US 2054341 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Sept. 15, 1936 UNITED STATES lefrlairrv OFFICE 7 Claims.
This invention relates to bottle holders.
The principal object of this invention is to prevent displayed bottles from being stolen. Bottles of liquor, perfume bottles and other bottles containing expensive contents, displayed on counters, shelves and the like in stores are likely to be stolen or carried away by unauthorized persons. The theft of such articles is very high and often the missing bottles cannot beaccounted for.
Another object of this invention is the provision of a bottle holder, capable of being screwed, bolted or otherwise securely fastened upon counters, shelves and other supports and provided with bottle clasping means controlled by key operated mechanism for locking the bottle to the holder, whereby no one, except an authorized person provided with the proper key, can remove the bottle from the holder.
Another object is the provision of a body for containing elements of the bottle locking means and having a base, either as a part of the body or bolted or otherwise secured thereto, and when separately formed having an inclined top toV which the body of the bottle holder is secured, whereby the bottle may be lockngly held in an inclined position, whereby to more effectively display the goods. Y
With these and other objects and advantages in View, this invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the drawing accompanying this specification, in which:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a bottle holder embodying a simple form of the invention and showing a bottle locked thereto;
Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the bottle holder with a certain cover plate and its auxiliary base removed therefrom;
Fig. 3 is a View, partly in plan and partly in horizontal section, taken on the line 3-3 of Figs. 1 and 2;
Fig. 4 is a vertical cross-section, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a vertical, cross-section, taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 6 is a detail view, partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section, illustrating locking means between the body and cover.
Referring to said drawing, the reference character I0 designates the body of the device, here shown in the form of a chambered body having a front II, two sides I2, a top I3 and a widened bottom or base I4. A cover I5 is provided for closing the open back of the body and locking means are provided for locking the cover to the body to prevent unauthorized access to the interior thereof.
From the upper corner portions of the body extend .a pair of bottle engaging arms I6` that incline outwardly and forwardly of the body and desirably have rubber tips I'I on their extremities adapted to engage a bottle B adjacent its upper 5 end.
Between the arms' I6 and the base I4 is another pair of arms I8 that project laterally and forwardly from the body and desirably have rubber tips I1 on their extremities for engaging a lu smaller bottle than the one shown, or for holding the bottle at a different angle from that shown. The base projects forwardly of the body and its front edge is desirably curved inwardly to receive a round bottle. 15
The body may stand upright, as seen in Figs. 2 and 5, and the base I4 thereof is provided with screw holes I9 for the reception of screws or bolts b, whereby the device may be securely fastened to a counter, shelf or other support.
To display a bottle in an inclined position, as seen in Fig. 1, an auxiliary base 29 is provided which is fastened to the body base by screws 2l. The auxiliary base 20 is formed with a top wall 22 from which project triangular shaped side walls 23 and an inwardly rounded front wall 24. From the side and front walls, flanges 25 extend forward of the front wall and in some cases form a rest for a bottle to rest on, as seen in Fig. V1. Desirably rubber tips I1 are secured to the front wall 24 of the auxiliary base in position to engage with the lower end portion of the bottle. A screw hole 26 is formed in the top wall 22 of the auxiliary base for the reception of a screw or bolt b1, whereby the device maybe rigidly fastened in place on a counter, shelfV or the like, with the body I0 extending in an oblique direction.
Extending out from the body are bottle clasping Vmeans of any desirable kind, here shown' in the form of two spring steel straps 21, 28, which are adapted to clasp the bottle and tightly hold it against unauthorized removal. The strap 2l is provided at its outer end with a loop 29 which may be passed around the neck of the bottle, and the strap 28 is looped around the body thereof. Winding drums are provided in the body for drawing the bottle tightly against the members of the body that are adapted to engage with the bottle., thereby effectively locking the bottle to the device.
Any desirable tightening mechanismV for the straps may be employed and desirably said tightening mechanism is key operated, whereby the mechanism cannot be manipulated except with the proper key. The tightening mechanism illustrated will now be described.
Rotatively mounted in the body is a Winding drum 30 vto Awhich the vinner end of the strap 21 is attached. The strap 21 enters the body through an opening 44a in the front Wall (see Fig. 4). As shown, a housing 3| is provided for the drum, which housing is. formed with ears 31a fastened by screws to lugs 32 formed on the front wall of the body. V.The shaft or spindle 33 of the drum 3li v projects through the housing 3l and Vprotrudes from one side wall l2 of the body where it is formed with a key socket for the reception of a key K V(see Fig. 6) by which'it isv turned. Y
On the spindle 33 is secured a ratchet 34 and on an ear 35 'of the housing is pivotal-ly mounted a, pawl 36, as by a screw 31, andl spring; pressed into locking engagement with Vthe ratchet by a spring 38 seated in a socket member;V 39valso l Y the` strap extends out through, an opening 41| (see Fig. l2 3 in thefront wall Vand is looped back throughl'another .opening 4 4 and, fastened to a. winding d rurn' 42 from which a` shaftor spindle 43- extends upward and protrudes from, the top wall I3 of they body. The upperend of thespindlel 4,3A isV also provided. withfa key socketfor the reception of a key.
