Dec. 24, 1946. J. 1. LEVY‘N 2,413,056, DECORATIVE BAR PIN Filed June 19, 1944 1 2 Sheets-Sheet l 2.. a 40 34720:‘ /2 29. INVENTOR Dec. 24, 1946. J, |_ LEVYN 2,413,056 DECORATIVE BAR PIN Filed June 19, 1944 Tm‘. . #8 ///0 //4 7 7 #6 M #6 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 //Z ' x 1:121. <1 ; Z’ - réciirzzn J 92 INVENTOR 95 W ‘ Patented 24, 2,413,056 » UNITED STATES \, PATENT ornca 2,413,056 DECORATIVE BAR PIN Joseph I. Levyn, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Jilko Service Products, New York, N. Y., a copart nership Application June 19, 1944, Serial No. 540,992 9 Claims. (01. 40-15) 1 2 . My present invention relates to bar pins for personal wear, such as service bars employed to display campaign ribbons and the like, and is di rected more particularly to an improved article of the type covered in my copending application Ser. No. 535,836, ?led May 16, 1944. The construction disclosed in my prior appli cation involves readily assembleable cooperating. Fig. 6 is a side elevational view of the device of Figs. 1-5, illustrating a feature thereof ; Fig. '7 is a plan view of a bar pin element em bodying a modi?ed form of fastening means; Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 8-8 of Fig.3; . Fig. 9 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. '7; Fig. 10 is an exploded perspective view, similar plate members con?ning the ends of ribbons or other insignia between them whereby the ribbons 10 to Fig. 1, of a modi?ed form of the invention; Fig. 11 is a sectional view taken on the line are held in a taut, smooth condition. The con H-ll of Fig. 10, illustrating a detail of the struction, although well adapted for its intended purposes, requires a complete assembly for each construction; ‘ , Fig. 12 is a top plan view of the base member combination of ribbons. The present invention has for its principal object the provision of a 15 of a bar pin construction as illustrated in Fig. 10, to be employed for a single ribbon; bar pin of the type referred to, comprising in Fig. 13 is a top plan view of the inlay of a rib dividual pro-assembled, ribbon-carrying ele bon holder for assembly with the base of Fig. 12; ments for mounting on a supporting or backing Fig. 14 is a view similar to Fig. 12, but depict member. The construction contemplates the provision of a backing or supporting member 20 ing a base member to be employed in a two ribbon pin; made in a number of lengths, for example, three Fig. 15 is a sectional view taken on the line I5 lengths, to carry one, two, or three ribbons and l5 of Fig. 14; separate self-contained holders for each indi vidual ribbon, the holders being arranged to be mounted in any desired combination on the back ing member. Another object of the invention is the provi sion of an improved construction permitting rib bon-holding members to be easily assembled on Fig. 16 is atop plan view of inlays of two .25 ribbon holders for assembly with the base mem ber of Figs. 14 and 15; ‘ Fig. 1'7 is a top plan view illustrating a par tially assembled pin of the construction of Fig. 10; > a backing and supporting member, the latter 30 Fig. 18 is an enlarged cross-sectional view i1 lustrating a modi?cation of the construction of carrying means for attachment to the clothing of Figs. 10-17; the wearer. In a preferred embodiment of the Fig. 19 is a perspective view of a keeper mem invention, the attaching means cooperates with an element of a ribbon-holding member for se ber employed in the modi?cation of Fig. 18; 35 Fig. 20 is a top plan view of the base member curing the pin to the clothing of the wearer. of the assembly disclosed in Fig. 18: A further object of the invention is the pro _ Fig. 21 is a top plan view of the ribbon-holding vision of a bar pin which can be more readily and inlays of the assembly of Fig. 18, for use with the economically manufactured than prior types, and base of Fig. 20; which is better adapted to serve its intended 40 Fig. 22 is a top plan view of an element of function. similar type to that shown in Figs. 14 and 15, but My invention will be more fully understood, having a modi?ed form of fastening pin; and further objects and advantages thereof be Fig. 23 is a sectional view taken on a line 23-23 come apparent, when reference is made to the more detailed description thereof which is to fol of Fig. 22; low and to the accompanying drawings, in which: 45 Fig. 24 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 18, illustrating a minor modi?cation of the embodi Fig, 1 is an exploded perspective