US 926401 A
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, SAFETY WATCH GUARD.
APPLIOATION FILED Nov.1e, 190s.
Patented June 29, 1909.
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Application filed November 19, 1908.
T o all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that l, Louis Fnnnnrnm, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city' of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Safety latch-Guard, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to certain improvements in that type of devices adapted for securing a watch chain or fob to a watch, and at the same time fastening the watch to the edgeof a pocket or other' portion of a garment, so that said watch cannot accidentally fall out or be surreptitiously extracted.
The main object of my invention is to so construct the device that the minimum number of parts need be employed and thus the cost of manufacture be reduced "ithout reducing the efficiency.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar' characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device as it appears when in use, a portion of a waist-coat and watch being shown in dotted lines, Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section in a plane at right angles to the pivot in, Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section on the ine 3 3 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing the parts in position for removal from the edge of the pocket.
In the specific form illustrated in the accompanying drawings, the entire device is formed of a body portion 10, two pivoted r'etainers 11 and 12, pivot pin 13 connecting the two retainers to the body, and two springs 14 and 15 for normally holding the retainers in operative position. The body is formed With two hook portions, one of which is adapted to receive the edge of the pocket or other ortion of the garment, and the other of w ich is adapted to receive the ring of the watch, piece of jewelry, or other article in connection with which my improved device is used. The first-mentioned hook ortion is formed of a tongue 16, adapted to ie adjacent the outer surface of the pocket, and adjacent the upper end of this tongue is a ring, link, or other' suitable member' 17, to which the chain or fob 18 is secured. From the ring 17, the body extends downwardly .Specification or" Letters Patent.
Patented June 29, 1909.
Serial No. 463,413.
l into the pocket and at its lower' end it is bent inwardly and upwardly to form the second hook portion 1t), which receives the ring 20 of the watch or other article. rThe body at the upper portion ther'eof has oppositely-disposed side flanges 21, 21, extending towar'd the tongue 16. The body intermediate its ends and adjacent the lower' ends of the flanges is provided with an opening therethrough. The lower portion of the body, that is, the portion below the opening, is olfset so as to lie close to the inner face of the pocket. Extending transversely of this aper'tur'e and having its ends journaled in said flanges, is the pivot pin 13 upon which the two retainers 11 and 12 are mounted. One of these retainers, 11., has oppositely-disposed lugs or flanges 22 lying closely adjacent the inner surfaces of the flanges 21 and pivoted upon the pin 13. The outer end of the retainer extends through the aperture in the body and terminates in a thumb plate or operating handle 23. The inner end of the retainer.' is disposed inter'- mediate thc side flanges 21 and terminates in. a jaw 24 normally disposed adjacent the tongue 16 and held in engagement therewith by the s )ring 15. This spring is preferably of conicr form and fits within recesses in the opposed sides of the retainer and the body, so as to normally hold the retainer in the position indicated in Fig. 2. By pressing on the handle or thumb plate 23, the retainer may be moved to the position indicated in Fig. 4 and the entire device may then readily be withdrawn from the edge of the pocket.
The retainer' 11 is provided with an aperture therethrough intermediate the two pivotal lugs 22 and through this aperture extends the retainer 12. rl`he retainer' 12 has inwardly-directed lugs 25 disposed inter'- mediate the two lugs 22 and pivoted on the pin 13. The retainer' 12 normally lies adjacent the outer' surface of the body 10, and the lower end thereof engages with the tongue 19 to prevent the r'ing of the watch from being removed from the device, and the ripper' end is cut away at its under side, so that the upper end may be readily pulled outwardly to for'ce the lower' end inwardly and permit the removal of the watch. The retainer' 12 is normally held in operative position by the spring 14, which eneircles the pivot pin intermediate the two lugs 25 y trated in Fig. l, and the device together with the watch may be very readily removed.
The three main parts of the device are all i secured together by a single pivot pin, which also serves to hold one of the two springs in position.
Having thus described my invention, l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A device of the class described having a body terminating in a hook at its upper end for engagement with the edge oi a garment and a hook at its lower end for receiving the ring of a watch, two separate retainers pivoted to said body in cooperation with said hooks, and a single pivot pin for connecting both of said retainers to said body.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a body terminating at its upper end in a hook for engagement with the edge of' a garment and terminating at its lower end in a hook for receiving the ring of a watch or the like, two independent retainers coperating with said hooks, a single pivot pin for connecting both of said retainers to said body, and a spring also mounted on said pivot pin and coperating with one of said retainers for holding it in operative position.
3. A device of the class describen, comprising a body terminating at its upper end in a hook adapted to receive the edge of a garment and terminating at its lower end in a hook adapted to receive the ring of a watch or the like, said body having an aperture therethrough intermediate said hooks, and two separate retainers pivoted to said body adjacent said aperture.
4. A device of the class described, comprising a body terminating at its upper end in a hool adapted to receive the edge of a garment and terminating at its lower end in a hook adapted to receive the ring of a watch or the like, said body having an aperture therethrough intermediate said hooks, and two separate retainers pivoted to said body adjacent said aperture and one of said retainers extending through said aperture.
5. A device of the class described, comprising a body terminating in its upper end in a hool adapted to receive the edge oll a garment and terminating at its lower end in a hook adapted to receive the ring of a watch or the like, said body having an a erture intermediate said hoolrs and inward y-directed flanges intermediate said aperture and one end of the body and extending toward the iirst-mentioned hook, a pivot pin extending transversely of said body adjacent said aperture and having its ends journaled in said flanges, a retainer extending through said aperture and having its inner end terminating in a jaw and its outer end terminating in a thumb plate, a spring intermediate said jaw and said body and between said flanges, a second retainer disposed adjacent the outer surface of said body and having inwardlydirected lugs ournaled on said pivot pin and coperating with the second-mentioned hook, and a spring for holding said last-mentioned retainer in operative position and mounted upon said pivot pin.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
'Vitnesses GEORGE FREEDMAN, JACK FREEDMAN.