US 2700806 A
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Feb. 1, 1955 R. FLElSCHER DETACHABLE PIN FOR COSTUME JEWELRY Filed June 14, 1951 I N V EN TOR. 5 R556: 19 BY W United States Patent DETACHABLE PIN FOR COSTUME JEWELRY Robert Fleischer, New York, N. Y.
Application June 14, 1951, Serial No. 231,641
1 Claim. (Cl. 24-85) This invention relates to jewelry and more specifically to pieces of jewelry or like decorative articles permitting a variety of uses without requiring a change in structure.
One of the objects of the invention is a piece of costume jewelry or the like having several sides or surfaces presenting different decorative appearances, which may be Worn in several positions with any one of these sides or appearances selectively exposed to view.
A more specific object of this invention is to permit location of such jewelry on different portions of the human body or human apparel, with different appearances being presented to the viewer in such different body locations and/or for different uses.
These and other objects of the invention will be more fully apparent from the drawing annexed herewith in which Figs. 1 and 2 represent perspectively in front and rear views respectively, a piece of costume jewelry embodying certain principles of the invention.
In Figs. 1 and 2, part 1 represents a base member of metal or plastic supporting a decorative emblem soldered. glued, riveted or otherwise attached to front surface 2 or formed thereon, in the form of a rosette 3, 4, 5 studded with a stone 5.
Naturally any sort of decoration may be arranged or formed on base member 1 or any other suitable base without exceeding the scope of this invention.
Base 1 has on its rear surface 7 openings 8, 9 which may pass through the body of base 1 either fully or partially, as shown in Fig. 2.
Openings 8, 9 preferably extend at an angle of more than 90 with respect to surface 7.
Openings 8, 9 serve to receive a holding or clamping member such as schematically indicated in Fig. 2 at 12. Holding member 12 is shown in Fig. 2 in an exploded type of view with dotted lines 13 indicating its attachment on surface 7 of base 1.
Holding member 12 is shown to consist of a pair of hook-shaped inserts 14, 15 made of spring wire shaped to fit firmly under slight pressure into openings 8, 9. Needle prongs 16, 17 attached to inserts 14, 15 and connected by bridge 18, serve to support base 1 on human apparel and to attach a piece of costume jewelry to be worn for example on an evening gown with rosette 3, 4. 5, 6 exposed to view.
Naturally clamp 12 may be replaced by a safety-pin or any other mechanical or nonmechanical (e. g., chemical) attachment device without exceeding the scope of the invention. In this case a safety catch or catches may 2,700,806 Patented Feb. 1, 1955 be provided at a distance from the holes to receive and hold the end of needles 16, 17. These catches may be hidden, if necessary, under or joined with appropriate decorations.
Fig. 2 representing a perspective rear view of Fig. 1 shows another emblem in the form of a star 19 studded with stones 20, 21.
Emblem 19 will be exposed to view if base 1 is worn, as shown in Fig. l, with clamp 12 inserted with its hooks 14, 15 into holes or openings 22, 23 provided on surface 3 of base 1. Insertion of hooks 14, 15 into holes 22, 23 is indicated by dotted line 24.
Naturally the same holes or openings may be used for front and rear attachments of clamping member 12, such holes may penetrate base 1 from surface 2 to surface 7 in substantially the same direction or at an angle with respect to each other to impede detachment of clamp 12 from base 1.
In order to cover up or hide the existance of openings 8, 9 and 22, 23, surfaces 2, 7 may be provided with decorative corrugations or scales schematically indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 at 25.
Any type of shape of base or clamping members and any type or shape of decorations thereof may be provided in accordance with this invention without exceeding its scope.
All these modifications and variations of the invention have the purpose to create multiple use jewelry which may be used for example as a pin, a pair of earrings, a pair of dress clips, and also as support of a small slide piece exhibiting diiferent sides or parts of jewelry; or as an enlargement or other change of other ornamental pieces, for instance, pearl, clasp, broach, etc.
All this may be done within the scope of this invention.
Means for attaching an ornament to clothing, said ornament having at least one pair of spaced holes therein, said means comprising a pair of spaced substantially parallel identical V-shaped hooks of spring material adapted on compression to penetrate the holes and to be releasably retained therein, said V-shaped hooks each comprising one leg having an end connected to a second leg and having a free end adapted to be compressed against said second leg, a bridge portion connecting said second legs of said V-shaped hooks to the opposite ends to that connected with said one legs, and elongated spaced pin portions depending respectively from the junctures of the V-shape hooks and the bridge and extending at substantially right angles to the second legs of the V-shaped hooks that are connected to said bridge portion.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Re. 20,076 Boucher Aug. 25, 1936 896,941 Rothschild Aug. 25, 1908 921,566 Schlechter May 11, 1909 2,340,708 Stern Feb. 1, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS 99,891 Germany Nov. 7, 1898 942,628 France Feb. 14, 1949