US 2262548 A
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M. GENSER Nov. 11, 1941.
LOCKET Filed Aug. '7, 1941 W ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 11, 1941 LOCKET Max Genser, Providence, R. 1., assignor to Genser, Manufacturing Company, Providence, R. I., a partnership composed of Max Genser and David Genser Application August 7, 1941, Serial No. 405,837
This invention relates to a locket of the type worn. on the person and is provided with some sort of picture within the locket.
The locket when worn has its covers closed and is either suspended in pendantv fashion or attached to the garment by reason of a pin. The locket must be opened in order that the pictures within may be viewed, and usually the covers are swung to such position that they may rest on one or both outer faces of the casing sections or else be held in the hand.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a locket which may be stood up on the table such as at a bedside that each of the sections may be exposed toview.
Another object of this invention is to increase the use of the locket by making the same so that it will stand on the edges of the casing sections that the pictures may be viewed both at the same time and from substantially the same angle.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
vided a leg 2| located at a point spaced from the point of contact of the edges with a flat surface, and more conveniently from the hinge pintle by extending the leg 2| axially of the hinge pintle to an extent such that the length of h the leg from its point of tangency at the center of l the hinge is substantially the length of radius of the circular body section. Thus, the enlarged end portion 22 of this leg provides a surface 23 which together with the edges 24 at the lower parts of the locket will provide a three-point support for the locket that it may stand upright with its sections at substantially 90 degrees or Fig. 1 is an elevation of the locket in closed position;
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but looking at the opposite surface of the locket;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the locket swung to wide open position;
Fig. 4 is a view of the locket partially swung to open position and illustrating the positionin which the locket may be stood upon its edge and I fully supported; I
Fig. 5 is a sectional View illustrating the manner of forming an extension leg of the hinge.
This inventionapplies tohinged body sections with curved edges which will not stand upon their edges when swung to open position. I have provided a leg attached to some point inthe locket which may serve to balance the locket toward the legend at the same time provide a support which together with the two edges of the locket in partlyopen position provides in a triangular relation a base for standing the locket on edge.
With reference to the drawing, I have illustrated the locket as formed from circular sections Ill and II having rolled hinge eyes l2 and I3 along a portion of their extent, which rolled eyes [2 and I3 are aligned to receive a pintle 14 for hingedly relating the sections together. Some suitable clasp I5 will engage a catch Hi to hold the sections in closed position such as shown in within an angle wherein the points 23, 24, 24 provide a triangular relation. To make the device symmetrical, extension 25 is also provided on the opposite side of the hinge pintle; and the locket may, if desired, be supported on the extension 25, but preferably the support will be on the leg 2|; and the extension 25 may be of greater length than the radius of the body section so as to insure the locket being supported with the pictures in proper position.
1. A locket comprising apair of body sections, means to hinge said sections together at a point out of line with the lower edges of said sections when swung from closed to open position, and
a leg extending from one section to provide a third point of support with the loweredgesof said sections.
2. A locket comprising a pair of body sections, means to hinge said sections together at a point out of line with the lower edges of said sections when swung from closed to open position, and a leg extending from one section and in line with the axis of said hinge to provide a third point of support with the lower edges of said sections.
3. A locket comprising a pair of body sections having a curved edge, means to hinge said sections together, and a leg extendingfrom said hinge to engage a supporting surface and provide a third point of support with the edges of said body sections when swung open from closed position. I
4. A locket comprising a pair of circular body sections each having a plurality of hinge eyes aligned to receive a hinge pintle, means to extend the hinge pintle to one side of the hinge from a point of tangency with the section substantially the length of the radius of the body section to provide a point of support in triangular relation with the lower edge body sections when swung open from closed position.
5. A locket comprising a pair of circular body sections each having a plurality of hinge eyes aligned to receive a hinge pintle, means to extend the hinge pintle on both sides of the hinge from a point of tangency with the section substan tially the length of the radius of the body section from said point to provide a point of support in triangular relation with an edge of the body sections when swung open from closed position.