, 1941 :UNITED STATES ENT OFFICE MULTIPLE UNIT EMBLEM Albert L. Nalick, Los Angeles, Calif. 'Application 4June 125, 1940, serielNe. 342,221
l (c1. s3- 29) f7 Claims.
The present invention relates to multiple .Unit emblems of the type which may be variably assembled. g K
The general object of the invention is to proa vide an emblem composed of a plurality Vof motif units mounted in a base or support member whereby an attractive, artistic and uniquely individual article of adornment is obtained.
Another object of the invention resides in the provision of simple means for mounting the motif units in the base member. A further object is to provide a multiple unit emblem having a novel arrangement and disposition of the parts thereof.
More Specifically, the invention seeks to provide a personalized emblem which may be purchased over the counter at a price commensurate with its intrinsic value and which may be assembled for the individual purchaser from stockparts. As an example, should the purchaser desire a ring bearing emblems, motifs, designs, etc., indicative of his or her personal condition or background, it would be necessary 'tov order such ,a ring for special manufacture at a necessarily high attending cost. By means of the presentinventi'on, such a ring may be readily and rapidly assembled for the purchaser from stock parts available 'for `the purpose and should a change occur`,`a"t a later time, in vthe personal condition 'of the wearer or user, the motif bearing units may be replaced by units of diilerent import in a quick 'and 'easy manner. Y t
Although the invention is particularly adapted for articles of jewelry such as rings, Vbrooches, pins, clips, pendants, `etc itA may alsobe used in other elds as for instance,`vas automobile ornaments, door ornaments, etc.
The foregoing and otherv objects of the inventionV and the features and Iaycilvantages"thereef will be hereinafter pointed out or will become more clearly apparent fromA the following detailed specification which is based on the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing, which is exemplary only of the invention and illustrates only preferred forms thereof:
Fig. 1 is a top view of a ring incorporating the invention as at present conceived.
Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the motif unit bearing member shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is partial side elevational and partial sectional view of thering shown in Fig. 1
Fig.`4 is a longitudinal sectional view as taken in the plane of the line 4--4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged exploded view, partly broken away, and illustrating the manner of `assembly of the ring parts.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view of an alternate form of the invention. l
In that preferred embodiment of the inven ion which is illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5, the article-of jewelry, in this instance a ring, comprises a shank I0 formed with a top II in a conventional man-- ner. Y
As contemplated herein, the top I I is preferably formed with an opening I2`wh'ich may be suitably shaped, and the exposed surfaces of the top I'I and also the shank "ID may be provided with ornamentation, decorations, or indicia such as.
illustrated at I3. The latter may 4beapplied as by engraving or carving, fmay'be colored in parts as by enamel, and may be set with precious or semi-precious gems as desired.
The opening I2 forms' a cavity having the substantially vertical Walls I4 and may -be provided at the bottom thereof with inreachingiianges I5 in the plane of which are provided perforated'lu'gs suchass'howna'tland'll. 4 In the above mannerthe ring is provided with a seat for the receptionfof an assembled motif bearing member generally designated I8. "Ihis member, in the present instance, comprises essentially a selected plural-ity of emblem elements -or units I9 in intertted relation mounted upon a plate 2D. A preferred manner vof mounting -the units YI9 on tjheplate 42t is illustrated, comprising the headed studs 2'I on said units engaged by meanscf the Shanks lof said studs in slots 22 formed in the plate. W
Allof the elements I9 may be mounted as above described. However, it lis preferred to provide one of the elements sllch as the odd-shaped element I9a with a tapped tube 23 instead of a toV headed stud, this tube being disposed 'in the slot 22a in the plate 20. The plate 2U may also be provided with a tapped tube 24."
The motif bearing member I8, assembled as above, is then tted into the opening I2 and seated therein against the flanges I5. The screws 25 are then passed through the apertured lugs I 6 and I 'I and threaded into the tapped tubes 23 and 24 to firmly lock the member I8 in the ring. It will be noted that the emblem units I9 are so intertted and the outer edges of said emblems so engaged with the walls I4 of the opening I2, as to prevent relative lateral movement among the parts or at least to greatly limit said movement. The headed studs 2| prevent vertical displacement of the emblem units which are thus firmly held in position.
