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May 19,1931. T. J. HOGLUND 1,305,163
TOY HANDGUFF Filed NOV. 19, 1928 Patented May 19, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT oFF THEODORE JOHN HOG-LUND, OF GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS roY HANDCUFF Application filed November 19, 1928. Serial No. 320,363.
This invention relates to toy hand cuffs that can be automatically locked about the wrist of a child and can be unlocked by the same child in an obvious manner; and is intended as an improvement on the hand cuff disclosed in my co-pendingapplication Serial No. 159,598, filed January 7 1927.
One of the objects of the present inven tion is the provision of a hand cufi which has an unlocking or release member for its cooperating parts that can be manipulated to unlock the hand cufi easier than the unlocking member of the hand cufl of my above application.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a hand cufi having an unlocking member which is located at the side of the hand cufi' rather than at the top. 7
Another object of the invention is the provision of a hand out]? having a locking memher that can be operated by a suitable key to unlock thehand out]? there being also an un locking member that is integral with the hand cufi? that will unlock the hand cufl independently of the key. I
A further object of the invention is gener-' ally to simplify the construction and improve the operation of a toy hand cufl".
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a pair of toy hand cufl's embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan View of one of the hand cuffs, one of the being removed. I
F 3 is a sectional view alongline 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a section along line 4-4: of Fig. 2
Fig. -5 is a sectional detail taken along line 3-3 of Fig. 2 and illustrating the position of the unlocking member in theunlocked condition of the hand cuff;
Fig. 6 is a perspective member of the hand cufl.
Fig. 7 is a perspective unlocking the hand cufl'. I
Fig. 8 is a detailed View similar to Fig. 2 and illustrating the manner in which the key serves to unlock the hand cuff.
' Fig. 9 is a View similar to Fig. 2 but showview of the locking view of a key for ing an inherently resilient form of locking;
two casing or housing plates F 10 is a plan detail of the casing illustrating the manner in which the resilient locking member is secured to the casing.
The toy hand cuff here shown comprises a housing is pivotally connected with the the shackle and the casing arcuate configuration and,
or casing 10 and a shackle 12 which casing. Both are of generally when the hand cufl is closed, defines a wrist-enclosure which is shaped to conform with the respectively; pressed steel wrist. The casing comprises two casing members lt andld which members are formed of and are complemental in shape;
that is, they are rights and lofts and are'otherwise identical. Each casing member cornprisesa flat side nal upstanding as will be hereinafter noted.
plate 18 which has a margilip or flange 20 that entirely circumscribes the edge of the plate except The two casing members are assembled with the flanges juxtaposed as Figs. 3 and 4:; and-the space or between the side the free end of the shackle illustrated in compartment plates and flanges of the casmg members is adapted to be occupied by and by the locking and releasing mechanism of the hand wit. The s1 de plates of the casing are formed wlth aligned apertures which are punched in the plate and through which a rivet 22 is passed to secure the casing members rigidly and permamently together at the enlarged portion thereof. The reduced ends of the casing members opposite the enlargements are formed with opposed cars from the side flanges 20.
24 that are free The hub 26 of the shackle is located between said ears and a rivet 28 is fixed in aligned apertures in said ears whereby to secure the casing members rigidly and permanently together thereat. Said rivet is passed loosely through an aperture in the shackle hub and pivot for the shackle; has its arms pivoted on constitutes a A U-shaped strap 30 said rivet 26 between said earson opposite sides of the shackle hub for the purpose of providing a tion between the pair of hand cufl's.
loose connec- The straps 30 of the pair of hand cufl's are connected loosely together by the S-member 32.
