Patent Model for the Improvement in Ear-Rings

Description (Brief):

Small metal model or example of a design for a spring clasp mechanism to securing an earring to the ear lobe. The design specifications also allowed for and concave/convex discs to help the earring seat itself on the ear lobe or a pin on the disc incase the wearer had pierced ears (This model does not show the pin). The model also shows two eye hooks. One allowed for a dangle and the other allowed a chain and hair clip that would attach to the hair for security.

Date Made: ca 1876Patent Date: 1877-03-13

Inventor: Weed, Louisa A.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York, Brooklyn

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.188323Catalog Number: 188323Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 188,323

Object Name: patent model, ear ringObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm; 25/32 in x 13/32 in x 13/32 in


Record Id: nmah_896945

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