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Publication numberUS284615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1883
Filing dateJul 5, 1883
Publication numberUS 284615 A, US 284615A, US-A-284615, US284615 A, US284615A
Original AssigneeF One
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Sept. 11,


' Box-l-'ASTENER.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 284,615, dated September 11,1883.

` Applicaton'led July 5, 1883. N'.(No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, THEODORE F. CoNK- LIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fond du Lac, in the county-of Fond du Lac and State of Wisconsin, have invented a new and useful Trunk-Bolt, of which the following is a speciiication.

My invention relates to improvements in trunk catches or bolts in which spring-clasps on the outer front of the trunk fasten down the lid; and the objects of my improvements are, rst, to provide an automatic and certain adjustment of the hasp to the catch in closing, and, second, a ready and simple. detachment of hasp and catch in opening the trunk. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view of the device on its reverse .0r inner side; Fig. 2, a view of the hasp, showing its lateral movement and engagement withguide; Fig. 3, a vertical sectional view, showing the downward or inward pressure of the hasp in detaching.

Similar letters referto similar parts throughout the several views.

The spring-hasp A, catch B, and socketplates x y constitute the frame-work of the machine. The hasp A is a thin elongated plate, of steel or other elastic material, pivoted, at d, near the top, to the upper socket-plate, w, and provided with a socket or hole, b, near the bottom, for engaging with the catch B, and also notched in crescent formfa in one side, a short distance above b, for engaging with the lug C. The upper plate, w, is attached to the lid of the trunk, and incases and hangs the hasp A. When the trunk is closed, it joins with the lower plate, y, and it may be provided at its base with short tongues to enter the lower socket, y, and secure the lid from lateral movement. The lower socket-plate, y, is attached to the face of the trunk-body, near the top thereof, and meets the upper plate, x. This plate y is provided on the inside of its upper face with a catch, B, (beingA a pin or post set in the plate,) engaging, when the trunk is closed, with the hasp-socket b, and also with a post or lug, @projecting opposite and toward the notch c in the hasp, and also with an opening, e, in its lower face. The

catch and lug respectively may be cast onto and in one piece with the plate y, or affixed as pins or posts set perpendicularly onto its inner faces, either at upper or lower surface.

It is obvious that on closing the trunk the engagement of the socket b with the catch B will bolt the lid to the body. To detach the hasp and vopen the trunk, a downward and lateral pressure of the finger is applied through 6o the opening e to the lower part of the hasp A, as shown in Fig. 3, which pressure lifts the hasp-socket b off from and' moves it aside from the catch B sufficiently to detach the hasp and rest it upon the catch, while the lug or post C enters the notch a and stops the lateral movement, as shown in Fig. 2. On raising the lid the post C, engaging with the curve of the notch a, throws hack the hasp to its original position, for engagement with the catch B when the trunk is closed, and on closing the trunk the lugror post C will act as a guide to the hasp and automatically direct its socket b toits engagement with the catch B. Y

I claim as equivalents the attachment of catch B to the hasp, and therewith setting the catch into a socket adapted therefor in the plate y,- also, making the hasp A of malleable iron or other inelasticmaterial, and therewith pressing it to its bed on the socket-plates x y by means of a spring.

Having thus shown the construction and op eration of my device, I claim as my invention-d The combination, in a trunk-catch, of the hasp A, elastic, or provided with a spring, pressing it to the plates x `Q/and provided with socket-hole b and with notch a, the hasp being pivoted to plate x and oscillating later- `ally on its pivot d, the catch B, and the post or lug C, which, engagingq with the curved notch a and with the ledge of the hasp above and below the notch, in turn permits the lateral movement of the hasp upon detaching it from the catch, and upon closing the trunk guides the hasp to an automatic engagement of its socket-hole b with the catch B, substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05F11/00, E05B17/0025