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Publication numberUS1667829 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 1, 1928
Filing dateMar 3, 1927
Priority dateMar 3, 1927
Publication numberUS 1667829 A, US 1667829A, US-A-1667829, US1667829 A, US1667829A
InventorsBenjamin Strump
Original AssigneeBenjamin Strump
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety card casing
US 1667829 A
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B. STRUMP SAFETY CARD cAsInG Filed March 5. 192? Be/ycun INV NTOR uz w/72,0 syl/ME ATTORNEY Patented May 1, 1928.

BENJAMINSTRUMP, or BROOKLYN, NEWYORK.

SAFETY CARD casino.

Application led March 3, `1327. Serial No.. 172,242.

My invention relates to safety card casings of the kindadapted for general usel but especially suitable for service in taxicabs, "for displaying cards, charts, license .l tickets andthe like, While preventing direct access tosuch article.

More particularly stated I provide a small flat casingin thelform of a boX and having a lidi, these parts being adapted to be locked together so as to prevent the lid` from being opened, the locking mechanism being sol`o cated, constructed andarranged as to increase the efficiency or' the device-as a whole, and to increase the difficulty of unauthorized persons tinkering with the contents ot' the casing.

Reference is made to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, and' in whichlike reference characters indicatelike parts throughout the several figures.

Figure `1 is a front elevation of my improved safety card casing, here shown as closed, certain parts being brokenl away.

`Figure `2 is a section on the line 2 ot Figure 1, looking in' the direction indicated by the arrows.

Figure is a planY view. of*d the casing considered as an article of manufacture, and4 here shown as open` and empty. i

Figure 4 is a plan viewV o the device considered as an article of manufacture, the casing being closed.

Figure 54is a section on theline 5-5 of Figure 1, looking inthe direction indicated bythe arrows.

The body portion of the casing appears at 6, and is essentially a flat, boxdike member. This `body portion Iis made of sheet metall,

and lis provided with a pair of spring tongues 7,7 integral with it, and preferably made by stamping. l

The body portion G isfurther provided with a. locking tongue 8 integralwith it, this locking tongue carrying an edge wall 9 upon its three edges, as indicated at the bottom ofFigure 3.

Thebody portion 6 isfurtherprovided with a pair ofretaining ears 10, preferably made of sheet metal.`

Connected with the `body portion- `6 by means ofhinges 11,11 is a lidV 12, having substantially the forni of a shallow box,

and adapted to fit snugly over and around the body portion 6.

The lid 12 is provided with an opening 13,

. larly in .Figurer` of relatively large size,ias may be understood from- Figures 1 and 3. i The lid 12 carries a locking tongue14, this instance integral with it, and projecting from its edge, indicated in the upper per tionifozt Figur-e3. This lockingtongue 14.

carries ain edgewall 15, similar in `form. to.

the edge wall=`9 above described as carriedby. thelocking tongue 8, but having such size that the edge wall 15 can lit snugly-overand around the edge wa-ll` 9, so asu` tol practically enclosey the same. i

The'parts are so arranged thatwhen. the lidi 12 is brought downinto the: position indica-ted V:tor it in Figure 1, thisr lidipracti locking tongue 14 is similarly priovidedwviitlr a slotl 21, extending through *its` edge Waillr l 1'5.

The-slot 21. isfalways iniregistry with' the bolt 19, as may be understoodfi-rorn Figs ures` 2. and 3, sothat whenever the bolt 19. is thrustoutwardly, front the lock, it.y always extends throughfthe slot 21,.whether the lid be closed or opened. i

The. parts. iare` so Aproportioned and are ranged that if the lid be closed, as; indicated in IFigures 1i and J2and them the lock lfbe operated. so. as. to` thrust the bolt 19I outwar-diy, this` bolt yextends, through the slot20 aswell as theslot 21. lVitlr the` parts in Vthe positionzindicated in Figure 2 andjnst de scribed,' the casing is `eftectively" locked. l

lThe'lock16.isnsecured, firmly within the locking tonguedd` by'inealns ot cylindrical rivets. 22k andy 23a, as indicated more particuf The body=portio1r (i ofv the casing ishere shown `as containing display cards 241 25, but the casingnmay be` usedY for holdinggand displaying ainalagous 1 transient members of other kinds, such asllicense` tiolrets,rperlr1'it cards of various kind, or in fact'fany-sorti'of members made of paper or cardboard, of suitable size and 'form to be displayed.

