Safety-chain for personal wear
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C.-R. BATES. SAFETY CHAIN FOR PERSONAL WEAR.
No. 534,946. Patented Fe 26, 1895.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES R. BATES, OF ATTLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS.
SAFETY-CHAIN FOR PERSONAL WEAR.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 534,946, dated February 26, 1895.
Application filed April 16, 1894. Serial No. 507,685. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES R. BATES, of Attleborough, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety- Chains for Personal Wear; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, referen oe 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 safety chains used for the purpose of securing small articles of personal wear, such as pocket-books, fans and the like, to the person. It is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1, shows the chain with a clasp, hooks, and a screw eye and nut attached. Fig. 2, shows the chain looped on the wrist, and one end attached by a hook to the screw eye ona pocketbook held in the hand, and a fan suspended from the hook at the other end of the chain. Fig. 3, shows the s'amearticles as Fig. 2, only the pocket-book is allowed to hang on the chain, and the fan is held in the hand as for use. Fig. 4, shown a cross section of the clasp and chain.
The object of the safety chain, is to secure those articles that ladies find it desirable to carry around with them, in such a way as to leave at least one hand free for other purposes, and at the same time to make an ornamental article of wear, easily put on or off, as occasion may require.
It consists of achain A, of some desirable pattern, doubled into a loop, and a clasp B,
lengthwise, to receive the two parts of the chain loop, one in each passage. The inside of the passages in the claspB, are preferably lined with some soft material a, to create sufficient friction on the chain to hold the clasp at any place on it, so it will not slide of itself, and the lining serves also for the purpose of preventing wear on the chain, that would from use of the clasp otherwise, injure its appearance in any way. It is easily made fast on the wrist, by putting the hand through the loop and sliding the clasp up near the wrist, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The screw eye 01, can be easily attached to any pocket-book, by making a small hole in the leather, and putting the screw through and screwing on the nut. The pocket-book is provided with a screw eye, and the fan has the usual ring attached to the handle. A cord or like article can be substituted for the chain, retaining the clasp and hooks. The drawings illustrate two of the innumerable ways in which it can be made to be highly ornamental and useful.
Having thus described my improvement, I claim as my invention-- A chain adapted to be fastened around the wrist, and provided with a fastening device