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Publication numberUS782313 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1905
Filing dateSep 15, 1904
Priority dateSep 15, 1904
Publication numberUS 782313 A, US 782313A, US-A-782313, US782313 A, US782313A
InventorsSamuel Zirinsky
Original AssigneeSamuel Zirinsky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

PATBNTED PEB. 14, 1905.



Arrmourou Hun ssn. 15. 1904.

UNITED STATES Patented February 14, 1905.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 782,313, dated February 14, 1905, Application nea september 15, 1904. serial No. 224,518.

To rtl/Z whom t may concern.-

Be it known that I, SAMUEL ZIRINsKY, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at 89 Norfolk street, borough of Manhattan, city of New York, county and State of New Y York, have invented a new and useful Imposition and to prevent the same from slippingin the-puncture-hole of the ear-lobe.

The invention consists mainly of the setting, the stem, and nut, and a link pivoted to the setting and passing over the stem,

ln the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specilication, Figure 1 is a front view. Fig. 2 is a detail vertical longitudinal section on the line 2 2 of Fig. l of the setting and the means for attaching it to the ear. Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing the various elements disconnected. Fig. 4 is a view on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2, the stem and connecting-link being shown in section;'and Fig. 5 is a view on the line 5 5 of Fig. 2.

1 designates a setting of any desired type having the transverse pintle 2 journaled in its Wall. Upon this pintle is mounted .the stern 3, having a threaded end 4 to receive an interiorly-tlneaded nut 5, having a concave centering-surface 6, adapted to press against the end of a curved link 8.

The setting 1 has formed on its under side a pair of spaced-apart apertured lugs 7, between which is swiveled the connecting-link 8, formed in a single piece of wire in the following manner: The wire is bent upon itself or doubled and has its bent end 9 in the form of a loop to'pass over the stem 3, and its free ends are iiattenedand apertured at 11, a pintle'12 passing through the apertures in the lugs 7 and the ends of the link 8, thus forming a swivel-point for the latter. The flattened ends 11 are also formed with stops Vor lugs 13, which bear against the base of the setting 1 and limit the degree of pivotal motion of the stem 8 and setting upon the pintle 12.

In practice the link 8 has its looped end 9 passed over the stem 8 after the latter has been passed through the lobe of the ear, and the stem is then secured by the nut 5. It is obvious that the lobe will thus be held between the end 9 of the link 8 andthe setting, the nut 5 securing against displacement, and the stops 18 will prevent any pivotal motion of the setting against the link dueto gravity, and hence any slipping of the structure in the puncture-hole of the ear, an occurrence which frequently causes inconvenience to the wearer. j

It is obvious that various minor changes may be made without departing from the spirit ofmy invention. For instance, as shown in Fig. 1, the link 8 may have its free.ends welded together and flattened, thereby having only one free end instead of two, as in Fig. 4, and numerous other changes (not shown) are also possible. stead of one setting, as shown, any number may be employed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In an ear-ring, the combination of a set- It is also obvious that in# ting, a transverse bar journaled at the center ofthe rear of the setting, a threaded stern mounted on said bar, a nut screwing on said stem.

2. An ear-ring comprising a setting,a transverse bar journaled in its base, astern mounted on said bar, a nut threaded `upon the end of said stem, and a link attached to the setting and extending above said stem adjacent the nut.

3. An ear-ring comprising a setting,a transverse bar journaled in its base, a stem mounted on said bar, fastening means threaded upon the end of said stem, and means carried by said setting for sustaining the. setting against pivotal movement relatively to the stem.

4. Anear-ring comprising a setting,a transverse har journaled in its base, astem mountand stops formed upon the swiveled end ofv ed thereupon, a nut threaded upon the end of the link. A said stem, and a link' pivoted to the base of In testimony whereof I, SAMUEL ZIRINSKY, said setting and extending above the Stem adhave signed my name to this specification, in

5 jacent to the nut thereon. the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this I 5 5. An ear-ring comprisingasetting,a trans- 12th day of September, 1904. verse bar journaled in the base thereof, a stem SAMUEL ZIRINSKY. mounted thereupon, a nut threaded on the Y Witnesses:

end of said stem, a link swiveled to the base OSCAR MARKS, IO of said setting-and formed with a looped end BENJ. F. IsAAos.

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US5487280 *Oct 4, 1994Jan 30, 1996Cotillion, Inc.Convertible earring
US6314758 *Mar 16, 2000Nov 13, 2001Proje Co., Ltd.Double-purpose earlobe ornaments usable as stud and earring
International ClassificationA44C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C7/00, A44C7/006
European ClassificationA44C7/00, A44C7/00F4