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Publication numberUS1000946 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 15, 1911
Filing dateApr 21, 1911
Priority dateApr 21, 1911
Publication numberUS 1000946 A, US 1000946A, US-A-1000946, US1000946 A, US1000946A
InventorsGeorge F Reed
Original AssigneeGeorge F Reed
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1000946 A
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G. P. REED.

. Loox. 1 A A IPLIOATIO'N FILED IAY 20, 1909. BEHEWD ALPE. 21, 1911 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

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' its lower portion surrounde bottom 9. Each of the side walls 5 and 6 is provided with a laterally extendin ange 10 having a plurality of openin 11 t rough W'hi@ are adapted to. extend. old fast devices for connecting the 'bottom plate'9` t0 the flanges 10 and also for securing the enlarged end 3 of the stra tothe casln The end wall 7 is of less height 5 and 6. The partition plate 8 is ositioned within the casing 4 so that it will be fiush with the lower edge of the end wall 7 whereby a passage 12-will be provided between the end 7, said plate 8 and the bottom plate 9 and through said passage 12 is drawn the body portion 1 of the strap. The partition plate 8 is formed at one'end with a V-sha-ped notch 13 providing a clearance for the operation of the bolt of the lock and at its other end with an opening 14 which registers with a recess formed in a lug 15 integral with the top wall 16 ofthe casing 4. Extending through the opening 14 and engaging in the recess lug 15 is a screw 17 for securing the partition plate 8 in position. The upper face of the partition plate approximately centrally thereof has connected pin 1 8 having by a boss 19, which constitutes a centering device for the key 20, the said boss 19 being of such diameter as to extend in the cutaway portions 21 forming recesses in the bit 38. The shank of the key is hollow to receive the pin 18, thediameter of the shank being such as to passwithin the boss 19 and so that th'e boss 19 can enter the ,recess 21. The pIl 18 is of such height as tov extend within'the key opening 22 formed in thetop plate 16. That end of the casing 4 which 1s opposite the end wall 7 is open to allow entrance of the bolt and the top plate 16' at the open end of the easing 4 has depending from `its lower face a pair 0f guide lugs 23 for the reception of the shank of the bolt to be presently referred to. The .lugs 23 form a guidepasthereto a vertically extending sage for the shank of the bolt when the'lat-` ter is inserted in the' casing 4.

\Arranged within the casing 4 are a pair of tumblers 24 and 25 each pivoted at'oneend, as at `26,- and when in normal position abutting against each other at the pivoted ends as at 27. Each of the'tumblers intermediate its ends is formed with a curved bearing -'surface 28 *and against the bearing surfaces 28 the"'curved arm 29of U-shaped spring 30 engage for normally maintaining the tumblers in abutting engagement or in other words-permanently tending tolnshift one t11`.mloler .toward the other. The U-shaped spring 30 satedlwithin the casing,4, is ofy less height than ttier endwall 7 engages the said wall 7 and also the side walls 5 and 6.

The tumblers 24 and' 25 on the inner 'faces 'thereof near the free end of each is cut away than the si e walls ders 31 being adapted to engage the head of the bolt of the lock for connecting it to the tumblers. Interposed between the tumblers 25 and 26 is a stop lug 32, the function of which is to arrest the inward movement of the boltlduring the locking operation.

The bolt ofthe `lock consists of a carrier 33, which is positioned against the upper face of the body portion l of the strap, and is provided with an angularly displsed end 34 whichat constitutes an end wall for theopen and of the casing 4 when the bolt is in engagement with the tumblers 24 and 25 as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The carrier 33 has formed integral therewith a shank 35 through which extends the rivets 36 for connecting the bolt to the body portion 1 ofthe strap. The shank 35'is of a width as to extend between the lugs 23 when the 'bolt is inserted in the casing 4 so as tov engage the tumblers 24 and 25. )The shank,

35 of the bolt terminates in a spearshaped headl 37 which when the bolt is inserted in the lock casing 4 is adapted tovforce the tumblers 24 and 25 apart, until the said head 37 clears the shoulders 3l, which will then allow of the tumblers 24 and 25 'to be movedI toward each other through the medium ofthe spring 30, the shoulders 3l then positioning themselves at the rear of the spear-shaped head 37 whereby the bolt is' retained within the lock casing and maintained in such position until the tumblers are separated by the bit 38 of the key. To

facilitate. -the separat-ions of the bolt from the casing 4 when the tumblers 24 and 25 are moved away from each other through the medium of the key1 the body portion 1 of the strap has suitably connected thereto a Hat spring 39, (see Fig. 1).v The spring 39 is, under a state of tension when the bolt is'connected by the tumbler-s to the casing, so that when the tumblers 24 and 25 are shifted clear of the spear-shaped head ,37 of the bolt, the spring 39 will distend and force the bolt from the easing.

