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.UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEicE.
ALONZO HAY-NES, OF JACKSON, AND JOHN F. MARTIN, ALBION, i
MICHIGAN; SAID HAYNES ASSIGN OR OF HIS RIGHT TO ALBERT W. AUSTIN, OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 1, 1905. Serial No. 258,339.
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Be it known that We', ALONZO HAYNES, residing at Jackson, in the county of Jackson, and JOHN F. MARTIN, residing at Albion, in the county ofCalhoun, State of Michigan, citizens of the United States, have invented a new and useful Wire Article, of which the following is a specication.
This invention relates generally to wire articles, and particularly to that class embodying a plurality of pivotally-connected sections or members that byhaving their positions changed relatively to each other are capable of presenting a variety of designs to adapt the article for numerous uses-such, for instance, as a flower-holder, a fruit-holder, a waste-paper basket, a clothes-hamper, a cakedish, a teapot-stand, or various other designs too numerous to mention.
The object of the present invention is to combine the parts of the article in such manner as to permit of their being readily adjusted without danger -of separation to secure the desired design.
INith the above and other objects in view, as will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction and combination of parts of a Wire article, as lwill be hereinafter fully described andclaimed.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like characters of reference indicate correspondinguparts, Figure 1 is a view in side elevation eX 'biting the article adjusted to form a fruit-basket. Figs. 2 and 3 are detail views of the joint employed in connecting the body members.
The article of the present invention in this instance is shown as consisting of three arsembling members 1, 2, and 3 and a plurality of body-forming members 4, the assembling members and body-forming members being counter parts of each other, and thus capable of being interchanged, if desired. The
assembling members are formed with wire in the shape of a circle, and their terminals are united y being looped or hooked together,
as usual, although, if preferred, they may be lapped and soldered or brazed, and as this will be obvious detailed illustration thereof v ing alternately projected inward and out-.
whereby the connection between the body andv end members and assembling members is rendered more stable. The body `members are connected for hinged movement relatively to each other by metallic bands 7, each being provided at one end with a tongue 8 to engage a recess 9 in the other end and to be soldered therein When the band is secured around the member. f i
By the manner of combining the elements as herein described they will be positively held against accidental separation in use and will at the same time be free for pivotal movements relatively to each other, so that the adjustment of the device to produce dif-` ,.Ward relatively to the assembling members,
ferent designs may readily and quickly be efi fected and the parts be maintained in the position to which they are shifted.
1. A Wire article embodying'a plurality of assembling members, body members having their terminals pivotally connected with the assembling members, and means for connecting the intermediate portions of the body members, consisting of bands adapted to encircle the members, one end of each of the bands being provided with a tongue and the other end with a recess to receive the tongue.
2. A wire article embodying a plurality' of assembling members, bodymembers having their terminals pivotally connected with the assembling members, means for connecting the intermediate portions of the body members, consisting of bands adapted to encircle as our own We have hereto affixed our sgna- 1o the members, each band bemg provided atv tures 1n the presence of tWo Witnesses.
one end with a tongue and at the other end With a recess to receive the tongue, and end bod members having their terminals iv- I Otel y connected with the outer assemb ing members and held out of Contact with the like terminals of the body members.
In testimony that We claim the foregoing his ALONZO kI-IAYNES. JOHN F. MrARTrN.
BURTON Ross, ARZA W. MOCUTOHEON.