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Publication numberUS1732225 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1929
Filing dateJan 7, 1927
Priority dateJan 7, 1927
Publication numberUS 1732225 A, US 1732225A, US-A-1732225, US1732225 A, US1732225A
InventorsJohn Hoglund Theodore
Original AssigneeJohn Hoglund Theodore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy handcuff
US 1732225 A
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Oct. 22, 1929. T. J. HOGLUND TOY HANDGUFF Original Filed Jan. '7, 1927 Patented Get. 22, 1929 UNITED STATES.

THEODORE JOHN HOGLUNI), or GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS TOY HANDCUFF Application filed January 7, 1927, Serial This invention relates to and has for an object the provision of a toy hand-cuff that can be automatically locked about the wrist and has an integrally-connected exposed releasing member by which the hand-cuff can be unlocked in an obvious manner without the use of a special and separate key, that is strong, realistic in appearance, has few parts, and iscomposed mainly of stamped and punched parts that can be assembled readily and Without machine work.

A further object is generally to improve the construction of toy hand-culls. I

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a pair of toy handcufi's embodving the invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the handcuffs, one-half of the casing being removed.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along line 33 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the casing of the hand-cuff.

Fig. 5 is a perspective View of the locking and releasing member.

Fig. 6 is a section taken along line 6-6 of Fig. 1.

In accordance with this invention, the hand-cull comprises a body or casing 10 and a shackle 12 pivotally connected withthe casing. Both the casing and shackle are shaped to conform to the wrist. The caslng comprises two casing-members 14 and 16 of pressed steel which are rights-and leftsbut otherwise are identical. Each casing-memher comprises a flat side plate 18 which has a marginal upstanding lip or flange 20 The two casing-members are assembled with the flanges juxtaposed, as illustrated 1n F1g. 4, and the space or compartment provided by v the flanges is adapted to be occup ed by the end of the shackle and by the locking and releasing member for the shackle. The sideplates of the casing are formed with aligned apertures 22, which are punched in the plate, through which a rivet 24 is passed to secure the casin -members rigidly and permanently together. The ends of the casing-members are formed with opposed ears 26 between -,which the hub 28 of the shackle is'received.

A rivet 30 is extended through aligned apertures 32 in said ears and loosely through an No. 159,598. Renewed August 24, 1929.

aperture in the shackle-hub, whereby to se cure the casing and shackle pivotally together and to clamp together the casing-members. A U-shaped strap 34 is pivoted on said rivet between the shackle and the ears oft-he casing for the purpose of providing a lose connection between the pair of handcuffs.

The flan es 20 of the casing-members are formed with opposed notches 36 therein providing an opening in the casing through which the shackle ma pass.v Other opposed notches 38 are provided in the flanges to provide an opening in the casing through which the end of the shackle can protrude.

The free end of the'sha'ckle is reduced'in' width over the body-portion thereof and is adapted to conform closely to the internal width of the casing; and opposed shoulders 40 are formed in the shackle which are adapt ed to engage the side plates of the casing and limit the closing movement of the shackle. The end of the shackle is provided with a series of hooked teeth 42 any one of which is adapted to be engaged by a locking and releasing member releasably to hold the shackle locked to the casing.

The locking and releasing member comprises a flat punched and stamped metal strip 44 which is disposed mainly within the casing atone side of the shackle and'is provided with a reflexed inner end forming a hook 46 adapted to engage. any one of the shackleteeth 42. The strip is formed with opposed outstanding ears 48 intermediate its ends which areloosely received in opposed holes 50 in the side-plates of the casing, thereby pivotally connecting the strip with the easing. The width of the strip is approximately equal to the'internal width of the casing so that the strip cannot become dislocated after the hand-cuff is assembled. The flanges 20 of the casing-members are provided with opposed notches 52 therein providing a passage through which'the strip is loosely extended to provide an external finger 54, which finger is wider than said passage, by which the locking-and releasing member can be manipulated to release the lock on the shackle. The exposed end of the strip is reflexed and is providcd with a reduced end 56 which is extend- 109 ed into the casing and is adapted to engage the side walls of the notches 52 in the flanges to limit the movement of the locking and releasing member in one direction.

