|Publication number||US1156762 A|
|Publication date||Oct 12, 1915|
|Filing date||Oct 27, 1914|
|Priority date||Oct 27, 1914|
|Publication number||US 1156762 A, US 1156762A, US-A-1156762, US1156762 A, US1156762A|
|Inventors||Fairleigh S Dickinson|
|Original Assignee||Fairleigh S Dickinson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Y v F. S. DICKINSON.
' APPucATl'on FILED ocT. 27. |914.
Patentd 06112, 1915.
ITOHNEYS VIIEAIBI'AEIGH SDICKINSON, 0F BUTHE 2 l NEW JERSEY.
" Specication of Letters Patent.
Patented et. '12, i915.
Application filed October 27, 191e Serial No, 8`68,813.`
T all' whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, FAIRLEIGH S. DICK- INsoN, a citizen of the United States, and
a resident of Rutherford, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Case, of which the following is a full,.clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to metallic shipping and storing vessels, and its object is to providel a new and improved metallic case or box having a box body anda hinged cover, and more especially designed for holding hypodermic and other syringes and other articles and devices, and arranged to permit'of cheaply manufacturing the case or box, to hold the cover against lateral shifting on the box body without the use of special reinforcements, and to provide a simple and eiicient locking device for normally holding the cover in locked position on the box body.
In order to accomplish the desired result, use is made of a box body and a cover' hinged thereon, the opposite edges at the front and ends of the box body and cover having interlocking lugs 'and recesses, of which the interlocking lugs and recesses at the front of the cover hold the cover against lengthwise movement on the body, and the interlocking end lugs and recesses serve to hold the cover against transverse movement on the box body and thus relieve the hinge of undue-strain. Use is also made of a retainer or support for holding the article to be stored or contained in the case or box, the
support being inserted in the box body and.
having means for removably holding the article in position, the retainer having an integral locking member in the form of a spring catch adapted to be engaged by a keeper on the cover, the spring catch having a finger piece projecting into a slot in a wall of the box body to permit the user to readily manipulate the locking member` from the outside for unlocking the box.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the case with the cover in open position; Fig. 2 is a front eleva-tion of the same with the cover in closed position; Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section of the same on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a similar view of the same on the line Aill--of Fig. 2 and Withthe cover in open position; Fig. 5 is aside elevation of the holder or support for. supporting the article to becarried in the case or box; and Fig. 6' is an inverted plan View of the same; Y Y
The metallic case in its general construe# tion consists of a box body A and .a similarly shaped cover B, the rear walls A', B of the said body and cover being connected with each other by a hinge C to permit ofv conveniently opening or closing the case or box. The front walls A2,'B2 of the body A and cover B as well as the end walls A3, B3 are provided with interlocking means to hold the cover B against lateral movement when in closed position. rIhus for the puri-pose mentioned, the front wall A? of the body A is provided at its upper edge with an upwardly extending lug D at one side of thefmedian line of the box'body and with a recess D at the other side of the said median line, as plainly indicated in Fig. 2, and the said lug D is adapted to engage a correspondingly shaped recess E formed in the front Wall B2 of the cover B, and the recess D is adapted/to be engaged by a correspondingly shaped lug E formed in the front wall B2 of thecover B. The end walls A8 of the box body A are provided at theirend walls B8 of the cover B. `-It will lbe noticed that when the cover B is in closed pov sition on the box body A,the lugs D and E are in engagement with the recesses E and v D to hold the cover against longitudinal movement, and the lugs D2 in engagement with the recesses E2 to hold the cover against transverse movement on the box body A, and consequently the hinge. C Ais relieved' of f all undue strain and no special reinforcing means are required for holding the cover loo B against lateral shifting on thel box body A.
In the box body A is inserted aretainer, preferably in the form of a plate F provided with clips Gr or like retaining devices for holding syringes or other articles in place in the case or box. The plate F is provided at its rear edge with upwardly extending flanges H each provided with a' struck-up lug H adapted to t into an indentation H2 formed in the rear or back wall A of the box body A. The upper end H8 of each flange of the cover B, and when the front end of the cover is unlocked then the cover is started into an opening position'by the action of the fianges H.
At the front edge of the plate F, preferably at the middle thereof, extends upwardly a locking member in the form of a spring catch Ihaving an outwardly extending struck-'up finger piece I fitting into a slot J formed in the front wall A2 of the box body A so that' the user ofthe box can engage the finger piece I from the `outside to press the catch I rearwardly into an unlocking position. The upper end of the spring catch I is provided with a struck-jip lug I2 adapted to engage a struck-up keeper K on the front'wall B2 of the cover B so thatwhen the cover B is swung into closed position the lug I2 engages the keeper K thus holding the cover B in locked position on the body A.
It will be noticed that by the arrangement described the plate F is held securely in position in the box body A by the lugs II engaging the indentations H2 and the finger piece I engaging the-slot J so that endwise or upward movement of the plate is prevented,but when it is desired to remove the plate from the box body it is only necessary for the operator to press the flanges H and the spring catch I inwardly toward each other to disengage the lugs H from the indentations H2 and the finger piece I from the slot J to allow of lifting the plateF out of the box body. It will also be noticed that by the arrangement described the plate F can be readily inserted in the box body and locked therein by the means described.
It is understood that when the cover B is swung into closed position the lug I2 readily snaps into engagement with the keeper K to securely hold the cover B in locked position, and when the user presses the finger piece I in the-inward direction then the lug I2 is disengaged from the keeper K and the spring flangesQI-I now 'swing the cover B into partly open positionto' allow the operconstruction described the parts can be readily assembled thus'permitting of manu-fac turing the case or boxy at a comparatively low cost.
ritenne I-Iaving thus described my invention, I'
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
-1. A case, comprising a body provided at the front with a slot, a cover hinged to the back of the bodv. and la supporting plate adapted to be inserted into the said body,
the said supporting plate being provided at the rear edge with an upwardly extending retaining flange, the latter and the back of the body having interlocking means, the i upper end of the Said flange projecting above the body and being bent rearwardly to bear on the inner face of the back of the cover when the. latter is in closed position, the said supporting plate being provided at the front with an upwardly extending integral spring catch lhaving a finger piece projecting into the said slot, the said spring catch and the front of the cover having interlocking means engaging one the other on closing the cover to lock the latter when in closed position.
l 2. A case, comprising a body provided at the front with a slot, a cover hinged to the back of the body, and a supporting plate adapted to be inserted into the Asaid body, the said supporting plate being provided at the rear edge with an upwardly extending retaining and cover opening flange, the latter and the back of the body having interlocking means, the said supporting plate being provided at the front with an upwardly extending integral spring catch having an integral finger piece projecting into the said slot, the upper end of the said spring catch extending above the top of the body and being provided with a lug, and the front of the said cover being provided with a. keeper adapted to engage the said lug on closing the cover.
3. A case, comprising a body having an opening in its front wall and an indentation in its rear Wall, a cover hinged to the body, and having a keeper on the inner face of its front wall, and a plate in the body and having means for supporting an article, said plate being provided at its front with a spring catch having a member projecting through the slot of the body and at its rear with a fiange having an integral lug projecting into the indentation of the body, the
` upper end of the flange extending above the top of the bodv and bent rearwardly to bear against the inner face of the rear wall of the cover.
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