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Aug. 9, 1960 J. VALLEZ LOCK DISPLAY DEVICE Filed July 15, 1958 FIG.3
INVENTOR JAMES VALLEZ BY Zw ATTORNEY United States Patent "Q LOCK DISPLAY DEVICE Filed July 15, 1958, Ser. No. 748,717
4 7 Claims. (Cl. 211-49) This invention relates to a lock display device, and more particularly to a lock display device arranged to present, in stacked condition, a plurality of door locks in a manner permitting actuating of the locks.
More particularly, this invention relates to a door lock display device arranged to receive a series of door locks mounted individually in frames or mounts, and present the latter in a manner permitting actuation and examine tion of the mechanism of the various locks.
This invention further relates to a device for presenting a plurality of stacked jigs or display mounts, as fully shown in the copending application 748,716 of George W. Falk and Morris Falk, Jr., entitled Portable Jig Display Stand, filed on July 15, 1958.
The normal point of purchase displays of lock mechanisms, and particularly cylindrical lock' mechanis'rns, consisted of locks mounted within sections of wood intended to represent doors. My present invention provides a means of grouping such displayed locks in a convenient carrier for comparison and for easy portability. When my display device is used in connection with the jig or display mount of the co-pending application as aforesaid, the present device preserves all the desirable characteristics of internal mechanism visibility and accessibility, as therein described.
While separate lock display mounts adequately illustrate the individual characteristics of the lock assemblies therein mounted, it is desirable to provide a structure wherein locks of different mechanical constructions, such as the frictionless latch bolt, auxiliary latch bolt lock and plain latch may be mounted together for careful comparison. Likewise, my multiple stand may be eifectively used to contrast the varying functions or styles of knobs and knob'assemblies.
Accordingly, it is an object of my invention to provide a display stand wherein a plurality of door locks, mounted in jigs, may be assembled and maintained together. A further object of my invention is to provide a multiple display stand as aforesaid, having novel means permiting actuation of a plurality of locks stored therein, at the same time including means to prevent dislodgment of the locks from the stand without operation of the knob mechanisms.
Another object of my invention is to provide a multiple door lock display stand as aforesaid, wherein the advantages of visibility of the inner lock mechanism are preserved when the device is used in connection with stacked jigs or mounts.
Still another object of my invention is to provide a multiple display stand for locks and the like whereby the separate mounts or jigs within which the lock mechanisms are mounted may be quickly removed from, or replayed in, the multiple stand without necessitating disassembly of the lock mechanism.
To attain these objects and such further objects as may appear herein or be hereinafter pointed out, I make reference to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, in which- Figure l is a perspective view of a display device in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 isa slightly magnified, staggered section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1, with the locks to be displayed shown mounted in position thereon;
Figure 3 is a side elevation of the assembly shown in Figure 2, with parts broken away to show details.
Figure 4 is a section taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.
In accordance with my invention, 1 provide a base 10 having a generally rectangular configuration, with upstanding guide members 11, 12, 13, 14, affixed to be perpendicular to the plane of the base 10. The guide members, which are preferably L-shaped in cross section, are aifixed at spaced points on the base 10 in such man- 'ner to cause the L-shaped legs to define an open, rectangularly cross sectioned channel. For additional rigidity, the guide members may have their angular portions abuttedagainst a raised rectangular portion 15 concentrically positioned atop the base 10. The upper ends of the guides 11, 12, 13 and 14 are affixed'to a capping member 16. The opposed guide members 11 and 14 are further provided adjacent their upper ends with cutout portions 17, 18, thereby forming a gate 19 for purposes which will appear hereafter.
The illustrated display structure is intended to be used in connection either with the solid block display mount heretofore mentioned or the open type display mount taught bythecopending application aforesaid, it being necessary, however, that the mount or frame used closely fit the rectangular channel formed by the guide members 11, 12, 13, 14.
The above described structure provides a generally open, rectangularly cross sectioned channel having side slots S, S and end slots E, E, theslots S, S being adapted to receive theknobs of the door lock assembly and the slots E, E being adapted to receive the latch or bolts of the latch bolt assembly of a door lock mechanism.
