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Description (OCR text may contain errors)
BEST AVAILABLE COP" V. R. BOTTONE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 30, 1921.
1,384,590. ted uly 12, 1921.
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Specification of Letters Batent LOGIC:
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-iaiA ppiicationgfiledMarch sot-1921.} Serial No. 456,844.
Be it known. that ;I, VICTOR BOTTONE, .a subject of Great Britain, residingat Philadelphia, in the county, of l l1iladelphia and State ofl Pennsylvania, have invented .cer-
.tain new and useful Improvementsin Locks,
o1: which the following, is a: specification.
. My invention. relates ,to, improvementsin a lock orshackle adaptedgfor useupon variousarticles to prevent theft, and-which 1s i'a-a uiag adapted foruse in connection with an automobile, for locking the control levers in a, position to prevent the starting of the automobile, also for locking one or two spare tires upon the tire carrier or for locking a wheel with the steering knuckle or rods.
The object of my invention is to provide a lock having a body member and a crossbar adjustable to various positions upon the body member; a further obj eet of invention is to provide means for rigidly locking the crossbar securely upon the body member comprisin, a key controlled device; a still further object of my invention is to con struct the lock in such a manner that it may be made of very heavy metal of sufficient size to insure against its being cut with any portable metal shearing device.
Referring to the accompanying drawing; Figure 1, is a side elevation of my improved lock; Fig. 2, is an end view of Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is a plain view of the cross bar, shown in Fig. 1, detached; Fig. 4, is a horizontal section. on line 33 Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a vertical section on line 55 Fig. 4, and Fig. 6, is a perspective view of a portion of the looking rod.
In the accompanying drawing in which like reference characters refer to like parts, 1 represents the body member of the lock, which is made of very heavy metal, preferably of round bar stock, and formed into a U-shaped member having parallel side members 2 and 3. Said side members are each provided with a series of recesses 5 alining with each other.
A crossbar or member 7 is adapted to be placed and secured upon the side members of the body portion. Said cross-bar 7 is provided with lugs 8 and 9, having apertures 10 and 12 formed through the same, through which the side members 2 and 3 of the body member may enter the lugs.
A locking-rod 14 is rotatably mounted 1n .the crosssbar 7 and is ofsufficient. length to extend transversely through the apertures 10 and 12, formed in the lugs Sand .9,- and occupy the saidv recesses 15, formed 1 'in the s1de4nembers52and 3, when the-crossbar 7 srp l acedupon thebody .portion, as shown tigs. 4 and 5. 1 The center 'linelof the rod 14 ispositio'ned approximately upon the line pf theperiphery-ofthe apertures formed-in -.the'lugs8.and'9. f I
The rod l4fis .provided .withrtransverse recesses '15 and 16 formed in the side surface of the said rod. Said recesses are of sufficient dimensions to allow the side members 2 and 3 to slide through the apertures 10 and 12 in the lugs 8 and 9, when the rod 14 is turned into the position shown in Fig. 3,
with the recesses 15 and 16 in the rod registering with the recesses 10 and 12 in the lugs 8 and 9.
The rod 14 is provided at one end with a flat tongue 18 which is engaged by the barrel-lock 20, which is secured in the end of the cross-bar 7 and is controlled by a key 21 for securing the rod in a fixed position and for turning it to engage or disengage the body member.
My improved lock or shackle may be readily placed around an object to be secured against theft. and the cross-bar may be adjusted upon the body member to suit objects of different sizes and the cross-bar may be readily attached and detached by the key controlled device.
My device is simple in construction permitting it to be made of very heavy material which cannot readily be destroyed. The lock is made so that it will embrace many different sized objects, thus avoiding the use of chains which may be readily cut with hand tools.
Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A device of the character described comprising a body'member, a bar having a portion adapted to embrace the body memher; a locking member mounted in the bar sssmvalmsieo recess formed in the side thereof, a receiving member having an aperture formed therein adapted to receive the. first mentioned member, a locking rod rotatably comprising-,1; U-shaped body member, a
cross-bar having apertures formed through the samefor the passageof the side portions of the body m'emberya locking member mounted Within 'the cross-bar adapted to simultaneously engage the said side portions of the body member, and'means for moving the locking member into and out of engage ment with the body'member.
4. A device or" the character described comprising, a U-shaped body member, a mounted in the said receiving member, said cross-bar having apertures formed through the same for the passage of the ends of the body member, a locking-rod mounted within the cross-bar and extending transversely through the said recesses formed in the cross-bar to receive the body member, said body member having a series of transverse recesses formed therein adapted to be occupied by the said locking rod for securing the cross-bar upon the body member, said locking rod having recesses formed in the side thereof for the free passage of the body member when the locking-rod is in the disengaging position, and key controlled means for rotating the locking-rod.
In testimony whereof I aflir my signature. VICTOR R. BOTTONE.