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Dec. 3l, i946.
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2,413,337
KEY RETAINER
Filed April 5. 1943
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INVENTOR
ATTORNEY
Patented Dec. 31, 1946
UNITED
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STATES PATENT
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2,413,337
KEY RETAINER
Samuely Segal, New York, N. Y.
Application April 5, 1943, Serial No. 481,915
13 Claims.
(Cl. 224-28)
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This invention is concerned with article hold
ing means and specifically deals with a novel
and serviceable wrist engaging foldable key re
tainer. The primary object of the invention re
sides in an improved key retainer of the type
mentioned having a Wrist strap with one looped
terminal thereof provided with a swingable hasp
carrying at one end a strap stay appropriately
locked to spaced arms of the hasp against acci
dental displacement and carrying at the other
end thereof a swingable key including a hollow
boW for threadably receiving a free perforated
mit the arms to be slightly resilient and such ma-`
terial may be of an appropriate plastic ormetal.
'I‘he key K is rotatably mounted on the arms
I3 at the terminals I6 and more particularly by
the aid of the trunnions I‘I removably ñtting intothe spaced bearings or openings I8 in the rec
tilinear sides in the boW or eye 2D having its neck"4
2I provided with recess or cutout 22 communicat- '
ing with opening 23 and the bridge 24 of the >bovrr '
includes a notch or keeper 25 for receiving `the
swingable latch 2B pivotally mounted on fulcrum
pin 21 forced and threaded through perforated
terminal of the Wrist strap to permit the per
legs 23 of the insert or yoke 29 positioned into
forated terminal to interlock with a pivoted latch
and Welded to the sides of opening 22. By this
on the bow to prevent withdrawal of this free 15 arrangement the insert is fixed with respect to
the bow.
terminal from the bow preparatory to thread~
ably projecting the free terminal through the
The guard or stay G likewise is of a resilient
locked stay to overlie and conceal the key within
material such as metal or plastic and is charac
the hasp.
terized by a U shaped bridge 3'8 merging with
Other objects, advantages, and functional and 20 the spaced resilient sides or legs 3I having end
positioning notches 32 removably and closely re
structural features of the inventionrwill appear
ceiving stop detents I4 and locking openings 33
from the following detailed disclosure taken with
the accompanying drawing wherein:
for removably receiving posts I5 of the resilient
arms I3 of the hasp.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the key retainer
according to my invention.
25 With the construction described the guard is
removably mounted on the hasp and the key
Fig. 2 is a plan View of the key retainer but
with the free component of the wrist strap
is disconnectably secured to the hasp.` In as
omitted.
sembly, the hasp of course is ñrst swingably se
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view on the
cured to loop I I, and thereafter the guard or stay
is inserted into the hasp in nrst positioning
line 3--3 of Fig. 2 however illustrating the free
notches 32 over detents I4. Subsequently legs 3l
component of the strap threaded through the
are sprung slightly towards each other and be
bow of the key and through the locked guard or
stay.
tween arms I3 of the hasp, thus locating open
Fig. 4 is a perspective View illustrating the
ings 33 in alinement with posts I5. Upon release
key swung out of the hasp, and
of ñnger pressure, legs 3| snap outwards to re
Fig. 5 is an exploded view of the resilient hasp,
ceive posts I5 and are snugly embraced by arms
guard or stay, and the key.
I3 which in this relation straddle legs 3l of the
stay G. Thus arranged, the guard is held locked
According to the invention, the key retainer
comprises a flexible strap broadly denoted S, a U
and against accidental displacement relative to
shaped hasp H, a guard or stay G and a key K. 40 the hasp.
The strap S is interrupted and carries an article
' To insert the bow of the key between the arms
such as a Wrist watch W.
By such interrup
I3, the olîset terminals I6 are sprung apart or
tion, the strap may be said to include the wrist
diverged slightly, permitting the trunnions Il to
embracing strap components A and B which may
be received in the bearings I8 after which finger
be of leather or Vinylite plastic material.
45 pressure is removed and arms I3 automatically
Component A comprises end loops or bearings
retract terminals I6 to closely embrace the
I0 and I I, the former rotatably sustains one end
straight sides I9 of the bow which by reason of
of the wrist Watch, while the latter rotatably sus
the arrangement just described is rotatably asso
tains the transverse bridge I2 of the U shaped
ciated with the hasp. Hence the key may be
hasp H which embodies the resilient and spaced 50 shifted to overhang the hasp as illustrated in Fig.
arms I3 each having spaced positioning and lock
4 or may be rotated to be conñned between arms .
ing posts or detents I4 and I5. Arms I3 also in
I3. Of course if desired one key may be substi
clude offset terminals I6 provided with the in
tuted for another in the hasp, for if the arms.
wardly projecting ñxed'fulcrums or trunnions I'I.
are sprung apart the key may be bodily removed.
