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Publication numberUS1429091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1922
Filing dateNov 23, 1921
Priority dateNov 23, 1921
Publication numberUS 1429091 A, US 1429091A, US-A-1429091, US1429091 A, US1429091A
InventorsOppman Joseph
Original AssigneeAbraham I Daniels
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
License holder
US 1429091 A
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J. UPPMAN.

LICENSE HOLDER. APPLlcAnoN FILED Nov. 23. 1921.

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Patented Sept. 12, 1922,

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l 'appncationvmed November' 23,1921.- 'serifai No; 5,117,228.

To 1f/ZZ whom, t may concern.'

Be itknown that I, Josnrrr OrPnAN, citizen of Vthe United States, residing at Connellsville, inthe county of Fayette and State ofl Pennsylvania, have invented certain new andv 'useful Improvements inLicense Holders, of which the following isa specification.

This invention relates to holders for motor vehicle operators license, 'which some states require to be carried in the vehicle.

`The `object of the invention is to provide 'a device'of this character constructed to retain against surreptiti'ous rrer'i'fiovalf4 the license.

Another Objectis toy so construct such a holder` as to permit the ready insertion lo t the license and prevent its: removal without mutilating it. v I' With these and other objects in view, the invention' consists in certain novel features of construction as hereinattershown, described and'claimed; v i

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 represents a front elevation? of a license holder constructed in accordance with this invention, shown in operative posi tion. Fig. 2 is a vverticalz section thereof, the holder license is inserted and with the drum or-core used in connection therewith shown `in elevation. i j

Fig.'3 isa similarview taken in a plane at right Aangles toy Fig. 2, with the drum shown in section.

Fig. 4 is a transverse section taken on thelinefl4-4 of Fig. 3. i ,y

Fig. 5 is a perspective viewv ot the drum removed, and, l v

F'g. 6 is a vertical' section showing a different form of the invention.

In the embodiment' illustrated in Figs.

' '1 to 5,-a bracket-1 is shown for mounting in the vehicle in connection with* which the de'- vice is to Abe used, said bracket being in the form of an '.'at'taching plate 'having laterallyv extending Farms 2- and '3 at its opposite `endswhich are apertured for a purpose presently'to be described. The attaching plate of the bracketisy also apertured as shown at 1a for the passage of the fasteners Vwhich arel to secure the 'bracket to lthe vehicle.

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` The'fholdery comprises-'a glass cylinder" 4 open at both Aends-and provided at one fend Vwith an' annular headf around which is crimped-the flanged? oty a closure 6, said closure` being also apertured for` a .purpose presently to be'descri'bed. y rPheother end of" the cylinderl 4 lhas a removable flanged cap .S-'closing' the 'cylinder and this cap! is apertured to register Withthe aperture in the bracket arm 2'.

Mounted' in 'thisfeylinder 4 is a reel or drum 10 of a length 'corresponding to the 'lengthof the cylinder andwhich'has secured to itsilower end a disl like platte-1l whichcorresponds vin size substantially'to the `beaded 'end'of the cylinder 4v and is designed tobe clamped between vsaid 'end andthe closure l 6, `as is' shown clearly in Fig. 2, to prevent allpossibility of the drum yorfcore 10 beingl removed.- The 'license .shown-y at L is designedto be mounted'in `the-cylinder 4' between'the innerface thereoil ande-the jd-ruinnl() lsufficient space being provided-between these membersto receive Y the license-Ql -The drum 10 is provided with '-a- *plurality 'ofL longitudinally spaced "pe- `ripheral grooves v12, which are substantially V-shaped in cross sectionandare intersected yby 'longitudinally extendingslots il?) in which aremounted spring pressedA catches 15, one of which is located in each of ,the grooves12and which is here shown retained in lsaid groove by a -wire' 16 mounted inthe operates to `force the nose 18 of the pawl outwardlyy towardthe cylinderg4 to permit the license L to pass-readily thereby when thereby"7holding 'the license to prevent its withdrawal, the space between the drum and groove.' Each of these catches .orfvpawls 15y is mounted on"a'plate spring17 which `the cylinder being such that the license only "canbe insertedfiand there isV no room for` insertion of a tool-`orimplement which might be used-otherwise to releasev the pawl. The catches or `pawls- 15, are located in different ypositions 'longitudinally and pe-.

ripherally of the drum sol that, they will effectively hold the license against' 4with- `drawa1." w y n The-outer or'upper vend of the drum or core 10 is made truncated cone-shaped as shown at 14 to facilitate the insertion of the license.

