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Publication numberUS1322188 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1919
Filing dateJul 26, 1918
Publication numberUS 1322188 A, US 1322188A, US-A-1322188, US1322188 A, US1322188A
InventorsPatrick J. Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1322188 A
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P. J. HENRY.

AUTOMOBILE BOX FASTENER.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 26. 1918.

1 ,322, 188. atented Nov. 18, 1919.

' INVENTOR \NiTNESfiES 4%67'064 (I ATTORNEY is often without his license or registration UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

PATRICK J. HENRY, OF BURLINGTON, VERMONT, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS,

. 4 TO AUTO LICENSE HOLDER- CO., INC.

AUTOMOBILE-BOX FASTENER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 18, 1919.

Application filed. July 26, 1918. Serial No. 246,913.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PATRICK J. HENRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Burlington, in the county of Chittenden and State of Vermont, have invented new and useful Improvements in Automobile Box Fasteners, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to receptacles especially adapted for use in motor 01' other vehicles and is designed to hold cards, operators licenses, etc., in a convenient place so as to be readily accessible at all times.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a receptacle having a plurality of separate pockets open at. their top and one side so as to permit of the ready removal or insertion of the contents, each of said pockets being carried by separate sections hinged together and provided with spring flanges so that they may be folded one against the other and frictionally held in such position, one of such sect-ions carrying a cover which is adapted to form a closure for the open ends of both of the pockets.

Another object of the invention is to provide a receptacle of this class which is neat and attractive in appearance, simple of construction and capable of being easily attached in position and when so attached will provide a convenient receptacle for the above and other purposes.

With these and other objects in View the invention consists of the following novel combination and arrangement of parts here inafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in' the appended claims.

In the drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the receptacle in its closed position;

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the receptacle open;

Fig. 3 IS a transverse sectional View in p'osltion shown 1n Fig. 1; and

Fig. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same.

In the use of motor vehicles, the operator card owing to no convenient place being provided for keeping the same with him and is therefore subject to annoyance or fine by the authorities. It is=for the purpose of overcoming this disadvantage that the following invention is provided.

In the drawings, there is illustrated a receptacle which includes a pair of memberswhich are adapted to be folded one upon the other to form a closed receptacle. One of these members 10 is in the form of a stationary member, in that it is adapted to be secured to the instrumentboard or any other convenient place within the vehicle by means of the flanges 11, which are provided with apertures 12 for the reception of screws or other fastening devices. The stationary member 10 is provided with inturned longitudinal flanges 13 and a transverse flange 14, which are spaced from the, body portion of the member to provide a'pocket 15, which is open at its side and one end and is designed to receive the license or registration card of the operator.

Spaced from the flange 14 is a laterally extending spacing flange 16, to which is hingedly .secured as shown at 17 a hinged member 18. This latter member is also provided with spaced longitudinal flanges 19 and a transverse flange 20, to provide a pocket 21 similar to the pocket 15.

When, the receptacle is in its closed position the flanges 13, 14c and 19, 20 are adapted to abut, so as to close the sides of the pockets 15, 21, the ends of the said pockets being closed by means of a hinged closure 22. which is secured to the member 18 by a hinge 23, the said closure being co-extensive in width to the flan e 16 so as to extend over both of the pockets.

In order to hold the receptacle in its folded or closed position, the member 18 is provided with longitudinal spring side members 24, which are adapted to engage longitudinal edges of the stationary member, and to be held in such engagement through the frictional action caused by the resiliency of these side members. The said member 18 is member, spaced flanges secured thereto to form an open ended pocket, a. hinged member secured to said stationary member spaced flanges secured to said hinged member to form a second open ended pocket, a common closure for both of said pockets and spring flanges carried by one of said members and extending beyond its pocket for holding the receptacle in closed position. i

3. A receptacle comprising a stationary member, spaced flanges secured thereto to form an open ended pocket, a hinged member secured to said stationary member and adapted to be folded against the same, spaced flanges secured to said hinged member to form a second open ended pocket, a

' closure carried by one member and adapted to be folded over the open ends of both pockets.

A receptacle comprising a pair of elongated members having their ends hingedly secured together and adapted to be folded one against the-other, inwardly extending longitudinally disposed flanges located along the edges of each of said sections and spaced from the opposed faces thereof to provide pockets, said flanges being adapted to contact when the receptacle is closed and laterally extending longitudinally disposed spring flanges projecting beyond the inwardly extending flanges of one section for frictional engagement with the inwardly extending flanges of the other section.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

PATRICK J. HENRY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/649, 224/277, 224/483
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20