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Dec. 3, 1946.
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R. F.‘ SMITH
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DOOR LOCK
Original Filed Sept. 15, 1944
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Dec; 3, 1946.
2,411341
R. F. SMITH
Book LOCK
Original Filed Sept. ‘15, 1944
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Robert F. Smith, Detroit, Mich, assignor to‘ Gen
eral Motors Corporation, Detroi?lhiich, a cor
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poration of Delaware.
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- . Continuation'of application Serial No. 554,115,
September 15, 1944. This applieation ‘January
_4, 1945, Serial No. 571,275
9 Claims. ((1292-25)
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‘This application is a continuation of my ap
' parts shown at the right of Figure 1. The dotted
outline shows the position of the parts with the '
plication Serial Number 554,175, ?led September
15, 1944.
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inside look knob depressed.
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This invention relates vto locks or latching
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Figure 8 is an enlarged detailed view of the
structure shown at the left of Figure 1 but looking
from the inside of the vehicle.
mechanisms, particularly applicable to automo
tive vehicle doors and rear deck lids.
The object of the invention is to construct a‘
‘Figure 9 is a- sectional detailed view of the lock'
lock which is operable by a push button from the
mechanism and the keeper on the door post taken
inside of the vehicle and by a push button from
through the. door pillar and the door post.
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the outsideof the vehicle, the push button on the 10 . Figure 10 is a detailed view on the line "-10
outside of the vehicle having a key operated lock a of Figure 9.
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barrel therein. A further object of the invention
‘ Figure 11 is a sectional detailed ?gure on the
line l|--ll of Figure 7.
is the elimination of‘the usual slidable latch bolt
and the usual dovetail.v In place of the latch bolt
Figure 11a is a. detailed view showing the inside Y
there are substituted two throw-out latches which 16 locking mechanism in the locked position.
engage with a stationary keeper‘ secured to the,
Figure. 12 is a detailed view similar to Figure
door post. This stationary keeper also acts as a
10 but ‘showing the throw-out latches in their
dovetail and performs the usual functions there- .
'- extreme released position.
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of. A further object of the invention’ is the com
Figure 13 is a detailed view partly‘ in section of
bining oi’ the push button on the interior of the 20 the mechanism at the inside of the door for op
vehicle’ with the window raising‘mechanism and
erating the door latch and for raising and lower-v
thereby eliminating one projecting element or
ing the door window.
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handle from the inside of the door.
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'_ Figure 14 is a view simllarto Figure 13 but
Further objects of the invention relate to the
showing the, push button in the depressed
position.
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speci?c details of the construction of the lock
and latch mechanism.
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Figure 15 is a detailed view on'the line 15-15 of
On the drawings:
Figure 13.
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Figure 1 is a view of the-lock mechanismv ap-'
plied to-the door and looking from the outside
of the door, parts of the door being broken away
to Figure
illustrate
2 isthe
a detailed
construction.
view of the
I lock and latch
mechanism attached .to the door pillar and look
ing at the edge of the door from the inside, a
part being broken away better to illustrate the
construction.
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- Figure 3 is a detailed view‘of the parts shown in
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An automotive vehicle (only-a part of which is
shown) is indicated as a whole at 2. The vehi
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cle has the usual door post 4 and the door 6. The
door is provided with the usual window! and the
usual window raising and lowering mechanism
indicated as a whole at I 0.
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The window raising and lowering mechanism
includes the mounting frame I! rigidly secured
to the door and the segment I‘ pivoted at Hi to
. the frame 12, The shaft I8 of the pivot has se
cured thereto one end of a coil spring'20while;
the upper part of Figure 2 but showing the push
button depressed and the parts in position for '40' the other end is held at 22 to a part of the frame
the release of the lock. The dotted outlines‘ show
I2. The coil spring 20 alwaysvacts in a direction
the position of the parts before the button is
to raise the window 8. ' The segment I‘ has?~rig-' "
idly secured thereto an army 24 .to the end'of
depressed.
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Figure 4 is a view similar to the upper part of
Figure 2 but showing ‘the inner latching member
depressed and the parts shifted to the latch de
pressed position. The dotted outline shows the
shell moved to its extreme inward position and
being‘ out of engagement with the bell crank lever.
Figure5 is a perspective view of the bell crank
' lever operated by' the push button and shell from '
‘ the outside of the door.
