US1725786A - End connecter for wristbands - Google Patents

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US1725786A
US1725786A US330982A US33098229A US1725786A US 1725786 A US1725786 A US 1725786A US 330982 A US330982 A US 330982A US 33098229 A US33098229 A US 33098229A US 1725786 A US1725786 A US 1725786A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44CPERSONAL ADORNMENTS, e.g. JEWELLERY; COINS
    • A44C5/00Bracelets; Wrist-watch straps; Fastenings for bracelets or wrist-watch straps
    • A44C5/14Bracelets; Wrist-watch straps; Fastenings for bracelets or wrist-watch straps characterised by the way of fastening to a wrist-watch or the like
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/47Strap-end-attaching devices
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/47Strap-end-attaching devices
    • Y10T24/4718Watch pintle connected

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1929 A. EKLUND END CONNECTER FOR WRISTBANDS Filed Jan. 8, 1929 INVENTOR. jlarawrarfilzi/zd TTORNEYS.
Patented Aug. 27, 1929.
UNITED STATES 1,725,786 PATENT OFFICE.
ALEXANDER EKLUND, or ATTLEBORO, MAssAenUsnrrs, ASSIGNOR TO GENERAL cnAIN COMPANY, or PROVIDENCE, nnonn ISLAND, A coRroaArIoN or MAssA- GHUSETTS.
END CONNECTER Fen WRIs'rBANns.
Application filed January 8, 1929.
This invention relates to an improved construction of end connectcr for a wrist band for watches; and has for its object to provide an attaching loop at the end of the band having adjustable means for fitting different widths of watch bails.
A further object of the invention is to mount endways adjustable bushings 111 this loop with means for locking the bushings 1n different adjusted positions.
A further object of the. invention is to form the loop with a slotted shank portion and to form the bushing members with a flange portion to slide into the slot means being provided for locking the bushings 1n adjusted position in the loop.
WVith 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:
Fig. 1 is a top view showing a bail of a narrow width to just fit the minimum width of the band loop.
Fig. 2 shows a watch having a bail of maximum width which the bushings on the band are extended to fit.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view showing the bushings mounted in the loop.
Fig. 4 shows the bushings mounted in the loop, both being in section and the adjusting lock plates in position in the bushings, one of the lock .plates being lifted to permit an endways movement of its bushing and the other in locked position.
Fig. 5 shows the bail pin as extending thru the bushings, which pin also serves to secure the lock plates in locked position.
Fig. 6 shows one end of the band formed of mesh fabric with an end plate attached to the end of the band.
Fig. 7 is a top view showing the band with its end plate attached thereto.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view showing one of the bushings with its edge flanges.
Fig. 9 is a perspective View of one of the loop members detached from the band end.
Fig. 10 is a perspective View showing one of the lock plates detached.
Fig. 11 is a section on line 1111 of Fig. 8 showing the bail pin in the bushing and the lock plates fixed in locked position.
Fig. 12 is a section on line 12-12 of Fig. 4,
Serial No. 330,982.
showing the bail pin removed and one lock plate as lifted from locked position.
Fig. 13 is a longitudinal section showing the lock plates in locked position.
It isfound in the practical use of wrist watch bands that the spaces between the bail lugs, on the different wrist watches are quite ununiform and vary considerably. Therefore, in order to be able to provide a band with an, end connectcr which will fit these different widths of bails, it is necessary that. it should have means whereby its operating width may be adjusted; and to accomplish this in a simple and effective way, I have provided a loop on the end of the bracelet band which in the present instance is shown as being substantially the width of the band itself, and which is designed to be approximately the width of the narrowest bail to which it is to be applied and in this relatively narrow band loop I have mounted a pair of endways adjustable bushings which may be moved outwardly to fill in the space between the different bail lugs; also I have provided a lock member for each bushing so that it may be retained in adjusted position and further I have so arranged these locking members that when the loop is applied to the bail pin the pin, itself, serves to retain the locking means in locked position and so positively prevents further adjustment until the pin is removed; and the following is a detailed description of my present invention and showing one means by which these advantageous results may be accomplished With reference to the drawings, 14 designates the wrist band which may be formed of any suitable material, that herein shown he ing formed of so-called metal mesh fabric to the ends of which are applied binding plates 20 having one lip inset or imbe'dded as at 21, into the face of thefabric and to each end of which a loop member 15 is attached. This loop member is preferably formed of sheet stock folded upon itself to provide an elongated eye 16 having edge flange portions 17 which lie spaced apart forming a slot 18 therein.
