US 1841266 A
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Jan; 12, 1932. JONES KEY AND CARD CARRIER Filed May 1'7, 1950 Javier faizea;
ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 12, 1932 UNITED STATES LESTER JONES, OF WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA KEY AND CARD CARRIER Application filed May 17,
This invention relates to identification carriers of a type designed for the accommodation of the permit and registration card of the motor vehicle operator.
The. invention consists of a key attach- -ment for the carrier whereby the ignition key of the. particular vehicle and the registration card therefor will be kept together.
An additional object of the invention consists of a retaining element for the carrier for sustaining the registration card and operators permit.
More specifically stated the carrier is provided with a closure for protecting the cards against injury due to'wear and atmospheric conditions.
lVith the above and other objects in view, the invention further consists of the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fullydescribed, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the present invention.
Figure '2 is a view similar to Figure 1 of the portion of the invention designed for carrying the identification matter.
v Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional vlew taken through the assembly.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the identification carrying portion of the invention with the latter extended.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the card carrylng means per se.
surface thereof to provide a convenient and effective finger grip. A bushing 11, carried upon one side of the closure cap and extoriorly threaded. is designed for telescopic threaded association within one end of a tubular housing member 12. Spaced clamping members 13 and 14 respectively, of semi circular shape in cross section, have the flat 1930. Serial No. 453,327.
sides thereof exposed toward one another in the 'manner suggested in Figure Got the drawings to accommodate the adjacent overlapplng portions of the two cards, generally the registration card and the operators perm t. It is obviously apparent that the width or degree of the space between the clamping members 13 and 14 may be such that any number of cards may be retained therebetween. Both of the retaining elements are joined at one end to the bushing 11 and pro ected axially of the longitudinal center thereof. A disk member 15 rigidly secured upon the other end of the clamping member 14 is also provided with a recess 16 in communication with the fiat side of the retaining element 14 to accommodate the sprung end of the retaining element 13, which will be hereinafter referred to as the flexible retaining element. In other words, projecting of the free end of the flexible retaining element 13 within the recess 16 of the disk 15 will serve to maintain the flexible retaining element in the position shown in Figure 4.
A split clamping band 17 is employed for the purpose to prevent unwrapping of the registration and operators permit cards wound about the outer rounded sides of the retaining elements 13 and 14 respectively. It is obviously apparent from the illustration of my invention in Figure 3 of the drawings that the disk 15 will serve to close the other end of the tubular housing member 12 to retard ingress of moisture and other inert matter which may cause fading, deterioration and other injury to the cards so as to make identification of the operator and vehicle difiicult.
A hook eye or the like. such asindicated at 18, carried'upon the outer side of the closure cap 10 is connected with the finger engaging portion of a key 19 through the instrumentality of a link connection 20. The key 19 is designedly the ignition key of the motor vehicle identified by the registration card.
It is believed that the invention will not only serve as an effective means for checking up vehicle thefts but will also prove convenient to diiierent members of a family using the same car as the registration card will always accompany the ignition key.
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details'of construction, and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a housing open at both ends, a closure capfor one end thereof including a housing engaging portion, retaining elements upon the closure cap providing a card carrying spindle, and means'carried by said elements to close the other end of the housing.
2.,A device of the character described comprising a housing open at both ends, a closure cap for one end thereof including a housing engaging portion, retaining elements upon the closure cap providing a card carrying spindle, a disk rigidly positioned upon one of said elements to close the other end of the housing, and said disk having a recess detachably securing the adjacent end of the other retainin element. r
3. A device of the c aracter describe-d comprising a tubular housing open at both ends,
. a closurecap removahlypositioned within a one end of the housing, spaced rigid and flexible retaining elements arranged to project within the housing when the closure cap is attached and to accommodate identification matter therebetween, a disk rightangularly disposed upon the rigid retaining element to closethe other end of the housing, and said disk having a recess for detachably securing the other end of the flexible retaining element. In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.