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No. 849,164. PATENTED APR. 2, 1907,
PEARL NECKLACE. APPLICATION FILED AUG.17, 190s.
IINITED STATES PATENT @FFIQE. BERNHARD ROEDE, o yvEsr HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aprli 2, 1907.
Application filed August 1'7, 1906. Serial No. 331,020.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BERNHARD RoEDE, a citizen of the United States, residing in West Hoboken, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Pearl Necklaces, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved pearl necklace whereby in case of the breaking of the cord on which the pearls or other component parts of the necklace are strung they are not scattered and subjected to loss, but retained on the cord without slipping off from the same.
Necklaces made from costly pearls were heretofore protected against loss of pearls by the breakage of the silk cords connecting them by having knots in the cord between the individual pearls. This arrangement permitted, in case of the breakage of the cord, the dropping of one single pearl only, which in most cases could be found and restored. The objection to these necklaces, however, is that the knots between the pearls were visible and caused a slight separation between the pearls, which was objectionable,
as it impaired the ornamental appearance of the necklace.
The object of this invention is to furnish a necklace in which the pearls are protected against loss in case of breakage of the string ing material in such a way that the appearance of the necklace is not impaired in any manner, as the pearls are strung up closely together, while the scattering and loss of the pearls in case of the breakage of the cord is effectively prevented.
For this purpose the invention consists of a necklace in which the pearls or other component parts are provided at one or both ends with an enlarged opening in line with their bores and strung upon a cord or other suitable material provided with knots located in the enlarged cord-ties or drill-holes of the pearls or other component parts.
I11 the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my pearl necklace. Fig. 2 is a portion of samedrawn on a large scale. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal section of Fig. 2; and Figs. 4 and 5 are vertical sections through a pearl, drawn on a larger scale and showing the center bore of the same, respectively, with an enlarged drill-hole at one end or at both ends.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the drawings.
Referring to the drawings, a represents the silk or other cord of a pearl necklace on which the pearls b b or other parts of the necklace are strung. The pearls b are provided in the usual manner with a longitudinal bore 5, which is enlarged at one or both ends, so as to have enlarged drill holes or cavities 6 The cord at is passed in stringing up the pearls successively through the bores on the same, and after one pearl is strung up a knot a is tied in the cord and located in the enlarged drill hole or cavity 6 of the neXt pearl, which is then strung upon the cord, as shown in Fig. 3. In this manner after all the pearls are strung up each individual pearl is retained on the connecting-cord of the necklace without exposing the knots a to view. In case of breakage of the cord only one pearl can be dropped, while the remaining pearls are prevented from slipping oif the cord and getting scattered and lost.
The drill holes or cavities are arranged at one end, as shown in Fig. 4, or at both ends, as shown in Fig. 5, so that the stringing of the pearls may be accomplished in one or the opposite direction, as desired, or knots may be placed on the ends of each pearl, which would obviate even the loss of a single pearl in case the break should happen to be between two of the component parts of the necklace. The enlargement of the ends of the center bore Z) of the pearls can be made at the time when the bores are drilled by passing one or both ends of the pearl onto a larger-sized drill. When the necklace is finished, the retaining-knots a on the cord are covered up by the pearls, which are strung closely together, so that the attractive appearance of the necklace is preserved, while the protection against the loss of pearls by the breaking of the connecting-cord is effectively retained.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A pearl or other necklace consisting of a connecting-cord provided With knots, and bores in which the knots of the connecting- 1o pearls, or other component parts, provided cord are located. With a center bore having an enlarged drill In testimony that I claim the foregoing as hole or cavity at one end of the bore. I my invention I have signed my name in pres- 2. A pearl or other necklace consisting of a ence of tWo subscribing Witnesses.
connecting-cord provided With knots on the BERN HARD ROEDE. same, and a phn'ality of pearls, each provided lVitnesses: with a longitudinal center bore and an en- PAUL GOEPEL,
larged drill hole or cavity at each end of the HENRY J. SUHRBIER.