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i Dec. 3, 1946. 2,411,995 ' J. JUPlN ET AL KEY CASE Filed Aug.‘ 11, 1945 BY_ ATTORNEY 2,411,995 Patented Dec. 3, 1946 ', UNITED STATE 5 » ‘V I, _ PATENT’ oFFICE 2,411,995 I KEY CASE A John Jupin andSophie Jupyvin, Newark, N. J. - Application August 11, 1945, ‘Serial No. 610,260 7 5 Claims. (01. 70-456) 1 2 . ' This, invention relates to key cases and has for one ofv its objects the provision of such a case wherein the keys are supportedupo‘n a plate, said plate‘ being manually slidable in said case in or der‘that the keys may be readily available for use upon sliding the said plate to a pre-deter mined position. Another object of the invention is to provide a case of this nature which may be kept in a woman’s purse or in a man’s pocket and in which 10 the key supporting plate is so maintained in place that it will not slide out of closed position in the case by itself due to jar or the like. ‘ A further object of the invention is to provide means to prevent accidental disconnection be 15 tween the keyv carrying plate and case, Still another object of the invention is to pro vide a key case wherein the key supporting plate r’ , in a lock. Means for limiting the movement of the plate may be provided at either one or both sides thereof. In the form illustrated such lim iting means are shown at one side only.‘ In the drawing: ' ' ' " , , f V Figure 1 is a perspectiveview partlyibroken away embodying a preferred form of‘ the‘ inven-‘} tion; , ~ , ‘ Figure '2 is a sectional view taken along, line 2—2, Figure 1; . ‘ ' Figure 3 is a top plan view looking down on Figure 2 but showing the key carrying plate in extended position; _ . ' ' Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the case; and Figure 5 is a fragmental sectional .view of a modi?ed detail of the key suspension means; Referring now to Figs. 1' to 4 of the drawing.‘ in detail the numeral I0 indicates a trough-like casing which is substantially U-shaped in end discernable thus preventing a j' great deal of 20 view or cross section and comprises a bottom wall II, side walls I2 and I3 respectively and an end _ searching especially when such case is carried in is transparent so that the keys are at all times a woman’s purse. ‘ Yet another object of the invention is the pro wall I4. 4 ‘ . Each of the side walls is provided with a slot or slideway I5 which extends from the open end vision of such a case in whichlone or. all of the outer surfaces may be used for advertising pur 25 I6 of the casing to the end wall [4, thesaid slide-l ways being on the oppositely disposed inner sur poses or may be suitably ornamented. faces of the respective side walls I2 and I3 and Another object is to provide a device ofithe are adapted to receive a preferably transparent character described in which the maximum sim plicity of construction and operation is secured. Other objects and advantages will appear as the nature of the improvements is better under stood, the invention consisting substantially in the novel arrangement and co-relation of parts plate II. The casing may beimade of any suit able material as for instance'plastic or the like, and the plate may likewise be made of plastic or of unbreakable glass. The plate I1 is provided near one end thereof with a hole or opening I8. The said hole or open herein fully described, and illustrated in the ac companying drawing, wherein similar reference 35 ing is preferably located on the longitudinal axis of the plate I1 and is adapted vto receive the characters are used to denote corresponding stem or shank I9 of a stud 20 having a preferably parts throughout the several views, and then crown or button head 2| at one end and a screw ?nally pointed out and speci?cally de?ned and threaded hole 22 for the reception of a screw 23. indicated in the appended claims. The disclosure made the basis of exemplifying 40 A pin 24 in the wall I3 near the open end I6 of the casing extends inwardly of the casing and the present inventive concept suggests a practi forms together with a pin 25 extending down cal embodiment thereof, but the invention is not wardly from the plate I‘! and inwardly of the cas to be restricted to the exact details of this dis me, stop means for limiting the outward move closure, and the latter, therefore, is to be under stood from an illustrative, rather than a restric 45 ment of the plate II, the wall I4 forming a stop for the inward movement of said plate. tive standpoint. In practice, in order to suspend or support a key In carrying out a preferred form of the inven or keys upon the stud 20, the plate I‘! is moved tion it was found desirable to provide a case sub outwardly through the open end I6 a distance stantially U shaped in cross section and open at one end and top thereof. Near the top of the 50 sufficient to bring the stud 20 out of the casing, so that the same may be unscrewed from the casing a preferably transparent