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Publication numberUS2180717 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1939
Filing dateAug 2, 1938
Priority dateAug 2, 1938
Publication numberUS 2180717 A, US 2180717A, US-A-2180717, US2180717 A, US2180717A
InventorsNelson Earl C
Original AssigneeNelson Earl C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key container
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Nov. 21, 1939. E, c, NELSON .2,180,717

KEY CONTAINER Filed Aug. 2, 193s EARL: c. NELSON. DYwvmZdxg ATTOE N RY.

Patented Nov. 21, 1939 l l .l

UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE m comma nur o. Neuen, Detroit, meh. application Amst z, 193s. serial No. :eases s emma. (ci. 'ze-45s) The present invention relates to improvements with particular reference to Figures 1, 7, and 12 in containers adapted for keys and the like and it is decisively clear that elongated slot 2 is arprovides a device of this character whereby two ranged Within each f the SideS 0f Seid CaSe. and keys are effectively accommodated in a manner referring t0 Figures 5 and 6 ii' iS ObViOuS that 5 S0 that they are completely covered when not 1n elongated channel 3 is also provided where indi- 5 use thereby preventing injury to the pocket, purse cated and both of said channels extending paror otherwise. allel with respect to the case.

One of theobjects of the invention is to pro- The conventional type keys are designated A vide a compact case in which one of the keys is and B respectively. and Specially designed button secured to one side portion of the case and the Screw 4 is provided and is adapted to pass through 10 other key being likewise'secured to the opposite the usual'aperture of key A, while similar button side portion of the case. screw 5 likewise passes through the aperture of Another object of the invention is that each key B- of the keys are quickly identifled'and that by Referring now to Figures 8 and 10 it is clear 16 sliding a knob disposed upon the exterior of the that internally threaded sleeve 6 is provided so l5 case the key preferred is moved outwardly, still as to accommodate button screws 4 and 5 respecremaining secured to the case may be very contively, and square head 1 of said sleeve is of such veniently used with the case acting as a sturdy proportions so as to slidably engage either one of handle for the key. channels 3 of the case with button screws 4 and 5 20 With the foregoing in mind, it will become threadedly engaging their respective sleeves 6, 20 readily apparent that the invention possesses furand with reference to Figures 11 and 12 it is clear ther advantages, all of which will be clearly rethat special spring B is provided and has apervealed during the course of the following detailed 'tures 9 within both sides thereof for passage of description, illustrated throughout the accomsleeve 6 and the respective button screws 4 and 5, panying drawing, and more fully pointed out in and in this manner the frictional tension of said the appended claims. springs exerted continuously against the walls of Figure 1 is a top plan view of the case only, the passages within case l permit both of keys and Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof. A and B to slide outwardly by virtue of slots 2 Figure 3 is a section taken upon line 3-3 of and as indicated in Figure 4 and to retain them Figure 2, and exposing one of the keys and other in this position, and likewise in the closed posi- 30 elements in the case. tion as in Figures 3 and 12.

Figure 4 is a side elevation of the case with In conclusion it is to be understood that the both keys maximumly extended therefrom and disclosure herewith is merely illustrative of the ready to use. general principle sought to be protected by Let- Figure 5 is a section taken upon line 3-3 of ters Patent, and that any slight modification dur- 35 Figure 2 with the key and other elements omitted. ing any probable further development of the de- Figure 6 is a section upon line 6-6 of Figure 2. vice for the market would invariably fall within Figure '1 is an enlarged section taken upon line the scope of the claims.

I-l of Figure 1. Having thus fully described my invention, what 40 Figure 8 is a superenlarged sectional assembly I claim as new is:

ofv one of the button screws and the sleeve there- 1. In a key container, a unitary case structure, 1- said structure comprising a body, a pair of longi- Figul'e 9 iS a Superenlarged view of one of the tudinally extending channels within said body, button screws. said channels in spaced apart relation and hav- Figure 10 is a superenlarged view of one of the ing one of their ends closed and the closures being 45 sleeves. in opposed relation, a groove within the floor of Figure 11 is a superenlarged side elevation of each of said channels and parallel with the same; one of the special springs employed. a stud and a nut therefor, the head of said stud Figure 12 is asuperenlarged sectional assembly adapted to slidably engage one of aforesaid of the complete device taken through the horigrooves, a U spring interposed intermediate said 50 zontal center thereof and Showing both keys in stud and nut and a eonventiona1 key positioned position therein when normally not in use. within said spring. f

The invention consists of case l which may be 2. In a key container, a unitary` body, a pair composed of any suitable material but preferably of spaced apart longitudinally extending chan- I5 composed of the more recent plastic qualities, and nels within said body and having one of their 55 ends closed and the closures beine in spaced apart relation. a oove within the iioor 0 1' each of said chaxii'i'elsand parallel thereto, key holding means eonihsius e psi'r of said studs, the head of said studs adapted to slidably engage the respective aforesaid grooves; a. U spring' interposed between each of said studs and nuts and a conventional key adapted to be positioned within cach o! said springs.v

studs and a nut for each of- 3.Inakeycontainer,aunitarybody,apcir of key holding-units, each oi' said units comprising a stud and a nut therefor, a U spring interposed between said stud and nut and a conventional keyl adapted to be positioned within said spring; means within aforesaid body whereby said key holding units slidably coact with the body for the intended purpose.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2598615 *Dec 14, 1946May 27, 1952Hubert SnyderKey case
US3315505 *May 25, 1965Apr 25, 1967Shelton Malcolm CKey holder
US3457746 *Sep 1, 1967Jul 29, 1969Glassman JoelKey system
US4557123 *Jan 16, 1984Dec 10, 1985Marks Arthur DSlide action key sheild
US6164102 *Sep 5, 1995Dec 26, 2000Gapco; Brian E.Key handle
US20140245798 *Mar 4, 2013Sep 4, 2014Christopher V. BeckmanAdd-Lock
U.S. Classification70/456.00R, 206/37
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/32
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/328
European ClassificationA45C11/32T2