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Figure 6 is a detailed perspective view of_ the
ratchet and pawl mechanism associated with each
which there is attached the mechanism. connected ‘ t
to the window 8 to raise and lower it. A shaft 26
' is journalled in the frame 12 and has mounted
on the end thereof a small gear wheel 28 which‘
‘meshes’ with the gear, segment 14. The other
end’of the shaft 26 (see Fig. 13) is knurled and
has rigidly mounted thereon the central part 3|!
of a spider- 32 which forms the bottom of ahub
34 having a handle “secured thereto. By oper-g
atin'gthe handle 36 and turning the hub 34 the
shaft,” will berotated to operate-the gear seg
of the throw-out latches.
ment I4 and‘ to cause the operation of the'win- ’
Figure 7 is ‘an enlarged, detailed view of-the'os dow raising and lowering mechanism.
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The door 6 has the metal pillar 38 at itskedge.
and to the pillar 38v there is secured the lock and
latch mechanism 40 of ‘the invention. The lock
and latch mechanism comprises thev base plate
42 having a right angularly bent ?ange 45 which
is secured to the inner part of the pillar 38.
The pillar 38 and the plate 42 have mounted
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and 96 an auxiliary plate I02 is positioned. This
therein the shafts or studs 84 and 46 which ex
plate has an edge ?ange I04 secured by means
of the-‘screws I05 to the edge ?ange 45 of the
plate 42. A retaining screw I08 passes through
the'plate 42 and into the spring retainer or cover
plates 42 and i=2 to, hold the plate in positic 1.
The purpose of the plate I02 is to protect the
springs 84 and 96 and retain them in their‘opera'
tend through the edge face of the pillar 38 and
tive position.
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have secured thereto at the ends thereof the
Each pawl 82 and 84 has along arm I I0 or'l I2,
throw-out latches 48 and 50, best shown in de-_
the ends of which extend adjacent to each other
tail in Figures 10 and 12. The studs 44 and 46 '
are generally rectangular in cross section and
at H4. The plate 42 has an extending ?nger M6
to receive a pivot stud II8 to which there is piv
pass through conformable openings in bushings
oted a cam I20. The cam has mounted thereon a
projecting stud I 22 into which there is screw
threaded an operating rod I24. A set screw I26
secures the end of the rod in the stud I22. By
vided with a head 53.- The members 5i are in
pulling on the rod I24 the cam I20 will depress
serted through openings in the plate 42 and pile
the arms II 0 and H2 at the point .I I4 to cause
lar 38 with the heads 53 abutting the plate and
being welded thereto, The'shank portion of the 20 the pawls 82 and 8‘: to be moved on their pivots
86 and 88 and to be released from the teeth of '
members EI and the bushings 48 extend into
48. The bushings v48 in turn are rotatably
mounted in bearing and spacer members 5i, pro
the segments 18 and 80 to enable the springs 84
and 86 to move the segments and thereby oper
ate‘the throwl-out latches 48 and 50 to release
ers for the throw-out latches. These throw-out
latches are duplicates of each other and are oi 25 them from the keeper I0. The reaction of the
throw-out latches on the keeper will partially
the shape shown in Figures 10 and 12 and each
open the door.
comprises the outer arcuate edge 52 and the inner
The‘ other end of the rod I24 passes freely
more or less E shaped edge‘ 54. The edge 54 com
through a small block I28 Journally mounted at
prises the inner ?nger 58, the outer ?nger 58 and
the intermediate ?nger 60. Between ?ngers 56, 30 I30 in the forked end I32 of abell crank lever '
I34 shown in detail in Figure 5. The end of the‘
58 and 60 there‘ are depressions 62 and 64 in
rod I24 has' an enlarged head I35 to‘prevent it
which there are received the tongues 66 and 68
abutting relation with the throw-out latches 48
- and 50 only and serve as distance pieces or spac
from being pulled through the block I28. This
. of a keeper‘I0 rigidly secured to the door post 4.
