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Publication numberUS1899203 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1933
Filing dateJun 19, 1931
Priority dateJun 19, 1931
Publication numberUS 1899203 A, US 1899203A, US-A-1899203, US1899203 A, US1899203A
InventorsLabreche Joseph Charle Auguste
Original AssigneeLabreche Joseph Charle Auguste
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined bottle opener and key ring
US 1899203 A
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' 1933- J. c. A. LABRECHE COMBINED BOTTLE OPENER AND KEY RING Filed June 19, 1931 Patented eb. 28, 1933 aosnrn CHA LES-Answers minim:(urn,- folrv rioN'rnEAL, game, {01mm 7 f L l i l coMBmEnmo rTLE gmfif. 1

Application filed June 19, 1931. S eri a1*No.545,458'.;

Thefpresent invention pertains to a novel combined bottle opener and key ring designed a to be carried conveniently-in the pocket.

The principalobject of the invention is to s 5 provide a deviceof this Character constructed in a simple manner and made-of inexpensive parts such as sheet metal stampings. Ac

cordingly, two frame-like stampings are secured one over the other in substantially co 1o incident relation. Contiguous endsvoffthese members are formed respectively with an open gap and a lap joint; The eye of a key is inserted in the gap, passed'between the end pieces and then through the lap'j oint, "where by the key has its'eye threaded over the end pieces and suspended therefrom;

For the bottle opening-function, one of the frame members is formed with a strut defining an opening adapted to receive a por tion of "a crown bottle cap. The strut engages beneath the corrugated edge of the cap,

I and the'adjacent end of the frame rests upon the cap; A pun on'the other end removes the cap from the b0ttle.-

example in the following description and in the-accompanying,,drawing in which igure lis a perspective viewshowing'the deviceinuse; r I

Figure 2 is'a plan view of the device; Figure 3 is a plan view atthe opposite side thereof; v 7

Figure -is an edge view;

Figure 5 is a section on the, line 5 5 0' 16 between the strut .Z-and the unmutilated "8'5 Figure 3; i

Figure 6 is aplan view of one of theparts;

Figure 7 is a plan viewgof the'other part; and

v p t .Figure 8 is a plan view of the-part shown: 9 in Fig. 7, in a different condition. y o

.Reference to these views will now be made i by use of like, characters which are employed 1 to designate corresponding parts throughout.

"In Figure 6 is shown aframe-like member H r the ring. s In this condltiomthe ring is car- 95 1 of substantially rectangular form and havstamping and may thus be'produce'dv'ery inexpensivelyin large quantities. One ofthe nds 3 of the member 1 is split and the sepa The invention is fully disclosed by way of imparted to the lower end fthe device lifts a s rated parts thus formed are, t outwardly Ias ate to form a-gap 5 ,-,asshown more clean;

ly in Figures and 6. r I The devicegalso embodies anothervframeilike member? "also of substantially'rectangu-- o lar .form an'd preferably entirely hollow, that;

is, without atransversestrutpas shown-fin Figure'8; Oneof the ends 8-is split as at 9, and the, severed parts thus formed are caused to overlap each other, as indicated by thenu-- her 7 is also preferablya sheet meta-l'sta-mp 5 ing made inexpensively invlarge quantities.

The. members 1 and? are now superimposed s one-over the other in coincidentrelatlon as -may be seen more clearlyin' Figures 1, 2,4

and 5. The parts arethen riveted together at 76 selected points as indicated bythe numeral13. Theouter surfacesofithe members 1 and 7 are next'finishedc asbygrinding,1and the ends of i I the rivets maybe filed .ofi' ifnecessary. .The article is then plated in a nickle or. chromium bathand subsequently burnishedif desired} Afterlthese, operations, tlie ends of the :rivets cannot be seen; and the outer surfaces .ofthe 7 article are smooth anduniform as shown'in 'FigureL s so i "The device is useful asja combined bottle opener and key ring.- In removing a crown cap 14 from the neck of ia"bottle,15,;a portion. of the edge of the cap is received in the space end the latter bearing on the top of the cap, and the strut 2 engaging beneath the corrugated edge of the cap. An upward thrust the cap from the bottle. In using the device asa keyring, the key'18 o is laid inthe gap 5 and slipped beneaththeend piece 3' at eithersidelofthe gap in such v a manner'that the piece receives the eye 19 of o jriedbeyond the'overlapping parts i themember 7 and is thensprung between these parts in such a manner that the eye 19 also receives the end piece 8 of the member 7. The c 1 turned.

suspended from one end of the device by its eye 19, as shown in Figure 1.

Although a specific embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it Will be understood that various alterations in the details of construction may be made with; out departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.

What I claim is 2-- e .i

1. A key ringcomprising a pairof frame like memberssecured one over'the other,one endof one of said members having a gap,and the contiguous end of theother member having a lapjoint.

2. A combined bottle openerand i ii 7 comprising a pair of frame-like members secured one over the other, one end of one of said members having a gap, and the contiguous end of the other member havinga lap j oint, one of said-members having a transverse strut defining an opening adapted to re ceivej aportion of a bottle cap. I

3. A key ring comprising a pair of frame-- like members secured one over the other,one endof one of said members having a gap, and thecontiguous end of the other member having a lap joint, said lap joint being offset from said gap. 7 i V a 4. A key ring comprisinga pair of frame- 7 like members 'securedone over the other, one end of one of said members having a gap, and thecontiguous end of the other member havr ing a lap joint, the parts of said end at opposite sides of said gap being upturned.

5. A combined bottle opener and key ring comprising a pair of frame-like members secured one over the other, one end of one of said members having a gap, and the contiguous end of the other member having a lap j 'oint,the' parts of said end at opposite sides of said gap being upturned, one of said members having a transverse strut defining an opening adapted to receivea portion ofJa bottle cap.' i

6. A combined bottle opener and key ring comprising a pair of framedike' members secured one over the other, one end of oneof said members having a gap, and the contiguous end of the other member having'alap joint, one'of said members having a transverse strut defining an opening adapted to receive a portion of a bottle cap, said lap joint being offset from said gap, the parts of said end at opposite sides ofsaid gap being up In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand. v i

JOSEPH: CHARLES AUGUSTE LABRECHE

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US5090277 *Oct 11, 1990Feb 25, 1992Spiller Mildred ESki boot key
US7171831 *Oct 30, 2002Feb 6, 2007Matthews Stephen NTool for turning keys
US7313983 *Jun 26, 2006Jan 1, 2008Book Steven CBottle opener
US20130333427 *May 29, 2013Dec 19, 2013Dominic GuerriniKey Ring
DE3241206A1 *Nov 8, 1982May 10, 1984Koenig Brauerei KgBottle opener for crown-cork bottles
DE102010053649A1 *Dec 6, 2010Jun 6, 2012Tobias SchnurBottle opener comprises two intersecting rings, where two intersecting circular or elliptical bodies are provided
Classifications
U.S. Classification7/151
International ClassificationB67B7/00, B67B7/44
Cooperative ClassificationA44C15/00, B67B7/44
European ClassificationB67B7/44, A44C15/00