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Publication numberUS1173603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 29, 1916
Filing dateNov 17, 1915
Priority dateNov 17, 1915
Publication numberUS 1173603 A, US 1173603A, US-A-1173603, US1173603 A, US1173603A
InventorsGeorge K Jessup
Original AssigneeThomas E Murray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1173603 A
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1,178,603. Patented Feb. 29,1916.








Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 29, 1916.

Application filed November 17, 1915. Serial No. 61,880.

Toall whom it may concern:

'Be it known that we, THOMAS E. MURRAY and; GEORGE K. J nssUr, citizens of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York,have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Seal-Fastenings, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to seal fastenings, and consists in the construction hereinafter set forth. V

In. the accompanying drawings-F1gure l is a perspective view of our seal fastening, showing the cover of the case open and the shackle withdrawn. Fig. 2 is a sectional view offthe seal fastening in closed and locked position on 'the line y, y of F g. 3. Fig. 3 is a section on the line .70, m ofFig. 2. Fig. 4.-v is a perspective view ofathe locked fastening.

Similar 7 parts.

The sheet metal shell is formed in two parts, A, B, flanged and seated one within the other. In the part A'are struck up 1nward projections O, D, E. A leaf spring F I disposed in the casing is bent at right angles at its end portions'to fit in the case, and at its extremities are hooks G, G. The. shackle in the grooves I. The middle portion of said spring lies between the ends of projections C, D, E and the bottom wall of the case. The side portions of said spring lie between the projections C and E and the end walls of said case. n The projections C and E are preferably shorter than the pro- I. jection D, as shown,-in orderto afford space for the hooks G. The projections C and E act as .stops to prevent the hooks being closed any more than the passage of the letters of reference indicate like shackle arms through the spaces between the projections requires. Said spaces between the projections form guides for the shackle arms and insure their being inserted in proper position to be engaged by the hooks The elongated central projection D which extends clear across the shell prevents the shackle arms being brought together or being tilted in their own plane in the endeavor torrelease the hooks. It is then impossible to withdraw the shackle as a whole fromthe case.

' having in each of its armsa circumferential groove, the said arms being received in the spaces between said projections, and a leaf spring extending around said projections and having hooks at its ends engaging in said grooves.

2. A seal fastening, comprising a shell having three internal guide projections, a shackle having arms entering the space between the middle and side projections and having notches in said arms, and a spring extending across said shell and on each side thereof and lying between said projections and the walls of said shell, and having its ends bent to engage said shackle notches.

3. A seal fastening, comprising a shell havingon one of its walls a central projection and a smaller projection on each side of said central projection, a shackle entering said shell and having its arms entering the spaces between said projections, and a leaf spring extending around the 'corre-. sponding ends ofsaid projections and havmg inwardly turned hooks disposed in the space beyond "said side projections and engaging said shackle. I

4; A seal fastening, comprising a rectangular'shellhaving three internal guide projections, a shackle having arms entering the space between the middle and side projee- In testimony whereof we have aflixed our tions and having notches in said arms, and signatures in presence of two Witnesses. a spring lying againstthe inner surface of THOMAS E MURRAY three Walls of said shell and inclosing said GEORGE JESSUP projections, and having its ends bent in- I j Wardly to engage in said shackle notches, Witnesses:

the loops formed by bending over said ends GERTRUDE T. PORTER,

being: disposed in corners of said shell. MAY TVMCGARRYD V v Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the"commi ssi oner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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US2979356 *Dec 29, 1958Apr 11, 1961United Carr Fastener CorpLocking fastener
US4779911 *Mar 4, 1987Oct 25, 1988Wu Brown WPadlock seal
US5988570 *Oct 7, 1998Nov 23, 1999Arlington Industries, Inc.Cable support
US7798543 *Feb 17, 2009Sep 21, 2010Gordon Janet LSecurity locking device
US20110179833 *Feb 12, 2010Jul 28, 2011Ekstrom Industries, Inc.U-lock
U.S. Classification292/318, 292/330
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/037