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Publication numberUS3377819 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1968
Filing dateJul 8, 1964
Priority dateJul 8, 1964
Publication numberUS 3377819 A, US 3377819A, US-A-3377819, US3377819 A, US3377819A
InventorsJoy Lester M, Shapiro Harold S
Original AssigneeBernard Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornament having rotatably and universally adjustable appendages
US 3377819 A
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April 16, 1968 1.. M.JOY ETAL ORNAMENT HAVING ROTATABLY AND UNIVERSALLY ADJUSTABLE APPENDAGES Filed July 8, 1964 0 5 mm T] 0 m mm 0 g i .2 w F M z flB 3 377 819 OAMENT HAVEN G liOTATABLY AND UNI- VERSALLY ADTUSTABLE APPENDAGES Lester M. Joy, Jean Nina, and Harold S. Shapiro, New

York, N.Y., assignors to Les Bernard, Inc., New York,

N .Y., a corporation of New York Filed July 8, 1964, Ser. No. 381,018 4 Claims. ((11. 63-31) The present invention relates to an ornament of costume jewelry. More particularly, the invention relates to an ornament of costume jewelry having movable appendages.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved ornament of costume jewelry.

An object of the present invention is to provide an ornament of costume jewelry having movable appendages.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an ornament of costume jewelry which is adapted to assume many different arrangements of its components.

In accordance with the present invention, an ornament of costume jewelry comprises an elongated rod-like body member having an axis. A plurality of appendage members are each movably mounted on the body member for rotation about the axis of the body member. A spring and collar arrangement of the body member applies pressure on the appendage members in directions substantially parallel to the axis of the body member to maintain the appendage members in position.

In order that the present invention may be readily carried into eifect, it will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of an embodiment of the costume jewelry ornament of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view, partly in section, of the embodiment of FIG. 1, taken along the lines 22;

FIG. 3 is an internal view, partly in section, of a portion of the embodiment of FIG. 2, taken along the lines 33 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a top view of an embodiment of an appendage member which may be utilized with the costume jewelry ornament of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a body member which may be utilized with the costume jewelry ornament of FIG. 1.

In the figures, the same components are indicated by the same reference numerals.

In FIG. 2, an elongated rod-like body member 11 has an axis and may comprise, for example, a pin. The elongated body member 11 has a head portion 12 (FIG. 5) and a head 13 at one end thereof and a tail portion 14 and a tail 15 such as, for example, a point, at the oppositeend thereof spaced from the head end.

A ring or collar 16 is movably mounted on the body member 11 and is freely slidable along said body member in directions along the axis of the said body member. A tube 17 is movably mounted on the body member 11 and is freely slidable along said body member in directions along the axis of the said body member.

A spiral compression spring 13 is positioned on the body member 11 and is freely slidable along said body member in directions along the axis of the said body member.

A plurality of appendage members 19, 21, 22 and 23 are movably mounted on the body member 11 for rotation about the axis of said body member. The appendage member 19 is a head member having an aperture or recess 24 former therein. The head 13 is seated in the recess 24 of the head member 19 and serves to support said member for rotation about the axis of the body member 11. The body member 11 passes into the recess 24 via atent a channel or passage 25. The head member 19 may be solid or hollow or partially hollow, as desired.

The appendage 21 is movably mounted on the body member 11 for rotation about the axis of said body member by means of a collar 26 which is freely slidable around and along the axis of the said body member. A spacer collar 27 is movably mounted on the body member 11 and is freely slidable around and along the axis of said body member. The appendage 22 is movably mounted on the body member 11 for rotation about the axis of said body member by means of a collar 28 which is freely slidable around and along the axis of the said body member.

The appendage member 21 is pivotally mounted on its collar 26 for universal movement relative to said collar. The collar 26 has a ball 29 aifixed thereto by means of a stem 31. The ball 29 is seated in a ball seat 32 formed in the appendage member 21. The appendage member 22 is pivotally mounted on its collar 28 for universal movement relative to said collar. The collar 28 has a ball 33 afiixed thereto by means of a stem 34. The ball 33 is seated in a ball seat 35 formed in the appendage member 22.

The appendage member 23 is positioned on the body member 11 over the tube 17 and is freely slidable along said body member in directions along the axis of the said body member. The appendage member 23 is a torso member having a spring recess 36 and a tube recess 37 formed therein. The spring 18 is seated in the spring recess 36 and the tube 17 is seated in the tube recess 37.

When the costume jewelry ornament of the present invention is in the shape of a bird, the head member 19 is shaped like a birds head, the appendage member 21 is shaped like a birds wing, the appendage member 22 is shaped like a birds wing and the torso member 23 is shaped like a birds body. An unlimited number of different heads, wings and torsos may be utilized and an unlimited number of combinations of heads, wings and torsos may be utilized to provide birds of fanciful design or to provide any known species of bird. Each bird is completely lifelike, with rotatable head and rotatable and universally movable wings. If desired, a movable tail member (not shown in the figures) may be positioned on the body member 11.

