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Publication numberUS1304403 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1919
Filing dateJan 6, 1919
Publication numberUS 1304403 A, US 1304403A, US-A-1304403, US1304403 A, US1304403A
InventorsStobch And Hyman Gellman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

S. STORCH AND H. GELLMAN.

SAFETY KE Y HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED MN. 6. Isl!) Patented May 20, 1919.

. SAMUEL STORCH AND HYMAN GELLMAN, OF NjEW YORK, N. Y.

- SAFETY KEY-HOLDER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 20, 1919.

Application filed January 6. 1919. SeriaINo. 269,736.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, SAMUEL SToRoH, and that I, 'HYMAN GELLMAN, citizens of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented jointly certain new and useful Improvements in Safety Key-Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.

vWVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claims hereto appended; it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction, within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawings Figure 1, is a sectional view of a safety key holder constructed in accordance with this invention, said view being taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 2, is a plan view of same showing how a key ring is held in same.

Fig. 3, is a section taken on line 33 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 4, is a plan view of same showing a key ring supported in same.

Fig. 5, is afragmental portion of the lower return bend of Figs. 1 and 3, showing the cut out portion through which the locking member passes and rests.

Fig. 6, is an elevation or face view of the locking member and Fig. 7, is a side view of same in elevation.

Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

In the accompanying drawings, in which are illustrated the preferred embodiments of the invention, 1, designates a key ring,

mounted in the jaw of the upper return bend or snap fastener and holder 2, and

which is also equipped with a flat steel spring piece '3, which passes through an aperture 4, in the body portion of the device as shown, and continues along the under side of said body portion to the lower return bend 5, of same, then conforms to inside curve of said bend,'and ends at a convenient distance therefrom, substantially as shown at 6, Fig.1, and where it will serve for another purpose hereinafter explained. To insure a proper retention of said spring 3, same is held into a proper and pro-determined position .as shown by suitable rivets 7 and 8, and which rivets facilitate the objects obtained therefrom. lVhen not in service, the lower portion or return 9, of

said spring piece "3, lies against the return portion of 5, of the bodyportion 10, as shown in'Fig. 1. "In this lower return bend there is an aperture 11, and at a suitable distance depressions 12, 13, Fig. 4, are made on the inner edges of the aperture 11, sufliciently deep to receive and support the trunnions 14, 15 of the locking member 16, shown in Figs. 6 and 7.

In operation a key ring 1, such for instance as is shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, is pressed against spring 3, which yields inwardly for its admittance into the upper jaw as shown, and closes for its security instantly, and moreover insures the retention of a key ring, or a key ring and its contents, from dislodgment, then the return end portion 50, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, is placed over the edge of a garment and the locking member shown throughout the several views is pressed into the position shown in Fig. 3. This causes the lower return end 6 of spring 3, to comply with the position shown in Fig. 3, and to securely bind or grip the goods which it engages, and which assures safety and moreover assures as is above stated, a safety key holder.

It will be understood that we make no claim upon the locking member 16, or the depressions 12 in which the trunnions. l4 and 15 rest, and it is not thought necessary beyond the drawings to more specifically point out its operation.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. In a safety key holder, the combination with a rigid strip having its end portions bent in opposite directions to overlap oppoa key ring,

. diate portion of the strip, of a spring site surfaces of the intermediate portion the strip, there being a slot in said intermestrip having its intermediate portion secured to the intermediate portion of the rigid strip, one end portion of the spring strip extending-through said slot and cooperating With one bent end portion of the rigid strip to form a sna hook for holding a key ring, the other end portion of the spring strip conforming to the other bent end portion of the rigid strip, and means carried by said last mentioned end portion of the rigid strip for actuating said last mentioned end portion of the spring strip to form a garment clasp between it and the intermediate portions of said strips.

2. In a safety key holder, the combination with a rigid strip having its end portions bent in opposite directions to overlap the opposite surfaces of the intermediate portion of the strip, of a spring tongue secured to said intermediate portion of the strip and cooperating with one bent end portion of the same to form a snap hook for holding a spring member also secured to the intermediate portion of the strip and conforming to the other bent end portion of the strip on the inner face thereof, and

means carried by said last mentioned end r portion of the strip for actuating said. spring member to form a garment clasp between it and the intermediate portion of the strip.

3. In a safety key holder, the combination with a rigid strip having its end portions bent in opposite directions to overlap the intermediate portion of the strip, of a spring strip having its intermediate portion secured to the intermediate portion of the rigid strip, one end portion of the spring strip cooperating with one bent end portion of the'rigid strip to form a snap hook for holding a key ring, the other end portion of the spring strip conforming to the other bent end portion of the rigid strip, and means carried by said last mentioned end portion of the rigid strip for actuating said last mentioned end portion of the spring strip to form a garment clasp between it and the intermediate portions of said strips.

In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification.

SAMUEL STORCH. HYMAN GELLMAN.

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

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