US 1883481 A
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C. BAUM oct. 18', 1932.
BAG LOCK Filed July 18. 1931 INVENTOR Carles Bzzlm Patented Oct. 18,A 1932 UNIT.v -2l);-l S'TATES PATE j en ziannsEnma,A E IRVINGTON," NEW JERSEY, AssIeNon y'ron POETER a 4eager' the invention consists 1n the improved bag IEVINGEQMNEWJEESEY, Af coEroEA'rIoNoE NEW JERSEY.l
'Application mea July 1s,
This invention` relatesito bag locks, and more .particularly to simple and effective means for locking Vthe relatively movable frames of hand bags and vother receptacles* 1n closed position to prevent the same from bein#r surreptitiously opened and the contents of the bag extractedjor stolen;` n
lit isan .additional object Vof-.the inventionv to provide such a locking de'vice'in 4conjunction with the usual snap or springlatch whereby the bag frames. are held in closed position, and which may be easily and quickly operated to effectually lock the parts to'- gether and prevent release` of the latching means, orto enable saidlatehing means to be released and the bag framesmovedto open position. f 'Y VIt is also a further .object of the invention te provide an auxiliary lockingdeviceof theV above characterparticularly designed fornuse upon handbag-frames andwhieh will constitute an ornamental land attractive adjunct to the'hand bag.`
YOther important objects of my present disclosure reside in the simple` construction and mounting of the several mechanical parts of the lock whereby reliability in the functional operation thereof is assured while production Vcosts will be comparatively low. Y'
With theabove and-other objects in view,
lock, .and in the form, .construction and relative arrangement of its several partsv as `will be hereinafter Imore vfullydescribed, illus'- trateddn the accompany-ingdrawing, and subsequently incorporatedLin the subjoined claims. Y f
In the drawing, 'wherein Ilhave ldisclosed several simple and'practical embodiments ofthe invention, and in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several .views,. e A Figure lisa side elevation,'fthe bag frame members being shown in separated. relation,
and parts of the improved lockingdevice illustratedfinseetioni' y 1 2 is a .top plan view,i;certain parts shown in section, and thebag framemembers Vlocked together in Aclosed'position';`
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enlarged scale taken on' the line 3 3 of Fig. 2; j
Fig. t is a similar sectional view taken on the line 4 4 Of FigT 2*,
Fig. l5 i's a fragr'nentaryv perspective view showing a slightly modified form ofthe device; i
Fig. 6 is asimilar view,lthe bag frame members being shown in separated relation;
Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional viewtaken substantially on theline of Fig. 5.
`and j Figs. 8 Aand 9 are detail transverse sectional views taken on the lines 8- 8 andl9-f9 respectively, of Fig. 7 Y Y In the accompanying drawing, for purposesof illustration, I- have shown my locking device applied tothe frame .of a ladyls hand bag, in whichthe bag framemembers 5 and 6 respectiyely,are"of `theusual channel .form sheet metal construction hingedly .con-
nected toeach other at their ,ends las shown at' 7 in the customary manner.`
As illustrated in .FgS- l t0 4 inclusive, 0f the drawing, upon the topof the bag frame member 5 and at one side 'of'its longitudinal center, a locking lug 8 is rigidly secured by any preferred means. i The upper end of this l lug isformed with a longitudinally extending rectangular groove or channel 9.
.In vclosely adjacent relationitothe fixed lug Sand extending nh )ngitudinally A therefrom tbe.V-
yond the Center of theframe, a relatively long bar 10 ismounted upon said frame for transverse rocking motion relative thereto. -This bar is preferably of the same cross sectional form and dimensions as-the lug 8.
While variousQmeans Vmight be "employed for mountingthe bar l0 on the frame mem# .ber so as top ermit of its yielding transverse rocking movement, for this purpose, I have shown a longitudinally extending metal :loop
ll weldedor otherwise securely iXedttQafhB bottom face of the bar 1 0 at one v`side of its longitudinal ycenter line andextending downV- Lwai-.diy .therefrom through va Slot -12 in the top wallvof the frame Vn iember 5. A `bowed wire spring .13 extends ,through the loop 11, andbears vat-its opposite ends against the 50 Fig. 3 is a transversesectional view on an under side 4of lthe topwallof theframe.V `This` .e100 I s adapted to bear against the lower edge ofspring normally urges the loop 11 downwardly through the slot 12 and yieldingly holds the, bar 10 against lockingmotion and in parallel relation with the frame member 5.
This frame'member at -its center carries an upwardly projecting latchlug-14 having -a rounded or beveled end surface which is the bar 10, and resiliently springv the same upwardly and rock saidV bar on 'theframe -member so that said latch lug may ride underthe bar and enter the cavity or recess 15 in the lower face of said bar. This constitutes the ordinary snap latch with which such bag frames are usually provided to releasably hold said frames in closed position and substantially in face to face contact with each other.
