|Publication number||US1438417 A|
|Publication date||Dec 12, 1922|
|Filing date||Nov 9, 1920|
|Priority date||Nov 9, 1920|
|Publication number||US 1438417 A, US 1438417A, US-A-1438417, US1438417 A, US1438417A|
|Inventors||Williamson Edward Harold|
|Original Assignee||Williamson Edward Harold|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
E. H. WILLIAMSON.
LUNCH KIT 08 THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED NOV. 9, 1920.
L LWESAH '7 Patented Dec. 12, 1922.
Patented Dec. 12, 1922.
UNITED STATES EDWARD .naaonn wILLIaIlIsoN, or PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
LUNCH KIT OR THE LIKE.
Application filed November 9, 1920. Serial No. 422,815.
T all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ED\\'ARD H. WILLIAM- SON, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lunch Kits or .the like, of which the following is a specification.
My invention concerns receptacles or containers of the general type in which the cover portion of the container is utilized as a holder or receptacle for an article or articles such, for instance, as in lunch boxes or kits in which a thermos bottle is held in place by some means carried by the cover. 15, The invention consists in the features and combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and pointed out particularly in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a plan view of a lunch box with a cover thrown back and my invention combined therewith.
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view of the lunch box with the cover thrown back.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, showing, however, only a portion of the main body and cover of the lunch box, and with the cover in closed position.
Figure 4 is a detail'view. 1 In these drawings 1, ndicates the main body of the box and 2 the cover which is of 'considerable depth so as to contain a thermos bottle or other article.
In order to retain the article or articles 35 within the space afforded by the cover, I provide a fastening device consisting in the present embodiment of my invention of a wire member 3 having its ends at 4 turned to form journals which find bearings at 5, these- 40 bearings being formed by pressing the metal of the wall of the cover inwardly as indicated. The two sides of the wire holding member are in convergent relation to each other. and they are connected by a cross portion 6 which is of arched form. that is to say. it has upwardly bent portions 7 connected by the cross portion 6. This retaininginember is of such a length that when the cover is in its .open position as shown in Figure 1. the crossniember 6, which is intended to. form the catch for holding this retaining member in place, will lie close to the side wall 8 of the main body of the lunch box and slightly below the upper edge thereof, so that when the cover is moved from its open position to its closed position, as shown in Figure 3, the catch portion of the wire retainer will engage the upper edge of the side 8 and thus it will be retained in locked position to afford asupport for the thermos bottle or other article.
In Figure 2 I have indicated the retainer in dotted lines as partly thrown up to released position, and in full lines I have indicated this retainer as in position to be locked by the act'of turning the cover over upon the body portion for closing the box.
The cover may be retained in its closed .position by any suitable form of clasps as indicated generally at 9.
The parts are so proportioned and so related to each other that when the lunch box is resting upon a table or other support and the cover. is thrown to its open position, it will be slightly inclined from a horizontal plane and the catch "end of the. retaining or holding member will then lie close to the vertical plane of the outside of the side portion 8 of the main body so that it is only necessary to exert slight pressure upon this catch end to move it into proper position below the upper edge of the side 8. llhe parts are so related and proportioned also that slight frictional engageme t will take place between the catch end of t e retainer. and the outer side of the main portion of the box so that by pressing the catch end downwardly it will remain, because ofthis frictional contact, in place to be caught by the upper edge of the side-8 when the cover is .turned to closed position.
Of course it will be understood that the operation may be performed while the lunch box is held in the hands of the user, in which case it would only be necessary for one to maintain slight pressure on the retainer so as to insure the location of the catch end below the upper edge of the side 8 of the main body until the cover has been turned to such a position as will insure the catching of the end 6,7, over the edge of the side of the bod I It will be observed that the engaging of the retainegwith the main body portion of the box results from the movement of'the cover from its open to its closed position. This facilitates quick action in manipulation of the parts to effect the retention of g Leas the thermos bottle or other articles in place. No keeper member is necessary in my present construction because. the upperedge of the side of the main body of the box serves as a keeper for the catch end 6, 7.
It will be observed from Fig. 3 that wire retainer is slightly strained or stressed I when the cover is closed, this being due to the proportion of the thermos bottle and the depth of the cover so that the lower surface of the bottle is below the plane of the upper edges of the sides of the main body. This will serve to press the bottle firmly up into the cover against the inside of the top thereof. v
In turning the cover over to closed position the free end of the retainer fulcrums upon the up er edge of the side of the box. lln 'lliig. 2., represents the surface of a table or other support upon which the re ceptacle rests for filling and for the best manipulation of the receptacle in adjusting the retainer and closing the cover.
llt will be understood that the disclosure end to engage and be supported by the upper edge of that side of the body of the receptacle to which the cover is hinged.
2. A receptacle having a hinged cover, and a retainer fdr holding an article within the cover, said retainer being pivotally 4 mounted at the free or unhinged side of the cover to swing in the same plane in which the cover swings, adapted to extend across the same and having a catch portion at its v free end to engage the .upper portion of that side of the main body to .which the cover is hinged to be held thereby when the cover is turned to closed position.
' 3. A receptacle having 'a hinged cover, and a retainer for holding an article within the cover, pivoted to the free or unhinged 7 side of the cover and having'at its free end a vertically extendingportion to catch over the upper edge of that side ofthe box body to which the cover is hinged, when the cover is turned to closed position relative to the said body said retainer swinging in the same plane in which the cover swings.
at. A receptacle having a hinged cover and a retainer for holding an article within it, said retainer being hinged to the cover and interlocking with the body of the receptacle by the act of turning the cover to its closed, position, substantially as described. 1
5. A receptacle having a hinged cover, and a retainer for holding an article within said cover, said retainer being pivoted to the free or unhinged side of the cover and extending across the same with its free end to be pressed into engagement frictionally with the outer side of the main body of the receptacle when the cover is thrown back, said free end having a formation to catch on the upper edge'of that side wall of the body to which the cover is hinged when the cover is turned into closed position, substantially as described.
6. A receptacle having a hinged cover, and a retainer for holding an article within said cover, said retainer being pivoted within the free or unhinged side of the cover,
to extend across the cover and having a cross .the cover composed of wire arms pivoted to the free or unhinged side of and within the cover and of a length to extend across the cover, said arms at their free ends having a cross piececonnected therewith by portions extending substantially at right angles to the arms and forming a catch to engage the uppbr edge of'that side wall of thereceptacle to which the cover is hinged when the cover is closed. v
lln testimony whereof, I aflix" my signature.
' lEDWdRlD HAROLD WIILHAIWSORL
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|U.S. Classification||206/544, 220/DIG.100|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S220/10, A45C11/20|