|Publication number||US2576476 A|
|Publication date||Nov 27, 1951|
|Filing date||Mar 23, 1949|
|Priority date||Mar 23, 1949|
|Publication number||US 2576476 A, US 2576476A, US-A-2576476, US2576476 A, US2576476A|
|Inventors||Albert Peter, Joseph Kainen|
|Original Assignee||Tempus Mfg Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (9), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 27, 1953 A, PE1-ER E1- AL 2,576,476
' WATCH MOUNTED ARTICLE Filed March 25, 1949A 2 sHEETssHEET 1 HLBERT PETE HND JosPlKHmEN,
NOW 27, 195B A. PETER ET Al.
WATCH MOUNTED ARTICLE 2 SHEETS--SHEET 2 Filed March 23, 1949 f Mw., ,W 5H @M /EE .H PHY THB on D EE BS LO HJ Patented Nov. 27, 1951 WATCH MOUNTED ARTICLE `Albert Peter, .New iYork, vand Joseph Kamen, lBronxville, :'N. Y., `assignors ito Tempus Magnu- 'ffa'cturing Gompany,.-Long Island City, iN. Y., a corporation of New York yApplication"March 23, 194'9, Serial No. 83;'064
This invention relates in general to th'e fm'nuntling of a Watch on yanother article, forref.object of the invention being to .provide .Ja novel and .fimiproved `combination 'of v'-a watch .and another article, 'particularly an 'article `for personal `irse, `for example ia cigarette 'lighter or a cigarette case.
'Further v'objects Vof the .invention are to provi'de a watch mounted article loi? the character de- A:scribed which shall embodyinovel .and improved yfeaturesof construction 1whereby `a Watch can be securely mounted on an 'article with rits face ex- .posedand with its w'inding and settingfstemfprotected against such accidentalengagement with extraneous objects as mightinjure the stem; and to provide such a watchmountedarticlewherein the l.mounting .means can be'a'djustedf'to move .the Watch stem into an accessible position for manual manipulation lto IWind Ior set the Watch.
VOther objectsare to provide Ya combination .of a Watch and an article suchasa cigarette lighter which shall embody novel and improvedife'atures of construction whereby the-.combinationishall'be compact, neat inappearanca'and theface of -the Watch shall be veasily visible while sat the .saine time the possibility of injury'to the'wa'tch is reduced to the minimum.
Other .obiectsare to provide novelinexpensrve .fand .reliable Lfrneans for vmounting fa .watch in .-an-
other article vsuch -as a cigarette lighter; fand :to f
eobtain otheradvantages and 'results that will 'be brought out by the .following .description iin conjunction iwith the accompanying l'dnavving-s 'in which lFigure 1 is a .front :elevational wiewofawatch imounted cigarette lighter xwith portions Abroken awa-yon theplaneof the line .5--5fof Figure y1;
Figure 6 vis La .rear elevational 2view 'with :por-
.tions broken :away ,approximately `on :the plane of Vthe 'line vlui-.6 -of Figure 5,;
:Figure 7 .is a View :similar tosFigure l1 showing a modication rof the invention;
Figurei is likeFigureQ Villustrating the modiication shown rin v.iigure 7;;
.Figure 59 is a Jfront 'elevational View of the watch -mounte'd article, illustrating the `Watch 'zmount in the position fior manual manipulation of the Watch stem, .portions being broken *away Sand shown -in section;
`lili'gure l0 is va "front elevational view 'of :the watch .mounting plate with .the Watc'harranged thereon;
"Figure :1'1 Vis a .combined elevational Aand sectional .View approximately on the plane II-'I'l of Figure-8;
Figure i12 is a side elevational lView with portions .broken kaway approximately on .the plane :of .the line :|.2-|2 of .Figure V'7,and;
Figure `l3 isa viewsimilar-.t'oFigure 9 showing the .manner of removing or inserting the :Watch rmount into .or .from Athe 'other article.
*Spec'ically describing kthe invention, in 'Figv.ures 1l 'to i6, inclusive, we fhave shown a Watch mounted cigarette lighter which includes a main fcasingA at 'one end of whichare the usual wick i3, the filint or sparking element C Aand the *sparking VWheel D cooperating with 'the flint 'and :actuated by Yfa thumb Wheel E. 'The Wick Band flint C are normally `enciosed or protected by a 4cover F 'which is hingedly connected fat G t0 A'one fend ofthe .casing and has a recess H to -re- .ceivethewik whenthe cover is in closed posi- -tiion as shown in 'Figures 2 and 6. 'When it is -fdesired to light'the Wick B, the cover F is raised .to th'eposition 'shown inFigure 3. The constructi'onaof the fcigarette lighter is immaterial to the invention and Ais shown and fdescribed vprimarily '.for the purpose 'of illustrating the `principles of the invention.
In accordance with the invention a Watch `I-of any suitable construction is mounted in or on :the cigarette lighterso that .its Aface is normally exposed and its Stem=andcrown is normally protected against rotation by extraneous articles, 2but'so that `the stem-.can be moved into an accessible 4position for easy manipulation -to set or 'Iv/ind the Watch. -As shown, the watch I xis -circular .in plan and is .seated in a mounting plate J which is approximately rectangular .in `plan .andhas an .opening -I therethrough to `nicely repceivethe watch .easel-2 with the face thereof 'exposed through `the opening, said opening having .an 'inwardly projecting circumferential flange 3 `at-one end to ser-veas a seat for `the `Watch case. .The 'mounting `plate has in its rear side adjacent vone-.end thereof a notchor groove li to receive fthe stern 5 vofthe Watch, and outwardly of said igroove the frear and lfront surfaces of the `mounting Dlatearecut avvayat Bland -1 respectively to cigarette lighter case, although this is not neces-A sary, it being required only that the groove open through one side of the cigarette lighter case.