One end 19 of one of the flanges is inset to engage the inset portion of the binding plate 20 on the band end, and ears 22 are formed on the edges of the opposite flange 23 terminating in ends 24 adapted to be folded over the edges of the first mentioned flange to securely fasten the loop 151 to the band end. One of these flanges 17 of each loop is provided with openings 25, each having a series of notches 26 for its lock plate, presently described.
I have provided two bushing members 27 adapted .to slide into opposite ends of the loop and each of these bushings is provided with flanges 28 adapted to slide and be guided in the slot 18 in the loop and in order to lock these bushings in adjustable position in the loop, I have provided lock plates 29 each having a projection 30 which is pivoted in the slot 31 in the flange 28 of the bushing and at the other end of this look plate is formeda thumb piece 32 which extends outwardly laterally thru the opening in the loop flange 17 and is adapted to be swung on its pivoted end to be lifted out of engagement with any one of the slots 26 to permit an endways adjustment of its bushing and then swung downwardly to engage the selected slot 26 to retain the bushing in adjusted position.
The edge 33 of the lock plate is arranged to extend towards the bail opening in the bushing so that when the bail pin 34L is positioned thru these bushings it serves to se cure this look plate in locked position and positively prevent further adjustment of the bushings while this pin is in position which is best illustrated in Fig. 11.
It will be seen that when the bail lugs 35 of the watch 36 are narrowly spaced, as illustrated in Fig. 1, the bushings may be. entirely housed in the loop but when these lugs are more widely spaced, as illustrated in Fig. 2, these bushings are extended beyond the edges of the loop to fill in the space between the lugs and so centralize the band between the lugs and prevent lost motion on the bail pin. I
My improved band end member is very practical in construction, is strong and durahis and is effective in its operation.
The foregoing description is directed solely towards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims.
I claim:
1. An end connecter for wrist bands formed of an elongated loop, a pair of endways adjustable bushings in said loop, and longitudinally movable means in said loop for s'e'- curing said bushings in the loop in different adjusted positions.
2. An end connecter for wrist bands having an elongated loop member with spaced notches formed therein, a pair of endways adjustable bushings in said loop member and operating members engaging said bushings arranged to selectively engage said notches to retain said bushings in adjusted position.
3. In combination with a watch having spaced bail lugs and a bail pin an end connecter for the wrist band having a loop member formed on its end, endways adjustable bushings in said loop member to receive the bail pin of the watch, and longitudinally movable adjusting means in said loop member by which said bushings may be adjusted to fit between diflerently spaced bail lugs, said adjusting means being locked by the positioning of the bail pin in said bushings.
l. In an end connecter for a wrist band, an elongated slotted loop member having an eye to receive the hail of a wrist watch, the diameter of the eye thru the loop member being greater than that of the bail pin bushings within said eye, a guide flange on each bushing extending into the slot of said loop member, and means in said slot for engaging and securing said bushings in adjusted position.
v 5. An end connecter for a wrist band having an elongated eye or loop member to receive the bail pin of a wrist Watch, said loop member having a shank portion formed of spaced edge flanges between which the band end is fastened, a pair of endways adjustable bushings in said loop member, each having a guide flange extending into the space in said shank portion, and means for look ing said bushings in adjusted position in said loop member.
6. A Wrist band having a loop member with a notched slotted shank portion, a pair of endways adjustable bushings in said loop member to fit between differently spaced bail lugs or a watch and receive the bail pin, said bushings having portions extending into the slot in said shank, and lock members attached and having a thumb piece arranged to selectively engage the notches in said loop member to retain the bushings in adjusted position.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
ALEXANDER E'KLUND.
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US2652612A (en) * 1950-07-25 1953-09-22 Kestenman Bros Mfg Co Means for connecting bracelets to wrist watches
US2653369A (en) * 1950-05-04 1953-09-29 Jacoby Bender Adjustable width strap end
US2713445A (en) * 1952-02-01 1955-07-19 Kreisler Mfg Corp Jacques End attachment for watch bands
US2953833A (en) * 1957-09-16 1960-09-27 Foster Metal Products Inc Adjustable connecting device for wrist watch bracelets
US3039162A (en) * 1959-05-25 1962-06-19 Meyerson Stanley Adjustable and convertible end piece for watch bands
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US2713445A (en) * 1952-02-01 1955-07-19 Kreisler Mfg Corp Jacques End attachment for watch bands
US2953833A (en) * 1957-09-16 1960-09-27 Foster Metal Products Inc Adjustable connecting device for wrist watch bracelets
US3039162A (en) * 1959-05-25 1962-06-19 Meyerson Stanley Adjustable and convertible end piece for watch bands
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