US 1759284 A
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May 20, 1930. c. A. SCHMIDT LOCKING MEANS FOR HOOKLESS. FASTENERS FOR RECEPTACLES Huh:
Filed March 16, 1928 INVENTOR Carl /7..Sc'/muE/f ATT 'RNE Patented May 20, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" can a scfiiunm, or NEW YORK, 1w. Y.
LOOKING MEANS FOR HOOKLESS FASTENERS FOB RECEPTAC'LES .Application filed March 16, 1928. Serial No. 262,074.
This invention relatesto receptacles, such as bags, pouches, wallets and the like having move the hook and eye members into inter-' locking engagement and outof lockingengagement when moved in. the opposite "direction, audit is the objectof the invention to provide means tobe mounted on said actuat- 'ing member to serve asthe manipulating means therefor and co-operate with the receptacle to lock the actuating member against movement when moved to position with the fastener member interlocked and in receptacleclosing position, and to provide means for this purpose which is novel, simple and cheap in construction andeflicient in use.
In carrying out the invention thefastener actuating member has a pull device in the form of a perforated metal plate pivotally mounted thereon. The opening is arranged at one side or .end of the rece tacle and in the fastener closing position 0 the actuating member it is located adjacentthejuncture of a side and end of the receptaclegg hood of rectangular shape having four integrai sides is mountedv upon the plate adapted to manipulate the same and to participate in the move ment thereof. The hood is arranged to be positioned over a portion of the receptacle ,when the fatsener members are in closed posi- --tion with equal portions of opposite sides of the hood contiguous to the s es of the portion of the receptacle enclosed b the hood.
l The opposite sides of the-hood ave alined perforations adapted to. be positionedin regof the receptacle enclosed by the hood for the engagement of a lockv to secure the hood in said position. v V V In th drawing accompanying and forming a part of this application, ,igure l is a perexible tape, said member.
ister with alined perforations in the portion spective view of a-coin or cash bag arrangedwith hookless fastener means with an embodiment of my invent-ion applied thereto and showing the same secured in closing p0 sitiqn. I I 1 Figure 2 is a view of a portionof the right hand upper corner of the ba shown in Figure 1 looking at the top thereo and showing the securing means movedto. inoperative posi-- tion and the fastener actuating member ad- (it j usted to partially open the bag.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the securing means in relation to a part of the fastener actuator member, and partly broken away to show the structure of the same; and
Figures 4. and 5 are cross sectional views of the securing means showing the method of mounting the same on the part of the fastener actuating member shown in Figure 3.
The invention is applicable to various types I of receptacles, such as mail andvparcel'post bags and pouches of suitable material, such v as fabric, leather and the like. I have shown the same in connection with a coin "or cash bag adapted for use for. the delivery of securities and negotiable documents-by messengers, designated in a general way at 6, and having an opening thereto in one of the longitudinal sides, as at7. The opening is arranged with hookless fastener means, in the present instance of the construction and arrangement shown in LettersPatent No. 1,243,458, and comprising hook and eye members 8 secured in spaced relation to the edge of a flexible tape .9 with the hook and eye members extending laterally from the tape and thetape attache to the wallet by stitching.v The hook and eye portion of the fasteners are moved into interlocking engagement by a lateral flexing mevement of the fastener carrying portion of the tapes spreading adj acent-fasteners of the opposite tapes and in such condition interengaging the fasteners of one tape with the fasteners on the other tape, this bein accomplished by a slider or actuator in t e form of a cam member 11 slidably mounted upon the fastener carrying portion'of the tapes and adapted to move the fasteners into interlocking-engagement when moved longitudinally in one direction and out oflocking engagesliding movement to the slider 11 a pull or v to have pivotal and sliding movement there- 7 portion 17:
' ner at upper andv with the sides of the bag and sides 15 of the hoodcontiguous to each other.
