Combined ear piercer and ring
US 511952 A
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(NoiModeL) J. HUBASH. COMBINED EAR PIEROEB. AND RING.
No. 511,952; Patented Jan. 2, 1894.
on the ring.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH HUBASH, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
COMBINED EAR PIERCER AND RlNG.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 511,952, dated January 2, 1894.
Application filed May 31, 1893.
Serialllo. 476,166- (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH HUBASH, a citi zen of the United States, and a resident of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in an Ear Piercer and Ring Combined; 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 had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to improvements in ear piercers that can be worn as rings and consists in certain novel features hereinafter described and claimed.
Referring to the drawings, for a detailed description of my invention,-Figure 1 gives the outline of the face of a person wearing my improved ear-ring, the same being shown in perspective. Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation, on a much enlarged scale, showing the means for perforating the car while putting Fig. 3 is an elevation showing the piercing device partly withdrawn. Fig. 4 is a side elevation.
Similar letters of reference are used to indicate similar parts throughout the several views.
Let A represent a small bow composed of one or more tiny threads of gold that may be worked after any suitable design. The ends of each thread are brought up to small flanged disks, casings, or box-like devices B B, which are held just far enough apart to permit the lobe of a finely-cut ear to be inserted between them. The bow being of a springy nature it can be readily adj usted to a thicker or coarser lobule. The casing B is open inwardly with relation to the bow and is filled with a soft,
light, but not too smooth substance 0, cork.
preferably. This part of the ear-ring is intended to be placed on the inner side of the lobule, that is the side next to the head of the person who is to wear it. The ob ect 1n having the filling material in the casing not too smooth, and rather slightly adhesive, 1s to prevent the ear-rin g from readily slippin g 'out of place when putting it on as a plain metallic object would be liable to do. The sides of the casing B run outwardly. This latter casing has a central opening 17 at the bottom from which projects a small tube or sleeve D also running outwardly. The casing B occupies a position similar to that of the casing B on the opposite side of the ear.
By preference the tube or sleeve D is slitted from top to bottom on opposite sides, as at d d and other places if desired, so the outer end thereof may be more or less opened or closed as needed.
E is a small pin having a sharp point and hollow head, as shown. This pin slides through the tube or sleeve D from the outside of the casing B and enters into a suitable holee formed in the cork in the opposite casing B, where its point remains embedded, the head of the pin sliding in and covering the open side of the outward casing. The pin E completes the ear-ring. It will now be seen that if the ear-ring be brought up to the ear in the position represented at Fig. 1, the pin being drawn out so that its point will be within the inner wall or bottom of the casing B and the split end of the tube or sleeve D pressed around it so as to keep it straight and steady, it is an easy matter to pierce the ear and hang the ear-ring to it, as the perforator forms part of and supplies the means of attachment for the article to be worn.
Without confining myself to the exact forms and precise details of construction herein shown and described, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
An ear-ring consisting of a light spring bow having a yielding cushion on one end, and a pin mounted on the other end of the bow adapted to enter said yielding cushion and provided with an ornamental head.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOS. HUBASH. [n s.]
H. P. TRIOOU.