-When positioning the lock with respect to the strap, it will be stated that if a strap is employed having the enlarged end as indicated by the reference characters 2 and 3,

bcfoecthe bottom plate 9 is secured to the- -fianges ofthe side walls 5 and 6 and also to the end 3 of the strap, the casing is mounted upon the body portion l. ofthe strap at one side of the large or free 'end 2. The bottom plate 9 is then sccured'to the enlarged end 3 and to the flanges of the side walls 5 'and 6. lf the :free cud of the strap is not enlarged the' lock casing isseculed diroctl y to'thc enlarged end 3 or to the strap and the free end of the strap passed through the passage 12. The bolt is then secured at a proper point to the strap depending on what would be the diameter of the mouth of the pouch-so that when the Stra p is een Iieeted together the diameter ot' the eonneeted portion of the l@trap will be LatelineI to not allow the inoiith ot the Hoek to he opened oi" rallier hold the inouth of the fiaelt' tightly eloSed.

i In Figa. 7 and a modified eonstruetion of bolt. is illustrated, the boltI being no designed that. the strap can Q-lip through the bolt in: one diret-tion but noty in the opposite direction.A thus 'provision is i'nade, for de,- ereasing the i'lianieter ot the, connected portion of the Strap in ease: of the niouth ot the pouch not. being securely elosed. The holt as shown in Figa-7 and S emi'ipriees a body portion 39. haring an angular shaped end 4t) which eontitutesl one end wall ot' the lorlc casing l and is further provided with an angularly disposed .keeper 4l tor coupling the holt to the body portion 1 otithe. strap. The bolt ,further comprises a Shank 42 which when the bolt. is inserted in the (fasting 4 extendsbetween the lugs 25%. The Shank 42 terminates in a epeaisliaped lie-.id adapt:- ed to he engaged hy the shoulders 31 ot the tuinhlers so afi to seein-e the. holt. in lor-king position.

48 is maintained' in. engagement with the body portion of the strap by a .Springr 4t) which abats against one of the wa'lla ot the recess 44 an l. 'also against the. bar 4S. By

`,setting up thehar 48 in the inanner stated,

thelstrap 1 can be pulled forw irdly through the keeper ett, but in ear'ze attempt is made to pull the Strap rearwardly, the movement. of the Strap will he resisted 'h v the clam ing barfll, a5; is evident. By this t. eonstrue'ionY provision is nitideY ior def-reas# ing-"the dian'ieter ofthe cannet-ted portion of the Strap or .rather theloop torii'ied by the connected portion of the Strap so afi. to tigl'itly close the` mouth of the poueh when occasion so requires.

" By providing the partition plate S witli Athe boss 19 the operation of the tninblei's to release the bolt cannot be'` e'lteeted unless*l the strap 1 can be pulled .forwardly to receive the. pin 18 `and the. bit i-iti .Lio recessed as to receive the boss 19, therefore the look is provided Withineans to prevent itbeing opened fanless one possesses a key of theneeessary .consti-nettoie What I elaiiri t 1. h oinbiiat-ion, a look easing adapted to'be Secured to a strap yand provided with a plurality of tinnblers and further provided With a passage through which is adapted to extend a portion of the strap, and a bolt adapted to be. attaehed to another portion oil' the lStrap and vfurther adapted to engage the tuinblers when the strap is pulled throurh said iaseae'e wherehv the holt is eoupled with the easing' and portione ot the strap connected together to torni a loop for closing the inoutli of a reeeptaele.