A C-spring 58 having a width approximately equal to the internal width of the casing is received therein at one side of the locking and releasing member and bears thereagainst and against the flanges of the casing to urge said member constantly for locking engagement with the shackle. The bottom of the spring is adapted to engage the end 56 of said member to prevent displacement of the spring in one direction and the shape of the casing and said member is such as to limit displacement of the spring in the opposite direction.

The hand-cuff thus described has but a small number of parts which are so designed as to befree from machined surfaces and are so arranged that they are all retained in operative position by the rivets which secure together the casing-members.

I claim:

1. A toy hand-cuff comprising a body, a toothed shackle having a pivotal connection therewith, and a locking and releasing memher for said shackle having a pivotal connection with and carried mainly internally by said body and having a hook engageable with the teeth of said shackle, to lock it to said body, and having a movable extension external of said body adaptedto effect the release of said hook-and shackle, and a spring bearing on said body and also on said locking releasing member, to hold it releasably in locking position. i

2. A toy hand-cult comprising a casing having two pressed-metal casing-members each comprising a side-plate having an upstanding marginal flange, means securing said members together with the flanges thereotjuxtaposed, the casing having an enlarged portion and a narrow elongated arcuate extension, said members in said narrow arouate extension having oppbsed spaced ears out standing beyond said flanges, and a shackle securedbetwcen and having a pivotal connection with said ears, said flanges in said enlarged portion having sets of opposed notches therein forming opposed passages on opposite sides of the body adapted to receive said shackle. I r

3. A toy hand-cuff comprisinga casing having two pressed-inetal casing-members each comprising a sideplate having an upstanding marginal flange, means securing said members together with the flanges there of juxtaposed, the casing having an enlarged portion and a narrow elongated arcua te extension, said members in said narrow arcuate extension having spaced ears outstanding beyond said flanges, a shackle secured between and having a pivotal connection with said ears, said flanges having sets of opposed.

notches therein forming passages through one of which said shackle can enter said casing, a locking and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing and pivoted in both side-plates and having provision for releasable locking connection with said shackle and having an extension extended through said other passage externally of said casing adapted to permit the operation of said locking and releasing member to release the lock on said shackle, and a spring urging said member for locking engagement with said shackle.

at. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing having two pressed-metal casing-members each comprising a side-plate having an upstanding marginal flange, means securing said members together with the flanges thereof juxtaposed, the casing having an enlargedportion and a narrow elongated arcuate extension, said members in said narrow arcuate extension having opposed spaced ears outstanding beyond said fianges, a toothed shackle received between and having a pivotal connection with said ears, said flanges having opposed notches therein through which said shackle can enter'said casing, and a locking and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing comprising a flat strip having a hook at one end arranged to engage the teeth of said shackle andhaving opposed outstanding integral projections pivotally received in'aligned apertures in said casing-members and having the other end thereof extended loosely through said casing, said extended end providing an external member adapted to be pressed to move said locking and releasing member out of looking engagement with said shackle, and a spring bearing against said pivoted strip urging it into locking engagement withsaid shackle.

5. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing, a toothed shackle having a pivotal connection with and adapted to enter saidcasing, a locking and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing and comprising flat strip having intermediate thereof opposed outstanding projections pivotallyre- 'ceive in opposed aligned apertures in said casing, said strip having a'hook at one end adapted for releasable engagement with the teeth of said shackle, and having the other end extended loosely through an. aperture in said casing and providing an external releasing extension for said locking and releasing member;

6. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing, a

toothed shackle having a pivotal connection with and adapted to enter said casing, a lockmg and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing and comprising a flat strip having opposed outstanding projections pivotally received in opposed aligned apertures in said. Casing, said strip having a hook at one end adapted for releasable engagement With the teeth of said shackle, and having the other end extended loosely through an aperture in said casing and providing an external releasing extension for said locking and releasing member, the extended end of. said strip being reflexed and re-entrant into the aperture in said casing and arranged to ena side wall of the aperture'to limit movement of said strip in one direction.

