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R. I. PRICH'ARD.
APPLICATION FILED JULYe, 1910.
1,008, 1 95. Patented Nov. 7, 1911.
COLUMBIA FLANOGRAPH co..wASH|NoTDN. D. c.
REES IVOB, PRIGI-IARD, 0F SHAIVIOKIN, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application led July 8, 1910. Serial No. 571,020.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, BEES Ivon PRICHARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Shamokin, in the county of Northumberland and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fost-Cards, of which the following is a specication.
This invention relates to toy cards, and the primary object of the invention is to provide an ordinary card with a pocket adapted to serve as a receptacle for a slidable member, the said slidable member being provided with what may be'termed a compartment adapted to cont-ain perfumed powder, or the like, which when the slide is pulled its full length will dispense the powder upon the face or the clothing of the operator.
With the above, and other objects in view, which will be more apparent as the description progresses, the invention resides in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings there has been illustrated a simple and preferred embodiment of the improvement, and in which drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view looking from the opposite side of the device and showing the slide pulled outwardly from the receptacle provided by the card. Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal sectional view, the slide being in position within the card. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view upon the line H of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a detail side elevation of the slide.
In the drawings, 1 designates a card. This card is of a rectangular formation and is intended to have one of its faces, 2, provided with an illustration, such as a scenery, historical building or the like, while its opposite face 3 is adapted for the reception of an address and correspondence, as is usual with pictorial mailing cards. The card 1 has its faces 2 and 3 connected together in any suitable manner, the said faces being, however, centrally spaced apart to provide what may be termed a receptacle 4. This receptacle is opened only on one of the ends of the card, and the mouth of the said receptacle adjacent the open end of the card is provided with off-set or stop members 5. The receptacle 4 is adapted for the reception of a sliding member 6, the body of the said member 6 being of a width equal with the mouth of the receptacle, and the slide has its rear edge olf-set as at 7. These olf-sets 7 are adapted to contact with the stop members 5 to limit the outward movement of the slide. The slide 6 comprises a substantially rectangular member preferably formed of thin card board, and the said member is provided with an elongated depression adapted to form a pocket 8. Secured to the forward end of the said pocket is a strip of paste board 9, the same being bent upon itself to provide the hinged portion 11. The outer face of the board 9 as well as the hinged portion 11 thereof is preferably reinforced by a thin cloth or the like, designated by the numeral 10, the same merely strengthening the bent portion of the member 9 as well as adding to the life of the hinged portion 11. The portion 11, when the same is folded within the pocket 8, is adapted to ll the space between the end of the board 9 and the said pocket. Connected with the inner face of the hinged portion 11 adjacent the outer edge thereof is what I term a container. This container is constructed of some suitable material, such as thin card board, and comprises a member 16 which is securely connected to the hinged portion 11 and integrally formed flap 17. The member 17 is bent away from the member 16 to provide a hinged joint between the two members. The upper and lower edges'of the hinged portion 11 and the member 16 of the container are slit inwardly as at 15, and inserted within the said slits is an elastic band 12, the same having its opposite ends secured between a substantially V-shaped cut away portion 13, provided by the slide. This band is adapted to sustain the hinged portion 11 at an angle approximately equaling 45o when the slide is partially withdrawn-from the receptacle 4. The outer eX- tremity of the slide is provided with a tassel or other nger hold 18, whereby the said slide may be withdrawn from the receptacle 4 when desired.
The container is adapted to receive a supply of scented powder or the like, and the flap 17 is then folded upon the portion 16 and the hinged portion 11 swung against the action of the elastic band within the pocket 8. The slide is then inserted fully within the receptacle of the card, and it will be noted that when the slide is partially with- Patented Nov. 7, 1911.
drawn from the receptacle of the card so that the hinged member 11 escapes the edge of the card or elastic band 12 will force the hinged sections 11 to an angle of approxi.- mately 450, the violence of this movement causing' the member 16 to swing away from the member 17 and to distribute the scented powder over the face or the clot-hing of the operator.
The slide is intended to have a coating of some suitable material, and the paste board 9 as well as its hinged portion 11 is provided with a coating of similar material which folds with the slide when the saine is inserted within the receptacle and which is adapted to serve as a means for covering the container to add to the delusion and to permit the person drawing the slide to its full limit without exciting suspicion. This coating is constructed of some suitable thin material and folds in substantially accordion plaits when the slide is partially withdrawn from the receptacle of the card.
Having thus fully described the said in* vention, what I claim is r- 1. A card provided with a receptacle, a slide mounted within the receptacle, a hinged member upon the slide, a hinged container upon the hinged member, and an elas` tic member connected with the slide and with the hinged member to swing the same when the slide is partially withdrawn from the receptacle and to open the container.
2. A card having a receptacle, a slide within the receptacle, said slide being provided with a hinged portion, a hinged container connected with the hinged portion,
an elastic member secured to the hinged portion and to the slide and adapted to normally swing the same, and means for preventing the entire withdrawal of t-he slide from the receptacle.
3. A card provided with a receptacle, a sliding member within the receptacle,means for limiting the outward movement of the sliding member, said sliding member being provided with a pocket, a member having one of its ends bent to provide a hinged portion within said pocket, a container connected with the hinged portion, said container comprising a member bent upon itself to form a `flap, an elastic band connecting the hinged portion and the other portion of the slide, and a linger hold connected to the outer end of the slide.
4. A card provided with a receptacle opening at one end of the cards, the said open end being of a lesser width than the receptacle, a slide within the receptacle, said slide having its innei1 edges off-set and adapted to contact with the ott-set walls adjacent the mouth of the receptacle, a container upon the slide, said container comprising a member folded upon itself to form a hinged flap, and an elastic member connected with the slide for spreading the flap of the container after the slide has been partially withdrawn from the receptacle.
In testimony whereof I aiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
BEES IVOR PRICHARD.
Witnesses Gno. W'. JOHN, J. J. J oI-IN.
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