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Publication numberUS1212511 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1917
Filing dateDec 8, 1915
Priority dateDec 8, 1915
Publication numberUS 1212511 A, US 1212511A, US-A-1212511, US1212511 A, US1212511A
InventorsAugust Kropp
Original AssigneeAugust Kropp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key-ring holder.
US 1212511 A
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APPUCATION mzo DEC. 8. 1915.

Patented Jan. 16, 1917.

, To all whom'z't may concern:



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan; 16, 191?.

Application filed DecemberB, 1915. Serial No. 65,763.

Be it known that I, AUGUs'r Knorr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bryan,

in the county of Brazos and State of Texas have invented certain new and useful I mprovements in Key-Ring Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an. improvement in key ring holders, the object being to provide a device capable of being quickly and easily fastened to the belt or other wearing apparel of the owner, and in so doing pro- .viding'a means of fastening a key ring against accidentalloss or removal therefrom.,

In the accompanying drawings: Figures 1 and 2 are views in side elevation showing two different adjustments of the key ring holder; and Fig-3 is a view of the blank out of which the main part of the key ring holder is formed. Fig. 4 is a detailed view of the lever 5.

A narrow strip of moderately thin springmetal is bent in opposite directions at opposite ends to form hooks 1 and 2 and the central web 3. v

A U-shaped'spring eofits within and is secured atone end to one end of the hook 1. Lever 5 extends through a slot 6 in the center of web 3, and the two lugs '7, 7, on opposite sides of this level are fulcrumed in the crir'n'ped recesses 8, 8,.at opposite sides of the slot, and the short inner end 9 of the lever extends within the hook 1, where the free end of spring 1 bears yieldingly thereupon with sufiicient pressure to hold the lever either in an open position as shown in r Fig. 1 or in a closed position, shown in Fig. 2, in which latter position the pin 10 on the free end of the lever extends through the hole 11 in the end of hook 2 until it engages the central web'3 of the key ring ,holder thereby simultaneously closing the opening of hook 2 and forcing the spring 4 tight against the belt or band at the upper edge of the wearers'trousers, or any other part of the wearing apparel to which the key ring is fastened. v

To insure a secure fastening of the hook 1 upon the wearers clothing, a pointed stud 12 projects inwardly from the end of hook 1 and between this and the spring 4 a por.- tionof the garment is clamped. Thus it will be seen that the lever, which is held in its various positions by the spring, performs two functions simultaneously, to wit; it holds the device securely upon the garment and it'prevents the key ring from accidental displacement therefrom.

I claim:

1. A key ring holder comprising a plate bent oppositely at its ends to form two' oppositely extending hooks, aspring within one hook, and a leverpivotally connected with the plate and having one end in constant engagement with the spring to positively hold it in its upper and lower positions, and the other end operating to close one of the hooks when in one of its positions.

2. A key ring holder comprising a strip of spring metal, the ends of which are bent into hooks, the center of which has a slot, one hook having an inwardly extending stud and the other having a hole through its end, a. spring secured within one hook with its free end between the slot and stud, and a lever extending through the slot pivotally connected to the holder with one end constantly bearing upon the spring and the other end having a pin in position to pass through the hole in the end of one hook.

In testimony whereof Iaflix my signature.

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U.S. Classification24/3.6, 24/331, 24/3.12, 24/373
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/02