view of one ment of Fig. 18; form of bar pin embodying the instant invention; Fig. 25 is a fragmentary plan view, similar to Fig. 2 is a plan view of a partially assembled Fig. 17, but illustrating a slight modi?cation of bar pin; Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the bar 50 the base member; Fig. 26 is an end view of the base member of pin after assembly has been completed; Fig. 25; and Fig. 4 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale Fig. 27 is a sectional view, similar to Fig. 4, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; showing a slight modi?cation of the ribbon Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5—5 ' 55 holding unit. of Fig. 3; auaose 3 . 4 Referring now to the drawings, my invention sired, the assembled holders may be additionally is disclosed in a number of embodiments, all of which include a common feature, namely, the provision of a base or supporting member which carries the fastening means, and individual rib 01 crimped as indicated at 21 to ensure that the plates will not shift. The individual ribbon hold bon holders adapted for ready assembly with the ers may be made up to carry the various different ribbons or insignia and stocked for later assembly in any desired arrangement with the backing and supporting plate as previously pointed out. base or supporting member. The holders and members in each of the several embodiments dis closed are preferably made of light-gauge sheet The base or supporting member l2 in the em bodiment of Figs. 1-6 comprises a ?at plate of a steel, although aluminum or other non-corrosive 10 width to fit with sliding friction between the over turned ?anges V 20 of the ribbon holders (see metals may be employed. The base member is Fig. 4). The base I2 includes struck-up wings made in a plurality of sizes, suitably three sizes, to accommodate one, two, orthree of the indi 28, provided with inwardly projecting protuber ances 30, preferably formed by indenting the vidual ribbon-holding units. As will be readily understood, any combination of three ribbons wings. The wings are formed on their forward edges with extensions 29, which may be drawn can be carried by the three-ribbon backing mem ber, and similarly any two ribbons may be car; together when the wings are assembled on the pin, the projections thus forming a fulcrum or rest to tension the pin outwardly when it is a purchaser's requirements can. be met with a minimum ‘stock on hand. Thus, if the supplier 20 moved to its locking position (see Fig. 5). Ad jacent the opposite end of the base I2 is a keep carries a stock of assembled ribbon units repre er or latch 32 formed in part from a struck-up senting the various military campaigns, decora section of the member as illustrated. This end tions. and the like, and a supply of the backing of member I! is preferably bent downwardly to members in the three or more sizes, campaign bars can be assembled in any desired combination 25 form ?ange 22. A pin 34 formed with an eye 28 and a pointed end 28 is mounted on base l2 by to meet the requirements of different service men. pressing the wings 28 together with eye 38 con In the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 1-6 in ?ned therebetween until protuberances Ill sub elusive, the bar pin comprises individual ribbon stantially contact within the eye to de?ne a pintle holders l0 and a base and supporting member l2._ A two-ribbon bar pin is shown, but it will be 30 on which the pin may rotate. Elongated slots 40 are provided in backing member l2 for align appreciated that base member l2 will also be ment with slots 24 and 28 in plates i4 and i8, made in lengths to accommodate one or three or theright hand ends of the slots (see Fig. 3) sub more ribbon holders iii. The ribbon holders l0 stantially coinciding with detent 22 in plate I‘ to each include an outer shell ll, an inner plate or further secure the parts against disassembly. inlay l8, and a facing material or ribbon i8. The To assemble a campaign bar of the type de— latter may comprise a campaign ribbon or the scribed above, the selected, previously prepared like, or any other insignia-bearing or ornamental ribbon-holding units are slid lengthwise onto a ?exible material. The outer shell i4 is provided backing member II of the correct length from the with side ?anges 20 for a purpose to be described. Inner plate It is of a size to ?t loosely between 40 right hand end (as viewed in Fig. 1), as shown in Fig. 2, until the forward ribbon-holding unit is the ?anges 20 of