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Publication numberUS260692 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1882
Filing dateJun 30, 1881
Publication numberUS 260692 A, US 260692A, US-A-260692, US260692 A, US260692A
InventorsGeorge Krementz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 260692 A
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(MqdeL) G. KREME-NT'Z.

BAR RING. No. 260,692.. Patented July 4, 1882,






SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 260,692, dated July 4, 1882.

Application filed June 30, 1881. (ModeL) To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE KREMENTZ, of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain useful Improvements in Ear-RingFasteners, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a new and improved device for fastening earrings, bracelets, or like jewelry.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a longitudinal elevation of my improved earring fastener, parts being shown in section. Fig. 2 is an inner end elevation of one of the segments forming the ring. Fig. 3is an inner end elevation of the opposite segment. Fig. etisalongitudinal elevation of the slotted sleeve attached to the inner surface of the end plate of one segment. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal elevation of the sleeve projecting from the end plate of the opposite segment.

Similar letters of reference indicate corre:

ponding parts.

The ear-ring fastener is composed of two segmental parts, A and A, provided at the upper ends with knobs or buttons B and B, and

at the lower ends with end plates, 0 and 0,

these segmental ring parts preferably increasing in thickness from the upper toward the lower end.

The spring ear-wire D is rigidly attached to one of the buttons-for instance, Band its free end passes into a notch or recess, E, in the opposite button, B.

A short cylindrical cap or" sleeve, F, with transverse slots G G at its front end, is attached to the inner surface of the plate 0 of the segmental part A, which plate is provided with a central aperture, H, with two opposite notches, J, or recesses, which arein communi- The sleeve K is passed into the sleeve F,

cation with corresponding ends of the slots Gr.

the studs L passing through the notches J into the slots Gr in which they can move, these studs restingon the inner surface of the plate 0, as shown; but the segmental part Acan only be swung in the direction of the arrow on 5 until the ear-wireD strikes the rear of the button B. The free end of this ear-wire is then raised over this button B, so that it will rest against the notched side of the same.' The segmental part A can then be swung in the direction of the arrow a until the studs L L strike against the ends b b of the slots G. The segmental part A can be swung in the direction of the arrow a-that is, opened more or less, accordingly as the length of the slots G is increased or decreased. After the ear-wire has been passed through the hole in the earlobe, the end of this wire is passed into the notch E of the head B. The spiral spring M produces sufficient friction to prevent thejoint from being loosened.

Bracelets may be constructed in the same manner as these ear-rings, but a different look may be used. Y.

The parts A A may be curved otherwise 7 than on a segmental line, and may even be made angular, providing they have about the shape described and can operate in about the same manner.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as newand desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. The sleeve F, having transverse slots G G, the plate 0, having aperture H, with two opposite notches, J, the end plate 0, having sleeve-K with studs L, and the spring M, in combination with the segmental parts A A, as and for the purpose specified.

2. In a hoop ear-ring, the combination, with the segmental or analogous parts A and A, pivoted to each other to swing outof the plane 0 of the ring they form, of the ear-wire D, fastened to the end of one segmental part and fitting in a notch in the end of the other, substantially as herein shown and described, and for the purpose set forth.



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Cooperative ClassificationA44C7/00