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Oct.20,1936. .GfsMERK - 2,058,168 ORNAMENT MOUNT ING STRUCTURE Filed Feb. 20, 11934 Invenibr." 1 Gear dTMrh'. . Patented Oct. 20, 1936 . 2,058,168 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,058,168 ORNAMENT MOUNTING STRUCTURE . George S. Merk, Flushing, N. Y., assignor to United-Carr Company, Inc., Brooklyn, N. Y., ‘ a corporation of New York Application February 20, 1934, Serial No. 712,198 4 Claims. (C1. 40-17) My invention aims to provide improvements locking arrangement described'is well known in in detachable ornament-supporting structures for bag frames and the like. In the drawing which illustrates preferred 5 embodiments of my invention:-— Figure 1 is a front view of the upper part of a handbag frame structure and attached orna merits; 10 Fig. 2 is an end view of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a front view partly in section of the frame shown in Fig. 1 showing the manner of attachment of an ornament; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 shows a modi?ed form of a device for 15 detachably securing the ornament to a channel member, and. shows part of an ornament and. part of the supporting structure; and Fig. 6 is a plan section of the channel member and integral ornament-holding element taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5. My invention is particularly, though not ex clusively, adapted for use with ladies’ handbag frames and aims to provide means to detachably secure an ornamental device to a bag frame N) an channel. ' Referring to the preferred embodiment of my invention, I have shown (Figs. 1 through 4) orna mental devices | (in this case, for illustrative purposes, the letters _“B” and “M”) supported 30 by a channel member 2 carried by channelled bag frame members 3-3. My invention relates particularly to the detachable yieldablerspring member 4 and its combination with the orna ments ! and the channel member 2 to prevent 35 accidental relative longitudinal movement of the ornament with respect to the channel member. The spring member 4 is yieldable and permits the ornament to be removed fro-m the channel support during intentional disengagement when su?icient force is applied to the ornament. The channel member 2 is provided with a bot tom wall 5 and spaced walls 6-6 extending up wardly and inwardly, and the inwardly extend ing portions l--'l provide means to support the 45 ornamental device I, as described hereinafter. The channel member 2 is held to the bag frame member 3 by a half oval shaped clip 8, shown in Fig. 2, which may slide back and forth over the member 9, thus providing means to open 50 and close the handbag members. A plate i0 is secured to the inner wall of a bag frame 3 and as the clip 8 carrying the channel member 2 and the ornament I is moved beyond the limits of the plate I0 the handbag frames may be sepa 55 rated at the top and vice versa to close. The the art and since it does not form a part of the invention further description thereof is un necessary. ' ' ' ' ' ~ " The ornaments lr—l are provided with longi- _ .tudinal grooves I |—|l at both sides which are arranged and adapted ‘to 'fit the portions 'l—] of the channel member 2, as mentioned hereto fore, so that the channel 2 is substantially ?lled 10 by the base of the ornament, providing a neat» appearance at the end, as shown in Fig. 2. As illustrated in Fig. 3, in order to provide means whereby the ornamental ‘devices l--l may be detachably secured within the channel sup port 2, I have provided a yieldable arched spring member l2 adapted to ?t and be held under tension within the recessed under-cut l3 in the ornament I. The spring member has a projec tion or detent element M which ?ts into an aper ture l5 in the channel support 2. ' ' To assemble the ornament and spring member 20 within the channel support, as shown in Fig. 3, an ornament having the proper grooves and under-cut heretofore described is ?tted with a detachable spring. member I 2. The spring is in serted into the under-cut I3 and is thereafter 25 partially frictionally held and partially held by spring tension therein. The ornament is then ' brought up to the channel and when proper alignment of the grooves ll-H and‘ portions 'l—l is obtained the ornament is moved along 30 the channel until it abuts the stop member [6 located in the channel 2 in such a position that at-the instant the ornament abuts the aforesaid ' element i6 a partial pressure on the spring mem ber 82 is released because the detent l4. snaps 35 into the aperture Ill. The aforesaid pressure is caused by the fact that until proper alignment of the detent M and aperture I5 is obtained the detent carried by the yieldable spring member ~ is pressing against the bottom wall 5 of the 40 channel 2 during the course of the ornament along the channel so that when the detent l4 drops into the aperture l5 only a part of the pressure is released, the spring member remain ing under suiiicient tension to hold the ornament 45 in position and prevent accidental displacement. To remove the ornament it is only necessary to apply suf?cient force to overcome the tension of the spring member holding the detent M with in the aperture 15, as described heretofore, and 50 when this is done the detent rides up over the side of the aperture and is carried along by the ornament I while the ornament is being com pletely disengaged from the channel. 