US 1382322 A
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W. A. SCHLEICHER.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 10, 1920.
Patented June 21, 1921.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
'WILIJIAM SCHLEICHER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patent d J 21 1921 Application filed November 10, 1920. Serial No. 423,160.
provide a barrel fastener having the operating mechanism carried by the lower end thereof, and having an en aging hook directly carried by the barrel.
Another object of the invention is to provide a barrel fastener having both ends of the barrel closed and having a link operating mechanism permanently secured to the barrel through a resilient connection, the barrel having means adjacent the upper end thereof for attaching one end to the hood.
j A further object of the invention is to provide connections of such nature with the barrel that free relative rotational movement ofsthe same is permitted at all times.
The foregoing and other objects, together with their attendant advantages, will be apparent as the invention becomes better understood by reference to the accompanying specification and drawings forming a part thereof, it being premised, however, that changes may be made in the various details and the manner of operation within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a fastener constructed in accordance with the present invention in position on a hood;
Fi 2 is a verticalsectional view on the line II-II of Fig. 1;
Fi 3 is a sectional view. corresponding to..F1g. 2'with the operating handle in upper position;
Fig. 4 is a detail view of the upper end of the barrel; and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the upper fastening plate.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, there is indicated a portion of a relatively movable structure 2 adapted to be resiliently connected to ahood piece 3 or the like. In the present instance, the reference numeral 3 designates one of the side plates of a truck hood while the reference character 2 designates the curved top plate of the hood. Secured to the top plate 2 is a fastening plate 1 having formed thereon a bar or I keeper 5.
Secured adjacent the upper portion of the s1de plate 3 is a fastening plate 6 having bearing lugs 7 projecting forwardly therefrom. Pivoted between the lugs 7 is an operatlng handle 8 having a portion 9 adapted to cooperate with the fastening plate to prevent theoperating handle from coming into contact with the side plate. Intermediate .its ends, the operating handle is enlarged-to form a bearing 10, through which passes a .pin 11 to pivotally connect the operating handle to a yoke 12 mounted on one end of a plston 13. This piston has its opposite end mounted within a barrel 14 and is provided with a head 15 adapted to cooperate with a compression spring l6surrounding the piston and extending between the head 15 and the lower end of the barrel.
After the piston and spring have been mounted in position within the barrel, the
upper end thereof is preferably closed by a plug 17 or the like, suitably secured in position. Extending laterally from one side of the barrel adjacent the upper end thereof is,
a comparatively narrow hook 18 adapted to fit over the keeper 5, as clearly illustrated in the drawings. After the hook has been placed in engagement with the keeper, as shown more particularly in Fig. 3, the operating handle is moved downwardl into the position illustrated in Fig. 2, t ereby compressing the sprin 16 and securing the portions2 and 3 of t e hood structure to-v gether.
Due to the shape of the barrel and piston, it will be apparent that with the parts in securing position, relative movement between the piston and barrel will be permanent to accommodate the piston to movements of the different portions of the hood. Due to the construction of the barrel with its opposite ends closed and the provision of a hook directly secured to one side of the barrel, the present fastener adapts itself admirably to use in connection with truck hoods of the three-piece type, although it will be apparent that its use in this particular is not limited.
The advantages of the resent invention arise from the provision 0 a fastener completely closed and having a connecting'hook adjacent one end thereof facilitating secure ing the fastener in positiom I v *urther advantages arise from the resilient connection between the lower fastening plate and the barrel through the operating handle which is permanentlysecured in position.
I claim: I
1. A fastener of the character described, comprising a barrel, a piston mounted therein, a compression spring cooperating therewith, means for closing the upper end of said barrel, a hook formed on said barrel adjacent the upper end thereof, a keeper erating therewith, a hook projecting laterally from said barrel, a keeper adapted to be engaged by said hook, and operating mechamsm connected to said piston for compressing said spring after saidhook and said keeper are engaged, substantially as described.
3. A fastener of the character described, comprising a barrel, a piston mounted therein, a compression spring cooperating therewith, means for closing the upper end of the barrel, a laterally projecting hook formedon said barrel adjacent the upper end thereof, a keeper adapted to be engaged by said hook, and operating mechanism connected to said iston for compressing said spring after sald hook and saidvkeeper are engaged, substantially as described.
4:. A- fastener of the character described, comprising a barrel, a piston mounted therein, a compression spring cooperating therewith, means for closing the upper end of said barrel, a hook formed on said barrel adjacent the upper end thereof, a keeper adapted to be engaged by said hook, a fastening plate, a lever pivotally secured thereto a yoke on said piston, and a pivotal connection between said lever and said yoke, substantially as described.
5. A fastener ofthe character described, comprising a barrel, a piston freely rotatable therein, a compression spring cooperating therewith, a laterally projecting hook formed on said barrel adjacent the upper end thereof, a keeperadapted to be engaged by said hook, a fastening plate, a lever pivotally secured thereto and means for pivotally connecting said lever to said piston for operating the same, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I-have hereuntoset my hand.
- WILLIAMJA. SCHLEIGHER.