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Publication numberUS2632266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1953
Filing dateMay 2, 1950
Priority dateMay 2, 1950
Publication numberUS 2632266 A, US 2632266A, US-A-2632266, US2632266 A, US2632266A
InventorsSellwood Herbert W
Original AssigneeSellwood Herbert W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Novelty keyhole finder
US 2632266 A
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Patented Mar. 24, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in devices used as key-hole guides or finders.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a device in a form that will facilitate the location of a key-hole in a lock in which it is desired to insert a key to unlock the door.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a device as described that is in a booklet form which is easy to carry in a persons pocket or purse for convenient use.

Another object of the invention is to provide the device as described that can be produced at a slight cost and offers a very good advertising item.

The uses of the invention and its simple and convenient form is more fully shown in the drawing and the description following:

The single figure is a perspective view in elevation of the complete device.

Describing the drawing: l refers to the device with a cover 2, the portion 3 to be covered with chopped yarn, artificial hair or other similar material, 4 the key-hole, 5 refers to dotted lines for cutting out the portion of I for pastin over a key-hole to facilitate the location of the keyhole 4, and 6 designates the space remaining inside the ring of the chopped yarn, etc., after the key-hole portion l is cut away.

The device as shown and described is readily understood to consist of a card of any desired material folded upon itself of which the portion 2 is the cover for the other portion provided with acircular like ring of chopped wool, artificial hair, or similar material affixed on the inside surface of such portion of the device, within the area inclosed by the ring of chopped yarn, etc. an outline of a key-hole is provided in a color easily seen. When it is desired to apply the device over the area of a door or look in which the key-hole is located, that part of i indicated by the dotted lines is cut out of l and applied over the key-hole area of such lock or door, with the key-hole portion engaged over such key-hole, the key hole portion of the device may then be cut out, thus indicating the position or location of the key-hole for easy and convenient engagement of the key therein, for the purpose of unlocking the door. The key-hole portion of the device may be cut out on the dotted lines shown before placing the cut out portion over the area adjacent to a keyhole if desired.

The portion 2 of the device affords a very convenient space for carrying an advertisement, thus providing a very convenient and inexpensive advertising item for distribution by one desiring to advertise his business.

The device may be made in any desired size and of material or any desired shade, or color, likewise the ring forming material may be of any desired shade with the inclosed key-hole portion in some easy-to-be-seen color, such as yellow, etc.

The invention as shown and described embodies new and novel features over similar devices used in the past or in use at the present time, however modification may be found necessary without departing from the basic features or the spirit of the invention.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A device of the class described comprising a sheet of suitable material of rectangular form, said sheet folded over transversely of its length to form two equal portions, one of which is adapted for use as a cover in relation to the under leaf or other portion providing means for the locating of a keyhole, said locating means including an oval shaped ring formed on the central portion of the upper surface of the said under leaf, said rug formed from clipped yarn, or the like, said ring having therein a perforated outline of a key hole, and said perforations adapted to be removed by the insertion of a key therethrough when said oval form is superimposed over the key hole area of a door.

2. An advertising device as described in claim 1, the said cover portion adapted to provide a space for the imprinting of an advertisement on its upper or outside face.


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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 419,324 Fish Jan. 14, 1890 496,554 Duesbury May 2, 1393 1,088,237 Mulford Feb. 24, 1914 1,273,105 Van Dyke July 16, 1918 1,971,528 Klebanow Aug. 28, 1934

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U.S. Classification40/124.11, 70/454, 116/205, 40/672
International ClassificationE05B15/08, E05B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B15/08
European ClassificationE05B15/08