bell crank lever is rigidly mounted at its bore I36
The-keeper ‘I0 is mounted by means of the bolts‘
I2 to a plate ‘I4 set in and welded to a depression 35 to a longitudinally shiftable shaft I38 having an
enlarged head I40, the end of which is a cruci
‘I6 in the post 4. This plate ‘I4 has horizontal
form shape, as indicated at I42 in Figures 2, 3
serrations ‘I8 on one-half and vertical serrations
and 4. The shaft I38 has one end slidably mount
8I on the other half thereof which mate with
ed in a mounting bracket or ?xture I44 rigidly
like serrations formed on the keeper ‘I0. These
serrations make the keeper ‘I0 adjustable both 40 secured to the door post 38. The ?xture I44 has
a small bracket I46 rigidly mounted thereon and
horizontally and vertically within very narrow
this bracket I46 has the integral arm I48 through
limits with reference to the base plate 14. Hard
the end of which the shaft I38 slidably passes.
rubber or ?bre members ‘II are provided on'the
The bracket I44 has a circular bore I50 in
sides'of the keeper where it contacts-with the
which there is slidably received the casing I52
tongues 60 to prevent rattle and noise. The
having the lock barrel I53 mounted therein. The
keeper I0 acts‘ as a dovetail holding the door in
lock barrel I53 (Fig. l) is or the conventional key
its normal position with reference to all di
operated type. The bell crank lever I34 has one
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arm I54 thereof positioned in the path of the
At the inside of the post. 4 and opposite the
rear end of‘ the casing I52 and by pushing the
plate 14 a'pocket 83 is welded in place. A ?oating
casing I52 from the dotted line position ofv Fig
type nut member 85 fits loosely in the pocket 83
ure 3 to the full line position, the end of the cas
and receives the threaded end of the bolts 72 re
ing I52 will strike against the arm I54 to rock
movably to hold the keeper on the plate 14.
the lever I34 and its shaft I38. This will move
On the inside of the pillar 38 there is rigidly
the second arm I56 of the lever and pull the rod
I24 to operate the cam I20 to release the pawls
mounted on each of the shafts 44 and 46 a '
toothed segment ‘I8 or 80 and with which there is
adapted to engage ‘a pawl 82 or 84. Retainers
- from the segments and cause the operation of
(C-washers) BI ?t in a groove in the shaft 44 'or
the throw-out latches as has been described in
the._foregoing.
I 46 and hold the throw-out latches 48 or 50 and
the segments ‘I8 or 80 in place. The pawls are
pivoted at 86 and 88 and suitable springs 80 and
82 mounted to the plate 42 constantly urge the .
pawls 82 or 84 against the toothed edge of the
segments ‘I8 and 80. A coil spring 84 surrounds
the shaft 44 and is secured at one end to the seg
. ment ‘I8 and a second coil spring 86 surrounds
the shaft 46 and is secured at one end 88 to the -
segment 80. The other ends of the coil ‘springs
The shaft I38 is provided with a reduced por
tion I58 in which there is received the forked end
I60 of a bell crank lever I62 (Fig. 1) pivoted at
I64 to the bracket I46. The second arm I66 of
the bell crank lever I62 has attached thereto one
end of a throw-out rod I68 the top of which is
provided with an operating button or knob I10
which projects above the garnish moulding at
the lower edge "2 of the window opening in the
door 6. By pushing the button downwardly (Fig_
84 and 86 are secured at I00 to the ?ange 45 of
the plate. The springs 84 and 88. constantly urge 78 tires 1 and 7) the bell crank lever H2 is moved
from the full line position in Fig’. 'I to the dotted
the segments ‘I8 and 80 and the throw-out latches .
48 and 50 to released or door opened position. k line position to cause the forked end I60 to shift
the shaft I38 to the left, to the dotted line posi
Stops 88 limit thevmovement of the segments by
the springs.-
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Over and closely adjacent to the springs 84
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The bell crank lever I34 will move with the
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shaft I38 and thereby move the arm I54 from
secured to the operating rod I68. The retaining
the path of movement of the casing I52. This
member '2I8 has a tongue 228 which mates with
will prevent the operation of the latch mechanism
the corresponding tongue 221 on the retaining
from the outside of the door for the reason that
member 2I8 and when the parts 2I6 and 2I8 are
depressing the push button I14 will not operate
in engagement the rod I82 is prevented = from
the bell crank lever I34 because the arm I54
\turning. Therefore, the movement of the button
is out of the path movement of the casing I52.
