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Publication numberUS2364872 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1944
Filing dateJan 6, 1943
Priority dateJan 6, 1943
Publication numberUS 2364872 A, US 2364872A, US-A-2364872, US2364872 A, US2364872A
InventorsRich Cheri
Original AssigneeRich Cheri
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nonmetallic cling ear ornament
US 2364872 A
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has. 12, 1944. I c. RICH 2,364,872


- Application January 6, 1943, Serial No. 471,408

mama. (c1. 63-42) Thisinventio'n relates to new and useful improvements'in a non-metallic cling ear ornament.

More particularly, the invention proposes the construction of an ornament as mentioned which is characterized by an ornament body of wood, composition material or other non-metallic materials, and an adhesive tape associated therewith in a certain way by which it may be comfortably supported on ones ear.

Several forms and embodiments of the invention have been disclosed. In one, the ornament body is hollow and provided with a fastening element around which the adhesive tape may be engaged. In another form, a back closure is provided for covering the hollow of the ornament body and forming a counter-pressure portion to assist in engaging the tape on ones ear. In another form, a wooden dowel pin or similar element is used to comprise the fastening element for supporting the adhesive tape.

For further comprehension of the invention,

and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in. which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.'v

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is an illustration of a person wearing an ear ornament in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the ornament, per se. I

Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a view similar toFig. 3 but illustrated with the adhesive tape removed.

Fig. 5 isa sectional view taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4. g

Fig. 6 is a rear elevational view of another car ornament constructed in accordance with another form of this invention.

' Fig. 7 is a sectional view takenon the line I 1-1 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the body closure used in Figs. 6 and '7.

Fig. 9 is a rear elevational view of still another ear ornament constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 10 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line III-I0 of Fig. 9. v I

The non-metallic cling ear ornament Ill, in accordance with this invention, includes an ornament body I I of any design and construction composed of non-metallic material such as wood, composition material, or the like. This ornament body II is provided with a fastening 65 In Figs. 9 and 10 another form of the invention element I2 on its back. A piece of adhesive tape: I3 engages said fastening element l2 and isv adapted tobe adheredupon onesear, as illusw tratedinFig. 1; 1

The ornament body II is of. hollowconstruction having the interior compass I 4 communicating with the back. The fastening element I2 comprises merely a projection on one side of the ornament body and partially extending across the back of. the hollow I4. The adhesive tape I3 has its adhesive material on one side only. It is slipped across the inner face of the fastening element- I2 and is adhered in this position by its tacky material. engaging the fastening element. The end portions of the tape extend upwards and downwards from the fastening element and are adapted to be cngaged with' a portion of ones ear. The ends of the tape may be cut off to any desired length.

In Figs. 6-8 inclusive, another form of the invention has been disclosed which is very simila',r to the prior form, distinguishing merely in the fact that the ornament body I I is provided with a back closure I5 forming a counter-pressure portion to assist in engaging the tape on ones ear. It is provided with a slot I6 to accommodate the fastening element I2. Therelis sufficient room betweenthe sides of the fastening element I2 and the sides of the slot I6 so that the tape I 3 may extend outwards from the inner face of the fastening element I2.

The slot I6 divides off spaced sections I1 and -I8 of the back closure I5 which are joined together at one side by the'junction portion I9. This junction portion I9 is .of relatively small size and resiliently connects together the portions I1 and I8. Pins 20 project from the opposite sides of the portions I1 and I8 and are engageabl with complementary openings formed upon the inside faces of the body .I I. The portions I8 and I9 are also formed. with openings 2| for receiving a holding tool by which the portions I 'I and I8 may be pressed together a small distance to disengage the pins 20.

The ear ornament as shown in Figs. 6' and 7 may be engaged on ones car by pressing the tacky portion of the tape. I3 against the ear. If it is desired the adhesive tape I3 may be drawn out and replaced with a new piece of tape. In order to facilitate'the engagement of the new piece of tape behind the fastening element I2 it is necessary that the back closure I5 be first removed. After the tape is in position it may be replaced.

has been disclosed. In this form, the ear ornament includes an ornament body ll formed with i a back hollow l4 across which a dowel pin 23 extends.

This dowel pin is mounted between the opposite sides of the body. A strip of adhesive tape I3 is engaged behind the dowel pin 23 and has projecting end portions to engage ones While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not, limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of th invention as defined in the appended claims.

on its back, and adhesive tape" engaging said fastening element and adapted to be adhered upon ones ear, said ornament body being hollow at its back, and said fastening element compris- I ornament bodyhaving a fastening element on its Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A non-metallic ear ornament, comprising an ornament body having a fastening element on its back, and adhesive tape engaging said fastening element and adapted to be adhered upon ones ear, said ornament body being hollow at its back.

2. A non-metallic ear ornament, comprising an' ornament body having a fastening element back, adhesive tape engaging said fastening element andadapted to be adhered upon ones ear, and a back closure for said body forming a counter-pressure'portion for said adhesive tape,

- saidback closure comprising a disc having a slot into which said fastening element projects, and

small pinsprojecting from the-sides of said disc and engagin complementary openings in said: body. I r CHERI RICH.

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U.S. Classification63/14.1, D11/42, 63/DIG.100, 24/DIG.110
International ClassificationA44C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C7/00, Y10S24/11, Y10S63/01
European ClassificationA44C7/00