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Publication numberUS1526796 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1925
Filing dateJun 19, 1922
Priority dateJun 19, 1922
Publication numberUS 1526796 A, US 1526796A, US-A-1526796, US1526796 A, US1526796A
InventorsJoseph Komorous
Original AssigneeParisian Novelty Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle
US 1526796 A
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J. KOMOROUS Filed June 19, 1922 .522/6722371 maram yrfkfasep Patented Feb. 17, 1925.

UNITED STATES 1,526,796 PATENT OFFICE.

JOSEPH KOMOROUS, F RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNO'R TO PAR-ISIAN NOVELTY COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

RECEPTACLE,

Application filed June 19, 1922. Serial No. 569,546.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH KoMoRoUs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Riverside, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates, more particularly, to improvements in savings banks of the relatively small portable type and into which coins may be readily inserted and be withdrawable therefrom only upon opening the bank, preferably through the mediumof a tool especially designed for this purpose, this type of bank being commonly employed by savings bank institutions for distribution among their customers.

My primary object is to provide a novel, simple and economical construction of bank structure of the general type above referred to, the parts of which may be readily assembled to close the bank for the reception of coins, and the parts thereof disassembled under a desirable degree of restraint to render the contents of the bank accessible, and preferably require the use of a particular tool of unusual construction for opening the bank; and other objects as will be manifest from the following description.

Referring to the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a plan View of a. structureembodying my invention, the parts of the bank being shown in assembled and interlocked condition, with a tool, represented by dotted lines, preliminarily positioned for unlocking the cover from the body portion of the bank. Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of the structure shown in Fig. 1, the tool referred to being shown in full lines. Figure 3 is a face view of the inside of the cover section. Figure 4 is an edge view of the body portion of the bank with which the cover section cooperates. Figure 5 is a view in side elevation of a portion of the body of the bank, With the cover section removed. Figure 6 is a broken sectional view taken at the line 6 on the Figs. 3 and l and viewed in the direction of the arrows, showing the tool preliminarily positioned for opening the bank. Figure '7 is a. similar view taken at the line 7 on Fig. 3 and viewed in the direction of the arrow; and Figure 8, a perspective view of the tool for opening the bank.

Thestructure shown comprises a hollow body portion, represented at 9, forming the main portion of the bank-receptacle, this body portion being shown as formed of a cylindrical shell 10 and an end plate 11 closing one end of the shell, these parts being rigidly connected together in any suitable way. The body portion 9 is shown as provided with a base portion 12 affording legs at which the structure is adapted to be supported. The structure also involves a removable cover, or end plate 13, formed as a part separate from the body portion 9 adapted to be releasably interlocked with the latter in a manner hereinafter described.

The shell 10 contains a coin-receiving slot 14 extending transversely of the axis of the shell and with a side opening 15 for viewing the contents of the bank. The coin slot 1 1 is equipped with guard means of any suitable construction and represented at 16,

end of the shell 10 opposite that at which thecap plate 11 is secured, is provided with a series of inwardly-extending projections 18 which are formed preferably by indent ing the edge of the shell as represented most clearly in Figs. 4 and 7. Located between adjacent ones of the projections 18 and in a position, in the particular construction illustrated, in general line with the coin slot 14-. is a pair of recesses 19, and extending in line with these recesses and set back from the edge containing them are two tool-receiving slots 20.

The cover section 13 which has rotation on the shell 10 at the end thereof opposite that equipped with the cap 11, except as restrained by the locking means hereinafter described, is provided on its inner face with a series of projections 21 extending downwardly and in an outward direction as represented more clearly in Fig. 7, and with a pair of spring tongues 22 so spaced as to register with, and enter, the recesses 19 when in registration therewith as hereinafter described. By preference, and in accordance with the illustrated showing, the projections 21 and tongues 22 are formed integrally from a plate 21 of spring .metal which is rigidly secured to the inner face of the body portion of the plate 13. The projections 18 and 21 are so disposed that when the cover plate 13 is applied to the body portion 9 to form a closure therefor, and is rotated to a position in which the tongues 22, under their spring action, spring into the recesses 19 and thus hold the plate 13 against rotation until these tongues are released from these recesses, the projections 21 will extend into overlapping relation to the projections 18 and prevent separation of the plate 13 from the body portion by relative movement of these parts lengthwise of the receptacle, whereby the plate 13 will be locked against disengagement from the body portion.

To remove the plate 13 from the body portion it is necessary to first withdraw the tongues 22 from a position in which they extend into the recesses 19 and then rotate this plate to a position in which the projections 21 and 18 are out of registration with each other, and this is accomplished in the particular construction illustrated by the use of a tool which is adapted to be inserted into the openings and manipulated to spring the tongues 22 to the position stated. Such a tool is represented in the drawings, particularly Fig. 8, this tool comprising a body portion 23 provided at one end with spacedapart depending leg portions terminating in forwardlyprojecting extensions 25 which are spaced apart a sufficient distance to permit them to enter the slots 20, as represented in the drawings, to engage the tongues 22 and force them out of the recesses 19, the operator, while maintaining the tool in the position to which it is operated as stated, rotating the plateportion 13 to a position in which the projections 18 and 21 are in nonoverlapping position,

The feature of soforming the projections 18 that their under surfaces are curved crosswise thereof, is of advantage inasmuch as thereby they exert an action, in the nature of a cam action, against the projections 21 in the act of rotating the cover on the body member, thereby drawing the cover tightly to place.