plate i4 and is provided with a stopped by ?ange 33 and the holders are in end struck-up detent 22 for a purpose to be described. wise contiguous relationship. The bar is then Both plates I4 and I8 include elongated slots ready for attachment to the clothing of the 24 and 26 respectively to permit insignia of various types to be secured on the outer face of the bar 45 wearer. As shown in Fig. 3,,detents 22 enter slots 40 and, in conjunction with the ?rictional pin, such insignia including stems which are fit of the backing member between the ribbon ‘passed through the aligned slots and bent over or covered ?anges 20, prevent the ribbon units from threaded into nuts, or otherwise secured in posi ried by the two-ribbon backing member, whereby tion. accidentally sliding of! the backing plate. ' In assembling the individual ribbon-holding 50 units Hi, the facing material i8, such as a cam paign ribbon, is laid to overlie the front face of Fig. 6 illustrates the adaptability of the bar - pin constructed as described above for adjust ment to- meet the requirements of the wearer. Thus the pin may be readily bent at the joints between the individual ribbon units to give it, in ?anges 20 and onto the rear face of the outer plate. Inner plate 16 is then inserted between v55 e?ect, a curved contour whereby it will lie ?at against the clothing. the ?anges 20 to overlie the rear face of plate H Referring now to Figs. 7, 8, and 9, a construc and to con?ne the ends of the facing material tion employing a modi?ed form of the backing between the contiguous faces of the plates. Flanges 20 are then bent or crimped to approxi and supporting member is disclosed, the ribbon mately the extent shown particularly in Fig. 4 60 holders being of the type previously described. In this form' of the invention (see particularly to lock the plates in relatively immovable rela Fig. 9), backing plate 44 is of a width to overlie tionship to one another, with the facing material the flanges of the ribbon holders and includes securely held in place. As will be noted from an the outer plate It, with the ends extending over inspection of this figure, the ?anges extend curved side flanges 48 embracing the ribbon units. rearwardly from the outer plate in converging 65 The ribbon units are suitably somewhat modi?ed planes, with free edges spaced substantially from from the form previously described to the extent the inner plate, whereby the facing material is that the ?anges of the outer member are bent con?ned between the ?anges and the edges ofv downward to a greater extent than in the other the inner plate, and at the same time the project forms to obtain a rounded edge for frictional ing ?anges serve as a reinforcing means to great 70 engagement with curved side ?anges N. In this ly strengthen the assembly against bending. In embodiment ribbon units II) are inserted end addition, the inwardly converging ?anges de?ne wise into. the channel de?ned by ?anges 46. The a channel substantially dovetail in cross section to receive the base or supporting member l2 in endwise sliding, frictional engagement. I! de fastening means comprises a wire-like member 48 having outer projecting, pointed ends 50. 75 Member 48 includes a circular, preferably inte 2,418,050 gral eye 82 to receive a pin 84. A detachable keeper member 08 is provided comprising an elongated plate includulng bosses 88 to overlie pointed ends 50 and a central lock 80 having upstruck members 82 adapted to bite into pin 84 when mounted thereon and to resist removal forces, but removable from the pin when suf?cient her by inserting keeper ‘I2 through slot 84, with then forced down on pin 54 to ?rmly lock the bar perforation. Where the bowed end 88 of Piss. 25 and 26 is employed, the bowed end is prefer ably ?attened after the three ribbon units are as sembled on the base to prevent complete separa tongue 82 of member 84 inter-?tting between ?anges'll. The bar pin is then ready to be worn. In attaching the bar, pin 84 is caused to pene trate the clothes of the wearer, and the third ribbon-holding unit, as shown at the left-hand end in Fig. 17,. is moved to the right until it lies in endwise contiguous relationship to the previ force is applied, as by means of a tool. In the use ously applied unit, the end of pin 84 entering per of the pin, keeper member 88 is removed and the bar placed in position on the outer surface of the i0 foration 14 in keeper ‘I2-during such endwise movement. Notched guide 88 aligns pin 84 with clothing, with pointed ends 50 and pin 84 project