55 2 2,058,168 In Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown an additional embodiment of a means to detachably secure an ornament within a channelled member. The ornament is provided with the same grooves H— II as before but the underecut I1 is smaller and is not necessarily the whole width of the orna ment as the under-cut l3 and may be only of su?icient size to fit the detent I8 provided by a yieldable tongue l9 cut out of the base of the during intentional engagement with and disen gagement from the support member. 2. An ornament mounting structure compris ing, in combination, a channeled support, an or nament, and a spring member carried by said or ?xed at one end but yieldable at the other to allow for intentional movement of the ornament nament, said ornament having a recessed portion adapted to hold said spring member and said 10 spring member having a detent element directly engaging a portion of said channelled support to prevent accidental relative movement of the parts, said spring member being so mounted in said recessed portion as to be self-retained there 15 in but self-yielding for engagement and disen gagement of the detent element when su?icient force is applied to the ornament during inten tional engagement with and disengagement from 20 the channelled support. 3. An ornament mounting structure compris but to prevent accidental movement thereof. By my invention I have provided a cheaply manufactured and positive acting spring member ing, in combination, a channeled support, an ornament, and a spring member carried by said ornament, said ornament having a recessed por 10 channel 2, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. If desirable, a whole series of under-cuts I‘! may be provided for adjustment purposes, as will be understood by those skilled in the art. The ornament may be positioned and removed in the same manner as described heretofore, ex cept in this instance the spring member is pro vided by an integral portion of the channeled member and only the ornament is moved in re lation to the channel, the spring member being 25 for the purpose of detachably securing an orna mental device within a channeled member. The practical value of the embodiments of my inven tion lies in the fact that one may choose any type of ornament and be able to secure it on a bag», frame member as described and when it is de tion adapted to hold said spring member, said 25 spring member comprising a strip of spring metal having a detent element adapted directly to en gage a portion of said channel to prevent acci dental relative movement of the parts, said strip of spring metal being so mounted in said recess 30 sirable to change the ornament for another type to be self-yielding for engagement and disengage it may be readily removed and a new one substi~ tuted. Heretofore, an ornament once assem bled was a more or less permanent ?xture, but ment of the detent element when su?icient force is applied to the ornament during intentional en 35 by my invention I have provided means where by the owner of a handbag of the type described may use ornaments of their own choosing and suited to their own tastes and, what is more, may 40 in said recess as to be self-yielding for engage ment and disengagement of the detent means when su?icient force is applied to the ornament change them at will. Another feature of my invention is the fact that the detachable ornament-supporting de vice or spring member described and illustrated herein is entirely concealed, being hidden by the ornament and the channel member. ‘This fact permits any type of ornament to be used without detracting from its appearance. While I have illustrated and described preferred embodiments of my invention, I do not wish to be limited thereby, because their scope is best de ?ned by the following claims. I claim: 1. An ornament mounting structure compris ing, in combination, a support member, an orna ment member and a spring member, said spring U! in member having a detent means directly engaging a portion of said support member to prevent acci dental relative longitudinal movement of the parts, said ornament member having a recess therein, said spring member being so mounted gagement with and disengagement from the 35 channelled support. 4. An ornament mounting structure of the class described comprising, in combination, a sup port having spaced walls extending upwardly and inwardly, an ornament having longitudinal grooves at the sides to correspond with said 40 inwardly extending walls of said support, said walls adapted to ?t into said grooves and support said ornament, and a spring member adapted to locate said ornament on said support, said ornament having a recessed portion adapted to hold said spring member, said spring member comprising a strip of spring metal and having a detent element adapted to directly engage a por tion of said support to prevent accidental relative longitudinal movement of the ornament and of the support, said spring member being so mount ed in said recess as to be retained by said orna ment but be self-yielding for engagement and disengagement of the support when suf?cient force is applied to the ornament during intention 55 al engagement with and disengagement from the support. GEORGE‘ S. MERK.