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Publication numberUS559343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1896
Filing dateNov 23, 1895
Publication numberUS 559343 A, US 559343A, US-A-559343, US559343 A, US559343A
InventorsCharles John Rehlin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Charles john rehlin
US 559343 A
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(NEi'Mbdell) n 0. J. REHLIN.


No. 559,343. Patented Apr. 28, 1896.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 559,343, dated April 28, 1896.

Application filed November 23, 1895.

T0 on whom it" may concern:

Beit known that I, OHAELEs JOHN REHLIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Allegheny, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys or Badges; 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 figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part'of this specification.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in badges in general, and relates more particularly to a badge to designate a particular party or faction during national campaigns,though it may be readily adapted to be used for conventions of any description and the like.

The invention has for its object the provi sion of new and novel means whereby abadge of this description may be constructed that will be attractive in its appearance, novel in its construction, and that will furnish am usement to the wearer and others.

A further obj ect of the invention is the construction of abadge as above referred to that will be simple in its construction, strong, durable, effectual in its operation, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

\Vith the above and other objects in View the invention consists in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly described, and specifically pointed out in the claim.

In describing the invention in detail reference is had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specificati0n,and wherein like figures of reference indicate similar parts throughout both views of the drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved badge. Fig. 2 is a rear View with the back plate removed, and showing the mechanism of the badge.

In the drawings, 1 indicates the front plate of the badge, which may be of any desired style or shape, and is provided with a slot 2. The plate 1 is provided on the back portion Serial No. 569,924. (No model.)

with clamps 3 3, forming'a guide forthe plate 4, and the clamps are provided with lugs 5 5 on their upper face, which are adapted to engage the rear plate of the badge and retain same in its position. The plate 4 carries on its top any suitable emblem 4, which I have shown in the drawings as an emblem to represent the Democratic party.

Pivotally secured to the back of the plate 4 are arms 6 6, which are also pivotally secured to arms 7 7, which are pivotally secured together near their center, and have their lower ends pivotally secured to the upper ends of arms 8 8, which are likewise pivotally secured near their center and pivoted at their lower ends to the upper ends of arms 9 9, said arms being pivotally secured to the plate 1 at 10.

To construct my badge, I provide the plate 1, of any desired style or design and of any suitable material, which is provided with a slot, which may also be of any desired shape. The clamps 3 3 are secured to the back of the plate 1 and constructed so as to form a guide for the plate 4 and retain the same in position. WVhen the arms 9 9 are forced together in the position shown by dotted lines inFig. 1 of the drawings, it will be noted that the plate 4 will be forced upward by means of the set of pivotally-secured arms attached to the back of the plate 4 and will cause the emblem secured to the top of the plate to appear at the top of the badge. hen it is not desired to have the emblem in View, the arms 9 9 are forced apart to the position shown in Fig. 2 0f the drawings, and the pivotally-secured arms attached to the plate 4 will draw the same downward, and the emblem Will be hid from view within the badge in the position as shown in Fig. 2.

It will be noted that the emblem can be made to represent any party or faction desired, and the arms 9 9 can be made of the shape of a gun or any other style to give an artistic appearance to the badge.

On the front portion of the plate 4, which appears through the slot 2, can be inscribed a motto, or a picture or a design be represented, as may be required.

' Any of the ordinary and Well-known methods of fastening maybe adopted to secure the and the crossing levers pivoted at the point of crossing to the rear side of said front plate or shield and connected to said lazy-tongs mechanism, whereby the projecting of the emblem or ornament into view and the Withdrawal thereof from view are effected by the same means, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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