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Publication numberUS941940 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1909
Filing dateOct 7, 1908
Priority dateOct 7, 1908
Publication numberUS 941940 A, US 941940A, US-A-941940, US941940 A, US941940A
InventorsJames Scott Mccormick, Sarah Yates
Original AssigneeJames Scott Mccormick, Sarah Yates
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving safe.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


APPLICATION FILED 00cc. v, 1908.

Patented Nov. 30,1909.

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Patented Nov. 30, 1909.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 30, 1909.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES S. MCCORMICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at West Millgrove, in the county of Wood and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Revolving Safe, of which the following is a specification.

My invention is an improvement in revolving safes, the object of the invention being to provide a fire and burglar proof safe in which the door willbe protected by outer casings when the safe is closed.

The invention consists of a revolving cylindrical safe, adapted to rotate within a cylindrical casing and having a cylindrical shield around the casing, the shield revolving with the safe. ,1

The details of my invention'are setvforth hereafter, particularly pointed out in the claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective rear view of my complete safe closed. Fig. 2 is a perspective front view showing the safe open. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section taken through the safe as shown in Fig. 1, about midway its height. Fig. 4 is a similar sectional view the safe being open,|as shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken centrally through the safe, the door being shown in elevation.-

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the top plate. Fig. 7 is a detail, detached, perspective view of the casing. Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the shield. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the safe proper removed from the casing.

In the construction of my improved safe I employ a cylindrical casing A, hav,ing the integral base A, and upwardly open. This;

casing is 'cutout on one side at A and circumferentially slotted on the opposite s de at A A stub shaftA? reduced and threaded at its upper end projects centrally from portion having the usual beveled edges and adapted to be locked by any desired form of combination lock as shown at C the locking bolts being shown at C The ends 0 are centrally perforated and into these perforations extend the stub shafts A and B, respectively. Nuts D fit on the threaded ends of the shafts, said nuts being inside the safe C and just abovethe shaft A is a false horizontal bottom C After both nuts have been placed in position the safe is securely but revolubly held within the casing A. In order that the safe may revolve easily on the stub shafts an annular groove A is formed on the inner face of the base A, in which are placed anti-friction balls A", on which the bottom of the safe rests.

On the upper face of the base plate is.

.suitable combination lock F,- is secured in one side of the safe and an operating rod F, extends from said look through the slot A and the shield E carrying at its inner end the mechanism for operating the combination and at its outer end the handle F These parts willbe more fully described hereafter.

In assembling these various parts the safe is placed within the casing and the shield is placed in position around the casing, and the top placed on last. Afterall these parts are assembled the nuts D are placed in position and all parts are firmly held together. The false bottom C is supported above the real bottom by a depending flange C and may be lifted vertically in order that the nut may be placed on the shaft A.

Any form of lock which will lock the safe C to the casing A can be employed. In Figs. 3 and 4 I have shown such a lock in outline. This lock carries a bolt F which engages a socket F formed in the inner face of the casing A adjacent what may be termed the inner end of the slot A which is an end at which the handle F of the lock F rests when the safe is in closed position as shownin Fig. 3. By turning the operating handle so in the casing A. But by operating the lock' F and releasing the safe from looking engagement with the stationary casing A the handle F can be moved along the slot A of the casing A thereby bringing the opening E and the safe door G into alinement with the opening A Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. The combination with a revoluble safe, of a stationary casing inclosing same, a revoluble, shield surrounding the casing and means connecting the shield and safe.

The combination with a cylindrical stationary casing of a cylindrical safe rotatably mounted within the casing, the casing having a cut out portion through which the door of the safe can swing, and operating means connected to the safe and extending through the stationary casing permitting rotation of the safe to bring the safe door into and out of alinement with the opening in the casing.

3. The combination with a cylindrical, stationary casing cut out on one side and circumferentially slotted on the opposite side, a shield revoluble with respect to the casing, of a safe revolubly mounted in said casing, and a rod workin in said slot and connecting the shield an casing.

4. The combination with a cylindrical stationary casing, having an outwardly projecting, grooved base, said casin being cut out on one side and slotted on t e opposite side, of a cylindrical safe revolubly mounted within the casing, a top plate having an annular groove on its under surface, a cylindrical shield adapted to rotate in the grooves of the base and the top plate, said shield being cut out on one side, and a rod secured at one end to the safe and extending through the slot of the casing and through the wall of the shield.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05G1/06