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April 19, 1938. p, MAN|¢KA$ 2,114,930 BRACELET Filed March 24, 1957 A _x', 2,114,930 Patented Àpr. 19, 1938 PATENT ÜFFICE STATES 2,114,930 BRACELET Peter Manickas, Pawtucket, R. I. y Application March 24, 1937, Serial No. 132,733 f 2 Claims. (Cl. 63-7) Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional view taken This invention relates to a bracelet. y _ An object of the invention is to provide a on line 6_6 of Figure 3; Figure 7 is a cross-sectional view taken on bracelet, and more particularly a bracelet struc-` ture in which the bracelet parts or sections are line 1-1. of Figure 3; and Figure 8l is a detail sectional view taken on 5 provided with connecting means firmly united line 8-8 of Figure 7, showing a loop struck-out thereto in a novel manner to'form a fixed con from the beaded edge of a section for attachment nection between the parts of the bracelet. ' Another object of the invention is to provide of a chain. In the accompanying drawing, the reference a bracelet structure of the foregoing character 10 which is capable of -being readily constructed at character I designates generally'a bracelet struc- 10 a relatively small cost, and one in which the parts ture, which, as shown, may comprise two sections 2 and 3, although it may be made up of a greater . are ñrmly held in operative relation with each other without the use of solder or separate at taching means. 15 number of sections if desired. Another object of the invention is the provision of a novel means for securing holding members to the bracelet sections without the use of solder or the like and without danger of the parts be coming loose or detached under ordinary condi 20 tions of use. Another obj ect of the invention is the provision of novel means for readily securing a holding or other member in av channel-shaped jewelry part` without the use of separate holding means and 25 in such a manner as not to mar the appearance of the article by the presence of unsightly at taching means upon any part of the structure. With the above and other objects in view that will become apparent as the nature of the 30 invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrange ment of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed. 35 Referring to the drawing: Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a bracelet vention, the sections thereof being partly opened ' Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view 40 showing the inner side of the hinge connection between the bracelet section and the beaded edges of the sections having swaged portions or lugs engaged with the leaves of the hinge for secur ing the latter to the bracelet sections; 45 _ Figure 3 is a fragmentary elevational view showing the inner side of the separable connec tion between the bracelet sections with the clasp'` connection between the separable ends of the sections anchored to one section by means of 50 lugs swaged from one of the sections; Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 4_4 of Figure 2; Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 55 5-5 0f Figure 2; I - located upon opposite sides thereof and extend ing inwardly toward each other from the inner curved surface- of the member. 20 The bracelet sections 2 and 3 may be hlngedly connected together by means of a hinge holding member 5 provided with 'a hinge joint 6 and hav ing side leaves or plates 'l extending from oppo« site sides of said hinge joint of such width as to 25 fit substantially within the beads or ñanges 4. 'I‘he plates ‘l are firmly secured to the adjacent ends of the bracelet sections by having clamping lugs 8 swaged down from the inner surface of the flanges 4 into clamping engagement with por- 30 tions of the plates 1 to clamp the hinged member ñrm'ly ln position in the bracelet sections. A clasp fastener or hold catch member I0 is , carried by the free end of the bracelet section 3 f_or detachable clasping engagement with the free 35 end of the bracelet section 2 and as shown more constructed in accordance with the present ln on their hinged connection; ' The sections 2 and 3 are each suitably curved to ñt substantially the wrist of the wearer and 15 are formed from channel shaped metal stock or are shaped to provide lateral beads or flanges 4 clearly in Figures 1, 3, 6 and 7, the hold or catch member` I 0 comprises a plate I I substantially-'rec tangular in plan view with opposite side edges thereof slidably received in the edge beads or 40 flanges 4 and retained in engagement with the bracelet section 3 by lugs 8a swaged from the bead or flanges 4 into engagement therewith. A portion of the plate II projects beyond the free end of the bracelet `section 3 and said plate is 45 cut-awayk to provide a resilient tongue carrying an oñïset finger piece I3 that projects outwardly of the bracelet section 3 at the end of said section and outwardly thereof, A> protuberance I4 onl the tongue I2 is adapted to be received in an open-` 50 ing I5 in the bracelet section 2 to retain the free ends of the bracelet sections in clasped relation. The projecting part of the plate II of the hold or catch member IIII is slidably received in the 56 2 2,114,930 side edge beads or ñanges 4 of the bracelet section 2 as shown in Figure 6. A chain I6 connects the free ends of the brace let sections 2 and 3 and as shown more clearly in Figures 7 and 8, the flange 4 at one side of adjacent ends of the two bracelet sections has a loop I1 struck-out therefrom for the attachment of the ends of the chain I6. The hinge members 5* and catch member I0 are 10 designated herein generically as holding members since they serve to hold the ends of the bracelet sections in position relative to each other and are similarly attached to the bracelet sections. While the holding members shown in the type of 15 bracelet illustrated herein are respectively a hinge and catch member adapted for connecting ends of bracelet sections together, they may con From the above detailed description of the in vention, it is believed that the construction there of will at once be appreciated, and while there is herein shown and described the preferred em-bodiment of the invention, it is nevertheless to 5 be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed. I claim: 1. A bracelet structure comprising arcuate sec stitute any holding means such as may be em the associated section and lugs struck from the ployed in connecting the channel shaped section inwardly directed portions of said flanges into to another portion of a bracelet structure. Al though one particular form of catch for uniting the ends of the bracelet sections is shown, any suitable catch structure may be employed for the purpose, it being understood that a portion of the 25 catch element or elements may be adapted to ñt within the flanges 4 of a bracelet section and be secured thereto by clamping lugs 8a after the manner described. The hinge member 5 and the catch member l0 30 are anchored to the bracelet sections by a swag ing operation resulting in lugs which are pressed or swaged from side edge beads on the bracelet sections into binding engagement with the hinge and catch members, the parts being assembled 35 without the use of solder, welding or the like with the result that the bracelet comprising the con nected sections may be more rapidly and inex pensively produced. 10 tions, a channel-shaped iiange at each side _edge vof the sections with the flanges directed inwardly toward each other, a hinge member for holding two adjacent ends of the sections together in cluding side plates respectively positioned be 15 tween the flanges with the edges of the side plates beneath the ñanges at the opposite side edges of binding engagement with the hinge plates for an 20 choring the hinge member to the bracelet sec tions. ' 2. A bracelet structure as yset forth in claim 1, characterized by a separable clasp connection be tween the other ends of the bracelet sections in 25 cluding a plate having one end positioned between opposite edge flanges of a section with the side edges of the plate beneath the ñanges, lugs struck from the inwardly directed portions of said flanges into binding engagement with opposite 30 side edges of the clasp plate and the other end of the clasp plate projecting from the carrying sec tion of the bracelet and having separable snap connection with the free end of the other bracelet section. 35 PETER MANICKAS.