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Publication numberUS1638748 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1927
Filing dateJan 27, 1926
Priority dateJan 27, 1926
Publication numberUS 1638748 A, US 1638748A, US-A-1638748, US1638748 A, US1638748A
InventorsWalter H Santee
Original AssigneeWalter H Santee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure fastening
US 1638748 A
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Aug. 9, 1927.

W. H. SANTEE CLOSURE FASTENING Filed Jan. 427, 1926 31400/1410@ A2Z/me@ i lelie/irail y911927. 'Y


Applcationled January 27, 1926' Serial NOQSQZS. -i A il This invention relates to closure fasteners indicated in the drawings respetvveli 55 v and particularly to that type of fastener in e the reference charaCteS-G and?. y. p i which a pluralityT of latching devices are, Myiinprovedlatching'device Omprsgs a y l operated at diversk points through t-he iiimaster latch, including. the eccentric plate y struinentality .ot a `master latch. v 8,:Figure 1,V pivotally inountedupon one or" One of the obfects oi?A tlieifvention isto the doors and having al .11059, 9j preferably '60... j provide'y a `closure fastener.; particularly angularly disposed toits. length somastov adaptedk for rigidly and securely latcliing ovei'lie thebead mounted onf; the-inner` doors suoli asthe double doors of a garage. Side of. the other cloor, 'said.]3ead'Whenftho f .Another object ot-the invention is. the eccentric platevisin the 'closed'positi/n, 1g provisionfogta'latcliing deviceA of the class Shown in Figure 3, being` Confined bbv'eign inentioned embodying adjustablenieansfor the edge ot' thedoor 1 and the noso Slottthe altering the operativ-erelatio-n-otthe several eccentric plate p l l l, Y' *Y latches from time to tiine7 as necessity may A handle 10extending;substantiallypai-al- V require, to compensate-A for sagging of the 181 t0 the Outer face of the/door 1 is suitably i doors. j; 4 s Y furtherT objectoi the invention is the Said pivotpinf passing` through/5.11.@ domi@ provision offine'a'ns coopei'ably related to the outside thereol'-7 preferablythrough .a- Y the inasterfv latch for simultaneously oper- Vv bushingirll.V Y* .I 1 p y: 20 ating nu *0f the latches: 1" f if y, AuXiliary latches are positionedatdivers l Other ob'ects of the invention will appoints, for instance adjaoent'the top and` 75 y pear as thefollowing; description Otan illusloottoinedgesof the door which carries-the n trative enibodinieiitott-hesanie proceeds. eccentric plate y@8, 'Said latches each coin-A In the drawings-- Y prises a lug Aor Vkeeper plate 12', fa ltorino-1f i vligurel is a front elevation ot a closure which is shown in Figures. one of Whichis i Jfastener einbodjyiing the ,principles OtV inyl iiXe'd to each .of the sills, and a hinge plate 30a invention applied to double doors. j 13 Secured t0 the ldoor vin verticalialignnient i `Figure 2 is asection ltaken along the line With Said keeperplateand havingalug14C 2-2 of Figure 1. piOJecting from its face'. on which luga dop;

' 30 Figure 3 isa sectiontaken alongthe line 15 of an auxiliary latch ispivotally mounted. i i

i closedfposition'.v

3 3 of Figur-e 1. -v I l s The keeper plates 12 are vpositionedon'thev85 Figure 4 is a side elevation, .partly in inside of thedoor7 each being providedvvith section and on an enlarged scale, of one-ot an angularly disposed Hangs 16 engageable the auXiliarV latchesshoivii-iin `full lines. inV ivith Oneof the dogs 15 when thedomj is 'y l. j in closed ,position7 as, shovvn in Figuife4.. Figure 5 is a perspectiveV View ot a sliglit- The auxiliary latchesare operat-edfroin thev 90 ly niodiedlforin o'finasteilatch. master latch-by ineaiis ofconnecting rodsf17, i Figure 6 is a section .through a poi-tion of each of said rods having one end pivotally .theconn-ectiiig rodshoiving' ineens for adconnected to the plate'Soffthe master latch .justably varying the lenoth of, the saine. p. eccentrically of the pivotof said., plate` and .y f y Figure is across section tak-vn .along its other end ctninected to lone of the` dogs 5' the line "7--7l of Figure 6. 1 5, so that, Wheirthe'platel 8A 'is svviiiig'in 'a' l, y tothe several figcounter-clockwisedirection (Fig-ure 1) into i Referring now` in detail y 1 lures, the .referencecharacters 1 and Q replatching. position, the. outer'ends-105th@ mds p y resent the doors` of a garageor other .closure `17 are inoved 'away from oneanother@V thus. I havinsr'the space between their ineeting'cdfres rocking both the yupper and lotv'e'r 'dogs 15 100, vv3 and l coveredby `a bea d 15 suitablv secured `into'` engageineiitfwiththe flanges 16 ofthe to or made` integral yWithone off the doors. keeper plates 12 and therebysiinultan'eously,V v As is clearly shown in Figurel 3, thedoor latching the doors not only atgtheir'"ineetilif.,T which carriesthe latches isdesig'ncd to'open edgesA but 'also at'tlieirl'juppei: 'andf lower *l away from the bead; y l v edg2es. g i f li 'In carrying outuiiyiinvention it is esscn- The plate 8 is prevented bysiiitable stop tial that sills orv their equivalent be provided means Afrom being swung beyond its lockingy above and below the doors, the saine being position. Such means maybe in the forinof l cui.

