Patent Model for the Improvement in Ear-Rings

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.
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Object Name
patent model, ear ring
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1876
patent date
Weed, Louisa A.
associated place
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm; 25/32 in x 13/32 in x 13/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Clothing & Accessories
Industry & Manufacturing
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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