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Publication numberUS1262012 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1918
Filing dateJul 18, 1917
Priority dateJul 18, 1917
Publication numberUS 1262012 A, US 1262012A, US-A-1262012, US1262012 A, US1262012A
InventorsAlexander Bull
Original AssigneeAlexander Bull
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Alarm device.
US 1262012 A
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1 1,262,012., g i n 'a f q appucauoaaieumyis,1917.-seriainaisniaa. i,

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"his invention relates 'to alarm devices for Brooklvn, in the county' ofKings and State 5 of New York. have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Alarm Devices, `of

which the following is a specification, such as will enable those skilled .inthe art. to which it appcrtains to ymake. and use 'the' use lin connection-with receptacles or con- 'tainerssucli :is handbags, suit-cases and the like, in which valuable articles are carried Al5 from place to place, and the object of which.v

is to provide un alarm device which Vwill be operated automatically in'tlie'evcnt of the theft of, or an attempt to steal the handbag, or the like; n fiii'tlieiobject being to pro- 20 vide an alarm device for the purpose abovesct out which will' discharge a blank cartridge, and operate a bell orgong for a pre'- determined time.

The invention is fullyA disclosed in the 25 following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in whichv lthe separate parts of my improvement are c designated by suitable reference characters 'c in each of the views, and in which:-;

30 Figure 1 is a side View of avhandbag with p "part of vthe construction brokcniaivavv and showing my improvement in connection withy Sai-(1582;. f. Fig." 2 a partial section `on the line Q-v-:

$ of Fig. 1 and onan enlarged scale;

Fig. 3 a section on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2':

Fig. 4' a vien' looking in the direction of the arrow 4 of Fig. 5; and, v

Fig. 5 a section on theline y5--5 of Fig. 4.

410 u In 'Figs 1, 2 and 3 of the draifiiig. 10

represents a handbag or container which is of the usual or any preferred form and construction and,y in the practice Vof my invention'. a container 11 is connected with the 45- bottom col-'ner portion of the handbag 10 b v 'a plurality of fastening devices 12 paed through the bag 10, and the walls of theco'n.- tainer 11.` and the inner end of saidfastening devices are provided with thumb nuts 13.

'50 whereby the container-'may be detachablj' connected with thc bag 10,.as vill bereadily understood.

A spring motor device 14 mounted between top and bottom frame members 15 and 55'16 is mounted in the Vbottom of the' container 11, es shown in Fig; 2,'said device f Specczjition of Letters Iaitent.`

I aten ted `9,

' Icomprising a helical spring 17, Lone end-of v which is connected with a rauzepost 1S as 'slimvnat 19,@and tbefother end of which is secured to a shaft mounted in the yframe members- 15 and 16. A gear 21 is rotatably [mounted on the shaft :'20 above the spring 1T, and a `ratchet 22 is secured totheshat't- 1 l 20 above the gear 21, anda pa\vl 23 is piv.-v oted to the top of the gear :21, as shown at 24, and provided with a sprinfr :25 for hold-f ing said pawl iii-engagement with the ratchet- QL A gear member 26 is'niountcd on a shaft y;

Q7 rotatable in the frame members' 15 and 16, said gear member being in operative con-p ncction with the gear :'21 as clearly shown inl Fig. l of the drawingaiid atoothed wheel 2S is mounted on the shaft 2 above the gear member 2G. An oscillating pawl 29 is confi i nccted with a shaft 30 mounted iii the frame members 15 and 16, said paivl being I )roi-idedl r with cur-ved end portions v31- and 32 which operate in connection with the toothed Wheel;

.28 to permit the vrotation thereof step by c i l step only in the operation ofthe motor.' A

hammer arm 33 is connected with -tlie shaft 3Q and vprovided on its free end ivithz'a` *head* 1". 3l which is adapted to operate in connection with a signal device consisting of a bell or f gong 35', l 4

The bell or on" 3?: is rovided on its in ner side with a central stud Stwvhich isf 1 con-nectcd with v threaded pin 37 mounted on a cross bar 38 secured to the bottom of the container 11,115l

container 1l below the bell or gongv i's an upwardly directed,"

`9o i clearly shown in lfig. The bottom of the Y, f

provided with an aperture 39 and the hand-. l

bag or container 10 provided with a'vcorref I `95 spending aperture 40. I The helical spring 17 of the spring motor device 14 may be Wound up by'a handle 41 connected with the top of the shaft 20, as

- clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 4, the pawl and ratchet construction operating to prevent the rotation of the gear -21 in one direction.

