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. Sept. 3, 1946'. I 2,407,098 P. A. RAlcHE EARRING CONSTRUCTION Y Filed oct.' 29, 1945 fü vez; for Patented Sept.- 3, 1946 UNITED ' ' ì 2,407,098 STATES ’- i PATENT Y OFFICE ¿2,407,098 » ’ ‘ _ EAnRrNG CONSTRUCTION 1 Paul A. Raiche,:l\lorth Providence, R. I. Application october 29, 1943, ,serialV No. 508,201 5 Claims. (C1. 63-14) 1 2 The present invention relates to the jewelry art, and has particular reference to the con struction of earrings. The principal object of the invention is to pro edges I8 bent or swaged over to grip the base flange 20 of a resilient tip 2| the base flange con stituting the rim portion of the resilient tip. The resilient tip 2|, see Figs. 3 and 4, is prefer ably made of rubber, and may be of any desired shape, the illustrated embodiment being of cup type cone shape with the upper cone end 22 forming an ear engaging portion which is slightly vide a novel clamping device for an earring. Another object of the invention is to provide a clamping device for an earring made of resilient material. A further object of the invention is to provide a rubber suction grip for an earring. hollowed out to provide a suction recess. The use 10 of a cup-type shape permits the inclusion of a resilient; support element 23, preferably formed Other objects of the invention are to provide a simple, easily manufactured and readily as sembled earring clamp which can be made at low cost, and which will grip the ear lobe tightly integral with the tip, and preferably of sufficient length to contact the plate Il with its lower end and of sufficient width to exert a substantial pres without binding. 15 sure for retaining the cone end 22 in iirm contact with the outer surface o-f the ear lobe, the hollow With the above and other objects and advan closed chamber formed by the resilient tip 2| in tageous features in View, the invention consists conjunction with its retainer support plate pro of a novel arrangement of parts more fully dis viding a distortable ear lobe engaging element closed in the detailed description following, in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, and 20 which is soft and yielding, while providing iìrm contact. more specifically defined in the claims appended The described construction thus discloses an thereto. earring clamp having a small number of readily In the drawing, manufactured and assembled parts, namely, a Fig. 1 is a side view of an earring equipped with the novel clamp; 25 resilient U-shaped base and a resilient contact tip, a plate or other securing device being utilized Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the earring clamp; ` to lock the resilient tip to one arm of the U-shaped base. Since the tip is soft and resilient, the clamp Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the resilient gripping element; and is readily attached to an ear lobe; when the Fig. 4 is a top plan View of Fig. 3. 30 clamp is slipped over the ear lobe, which thus is the clamp retaining element, the tip is resiliently It has been found desirable to replace the screw held in place by its suction end, and is resiliently type metal clamp used for earrings, which re quires a large number of manufacturing opera urged against the ear lobe by the resilient center member, wherefor the clamp snugly grips the ear tions, with a simpler construction adapted to grip the ear lobe with a resilient suction grip. To this end, I have devised a resilient tip, prefer ably made of rubber, which may be readily se 35 cured to one arm of the earring clamp, and which ` lobe with minimum discomfort to the ear. While I have described a specific constructional embodiment of my invention particularly suitable for earrings, I do not wish to limit the invention is provided with an ear lobe engaging tip end to this particular use, as other uses, such as for adapted to exert a holding grip, the resilience of example for gripping and display devices, may be 40 the tip and its pressure against the ear lobe be made by those skilled in the art. Changes in the material of the parts, and in their arrangement, ing controlled by a resilient pressure member preferably formed integral with the tip. may be made to suit different requirements for Referring to the drawing, an illustrative ear resilient gripping devices, Without departing ring I0 is shown in Fig. 1, having an ornament 45 from the spirit and the scope of the invention as I I, which may have an ornamental pendant, and defined in the appended claims. a retaining clamp I2. The base I3 of the re I claim: taining clamp, as shown in Fig. 2, is preferably 1. An earring construction, comprising a U of U-shaped resilient metal, having one arm I4 shaped element of resilient material having two to which the ornament I I is secured, as by solder 50 arms adapted to grip an ear lobe therebetween, a resilient tip on one arm extending towards the ing; the inner face of the arm I4 is provided with a rounded enlargement I5 for engaging the other arm, said resilient tip comprising a hollow cup-shaped element having its edges ñanged for inner surface of the ear lobe, and the inner face securing to said one arm, the outwardly extending of the other arm I6 has a retainer plate I1 secured to it, as by soldering, the retainer plate having its 55 upper portion having a suction recess, and a. re 2,407,098 3 4 silient reinforcing element extending towards the flanged base. flanged for securing to an earring seat, the upper portion being inwardly curved to provide a suc 2. An earring construction, comprising a. U shaped element of resilient material having two tion recess and having a resilient reinforcing ele ment extending towards the flanged edges. arms adapted to grip an ear lobe therebetween, and a resilient tip on one arm extending towards 5. In an earring, a U-shaped element having two arms adapted to receive an ear lobe there between, one of said arms having means for the other arm, said resilient tip comprising a hol low cup-shaped element having its edges secured to said one arm„the` outwardlyv extending uppery portion having a suction recess. 3. A resilient tip for an earring, comprising a hollow cup-shaped element having its edges: flanged for securing to an earring seat, the upper portion being inwardly curved to providea- suc tion recess. Y 4. A resilient tip for an earring, comprising a hollow cup-shaped element :having its`V edges'v mounting an ornament thereon, and the other of saidarms-comprising-a support. plate, and a hollow cup-shaped element’of'resilient material having a rim portion at its lower end and an ear lobe engageable upper end, said rim portion being mounted on said support plate, the upper end of the'hollow-cup-shaped element being directed to wards, the ornament mounting arm for providing a distortable closed chamber. PAUL A. RAICHE.