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I M. RIGGS. 'EYEGLASS HOLDER.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 392,363, dated November 6, 1888.
Application filed June 14, 1888. Serial No. 277.109. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, MILES RIGGS, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eyeglass- Holders, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in [O eyeglass-holders; and it consists in a holder made from a single piece of sheet metal, with a suitable spring-holding hook on the outside of a backing-plate, and a pin and catch on the opposite side of' said plate, the whole being I 5 adapted to be attached to the vest or other gar- .ment.
The particular characteristics of the invention sought to be protected will be understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the holder sustaining a pair of eyeglasses, the latter being illustrated by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is an 2 5 enlarged side elevation of the holder. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the blank from which the holder is formed, the same being stamped from sheet metal in a single piece; and Fig. 4 is a perspective view looking down upon the upper end of the holder.
In the drawings, A designates the backingplate of the holder; B, the pin by which it may be secured to the vest or other garment of the user; 0, the catch for retaining the 3 5 free end of the pin B; and D, the hook for sustaining the eyeglass, said hook being formed by turning the metal upward and its spring E inward and downward in close relation to the backing plate A, as illustrated in Figs. 1
It will be observed that the metal at the lower end of the hook D is not reduced in width and is not intended for a spring, all of the spring qualities of this part of the device 5 being in the reduced end E. Heretofore in the construction of this class of eyeglass-holders the hook D has been so formed as to constitute a spring, and in thus constructing it the metal at its lower end has necessarily been reduced and weakened, the effect of which being that the hook frequently became broken from the backing-plate by reason of the coat rubbing against it, or by being caught or moved against some object handled by the user.
To correct this difticulty is one of the objects of my invention, and in the accomplishment of which I construct the hook D of considerable strength at its lower end, causing it to be a rigid fixture instead of a spring. 66 It is desirable, however, that a spring be pro videdin order to prevent the too easy escape of the eyeglass from the holder, and hence I form the individual spring E at the upper end of the hook D. This spring lightly impinges the backing-plate A, and has its lower extremity turned toward the hook in order to facilitate the removal of the eyeglass when desired.
By reference to Figs. 3 and 4 it will beseen that the spring E is formed by making that portion of the metal of which it is composed more narrow than the remaining portions, and this may be done without detriment to the durability of the article, since it is protected when in use between the rigid backing-plate A and the rigid hook D, where it is only permitted to have a limited movement and is in no danger of being straightened out or broken. The pin B is also made from the same blank from which the remaining parts of the holder are constructed, and is turned downward in linewith the backing-plate A,a catch, 0, being stamped out of the sheet metal at a point opposite to the lower end of the pin for the purpose of retaining the latter after the holder has been applied to the vest'or other garment.
The holder, being made wholly from one piece of sheet metal and constructed as described, is very simple and inexpensive, and at the same time durable and entirely safe.
WVhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The eyeglass-holder hereinbefore described, having the backing-plate A, the attachingpin on one side of said plate, the rigid hook D, turned upward from the lower end of said plate and on the opposite side from said pin, Signed at New York, in the county of New and the spring E, passing downward from York and State of New York, this 8th day of the upper end of the rigid hook D, in close June, A. D. 1888.
relation to the face of the backing-plate A, MILES RIGGS. 5 said spring being protected between the rigid \Vitnesses:
hook and the backing-plate, substantially as C. M. LEE,
and for the purposes set forth. 1 CHAS. O. GILL.