Improvement in permutation-lock faucets
US 108153 A
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dichiari (gitanas @aient WILLIAM F. JONES, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF .AND O. A. EDMONSTON, OF HALIFAX, NORTH CAROLINA.
Letters Patent No. 108,153, dated October 11,1870.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the name.
To all whom 'lt may concern.:
Be it known that I, Wummar F. J oxns, of Baltimore, in the county of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented a new and improvedv Permutation-lock Faucet; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereot', reference being had to the accompanying drawing making apart of this specification, in which- Figure lis a transverse vertical sect-ion,l showing the internal construction. i
Figure 2 is a side view ot' the tumblrs which iiiclose the key, andon which the index is stamped.
Figure 3 is a view and a section of one ot' the tumblers, the upper part of the ligure being a bottoln view, and the lower part an inverted vertical section of the tumbler.
This invention relates to an improvement in loc-kfaucets, and consists in the combination of a permutation lock of peculiarconstruction, with a faucet, for the purpose of preventing any person unacquainted with the combination upon which the lock is set, from drawing oli' the contents-ofthe vessel in which the faucet is used.
In the dra-winga is the pipe, and b the plug of a faucet, the pipe being provided with a plate, c, and the plug with a similar plate, (l.
A permutation lock is secured to the cock l1, and consists of a slotted tube, o, incased in an indefinite number of tumblers j', having recesses g upon the inside, and milled beads upon the outside, the tumblers being held by a milled nut, h, having a corresponding recess, so as to revolve on the tube 0.
liis a cap, provided with a key, j, and bolts It.
y is the lever used to turn the cock l).
The tumblers f are first arranged upon the slotted tube 0,1'n such a manner that the recesses g meet the slot in the tube o then the index-letters, which form a straight line, with marks located centrally on the cap and plate c and (l, between the bolts 7c, will indicate when the key can be inserted or withdrawn. The combination to which it is set vat present is numerals 1 2 3 4 5 6, and letters YV F J C A E. When the key j is insert-ed into the tube the nibs 'm enter the recesses y, and permit Athe keyk jV topass down until the nibs enter the seats p ofthe tumblers j, and the bolts lc pass through the plate d and enter the plate c. The tumblers f are then revolved in either direction, the seats p ot thetumblers admitting of such revolution around the key.
A person not familiar with the combination upon which the lock is set will bennable to unlock the faucet, and it cannot be'turned so long as the bolts k remain in` the holes in the plates, By placing `-the tumblers in different positions on the tube o, different combinations may be found. V
This lock can be used lon a molasses-gate, the arrangement being similar to that already shown, holes being provided for the reception of the bolts k.
The key j and bolts lo are never Aentirelyr withdrawn, it being sutlicient to remove the bolts 7a from the holes in the plate d.
I am aware that the locking of the cock of a faucet .is no'novelty. What I consider to be 'the' novelty of my apparatus-is the adaptation of the bolts k to the plate c d and the permutation look.
Having thus described my invention,
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is, i
The bolts la k, connected with the locking-keyj'm by the cap i, `and with theV perforated plates (l and c, to.allo\ v or prevent the rotation of the plug b by the adjustment ot` the notched tumblers f on the slotted tube lo and said key j, all said parts being constructed and arranged as shown and described.
WILLIAM F. JONES.
ALLEN C. REDWooD, Jeux D. WARD.