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Publication numberUS971181 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1910
Filing dateJun 2, 1909
Priority dateJun 2, 1909
Publication numberUS 971181 A, US 971181A, US-A-971181, US971181 A, US971181A
InventorsGeorge W Dover
Original AssigneeGeorge W Dover
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 971181 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 2T, 1910.

Application filed June 2, 1909. Serial No. 499,747.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE IV. DOVER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cranston, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mountings, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to mountings for use in articles of jewelry such as rings, pins, buttons, pendants, etc., and its essential objects are to provide in such a structure superior capacity for receiving and retaining a precious metal deposit upon its surface; to furnish a comparatively soft and yielding seat for a setting; to make possible an individuality of design and contour; to furnish a graceful seat and environment for the ornament; and obscure any raw or ragged margins or edges of the constituent stock.

To the above ends primarily my invention consists in using a line woven wire fabric as the material of the mounting, also in bending or folding the same to form inwardly converging folds terminating at or below a central setting, and coperating with the latter to conceal the edges of the folded material.

Other novel features will be hereinafter pointed out, and be made the subject of claims at the end of this specification.

In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specication,-Figure 1, is a front elevation of a mounting embodying my invention, Fig. 2, a section on line m of Fig. '1, Fig. 3, a rear elevation of the same, Fig. 4, a plan view of a wire mesh blank, Figs. 5, 6, and 7, front, sectional, and rear elevations respectively of modified forms of my invention, Figs. 8 and 9 plans of other forms of planchets, Fig. 10, a plan of the two planchets last shown initially folded, Fig. 11, a section on line y y of Fig. 10, Fig. 12, an enlarged sec* tion of the body shown in Fig. 5, and Fig. 13 is a View similar to Fig. 2 with a backing therein.

Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the views.

The form of my invention shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive may be constructed as follows: A blank or planchet A of thin metallic gauze is cut from a sheet of material. The outline of the planchet is wholly a matter of preference. It will be understood,

however, that the ultimate shape of the body to be formed from the blank is somewhat determined by the original shape of the y planchet. The forms of planchets shown in Figs. 4 and 9 may also be used. A convenient method of forming the mounting body shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, is to fold the corners of t-he blank A shown in Fig. 4 inwardly, then fold inwardly the resulting alternate corners until the finally resulting corners B, B, B, B, either converge or nearly converge in the front of the mounting body A thus formed. These inward foldings serve to conceal from View the raw edges of the constituent gauze blank. Upon or within the converging points of the folds or ears B is soldered an ornament or a setting C of any preferred shape or design. In the present instance the base of the ornament is soldered to the base of the body A as at D; and the side of the setting body is soldered to the points of the folds B as at E. To the back of the body A is soldered a back plate F, which completes the mounting. Then the mounting is intended to be the ornament of a scarf pin, a socket G is soldered to the plate F, and the pin stem H swaged therein in the usual manner. When the mounting is intended for ornamenting a brooch the pin joint I, catch J and tongue K are mounted in the usual manner upon the back plate F as shown in Fig. 7.

It is sometimes found convenient when additional stiffness, opacity, or weight is desired, to provide an auxiliary backing for the gauze planchet. For this purpose I usually employ a thin pliable sheet of metal cut in a shape corresponding to that of the gauze planchet and after applying the same to the back of the gauze fold them together in forming the mounting body. In Fig. S is shown such a pliable plate L, in this instance cut with a plurality of marginal points to correspond in shape and dimensions with the points of a gauze planchet A shown in Fig. 9. While it is not essential I prefer to place the two planchets L and A together with their points in staggered relation, and in folding, inwardly bend the points of both blanks alternately. The first step of the folding is shown in Figs. 10 and 11. If preferred the converging folds of the body A may be covered and soldered to the back plate F as shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7. In such case the ornament or ornaments C are soldered to plane face.

lhat I claim is,-

1. As a new article of manufacture, a mounting for jewelry comprising a body portion consisting of wire gauze covering, a pliable backing within the covering, said covering and backing being folded back upon themselves, and a back plate fixed to the body portion.

2. As a new article'of manufacture, a mounting for jewelry comprising a body portion formed of wire mesh folded upon itself forming inwardly converging folds, and a jewel setting confined and secured within said folds.

8. As a new article of manufacture, a mounting for jewelry comprising a body portion formed of wire mesh folded upon itself forming inwardly converging folds, a jewel setting` confined within said folds, and

a back plate secured to the back of said body portion.

4. As a new article of manufacture, a mounting for jewelry, comprising a body portion formed of wire mesh folded upon itself forming inwardly converging folds extending toward the center of said body, a setting confined and secured within and held by a plurality of such folds, said setting designed to contain an ornament, a back plate secured to the opposite face of the folded body portion, and a securing device fixed to said back plate.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Vitnesses Hom'rro E. BnLLows, GEORGE H. MCLAUGHLIN.

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US4982580 *Aug 8, 1989Jan 8, 1991Otenbaker Audrey LConvertible article of jewelry
Cooperative ClassificationA44C17/04