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Patents, 1940 to 1950’s




Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry

presents
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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine



Jewelry
Patents
1940 to 1950’s
~

Patents, 1868-75
Patents, 1876-1899
Patents, 1900-1940
Patents, 1940 to
1950’s


Information about the jewelry companies comes from personal contacts and
materials, old versions of "The Keystone Jewelry Trade Book" or "American
Jewelry Manufacturers" by Dorothy T. Rainwater.




E.A. WEISS, 1940
No. 118,763

Jewelry Component
Edward A. Weiss

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 118,875

necklace
Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 118,888

brooch
Joseph Wuyts




M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,018

brooch clip
Morton Berkman

M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,019

brooch clip
Morton Berkman

M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,020

brooch clip
Morton Berkman





M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,021

brooch clip
Morton Berkman

M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,022

brooch clip
Morton Berkman

M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,023

brooch clip
Morton Berkman

M. BERKMAN, 1940
No. 119,024

brooch clip
Morton Berkman





O. PENNINO, 1940
No. 119,091

pin clip
Oreste Pennino

H. REINSTEIN, 1940
No. 119,188

bracelet
? Reinstein

WM WELLING, 1940
No. 119,192

combined bracelet and watch
William M. Welling

WC FROMMER, 1940
No. 119,196

perfume containing pendant
William C. Frommer





J. RAPPAPORT, 1940
No. 119,556

bracelet
Jerry Rappaport

D. ORNSTEIN, 1940
No. 119,638

bracelet watch
David Ornstein

A. HORWIG, 1940
No. 119,666

brooch
Albert Horwig

C. McDONALD, 1940
No. 119,830

pin clip
Carol McDonald





L. HESS, 1940
No. 119,857

clip pin
Lester Hess

L. HESS, 1940
No. 119,858

clip pin
Lester Hess

GLADYS S. ERSKINE, 1940
No. 119,978

brooch
Gladys Shaw Erskine

S. MacNEIL, 1940
No. 120,170

brooch
Stanley MacNeil





SILSON, 1940
No. 121,640

Brooch
Victor Silson

LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,084
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner
LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,085
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,086
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

Louis C. Mark worked for Rice-Weiner in the 1940’s.

Rice-Weiner is probably most well known for the production of
McClelland Barclay Jewelry,
Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Jewelry, and Barclay
Jewelry.





LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,087
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,088
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner
LC MARK, 1940
Des 122,089
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

SILSON, 1940
No. 124,277

Brooch
Victor Silson





SILSON, 1940
No. 124,397

Bracelet
Victor Silson

SILSON, 1940
No. 125,044

pin clip
Victor Silson
V. SILSON, 1941
No. 126,488

bracelet
Victor Silson

V. SILSON, 1941
No. 126,489

brooch
Victor Silson





A. SPANEY, 1941
No. 129,319

brooch
Alfred Spaney

SPANEY brooch of
clear rhinestones in rhodium setting.
Courtesy of Linn Alber
A. SPANEY, 1941
No. 129,320

brooch
Alfred Spaney

A. SPANEY, 1941
No. 129,321

brooch
Alfred Spaney





LC MARK, 1941
Des 129,531
bracelet
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

LC MARK, 1941
Des 129,532
bracelet
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
LC MARK, 1941
Des 129,570
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

LC MARK, 1941
Des 129,571
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner





C MARK, 1941
Des 129,572
View

Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

WATER CARRIER
brooch with enameling and glass beads, marked on the back "129,573".
View
Courtesy of Pat Seal
C MARK, 1941
Des 129,573
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner

GOLD TONE and
enameled water carrier brooch with glass bead dangles. This brooch is not
signed, and is probably one of many that were done in the same style. View
#Y20436





C MARK, 1941
Des 129,610
bracelet
Inventor: Louis C. Mark

C MARK, 1941
Des 129,638
bracelet
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
C MARK, 1941
Des 129,639
bracelet
Inventor: Louis C. Mark

V. SILSON, 1941
No. 130,575

brooch
Victor Silson





N. BARBIERI, 1942
No. 133,919
brooch
Nicholas Barbieri

CORO gold tone man
with horse and buggy brooch.
View #C19103
J. SILSON, 1944
No. 139,353

brooch
Jack Silson

E. MOREHOUSE, 1945
No. 2,383,012

safety catch
Eugene Morehouse




W.E. BLACKBURN, 1945
No. 142,981

pendant

M. JELLINEK, 1946
No. 2,400,513

clip jewelry
Markus Jellinek

Screw back
earring clip
In the 1950’s, as a result of complaints that the other style was too
uncomfortable, Haskell changed to the use of the "screw back-clip" earrings.