perforation 14 to ensure entry of thepin into the ing through the clothing. Keeper member 88 is in position with bosses 58 overlying sharpened ends 80 of wire 48. - Referring now to Figs. 10 to 17 inclusive, a modi?ed form of the construction is ‘shown, this tion of the parts thereafter. ‘ As indicated at 88 (see Fig. 17), the outer end]; modi?cation being preferred in many instances. of the ?anges of the third ribbon holder may be As in the constructions previously described, the bar pin includes individual ribbon holders 88 and 20 further bent or crimped downwardly to ensure frictional contact with tongue 82 to assist in pre a base or supporting plate 84. The ribbon hold venting accidental endwise shifting of the holder. ers consist of a ribbon or other insignia 05,- an Referring now to Figs. 12 and 13, a construc ‘tion for a single-ribbon bar is illustrated. The outer shell '66 of similar construction to shell 20 and formed with side ?anges 88, and an inner plate or inlay ‘l0 somewhat modi?ed from that 25 ribbon-holding units are the same as before. A base member 88 is provided of a similar construc shown at l6. Inlay plate 10 is provided with a tion to member 84 except that, in addition to cut-out tongue 12 having a central aperture 14, its reduction in length to accommodate a single the tongue being adapted to be struck up from ribbon holder, it is made of the same width the material of the plate to assume a substan tially vertical position, although normally lying 30 throughout and an open-ended slot I00 is pro vided, terminating in an upstruck guide I02 similar form to guide 88. The central slot 88 this form is broken, leaving a short strip bridge of metal I!“ adjacent the outward end in the plane of the plate, both positions 'being. shown in Fig. 10. Plates 66 and 10 include elon gated slots 16 and 18 respectively for similar purposes as slots 24 and 28 in the previous em 35 the slot, for a purpose to be described. bodiment. The base or supporting member in this em bodiment of the invention will take diiIerent forms, dependingr on whether it is to support of in or of " v In making the assembly of the one-ribbon bar pin, the unit carrying the ribbon, which is of identical form to that employed for the three- - ribbon pin of Fig. vl0, but reversed end for end discloses the construction for a three-ribbon bar, 40 as indicated in Fig. 13, is inserted endwise over the notched end of base member 98. The pin base 84 in this instance comprising an end or is then caused to penetrate the clothing and its tongue 82 of reduced width and of a length tobe free end is supported in notched guide I02. The positioned between the inwardly extending edges ribbon holder is then further slid on base 00, of side ?anges 68 of a plate 66, with a bent-up with the pin entering the perforation in the tongue or keeper 12 of a plate 10 projecting keeper 12 ‘of the ribbon unit,’ the sliding‘ motion therethrough as- illustrated in Fig. 1'7. As shown. one, two, or three or more ribbon bars. Fig. 10 the reduced width of tongue 82 may be provided by cutting away the material of the member. The portion of the member which forms the tongue may be bowed upwardly to provide the re- - quired reduction in width, but without the ne continuing until the keeper ‘I2 reaches the end of the slot I00. After the ribbon unit has been par tially mounted on the base plate 08, the'strip or bridge i0! is pressed downwardly into the slot in the underlying inlay 10, thereby preventing cessity of removing material, as shown at 88 in Figs. 25 and 26. The base 84 carries a fastener pin 84 rotatively supported on an integral hinge complete separation of the ribbon unit from the base plate. Figs. '14, .15, and 16 disclose a construction for 86, preferably of similar construction to that - a two-ribbon bar pin. ' The ribbon-holding units as shown in Fig. '16 are identical with those em ployed in the construction of Figs. 10 and 13. Base member I04 (see Figs. 14 and 15) is essen tially the same as base member 98, except that it is of a length to support an additional ribbon shown in the embodiment of Figs. 1-5. A guide member 88 is also upstruck from member 64, the guide including a notch 90 to receive pin 84 ad Jacent the sharpened end thereof (see Figs. 10 and 11). The end of member 64 opposite tongue 82 carries an integral ?ange or stop 82. Elon gated slots 84 and 95 are formed in the base member, slot 94. which extends into tongue 82, being of a width to receive keeper 12 of plate 10. In the assembly of a three-ribbon bar, two of