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Jan. 26, 1954 s. D. SANSON 2,667,004 DETACHABLE HOSIERY ORNAMENT Filed Jan. 22, 1951 INVENTOR. 5TH HTOH D. SA N SON 1-? TTORIUEV Patented Jan 26, 1954 2,667,004 DETACHABLE HOSIERY ORNAMENT Stanton D. Sanson, Elkins Park, Pa.,
Sanson Hosiery Mills, 1110., Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Delaware Application January 22, 1951, Serial No. 207,157
The present invention relates to the ornamentation of knitted hosiery and more particularly to an improved means for quick-detachably securing decorative ornaments to womens hosiery.
It is often desirable to decorate hosiery by the application thereto of readily removable, interchangeable ornaments which may be set with precious or semi-precious gems and which, accordingly, require to be securely and safely attached. This, however, has been difiicult due to the sheer construction of the knitted hosiery fabric which is so delicate as to be easily subject to damage by any ordinary attachment of ornaments thereto and which normally cannot stand repeated removal and replacement of such ornaments as are adapted to be pinned or otherwise conventionally secured to the hosiery fabric.
Having in mind the foregoing, it is among the principal objects of the present invention to provide means by which ornaments may be readily secured to and removed from sheer hosiery without damage to the knitted fabric thereof.
It is a further object of the invention to provide ornaments with means adapted. to clampingly engage the hosiery fabric without any danger oi piercing or otherwise injuring the same, whereby to safely and securely support the ornament upon the stocking at any desired point thereof, the clamping means being readily disengageable from the fabric for removal of the ornament, as when the stocking is to be washed.
Other objects and advantages of the invention Will appear more fully hereinafter, it being understood that the present invention consists substantially in the combination, construction, location and relative arrangement of parts, all as will be described more fully hereinafter, as shown in the accompanying drawings and as finally pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective View showing a pair of hosiery as they would appear when ornamented in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged scale as taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1 showing the ornament secured to the knitted fabric;
Figure 3 is a rear view of the ornament as taken on the line 33 of Figure 2 with the knitted fabric shown partially removed;
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view similar to Figure 2 but showing the component parts of the assembly in separated relation;
assignor to Figure 5 is a plan view ring as viewed from the line 5-5 of Figure 4;
Figure 5 is an end View of the split spring ring as viewed from the line $-5 of Figure 5;
Figure 7 is a rear view of the illustrative ornament as viewed from the line 7-7 of Figure 4; and
Figure 8 is a cross-sectional View as taken on the line 8-3 of Figure 3 showing in detail the securement of the ornament to the hosiery fabric.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it will be observed that the present invention contemplates the ornamentation of the of the split spring elements H faced with brilliants H It will be understood, of course, that the ornaments may be formed of any suitable material and may be set with ornamental stones or gems of any desired character. Also, it will be understood that the ornaments, as constructed in accordance with the present invention, may be mounted upon the stocking at any desired point or points.
The ornament l i is in each instance characterized by the fact that the body portion thereof is provided at its rear side with an integral or otherwise permanently attached cupped member 52 of circular form and of shallow depth, the peripheral flange of which is arcuately shaped, as shown, to provide an internal annular groove l3 adapted to detachably receive a retainer M in the form of a spring wire an- This latter member is split, as at it, and is provided with a pair of terminal elements iii-l 6 each of which is reversely curved to terminate in a radially projecting extension i? adapted to overlie the peripheral flange of the member [2 secured to the back of the ornament to be mounted upon the stocking. that the radial extensions i'lil are normally spaced apart and are adapted to be pressed tol, as shown in Figure 4, the latter being then contracted and pressed into the member 12 together with the interposed portion of the stocking fabric. When the retainer is fully seated within the member l2 and the finger engaging extensions |1-l I are released from relative compression, the retainer expands within its grooved annular seat to clampingly engage the stocking fabric as shown in Figure 2 and so secure the desired ornament to the stocking in its predeterminedly located position.
To dismount the ornament from the stocking, it is only necessary to contract the retainer M to efiect its disengagement from the member l2. It will be noted that the terminal extensions l'I-l7 of the wire retainer are smoothly finished and normally lie closely adjacent the rounded peripheral edge of the member, and so reduce to a minimum all objectionable bodily contact with the leg of the wearer of the ornamented stocking. Also, the parts which directly engage the stocking fabric all smoothly finished to eliminate any possibility of snagging or otherwise injuring the delicate fabric of the stocking.
It will be understood, of course, that the present invention is susceptible of various changes and modifications which may be made from time to time without departing from the general principles or real spirit thereof, and it is accordingly intended to claim the same broadly as well as specifically as indicated by the appended claims.
What is claimed as new and useful is:
An article of manufacture comprising an ornamental element having upon its rear face an annular groove disposed with the mouth of the groove presenting radially inward toward the center thereof, and a spring wire retainer adapted to be detachably seated within said groove to clampingly secure said element to a flexible fabric overlying said annular groove, said groove being defined at its outer side by an inwardly turned, circumferentially endless edge and said retainer being split to provide a pair of relatively coinpressible terminal ends accessible from the outside of said groove, each terminal end of said retainer having a radially projecting blunt extension adapted to closely overlie said inwardly turned edge of the retainer-receiving groove.
STANTON D. SANSON.
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