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Publication numberUS3348388 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1967
Filing dateOct 22, 1965
Priority dateOct 22, 1965
Publication numberUS 3348388 A, US 3348388A, US-A-3348388, US3348388 A, US3348388A
InventorsBurton Elliott
Original AssigneeMarcus Purchasing Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bracelet for interchangeable brooches
US 3348388 A
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Get. 24, 1967 B. ELLIOTT 3y348388 BRACELET FOR INTERCHANGEABLE BROOCHES Filed oct. 22,1965

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Filed Oct.' 22, 1965, Ser. No. 501,071

Y 3 Claims. (Cl. 63 1) This is a continuation-impart of application Ser. No. 411,859, tiled Nov. 17, 1964, now abandoned.

The present invention- -relates to improvements in "Y jewelry -attachment and more particularly totan improved jewelry bracelet adapted-for interchanging ornamental jewelry or brooches thereon.

Jewelry bracelets as ordinarily manufactured have the ornaments integral with the bracelet. Such bracelets lack the variety which the present invention endeavors to introduce -by providing a bracelet which may have the ornamental pins changed as desired by the wearer or where the bracelet may be worn without the attached ornaments, without the showing of any defacing on the bracelet or giving the appearance of parts missing from the bracelet.

Therefore, the main object of the invention is to provide a bracelet-which may havean ornamental pin easily attached -or'detachedfrom saidv bracelet. A

Another object of the invention is to provide the attachment to said bracelet in such a manner that the stem of the ornamental pin :will beheld in place against sliding once the stem has been inserted soas to attachthe -pin to the bracelet.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a bracelet of the above type that is of strong sturdy constmction and which is attractive and pleasing in appearance even without an ornamental pin atta-ched thereto.

The above and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent upon full consideration of the following detailed description and accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. l is a rear perspective view of the bracelet with an ornamental pin mounted thereon;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged section of the bracelet of the present invention wherein the stem of the ornamental pin is inserted;

FIGS. 3, 4 and 5 are cross-section views showing steps in the manufacture of one embodiment of a bracelet of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a further enlarged cross-section view of a second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a cross-section view, also enlarged, of a third embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a side View of the tube in FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is an enlarged perspective view of another embodiment of a tube;

FIG. l0 is a cross-section view of the tube of FIG. 9 mounted in the bracelet;

FIG. l1 is an enlarged perspective view of still another embodiment of a holder for the stem of the ornamental pin; and

FIG. l2 is a cross-section, enlarged, of the holder mounted in the bracelet.

Referring rst to FIG. l, there is shown in a perspective View, a bracelet 101) having a catch 101 thereon and a hinged joint 102. This type of bracelet is merely shown for illustrative purposes and is not germane to the invention. Also shown in this View and in the enlarged section of FIG. 2 is the means in the -bracelet for inserting the stem 104 of an ornamental pin 105 through said bracelet B() in order to attach the ornamental pin 105 to the bracelet 100. All that is visible on the Outer surface of the bracelet for making this attachment are holes 107 latented Qct. 24,

on the top and -bottom of bracelet of large enough diameterto receive the .stem104of Athe ornamental pin 105. If the bracelet 100`iswornvwithout thefornamental pin 105, Ionly Vthese-two .holes 107..are .visibleY and they do not detract from the'foverallf attractiveness of *the bracelet 100. .i .l t

In the manufacture of this bracelet 100 a channel member which is usually madeof'goldv or. otherprecious metal Aand which hasbeen shapedintot-he form of a bracelet has a holellldrilled .ineach of the end pieces 111 oft-he channel 110, as shown.inFIG..3. A tube or sleeve 112 is then inserted through theholes asy shown in FIG. 4. This tubev 112 should be of Ya metal similar to that of thefchannel memherf11`0 being gold, .the tube 112 should also bemade of gold. Thel tube 112 is then soldered into place where it passes through the channel member end pieces 111. A plate 113 of the same metal is then soldered to the ends of the channel member 110 to complete the bracelet 100f The solder joints 114 and 115 of `both the t-ube 112with the -channelmember 110 and the plate member 113 ,with -the channel member 110 respectively are polished so tha-t they areno l-onger. visible and form the cross section shown in FIG. 5. .Y The tube 112 shown in FIGS.. 4.and 5 V is straight and will receive ornamental pin stems 104 having a diameter less than the inner diameter of the tube 112.but there are instances `where .the z ornamental .pins-have. stemsv 104 t of greater lengt-h than `usual due to the shape of the'pins or have stems much thinner than the inner diameterof the tube 112i In Vsuch cases the embodiments shown in the cross section views in4 FIGS. V6, 7, 10 and 12 would be preferred over the embodiment previously discussed.

