US 718878 A
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PATBNTDD IAN. 2O, 1908. WHH. REYNOLDS C C. I". MLILINK. CLOSING AND LOCKING DEVICE TOR SANDS, aw.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 31, 1902.
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TWILLIAM II. REYNOLDS AND CHARLES F. MEILINK, OF TOLEDO, OI-IIO, AS- SIGNORS TO TI-IE MEILINK MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF TOLEDO,
OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
GLOSlNG AND LOCKlNG DEVICE FOR SAFE-IS, 84.0.
SPECIFICATION forming' part of Letters Patent No. 718,878, dated January 20, 1903.
Application iled May 31, 1902. Serial No. 109,760. (No model.)
. o all whom t ntay concern:
Be it known that we, WILLIAM H. REY- NoLDs and CHARLES F. MEILINK, citizens of the United States, residing at Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Closing and Locking Devices for Safes, dce. of which the following is a speciication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
The invention relates to safes, and has more particular reference to the means em ployed for closing and locking the door, being especially applicable to constructions in which packing material is placed between the door and its jamb. With such constructions which are used in connection with waterproof safes the closing of the door by hand into a position Afor locking would be a difficult operation on account of the resistance offered by the elasticity of the packing.
The present construction is designed to provide a simple means of quickly drawing the door to its seat and an equally simple construction of lock for securing the door when closed.
The invention consists in the construction as hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a horizontal section through a portion of a safe and its door, showing the latter partially but not completely closed. Fig. 2 is a section with the door completely closed and showing the closing and locking means therefor. Fig. 3 is a perspective View of a portion of the door, showing the operating-handle of the closing means and broken away to illustrate the lock.
A is a safe of any suitable construction, and B is the door thereof, preferably having a 4:1 stepped seat upon the door-jamb.
C is a packing-strip of elastic material arranged upon one of the steps and adapted to be compressed between the door and jamb in the closing of the former.
In Fig. l the door is shown in a position where it is closed. as far as possible Without compressing' the elastic packing-strip. To
complete the closing of the door from this position, a closing device is employed of the the shank is in proximity to the screw-thread-I ed socket F, formed in the door-jamb. The handle D is loosely journaled in the door, so that while the latter is still at an angle the Vshank is free to assume a position in exact alinement with the socket F. Thus by rotating the handle D the shank will be screwed inward, which will draw the door to its fullyclosed position.
For locking the door when closed means is provided for preventing the rotation of the handle and shank. As shown, this consists in a locking` mechanism, such as indicated at G, provided with a bolt H. The shank E is provided with one or more sockets I, with which the bolt when thrown is adapted to engage. As shown, these sockets are formed in the collar J, preferably integral with the shank and arranged at four equidistant points in its periphery. The bolt is thrown either by a key or other operating device on the outside of the door and when projected will engage with one of the sockets I, so as to hold the handle and shank from rotation. In order that the sockets I may be exactly registered with the bolt, the handle D is preferably provided with a cross-bar or T-head, such as K. This when arranged in either a horizontal or a vertical position will register one of the recesses with the bolt.
For securing the handle to the door the shank E is preferably made separable from the handle D and may be passed through the aperture L in the fiange M of the door from the inner side thereof. The portion D of the handle is recessed to receive the projecting end of the shank and is secured thereto by any suitable means, such as a pin or key N. To prevent possibility of opening the door by disengaging the handle D from the shank, the collar .I preferably engages with a recess C formed in the door-casting so that When the door is drawn to its seat said collar will bear against the shoulder P and will securely hold the door from opening. Whenever the bolt is withdrawn, the door may be opened by the reverse turning of the handle D.
What we claim as our invention isl. In a safe, the combination with the door and the body having the jamb or seat for the door, of a revoluble handle carried by said door having4 a detachable screw-threaded engagement with said body whereby the door may be drawn to its seat by the rotation of said handle, and means for looking said handle from rotation.
2. In a safe, a closing and locking device therefor comprising a handle revolubly secured to the door, a screw-threaded shank projecting inwardly from said handle and adapted to engage a correspondingly-threaded socket in the safe-body, a collar on said shank having a series of locking-shoulders therein and a locking-bolt adapted to be projected into engagement With said shoulders.
3. In a safe, a closing and looking device therefor comprising a screw-threaded socket formed in the jamb or seat for the door, a revoluble handle having a screw-threaded shank adapted to engage with said socket, said handle being carried by the door and loosely journaled therein so as to be capable of an angular movement in relation thereto, and means for locking said shank from rotation.
In testimony whereof We affix our signatures in presence of two Witnesses.
WILLIAM H. REYNOLDS. CHARLES F. MEILINK. Witnesses:
L. B. UNLAND, WILLIAM I-I. MCFELCAMP.