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Publication numberUS2148050 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1939
Filing dateMay 25, 1935
Priority dateMay 25, 1935
Publication numberUS 2148050 A, US 2148050A, US-A-2148050, US2148050 A, US2148050A
InventorsTomlinson I Moseley
Original AssigneeCrocker First Nat Bank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure fastener
US 2148050 A
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T. L MOSELEY' C-JOSURE FASTENER Filed May 25, 1955 Febf 21, 1932 INVENTOR. MM50/v l Moseley tive keepers I2 and I3.

Patented Feb. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT omer.


Application May 25, 1935, Serial No. 23,339

1 Claim.

This invention relates to closure fasteners.

An object of the invention is to provide a closure fastener wherein a plurality of bolts are simultaneously actuated to fasten or unfasten the closure on its frame.

Other objects and advantages are to provide a closurer fastener that will be superior in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness of construction, positiveness of operation, and facility and convenience in use and general eiciency.

In this specification and the annexed drawing, the invention is illustrated in the form considered to be the best, but it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to such form, because it may be embodied in other forms; and it is also to be understood that in and by the claim following the description, it is desired to cover the invention in whatsoever form it may be embodied.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Fig. 1 is a sectional view of the closure fastener, the section being taken on line of Fig. 2.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the closure fastener the section being taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmental cross section of the closure fastener, the section being taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 4 is a detail side view of one of the bolt blocks.

In carrying out my invention, I make use of a housing bracket 6, which is xedly secured to a closure, such as a rail of a window or the like, adjacent and alongside a parallel side 8 of the relatively stationary frame around the closure, such as the jamb or side of a window frame.

From the housing bracket 6 extend bolts 9 and in opposite directions to each other toward the respective usual keepers |2 and I3 on sides I4 and I6 of the frame. The sides I4 and I6 are at right angles to the side 8. The bolts 9 and I I are guided in apertures through the sides of the housing bracket 6 and in suitable guide brackets I8, in alignment with the respec- The bolts 9 and I I extend parallel with the adjacent edge or rail 1 of the closure.

The inner end of the bolt 9 is pivoted to a slide block |9, which latter is slidable in the housing bracket 6, alongside another block 2|. The

` inner end of the bolt I I is pivoted to the block 2 I. The pivots of the bolts 9 and are located on the same line so that bolts 9 and are coaxial.

From the upper block I9 extends a third bolt 22 which is slidable in a slot 23 in the adjacent side of the housing bracket 6. A third keeper 24 on the side 8 of the frame is open at two adjacent sides 25 thereof to allow the bolt 22 to enter the keeper 24 sidewise at the same time as the bolt 9 is moved into its keeper I2.

By reciprocating the sliding blocks I9 and 2| oppositely to each other, all the bolts can be engaged with or disengaged from the respective keepers simultaneously. Such actuation is accomplished by the use of an oscillatable shaft 26 journaled in the front of the housing bracket 6. On the outer end of the shaft 26 is suitably secured a handle 21. The inner end of the shaft 26 terminates in a disc 28 in a recess in the adjacent inner wall of the housing bracket 6. Diametrically opposite pins 29 extend from the face of the disc 28 into cam grooves 3| on the sides of the sliding blocks I9 and 2|. The grooves 3| are at right angles to the line of reciprocation of said blocks. Thus when the handle 21 is turned in opposite directions, the shaft 26 and the disc 28 turn therewith and carry the pins 29 around opposed arcs. The blocks I9 and 2| are thus oppositely reciprocated by reason of the engagement of the pins 29 with the respective grooves 3|. When the blocks I9 and 2| are moved outwardly, the bolts 9 and |I are moved into their keepers I2 and I3. The block I9 also carries the bolt 22 into its keeper 24. Thus all the bolts are fastened into the keepers simultaneously. When the handle 21 is turned so as to move the blocks I9 and 2| inwardly toward each other, then all the bolts are unfastened.

A portion of the shaft 26 intermediate the handle 21 and the disc 28 is located in a separate chamber 32 on the housing bracket 6. On this portion of the shaft 26 in the chamber 32 is rotatably supported a sheave 33 of the type suitable for Window shade or curtain cords. The side of the chamber 32 is opened inwardly of the closure or window so as to accommodate a cord, not shown, for controlling the position of the shade or curtain with the opening or closing of the closure or Window.

Having thus described this invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

In a device of the character described, a housing adapted to be mounted on one rail of a Window sash, a bolt operating shaft journalled in said housing and extending substantially at right angles to the plane of the sash, and adapted to support a handle for said shaft, and a sheave carried by the shaft and adapted to be engaged by a shade cord.


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U.S. Classification292/1, 292/40, 292/337
International ClassificationE05C9/04
Cooperative ClassificationE05C9/042
European ClassificationE05C9/04C