US 1695896 A
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Patented Dec. 18, 1928.
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'IBENEDICT M. .HOZCDEN, or nzimrrdnnbonrtnc'rxcfir; ASSIG'NUETO: Tm: GRAMARBEN COMPANY; or HA FORD, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION or eoivntncrrcur.
" DRAWER FASTENER- Application filed April 15,
My invention relates-to the. class of fastenors that are employed more especially to lock the drawers of so-called wardrobe trunks in closed positions, and. an object of my invention, amongothers, is the provision of a fastener that, while permanently secured to the trunk,; is. at the same time. so located and arranged as to bevreadily .acces sible for use to lock different. drawers and yet not be in the way when. not serving its functionas a lock.
One form of a fastener embodying ray in vention' and in. the construction; and use of which the objects herein set out,. as well as others, may be attained, is. illustrated in the accompanying drawings,..in whieh- Figurel is arview eta portion ot a wardrobe trunk, shown: asxopen, and with myimproved fastener applied thereto inposition for securing the. drawers. .1
Figure 2 is a. view,--scaleenlarged, in. horizontal section throughv one front corner of the trunk on :a. plane denoted by the dotted line 2:2' ofrliligureB:
Figure 8 is. atront -vrew,part1all-y in section, of a portion oi one side of the trunk illustrating the mounting; of the locking bar, the central part being broken out.
Figure tis an isometric-view,.scale still further enlarged, illustrating-the construce tion of the locking bar' and' the; locking stops. I
In the accompanying drawings the me meral 5 indicates one section of a wardrobe trunk, and-6 another section thereof, secured thereto in the usual manner by meains of hinges, my improved fastener being shown as applied to the sectionaorr case .6 that contains drawers 7 secured by my improved fastening means. Drawer supports 8- are secured to-the inner surface of-the section 1 6 at proper intervals apartto support the 1-927. Serial 110 1184,137.
side of the section 6 and project inwardly therefrom, and a locking bar 12 extends through openings in .the hubs 11 and substantially from the top to the bottom of the case. Locking pins 13 project from the side of the bar in position to engage in looking notches 124. formed in the ends of hubs 11, and as-shown in Figure 4. Y
' The lower .end of the bar 12 projects into a spring case 15 on the bottom end of the tion herein shown the locking bolt19 when projected from the-case l8- extends into a notch in the end of'the bar12,,a nd as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings, to lock said bariorretainer in place. .Inworder toupermit. the; locking. bar 12 to be secured .in its locked or lowermost positiom'whensomee of the: stops are in their unlocked positions, releasing, notches 20 are formed in. the ends ofhubs 11 preferably at an-angle 0t ninety degrees: firom the notches 14..
- The operation ofthe device will be readily l understood, The drawers all being locked,
j section 6, a spring 16insaid case. thrusting as shown in Figure .1, withdrawal of the bolt' 19,.asby means of. a. key applied to the lock. 1-8 will release the bar 12, andany or all off the stops-9 may nowbe swung toitheir open or unlocked positions thereby releasing the drawers; The notches 14:- and 20-are beveled 011301163 side to permit movement of the stops 9, the pins 13 riding up the beveled edge: as the stops are; moved to their open onto their closed positions, thebar 12 moving upwardly in this operation. and again moving downwardly under the influence of the spring; 16 when the notches are brought oppositethepins. 14.
If it be desired to lock one or more of the drawers while leaving others unlocked the stop appurtenant to the drawer to be locked will be swungto its locked or closed position, the bar 12 yielding to permit this movement. Said bar may now be locked by'the bolt 19 thus securin the drawer or drawers desired to be locke and leaving the others free for access.
Lips 21 are formed on ,the end of the stops 9 providing finger recesses by means of which the stops may be readily moved from their locked positions.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes I have described theprinciples of operation of my invention, together with the device which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but I desire to have it understood that the device shown is only illustrative and that the in vention may be carriedout by other means and applied to uses other than those above set out.
I claim 1. A case having a plurality of drawers therein, retainer, locking members sup ported by said retainer and movable independently thereof to lock and unlock said drawers, and a connection between said retainer and each of said locking members, said connection having means to independ ently secure any desired number of the looking members in closed position and blocking movement thereof while permitting the other locking members to be in their open positions. I
2. A case having a plurality of drawers therein, a locking member for each drawer, a retainer for-all of said locking members and upon which each locking member is pivotally mounted, means for supporting said retainerto permit endwise movement thereof, and a connection between said retainer and each of said locking members arranged to independently secure said looking members in their open or closed positions and -to release them from said positions by endwise movement of said retainer.
3. A case having a plurality of drawers therein, a locking member for each drawer, a retainingmember for all of said locking members and uponwhich each of said locking members is pivotally mounted, and an injterengaging pin and notch upon said looking and retaining members arranged to independently secure any desired number of said locking members in their closed or open positions.
4. A case having a plurality of drawers therein, cooperating members including a locking member for each drawer and a longitudinally movable retainer member for all of said locking members and upon which retainer member each of said locking memsaid hubs, and a pin and notch connection between said members arranged to independently secure any locking member in a closed or open position. a I
6. A case having 'a plurality of drawers therein, a retainer, locking members supported by said retainer and-movable inclependently thereof to lock and unlock said drawers, a connection between said retainer and eachofsaid members arranged to independently secure any one lockingsniember in its closed position and blockmovement thereof while permitting other locking members to hem their open position, and means for locking said retaineragainstmovement to secure said locking members. I
7. A case having a plurality of pockets therein with a closure forv each, a retainer, locking members supported by said retainer and movable independently thereof to lock and unlock said drawers, and a'connection betweensaid retainer and each of said loclr- I mg members arranged to ndependently. se-V cure any one looking member in its closed position and block .movement thereof while permitting other locking members to be in their open position; I
8. A case having a plurality of pockets therein with a closure for each, a-locking member for each closure, a longitudinally movable retainer for all of said locking members and upon which each locking member is pivotally mounted, means for supporting said retainer to. permit endwise movement thereof, and a connection between said retainer and each of said locking members arranged to independentlysecure said locking members in their 'open or closed positions and to release them fromv said positions by endwise movement of said retainer.
BENEDICT M. HOLDEN.