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Publication numberUS746844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1903
Filing dateOct 7, 1902
Priority dateOct 7, 1902
Publication numberUS 746844 A, US 746844A, US-A-746844, US746844 A, US746844A
InventorsMary Alice Jordan
Original AssigneeMary Alice Jordan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 746844 A
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No. '746,844'. PATENTED 13130.15, 1903.




No MoDL. l" In? UNITED STATES i Patented December 15, 17903.`



SPECIFICATION forming peet ef Lettere Patent Ne. 746,844, dated December 15, 1903.

Application filed October '7, 1902.'

To a/ZZ whom I? may con/cern,.-

Be it known that I, MARY ALICE JORDAN, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the city of Vashington, iu thev District of Columbia, have invented certain Knew and useful Improve-ments in Eyeglass- Holders, of which the following is a specication.

This invention relates to an improvementl in that class of eyeglass-holders which are' adapted to be secured to a ladys waist; and the object of my invention is to provide a simple form of holder which shall be capableof being secured in the hair as well as onto a dress.

Prior to my invention 'it has been common to employ an eyeglassholder capable of being secured to the dress only, and when such a holder is used it is customary to employ a second holder of the hair-pin variety to supplement the other holder. Y V

It is my purpose to provide one holder ,to perform the services of both of the holders now 1n use.

My invention therefore consists of au eyeglass-holder provided with means, as a hook, by which the glasses may be held, and with means capable of securing the device both to the dress and in the hair.

My invention further consists in the novel construction, arrangement, and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter more particularly described and then definitely claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, which represent the preferable, though not necessary, embodiment of my invention, Figure 1 is a front elevation. Fig. 2 is a real-view. Fig.

3 is a top plan showing the teeth or securingl pins closed. Fig. 4 is a similar view of the teeth and securingpins held open. Fig. 5 is a vertical section through the line d h of Fig. 3.

Referring now to the details of the drawings by numerals, 1 indicates a spindle around which the otherparts'of my device are arranged, and this spindle has an enlarged upper end 2, formed to simulate the head of a butteriiy. To this head is secured a ring 3, to which is connected the usual chain 4 for connection with the eyeglasses.

`On the spindlel I pivot two plates 5 and 6,

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each of which is formed withl ears 5a and 6", which are perforated to lit over the said spin'- dle l, so as to turn'thereon in"a1n1anner somewhat similar to that in which the leaves of a hinge turn. e

Surrounding the spindle 1 a I tween the ears 534 and 6a is a coi one end of which passes through N as shown at 9, 'and the other-passes through the plate 6, as shown atlO. This: 'spring is for the purpose of holding the parts in the positions shown at Fig. 3, and toprfeyeut the spring frommoving the plates and 'too far I form the rear edges of said plates sof as toV abut against each other, as shown at 11'.'

To-the rear side of each of the platesiaud '6 I secure a plurality of teeth or sechring means 12 and 13, which are speciallyfcoipstrueted to lap over each other, as show n' in Fig. 3, for the purpose hereinafter described- In order to form the support for holding the eyeglasses when not in use, I employfa hook 15, which may he similar to thehooks now in use, although when used on a butteriiy form of holder the face of the hook will he formed to simulate the body of the buttery.

The rear of this hook is bent upwardly and formed into acurved plate 16, which eectually hides the spring 8 from view. The upper end of this plate is formed with au ear 17, perforated to t over the spindle 8, so as and 2O riveted to the plates 5 and 6, and said plates 19 and 2O are formed and ornamented to have the appearance of the wings of the butterfly. It will be obvious from an inspection of Figs. 3 and 4 that by grasping the two plates 19 and 2O with the thumb and index linger the plates may be moved on their pivot 1 so as to open the teeth or securing-pins 12 and 13, and the coiled spring 8 is of sucient strength .to return said parts to their normal positions as soon as the inward pressure on the plates 19 and 2O is relieved.

It follows from the construction described that when the user desires to secure the holder -to a dress or in the hair all that is necessary to do is to grasp the plates 19 and 20 with sufficient pressure to open the teeth or securing-pins, and then by placing the said teeth in a proper position against a dress or against a strand of hair the teeth may be secured to the dress or hair by simply releasing the plates 19 and 20.

I regard the formation of the teeth or securing means as very important, for the reason that they must be so situated with respect to each other as to grasp a thick strand of hair as well as to readily puncture a piece of smooth dress goods. I therefore form the teeth or securing means with very sharp points, which lap over each other and when closed touch each other on their horizontal t surfaces, so as to prevent-the hair from escaping from the teeth and thus permitting the holder to drop olf.

I am familiar with the fact that it has heretofore been proposed to form an eyeglassholder with two springy hooks or points to engage the dress, as may be seen in Patent No. 526,519. I am also aware of holders like that wholly ineective if used for securinga holder to the hair. I therefore do not claim these as my invention, but regard my holder as essentially dierent therefrom. At the same time I desire it understood that I do not limit my claims to the precise form shown in the drawings and herein described, as the form shown is merely my preferable embodiment.

What I claim as new is- 1. As a new article of manufacture, an eyeglass-holder comprising a pivotal pin having its upper end representing a head; plates pivoted on said pivotal pin and formed to represent wings and having teeth on their rear sides, and a hook located between said plates and simulating a bodyand formed to have the glasses hooked thereon; substantially as described.

2. As a new article of manufacture, an eyeglass-holder comprising a pivotal pin having its upper end representing a head; plates pivoted on said pivotal pin and formed to represent wings and having teeth on their rear sides, said teeth overlapping and being in close contact with each other whereby they are adapted both to secure the holder to a dress and to a strand of hair, and a hook located between said plates and simulating a body and 4formed to have the glasses hooked thereon; substantially as described.

Signed by me this 4th day of October, 1902.




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US2876513 *Nov 8, 1954Mar 10, 1959Mcintosh William HArticle holder
US5794312 *Feb 15, 1995Aug 18, 1998O'mahony; Sean PatrickFor supporting and securing objects
Cooperative ClassificationA44C1/00