US 3455043 A
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July 15, 1969 E. E. AUGUSTINE DISPLAY ATTACHMENT FOR A WRIST BAND Filed June 13, 1967 22 //v VENTOR.
EUGENE 0 WARD Auausmm United States Patent US. C]. 4021 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The display attachment comprises a one-piece fiat blank formed of a thin metal material and including a display supporting body member and a pair of elongated clip members arranged at opposite sides of the body member and connected thereto by narrow neck sections. A neck section is extended between longitudinal central portions of the body member and a clip member so that the ends of a clip member project outwardly beyond the opposite ends of the body member. When the neck sections are bent toward the body member the clip members are positioned inwardly of the body member and flat against the underside thereof. With the underside of the body member placed against a wrist band the sections of a clip member at opposite sides of a corresponding neck member are bendable about the wrist band to secure the body member to the wristband.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention provides a display attachment for a wrist band that is capable of being positively and efiiciently secured to wrist bands of varying widths and sizes without detracting from the over-all appearance of the wrist band. The assembly of the clip members at positions to the underside of the display supporting body member, and with only the central portions of the clip members connected to the central portion of the body member, provides for the clip members being directly engageable about a wrist band, independently of the dimensions of the supporting member. The attachment is thus readily adapted for securement to wrist bands used by both men and women. Additionally, the top surface of the body member is maintained flat and unobstructed so that display material, such as a miniature calendar may be readily carried thereon.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Further objects and features of the invention will become apparent from the following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a mans wrist watch and a band therefor showing the attachment of this invention in secured position on the band;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged top plan or developed view of the attachment, with a miniature calendar displayed, showing the initial arrangement of the parts thereof;
FIG. 3 is a reduced bottom plan view showing the clip members of the attachment in their folded positions against the bottom side of the display supporting member, prior to being secured to a wrist band;
FIGS. 4 and S are enlarged sectional views taken along the lines 44 and 5-5, respectively, in FIG. 1;
FIG. 6 is a top plan view of a womans wrist watch and a portion of the band therefor showing the attachment in a secured position on the band; and
FIG. 7 is an enlarged sectional detail view taken along the line 77 in FIG. 6.
Referring to FIG. 1 of the drawing, the attachment of this invention, indicated generally as 10, is shown in 3,455,043 Patented July 15, 1969 assembly relation with a band 11 for a mans wrist watch 12 to display a miniature calendar 13. The attachment is of a one-piece construction (FIGS. 2 and 3) and includes a calendar or display supporting body member 14 and a pair of clip members 16 connected to the body member by neck sections 17.
The attachment is shown in its developed form in FIG. 2 as an integrally formed unit stamped from a piece of a flat thin metal material. The body member 14 is illustrated as being of a substantially square shape with the clip members arranged opposite the sides 18 thereof. Each neck section 17 is extended between and connected to the central portions 19 and 21 of a clip member 16 and side 18, respectively. It is seen that each neck section 17 is of a width equal to about one-half the length of a side 18 of the body member 14, and that the portions 22 of a clip member 16 arranged to opposite sides of a neck section 17 each has a length substantially equal to the length of a side 18 of the body member. The clip portions 22 thus project outwardly from the body member sides 23, with a clip member 16 spaced from a side 18 by the length of a neck section 17.
In use, the clip members 16 are initially positioned flat against the under side 24 of the body member 14 by folding the neck sections 17 at the junctions thereof with the sides 18 of the body member 14, with such junctions being indicated by dotted lines at 26. When thus folded, and as shown in FIG. 3, each clip member 16 is spaced inwardly from an adjacent side 18 of the body member 14 with the portions 22 thereof projected from the body sides 23 in a parallel relation with the body sides 18.
With the under side 24 of the body member 14 positioned against the top side 27 of the wrist band 11 (FIG. 4), the end portions 22 of the clip members 16 are bent about the side edges of the wrist band so as to extend toward each other along the underside 28 of the band 11. The attachment 10 is thus positively secured to the wrist band 11 with the calendar 13 clearly visible at a position adjacent to the wrist watch 12. As illustrated, the band 11 is of a width substantially equal to the length of a side 18 of the body member 14 so that the portions 22 are bent intermediate their ends for securement about the band 11.
With reference to FIG. 6, the attachment 10 is illustrated in assembly relation with a wrist band 29 for a womans wrist 30, wherein the band 29 is of a width less than the length of a side 18 of the body member 14. With the under side 24 of the body member 14 positioned against the top side 31 of the band 29, the clip portions 22 of the clip members 16 are bent at positions thereon adjacent the neck sections 17 to engage the side edges and under side 32 of the band 29. For this application of the attachment 10', the clip portions 22 may overlap when extended toward each other along the under side 32 of the band 29. This overlapping relation may be retained, or it may be eliminated by merely cutting off the excess lengths of the clip portions 22.
The attachment 10 is thus readily applied to wrist bands of varying widths and sizes since the clip portions 22 are bendable at any position over their complete lengths. As a result, such bending can take place within the dimension of the sides 18, or outwardly from the sides 18 without the attachment detracting from the appearance of the wrist band. It is to be also noted that the body member 14 may be made in various shapes while still providing for the connection thereof with the clip members 16 through the neck sections 17.
Although the invention has been described with respect to a preferred embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that it is not to be so limited since changes can be made therein which are within the full intended scope of this invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. A display attachment for a wrist band comprising:
(a) a flat body member and a pair of elongated flat clip members arranged at a pair of opposite sides of said body member, each clip member connected intermediate the ends thereof by a fiat neck portion to an adjacent side of said body member at a position centrally of such side of the body member,
(h) each neck portion being bendable to locate a corresponding clip member flat against the under side of said body member at a position inwardly of a cor- References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS responding adjacent side of said body member, and 1 gig n (c) each of said clip members, when said under side 1 407144 2/1922 l Z6 of the body member is posltloned against the top side 3,340,630 9/1967 Becker 40 107 X of the wrist band, having the opposite end portions 15 thereof bendable about the band and against the under side thereof to secure said body member EUGENE CAPOZIO Primary Exammer to the band. W. J. CONTRERAS, Assistant Examiner 2. A display attachment for a wrist band according to claim 1, wherein: 20
(a) each neck portion is of a width less than one-half 7