A. AQUILINO
PATENT 1946
Patent No. 149,925
Antonio Aquilino

CAT & FISHBOWL
signed "Anthony" and "Sterling", this 2-1/2" brooch is sterling vermeil. The
goldfish behind the Lucite bowl is made of metal. There are two versions of
this pin, and the other one is unsigned, made of pot metal and the fish is
carved into the Lucite.




E. JOSEFF, 1946
No. 143,596

ring
Eugene Joseff

F.J. PEARSALL, 1947
No. 146,678
Lapel pin
Frederick J. Pearsall
MARSLIEU
artificial pearls and clear rhinestones set in sterling vermeil bird pin and
earrings.
Courtesy of Jim Katz

Designer is FJ Pearsall, assignor to
Imperial Pearl Co. Providence, RI. See American Costume Jewelry by Brunialti,
pp. 22 &226. Also see D. Rainwater, American Jewelry Manufacturers, p 128
for confirmation of MARSLIEU as the mark of the Imperial Pearl Co.





D. KASOFF, 1948
No. 152,240

pin
Daniel Kasoff

D. KASOFF, 1948
No. 152,421

pin
Daniel Kasoff

D. KASOFF, 1948
No. 152,422

pin
Daniel Kasoff

D. KASOFF, 1948
No. 152,423

pendant
Daniel Kasoff

NOTE the 3-1/2 year patent expiration limits in the
description above.. Jim Katz of Katz Jewelers says, "3 -1/2 years is all
they were good for and they were relatively expensive to submit at about
$30.00 each in the 1940’s. That’s why production usually started long
before the patent was in effect ("pat pending") and also why when copyright
laws came into being in 1955, design patents all but disappeared.
Copyrights and trademarks were cheap and effective and good for up to 50
years – design patents are expensive and nearly impossible to protect."





D. KASOFF, 1949
No. 152,424

pin
Daniel Kasoff

D. KASOFF, 1949
No. 152,425

pin
Daniel Kasoff

D. KASOFF, 1949
No. 152,268

pin
Daniel Kasoff

J.M. OLDAK, 1949
No. 2,472,958

cuff link costruction
Jacob M. Oldak





L. BELL, 1953
No. 170,349

ear ornament
Louis Bell

L. BELL, 1953
No. 170,442

ear ornament
Louis Bell
R. C. BANGS, 1957
No. 2,809,501

earring
Ralph C. Bangs

J.R. JOHNSON, 1969
No. 3,427,691

coupling device
James R Johnson

Utility patents show how a mechanism works… Design patents are for
the way it looks. Jim Katz downloaded almost all the jewelry design
patents from 1867 through 1965 and after 1955, the amount of jewelry design
patents tapers way off in comparison to earlier years.

Coro and Trifari
are responsible for almost half of all jewelry design patents up through the
middle 1950’s. Philippe for Trifari patents seem to disappear after about
1954, and Katz for Coro after 1965.

Jewelry Design Patents – (all approximations):
From 1858 – 1925 1,203 Jewelry Design Patents Granted
From 1925 – 1955 6,528 Jewelry Design Patents Granted
From 1955 – 1965 450 Jewelry Design Patents Granted

As you can see from the following information, patents are still being
granted but after 1965 the jewelry design patents from all the large
manufacturer’s all but disappeared.

All patents – not just jewelry – (all approximations)
By 1971 there were approx. 220,000 design patents granted
By 2003 470,000 design patents granted
By 1971 3,600,000 utility patents granted
By 2003 6,670,000 utility patents granted


Jewelry patents reference list

Patents, 1868-75
Patents, 1876-1899
Patents, 1900-1940
Patents, 1940 to
1950’s