Q. ln eoinloination`r a look easing adapted to be. secured to a strap and provided with a plurality ot t'uinblei's and further prorided with a pansage through which is adapted to extend a portion of the strap. a bolt adapted to be attaelied to :mother portion ot the Strap and further adapted to engage between the tuiiiblere` when `the Ht rap is pulled through said 'passage wherebl\ f the holt coupled with the easing and portions of' thestrap connected together to torni a loop tor (closing the mouth of a .i'eeeptaele. and a shiiftablr tflai'i'iping ha adapted to eil-- gage the strap when the bolt is engaged by the tuniblers to pierent the increasing olt-he diameter ot the loops when the strap is pulled in one direetion and treeot the strap when the latter is pulled in the opposite.

direetioi'i wherellrv the dianietei" ot the 4loop eau be deereafed 'when the bolt ix engaged yby the tuinlgilern.

il. In Combination, a loelc easing adapted to beseeured to a strap and provided with a plurality of tuinhlere, and further pro vided with a paesage through whieh is adapted to extend a poi-tion ot the Strap, a holt adapted to be attarhed to another portion of the Strap and further adapted to engage the tunihlers when the strapis pulled through said passage whereby the h olt is coupled with the easing: alnd portiouss'otV the strap connected together to foi-in a. loop for Closing the niotith of a, receptacle, and a Spring;j engaging the Strap for auton'lalieally projecting the bolt 'troni the (fastingr when the bolt. is released troni tehetuuiblers.

.4.; In combination, a -loek :aeiiigz` adapted to be secured to a strap and provided with a plurality of tuinblers and further provided with a passage through which ,is adapted to extend a portion of the strap, a bolt adapted `to loe attached to another portion of the. Strap and further adapted to engage the tuinl'ilers when the strap in pulled through said passage wherebyr the bolt in coupled with the easing: and porti-ons ot the stra p eoni'iected together tod'oi'in a .loop fol' elosiiugr the mouth'ot' a reeeptaele, and a. shiitableelaniping bar adapted' tao engage the strap when the bolt, is engaged lit-'fthe tun'iblers to pre-rent. the inore'aainpi o'l' the. diafineter oftl1 e.loop.-I when the Istrap is pulled in one direction and tree o'l tht-stil'ap when the latter `is pulled in the opposite by the tumblers, and a spring engaging the strap for automatically projecting the bolt from the casing when the bolt is released from the tumblers. Y

5. In Combination, a loek casing adapted to be Secured to a flexible member and provided with a plurality ot spring eoiitrollial tmnblers and tiirt-ber provided with a passage. through wliieh is adapted to extend a portion of the flexible member, said easing Ihaving an open end. and a bolt provided with an angular carrier and adapted to be attached to another portion otl said flexible membeI and further adapted to extend in the open end oli said easing to engage tlie timiblers when the flexible member is pulled through said passage whereby the bolt is eoiipled witb'the easing and portions ot' .the 'flexible member eoniieeted together to torni a loop tor elosing tbe mouth ot' a ree.eptaele, said angular earrier constituting means `tor closing the open end ofi' tbe easing when the bolt is engaged by the tiimblers.

ln Combination, a lock easing adapted to be seeured to a flexible ineniberand provided'witli a plurality of lspring controlled tumblers amt tui-ther provided with a pas-l sage. through which is adapted to extend a portion o'tl the flexibley member` said easing having an open end` and a bott provided with an angiitai.'earrier aiul adapted to be attached to another portion ot' Said llexible ineinbef and jt'iirther adapted to extend in the open end ot' said easing to engage the tiiniblers when ttie lexible member is pulled through said passage wtiereb \v ttie bolt is eoiipled with the easing and portions of' tbe flexible member eoniieeted together to torni a loop Ior etosing ttioi mouth ofE a reeeptaete, said angular earrier eoiistituting means' t'or elosiiig the open end ot the easing when tlie bott is engagedibv the tiiinblers.ainl a shittable elaniping bar adapted to engage ttie strap when ttie bolt is engaged by the tuinbteis to prevent. the inei'easiug o't' tlie diameter of the loops` when the lstrap is pulled' in one direetioii and free ot' ttie strap when the. latter is pulled in the. opposite diret-tion whereby the diailietei.' ot thel loop eali be deereased when the bottl is in engagement. with tlie tuiiibteis.

