US 1634884 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 5, 1927.
1,634,884 E. s. PEER SAFETY DEPO 5 IT RECEPTACLE Filed May 19 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 EDWARD 5. P552 July 5, 1927. E s. PEER SAFETY DEPOSIT RECEPTACLE Filed May 19 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 3mm EDWAED 5. PEER Patented July 5, 1927.
UNITED STATES EDWARD S. PEER, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
SAFETY DEPOSIT RECEPTACLE.
Application filed May 19,
My invention relates to and has for its purpose the provision of a portable receptacle by means of which one when traveling in a public conveyance, such as a. boat or train, is able to protect his valuables against theft.
More specifically, my invention provides a simple, inexpensive and durable receptacle by which one when traveling on a train or boat may readily attach the receptacle to a wall bracket, (in a Pullman car the card table bracket can be utilized), deposit l'llS valuables in the receptacle, and then by applying a closure thereto and locking it in 5 closed position, prevent access to the means by which the receptacle is attached, and likewise prevent access to the valuables contained in the receptacle, so that they, as well as the receptacle, are protected against theft.
I will describe only one form of safety deposit receptacle embodying my invention and, will then point out the novel features thereof in claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fi ure 1 is a view showing in perspective one orm of safety deposit receptacle embodying my invention in applied position to a wall bracket and with a portion of the closure for the receptacle broken away;
Figure 2 is a central vertical sectional View of the receptacle in applied'position to a wall bracket;
Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of the frame embodied in the receptacle shown in the preceding views;
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3, showing the movable attaching arm embodied in the receptacle; I
Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of the wall bracket shown in Figures 1 and 2.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts in each of the several views.
Referring specifically to the drawings, my invention, in its present embodiment,
comprises a box B formed of metal or any.
suitable material with one side thereof open but adapted to be closed by a closure member C. The rear or opposite side of the box is provided with a slot 15 through which attaching means is adapted to extend by which the receptacle is adapted to be attached to a Wall bracket D. This wall bracket D, as shown in Figure 5, is similar to brackets provided in Pullman cars for attaching card tables to a. wall of the car, and it is formed with a slot 16 through which the attaching 1926. Serial No. 110,198.
means for the box is adapted to extend to engage the bracket in a manner to fixedly secure the box to the wall.
.The attaching means for the box in the present instance comprises a stationary attaching arm 17 preferably formed integral with a T-shaped frame T8 and positioned on the upper edge of the frame, as clearly shown in Figure 3. This frame 18, as well as the attaching arm, is formed of metal and is riveted or otherwise secured to the inner side of the back wall of the box, as clearly shown in Figure 1. The positioning of the frame is such that the arm 17 extends through the slot 15. The attaching means also includes a movable arm 19 having an integral depending extension 20 formed of metal capable of being slightly flexed and provided with a slot 21 through which latter, in the applied position of the arm, a rotatable stud 22 (Figure 2) is adapted to extend to allow a latch 23 to be extended through the slot and to be turned at right angles, as shown in Figure 1, to attach the arm extension to the frame 18. As shown in Figure 2, the stud 22 extends through the back wall of the box and through the vertical portion of the frame 18 and, of course, is permanently attached to the box. To facilitate applying and removing the attaching arm 19, a handle '24 is attached to the extension 20 as shown in Figures 1 and 4.
In order that the two attaching arms 17 and 19 may be applied to the wall bracket D above and belowthe slot 15, as clearly shownin Figure 2.
The closure C is in the form of a plate of substantially the same dimensions as the back wall of the box, so thatwhen in applied p0- sition it completely closes the open side of the box.- When in closing position the lower edge of the closure plate is disposed at the inner side of a lip 26 formed in the lower end of the box. The vertical edges of the closure plate are in contact with the outer sides of vertical lips 27 formed interiorly of the box, while the upper edge of the closure plate contacts with a keeper bar 28 secured within the box. In this manner, the closure is supported within the box and ma be securely locked against removal by the provision of a lock L of any conventional form, preferably a combination lock, and
having a locking bolt 29 movable upwardly to engage the inner side of the keeper bar 28. In this position of the locking bolt, it cooperates with the lip 26 in securing the closure against removal from the box, but it will be understood that when the bolt is retracted to disengage the keeper bar the closure can be readily removed.
