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N W CUMMINS DOOR HANDLE Flled June'- 20 1%25 Dec. 28 1926.
Patented Dec. 28, 1926.
UNITED STATES TET FEEQEH NORMAN W. CUMMINS, 0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE.
ASSIGNMENTS, TO THE YALE 8a TOWNE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF STAN"- EORLD, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT.
Application filed June 20,
My invention relates to certain improve ments in handles designed especially for the doors of automobiles.
The object of the invention is to provide a handle, which can be readily applied to a door and which will prevent rattling.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is a side. view of my improved door handle, showing the escutcheon plate, and other plates, in section;
Fig. 2 is an end view of the handle shown in Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a perspective view, showing the parts detached.
Referring to the drawings, 1 is the handle having a body portion 3 and a right-angled hand hold 2. The design of the handle may be varied without departing from the essential feature of the invention.
The body portion 3 terminates in a spindle 3, which extends through the door and is connected to the latch, or lock. The inner end of the body portion is rounded at it in order to fit the socket 5 in the escutcheon 6, which is fastened to the door in the ordinary manner. The socket is in the form of the segment of a circle. The periphery of the socket member conforms to the inner surface. A curved washer 7 which is mounted on the spindle 3, fits against the periphery of the socket. The spindle 3 is screw-threaded at 8. Mounted on this threaded portion is a nut 9. Between the 1923. Serial No. 646,5?5.
nut and the curved Washer 7 is a split ring 10.
By this construction, the nut can be turned on the threaded portion of the spindle until the socket on the escutcheon plate is held firmly between the curved portion 4; of the handle and the, curved washer 7. lVhile the handle is free to turn in the escutcheon, the parts cannot rattle as they are held firmly in place by the nut. The split ring acts as a spring and allows a neat fit of the parts without binding.
The above mentioned parts can be easily and quickly assembled on the handle and the handle secured to a door. Any suitable lock, or latch, mechanism may be used in connection with the handle.
The combination in a handle for looks or latches, of a body portion having a rounded portion at its inner end; a spindle projecting beyond the rounded portion and threaded; an escutcheon having a curved socket to receive the end of the handle, the outer surface of the socket being also curved; a curved washer bearing against the outer face of the escutcheon and also having a curved outer face; a nut on the threaded portion of the spindle; and a split ring mounted between the nut and the curved washer, said ring being radially vieldable, allowing a neat fit of the parts without binding.
NORMAN W CUMMINS.