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Publication numberUS2615322 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1952
Filing dateJan 25, 1949
Priority dateJan 25, 1949
Publication numberUS 2615322 A, US 2615322A, US-A-2615322, US2615322 A, US2615322A
InventorsGazda Antoine
Original AssigneeGazda Antoine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Telephone lock
US 2615322 A
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Oct. 28, 1952 A. GAzDA 2,615,322

TELEPHONE Locx Filed Jan. 25, 1949 2 SHEETS-Smm 1 o INVENTOR.

Le Guida Oct. 28, 1952 A. GAzDA 2,615,322

v TELEPHONE Locx Filed Jan. 25, 1949 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 I'fVUNITI-1D. )STAT Patented Oct. 2.8, 1952 y TELE-PHONE LQCK n `.Antoine Gazcla, ProvideneeVR. n v Application January 25, 1949, SerialNo.372,6.")5v n Y This rinvention:.reia-t'es to axlock :for telephones to .prevent phone calls by `unauthorized persons. .Anobjeet of the invention is toprovide a .simple locking system `particularly designed'for'preventingr unauthorized use of radio .telephones such as installed in automobiles. y .A further object ofthe invention is to .provide a construction which is easily applied, sturdy in construction and is unobtrusive and non-intertering when not in use. v

With the above and Vother objectsin View which will become apparent from the detailed description below, certain modications of lthe invention are shown o n the drawings in which:

Fig.- 1 is a perspective'view of the appliejd to an automobile telephone wherein a combination safety lock is used, .sho-Wingithe lockingmeans'in open position; v

lFig..2 isia similar viewillustra'ting the locking meansinc'losed or locked position;

Fig. 3 isa perspective view offthelockingmeans shown in Figs. 1 and 2 detached from the telephone apparatus;

Fig. 4 is a partial perspective view of a modified construction wherein an ordinary lock is used showing the locking means in open position;

Fig. 5 is a similar view of the modiiication shown in Fig. 4 with the locking means in closed position, and

y Fig. 6 is a partial perspective view of a further modification wherein a key lockis used with the locking means shown in open position.

rIn the various figures similar reference characters refer to like parts. v

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 the dashboard of the automobile is partially indicated at I and in the usual construction for securing a telephone apparatus thereto a plate II is secured to the dashboard II) in any desired manner. Secured to the plate II by the screws I3 and to the rear supporting bracket 22 secured to the rear of the dashboard is a plate I2. The telephone apparatus indicated generally at I4 is carried by the plate l2 to which it 4is secured in any desired manner. Sliding in the pocket provided therefor at the bottom of the apparatus I4 is thehead set I5. The above elements constitute the ordinary arrangement provided for radio telephones mounted in automobiles.

It is obvious that with such an arrangement whenever the' automobile containing the telephone is left unattended or when it is stored at night it is readily available to anyone for placing Whatever calls may be desired and it is extremely difficult to prevent unauthorized use.

invention Ciaims. (on. vs -62X use ofthe telephoneis prevented.A

:The presentfinvention constitutes a simple and easily applied means `for preventing such unauthorized use and as shown, particularly in Fig.. `3, comprises'a vplate It of the conguration shown which'may.` be secured to the plate IIby means of the screws 243 or in any otherv desired manner. Fixed 4to t-hje supporting plate I6 by rivets'or spot welding is a bracket member `ITI to Which; is pivoted the locking member IQby the pivots-18. The locking member I9 isprcvidedwith alocking slot 2t withrwhich the'bolt of theicombination safetyflock ZI-engages'when the locking memberl I9 is,v moved upwardly to the position shownl in Fig. -2 and when -ins'uch position unauthorized Tnelcombnation safetyv lock 2l is'mounted-on the supporting bracket I'I in any desired manner. In Figs. 4 and 5 a modiiication ofthe locking means is shown which comprises the `provision of a .lug 25 having an aperture ZS'therein onfthe supportingbracket 24 which corresponds tothe previously described bracket I7. The member 29 which corresponds to the locking member I9 is provided with a lug .21 having an aperture 28 therein. When the locking member 29 is moved to the locking position the apertures 26 and 28 are in alignment and may be secured in locked position by means of the ordinary lock 30 as shown in Fig. 5.`

In Fig. 6 a further modication is shown wherein the supporting bracket 3| which corresponds to the bracket II is provided with an ordinary lkey lock 32 operated by the key 33 and the bolt thereof cooperates with the slot 34 provided in the locking member 35 which corresponds to the previously described locking member I9. The operation of this modification is similar to that of the modiiications previously described.

In order to attach the locking means in positionitA is merely necessary to unscrew the screws I3, slip the bracket I'I together with the plate I6 over the top of the telephone apparatus I4 then secure the plate I6 by means of the screws 23 and iinally again refasten they plate I2 by the screws I3. The same procedure of course can be followed for all the modifications.

I claim:

l. In a structure of the character described for' locking the head-set of a telephone when disposed in a casing having an open end the combination comprising a supporting bracket having two side arms, said bracket being adapted to partially encircle a casing of the type described adjacent its open end, said side arms adapted to extend transversely along opposite sides of the casing, a locking member having two side arms interconnected by an intermediate member, they free ends of said locking member side arms each being pivotally connected to a separate free end of one said side arm of said bracket, said locking member being adapted for closing said open end when in locking position and a combination safety lock for holding said locking member in locking position.

2. In a structure of the character described for locking the head-set of a telephone when disposed in a casing having an open end the combination comprising a supporting bracket having two side arms, said bracket being adapted to partially encircle a casing of the type described adjacent its open end, said side arms adapted to extend transversely along opposite sides of the casing, a locking member having two side arms interconnected by an intermediate member, the free ends of said locking member side arms each being'pivotally connected to a separate free end of one said sidearm of said bracket, said locking member being adapted for closing said open end 'when in locking position, saidllocking member having a slot therein and a bolt lock on said bracket for holding said locking member in locking position by having its bolt engage in said slot.

3. In a structure of the character described for locking the head-set of a telephone when disposed in a casing having an open end the combination comprising a plate adapted to be secured to a support above said casing, an inverted U- shaped member xed to said plate so as to be adjacent said open end and having the side arms thereof extending transversely of the casing, a U- shaped locking member having the side arms thereof separately pivoted to separate ones of said side arms of said U-shaped member for closing said 'open end when in locked position, and means for locking said locking member in locked position. i

4. In a structure of the character described for locking the head-set of a telephone when disposed in a casing having an open end the combination comprising a plate adapted to be sel cured to a support, an inverted U-shaped member xed to said plate so as to partially encircle said casing adjacent said open end of said casing when said plate is secured to said support, a locking member having-two Yends pivoted to separate flanges of said U-shaped member and means d for locking said locking member in a position over said open end for closing said open end.

5. In a structure of the character described for locking the head-set of a telephone when disposed in a casing having an open end the combination comprising a plate adapted to be se cured to a support, an inverted U-shaped member fixed to said plate so as to partially encircle said casing adjacent said open end of said casing when said plate is secured to said support, a locking member having two ends separately pivoted to separate flanges of said U-shaped member soas to close said open end when in locking position, apertured lugs on said U-shaped member and said locking member and locking means extendable through the apertures in said lugs for engaging said lugs when. said locking member is in locking position to secure the lugs together.

. v ANTOINE GAZDA.

REFERENCES CITED The following references'are of record in the file of this patent: K

UNITED STATES PATENTSl Date Obergfell June 20, 1939

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/62, 70/DIG.720, 70/159, 379/445, 70/77
International ClassificationH04M1/667
Cooperative ClassificationY10S70/72, H04M1/667
European ClassificationH04M1/667