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1. Minnie Jane Gibbs

Charles Waldo Lord
  • Born: 16 Oct 1853, Pawtucket RI
  • Marriage (1): Minnie Jane Gibbs on 7 Jul 1881 in Providence RI

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  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Pawtucket RI, listed as a jeweler, living in his father's household.

  • He was issued design patent number 299,558 on 3 Jun 1884



    SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 299,558, dated June 3, 1884.

    Application filed March 29, 1884.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that we, Charles W. Lord, of Pawtucket, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, and Analdo M. English, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bracelets, &c. and we do hereby declare the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the same, is a description thereof.

    This invention consists in a bracelet or other article of jewelry having two distinct side members or pieces, which are bent transversely, so as to produce inwardly-projecting top flanges and upwardly-projecting bottom flanges, and a connecting member, which is flanged and interlocks with said side members, as hereinafter described, whereby the said parts can be attached to each other without solder, and each may be made of a different metal or substance, and an ornamental and variegated effect be produced.

    The invention is applicable to bracelets, rings, breastpins, and other articles of jewelry, which it is desirable to make in box form-that is, with a wide or thick edge; but for the purpose of illustrating the invention a bracelet is chosen, which is shown in perspective at Figure 1. Fig. 2 represents a transverse section of the same on an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 shows a transverse section of a simpler form.


    We are aware that bracelets have heretofore been made in which the edges of the lining member have been turned over to produce flanges to receive the face member, and we do not claim such a construction. In such bracelets the edges form a part of the lining member and cannot be made of different materials from the latter or from each other, as with our construction.

    What we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

    l. The combination of the two distinct edge members A B, having inwardly-projecting top flanges, a b, and upwardly-projecting bottom flanges, a b, and the intermediate member, C, having side flanges, which are interlocked with the side members, substantially as set forth.

    2. The combination of the two distinct side members, A B, having inwardly-projecting flanges a b and upwardly-projecting flanges a. b, the flanged member C, interlocked with said side members, and the face member. D, substantially as set forth.

    Charles W. Lord
    Analdo M. English.

    Arthur F. Means
    Edward Kehoe

Charles married Minnie Jane Gibbs, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 7 Jul 1881 in Providence RI. (Minnie Jane Gibbs was born in 1861.)

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