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Sept. 18, 1951 M. ROSSEIN MULTIPLE INITIAL DEVICE Filed June 15, 1949 INVENTOR. Mo r rls- ROSS GII'I ATTORN Y Patented Sept. 18, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MULTIPLE INITIAL DEVICE Morris Rossein, Providence, R. I. Application June 15, 1949, Serial No. 99,250
4 Claims. 1
My present invention relates to the jewelry art, and more particularly to a novel construction of an initial ring.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide an initial ring having readily attachable initials of any choice.
Another object of the present invention is to provide an initial ring to which a plurality of initials can be readily and interchangeably applied.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a ring which permits the jeweler to apply the purchasers initials simply and easily.
Another object of the present invention is to provide an initial ring that is simple in construction and easy and economical to manufacture and assemble.
With the above and other objects and advantageous features in view, my invention consists of a novel arrangement of parts, more fully disclosed in the detailed description following, in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and more particularly defined in the appended claims.
In the drawings,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of an initial ring embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a front view of the ring prior to assembly;
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are perspective views of the different initial constructions; and
Fig. 8 is a front view of an onyx and emblem assembly. It has been found that initial rings cannot be completed at the factory as this would require the jeweler to carry too many rings of each design to anticipate the customers needs. Initials are therefore applied to a standard base ring by the jeweler at the retail store. Such rings usually have a. central opening extending through the onyx background and ring. The single initial is provided with a pin which extends through the opening and is bolted to lock it in place. It is not feasible to use more than one initial or too large an initial because it has a tendency to work loose and lift at the edges.
The present invention is designed to provide a ring in which two or more initials can be readily attached and in which the initials will set firmly and rigidly. This is accomplished by providing the base ring with a master pattern of spaced openings to accommodate any type of initial.
Referring more in detail to the drawings illustrating my invention, Fig. 1 shows the base ring 10 having a flat, rectangular initial section II. A fiat, rectangular onyx or similar piece 12 is positioned on the section II and the initials l3 and I4 are positioned on the onyx l2. To take care of the different combinations of initials, as hereinafter described, I have found that the portion I I must be provided with two spaced parallel rows of openings l5 and IE as shown in Fig. 2, there being seven openings in each row. Between the rows l5 and I 6 are two pairs of spaced openings I1 and I8, making a total of eighteen openings. The back of the base is provided with grooves I9 following the rows of openings to countersink the bent pins which lock the initials to the ring.
The various letters of the alphabet have been provided with a pair of spaced pins 20 positioned to 1001; the letter to the ring as firmly and flatly as possible. These letters all fall into certain categories. For example, the letter A, [3, has a pin 20 at the top' center and one at the center of the cross bar. In positioning it in the ring, Fig. 2, the second opening from the left, row l6, and the bottom opening, column I1, will be used. The letter V, I4, is the reverse. Other letters will be similar to the letter P, 2|, Fig. 5, the letter N, 22, Fig. 6, and the letter T, 23, Fig. 7. This exhausts the possible combinations of pin positions and the openings l5, I6, I! and I8 will take care of any combination. Finally, where an emblem is desired, the emblem 24 shown in Fig. 3, may be centrally positioned, the pins 20 being centrally placed top and bottom.
With the above arrangement, about a half a dozen difierent onyx pieces with the necessary openings are required, or the jeweler may drill the necessary openings before applying the initials. As shown in Fig. 4, when the initials are applied and in position, the back ends of the pins 20 are bent into the grooves l9 to provide a smooth rear surface. The initials will set firmly, lock the parts together, and lie firmly fiat on the background piece.
It is obvious that the above construction can readily be applied to belt buckles, cuff links, pins, or any article of jewelry requirin interchangeable initials. Accordingly, the initial ring shown in the drawings is for purposes of illustration only.
While I have described a specific embodiment of my invention, it is obvious that changes may readily be made in the size, shape, and relative arrangement of parts, without departing from 3 the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
1. A multiple initial construction comprising a base, said base having a pattern of predeterminately spaced openings, a set of initials each having a pair of spaced pins extending at right angles from the rear thereof, said pins being positioned at. different spaced intervals on difierent initials, and'a background piece positioned between said base and said initials, said piece having spaced openings alignin with openings in the base pattern and in alignment with the pins on said initials, said pins extendingthrough the openings in said piece and through the minately spaced openings, said pattern of openings comprising two spaced parallel rows of aligned openings in said base and beingbent to lock said initials and piece to saidbaseJ 2. A multiple initial construction comprising a base, said base having a -.pattern of predeterminately spaced. openingsfia set of initials each having a pair of spaced pins extending at right angles from the rear thereof, said pins bein positioned at different spaced intervals on different initials, and a background piece positioned between said base and said initials, said piece having spaced openings aligning with openings in the base pattern and in alignment with the pins on said initials, said'pins extending through the openings in said piece and through the aligned openings in said base and being bent to lock said initials and piece to said base, the back of said base having grooves extending across said openings to countersink the bent ends of said pins.
3. A multiple initial construction comprising a base, said base having a pattern of predeterminately spaced openings, said pattern of openings comprising two spaced parallel rows of seven openings each and four rectangularly spaced intermediate openings between said rows, a set of initials each having a pair of spaced pins extending at right anglesfrom the rear thereof,
seven openings each and four rectangularly spaced intermediate openings between said rows,
a setof initials each having a pair of spabed pins extending at right angles from the rear thereof,
' said pins being positioned at different spaced intervals on different initials, and a background piecepositioned between saidbase' and said initials', Jsaid. piece. having spaced openings align ing with openings in the base pattern and in alignment with thexpins onsaid initials, said pins extending through the openings in said piece and through the aligned openings insaid base and being bent to lock said initials and piece to said base, the back. of said base having grooves extending across. said openings to countersink the bent ends of said pins.
' MORRIS ROSSEIN.
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