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Publication numberUS1698657 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1929
Filing dateAug 2, 1927
Priority dateAug 2, 1927
Publication numberUS 1698657 A, US 1698657A, US-A-1698657, US1698657 A, US1698657A
InventorsReiter Daniel I
Original AssigneeRau Fastener Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag lock
US 1698657 A
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. l. REITER A Jan. 8, 1929.l

BAG LOCK Filed Aug. 2, 1927 WITNESSES ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 8, 1929.



BAG Loon.

Application filed August 2, 1927. lSerial No. 210,180.

This invention relates to the classof devices such as latches or buckle clasps Vfor locking the closing iiaps ofarticles such as handbags',

fate the application of the co-operating'parts of the'device for use, and to produce a latching device or buckle clasp which .can beV conveniently manipulated in carrying out the locking and unlocking operations.

`With the foregoing, other ob'ects of the invention will v'appear when the following specification is read in conjunction' with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is an elevation of a handbag with the device of the present invention applied thereto. n

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1 and drawn on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 3 is an elevation of the hasp. Y

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on 4 4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is an elevation of the latch unit.

Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 7 7 of Fig. 6. n

Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken yon the line 8 8 of Fig. 6.

Figs. 9 and 10 are views illustrating a inodified form of buckle clasp. y

the line The device of the present inventionconsists essentially of two elements, an element 10 and an element 11 which are employed respectively, when the device is in actual use, on the closing flap and receptacle-body of a-hand bag or the like such as the one appearing in Fig. 1, in which the bag B is provided with a closing fiap F connected to o r attached in any suitable manner to a portion of the receptacle body R.' The two elements 10 and 11 cooperate to releasably hold the closing flap in a closed position, and to permit the closing flap to be swung to an open position.

Referring now more particularly to Figs.

3, 4 and 5 it will be apparent that, the element 10 is in the nature of a hasp andy is stamped,l

bent and formed of a single piece of material, either base or precious metal to provide a plate 12 having an opening 13 therein, an ofset portion 14 which affords a recess 15, and attaching prongs 16. The element or hasp 10 is attachedto the closing fiap by causing thev prongs 1'6 to viiiipale the,v same, whereupon the said prongs vare bent to be disposed behind the offset 1.4 to cause the Vinaterial of the flap to enter the recess 15 and therebyS effect a practical and-adequate attachment ofthe element. Y

Referring now to Figs. 6, 7 and 8, it will' be apparent that the element 11 comprises va mounting 17, a latch lever 18,7and aflexible member 19. The mounting 17 is stamped,l bent and formed from a single piece of material'such as baseor precious metal of the kind from which thev element 10' is made, to, provide a plate or lbody portionvv 20 having an opening 21 therein near the topy end thereof, recesses 22 opening to said opening21, flanges 23, `and prongs 24. The latch lever 18 is substantially S-shaped and is provided nearone end thereofwith axially aligned pintles 25 and an extremity 26 beyond the pintles 25. with the mounting 17 by extending the same through the opening 21 to bring the pintles 25 respectively in the recesses 22. The member 19 is then arranged adjacent the plate 2O between the same and the flanges 23. The flanges and the prongs 24, each of which are The latch lever 18 is associated l bent substantially at a right angle with rey i spect to the plate 20, serve to confine or retain the member 19 in place. The member 19 serves to confine the pintles 25 in the recesses .22. A portion of the member 19 also coacts with theextremity 26 to hold the latch lever y either in the locking position as shown in Fig. 7 or in the open position as shown in swung by taking hold of the free extremity f and swinging outwardly and upwardly thereon. This swinging of the latch lever 18 will cause the' extremity 26 to flex a portion of the member 19 and when the said extremity has been moved below the plane ofthe axis of the pintles 25, that portion of the member 19 which has been flexed will return to a normal vcondition and hold the latch lever in an open position. When. the latcli leverisin anvopen I positiontlie liasp may be readily slid off of the same to permit the flap to be swung open'.

'Vhen it is desired to lock the flap F in aV closedl position it is necessary to bring thev flap down so that the hasp may be slid over described byy the extremity 26.

Fiss 91am lO-llustrate a typ@ @i latch which is conventional except that I have eliminated the'use ofl the usual holes through which rivets are passed,` andllavesnbstituted a pair ofi prongs 5ft) which eliminate tiliarilvetngoperation and materially simplify, the construction of the device. v

p I claim:

'LA latch unit commises e mear-tine' stampedbent and formed from single piece fof materialI to provide a plate havingV an opening therein, recesses nthe plate, attac-hv ing. prongs on the platfor'engegelnent vwith a support, and; liasses on; the plate; a latch lever extending through the Opening'- n; Said plate and having pintles which are disposed in said recesses; and a liexible member held in place by said prongs and flanges and serving to confine said pintles in said recesses to 1 complete tlie pivotal connection. or" the latch Aing the latch in. adjusted position.

3. A latfclr unit comprising a mounting stamped, bent and, formed. froml a` single piece ofmaterial, recesses formed in said mount-ing adaptedy to neceive the pintles of a pivoted latch: meinbeny and flexible means associated with said body for retaining said pintles Within said. recossesTsaid means, beingE adapted to retain tlie latch in adjusted position', said means beingt retained adjacent saidt pintles by the provision, of flanges and'prongs associated,ivitlisaidmonnting. n

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U.S. Classification24/69.0EF, 24/598.4
International ClassificationA45C13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/10
European ClassificationA45C13/10