I10 to its downward position will not only pre
By pressing downwardly on the knob I10 the oc
vent the operation of the lock and latch mecha
cupant of the vehicle can lock the door from the
nism from the outside of the door'but also prevent
inside. The position of the parts before the 10 its operation from the inside of the door. ‘
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downward movement of the throw-out rod I68
Referring to Figure 11 the outside panel of the
is shown in Figures 1, 2 and 7 while their position
door is indicated .at 220. The panel is provided
after the operation of the rod is shown in Figure
with an opening in which there is positioned the
4 and in dotted outline in Figure 7. As willbe
mounting hub 222 for the enlarged head or push
seen by the dotted outline I52’, Figure 4, the end 15' button I14 of the slidable shell I52. The hub
of the casing I52 projects past the lever arm I54,
222 is held in‘place by means of the ‘nut 224
without moving the arm.
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screw threaded to the hub 222 on the inside of the
The mechanism for operating the lock and
panel 220. A coil spring 226 is positioned between
latch mechanism from the inside of the door is
the bracket I44 and the head I14 and constantly
best shown in Figures 1,.and'11 to 15. The frame 20 urges the head against the shoulder 228 on the
I2 has a mounting bracket I16 rigidly secured '
hub. 222 to limit the outward movement of the
thereto and on the end of- this bracket there is _
rigidly mounted a smaller bracket I18 which has
‘two eyes I88 formed in the end thereof. In the
eyes I80 there ‘is turnably mounted tube I82. Be
tween the eyes I88 there is rigidly secured to the
tube I82 an eye I84 of a lever I88 having a forked
end I86. A spring I90has one end I92 rigidly
shell I52. 0
The door-open position of the throw-out latches
' 48 and 58, is as shown in Figure 12.
When the
operator closes or slams the door the ?ngers 58
on the throw-out latches will strike the forward
edge of the keeper 10 and cause'the throw-out
latches to turn and to rotate the shafts 44 and 46.
secured to the bracket I16 and the other end I94
This movement of the shafts 44 and 46 will cause
secured to the lever I88 and constantly urges the 30 a rotation of the segments 18 and 80 and as the
lever away from the bracket I18.
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segments rotate the pawls 82 and 84 will engage
The free ends of the tines of the fork 186 are
in the toothed edge to prevent the segments
constantly urged by the spring I90 against the
bottom of a cup I96 which is mounted in the hub
34. The cup I96 has secured to the ?anges there
of the shell I98, the outer edge of'which is in-
turned as at 288 and is provided with a rib 202
over which there is snapped the edge 208 of a
button 208 which ?ts into the hollow hub 34.
The bottom of the cup I96 is retained againstthe
bottom of the spider 32 and the arms of the shell
I98 pass through the spaces between the spider
arms. A suitable number of coil springs 218
(preferably three) wmounted in recesses in the
spider arms constantly urge the ?ange 202-‘ and
the shell I98 and the cup I96 to the position
from returning. In the full door-closed posi
tion the throw-out latches have been moved
from the position shown in Figure 12 to the posi
i tion shown in Figure 10 and the pawls 82 and 84
will be in engagement with the teeth of the seg
ments to a position corresponding to the position
I of the throw-out latches shownin Figure 10. The
40 movement of the throw-out latches and the seg
ments will have wound up or energized the coil
springs 94 and 96. Now when the operator
presses either the button I14 or the button 208,
the bell crank lever I34 will be operated to shift
45 the-rod I24 which causes the cam vI20 to depress
the arms H0 and H2 to pull the pawls 82 and 84
shown in Figure 13. By depressing the button .
away from the toothed racks on the segments.
, 208 the shell I98 and cup I96 are moved from
When the pawls are released the springs 94 and
the position'of Figure .13 to that of Figure 14
96 will again throw the throw-out latches to the
and in this movement the tines of the fork I86 .1, ‘position shown in Figure 12 which will unlatch
are. moved from the position of Figure 13 to that
or release the mechanism from the keeper
of Figure 14 to cause the rotation of the“ rod I82.
10. The springs 94 and 96, which have been
.The other end of the rod I82 (see Figures 1 and
energized by closing the door, release this energy
11) is provided with a hollow head 212 which is
through the shafts 44 and 46 causing the ?ngers
slotted at 2" to conform to the shape of the .