This drum or core l0 has a bore 19 extending longitudinally therethrough to receive a bolt 2O which is of a length somewhat `longer than the combined length of the cylinder and its closures and is designed to extend through the registering apertures in the bracket arms 2 and 3 and those in the closure as well as through the bore 19 and is provided at its upper end with a head 2l and has its lower end threaded to receive a retaining nut 22. This threaded bolt end beyond the nut is provided with a transversely extending aperture 23 to receive the shackle 24 of a pad lack 25 which is designed to lock the parts4 in assembled position and prevent thevunauthorized separation thereof. 4

Should the vehicle in which this holder is mounted be stolen and the lock 25 picked or otherwise opened so that the nut 22 could be removed and the cylinder 4; slipped out of the bracket arms after the bolt 20 of course having first been removed, it would be impossible for the thief to remove the license L from the cylinder owing to the retaining fingers or pawls 15 which hold it in a manner above described.

vThis holder not only prevents the unauthorized removal of the license, but being made of glass it discloses the operators-name and number so that it may be readily seen by the inspector. rlChe form shown in Fig. 6 differs from that shown in the other figures in that the drum or core 10 is omitted and a sleeve 26 substituted which bears at its opposite ends against the inner faces of the closures 6 and 8 and prevents collapse thereof when the nut 22 is screwed home. This holder is designed to hold the license shown at L, and being locked in the same manner as the device above described, will prevent the removal of said license by others than skilled thieves, since the lock 25 will protect it against curious persons merely, but obviously if the lock be released, the license could be otherwise removed.

The preferred embodiment of the invention is dsclosed in the vdrawings and set forth in the specification, but it will be understood that any modifications within the scope of the claimed invention may be made in the construction without departing from the principle of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.

I claim l. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure rat the other, a core mounted in said casing and filling it except for a space between it and the casing sufficient to receive the license, and a bolt extending longitudinally through said core and closures having a head at one end and a transverse aperture at its other end `to receive a padlock shackle to lock said removable closure.

2. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, means for permanently closing the casing at one end, a removable closure at the other end, and means located in said casing to permit the insertion of a lincense and prevent its withdrawal.

3. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure at the other, and pivoted spurs mounted in said casing to permit the insertion of a license and prevent its withdrawal.

4L. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure at the other, and penetrating elements so mounted in said casing as to permit the insertion of a license and prevent its withdrawal.

5. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure at the other, and penetrating elements so mounted in said casing as to permit the insertion of a license and prevent its withdrawal, said elements being located in different positions longitudinally and circumferentially of the casing to insure a firm gripping of the license.

6. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing, permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure at the other, la core mounted in said casing and filling it except for a space between it and the casing sufficient to receive the license, and a bolt extending longitudinally through said core and closures having a head at one end and a transverse aperture at its other end to receive a padlock shackle to lock said removable closure, and license penetrating elements carried by said core and pivoted to permit the free passage of the license when inserted and to engage the licenseon the attempted withdrawal thereof.

7. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing permanently closed at one end and having a removable closure at the other, a core mounted in said casing and filling it except for a. space between it and the casing sufficient to receive the license, said core having a plurality of longitudinally spaced peripheral grooves, and pivoted spurs mounted in said grooves having ponts extending toward the closed end of the casing operable to engage a license on an attempt to withdraw it.

8. A license holder for vehicles comprising a transparent license casing permanently closed at onejend and having a removable closure at the other, a core mounted in said casing and filling it lexcept for a space be- 5 tween it and the casing suicient to' receivev the license; said core having a plurality of longitudinally spaced peripheral grooves,

longitudinalslots intersecting said grooves,

and pivoted spurs mounted in said grooves at their points of intersection--with said v10 grooves and operable to engage a license when an attempt smade to Withdraw it.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature hereto.

Jos-EPH oPrMAN.

Referenced by
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US2791388 *Sep 7, 1955May 7, 1957Raymond HirtPicture frame hanger
US5425525 *Feb 16, 1994Jun 20, 1995Vantine StudiosAnti-theft device
US6615626 *Oct 17, 2001Sep 9, 2003Chun Te YuLock device having rotatable identification brand
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/626, 40/910, 248/552
Cooperative ClassificationY10S40/91, B42D15/10