the individual ribbon units, constructed as pre viously described are inserted on the tongued end of base member 64 and slid therealong until the forward holder reaches stop 92. Both of these holders have their tongues ‘I2 in‘ their original ?attened positions within the plane of the plate. The tongue 12 of the third'holder is retained in its outwardly projecting position to constitute a keeper for the fastening pin (see Figs. 10 and-17) . The third unit is then applied to the base mem unit. In assembling the construction, a ribbon unit with its tongue or keeper member 12 in ?at position, as shown at the right hand end of Fig. 216, is ?rst slid onto the member I04 from the ' slotted end thereof until it reaches the ?ange or stop. The second unit. in reversed position, as shown in Fig. 16, is then inserted on base mem ber I04 and the bar pin attached to the clothing ' ' - in the identical manner described above in con nection'with the single-ribbon pin of Figs. 12 and 13. The bridge I05 is constructed and ‘utilized ' the same as bridge l0i ‘in the single pin. -' As‘shown in Figs. 10, 12, and'14, the forward ends of the base member are in each instance, suitably rounded to prevent"catching of the 8,418,088 . members on the ribbons when the ribbon units are passed over the base, with the ?anges ‘I grip ping the base. . . Referring now to Figs. ~18-21 inclusive, a fur ther form of the invention is shown. In this construction inner plates Illgof the"ribbon-hold in: members are provided witlilaterally extend in: slots Ill adjacent an end thereof (see Fig. 8 wire or the like, is provided with an integral coil spring I“, terminating in an end I" ‘passing beneath a portion of the backing plate and ex tending through an opening therein to be locked in position as illustrated particularly in Fig. 23. Owing to the presence of integral spring I“, the pin tends to swing outwardly from the backing member. Hence, when the end of the pin is con ?ned by the keeper member, an additional fric 21). Basemember III .(see Fig. 20) includes a hinge pintle Il2,-preferably of similar construc 10 tional resistance to movement of the keeper is obtained. In addition, the pin is in a superior tion to that previously described, and a struck position for attachment purposes. In Fig. 27 there is shown a slight modi?cation of the ribbon holder, wherein instead of a ?at base member opposite the hinge pintle is provided with an elongatedslot II! adapted to be subse 15 plate ‘It of Fig. 10, e. g., being used for the inlay, this element It. is of the same form as the outer quently closed at its outer end by an upwardly shell. so as to more ?rmly grip the ribbon between bent integral bar III. A keeper member I20 the outer shell and inlay. It will be understood (see Figs. 1849) is constructed from a thin metal that this inlay I" may be supplied with a keeper strip, the keeper member including base ?anges I22 of a combined area substantially equal to 20 of the type herein disclosed in Figs. 10, 18 and 24 up guide I ll substantially corresponding to guide it or I02 of the other forms. The end of the that of slot I" to ?t therein, as shown in Fig. 18. or that it may have a smooth face as in Fig. 1. Having-thus described my invention in rather full detail, it will be understood that these de tails need not be strictly adhered to and that diameter to receive the attachment pin. 25 various changes and modi?cations will suggest themselves to one skilled in the art, all falling In the assembly of a bar pin of this form, the within the scope of the invention as de?ned by ribbon holders are constructed as previously de the subioined claims. scribed except that elements I" are employed as I claim: ~ the inner plates. In‘ the two-ribbon-construction 1. A decorative article comprising a base and shown. a ribbon holder is slid onto the backing 30 a preassembled decorative unit carried by said member from the notched end thereof in the base, said unit comprising an outer plate, an same manner previo described in connection inner plate overlying the rear face of said outer with the other em ts. The second ribbon plate, side ?anges on said outer plate and a holder, with the base of a keeper member I20 received in slot I" and positioned to have the 35 facing material overlying the front face of said outer plate and extending over said ?anges and keeper adjacent its outer end, is then similarly between said plates, said ?anges extending rear slipped onto the backing member until it con wardly from said outer plate in converging re tacts with