NOVELTY KEYHOLE FINDER
HERBERT W. SELLWOOD
Patented March 24, 1953
My invention relates to new and useful
improvements in devices used as key-hole guides or
The primary object of this invention is to
provide a device in a form that will facilitate the
location of a key-hole in a lock in which it is
desired to insert a key to unlock the door.
A further object of the invention is the
provision of a device as described that is in a booklet
form which is easy to carry in a person's pocket
or purse for convenient use.
Another object of the invention is to provide
the device as described that can be produced at a
slight cost and offers a very good advertising item.
The uses of the invention and its simple and
convenient form is more fully shown in the
drawing and the description following:
The single figure is a perspective view in
elevation of the complete device.
Describing the drawing: 1 refers to the device
with a cover 2, the portion 3 to be covered with
chopped yarn, artificial hair or other similar
material, 4 the key-hole, 5 refers to dotted lines
for cutting out the portion of 1 for pasting over
a key-hole to facilitate the location of the
keyhole 4, and 6 designates the space remaining
inside the ring of the chopped yarn, etc., after the
key-hole portion 4 is cut away.
The device as shown and described is readily
understood to consist of a card of any desired
material folded upon itself of which the portion 2
is the cover for the other portion provided with
a circular like ring of chopped wool, artificial hair,
or similar material affixed on the inside surface
of such portion of the device, within the area
inclosed by the ring of chopped yarn, etc. an
outline of a key-hole is provided in a color easily
seen. When it is desired to apply the device over
the area of a door or lock in which the key-hole
is located, that part of 1 indicated by the dotted
lines is cut out of 1 and applied over the key-hole
area of such lock or door, with the key-hole
portion engaged over such key-hole, the key hole
portion of the device may then be cut out, thus
indicating the position or location of the key-hole
for easy and convenient engagement of the key
therein, for the purpose of unlocking the door.
The key-hole portion of the device may be cut
out on the dotted lines shown before placing the
cut out portion over the area adjacent to a
key-hole if desired.
The portion 2 of the device affords a very
convenient space for carrying an advertisement, thus
providing a very convenient and inexpensive
advertising item for distribution by one desiring to
advertise his business.
The device may be made in any desired size
and of material or any desired shade, or color,
likewise the ring forming material may be of any
desired shade with the inclosed key-hole portion
in some easy-to-be-seen color, such as yellow, etc.
The invention as shown and described embodies
new and novel features over similar devices used
in the past or in use at the present time, however
modification may be found necessary without
departing from the basic features or the spirit of
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters
1. A device of the class described comprising a
sheet of suitable material of rectangular form,
said sheet folded over transversely of its length to
form two equal portions, one of which is adapted
for use as a cover in relation to the under leaf or
other portion providing means for the locating of
a keyhole, said locating means including an oval
shaped ring formed on the central portion of the
upper surface of the said under leaf, said rug
formed from clipped yarn, or the like. said ring
having therein a perforated outline of a key hole,
and said perforations adapted to be removed by
the insertion of a key therethrough when said
oval form is superimposed over the key hole area
of a door.
2. An advertising device as described in claim 1,
the said cover portion adapted to provide a space
for the imprinting of an advertisement on its
upper or outside face.
HERBERT W. SELLWOOD.