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A. 6, 1946.-
M. SHERMAN ETAL
‘2,405,525
‘ EARRING
Filed Oct. 23, 1943
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Patented Aug. 6, 1946
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFECE
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EARRING
Monroe Sherman and Leonard Palliser,
New York, N. Y.
Application October 23, 1943, Serial No. 507,442
10 Claims.
1
Our invention relates to devices, conventionally
known as ear rings, for attachment to the lobes
of unpierced ears.
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The main object of our invention is the pro
vision of a device of the character described
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on said member having a contact portion biased
towards said ear plate, a plate on the other leg
having a detent therein, an extension from said
spring cooperating with the detent, whereby the
spring may be step-by-step shifted towards and
which engages the ear lobe over a greater area
away from the earplate.
than in former devices, which provides for an
Other and further objects of my invention will
automatic adjustment for lobes of different thick
be readily apparent, and still others will be
nesses, which can be applied with adjustable
pointed out speci?cally in connection with the
amounts of cushioned spring tension, and which 10 following description of several illustrative em
can be positively locked onto the ear lobe against
bodiments.
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accidental displacement.
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In the drawing annexed hereto and forming a
Associated with this main object, we propose
to provide a device for attachment to the lobe
of an ear which comprises a pair of spaced, op
posing members, having a spring leaf disposed
therebetween biased towards one of the members,
part hereof,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of
device constructed according to and embodying 5
15' our
invention;
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view, partly in sec
and means to shift the spring leaf towards said
tion along the line 2—2 of Fig. 1 with an orna
member and means to adjustably and releasably
mental decoration added thereto;
secure same in any desired position in relation 20
Fig. 3 is an end elevational view, partly in. sec
to said member.
- Another object of our invention is the pro
vision of a device for attachment to an ear lobe
tion along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a side elevational view, similar to Fig. '
2, of a modi?ed form of device also constructed
which comprises a generally U-shaped member
according to and embodying our invention; and
having a pair of spaced and opposing legs, a 25
Fig. 5 is a side elevational view, similar to Figs.
spring member disposed within said member and
2 and 4, of a further modi?cation also constructed
biased towards one leg, one end of the spring
according to and embodying our invention.
being secured to the U-member, the other end of
Our device, in all of its modi?cations, is indi
the spring cooperating with the other of the legs
cated generally by reference numeral Ill, and
to releasably secure the spring in any desired 30 comprises a generally U-shaped member l2, hav
position with respect to the ?rst leg.
ing a pair of spaced apart and opposing leg mem
.A further object of our invention is the pro
bers I4, 16. U-member l2 may be formed, as
vision of a device for attachment to an ear lobe
desired, of any suitable metallic or plastic ma~
which comprises a generally U-shaped member
terial, by stamping, molding, casting or other
having a pair of spaced and opposing legs, a
wise, but ‘preferably of such material as to have
spring leaf disposed between the legs, one end
some inherent rigidity and resistance to distor
of which spring projects through an opening in . tion, The upper end of one leg is has formed
one of the legs whereby the spring may be shifted
thereon an ear plate l8, bowed towards the
towards the other leg and locked in any desired
other leg [6, so that the curved surface of plate
position with respect to such other leg.
40 [8 will be presented towards the ear lobe to more
A further object of our invention is the pro
comfortably bear against the same. Plate It
vision of a device for attachment to an ear lobe
comprising a U-member having a pair of opposed
may be formed as an integral part of the U-mem
her, or as a separate element secured atop leg
and spaced legs, a spring member one end of
I 4, and as seen in Figs. 2, 4 and 5, a jewel or other
which is pivoted on the U-member and projects 45 ornament 20 may be secured on its outer side.
between the legs, the other end of the spring
The other leg I6 is also provided with a plate
projecting through an opening in one of the
22 at its upper end, either formed as an integral
legs, an engagement, between the projecting
part ‘thereof or as a separate element secured
spring portion and the apertured leg whereby the
thereto. Plate 22 is substantially parallel to plate
spring may be shifted towards the other leg and 50 l8 atop leg l4, and is apertured, as at 24, the
held in any desired position in respect thereto.
upper edge 25 of aperture 24 acting as a detent,
A further object of our invention’ is the pro
vision of a device for attachment to an earlobe
for purposes to be explained below, in respect of
Figures 1, 2 and 3.