the ?rst installed ribbon member. Upstruck ?ange II! is then bent downwardly lationship to con?ne the inner plate therebetween into‘ the plane of the backing member to prevent 40 with said facing material gripped between said ?anges and the edges of said inner plate, where complete withdrawal of the second ribbon-hold ing member. As will be understood, the second by said ?anges de?ne a dovetail channel which ribbon-holding member can be moved backand receives said base in endwise, sliding, frictional engagement. forth to an extent limited by contact of keeper member l2. with the inward end of notch II. 45 2. A decorative article comprising a base and and with ?attened ?ange Ill. ‘The fastening pin a decorative unit carried by said base, said unit carried by pintle II2 (not shown) is made of a comprising an outer plate, an inner plate over length to be received within the eye of the keeper lying the rear face of said outer plate, side ?anges I20 when the ribbon holder is moved to the right, ‘on said outer plate, a facing material overlying and to be released when the ribbon holder is 50. the front face of said outer plate and extending moved to the left. » over said ?anges and between said plates, said As will be appreciated, this construction is ?anges extending rearwardly and inwardly from adaptable to bar pins carrying one or three or said outer plate to con?ne the inner plate there more of the ribbon holders without change except between with said facing material gripped be for the difference in length of the backing mem 55 tween said ?anges and the edges of said inner ber and the length of the slot II‘. plate, said ?anges terminating in free edges ~ Referring now to Fig. 24, a slight modi?cation a spaced a substantial distance from said inner of the last described embodiment is‘ shown. ' plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a dovetail chan this case inner plate I28 of the ribbon-holding nel which receives said base in endwise, sliding, member includes slot Ill, similarly located to 60 frictional engagement, said base carrying an at slot Ill, but of lesser transverse dimension than tachment pin and a keeper therefor. I the combined extent of ?anges I22 of keeper 3. A decorative article comprising an elongated I20. As a result the base of the keeper is con base and a plurality of decorative units mounted ?ned between the inner and outer plates of the thereon, each of said units comprising an outer ribbon-‘holding member, the keeper being in 65 plate, an inner plate overlying the inner face of serted during the assembly of the latter. In this said outer plate, side ?anges on said outer plate case the keeper I2l will be formed on each ribbon and a facing material overlying the front face unit and will be ?attened down on all except the of said outer plate and extending over said last unit to be passed on to the base. Figs. 22 and 23 disclose a minor modi?cation of 70 ?anges and between said plates, said ?anges ex tending rearwardly from said outer plate in con the fastening pin which may be employed in any verging planes to con?ne the inner plate there of the several embodiments, although illustrated between with said facing material gripped be for use in the embodiment of Figs. 18-21. The hinge pintle previously described is eliminated, tween said ?anges and the edges of said inner and in lieu thereof a pin I22, formed of spring 75 plate, said _ ?anges terminating in free edges Upstanding integral extensions I24 of the base members I22 form an eye I28 of an outer di ' ameter to pass through slot II! and of an inner 2,413,050 9 . spaced a substantial distance from the inner plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a dovetail channel which receives the base in endwise, slid ing, frictional engagement. 4. A decorative article comprising an elongated 10 taching pin carried by said base, said "unit most remote from said stop carrying a keeper for re ceiving said pin, and a guide member formed integrally with said base for guiding said pin into said keeper. base and a plurality of decorative units mounted 7. A decorative article comprising a base and thereon, each of said units comprising an outer a decorative unit carried by said base, said unit plate, an inner plate overlying the inner face of comprising an outer plate, an inner plate overly said outer plate, side ?anges on said outer plate ing the rear face of said outer plate, side ?anges and a. facing material overlying the front face 10 on said outer plate and a facing material over of said outer