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Publication numberUS1525799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 10, 1925
Filing dateAug 7, 1924
Priority dateAug 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1525799 A, US 1525799A, US-A-1525799, US1525799 A, US1525799A
InventorsAlexander Christie
Original AssigneeAlexander Christie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hasp fastener
US 1525799 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 0, 1925. 1,525,799

A. CHRISTIE HASP FASTENER Filed Aug. 7, 1924 37 3e 40 1;. 2. 5 A I7 I '20 25 ii g I? I 8 v I v I I My; H 22 INVENTOR flex and 6724151742 BY Wm ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 10, 1925.



Application filed. August '7, 1924. Serial No. 730,572.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALEXANDER CHRISTIE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Seattle, in the county of King and State of Washington, have invented a. certain new and useful Improvement n Hasp Fasteners, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in hasp fasteners for doors and is an improvement upon the hasp fasteners disclosed in my United States Letters Patent No. 1,240,- 316 issued September 18, 1917.

The objects of my invention are to simplify the construction of hasp fasteners and render the same more reliable and efficient in operation.

Other objects are to provide a hasp fastener having a coil spring that is arranged to engage with and press against two doors at their adjacent edges to hold said doors firmly closed and to prevent them from rat tling; to provide a hasp fastener having a key operated lock in connection therewith; and to provide a hasp fastener having two bolt members arran ed to be connected directly with the hand hold of the hasp fastener and to be operated thereby to lock the doors at the bottom and top thus affording a three point look.

I accomplish these objects by devices illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a fragmentary view in elevation of two swinging doors showing my hasp fastener installed thereon and in a locked position;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on a larger scale taken on line 2, 2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3, 3 of Fig. 2;

Fig 4 is a fragmentary View in elevation taken on line 4, 4 of Fig. 2 showing the inner side of the bolt mechanism as it might appear if detached; and

Fig. 5 is a detached view in side elevation of the member with which the hasp latch engages.

Referring to the drawings, throughout which like reference numerals indicate like arts, 1 have shown a hasp fastener and door ock embodying a hasp member 10, preferably of channel-shaped cross section and pivoted at one end by a pin 11 to a bracket 12 that may be secured to a door 13.

The hasp 10 is provided at the other end With a combined handle and latch member consisting of a stern 1 1 rotatably mounted in the hasp, a cross bar 15 forming a hand hold on the outer end of the stem and a flattened tapered portion on the inner end of the stem having two lugs 16 arranged to lock into notches 17 in a bracket member 18 that is adapted to be secured as by screws 20 to a support, as another door 21. The bracket-member 18 has an elongated opening 22 through which the flattened inner end of the stem 14;, including the lugs 16, may enter when the hand hold 15 is parallel with the hasp, the lugs 16 being arranged to snap into the notches 17 when the hand hold 15 is turned after said lugs have passed through the elongated opening 22.

The bracket member 18 is provided with an integral locking lug 23 affording a shoulder 24 behind which a' bolt 25 of a key operated lock 26 may engage to lock the bracket 18 and hasp 10 together if desired, the lock being mounted within and secured to the hasp and having a key plug cylinder 27 that projects through a suitable perforation in the hasp and is accessible from the front side of the same. In addition to this locking feature the lug 23 on the bracket 18 is arranged to project througha slot 28 in the hasp 10 and has a perforation 30 through which any holding or locking device as a padlock shackle may be passed to prevent the doors from being opened.

The hasp member 10 is provided about midway between its two ends with a, coil spring 31 secured thereto by a rivet 32 so that it will project inwardly and having a flattened inner end arranged to press against the two doors 13 and 21 to hold such doors firmly and prevent any rattling of the doors or parts of the hasp fastener.

Means for bolting one of the doors at both top and bottom is provided, said means comprising two long bolts 33 and 34: secured to a cross arm 35 that is provided in a bracket 36 that is arranged to be fastened to the side of the door 21 opposite the bracket member 18, the cross arm 35 having a hub portion 37 provided with an elongated opening 38 into which the end of the inner end of the stem 14 is arranged to project when the hasp 10 is in the locked position.

In operation the hasp fastener may be used without using the lock 26 or without using any fastening or locking device in the perforated lug 23, or the lock may be used or the fastening device in lug 23 may be used or both lock and fastening device may be used.

