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Publication numberUS1172374 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1916
Filing dateDec 11, 1914
Priority dateDec 11, 1914
Publication numberUS 1172374 A, US 1172374A, US-A-1172374, US1172374 A, US1172374A
InventorsWalter A Leimer
Original AssigneeWalter A Leimer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key ring or holder.
US 1172374 A
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W. A. LEIMER.

KEY RING 0R HOLDER.

APPLICATION HLEDQDEC- ll, I914.

1, 1 72,374. Patented Feb. 22, 1916.

IN VEN TOR. WITNESSES THE-COLUMBIA PLA IOURAPH co.. WASHINGTON, D. c.

WALTER A. LEIMER, or DENVER, coLonADo.

KEY RING 0R HQLDER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed December 11, 1914. Serial N 0. 876,684.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WALTER A. LEIMER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented a new and useful Key King or Holder, of which the following is a specification.

My inventionrelates to a key ring or holder, and the object of my invention is to provide a key holder with elongated parallel sides having an aperture cut in oneside of sultlcient size to allow keys being passed freely on the holder and to have this aperture closed bya movable hollow sleeve which slides over the end, and upon being brought back into position, closes the aperture by engaging the other end of the holder, the

sleeve being held in place by a flange which protrudes toward the center and fits into areceiving groove or channel in this end of the holder, which end is split'or divided for a short distance, longitudinally, allowing the ends so formed to be pressed together by the operator, and uponv releasing the same they assume their natural position, engaging the flange on the sleeve, thus secur-' ing the sleeve and making practically a solid ring. I attain this object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of the ring closed. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the ring showing the sleeve D in position closing the ones and held in position by the flange K engaged in the receiving channels H of the spring members J, this end being cut out to form two spring members whi h can be pressed together to release or engage the sleeve when in position. The flange C at the end A prevents th sleeve D from becoming entirely disengaged. Fig. 3 is an end view of the end J,

showing the tapering of the ends to allow them to pass freely into and out of the engaging flange in the sleeve. And Fig. 4 represents a View of the end J, showing the flange 13- and the receiving channel or groove H. Similar letters of reference refer to similar. parts throughout the several. views.

Referring to the drawings my invention contemplates an improved key ring or holder which can be opened readily andhave one key removed without removing the others,

and when closed forming a practically solid ring which will not become opened while in the pocket or out, without considerable pressurebeing exerted laterally upon the ends J and at the same time a pulling back of the movable sleeve D which operates over the end A.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desiretosecure by Letters Patent, is: v r

A key-ring or holder whose ends are in alinement but spaced apart,in combination with a hollow sleeve member of even bore, containing flanges on its extremities, mounted to operate over one end of the ring and adapted to be moved across the aperture etween the ends and to close the ends of said ring, one end being divided to form two spring members, each having a receiving channel to engage a flange on said movable sleeve member and tapered ends to said spring members to facilitate their connection with said sleeve member.

In testimony whereof, Iaflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

WVALTER LEIMER.

Witnesses A ADELLA M. FowLn, ELIZABETH SMITH.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. G.

Patented Feb. 22, 1916.

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US3881334 *Jan 3, 1974May 6, 1975Porter C WilsonStorage ring with integral closure
US5619875 *Mar 7, 1995Apr 15, 1997Lahaussois; PierreFlexible ring device
US5752401 *Oct 22, 1996May 19, 1998Macdonald; SumnerDouble hook key ring assembly
US5794993 *Feb 18, 1997Aug 18, 1998Key Systems, Inc.Tamper-evident ring
US6279244 *Mar 29, 1999Aug 28, 2001George Thomas KelleyFancy sizers
US8028556Jun 8, 2010Oct 4, 2011Robert Alan BrownKey ring with tamper-evident closure member, kit for assembling a key ring, and method of using same
US20100307209 *Jun 8, 2010Dec 9, 2010Robert Alan BrownKey ring with tamper-evident closure member, kit for assembling a key ring, and method of using same
Classifications
U.S. Classification70/459, 403/DIG.300, 403/289, 24/616, 403/354, D03/207, 24/598.3
Cooperative ClassificationY10S403/03, A44B15/00