Means for securing finger-rings
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A. P. MARGILETH. MEANS FOR SECURING FINGER RINGS.
No. 417,5 9., Patented Dec. 17, 1889.
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x UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. I
AUGUST F. MARGILETI-I,
OF vSPRINGrlFIll.LD, OHIO.
MEANS FOR-SECURliNG FINGER-RINGS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 417,569, dated December 17, 1889.
Applicationfiled July 29, 1889. Serial No. 319,032. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, AUGUST F. MARGILETH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Springfield, in the county of Clark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Securing Finger-Rings; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to means for seeming finger-rings to prevent their loss.
My invention is especially applicable to rings worn by infants and children; and it consists of a very small chain attached to the ring on the finger, and connecting it with another chain encircling the wrist, which latter is made adjustable by means of a metal sleeve, through which the encircling chain passes, and is secured at any desired point of adjustment by a spring-latch pin.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the forearm and hand of an infant with my improved ring-holder applied thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged View of the adjustable chain and sleeve, the latter being shown partly in longitudinal section. Fig. 3 is a cross-sec tion of sleeve and latch through line 00, Fig. 2. A detail of the end of the sleeve, with the hole for the latch-pin, is also shown in this figure.
In the drawings, A represents a tubular sleeve, consisting of a tube open throughoutits length, so as to allow of a chain 0, which encircles the Wrist, being drawn through it in either direction to adjust it to the size of the wrist. The chain 0 is se- I cured at one end to an eye 0 on the rear end of the sleeve, its opposite end (as seen in Fig. 2) extending through the tube from the front to the rear end, and having a ring on it larger than the links on the latter to prein Fig. 2, is a long thin spring B, secured to the rear end of the sleeve, and extending nearly to the front end of the latter with its free end. A little back of the free end of spring B a perpendicular pin 1) extends down into the sleeve through a hole a. This pin engages one of the links of the chain 0 and secures the latter in adjustment within the tube, as seen in the figure before referred to.
The spring-latch B lies flat upon the sleeve, and to prevent any liability of lateral movement of its free end it is provided with an ear 7; depending therefrom on either side, so as 'to partially encircle the tubular sleeve. Its free end turns up slightly to allow it to be raised by the thumb-nail in adjusting chain 0 to the wrist.
Connected with the chain 0, or with the sleeve A, forming part of the bracelet, is a small chain d, the upper end of which is attached to the finger-ring c, (seen on the hand in Fig. 1,) the small chain 01 passing up over the palm of the hand, so as to be as much out of the way as possible, and to allow the hand to be readily flexed without in any manner restraining it.
In applying the ring-holder it can best be worn in the manner shown in Fig. 1, though, if it be preferred, both chain and sleeve can be formed of any suitable design, to include.
the operative features described, (whereby the adjustability and fastening are accomplished,) so as to be worn with the sleeve, as represented; or, if the connecting-chain d is attached to one of the links of chain 0 opposite to the sleeve, the latter can be Worn on the back of the wrist and its form be varied with that of the chain to that of any style or finish to suit the taste.
I do not confine myself to a-chain 0 around the Wrist, as a bracelet may be used instead encircling the wrist, and provided with the means of adjustment described, consisting of an open sleeve having a hole on one side, a spring latch with a pin extending transversely into said hole, and engaging a link of the chain within said sleeve, the latter being connected with said finger-ring by a chain, substantially as and for the purpose hereinbefore set forth.
3. In a ring-holder, a chain encircling the wrist, an open tubular sleeve attached thereto and adapted to slide thereon, a spring-latch pin on said sleeve, engaging one of the links of said chain through a hole in the latter, and a chain connecting said sleeve with the fingerring, substantially as described.
of the links of chain 0, and provided with ears i t, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
I AUGUST F. MARGIL'ETH.
B. O. CONVERSE, H. H. McFARLAND.