US 1132970 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. T. PEYTON.
V SEAL. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 15, 1914.
Patented Mar. 23, 1915.
WILLIAM 'r. PEYTON, or roar WORTH, TEXAS.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patnted 3131323 1915:.
Application filed June 15, 191%. Serial No. 845,052. v
:and other structures, and the object is to provide seals which cannot be released without destruction or mutilation so that the tampering with the seals may be readily detected. One object is to provide acasing which will effectually seal the locking devices from any interference from without and which will efi'ectually prevent picking by any instrument.
Other objects and advantages Wlll be fully explained in the following description and the invention will be -more. particularly pointed out in the claims.
Reference is had 'to the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application. 1
Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of the casing and plunger and side view of the attaching bail. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the locking spring. Fig. 3 is a plan viewof the sealing head. the attaching bail being omitted. Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section of the plunger and a side view of the attaching bail. illustrating the manner of opening the bail to be placed on a car door or other object. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section of the casing and plunger, illustrating the means for retaining the plunger partly within the casing without sealing. Fig. 6 is a cross-section of a casing and a plunger, made square in cross-section. being a Variation from the cylindrical forms previously shown.
Similar characters of reference are used.
bent to an oval or elliptical form. is mount ed partly within the groove 2 and partly without the groove. When the plunger 3 is forced down in the barrel, the conical shaped end of the plunger will enter the" lock and spread the same until the lock or portions of the lock 7 will fallback into the groove 4.. The lock 7 will thus occupy portions of the groove in the barrel and por- .tions of the groove in the-plunger and lock the barrel and the plunger together- The attaching bail 5 has short lugs 10 which occupy recesses in the plunger 3 when the device is sealed. One end of the bail 5 may be permanently attached to the plunger and the other end free. as shown in Fig. 4.
Fig.- 1. illustrates the device sealed and Fig. 4 illustrates the, relative positions of the bail and the plunger before the deviceis sealed. The plunger head 6 has slots 9 for the bail 5 and the flange 11 on the periphery of'the plunger head depends far enough to engage the outside of the end of the barrel.
This flangell will prevent any tampering with the interior of the seal. 'In order to attach the plunger and the barrel together without sealing the same. a small recess mav be made in the periphery of the plunger and a small protuberance 12 on the interior'of the barrel which will occupy the recess in the plunger. In this manner the barrel and the plunger may be held together. as shown inFig. 5. lVhen the device is to be sealed. the prot berance 12 can be forced out of and beyond the recess in the plunger. The ends of the attaching bail 5 must be pressed into the slots or grooves 9 before the plunger is forced down in the barrel for sealing purposes. The bail 5 can be caught on a staple or hasp or other locking device of a car door and then the ends pressed into the grooves 9 and forced down in the barrel 1 with the plungerB and when the cone- TED emee shaped end passes into the spring lock 7. the lock will spread to drop into the groove 4 of the plunger.
Instead of making the sealing devices cylindrical. they may be made squa e in crosssection, as shown in Fig. 6. or the plunger and barrel ma be made in any other suitable des gn. The lock 7 must be of such design that parts of it will occupy the groove in the plunger and other arts occupy the groove in the barrel. When the seal is to be broken, the wire 5 may be cut. The barrel may be made of glass or destr ctible material which can be broken.
What I claim. is. I
1. A seal comprising a barrel having a groove in the inner wall thereof, a plunger having a groove therein adapted to register with the groove in said barrel, a spring locking member having a part thereof occupying the groove in said barrel and the other part occupying the groove in said plunger, an attaching member detachable from said plunger when the plunger is out of the barrel but locked thereto by said barrel when the plunger is thrust into the barrel, and a flanged head on said plunger inclosing the end of said barrel and having provision for the passage of said attaching member.
2. A seal comprising a barrel having a groove in the inner wall near the bottom thereof, a plunger having a groove in the lower or inner end adapted to register with the groove in said barrel, a spring locking member standing partly in the groove 'in said barrel and partly in the path of said plunger before the plunger is thrust into the barrel and adapted to occupy in part the groove in said plunger when the plunger is thrust into the barrel, an attaching member engaging said plunger and detachable therefrom before the plunger is thrust in said barrel but locked to the plunger by said barrel when the plunger is thrust into the barrel, and a flanged head on said plunger adapted to engage the open end of said barrel when the plunger is locked in said barrel.
3. A seal comprising a barrel having one end closed and a groove in the inner wall locked thereto by the barrel after the plunger is thrust to the bottom of the barrel, and means for retaining saidplunger partly within said barrel prior to the locking of the plunger in the barrel.
4. A seal having a barrel provided with a groove in the lower part thereof, said barrel being closed at one end, a plunger having a groovetherein adapted to register with the groove in said barrel and having a flanged head inclosing the other end of said barrel, and aspring locking member occupying a part of the groove in said barrel and a part of the locking member occupying a part of the groove in said plunger. In testimony whereof, I set my hand in the presence of two witnesses, this 29th day of May, 1914:.
l VILLIAM T. PEYTON. WVitnesses c A. L. JACKSON, 1 J. W. STETs.
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