In practice, the wall bracket D being permanently secured to a wall as shown in Figure 2, the receptacle can be applied to the wall by manipulating the box so as to cause the stationary attaching arm to be extended through the slot 16 of the bracket and to engage the bracket at the inner side thereof, as clearly shown in Figure 2. In this position of the attaching arm, the box as a unit is supported on the wall bracket. With the closure C removed, the attaching arm 19 can now be applied by extending the same through the slot 15 and upwardly through the slot 16 of the bracket D until 1t occupies the position shown in Figure 2, wherein it likewise engages the inner side of the bracket. The formation of the arm 19 and the extension 20 is such as to cause the latch 23 to engage the extension it is necessary to slightly flex the extension, as indicated in Figure 2, whereupon the latch can be rotated to the right angular position shown in Figure 1 and thereby secure the arm 19 in engaging position with respect to the wall bracket. The attaching arm 19 functions to prevent upward movement of the box in attempting to disengage the arm 17 with respect to the bracket which, if permitted. would allow removal of the box from the bracket. It will thus be seen that with the two arms 17 and 19 in applied position the box is fixedly attached to the wall bracket.
With the box attached to the wall bracket, ones valuables may now be placed within the box so that upon subsequently applying the closure G and locking the latter in closed position, the valuables will be rendered inaccessible and likewise the latch 23, so that the attaching means cannot be released and, hence, theft of the receptacle or the valuables or both is prevented. In removing the receptacle from the wall bracket, it is only necessary to remove the closure, when access is bad to the latch 23 to release the attaching arm 19 and thereby permit removal of the latter, when the attaching arm 17 can be detached from the bracket and the box removed.
Although I have herein shown and described only one form of safety deposit re ceptacle embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention and the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. In combination, a slotted wall bracket,
a receptacle having a slot in the rear wall thereof, attaching means extended through the slot ofthe receptacle and engaging within the slot of the bracket for securing the receptacle to the bracket, a portion of said means being applied from the interior of the receptacle, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
2. In combination, a wall bracket having a slot therein, a receptacle, means carried by the receptacle and extending into the slot of the bracket for locking the receptacle to the bracket, a portion of said means being applicable to the bracket from the interior of the receptacle, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
3. In combination, a wall bracket, a re ceptacle, a stationary attaching arm fixed to the receptacle and engageable with the bracket, a movable attaching arm attachable to the bracket from the interior of the receptacle and co-acting with the stationary arm for attaching the receptacle to the bracket, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
4. A combination as embodied in claim 3 wherein the movable attaching arm is adapted to be flexed when applying it to the bracket, and means is provided for latching the attaching arm to the receptacle in amannor to utilize the flexing of the arm to retain the latching means against accidental displacement.
5. In combination, a slotted wall bracket, a receptacle, an arm secured to the receptacle and engagcable within the slot of said bracket for supporting the receptacle on the bracket, a second arm attachable to the bracket from the interior of the receptacle and engaging the bracket to secure the receptacle against upward movement on the bracket, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
6. In combination, a slotted wall bracket, a receptacle having a slot in the rear wall thereof, attaching arms extended through the slot of the receptacle and engageable within the slot of the bracket for securing the receptacle to the bracket, one of said arms being applied from the interior of the receptacle, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
7 A safety deposit receptacle'comprising a box, one side of which is provided with a slot and the other side of which is open, a stationary arm fixed to the receptacle and projecting through said slot, a movable arm attachable to the receptacle from a point interiorly thereof, a second arm extending through the slot and co-acting with the first arm to provide means for securing the box to a wall bracket, a closure for the receptacle, and locking means for the closure.
8. A safety deposit receptacle comprising a box having a slot in one side thereof and ing arm extending through the slot and havthe other side open, a frame secured 'within the box and having an attachin arm extendingthrough the slot, a mova 1e attaching an extension disposed Within the box, latching means for securing the extension-to the frame at a point inte'riorly of the box, a closure for the open side'of the box,and locking means for'the closure.
9'. A safety deposit receptacle as embodied in claim 8 wherein the extension isadapted to be flexed to permit the latching means to latch the extension to the frame tact with said lips.
and in a manner to utilize the flexing of the extension to retain the latching meansagainst accidental displacement.
10. A safety deposit receptacle as embodied in claim 8 wherein the box is provided with;lips and a keeper bar, and the closure comprises a plate adapted to engage the inner side" of one of the lips and the outer side of the other lip and the keeper bar, and the locking -means engaging the keeper bar to retain the closure plate 'in con- EDWARD s. PEER.