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Publication numberUS1596451 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1926
Filing dateSep 3, 1925
Priority dateSep 3, 1925
Publication numberUS 1596451 A, US 1596451A, US-A-1596451, US1596451 A, US1596451A
InventorsJoseph Rawlings Samuel
Original AssigneeJoseph Rawlings Samuel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible hook
US 1596451 A
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Aug. 17 1926. 1,596,451

s. J. RAWLINGS COLLAPSIBLE HOOOK Filed Sept. 5, 1925 gwue'ufoz S. J Rau/Zin s 3&

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Patented Aug. 17, 1926.

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Application filed September 3, 1925. Serial No. 54,319.

This invention relates to certain improvements in collapsible hooks, and it is primarily an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind especially designed-and adapted for. use in connection with a door.

Furthermore, it is an ob ect of the invention to provide a device of this kind adapted to be employed wlth a door holder providec with a bumper or butter and wherein means is provided to maintain the hook in a raised or 1noperat1ve position when it is desired that the bumper or bufier be employed as' a stop. I

An additional object of the i vention is to provide a hook of this kind which, when it is not desired to. hold a door open, can be collapsed by raising the same together 'with means engaging the hook when raised in an automatic manner to maintain the same in such position.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangementot' the several parts of my im proved collapsible hook whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device render-ed simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed. 2

In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now-proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section illustrating a collapsible hook constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention, a second position of the hook proper being indicated by broken lines;

Figure 2 is a view partly in top plan and partly in section of the structure as illustrated in Figure 1;

Figure 8 is a view in elevation of the hook structure alone.

My improved hook H comprising .an

'ture of the door holder.

elongated body member 1 having its outer end portion terminatlng in an upwardly and inwardly disposed blll 2, the out-er face of said hill 2 being inclined downwardly and forwardly. The inner portion of the member 1 is provided with an upstanding extension a between which and the bill is formed a notch or recess 5, said notch or ecess 5 being inclined similar to the outer face 3 of I the bill 2 and substantially in a) parallelism therewith.

The upper or free end portion of the extension l: extends between the outstanding ears arranged at opposite sides of an opening 7 provided in the plate P,,sai d end portion or the extension a being pivotally held by said ears 6 through the medium of the pin 8 whereby the hook H is tree to. swing independently of the plate P.

The plate P is suitably secured in desired '31, position upon a door D or the like and the inner end thereof abuts the lower portion of the plate P when the hook drops downwardly whereby normally the hook main tained in proper working position w Y spect to the latch L comprised in the struc- The door holder, as herein disclosed, is substantially the same as that embodied in my Patent No. 1,431,0e0 dated October 8, 1922 and is adapted to be suitably secured in desired position with respect to the door D so that when the door D is swung open the latch L will have automatic engagement with the hook H, when said hook H in its normal or lowered position, to maintain the door D in such open position. The door'holder also includes the plungerA normally urged outwardly by an expansible member 9, said plunger A. providing a butter or bumper for the door, said plunger under the impact of the door therewith moving inwardly sufliciently to permit the requisite holding or looking engagement between the latch L and the hook H, the tension upon said plunger A, when the door is so held, operating to prevent any rattling that might be produced between the latch L and the hook H by a slight movement of the door or the like and also serving to maintain said latch L and hook H in ci ed tive holding or looking relation.

Under various conditions, it is desirable that the automatic ooaction between the latch L and the hook H be rendered inoper- I ative, and as herein disclosed, this is effected iii re-- 39 'stantially U-shaped rigid link by maintaining the hook H in a raised position. The plate P at a desired point above the ears 6 has pivotally connected therewith by the pin 10 the extremities of the subor loop 11, the portion 12 of the plate P through which the pin 10 is directed being of increased thickness tofacilitate the desired mounting of the loop or link 11.

The link or loop 11 is normally in a position slightly inclined below the horizontal or a plane at right angles to the plate P, such position being maintained by gravity contact with a laterally extending lip or tongue 14 with which a side arm 11 of the link or loop 11 has direct Contact.

As the hook H is moved upwardly the inclined face 3 of the bill 2 will contact with the outer or intermediate portion 11 of the link or loop 11 whereby said link or loop 11 will readily ride or pass'over the outer or free end of the hook H and be received within the transversely disposed groove or channel 15 provided in the normally under face or edge of the hook II and thereby maintaining the hook H in its inoperative or raised position.

The engagement of the link or loop 11 with the hook H when raised is the result of an automatic operation and as the hook H is preferably carried by the lower portion of the door D or the like, said hook I-I may be readily swung upwardly by the foot of a person and thus obviating the necessity of stooping.

When it is desired to have the hook H return to its normal or working position, the link or loop 11 may be also readily lifted by a foot to free the same from the hook where- .ples and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and for mation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.

I claim A device of the class described compr1s- 111g, 1n combination, a supporting plate, a

hook, means for pivotally connecting the hook to the plate for swinging movement, said hook having its outer end portion provided with an inwardly inclined face, a link, means for pivotally connecting said link with the plate at a point above the pivotal connection between the plate and hook, means carried by the plate for limiting the movement of the link toward the hook, said link upon raising of the hook engaging the inclined face of the hook and engaging around the hook to hold the same in raised position, the normally under face of the hook being provided with a recess in which a portion of the link is received when the hook is in its raised position.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.


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US2958238 *Jan 11, 1956Nov 1, 1960Robertshaw Fulton Controls CoSafety latch
US2973215 *Oct 31, 1957Feb 28, 1961Loyd C JohnsonDoor latch
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US7131616Feb 11, 2005Nov 7, 2006Henkel Diversified, Inc.Collapsible hook with two magnets
US20060071136 *Oct 6, 2004Apr 6, 2006Henkel Diversified Inc.Collapsible hook
US20060071137 *Feb 11, 2005Apr 6, 2006Henkel Diversified Inc.Collapsible hook with two magnets
U.S. Classification292/230, 292/338
International ClassificationE05C17/00, E05C17/50
Cooperative ClassificationE05C17/50
European ClassificationE05C17/50