US 733478 A
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PATENTED JULY 14, 1903.
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METALLIC MONEY BELT.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 20, 1902.
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UNITED STATES Patented J'uly 14, 1903.
PATENT METALLIC MONEY-BELT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 733,478, dated July 14, 1903.
Application filed August 20, 1902. Serial No. 120,362. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that LWILLIAM E. HALLADAY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Metallic Money-Belts, whereof the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in devices for securing money and other valuables upon the person of the bearer; and its object is to secure such valuables upon the person of the bearer that they cannot be removed Without the consent of the bearer or the use of such physical violence as it would be diflicult or impossible to perpetrate upon an ordinary thoroughfare. As a result of the accomplishment of this object it will become possible for bank-messengers and others hav= ing similar duties to transport currency or other valuables with greater safety and without the special guards now frequently required. It is intended that the metallic belt shall be looked upon the person of the wearer before he sets out, the key retained at the starting-place, and the belt opened with a duplicate key at the place of destination. The valuables cannot be removed without either unlocking or mutilating the belt, and the metallic character of the latter renders the necessary mutilation a difficult and Violent operation not readily or quickly performed on a public thoroughfare.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a plan View of the locked metallic belt with the Fig. 2 is a plan development of the open belt seen from the rear. Fig. 8 is a plan and sectional view of the top or bottom of the middle pocket. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional plan of one of the lateral pockets. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary section on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 6 is a top plan view of one of the inner cases that are inserted in the pockets of the belt.
Like reference-numerals indicate like parts in all the figures.
10 and 11 are the metallic straps that encircle the person of the wearer, the one being provided with a staple 12 and the other with a series of slots 13 13 to engage said staple. The respective rear ends of the said straps are riveted to the metallic pockets 14 and 15, and
the latter are hinged at 16 and 17 to and beveljointed with the respectively opposite sides of the middle pocket 18. In each of the three aforesaid pockets is inserted an inner case 19 19 19, provided with a loop-handle 20 and having a hinged lid 21. Each of the pockets 14, 15, and 18 is preferably formed up out of the fewest possible pieces of material, so as to have a minimum number of riveted joints. The top and bottom of the pocket 18 are preferably provided with additional flaps or ears 22 23, adapted to cover up the respective joints between the said pocket 18 and the lateral pockets 14. 15 and also to cover over and secure in place the hinge-rods in thehinges 16 and 17. The said hinges are preferably formed from bent tongues of the backs of the pockets 18 and 14 15, respectively, or they may be more flexible joints not strictly of the nature of ordinary hinges.
A look 24 secures the belt upon the person of the wearer, and it is evident from the drawings that the clasping of the belt around the person of the wearer closes the pockets 14 18 15 together in such manner that their contents (the cases 19 19 19) cannot be removed until the belt is unlocked and opened out by the fiexure of the hinges 16 and 17.- Sheet-steel of the highest temper that can be worked or else case-hardened soft sheet-steel may be the preferred material for the entire device; but other sheet metal or metallic fabric may be more practical and desirable for some adaptations and sizes of my invention.
In the foregoing specification my invention is described as embodied in certain particular and preferable forms of construction; but I do not limit myself to such special forms or to less than all the possible forms in which my invention as hereinafter claimed may be embodied.
I now claim 1. A metallic money-belt provided with metallic pockets each having its open end adjacent to and closed by one of the other of said pockets, substantially as specified.
2. A metallic money-belt provided with metallic pockets hinged together at vertical edges adjacent to their open ends, substantially as specified.
3. A metallic money-belt having, in combination, metallic straps adapted to encircle the person of the wearer, and, secured to said straps, a series of metallic pockets hinged together at vertical edges adjacent to their open ends, substantially as specified.
4:. A metallic money-belt having, in combination, metallic straps adapted to encircle the person of the wearer, a series of metallic pockets secured to said straps and hinged together at Vertical edges adjacent to their open ends, and inner cases within said pockets, substantially as specified.
5. A metallic money-belt having, in combination, metallic straps adapted to encircle the person of the wearer, a lock-clasp to secure said straps, and a series of metallic pockets secured to said straps and hinged together at vertical edges adjacent to their open ends, substantially as specified.
6. A metallic money-belt having, in combipockets secured to said straps and hinged and J bevel-jointed together at vertical edges adjacent to their open ends, substantially as specified.
WILLIAM E. HALLADAY.
HENRY LOVE CLARKE, WILLIAM H. GRUVER.