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Publication numberUS851327 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1907
Filing dateJan 7, 1905
Priority dateJan 7, 1905
Publication numberUS 851327 A, US 851327A, US-A-851327, US851327 A, US851327A
InventorsFrank J Thompson
Original AssigneeFrank J Thompson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 851327 A
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10.851,327. PATENTED APR. 2s, 1907. F. J. THOMPSON.



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No. 851,327. Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 7, 1905. Serial No. 240,053.

Patented April 23, 1907'.

the back unless sui'licient force be exerted to push the portion ai out of the said opening as shown in Fig. 4. To remove or release articles i'rom the enclosed space between the tongue portion a and the back, it is necessary to pull the tongue outwardly as indicated in Fig. l. The spring tension ol the Be it known that I, FRANK J. THOMPSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fargo, in the county of Cass and State of North Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Im roveinents in Eyeglass-Holders, of which t e following is a specification.

This invention relates to a device for supe tongue will be sullicient to overcome any porting eye glasses, watches or other articles outward pull that would result merely l'roin which it may be desired to have hang pendl the weight ol the article suspended on the ent from the apparel of the wearer so that holder. It will be a )parent that the pin c they may be constantly in sight and always and keeper c1 by which the holder is attached to the apparel of the `user olZ this device, may

ready for use or examination.

The especial object oi the improvements be secured to the back oi the holder in any approved manner. In F ig. 3 I have shown hereinafter shown is to provide a hanger or holder of this description lrom which the arone method by which the pin and keeper are secured in place, in which oops c2, c3, are cut ticle cannot be accidentally detached no niatl ter what position the wearer may assume, from the metal ol the holder, and embrace and yet from' which articles may be easily i the fixed ends ofthe pin and keeper respecand quickly removed when it becomes desiri tively. By adding solder at the )Oints of l these loops, the holding power of t 1e latter To all whom it may concern.' I

able to do so.

A further object is to so construct such a will be re-inforced, as will be readily understood. It will also be apparent that the device that it may be cheaply manufactured and prove durable in use. tongue need not be formed integrally with Having these and other objects of general the back portion of the holder but may conutility in viewvIhave invented the hanger or sist of a separate piece oi suitable spring holder shown in the accompanying drawing metal secured to the back portion in any apin a preferred form in the following views proved manner.

Figure l shows my improved holder in Having thus described my invention what front elevation with eye-glasses attached I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

thereto; Fig. 2 is a front perspective of the holder alone on a larger scale Fig. 3 is a rear An eye-glass holder consisting of Hat spring perspective view of the hanger alone, and metal having a back-portion, and a tongiu.`

Fig. 4 shows in edge view the release position extending from said back-portion, from one end thereof, and having a part thereof parof the hanger, Fig. 5 is a vertical section through the holder. allel with the back-portion, the end ol said Referring to the drawings in detail, it will parallel part being bent toward the back-porbe seen that my holder consists of a piece of tion and thence downwardly to lorm an exthin flat spring metal cut to forni a back portension with its end turned outwardly betion A and a tongue al integral therewith. yond the plane of the back-portion, and the The back ispreferably bent slightly, to form back-portion formed with an elongated slot, a shield for the pin c and keeper cl secured to I said slot and tongue-extension being olE such its rear side and has cut therein a rectangular length relatively to each other that said. exopening or recess c2. The tongue portion is tension may have an inward movement narrower than the back, and is bent upwardly through the slot when pressed inwardly, subsubstantially parallel with the back as at a", stantially as described. then extended inwardly toward the latter as l In testimony whereof I ailix my signature at a4, then downwardly as at a5, and with the in presence of two witnesses: extreme end of the extension a5 bent out- FRANK J. THOMPSON. wardly as at a6. The portion a5 projects into Vitnesses: the rectangular opening a2 thus blocking the f J. C. MOKENDRY, passage of articles between the tongue and I A. M. SOHLAUsER.

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Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02, Y10S248/902