US 2637083 A
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y 5, 1953 A. PLOTNIZK Y 2,637,083
CUFF LINK AND THE LIKE Filed May 17, 1951 IN VENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 5, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I CUFF LINK AND THE LIKE Andre Plotnizky, New York, N. Y.
Application May 17, 1951, Serial No. 226,855
' This invention relates to garment links and has special reference to cuff links and the like.
One important object of the present invention is to provide a cuff link which will hold the edges of a garment near each other after the manner of what is known as a French cuff.
A second important object of the invention is to provide a cuff link having means for readily extending through the button holes of cuff links or the like.
A third important object of the invention is to provide spring latching means for links of this character.
A fourth important object of the invention is to provide links of this character with means for mounting ornamental stones for display in connection with the opposite edges of a garment opening such as the opening of a cult.
A fifth important object of the invention is to provide a link of this character with spring means for holding the link parts closed when desired.
A sixth important object of the invention is to provide spring closures for such links and means to guide said closures into closing position.
With the above and other objects in view, as will be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of con struction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and particularly claimed.
In the accompanying drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and:
Fig. l is a side elevation of one form of this cuff link, the link being closed in full lines and open in broken lines.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the construction shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a view in elevation from the right side of Fig. l, the link being shown closed.
Fig. 4 is a section on the line 44 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a detailed section on the line 55 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a second form of cufi link embodying this invention.
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 but taken looking down from the top of that figure.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary section on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.
Fig. 9 is a detailed section on the line 9--9 of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a perspective view of the body portion of the second form of the cuff link.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs.
1 Claim. (01. 24- 102) 1-5 there is provided a body I0 from which extends a pair of rigid divergent arms II. Also, in a direction opposite that of the divergent arms, the body is provided with lugs I2 and I3. At I4 are rigid arms having curved ends I5 which are pivotally connected to the lugs I2 and I3. On the free ends of the arms I4 are fixed spring fingers I6 each having a barbed end II so shaped that when the arms I4 are brought into parallel position with the arms I I the barbed end of each arm I4 hooks over the free end of the corresponding arm II. In order to enable the barbed ends I! to be guided into proper engagement with the arms I I there are provided cams I8.
In order to indicate how ornamental means may be used with these cuff links there is here shown a bezel I9 on each of the arms I4 and a setting 29 is indicated as being held in this bezel.
In using this form of the invention the fingers I6 are sprung away from the ends of the arms II and the arms I4 are then swung backwardly on their pivotal ends to the position indicated by the broken lines in Fig. 1. The fingers I6 are then passed through oppositely disposed button holes of the garment and after the arms I4 again swung to the closed position shown in Fig. 1, the ends of the fingers I6 riding over the cams I8 to snap into place in engagement with the ends of the arms I2.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 6-10 there is provided a rectangular body 2i having slots 22 and 23 in its corners the slots 22 being at two diagonally disposed corners and the slots 23 at the other two diagonally disposed corners. Connecting the sides of the slots 23 are pivot pins 24 on which are pivoted the shorter arms of a respective J-shaped spring member 25 the longer arm of which is adapted to swing into place in the respective slot 22. This longer arm is provided with a notch 26 which, when the member 25 is closed engages a pin 27 thus holding the member 26 against accidental swinging movement. On the side of each of these longer arms is a spur 28 for engagement by the users thumb nail in opening the link, it being merely necessary to push backward on this spur and thus effect swinging movement of the J-shaped member. In order to provide means of ornament in this form of invention eyes 29 are engaged on the respective members 25 and carry arms 30 which support bezels 3| in which may be fitted ornamental stones 32 or the like.
In the operation of this form of the invention the members 25 are opened as previously described. The longer arms of these members are passed through the button holes of the garment, the eyes 29 are hooked on the members 25 and the members are then closed as shown in Figs. 6 and 8.
It is obvious that minor changes may be made in the form and construction of the devices without departing from the material construction claimed and it is also obvious that any desired form and characterioi ornament may. beusegl in connection with either form of, the op erating parts of the invention.
What is claimed is:
In a cuff link of the kind described, a body, a
pair of relatively long rigid arms diverging intone;
direction from said body, a pair of relativelyshort and rigid arms diverging in the opposite direction from said body, a pair of rigid/swingingaarms- 1. each having an arcuate end pivoted to.the end 4 gers extending from the free ends of the swinging arms and curved to have their free ends engage the camming fingers upon closureof the swinging arms toward the first mentioned rigid arms, and latch ends on said spring fingers engaging over the ends of the first mentioned rigid arms upon closure of the swinging arms relative to the first mentioned rigid arms.
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