US 285435 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Gr. A. SOHLEOHTER.
Patented'Sept. 25, 1883` maf HJM-@cfm N. nena Pmmmmgnpw. wmmngum 0.a
'JNTTED STATES PATENT @Tric t GUSTAVUS A. SCHLECHTER, OFV READING, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 285,435, dated September 25, 1883. Application iled April 3, 1883. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, GUsrAvUsA. SCHLECH- TER, a citizen ofthe United States, and a resident of the city of Reading, county of Berks, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Suspension-Hooks, of which the following is a specification.
This improvement relates more particularly to a device intended for jewelers, andwatchrepairers7 use, but is also adapted for all purposes requiring a check or memorandum.
The object of theimprovement is to afford a ready means of displaying goods, price, and conditions of receipt and delivery for watch-repairers, or for exhibition of light goods, cards, and other articles, by attachment of the clasp and the suspension of the same by its spring-hook from a cord or nail in the case, window, or shop. This feature is attained by my improvement, as shown in the accompanying drawings. forming a part of this specification, in which similar parts are designated by letters of similar character.
Figure l represents the blank as stamped from the metal before bending to form. Fig. 2 represents a hook and card as adapted for jewelers use, Fig. 3, a plan of the hook and check; Fig. 4, a side elevation of the same; Fig. 5, a plan and side elevation of a modification of the hook for permanent attachment to a card. Fig. (ishows the adaptation of the invention for the display of goods.
A represents the blank as punched or stamp ed from the plate; A', a tongue; A2, the suspension-bend; A, two opposite angular bends; At, a recurved bend to the end completing the hook; A5, an extension of the body to form a clinching-point; B, card tag or memorandum; C, light dry goods; D, shipping-tag; E, watch.
The material may be of any elastic metal that is adapted to the purpose. y
In construction the metal would be fed to the punch or stamp in sheets, and would leave the same in the form of blank shown in Fig. l, the tongue A being formed at the same time. The blanks would be fed into special machines, which would perform the several operations of bending the hook consecutively,
Vhere additional security is desired, thebody A is prolonged, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. l and in elevation and plan in Fig. 5. The end, being bent at right angles, ispressed through the art-iclc to which it is attached,
and clinched upon the opposite face of the 6o material.
The tongue, it will be noticed, is formed of a series of progressive angular steps, terminating in a circular head. This form gives a very tenacious hold upon the article, binding the same between the serrations of the plate beneath.
In operation, J[he card or article to be sus pended from the hook is pressed upward betweenthc tongue and its plate until it arrives 7o at the termination of the serrations. The spring of the metal will give all the pressure necessary to retain the article in all generalcases; but if the material suspended is stiff and refractory a slight pressure applied to the tongue A by the fingers 'will make it secure. NVhere used by a jeweler, each hook would be supplied with a cheek, the number of which would be stamped in duplicate upon the saine. The cards I prefer to use are white 8O surfaced wi th silicate, having the memorandum shown in Fig. 2 printed upon the same, also the word Remarks upon the back of the card. A customer would receive the duplicate check, the watch or other article sus- S5 pended in the hook, and the card would be llledfout with lead-pencil' writing opposite each printed memorandum. On the completion of the job and the return of the check the article would be removed from the hook, 9o
the cheek returned thereto, and the lead-'pencil marks wiped out.
As a tag-hook for shipment of goods,the spring-hook is caught upon the string of the package and the tag inserted, as before, when 9 5 the package may be shipped from point to po/nt by merely removing the tag and subsb- I Central loop, A2, the two angular bends A3, 1o
tubing a new one Without any disturbance of and the free end of the hook curved, as at A4,
the package. the Whole adapted for use substantially as Having described my invention and shown set forth.
5 its construction and use, I desire to secure by Letters Patent the following @1mm thereon; l GUSTAVUS A' SCHLECHTEB" The suspension-hook formed 'from the blank Vtnesses:
as shown and described, and provided with F. PIERCE HUMMEL,
the serrated tongue A, the shank with the THOMAS l?. KINsEY.