US 806632 A
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PATENTED DEC. 5
0. BREBR. I WATCH GUARD. APPLIFOATION FILED JAN. 30, 1905.
PATENT- o FIoE,
CARL BREER, oFLos ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.-
No. 806,632. I
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 5, 1905.
1 Application filed January 30, 1905. Serial No. 243,432.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, CARL BREER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Watch-Guards, of which the following is a specification.
. The object of my invention is to provide a handy and reliable device to prevent the watch from accidentally slipping out of the pocket and also to prevent its being taken out surreptitiously. I accomplish these objects by means of the device described herein and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is an enlarged detail elevation of my watch-guard secured to the ring of a watch in its normal position in the pocket, grasping the fabric which constitutes the front of the pocket. Fig. 2 is an enlarged side elevation of my device in the position which it assumes when the watch is being removed from the pocket. Fig. 3 is. a vertical section taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction in dicated by the arrow. Fig. 4 is a modifica tion thereof. I
In the drawings, 1 represents a watch, and 2 the ring thereof, to which my watch-guard is attached by means of the ring 3. My watchguard consists of the main'body portion or book 4, on the return-bend of which is carried the eyelet 5, to'which the watch chain or fob is removably attached. On the upper end of the guard-hook is rigidly affixed the spring 6, which extends downwardly and carries at the bottom end thereof the pin 7, to which the ring 8 is secured. Pivotally mounted on the pin 7 is mounted the fabric-engaging pawl 9. The pin 10 extends through the pawl, each end of which projects outwardly and forms the upper bearing for the pawl. The shank 11 is bifurcated, as shown in Fig. 3, each mem-' ber of which extends downwardly andhas at the lower end thereof a return-bend 12, forming means to movably engage the projecting ends of the lugs 1-0. V In its normal position the guard will remain as shown in Fig. 1; but when the thumb and finger are placed one on the spring 6 and the other on-the portion marked 4 of the hook and the thumb and finger pressed together the pawl will be thrown into the position shown in Fig. 2 and permit the removal of the watch from the pocket; but when the watch-guard is in its normal position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4, it cannot be removed from the pocket gether and throwing the sameinto'the position shown in Fig. 2, when it can be easily removed. This. device will prevent the watch from falling out of the pocket and prevent any one from taking it out of the pocket without the knowledge of the party carrying the watch, and it will thereby form a safe and fob or chain. The downwardly-projecting free end of the hook'13 projects outwardly and adapts it to be easily passed over the fabric 14 of the pocket. In the modified form of guard illustrated in Fig. 4 pin 7 is loose in the end of spring 6 and the lugs 10 are adapted to turn merely in th lower end of the bifurcated shank l1. 1
I have shown and claimed my device as adapted for use on watch fobs or chains; but .it may be adapted for many other uses in whicha handy device is required to detachably secure one object to the other and to prevent them from coming accidentally apart.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is Y '1. A watch-guard comprising a hook, a pawl pivotally connected to the hook, a spring attached to the upper. bend of the hook and projecting downwardly parallel with the hook outside of the hook.
2'. A watch-guard, comprising a hook having means for attachment thereto of a watch chain or fob, a pawl pivoted to the hook, a spring attached to the upper bend of the hook and'projecting downwardly parallel with the hook and its freeend pivoted-to the pawl, the pawl; having lugs by which it is pivoted to the hoo 3. A watch-guard, comprising a hook having means for attachment'thereto of a watch chain-or fob, a pawl pivoted to the hook, a
and projecting downwardly parallel with the hook and its free end pivoted to the pawl, the pawl having lugs by which it is pivoted to the hook, and means pivoted to amend of the pawl for attachment to the ring of a watch.
4. The herein-described watch-guard comprising a hook 4, a spring 6 secured to the handyattachment for placement on the watch and its free end pivoted to the pawl at a point f spring attached to the upper bend of the hook without pressing the spring and the hook-tehook at one end and provided with a bifurcated shank, a pawl pivotally connected with the hook, and bifurcated shank, said pawl having projecting lugs by which it is pivoted to the hook and a pin connected to an end of the pawl and shank, and means connected with the pin for attaching the guard o the ring of a watch.
In witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 23d day of 10 January, 1905.
HENRY T. HAZARD, l G. E. HARPHAM.