US 1889860 A
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A. HALFIN Dec. 6, 1932.
MONEY BAG Filed sept. 2s. 1951 INVENTOR ATTORNE Patented Dec. 6, 1932 rasage@ ABRAHAM HALIIN, 0]? NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application led September 28, 1931. Serial No. 565,518.
This inrention relates to receptacles for the storage or conveyance of various articles and especially receptacles that are peculiarly adapted for the safekeeping of valuables such Y as cash, jewelry, or -thelike Among the objects of the invention is to provide a container or receptacle, preferably in the nature of a bag, having a mouth adapted to be closed tightly and locked to prevent tampering with the contents, the bag or receptacle being especially and peculiarly adapted for the making of bank deposits after usual bank hours, and in harmony with the modern practiceof making deposits by means of specially designed or prepared doors or windows in banking or analogous institutions, and whereby the customers of a bank may enjoy the banking facilities with safety at any time during the day or night. v
Another obj ectof the invention is to provide a receptacle in the nature of a bag with an improved locking meansV which is permanently associated with the bag and `is movable relative thereto forengaging through portions of the bag for locking the same.
More specifically, it is an .obj ectvof the invention to provide an improved device cluding a'padlock and a slide fastener, with a connection between the slide and the shackle ofthe padlock such that the connection is alined with the slide in the locked position. and the shackle being at right angles thereto, and the 'connection affording lateral swinging movement and relative longitudinal sliding movement of the shackle to facilitate the lock ing engagement.
Another object ofthe invention is to provide a flexible bag having associated means including a slide fastener, a connecting e means of relatively short length and prefer-- ably semi rigid character, so connected at one end to the slid-e and at its other end slidably to the shackle of a padlock withthe shackle engageable in a hole of the bag to prevent opening of the slide fastener as to afford a compact rigid engagement despite the flexibility of the bag.
@ther objects and advantages of the invention will become 'apparent as the specification proceeds.
With'the aforesaidy objects in view,` the invention consists in the novel combinations and arrangements offparts hereinafter `described in ,their preferred embodimentaY 4pointed .out 1n the s ubjoined claims, and il,- lustrated on the annexed drawing, wherein like parts are designated bythe same refer-l ence characters throughout theseveral views;
In the drawing: A x Figure l is a. sidel elevation showing a preferred formof bag and locking mechanism lockedV closed. i
v FigzQ is a fragmentary edgeview of the same, looking toward the left in Fie'.`
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Figrlout showing the lock unlocked and the mouth partially open. l, y l i Fig. i is an enlarged vertical section on the line 4-4 of Fig. l, partly broken away.V
Figo is a transverse sectional detail on the -line'5-5 of Fig. l. d v
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary side view of a modified form ofthe invention with parts removedvto :clearly show theA construction.
Fig; 7 is an enlarged fragmentary edge view ofthe device.L -V i The advantageso'fthe invention as here outlined `are best realized when all of its fea.-
tures and instrumentalities are combined in one and the same structure, but, useful de'-v vices maybe producedembodying less than the whole; f i
It willfbe obvious to those skilled in the art to whichthis invention appertains, that the same may be incorporated in several dif,- ferent constructions. The accompanying drawi ng,'therefore, 'is submitted merely as showingthe preferred exemplification of the invention. f`
Referring now` more specifically .to the drawing I show a receptacle in the nature of any bag l0 of asuitable size, design, construction, ormaterial, but shown `as having a mouth 11 adapted to be opened for the full `width of the bagy and also adapted to be locked closed as will soon appear. 'In its preferred form the Ibag is lmade of Vsuitable strong tough fabric material and of two'parts substantially similar to each other and united along a seam l2 andwith the seam suitably the particular manner of formation of the mouth or the binding thereof, the style of the receptacle that is approved by the trade and has been found most suitable is one in which the edges of the mouth or lips 14 are bound severally by any suitable'type of slide.l
fastener 15, the elements of which are caused to interlock with one another in order from one end of the mouth to the other as a result of the movement of the slide 16..
