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N O m G. 7mm RR Mm .Em E R H I (No Model.)
Patented Jan. 19, 1897'.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDWARD P. HENDRICKSON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 575,604, dated January 19, 1897.
Application filed June 22,1896. Serial No. 596,361. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, EDWARD P. HENDRICK- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at NewYork, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Finger-Rings, of which the following is a specification.
Various means have heretofore been employed to cause a person to bear in mind a specific obligation or promise, such as to post letters or meet appointments. Strings and rubber bands around the fingers have been employed for this purpose.
The object of my invention is to provide a device that can be carried about in the pocket when not in use and is always accessible and is of. such a form as to be a constant reminder to the person who may place the same on the finger.
In carrying out my invention a two-part ring formed from a single piece of wire doubly coiled, with the respective ends joined together or almost meeting, is employed on, either the first and second fingers or the second and third fingers, and is particularly applicable to the second and third fingers of either hand. The coils are approximately of the same diameter and the wire passes across from one coil to the other. The intention is to make the two-part rings of graded sizes and to make the rings of each pair of about the same size, so that while one ring shall approximately fit the second finger the companion ring shall be slightly loose. With this device the two fingers upon which the rings are placed are connected or substantially locked to each other, and when the rings are on the second and third fingers the first and fourth fingers press against the opposite sides of. the rings, and because of the looseness of the third-finger ring the same will be subject to a compressing action by the movement of the fourth finger, and the efiect will be to constantly remind the wearer that there is something special to be remembered.
My ring is a new article of manufacture and forms a useful assistant to the memory.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation, and Fig. 2 a plan, representing my improvement of exaggerated size; and Fig. 3 is aplan representing one form of my improvement.
at I) represent the two parts of the ring. The same are formed from a single piece of wire of any desired metal and doubly coiled, the wire passing across from one coil to the other and with the respective ends 2 3 almost meeting at the center. I prefer to use springwire. These may be plain or ornamented in any desired manner.
The advantages of the coils are that they take a wide bearing upon the fingers and thus increase the active surface bearing upon the fingers and by their pressure act as a constant reminder of the presence of the ring and indicate that something has to be rem embered. The respective ends of the coils may, if desired,be permanently connected together, as shown in Fig. 3, by solder, as this has the effect of stifiening the rings and maintaining their shape. I
I claim as my invention- 1. As a new article of manufacture, a twopart ring formed from a single continuous piece of wire doubly coiled with the respective ends near each other between the rings, substantially as specified.
2.- As a new article of manufacture, a two part ring for two fingers formed from a single continuous piece of spring-wire doubly coiled with the respective ends in juxtaposition to each other at the center between the rings, substantially as specified.
Signed by me this 17th day of June, A. D. 1896.
E. P. HENDRIOKSON.
GEO. T. PINCKNEY, S. T. HAvILAND.