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MM www@ N0 .s68,941. PATENTED 0011.22. 1907. -0.E.REDPBRN.
SAFETY WATCH POCKET.
APPLIUATION FILED Nov. 7, 190e.
@mi im @om UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES E. REDFERN, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 22, 1907.
Application dled November 7, 1906. Serial No. 342,421.
has for its objects to provide a comparatively simple,
inexpensive device of `this character which will insure absolute safety in carrying the watch, one which provides for ready inspection of the time without removing the rwatch from the receptacle, and one wherein the watch will be-securely fastened and cushioned within the receptacle, thus obviating undue movement of and injury to the watch.
With these and other objects in view, the invention comprises the novel featuresof construction and combination of parts more fully hereinafter described.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying the invention and showing the same applied to a belt. Fig. 2 is a rear face view of the receptacle. f, Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 and showing a watch arranged in the receptacle and the latter'positioned on the belt. Fig. 4 is an inner face view of the receptacle cover.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a belt on which is arranged a receptacle 2 designed to receive a watch or other timepiece 3, these parts, with the exception of thereceptacle, being of the usual or any preferred construction and material and adapted' to perform their ordinary functions.
The receptacle 42 forming the subject matter of the invention is composed oi metal or other suitable material and provided with a front lid or cover 4 pivoted at its lower edge, as at to the receptacle and is provided at its upper edge with a spring catch 6 adapted forengagement with the corresponding catch 7 'to secure the cover in closed condition.
The casing, which contains a pad 8, composed of soit,
yieldable material toward which the face of. the watch berswhich bite into the material of the belt for holding Athe casing against movement thereon, while.
secured to the inner face of the cover 4, which is provided with a fob receiving slot or opening l1, and a pair of elastic straps or bands 12 adapted for engagement with the watch and constituting retaining members for securing the watch in place on the cover.
In practice, the casing 2 is positioned and secured on the belt by passing the latter through the straps 9, as seen in Fig. 1, and the watch seated beneath the elastic retaining straps 12 for movement with the cover 4, the
chain or' fob being entered through the opening 11 and engaged with the watch, as usual. device, when it is desired to inspect the timepiece, the
In the use of the cover 4-of the receptacle is swung downward carrying the watch with it to the dotted line position seen in Fig. 3,'thus exposing the face of the watch to view, the watch being, however, under normal conditions' wholly inclosed within the receptacle and the c'over of the latter locked through engagement of the spring catches 6 and 7. It isto be particularly observed that owing tol the face of the watch being disposed toward the pad 8, `the watch will be protected against injury resulting from an accidental blow on the casing, and further, that the bands 12 will securely hold the watch for movement with the cover to permit of the watch being readily removed when desired for winding or other purposes.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is;
1. In a device of the class described,` the combination of a casing provided with a cover hingedly connected with the bottom thereof to swing upwardly and downwardly and provided with an opening adjacent the top, elastic bandsattached to the inner face of the cover for yieldngly holding a watch against the cover and in fixed position as the-latter swings open, a yieldable cushioning pad arranged in the casing to coperatewith the bands for holding the watch in xed position when the cover is closed, means for attaching the casing to a garment, and a watch chain or fob extending through the opening of the cover.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a Acasing having a hinged cover, horizontally extending elastic retaining bands attached to the inner tace of the cover for supporting a watch on the latter to move therelwith, means limiting the opening movement of the cover with a watch supported thereon,y a yielding cushioning pad arranged in the casing to cooperate with the bands to hold the watchin fixed position, and vertically extending belt receiving straps secured to the back of the casing.
In testimony whereof, I aiiix my signature in presence of twowitnesses. v
f CHARLES E. REDFERN.
EaNasr W. Hama, J. Comiso SCHOTT.