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Publication numberUS853236 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1907
Filing dateMay 31, 1906
Priority dateMay 31, 1906
Publication numberUS 853236 A, US 853236A, US-A-853236, US853236 A, US853236A
InventorsJohn H Goss, Adrian F Wolff
Original AssigneeScovill Manufacturing Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Box for watch-movements.
US 853236 A
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No. 853,236.- Y PATBNTBD MAY 14, 1907. LH, Goss & A. RwoLFP.


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Patented May 14,1907.

Application led May 31,1906. Serial No. 319.506.

T0 @ZZ whom, t may concern:

Be it known that we, JOHN H. Goss and ADRIAN F. WOLFF, citizens of the United States, residing at I/Vaterbury, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a certain new and useful Imrovement in Boxes for Watch-Movements, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of this invention is to provide a metal receptacle for the transportation and handling of watch movements before they are put in their cases.

Numerous devices of this same general character have been heretofore patented and used, and in this aspect the present invention is in the nature of an improvement.

The invention consists of a movement box having telescoping portions provided with inserted ends, a rest and a spring `seat or clamp for engaging a projecting portion, flange or plate on the 'watch movement to hold the movement in a cushioned manner within the box.

The invention also includes means for holding the inserted ends in the box, all as we will proceed now more particularly to set forth and finally claim.

In the accompanying drawings, illustrating the invention, in the several figures of which like parts are similarly designated, Figure 1 is a transverse section, greatly enlarged, of the glazed movement box detached. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a section like Fig. 1 but on a smaller scale, and showing the watch movement in position therein. Fig. 4 is a plan view olthe spring. Fig. 5 is an elevation of the spring. Fig. 6 is a cross-section of the casing showing the movement box therein in elevation. Fig. 7 is a plan view of the bottom of the casing. Fig. 8 is an inverted plan view of the top of the casing.

The movement box comprises a cylindrical shell 1 having its upper edge provided with an inturned Iiange 2 which forms a rest for some projecting portion or plate or other member 3 of the watch movement 4, the body of which is suspended from said flange 2 within the cylindrical shell 1, has an opening for the insertion of a transparent or other plate, and as indicated in Fig. 3. The opposite end of the shell is provided with a shoulder 5 which forms a seat for a ring or washer 6, and beyond this shoulder the shell is projected at 7 and provided with an inturned lip or flange 8, thus forming a double shoulder. Within the recess between the shoulder 5 and flange 8 is arranged a piece or plate of glass 9, and this glass is held in contact with the ring 6 by means of a split spring ring 10 which is sprung in under the liange 8, and

thereby firmly holds the glass in place. The

glass may be replaced by any other trans-A parent material or by a translucent or an opaque material. The ring 10 is preferably wedge-shape in cross-section.

Another shell 11 of sufficiently larger djaineter than shell 1 to telescope over it, constitutes the other member of the movement box, and this shell 11 likewise has an opening for the insertion of a transparent or other plate 15, similar to plate 9, and adjacent to said opening is a double shoulder 12 in which is seated an annular spring, said spring comprising a flange 13 resting upon the shoulder 12, and the inwardly projecting or convergent spring-fingers 14. Upon the flange 13 is arranged the piece or plate 15, of glass or other material, and this plate is held in place by means of a split spring ring 16 also preferably wedge-shape in cross-section, sprung into place beneath an inturned lip or flange 17 at the upper edge of the shell 11.

As will be observed, between the shoulder 12 and the lip or flange 17 is a recess, as in the case of the shell 1, for the reception of the plate 15 and the ring 16. It is to be observed that the spring 13, 14, does not support the plate 15, but on the contrary, the shoulder 12 of the shell 11 supports both the spring and the plate. Next to and below the spring-fingers 14 is a ring 18 which is supported loosely upon any suitable projection '19, such as indentations, extending inwardly from the shell 11, and this ring 18 rests upon the dial or upper part of the projecting portion or plate or other member 3 of the watch movement. The ring 18 and spring-fingers 14, constitute a cushion for yieldingtly holding the watch movement in position on its seat on the flange 2 in such way that while the movement is held rigidly under ordinary circumstances, its cushion will yield under extraordinary circumstances.