to be seeui'ed lo a tlexibte member and provided ivitti a plurality ot' spring eoiitiolled tiiinbteis and further provided with a. pas- I gi-tudinally extending passage' open at eaeh end and ol a .length equal to the length of 'sage throiigb whieh is adapted to-exteiul a portion of' the flexible inember-` said easing having an open end` a bottV provided with an angular fairier and adapted to be attaehed z to another portion ol" said flexible Aniemlier and tii'ither adapted to extend iii the open endv ol' said easing to engage t-lie tuniblers when the flexible. member,is'putted through i l t l with the casing and portions of the flexible member connected together to forma loop -for closing the mouth of a receptacle, said H. In combination, a lock easing adapted to be seeured to a flexible ineinbel and pro-' vided with a plurality of spring controlledv tiiinblers and tiirtlier provided with a passage through whit-li is adapted to extend a portion ot' ttie flexible member, said casing having an open end. a. bolt provided with an angular earrier ant adapted to be at? taelied to another portion of said flexible member and Jfurther adapted to extend in the open end of said easing to engage the tuinblers, when the flexible member is pulled through said passage whereby the bolt is eoiipled with the asing and portions -of the flexibleginember connected together to form a loop t'or elosing theinonth of a receptacle, sa id angular earrier eonstitntingnieans for closing the openA end of the easing when the' bolt' is engagetl by the tiimblers, and a shiftable elaniping bar adaptedito engage the strap when ttie bolt is engaged by the tumbleis` to prevent the increasing of the diameter of the. loops` when the strap is pulled ii one direetioii and free of the strap when the latter is pulled in the opposite direction whereb)v the diameter of the loop ean be deereased when ttie bolt is in engagement with the tiimblers` and a spring earried by thel strap 'tor alitonnitiealtir projecting tbe bolt. from the. easing when the bolt is released -.trom the, tiimbleis.

t). ln eombination, a toet: easing provided with a plurality ot' spring controlled tiiinblers and further provided with a longitudinally extending passage open at each end and ot a. length equal to the length of the casing, said easing having an open end, a partition plate within said easing and 'forming one wall ot' said passage. a bolt adapted to extend in said easing atthe, open .end thereof and engaging said tumblers' whereby tbe bolt is eoupted with tlie easing. and means'at one end of said bolt for closing theA open end of the easing. t

lt). -Tii eombination, a. loek easing provided with a plurality of spring controlled tiiniblersl and V further provided with a. lonltie easing, said easing having an open end, a partition plate within said easing and t'oriniiig one walt ot said passage. a bolt Aadapted to extend in said easing at. the open end thereof and engaging said tiiiiiblersl whereby ttie bolt is eoupted with the easing,

said passage. whereby the bolt is coupled Iand means at one end of said bolt for closwhen the bolt is released from the tumblers. l

' ing the open end of the casing, said casing providedpwith guide lugs for the bolt.

11. In combination, a lock casing provided with a lurality of s ring controlled tumblers and urther provi( ed with a longitudinally extendin passage open at each end and of a len'gti equal to the length of the casing, said casing having an open end, a partition plate Within said casing and forming one wall of said passage, a bolt provided with a carrier and adapted to extend in said easing at the open end thereof and engaging said tumblers whereby the bolt is coupled with the casing, said carrier constituting a means for closing the open end of the casing, and means on said' part-ition plate for centering the key.

12. In combination, a lock casing provided with a plurality of spring controlled tumbler's and further provided with a longitudinally extending passage 'open at each end and of a length equal to the length of the casing, said casingrhaving an open end,

'- apartition plateV Within said casing and forming one Wall of said passage, .and a' bolt provided with a carrier and adapted toextend in said casing at the open endthereof and engaging said tumblei-s whereby the bolt is coupled with the casing, said carrier constituting a means for closing the open end of the casing, guide lugs within the casing for the bolt, said partition plate cut casing and engage the tumblers when the l strap is pulled through said passage Whereby the bolt is coupled with the casing and portions of the strap connected together "to form a loop for closing the mouth of a. receptacle, said angular end of said carrier constituting means for closing the open end of the casing when the lock is in enga-gement with the tumblers, and a p artit`ionlate mountedin said casing andconstitutl ing one Wall of said passage'y and having one end cut-away. to provide a clearance for the entrance of the bolt lin the open end of the" casing.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

Witnesses:

WILLIAM T. JONES, V WILLIAM G. IRWIN.-

GEORGE F. anni).v l

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/64, 70/49
Cooperative ClassificationE05B65/5284