A stop member 38 may be utilized to maintain the appendage member 19, 21, 22 and 23 in position. The stop member 38 may comprise a ring or blob of solder, a collar affixed to the body member 11, a nut on a threaded portion of said body member, or any other suitable stop means. The stop member 38 may be dispensed with altogether by arrangement of the body member 11 with its bend 39 closer to the torso member 23 so that the point or end 15 of said body member contacts the bottom end of said torso member and acts as a stop.

When the costume jewelry ornament of the present invention is assembled, the head member 19 is positioned on the body member 11 with the head 13 positioned in the recess 24. Any suitable means such as, for example, a solder ring or blob or nut and threaded portion or an aflixed collar, may be utilized to form the passage25 in the head member to permit said head member to be revolved about the axis of the body member without slipping off in an axial direction.

The collar 26 is then positioned on the body member 11 in abutting relation with the head member 19; the appendage member 21 being pivotally mounted on said collar. The spacer collar 27 is then positioned on the body member 11 in abutting relation with the collar 26. The collar 28 is then positioned on the body member 11 in abutting relation with the spacer collar 27; the appendage member 22 being pivotally mounted on the collar 28.

The ring or collar 16 is then positioned on the body fnember 11 in abutting relation with the collar 28 and the spring 18 is positioned on said body member in abutting relation with the ring 16.

The torso member 23 and its tube 17 are then positioned on the body member 11 with the spring 18 in the spring recess 36, with the torso member in abutting relation with the collar 28 and with the spring compressed between the ring 16 and the base 41 of the spring recess. The stop member 38 is then afiixed to the body member 11 and if the stop member is a separate component, or if so desired, the bend 39 is formed in the body member.

Since the spring 18 is compressed, it exerts continuous pressure on the appendage member 19 and on the appendage member 21, and 22 through the collars 26 and 28, respectively, in directions substantially parallel to the axis of the body member 11 toward the head portion 12 and on the appendage member 23 in directions substantially parallel to the axis of the body member toward the tail portion 14. The spring 18 thus maintains the appendage members in position on the body member 11 While permitting each appendage member to be manually rotated to any desired position but preventing any of the appendage members from rotating by itself.

Each of the balls 29 and 33 is snugly seated in its corresponding bail seat 32 and 35, respectively, so that each of the appendage members 21 and 22 may be manually positioned in any desired universal position and will then remain in such desired position and will not move by itself.

While the invention has been described by means of a specific example and in a specific embodiment, we do not wish to be limited thereto, for obvious modifications will occur to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

What we claim is:

1. A costume jewelry ornament, com-prising an elongated rod-like body member having an axis, a

head portion at one end, a tail portion at the opposite end spaced from said head end and stop means in the area of said tail portion;

a plurality of appendage members each movably mounted on said body member for rotation about said axis, one of said appendage members comprising a head member movably secured on the head portion of said body member for rotation about said axis; and another of said appendage members comprising an end member movably mounted on the tail portion of said body member in abutting relation at one end with one of said appendage members and at the other end abutting said stop means, said stop means securing said end member on said body member, said one of said appendage members comprising a collar movably mounted on said body member between said head member and said end member for rotation about said axis and ball coupling means pivotally coupling said appendage member to its collar for universal positioning in relation to said collar; and

a spiral spring positioned on said body member and compressed between a pair of adjacent appendage members for applying pressure upon said appendage members in directions substantially parallel to said axis to maintain said appendage members in position.

2. A costume jewelry ornament, comprising an elongated rod-like body member having an axis, a head portion at one end, a tail portion at the opposite end spaced from said head end and stop means in the area of said tail portion;

a plurality of appendage members each movably mounted on said body member for rotation about said axis, one of said appendage members comprising a head member movably secured on the head portion of said body member for rotation about said axis, an additional appendage member movably mounted on said body member in abutting relation with said head member for rotation about said axis, a spacer member movably mounted on said body member in abutting relation with said additional appendage member, another additional appendage member movably mounted on said body member in abutting relation with said spacer member for rotation about said axis, and a torso member movably mounted on the tm'l portion of said body member in abutting relation at one end with said other additional appendage member and at the other end abutting said stop means, said stop means securing said torso member on said body member for rotation about said axis, each of said additional appendage members comprising a collar movably mounted on said body member for rotation about said axis and ball coupling means pivotally coupling the appendage member to its collar for universal positioning in relation to said collar; and

a spiral spring positioned on said body member and compressed between a pair of adjacent appendage members for applying pressure upon said appendage members in directions substantially parallel to said axis to maintain said appendage members in position.

3. A costume jewelry ornament as claimed in claim 2, wherein said spiral spring is compressed between said torso member and said other additional appendage memher.

4. A costume jewelry ornament as claimed in claim 2, wherein said head member is formed in the shape of a birds head, said additional appendage members are each formed in the shape of a birds wings and the torso member is formed in the shape of a birds torso.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 8,472 11/ 19 12 Switzerland.

60 P. BARRY SHAY, Primary Examiner.

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US4542631 *Nov 16, 1983Sep 24, 1985Esser Iii William LJewelry and the like adapted to define a plurality of objects or shapes
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Classifications
U.S. Classification63/31, 63/20, 446/376, D11/58
International ClassificationA44C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C13/00
European ClassificationA44C13/00