US569267A - Alfeed g - Google Patents

Alfeed g Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US569267A
US569267A US569267DA US569267A US 569267 A US569267 A US 569267A US 569267D A US569267D A US 569267DA US 569267 A US569267 A US 569267A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
fingers
case
catch
wedge
parts
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Publication date
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US569267A publication Critical patent/US569267A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05CBOLTS OR FASTENING DEVICES FOR WINGS, SPECIALLY FOR DOORS OR WINDOWS
    • E05C17/00Devices for holding wings open; Devices for limiting opening of wings or for holding wings open by a movable member extending between frame and wing; Braking devices, stops or buffers, combined therewith
    • E05C17/02Devices for holding wings open; Devices for limiting opening of wings or for holding wings open by a movable member extending between frame and wing; Braking devices, stops or buffers, combined therewith by mechanical means
    • E05C17/04Devices for holding wings open; Devices for limiting opening of wings or for holding wings open by a movable member extending between frame and wing; Braking devices, stops or buffers, combined therewith by mechanical means with a movable bar or equivalent member extending between frame and wing
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S220/00Receptacles
    • Y10S220/26Vanity
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S292/00Closure fasteners
    • Y10S292/50Handbag or purse clasps
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T292/00Closure fasteners
    • Y10T292/08Bolts
    • Y10T292/0894Spring arm
    • Y10T292/0907Multiple head

Description

(No Model.)

A. G. WILLIAMS.

CLASP FOR EYEGLASS GASES, &c. v No. 569,267. Patented Oct. 13, 1896.

WITNESSES: j 5 r; 9 I INVENTQR:

NlTED STATES ATENT OFFICE.

ALFRED G. IVILLIAMS, OF NEIVARK, NEIV JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO LOUIS WV. LEVY, OF CASTLETON, AND EDIVARD DREYFUS, OF NEIV YORK, N. Y.

CLASP FOR EYEGLASS-CASES, 84,0.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 569,267, dated October 13, 1896.

Application filed December 20, 1895. Serial No, 572,726. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ALFRED G. WILLIAMs, a citizen of the United States, residing in Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clasps for Eyeglass-Cases and other Articles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to clasps or catches for eyeglass-cases and other similar articles, as purses, for example, and aims to provide an improved catch or clasp which can be operated by the finger or thumb of the user when it is to be opened and which shall be of simple construction.

To this end in carrying out my invention I provide certain features of improvement, which will be hereinafter fully set forth with reference to the accompanying drawings, in

WlliCl1 Figure 1 is a perspective view of an eyeglasscase provided with the preferred form of my improved clasp, the case being closed. Fig. 2 is a perspective view thereof, showing the 2 5 case open. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the case open. Fig. 4. is a cross-section of the case closed, showing the position of the thumb and fingers for opening it; and Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the clasp.

0 Referring to the drawings, let A represent the case as a whole, and B the clasp therefor. The case A may be any receptacle having hinged or otherwise suitably-connected sides capable of opening and closing. The case A 3 5 shown is an ordinary eyeglass-case having a convex cover 0 and substantially flat bottom D, each consisting of an inner sheet-metal wall a, covered by a soft or leather covering Z1, which at the edges is turned under and fastened to the metal. The halves or parts of the case are hinged together at d along one side, and they are locked together when in the closed position by the catch B at the other side of the case.

5 The catch 13 is fixed or fastened to one of the parts, preferably to the bottom D, and has a yielding projection snapping over the other part and elastically holding them closed and yielding under an opening force to permit them to open.

According to my invention in its preferred form the catch B is constructed with one or more spring-fingers I, two preferably being employed, and an intermediate inclined wedge-surface J, which, when two fingers are 5 5 employed, preferably fills the space 6 between them and is disposed with equal relation to each. The fingers I and wedge-surface J are preferably formed in a single sheet of metal f, the fingers being at the ends thereof and bent 6o upwardly at substantially right angles, the wedge-surface being at the front edge thereof and consisting of an inwardly-bent portion g of the sheet, and these parts being connected together by an integral body portion h, which is shaped to fit the forward edge of the bottom D and is bent rearwardly underneath the bottom and suitably fastened thereto, as by the rivets 2', which pass through the leather and the sheet metal of the bottom, firmly fasten- 7o ing the catch to the bottom and assisting in retaining the leather covering in place.

The fingers I snap over the adjacent edge of the cover C, holding the cover and bottom together. To receive these fingers, my invention also provides in its preferred form a catch-plate K on the top cover, which is best constructed, as shown, with two projections or shoulders L, bent outwardly from the metal to receive the ends of the fingers I, and with an intermediate wedgesurface M. The latter surface is formed by an inner concave bend of the edge of the metal of the plate K in the space between the shoulders L, and the plate at is upper side has an integral body portion j, connecting the shoulders and wedge rigidly together. The plate is connected by rivets l to the cover, and is best formed with ears m, folding against the inner side of the cover at rear of the shoulders L, through 0 which ears and the cover the rivets pass. The plate is thus clamped against the covering Z) and holds the latter in position on the cover.

The shoulders L are slight convex projec- 5 tions, to engage which the fingers I are best formed with recesses 71. in their inner faces, below which they have substantially straight portions 0, leading downwardly to the body, and when the catch is closed the adjacent 10o edges of the wedges M] and J are substantially in contact, so that practically a complete closure of the case exists across the catch, as shown in Figs. 4: and 5.