The hasp may be of a suitablevmaterial to per 55
Assuming that the hasp'is mounted». on` strap-r
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component A and the guard and key are assem
bled with the hasp, strap component B which also
embodies a loop portion 34 rotatably sustaining
another end of the watch W is threaded through
opening 23 to permit one of its períorations 35 to
receive and interlock with the liftable swingable
latch 26 whereby the free terminal 36 of com
ponent B may be threaded under bridge 30 of the
guard, thus permitting strap component B to lie
over and conceal the key and when the tongue orv
latch 26 is interlocked with one of the perfora
tions 35 such buckling arrangement prevents
withdrawal of strap component B from the bow.
Where component B is retained by the guard
and bow, the key is covered or concealed although
disposed between a protecting and liftable flap
31 stitched to strap component A. This flap pro
tects the wrist or in other words shields the key
and is disposed longitudinally of the hasp and be
tween the arms of the latter.
,
a bow including an opening, said bow and arms
having interengaging means for rotatably sup
porting said key, a tongue pivoted to said bow and
adapted to extend across said opening, a strap
component adapted to be threaded through said
opening and including a plurality of perforations
selectively interlocking with said tongue and in
cluding free lterminal means adapted to be
threaded through said stay to permit the said last
10 mentioned component to conceal said key when
the latter is fully interposed between said arms,
>and said bow and tongue characterizing buckling
means to prevent removal of said last mentioned
component from said opening when interlocked
. with said tongue.
3. A key retainer for supporting a key compris
ing a strap component having bearing means, a
U shaped hasp having means rotatably sustained
by said bearing means and including spaced arms,
a stay interposed between said arms and includ
ing'spaced legs and a bridge interconnecting said
legs, means disconnectably locking said arms to
said legs to position said stay adjacent said bear
Moreover loop H frictionally cooperates with
free terminal 38 of the shank of the key (which is
ing means, a key having a bow including an open
of a length to substantially reach bridge I2) to
hold the latter in place and against -rotational 25 ing, said bow and arms having means for rotat
ably supporting said key, a tongue pivoted to said
shifting when the key is interposed between the
arms of the hasp at a time when the protective
flap and the free strap component B are strad
bow and adapted to extend across said opening,
a strap component adapted to be threaded
through said opening and including a plurality
dling the key.
of perforations selectively interlocking with said
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It is apparent from the present disclosure, that
tongue and including terminal means adapted to
the retainer may be readily disconnectably
be threaded through said stay and under said
mounted about the wrist of the wearer to hold a
bridge to permit the said last mentioned com
desired or duplicate key. Moreover, it should be
ponent to conceal said key when the latter is fully
understood that the guard may be removed from
interposed between said arms, and said bow and
the hasp, this may be conveniently accomplished 35 tongue characterizing buckling means to prevent
by grasping legs 3l and moving them towards
removal of said last mentioned component from
each other. This operation frees legs 3| from
said opening when interlocked with said tongue.
posts I5 and consequently the guard may be bod
4. A key retainer for supporting a key com
ily removed from the hasp.
40 prising a strap component having bearing means,
Various changes may be made in the details of
a U shaped hasp having means rotatably sus
construction and arrangement of parts without
tained by said bearing means and including
spaced arms including free portions, a stay inter
departing from the spirit of the invention or sac
rificing any of the advantages thereof inherent . posed between said arms and including spaced legs
therein.
I claim:
and a bridge interconnecting said legs, saidlegs
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1. A key retainer for supporting a key com
prising a strap component having bearing means,
a hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
bearing means and including spaced arms, a stay
interposed between said arms and including
spaced legs, means disconnectably locking said
arms to said legs, a key having a bow including an
opening, said bow and arms having means for ro
tatably supporting said key, a tongue pivoted to
said bow and adapted to extend across said open
and arms having means for positioning and lock
ing said stay Within said hasp, a key having a
bow including an opening, said bow and free
portions having means for rotatably supporting
said key, a tongue pivoted to said bow and adapt
ed to extend across said opening, a strap com
ponent adapted to be threaded through said open- '
ing and including a plurality of perforations
selectively interlocking with said tongue and in
cluding terminal means adapted to be threaded
through said stay to permit the said last men
tioned component to conceal said key when the
latter is fully interposed between said arms, and
said _bow and tongue characterizing buckling
ing, a strap component adapted to be threaded
through said opening and including a plurality
of perforations selectively interlocking with said
means to prevent removal of said last mentioned
tongue and including terminal means adapted to
component from said opening when interlocked
be threaded through said stay to permit the said
with said tongue.
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last mentioned component to conceal said key
5. A key retainer for supporting a key compris
when the latter is fully interposed between said
ing a strap component having bearing means,
arms, and said bow and tongue characterizing 65 a hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
bearing means and including spaced arms having
buckling means to prevent removal of said last
free portions, spaced detents carried by said arms,
mentioned component from said opening when
a stay interposed between said arms and including
interlocked with said tongue.