The two7 drum assemblies are of substantially similaigrconstruction. Briey, the winding drum 42 .isj contained in a drum housing 45, provided with ears 4.6, (seeFig. 3), fastened by screws to lugs 322L on the front wall. ofthe body. A pawl 4] andrartchet 48 are provided for the winding drum, as -inj the case for. the. winding drum 30.
The p'awlis springpressed into engagement with thev ratchet by a, springY 49 contained ina socket memberl 50 formed upon Ythe housing 45. VIn each drum assembly the steel strapisffastened to the Brig.
drum by a pin'yl, (see Fig.- 4) and the coil ofthe strap is conned between flanges 52 on thespindle.
' The locking means lfor the.. cover, may compriseakeyoperated lock; bolt 53, rotatably mounted; ind'theove'r I5. (seeEig. 6,) and adapted toy en gage .witha lug 54 which is formed, as apart of; and, extends ,down from thedrum housing, 3i. Des ably'` theacover is provided with lugs. '5,5y a1;-l rang-,edl to engageinthef cornersv of the'walls of the. body to, position the cover thereon. The
same key K which operates the'windingy may.y be used .to operatetlie'locl bolt.
To lockl a. bottletothedevice, the loop` 29 is Y the .device-and vcan @plv-bie :removed by? disengag: Y inggthepawls.fromEtheratchets sofas to permit'` the4 'strap'syto b e` .drawn out far enough tobegdise gearing; the', bottle..
. In order to obtain acessto the pawls, ,the coverv mustgberemoved-,and this .can be ,done only. by.a
Ypersor'ihaving thelkey which ts,.the,key socket.;
nl. in .tneiok bonte.
Thek key K is. then engaged with the;
From the above it is readily apparent that a bottle may be disp1ayed in an effective manner without covering any substantial portion of its label. Furthermore, various sizes and shapes of bottles may be locked to. the device. Vlurthermore, byv removing the auxiliary base, thel device Amay be set upright and may support bottles in upright or slightly inclined positions.
`More or less Variation of the exact details of construction is possible without departing from the spiritA of this invention. I desire, therefore, not to' limit myself to the exact form ofthe construction. Shown and.v described, but intend, in the following claims, to point out all of the invention disclosed herein.
I claim as newanddesire. to. secure by LettersV PatentiA 11. A bottle holder, comprising in; combination abody having` a base, bottle-clasping means, key
operated` actuating means mounted. onV said; body for operating said bottle clasping vmeans,-l and locking, means.A serving to. preventl the release of.V
said. actuatirigv means bythe key, whereby to lock; afbott1eY tothe; body. Y
2. A bottle holder, comprising in combination acharnberedbody.: provided with a. base and forwardly andy laterally. projecting bottle engaging arms', a.A bottleK holding strap,strap tighteningvv means .comprising` a. keyf controlled drum *mount-- ed in. said. body., and, pawland ratchet, mecha#y n ism for said drum, and a-.lock controlled cover for. enclosing` the. strap tightening means.
3. A, bottleholder, comprising in combination tend. around'. the bodsi.- thereof, and a strap: exetendingTlengrthwiseotthefbottle. and havinga loop f arranged toy eX-tendaroundl the* neck-v of a; bottlei.Y key..operatedwindinggdrums, one foreach strap,` rotatablyrniounted on said bodygandf. p awl-and; ratchet mechanism, forsaidl drums. Y
4. A bottle holder, comprisinggin combination achambered body provided with a base and laterally. projecting bottleI engaging arms, neck and.:v
body,A engaging straps, key, operated winding.' drums in the chamber of the body, one foreach- .v str,ap,pawl and ratchet mechanismv yfor each di uma,ndfg1L lockcontrolled cover-,for;said chaine. bered body. Y
5.'A bottle` holder, comprisingin combination an 4upriglsit. body, provided-with; a horiz,ont-eslibase and laterally and forwardly,projectingl bottleen` gagine armsI for spacinglalbottlefrom thefbody, bottle claspina means, aikey-Y controlledctuating: means therefor, and an auxiliary,baseghavin-gianl inclined topl uponywhiohtthe body; is rigidly Vvfas.- tened-in.aninclinednosition.
6. A bottle holder, comprising in, combination g a, bodyf, provided.; withaa; base :and: laterally arid forwardly projecting bottle engaging-arms,- bottle clasping means, akey, operated:actuatingg,mecha, nism therefor, and a base extensionghaving.bottle. engaging means .and'being rigidlyy connected with thegbody, saidl bottle clasping meansserving toA V" draw the bottle,against said arms-fand; basel 7. YA. bottle holder, comprising, in Zcombination a. bodyhaving.- a base, adapted to-be faarstenedzto` a support, bottle.clasplingmeans.for theneckandj for. thehbodyvofa bottle, and key-'operated ac ttlr. atmg means ,mountedonsaid body operatingy to.. exert,V tension on saidg bottle ,Y clasping means; in"y twodirections, whereby, to lock, the.v vbottlegto theg body.
FRED C. SCHRGEDERL.