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Publication numberUS381326 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1888
Filing dateFeb 3, 1888
Publication numberUS 381326 A, US 381326A, US-A-381326, US381326 A, US381326A
InventorsEdwaed J. Beooks
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety-case for money-packages
US 381326 A
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. SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 381,326, dated April 17, 1,888. 3

Application filed February a 1888. Serial No. 2t32.928. (No modelJ" The obj eets of the presentinvention are, first,

r to securely unite the two. parts of the box or ease'proper by means'which render practicae ble' the employment of seamless non-metallic caseparts of .pulpwarefl or the like; secondly, to so unite the parts and by the same 2 means securely attach a destination-tag; third- 4 1y, to facilitate securely attaching one of the parts of the seal-holder; and, fourthly, to so attachits lock part and by the same means to. attach to it its back plate, as hereinafter set forth." r v Two sheets of drawings accompany this specification as part thereof. v v

Figure l of these drawings is a face view of a sealed safety-case illustrating this invention. 0 Fig. 2-is a smallv scale perspective view of its parts separated. Fig. 3 represents a longitudinal section of the sealed case with its in-' ner part in elevation. 'Fig. 4 represents a cross-section, partly in elevation. Fig. 5 is a 5 perspective view of the main portions of the lock part of the seal-holder detached and separated. Fig. 6 is an elevation of an instrument for opening the case, hereinafter termed the opener. Fig. 7 is a face view of a sealed case, illustrating certain modifications.

Like letters refer to like parts in all the figures.

In both examples the telescoping case parts A B are preferably made without seam from paper-pulp or from other non-metallic material adapted to be readily molded and to be indurated and waterproofed,so as to combine lightness with sufficient strength, durability,

and other desirable qualities. To facilitate 5o molding the case parts, the lap-joint between them is, by preference, longitudinahand they I ED STATES: PATENT E? N. Y., AND GHAUNOEY H. CROSBY,

are relieved from tearing strain by obviating any attachment of either part of theseal-holder toan edge of either case part. The lock part 0 of the sealholder is conveniently attached to the front of the outer case part, A. I

The slide part D of the seal-holder is come bined in one part with a metallic band, E, which embraces the united case parts A B,

and simply requires to be kept in place by the catch F, Figs. 2 to 5,fwhich is secured within said lock part. 0 and coacts with a catch-hole, h, Fig. 2,,in said slide part D in customary manner, save as to details hereinafter set forth.

The catch is guarded, as in my previous safetycase, by a frangible plateseal, S, Figs. 2 to 4,

of glass, or preferably of glass and paper combined. The .seal. represented, is made of. re-v cessed glass and paper according 'to'my seal invention patented January 4, 1887. (United States Patent nopssaeee. A recess, 1, Fig. 2, in the face of said slide part D, embracing said catch-hole h, accommodates the seal and locates it behind an opening, o,'Fig. 2, in thelock .part 0, so that when the seaLholder is closed the seal is imniovably secured in place in front of the catch,as shown in Figs. 3 and 4,

and at thesame time is exposed to view, as

shown in Figs. land 7. For simultaneously fastening in place a destination-tag, T, said band E. is. provided with a stud-pin, p, with which the tags eyelet e is .engaged, and said lock part 0 is provided with a rigid lip, m,"

which masks, the pin and prevents the escape ofthe tagwhile the seal-holder is locked.

providedwith a conical peen, a, tapering almostto a point, for breaking the thin portion of the seal S over its recess to expose thehead of the catch F, and with a larger projection,

b, diametrically opposite, and a third projec tion, 0, at the extremity of its handle,. either of said projections 12 c to be used as may be most convenient for forcing back the catch band is slipped oft the case-proper, and the case parts Aand B then separate, as shown in Fig. 2,,exposing thecontents of the inner case parts 5 f Ahammershaped opener, 0, Fig. 6, is v 5 f, Figs. 3, 4, and 5, at its rear edge, and a frame, G, fitted to the protruding portion of the lock part outside the case part, is provided with stud-rivets s, the case part having a large opening corresponding with that of said frame,and small holes corresponding with those of said flange. The lock part 0 is inserted from within the case part and the frame G is then applied. A back plate, H, Figs. 3, 4, and 5, is simultaneously attached by the same rivet-studs, being perforated correspondingly with said flange f and fitted thereto. This not only facilitates uniting these parts, but also for independe'ntlysecuring thespringcatch F within a recess in the back of the lock part, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, so that it may be accurately fitted and adjusted before the lock part is closed or attached, and so that it may be inspected immediately before thelock part is attached. I

The metallic parts 0, D, E, F, G, and H may be made of any approved metal, and may be mottled or otherwise marked in process of manufacture to prevent the duplication of any part without detection. Said parts 0, D, and E may also, preferably, be hardened, so that they cannot readily be filedor otherwise tamvices p m are omitted, and the case proper is provided externally with tablets T T, of silt cate paint, black and white, respectively,

which provide for addresses and the like inerasible slate-pencil marks on the black tablet or lead-pencil marks on the white tablet, as may be most convenient. Either tablet may obviously be used or omitted, or either or both may be employed in connection with the tag T. Other like modifications will suggest them selves to those skilled in the art. The use of the particular opener hereinbefore set forth is of course optional; and I do not limit or confine my respective claims, hereinafter set forth, except as therein expressly stated.

Having thus described my said improvement in safety-cases for money-packages, &c., I claim as my invention, and desire to patent under this specification- 1. In a safety-case, a pair of seamless case parts united by a longitudinal lap-joint and having one part of aspring-fastened telescopic seal-holder attached to one of said case parts, in combination with a sliding band or keeper which embraces the closed case and is provided with the other part of said seal-holder, and a frangible seal within said holder, substantially as hereinbefore specified.

2. The combination, in a safety case, of a case proper having a longitudinal joint and provided with one part of a spring-fastened telescopic seal-holder, in combination with a sliding band or keeper which embraces the closed case and is provided with the other part of said seal-holder, a frangible seal within said holder, and an eyeleted tag which is held in place by a stud-pin and a masking-lip on the respective parts of the seal-holder, substantially as hereinbefore specified.

3. In a safety-case having a spring-fastened telescopic seal-holder, one part of said sealholder having a perforated marginal flange to engage with the inside of one of the case parts, in combination with a frame which embraces the protruding portion of the same outside of the case part and is provided with stud-rivets which extend inward through said flange, substantially as hereinbefore specified.

4. In a safety-case having a spring-fastened telescopic seal-holder, the within-described lock part having a recessed back within which the spring catch is adjusted and secured, and having a perforated marginal flange to engage with the inside of one of the case parts, in com-. bination with a frame which embraces the protruding portion ofsaid lock part outside of the case part and is provided with stud-rivets extending inward through said flange, and a back plate attached by the same rivet-studs, substantially as hereinbefore specified.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65D2543/00092