An arm 12 is connected with the shaft 30 and the free end portion thereof adapted to oper ate in 'connection with a pin 43yconnected with a hammer device -1-1, as clearly shown 105 Y in Figs.' 1 and 2.

The hammer device 44 is mounted in a l' tainer 11, said ramebeing provided with frame 45 secured to the bottom of the cona plurality of upwardlv directed bearing 1,1401

members 16, 47, 48 and 4i). The hammer device 48 is mounted to move longitudinally of yao - Aframe 45 throngl'i tliebea'ring members 47, '4S and 49.v l One end of the-hammer de.-l

aperturey 52 in the 'top portion .of said bagk land the end of -which' is provided with a' loop 53, las clearly shown if?, lof the Ar coil spring v5l is mounted on the hainthe frame l5 to explode or tire aI blan-lrcars tridge dnounted in the bearing member l46, and thecor'responding end of the hamn mer device fl-l being provided with a central p pin or projection 5G to aceoniplishthis re 20 snlt, Lthis construction being'clearly shown in Figs. land 2.

rom the foregoing 'description,thejop eration of'my improved alarm device willv be readily understood when tali-cn in conncetion with. the accoinI- ianying drawing and- 'p the vfollowing.; statement. e l

The normal position of the parts is shown in iFigs.' 1 and 2 of the drawing, in which position the hammer device 4l is' moved 'against the tension of the spring 54 and heldV in such position by they armA 50 which assumes a. horizontal position and operates ini connection witlithe bearing member 49,

thetop of which is open-'or fork-shaped in.

forni as shown at 57:1'5 is also the top of the bearing member -18` asshown at 58 to permit; the passage of the army 50 through said bearing members when said arm is moved into a4 vertical lposition by means of the cord .or chain l51. It will be' noted that the pin 43 operates in connection with the arm 42 to hold the spring motor device in its inoperative position as clearly shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5 of the drawing. Y

In the operation of. carrying the bag or container "l'froin place to place, the hand carrying the bag is paed through the loop 53, as will be readily understood, and an attempt to steal the bag, or take it from theparty cari-ving the saine, would cause a pull on the cor or chain 51 vwhich will move the arm 50 into a vertical position, and the pin 43 into a horizontal position, which operation ivill ei'mt the spring 54 to move the hammer evice into engagement with lthe blank cartridge 55 and explode the same. the charge passing through an aperture 59 in the end of thel bag or container'l, and at the same timetlie arm 42 willv be released to putv the spring motor. device into operation, which will oscillate the hammer 33 to sound the bell or gong 35, as will be readily under'- stood. The sounding ofthe belll or gong will be heard by reason ofthe apertures 39 and 40 in the container 1l and bag 1G. The

' container V1l forming a sound box aswll vide readily understood. 'f

After the spring motor has performedits *functiomor the spring thereof .is entirely lunwound, the saine may be reivound `by ma# nipnl'ating the handle flland the hammer d evice gti may be re-set into operative posi-KT tion by moving it against the tension of the Y s )ring l'and rotating the saine to bring the l arm 50 into a horizontal position and the pin-13 intov avertical position and in en-` gag'cment with thearxn Thediseharged cartridge `or the sheii may then be 'removed .e aiidaiieiv blank cartridge substituted therel 'foi'. A 1 't 1 A,

`Wliile I have shown a construction lfor" f- Vcai'ryirg; i'ny invention into effect, it will be,- 4


readily understood thatiny invention is not Vlimited to the details thereof herein shown and described, and variousvclianges therein and inodiications vthereof may bey `vmade,

within Athe scope 'of the 4appended"claims without departing from thefspirit of my inf, t ventioii or sacrificing its advantages. 'y

. `Havin g fully desci'ibe'dmy invention, what 9o I claim asv new and desire to secure by .Letsy x 1. an alarm device forcontainers, meansk for siipporting a blank lcartridge :iii ya contailler, a member mounted in said container'y adjacent to and niovabletoivard and from Vsaid cartridge, a spring adapted to inove vsaid s les' inlei-nber in one direction, a spring motor device, a signal device operated by said spring inotorvdevice, said spring motor device being controlled by said meunier', means for locking said ineniber under the tension of said spring, and means for releasing said member to iei'mit'its movement toward said ca r tri ge to discharge the same. f

, Q.' An alarm 'devicev for containers' del-r,v l'lce adaptedl to silPPoi-t a blank cartridge in a container, a nieniber mounted in said container adjacent to and movable toward and #fromA said cartridge, a spring adapted to inove said member in one direction, a springk motor device, asignal device operated by said spring motor device, means connected with said spring motor device and adapted to operate in connection with said member to lock said device against'm'ovement, means iii for locking siidnieniber under-the tension L of said spring, and means for releasin said member to' permit its movement townr said cartridge to discharge, the same and release said first named mea-ns to put the motor de-'A l vice into operation.

