Bichabd wentworth hicks
US 1314399 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
APPLICATION FILED 1uLY5,|9|u.
INVENTOH A TTHNEYS -Patented Aug. 26, 1919.
WIT/VESSES RICHARD W'ENTWORTH mons," or BnoNxv ILLE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO BENSON 86 'HE'.DGES, INC., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 26, 1919.
Application led July E, 1918. Serial No. 243,425.
Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: to hermetically seal a boxlike container to prevent moisture passing through -the walls of said container; to heat insulate the walls of the container; to provide a removable interior for the container; and to simplify the construction of said container.
view of the inner same being shown Description.
, The container herein described is principally employed for storing cigars, or 'tobacco in other forms.
pairment of the flavor of the tobacco, either by lo or by accretion, the container is constructed with walls having both heat insulating and hermetically sealing layers. Thus between the outer layer, or ornamental panels 10, which are usually constructed of mahogany, or other valuable woods, and walls of cedar 11, is Idisposed a cork lining 12. The cork lining 12 while serving to prevent the passage of heat 'to the interior of the container, is preferably permanently secured within the structure formed by the panels 10. The cork lining 12 conforms to the shape of the inner receptacle formed by the Walls 11. Thisjinner receptacle "is detachable from the remainder of the structure and is permanently furnished with a lining 13 formed of co per, tin, or other suitable sheet metal. Al bends or turns in the metal constituting the lining 13 are comt the closing edges of To prevent the im-y pletely closed by solder, or other suitable means. A
The linings 13 the receptacle to are bent over and 15 are formed of wood, and are shaped in cross section, as shown best in Fig. 3 of the drawings. The rails 14 have a tongue 16 which preferably corre sponds to a groove 17 in the rails 15. The groove 17 forms a receptacle for an endless rubber tube pneumatic packing' strip 18. The packing strip 18 is held permanently in the upper area of the groove 17. l
' Fig. 3 of the drawings, the
at the opening edges of which they are attached preferably cedar As shown 1n metal lining 13 encompasses completely the rails 14 and 15. The line of juncture between the rails 14 and 15 corresponds with the body 9 of thev container and the cover 8 thereof. The cover 8 and the body 9 are pivotally connected by rails 14 and 15. The rails 14 means of hinges 19. A lock 20 of approved formA is employed for holding locked relation to the body 9. the hinges of the lock from strain which would be imparted thereto by the strip 18 when the cover 8 is forced to its seat, latches the l cover in .such as indicated by the numeral 21 areiemployed, these ylatches being preferably connected with the body 9 to engage recesses in the cover 8, which are located preferably at the ends of the container adjacent the front side thereof.
When using the container such. as described it is obvious that the strip 1-8 is compressed between the bottom of -the groove i 17 and the end of the tongue 16. The strip 18 is thereby spread with the effect that the sides of the strip are pressed tightly against the walls of the groove completely sealing the joint between the cover and body of the container.
If for purposes of cleaning, Ventilating, or for other reasons, it is desired to remove the inner portion of the container formed by the walls 11, lining 13 and rails 14, all that is required is to lift the said inner structure from the container, thereby exposing the cork lining 12.
1. A container comprising an outer structure and an inner structure detachably united, said inner structure embodying wood To relieve Walls and an inner continuous metal lining therefor, said lining being arranged to form meeting edges providing cooperatively disposed tongue and oove members, and a packing member dlsposed in said groove member for engagement by said tongue member to hermetlcally seal the container.
2., A container comprising a body portion, a cover therefor, means pivotally connecting said body portion and cover, an inner structure embodying linings for said body portion and for said cover said linings having meeting rails extending about the opening edge of said body portionand cover said rails having coperating continuous tongue and groove formations, a Water-proof coating for the inner surface of said linings and for the exposed surfaces of said groove and tongue, a pneumatic vcushion permanently disposed in said groove for engagement by said tongue to be spread thereby for hermetically sealing the joint between the cover and body portion of said container.
3. A container comprising a body portion, a cover therefor, means pivotally connecting said body ortion and cover, an inner structure embodying linings for said body portion and for said cover, said linings having meeting rails extending about the opening ed e of said body portion and cover said raids having coperating continuous tongue and groove formations, a continuous metal facing for the exposed surface of said lining and said rails said facing extending into said groove and'over said tongue, and a continu; ous pneiunatic tube packing permanently disposed in said groove for engagement by said tongue to be spread thereby for hermetically sealing the joint therebetween.
4. A container comprising a plurality of meeting rails, one of said rails having a continuous groove and the other a corresponding continuous tongue adapted for insertion Within said groove; a plurality of sheet metal seamless lining members, the edges whereof are pressed over and about said rails to conform to the shape thereof; and means retained in the bottom of said groove adapte'd for compression by said tongue When said rails are pressed toward each other.
5. A container comprising an outer casing,
'a cork lining arranged in said'outer casing extending to near the upper edge thereof, a lining of cedar arranged interiorly ofthe cork lining, and a lining of metal arranged interiorly of the cedar lining, a lid for the container constructed identically with the container, and a pneumatic member arranged between the lid and the container for making an air-tight jolnt.
RICHARD WENTWORTH HICKS.