When unfastened the hasp permits both doors to open freely. Upon closing the doors the hasp is'engaged by pushing inwardly on the handhold l5, compressing the spring 31 and turning the handhold 15 into a parallel position relative to the hasp to cause the lugs 16 to drop into the recesses 17 in the bracket 18.

When the handhold 15 is pressed inwardly the inner end of the stem 14 entersthe elongated hole 38 in the hub of the cross arm andavhen the handhold is turned to lock the hasp the cross arm 35is also turned and pro Jects the bolts 33 and 34 outwardly locking the do or 21 at both top and bottom. Turning the handheld 15 back into a position parallel to the hasp 1Q releases the lugs 16 and at the same time retracts the bolts and 3st leaving the doorsit' 'ee to. be opened unless they have been locked by lock 26: or by inserting some devices through the perforation in thelug 23. 4

The door 13 may be provided wi h a cleat 40 over which the edge or the door 2 1 may close so that t-he locking of the door 21 at thetop and bottom by bolts 33 and 34: will also lock the door 13. y r

The spring l maintains a constant pressure on the two doors 13and21and keeps all parts of the hasp under tension thus taking up all play between the various working parts and preventing the same from rattling.

The hesp fastener is shown applied to double doors but it is obvious that the same may be ap plied to a single. door it desired where it wihl operate in the same manner.

7 The foregoing description and accompanying drawings clearly disclose a pie ierred emoodiment of my invention, but it will be understood that th s disc-losureis merely illustrative and that such changes may be made as are within the scope and spirit of my invention.

lVhat I claim is:

1 In a haspfastener oi the class described. the combination with two swing ngly mounted doors of a hasp member pivoted at one end to'one of said doors,latch'meml ers for securing the other end of said liasp member to the other door, and a helical compression spring secured to saidhasp member, and projecting inwardly therefrom an arranged to be pressed against the adjacent edges of both of said doors when said. doors are closed.

2. A hasp fastener embodying a hasp member pivoted at one end to one door,latcli means for securing the other end of said hasp member to another door, a lock for locking the last named end of said hasp member to said last named door, and a he1ical compression spring secured to said hasp member and projecting inwardly. therefrom and arranged to be pressed against the adjacent edges of both of said doors.

In a haspflfasten'er of the class de scribed, a hasp member arranged to be pivoted at one end to a support, a bracket member arranged to be secured to another support, said bracket being slotted, a shank pivoted in the free end of said lhasp member and extending crosswise thereof, a handheld on the outer end of said shanlnflatch membersprojecting'sidewise from the inner portion of said shank and arranged toengage with and lock into said bracket when said shank is tlirust'intosaid bracket and turned, a locking member on saidbracket, a key operated, lock arranged to engage said locking member, and a spring carried by the inner side of said hasp member tor yieldingly engaging the supports with which said hasp is connected when said hasp is in a locked position.

4-. Indoor fastening devices of the class described, bolts for locking a door, ahasp pivoted at one end, latch means'on tlre'otlier end of said hasp, and devices connected with said latch means for operating said bolts when said hasp is'in a locked position.

5. In door fastening devices of the class described,boltsino'unted 011111119 inside of a door, aliasp niount e d on the outside of the door, and latch means on said 'ha sp arranged to engage witli said bolts foroperating'the same when saidhasp is ina locking position. i

6 In door ttasteiiingldevices of the class described, a hasp pivoted atone end to a support, latch means for securing the other end of said liasp to a door, a-nd bolts on said door arranged to be operated by" said latch means when said hasp is in a locking position,'said vbolts being free ofsai d latch means when said liasp is not inlocking position. t

7. In door fastening devices of the class described, a hasp member pivoted'at one end to a support, a bracket arranged to be secured to the outside of a door, a shank rotatably mounted in the free end of saidhha-sp and having latch members for engaging with said bi acket, a lever arm pivoted to the iiiside of said door opposite said bracket, bolts secured to saidlever arm for locking said door at the edges and arranged to be moved oi'itwardly and inwardly by move ment of said lever arm, and means on the inner end oi said shank for operatively engaging said lever arm when said hasp is in locking position. l v

In witness whereo fl l hereunto subscribe my name this 1st day of August, A. D. 1924;.


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U.S. Classification70/11, 70/118, 292/40
International ClassificationE05C19/08, E05C19/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05C19/08
European ClassificationE05C19/08