US154204A - Improvement in eyeglass-holders - Google Patents

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Eye-Glass Holders,
Patented Aug. 18, 1874.
UNITED STATES PATENT FFICE.
ALBERT WILD, OF WILLIAMSBUBG, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND LUDWIG SEMLEB, OF SAME PLACE.
IMPROVEMENT IN EYEGLASS-HOLDERS.
' Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 154,204, dated August 18, 1874 application tiled June Is, 1874.
' To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, ALBERT WILD, of Williamsburg, in the county of Kings and State of N ew York, have invented a new and Improved Eyeglass-Holder, of which the following is a speciiication:
Fignre l is a face view of my improved eyeglass-holder, the faceplate of the drum-case being removed. Fig. 2 is a transverse central section of the drum-case 5 Fig. 3, a detail face view ot the spr-in g that bears against the binder used on the drum; Fig. 4, an edge view of said binder, and Fig. 5 a face view of the same. Fig. 6 is a face view of the empty drum-case, and Fig. 7 an edge view of the same.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
This invention relates to a new device for conveniently connecting eyeglasses and other articles by means of cords or chains to the garments of the persons using them; and consists in a peculiar construction of a springdrum andl inclosing drum-case for winding up and holding one end of such cord or chain. This spring-drum case is used in combination with a breastpin, so that it can be conveniently attached to the garment of ,the person using' the eyeglass or other thing connected with such drum-case.
In the drawing, the letter VA represents the case or shell for the spring-drum. This case or shell, which is, by preference, pear-shaped, as shown in Figs. 1 and 6, is composed of a back plate, a, hoop or side piece b, and faceplate d. Thehoop or side piece b is rigidly connected to the back plate, as indicated in Fig. 7, and embraces nearly the entire space between a and d. B is the spring-drum, hung on a pintle in the shell A, and made hollow,
so that the spring C, by which it is wound up, may be confined within it. This spring has one end connected with the non-revolving pintle, and the other end with the drum. D is a cord or string, having one end connected with the grooved edge of the drum B, while its other end is connected with an eyeglass, E, or other convenient article. The spring O has the tendency to wind the string D upon the drum B. That portion of the periphery of the shell A which is not closed by the hoop b is closed by a pivoted plate, F, which I call the binder, and which extends toward the small end of the shell, as shown. The string D passes out of the shell A, between the end of the hoop b and the similarly-shaped end of the binder F. A spring, c, bears against the upper part of the binder, so as to crowd its lower end toward the string. G is a breastpin, attached to the back of the shell A, to permit the same to be readily attached to a garment.
When the shell A, is by means of the breastpin G, secured to the vest or other garment, the spring C will hold the string wound upon the drum, and thereby keep the eyeglass E close to the shell A. When the wearer desires to use the glass, he only draws it toward his eyes, and thereby unwinds the string from the drum B, Winding up the spring C by the same operation.
A knot or knob, f, is formed on the string D near its inner end, and serves, when it e11- ters the lower end ofthe shell, as in Fig. l, to hold the drum from winding up the string spontaneously, for, in this position, the knot f will-enter below the neck g of the shell A, where the spring-binder F crowds the string against the hoop b, and will thus beprevented from being drawn toward the drum.
When the eyeglass is to be put out of the way again, it is only necessary to touch a small knob, h, at the upper end of the binder F, and thereby swing the lower end of said binder outwardly, releasing the knot f, and allowing the spring O to uncoil and revolve the drum B, and thereby wind the string around such drum.V
I claim as my invention- The drum-ca se A, combined with the springbinder F, and with the spring-drum B and string D, having the knot f, all arranged substantially as specified.
' ALBERT WILD.
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A. V. BEIEsEN, MICHAEL RYAN.
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US2503440A (en) * 1946-07-24 1950-04-11 Charles E Johanningmeier Measuring tape with stop
US3325915A (en) * 1965-08-18 1967-06-20 Alvaro Adams Indexing rosary assemblage

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2503440A (en) * 1946-07-24 1950-04-11 Charles E Johanningmeier Measuring tape with stop
US3325915A (en) * 1965-08-18 1967-06-20 Alvaro Adams Indexing rosary assemblage

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