spaced legs having spaced notches and perfora
2. A key retainer for supporting a key compris->
ing a strap component having bearing means, a 70 tions 'cooperating with said detents to position
and lock said stay, a key having a bow includ
hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
ing an opening, said bow and free portions hav
bearing means and including spaced resilient
ing pin and bearing means for rotatably support
arms, a stay interposed between said arms and
ing said key, a tonguefpivoted tosaid bow and
including spaced resilient legs, means disconnect
ably locking said arms to said legs, a key having 75 adapted to extend across said opening, a strap
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component adapted to be threaded through said
opening and including a plurality of periorations
selectively interlocking with said tongue and in
cluding terminal means adapted to be threaded
through and under said stay to permit the said
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spaced resilient legs having spaced notches and
perforations removably cooperating with said de
tents to position and lock said stay and includ
ing a bridge portion interconnecting said legs,
a key having a bow including an opening, said
arms, and said bow and tongue characterizing l
bow and free portions having pin and bearing
means for rotatably and removably supporting
said key, a tongue pivoted to said bow and adapt
buckling means to prevent removal of said last
ed to extend across said opening, a strap com
last mentioned component to conceal said key
when the latter is fully interposed between said
mentioned component from said opening when 10 ponent adapted to be threaded through said
opening and including a plurality of perforations
interlocked with said tongue.
selectively interlocking with said tongue and in
6. A key retainer for supporting a key com
cluding terminal means adapted to be threaded
through said stay and under said bridge to per
bearing means and including spaced resilient 15 mit the said last mentioned component to _con
ceal said key when the latter is fully interposed
arms having free portions, spaced detents car
between said arms, and said bow having means
ried by said arms and projecting inside of said
cooperating with said tongue to prevent removal
hasp, a stay interposed between said arms and
of said last mentioned component from said open
including spaced resilient legs having spaced
notches and perforations cooperating with said 20 ing when interlocked with said tongue.
9. A key retainer for supporting a key compris
detents to position and disconnectably lock said
ing a strap component having bearing means, a
stay relative to said hasp, a key having a bow
hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
including an opening, said bow and free portions
bearing means and including resilient spaced
having pin and bearing means for rotatably and
disengageably supporting said key, a tongue piv 25 armshaving free portions, spaced detents carried
by said arms, a stay interposed between said
oted to said bow and adapted to extend across
arms and including a bridge portion and spaced
said opening, a strap component adapted to be
resilient legs integrally merged with said bridge
threaded through said opening and including a
prising a strap component having bearing means,
a hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
plurality of perforations selectively interlocking
portion and frictionally and yieldingly bearing
with said tongue and including terminal means 30 against and straddled by said arms, said legs hav
ing spaced notches and perforations removably
adapted to be threaded through and under said
stay to permit the said last mentioned com
cooperating with said detents to position and lock
said stay, a key having a bow including an open
ponent to conceal said key when the latter is
fully interposed between said arms, and said
ing, said bow and free portions having pin and
bow having bridge means cooperating with said 35 bearing means for rotatably supporting said key,
tongue to prevent removal of said last mentioned
a tongue pivoted to said bow and adapted to ex
component from said opening when interlocked
tend across said opening longitudinally of said
key, a strap component adapted to be threaded
with said tongue.
7. A key retainer for supporting a key com
through said opening and including a plurality
prising a strap component having bearing means, 40 of perforations selectively interlocking with said
a hasp having means rotatably sustained by said
tongue and including terminal means adapted to
bearing means and including spaced arms having
be threaded through and under said stay to per
free portions, spaced detents carried by said arms,
mit the said last mentioned component to con
a stay interposed between said arms and includ
ceal said key when the latter is fully interposed
ing spaced legs having spaced notches and per
forations cooperating with said detents to posi
tion and lock said stay and embodying a bridge
interconnecting said legs, a key having a bow
including an opening, said bow and'free por
tions having pin and bearing means for rotatably
supporting said key, a tongue pivoted to said
bow and adapted to extend across said opening,
a strap component adapted to be threaded
through said opening and including a plurality
of perforations selectively interlocking with said
tongue and including terminal means adapted to
be threaded through said stay and under said
bridge to permit the said last mentioned com
ponent to conceal said key when the latter is
fully interposed between said arms, said bow hav
ing means cooperating with said tongue to pre
vent removal oi said last mentioned component
from said opening when interlocked with said
tongue.
45 between said arms, and said bow having means
cooperating with said tongue to prevent removal
di said last mentioned component from said
opening when interlocked with said tongue.
10. The retainer according to claim 1 Where
50 in said bearing means is ñexible and character
izes a loop, and said key being of a length sub
stantially to reach said loop portion when said
key is interposed between said arms and em
bodies means frictionally cooperating with said
55 loop to resist rotation of said key relative to said
hasp.
11. The retainer specified in claim 1 wherein
said ñrst mentioned strap component embodies
a protective flap extending longitudinally of said
60 hasp and together with said last mentioned com
ponent straddle to conceal said key when dis
posed inside of said hasp.
12. The retainer according to claim 9 wherein
said tongue is disposed intermedially of the bow
which embodies keeper means for receiving one
end of said tongue.
13. The retainer specified in claim 9 wherein
said bow is characterized by an inserted yoke in
cluding fulcrum means for pivotally carrying said
8. A key retainer for supporting a key compris
ing a strap component having bearing means, a
U shaped hasp having means rotatably sustained
by said bearing means and including spaced re
silient arms having free portions, spaced detents
carried by said arms inside of said hasp, a stay 70 tongue.
interposed between said arms and including
SAMUEL SEGAL.
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