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No. 654,005. Patented luly I7, I900. C. F. KABISCH.
(Application filed Mat. 5, 1900.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CARL FREDERICK KABISGH, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent NO. 654,005, dated July 17, 1900.
Application filed March 5, 1900. Serial No. 7,310. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CARL FREDERICK KA- BISCH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Eyeglass-Holder, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The purpose of the invention is to so construct a holder for eyeglasses that the eyeglasses may be instantly brought into position for use and as quickly returned within their case, both operations being accomplished by the movement of the thumb of the hand in which the holder is held.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved device. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. 'Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device, one section of the casing being removed. Fig. 4 is a detail perspective View of the mechanism employed for carrying the glasses out from the casing and returning them into the casing. Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken practically on the line 5 5 of Fig.3. Fig. 6 is a detail view of a fan attachment, and Fig. 7 I
represents detail perspective views of the parts employed for manipulating the glasses. The body A of the device consists, usually, of two sections 10 and 11, the section 11 being.
thicker than the section 10, and both sections are provided witha handle portion 12,whereby the device may be readily held in the hand.'
The thicker section 11 is provided with a longitudinal slot l3, which extends from a marginal flange 14: at the upper end of the thicker section to a point near the handle, the space between the terminals of the slot 13 being sufficient to accommodate eyeglasses B of any approved type. The marginal flange 14 of the slot 13, which slot extends from one longitudinal edge to the other of the body of the device, is longer at one longitudinal edge than at the other, and where this'marginal flange 14 is shortest, as. shown in Fig. 3, the eyeglasses B are adapted to find an exit, when and in a horizontal position or in position to be placed before the eyes a lug upon the frame of the glasses will engage with the shorter end of the aforesaid marginal flange l4 and limit the upward movement of the glasses. This lug, which is designated as 14 in the drawings, is adapted to be pivoted upon a pin 16, located at the upper end of the body or case A. This lug 14", extending from the frame of the eyeglasses B, receives a ring 18, through whichthe pin 16 also passes, and, as shown in Fig. 7, this ring is provided with an extension 19. This extension is adapted to receive a pin, and the pin serves as a journal for an angular link 20, which link practically conforms to the curvature of the outer end of the extension of the eyeglass-frame, as shown in Fig. 3, and the link 20 is pivotally attached to a yoke 21, which is usually made of stout'wire and comprises two side members and an upper connecting member 22, which is received by the link 20, together with a lower connecting member 23, and the terminals of the yoke 21 at its bottom portion are carried outward in parallel and close relation, as shown in Fig. 4, and are provided with an attached button 26. The shanks 21 thus formed, to which the button 26 is attached, are passed out through a slot 25, pro
duced in the thinner member 10 of the casing or body A, as shown in Fig. 2, the knob or button 26 extending outside of the said member, so that it may be manipulated by the thumb of the hand which grasps the handle 12 of the body or casing A.
The two members 10 and 11 of the body or casing A are provided upon theirinner faces with parallel grooves (designated, respectively, as 10 and 11 and shown in Fig. 5,) and these grooves extend diagonally from the handle portion of the casing to a point at the rear of the pivotpin 16 for the eyeglass-frame or to a point between the said pivot-pin and the longer member of the upper marginal flange 14:, forming the upper boundary of the slot 13 in the casing, and when the eyeglassframe is located within the body or casing A it enters the space between the members of the yoke 21, as illustrated in Fig. 3. The bottom portion of the frame when it is within the casing engages with the bottom wall of the slot 13, as shown in Fig. 3,in such manner that the said frame cannot be forced out at the side of the slot 13 opposite the side which it enters.
