Nov. 5, i946., c. ANDERSON ` ¿410,475 FLOÓR OR WALL SAFETY-BOX Filed April 2e, l1944 i " INVÈNTOR ¿1"Ava/e C/f//V/'VOE/Q So/V. Patented Nov. 5, 1946 y 2,410,475v i UNITED STATES PATE-NT ì , 2,410,475 Y l y FLOOR QRWALL SAFETY BOX Church Anderson, Arcadia, Calif. Application Apr-il 26, 1944, Serial N_o. 532,923 s Claims. (C1. 10e-_52)> . ¿lY ,. . My invention relates toa safety box particularly screws >or vbolts usedv in anchoring the» housingçto a` stud, floor joist,`or> other building element. 1' The safety box or receptacle whichI is adapted to be positioned in housing I0 by being enteredl designed for use in householdsl and the >like for the storagev and safe keeping of valuables vand the principal object of my invention is, to pro vide a simple, inexpensive and‘highly effective safety storage box which may. be securely an chored in the floor or wall of a building, sothat it will be practically impossible for thieves or un authorizedrpersons‘to remove or open the box. A further object of my invention is, to generally improve upon and simplify the construction of existing forms of household safety boxes and pro through its open top, is constructed'ìfro'm sheet steel or platesv aïndl comprises a iront'wal-l I3, end walls I4, and topA and bottom walls'IïEï‘a-_nd It'y respectively. lThis box. is> rectangular .in> form and of> suchî , size asv to completely ñlltthe chamber-with nous» ing I0, except the narrow space immediately ad jacent the rear wall of said housing and below ilange II. vide a construction which includes an outer hous Connected by a hinge Il, preferably of the ing anchored to studs or ñoor joists, with a box 15 piano type, to the rear edge of bottom wall I6 of the box, is a cover I8, of sheet metal or plate and ing, with means for locking the box within the formed on the ends and upper or free edge of said housing so as to eñectually prevent the removal ` or container removably’ positioned in said hous cover, are ñanges I9, which when the cover i's closed, overlie portions of the top wall I5 and end and opening of the box, by persons other than those holding keys for the lock and at the same time, completely frustrating efforts to gain ac cess to the anchoring means for the housing. With the foregoing and other objects in vie-w, 20 walls I4 of the box. , . - Secured to the under face of top wall I5 of the box is a lock L which may be key actuated or of the combination type and the belt B of which my invention consists in certain novel features lock is adapted to pass through an aperture 20 of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter more fully described and 25 in cover I8 and to project a substantial distance beyond the free edge of flange I I. claimed and illustrated in the accompanying If desired, a suitable keeper (not shown) may drawing, in which: . be secured to the under face of ñange I I for the Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the safety box or reception of the bolt, when same is moved into container. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the housing which 30 locking position. In order to conveniently handle and manipulate the box While being removed is anchored to a building element or the like and from and placed in the housing, a handle 2I may which receives the safety box. be mounted on- top Wall I5. ' Fig. 3 is a plain View showing the structure as' sembled and positioned upon a floor joi'st or the The width of the box is such that, with bolt 35 I3 of the lock retracted, said box can be placed like. in the housing by moving it downward through Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical section'taken on the open top between flange .I I and. the front wall the line 4-4 of Fig. 3. . of said housing and thus, when the box has been Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken through the entered, its upper end completely closes the open upper portion for modified form of the safety box. Referring by numerals to the accompanying 40 ing in the top of the housing. When the bolt of the lock is projected into po drawing which illustrates a preferred embodi sition beneath ñange I I, the box Wil1 be securely ment of my invention, I0 designates the housing locked in the housing and under such conditions, or container which is substantially rectangular in shape, formed of hard sheet metal or plates 45 the screws or Ibolts that anchor the housing to the building are inaccessible, thus effectually pre and comprising front rear and end walls also a bottom. i ~ venting bodily removal of the housing and box contained and locked therein. If desired the walls of both housing and box may be covered and lined with sheets of asbestos Integral with the upper edge of the rear Wall of the housing and with the"“rear portion of the upper edges of the end walls is a horizontally dis 50 or the like, thus materially increasing the pro- ' posed ñange II, having a width of from one halfto one inch, more or less, depending on the size of tection for the contents of the box, against nre. In Flg. 5 I have shown a modified construction »wherein the'housing IIJ is not provided with- the Formed in the rear wall of the housing are I_ìange II and said housing being attached to a apertures such as I2, for the reception of the 55 Joist or stud by screws 22 yhaving countersunk the complete structure. 2,410,475 3 4 heads. Thus the rear wall of the safety box may occupy a position immediately adjacent the rear removed from said housing through the opening between said ñange and the upper edges of the wall of the housing and to enable the 'screws to front and end Walls of said housing, a hinged door forming one of the Walls of said box, a lock on be driven into the support for the structure, ap ertures such as 23 are formed in the front wall of the housing I0, in alignment with the screw holes in the rear wall. In this construction the boit of the lock when projected, passes‘through an aperture24 in the rear Wall of the housing which aperture is »in reg isti-ation- with aperture 20 in rear wall I8 of the box. Thus it Will be seen that I have provided ai," household safety box or container which is `simple ` in structure, inexpensivel of manufacture and 15 very effective in performing the functions for which it is intended. , It will be understood that minor -changes in ` the size, form and construction of the variousv parts of my improved safety box may be made and substituted for those herein shown and de, scribed without departing from the spirit of my the underside of the top of said box, said door having an opening near its free edge and the bolt of which lock is adapted when projected, to pass through the opening in said door and to occupy a position beneath the iiange on said housing. `2. A safety box as setforth in claim 1 and mar ginal ñanges on three sides of said door for over lying portions of the corresponding Walls of the housing when the door is closed. ' 3. In a safety box, the combination with a housing having an open top, and a rear wall, the latter Vbeing provided with apertures for the re ception of fastening means and a ñange pro jecting inwardly from the upper edge of said rear Wall, of a box adapted to be removably po sitioned within said housing, a door for said box the Width of which box is less than the Width of the chamber in the housing so that when the> invention the scope of which is set forth in the box’v is positioned, within the housing, a space is appended claims. provided between the door of the box and the _ I claim as my invention: 25 rear wall of said housing below said flange and 1. In a safety box, a housing open at its top a lock on said box for simultaneously locking the and provided in its rear wali with openings for door to said box and locking said box in said fastening means, a ñange projecting inwardly from the upper edge of the rear Wall of said hous ing, a box adapted to be positioned within and 30 housing. ' >CHURCH ANDERSON.