|Publication number||US1571425 A|
|Publication date||Feb 2, 1926|
|Filing date||May 5, 1925|
|Priority date||May 5, 1925|
|Publication number||US 1571425 A, US 1571425A, US-A-1571425, US1571425 A, US1571425A|
|Original Assignee||Joseph Mataloni|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented FehnZ, 1926.
JOSEPH MATALONI, OF MASON CITY, IOWA.
KEY i HOLDER.
Application ined May 5, leas. serial No. 28,108.
T 0 all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, JOSEPH MATALONI,
a subject of the King of Italy, residing at Mason City, in the county of Cerro Gordo and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Key Holders, of which the following is a speciiication.
This invention relates to improvements in keyholders and it is the principal object of the invention to provide a key-holder, the ring or loop of which is locked in a novel and convenient manner to allow the ready attachment and removal of keys.
Another object of the. invention is the provision of a key-holder of a simple and inexpensive construction adapted to be readily attached to a support.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a key holder allowing a convenient swinging about its pivot when unlocked.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a keyholder equipped with a 'double locking and releasing means for the kcy-holder.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will become more fully known as the description thereof proceeds, and will. then be specifically defined in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a. front elevation of a keyr holder constructed according to the present invention.
Fig. 2 is an end view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a` sectional front elevation of the key-holder and the locking means.
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation of a modilied form. of locking means.
Fig. 6 is a section on line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Fig. 7 is a sectional elevation of another modified form. of locking means.
'lhe key holder comprises a block 1 0 to which a hanger 11 `is secured in any well known manner.
The block 10 has a lateral bore 12 near one of its side edges for the reception of the upper end of one shank of a strong wire loop 13 which has a circumferential groove 14 adapted to be engaged by a pin 15 in block l0 allowing a rotaticn ,of the loop shank while holding it securely attached to the block.
The loop 1B has a suitable curvature and its opposite end is provided with a notch 16 or the like, adapted to be introduced into a bore 17 of the block 10 near the opposite endl wall of the same, having'boreV -12 therein and parallel thereto.
end of the pin 19 is beveled or reduced as at 23, and adapted to engage into the notch 16.
The holder is hung in the usual manner from a hook 24 suitably bent to? be hung from any suitable support 25.
- The modification of the device illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 shows the hanger 11 attached to a block 26 having a bore 27 therein for the reception of one shank end of loop 13 which has a cut-away portion 28 in its side wall and also a circumferential groove 14 near its upper end, while 'the pin 15 traveling along the cut-away portion 28 allows a displacement of the shank of 13 with in certain limits `and by engagement with groove 14 prevents an. entire withdrawal, while allowing a. rotation of the shank 13. The other shank of loop 13 is adapted to be introduced into a bore 17 of block 26 and has a circumferential groove 29 adapted to be engaged by a. piu 3() entering a lateral bore of block 26. On its opposite side said groove 29 is engaged by the end of the pin 19 moving in the bore 18 in which the spring 20 bears against the end of said pin and against the end wall of the bore, while a pin 31 moving in a recess 32 of block 26 limits the movements of pin 19.
The modification illustrated in Figure 7 combines the forms shown in Figures 4 and 5, having an upper gripping p-in 33 and a lateral operating pin 34 for the operation of the pin 19.
The operation of the device will be entirely clear from the above description, the op eration of the pins by means of handles 21, 30, 33 211111.34, will release the Shank ai loop 13, and allow a rotation of the same about its pivot 14 and 15, so that keys, etc. may conveniently be attached or removed thereto, whereafter the shank is locked again in an evident manner.
hile the description and drawing illusi trate some of the forms of my invention,lby way of example, it is to be understood that such changes may be madein the'construction oi the minor details as fall within the scopel of my device 'without departure from' A key-holder comprising' a block havingA two parallel transversal boresitherein and a horizontally disposed bore, a wire loop having a circumferential groove in one of its Shanks, and a notch in the other, a pinin said block engaging said groove for holding said loop in saidy blockv against withdrawal but permitting a rotation of the same, a spring controlled pin in said horizontal bore adapted to engage the notch in said loop shank for locking the parts in their engaged positions and a means for breaking said engagement to allow an opening and rotationoil said loop for the attachment and removal of keys.' l
Inv testimony'whereof I have alixed `my signature. ,n
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|U.S. Classification||70/459, 59/85, 24/601.7, 24/3.6, 24/345|