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Publication numberUS2339980 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1944
Filing dateSep 11, 1941
Priority dateSep 11, 1941
Publication numberUS 2339980 A, US 2339980A, US-A-2339980, US2339980 A, US2339980A
InventorsDouglas Cloutier George
Original AssigneeTernstedt Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stamped metal outside door handle
US 2339980 A
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Cloutier, Detroit, Mich., assignor Manufacturing Company, Decorporation of Michigan Application September 11, 1941, Serial No. 410,425

3 Claims.-

This invention relates to stamped metal door handles.

It is an object of the invention to afford a cheap handle, particularly an outside door handle for an automobile. Outside door handles have been made of late years chiefly as die castings. The present invention consists of a handle which is largely made of stampings with a small steel hub.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view of a door showing the handle in elevation.

Fig. 2 is a. section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Figs. 3 and 4 are sections on the corresponding section lines of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a modified form of the invention.

Fig. 6 is a cross section of the same.

Fig. 7 is a sectional view of a still further modified form.

The grip portion of the handle is formed by a channel stamping I over which is fitted an ornamental scalp 2. This scalp may be stainless steel or may be a thin chrome-plated or nickel-plated metal. Welded to the end of the channel stamping I is a sheet metal cap piece 3 which closes the end of the channel arm. A steel ferrule 4 has tangs 5 which can be turned over and against the inside of the cap piece 3 when the ferrule is passed through the opening 6 in the cap piece before that member is welded to the channel mem-- her i. These tangs can be spot welded to the cap piece 3. The cap piece rests against the shoulder l of the ferrule. The handle spindle 8 has an enlarged end 9 which prevents the spindle from dropping through the central opening in the fer-, rule 4. The spindle can be tied to the ferrule by a shear pin or screw l0. When the handle is forced in attempting to break the lock and get into the car, this shear pin will break as described and claimed in the Fox Patent No. 1,744,- 957.

The ferrule is assembled to the cap piece and the spindle assembled in the ferrule before the a cap piece is spot Welded to the channel arm I. Then the thin metal backing plate II and the scalp I2 are assembled over the channel arm I to complete the grip portion and the handle assembly.

A retainer clip i3 is then inserted through the opening 14 in the jamb face of the door. It is only inserted part way at first so that the ferrule will be able to pass through the enlarged portion I6 of the-bayonet slot ll. This clip is made of spring metal and has a double bow or reversed curve so that when it is pressed into its seat it will be under stress by reason of the bowed portions bearing against the inner end of the bushing and the wall of the annular groove 20, and the turned over end 30 of the clip also bears against the jamb face of the door. This keeps the clip securely in place and also prevents rat tling. y

The ferrule portion of the handle is rotatably retained in a metal bushing l8 backed up by a rubber sleeve l9 as described and claimed in the Barnes Patent No. 2,104,217. After the handle assembly has been pushed through the bushing l8 and the large opening l6 of the bayonet slot of the clip and the annular groove 20 registers with the clip, the clip l3 may be pushed in the slot l4 as far as this will go. This brings the narrowed portions of the clip in engagement with the annular slot 20 and holds the assembly in place.

The modification shown in Figs. 5 and 6 is the same as that already described, except in place of a shear pin a yieldable clutch 2| is used. The ferrule is provided with a recess 22 in which the tooth 23 of the clutch collar 24 is normally engaged by the pressure of spring 25. This pressure is ordinarily sufiicient to cause the ferrule and the clutch collar to revolve together. The clutch collar has a pin and slot connection 26 with the spindle 8, but when the handle is forced, the tooth 23 with its inclined sides will be forced out of the recess and the handle will rotate without carrying the spindle 8 with it.

The modification shown in Fig. 7 is the same as that shown in Figs. 1 to 4, except here the spindle 8 has a weakened or reduced portion 21 and the end of the spindle is bent over as shown at 28. No shear pin is used, but when the handle is forced, the spindle will break at the weakened portion 21.

What I claim is:

1. A handle assembly, having in combination a grip formed by a curved arm of channel crosssection and gradually enlarging in cross-section toward the inner end of the arm, which end is open, a perforated cap piece having flanges adapted to fit into the inner end of the arm and V anchored therein and a ferrule having a shoulder and tangs at one end, the perforated cap piece being fitted over the tangs and resting on said shoulder and the tangs securing the cap piece to anchor the cap piece to the ferrule.

2. A handle assembly, having in combination a grip formed by a curved arm of channel cross section and gradually enlarging in cross-section towardithe' inner end of the arm, which end is open, a perforated cap piece having flanges adapted to fit into the inner end of the arm and anchored therein, a ferrule having a shoulder and tangs at one end, the perforated cap piece being fitted over the tangs and resting on said shoulder and the tangs securing the cap piece to anchor the cap piece to the ferrule and an ornamental'metallscalp fitt'e'd over'said'curvedarm.

3. A handle assembly; having in combination a grip formed by a curved arm of channel crosssection and gradually enlarging in cross-section toward the inner end of the-arm; which-endis w open, a perforated cap piece having flanges GEORGE DOUGLAS CLOUTIER.

Referenced by
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US2787154 *Nov 30, 1953Apr 2, 1957Leon M WesberryDoor bolt and lock
US3593547 *Aug 18, 1969Jul 20, 1971Taylor Harold VTamper-resistant locking latch for casement windows
US4307589 *Jan 8, 1979Dec 29, 1981Tomomasa KajitaMagnetic lock construction
US5921119 *Aug 1, 1996Jul 13, 1999Fort Lock CorporationPop-out handle lock assembly
US7845201Apr 4, 2007Dec 7, 2010Simonsvoss Technologies AgElectronic access control device
US8011217Apr 4, 2007Sep 6, 2011Simonsvoss Technologies AgElectronic access control handle set for a door lock
US8539802May 7, 2004Sep 24, 2013Simonvoss Technologies AgMovement transmission device and method
US8683833Apr 4, 2007Apr 1, 2014Simonsvoss Technologies AgElectronic access control handle set for a door lock
Classifications
U.S. Classification292/347, 70/422
International ClassificationE05B1/06, E05B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B1/06
European ClassificationE05B1/06