58 of the latches or cams 48 and‘ 50 to bear against
keeper 10 with such force that the door is moved
received in the slots 2“ and a su?icient amount
outwardly to partially open position. The energy
of lost motion. in the longitudinal direction is al- 7
required due to different weight of doors will be
lowed by the connection between the heads I 42
supplied by ‘the use of springs 94 and 96 having
and 2I2. .The reason for this lost motion con 60 a suitable strength.
nection is to enable the operating rod I68 to
The movement of the throw-out latches 48 and
shift the head I42 and lever I34 with reference
50 from the position shown in Figure 10 to that
to the tube I82. The movement of the lever I88
shown in Figure 12 will give the door 6 a small
from the position of Figure 13 to that of Figure
opening movement.
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14 will rock or rotate the tube I82 to cause the
A threaded stem 238 (Figs. 1 to 4, 7 and 11) has
head 2 I2 to rotate the cruciform head I42 and its;
a nut 232 locked thereon near its outer end and
shaft I38. This will cause the operation of the
has its inner end in engagement with the lock
lever I34 and thereby cause the operating rod
mechanism in the lock barrel I53. The stem
I24 to operate the throw-out latches. _In‘this
230 passes through a slot 2341 in the lever I84.
manner the depression of the push button 208 T) When the key operates the lock barrel to lock
from the inside of the vehicle will operate the . the door a head or a nut (not shown) on the
. latch mechanism to release the door.
inner end of the stem 230 moves. the lever I34
The rod I82 has rigidly mounted thereon a re
outwardly or away from the barrel to move the
taining member 2 I6 which is adapted to cooperate
lever arm I54 out of the path of movement of the
'with a mating retaining member 2I8 rigidly 75 casing I52. When the key is turned to unlock
cruciform head I42. The cruciform head _I42 is
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button on the outside of the door, means inter
connecting the push button and the said me
chanical means to operate said mechanism from
- the door the stern 1230 will be moved in the
opposite direction to cause the nut 232 to pull
the leverv I34 toward the casing'to again move
the arm I54 into the path of operation of the ' Y the push button to cause the throw-out latches to
casing I52.
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be released from the keeper, and means operable
from the inside of the vehicle to disconnect said
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interconnecting means from the push button to
1. In a lock for the door of an automotive ve
render the push button inoperative.
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hicle, a pair of throw-out latches on the door
6. In a lock for the door ofan automotive ve
adapted to engage with a keeper when the door is
in closed position, springs operativelyconnected 10 hicle, a pair of throw-out latches rotatably
mounted on shafts journalled in the door and'
to the latches and constantly urging said throw
adapted to engage with a keeper on the door
out latches to door-open position, means to re
post, a spring operatively' connected to each shaftv
and constantly urging said shafts and latches to
strain the springs from moving the throw-out
latches, and means operable from the outside of
the door and means operable from the inside .of
the door to release said restraining means to en
able the springs to move the throw-out latches
to release the door.
door releasedrposition, said springs mounted in
side the door, a segment rigidly mounted on each
shaft, a pawl for each segment, said pawls piv»
otally mounted on the door, said’ segments and
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2. In a lock for'the door of an automotive ve
hicle, a plate secured to the door, a pair of throw
out latches pivotally mounted on the-plate and
pawls restraining the springs. from moving said
latches, means for simultaneously operating said
pawls to release the segments and the springs to
enable the springs to operate the latches, an op
erating rod connected to said means, a lever piv
otally mounted on the door, said rod connected to
said lever, means exterior to the door to operate
said lever and means on the interior of the door
to operate said lever, the operation of said lever
moving said rod and causing the operation of
said means to release the pawls and enable the
springs to move ,the latches to door-open posi
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adapted to engage with a keeper on the door post ‘
to hold the door in closed position, springs mount
ed on the ‘plate operatively connected to the
latches and constantly urging said throw-out
latches to door-open position, releasable means
mounted on the plate and restraining said springs
from releasing said latches, means simultaneously
to release both of said restraining means to en
able the springs to move the throw -out latches
to release the door, and means operable from the
inside of the door and means operable from the
outside of the door to operate said releasing
means.
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hicle, a pair of throw-out latches mounted on the
door and adapted to engage with a keeper mount
ed on the door post, a spring for each latch op
tion.