Ags an auxiliary or supplemental locking means for the bag frame, I provide the shiftable locking bar 16 which Vis mounted for longitudinal sliding 'movement in the rectangular channel 17 formed in the npper surface of the bar 10, said channel being generally of the same depth as the channel 9 in the lug 8. The opposite ends of the bar 16 are correspondingly formed or shaped to provide thereon the inwardly facing shoulders indicated at 18 and 19 respectively on the lower side of said bar. VThe beveled surface 20 on the end of the bar 16 having the shoulder 18 thereon isadapted to function- "ally cooperate with the lug 8 in a manner which will be hereinafter explained.
Intermediate of its ends, the bar 16 is provided with Vthe horizontally disposed longitudinally extending slot 21 through which the transverse 0uide pin 22 fixed in the bar 10 adjacent oneend thereof is engaged. This end of the bar is also provided in the base i wall of the channel 17 with a longitudinally extending groove 28 in which one arm of the bent wire spring 24 is engaged, the terminal .thereof being suitably fixed to the bar 10. The other arm of this spring exerts an upward bearing pressure against theintermediate wall of the groove 25 in the lower face of the locking bar 16.
At the other end of the bar 10 the base wall of the channel 17 therein is recessed as 'at 26 to accommodate the downward projectingshoulder 18 at the end of the locking bar. Y In the operation of the device above explained, assuming that the locking bar 16 is in the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the two frame members 5 and 6 are first brought to closed position to engage-the latching lug 14 in the recess 15. They bar 10y may then be securely locked against rocking motion to release said latch by shifting the bar 16 longitudinally to the position shown in dotted lines. As this bar is moved, its beveled face 20 first engages the end of the lug 8 at the base wall of the groove 9, thereby pivotally rocking said end of the locking bar upwardly on guide pin 22 against the actionof spring 24. To permit of this vertical rocking motion of the bar 16, the base wall of the groove or channel 17 is beveled orinclined downwardly from the pin 22 to the adjacent end ofi-the bar 10 as shown at 27. The sliding movement of the bar 16 is continued until limited by engagement of the guide pin 22 with one end of the slot 21, at which timeV the shoulder 18 is positioned beyond the end of the, channel 9 in the lug 8 whereupon the spring 24 acts to return the locking bar 16 to its normal horizontal position in parallel relation to the bar 10 and lug 8 so that the shoulder 18 extends downwardly below groove 9 over the end face of said lug. Thus, it will be evident that the bar 10 is rigidly held in connection with the lug 8 and frame member 5 against a transverse relative rocking motion whereby the latching lug might be released and the bag frame members moved to open position.
In order to open the bag frame, a downward bearing pressure is firstv applied to the end of the bar 16 provided with the lug 19, whereby the other end of said bar-will be lifted so that its shoulder 18 may enter the channel 9 of lug 8.v The locking bar is then withdrawn from this channel until its shouldered end 18 is positioned withinthe recess 26. Thus the connection between bar 10 and the lug 8 is released sothat said bar may now be tra-nsversely rocked upon the bag frame 5 and disengaged from the latch lug 14. The bag frame members 5 and 6 may then be separated in the usual way to afford access to the contentsof the bag.
In Figs. 5 to 9 of the drawing, I have shown another embodiment of the invention, in which instead of mounting both of the parts 8 and 10 upon the same frame member, Ithe part 8 is mounted on the frame member 5 while the part 10 is mounted on the frame member 6. In this case, each of these parts is rigidly fixed to the respective frame members and projects transversely beyond the inner face thereof so that when the bag frame members are in closed position and with parts 8 and 10 in aligned relation, the outer surfaces of said parts are substantially flush with the outer sides of the respective frame members.'
In this construction, the two parts 8 and 10 may be of'substantially the same length and the longitudinal groove or channel 9 in the part8 has its base wall inclined downwardly towards the end of said part which is in opposed relation to the part 10, as shown at 9a. One of said parts is provided in its end face with aV recess 15 to receive a latching stud or projection 14 on the opposed end face of the other part Whentheibagheretofore described With-the exception that the slot 21l in said bar is centrally positioned between the ends thereof and vpermits of Va comparatively longer longitudinal `sliding movement of said bar.
In the operation ofthe latter form of vthe device, it Will be understood that When the bag'frames are ybrought together they are first resiliently latched by the engagement of stud leL in the recess 15, the locking bar v16 being in Vits retracted position as shown Vin Fig. 6. The parts 10 and 8 being thus latched in aligned relations, the bar 16` is now shifted so that one end thereof rides upwardly upon the inclined surface 9a. of the channel in the part 8 until said end of the bar is disposed beyond oneend of said part When the spring 24 acts to return the'barto normal position and engage its shouldered e end With the end face lof part 8 as above en-v 25 P y l lained. i
From the foregoing description considered in connection with the accompanying draw-l ing, it Will be apparent that I have devised a simple and highly effective auxiliary locking means for hand bags and other articles as a supplement to the conventional spring` latch Which will securely hold the bag frame members in closed positionsov that any attempt to surreptitiously open the bagand remove its contents Will be easily detected.
