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Publication numberUS1169217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1916
Filing dateJun 1, 1915
Priority dateJun 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1169217 A, US 1169217A, US-A-1169217, US1169217 A, US1169217A
InventorsOrla O Wilcox
Original AssigneePeter I Venard, Charles W Loomis, Orla O Wilcox
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1169217 A
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Be it known that I, ORLA O. VILCOX, a citizen of tlieUnited Statesjresidingr at Denver, in the county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented certain `new and useful Improvements in Carl-Seals; and I do declare the following vto be affull, clear, andI exact description of the invention, such as will yenable others'skilled in the art to which it appertains to make andfuse the same.

My invention relates to useful improvements in seals such as those used upon car doors, the object of the invention being to improve upon the general construction of devices of this class to such an eXent as to greatly simplify and reduce the cost of manufacture thereof without impairing their efficiency. j

With this end in view, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction to be hereinafter fully described and claimed, such features being illustrated in the accompanying drawings which constitute a part of the application and in which:

Figure l is a plan view of the blank from which the seal is constructed; Fig. 2 is a similar view of one end thereof showing this end folded upon itself for a purpose to be described; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one form of seal constructed from the blank shown in Figs. l and 2; Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional View of such form previously to inserting the free end of the seal for engagement by the fastener; Fig. 5 is a similar view after inserting such end of the seal; Fig. 6 is a horizontal section as seen on the plane indicated by the line 6-6 of Fig. 5; Fig. 7 is a side elevation of an additional form of the invention; and, Fig. S is a top plan view of such form.

In describing the invention, I shall refer to these drawings by similar reference char acters placed on corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral l having reference to a flat strip of pliable metal having in one end an opening 2, while its other end is given one bend rearwardly upon itself as seen at 3 whereby to provide two thicknesses of metal, the last mentioned end being disposed in a plane parallel to the strip l and spaced therefrom for a purpose to be described. The aforesaid two thicknesses of ymetal are provided with alined slots 4 which may be of the shape shown in the drawings or of any other preferred forni. I

Passing Vthrough the aline slots 4 is the bend of a substantially*jU-shaped fastener 5 which is'Vdispo'sedin-a plane at right angles` Speicaiion of Lett-@ferment j. atented Jan. 25, i916. e

.tof the' strip 1 and having its free ends benty inwardly vtoward each-other to provide lockf king bolts 6 which, when not held spaced apart )will assume the relative positions shown inFig. 5,' such bolts, however, being normally spaced from each other by disposing their inner adjacent ends in contact with the opposite sides of the folded end of the strips as clearly shown in Fig. 4, whereupon the end of said strip having the opening 2 may be readily inserted between the two thicknesses of metal above described,

such end being then forced into contact with f the bend of the fastener 5, whereby the latter is shifted within the slots 4. This movement brings the two bolts 6 opposite the adjacent ends of said slots and allows said bolts to spring therethrough. By the time this movement takes place, the opening 2 is so disposed as to allow the bolts to be pro jected therethrough in addition to being eX- tended through the slots 4, thereby effec` tively anchoring the free end of the seal.

In order to prevent tampering with the fastener 5, a casing necessarily surrounds the folded end of the strip l and the edges of said fastener which proj ect laterally from said folded end. As a simple and unique manner of forming such casing, a rectangular wing 7 is formed integrally with one edge of the last named end of the strip l opposite the two thicknesses of metal as clearly shown in Figs. l and 2, such wing being carried completely around this end of the strip and the projecting edges of the fastener and having its free end anchored either by riveting as shown in Figs. 3 and 6,'or by merely crimping as disclosed in Figs. 7 and 8. In either case, the portions of the wing between the edges of the strip and the edgesof the fastener 5 are bent inwardly to form right angular walls 8 which substantially contact with the opposite sides of said fastener and those of said strip. By so constructing the casing, the fastener 5 is held in its proper relation to the other parts of is an article which may 1be inexpensively manufactured and marketed and which will be elicientand durable Whenappliedqto 115e. I claim: A.,:seal comprising Iaflat y,strip of `metal having one end thereof bent backwardly upon ,itself ,to-,provide two thicknesses of metal, saidend being disposed*v in va plane parallel to said strip andspaced therefrom, o

said two thicknesses of metal having alined slots, therethrough, `the .other kend lofsaid stripfbeing provided withy an aperture, a; U-

. shaped spring slidable in said slotsanddisposed inaplaneat right angles to saidstrip,

the free ends of the former being turned inf wardly toward each other and projected through said slots and the openingl in the last mentioned end of said strip upon the iuvsertion. of said .end-between the two thicknesses of metal., a'rectangula'r wing extendlng laterally from one side of saldstrlp opposite the two thicknesses of metal, said wing being carried transversely around the latter and said spring, the portions of .the wing betweenzthe edges .of the strip and the edges of the spring being bent inwardly to provide right angular walls disposed substantially in contact `with the sides of said strip and the sidesof said fastenenand means for anchoring the freeends of said .wing,substant1ally ,was described.

In testimony whereof I have Vhereunto set my hand 1n presence of two subscribing witoRLA. o. wiLcoX. o




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U.S. Classification292/323
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/0352