The mounting plate is of such dimensions and the opening I and slot 4 are so related to the mounting plate that said mounting plate may be slid into the groove L and the crown I of thel watch will be disposed wholly within the boundaries of the case of the cigarette lighter. As s hown in Figure 1, the end of the crown is approximately flush with one side surface of the cigarette lighter, while the periphery of the crown is approximately flush with the plane of the front surface of the mounting plate J which is also flush with the front surface of the cigarette lighter. With the parts in this position, the stem and crown are protected against becoming entangled with extraneous articles and against blows. When it is desired to Ywind or set the watch, the mounting plate is pushed partially out of the groove L beyond the side of the cigarette case juxtaposed to the watch crown, as shown in Figure 4, whereupon the periphery of the crown can be easily gripped between the thumb and index linger of the hand and manipulated as desired. To limit the sliding movement of the mounting plate in both directions, a stop screw II may be fitted in the wall of the cigarette case with one end disposed in a groove I2 in the bottom surface of the mounting plate. Obviously the movement of the mounting plate will be limited by engagement of the ends of the groove I2 with the stop screw II.
It will be observed that the watch will be i-irmly held in position by the walls of the opening in the mounting plate and between the flange 3 of the mounting plate and the wall I3 of the cigarette lighter case, as best shown in Figure 5. Preferably there will be suiiicient friction between the parts to hold the mounting plate in the desired positions, and in some cases special friction producing devices such as springs may be utilized. Also it is possible to provide catches for positively holding the mounting plate in its movement and in its adjusted positions.
A modification of the invention is shown in Figure 7 where the article M having the watch mounted thereon may be either a cigarette lighter, a cigarette case or some other device. In this form of the invention the mounting plate N is in general similar to the mounting plate J, and differs primarily in the formation of its edges by which the plate is mounted in the article M.
As shown, the longitudinal edges of the mounting plate have rabbets I4 to slidably engage flanges I5 on the corresponding sides of the groove O` in the article M. The opposite longitudinal edge of the mounting plate is formed with a notch I6 at one end to cooperate with the head of a screw I'I in the article M for limiting sliding movement of the mounting plate in one direction into the groove O. A similar but somewhat longer notch I8 is provided at the other end `of said edge of the mounting plate to cooperate with another screw I9 in the article M for limiting movement of the mounting plate out of the groove as best shown in Figure 9. The length of the notch I8 is suiiicient to permit the mounting plate to be pulled the desired distance out of the groove for 'manipulation of the crown and stem.
Figure 13 shows the manner of initially inserting the mounting plate into the groove O, the stop screw i 'I being removed to provide clearance for the edge of the mounting plate.
Other modications in the construction of the article and the mounting plate and in the mannerY of mounting the plate in the cigarette lighter or otherY article will occur to those skilled in the art as within the spirit and scope of the invention;V and manifestly the invention contemplates the combination of the watch with any desired article whose nature is suitable for the mounting of a watch thereon.
l. The combination' of a casing having two adjacent angularly related walls, a watch having a case, a stem, and a crown, and means mounting said watch case on one of said walls with the periphery of said crown approximately iiush with the surface of said wall and with the outer end of said crown approximately iiush with the surface of the other of said walls, whereby said crown is protected against injury, said mounting means being adjustable to move said crown outwardly beyond the surface of the second-mentioned wall for manual manipulation, and including a plate slidably mounted on the rst-mentioned wall and in which said watch case is mounted, said plate having one edge normally flush with the second-mentioned wall and formed with a notch opening through said edge and through opposite sides of the plate, said watch crown being disposed in said notch normally with its outer end approximately iiush with said edge of the plate and with its periphery approximately iiush with the outer side of the plate, and at least one side of said plate being recessed at the edges of said notch to form linger clearance for manual manipulation of said crown.
2. The combination of a casing having two adjacent angularly related walls, a watch having a case, ya stem, and a crown, and means mounting said watch case on one of said walls with the periphery oi said crown approximately flush with the surface of said wall and with the outer end of said crown approximately flush with the surface of the other of said walls, whereby said crown is protected against injury, said one of said walls having a groove opening through the other wall, and said mounting means including a plate slidable in said groove and having an opening in which said watch is mounted so that upon sliding of said plate in, one direction said crown will be moved outwardly beyond thesurface of the second-mentioned wall for manual manipulation, and means for limiting sliding movement of'said plate.
3. The combination of a casing having two adjacent angularly related walls, a watch having a case, ,a stem, and a crown, and means mounting said watch case on one of said walls with the periphery of said crown approximately flush with the surface of said wall and with the outer end of said crown approximately flush with the surface of the other of said walls, whereby said crown is protected against injury, said one of said walls having a groove opening through the other wall, said mounting means including a plate 5 slidable in said groove and having an opening in which said watch is mounted so that upon sliding of said plate in one direction said crown will be moved outwardly beyond the surface of the second-mentioned wall for manipulation and said opening having an inwardly extending flange at its end adjacent the outer side of said l plate forming a seat for the face side of said watch case, the other side of the watch case being exposed at the other end of said opening and frictionally engaging the bottom wall of said groove, whereby said watch is held in position between said iiange and said bottom wall of the groove.
4. 'Ihe combination as dened in claim 3 wherein said plate has one edge normally ilush with the second-mentioned wall and formed with a notch opening through at least one side of the plate, said Watch crown being disposed in said notch normally with its outer end approximately iiush with said edge of the plate and with its 6 periphery approximately flush with said side o! the plate, and at least said side of the plate being recessed at the edges of said notch to form linger clearance for manual manipulation of the crown.
ALBERT PETER. JOSEPH KAINEN.
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|U.S. Classification||368/278, 968/402|