|Publication number||US299816 A|
|Publication date||Jun 3, 1884|
|Publication number||US 299816 A, US 299816A, US-A-299816, US299816 A, US299816A|
|Inventors||Haeey C. Ldtdol|
|Original Assignee||John 0|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
H. 0. LINDOL.
BRACELET CLASP- No. 299,816. Patented June 3, 1884.
UNITED STATES ATENT QFFICE.
HARRY G. LINDOL, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND,- ASSIG-NOR TO JOHN G.
HARRINGTON, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 299,816, dated June 3, 1884.
Application filed Marchflfl, 1884.
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HARRY G. LINDOL, of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, have invented. an Improvement in Bracelet-Clasps, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improved clasp, especially adapted for coiled-wire bracelets, but which may be advantageously used on others; and it consists in the combination of a spring-operated bolt secured to one arm of the bracelet, with a ring secured to the opposite arm, and having a central eye adapted to receive the locking end of the spring-bolt, as hereinafter set forth.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the brace let provided with my improved clasp. Fig. 2 is a section taken in the line a; of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 represents a horizontal section of the springbolt. Fig. 4c is a top view of the bracelet when In the accompanying drawings, A is the coiled wire of the bracelet, the opposite endsa of which are provided with the ornamental 3o Wise direction.
knobs B B, and upon one of the lapped arms of the bracelet is secured the ring 0, and upon the opposite arm are secured the oppositely arranged hollow cups D D, leaving a space, a, between their adjacent open ends-of sufficient width to receive the ring 0 in its edgea sliding bolt, E, the forward end of which is beveled, as shown in the horizontal section, Fig. 3, and the pin F is inserted into the side of the bolt E through the slot G, made in the side of the cup D, and at the rear of the bolt E is placed the spiral spring H.
The wire A of the bracelet is so bent as to assume and maintain the position shownin Fig. 1 when released from the clasp; and when 0 the two arms of the bracelet are pressed laterally toward each other the ring 0 will enter the space a between the adjacent ends of the cups D D and force back the bolt E, by reason of the inclined end of the same, until the two lapped arms of the bracelet are brought to- WVithin the cup D is placed gether, so that the bolt E will spring forward and enter the eye I) of the ring 0, thus securely fastening the bracelet; and the clasp so constructed forms a desirable ornament intermediate between the ornamental knobs BB, as shown in Fig. 4.
In unclasping the bracelet the projecting pin F is to be forced backward by means of the nail of the finger or thumb, thus drawing the spring-bolt E backward out of the eye I) of k ring 0 to the other.
Instead of having the pin F project through a slot. G, at the side of the cup D, as shown in' the drawings, the pin may be attached to the rear end of the bolt and made to extend backward through the coils of the spring H, and project through acentral hole at the closed endof the cup D, the outer end of the pin beingprovided with a knob for the convenient manipulation of the same by the thumb-nail in drawing back the bolt in order to release the arms of the bracelet.
I claim as my invention The improved clasp for bracelets, consisting of the oppositely-arranged cups D D, combined with the bolt E, pin F, and spring H, secured to one arm of the bracelet, and the ring C, provided with an eye, b, secured to the opposite arm of the bracelet, substantially as described.
HARRY c. LINDOL.
Socnnrns Scnonrrnm), JOHN G. Hannmcron.
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