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Publication numberUS390593 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1888
Publication numberUS 390593 A, US 390593A, US-A-390593, US390593 A, US390593A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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- H. R. HANSEN.

BADGE.

No. 390,593. Patented Oct. 2., 1888 r at l wym WLLL su pug N. PETERS. Phoio-Lilhagmpher. Washinghn. n. a

UNITED STATES FFlE PATEN HENRY R. HANSEN, OF JERSEY CITY, NEWV JERSEY, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JULIUS G. HANSEN, OF SAME PLACE.

BADGE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 390,593, dated October 2, 1888.

Application filed May 16, 1888. Serial No. 274,068.

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, HENRY R. HANSEN, of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Badges, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved badge for campaign and other purposes, which can be arranged for the use of any political party l to disclose the picture of the candidate of that party whenever it is desired to do so; and the invention consists of a badge composed of a main or foundation plate, which is provided at the back with a pin or other fastening device for attaching it to the coat of the wearer, and of a second hinged plate of half the size of the main plate, which is hinged centrally to said main plate and acted upon by a torsion-spring, so as to be moved from a position covering one half of the plate,the hinged plate being retained in position in one part of the main plate against the tension of the spring by a spring-catch or other fastening device, until by the release of the same it is released 2 and moved by its spring into the position upon the other half of the main plate, so as to disclose thereby the picture of the presidential candidate, as will appear more fully hereinafter.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a front elevation of my improved badge, showing the same in normal position, with the movable semi-plate in position upon the lower part of the main plate. Fig. 2 is a 5 front view of the badge, showing the same with the movable plate in position upon the upper part of the main plate, so as to exhibit a different picture from that shown when theplate is in its initial position. Fig. 3 is a rear eleo vation of the badge with a part broken out.

Fig. 4. is a vertical transverse section of the badge, and Fig. 5 a detail vertical section of the hinged connection of the swinging plate with the main plate of the badge.

Similar letters of reference indicate corre sponding parts.

Referring to the drawings, A represents the main or foundation plate of my improved badge, which plate is made of any suitable 5o shape or size and of metal or any other suitable material. To the back of the plate is at- {No model.)

tached a spring-pin, a, and a retaining-keeper for the same, so that the badge can be attached in the usual manner to the lapel of the coat. To the lower part of the main plate A is applied a spring-catch, B, which serves to look a second swinging plate, 0, to the main plate, said swinging plate being of one-half the size of the main plate A and hinged to the main plate along the transverse median line of the 50 same, the hinge connection consisting of a tubular portion or sleeve, G, at the inner edge of the swinging plate 0, which is set into a depressiomG'flof the main plate,and connected thereto by a central pintle, d, that is attached 6 at its ends to the main plate A, as shown in Figs. 3 and 5.

A. spiral spring, cl, is placed around the pintle d and attached at one end to the pintle and at the opposite end to the sleeve 0 of the swinging plate 0, said spring being in torsional tension when the swinging plate is placed over one half of the main plate and locked by the springcatch B or other fastening device, so that upon the release of the said 7 catch the swinging plateis quickly swung over the other half of the plate by the spring. On the upper half of the main plate and one side of the swinging plate 0 is produced a suitable picture,either in Japan colors or by means of a lithographic stone or in any other suitable manner, while on the lower half of the main plate and the opposite side of the swinging plate is arranged another picture, which is exhibited as soon as the swinging plate is released and moved upon the upper half of the main plate A.

If the pictures are produced on paper, the layers of paper are preferably cemented onto the main plate and the swinging plate, one piece of paper covering the main plate, and being in that case provided with the upper half of the one picture and the lower half of the other picture, while the second piece of paper is provided on one side with the lower half of the first picture and the upper half of the second'picture, the layer of paper being cemented to one side of the swinging plate and extended around the sleeve of the same, and then cemented to the opposite side. When the pictures are produced in J apan colors,the upper half of the first picture exhibited is ap 2 ceases plied to the'upper half of the foundation-plate and the lower half to one side of the swinging plate, while the upper half of the second pic ture is applied to the opposite side of the swinging plate and the lower half to the lower part of the main plate; or it can be arranged in the same manner as when layers of paper in lithographic colors are employed.

If my badge is used as a campaign badge, the front of the badge may represent a presidential chair, for instance, as shown in Fig. 1, and the second picture, produced by the release of the catch and the swinging of the hinge-plate into the second position, may show the picture of the candidate of either party, which will be exposed to view whenever the locking-catch B for the hinged and springactuated plate 0 is released.

In place of political pictures, comic pictures may be produced; but I prefer to use the badge for political campaign purposes.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A badge composed of the foundationplate provided with means for attaching it to the coat, and with a spring-catch or other fastening device, a plate hinged to the main plate at or near the middle and of about half the size of the main plate, a picture being produced on the lower half of the main plate and one side of the hinged plate, and another picture being produced on the other side of the hinged plate and the upper half of the main plate, substantially asherein shown and described.

2. A badge composed of a main plate provided with means for attachment, a second plate of about half the size of the main plate and hinged to the main plate at the median line of the same, and means for holding it on either half of the main plate, half of a picture being produced on the bottom half of the main plate and half of said picture on one side of the hinged plate, the half of another picture being produced on the other side of the hinged plate and the remaining half being produced on the top part of the main plate, substantially as herein shown and described.

3. A badge composed of a main or foundation plate provided with means of attaching it to the coat, a second plate of about half the size of the main plate and hinged to the main plate at the median line of the same, a device for locking the hinged plate to the main plate, and a spring to swing it over the other half of the main plate when the locking device is released, substantially as herein shown and described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

- HENRY R. HANSEN.

Witnesses:

PAUL GoEPEL, JOHN A. STRALEY.

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Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/001