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Dec. 10, 1946. - R. P. EDWARDS 2,412,497 ' ‘ STRIKE PLATE OR DOOR LATCH KEEPER Filed Dec. 13, 1944 _ INVENTOR.‘ Rich/men P. EDIYHRDS, BVYW 2, Patented Dec. 10, 1946 2,412,497 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,412,497 STRIKE PLATE 0R DOOR LATCH KEEPER I Richard P. Edwards, Webster Groves, Mo. Application December 13, 1944, Serial No. 567,943 1 Claim. (Cl. 292-340) 1 2 This invention relates speci?cally to a strike plate or door latch keeper; and it has general reference to a novel and more accurately and Fig. 3 is an outer side elevation of said strike plate or door latch keeper and the horizontally adjustable bracket mounted thereon. Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view of the strike plate or door latch keeper on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3, a portion of the door jamb, door and door latch being indicated by broken lines. easily adjustable device, of strong and lasting nature, for engaging and holding the sliding door latch to prevent the door from oscillating and thereby prevent the latch from rattling when My improved strike plate or door latch keeper the door is closed. comprises a body portion l of about the same An object of the invention is to provide an improved strike plate or door latch keeper hav 10 length and width as the ordinary strike plate ing a body portion of about the same length as or door latch keeper in substitution for which it is used. Said body portion i has a rigid lateral the ordinary strike plate or door latch keeper, extension 2 arranged to seat against the bottom in substitution for which it is to be used, and of a complementary recess in the exposed sur having a rigid lateral extension arranged to seat against the exposed surface of the door jamb in 15 face of the door jamb 3 in front of and in hori zontal alinement with the usual latch keeper re front of and in horizontal alinement with the cess ii in said door jamb. According to practice, usual latch keeper recess in said door jamb; in the body portion of the usual strike plate or door cooperative combination with a bracket extend latch keeper is attached to the door jamb 3 in a ing across that portion of said strike plate or door latch keeper at and beyond the outer side 20 recess having a depth equal to the thickness of said body portion. The body portion I of my wall of said recess, and having laterally extended improved strike plate is arranged to ?t and seat portions in said recess and beyond the outer sur in the same recess. Thus, when the strike plate face of said extension of said latch plate, re or door latch keeper is attached to the door jamb, spectively, and an actuating screw having screw the outer or exposed surface of said body portion threaded connection in said rigid lateral ex l is even or flush with the surface of the door tension of said strike plate or latch keeper and jamb. also having swivel connection with said lat According to my invention and as stated, the erally extended portions on said bracket, where rigid lateral extension 2 is preferably seated in a by rotation of said screw will move said bracket in a straight line to different adjusted positions 30 complementary recess in the outer side edge of the door jamb, so that its outer surface is even for accurate cooperation with the latch extend ing through said plate and into said keeper re or flush with the surface of said outer side edge. The extension 2 is formed with a screwthreaded hole about midway of its vertical length and Another object of the invention is to provide a strike plate or door latch keeper having an 35 spaced slightly from the adjacent body portion of the strike plate or door latch keeper. A notch opening for receiving the door latch, in com or groove 5 is formed in the door jamb 3 opposite bination with a bracket extending through said or in horizontal alinement with said screwthread opening, means interlocking said bracket with ed hole, and opens into the latch keeper recess the inner side of said latch plate above and below said opening, and means for moving said bracket 40 4 in said door jamb. The body portion I has an opening 6 through which the usual latch bolt to and rigidly holding the same in different se 1 extends into the latch keeper recess 4 when lected adjustments for engaging the door latch to prevent vibration and rattling of the door the door 8 is closed. The part 9 of the strike plate or door latch when closed. Various other objects and advantages will be 45 keeper with which the extension 2 is formed integral and which is beyond the outer side wall apparent from the following description, refer of the latch keeper recess 4, is bent laterally ence being made to the annexed drawing, in beyond the plane of the body portion I to pro Which vide a horizontal groove or space 10, preferably Fig. l is a plan view showing the concealed side of my improved strike plate or door latch 50 of about the same depth as the thickness of said cess. keeper having the adjustable bracket mounted thereon and interlocked therewith for horizontal adjustment. Fig. 2 is an outer side edge elevation of my improved strike plate or door latch keeper. body portion l. A bracket is adjustably seated in said groove or space Ill against the outer sur face of the bent portion 9, and has its outer sur face even or ?ush with the outer surface of the 55 body portion I. Said bracket comprises a sliding 2,412,497 3 ll From the foregoing, it is evident that my im part I I seated in said groove or space I0 as afore said, a laterally extended portion I2 in the latch keeper recess 4 of the door jamb, and a comple proved strike plate or door latch keeper attains all of its intended objectives and may be manufac tured and assembled at permissible cost, may be mentary laterally extended portion I3 outwardly beyond the extension 2 of the body portion I. A screw I4 extends through an unscrewthreaded originally attached to a door jamb, or may be substituted for the usual strike plate or door hole in the extension I3, is screwed through the aforesaid screwthreaded hole in the extension 2, holes I8 in the body portion I in the same location and is formed with a head I5 having a swivel as the holes for attaching screws in the usual latch keeper by attaching screws passing through connection with the extension I2 of the bracket. 10 strike plate. To make substitution, it is only necessary to form the notch or recess 5 and a The head I6 of said screw is rotative against the notch for the extension 2, and then attach my improved strike plate by screws extended through the holes I8 and into holes in the door bracket extension I3. It is evident that rotation of the screw I4 in one direction will move the bracket inwardly across the part 9 of the strike plate, and will hold said bracket in the adjust-V ment and position to which it is moved; and that rotation of said screw in the opposite direc tion will move said bracket outwardly across said part 9 of the strike plate, and will hold the same in the position and adjustment to which it is moved by said rotation of said screw. The screw I4 extends through the notch or groove 5. jamb. The bracket II—I2-—I3 may then be adjusted in proper position to cooperate with the latch bolt 1 of the door to hold the door securely closed and prevent rattling. I contemplate such variations in the construction and arrangement as may be within the scope of equivalent limits. I claim: A device of the character described, comprising a-plate for attachment to a door jamb and having The head I5 may be formed on the screw after an opening for receiving a latch bolt and having said screw has been mounted in the screwthreaded hole in the extension 2, so that the parts will be 25 a groove in horizontal alinement with said open ing, a lateral, extension integral with the outer edge of said plate and having a screw-threaded held in close operative assembly. The extension I2 has ends I? projecting upwardly and down wardly beyond the upper and lower ends of the opening 6 and engaging closely against the inner side of the body portion I. This positively pre vents said bracket from being loosened by action and operation of the latch bolt l against the outer portion of said bracket during closing or other movement of the door 8. Therefore, the ad justable bracket has interlocking engagement hole therethrough, a bracket seated in said groove in said plate and having one extension project~ ing through said opening and having a comple mentary extension outwardly beyond said lateral extension on said plate, parts on said one exten sion engaging the inner side of said plate above and below said opening, and a screw extending 35 through and having screw-threaded engagement with the strike plate or door latch keeper, and is in said hole and having swivel engagement with positively prevented from displacement by re peated opening and closing of the door. The both of said two last named extensions on said bracket for moving said bracket to and holding said bracket in di?erent adjusted positions for screw Iii with its inner head‘ I 5 and outer head I6 closely engages the extensions I2 and I3 and the 40 cooperation with said latch bolt. extension 2, and is frictionally held from dis RICHARD P. EDWARDS. placement and accidental rotation.