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Publication numberUS60191 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 4, 1866
Publication numberUS 60191 A, US 60191A, US-A-60191, US60191 A, US60191A
InventorsEdwin B. Hoen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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@uiten fates @anni @Hirn IMPROVEMENT IN SAIES.

EDWIN B. HORN, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS t r Latas Parent No. 60,191, dated December 4, 1866.


Be it known that I, EDWINVB. HORN, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, in the State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Safes and I do hereby declare that the following is afull and/exact descrip tion thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.


The nature of my invention consists in a peculiar methodof construction of 'a safe, so asto make the same cheap, compact, tire and burglar proof. It consists essentially of a circular or' prismatic chamber, so constructed as to revolve freely, whenrnot locked, within an outer casing; said outer casing being made in any convenient shape and of any suitable material. To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe its use and construction,`

Drawings. Figure 1 is a perspective view` of my safe showing both doors open. Figure 2 is a vertical section of the same;

Figure 3 is a horizontal section showing both doors open.

Figure 4 is a horizontal section showing both doors closed. p

Before entering upon a general description `of my safe, it may bewell to say that it may be constructed in any convenient or desirable form that theprincipleinvolved will admit of. I will now describe, by use of the drawings, one mode of constructing my improved safe. i

I make of'. iron or steel an outside case, A, the joints of which are `riveted or bolted together in the usual manner. Attached to this outside case are three pedestals, E E E, into which small truckwvheels, wlw w, iig. 2, are hung; the object of these wheels is simply to make the safe more convenientlyhmovable. Upon the outer casing a strong door, D, is hung; this door is secured by a lock, L. The locks of this safe may be of any good pattern now in use, .but should be varied, inasmuch, as they are usually'enclosed in tight; casings, so that powder introduced into the key-hole, lodges in the lock, and when exploded destroys the lock. I require locks with open-work eases,`so that powder cannot'find a lodgement in them. The lower end of the outside case has I `a series of holes made through it, as shown at h, fig. 2, and by theblack dots in figs, 3 and 4 the object of these )e perfor-ations isl to prevent the lodgement of any' explosive material within the safe, cryin case such a lodgemcnt is effected by any means, to oier a free vent in case of explosion. Within the outer casing 'I construct the case, B, this case is arranged 'either on pivots, C C', asA shown in drawing, cr upon some system of rollers, so that it shall be free to turn arountlwithin the outercasing; either one or both of the casings should bere proof.` The 'inner case, B, has a door, Df, and a lock, L', similar to .the door-and lock of the outer case. Attached to the inside of the outen casing is a lock, L to the 'outside of the inner caseisattached a strip of iron or steel plate, H, figs. 3 and 4,'running vertically the who-le length of the case this plate or wing,` H, is riveted firmly to the inside case. .'nlhelwing, H, does not come in contact with the face of the lo'clgL, but is a short distance from it, so that if powder is put through the hey-hole it will not enter the lock, but fall betweenthe cases and through the perfocations to the door. AttachedV to the outside of the inner casing is a loop, M, {igsf and 4, through v.which the bolt of the lock, L, passes, thus locking the inner to the outer casing. Lotus suppose the safe to be open, as shown in tig. 1; to lock it we proceed as follows the door D is, closed and locked,`then the inner ease, B, is revolved in the direction indicated by the arrow, iig. 3, until it takes the position indicated in fig. 4, l lin which case the wing, H, stands just in `front oi' the lock, L now throw out thc bolt of the lock, L, and thc case, B, will become xed in relation to the outer case; now close and lockthe door, D,`and the operation is s complete. p i p l' Y e claim.

What I claim as fmy invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is- A1. I claim as an article of manufacture a safe made substantially as described. ,A 2. I claim the holes or perforations in the space between the innerrand outer safe, so as to aford an outlet i for explosive material, substantially as described and for the purpose set forth. i 3. I claim the wing I-I, in combination with the lock L", and the loop M, substantially as described and for the ypurpose set forth.

r Witnesses: v

WILLIAM EnsoN, HARRY W. Cannon..


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Cooperative ClassificationE05G1/06