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Publication numberUS1325349 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1919
Filing dateMay 13, 1919
Publication numberUS 1325349 A, US 1325349A, US-A-1325349, US1325349 A, US1325349A
InventorsG. Burgess
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1325349 A
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1 ,32-5 349. Patented Dec. 16, 1919.


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Specification of letters Patent. i Patented Dec.'16; 1919.

Application filed May 13, 1919. Serial 1T0. 5296, 767

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FREDERICK Gr. BUR- onss, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, Kings county, New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvenients inBox-Closureaof which the following is a specification. v

This invention relates to box closures and more especially to closures for boxes comprising a sliding 1nember,whether lid or drawer, and the object of the invention 1s to afford means for locking the members of the box together by a simple and cheap fastener consisting of a tongue attached to one of the members and adapted to enter a slot in the other and be bent back or secured to prevent the separation of the parts or access being had to the interior of the box. The closure if broken or damaged may be replaced with another fastener and these and other objects and details of the invention will be more fully described in the following specification, set forth in the appended claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a box with the lid secured in place.

Fig. 2 is a similar view with the closure about to be put in operation.

Figs. 3, 1 and 5 are sectional detail views.

Figs. 6 and 7 show the fastener detached.

Fig. 8 shows the closure as applied to a paper box.

Figs. 9 and 10 are sectional details of the same.

Fig. 11 shows the fastener as a part of a tin box and of a modified form.

Figs. 12 and 13 show modified forms of the fastener.

The closure is especially adapted for boxes with sliding lids and drawers where it may be necessary to secure said lid or drawer to prevent its removal or loss, and it consists of making in the lid 15 of a wooden box a slot 16 and in the adjacent end of the box a similar slot 17 At the end of the lid is located a metal fastener consisting of two rectangular sides, one to fit the outer end of the lid and the other to lie on the upper side of the lid at its end and adjacent the slot 16. A tongue 18 extends rearward from these rectangu-- lar sides and is adapted to be bent clownward through the slot 16 and forward as shown in Figs. 2 and 4 and in line with the slot 17 at the end of the box so that when the lid is closed the tongue will pass through the'slot and may be turned upward and passed through a slot 19 at the junction of the two sides of the head of the fastener and turned backward as shown in Fig. 1. The

metal is used, but it may be resorted to only when the pliability of the metal will permit thetongue to be passed through theslot. To

facilitate the passage of the tongue 18 through the slot 19 the front side of the head of the fastener may be bowed outward as at 20 in Fig. 6 and the retreating ends have polles for tacks to secure the fasteners to the The above described closure is best adapted for wooden boxes to be sent through the mails or express and which are subjected to much wear and tear, but the identical fastener may be used on the sliding section 21 of a paper or pasteboard box and the two sides of the head of the fastener bent parallel and clamped on the edge of the box which has the usual slot 16 and the fastener has the slot 19.

As shown in Fig. 7 spurs 22 may be formed at the corners of the head of the fastener to penetrate the wood or the paper and assist in holding the device in place.

The fastener when connecting the parts of the box takes the form shown in Fig. 10.

When this closure is applied to tin boxes with sliding lid or envelop, the tongue 18 may be punched from the same as shown in Fig. 11 and turned forward to enter the slot 17 and 'be turned back into the hole it has created, and appropriate covering provided for the hole within the box.

Instead of using the slot 19 in the head of the fastener a lip 23 may be formed thereon,

as shown in Figs. 12 and 13, and when the I scribed or from the scope of the appended.


What I claim as new is 1. In a closure, the combination of a container having a slot in one end, a lid having a slot, a flexible tongue with a slot carried in the lid slot and adapted to be passed through the container slot and its own slot and bent and locked.

In a closure, the combination of a container having a slot in one side, a sliding lid with a slot in one end, a flexible tongue with a head and a slot therein and adapted to be passed through the various slots and its own and be bent back to lock the whole.

In a closure, the combination of a container having a slot at one end, a sliding lid with a slot at the corresponding end, a flexible tongue with a head adapted to be passed through the slot in the lid an d bent to secure it thereto and through the slot in the container and bent back and be secured to its head.

4. In a closure, the combination with a tongue of flexible metal having a slotted head to which the end of the tongue may be bent and secured, of a lid with a slot in which the tongue is secured, and a container having a slot through which the tongue may be passed and the lid and container locked together.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 3rd day of May, 1919.



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U.S. Classification217/62, 229/125.12, 220/315
Cooperative ClassificationB65D9/32