Each strip 15 of thefastener may be attached firmly and strongly as by, a braidor tape 17 to the lip portion of the bag, suitable double rows of stitches 18 being employed.-
Adjacent to onek end of the mouth are fastening Vportions which may include registering openings 19 being reenforcedr by groin#` mets 20. Engageable through said openings is any suitable locking device 21, which may be in the nature of a padlock, thesame being connected with the slide 16 in proximity to the latter, and for af limited degree of movement relative thereto, as by swinging for en-V gaging in said openings, and for constituting the locking device a vhandle for opening and closing the slide fastener. y
More particularly, a connecting means such as 22Ymay be provided which is preferably fleXible and operative between the slider16 andthe shackle 23 of the padlock for apurpose hereinafter set forth. @ne form of the connecting means may includea loop member or bail 24 which passes loosely through a hole 25 in a flange 26 of the slide. The bail may have oppositely bent' ends 27 on which may be pivotally mountedia connector or strap 28,
as by spaced hub. portions29. [The strap 28 may be made of sheet metal benty atits oppositev ends to form the hub portions 29 at one end, there being a central cut out between said hubportions, and afsleeve portion 3() at the opposite end of the strap forengaging around and snugly slidably receiving the shackle leg 31 that is permanently connected to the body of the padlock. Acentral rivet 32 may be Y used for securing together the'parts *of the strap 28.
As thus constructed, the strap 28and bail 24 may be in alinement with the'slide 16, and also laterallyswingably related thereto. The
- strap and bail extend, however, at right angles to the leg 81 of the shackle. The latter may be rotatable with respect tothe padlock body in the well known manner. The sleeve 30 is so arranged that the shackle cannot be dis` engaged therefrom, due to the curve in the shackle. But the leg 31 is slidable through and alongthe sleeve 30.V
In operation, for locking the mouth of the bag the padlock is seized in the hand of the operator and pulled so as to cause'the slide to close the slide fastener. Then the padlock shackle is passed through said holes, the leg 31'sliding in the sleeve 30; at the same time the alined relation of parts 16, 24 and 28 is restored. Finally, the padlock body -is rotated into engagement with the shackle and `locked therewith.V When thus locked, the
padlock may form a laterally projecting handle for the bag, and is conveniently accessible for the insertion of a key at the base thereof.
y In Fig. 6 is shown a'- slightly modified form of the invention wherein all the elements are the same but are slightly differently arranged. the shackle 23 being relatively `narrow so as to clamp snugly around the edge of the bag as at 82. lThus a Isecure engagement is attained, since the opening,r 19 is in proximity to the reenforcing band orstrips 14, andthe same is true of the strap at 88. In this rel gard, it willbe noted that the., slide fastener 15 itself affords a degree of reenforcement to the bag, which is particularly useful at the'corner 34 thereof.` It will be notedi that the strap 28 is substantially atright angles Vto the bail 24 thereby following. closely shackle, Vand a short connecting means disposed along an edge of the bag for-controlling the slide, said. connecting means being laterally inflexible and having laterally swingableV connection atene. end.` with the slide and slidingpermanent'connection at the otherend with a leg of the shackle, the bag having a hole through which a leg of the shackle is movable for interlocking.
2. In a flexible bag having a mouth and a slide fastener for closing said mouth, includ! ing a slide for the interlocking thereof, the combination of a padlock having a shackle. and a connecting means for controlling. the slide, said connecting means having laterally swingable connection at one end with the slide and sliding permanent connection at the vother end'with a leg of the shackle, the connecting means being movable intermedi Y ate of its ends, only at an angle to the direction of said lateral swinging movement so nso along the plane of the slide fastener around a corner of the bag, the bagV having alined openings through which the other leg of the shackle is movable for interlocking with the body of the padlock.
