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Publication numberUS1902665 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1933
Filing dateJun 6, 1932
Priority dateJun 6, 1932
Publication numberUS 1902665 A, US 1902665A, US-A-1902665, US1902665 A, US1902665A
InventorsReinhold Frederick E
Original AssigneeReinhold Frederick E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Padlock
US 1902665 A
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Marchzl, 1933.

F. E, REINHOLD PADLOCK Fild June 6, 1952 Patented Mar. 2l, 1933 Y FREDERICK EREINHQLD, or Los ANGELns CALIFORNIA.

PADiKA l I Application mea June 6,' isaj s'eiarNo siamo. 'd i This invention relates generally to locks,

more specifically to that form of locks com- Y Inonly known as padlocks.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a lock in which the shackle is removably secured to the body by screw threaded connections in lieu of the usual f locking mechanisms. y Another object is to provide a locking device of strong and durable construction which is particularly adapted for use in locking electric meter boxes, gas valves or the like to cut oif the service therethrough and which are to `remain vlocked Vuntil the service is again restored.

VOther objectsV and advantages will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig.- 1 is aside elevation of thelocking zdevice, parts being broken away and shown in section.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken -sub-` stantially on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section taken through the body of the lock.

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the from the body. A

Fig. 5 is a section taken through a modi- {ied form of the device. V

bow removed Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken at right angles to Fig. 5 as indicated by line 6-6 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the device shown in Fig. 6 with the bow in open or unlocked position. Y l Y l Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the locking plug of the device.

Fig. 9 is a plan view of the plug. A Fig. 10 is a perspective view of the wrench or key-employed to manipulate the plug.

Referring more specifically to the drawing, 10 generally designates the improved locking device whichconsists of a body 12, a shackle 14, and a screw threaded plug 16, the latter p serving to hold the shackle in locked engagement with the body.

Body 12 is preferably of cylindrical shape, having a screw threaded bore 18 therein, and formed in its upper portion are oppositely 'disposed recesses which communicate with clearly shown' in'F ig. 1.

of plugl. v i Y "When'ithedevice is in'locked position the,` headl of fplug 16 is beyondthe end face and??5 hof theshackle with the body. f

consistsl of a body 40 and a shackle 41fslridmanner hereafter described.

" ed plug44of-the same shape as plug `16.

openings2l vformed in the end Wall' 22 .ofA thebody. 1

- The recesses20 arev providedto receiveandF center the free ends 24 offtheshafckle in 'orde'r that the threads 25 thereonwillprfoperly registe'rfwith threads` 18, lthe shackle being V secured to or held;inlocked engagement with the bodyuirough meshing of the threads 16a.,` i

`said shackle aso of the plug with threads K25 of Plug isis provided with@ lhead Icemat' is adapted to be engaged by a socket ywrench 5 7 designated at 28 (see Fig: 10),'forf turning shackle from the body; 'In the'presentin stance `head-1Gb of `the plug is of annular with a handle 32, the socket having an linterf nal face 33 corresponding to the shape of head l entirely within' the Ibody,'hence` itf'cannot be removed exceptby application of the wrench. InA other ywords, it wouldthen 4be practically impossible to remove it with tools other than.

protects the plug against such removal. Each arm of the shackle isf-preferably lprovided'with a lateral flange 34 having tapered upperface 35 which serves toprevent waterN entering the body during stormy weather.

It will be obvious Vthat the; shackle maybe y secured to or released from the body by screwing' the plug into or out of engagement with ly( reinovethe. plug to. permit' disengagement The modicai-,ionjshown i'nirigs. sana c ably .and 'pivotally connectedtheretor in .a

Body 40is internally `threaded asindicat-` ed `at 4210i' the reception of a screw thread- Formed in thebody is a'recess 45 and a bore Eli Y the' same lwhile applyingor'` removingfthe shape having a 'flattened portion 160: 'Wrench 28 is'provided kwith a socket 30 secured `ft0. A\orformedintegralwith a stem 31 provided?7V "the wrench: Also the topf'wall 22 of the' body8 eli-co 46, which respectively receive the threaded end 47 and arm 48 of the shackle. y

The shackle is held in permanent engage- ,ment with the body, i. e.v so thatit cannot become accidentally lost, by a collar or abut-y ment 49 formed on the lower end of arm 48. This abutment contacts withV a shoulder 50 formedat thevjuncture of vbore 47 and the opening 51 formed in the top wall 520i the Abody should the bow be raised or the device turned up side down when unlocked.

It will be understood that the collar or abutment is secured to or formed' on the end of'v arm 48 after the same has been inserted into the bore 46.

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engaged by a socketed member having an inner face of substantially the same shape as said head whereby the plug may be disen- K gaged from the threads onsaid shackle, the

head of said plug being beyond the end face and entirely within the body when in locked enga-gement with the shackle to prevent unauthorized removal.

In testimony whereof I afiX my signature.

FREDERICK E. REINI-IOLD.

When in locked position as shown the Y threads on plug 44 engage threads 47 of the shackle as shown in Fig. 5. v

By unsorewing the plug to a position below threads 47 with the wrench, as shown in Fig.

ll0, the device may be unlocked. 1When thus released theshackle may be raised and swung to one side as shown in Fig. 7

locking device may be employed in the same manner as the usual padlock, is of simple con-y struction and may be veasily and 'cheaply produced.

' -to the housing.

lIclaim:

1. A padlock comprising a housing having a screw threadedbore therein, a bow shaped Y shackle having threaded ends ymovably mounted in said housing, and a screw plugl tending into said body .and a screw threaded locking Aplug Vhaving a deformed head and engaging the threads of the bore in said body and meshing with the threads on the free ends ofsaid shackle, the head of said plug adapted to be engaged by a Vsocketed mem- 'A ber having an inner face of substantially the same shape as said head lwhereby the plug Vas may be disengagedfrom the threads on said shackle, the head of said plug being beyond the end face and entirelywithin the body when in locked engagement with theshackle to prevent unauthorized removal.

body having a screw threaded bore formed therein and oppositely disposed recesses com- 3. Av padlock comprising a c 'y'flindrical From the foregoing it will be seen that the municating with the bore, a shackle having Vscrew threads 'ormed onthe inner faces of its free ends extending into thefrecesses formed in said body, and a screw threadedv locking` plug having a deformed head and engaging e the threadsof thebore in said body and meshing with thethreads on ythe free ends of said shackle,vthe head of said plug adapted-to be

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/39, 70/53, 70/393, D08/334
International ClassificationE05B67/26, E05B67/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B67/26
European ClassificationE05B67/26