` Located also within the body portion of the casing, and held in position by the retaining ears 10, is a glass pane 2G. This glass pane is preferably made strong and heavy, and may be ot plate glass or even glass having a wire netting such as is commonly known in the art.

With the casing lid closed and locked as above described, no person can torce. the lid open except by breaking tlu` casing to pieces, or at least without making considerable noise and leaving upon the casing all sorts ot telltale marks.

It often happens that taxicab passengers, inspired by motives ol' malice or ot' mischief, seek to tamper with a casing carried by a taxicab, and used lor housing cards or other display members of the kind here contemplated.

A taxicab Vall is shown at and the casing is held upon it by screws Q3.

The operation of my device is as follows:

The various parts oil the casing being assembled and arranged as above described, the cards or other display members are tilted into the body portion t3, and held in position by the retaining ears l0. The glass pane 26 is also held in position by these retaining ears, and presses against the cards. The leaf springs i', carried by the casing 6, press gently against the back side of the cards7 and thus hold them fiat against the glass pane.

These preliminaries being` arranged, the device is locked as above described.

I do not limit myself to the precise construction shown, as variation may be made therein without departing from my invention, the scope of which is commensurate with my claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is as follows:

l. In a safety card casing the combination of a hollow body member provided with a locking tongue extending edgewise therefrom, said locking tongue having an edge wall and slot extending through said edge Wall, a lid mating said hollow body member and carrying a second locking tongue mating said first mentioned locking tongue, said second mentioned locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through the edge wall, said lid being movable relatively to said body member so as to bring said slots into registry with each other, and a lock carried by one ot said locking tongues and provided with a bolt, said lock being so positioned relatively to the locking tongue whereby it is carried as to enable said bolt to be thrust through both ot said slots when said slots are in registry.

2. In a safety card casing the combination of a hollow body member provided with a locking tongue extendingedgewise therefrom, said locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through said edge wall7 a lid mating said hollow body member and carrying a second locking tongue uniting said first mentioned locking tongue, said second mentioned locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through the edgewall, saidlid being movable relatively to said body member so as to bring said slots into registry with each other, and a lock carried by one of said locking tongues and provided with a bolt which is always ill registry with the slot of the same locking tongue which carries the bolt, the parts be ing so arranged that. when said lid is closed both oi said slots are in registry with said bolt. g

In a safety card easing the combination oi' u hollow body member provided with a locking tongue extending edgewise thereirom, said locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through said edge wall, a lid mating said hollow body member and carrying a second locking tongue mating said lirst mentioned locking tongue, said second mentioned locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through the edge wall, said lid being movable relatively to said body member so as to bring said slots into registry with each other, oneol said tongues carrying a lock provided with a bolt, and the other oli' said tongues carrying the portion to be eneaged by said bolt, in order to lock said hol ow body member and said lid together.

et. In a safety card casing the combination of a hollow body member provided with a locking tongue extending edgcwise therefrom, said locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through said edge wall, a lid mating said hollow body member and carrying a second locking tongue mating said tirst mentioned locking tongue, said second mentioned locking tongue having an edge wall and a slot extending through the edge wall said lid being movable relatively to said body member so as to bring said slots into registry with each other, said locking tongues being so formed and so positioned that when said lid is closed one ot' said locking tongues is partially enclosed within the other. and a lock carried by the locking tongue thus enclosed, said lock being provided with a bolt for engaging the edges ot both ol said locking tongues.

Signed at New York. in the county ol' Kings and State of New York.

BENJAMIN STRUMP.

Referenced by
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US5659986 *Sep 18, 1995Aug 26, 1997Simmons; Otis I.Interlocking security case for license plates
US5775017 *Feb 13, 1996Jul 7, 1998Gage In-Store MarketingProduct display
US20100264178 *Apr 20, 2009Oct 21, 2010Divito Thomas JLocking parking payment holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/655, 70/167
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/18
European ClassificationG09F3/18