plate is slidably maintained, the said plate carrying a key sup Porting stud. The plate may be slid outwardly through the open end of the case to a position where the key or keys may be readily inserted 65 screw 23. One or more keys 26 each having a hole 21 in their head portions 28 may be posi tioned on the stud shank I9 which is then inserted into the hole I8 in the plate I1 and screwed in 2,411,995 4 place by the screw 23. The plate is then moved comprising a pair of side walls, an end wall and a bottom wall, each of the sidewalls having a inwardly against the end wall I4. To withdraw the keys from the casing when desired, the plate I‘! is moved or slid outwardly until ‘the pin 25 therein contacts the pin 24 in the sidewall l3. When in this position the entire key is outside of the casing and it may then be revolved about the stud shank l9 and is ready slideway, the said slideways being in alinement one with the other, a key carrying plate slidable under slight pressure in the said slideways, and means for limiting the sliding movement of said plate in an outward direction, said means com prising an inwardly extending pin on one of the side walls near the open end and an inwardly and for uses-The key may be inserted into a look without disengaging the'plate from the casing, 10 as the pins 24 and 25 prevent such disengage ment. downwardly extending pin on they key carrying plate spaced from the pin- in the side wall and adapted to contact same when the said plate ' In order that the key carrying plate I‘! does is slid outwardly through the open end for a pre not work its way out of the casing due to jar or ' the like, the inner end of the pin 24' may slightly determined distance. 2_'A key carrying case, comprising a casing extend into the path of the head,28 of the key , and frictionally engage same (see Fig. 1) so’ that in order to move the head past the said pin, open at the top and one end thereof and further comprising a pair of side walls, an end wall and a bottom wall, each of the side walls having a it is necessary to exert a slight pressure on the . slideway, the said slideways being in alinement plate. Where the head of the key is not su?i ciently‘ large enough'for such frictional engage merit with the pin 24, the head 2| of the stud2ll 20 one with the other, a keycarrying plate slidable under slight pressure in the said slideways, the said plate‘ having an opening therein‘ located near the‘ openrend of ‘the casing when the plate is in normal inward position in the casing, a may be made to frictionally contact the inner sur face of the bottom‘ wall H. Such frictional en~ gagement is shown in Fig. 5, where the shank 2:5 key carrying stud removably maintained in said 19a‘ ,of the stud 208" is provided with a shoulder as" at‘ S and the distance between said shoulder and the inner surface of the bottom wall H is su?iciehtly great enough to produce such fric plate opening, and means for limiting the sliding movement of said plate in an outward direction, said means comprising an inwardly extending pin on one of the sidewalls near the open end and 311 an inwardly and downwardly extending pin on 'It' is: to ‘,be understood that the case may be the key ‘carrying plate spaced from the pinin tional contact. ' made‘ in various ‘sizes, in so far as length, width the side wall andadapted to contact same when and height is concerned so as to be adaptable the said plate'is" slid outwardly through the open for- use with various types of keys. end'for a pre-determined distance. The casing walls may be ornamented in any 35 3. A key carrying case in accordance with suitable- manner or one‘ or- more surfaces may claim‘ 1 wherein the‘ inwardly extending pin on’ be» specially prepared for carrying advertising the side wall has slight frictional contact with‘ a matter; such advertising matter is shown as being portion of the key during a short distance of the carried by the outer surface of the bottom wall movementv of the plate. H‘ (‘see Fig. 4). 4. A key carrying case in accordance with claim 2' wherein they inwardly extending pin on the side wall has slight frictionalcontact with . I From the foregoing it will be seen that the present invention has provided a simple, compact, I , ' inexpensive yet highly desirable key carrying case, a portion of the key during a short distance of the and one- in which'the key carrying element may movement of the plate. . ' ' not beaccidentally disengaged from the casing,v 45 5. A key carrying case in accordance with although the" said" elements may by slight pres-, claim 2 wherein the key carrying stud, has fri'c-" sure be manually slid apart so that the key may‘ tional engagement with the bottom wall of the be instantlyavailable» for use. casing during a short distance of the movemen of the plate. 7 ’ What isHclai-m'edv is: "1'. AV‘ key carrying case, comprising a' casing. 50 JOHN JUPI'N'. Open at the top and" one end thereof and further SOPHIE‘ J UPIN .