Beard & Brother, St. Louis, Missouri. Patent
Below is described a patent awarded to Phinneas F. King in
connection with his work on bank vault time locks. At this time he was with the Beard
Brother's firm which was bought out in 1886 by the Mosler firm,. Mr. King was also hired
by the new firm and his patents were assigned to Mosler. As a result, Mosler's first model
was very similar to King's design.