It is obvious that only certain of the units I9 may be provided with studs 2l, and the others so intertted With said stud provided units as to be held thereby in assembled relation on the plate 20.
As shown in Fig. 6, both the lug I1 and the tapped tube I9 may be omitted and replaced by a projecting tongue 26 fitting into a notch 21 formed in the ring top Il. Thus, at assembly, only one screw 25 is necessary for locking the parts in place.
Referring back to the example given herein, the purchaser would select the ring or other article of jewelry engraved, carved, or otherwise decorated at I3 to suit his or her tastes or desires. 'Ihis base member maybe of precious, plated, or lled metals. The purchaser then selects a plurality of emblem units in laccordance with his or her personal condition and background. In the illustration, the selection indicates that the person using the ring is a physician, a Freemason, was born in or resides in the State of Texas, has a given or surname starting with N, and was born under the :zodiacal sign Pisces. The selections made, the emblems are mounted on the plate 20 and the entire member then secured to the ring by means such as the screws 25 or the tongue and notch 26 and 21. Thus in a rapid and inexpensive manner a personalized article of jewelry may be provided.
While the details of construction of the articles which are disclosed, are at present preferred, it is obvious that the principles of the invention may be incorporated in various modiiications within the spirit and scope of the invention. Hence, this disclosure should be considered as exemplary only and its terms not unduly limiting the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim eas new and desire tosecure by Letters Patent, is:
1. An article of the character described comprising a base member formed with an opening to provide a seat, an assembled unit comprising a mounting plate formed with open-ended slots and a plurality of emblem units provided with means engaged in said slots for retaining said emblem units on said mounting plate, and means for securing said assembled unit to said base member. l
2. An article of the character described comprising a base member formed with an opening to provide a seat having substantially vertical walls, an assembled unit comprising a mounting plate having open-ended slots and a plurality of emblem units provided with studs engaged in said slots for holding said emblem units on said mounting plate against vertical displacement, and means for securing said assembled unit in said seat, said vertical walls having engagement with said emblem units to retain the same against lateral displacement.
3. An article of the character described comprising a base member having substantially vertical anged walls defining an opening in said base member, a slotted plate disposed in said opening and supported by said iianged walls, a plurality of emblem elements mounted on said plate and each having studs engaged in said slotted plate to hold said elements against displacement in a plane transverse to the plane of the said plate, and means for separably securing said plate and said elements to said base member, the mentioned vertical walls having engagement with said elements to hold the same against displacement in the plane of the mentioned plate.
4. An article of the character described comprising in combination, a base member provided with abutment means, an intermediate member removably mounted on said base member and formed with at least one slot, and an emblem unit having means engaged in said slot and held thereby from transverse movement with respect to the base, said emblem unit having engagement with said abutment means whereby the former is held from lateral movement with respect to the base.
5. An article of the character described comprising in combinationbabase member provided with abutment means, an intermediate member removably mounted on said base member and formed with a plurality of slots, and a plurality of emblem units having means engaged in said slots and held thereby from transverse movement with respect to the base, said emblem units each having engagement with said abutment means whereby the former are held from lateral movement with respect to the base.
6. An article of the character described comprising in combination, a support member provided with abutment means, an emblem unit removably mounted on said support member and having engagement with said abutmentmeans whereby said emblem unit is held from lateral movement with respect to said support member, and `cooperative stud and slot means between said support member and said emblem unit whereby the latter is held from transverse movement with respect to said support member.
'7. An article of the character described comprising in combination, a support member provided with abutment means, a plurality of emblem 4units removably mounted on said rsupport member and each having engagement with said abutment means whereby said emblem units are held from lateral movement with respect to said support member, and cooperative stud and slot means between said support member and said emblem units whereby the latter are held from transverse movement with respect to said support member.
ALBERT L. NALICK.