The flanges 20 of the casing formed with opposednotches 34:
members are therein at the enlarged portion of the casing whereby to provide an opening or entrance to the interior of the casing. The flanges are otherwise free from similar notches. The free end of the shackle is adapted to pass through the opposed notches 8% into the interior of the cas ing to be engaged by the locking mechanism located therein. The opposite sides of the shackles are providedwith flattened sections 38 formed by pressing the shackle between dies whereby to size shackle to a uniform thickness that closely conforms with the width of the interior'ofthe casing. The end of the shackle is adapted to abut against the flanges 201m the outer periphery of the casing whereby to limit the eX- treme closed position of the hand cull. The free end of the shackle is provided'with aseries of teeth 40'on its outer face, which teeth are adapted to be engaged by the locking mechanism for the purpose of releasably hold ing'the shackle locked to the casing. The forward end faces 42 of the teeth are undercut somewhat for the purpose of more effectively maintaining alocking engagement between the shackle and the casing. s i
The locking member i forthe shackle'in the construction illustrated in Figs, 2 through 6 comprises essentially a flat stiff metalfstrip or plate that has adownwardly refleXed or hooked forward end 46 that can releasably engage anyone of the teeth 40 of the shackle. The width of'the strip 44 is slightly less than the'interior width of the casing compartment in which it is received. The locking member at the end opposite the hook 46 is provided with pairs of longitudinally-spaced integral laterally-outstanding projections 48 which are received loosely 'in pairs of opposed and aligned openings 50 in the side plates of the casmgmembers, thereby plvotally connecting the locking member with the casing. A U- shaped spring 52 is located above the locking member and one arm thereof bears against the locking member and the other arm thereof bears against the flanges of the casing. The locking member is thus maintained yieldingly in locking engagement with the shackle.
The shape of'the casing and the U-spring is sufficient to maintain the U-spring in the position illustrated in Fig. 2 withoutthe ,pro-
vision of especial securing means.
The releasing member for the lockmg member comprises a pin 54L which is located under the locking member and over the hooked end of the shackle. The pin .is extended loosely through an opening 56in one ofthe side plates of the casing and through an elongated slot 58 in the other side plate of the casing, the direction of elongation of said slot being along the line of release'movement of the, locking member, Said pin 54 is pro-' vided with an upset outer end or flange 60 which overlies one s de plate and an enlarged head or finger piece 62 at the other end which the free end of Sthe this unlocking movement.
overlies the other side plate, whereby the pin is permanently secured loosely in the casing. By pushing on the head 62 of the pin in a direction to move it along the length of the slot 58, the pin is caused to tilt about its other end as shown in Fig. 5 and to engage the locking member 44 and raise it from engagement with the shackle, whereby to release the shackle, the locking member pivoting about the extensions 48 thereof during When the pin is released, the spring 52returns the locking member to its locking position. By having the locking member operated from the side of the casing rather than at the end as in my above-named application, it is found that the hand cuffs can beunlocked by the child wearing them more readily than is the case with the construction shown in my above identified application. The construction'also ischeaper in that the locking member 4A: is much simpler to. make than the corresponding locking member of my above identified application; and the hand cuff also is considered to be neater in appearance,
In orderto simulatefmore closely the "appearanceand manner of use of the regular. hand cuffs, the toy hand cuffs embodying the present invention are provided withmeans by which they can be unlocked with a key. To'this end one of the side plates of the casingmembers is provided with a key hole therein consisting of a circular opening 64 and a slot 66 which opens into said opening,
the keyhole being located immediately under the locking member 44 over the shackle and in front of the unlocking or releasing'pin 54. A key 68 as illustrated in Figs. 7 and 8 is provided to unlock the hand cuffs. The key has a slot 70 therein which is adapted torreceive. the side plate of the casing and has a ward 72 that has alength approximately equal to the widthof the casing-compartment-and lies approximately parallel to and under the lockingmember let whenthe key is inserted in the key"hole, hen the key is rotated the ward engages and raises the unlocking member out of engagement with the teeth of the shackle thereby permitting the hand cuff to be opened. ever, the shackle can be unlocked independontly of the key by manipulating the release pin 54. i
In the modification illustrated in Figs. 9
and 10, the lockingmember 44a comprises f;
Obviously, howing member located within said casing on the outside of said shackle opposite the wrist-enclosure of the hand-cuff arranged releasably to engage the "teeth of said shackle, and an unlocking member loosely extended through a flat side wall of said casing movable to raise said locking member from looking engagement with said shackle.
