US 889714 A
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No. 889,714. PATBNTED JUNE 2, 1908.
J. B. -MoDONALD.
BUTTON 0R BADGE.. APPLICATION nun um. 1, 1901.y
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JAMESB. MCDONALD, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.
BUTTON on BADGE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 2,1908.
Application filed August 1, 1907. Serial No. 386,564.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMES B. MCDONALD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Nashville, in the county of Davidson and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Buttons or Badges, of which tide following is a speciiication.
My invention relates to improvements in buttons or badges, and has for'its object the provision of a device of this sort which shall be neat and attractive in ap earance, and which shall be of novel con 'guration and provided with one or more movable members or portions which may be o erated to change the appearance of the ba ge to render the same entertaining and amusing.
Another object of my invention is the provision of the device of the character set forth which will be useful for a variety of purposes such as a campaign badge, an `advertising novelty or a toy, which may readily be manufactured at a low cost and which will be practical and desirable in every particular.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists of a badge having suitable means for securing itin osition, the badge having one or more mova le elements adaplted to alter the appearance of the same.
T e invention further comprises a button or badge embodying certain other novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as disclosed herein and as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1, is a face view of a badge embodying the features of my invention, with the parts thereof in their normal position. Fig. 2', is a like View of the same showing the movable element in Athe extended or protruding position. Fig. 3, is a cross sectional view through the operating mechanism of the device. Fig. 4, is a detached detail view of the back plate.v
In the drawings: The numeral 1, designates the body of the button which is in the form of a plate or shell of circular or other formation -aving the rearward inturned edge or rim 2, which acts as a retaining means to hold the back plate 3, in position, the back plate. having cornerl lugs or extensions 4, which are engaged beneath the overturned rim of the button. A lpin or other suitable fastening 5, is carried that the button may readily be secured in any desired position either u on the apparel of the wearer or otherwise. he button is `of any desired size or sha e, ornamental or otherwiseand is preferab y provided ,withga face or other designation, and one ormore slots or openings 6,l are formed `in the button, these openings designating one or more of the features of the figure shown on the face of the button. A movable element 7, is adapted to slide through the opening across the face of the button, the element in this case representing a tongue as shown and a word of greeting or other designation may be imprinted on the tongue piece as desired, This movable element is in the form of a flat plate doubled back upon itself to provide a guiding portion or slide 8, and having a loop 9, at its upper end. A spring 10, of elastic or the like material has its bight engaged in the loo of the. movable element and the upper end of the spring is caught over a projection 11, at
the top of the back plate so that by means of the spring, the movable element is normally retained in the upper position, the front portion of the slide being hidden from view in the back of the button. In this upper or withdrawn position, the lower front edge of the slide slightly protrudes through the slot to act as a'guide and the rear parallel or doubled-back portion of the slide is slidably confined between the parallel inturned or flanged edges 12 of the back plate to serve as guiding means to cause the movable element to slide straight' upv and down and to prevent it from binding or sticking. The rear vor guiding portion of the slide is preferably longer than the face or protruding portion thereof and is ada ted to contact against the lower rim of the button to limit the downward sliding movement of the slide, the slide being limited as to its upward movement by the projection 11, on the back plate. A cord orother suitable connection 13, is attached y the back plate so f connection with the drawings it will be apto the rear portion thereof.
parent that I havefproduced a useful and entertaining device or novelty which fully accomplishes all the results herein set forth.
I claim 1. A button comprising a shell having an having a slotin'the face thereof, of a double slide adapted to have its front portion projected through said slot, a back plate having angular corner extensions secured to the shell and provided with inturned parallel-sides to inturned rim, a back plate having its enda-form a guideWay for the slide, the back plate confined under said rim,v fastening means carried by said back plate7 the button having a slot formed in its face, a double slide adapted to have its front portion protrude through theVA vsaid slot, the back plate having inturned i edges to forma guidevvay for the Vrear portion of theslide,` a retracting spring connected between the back plate and the top of the slide, and means for actuating the slide connected 2. The combination with 'a holloWAshell having an inwardly projecting lug at its upper end, a spring connected to the slide and caught over said lug, and a depending conn'e-ction for operating the slide.
In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of tWo Witnesses.
JAMES B. MCDONALD.