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Publication numberUS1019589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1912
Filing dateJun 26, 1911
Priority dateJun 26, 1911
Publication numberUS 1019589 A, US 1019589A, US-A-1019589, US1019589 A, US1019589A
InventorsBenjamin W Beadell
Original AssigneeNat Waterproof Film Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for picture-films and the like.
US 1019589 A
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UNITED `siuiTEs 'PATENT oiiEicE.


Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 5, 191.2.

Application filed .Tune 26, 1911. Serial No. 635,493.

To all 'whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN lW. BEAD- ELL, a citizen of the United States, and

' proximity with the film 14 wound upon the y resident of Chicago, county of Cook, and


`State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containers for Picture-Films and the Like, of which the following is a specification and which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, ,forming a part thereof. 1 The invention relates to containers adapted for they storage of the filmswused in the rejection of moving picturesgand has for its object to provide a container'which shall preserve the film in a pliable condition.

The films used for the projection of moving pictures commonlyvtake the form of a long web consisting of a strip 'of celluloid,

'I become hard and brittle whereby their utillity isxmuch impaired.

or similar transparent material, having a gelatin picture film applied thereto Iupon one side. The use of thesefilms yin projecting anachines .requires them to be repeatedly -exed, and they are subjected 'to the drying influence of the lamp used-in the projecting machine. It is well known that in time they The present `vention contemplates a container adapted to preserve the film: in an l erin, whereby atmosphere ladenl with moisture and glycits fieiiibility. l

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 l is a plan view of a container constructed in accordance with the invention, the cover being removedandsome of the .parts being broken away; and Fig. 2 1s a central transverse sectional view of the same.

The container may conveniently take the form of a moisture-proof metal can comprising a cylindrical body 10, having a shape to receive a reel 13 having a closed end 11 and a removable cover 12.'

This can is shown as being of the proper icture film 14 wound thereon, but lis preierabl somewhat deeper than the width of the ree -In carrying out the invention the chamber 'of the can is divided into separate compartments by a foraminous partition wall 15, one of'the compartments, as 16, serving to receive vthe reel 13 and the other compartment 17 beingffilledwith a packing 18. As

shown the body wall 10 of vthe can is providei'with a circumferential bead 19 adjacent theclosed end 11v of the can, thereby the film is softenedandretains providing an internal groove" which serves as a seat for the rim ofthe partition wall 15. The packing 18 is ,brought into lclose `foraminous sheet metal, and the {iange 20 is formed by slitting the inner edge of the ,partition at intervals, thereby forming it into sections, as 21, 22, each of which is turned downwardly and then inwardly to provide a foot, as 23, which rests against the closed end 11 of the can. The flange 20 is permanently secured to the closed end of the can preferably with solder used in small quan-4 tities at the adjacent, edges of thesections 21, 22, as indicated at 24.

The packing.` 18 preferably consists of an absorbent material, as mineral wool, mois-- tened with a mixture of water, glycerin' and a ,volatile oil Oil of eucalyptus has been foundl to serve very well as the volatile oil, as by its evaporation it causes the'water and glycerin to permeate the film 14 even though the latter be.,tightly wound upon the reel 13, `The mixture used for moistening the mineral wool preferably consists of equal parts of water `and glycerin, and one-third part, by volume,of oil of eucalyptus. As

" the container is but little larger than ythe reel 13 it may be used for storing the film 14 whenever the latter is not in use.

It has been found that aflm-lwhich has become hard and brittle by use is `rendered flexible by storage in a container ofthe kind described, whereas if the container be used as a place of storage for the film'at all times and pliable condition.

flange 25, which slips over the adjacent ed e of the body wall 10 and is removably he d thereon by friction, as is common in cans provided with slip covers.

I claim as my invention- 1. 'A storage vessel comprising in combination, a continuous side wall, an end wall ixedly connected to the said side wall, there it will be permanently maintained in a'. soft l The cover 12 is shownl as being provided with a marginal being'a circumferential groove in the side.

wall adjacent the saidend wall, andanA`v` annular foraminous partition plate having a laterally projecting flange uponfitsv inner remesa edge, the rim of tliesaid plate being seated l laterally projecting fia-nge upon its inner in the said circumferential groove and the .laterally projecting flange of the said platebeing seated againstA and secured to the said end Wall whereby an annular compartment for receiving an absorbent material is pro vided Within the chamber of the vessel.

2. A storage vessel comprising in'combination, a continuous side Wall, an end Wall fxedly'connected to the said side Wall, there being a circumferential groove in the side wall adjacent the said end wall, and an annular foraminous partition plate having a edge, the rim of the said plate 'being elas- `tica'llyseated in vtheV said y.circumferential groove and the` laterally projecting flange of the said plate being seatedagainst and secured to the said end Wall whereby an annular compartment forl receiving an absorbent ;material is provided Within the chamber of the vessel.


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U.S. Classification312/31, 34/81, 220/506, 352/130, 206/389, 206/205
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/266