Joint for lockets
US 354144 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. T. IN1/IAN. JOINT PoR LOGKBTS.
No. 354,144. PatentedvDeo. 14, 1886.
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JOHN THOMAS INMAN, OF ATTLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS.
JOINT FOR LOCKETS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 354,144, dated December 14, 1886.
Application filed February 3, 1886. Serial No. 190,691.
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Be it known that L JOHN THOMAS INMAN, a citizen of the United States. residingat Attleborough, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Joints for Lockets; and I do hereby declare the followingspecitication, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the same, to be a description thereof.
This invention relates to joints for lockets, charms, and similar articles; and it has for its object the making ofajoint-connection between the two members of the article which shall be invisible when the members are closed. The invention consists in certain features of construction and arrangement, hereinafter described, aud set forth in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l represents in perspective a locket embodying the invention7 with its members closed. Fig. 2 shows the locket open. Figs. 3 and 4 represent iu perspective thetwo halves or members detached. Fig. 5 shows a transverse section of the loeket through thejointconnection on line x x, Fig. 2.
A A' are the two halves or members of the locliet, which members may have any p referred contour or be made in any desired style. The member A is provided with a joint member, B, Fig. 4, secured upon the interior thereof, and composed of two hollow blocks or tubes, which are located upon each side of a slot, C, iliade in the inner face oil the member A. The member A' has attached to its inner face ajoint member, B', which projects therefrom, and is provided with a hole. b', in its free end to receive thejoint-pin D, Fig. 5. When the two halves or members A A of the locket are hinged to each other,thejoiut member B'passes through the slot C, as shown in Figs. 2 and 5, and is pivoted to the joint member B by the pin D, the joint-connection between the two members of the locket being thus made invisible from the exterior thereof when its halves are closed or open. As shown in Figs. 3 and (No model.)
5, thejoint member B is secured to the member A at a distance from its outer edgeor side, and said joint member is curved or bent ontwardly, in order that thejoint-connection between the members B B' may be brought as near the adjacent outer edge or side of the member Aas possible, so that when the members A A' are swung upon cach other their outer edges, adjacent to thejoint-connection, shall not come iu contact and thereby interfere with the opening and closing ofthe locket, the curvature of the joint member B' and the location of the pivot-al point between the joint members Vwith relation to the adjacent edges or sides of the members A A' being such as to prevent an engagement of said edges at such time.
Any p referred form of fastening may be used to hold the members A A closed-as a piu, a, upon one and a hole, c', in the other, as shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 4.
Vhat l claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. The combination of the member A, having` a joint member, B. upon its interior, and provided with a slot, O, and the member A', having a joint member, B', projecting therefrom, passing through the slot C and pivoted to the joint member B, whereby the two members A A' are hinged to each other by ajoint connection which is invisible when the said members are closed, substantially as set forth.
2. The combination of the member A, having a joint member, B, upon its interior, and provided with a slot. (l, .the member A', having a joint member, B', projecting therefrom, attached thereto at a distance from its outer edge and curved or bent outwardly, anda pivinterior of the member A, substantially as and for the purposes specied.
J. THOMAS IN MAN.
EDsoN SALIsBURY J oNEs, HENRY J. SrArELoN.
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