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M. VICTQRSOHN CLOSURE CHECK AND ADJUSTER Filed May 9, 1925 to similar devices.
Patented July 12, 1927. I
'MoRRIs VICTORSOI-IN, or'BnooKLYN, NEW YORK, assieixion'ro vrcro'nson Manu- FAGTURING conronarroitor new YORK, 1v. Y. Y
- CLOSURE canon Application filed May 9,
This invention relates to closure checks and adjusters. y e
The principal object of my invention is the provision of means whereby a closure, either-iii the form of a dooi',.top cover or a lid for a cabinet, may be raised and automatically secured at a predetermined position. u a Another object isto provide an improved device of the. character above indicated, wherein the closure may be automatically released from its'opened or elevated position. 7 Still further objects of the invention appear hereinafter.
My invention consists in various-novel construction and combination or" parts, all" as hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims; and will be readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this I sp ecification.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my device attached to a cabinet.
F ig. 2 is a siiniliar view illustrating the spring-pressed 'detent engaging a complementary part and. securing the lid or top will.
' cover of a cabinet in an elevated position.
Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the device in the position shown in Fig. 1. i
Fig. 4 IS a vertical section taken substantially on the line.4- 4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a sectional View taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4 and Fig. 6 is a fragmentary elevation depicting an application of my invention to a door and its component parts. V V
The device herein shown is known as a closure check and adjuster. Technically considered it serves as the medium of connection between a closure and its stationary part. My check and adjuster dispenses with the usual sliding bracket or support now used to elevate and secure the cover or top lid of a cabinet, such as a phonograph cabinet, cedar chests, tireless cookers, or the like, and in view 01": its automatic. locking and releasing qualities, manual operation thereof is exceedingly simple as compared Again, its uses are limitless. For instance, doors, windows and practically the entire field of closure means may be readily operated by my device and ina manner, so far Ann AD USTER.
1925. semi No. 29,054.
as I am aware, far simpler and less expensive than the present-dayclosure fasteners.
Referring now to the particularstructure' shown inthe drawings, 10, represents the casing which is provided with lateral, ex
tensions 11, and 12, and a basal extension 13,
all-ofv which latter being adapted to be secured to a closure 14, as indicated at15, 16 and 17 of Figs..3 and 5.
Figures 1 to 5 illustrate my improved check and adjuster as'applied to a cabinet of the phonograph type, wherein the numeral 18 denotes the body of the cabinet and 19' the hinged connection between said body and said closure or lid 14.
The stationary part of my device 'coinprises a keeper element 20 which embraces a rearportion 21, secured to the rear ofthe cabinet :18, as indicated at 22, and a side i wall 28 having a plurality of apertures 24,- for a purpose to be hereinafter described. In order to. lend rigidity to said keeper element 20 I prefer to'continue therear portion 21 thereof, to form the partial base 25, which also contorms't'o the general shape of said casing 10 and receives the sainethereiii' when positioned as indicated in Fig. 2.
Mounted longitudinally'Withi-nsaid casing 10 is aspri ig-pressed detent 26. Said spring-pressed detent embodies a shank pertion 27, one extremity of which is provided with a bullet-nose head: 28, fitting within the aperture 29, of said casing, the other extremity passing through the aperture30, of said casing, and being threadedffor the reception of the adjusting nut 31. A coiled spring 32 encircles said shank p0rtion'27,
one end thereof bearing against the rear oi the head 28 while the other is held againstthe opposite wall of said casing and concentric with said aperture 30. By preference I interpose a washer or wear plate 33 The closure 14L is now elevated and locked I in thlo particular position. Due to the bulletnose shape of said head 28, a slight jerk disengages same from the aperture 24 and the lid may be further raised until registration occurs with another aperture, or, in lieu thereof, the lid may be closed.
Solely for the purpose of illustration the drawings disclose but two apertures 24 in the wall 23, but obviously, their number and position maybe regulated according to the desired elevations and locked positions of said closure.
Where a closure is of ligl1t-weight ma terial, or where the device is used in connec tion with small containers, the head 28 may be adjusted so that but a small portion thereof enters the apertures. Under such conditions the releasing of said head is exceedingly easy, yet its real function: i. e., securing a closure at a predetermined elevation, is positive and sure.
It is manifest that constant rubbing of the head 28 against the wall 23, will have a tendency to rotate the same and in all likelihood change the adjustment of the detent. T o obviate constant readjustment of the device I provide a tongue 29, within the aperture 29, which cooperates with the longitudinal groove 28 in said head 28. Under this arrangement the head is held against rotative movement. I
Figure 6 of the drawings illustrates the use of my device in connection with the ordinary house door Set. In this instance the casing 10 is secured to said door 34 by means of the extensions, as hereinbefore noted. The keeper element 20 is secured to the frame 35, as indicated. It is thought that the operation of the device, in the above connection, is now clearly understood, in view of the operative disclosure above described in detail.
Obviously the invention may be located adjacent the lower edge of the door, the keeper element thereof in this instance, being preferably positioned on the floor.
hen the device is used to operate a heavy door more adjustment of said head 28, is, of course, required, especially in view of the circulation of air therethrough and where it is desired to have the door opened a certain distance and locked by said head against further intrusion. I
its various modifications of my invention will readily suggest themselves toone skilled in the art I do not limit or confine the invention to the specific structure herein shown and described. I
Faring thus described my invention I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
A closure cheek structure comprising a pair of casing members mounted for relative swinging movement and whereby one casing member may be received within the other,
the outer member having a side wall proto enter the openings successively as the inner casing member is being swung into the outer casing member.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.