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y 53 M. NEMSER 2,637,080
CLASP PIN EYEGLASS HOLDER Filed Aug. 19 1950 Patented May 5, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to new and improved devices whereby eyeglasses can be secured in folded condition on the clothing of the user, for example, on the front of a dress or blouse or the like.
One object of the invention is the provision of such a device in the form of an ornamental clasp or pin which, when not in use, forms a decoration for the garment on which it is secured.
Another object of the invention is to construct the said device so that the same securely holds the eyeglasses in place, yet is not injurious to the lenses or th frame of said eyeglasses.
Still another object of the invention is to construct the device so that the same is securely astenable on a garment or the like.
For further Comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the Various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings orming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a frontal view of a pair of eyeglasses secured in a devioe of the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged rear view of said device.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged side elevation of the device in open condition.
Fig. 4 is a seotional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view on line 5-5 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view on line 6--5 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention. v
Fig. 8 is a plan View of the device of Fig. 7 in open condition.
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view online 9--9 of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a detached perspective view of a portion of the device of Fig. 7.
Fig. 11 is a perspective view of another form of the invention.
Fig. 12 is a rear View of the device of Fig. 11.
Fig. 13 is an enlarged sectional view on line l3-l 3 of Fig.12.
The holder, according to the first form of the present invention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 6 comprises a clasp 29 for supporting a pair of eyeglasses 15 having a frame IG, lenses Il and ear pieces l8. According to the invention the ear pieces |8 are folded against the frame Is which at its center or nose portion is engaged along with said ear pieces within the clasp 20.
The clasp 23 comprises basically a flat sheetlike rear member 2| and arcuate sheet-like front member 22. Laterally, see Figs. 1 and 2, the members 2! and 22 are provided with concavely arcuate side edges 23 of such curvature that the upper edges 24 of the members are wider than the lower edges 25. As best shown in Fig. 1, the described formation of clasp 20 is adapted to the configuration of the nose portion of the eyeglasses 15, the members 2! and 22 not overlapping the lenses ll.
It will be understood that members 2| and 22 may be formed of any desired material such as metal or plastic and may have any desired ornamental design imprinted thereon. For example, the said members may, if desired, be of the same material as the frame Hi and may have thereon the same design as the latter.
At their lower ends the members 2! and 22 are hinged together, as best shown in Figs. 2, 4, 5 and 6.' The lower edge 25 of rear member 2| is provided With a cutout 26 across which extends a pivot rod 21. Extending from the lower edge of front member 22 into the cutout 26 are a pair of lugs or ears 28 through which pivot rod 21 also projects. Wound on rod 27 is a coil spring 30 having one end engaged in a well 3| in the upper edge of cutout 26 and the other end engaged in a well 32 in the under edge 25 of front member 22.
The construction is such that the spring 30 tends to move the members to the closed position shown in Fig. 4. In order to maintain the clasp in closed conditionthe upper edge 24 of each member 21, 22 is provided with an extension 33, that on the front member being slightly larger than the one on the rear member and being provided with a lip 34 to engage over the latterwhich is provided with a thin upper portion 35 for this purpose, see Figs. 2 and 4. It will readily be seen, therefore, that when the lip 34 is engaged over the thinned portion 35 of the rear extension 33 the eyeglasses |5 are securely engaged within the clasp 20.
In order to protect the frame lB and the ear pieces I8 from the members 2l and 22 and to provide a tight grip on said parts, a pad 36 of sponge rubber or felt or the like is secured to the inner face of each member 2l, 22 by Cement or the l ke.
In order to secure the clasp 20 on a garment such as a dress 'or the like, the rear face of rear member 2| has secured thereto a safety catch pin 37 of ordinary construction. Said pin comprises a bar 38 secured to member 2| and having projecting outward from one end thereof a pair of ears M] which support a pivot for a pin il. At
the other end of bar 38 there is provided an ear 42 on which are rotatably mounted a pair of members 43. The ear 42 and the members 43 are provided each with an open end slot M in which the end of pin di can be engaged, the members 43 being rotated to lock the pin in place. This construction is of a familiar sort and is deemed to need no further description.
It will be seen, therefore, that the clasp 20 can be safely secured to a garment such as a dress or the like and by the means described will securely hold a pair of eyeglasses therein.
A modified form of the invention is illustrated in Figs. 7-10. According to this form of the invention there is provided a strap 45 of meshed metallic material. priate width to engage over the nose portion of an eyeglass frame and has secured to one face thereof a pad 46 of sponge rubber or felt or the like. At either end the strap 45 is bound in a metal channel member 41 or 48, said members each having teeth 58 on the ends of the side walls thereof which engage in the mesh of the strap.
The Channel member til has secured to one side Wall thereof a safety catch pin like, in all respects, to the pin 31 described above. secured to the base of said member is a T-shaped latch member 52. The other channel member 48 is provided with a T-shaped slot in the one side Wall thereof, the upright of the T extending transversely across the base of the channel.
The construction is such that the device can be secured to a dress er the like by the pin 5! and can be formed into a loop to secure a pair of eyeglasses in place, the loop being secured by the engagement of the T-shaped latch member 52 in the upright of the T-shaped slot 53.
A third form of the invention is illustrated in Figs. 11, 12 and 13. According to this form of the invention there are provided two sem-Cylindrical members 54 and 55 each having a pad 53 of sponge rubber or felt or the like secured to the interior face thereof. At their one ends the members 54 and 55 are provided with tails 51 and 58, respectively, which embrace a pivot rod 60 and thus hinge the said members together. secured on the tails .51 -or 58, whichever is more convenient, is a safety catch bar pin Bl like in all respects the pin 31 described above.
It will be seen that due to the said hinge arrangement the members 54 and 55 form a cylinder engageable over the nose portion of an eyeglass frama. In order to secure the cylinder on the frame, a catch member 62 is secured to the member 55 at the free end thereof as by rivets 63 and has an extrusion or stud '34 adapted to engage in a Well or hole 65 in, the member 54 near the free end of the latter. It Will readily be seen that the said cylinder is efiectively looked in closed position by the engagement of said stud in said hole.
The strap is of an appro- It is to be understood that a device of this kind provides a convenient Ornamental means for holding the eyeglasses attached to a person's garment and thus to prevent damaging and misplacement of the glasses.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise Constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifi-cations coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim,
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
A device for securing a pair of ramed eyeglasses on a garment by pin means which comprises a strap of mesh metallic material, a channel member formed with its side portions binding one end of the strap of mesh metallic material and its base p-ortion extending along the end edge of said strap, a second channel member similarly binding the other end of said strap, a side Wall of both of said channel members having teeth engaged in the mesh of the strap, a pair of soft resilient material secured to one ace of said strap, a T-shaped latch member projecting from the base of one of said channel members in the plane of the grasped end of the mesh of the metallic material and perpendicular to one plane of said base, and a T-shaped slot in one side wall of the other channel member. the upright of said T-shaped slot extending across the base of the channel member said T-shaped latch member engageable in said T-shaped slot to secure the strap loop fashioned above the nose portion of the eyeglass frame.
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