US 1391253 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
c. G. HORNUNG.
HOLDER FOR SEMISOLID MATERIALS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.9, 1920.
Patented Sept. 20,1921.
n n u I stance in any desired position in the holder;
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES o. HORNUNG, or BUFFALO, NEW YORK, Assrenon ro nanxm 00., or BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
HOLDER roa SEMISOLID MATERIALS.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Se t. 20 1921 Application filed January 9, 1920. Serial No. 350,261.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES G. HoRNUNc, a citizen of the United States, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Holders for semisolid Ma- The objects of the invention are to provide a holder or container of this kind with means of improved construction for frictionally holding the contents in the desired relation to the open end of the holder; also.
to provide means of this kind of improved construction which are adapted to both grip the contents and to frictionally engage the sides of the holder so as to'hold the subalso to provide a holder of this-kind which .is so constructed that the parts thereof, to-v gether with the contents may easily be assembled; also to improve devices of this kind in other respects hereinafter specified.
. In the accompanying drawings:
Figure l is an elevation of the holder embodying the invention showing the contents extending beyond the upper end thereof.
Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation thereof,
with a cap or closure on the upper end of the holder.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional eleva tion thereof, on an enlarged scale.
Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation thereof showing the parts of the holder and the contents in position to be assembled.
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the gripping devlce.
I holder which may be';.az stick of shaving soap,
polish, or any other material and'which is preferably the inter or of the body portlon A of the so formed as to fit loosely into holder. The stick of material is frictionally held 1n the holder so that it can be advanced toward the open end of the holder by pushing the substance lengthwise of the holder by means of a finger or implement inserted through the hole a of the holder.
The device for frictionally holding the stick of material in the holder preferably includes a frictional slide and gripping member C which in the construction shown has a substantially flat bottom ortion c and an upwardly extending annu ar flange portion 0' adapted to surround the lower end of the stick of material. The flange or portion 0' is provided with slits '0 which into a plurality of gripping ngers 0 The upper portions of the fingers. are-preferably provided with beads or outwardly curved portions 0 which are adapted when the device is in operative position in the holder to engage the inner face of the body portion of the holder. The upper extremities of the divide the flange of the grifpping member gripping fingers extend inwardly and form I ro ections c which are adapted to extend into the stick or substance B. The fingers c are. formed to normally extend outwardly as shown in Fig. 4 and when-the parts of the holder and the stick are assembled, the lower end of the stick is placed into the bottom portion of the gripping member and the stick and gripping member together-are then forced into the upper endof the body portion A of the holder. 'This moves the fingers c inwardly and causes the projections 0 thereof to enter into the stick of material and the beaded portions 0 to yieldil'igly press against the inner face of the body portion A. of the holder.
The gripping fingers 0 may either be made of resilient material so that they will yieldingly press against the wall of the container, due to their own resiliency, or if desired, an expanding ring D may-be employed which can be placed into the annuar groove formed by the beads cof the fingers and thus press the fingers outwardly.
This ring is preferably made of spring material and when the stick of material is placed into the container, the ring will be pressed into the stick of material and the engagement of the ring with the stick and with the fingers forms a connection between these two parts which securely holds the stick to the gripping member. The ring will press the fingers 0 against the inner sides of the wall of the container and yield ingly hold the stick of material in any position in which it is set.
In order to facilitate the insertion of the gripping member and stick of material in the body portion A of the holder, the upper edge of the holder is preferably provided With an outwardly curled bead E which strengthens the upper portion of the container and also guides the gripping member into the container. This bead has the further purpose of preventing the outer edge of the container from injuring the surface upon which the material in the container is to be applied; for example, if the container is used for shaving soap, the bead IE will prevent a person using the soap from injuring his face on the upper edge of the container.
F represents a cap or closure for the container which may be of any usual or desired form, that shown being provided with a reduced portion f which enters into the upper edge of the holder.
By means of the construction described, the stick of material may be moved relativel to the container as desired and will be yieldingly held in any desiredposition. A person using the holder need not touch the stick of material when using the same. The holder may be repeatedly used since the gripping member can be easily removed from the container and a new stick of material inserted.
I claim as my invention:
1. A container for a stick of material comprising a tubular housing having an open end, and a finger opening in its other end, a dished member adapted to slide in said housing, said dished member comprising a-base upon which an end of said stick is adapted to rest and upwardly extending fingers on said base arranged at the sides of said stick,,and a resilient member bearing on said stick and engaging said fingers for yieldingly pressing said fingers into gripping engagement with said housing.
2. A container for a stick of material comprising a tubular housing having an open end, and a finger opening in its other end, a dished member adapted to slide in said housing, said dished member comprising a base upon which an end of said stick is adapted to rest and upwardly extending fingers on said base arranged at the sides of saidstick, said fingers having outwardly bent portions frictionally engaging said housing and forming on their inner faces a substantially annular groove and a ring of resilient material arranged in said groove and bearing on said stick and pressing said fingers outwardly into gripping engagement with said housing.
' 3. container for a stick of material comprising a tubular housing having an open end, and a fin er opening in its other end, a dished mem said housing, said dished member comprising a base upon which an end 'of said stick is adapted to rest and upwardly extending fingers on said base arranged at the sides of said stick, said fingers having outwardly and inwardly bent upper end portions frictionally engaging said housing and projecting into said stick and forming on their inner faces a substantially annular groove, and a ring of resilient material arranged in said groove and pressing the outwardly bent portions of said fingers into gripping engagement with said housing.
4. A container for a stick of material, comprising a tubular housing having an open end, and a finger opening at its other end, a stick-holding member adapted to slide in said housing and comprising a flat base portion on which an end of the stick is adapted to rest and projecting finger portions adapted to embrace the sides of said stick adjacent said end, said finger portions having outwardly and inwardly bent upper er adapted to slide in,
ends frictionally engaging said housing and projecting into said stick, and a resilient ring surrounding said stick and bearing upon the upper ends of said finger portions and pressing said outwardly bent portions into gripping engagement with said hous- Vitness my hand this 7th day of January,