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Publication numberUS1970660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1934
Filing dateAug 9, 1933
Priority dateAug 9, 1933
Publication numberUS 1970660 A, US 1970660A, US-A-1970660, US1970660 A, US1970660A
InventorsLa Fever Leonard L
Original AssigneeLa Fever Leonard L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locking support
US 1970660 A
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Aug. 2l, 1934.

JIIIIIIIIIQIIIIIIIII H` "{III'III'I mam I I, l 3 es 16 L y! 37 39 INVENTOR 34 L.L.La.-ever A a L ATTORNEY Patented ug. 21, 1934 f UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1,970,660 y 'i Y LocKrNG SUPPORT Leonard L. La Fever, Fort-Wayne, Ind.l 'l Applicaties August 9, 1933, serial No. 684,424

a claims. (erica- 1) v The invention relates to supports' to whichportresting on the 'shelf and its extensions as `shown able machines or articles may be locked against in broken lines in Figs. 1 and 2.,V 1 unauthorized removal. .The .top 5: preventsaccess to the back ofthe Coin controlled machines of many kinds are in article from above.

5 general use and much loss is sustained in the The locking mechanism is composed of two 60 portable type by theft or unauthorized removal bars 15, 16 and the lock member 17. Two lugs 18 from display positions in places of business. depend from the upper bar and are adapted toV The object of my invention is to provide means extend through the openings 19 formed in the for supporting a portable article in display poshelf 2 which openings are arranged in sets of any 1 10 sition to which the article may be locked against number, three being shown in order that the bar 65 removal. may be adapted for various sizes of articles or Another object is to provide a novel means for machines. Two or more lips or flanges 20 prolocking a portable article in display position. ject rearwardly from the upper side of the bar 15 Other objects and advantages will be set forth and are adapted to engage a ledge or other pro- 15 hereinafter. jecting part on the article or machine. The lugs 70 The invention consists of a support for a port- 18 extend into the sockets 21 formed in the bar able article adapted to be fixed, such as a coin 16 and prevent twisting of the bar 15. A series controlled machine and novel means by which of apertures 22 is also formed in the shelf 9 the article may be locked to the support. through any one of which series the bolt 23 of the 20 The invention is illustrated in the accompanylocking member 17 is extended and engaged in a 75 ing drawing in which threaded opening in the lower bar 16. The mem- Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the supber 17 also extends through an opening 24 formed port, Fig. 2 a cross-section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1; in the top bar 15, a flange 25 surrounding said Fig. 3 a cross section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2 with opening.

25 the lock removed; Fig. 4 a cross-section broken The lock consists of the bolt 23 terminating in 80 away, on line 4-4 of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 a plan view of a flanged and socketed head 26 having an aperthe top locking bar; Fig. 6 a cross-section of the ture 27 in one side. A cylinder 28 is disposed in lock on line 6 6 of Fig. 7 and Fig. 7 a cross-secthe socketed head and a transverse bolt 29 is tion on line 7-7 of Fig. 6. disposed in the cylinder. A spring 30 tends to Referring to the illustrative drawing 1 repreforce the bolt outwardly into the aperture 27 for 85 sents a support preferably formed of metal havlocking the cylinder to the head. ing a back 2, a bottom 3, side walls 4 and a top wall The opposed walls of the head 26 and the cyl- 5. The shape of the support will be controlled by inder are annularly grooved to receive a spring the article to be carried. Apertures 6 are formed washer 3l for locking them against separation.

.35 in the back where desired to receive the bolts or The cuter end 32 of the cylinder is enlarged and 90 screws 7 by which to secure the support t0 a surmounts the head 26 and upon which it is rev- Vwall or other fixed object. The bolts or oluble. The apron 33 depends over the lianged `screws may also pass through the bars 8 head and prevents access to the cylinder between which reinforce the back. The bottom 3 is bent the two parts. The head is hexagonal in outline llDWldly and rearwardly al? th@ forward 6nd t0 for the application of a wrench in the act of k95 form a shelf 9 the rearward eXtenSiOnS 10 0f engaging the stem 23 in the threaded apertured which are turned downwardly and secured to the bar 15. A tumbler-carrying cylinder 34 is insides 4. The extensions 10 form an Opening 11 series.' in the cylinder 28; the roll-back 35 of to afford access t0 the apertures 12 in the botwhich is engaged in a notch or slot 36 in the bolt tom for the reception of bolts or screws by which 29. A spring washer 37 is disposed in cooperat- 1 00 to secure the support to a counter or other iixed ing groovesV in the two cylinders and prevents object where theattachment to a wall is not withdrawal of the tumbler cylinder. When the practicable. The article to be supported in either proper key is inserted into the tumbler cylinder case prevents access to the bolts or screws. Y 3e the bolt 29 may be retracted from the opening At a suitable point above the narrow extensions 27 or released so that the spring 3G will force it 105 10 of the shelf the angle bars 13 are secured to into the opening 27. Two grooves 38 are formed the side walls and to the back. AThese bars are in the inner wall of the cylinder 26 in which the Wide enough to close the gap between the article, tumblers 39 normally engage and normally hold such as a coin controlled machine, and the side the bolt 29 in retracted position so that the j walls and the back of the support, the article cylinder 28 freely rotates on the head 26. ByV 1.10

retracting the tumblers with the proper vkey the bolt 29 will move into the aperture 27 when the aperture registers with the bolt. When the bolt engages the aperture the entire unit may be rotated and thus engaged in the bar 16 or removed therefrom. In the locked position the Jtwo bars 15, 16 are rigidly clamped upon opposite sides of the shelf 9 and the lips or flanges 20 are rigidly clamped on the article or machine andsecure it to the support.' Thek cylinder 28 freely rotates in the head 26 and hence the bolt 23 cannot be removed until the key is again inserted to withdraw the tumblers and engage the bolt 29 in the.v

aperture 27.

What I claim is: 1. A locking support comprising a-cabinet having a bottom, a back, two side walls constricted in` their upper portions and a top; a'base spaced fromr` the bottom and having extended portions along y the side walls and forming supports for the object .to be carried, guards on the walls above the said extended portions andmeans to lock the object to the base, the top' and side walls being adapted to expose portions of the top and side Walls of the object.

2. A locking support comprising a cabinet having a bottom, a back and two side Walls, a continuously exposed base spaced above the forward portion of the bottom and having rearwardly extended portions secured to the side Walls, said extended portions forming supports for the object to be carried, means to lock Athe object to the base and means on the cabinettolpreventaccess to the rear side of the object.

3. A locking support comprising a cabinet having a bottom, a back and two side walls, a base integral with the bottom and spaced aboveA the Vforward portion thereof, the base having rearward extensions secured to the sides upon which to support the object to be carried, means to lock the object tothe base and means on the cabinet to prevent access to the rear side of the object, the side walls being adapted to expose a portion of the sides of said object.


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U.S. Classification109/52, 70/231, 248/553, 221/282
International ClassificationE05B73/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B73/0082
European ClassificationE05B73/00D