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Publication numberUS296741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1884
Publication numberUS 296741 A, US 296741A, US-A-296741, US296741 A, US296741A
InventorsFoeeest B. Gould
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 296741 A
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IJatented Apr. 15, 1884.

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 296,741, dated April 15, 1884. Application tiled February 27, 1884. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom it may concern..-

Beit known that l, Fonnns'r B. GoUL'D, of Boston, county oi'Suii'olk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Lockets, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specilication, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.

The objectwoi my invention is to adapt an ordinary hinged locket to receive and hold a picture or other object in one of its halves or sections, and a magnifying-glass in the other half or section, the said magnifying-glass being made adjustable from or toward the picture when the looket is open.

My invention consists, essentially, ofahinged locket With one of its halves or sections adapted to hold or contain a picture or other object to be magnified, and the other half or section having aslide-plate provided with a magnifying-glass hinged or pivoted thereto, substantially as hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

Figure 1 is a central vertical section of a hinged locket containing my invention, the locket being closed. Fig. 2 is a similar view, showing ythe locket open, with the slide partially Withdrawn and the magnifying-glass supported in vertical position, to permit an examination of the picture or other object through said glass; and Fig. 3 is a front elevation, partly broken away, ofthe parts shown in section in Fig. 2;,1V and Fig. 4 is a modification.

A B represent the halves or sections of an ordinary locket, hinged together at a. The haii" or section A is provided with .a picture holder or plate, c2, which may form part of said section or be secured therein, and which is adapted to receive and retain a picture or other object to be magnified. The other half or section, B, is provided with a beveled plate, c, adapted to slide in the guideway b, provided With a beveled groove.

A frame, d, 'carrying a magnifying glass, D, is hinged or pivoted to the outer end of the slide-plate c, so as to permit the said glass to be disposed parallel with the picture-holder a2 or section A, when the locket is opened, and the halves or sections thereof are held at or about at right angles to each other, as clearly shown in Fig. 2. The slide-plate c,

carrying the magnifying-glass D, and capable of movement in the section B, permits said magnifying-glass to be moved from or toward the picture held in the section A, so as to get proper adjustment or the right focus.

Referring to Fig. 2, the slide c may be pushed or returned in place Within the section B, and the glass D folded down upon the slide-plate c, as in Fig. 1, when the half or section A can be closed upon the other section, B, to shut the locket. XVhen so closed, au ordinary hinged locket is presented to view.

In the drawings, Figs. l to 3, l have represented the magnifying-glass as placed in the frame hinged upon the slide-plate; but it is Obvious that the lens may be placed in a suitable lever-holding ring iixed directly in the part A, as in Fig. a, the picture in such event being placed in the pivoted frame d of the slide c.

I claim- 1. A locket composed of two halves, A B, and having a slide-plate provided With a pivoted frame, ci, the said locket and pivoted frame being adapted to receive a magnifyingglass and a picture to be magnified, the glass and frame being made movable with relation to each other, to place the picture and the magnifying-glass at the proper focal distance apart, substantially as described.

A hinged locket having one of its halves or sections adapted to receive and hold a picture or other object to be magnified, the other half or section being provided with a slideplate, and an attached magnifyin g.- glass hinged or pivoted to said slide-plate, substantially as shown and described.

3. A hinged locket having its half or section A provided with a picture-holder, a, and the half-section B provided with the guide- Way b, and having the beveled slide or movable plate c therein, and the frame d, having the magnifying-glass D, and hinged to said slide c, all substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.

p In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.



G. W. GREGORY, B. J. NovEs.

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US3178842 *Oct 16, 1961Apr 20, 1965Zimmerman WilliamIdentification locket
US4197665 *Nov 22, 1978Apr 15, 1980Siiter Donald HIdentification locket
US4468874 *Jan 10, 1983Sep 4, 1984DimedcoIdentification locket
US4574505 *Jul 23, 1984Mar 11, 1986DimedcoIdentification locket
US5359798 *Jun 9, 1992Nov 1, 1994Pelosi Raymond KIdentification pendant
US5384756 *Oct 4, 1993Jan 24, 1995Pelosi; Raymond K.Combined identification device and timepiece
Cooperative ClassificationA44C25/004