plate and extending over said lying the front face of said outer plate and ex ?anges and between said plates, said ?anges ex tending over said ?anges and between said plates, tending rearwardly from said outer plate in con said ?anges extending rearwardly from said body verging planes to con?ne the inner plate there portion in converging planes to con?ne the inner between with said facing material gripped be 15 plate therebetween with said facing material tween said ?anges and the edges of said inner gripped between said ?anges and the edges of plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a dovetail said inner plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a channel which receives said base in endwise, slid dovetail channel which receives said base in end ing, frictional engagement, and astop formed wise, sliding, frictional engagement, said unit integrally with said base to limit the sliding en 20 carrying an upstanding keeper member, said base gagement of said units thereon, said base car having an elongated slot, an attaching pin, and rying an attachment pin and a keeper therefor. 5. A decorative article comprising a base and a plurality of decorative units carried by said means adjacent an end of said slot for position ing said pin for reception within said keeper member, said base being reduced in width adja base, each of said units including an outer plate, 25 cent one end thereof to permit it to be inserted an inner plate overlying the rear face of said in said channel by movement at right angles to outer plate, side ?anges on said outer plate and said body portion with said keeper member en a facing material overlying the front face of tering said slot. said outer plate and extending over said ?anges 8. A decorative unit for assembly on a base, and between said plates, said ?anges extending 30 said unit comprising an outer plate, an inner rearwardly from said outer plate in converging plate overlying the rear face of said outer plate, planes to con?ne the inner plate therebetween side ?anges on said outer plate and a facing ma with said facing material gripped between said terial overlying the front face of said outer plate ?anges and the edges of said inner plate, where and extending over said ?anges, and between said by said ?anges de?ne a dovetail channel which 35 plates, said ?anges extending rearwardly and receives said base in endwise, sliding, frictional inwardly from said outer plate in converging engagement, said base carrying a stop at one planes to con?ne the inner plate therebetween end thereof to limit the sliding movement of said with said facing material gripped between said units relative to said :base, and an attaching pin ?anges and the edges of said inner plate, where carried by said base, said unit most remote from 40 by said ?anges de?ne an open-ended, dovetail said stop carrying a. keeper for receiving said pin. channel dimensioned to receive said base in end 6. A decorative article comprising a base and wise, sliding, frictional engagement. a plurality of decorative units carried by said 9. A decorative unit for assembly on a base, base, each of said units including an outer plate, said unit comprising an outer plate, an inner an inner plate overlying the rear face of said 45 plate overlying the rear face of the outer plate, outer plate, side ?anges on said outer plate and side ?anges on said outer plate and a facing ma a facing material overlying the front face of said terial overlying the front face of the outer plate outer plate and extending over said ?anges and and extending over said ?anges and between said between said plates, said ?anges extending rear plates, said ?anges extending rearwardly and in wardly and inwardly from said outer plate in con wardly from said outer plate to con?ne the inner verging planes to con?ne the inner plate there plate therebetween with said facing material between with said facing material gripped be gripped between said ?anges and the edges of tween said ?anges and the edges of said inner said inner plate, said ?anges terminating in free plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a dovetail edges spaced a substantial distance from said in channel which receives said base in endwise, slid ner plate, whereby said ?anges de?ne a dovetail ing, frictional engagement, said base carrying a channel dimensioned to receive said base in end stop at one end thereof to limit the sliding move wise, sllding, frictional engagement. ment of said units relative to said base, an at _ JOSEPH I. LEVYN.