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Publication numberUS752396 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1904
Filing dateDec 11, 1901
Publication numberUS 752396 A, US 752396A, US-A-752396, US752396 A, US752396A
InventorsCarol E. Johnson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle-case fastener
US 752396 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 752,396. PATENTED PEB.16, 1904.




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UNITED STATES Patented February 16, 1904.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 752,396, dated February 16, 1904:.

' Application filed December 11, 1901. Serial No. 85,477. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CAROL E. J omvson, a citizen of the United States, residing at Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improve-- bottles of beer, ale, wine, and the like are usually provided with removable tops or lids. These when in place are sometimes secured by a swiveled hook which when in locked position is sealed, so that the contents of the box may not be tampered with. In bottle-cases of this class a familiar difiiculty and objection is that when the cover is not in place the upwardly-projecting hook'is in the way and frequently becomes bent or broken, so that it is of no use as a fasteningand prevents the lid from being put in place.

My invention relates to and its object is to provide means for overcoming the objections and difliculties here indicated, and more particularly to provide a fastening which when in operative position will securely fasten the lid of the case, whichmay be sealed so that the contents of the case may not be tampered with, and which fastening when the case is not in use will be normally so disposed that it will not be in the way and cannot be bent or broken. I attain these objects by means of the devices and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, and shown and illustrated in the accompany drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bottlecase provided with my fastening in operative position and secured by means of a seal; and Fig. 2, a vertical sectional elevation of the same on line a: m, Fig. 1, showing my fastening device out of engagement with the lid and in inoperative position.

In the drawings, 1 is a rectangular box or bottle-case having a bottom, sides, ends, and a narrow top portion 2, all permanently secured together in the usual manner.

3 is a separate removable top or lid having secured to its under side strips or fingers 4,.

which project beyond the margin of the side next to the top strip 2. Through the top near its opposite margin is a hole 5.

6 is a plate secured to the top of the lid and having an opening therethrough corresponding and coinciding with the hole 5. In the top of the plate 6 is a recess or indentation 7 Secured to the inner vertical-side of the box beneath the hole 5 is a plate 8, which is bent, as at 9, to form a vertical eye. Mounted loosely in this eye is a vertically and axially movable bolt 10, having at vbottom 2. lug 11, which forms a-stop which limits the upward movement of the bolt, and having at top a lug or hook 12, which limits the-downward movement of the bolt. On the plate 6 is an upwardly-projecting lug 6", through which is a horizontal hole. Through the lug 12 is acorresponding hole 12, which when the bolt is lifted and swung into operative position coincides with the hole through lug 6.

The operation of my device is as follows:

When the fastening device is not in use, the

bolt by its own weight falls wholly within the case and is supported upon the lug 12 in the eye 9 of the plate 8 and is protected from blows and side strains. Now if the lid be removed and the box be thrown about or other boxes piled on top of it the bolt will not be bent or broken or loosened, but will be ready for use when required. When the case is to be closed, the lid is put in place with the fingers or strips 1 projecting beneath and engaging the fixed strip 2. With a bent wire slipped under the lug 12 the bolt 10 is lifted and given a quarter-turn, so'that the lug 12 falls into the recess 7 in the plate 6. The recess will now hold the bolt against turning and the lid will be securely held against displacement. When the bolt is in this position, the hole 12 coincides with the hole through the lug 6". A wire may now be passed through the two holes and formed into a'loop and sealed with a lead seal or other seal, as illustrated in Fig. 1, and the operation is complete.

Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s

1. In a bottle-case fastener, a plate securedto one of the vertical inner sides of the case, an axially-movable bolt mounted upon said plate and having a vertical movement which permits the bolt to be retracted wholly within the box, a lid for the case having therethrough a vertical opening which coincides with said bolt, a stop for limiting the upward movement of the bolt, a hook on the top of the bolt, a notched plate on the top of said lid which lloly tile axial movement of the bolt engages'said 2. A bottle-case fastener comprising a plate secured to one of the vertical inner sides of the case, a vertically and axially movable bolt mounted upon said plate, said bolt being capable of vertical movement wholly within the box, a lid for the case having ther ethrough a vertical opening which coincides with said bolt, a stop for limiting the upward movement of the bolt, a hook on the top of the bolt, a notched plate on the top of said lid which by the axial movement of the bolt engages said hook, an upwardly-projecting lug on said plate, and coincident holes through said lug and through said hook adapted to receive a sealing-wire.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

CAROL E. JOHNSON. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationE05C1/04, E05B65/0864