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7. In a lock for the door of an automotive
' vehicle, a pair of throw-out’ latches rotatably
mounted on shafts journalled in the door and
adapted to engage with a keeper on the door post, '_
a spring operatively connected to each shaft and
constantly urging said shafts and latches to door
released position, said springs mounted inside the
a door, a segment'rigidly mounted on each shaft,
eratively connected to the latch and‘constantly 40 a pawl for each segment, said pawls pivotaily
mounted on the. door, said segments and pawls.
restraining the springs from moving said latches,
able means interrelated with each spring to re
urging said latches to door-open position, releas
strain said rings from moving said throw-out
latches, and/a push button operable on the out
side of the door and interconnected with said
releasable means to cause the release of said
means to enable'the throw-out latches to react on > -
the keeper to enable the door to be opened.
4. .In a lock for the door of an automotive ve
hicle, a pair of throw-out latches mounted on the .
door and adapted to engage with a keeper mount
ed on the door post, a spring for each latch op
eratively connected to the latch and constantly
urging said latches to door-open position, releas
able means interrelated with each spring to re
means for simultaneously operating said pawls
to release the segments and'the springs to enable
the springs to operate the latches, an operating
rod connected to said means, a lever pivotally'
mounted on the door, said rod connected to said _
lever, a rod rotatably mounted in the door, means
connecting the rotatable rod to the lever, means
inside the vehicle connected to the rotatable rod
and movable to turn the rod to operate the lever,
the operation of said lever moving said operat
ing rod and causing the operation of said means
to release the pawls 'and enable the springs to
move the latches to door-open position.
strain said'springs from moving said throw-out
8. In a lock for the door an an automotive
latches, a link connected at one end to said re
leasable means, a lever connected to the other end
vehicle, a pair of throweout latches rotatably
a plate mounted on the inside of the door oppo
moving said latches, means for simultaneously
operating said pawlsto releasethe segments and
mounted on shafts iournalled in the door and
adapted to engage with a keeper on the door
of said link, and a push- button operable from the
outside of the door and adapted to operate said .60 post, a spring operatively connected to each
shaft and constantly urging said shafts and
lever to cause a release of the springs to enable
latches to door-released position, said springs
the throw-out latches to unlatch the door.
mounted inside the door, a segment' rigidly
5. In a lock for the door of an automotive ve
- mounted on each shaft, a pawl for each segment,
hicle, a pair of throw-out latches rotatably
said pawls pivotally mounted on the door, said
mounted on shafts journalled in'the door and
segments and pawls restraining the springs from r
adapted to engage with a keeper on the door post,
site the latches, sa'id shafts mounted in said plate,
a spring operatively connected to each shaft and
adapted constantly to urge the latches to door;
open position, a pawl and segment mechanism
associated with each shaft and r'eleasably hold
the springs to enable the springs to operate the
latches, an operating rod connected to said means,
a lever'pivotally mounted on the door, said rod
connected to said lever, means exterior to the
ing said springs, mechanical means for simul
door to operate said lever and means on the in
taneously operating said pawls to cause said
terior of the door to operate said lever, the op
throw-out latches to operate in unison, a push 75 eration of said lever 'moving said rodfand caus
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’ _ ing the operation of ‘said means to release the
pawls ‘and enable the springs to move the latches
' to door-open position andv means bodily to shift
said lever and'remove it from the ?eld of opera
tionof thelmeans exterior-to the door which op
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erates the lever.
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restraining the springs from moving said latches,
means for simultaneously operating said pawls
to'release the segments and the springs to enable
‘the springs to operate the latches, an operating .
rod connected to said means, a lever pivotally ' "
mounted on the door, said rod connected to said
‘9. In a lock for the, door‘ of an, automotive
lever, means exterior to the door to operate said
vehicle, a_ pair ‘of throw-out latches rotatably
mounted on shafts. joumalled in the door‘ and
lever and means on the interior of the door to
,a spring operatively connected to each shaft and '
said means to release the pawls and enable the
springs to move the latches to door-open position
operate said lever, the operation of said lever
adapted to engage with a'keeper 'on the door post, 10 moving said rod and causing the operation of
constantly urging said shafts ancllatches to door
released position, said springs mounted inside the
door, a segment rigidly mounted on each shaft,
a pawl for each segment, said pawls pivotally
mounted on-the door, said segments and pawls
‘and means movable to, engage with the said
rotatable rod to prevent the rotation of said rod
and the operation of the lever.
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ROBERT F. SMITH.
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