In use the case can be held at the hinge with one or more fingers and the point of the thumb can be pressed between the wedged surfaces to free the catch, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 4. To close the case, the top and bottom coverings will be simply snapped together by a closing pressure,very little force being required to spring the fingers outwardly sufficient to cause them to pass over the rounded lower faces 19 of the shoulders L. To increase or decrease the holding force of the fingers, they will be bent inwardly or outwardly, as desired, and to adapt the wedges for particular uses they will be increased or decreased in angularity by distorting their inner edges outwardly or inwardly. To permit of these adjustments, the fingers and wedge-surfaces are preferably both made adjustable by employing a sheet metal for the plate which can be permanently distorted by bending by the application of an unusual force to it and which will still have sufficient rigidity to keep its shape in ordinary use and sufficient elasticity for the ordinary operations of the fingers.

lVhen the case is provided with a covering b, it is desirable that the catch provisions be formed of separate pieces, as shown, but this is not necessary under other circumstances.

hat I claim is, in clasps or catches for eyeglass-cases and other articles, the followin g-defined novel features and combinations, substantially as and for the purpose hereinbefore set forth, namely:

1. In clasps, catches and the like, a member having an integral elastic finger carried by one part and engaging another part, and a wedge-surface adjacent to said finger receiving and applying thereto a releasing strain.

2. In clasps, catches and the like, a catch member carried by one part and having two fingers spaced apart and engaging another part, and a wedge-surface between said fingers receiving and transmitting thereto an opening force.

In clasps, catches and the like, a catch consisting of two plates, one adapted for one part and another for another part of an article, and one of said plates having a portion engaging the other plate when the catch is in the locked position, said plates having wedge-surfaces receiving and transmitting a releasing force for freeing the catch.

4. For catches and the like, a metal plate attachable to one part of a case, and having projecting fingers I for engaging another part of acase, a wedge-surface J, and a body 71. carrying said fingers and wedge.

5. For catches and the like, a plate K attachable to one part of a case, and having integral shoulders L for engagement by another part of a case, and a wedge-surface M.

6. In elasps for cases and the like, a case comprising two parts swinging together to close and a part to open, the one having a projecting finger and an adjacent wedge-surface, and the other having an edge engaged by said finger when said parts are in the closed position, said finger then catching said parts closed, and said surface adapted to receive and transmit an opening force to separate said parts.

7. In cases and the like, a case having hinged parts 0 and D, the one having a catch B comprising separated yielding fingers I and an intermediate wedge-surface J, said fingers engaging the edge of the other part and holding the parts in the closed position, and said wedge-surface receiving and transmitting an opening force to release said fingers.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

ALFRED G. VILLIAM S.

lVitnesses GEORGE I'I. FRASER, THOMAS F. XVALLAOE.

US569267D Alfeed g Expired - Lifetime US569267A (en)

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US569267A true US569267A (en) 1896-10-13

Family

ID=2637972

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US569267D Expired - Lifetime US569267A (en) Alfeed g

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US569267A (en)

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2527998A (en) * 1947-01-17 1950-10-31 George P Hartzell Cigarette lighter
US2561835A (en) * 1949-08-08 1951-07-24 Frank C Ziegler Receptacle
US2808092A (en) * 1955-07-12 1957-10-01 Green Henry Hand bags and the like
US3674039A (en) * 1970-09-21 1972-07-04 Volupte Inc Cosmetic container
WO2002070933A2 (en) 2001-03-02 2002-09-12 Warwick Leonard Ronald Hughes Aerating valve and system for closed drinking vessels
CN1122022C (en) * 1997-11-21 2003-09-24 先灵公司 Substituted oximes as neurokinin antagonists

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2527998A (en) * 1947-01-17 1950-10-31 George P Hartzell Cigarette lighter
US2561835A (en) * 1949-08-08 1951-07-24 Frank C Ziegler Receptacle
US2808092A (en) * 1955-07-12 1957-10-01 Green Henry Hand bags and the like
US3674039A (en) * 1970-09-21 1972-07-04 Volupte Inc Cosmetic container
CN1122022C (en) * 1997-11-21 2003-09-24 先灵公司 Substituted oximes as neurokinin antagonists
WO2002070933A2 (en) 2001-03-02 2002-09-12 Warwick Leonard Ronald Hughes Aerating valve and system for closed drinking vessels

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US2809766A (en) Spectacle cases
US6533486B1 (en) Ring binder having actuating lever with cushion member
US4023721A (en) Garment clamping hanger with spring-biased clamping members
US799844A (en) Match-box or other receptacle.
US2008314A (en) Spring closing device
US551359A (en) Combined lady s purse and card-case
US1936273A (en) Compact
US1165894A (en) Box.
JP2690581B2 (en) Key ring
US3595249A (en) Hair clasp
US2822012A (en) Opening means for handbags
US2218666A (en) Container
US2045282A (en) Bracelet
US1274481A (en) Ice-mitten.
US1235075A (en) Box-fastener.
US649338A (en) Paper-holding clip.
US910238A (en) Auxiliary handle for valises and bags.
US744074A (en) Match-box.
US2962138A (en) Collapsible flat-lying luggage handle
US2564242A (en) Key ring and key enclosure
US591835A (en) Napkin-holder
US2300068A (en) Necktie holder
US2265704A (en) Detent means for bag frames
US1209615A (en) Safety coupling device for jewelry.
US687446A (en) Ear-jewel fastening.