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ORNAMENTAL IMPLEMENT HANDLE Filed April 22, 1955 IN V EN TOR. HENRY N. HUDES MM MARQUARDT WM, Wham,
ATTORNEYS Patented July 27, 1954 IORNAMENTAL IMPLEMENT HANDLE Henry N. Hudes, Orange, N. J., and Max Marquardt, East Greenwich, R. L, assignors to Marquardt-Hudes, Inc., a corporation of Rhode Island Application April 22, 1953, Serial No. 350,399
This invention relates to an ornamental handle for an umbrella, parasol, or like implement.
Umbrella handles have heretofore been variously formed, frequently with a cord in the form of a loop which is attached to some part of the handle and may serve to encircle the arm so that the handle may be used to suspend the implement from the wrist of the user. Usually this cord has no elasticity. It is of braided yarns and has little or no ornamental appeal.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a loop which will serve as an ornamental bracelet to be placed on the arm of the user and which will serve as a means for suspending an umbrella or like implement therefrom.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bracelet handle which will have some elasticity and yet will be strong and durable and have a long-lasting life.
Another object of the invention is to provide a construction by which an elastic metal band may be secured in looped form by a secure attaching means.
Another object of the invention is to provide a highly ornamental handle with the loop arranged symmetrically with reference thereto and extending in elongation of the handle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a means for attaching the ends of the loop to the handle which will be so hidden from view as not to mar the highly ornamental appearance of the device.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure l is a perspective view of the loop or bracelet upon the upper end of an umbrella handle which is shown fragmentally;
Figure 2 is a section on line 22 of Figure 1 of a fragmental portion of the device shown on a larger scale;
Figure 3 is a perspective exploded view of various portions of the device which are illustrated in Figure 1.
In proceeding with this invention, we utilize a tubular structure formed by inner and outer helically coiled. channel members which are relatively movable so that the tube may be extended until the side walls of the channels engage and limit the extension. The ends of the loop are brought together in parallel arrangement and secured in such position by means of a U member, each of the two arms extending into a tubular end of the loop and there secured by having a recess in the arm with the stock of the inner helical coil being deflected into the recess so as to lock it in position. A threaded stud may extend from this U to pass through a ball or some ornament which is recessed to receive the U, while a cap may be provided to cover the recess and fit snugly about the helically coiled bracelet. This stud may also be used for attachment to another portion of the handle on which the parts above described are to be mounted.
With reference to the drawings, I have illustrated a loop I which is formed from two helical metal coils, there being an outer helical coil Ill, as shown in Figure 2, and an inner helical coil H, as there shown. The outer helical coil has its edges flanged inwardly, while the inner helical coil has its edges flanged outwardly, these flanges interlocking. The tube thus formed has extendability to the amount permitted by the flanges of the inner coil engaging the flanges of the outer coil and will be limited to this amount of expansion. There is sufficient elasticity so that the tubular loop will contract after so extended.
The two ends or" this tubular helical coil 15 and [6 are hollow as at l! and 18 so as to receive the arms l9 and 20 of the U member 2| which has a connecting bridging portion 22 between the arms l9 and 20. This member 2! serves to secure the portions [5 and it in generally parallel relation and assembled as shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. The arms l9 and 26 are inserted into the tubular openings I! and IS. The tube is expanded and the outer helical coil will thus expose the stock of the inner helical coil which is so struck as to drive the portions 23 and 24 thereof into the openings 25 and 26v of the arms and thus lock the arms and the ends I5 and it in assembled relation.
A threaded stud 2i extends from the bridge 22 of this U member 2! and may pass through some ornament 28 which may be threaded as at 29 to receive it, or the stud may pass freely through an ornament and be secured by some other means. The ornament 28 is recessed as shown in Figure 2 at 39 so as to receive the U member 2i therein, while a cap 3| having an opening 32 shaped to snugly fit about the portions l5 and. it may serve as a cap to embrace these portions and cover the recess 39, as will be clearly seen in Figures 1 and 2. It will be noted that there are projections 33 which conform to the oval shape of the helically coiled tube so as to fit snugly thereabout. It will also be noted that there is a further recess 3A of a shallow'extent substantially the thickness of the cap 3| so that this cap will fit flush with the outer :Q surface of the ornament as shown at 35 to enhance the appearance of the device.
The ornament 28 will ordinarily be of some nonmetallic material, such for instance as a resin plastic, while the other parts will be of metal. The cap and bracelet portion ill will usually be of some plated or ornamented stock and be highly attractive in appearance, these being the parts which are observable when in use.
By the above construction a bracelet is provided which may embrace the wrist of the wearer and be highly ornamental while at the same time serving as a means for suspending an umbrella or parasol from the arm of the user.
1. An implement handle comprising inner and outer interlocked helically coiled channel members forming an elastic tube, said tube being disposed in a loop with the end portions parallel and in adjacency, a member of U shape having a pair of arms, each arm extending into an open end of the loop, and means interlocking one of said coiled channel members and the arm extending thereinto, said U member having a bridging portion between said arms and a threaded stud exportions of the loop engages said ornament and 35 covers said recess.
4. An implement handle comprising inner and outer interlocked helically coiled channel members forming an elastic tube, said tube being disposed in a loop with the end portions parallel and in adjacency, a member of U shape having a pair of arms, each arm extending into an open end of the loop, and means interlocking one of said coiled channel members and the arm extending thereinto, the interlocking means comprising a recess in said arm and the stock of the inner channel member extending into the recess.
5. An implement handle comprising an elastic tube having an inner helically coiled channel member with its side walls extending outwardly and an outer helically coiled channel member with its side walls extending inwardly, said side walls being interlocked by reason of one member bridging the edges of the other member, said tube being disposed in a loop with the end portions parallel and in adjacency, a member of U shape having a pair of arms, each arm extending into an open end of the loop, and means interlocking one of said coiled channel members and the arm extending thereinto.
6. An implement handle as in claim 5 wherein the interlocking means comprises a recess in said arm and the stock of the inner channel member extending into the recess.
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