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Publication numberUS310361 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1885
Filing dateOct 13, 1884
Publication numberUS 310361 A, US 310361A, US-A-310361, US310361 A, US310361A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Edward bebman
US 310361 A
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I BUTTON. No. 310.361. 7 Patented Jan. 6, 1885.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 310,361, dated January 6, 1885.

Application filed October 13, 1884. (No model.) Patented in England June 16, 1884, No. 9,016.

To (tZZ whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, EDWARD HERMAN, a

citizen of England, at present residing in the.

city ofLondon, county ofMiddleseX, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Buttons, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in that class of buttons in which material of a different nature from that of which the button is made is held in the said button and shows in the face of the same. The invention consists in a button composed of an apertured head having its under surface recessed, a shank held in the recess, and an ornamental disk held between the head and shank, as hereinafter fully described.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure l is a face view of my improved button. Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same. Fig. 3 is a rear View of a modification. Fig. at is acrosssectional elevation of the button shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 5 isacross-sectional elevation of the button shown in Fig. 8.

The button-head A,made ofvegetable ivory, tortoise-shell, horn, composition, or analogous material, may have a flat or relief upper surface, and is provided with one or more aper-v tures, B, of the same or different sizes and of and desired shape, and extending entirely through the head or disk. In the under or back surface of the head or disk a recess, D, is formed, and in the same I place a layer or disk, O, of metal, plain or colored paper, fabric, or any other material of a nature different from that of the material from which the button is made. In the recess D, I place the shank E, which may be made of the same material as the head, and provided with a curved transverse aperture, F; or it may be made of metal and provided with a wire eye, G, as shown in Figs. 3 and 5. The metal shanks are made cup-shaped and placed in the recess in thehead,and then expanded. .The shanks, made of vegetable ivory, &c., are placed in the recess in the head when the head is soft. The head hardens and contracts, and thus the annular flange produced by recessing the back of the button is pressed firmly against the shank, which is thus held securely in the head.

The sheet metal or other material held be tween the shank and the head shows through the apertures in the head and produces a very handsome effect.

I have shown the face of the head ornamented with circular ridges, but itcan as well be ornamented in any other suitable manner.

1'. am aware that tinsel, &c., have been secured on the surfaces of recesses in buttons; but that I do not claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The hereindescribed button, consisting of an apertured head having its under surface recessed, a shank held in the recess, and an ornamental disk of metal or other suitable material held in the recess between the head and shank, as specified.

ED\VAR-D BERMAN. lVitnesses:


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