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1952 D. H. BOWDER IDENTIFICATION ASSEMBLY UNIT Filed Sept. 25, 1948 INVENTOR. 15 5 o wdex' Dal/z ///0rnegs Patented Oct. 14, 1952 UNITED stares PATENT OFFICE o IDENTIFICATION ASSEMBLY UNIT 7 David Harold liowder, Attleboro; Mass., assignor to Swank,'Inc.,a corporation of Delaware Application September 25, 1948, Serial NO. 51,165
' 2 Claims. (01. '40-1 i) 1 This invention relates to anidentiflcation assembly unit which will serve for the mounting of insignia of a characterto identify the user.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a device for mounting of different insignia, such for instance as the initials of a person's name, in such a manner that the initials may be placed in position by the retail sales clerk at the time of selling the assembly.
Another object of the invention is the provision of an identification unit which will be of inexpensive construction and relatively simple to manufacture. v Another object .ofthe invention is to provide an identifi'cation-unitin which the letters will appear as if embossed or raised from their surrounding background.
Another object of the invention is to provide a removable assembly of characters which will be held in place without spring or resilient means.
With reference to the drawings:
Figure 1 is an elevation illustrating an identification assembly, as attached to a chain of a cravat holder.
Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure 4.
Figure 3 is a top plan view illustrating the two parts of the assembly as relatively moved for the assembly of the characters therewith.
Figure 4 is a top plan of the body member of the assembly.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the carrier of the assembly.
Figure 6 is a section on line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Figure '7 is a section on line l--l of Figure 1.
Figure 8 is a top plan view of one of the charactors on a larger scale than that shown in Figure 1.
In proceeding with this invention, I provide a pair of members, one of which comprises the body, having a slideway thereon, and the other of which comprises a carrier for movement along the slideway. When in extended position, the carrier may receive characters thereon, which may be moved along the carrier with portions extending between the bottom wall of the carrier and an opposite wall of the slideway. After the characters are loaded into the carrier, the carrier may be slid into the body which locks the characters in position. Recess and detent means may also be provided for holding the carrier in working position in the body member.
With reference to the drawings, in designates generally a clip which may be provided with a front portion H, and a back portion [2, for engaging the edge of a shirt upon which it is 2 mounted. Depending from the ends 13 and IA of the clip, there are chains l5 and I6, which support an identification assembly, which'I designate generally ll. This assembly comprises a body member 58 and a carrier member I9, which two members may slide, one relative to the other, and be held in working position with characters assembled between them, as shown in Figure 1. The body member comprises a frame-like structure consisting of bars 20-2il--, which extend in parallel relation and are held in such parallel relation by curved end bars 21 -22. Each of the bars 28, has in it a slideway 23, formed by a forwardly projecting portion 24, and an overhanging lip 25 providing opposed surfaces. At the ends of the body member 1 8, lugs 23 may be provided to which the chains l5 and I6 are attached.
Forwardly projecting lugs 21 are also provided,
located at a suitable distance from the end bar 2 I, so as to provide a stop for the carrier which will now be described.
The carrier I 9 comprises a bottom wall 30, which is cut out as at 3|, to provide generally the same frame shape as the body member l8. Flanges 32 extend forwardly from the bottom wall 30, and are of such a height that when the bottom wall engages the bars 20, the flange will engage the under surface of the lip 25, and maintain the upper surface of the bottom wall 30, spaced from this lip. The ends of the bottom wall at 33 are raised, providing abutments 34, of a height greater than the height of the bottom wall 30, so as to engage the characters which will now be described. Thus, the bottom surface of the carrier engages the surface of the slideway and the upper surface of the bottom wall is effectively recessed between its ends leaving abutments 34.
Each of the characters is designated generally 35, and comprises some letter or other symbol 36. of a thickness shown best in Figure 7. At opposite sides of the character, there are projecting edges 3'! which will extend between the bottom wall 39 and the lip 25, and be maintained in position against forward movement by this lip.
In order that the characters may be positioned in the assembly, the carrier l9 which slides in the slideway- 23, is moved beyond the end of the body member Iii, as shown in Figure 3, so that the characters 35 may have their edge portions 31 placed against the bottom wall 36, and then slid beneath the lip 25. After three of such characters are assembled in position, in the size of device here illustrated, the carrier is then slid to the left,
as shown in Figure 3, so that its ends 33 will register with the ends 2 l and 22.
In order that the carrier may be held in this position, a detent 4B is provided on the body member in the connecting bar 22, and a recess is provided on the under surface of the carrier so as to lock therewith when the parts are in the position shown in Figure 1.
By reason of the projections 21,.the end bar 33 of the carrier, will engage these projections 21, shown in Figure 3, so as to limit the sliding movement of the carrier from the body member. The position of these lugs 21, will be such as to allow sufficient space for at least one of the letters to be loaded in the carrier, prior to its being slid into assembly position.
The length of the edges 3'! on the character 35, as shown in Figure 8, also determines the spacing of the characters one from another when located side by side, as shown in Figure 1.
Insome cases it may be desirable to position the frame l8 and, carrier I9 vertically and support it in some other manner than by lugs 26. -In this case the characters 35 will be turned through ninety degrees and the ends 38 of the projecting edges 31 will be received in the opposite providing-opposed parallel inner surfaces formtween said abutments and within the channel bars of said slideway, the arcuate ends of said carrier projecting beyond said channel bars at both ends of said body member and exposed above the arcuate end pieces of said body member, said characters being movable with said carrier into and out of said slideway.
2. An identification assembly as in claim 1 wherein interlocking means holds said carrier in said body member with said arcuate; pieces of both in substantial register.
DAVID HAROLD .BOWDER.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of-record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,889,862 Kessler Dec. 6,1932 2,221,926 Quant ,Nov. 19, 1940 2,290,744 Forstner July'21, 1942 2,306,115
Bowder Dec. 22, 1942