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comprising a U-member having a pair of opposed
The use of a U-shaped member is quite con
and spacedlegs, an ear ‘plate :on one leg, a spring 55
ventional in ear ring construction, but we depart
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60, passing through aperture 24, which is toothed
from conventional practice in providing a spring
as at 62, 62 on its lower surface, so that the
member and novel means to shift and adjust
same from one leg with respect to the other leg
of the U -member. The spring of our invention
is of entirely novel construction, and our adjust;
ing and securing means are similarly different
from anything heretofore known.
Our spring‘ member 30 may be stamped or.
lower portion of the bend will engage the lower
marginal edge of aperture. In this modi?cation,
the upper extension 36 has no teeth, as in the
previously described modi?cations.
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When it is desired to adjust the modi?cations
as in Figs. 4 and 5, the extensions are constricted
to. disengage the teeth from the lips of the open
otherwise formed of suitable metallic or plastic
material having some strength and resiliency. 10 ing, permitting shifting back and forth of the
extensions and hence the body of spring 30
The lower end of the spring may be bifurcated,
' towards and away from the ear lobe, exactly as
as at 32, and straddled over the lower part of leg
in the previously described modi?cation.
l6, as at IT, and pivotally secured thereto by
In all the modi?cations of our device, a rela
means of a pin 34 passing through registering
apertures in leg l6 and the bifurcations. Other 16 tively elongated bearing surface of a curved
spring is brought against the lobe of the ear, to
means may be employed to secure spring 38 to
U-member‘ i2 Without departing from our. teach
ings, the important thing being securement
rather than any particular way in which the
securing is accomplished.
secure same therebetween and between an ear
plate, The length of the spring bearing surface
makes the ?t much more comfortable than with
20 previously known devices. The resilient pres
sure is positively applied and maintained, and
Spring 3|) comprises a contact portion 3| which
the application and removal of our device is sim
curves upwardly from its lower end 32 to a point
ple and easy. Our device may be made of only
two parts, easy of fabrication, assembly and
35 just above the level of the leg tops, at which
point it is bent over and returns, on a reverse
path 33, to a corner point 84 substantially level 25 operation.
Various modi?cations may be resorted to with
with aperture 24 in plate 22, and then extends
out departing from the spirit of our invention,
outwardly on a straight line through and past
as for example, ear plate l8 may be lengthened,
aperture 24 terminating, in the modi?cation of
widened or otherwise shaped to more comfortably
Figs. 1 and 2, in a ?nger piece 38. The upper
surface of shiftable extension 36 is provided with 30 or securely engage the ear, or spring bearing
surface 3| may be widened or shaped otherwise
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a plurality of teeth 4|, 4|.
than as shown.
Having now described our invention, what we
Spring 36 is, as above pointed out, composed
of a resilient‘ material which resists deformation,
claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A device for attachment to an ear lobe com
tion 3| is pressed against the lobe of an ear, by 35
prising a pair of spaced opposing members, a
lateral shifting movement of extension 36 under
and when the arched and rounded contact por- -
spring between said members, an ear plate on one
pressure of ?nger piece 38, there will be'a yielding
at bend 35 and at corner 84 to bring portions 3|
and 33 closer together, resulting in a cushioned,
yielding pressure of contact 3i against the lobe.
