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T. G. WALPUSKI 6r, 0. HUEFFNER.
CATCH FOR JEWELRY AND OTHER BOXES.
APPLICATION TILED JUNE 21, 1910.
1,035,666. Patented Aug. 13, 1912.
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UNTTE '2 STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THEODORE G. WALIUSKI AND CHARLES HUEFFNER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNORS TO THE AMERICAN MOROCCO CASE 00.,
OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF CATCH FOR JEWELRY AND OTHER BOXES.
Patented Aug. 13, 1912.
Application filed June 21, 1910. Serial No. 568,137.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, THEODORE Gr. l/VAL- PUSKI and CHARLES HUnrrNnR, citizens of the United States of America, residing in New York, in the borough of Manhattan, county and State of New York, have in vented certain new and useful Improvements in Catches for Jewelry and other Boxes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved catch for jewelry and other boxes.
The jewelry-boxes heretofore made are provided with catches which were operated from the outside and in which the head or button of the catch was visible.
The object of this invention is to make an improved catch in which none of the parts are visible from the outside, so that the box can be covered and finished in a neat manner and still be opened with great facility, all the parts being located inside of the box and therefore entirely out of sight, so that a better appearance is imparted to the box.
The invention consists of a catch for jewelry and other boxes which comprises an interior striking plate having a recess at its lower edge and located inside at the frontpart of the lower portion or body of the box, and a catch attached to the inside of the front-portion of the upper part or cover of the box, said catch being made of T-shape and provided with a do-Wnwardly-extending and thickened end that engages the recess of the striking plate and interlocks therewith but that is easily opened by a slight pressure on the front-part of the cover of the box.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a front-elevation of our improved catch for jewelry and other boxes, Fig. 2 is a plan-view of Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section on line 3, 3, Fig. 2 drawn on a larger scale, and Fig. 4 is an insideelevation of the parts of the catch, also drawn on a larger scale.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the different figures.
Referring to the drawings, a represents the box-body and c the cover, which is hinged in the usual manner to the body.
The front-part of the body a is provided at its inside, near its edge, with a striking plate I), which is attached by means of headed nails 5 to the inner front-part of the body a, as shown in Fig. 4; The striking plate is provided with central recess 5 at its lower edges. A recess a is formed in the body a adjacent to the recess in the striking plate so as to provide the necessary space for the thicker lower portion of a T-shaped spring-catch (Z, which is attached by nails (1 to the inside of the front-part of the cover a, as shown clearly in Figs. 3 and l.
The spring-catch (Z is rounded off and thickened at its lower end so that when the cover 0 is placed on the body a, the catch will give somewhat and then engage the recess of the striking plate and enter beyond the latter into the recess a of the body a of the box. lVhen closing the box, the catch yields and exerts a slight spring-action on the recessed striking plate so as to be retained in position thereon and hold the cover of the box reliably in closed position.
'WVhen it is desired to open the box, a slight backward pressure is exerted on the middle front-portion of the cover, so. that the rounded portion of the catch clears the recess of the striking plate and permits the opening of the box.
The inward pressure on the cover produces, at the inner face of the same, tension strains, which weaken the cover, reduce its elasticity, and in time produce a permanent set of the cover in inwardly-pressed direction, and thereby reduce the security of the catch, unless such strains be resisted. The arms of our improved catch extend longitudinally at the interior of the cover, and resist the horizontal tension strains at the inner face of the same produced therein when the cover is pressed inwardly, whereby the cover is stiffened at the place of pressure, and the use of the cover prolonged.
Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
The combination, with a jewelry box having a cover with a yielding front-portion, of a striking-plate secured to the body of the box, and a catch secured to the yielding front-portion of the cover and adapted to coperate With said striking-plate, said In testimony, that We claim the foregoing catch co-mprlslng dlvergmg horlzontal arms as our lnventlon, We have signed our names extendlng longitudinally of sald yleldlng 111 presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
fr0ntp0rti0n, nails, one in each arm spaced THEODORE G. VALPUSKI. apart and securing said arms respectively to CHARLES HUEFFNER.
said front-portion, and a spring-hook de- Witnesses:
pending from said arms and adapted to en- PAUL GOEPEL,
gage said striking-plate. FANNIE FIsK.
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