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Publication numberUS906052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1908
Filing dateOct 6, 1908
Priority dateOct 6, 1908
Publication numberUS 906052 A, US 906052A, US-A-906052, US906052 A, US906052A
InventorsThomas E Murray
Original AssigneeThomas E Murray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seal-fastening.
US 906052 A
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T. E. MURRAY.

SEAL FASTENING.

APPLICATION FILED 0016, 190a.

k M m 4. W/ m M? 9 2w UniTED sir-Arias PATENT c ne THOMAS E. MURRAYTOF EW; YORK, .N. Y.

SEAL-FASTENING.

with a shackle wire in loop form having its,

end portions turned u ward, of a seal body, and a block in said. lEody having openings through which the legs of said shackleres ectively ass: the said block forming an a utment or the upturned extremities of said legs, and being breakable from the exterior of said body to release said shackle.

In the accompanying drawingFigure 1' is a side elevation of the exterior of my seal fastening. Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2, 2, of Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a section on, the line 3, 3, of Fig. 2, showing, in dotted lines, the mode of using a pliers to rupture the breakable block. Fig. 4 is a similar section showing the block broken, a part being in the grasp of the pliers, and parts fallen to the bottom of the case. Fig. 5 shows the breakable block before, and Fig. 6, after, breakage.

Similar letters of reference indicate like parts.

A is aflat cylindrical case of metal permanently closed by a flanged plate B. The

y j ection case and plate here form the seal body. In one side of the case is an elongated transverse 0 enin which receives the breakable block Said block may be made of clay, porcelain, glass or any frangible material, and com rises a flanged portion D and a prohaving two openings F and G. On the face of the projection E may be made scores'H. The shackle wire I has its ends J I bent upwardly, and inwardly in V-form, and

is also provided in each leg with a crimp K.

In assembling the device, the projection E of the breakable block C is inserted into the case through the side opening, so that the Speciflcationio! Letters Patent.

Application filed October 6, 1908. Serial No. 456,425.

. Patented Bees, 1908.

flan ed portion D rests against said case. Both ends of the shackle wire I are then passed through an opening L in the rim of the case, and then respectively through the o enings F, G in the block 0. After the s ackle wire is thus introduced, the apexes of its V-sha ed ends rest a ainst the inner periphery o the case, and t e extremities J sprmgin inwardly abut on the solid portion the b ock 0, between the openings F, G, and the crim s K are received in said openings. The shackle wire cannot be withdrawn from the case without breaking the seal. This may be done by grasping the external flanged portion D of the block 0 with a pliers M or other convenient tool, and pullin outward. The rear wall of the rojection thus becomes broken awa as s own in Fig. 6, the breaking being acilitated by the scores H and the pieces fallin to the bottom of the case, so that the bloc can be withdrawn by the pliers, as indicated in Fig. 4. The shackle wire I can then be withdrawn from the o ening L. But without breaking the block it is impossible to withdraw the shackle wire, nor either leg of it, assuming the protruding loop of said wire to be out for thatpurpose, since there is no way in which a separated leg can be turned to carry its upturned extremity J clear of the block against which it abuts.

I claim:

1. In a seal fastenin and in combination with a shackle wire in oop form having its end portions turned upward, a seal body, and a block insaid body having openings through which the legs of said shackle respectively ass: the said block forming an a utment or the u turned extremities of said legs, and being reakable from the exterior of said body to releasesaid shackle.

2. In a seal fastenin and in combination witha shackle wire in oop form having its end 1portion turned upward and inward, a seal ody, and a block in said body havin o enings through which the legs of sai s aokle respectively pass: the said block forming, between sai openings, an abutment for the u turned extremities of. said ment for the u turned extremities of said legs, and being reakable from the exterior legs, and being breakable from the exterior of .said body to release said shackle. of said body to release said shackle.

3. In a seal fastenin and in combination In testimony whereof I have afiixed my 5 with a shackle Wire in 00p form having its signature in presence of two witnesses.

end ortions turned upward, and a crimp 1n each leg, a seal bod and a block in said body THOMAS MURRAY \having 0 enings t ough which the legs of Witnesses: said shac e respectively ass, and receiving GERTRUDE T. PORTER, 10 said crimps: the said bloc forming an abut- MAY T. MOGARRY.

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US6908125Feb 4, 2003Jun 21, 2005Itw LimitedPressure actuated locking device
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/0358