A wide vertical slot 15 is made in the inner face of the handle portion of the thicker section 11 of the body or casing A, and this slot receives a curved spring 27, which is attached to the bottom connecting member of the yoke 21 and serves, by its engagement with the walls of the slot 15, as a friction-lock to hold the yoke, and thereby the eyeglass-frame, in the position to which it has been moved. When the knob 26 is drawn downward, the eyeglass-frame is carried out from the body or casing A, assuming the horizontal position shown in positive lines in Fig. 1 and in dotted lines in Fig. 3, and when the knob is carried upwardthe eyeglass-frame is returned within the body or casing and is concealed. Thus it will be observed that a simple and accurate mechanism is employed for moving the eyeglass-frame to and from the body or casing A and that the movement of the eyeglass-frame may be accomplished by the thumb of the hand holding the body or casing. It will be seen also that the eyeglass-frame may be quickly and efiectually brought to either of the positions stated, as required.
If desired, a fan may be applied to the body or casing A, and this is accomplished through the medium of an attaching-strip 28, which is provided with a keyhole-slot 29 at its upper end and a second slot 30, which may be elongated or otherwise, at its opposite end. The keyhole-slot 29 is adapted to receive a pin 33, which is located upon the upper portionof the thicker member 11 of the body or casing A, while the lower slot 30 receives a pin 31, attached to the same section of the body or casing; but the pin 31 is provided with a button 32, pivoted thereon, and after the pins 31 and 33 have been passed through the slots of the strip 28 the button is carried downward to the position shown in Fig. 1, which position enables the button to have bearing against the bottom portion of the strip and holds it tight to the body or casing A. A fan 34 is attached to the strip 28 in any suitable or approved manner, and the said fan is usu ally provided with a finger-recess 35, which enables the fan to be readily opened, as shown in dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 2. Thus it will be observed that when the lorgnette is not required for the especial purpose for which it is intended the fan may be opened out and utilized, and when the eyeglasses are to be employed the fan may be left in its open position or closed, according to the fancy of the person using it.
Having thus described my invention, '1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. An eyeglass-holder, consisting of a body having an interior chamber, an eyeglassframe pivoted in the said chamber, a slide in the chamber, a link pivotally connected with the slide and with the pivotal portion of the eyeglassframe, and means for operating the said slide, as described.
2. An eyeglass-holder, consisting of a body having an interior chamber, an eyeglassframe pivoted in the said chamber, a yoke having guided sliding movement in said chamber, a link connecting the yoke with the pivotal portion of the eyeglass-frame, and means for operating the said yoke from the exterior of the body, as set forth.
3. An eyeglass-holder, consisting of a body having an interior chamber, an eyeglassframe pivoted in the said chamber at a point near the upper end of said chamber, the said chamber being provided with stops limiting .the upward and inward movement of the said frame, a yoke mounted to slide in the body and extending beyond the outer face thereof, and a link connecting the upper end of the yoke with the pivotal portion of the said eyeglass-frame, as specified. v
4. An eyeglass-holder, consisting of a body having an interior chamber and a slot in one side, an eyeglass-frame pivoted in the said chamber, means for limiting the outward and inward movement of the said frame, a slide in the said body, and having its lower end projecting out through the said slot and provided with a button, and a link connection between the yoke and the pivotal portion of the eyeglass-frame, as set forth.
5. In an eyeglass-holder, a body having an interior chamber, an eyeglass-frame pivoted in the said chamber, means for limiting the outward and inward movement of the eyeglass-frame, a yoke having a link connection with the pivotal portion of the eyeglass-frame, which yoke is located within the chamber and receives the eyeglass-frame between its members when the frame is carried within the said chamber, guides for the yoke, and means for imparting end movement to the yoke at a point outside of the said body.
6. In an eyeglass-holder, the combination with a chambered body, of an eyeglass-frame pivoted in the chamber of the body, a slide in the body and having its lower end extending out beyond the same, a link connecting the slide with the eyeglass-frame, and a friction-lock for said slide, substantially as described.
7. In an eyeglass-holder, the combination with a chambered and slotted body, and an eyeglass-frame pivoted therein, of a yoke having guided sliding movement in the body, the lower end of the yoke projecting out through the slot of the body and provided with a button, and an angular link connecting the yoke with the pivotal portion of the eyeglass-frame, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CARL FREDERICK KABISOH,
J. FRED. AOKER, EVERABD BoL'roN MARSHALL.