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Publication numberUS517725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1894
Filing dateOct 17, 1893
Publication numberUS 517725 A, US 517725A, US-A-517725, US517725 A, US517725A
InventorsHenry Bornstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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I (No Model.)



. Patented Apr. 3; 1894.


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SPECIFICATION forming partof Letters Patent No. 517,725, dated April 3, 1894.

Application filed October 17,1893. Serial No. 488,383. (No model.) I

To wZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY BORNSTEIN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Boston, in the county of Sufiolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and usea new and improved safety scarf pin which cannot be withdrawn from the garment without special and peculiar manipulation after it has been properly attached, thereby preventing valuable pins from being lost or snatched and stolen from the wearer. This object is accomplished in the manner and by the means hereinafter described and claimed, reference being made to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1, represents a perspective view of my improved safety scarf or stick pin. 2, represents a side elevation of the same showing it in the act of being inserted in the scarf or garment; and Fig. 3, represents a similar view showing it in its attached position when worn.

Similar letters refer to similar parts wherever they occur on the different parts of the drawings.

A, represents the shank portion of the pin having a pointed end'A' as shown. The upper portion of 'theshank is bent or curved, as shown at A, and then bent downward in the form of a short and pointed prong A the construction being such that the bent or curved portion A lies substantially in the pin is put in place in the scarf or garment G.

In using the pin the shank A, is inserted in or put through the garment as shown in Fig. 2 'and the pointed end ofthe prong A also Fig.

made to penetrate the garmentas shown in said Fig. 2. If now the pin is pushed farther down, that is as far as the projecting shank or stud B, will allow, and the upper portion ofthe garment is drawn over the curved portion A" and the pin moved slightly upward as shown] in Fig. 3, the scarf pin is firmly locked in position and can neither be moved up or down unless the wearer slides the upper portion of the garment back over the curved end A to the position shown in Fig. 2 when the pinmay be easily withdrawn.

' From the above it will be seen that the device is a safety one for holding scarf or stick pins firmly in the position and preventing their being accidentally or'forcibly removed without the proper manipulation above mentioned.

The invention is" very simple in construction, durable, and serves as a ready means for properly securing and locking scarf or stick pins in position on the garments on which they are used.

I-Iavingthus fully described the nature, construction, and operation of my invention, I wish to secure by Letters Patent and claim- As an improved article of manufacture, a safety pin for scarfs and other purposes, consisting of a pointed shank'A, a downwardly projecting front prong A a bent or curved portionA" connecting the shank and front prong and lying-substantially in the plane thereof, and a projecting shank B'provided with asetting and rigidly fixed on the said front prong between the pointed extremity thereof and the bent or curved portion which

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Cooperative ClassificationA47C31/026