US 727204 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAY 5, 1903.
A. W. ROGERS; SPEGTACLE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED-JUNE 28, 1902.
8111mm A. I14 Pad e115,
UNITED STATES Patented May 5, 1903.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 727,204, dated May 5,1903. Application filed June 8, 1902 Serial No. 113,667. 1N0 mode -l citizen of the United States, residing at Fort Myers, in the county of Lee and State of Florida, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spectacle-Holders,of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to clip devices for holding spectacles upon the person of the wearer when same are not being used. The device embodies an article of simple construction, easy of manufacture, and very efiicient for the purpose for which it is employed.- The clips generally in use allow of accidental displacement of the spectacles, causing much expense in repairing if they are broken or rebuying of the spectacles if the escape from the holder is not noted and the same are lost.
For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for efiecting the result reference is to be had to the following description and drawings hereto attached.
\Vhile the essential and characteristic features of the invention are susceptible of modification, still the preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings,' in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the spectales in position in the holder. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the holder, on an enlarged scale, the spectacles not being shown. Fig. 4 is a rear elevation of the holder.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The device consists,essentially, of the guide 1, the reversely-situated loops 2 audit, and the catch-pin 4. The guide 1 is, composed of two approximately semicircular bars connect;
ed at their ends to the curved portions 51;,
The said bars a're'spaced apart and extend parallel with each other throughout their length. The catch-pin t is of common construction and secured to the rear bar of the guide in any suitable manner, preferably at the upper part thereof. bar of the guide 1 are the loops 2 and 3. Any desirable fastening means, solder being pre- Secured also to the aforesaid rear ferred and illustrated, is employed. The loops 2 and 3 are formed from a single piece of material, metal being preferred, and lie above the space between the front and rear bars of the guide 1. A temple-clip 6 extends from the front loop or spring portion 3, being a continuation of the strip of metalfrom which the loops 2 and 3 are formed. In forming the said holder the metallic strip is bent into two loops of approximately the same size in crosssection, and then a small loop is made, the lattericonstituting the temple-clip 6 aforementioned. The rear loop or clip 2 receives the bridge-piece 7 of the spectacles, and the front loop forms a spring portion 3. The bridgepiece is inserted between the two bars of the guide and springs into its respective clip 2 and is held therein. The temples are then slipped into the clip 6. It will be seen that the spectacles are now positively locked from displacement in the clips,-since the bridge-clip 2 prevents any upward movement, and the temple-clips correspondingly acting on the temples 8 prevent any downward movement which would allow of the escapeof the bridgepiece from within its clip. The device possesses many obviousadvantages, and the construction is liable of modification without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
The spectacles are held firmly in place in the clip portions of the holder -and are not adapted to have any swinging play which might result in breaking or loss of same.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. In a holder of the character described, reverse clips adapted to receive the bridgepiece and temples of the spectacles, and a guide disposed at right angles to the said clips, the latter being secured approximately at a central point upontlie guide, substantially as set forth.
2. In a holder for spectacles, reverse clips adapted to receive the bridge-piece and temples of the spectacles, said clips being connected by an intermediate spring-loop, a guide for directing the movement of the bridge-piece within its respective loop and disposed about at a right angle to the abovementioned clips, substantially as set forth.
3. In a spectacle-holder, a guide, holding ICO rear bar of the guide, said clips being disposed approximately above the space between the bars of the guide, and a catch-pin attaching the holder, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ANDREW W. ROGERS.
WALTER F. MIcKLE, WILLIAM R. WASHBURN.