'2, A toy hand cud comprising an arcuate casing having an opening in one end and opposed flat side walls, a cooperating arcuate shackle pivoted to said casing at the end opposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to pass through said opening into said casing, a hooked'locking member located entirely within said casing on the outside of said shackle opposite the wrist-enclosureof the hand-cufi' arranged releasably to engage the teeth of said shackle, andan unlofckingmember that is separate from said locking member loosely extended througha flat side wall of said casing and having means cooperating with said locking'member within said casing for moving it from locking engagementwi'th said shackle.
3. A toy hand'cuff comprising a casing having an opening in one end and opposed flat side walls, a shackle pivoted to said'casing at the end opposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to pass through said opening into said casing, a hooked lock-L ing member located within said casing above the toothed end of said shackle arranged releasably to engage the teeth of said shackle, and an unlocking member located in the space between said locking member and said shackle extended loosely through a fiat side wall of said casing adapted to be raised to engage said locking member and move it away from the teeth of said shackle. V
4. A toy hand cuif comprising a casing having an openlng in one end and opposed fiat sidewalls, a shackle pivoted. to said 'cas-' ing at the. end opposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to pass through said opening into said casing, a hooked locking member located within said casing above'said shackle arranged releas ably to engage the teeth of said shackle, and avpin extended through said casing in the space between said locking member and said shackle and carried loosely by the fiat side walls of said casing havinga projection ex ternalorf said a casing and overlying'one ofsaidsidewalls by which said; unlocking pin canbe, raised-into. engagement :with said lockingmeinber" and unlock the shackle Y 5. A toy hand cuff comprising-a casing having an opening in one endand opposed flat side walls, a shackle pivoted to said cas-' ing at the end opposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to: pass through said'opening into said casing, a locking member located within said casing and having one" end thereof connected to the casing'and having a hook. at its .freeend arranged releasably to engagev the teeth-of theshackle, and an unlocking member loosely extended through a fiat wall of the casing having means cooperating with the free end of saidilocki ng member within said casing for moving the hook thereof from lock ing'engagement with the shackle.
6. A toy hand cuff comprisinga casing having an opening in one end and opposed flat side walls,a shackle pivotedto said casing at the end opposite said opening and having a toothed nd adapted to pass through said opening into Isaid casing, a" hooked locking member-located within; said. casing arranged vreleasably'to engage the teethof said shackle, and an unlocking member extended through said casing having one end thereof loosely pivoted in onev of said sideplates and having its otherv ends thereof located in a'slotin said other side plate and having an externally-located finger piece at v the slotted-end of'said casing by which said pin can be raised into engagement withsaid locking member to unlock the shackle.
7. A toy hand cufi comprising a' casing havingsan opening inone end and-opposed flat sidewalls, a shackle pivoted tosaidzcasing'atithe endopposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to pass through said opening into said casing,a=locking member located within said casing having at one end having an entrance, a shackle pivoted to said casing and having a toothed' endr which is movable into; and out of said-entrance, a
locking member for said shackle comprising a fiatinherently resilient plate located within said casingfhaving one end fixed thereto and the otherend providedwith ahook that ,is
pairs of laterally extended projections which are receivedin openings in said side adapted to engage the-teeth of said shackle, and a locking member having a projection that is external of said casing arranged to flex said locking member andirelease the hook thereof from'engagement with the teeth of said shackle. i j
9.-A'toy hand cuii comprising a casing having an entrance, a shackle pivoted to said eff casing having a toothed end that is'movable into and out of said entrance, a-locking member *for said shackle comprising an inherently resilient plate fixed at one end in said casing andhaving its'other-end freeto flex and having a hook at said free end that is adapted toengage the teeth of said'shackle,
comprising a'substantiallyflat spring plate havingopposed outstanding projections of non-circular cross-section at one end received.- in corresponding opposed non-circular openings in said side walls whereby to fix that end of said plate rigidly with said cas- 7 ing, thefree end of said plate beingadapted to flex toward and away from said shackle and having "a hook at the free'end that is adapted to engagethe teeth of said shackle, and a release'memberfor said locking member having a projection that is externalof said casing and having an. extension that is within s'aid'casing and is located in position tofiexsaid locking memberout of locking 3 engagement with said shackle;
' 11. A toy hand 'cufl comprising a casing having an opening in one endand opposed flatside walls, a shackle pivoted to said casat the end opposite said openingand having a toothed end adapted to pass through said op'eninginto said casing, a'lock ing 'member located within said casing comprising an inherently resilient flat plate located above said shackle having opposed pairs of spaced projections which'are fixed in corresponding pairs of ali ned and spaced holes in said opposed side p'lates'whereby 'to anchor one end of said plate to said casing,
the other end of said plate'being free to flex and havingaho'ok at its freeend which is adaptedreleasably to engage the teeth of said shackle-and a release member located in the space "between said plate and said shackle and having its'endsmovably carriedby said plateend having a rojection that is exter nal of said casing by which said member'can be raisedto flex saidlocking plate out of locking engagement with the teeth of said shackle.