3. In a flexible bag having a mouth and a slide fastener for closing said mouth,` in
prevent opening movement ofthe slide, the
hole and slide being in relatively close prox` imity to each other and the connecting means being relatively short and extending in alinement with the slide fastener, the connecting means having laterally swingable engagement with the slide and being otherwise immovable laterally so that the connecting means is adapted to extend along an edge of the bag. and the laterally swingable engagement facilitating engagement of the shackle in a hole of the bag. c i
d. In a flexible bag having a mouth and a slide fastener for closing said mouth, including a slide for thev interlocking'thereof, the
combination of a padlock having a shackle,
and connecting means between the slide and that leg of the shackle which is permanently connected to body of the padlock, the bag having a hole through which the shackle is acplapted to be locked by passing the other leg or the shackle therethrough to prevent opening movement of the slide, the hole and slide being in relatively close proximity to eachH pitvhelrv andthe connecting means being rela- U- y slioit and extending in alinement with the slide fastener, the connecting means having a sleeve in which the permanently connected leg is slidable i of vthe shackle and insertion in said hole.
-o. In a flexible bag having a mouth provided with a slide fastenerl for closin`0` the mouth, the combination of a padlock hzving a shackle provided with closed leg and an open leg, the bag having a hole in the flexible body thereof in proximity to the slide of the slide fastener in the closed position thereof, the open leg of the shackle kbeing engageable through said opening transversely of the slide fastener, and means permanently connecting the slide with theclosed leg externally of the bag to prevent the slide fastener from being opened, and said padlock constituting a handle for the slide for opening the said fastener.
6. A device including a flexible walled receptacle having an end opening and a slide fastener extending along saidv opening for closing the saine, said receptacle having a for lateral movement` plurality-'of alinedfholes in proximity to an I end of the slide fastenerv and a side edgeof Y the receptacle, the slide fastener having a slide,a padlock havinga shackle, and means connecting as a unit the slide with a leg of the shackle, said shackle having oneleg releasably engaging through said'alined holes and the other leg thereof clamping around s aid side edge, thel connecting means4 extending from `the latter leg ofthe shackle to the slide along the side edge of the receptacle,whereb v -with the ,slidel fastener reenforci'ngthe'por-k tion of the receptacle through which the alined openings extend.
v 7. Adevice including a flexible Walled receptacle having a mouth extending to a side edgethereof, a slide fastener including a slide opening movement of the slide is prevented soy V' for said mouth, alined holes inthe walls of i the receptacle, said holes being positioned in proximity to the closed position of the'slide and in the corner defined by the slide fastener and said side edge, a padlock having ashackle,v
the widthof the Vshackle beingl such as to clamp said Vcorner of the receptacle, and one leg of the shackle extending through the alined holes and the other around the said side edge below the slide fastener, and means movably connecting the slide and the last mentioned leg of the shackle, said means extending along said side edge of the receptacle,
whereby'opening movement of the slide is i prevented and said corner re-enforced by the slide fastener. i
8. A device including a flexible walled receptacle having an end opening and a slide fastener extending along said opening for closing the same, said receptacle having a hole in proximity to an end of the slide fastener and a side edge of the bag, a locking means? having a shackle, and means connecting as a unit the slide with a leg ofthe shackle, saidshackle having 'one leg releasably engaged through said hole and the other leg engaged yaround said side edge, the connecting'means 1 extending from the latter leg of the shackle to the slide along the corner'y of the receptacle Y adjacent to said hole, the connecting means having a joint at the apex of said cornery for cle-sely embracing the latter.
49. A device including'a flexible walled receptacle having an end opening and a slide. i
fastener extending along said opening for closing the saine, said receptacle having a hole in proximity to an end of the slide fastener and a side edge of the receptacle,the slide fastener having a slide, and fastening means secured to the slide, said fastening means including a loop ineansdetachably engageable through said hole and clamping around said Vside Wall for flexingthe latter-inward to afford an anchorage for the loop means below the adjacent portion of the slide fastener.
l0. A device including a flexible walled re-V ceptacle having an end opening and means c.
including a slide fastener extending therealong, said receptacle having a hole 1n proximity to an end of the slide fastener and a side edge of the receptacle, said means reenforcing the opening portion of the receptacle adjacent to said side edge, the slide fastener having a slide, and fastening means connected to the slide and including means extending through said hole and clamped around said 1 side edge so as to flex the latter inward and