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APPLICATION FILED may 6, 191 0.
Patented Sept. 27, 1910..
a W%;JHOMMHJ vide a hook of this character whereby the one hand.
' provided with the improved crib hook; Fig.
ed to hold the sliding sides of a safety crib .may be automatically opened to allow the of this character comprising two interlockin open. position; Fi 4, a sectional view taken on line 4--4 of F .ing sides adapted to be'raised and lowered.
side 3 is in raised position and engaged by iIN ED STATES ra rnnr enrich- RICHARD IlUKE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS,
ASSIGNOR TO THE SENG COMPANY, OF
. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. as, rare.
I Application filed May 6, 1910. "Serial No. 559,798.
Be it known that I, RICHARD LUKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of useful Crib-Hook, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to crib hoops adaptin elevated position, and is adapted to automatically disengage said sliding sides to allow the same to be lowered.
The object of the invention is to provide a crib hook-which will hold the sliding side of a crib in the elevated position and which side of the crib to be lowered.
A further object of the invention is to proside of the crib may be easily operated with A still further object is to provide a hook ing hooked members,-so arranged that if one of the'hooked members should bit-flaccidentally disengaged, the other still remains in engagement with the side of the crib.
These and other objects are attained by means of the mechanism'illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a crib 2, aside elevation of the crib hook showingv the members. in closed position; Fig. 3, a view. similar to Fig. 2 showing the members ig. 2'; Fig. 5, aview similar to Fig. 4; showing a similar modification of the device; and Fi 6, a' side elevation of a still further modification.
Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the drawing.
This device is-to be-usedupon cribs known as, safety cribs, which are provided with slid- The crib shown in Fig. 1 is of this character and is provided with the sliding sides 2 ant 3. The side 2 is shown lowered .and the the crib hooks 4. The sides 2 and 3 are slidably mounted upon the guide rods 5,. and are provided with the projecting pins 6 lo.- cated at the ends of the top bar of said slid- The crib hook is com osed of two similar legs 7 pivotally connected near their upper ends as at 8, and provided with the feet 9 upon their lower ends. The heels of the feet 9 are overlapped and hooked to form the recesses 10 upon their upper edges, which recesses form the aperture 11, for receiving the projecting pins 6 of the sliding side, when the hook is in closed position. The lower edges of the feet 9 are inclined upward and inward as at 12. The legs 7 are provided, directly above the recess 10, with the inwardly-extending cusps 13. The upper and lower edges of each cusp '13 inclined outward and the-inner ends of said cusps 13 are overlap )ed.
-Each of the legs 7 is provided 7 cess 14. located between said cusps 13 and .t is
pivotal point 8. When the hook in its closed position, the said recesses 14 form an. aperture 15 directly above the cusps 13; The legs 7 are preferably ,pivoted together by means ofan eyelet 16 provided with the external annular-flanges 17 upon its outer ends for retaining the legs in place thereon. One of the legs 7 is provided with the lug 18 upon its upper end and the other leg is provided with the lateral tongue 19 adapted to engage the lug 18 when the hook is in its with a l closed position, and thereby limit the closingof the hook. The lateraltongne '19 is also adapted to engage .the edge of the opposite hook when in the open position, thereby limiting the opening of the hook.
Inv Fig. 5, is shown a slight modification of the crib hook. in this form of the device, the leg 7 is provided with a flange 20' which projects through the opposite'leg and is externally flanged as at 21, so as to hold the two legs together.
In Fig. 6, is illustrated astill further modification in which the ears and notches 14 are not 'used.
. The operation of the device is as follows: When it is desired to secure one of the sliding sides of\the crib in its raised position,
said sliding sideis raisedun'til the projecting pins 6 come into contact with. the inclined lower edges of the feet 9. As the projecting pins 6 are still further raised, they press force the legs 7 apart and enter the aperby a slight pressure.
slngle leg with a reversely lnchned cusp tures 11. whereupon the legs 7, being released, drop to their normal position and by the mutual interlocking of the hooked heels securely retain the projecting pins 6. In order to disengage the sliding side so that it may be lowered, it is first raised slightly so that the projecting pins 6, bearing upon the lower edges of the, cusps 13, force the legs 7 apart and allow the projecting pins 6 to pass on into the aperture 15. The sliding side is .then moved downwardly, the projecting pins 6 bearing upon the upper edges of'the cusps l8 and again forcing the legs 7 apart and allowing the crib side to drop so that the projecting pins 6 are clear of the hooked heels of the feet 9 before the legs 7 drop to their normal position; especially if the side is dropped quickly, or is accellerated between the hooked heel and the pivoted end can be used, but it is preferred touse two legs for more positive and interlocking action.
I claim: n
1. A crib hook having a pivot support at its upper end, 'an inclined foot having a hooked-heel on its lower end, and a cusp on the heel edge intermediate the hook'and the pivot end.
-2. A crib hook comprising two legs pivoted togetherat their upper ends, inwardlyhooked mutually-interlocking heels on their lower ends, and means for limiting the opening and closing of the legs.
3. A crib hook comprising two legs pivoted together'at their upper ends, inclined' feet on their 'lowerends and having mutually interlocking hooked-heels forming recessesinjthe inner edges of the legs above the feet, and means'for limiting the opening and closing of said legs.
4-. A cribhook comprisingtwo legs pivoted together 'at their upper ends, inclined feet on their lower endsandthaving mutually interlocking hooked-heels with a recess in the inner edge of each leg forming an aperture above the feet when the legs are closed.
5. A crib hook comprising two legs piv-- oted together at their upper ends, inclined feet on their lower ends and having mutually interlocking hooked-heels .on their below the cusps.
It 1s evident that a inner edges, with cusps on the inner edges intermediate the hooks and the pivot ends.
13. A crib hook comprising two legs piv- I forming intervening recesses above and 7. A crib hook comprising two legs piv-' oted together at their upper ends, inclined feet on their lower ends and having mutually interlocking hooked-heels on their inner edges, withcusps on the inner edges intermediate the hooks and the pivot ends forming intervening recessesabove and below the cusps.
8. A crib hook comprising two legs pivoted together at their upper ends, inclined feet on theirv lower ends and having mutually interlocking hooked-heels on their inner edges, with cusps on the inner edges intermediate the hooks and the pivot ends, and means for limiting the opening and closing of the legs.
9. A crib hook comprising two legs pivoted together at their upper ends, inwardlyhooked mutually interlocking heels on their lower ends, with cusps on their inner edges intermediate the-hooks and the pivot ends fonming intervening recesses. above and below the cusps, and means for limiting the opening and closing of the legs.
10. A crib hook comprising two legs piv oted together at their upper ends, inwardly-' hooked mutually interlocking heels on the lower ends, alug on the upper end of one leg and a lateral tongue on the upper end of the other leg adapted to engage'the lug and the edge'of the one leg to limit the opening and closing of the legs.
11. A crib hook comprising two legs pivoted together at their upper ends, inclined feet on their lower ends and having mutually interlocking hooked-heels on their inner edges, a lug on the upper end of one'leg and a lateral tongue on the upper end' of theedge of the one leg to limit the opening and closing of the legs. j p
FRANK J. SENG, EDWARD J. SCHAGER.
other leg adapted to engage the lug and the