US1640254A - Automatic alarm for satchels - Google Patents

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US1640254A
US1640254A US67416A US6741625A US1640254A US 1640254 A US1640254 A US 1640254A US 67416 A US67416 A US 67416A US 6741625 A US6741625 A US 6741625A US 1640254 A US1640254 A US 1640254A
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1,640,254 E. F. SCALES AUTOMATIC ALARM FOR SATCHELS Filed Nov. 6, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR A'ITORNEY g 7' v E. F. SCALES AUTOMATIC ALARM FOR SATCHELS Filed Nov. 6, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Ai'roRNEY l atented Aug. 23,1927. v I I I I I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- EDGAR FORREST scALns, or DA'NVILLE, VIRGINIA;
AUTOMATIC ALARM' FOR SA'ICHEL S.
- Application filed November 6, 1925. Serial No. 67,416..
This invention relates to alarm means for satchels, the general object of the invention I being to provide means for sounding an claims.
alarm when the satchel is picked up by its 5 handle by a thief or other'unauthorized person, with means for preventing the operahlOil Of the alarm when the owner deslres.
Lnother objectof the invention is to provide combination keys for rendering the device operative and inoperative, sa d keys being arranged in the handle.
it further object of the invention is to so arrange the parts that the alarm cannot be stopped or turned cit until the satchel is opened.
This invention also consists in certain other teatures of construction and 111 the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the'appended In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or correspondlng parts throughout the several views, and in wh1ch:.
Figure 1 is a view of a satchel provided with my invention, with parts broken away.
Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view through the handle and one of the angle bars of the satchel.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure l is a similar. view, but showing the yoke member in a different position.
Figure 5 is a section on line of Figure 2.
Figurefi is a section on the line 66 of Figure 2.
Figure 7 is a section on line 7'7 of Figure 2.
Figure 8 1s a section on line 88 of Figure 2.
Figures 9 and 10 are views of the combination keys.
As shown in Figure 1, I place an electric tened to said angle bar. The stationary part 10 of the switch is alsomounted .on said block but is 'electrically connected with the angle iron by'the bolt,11-.[Thus when the switch arm 7 is in contact with the part 10, the circuit to the alarm will be closed and the same will be sounded. A spring 12 on bolt 8 frictiona'lly holds the switch arm in adjusted position and said arm is provided with a projection 13.
The handle 140i the satchel is of hollow construction and has one .end flexibly con nected to the angle bar 6 by the screw 15 so that the other end can be lifted from the angle bar, this lifting movement being limited by the screw 16 inserted in said end and passing through a hole in .the angle bar. Thus when thehandle is grasped, the screw 15 willv bend enough topermit the end of the handle which carries the screw 16 to raise oif the angle bar 6 until the head of.
memberso that said member has rocking movement, and one limb is extended, as at 21, to pass through a hole in the bar 6 into the satchel. A long. pin 22 is fastened to this extended part. lVhen the yoke member has not been tilted, the pin 22 is in engagement with the projection 13 of the switch arm so that, when the handle is lifted, the movement of the yoke member and pin will swing the switch arm upwardly against the contact. 10 and thus close'the circuit to the alarm, and it will be seen that the switch arm will remain in engagement with the part 10 to keep the circuit closed even after thehandle has been released and thespring 17 has returned the parts to normal posi tion. The alarm will therefore continue to to sound until the satchel has been opened and the switch. arm moved to open position by hand.
In order to prevent the closing of the circuit when the satchel is being used by the owner or other authorized person, I provide a key 23 arranged in the handle and having a beveled part 2 1 at its lower end for engaging a rigid part 19' of the yoke member, so that when said key is depressed, the yoke member will be rocked on its pivot to the position it occupies in Figure 4:, where a latch member on the bar 6 will engage a keeper recess 27 on the extended part 21 of the yoke member which will prevent movement of the handle when the same is lifted. As soon as the handle is released, a spring 28 will throw the yoke member back to its normal position. Other keys 29 are arranged in the handle, but the beveled portions 30 of these keys are so arranged as not to move the yoke member when they are de-' pressed. 7 A spring bar 31 in the handle and passing through all the keys, serves to hold the keys in raised position.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that unless the key 23 is depressed before picking up the satchel by its handle, the handle will be tilted as soon as the satchel is raised so that the yoke member will move the switch arm to closed position by its pin 22 so that the alarm will sound and will continue to sound until the satchel is opened 7 and the switch arm moved to open position by hand. However, when the key 23 isdepressed, the yoke member is swung over to engage the latch which will prevent the handle from tilting when the satchel is raised so that in this case the alarm will not be sounded. By having a plurality of keys, a person will not be likely to find the proper key unless he knows the combination.
The invention is mainly designed for satchels'used by bank runners and persons carrying valuables.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily ap parent.
I desire it to be understood thatl may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appendedclaims.
What I claim is 1. In combination with a satchel, a handle thereon, means for permitting limited vertical movement of the handle, an alarm in the satchel, a circuit for the same including a switch arranged within the satchel, means operable by the vertical movement of the handle with reference to the satchel for closing the circuit and means for preventing vertical movement of the handle when desired. I
2. In combination with a satchel, a handle thereon, means for permitting limited vertical movement of the handle, an alarm in the satchel, a circuit for the same includmg a switch arranged wlthin the satchel, means operable by the vertical movement of the handle with reference to the satchel for closing the circuit and combination lock mg the switch whenthe handle is moved vertically with reference .to the satchel, means for preventing vertical movement of the handle when desired.
4. In combination with a satchel, a handle, means at one end of the handle for flexibly connecting it with the satchel, means at the other end for limiting the vertical. movement of the handle, spring for holding the handle in normal position, an alarm in the satchel, a circuit therefor including a switch within the satchel, a member carried by the handle and having a part extending within the satchel for closing the switch when the ha-ndle is moved vertically with reference to the satchel, means for preventing vertical movement of the handle when'deslred, and means for hold-- mg the switch closed after once being closed so that the satchel can be opened and the switch opened by hand to break the'circuit.
5. In combination with a satchel, a handle, means for flexibly connecting one end of the handle to the satchel, means for limiting the movement of the other end of the ban-- dle, an alarm in the satchel, a circuit there for including a switch in the satchel, a memher having a part extending within the satchel, means for connecting the member with the handle so that the said member has rock ing movement, a projection on said extended part for engaging the switch to close the same when the handle is moved vertically with reference to the satchel,-'a latch in the satchel for engaging a part of the extension when the memberis rock d to prevent ver tical movement of the handle, a key in .the handle for rocking the member and other keys in the handle for forming the combination means with the first key.
EDGAR FORREST SCALES.
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US2489920A (en) * 1946-07-03 1949-11-29 Gen Electric Metal detector
US3701140A (en) * 1971-03-05 1972-10-24 Richard W Dixon Purse theft alarm

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2489920A (en) * 1946-07-03 1949-11-29 Gen Electric Metal detector
US3701140A (en) * 1971-03-05 1972-10-24 Richard W Dixon Purse theft alarm

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