US 574497 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
.(No Model.) H. I. SEIDEL.
CAMPAIGN BUTTON. No. 574,497. Patented Ja 5, 1897.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
IIUGO I. SEIDEL, OF EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 574,497, dated January 5, 1897.
Application filed April 1 1896- /.0 all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HUGO I. SEIDEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Eureka Springs, in the county of Carroll and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and usef ul Improvements in Campaign-B uttons; and I do hereby 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 appertainsto make and use the same.'
My invention is a spring-locket lapel-button and is intended as a campaign-button.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a face view of my button. Fig. 2 is an edge View. Fig. 3 is a face view of the button open. Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the button.
My button is designed to be fastened in the lapel of a coat and is described as follows:
A is the face of button, on which may be written, engraved, or otherwise wrought or attached thereto any appropriate words, such as Our Next President, Our Next Congressman,- Our Next Mayor, or the like. Said face of the button may be made of any suitable material. For a person in favor of silver it may be of silver, and for a person in favor of gold it may be of gold.
Around the circumference of the button is a flange or ornamental projection a for the purpose of hiding the hinge a. The upper and lower trays b and c are hinged together by a hinge a. The lower tray is slightly smaller than the upper one, (see Fig. 4,) and the hinge is so constructed that the button will open flat out, as shown in Fig. 3. In the lower tray is secured aspring c to throw the upper tray open. (See Fig. 4.) A part of the rim of the upper tray is turned in forming a catch d, and to the bottom of the lower tray is secured the lower and spring end of a catch e. This catch is adapted to catch over the catch d and hold the two parts of the button shut. Said catch 6 has its outer edge e inclined outwardly.
Said button is provided on its under side with a shank f and a head f. Said head has through it a perforation, and through said perforation Works a stiff wire g, havingon its lower end a head g, and around said wire and between the heads f and g is a coil-spring g Said wire is turned out, forming an arm 9 and then up, forming a key g This key passes up through a perforation in the bot- Serial No. 587,976. (No model.)
tom of the tray 0 and between the wall of said tray and the incline e of the catch e, and when the head g is pressed upward it forces the key g up between the said wall and the spring and throws said spring back, releasing it from the catch (Z, and the button flies open and exposes the pictures of the candidates or whatever else may be contained in said button to View. The pictures or whatever else may be held in said trays are held in place by a band it or other means.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination of the tray 19, hinged to the smaller tray 0, the two trays adapted to be thrown open bya spring a; tray 17, provided with a catch (1; tray 0, having secured on its inside and toits bottom the lower and spring end of a catch e, having an incline a; shank f, and perforated head f wire g, having a head g, and passing through the perforation in the head f, its other end extending through a perforation in the tray 0, and between the wall of tray 0, and the incline e, of the catch 6, and adapted to throw said catch back when pressed upwardly, substantially as shown and described and for the purposes set forth.
2. The combination of the tray 12, hinged to the smaller tray 0, the two trays adapted to be thrown open bya spring 0'; tray b,provided with a catch (1; tray 0, having secured on its inside and to its bottom the lower and spring end of a catch 6, having an incline e; shank f, and perforated head f wire g, having a head g, and passing through the perforation in the head f its other end extending through a perforation in the tray 0, and between the wall of tray 0, and the incline e, of the catch (2, and adapted to throw said catch back when pressed upwardly; coilspring e working around wire g, and between the heads f and g, substantially as shown and described and for the purposes set forth.
In'testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
O. W. WATKINS, B. E. Woonnurr.