7 A toyhand-cull comprising a casing, a

toothed shackle having a pivotal connection with and adapted to enter said casing, a look ing and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing and comprising a flat strip having opposed outstanding projections pivotally received in opposed aligned apertures in said casing, said strip having a hook at one end adapted for releasable engagement with the teeth of said shackle, and having the other end extended loosely through an aperture in said casing and providing an external releasing extension for said locking and releasing member, a C-spring disposed Within the casing and bearing upon a side-wall thereof and upon said strip, the extension of said strip being re-entrant into the casing and providing an abutment for said spring.

8. A toy hand-cuff comprising a case, a toothed shackle having a pivotal'connection with andmovable in and out of said case, a locking and releasing member for said shackle disposedmainly Within said case comprising a stiff plate having a pivotal connection intermediate its ends with said case and having a hook at one end engageable with. the teeth of said shackle and having an extension at its other end which projects through said case and is adapted ,to be depressed to release said hook from said shackle, and a spring bearing on said case and also on said plate in a direction to hold said hook releasably in engagement with said shackle.

9. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing having an enlarged portion and an integral narrow and elongated extension which is of arcuate configuration, said casing including said enlarged portion and a narrow arcuate integral elongated extension comprising two complementary pressed-metal side plates having inturned juxtaposed marginal flanges which lie in both said enlarged casing portion and in said arcuate elongated extension, said side plates at the end of said elongated extension having opposed spaced ears outstanding beyond said flanges, a shackle of corresponding arcuate configuration received between said ears and having a toothed end movable in and'out of said enlarged casing-portion, means securing said side plates in the aforesaid relation including a pivot pin passed through said ears and said shackle, and a shackle locking and releasing member located in said enlarged casing-por-' tion having a releasing-projection extended outwardly of said casing-portion.

10. A shackle comprising a housing having an opening therein, an arm extending from and rigid with the housing, a shackle arm having one end pivotally secured to the outer end of the rigid arm and adapted to have its free end extended through the opening into the housing, teeth upon said free end of the arm, a spring pressed arm pivotallymounted Within the housing and having one end arranged to engage said teeth and the opposite end extended through the housing and means at the outer end of the spring pressed arm to actuate the latter and release the shackle arm.

11. A shackle comprising a housing having an opening therein, an arm extending from and rigid with the housing, a shackle arm having one end pivotally secured to the-outer end of the rigid arm and adapted to have its free end extended through the opening into the housing, teeth upon said free end of the arm, a spring pressed arm pivotally mounted within the housing and having one end arranged to engage said teeth and the opposite end extended through the housing and a substantially V-shaped finger piece forming a continuation of the spring pressed arm and disposed 'WlthOlll) the housing to provide means to release the shackle arm.

12. A. toy hand-cuff comprising a generally semi-circular two-part body, a shackle of complementary configuration having a pivotal connection with said body at one end thereof and adapted to enter'the other end thereof and having a series of teeth in its outer face near its other end, a locking and releasing member located internally of said body entirely on the outer side of the line of movement of the shackletherein having a pivotal connection therewith and a'hook overlying and adapted to engage the teeth of said shackle, to lock it to said body, and an extension which is external of said body and is adapted to effect the release of said hook and shackle, and a spring bearing on said body and also on said locking andreleasing member to hold it releasably in locking position.

13. A toy hand-cuff comprising a generally semi-circular body having outer and inner walls and a generally semi-circular passage therebetween, a generally seml-circular "shackle pivoted to said'body at one end hav- 'ing a free end which is adapted to enter said passage and also having a series of teeth on its outer face near its free end, a locking and releasing member located within said body between the toothed outer face of said shackle and the outer Wall of said passage having a pivotal connection with said body and a hook Which is engageable with said teeth, to lock said shackle to said body, said locking and releasing memberalso having a movable extension which is external of said body and is adapted to raise said hook and effect the release of said shackle, and spring means located between said locking and releasing member and the outer wall of said body and bearing on both to hold said member yieldingly in locking position.

