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Publication numberUS437550 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1890
Filing dateMar 3, 1890
Publication numberUS 437550 A, US 437550A, US-A-437550, US437550 A, US437550A
InventorsJames A. Armentrout
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 437550 A
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(No Model.)


No. 437,550. Patented Sept. 30, 1890.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 437,550, dated September 30, 1890.

Application filed March 3, 1890.

invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described .and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure l shows the device as in use in supporting a watch-chain. Fig. 2 is a perspective front view of the device. Fig. 3 is a perspective rear View of the device. Fig. 4 is aperspective rear view of the device, the back plate being removed. Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the device. Y

The improved fastening is formed of the casing or frame A, the securing pin or pins B, the retaining prong or prongs C, the releasing-bolt D, and the hook E, suspended from the frame A. The casing A is formed, preferably, of the front plate a, the back plate a', and the rim a2, the front plate being provided with an eye 'e to facilitate the connection of the hook E, although such hook may be secured in other suitable manner to the casing. This hook E may be of any suitable construction to enable the convenient application of the watch-chain or eyeglass and to securely hold such chain or eyeglass when so applied.

The case A is provided with the -securing pin or pins B, preferably two in number, arranged side by side, secured at one end to the back'plate a and pointed at their opposite ends to permit the convenient insertion of the pins in the application of the device to the fabric of a vest. In connection with the securing-pins I provide a retaining prong orf prongs C to secure the pins in engagement with the fabric, such prongs being movable through openings in the back plate a and preferably formed or supported on one end of a plate or bar C', which is pivotally supported atits opposite end, preferably by seating such end in a notch a? in the rim a2, as shown. A spring F actuates the retainingprongs outward and operates to hold such prongs normally out in position to retain the hook in engagement with the fabric. The

Serial No. 342,524. (No model.)

bolt D is arranged to retract these prongs, being movable Within the case, having a stemlike portion projecting at d beyond the casing, and having near its inner end an inclined or beveled face d', arranged .tol engage the prongs or their supporting-plate when the bolt is pushed inward and to retract the prong or prongs in` the said operation. When the prongs are retracted, the supportinghook may be readily slipped into and out of the fabric of the vest, pantaloons, or other article on which it is desired to support the Watch-chain or eyeglass or the like.

Manifestly the casing may be of any desired shape or design, and may be made in the form of the badges used by the different orders, societies, &c.

By using two pins B, arranged side by side, the case is not only held more strongly to the vest, but is also held positively from any sidevwise or rocking motion.

Having thus described my inventiomwhat I claim as new isl. The improved fastening device forwatchohains, eyeglasses, and the like, consisting of the .case or frame provided with a ring or eye e, the hook E, suspended from such eye e, the pins B B, arranged side by side and secured at one end to the oase A, the plate C', pivotally secured at one end and provided at its other end with prongs movable through the back plate of the case, and the retracting-bolt having a cam or inclined face arranged to engage the prong-plate and Withdraw the prongs when the said bolt is pressed inward, all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

2. The improved fastening device,`substan tially as described, consisting of the case or pointed, whereby it may enter the material of the vest or other garment, and xed at its other end to the case or frame, and the retaining-prong arranged to operate between the ends of the securing-hook, such prong being movably supported in `the case, whereby it may be projected from and retracted into the case, and being inclined toward the outer end upward or in the direction of the iixed end of the securing-hook, all substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.

3. An improved fastening device comprising the case or frame, a securing-hook, a .re-

frame, the securing-hook having one end IOO taining-prong supported in the oase and arranged to project therefrom to secure the hook in engagement with the supporting material and to be retracted to permit the removal of said hook, and the bolt by which to retract said prong, substantially as set forth.

4. In the herein-described fastening device for Watchchains, eyeglasses, and the like, the combination of the frame or case, the secur# ing-hook B, secured at one end to the oase, extended down alongside said oase, and having its other end pointed, whereby to enter the material of the Vest or othergarment, and the prong arranged to engage the material in which the hook is inserted and be retracted, such prong being arranged to operate approximately transversely to the line of the securing-hook, substantially as set forth.

5. The improved fastening device consisting of the case or frame provided with a securing-hook, the prong-plate supported in the frame or case and yprovided at one end with a prong or prongs arranged to be projected from the oase, and the retraoting-bolt D, movable longitudinally and arranged to engage the prongplate, whereby to Withdraw the prong or prongs, all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/02