The individual door lock mounts M are loaded within or removed from the channel by inserting the mounts, one at a time, through the gateway 19 formed by cutout portions 17 and 18.
As shown in Figure 2 or 3, a plurality of such individual mounts M may be inserted in stacked relation within the guide channel one at a time.
'In order to illustrate the manner in which lock assemblies may be handed for either right or left handed doors, it is possible by my display device to invert the mount M and thereby permit the latch bolt assembly to project through either of the slots E or E, as shown in phantom in Figure 4. When a lock assembly is positioned within the channel, it cannot be removed therefrom without rotating the knob or otherwise withdrawing the latch bolt since the portion of the guide members 11, 12, 13 and 14 defining the end slots E, E contact the latch bolt assembly when the latter is in extended position, thereby prohibiting accidental dislodgment of the individual mounts, even when the individual mounts are adjacent the cut portions 17 and 18.
When the device is used in conjunction with lock display mounts or jigs as taught by the copending application aforesaid, an unimpeded view of the interior of the operating mechanism isprovided by reason of the wide open nature of the display stand.
Likewise, as illustrated in Figure 2, a side-by-side comparison of various types of lock and latch bolt constructions may be obtained through the use of my device.
Still a further advance of my said device lies in the fact that the mechanisms of each of the lock assemblies positioned within the device may be operated without interference from the device.
The capping plate 16 of my device, being spaced from the uppermost door lock assembly, provides a convenient carrying handle for the entire loaded device, as shown in Figure 3 and, as heretofore described, displacement of the mounts from the device is prevented by the extension of the latch bolt assembly.
Many additional advantages will occur to those skilled intlhe art of the device for display and assembly, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A lock display device arranged to support a plurality of locks mounted in display mounts, with the knob and latch bolt portions of said locks extending therefrom, comprising a base, a plurality of guide members afiixed to said base and spaced to define an open guideway having opposed side and end slots arranged operatively to receive the knob and latch bolt portions, respec-.
tively, of a lock mechanism, a capping member secured to the ends of said guide members not aflixed to said base, a gate comprising a cutout portion formed in at least one of said guide members whereby individual display mounts may be introduced into or removed from said guideway in a direction substantially parallel to the plane of said base.
2. A display device in accordance with claim 1 wherein said guide members are L-shaped and spaced on said base in a manner to define a guideway having a rectangular cross section.
3. A display device in accordance with claim 1 wherein said guide members defining said end slots are arranged in abutting relation to said latch bolts whereby said guide members and said latch bolts cooperate to secure said mounts against removal from said guideway when said latch bolts are in extended position.
4. A display device for-a plurality of door lock assemblies operatively mounted in display mounts, comprising a base and a plurality of guide members defining an open channel of a dimension slidably to receive said mounts and having side slots arranged to receive the knobs of said locks and end slots through which the latch bolts of said lock assemblies may project, the portions of said support members defining said end slots being of a dimension to cooperate with said latch. bolts to prevent removal of said mounts from said channel in the extended position of said latch bolts.
5. A display device in accordance with claim 4 wherein said guide members are L-shaped and spaced on said base to define a channel having a rectangular crosssection. V
6. A display device in accordance with claim 5 wherein at least one of said guide members defines a gate portion whereby individual display mounts may be introduced into or removed from said guideway ina direction substantially parallel to the plane of said base.
7. A lock display device comprising at least one look mount frame member, said frame member having a generally rectangular cross section, a lock mechanism mounted in each said frame member, said lock mecha;
nism having a retractable latch bolt and extending knob members adapted to be actuated to retract said latdh bolt, a display stand including a generally rectangular base,
and a plurality of guide members extending from said base to define an opening guideway having opposed side and end slots arranged operatively to receive the knob and latch portions, respectively, of said lock mechanism, said stand including a gate formed in at least oneofsaid guide members, the portions defining said gate being.
arranged in abutting relation to said latch bolt whereby said latch bolt and gate defining portions cooperate to secure said mounts against removal from saidguide. way when said latch bolt is in extended position.
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