IVhile I have, illustrated and described a. particular construction involving my invention, I do not wish to be understood as intending to limit it thereto as the same may be variously modified and altered without departing from the spirit of my invention.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member containing recesses, a. cover section rotatable on said body-member and provided with a plurality of separately deficctable tongues adapted to enter said recesses respective y in one position of said cover on said body-member to lock said said recesses, to prevent separation of said cover and body-member.

2. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member containing recesses, a cover section rotatable on said body-member and provided with a plurality of separately deflectable tongues adapted to enter said recesses respectively in one position of said cover on said body-member to lock said cover against rotation on said body-member, and series of projectionson said cover and body-member adapted in the rotation of said cover to a position in which said tongues register with said recesses, to extend in mutually overlapped relation and prevent separation of said cover and body member.

3. In a. receptacle, the combination of a body member containing a series of inwardly-extending projections at its openv end the under surfaces of which are curved in a direction crosswise of the projections, a cover rotatable on said body-member and having portions adapted to extend under said projections in the rotation of said cover to a certain position on said bodyauember, and

releasable means for preventing rotation of said cover out of a position in which said projections are lapped.

1. In a receptacle', the combination of a body-member having portions thereof dcfiected inwardly to provide a series of inwardly-extending projections at its open end the under surfaces of which are curved in a direction crosswise of the projections, "a cover section rotatable on said body-member and having portions adapted to extend under said projections in the actuation of said cover to a certain position on said body-meniber, and releasable means for preventing rotation of said cover out of a position in which said projections are lapped.

5. In a receptacle, the combination of a body member the edge-portion of its side wall being unfla n g'ed and containing a series of inwardly-extending projections and a recess which extends in the plane of said side wall, a cover-section IOitll'tlblG on said body member and having projections and adapt ed to interlock with said projections on the bo'dy member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon. and a tongue on said cover-section having its end extended to ride on the edge section of said wall adapted to enter said recess when said cover-section is in said position for releasably locking said cm'er-scction against rotation.

6, In a. receptacle, the combination of a body member the edge-portion 'of its side wall containing a series of inwaidly-extending projections the under surfaces of which are curved in a direction crosswise oi the projections, a cover-section rotatable on the side-wall of said body-member and having projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon, and means releasably locking said cover-section in said position.

7 In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member having a. side wall the edge portion of which is unfla-nged, portions of said wall being deflected inwardly to provide a series of ini ardly-extending projections, a cover-section rotatable on the side wall of said body member and having projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon, and means releasably locking said cover-section in said position. 1

8. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member having a side wall the edge portion of which is unflanged, portions of said wall being deflected inwardly to pro vide a series of inwardly-extending projec t-ions, a cover-section rotatable on the side wall of said body-member and having radially extending projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-memher when said cover-section is rotated to a. certain position thereon, and means releasably locking said cover-section in said position.

9. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member, portions of its side wall being deflected inwardly to provide a series of inwardly-extending projections, said side wall containing a recess extending in the plane of said side Wall, a cover-section rotatable on said side wall and having projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-member when said coversection is rotated to a certain position thereon, and a tongue on said cover-section having its end extended to ride on the edge section of said wall adapted to enter said recess when said cover-section is in said position for re leasably locking said cover-section against rotation.

10. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member the edge-portion of its side wall having portions thereof deflected inwardly to provide a series of inwardly-extending projections, the under surfaces of said projections being curved in a direction crosswise of the projections, a cover-section rotatable on the side-wall of said bodyn1emher and having projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon, and means releasably locking said cover-section in said posit' l i I 11. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member containing recesses, a cover section rotatable on said body-nien'iber and provided with a plurality of separately deflectable tongues adapted to enter said recesses respectively in one position of said cover on said body-member to lock said cover against rotation on said body member,

and means on said body-member and cover adapted to the rotation of said cover to a position in which said tongues register with said recesses, to prevent separation of said cover and body-member, said body-member containing a plurality of openings for receiving the tongue-engaging portions of means for deflecting the tongues out of engagement with said recesses.

12. In a receptacle, the combination of a body member, a cover member therefor, and means for holding said cover member on said body member and involving a plurality of separately deflectable portions, said deflectable port-ions being located closely adjacent the side wall of the structure, and one of said members containing a plurality of open ings for receiving portions of a key for deflecting said deflectable portions to releasing position. I

13. In a receptacle, the combination of a body-member having a side wall the edge portion of which is unflanged, portions of said side wall being deflected inwardly to provide a series of inwardly-extending projections, a cover-section rotatable on the side wall of said body-member and having projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body-member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon, and means carried by the cover and registering with recesses in the edge of the side wall to releasably lock said cover-section in said position.

1 In a receptacle, the combination with a body-member having a side wall the edge portion of which is nnflanged, portions oi said wall being deflected inwardly to provide a series of inwardly-extending projec: tions, a cover-section rotatable on the side wall of said body-member and having radially-extending projections adapted to interlock with said projections on the body member when said cover-section is rotated to a certain position thereon, and tongues located between a pair of projections for releasably locking said cover-section in said position.

15. In a receptacle, the combination of a body member, a. cover member therefor, and means for holding said cover member on said body member and comprising a plurality of separately independently deflectable portions and each of which is required to be deflected to release the cover member, one of said members being so apertured to receive a ti vqpronged key for simultaneously deflectmg said deflectable portions, i

JOSEPH KOMOEOUS.

Classifications
U.S. Classification232/4.00R
International ClassificationA45C1/12, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/12
European ClassificationA45C1/12