US 1462238 A
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July 17, 1923- 1,462,238 1 C. R. MENNILLO SPARE VT IRE LOCK Filed May 18. 1922 A im Emmi-@un atteint@ Patented July 17, 1923.
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`To all whom it concern:
Y omo RMENNILLO. or Nnw CITY, unwlrxonx: c
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-Be it known that I, CIRO R. MnNNILLo, a citizen of the United States, residingvat New City, in the county of Rockland and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spare-Tire Locks,
of which the following is vaspeciiication.
This invention krelates to securing means,
and the primary object of the invention lis to a provide a nove `lock for preventing the removing ofspare tires from tire carriers land the like, but which is'so constructed that the same can be used for other purposes.,y ik y A further object of the invention'is the provision ofa iexible metallic band for en* gaging about an object having novel means for securing invention consists in the novel construction,
arrangement and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification2 in which drawings:
Flgure 1 is a longitudinal the improved securing device, showing the novel locking means carried thereby.
Figure 2 is a transverse section through the improved locking means taken onthe line y2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the improved securing means, and
Figure/1 is a detail transverse section through the improved securlng means, taken lon the line 4--4 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the letter A generally indicates the flexible means for engaging about the body to be secured; and B, the novel means for securing the terminals of the flexible members together.
The flexible member A is preferably formed of steel o r vthe like so as to prevent kthe ready cutting thereof,v b ksons. T 'is'body islprefera secured. .One y l a otherwlse secured.V thereto, as vat 5,l
section throughk relatively` thin material, so asto. permit the ready placing thereof about thev objects tobe n Y terminalvk of the kband has riveted'or) a bar 6, y
rack 7. The opposite faces of the bar 6 has formed therein the .longitudinally extending guide grooves 8, Athe purpose of which will .be hereinafter moreyfully described.
housing 10, welded orsotherwise securedzto kv,theterminal of the bandA opposite to the terminal to which the rackl bar 6 yisfsecured.
The novel locking means Bjincludes al malicious yperlyformcd ofa f which is provided with alocking Thishousing 1()y has a way therethrough to receive the `rackhar, 6, and if so desired, 'the l.end/walls lof the lhousing 10 can be provided with c inwardly.` .extendingf lips V11 f to overlie the rack? Aforrnedon the barr-6 to prevent the forcing of instruments into the housing 10 si:
ynear the rack?, rkDisposed withinthe housying ,is a resilientpawl 12,v the free end of which isl adapted to engage the teeth .of` the .rack 7, to prevent ,movement ofk `thehousing man one direction.
auf'y 'This resilient 'pawi' 12 l an be Secured in 'l place in the housing by `any suitable means, such as a rivet 13,. It is obvious that when the bar 6 is slid into the housing 10, withdrawal of the bar from the housing will be y precluded by the said pawl 12. In order to form Ua guide for the housing 10 during the sliding of the bar 6 therein, the same can be provided with ribs 14 for engaging in the guide grooves 8.
A novel means C is providedfor actuating-'the resilient pawl 12, and this means consists of a cylinder lock 1 5. This lock 15 includes a cylinder 16 which is secured Vin any preferred manner in the laterally yextending housing 17 formed on the housing n 10. The cylinder 16 rotatably receives the,
18 which carries the locking tumblers Plug The cylinder 16 is provided withspring pressed drivers 20 asin the usual construction. gitudinally extending key way 21 for the reception of a key 22, which is adapted to `actuate the tumblers 19 in order to permit The plug 18 is provided with a lon-,r
the turning of the plug 18. The inner end y of the plug 18 is-provided with a cam 23. This cam 23 is disposed in the pawl 12so that when the plug 18 is turned bythe key 22, the cam 23 will raise the `pawl out of engagement with the rack 7 to path of the the 'saine is 'departing 5 has been drawn permit 4v'the "slidingof they icasing; 10'fro-m ofthe 'bar 6.` A
It is obvious" that the housing V'10 "can be slid on the bar 6, until `thefstrap-orf-loand A into tight contact With the device to be locked. l t A The use of the improved securing device is practically unlimited, Aasthe same can be" used around trunks, boxes and the like and particularly 1 a'dapte'il for use With spare tires vfor locking vthefsa'ine onthe tire carrier to prevent the removal of the tire by unauthorized persons.
Changes in details'may Ebe VYmade Without vfrom' thespirit oir/'the 'scope of this invention; but,
Iclaim l. lA. securingfdeviee comprising a flexible steel band,a housing secured to one terminal ofthe band, a rack barsecure'd -to the other end of the band forfslidable associa- 'tionk *with the housing, yand laterally `eX- 'tendingcasing formed on one side jol" rvthe f housing',l va 'cylinder lock disposed in 'the casing including-a rotatable key operated jplug,
a resilient IpaWl disposed in Asaid housing for engaging 'the rack bar, and acam securedfto 5 said rotatable plugiand disposed in the path of the pawl for nioving the lpaWl outoffe'ngagement With 'said rack. l
2. A 'securing device'comprising 'alexihle steel band, athou'sing permanently. secured to4 one 'termina-lof the band', a rigid fasteningV b ar permanently 'securedto ithe other of the frame,said bar fha-ving one lo'n- Vigitudinal.'edge thereof` provided With a plurality of rack'teeth, laterally extending 'casing formed on one side of the housing, a cylinder lock disposed in the casing including a rotatable key operated plug, a resilient pavvl disposed in said housing, means rigidly securing one end of said pawl to said housing, thezother end of said pawl being adapted to engage said rack teeth, and a cam secured to Asaid rotatableplugandfdisposed in the pathof the freeendi'o-f the IpaAvl `for moving the pavvl out fof lengagement With said rackbar. f' Y 3. A securing device comprising alfieri-ble' steel band, a `sheet m'e'tal housing permanently secured-to one terminalo=thef-band having va longitudinal Way extending-y ltherethrough vand including flat `upper v and flo-Wer Walls, longitudinally and end Walls, the end' 'wallsihavinglopenings therein conni'iunicating with? said* Way, a resilient leaf slpringsecured to one longitudinal side Wall at oneend thereofyalrack bar rigidly secured tothe otherterminal of' extending 4side 1 Walls i