US 1134277 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. 8. LANE.
MILK BOTTLE LOCK.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 4, 1914.
Patented Apr. 6, 11915.
UhlllTFD onnicn GEORGE S. LANE, @F WETLAND, OREGON, ASSIGNGR CHRISTIAN CHRISTENSEN, OF FORTUNE, OREGON.
Application filed may 4, 191%.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Gnonon S. LANE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Portland, in the county of Multnomah, State or @regon, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Milk-Bottle Locks, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in milk bottle locks, the object of the invention being to provide a simple and convenient device which is adapted to be secured to the frame of a door or window and which readily allows the insertion of the bottle but which prevents the removal of the bottle except by opening the door or window near which the device is attached.
A further object is to provide a device of this kind which consists of few parts, is in expensive in construction and strong and durable in use.
A still further object is to provide a device of the character described which is adaptable to be strongly attached to the door or window frame so as to prevent the removal of the device itself except with diihculty when the bottle is in position in the holder or receptacle- With these and other objects in view the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts as will more fully appear as the description proceeds.
For the purpose of explaining the invention the drawing illustrates one form to which my invention is readily applicable but the important feature may be incorporated in a diversity of combination or design so that it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific arrangement as shown and descrlbed as one instance of the adaptation of my invention.
The device may be hinged and attached to the door or frame allowing the receptacle proper to depend from the hinge when the bottle is not in position thereby allowing greater space in the opening or doorway.
As a further instance of other designs a lower pair of flanges may be placed parallel to and slightly lower than the locking flanges, which lower runway is open at both ends thereby permitting an empty bottle to be placed below the receptacle in a convenient position for the milk man but which is not locked in position.
Specification. of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 8, 19915.
Serial No. 336,259.
lnthe drawings Figure 1 shows a perspective view looking from the inside of a door frame with my device attached to the top thereof. Fig. 2 shows a sectional elevation of my device with a milk bottle depending therefrom. Fig. 3 shows a full size cross section of the invention with the bottle bead being inserted therein, and an additional runway below for empty bottles.
To describe my device more in detail, 1 is a bottle left by a milkman that it is desired to lock up until the occupant of the house is ready to take it in, 2 is the rim of a bottle and 2 is the bottle neck, 3 is the body piece of the contrivance and has depending sides 4 and l and retaining flanges 4" and 4! extending inwardly toward each other and forming between them an opening 5 which has a notch 5 in the edge of the retaining flange 4 connecting with it. Fastened to the top of the body piece and bent so that the end 6' extends out over the notch 5' and comes substantially in line with the inner edge of the retaining flange 4 are means to admit the rims of the bottle tops to pass upwardly past the notch 5 and to prevent them from passing downwardly again; namely the retainer 6 which is a spring catch and devised so that its end 6 moves upwardly and inwardly when it is so forced by one edge of the bottle rim 2 when the opposite portion of said rim is rested on the retaining flange 4, which operation is clearly illustrated in Fig. 3. When the rim 2 has passed up sufliciently to allow the end 6' of the spring retainer 6, to spring back to beneath the rim, its normal position as in Fig. 2, the bottle thus inserted is securely suspended by its neck. The contrivance is securely fastened to the top of the door frame so that as the open end 3 is arranged to come snugly up to the door 7 when it is closed, the bottle is securely locked up until such time as the occupant of the house opens the door '1 as in Fig. 1 and slides the bottle out endwise from the opening 5 which is designed to adapt it to that purpose. An extra runway open at each end is provided at 8 when it is desired to provide a means to support an empty milk bottle for the milk man.
What ll claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. A locking device for a milk bottle or the like having a flange around its top, comprising a box-like body provided in its bot- .tom with an opening of less diameter than the extreme outside diameter of the bottle flange, said body being closed at all sides except its bottom and one side and adapted to be mounted in the frame of a door or window whereby to close said open side, and a locking member mounted within said body and projecting yieldingly over the edge of said bottom opening, whereby a bottle flange must be inserted first at the opposite side of said bottom opening and then moved fiatwise through said opening to flex said looking member sufiiciently to permit the bottle flange to pass the same, substantially as described.
2. A locking device for a milk bottle or the like having a top flange, comprising a box-like body having one side open and provided in its bottom with an opening of less diameter than the outside diameter of the bottle flange, whereby a bottle must be inserted one edge of the flange at a time in order to pass flatwise through said bottom opening, and a movable locking member mounted within said body and projecting across the edge of said bottom opening and adapted to move inwardly as said bottle is inserted and to fall back under the edge of the flange, said body being adapted to be secured to a door or window frame with its open side adjacent said door or' window, whereby to be closed thereby, substantially as described.
3. In a locking device for milk bottles and the like having a top flange, a body having an opening in its bottom through which the bottle is inserted by an upward endwise movement, said opening being of less diameter than the outside diameter of the bottle flange, whereby the bottle flange must be inserted one side at a time, and a movable locking member mounted within said body and projecting across the edge of said opening and adapted to move inwardly as said bottle is inserted and to fall back under the flange of the bottle whereby to support and place, substantially as deis inserted and to fall back under the flange of the bottle, whereby to support and lock the same in place, and an auxiliary bottle v holding device under said body, substantially as described.
5. A locking device for a milk bottle or the like, comprising a box-like body open at its bottom and one end only and having integral side and end walls, with an inturned flange member at the bottom of each side wall forming an opening in the bottom of less diameter than the outside diameter of the bottle flange, one of said flange members being provided with a notch to permit the bottle flange to pass thereinto, and a spring locking member within said body and overlying said notch and adapted to be moved inwardly by said bottle to permit the latter to enter, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE S. LANE. Witnesses:
J. H. MORTON, W. W. GRAVES.