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US1394877A
US1394877A US437546A US43754621A US1394877A US 1394877 A US1394877 A US 1394877A US 437546 A US437546 A US 437546A US 43754621 A US43754621 A US 43754621A US 1394877 A US1394877 A US 1394877A
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    • A44CPERSONAL ADORNMENTS, e.g. JEWELLERY; COINS
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W. C. WOOD.
BRACELET AND THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 15, 1921.
1,394,877. Patented Oct. 25, 192 1.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WALTER C. WOOD, OF CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND.
BRACELET AND THE LIKE.
Application filed January 15, 1921.
r a novel construction of chain in which links are hinged or yieldably connected together.
A further object of the invention is to provide a chain of this character which is simple and inexpensive in construction and which is composed of a series of links, each having an integral portion adapted to be locked into an integral portion of the next adjacent link whereby the links are connected together and the chain is rendered very flexible.
IVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is an edge view of my improved chain as made up into a bracelet form, a portion only of the bracelet links being shown, the balance being indicated in dotted lines.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged view of one of the links as cut from sheet stock.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation partly in section, illustrating the blank shown in Fig. 2, as dapped or swaged forming the body portion into concave shape and bending the integral extending members into shape to be connected to those of the next adjacent link.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged end view of the T-shaped hinged member with its trunnions raised above the plane of the tongue.
Fig. 5 is a view illustrating two of the link members as hingedly connected together with the gems shown in dotted lines.
Fig. 6 is a sectional elevation showing a pearl or gem as set in the concaved body portion of the link and riveted therein by a pin which extends outward from the body of the gem.
.Fig. 7 is a modification illustrating one of Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 25, 1921.
Serial No. 437,546.
the hinge members as made in bail form and the other in the form of a bendable tongue.
IVith reference to the drawings, 10 designates the body of the link which may be constructed from sheet stock, first into the form illustrated in Fig. 2, in which a pair of parallel, laterally-extending bendable lingers 11 project from one edge thereof and a single tongue 12 extends from the opposite end thereof, which tongue is provided with laterally-extending hinge trunnions 13. The next operation is to swage this body portion into the form illustrated in Fig. 3, the body of which is formed substantially concaveconvex providing a shallow setting for the reception of a gem 1a which, in this particular case, is an artificial pearl.
These hinged trunnions 13 are shown as being raised above the plane of the outer surface 15 of this tongue member and this tongue is turned inwardly so that its extremity is about parallel with the inner or contacting surface 16 of the body of the link so that when the hinged fingers 11 are folded about these trunnions the outer edge 17 of the finger will be substantially parallel with the outer face 18 of the body of the link and the inner portion 19 at the bend will be in substantial alinement with the inner surface 16' of the body of the link so that when placed upon the arm of the wearer no part of the hinged portion will extend beyond the engaging inner surfaces of the links to abrade or irritate the flesh; also by this arrangement of hinge the same is carried inward as far as possible so as to render the joint inconspicuous through the openings between the gems of the bracelet,
but the most essential reason for offsetting these hinge portions inwardly from the outer edge of the body portion, is so as not to interfere with the gems when the bracelet is set in a straight line in which position the peripheries of the gems should practically contact with each other.
In forming a gem such as an artificial pearl, or the like, the glass body portion of the pearl is usually formed upon the stem 20 leaving a portion projecting therefrom, which portion is adapted to extend through the opening 21 in the bottom of the body portion and is headed over as at 22 against the inner surface of the link thus permanently securing a gem in each link.
In order to connect the ends of the bracelet together an ordinary snap construction as at 23, is provided on the ends of the abutting links whereby the ends of the bracelet may be readily connected about the arm of the wearer and disconnected to be removed therefrom when desired.
I do not Wish to be restricted to the exact construction of hinged members above described as in some cases a bendable tongue Ql may be "formed on one edge of the link and a loop or bail 25 on the other end of each link, and the different links joined together by passing the tongue of one link through the bail or eye of the next adjacent link. or an other suit-able means of hin edl connecting the different links together, may be employed.
My improved b 'acelet chain is very simple and practical in construction, is strong and durable and the parts may be readily connected together for the support of gems and when so constructed each link forms a setting which is quite inconspicuous being practically covered by the pearls mounted therein. r
The. foregoing description is directed solely toward the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I re serve the privilege of resorting to all the susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims. 7
I claim: 1. An article of the character described comprising a plurality of links, each having a shallow concaved body constructed of a sheet metal plate with oppositely projecting extensions integral with the outer edge of said body both of said extensions being offset inwardly and one otthe extensions being folded to loosely engage the opposite extension of the next adjacent link to hingedly connect the links together.
2. A chain bracelet comprising a plu 'ality of sheet metal links, each having a shallow concaved gen'i-receiving body portion with a T-shaped tongue extending from one'side and bendable fingers extending from the opposite side thereof, the fingers of one link being folded about the cross bar or" the next link to hinge them together both hinge members being set to extend inwardly. from the outer edge of the body toposition the pivotal axis of the hinge on a plane substan' tially midway between the inner and outer surfaces of the link body. 7
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
- WALTER C. WOQD.
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Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2537789A (en) * 1947-06-28 1951-01-09 Anthony R Saccoccio Ornamental chain
US3079771A (en) * 1959-11-09 1963-03-05 Coro Inc Locket having a hinged leaf with a marginal opening facing said hinge
US4317264A (en) * 1980-02-11 1982-03-02 Four Stars Jewelry Corp. Means and method for making jewelry
EP0540875A1 (en) * 1991-11-06 1993-05-12 Abbeycrest Plc Improvements relating to items of jewellery
US20060179814A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2006-08-17 Galligani Alano D Clip link for chains and chains obtained therewith

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2537789A (en) * 1947-06-28 1951-01-09 Anthony R Saccoccio Ornamental chain
US3079771A (en) * 1959-11-09 1963-03-05 Coro Inc Locket having a hinged leaf with a marginal opening facing said hinge
US4317264A (en) * 1980-02-11 1982-03-02 Four Stars Jewelry Corp. Means and method for making jewelry
EP0540875A1 (en) * 1991-11-06 1993-05-12 Abbeycrest Plc Improvements relating to items of jewellery
AU657367B2 (en) * 1991-11-06 1995-03-09 Abbeycrest Plc Improvements relating to items of jewellery
US5586452A (en) * 1991-11-06 1996-12-24 Abbeycrest Plc. Jewelry with an integral hinge
US20060179814A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2006-08-17 Galligani Alano D Clip link for chains and chains obtained therewith
US7444836B2 (en) * 2005-02-17 2008-11-04 Ponsard Group Llc Clip link for chains and chains obtained therewith

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