fixed tothe pivot pin'o'ic. theeccentricplate) 70 i Y* Y' eye l28 projecting lfromthe outerfacerofv i the doorl` and againstwvhich the 'handle l0 y `abutswhenjthe Veccentric plate' S has been swungffar'enough in -afcount'er-clockwise di-V vrection(Figure l) to bring its nose V9over.

the bead 5. `V

Y When the handle io'iuneatWingate Q 1'; vplate-S inal clockwise direction (Fignreyl)V an'd'thus causevthe nose 9fofsaidplate to clear the vbead 5, the` "connecting rods 'areV shifted to draw-their outer endstovvard one another, thus simultaneously rocking the Y @dogs l5 away from the' flanges v16 vof the keeper plateslQ and unlatching the door.

fr, The handled()V may be 'provi-ded lWith an eye r52,7',` which, when the plate 8 is swung v,into locking position,V aligns with vthefeye 28 to receive 4 apadl-ock. Y' The eyes 27 :and 28A v. thus provide means on the :exterior of the "doorl for securing the'V master latch and Vauxiliary latches in locking position.

AThemaster latch and theseveral auxiliaryv 'latches may be simultaneously locked from either the inside or the outside of the door by means Vof a lockfl'8 of ordinary character "having a bolt 19, vsaid loclrbeing so posir tioned that its bolt 19 may yengage anangular *.lugfQOyformedat one end Vof the eccentric A mains extended." f Y Y .As `arslightly alternative construction the plate 8 preventingthe latter' being` turned to 19 re'- nl atching` position While the boltf lug f2()k may be perforated for the reception '.of; the bolt 19V as indicated at 2l inlrfig ure5.".r l .l e, i' lIn order that the` auxiliary :latches :shall remain operative' notwithstanding Vsagging of the doors,`the connect-ing rods 17 are made adjustable in length Aso as to bring-the auxiliary latches yinto latching relationship A with" the plates 12' in any position Which the necessities of Vuse mayy require.` This adi' justment may be brought about-Vin any suittubular port-ion are each preferably vslotted ,j at`23` as shown in VFigures Gand 7 andpro-V Y vided with a taper thread 'engaged by a r'nut Q', vthe vslotted ends l being clamped :against the rods by tightening the nuts l Theadjustabilityofgthe connecting rods also ,Y

adapts the device doors of y,different height-S.,

' "WShileI have shown the bead 5 asprotect- *edby `a Wear-pieceQG, positionedjiv-ithin the range-of engagement4 of the eccentric plate "8 it isequallyvvithin the'spirit of the inlvention .to substitute forwsaid Wear-piece andfor the bead desirech', any ordinary Y ters Patent', is

formvofkeeper intovvvhich the nose 9.of the eccentric plate may Vbe-lodged When said f. 'plate` is brought into latched position.

Although I have herein described what' I believe toy be a preferred embodiment ofmy scope of theinventiiontomake such changes Vor alterations'in the construction and arrangement of parts, if desired, as may be permitted (by the breadth of the appended claims'. Y v

Havingn described my invention What I invention, lyet 'it is vvithin the spirit and n* 70 claim as new and desire. to secure by Letf1. In combination VWithy e double doors, Vhingedat their outer sides and meeting at their inner edges, a closure fastener includ Ving a master latch'pivotally mounted on onev ofy said doors yhaving an'end thereof. over;- Y

lapping the adjacent edge of the other door Whenin latched position,k andaplurality of pivotally mounted auxiliary latchesl operated by said Inasterlatch yandV positioned one Vat the top yand one at the bot-torn of said door,l;eepermeans secured -to the upper,V

and lower sills for engagement by said aux- -rl Y ilia'ry latches, rods connecting said master latch and auxiliary latches, said rodsbeing pivotally attached to said latcheseccentri-y cally thereof, means for independently adand alock Ton sai-d door engageabl-e with said master latch when the. latter risin latched position for simultaneously locking all `said latches. Y f

' justi'ng the length of said connecting rojds 2. Inl combination with double ldoors hinged at their outer sides and meeting at v their inner edges,v a closure fastenerv including a master latch pivotally mountedv on one olf said doors having an'end thereof door when in latched posit-ion,an operating handle on saidma'ster latch, :a .plurality of auxiliary latches operated.l by said mast-er latch and positioned one at the top and one f Y at ythe bottom of said door,`keepermeans secured to t-he upper and ylo-Wer sills for en gageme-nt by said auxiliary latches, rods overlapping the adjacent edge of the ,otherV connecting saidmaster latchfand auxiliary f latches, ,saidl rods being pivotally attached to said latches eccentricallythereof, means for independently` adjusting the length of said connecting rods,"a lock on said door en' gageable 4with said master` latch when ythe Y -c latte-r is'in latched positionlfor simultaf neously locking all of said'latches, and an 511120 auxiliary locking means for locking said master latch operating Vhandle*vvhen said first-mentioned lock is fastened.` ,Y

Inv testimony whereof I have hereunto set n Y 'my hand. v Y


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U.S. Classification70/121, 292/48, 70/461
International ClassificationE05C9/04
Cooperative ClassificationE05C9/043
European ClassificationE05C9/04E