Fayette Stratton Giles
- Born: 20 Sep 1842, New Salem MA
- Died: 5 Dec 1897, Chicago IL
Jeweler and watchmaker
Events in his life were:
- He was issued design patent number 3,885 on 8 Mar 1870
FAYETTE S. GILES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO GILES, WALES & CO., OF SAME PLACE.
Design No. 3,885, dated March 8, 1870.
DESIGN FOR THE TOP-PLATE, BARREL-BRIDGE, AND COCK FOR WATCHES.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Fayette S. Giles, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new Design for the Top-Plate, Barrel-Bridge, and Cock for Watches; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, in which—
Figure 1 is a top view of the parts of the watch included in my design.
Figure 2 is a profile of the same perpendicular to fig. 1, in the plane indicated by the line x x, in fig. 1.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures.
A is the top-plate;
B, the cock;
C, the barrel-bridge;
D, the arbor-cup; and
E, the ratchet-cap.
The top-plate A in its plan conforms externally to the circle of the watch-case. It is of crescent-like form, with one of the horns of the crescent cut off in a straight line, a, and with a central circular projection at b, to surround the center spindle of the watch.
On one side of b it is hollowed out in arc-form, as shown at c, to conform to the balance, and on the other side of b it is hollowed out, as shown at c', in the form of an arc concentric with the winding-arbor.
The cock B has the portion by which it is attached made to conform externally to the circle of the case, and is curved in the form of a hollow arc, as shown at d d, to form parts of the same circle with the arc c, and conform to the balance.
The barrel-bridge is straight on both sides for the greater portion of the length, having its ends curved to conform to the case, and uniting at a with the straight end of the top-plate, and it has the end next the cock widened, to unite with the cock in the line e, which is radial to the center of watch, and this widened part is hollowed out internally in arc-form, as shown at ff, to conform to the arc c' of the top-plate and concentric with the winding-arbor.
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
The design and configuration of the top-plate, cock, and barrel-bridge of a watch, as herein described and represented in the accompanying drawings.
F. S. Giles
R. E. Rabeau
- He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New York City NY, liste as a jewelry dealer.