US 416433 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT A. WILSON, OF LEXINGTON, MISSOURI.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 416,433, dated December 3, 1889.
Application filed August 28, 1889- Serial No. 322,265. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, ROBERT A. WILSON, of Lexington, in the county of Lafayette and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Padlock-Covers, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple, cheap, and effective cover for protecting outdoor padlocks from the rain, snow, and ice, which, if the padlock is unprotected,
soon cause the padlock mechanism to become rusted or frozen tight, so that great difficulty is experienced in working the same.
It consists of a cover having an inclined roof or front portion and triangular sides hinged about its upper end and combined with means for connecting it to the door jamb or post, so that it may be conveniently raised to give access to the lock.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the cover applied to a padlock and hasp, and Fig. 2 is a view of the blank from which the cover is formed.
A is the sloping or inclined roof or front face of the cover, and a the triangular sides, which together form the inclosu re for the padlock. The cover at its upper end is formed with a tubular bearing a, that incloses an axial wire D, which forms the hinge, about which the cover may be raised to give access to the lock. The ends of this axial wire are bent to form eyes, through which small nails or screws E are driven into the post or jamb of the door or gate to which itis to be applied.
In constructing my cover I prefer to make it of sheet metalsuch as galvanized iron, copper, or brass-by stamping out blanks of a triangular shape, as shown in Fig. 2. The triangular side portions a are then bent about the lines I) 12 until said sides stand at right angles to the main part A, and the upper edge 0' is bent around in tubular shape to form the bearing for the pintle-wire or axis of the hinge.
The advantages of this construction are its exceeding cheapness, lightness, and effectiveness for the purpose, and its universality of application and ease with which it may be applied by those unskilled in the arts.
I do not confine myself, however, to the mode of making these covers, as they may be cast in light form in the shape shown in Fig. 1, and instead of the pintle-wire with eyes and nails E for attachment the pintle-wire may have its ends sharpened and bent at right angles, to be driven directly into the wood, like a staple. I am aware that a padlock-cover has heretofore been provided in which a box-like cover was hinged at its upper end to a baseplate that had a slot through which the padlock-staple was projected before applying the padlock, and I do not claim any such construction.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is- 1. A padlock-cover consisting of an inclined or sloping roof portion A, provided with triangular sides a, hinged at its upper end and combined with means for connecting it to the door jamb or post, substantially as shown and described.
2. A A padlock-cover consisting-of an inclined ROBERT A. \VILSON.
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