US 1854081 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
\ April 1932' R. A. TUCKER 1,854,081
KEY CLIP Filed Nov. 5 19: 0
TTTTTT EV Patented Apr. 12, 1932 i I r 1,854,081
RALPH A. TUCKER, or JACKSON, MIGHIGAN KEY our Application filed November 3, 1930. Serial No. 493,143.
This invention relates to key clips and has 14 at their other ends, and the shanks of the for an object the provision of a clip for holdkeys are adapted to be positioned between ing keys in a manner to keep the latter ready, these substantially tapered portions which for use, the invention being especially deare provided with inwardly curved recesses keys of an automobile. for the keys as shown in Figure 1 of the draw- Another object of the invention is the proings. vision of a clip which will hold keys in a The side walls are formed with inwardly compact form so that they may be c-onvenextending projections or teats which are 1o iently carried, and which in addition, will arranged in opposed relation as shown in prevent knocking and rattling of the keys Figure 6 of the drawings, and these projecagainst the instrument board of an automotions or teats are adapted to enter openings 16 bile when the key is in the ignition lock so provided'in the keys as shown in Figure 6. that objectionable noise and damage to the These projections or teats will thus form a NITEE srATss PA E T oF FI.c1-:lff
signed for holding the ignition and door to expose the shanks to provide a finger hold '50 15 board from this cause will be avoided. fulcrum upon which the keys may beswung With the aboveand other objects in view, into and out of the clip, after the manner of the invention further includes the following the ordinary pocket knife. novel features and details of construction, to As the walls of the clip are of a resilient be hereinafter more fully described, illuscharacter, they will frictionally grip the keys O trated in the accompanying drawings and so that the ignition key may be inserted in pointed out in the appended claim. the lock of an automobile and the clip will be In the drawings: prevented from dropping upon the instru- Figure 1 is an elevation illustrating the ment board. In addition, the shoulder 17 prouse of the invention. vided at one end of the rear wall 11 will act Figure 2 is a side view of the clip. as a stop to limit relative pivotal movement Figure 3 is, an edge view with the parts in of the keys and clip in one direction.
the position shown in Figure 1. In Figure 5 of the drawings there is illus- Figure 4 is an edge view of the clip. trated the blank from which the key is made.
Figure 5 is a plan view of the blank from This blank is shaped as shown and is bent 30 which the clip is made. along the dotted lines 18 so as to provide the Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of opposed side walls and the rear connecting Figure 1. p wall.
Referring to the drawings in detail where- The invention is susceptible of various in like characters of reference denote correchanges in its form, proportions and minor v 5 sponding parts, the clip, which is formed of details of construction and the right is hereresilient metal, comprises side walls 10 and in reserved to make such changes as properly a rear wall 11, which connects the side walls fall within the scope of the appended claim. along one edge. Having described the invention what is The side walls are substantially semi-circuclaimed is lar at one end as shown at 12 so as to receive A key clip comprising spaced parallel ar-' the circular ends 13 of keys of the type usuranged side walls substantially semi-circular ally employed for the ignition locks and doors at one of their ends and substantially tapered of automobiles. The side walls are prefertoward their opposite ends to present a subably shaped as shown in Figures 1 and 2 so stantially key shape configuration, a straight 4 as to provide substantiallytapered portions rear wall connecting and bridging the side Walls at one of the longitudinal edges thereof, opposed spaced teats extending inwardly from the substantially semi-circular portions of the side walls and cooperating with each other to provide key pivots, a stop shoulder formed by one end of the rear Wall to limit relative pivotal movement of keys received by the teats, and the substantially tapered portions being provided With curved recesses extending into the free edges thereof to expose the shanks of the keys whereby the latter may be grasped for moving the keys on the teats from the clip.
-In testimony whereof I a'flix my signature.
RALPH A. TUCKER. V