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Publication numberUS918662 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1909
Filing dateSep 18, 1908
Priority dateSep 18, 1908
Publication numberUS 918662 A, US 918662A, US-A-918662, US918662 A, US918662A
InventorsHarry N Drucker
Original AssigneeHarry N Drucker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 918662 A
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TRUNK Look. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 18, 1908- 918,662. l Patented Apr. 2o. 1909.

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Specification of Letters Patent;

Patented April 20, 1909.

Application filed September 18, 1908. Serial No. 453,642.

To all whom it may concern.

Beit known that I, HARRY N. DRUCKER, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Cincinnati, county of Hamilton, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Trunk- Locks, of which the ollowing is a specification.

The object of my invention is a means of locking the side, the top and the bottom of the door of a trunk, which means consists of a minimum number of simply constructed parts, whose operation is positive and easy.

My invention relates especially to wardrobe trunks. j

Referring to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification: Figure l is a perspective view of a section of a wardrobe trunk, showing the door or flap thereof provided with a latch embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is an inside elevation of the door and latch, upon an enlarged scale, the door being shown broken out and the parts being brought together to economize space. 3 is a detail elevation of the case with the top plate removed, to eXpose'the movable bars. ifig. 4 is a view similar to i? ig. 3 showing the parts in a different position. 1IEig. 5 is a detail sectional view taken upon line r-r of Fig. 3 upon a much enlarged scale.

1Referring to the parts: The inside door, A, of the trunk section is hinged in the usual way at, (L, a, and has adjacent to its opposite side a rectangular perforation. The housing of the latchlconsists of a plate,'B, which registers with the rectangular perforation in the door, has iianges, l) and t', at its to and 1bottom and a flange, b2, at its front si e, all of which iianges project into the rectangular perforation in the door. From flange, l), ugs, )3 and b4, are struck outward and a lug, b5, is struck inward leaving a space between the lug, b5, and the plate, B. Flange, b, has similar outwardly projecting lugs, b and t7, and a similar-inwardly projecting lug, t8. The lugs, b3, b, t6, and t7, receive screws for holding the plate, B, to the door, A.

The top of the housing is formed by a plate, C, which has a central elliptical hole with an inwardly turned iiange, c. Plate, O, is placed against the external face of the door, A. Within the housing formed by the 'hanged plate, B, and the fiat plate,` C, is located a reciprocating plate, D, which has formed integrally with 1t a forwardly proj ecting bar, ol. Plate, D, has two converging slots, d and d2, and has struck up from it a fingerpieoe, d3, which projects into the elliptical opening in plate, C. The slots, d and d2, are engaged by pins, e and e, res ectively which project inward from vertica bars, E and E.

Plate, D, is situated between lugs, b5 and 118, and the plate, B, and is of a length less than the length of the housing. The forward movement of the plate carries the bars d, E and E to a position such that their outer ends project beyond the edges of the door, A, so as to engage keepers in the sides of the trunk section. These keepers are of ordinary construction and are not shown. Bars,

d, E, and E, have guides, d5, e2, and e3, respectively near their outer ends. Plate B, has a projection, b9, struck inward from it, which when the plate, D, is in its forward position engages an indentation, d4, whichis struck into the end of the plate, D.

The operation of the latch on the inside of the cover is as follows: After the door has been closed, as shown in Fig. 1, the iinger piece, d3, is moved to the left, which carries the bar, d, into its keeper, and causes the walls of the slots, d and d2, to carry the bars, E and E', outward into their keepers, and causing the projection, b9, by reason of the spring in the metal of the plate, B, to take into the indentation, d4, which holds the bars in their locked position. Vhen it is desired to unlock the door the simple movement of the finger piece, d3, toward the right withdraws the bar, d, from its keeper, and draws the bars, E and E', likewise inward out of engagement with their keepers.

What I claim is:

1. The combination of a trunk door having a perforation init, a housing seated within the perforation, a plate adapted to slide within the housing, a bar secured to the plate projecting through the front of the housing upon the rear face ofthe door and adapted to be moved toward and from its keeper by the reciprocation of the plate, bars projecting through opposite sides of the housing upon the rear face of the door, inclined sliding connection within the housing and between the plate and the latter bars and adapted to move the bars toward and from their keepers upon thel reciprocation of the plate, and a finger piece secured to the plate and projecting outward to the front face of the door for reciprocating the plate.

2. The combination of a trunk-door, a housing secured to the door, a plate having converging' slots in. it and adapted to he reciprocated longitudinally in. the housing, u bnr projecting through the end of the housing and secured to the plate, and bars proj ectingI through the'sides of the housing` and having pins engaging the siots in the platte.

'3. n n trunk lock the combination oi u housing Whose bottom consists of :t rnetul plate having` an inward projection, lock bars 10 adapted to be reciprocated toward and from the projection in the housing und to clump 15 the pluto in the locked position of the bars. HARRY DRUCKER.

N. x/Yitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationE05C9/045