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Publication numberUS695458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1902
Filing dateApr 17, 1901
Priority dateApr 17, 1901
Publication numberUS 695458 A, US 695458A, US-A-695458, US695458 A, US695458A
InventorsLambert Huelzer, Richard Kemper
Original AssigneeLambert Huelzer, Richard Kemper
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Padlock for securing coats, & c., to wardrobe-hooks.
US 695458 A
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Patent ed Mar. I8, 1902:


(Application filed Apr. 17, 1901.)





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 695,458, dated March 18, 1902.

Application filed April 17, 1901 To (LZZ whmn 2 75 may concern.-

Be it known that we, LAMBERT HULZER and RICHARD KEMPER, subjects of the Emperor of Germany, and residents of Essen, in the Empire of Germany,haveinvented a new and useful Improvementin Padlocks for Securing Coats, Hats, and Sticks to Wardrobe-Hooks,

of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a padlock which is adapted to be attached to a wardrobe hook or peg and serves for looking a hat, coat, or umbrella to the said hook or peg and insures the same from being purloined.

In the accompanying illustrative drawings, which show the lock with the front of the easing removed, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the look when all its parts are in use. Fig. 2 is a similar, view with the coat-hook open. Figs. 3 and 4 show the lock in side and end elevation, respectively, with the hat-holder open. Fig. 5 is a detail view, on a larger scale, of the hat-holder catch. Fig. 6 is a side elevation of the lock with the stick or umbrella holder undone. Fig. 7is a plan of the stick or umbrella holder. Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the lock with its various parts out of locking position.

The construction of the lock is as follows:

On the side plate a, which is surrounded by the strip 1), a fiat band 0 is fastened at c, the

v free end of which is passed into the lock-casing through a slit d in the strip b and is provided with slots in which the catch 6 engages. This catch is held in a locked position by a spring f and can only be released from the same by means of a keys, as shown in Fig. 8, when the spring 0 assumes the position shown. This steel band cserves to attach and secure the lock to the wardrobehook, for which purpose it is pushed so far into the lock that the diameter of the loop thus formed is less than the diameter of the knob at the end of the wardrobe-hook, and therefore prevents the look from being removed from the hook or peg. The cloakhook g is also pivotally mounted at g on the side plate a, the end of which projects into the interior of the lock-through the surrounding strip 22 at d and is shown locked in Fig. 1 by means of a catch 6, on whicha spring f presses. When the key 8- comes into con- Serial No. 56,296. (No model.)

tact with the tail'of e, the hook g is released and pushed out by'the spring 7:, ready for hanging the cloak, when it is again pressed into the lock-case and locked.

The arrangement for hanging the hat is as follows and is illustrated by Figs. 3 to 5: On the outside of the plate a, as in Fig. 4, a narrow metal plate 2 is fastened, whose free end is rolled up, and on theontside of the plate a is fastened a similar but longer plate '5, whose free end is also rolled and to which a hook is, projecting through a, is riveted, which when the metal plate i is pressed home engages with another hook Z, mounted on a catch 6 The catch 6 is kept. closed by the spring f 2 and can only be released by means of the key .9, (see Fig. 3,) when the hat, which has beengripped between the jaws formed by the platest' and i, may be removed.

The arrangement for hanging up the stick or umbrella is as follows and is illustrated by Figs. 1, 6, and 7: A metal. plate m, projecting through a slot in the plate I), is formed on its outer extremity with a hook at and is provided with a notch 0, in which the nose of the catch e engages,being pressed up by a spring f to lock the same, in which locked position the hook-opening 'n. is inside the lock-casing. (See Figs. 1 to 3.) A chain 19, which is twisted around the stick or umbrella, is attached in such a manner that after having been Wrapped around the said stick or umbrella the next free link is hooked onto the hook it. By this arrangement,the hook-opening n" being in the interior of the lock-casing when the plate m is pushed'in, it is impossible to loosen the chain, the removal of the stick or umbrella being only possible with the aid of the key .9. The key presses on the tail end of the catch a (see Fig. 6,) lifting the catch out of the notch 0, where the spring it pushes the plate at out so far that the hookopening to is outside the lock-casing, thus permitting the link of the chain to be taken off the hook.

The use of the lock is as follows: After the Various parts have been set in the position as shown in Figs. 4 and 6 the steel band 0 is placed around the wardrobe peg or hook and its free end is pushed so far. into the lockcasing that the ring formed by the band is of less diameter than the knob of the cloak peg or hook. The catch 6 holds the steel band in this position, thus securing the lock to the cloak-peg and preventing its unauthorized removal. The cloak is then hung on the hook and the latterpressed home and held by the catch 6'. Thehatbrim is inserted between the clips i 1?, the clip t" pressed home and held by the catch e thus locking up the hat. Finally, the stick or u mbrella is wrapped around by the chain 19 and the free end of the latter hung on hook at, the plate m being then pressed into the lock-case and locked by the catch 6 When the articles are to be removed, the key sis turned from left to right in such a manner that it presses on' the tail ends of the catches e e e 6, one after the other, so that first the cloak-hook, the hat-clip, and then the umbrella-holder are freed, and finally the steel band is opened enough to permit of the lock being removed from the wardrobe peg or hook. The shape and arrangement of r the catches e e c e and of stops r of the same in what manner the same is to be performed, We declare that what We claim is- 1. In a lock for holding suspended articles, the combination of a lock-case a band at tached thereto at one end and having its other end normally free to pass down into the said case for fastening the latter toahook, a catch for engaging the movable end of said band within the case, devices for attaching movable articles to said case, catches for engag ing the same and a key arranged to release all the aforesaid catches as it reaches them successively substantially as set forth.

- 2. In a lock for holdingsuspended articles, the combination of a lock-case a device arranged for suspending said case from a support-a catch carried by said case for engaging the said device, devices for attaching movable articles to said case, catches for engaging the same and a key arranged to release all the aforesaid catches as it reaches them successively substantially as set forth. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05B67/003