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Publication numberUS1066280 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1913
Filing dateAug 3, 1912
Priority dateAug 3, 1912
Publication numberUS 1066280 A, US 1066280A, US-A-1066280, US1066280 A, US1066280A
InventorsIsabella Kaempfer
Original AssigneeIsabella Kaempfer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protective container for dry batteries.
US 1066280 A
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1,066,280. Patented July 1, 1913.

WITNESSES INVENTIOR A TTORNE Y -I S IHB E'L-IJ A KAE M P-F E R speeiii'cation of-Letters Patent.

Patented July 1, 119 13.

To all-whom it may concern Be it known that I, Isaenma KanMrrnn, a citizen of the United States,'and 'a res1- dent-of New York, "State of New Yorkghave invented certain new and useful Improvements inProtec'tive' Containers for Dry Batteries, of which th'e follbwing'is a full, clear", and'exact specification.

This invention relates to protective containers for dry batteries, and moreipartieularly to containersfor' dry batterie's,' which allow of a testing of tlie' battery, --i2V-ithout removal of the same, and the primary object.

thereof is to-providea container 'which,. -'although inexpensive, will effectively prevent the removal and fraudulent exchange-ofabattery without detection after the same has once been placed within the container.

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, the said invention being more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container embodying my invention in its preferred form. Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view thereof and shows the seal for preventing undetected removal of the battery. Fig. 3 is a sect-ion on line 33, Fig. 2. Fig. 4: shows a modification of my device illustrating a protective strip in position within the container, the front wall of the latter being partly broken away. Fig. 5 shows another modification, the protective strip being embedded in one of the edges of the container.

The protective container according to the present invention consists chiefly of a box 10 of any preferred form, or shape and material, preferably of card-board or the like being provided with front and rear parts 11, sides 12, a foldable cover 13 having a flap 14, protective side flaps 15 at the upper edge, underneath of the cover 13 and a bottom 16. Openings 17 and 18 are provided as shown in the cover and in one of the side walls for permitting the passage of the test-wires 17', 18 adapted to be brought into contact with the pole-strips of a battery, thus allowing testing of the battery without removal of the same from the receptacle or container. As shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing, the bottom 16, of the container 10 is provided with a -numb'er of perforations 19 arranged in any *desired' numberand constellation, for instance, as illustratedso as to form 'a circle.

This circle of perforationsforms the seal proper 20, to which "the bottom of v a battery cell i-s--', g'lued or otherwisesuit'abl-y and inseparably secured in such a manner that a removal of tlie battery from the container will also remove the seal so as to indicate anyattemptfto fraudulently remove the battery and-exdmnge the same;

The modification or nry inven'tionasillustrated in Fig. 4 shows protective strips 22, 22 --sezvledv or in any other suitable well. known :manner inseparably secured to the interior wallsof the container 10 and the battery 23. These strips may be made of paper or any other material adapted to easily tear when an attempt is made to withdraw the battery from the container and to more effectively assist the detection of such an attempt, their outer ends 24 may be inseparably secured to the walls of the container at places where similar seals 25, 25 as described at 20 with reference to Fig. 2 are provided in the walls of the box or container.. It is clear that any convenient number of strips having any desired form or shape, may be provided.

Another modification of my invention is illustrated in Fig- 5, in which securing strips or cords 26, 26 fastened to the battery are drawn through the edges 27 of the container 10 and which must be broken if the battery is to be removed from said container, any desired or suitable number of such strips of any convenient material may be provided and the same may be run along the edges of the container under its outer or inner cover, or in any other well known manner adapted to suit the purpose they are intended for.

It is understood that changes may be made in the form of the container or in the proportions of the parts constituting the weakened portion, whereby attempted rep l moval of the contained article will destroy the seal.

2. A device of the character described comprising an outer envelop having a series of cuts arranged to inclose a portion of its material, and a contained article sealed to said inclosed portion whereby said portion will be torn out in attempting to remove the article from the container.

8. A device of the character described comprising an outer container, an article wholly contained therein, and a strip sealed to the inside of the container and the outside of the contained article, whereby an attempt to remove the contained article will destroy the seal.

4. A device of the character described comprising an outer container, a wholly inclosed article and a strip within the container having one end sealed to the inner surface of the container and the other end sealed to the outer surface of the inclosed article, whereby an attempt to remove the inclosed article from the container will break the seal.

5. A device of the character described comprising an outer container having a portion of its material weakened by a series of cuts, an inclosed article, and a strip located in the container having one end sealed to the inner surface of the weakened portion and the other end sealed to the outer surface of the inclosed article, whereby an attempt to remove the contained article will break the seal.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, G.

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U.S. Classification206/705, 229/102, 229/81
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2585/88