US 2003755 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 4, 1935. MOORE 2,003,755
Filed Jan. 30, 1934 Patented June 4, 1935 UNITED ;;STAEI;ES
e Arena OFFIC-E SEAL LouQuinMoore;-Pueblo, 0010., assignor, bydirect and mesne assignments, to The Moore Seal'Co.,
Applicationl January 30, 1934, Serial No..709,042
ing, the free. end of the shackle of the seal,.making it impossible to remove the seal without mutilating. or breaking the seal.
Another object of the invention is to provide a seal including a locking member, means being provided which normally hold the locking member against movement, so that accidental displacement of the locking member from a position to receive the free end of the shackle, will be eliminated.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being under stood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure l is an elevational view of a seal constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the housing of the seal.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view through the housing, showing the shackle 9 locked to the housing.
Figure 7 is a detail view of the locking disc and its spring fingers.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates the housing or body portion of the seal, the same being cylindrical in formation. However, the design of the housing may be varied to meet various requirements.
The bottom of the housing is indicated by the reference character 6, and as shown is secured to the housing 5 by crimping the edge of the bottom, over the lower end' of the housing. Positioned within the housing and secured to the housing during the crimping operation of securing the bottom 6 in position, is a locking disc I, which disc is provided with opposite cut out portions 8, the edges of the cut out portions being extended upwardly defining spring locking fingers 9.
Spaced bosses H) are formed on the locking disc 1, and'are disposed so that the spacingbe tween the bosses will be in alignmentwiththe slots liformem-in the wall of the .housing.5.for purposes to be hereinafter morefully described.
Mounted for ro-tary movementwithin the. hensing isia member [2,:whichmember .l2,-is;.of a" length to. fit within: the housing in, suchflar way that vertical movement of the member 12 will be prevented.
This member 12 is provided with a loop portion I3 adapted to receive the free end of the shackle I4 of the seal, the opposite end of the shackle extending through a horizontal slot near the bottom of the housing, from where it passes under the locking disc, and has its extremity bent around the locking disc, where it is secured by crimping or pressing the shackle into close engagement with the locking disc.
,Under normal conditions, the member I 2 is held within the space between the bosses l0, so that the loop portion l3 thereof will align with the slots in the body portion.
As clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawing, the member I2 is formed with an extension [5, that extends through a slot in the cover It of the housing, the cover being positioned over the upper end of the housing, and. held in place in such a way that rotary movement of the cover will be permitted.
In the use of the seal, the seal is positioned over the car door latch or device to be sealed, and the free end of the seal is passed through the aligning slots of the housing, and through the loop portion of the member l2.
The extension I5 is now rotated, causing the shackle to take a position as shown by Figure 6 of. the drawing, whereupon the member I2 has moved to a position between the fingers 8 and 9 at opposite sides of the locking disc, preventing reverse movement of the rotary member, and securely locking the free end of the shackle of the seal.
Thus it will be obvious that the seal may be removed only by mutilating or cutting the shackle.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed'is:
1. In a seal, a housing having slots in the side thereof and having a rotary top, a rotary member within the housing and extending through the top, said rotary member having an opening, means for normally holding the rotary member in alignment with the slots of the housing, a shackle, one end of the shackle being secured within the housing, the opposite end of the shackle adapted to extend through the slots and opening of the rotary member, said rotary member adapted to be rotated bending the shackle and locking the shackle to the rotary member, and means within the housing for preventing reverse movement of the rotary member.
2. In a seal, a housing having slots in the side thereof, a rotary top on the housing, a locking disc secured within the bottom of the housing, spaced bosses on the disc and disposed in a line with the slots, a rotary locking member having an opening, resting on the locking disc and extend-1 ing through the top to be gripped by the operator, said rotary member normally resting between the bosses, holding the rotary member in alignment with the slots of the housing, a shackle, one end of the shackle being secured within the housing,
the opposite end of the shackle adapted to be extended through the slots of the housing and into engagement with the rotary member, said rotary member adapted to be rotated bending the shackle and securing the shackle to the rotary member, and spring locking fingers adapted to engage the rotary member preventing reverse movement to release the shackle.
3. In a seal, a housing having a rotary top and having slots in opposite sides thereof, a rotary member within the housing and extending through the top, providing a finger piece, a clutch member in the bottom of. the housing and engaging the rotary member, a shackle having one of its ends secured within the housing, the free end of the shackle extending through the slots of the housing and through the rotary member, said shackle adapted to be bent between the rotary member and housing when the rotary member is rotated, and said clutch member adapted to prevent reverse movement of the rotary member, when the rotary member has been moved to bend the shackle.
4. In a seal, a housing, a disk-like clutch member fitted within the bottom of the housing, said housing having slots in opposite sides thereof, a shackle having one of its ends secured between the bottom of the housing and the disk-like clutch, a rotary shackle locking member mounted within the housing, one end of said shackle adapted to extend through the slots of the housing and through the rotary shackle locking member, said rotary shackle locking member adapted to be rotated bending the shackle within the housing, and securing the free end of the shackle.
LOU QUIN MOORE.