14. A toy hand-cufl' comprising an arcuate casing having an enlarged portion at one end, said casing consisting of twocomplementary sections having confronting inner and outer flanges which bound passages in said sections, a shackle of correspondingly arcuate configuration having a rivet which pivotally connects one end thereof to the end of said casing remote from said enlarged portion, said rivet also constituting means to secure said sections together in the aforesaid relation, the free end of said shackle having a series of teeth on its outer face and adapted to enter the passages in said connected sections, a locking member located in said enlarged portion between said outer flanges and said outer toothed face of said shackle having a pivotal connection with said enlarged portion and a hook which engages said teeth to look said shackle and casing together, a rivet passed through said sections between said outer flanges and locking member to secure said sections together,'said locking member having a movable extension which is external of said body and is adapted to eflect the release of said casing and shackle, and a spring bearing on said casing and locking member to hold it releasably in locking position.

15. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing consisting of two stifl metal casing-members each comprising a side plate having upstanding marginal flanges, means securing said members together with the flanges thereof juxtaposed, the casing having an enlarged portion and a narrow elongated arcuate extension, said members in said narrow arcuate extension having opposed spaced ears out standing beyond said flanges, and a shackle secured between and having a pivotal connection With said ears, said flanges in said enlarged position having a set of opposed notches therein forming a passage for the entrance of sand shackle into said casing.

16. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing having two casing-members each comprising a side-plate having upstanding marginal flanges, means securing said members togethor with the flanges juxtaposed, the casing hav ing an enlarged portion and a narrow elongated arcuate extension, said members in said narrow arcuate extension having spaced ears outstanding beyond said flanges, a shackle secured between and having a pivotal connection with said ears, which pivotal connection constitutes at least a part of the aforesaid securing means, said casing having a shackle-opening thereinto which lies partly within both flanges, a locking and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing having laterally outstanding projections which are pivotally located in said opposed casing members, said member also having a hook which releasably engages the teeth of said shackle and also having an extension which extends looselyvto the casing exterior through a second passage in said casing and is adapted to operate said locking and releasing member to release the lock on said shackle, and a spring urging said member for locking engagement with said shackle.

17. A toy hand-cuff comprising a casing consisting of two side plates having registering enlarged portions and parallel walls which are spaced apart and have arcuate configuration, a toothed shackle of complementary configuration located between and pivoted at one end to the ends of said walls remote from said enlarged portions, said en larged portions having registering parts providing a passage in which the free toothed end of said shackle is movable, a locking and releasing member located in said enlarged portions having a hook which engages the teeth of said shackle to lock it to said casing and an angularly-related extension which is external of said casing and is adaptedto operate said member to release said shackle, and a spring bearing on said casing and member to urge said member in a shacklelocking direction.

18. A toy hand-cufl' comprising an arcuate casing, a complemental V arcuate toothed shackle having a pivotal connection with and adapted to enter said casing, a locking and releasing member disposed mainly within said casing comprising a plate having opposed outstanding projections pivotally located in aligned apertures in said casing, said plate having ahook at one end adapted for releasable engagementcwith the teeth of said shackle and having an angularly-related projection extended loosely through an aperture in said casing and providing an external releasing extension for said locking and releasing a member.

19. A shackle comprising an arcuate casing which has an enlarged portion at one end and consists of two complementary arcu ate casing-members both enlarged at one end and having upstanding marginal flanges, means securing said casing members together with the flanges uxtaposed, an arcuate shackle having one end pivotally connected with the end of said casing remote from said enlarged portion and beyond said flanges and having a toothed free end which enters the enlarged portion of said casing, and a looking and releasing member located within the enlarged portion of said casing between the shackle and the outer wall of the casing and carried by both casing-members having means releasably engaging the teeth of said shackle, and a releasing member which is permanently connected With said casing and by which said locking and releasing member can be operated at all times to release said shackle, said locking and releasing member being free at all timesto move away from holding engagement With said shackle.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name tothis specification.

THEODORE JOHN HOGLUND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/16
International ClassificationE05B75/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B75/00
European ClassificationE05B75/00