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Publication numberUS2394507 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1946
Filing dateMay 24, 1944
Priority dateMay 24, 1944
Publication numberUS 2394507 A, US 2394507A, US-A-2394507, US2394507 A, US2394507A
InventorsZarowin Albert A
Original AssigneeZarowin Albert A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key holder
US 2394507 A
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Feb.5,1946. A. A, ZAROWW' 2,394,507"

KEY HOLDER Filed' May 24, 1944 E INVENTO. y /r i. Zafon/1'?? 'BY MM Patented Feb. 5, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT .OFFICE KEY HOLDER Albert A. Zarown, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application May 24, 1944, Serial No. 537,060

1 Claim.

This invention relates to key holders, and one of the objects in view is to provide a key holder with a hook holder member having transverse slots to receive the enlarged ends of a series ol individual key holding hooks, and a channel member in which the hook holder member is arranged to slide under manual pressure, so that any one of the key hooks may be removed, with its key or keys, and another key hook and different keys placed in assembled position thereon, and the hook holding member shifted in the channel member to lock all of the hooks against accidental displacement, the channel member or keeper having a side flange formed with a series of struck-out sockets and the slidable hook holding member being formed with cooperating.

With the above and other objects in view, the

invention relates to certain new and useful combinations, constructions and arrangements of parts, clearly described in the following specification, and fully illustrated in .the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a folding case having the improved key holder mounted thereon.

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view, taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l, looking in the direction of the l arrows.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view, enlarged, of one end of the channel member or keeper.

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view, taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary plan view, enlarged, of the hook holder removed from the keeper.

Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view, taken on line 6--6 of Fig. 5, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 7 is an edge view, taken in the direction of the arrow 1, in Fig. 5, shown partly in section.

Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the key hook.

Referring to the accompanying drawing, 29 designates a case, which may be made of any suitable material, and which is constructed with a main wall 2i, a side ap 22, which is provided with a pocket 23. The edges and 25 may be provided with stitching.

On the main wall 2l a supporting part 39 is secured, and to this supporting part the channel member or keeper is secured, as by eyelets or rivets extended through the connecting holes 39 of said keeper.

The keeper` 35 is formed with overlapping side longitudinal anges 31 and 33, which are disposed in parallel relation to the body of the keeper, and the two anges are slightly spaced outwardly of the body of the keeper, so as to leave a narrow passage in the channel thus established, for the sliding movement of the hook holding member e5, which is constructed with parallel side longitudinal edges 41 and 4S, which slide between the flanges 31 and 38 and the body of the keeper.

The side iiange 38 of the keeper is formed with struck-out semi-spherical indentations 40, which are spaced longitudinally from each other, and provide means for restricting the passage for the sliding movement of the longitudinal edge or runner 43 of the hook holder 45. The side edge or runner 48 of the hook holder 45 is formed with cooperating struck-out indentations 53, which are adapted to have spring frictional engagement with the points formed by the struck-out indentations 49. In order to force the hook holder 45 along the keeper it is necessary to overcome the spring tension of the flange 38 until the points 49 snap into the sockets formed by the indentations 53.

The hook holder 45 is formed with a series of transverse slots 49, which extend across the central longitudinally grooved section 5I, and oommunicate with the slots 5D formed in the side edge or runner 41, which are wider than the slots 49. Each end of the hookholder 45 is formed with a finger nail slot 52, so that the user may force the hook holder in the keeper.

The individual keys are arranged on the key hook 62; which is formed with a bend 66 to provide a spring arm 65, having an entrance guarding terminal S8, disposed adjacent tothe connecting shank 69, which is formed with a ball head 10. The shank 89 is adapted to freely mo-ve in the slot 49 of the keeper, but the head 1li is wider than the slot 159, but is adapted to pass through the slot 50, which is wider than the slot 49.

When the hook holder 45 is entirely assembled on the keeper, the side edges 41 and 48 of the hook holder will be largely enclosed by the overlying flanges 31 and 38 of the keeper 35. In this condition the ball heads 10 of the key hooks will be prevented from entering the wide slots 50, being conned entirely to the slots 49 of the key hook holder 45.

By sliding the hook holder 45 partly out of either end of the keeper, access may be obtained t0 any key hook of the series of hooks, and the ball head of the key hook selected for removal Yand replacement may be moved into its slot 5U,

and the key hook removed and a new hook with -a dierent key placed in position. When this has been done the hook holder may be shifted back in the keeper, so'that the ends of the hook holder are approximately flush Vwith the ends of the keeper, and the indentations or spring pressed points 40 of the keeperange 38 will snap into the sockets formed by the indentations 53 of the side edge'gorY runner 48 of the hook holder 45, thus frctionally Vlocking the two to each other, with.

av series ofV locking engagements.

1 claim as new: A key holder, comprising a keeper plate having parallel overlying side flanges arranged in spaced relation to each other andV adapted to be secured against a case, a key holding plate havingl para short distance into one of vsaid side edges and being widened in said side edge and the adjacent overlying ange of the keeper plate normally covering widened slots,V and key holding hooks having shanksfreely slidable in the transverse slots of the arched portion and provided with heads wider than said transverse slots but adapted .to be released through the widened slots of said side edge when said key holding plate is shifted endwise on said keeper plate, .one of the side edges of the keeper plate having-a series of longitudinally spaced indentations and one of the side edges of the key holding plate having longitudinally spaced means adapted to have a spring fric- Vtional snap locking action with said indentations,

whereby said key holding plate will be held against accidental endwise movement on saidkeeper allel sideV edges slidably engaging the overlying anges of the keeper plate andY provided with'an intermediate arched portion formed with parallel transverse slots, each of said slots extending' plate, and all of said key hooks will be locked in` the. slots of said arched portion.


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U.S. Classification70/456.00R, 206/38.1, 24/698.3, 70/456.00B, 206/37.7
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/32
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/323
European ClassificationA45C11/32H