finger grasping device in the form of a plate 12 is provided, said plate having a perforation at Oneendand a bifurcated portion 13 at the opposite'end whereby it is mounted on a rib 14 extending longitudinally of the slider on. To look the slider in position with the has .teners in the bag closing position thereof, in
which position itis at the extreme righthand "end of the bag, as viewed in Figure '1, a hood member of rectangular box shape embodying opposite side portions 1."), and end portion 16 and an integral side connecting portion 17 with the two opposed sides thereof having alined openings 18 therein is employed. The hood is'fixedto the plate 12 in a suitable manner with the plate arranged within the hood and in contiguous relation to the connecting This is accomplished in the present instance by perforating said connecting 0 portion of the hood byoit'setting inwardly the material stamped from the hood to form the opening, ing the onset material in the perforation of the plate 12 and hanging the same over the plate, as at 20 in Figure 5, so that the plate will lie in contiguous relation to the inner sideof the connectin orti0n 17 The hood by such mounting wil eunited integral with the plate and partici ate in the movement of the'plate laterally o 'the slider 11 and thus serve as the means to manipulate the slider or actuator 'and allow of pivotal movement of the hood relative to the slider. The free edge of the'side connecting portion 17 'of the hood is arran ed with an indentation '21 to compensate for the projecting rib 14 of the slider 11 and permit of movement of the hood relative to the slider, and in the closin' position of the slide permit of the hood being pivotally moved over the adjacent corend portion of the bag The opposed sides of the hood converge from the connecting portion 17 y for a short distance, as at 21',
and then extend parallel to each other to the extremities thereof and when the hood is adjusted to engage over the corner of the bag the converging ortions 21 of the walls will alinement with the fastener carrying tapes 9 and the parallel portions will lie contiguous to the sides of the bag to prevent access to the hood and tampering with the slider 11. The sides of the bag are arranged at the ortion enclosed by the hood when the 88111615 in slider enclosing po-.
. sition with perforations having an eyelet 23 extended therethrou h and flanged over the marginal portions '0 the openings and thus connecting thesides of the bag around the as at 19 in Figure l, and engag- To secure the hood in slider enclosing position the erated padlock is engaged in said perforations of the hood and bag. a
By the arrangement of connecting the plate 12 with'the hood said plate together with the movable connection thereof with the actuator 11 is enclosed by the hood when the latter is in securing position thus preventing the engagingof an implement between the legs ofthe plate bifurcation 13 tospread said legs to release the plate and securing hood from the actuator or slider and thus permit of the manipulation of said actuator to open the bag for the surreptitious removal of the contents thereof. I I
' While I have. described and illustrated what is believed to be the preferred embodiment of the invention which functions to efiiciently carry out the invention, it will be obvious that modifications may be made in construction and arrangement of parts and come within the scope of the invention.
Having thus described my invention I I claim:
1. In a receptacle having an opening arranged with eo-operatmg releasable fastener members on the edges thereof and a fastener actuator slid-able on the edges of the opening to move'said fastener members to receptacle closing and opening position, a hood member movably connected with sides thereof adapted to be placed in register v and arranged to be engaged over and enclose said actuator, said hood having ahned perforationsin opposite.
with perforations in the receptacle ad'acent the opening at one end thereof when t e actuator is in position with the fastener members inreceptaele closing position, perforations adapted for the engagement of the shackle of apadlo'ck to secure the hood in said position.
2. In locking means for fastener members and said for the opening of a receptacle as claimed in;
claim 1,.where1n the hood is of rectangular shape connected with the actuator 'interme- .diate the opposite wall portionsand said wall portions i converging toward each other for a portion of the length thereof-from said connecting portion and then extending parallel to the-extremitythereof and having the alined perforations in the parallel wall portions, andsaid parallel wall portion being adapted to embrace and 'lie contiguous to the opposite sides of the receptacle with the hood perforations in alinement with the perfora-' tions in the receptacle.
3. In a receptacle of rectangular shape I havingan opening extending along one'end thereof arranged with co-operating releasable fastener members on theopposit'eedge's and a fastener actuator slidable longitudinally on the edges of the'opening-and-opera- V tive when movedin one direction to move said fastener members to receptacle closing position and when moved in reverse direction move the fastener members to receptacle opening position, a hood pivotally mounted on the actuator to have movement relative thereto and having alined erforations in opposite sides, said hood being adapted to be engaged over the actuator and a corner of the receptacle to embrace a perforated portion of the receptacle with the actuator in position with the fastener members in receptacle closing position, and the hood adapted to be secured in said position by a padlock the shackle of which is engaged in the perforations of the hood and receptacle.
4. In a receptacle having an opening arranged with co-operating astener members and an actuator to move the fastener members to receptacle opening and closing positions, a hood adjustably carried by the actuator to have movement in a direction toward and away from the receptacle and having alined perforations in opposite wall portions, said hood in the receptacle closing position of the actuator being adapted to be engaged over said actuator and a portion of the recep tacle with the opposite perforated wall portions embracing opposite sides of a perforated portion'of the receptacle, and adapted to be secured in said position by the shackle of a padlock engaged in the hood and receptacle perforations to secure the hood in said position.
Signed at the city of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 10th day of March, 1928.
CARL A. SCHMIDT.