12. A toy hand-cufl comprising a'casing having an entrance, a shackle pivoted to'said casing having a toothed end that is movable into and out of said entrance, locking and releasing mechanism for said shackle includ-' ing a member located within said casing hav ing a hook which is movable into and out of locking engagement with the teeth of said shackle,a projection external of said casing for moving said locking member'out of engagement with saidshackle, said casing having'a key hole which is located'beside said locking member and is adapted to receive a keythe ward of which can engage andraise said locking member away from engagement with the teeth of said shackle.
13. A toy hand cufi" comprising a casing,
a shackle pivoted to the casing having a toothed end which is movable into and out of said casing, locking mechanism engageable with the teeth of said casing'in'cludiiig means that is permanently connected with said casing and has a part that i-s'external thereof for unlocking said locking mechanism and releasing said shackleand means which'is removable from cooperative relation with said-casing for also operating said locking means and releasing the shackle. I
14. A toy hand cuff comprising'two hing edly connected cooperating members, locking mechanism carriedibyi one of said members to lock the other member releasably thereto, said locking mechanism having a. member that is permanently connected with the easingfor unlocking said members and also having provision for being unlockedindependently of said member. i
'15. A toy hand cuff comprising two hingedly' connected cooperating members, lock ing mechanism carried by one of said members to lock the other. member'releasably thereto, said locking mechanism having a member that is permanently connected with the casing for unlocking said members, and a key adapted to be passed through an opening in said casing and engage said locking mechanism for unlocking said hand cuii independently of said unlocking member.
16. A toy hand'cufi comprising a casing, a shackle pivotallyiconnected with said casing and having a toothed end which is movable into and out of said casing, a locking member for said shackle located within said casing having one end connectedwith said casing and the other end provided with a hook which is adapted to engage the teeth of said shackle, said locking member being maintained normally in looking engagement with said shackle, and an unlocking member tor said locking member comprising a pin which is extended through "said casing one has integral oppositely-outstanding to raise said hook from end thereof loosely pivoted in said casing and its other end operable in a slot in said casing and having an external projection that overlies said slot and is adapted to be manipulated to tilt said pin about its pivoted end and raise it into engagement with said locking member, whereby to release said shackle.
17 A toy hand cuff comprising a casing, a shackle pivoted thereto and having teeth on its outer face, said casing and shackle cooperating to define a wrist-enclosure, said casing having a shackle-passage therein, a shackle-locking member located within the outer portion of said casing adjacent said passage but entirely outside the line of movement of said shackle therein and having a hook which is engageable with the teeth of said shackle, and an unlocking member which projects laterally through said casing in the direction of the axis of the wrist-enclosure near the hook of said locking member and is movable to be raised to move said hook away from locking engagement with the teeth of said shackle.
18. A toy hand cufi comprising a casing having an opening in one end and opposed fiat side walls, a shackle pivoted to said casing at the end opposite said opening and having a toothed end adapted to pass through said opening into said casing, said shackle and casing cooperating to define a wrist-enclosure, a locking member for said shackle located within said casing comprising a plate which projections at one end which are pivotally received in aligned openings in the opposed fiat side walls of said casing, said plate having a hook at the other end which releasably engages the teeth of said shackle, and a releasing member which extends through an opening on one of the side walls of said casing in the direction of the axis of said wrist-enclosure near the hook of said plate and is movable holding engagement with the teeth of said shackle.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.
THEODORE JOHN HOGLUND.