The construction of the `bracelet shown in the enlarged cross section view of FIG. 6 is the same as that previously discussedl in relation to the other,tigures,.eXcept that tube which is soldered into channel memberllt) is curved. The middle and the ends of thetube 120 thereby push against stem 104 of the ornamental pin so as to tend to slightly distort the stem 104. This will hold the stem 104 and the ornamental pin 105 in place in the tube 120 and eliminate any free sliding of the stem 104 in the tube.

In the embodiment shown in FIG. 7 the stem 104 of the ornamental pin is held even more securely in tube 123 soldered into the channel member 110. In this embodiment of the invention a small portion 125 is cut out of the side wall of tube 123 as shown in FIG. 8. A spring piece of metal 124, preferably of the same metal as the bracelet 100 and tube 123, is then soldered onto the ends of the channel member 110 so as to protrude slightly through the opening formed by the cutout portion 125 of the tube 123. The slightly protruding spring 124 acts to prevent the slipping of a straight pin 104 inserted through the tube 123, in addition to the pressures put on the straight pin stem 104 by the curving of the tube 123 to prevent such slippage.

The tube 127 shown in an enlarged perspective view in FIG. 9 and placed in channel 110, as shown in the cross section view of FIG. l0, incorporates advantages of the spring piece of metal 124 used with tube 123 in a single piece tube and spring combination. Tube 127 is open along most of one of its sides and has an S-shaped piece of metal 128 attached to the open side and protruding within the opening of the tube 127, so that it will press against any stern 104 of a pin which may be inserted and passed through the tube openings 129 at each end of tube 127 when tube 127 is mounted within channel 110 of the bracelet.

A further form of the device for holding stem 104 of an ornamental pin within the bracelet channel 110 is shown as finding 133 in the enlarged perspective view of FIG. 11. A convenient way to form this piece is by tak- 3 ing two separate pieces formed so as each other forming an overall concave shape, soldering these pieces together, and then boring holes 134 therethrough at the flat end portions 135 and 136. Finding 133 is then inserted in channel 110 and held in place by solder joints 137. The inwardly bulging side walls 138 and 139 act to hold stern 104 in place by pressing on the stern on opposite sides thereof as shown in FIG. 12.

It is preferable, as stated above, that in all of the embodiments all parts of the bracelet including the finding or tube, and the spring when used, be made of a similar metal so that Wearing down of the surface over several years will not cause the exposure of a dissimilar metal which would spoil the appearance of the bracelet or Vcause damage to the bracelet by any possible reaction between dissimilar metals.

The bracelet of this invention has the advantages of a simple and secure method of attaching an ornament or brooch to the bracelet and at the same time allows that bracelet to be worn without any addit-ional ornamentationrand still retain the beauty ot the bracelet without any appearance as if a piece is missing as on some bracelets of the prior art.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention and therefore the invention is not limited to what is shown in the drawings and described in the specication but only as indicated in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. An article of jewelry comprising a bracket including a channel portion,

opposite walls of said channel portion having mutually aligned holes therethrough extending transversely of the channel,

a longitudinally curved sleeve extending through and between said holes,

said sleeve bein-g iixed to said channel portion and having an aperture in its wall,

to bulge toward andra spring member secured to said bracelet and protruding into said sleeve through said aperture. 2. The article of jewelry of claim 1 wherein said spring member is attached to said channel portion.

3. An article ot jewelry comprising a bracelet including a channel portion,

opposite walls of said channel portion having mutually aligned holes therethrough extending transversely of the channel,

a longitudinally curved sleeves fixed to said channel portion and extending through and between said holes;

and an ornamental pin including a stem attached at one end to said ornamental said stem and said curved sleeve in frictional contact at three separate points spaced from each other, two of these points located substantially at opposite ends of said curved sleeve said sleeve having an aperture in its wall, and a spring member secured -to said bracelet and protruding into said sleeve through said aperture.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 992,65 9 5 1911 Hartoch. 1,756,041 4/1930 Vance 63-3 2,285,051 6/1942 Pujol 63--1 2,346,870 4/ 1944 Post. 2,868,073 1/ 1959 Rosen et al.

FOREIGN PATENTS 875 ,462 6/ 1942 France.

1, 142,207 3 1957 France.

6,889 1910 Great Britain.

F. BARRY SHAY, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification63/1.16, 24/115.00H, 63/7, 63/1.17
International ClassificationA44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/0092
European ClassificationA44C5/00D2