US 1104460 A
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P. J. WESOLOWSKI.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. s, 1913.
1,104,46m Patented July 21, 19M.
TME AORRIS PETERS CO., PHOTO-LITHO., WASHING TON, D. Cv
PETER J". WESOLOWSKI, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 21, 1914.
Application fi1ed March 8, 1913. Serial No. 752,871.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, PETER J. WnsoLowsKI, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Latches, of which the following is a speci fication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
The invention relates to latches, more particularly designed for use on automobile doors and of that type known in the trade as limousine latches, and which may be alternatively operated by a lever and a handle.
The primary object of the invention is to obtain a compact arrangement of the mechanism so as to keep within the limits of space available and at the same time to obtain a substantial structure which will not easily get out of repair.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the latch with the cover plate re moved therefrom. Fig. 2 is a cross section.
A is an angle plate forming the body por tion of the housing, the flange B of which is apertured at C for the passage of the latch bolt D. The shank E of this bolt is reduced in thickness and is bifurcated to form a yoke frame providing clearance for the rotatable actuating member F. The latter has a sleeve portion F with a square aperture therein for receiving the shank of the rotatable handle, and is also provided with oppositely-projecting fingers F which are adapted to engage bearings Gr upon the yoke E to retract the same. The alternative means of operating the yoke is formed by the lever H which is pivoted to the plate A in rear of the yoke E, but extends transversely across one arm E of the yoke, being nortised at H to provide clearance there- I is a coil spring surrounding and anchored to a stud J upon the plate A, said spring extending beneath the lever H in the mortise H thereof. The free end of this spring bears against a shoulder E on the arm E and operates to normally project the yoke and bolt forward. The arm E is also provided with a lug E in rear of the lever H, and with which the latter engages to retract the yoke.
The mechanism as described is held in position and housed by a cover plate K, which lies parallel to the plate A having a flange K at its rear end and tongues K which engage apertures in the plate A and flange B and are riveted. The plate K has an aperture L for receiving the member F, and a slot M which engages a lug N on the yoke and forms a guide therefor. In use, the latch may be retracted either by the rotation of the member F or by the movement of the lever H, while the spring I operates to yieldably project the bolt. i
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A latch, comprising an angle plate, a latch-bolt engaging an aperture in the flange of said plate and having a bifurcated portion lying adjacent and parallel to the body portion of the plate, a rotary member having oppositely-projecting fingers for engaging bearings on said bifurcated portion, a lever pivoted to the body of said plate and eX- tending transversely across one arm of said bifurcated portion, a lug on said arm in rear of said lever for engagement with the latter, and a coil spring located between said lever and plate and bearing against said bifurcated portion.
2. A latch, comprising an angle plate, a latch-bolt engaging an aperture in the flange of said plate and having a bifurcated portion parallel to the body of said plate, a rotative member having oppositelyprojecting fingers for engagement with said bifurcated portion, a lever pivoted to said plate, an arm on said bifurcated portion extending transversely of said lever, said arm and lever being reversely mortised to lie within the thickness of the bifurcated portion.
In testimony whereof I mix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
PETER J. WESOLOWSKI.
JAMES P. BARRY, W. K. FORD.
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