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Publication numberUS1124882 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1915
Filing dateSep 5, 1914
Priority dateSep 5, 1914
Publication numberUS 1124882 A, US 1124882A, US-A-1124882, US1124882 A, US1124882A
InventorsGeorge S Flickinger
Original AssigneeGeorge S Flickinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locking device.
US 1124882 A
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Applicationled September 5, 1914. Serial N o. 860,358.

To all whom t m ay concern Be it known that I, GEORGE S. FLICKINGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Diego, in the county of San Diego and State of California, have invented -new and useful Improvements in Locking Dev'ces, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a locking device especially designed for locking a Qontrol lever of an automobile from motion,so as to prevent the automobile from being oper ated by an unauthorized person. y

The primary object of the invention is to provide a locking device which is simple of construction, reliable and efficient in action, and which may be held engaged with the lever by any'suitabletype of lock, and is designed to retain the lock against loss or displacement when the device is not in tuse.

A further object of the invention is to i rovide a lookin" device `)ossessino' desirable advantages, as well as conveniences, in use. l

The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts` herein fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which Figure l is a view showing lthe application of the invention for holding a con.- trol lever locked against movement. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through the lever, looking down upon the locking device. Fig. 3 is a plan section through the arm ofthe locking device, and showing the hasp in open position. Fi'glf a side elevation' showing thelocking device folded up as when not in use. Fig. 5 is a -front elevation of the saine. Fig. (3 is a perspective view of the bracket per se.

Referring to the drawing, l designates an attaching bracket comprising a plate having openings Q for the passage of fastening de` vices, whereby it may be secured to the riser of an automobile seat adjacent to the drivers position, as shown in Fig. l. This bracket is provided with a pair of 'spaced forwardly projecting iianges or cheek plates 3 at opposite sides of the central portion thereof, and is formed at its upper end with apertured pivotl ears-4c and at its lower end witha spring clasp comprising a pair of vopposed spring jaws 5.

Carried by the bracket is alpcking arm -6,

which has one end fitted between the ears 4 and pivoted thereto oy a pin or pintle 5, al-

lowing said locking arm to be swung inwardly and downwardly between the cheek plates 3 and jaws 5, `or outwardly and upwardlyto a horizontal locking position, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The intermediate portions of the plates 3 project outwardlybeyond the plane of the locking armA when the latter is in folded position and are p rovided with receiving "openings for a purpose hereinafter described. A

The outer end of the locking arm is formed with a threaded socket 9 receiving a screw stem l0 which carries aA substantially Ushaped shacklel 1l, the receiving space of which opens toward one side of the locking arm. The outer end of this lshackle' has hinged theretoA a hasp 19. which is slotted at its free end to receive and engage a staple 13 carried'by an extension la at the oppo-l site end ofthe shackle', which staple is adapted to receiveLthe-bow of a suitable pad lockor analogous,locking'device l5:

The locking device is herein shown as ap plied to the riser of the drivers seat of an automobile employing a control lever 16, movable toward and from .the seat. This control lever may be of a type which when moved towardvthe seat will apply the brake and throw voff the -high speed, and when moved forwardly or away from the seat will v release a brake and throw on the high speed.

1When the lever is moved rearwardly to the first-named position the llocking arm is thrown outwardly and upwardly the open side' ofthe hasp is brought to a position to receive the lever, so that upon closing the hasp and engaging it with the staplethe lever will be confined and held from move ment, so that even -by applying the lock 15 to thev staple 13 and closing the bow of the lock-the lever will be held locked to hold the brake applied and the transmission mechanisni out of high speed adjustment The vehicle thereupon'inay only be operated at low speed, if it can be driven at all against the action` of the applied brake, so that it can not be run off or operated with any Vappreciablejrate of speed by an unauthorized person. 1.It will, of course, be 'inderstood that the device maybe employed to hold a lever. which when r,set in a certain position -in the event that the screw stem is tight or rusted and hence dillicult to turn. When the device is not in use the lookin g arm may be swung downward between the cheek plates 4and held by the spring clasping .jaw 5, and, if desired, the bow of the lock may be engaged either with the staple or with the openings 8 in the cheek plate, bywhich the lock will be held against displacement. VJhen engaged with the openings 8 the lock will. also hold the locking device in folded position, as will be readily understood.

I claimz 1. A locking device comprising a bracket plate having spaced cheek plates, an arm pivoted between the upper ends of said cheek plates to fold between and parallel with said cheek plates, spring jaws at the opposite end of the bracket to engage and hold the arm in folded position, a shackle adjustably mounted upon the outer end of Macnee the arm and providing a pivoted hasp, and a lock to engage the hasp.

2. A locking device comprising a plate having spaced cheek plates, an arm pivoted between the upper ends of said cheek plates to fold between and parallel with said cheek plates, a screw stem adjustably mounted on the arm, spring Vjaws at the opposite end O the bracket toengage and hold the arm in folded position, a shackle carried by the stem and adjustable therewith, said shackle being provided with 'a pivoted hasp, arid lock to engage the hasp.

3. A locking device comprising a bracket plate having spacedcheek plates, provided withv apertured portions, an arml pivoted between the upper ends of lsaid cheek plates to fold between and parallel with said cheek plates, spring jaws at the opposite end oi the bracket to engage and hold the arm in `folded position, a, shackle adjustably mount ed upon the .outer end of the arm and provided with a pivoted hasp, and a lock to engage the hasp, and adapted to be also engaged with the apertured portions of the cheek plates.

ln testimony whereof I afIiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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U.S. Classification70/203
Cooperative ClassificationB60R25/005