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Publication numberUS237344 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1881
Filing dateNov 17, 1880
Publication numberUS 237344 A, US 237344A, US-A-237344, US237344 A, US237344A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFIC \TION forming part of Letters Patent No. 237,344, dated February 1, 1881. Application filed November 17, 1880. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that ADOLPH VEsTER, of North Attleborough, in the, county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have. invented a new and useful Improvement in Bracelets; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same.

My invention relates to the class of bracelets; anditconsistsin animproved construction of the hinge by which the two arms composing the bracelet are secured together, and by which construction the exterior of the bracelet presents a smooth-unbroken surface, and no peak or head or other receptacle for the spring is required.

In the drawings accompanying this specification, Figure 1 shows a section taken centrally through the bracelet, and Fig. 2 a view of the hinge.

In the drawings A A represent the two arms or wings which compose the bracelet. They are constructed of tubing, curved to the required shape, and may bemade of gold, silver, or any suitable metal or material.

To the part A, and fitting within the end of such part is a plate, 1, having ears 2 projecting outward. This plate may be soldered to the interior surface of the tube or attached in any other suitable manner.

A plate, 3, which may be formed either solid, or by bending a strip of metal to the required shape, is provided at one end with a projecting ear, 5, and a pin, 6, passes through the ears 2 and 5 and allows the plate 3 a free movement. The plate thus has a free movement on the pin. The plate3 extends into the tubular arm A and allows such arm to form a close joint with the arm A. A spring, 7, is secured to the other end of plate 3 and extends into the arm A a whole or part of its length, and is held at its other end bya pin passing through such arm or in anyother suitable manner. It will thus be seen that the spring tends to keep the free arms of the bracelet together, while the hinge itself is totally concealed within the tubular arms. This form makes a very neat and simple hinge-fastening, not liable to get out of order. The other ends of the bracelet may be provided with any suitable clasp or snap for holding them together.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, is-

1. A bracelet composed of hollow sections A A, having a concealed joint, in combination with a spring contained within one of such hollow sections, whereby the bracelet is made self-closing.

2. A hinge-joint for a bracelet, consisting of a plate hinged to one of the sections of the bracelet and extendinginto the adjoining hollow section, whereby such adjoining sections are permitted to make a close fit and present an unbroken surface.

3. The described bracelet, consisting of the part A, the plate 3 hinged thereto, the spring 7 secured to such plate 3, and the tubular portion A, to which the other end of said spring 7 is secured, whereby the exterior sutface of the bracelet is rendered smooth and un roken.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/12