US 984803 A
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IDENTIFICATION RING. AAAAAAAA ION FILED AUG. 5, 1910.
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UNITED STATES Parana carton.
CAMILLO DINUCCIO, 0F PROVIDENfJE, RHODE ISLAND.
To all wlzomtt may concern: 7
Be it-known that I, CAMILLO DINUCCIO, a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Identification- Rings, of which the following is a specification. v
This invention relates to a certain new and useful improvement in identification rings, the ring being made in two parts and so arranged as to be capable of being Secured together to have the hppearance of one solid ring, the inner surface of one or both of the halves or parts of the rings being adapted to bear identifying or other matter, which may be engraved thereon, or otherwise marked.
The invention aims to'provide a ring of this character which is of simple construction, and one in which thelocking means for the'ring halves may be operated with ease and facility, and may be unlocked in a corresponding manner.
Further and other objects will later appear.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a top plan view of the ring showing the same inassembled form, Fig. 2 is an end elevation of; the ring 111 its assembled form, Fig. 3 1s a;
plan view of the two halves in their unlocked state, Fig. 4 is a similar view taken from the opposite side of Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is a fragmentary cross section showing in detail the locking means.
The ring is composed of two halves or parts 1 and 2, each part being so formed that when the faces 3 and 4 of the parts are brought into contacting relation, as shown in Figs. 2'a11d 5 of the drawings, the completed ring will have a substantially circular or elliptical cross section'as is usual in finger rings. The major portions of the halves 1 and 2 are semi-circular or semi-elliptical'in cross section, in order that when the halves are brought together they conjointly form a complete circle or complete ellipse in cross section. The halves are alsoformed with a tortuous or compound groove 5 and 6 re-' 'spectively, which grooves are formed in enlarged portions 7 and 8 respectively, the thickness of the enlarged parts 7 and 8being equalto that of the completed ring as depicted in Fig. 2. The groove 5 extends from the face 3 on one side of the enlarged part 7 downwardly and outwardly, thenmwardly Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed August 5, 1910. Serial No. 575,799.
somewhat of spiral shape.
When the ring is in assembled form the enlarged parts 7 and 8 by Virtue of their groove formations perfectly interlock and form a joint of the type depicted in Fig. 2: In order to hold the parts in locked position the half 1 is provided with a transverse opening 9 in which. is conformably received a sliding pin 10 the latter being carried by and operating in a hole 11 provided therefor in the half 2; Pin 10 has itsinner end slightly enlarged as at 10' to preventsame from becoming disengaged from hole 11. Part 2 is further formed with a hollowedout portion 12 across which extends a bridge 13 A catch 14. is carried by the part 1 which catch is adapted to enter the depression 12 and to pass above the bridge 13 thus holding the two parts against movement. Since the catch 14 resiliently engages the bridge 13 it- .will thus be seen that the parts will be held against movementthereby. To open the'ring a slight tap is given to the same to return the pin into its hole 9 when the two parts may be moved in opposite direction to release the catch 14 from the bridge 13. Any matte'r'such as will identify the wearer of the ring, or matter of. any character whatsoever can obviously be engraved on or carried by the inner faces 3 and 4.
By reason of the two parts 1 and 2 being linked, they are inseparably connected, thus preventing loss of either of the parts when they are in open position. "Further the pin 10 engages the walls formed by-hole 9 remaining in position until the ringis tapped with the hand, or the like to cause the pin to enter its hole 11, thus freeing same from engagemenfiwith the part 2.
-- Having thus described my invention, I
atented Feb. 21, 191-1..
sliding locking pin and the other of said parts-having a hole to receive said pin when the parts are in. normally closcdposition, the first-named part carrying a catch,
and the second-namedpart having a depres- $1.011 formed with a bridge over the same underneath which bridge the catch ls'adapted to engage.
2. In a ring, a plurality of parts and means to lock the parts together, said means consisting of a catch member carried by the inner face of one of said parts, the other of, said parts being formed with a depression.
to receive said catch, means carried by the last named part to engage the catch, and
transverse locking means between the parts adapted when in locked position to prevent movement of the parts necessary to move the catch to unlocked position.
3. A ring composed of two parts having 25 abutting faces for engagement with each other, means carried by the abutting faces of said parts to prevent said parts be ng moved away' fromeach other in a lateral direction with respect to the plane of the 30 ring and means to prevent a sliding inovement of said parts relative to each other.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name to thiscspecification in the presence of two subscrlblng witnesses.
\Vitnesses ADA E. HA'enR'rY, J. A. MILLER.