Also, when spring 30 is bent into the described
shape, it is tensioned» so that extension 36 is nor
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of said members, shifting means to step-by-step
move the Spring towards the ear plate and away
fromthe other member, said means comprising
an extension from the spring, and means to lock
said shifting means in any desired position with
respect to the ear plate, said last named means
mally urged outwardly and away from contact
comprising engaging portions between the spring
3|. Thus, when lower end 32 of spring 3|] is
pinned to arm l6, extension 36 is normally and 45 extension and the said other member, whereby
an ear lobe may be grasped between said ear plate
continuously urged and shifted against and into
and spring.
engagement with the upper edge 25 of aperture
2. A device as in claim 1, in which said exten
24, which forms a detent holding extension 36
sion has a surface provided with means to re
by teeth 4|, 4|. The teeth may be angled for
wardly towards the body of the spring, and when 50 movably engage the other of said members.
3. A device as in claim 1, in which the other
extension 36 is shifted inwardly by movement
of said members is provided withan apertured
against ?nger piece 38, teeth 4|, 4| will ride past
plate through which the shifting means pass, and
detent 25 and contact portion 3| will be resiliently
the locking means comprise engaging portions be
pressed against the lobe of the ear with as much
tween the extension and the apertured plate.
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tension as desired or comfortable. When it is
4. A device as in claim 1, in which the other of
desired to remove the device, ?nger piece 38 is
depressed sufficiently to permit teeth 4| to clear _ said members is provided with an apertured plate
through whichthe shifting means pass, and a
the detent, and extension 36 retracted and shifted
surface of the extension is toothed to engage the
outwardly past detent 25 under maintained
downward pressure on extension 36 by ?nger 60 margin of the aperture in the plate to releasably
lock the extension in any desired position.
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piece 38.
5. A device as in claim 1, in which the other of
In all the modi?cations of my device, the bear- Y
said members is provided with an apertured plate
ing portion 3| of spring 36 is rounded, so as to
through which the shifting means pass, and the
present a curved surface against the ear lobe
extension is provided with a return , portion
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rather than a straight surface.
passing through the aperture on a reverse path,
In the modi?cation of Fig. 4, extension 36 is
and in which the extension and the return portion
provided with a return bend portion 6|], which
are toothed to engage marginal edges of the aper
is provided with teeth 62, 62_ on its lower surface,
ture in the plate to releasably lockthe extension
as well as with teeth 4|, 4| on the upper surface,
so that teeth 4| and 62 will engage the upper and 70 and return portion in any desired position.
6. A device as in claim 1, in which the other of
marginal edges of the aperture 24 in the plate.
said members _isprovided with an apertured plate
Of course, in this modi?cation, opening 24 will
through which the shifting means pass, and‘ the
be larger than in the form of Figs. 1, 2 and 8.
extension is provided with a return portion
__In the modi?cation of Fig. 5, extension’ 36 is
similarly provided with a return bend portion 75 passing ‘through the aperture on a reverse path,
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and in which only the return portion of the ex
tension is toothed to engage a marginal edge of
the aperture in the plate to releasably lock the
extension and return portion in any desired posi
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is provided with a free outwardly projecting ex
tension, and the locking means comprise engag
ing portions between the extension and the other
of said legs.
tion.
9. In a device of the character described, a U
member having a pair of opposing legs, an ear
plate on one leg, an apertured plate on the other
leg, a spring, one end of which is secured to the
legs, an ear plate on one of said legs, one end
U-member, and the other end of which is biased
of the spring being secured to the U-member, 10 to normally bear against and engage a margin
the other end being free, means to move the
of the aperture in the apertured plate, and means ,
spring towards and away from the ear plate, and
to disengage and shift the spring progressively
means to lock the moving means in any desired
back and forth with respect to the ear plate.
position with respect to the ear plate, whereby
10. A device as in claim 9, in which the said
an ear lobe may be grasped between said ear 15 other end of the spring is toothed and provided
plate and spring, said locking means comprising
with a smooth ?nger piece at its terminus, the
engaging portions between the free end of the
spring being resilient and easily disengageable
7. A device of the character described, com
prising a U-shaped member having a pair of
spaced and opposing legs, a spring between said
spring and the other leg of the U-member.
from the apertured plate.
8. A device as in claim ‘1, in which the spring
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curves upwardly from ‘its securement to the U 20
LEONARD PALLISER.
member and is bent over on a return path, and
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