The two shells are connected, when tele- TOO scoped together, by means of bayonet joints 20.

The double shoulder on each end of the box serves as a set edge for the inserted plate and keeps it from lateral motion; and it also allows space Afor the wedging action of' the spring-ring to overlap the plate, and to take careof variation in thickness of the plates.

The ring or washer 6 affords a perfect seat for the plate and makes the joint more nearly dust proof.

The casing comprises two telesco ic members, one of them 21, having rivete or otherwise fastened in its bottom a spider-like plate 22, the alternate arms 23 having the upwardly projecting spring-fingers 24 which are adapted to grip the projecting portion 7 of the vmovement box with suil'licient firmness to hold the movement box against accidental displacement when the cover of the box is removed, and to prevent the jarring of the movement box against inner sides of casing, and the other arms 25 being bent up in the bottom of the casing so as to constitute springs to press the movement box upwardly and into engagement with the spring-fingers 24. The other member 26 of the casing has fixed in it a spider-like spring 27 whose ends 28 are slightly bent, as shown more particularly in Fig. 6, so as to grasp the upper member of the movement box. The two casing members are also provided with means for connecting them, suchr as three, more or less, bayonet joints, the lug-member 29 of which is shown in Fig. 7, and the groovemember 3() of which is shown in Fig. 8.

When the movement box is assembled in its casing, and the casing members are looked together b y their bayonet joints or other connecting means, the springs in the two members of the casing exert sullicient pressure upon the top and bottom of the movement box to hold it in position and prevent its dislocation and also to take up shocks. These springs also serve to center the movement box within the casing. rlhis casing, however, is not herein claimed, but is reserved for a companion case of even date herewith, and any other form of casing may be used to receive the watch movement box.

What we claim is 1 1. A watch movement box, having removable end plates, inner shoulders on the ends of the box to receive and support said plates,

outer shoulders beyond the inner shoulders and having overhanging flanges, and spring rings of wedge-shape in cross-section s rung in beneath the ilanges and above the p ates.

2. ln a box for watch movements, a shell having a shoulder, a ring or washer arranged on sai shoulder, a plate of glass or other suitable material on said ring, a s ring ring of wedge-shape in cross-sectlon p aced outside of the plate and upon it, and an inturned iiange on the shell engaging the spring ring.

3. ln a box for watch movements, a shell having an inner shoulder, a ring arranged on said shoulder, a plate of glass or other suitable material on said ring, a s rin ring of wedge-shape in cross-section place outside of the plate and upon it, an outside shoulder next to the inner shoulder and having an inturned flange for engaging the spring ring, a movement-sup orting liange on -the other end of said she l, and a cover.

4. ln a box for watch movements, a shell having a shouldered outer end, a ring having spring-fingers arranged and sup orted'upon the shouldered portion of' the she l, a plate of glass or other suitable material supported upon the s ring-linger ring, and a ring engaging the she l to secure the plate in place.

5. In a box forwatch movements, a shell on which the movement is su ported, and a cover for said shell having a oose ring, projections on the cover to support said ring, a spring bearing upon the opposite 'side of said ring, and means to hold the spring in place in the cover. j

6. A .watch movement box, having an o ening Jfor the insertion of a transparent pate, a double shoulder seat in said opening for said plate having an inwardly projecting flange near the outer end of the box, and a spring ring of wedge shape in cross-section adapted to be inserted through said opening and sprung in between the plate and 'flange to enga ye said flange and to overlap and clamp the p ate against said seat.

ln testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 25th day of May A. D;





Correction in Letters Patent No. 853,236

It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent N o. 853, the application of John Goss and Adrian F. Wolfi', an improvement in Boxes for Watch-Movements, a

specification requiring correction,

as follows: In lines 50-52,

236, granted May 14, 1907, upon n error appears in the printed Waterbury, Connecticut, for

page1, the Words has an opening for theinsertion of a transparent or other plate, and should be stricken out and inserted after the Word shell in line 53, Letters Patent should be read with this correction the to the record of the oase in the Patent Oce.

Signed and sealed this 9th day of July, A. D., 1907.

[SEAL] same page; and that the said rein that the same may conform E. B. MOORE, Commz'ssz'oner of Patents.

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