Also by means of such a device,the possible accidental loss of the bagcontents is obvi-V ated. Either embodiment of my invention Y as above described, `provides also an ornamentally attractiverv adjunct for such i bag frames since its several parts may be produced in highly ornamental forms, and arevery compactly arranged or associated, so that-the device While it may be easily and quickly operated, will noty be obtrusive. Further, my invention affords a device for this purpose Which in view of the'simplicityfof itsseveral l mechanicalv elements may be produced-at comparatively small manufacturing cost so that there Will be no appreciable increase in the retail selling price of such lhand bags.
While I have herein shown several-.prac- ,Y
tica-l and desirable embodiments of m present invention,` it is to berunderstood t at the various features thereof may bevconstructed in various otherk alternative forms, and I" therefore, reservethe privilege ofresorting to all such legitimate changes therein as may Vb e fairly embodied Within the spirit and scope of the invention vas claimed. I claim:
l. In a lock of the kind described, com` plementary members relatively movable into f t tudinally extendinggroove in the top thereof,
' and out of aligned relation, latch means rerelation, and' supplementary locking means movement and prevent release of said latch means.` l f 2.- In a lock of the kind described, complementary members relatively movable into and out of aligned relation, latch means releasably holding the said members in aligned relation, and a part Yslidably mounted on one ofsaid members andmanually operable rely ative.,thereto, said part havingfmeans cooperating with the other of said members to Vlock said members against relative niovementand prevent release of said latch means..
" 3. In a lock of the kind described, complementary members relatively movable into and Y -outof aligned relation, latch means releasably holding the said members in aligned relation, andA supplementary locking means Vincluding a Imanually operable locking bar,
vmeans for mounting. said baron one of said members for slidiiigfandfpivotal movement relative thereto, said lbar havingineans at one .end cooperating With lthe other of said membersinrone position of said bar to lock said members against relative movement and prevent releasel of 'thelatch means, .and spring .means 'cooperating vvith'said bar to 'yielding-` 'ly' resist pivotal movement thereof.Vv
4.?In a ,fastenerr rfor relatively'movable frames, ay memberfixed to one of said frames,
Ya complementary member fmovably .mounted on saidxframe, a latch part carried by the` other frame coactmg with said movable memvbe'rto latch the frames againstrelative movement in closed position, and manually operable loclring meansl carried by said movable member -and ycooperating with said fiXed memj ber to lock said first named member against` movement on the frame.v
J5." In ayfastener for. relatively movable frames, a` lmember yfixed to one. of said frames, a .complementary member movably mounted on said frame, a latch part carried by the other frame coacting with said movable member to latch the frames against relative moveyment in closed position, rsaid movable member in its latch engaging position being substan- 1 tiallyin abutting contact with one end of said fixed member, and amanually operable locking bar movably mounted upon one of said members and coacting With the other member kto loclcsaid movable member in itsflatch engaging position.
6. Ina fastener for bag frames and the like,
fa member Xed to one of said frames project` e ing upwardly therefrom and having a groove at its upper end, a kcomplementary member 2 mounted upon the top of said frame for yield- 4able transverse rocking movement relative thereto, said latter'member having a longia ylatch part rfixed tothe other of the bagV frames'y and yieldingly c'oa'eting With said latter member to releasably latch the :trames in closed position, a locking bar. slid'ably and pivotally mounted in the groove of said latter member and havingmeans at one end engageable in the groove of said lined member to loel; said latch engaging member against rocking movement onthe frame, said means including a shoulder engaging over one end face of the lined member, and a spring Cooperating With said locking bar to yieldably hold the same againstl pivotal movement and yieldably retaining the same in locking enga gement with said iiXed member.
7. In a fastener for bag frame members and the like, releasably co-acting partsl on, the respective frame members, means connecting one of said parts With one frame member Whereby said part may be transversely rocked to releasing position, an element fixed to one of the frame members and disposed in alignment With said latter latch part When the frame members are latched together in closed position, and separate manually operable means rigidly connecting said latch part With said element to thereby lock said latch part against rocking movement.
8. In a fastener for bag frame members and the like, releasably (2o-acting parts on the respective frame Vmembers, means connecting one of said parts With one frame member whereby said part may be transversely rocked to releasing position, an element fixed to one of the frame members and disposed inv alignment With said latter latch part When the -rame members are latched together in Closed position, and a manually operable locking bar A mounted upon said latch part and shiftable relative thereto in parallel relation to the frame. member and into looking engagement with said element to thereby prevent transv serve rocking movement of the latch part.
In testimony that I claim theV foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name hereto.
. CHARLES BAUM.