3. In a deviceuof the class described, a bag" v -i Y or container, a casing mounted in the bottomcportion thereof, said casing being with rmeans for supporting b ank cartridge, a member mounted to move toy ward and from said" cartridge, a. spring for v moving said member in one direction, a spring. motor device mounted u1 Said casing,

' c ward said cartridge to discharge the same.

l l signalideviceadlapted to befoperated said dev-iee. means ,connected with said me1n.A

. ating-in connection with said member for locking saidmotor device against movement,

and means" connected with said first named meansfor moving it into position to release said member and permit of its movement to- L ln a device o the rclassdescribed', a bag or container, afcasingmounted `in the bottom portion thereof, said Casingv being prov-.

vided with means for supporting'a blankv l `means for supporting a blank cartridge my cartridge', a member-mounted to 'move toward and from 'said cartridge, a spring for v moving said member in one direction, ya.

v aol spring motor ydevice mounted in said casing,

va signal device adaptedto beoperatedby said device, means connectedv with saidine'm-- fbeiv` forlioldin-g itin an operative position against the' tensionof said spring', means connected-with said motor device, and oper-f ating in connection with said member for.' locking said motor device against movement jacent to saidapertu'res'and' said spring m0- and means connected withusaid -rst naine means for moving 1 t into position to release said member and-permit ofits movement tolward said cartridge todischarge the same and to releasel "ic 'meansfor'locking the springniotor device against movement.l

5. vIn a device ofthe classdescribed, a bag` or container, a casingniounted in the bottoni portion thereof and adjacent'` to one wall thereof, said casing being provided with ymeans for supporting a blank cartridge adjacent to said wall of the bag or container, the casing and wall' of the container being provided with an aperture adjacent to the suppoit of said cartridge, a member mounted to move toward'and from said cartridge, a spring for moving said member in one direction, a spring motor device mounted. in

said casing, a sigi'ial device adapted to be operated by said device, means connectedv with l said member for holding it inr an operative [position` against -thetension of Said Spring,

means connected with said motor 'device and operating Ain connectionwith said member for locking said motor devicev against movej l nient, and means r,connected with said' i' named means for moving it intolpgsition yto release VSaIdinember and permitofits movementtoward said cartridge todischarge the same through the apertures in saideas-r ing and the wall of said oontaingn 6'. In a device of the class described, a `or container, 'a casing mounted in the bot-1W ytoni poition thereof adjacent t o one sidewall thereof, v the casing and one sidewall of the l container being provided with apertures?, i

said casing adjacent to said apertures, a

mounted toino've toward and from s aidfea'rtridge, a spring. mounted on saidl rod and y adapted to operate itin one direction, means `for iocling'saidrod in -van' operativel posif c f container being provided with an aperture,

.Oi against thevtenson of the spring alg. i `-Spnlng motor device mounted in sa'id easing, said cagngand the bottom of said bag ci' a signal device mounted- -in said casing vad.- i z toideviQce and adapted to be'operated by said device, means connected with the motor device and operated in connection withvv said? rod for locking said motor, andv means for'- `releasingthe locking means yof said rod to 1f l 'pei-init 'the movement thereof toward lsaid' cartridge by said spring to "discharge the 1 same through the apertures in said casing and the side wall of the container and to' release the means for'loeking the spring me i' tor device against movement.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as i my invention 1 have signed my naine in pres. f

rWitnesses: i f,

E. C. Menuisier,

N.' E. Tnomsox.'

oplel at Patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Conmisxioner' at !atenttff' i I i l- Washingtcmnc." A

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US5730015 *Mar 19, 1996Mar 24, 1998Leumi; DoveExplosive device for making noise combined with a keychain
U.S. Classification116/99, 109/36
Cooperative ClassificationG08B15/00