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Publication numberUS1467627 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1923
Filing dateDec 28, 1922
Priority dateDec 28, 1922
Publication numberUS 1467627 A, US 1467627A, US-A-1467627, US1467627 A, US1467627A
InventorsEdward Thimgren
Original AssigneeEdward Thimgren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette case
US 1467627 A
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sept. 11, 1923.

FIG.. 1.

Patented Sept'. l1, 1923.

y UNITED STATES vEDWARD THIMGREN, OF POPOTLA MEXICO.

CIGARETTE CASE.

Application filed December 28, 1922. Serial No. 609,508.

T o all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, EDWARD THIMGREN, a subject of the King of Sweden, residing at. Popotla, Distrito Federal, Mexico, have invented certain new and useful Improve- `ments in Cigarette Cases, of which the folf forth wherein the cigarettes may be dis- 1B without opening the`case.

charged successively as desired by the user A further object of the invention is to so construct Aa cigarette dispensing\case that its contents may besafely stored therein without dangerof being mutilated by the ejecting mechanism mounted l Within the case.

Other objects and advaiitages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.`

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of thispresent case and in whlch like numerals are employed to Ydesignate lhke parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a sectional` v1ew of a cigarette case embodying my invention, l

Figure 2 is aivertical)` sectional view taken Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on lineIII-III of Fig. 1, l n

Figure 4 is a horizontal `sectional view taken on line rv-Iv of Fig. 1,

Fi re 5 is a fragmentary sectional view y showlng in detail the cigarette discharging Penser', i

Figure 6 1s a vertical sectional v1ew taken on line VI-VI of Fig. 5,

Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the discharging plungeriin lts extended position.

Referring more in detail to the accompanying drawings, there is illustrated a cigarette case, which is preferably constructed of metal, but may be constructed of any other suitable material, and embodies an open face commodity containing compartment 1 and a closed compartment that. 1s positioned externally of the .commodity compartment. Both compartments are provided with a rear wall 3, upper wall 4, and

side wall 5, while the commodity compartment is further provided with a side wall 6 and lower wall 7, the side wall 6 and lower wall 7 forming a partition between the two compartments. The upper and lower walls of t-he commodity compartment are provided with openings 8 and 9 respectively, the use of which will be apparent from the description to follow. Thefclosed compartment 2 is further provided with a side wall l 10, front wall 11, and lower wall 12. The

open face of the commodity compartment 1 allows for the placing of cigarettes within the compartment and is provided with a door. 13 connected to the front wall 11 by the hinges 14, the door with a position when the device is 1n use.

Arranged within the commodity compartment 1 is a follower plate 16 having guide straps 17 adapted to slidably engage the strap springs 18 that are secured to the upper wall 4 and lower wall' 7 as shown. The follower plate, when the commodity compartment has been filled, resumed a position as shown in Fig. 1 and forces the in.

nermost cigarette 19 transversely through the compartment toward the side wall 5, bringing one of the cigarettes directly in line with the openings 8 and 9 in readiness for being ejected. rThe strap springs 18, due to their tendency to lie llatly against the walls 4 and 7, will continue to ur the cigarettes forward until the upturne ends 2O of the strap springs 18 engage the guide strap 17 and prevent further movement. It will be apparent that the upturned ends 20 will follow their rsepective arcs as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1 and will. continue to force the follower plate forward until the innermost cigarette 19 is in line with the openings 8 and 9. The cigarette lying adjacent the side wall 5 is ejected through the opening 8 by the'upward movement of the cup-shaped plunger 21 throughtthe opening 9. Themovement of the cup-shaped plunger is manually controlled by the push button 22 that projects through the yopening 23 in the side wall 10, an annular shoulder 24 being provided on the push button to prevent outward displacement therefrom.

Formed integrally with the side walls are a pair of spaced lugs `2.5 which act as a #support forthe lever 26 pivotally connected is further providedv clasp for retaining it in a closed a straight leg 28 which Jfreely engages the inner end of the push button 22 and a leg 29 rovided with a curved end 30.

ivotally mounted as at 31 to the spaced lugs 32, formed integrally with the lower wall 12, is an angular lever 33 having a leg 34 provided with a bifurcated end 35 and a leg 36 provided with an upturned end 37 which freely engages the convexed side of the curved end 30 carried by the lever 26. Secured to the lower wall 12 and positioned in alinement with the opening 9 is a guide post 38 having a flat upper end 39 which providesa rest for the spiral spring 40.

' ing Uto lie-'taken as a same,`and that'various'changes-in the shape, size', and'arrangement of parts may be re- -The plunger 21 being of inverted cup-shape to rovide arecess for receiving the upper en of 'a spiral sprin 40, carries a pair of depending arms 41 a apted to slidably enage opposite sides of the guide post 38. ecured to the lower ends` of the depending arms 41 are knobs or lugs 42 which freely engage the lower face of the bifurcated end 35 for operatively' connectinfr the plunger with the angular lever 33. 'cured to the side wal1v6, as by rivet/s 43, is the leaf spring 44 which freely engagesthe lever leg 28. It is to be understood that the leaf spring 44 is sufficiently strong to retain the ej ecting mechanism in its full line position as shown in Fig. 1,' against the action of the spiral spring 40. When it is desired to eject a cigarette fromthe case, the push button 22 is pressed 'in wardly to move thelever 26 into the dotted line position, as shown in Fig". 1, affainst the pressure of the leafspring 44. v emovement of the lever 26 will free the lever 33 for: allowing the spiral `spring 40 to force the' plunger2l upwardly through 4the open- ,ing 9ftoject' a cigarette through the o eninl 8.

pon removing the pressure rom the push button 22, the leaf spring 44 will return the lever 26 to its normal position,

the curved end 30 of the .lever 26 will Apress against the upturned end 37 ofthe lever 33 for rocking the same upon its pivot pin31 to draw the plunger downwardly against the ressure'of the spiral spring 40 thus returnthe plunger 21 to its inoperative position. j

Itis to be understood that the form of4 my invention herewith shown and described is preferred example of the f sorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined i 1.1. In .commodity containing' compartment having claims.

' Having thus vdescribed the invention, I claim:-' l

device of the type described, a

openings, means positioned within'said cornpartment for moving its contents successively into alinement with said openings, a

ingthe follower plate to move second compartment carried externally of the first mentioned compartment extending along two side walls of the same, a resiliently mounted plunger located at the end of one Wing of the second compartment in alinement with said openings, an angular lever pivotally mounted in said wing operatively connected to said plunger and projecting into the other Wing of said second compart-- ment, a lever pivotally mounted in the last mentioned Wing` operatively engaging the angular lever, resilient means engaging the last mentioned lever for normally retaining the plunger in its inoperative position, and

said compartment extendingat right angles A to said. upper and lower walls, and a strap spring' secured at one end flatly against each of the upper and lowerl walls a jacent the other end wall with the remaining ortions slidably engaging the guide straps or caustransversel through the compartment due to the ten ency of the springs to assume-their normal positions flatly against the' up walls for successively feeding t e commodity into alinement with the openings, of a second compartment secured vto the first exteriorly on two sides thereof, andlneans positioned within the second compartment for ejecting the commodity that has been movedinto alinement with said openings. i

3. In a device of the type described, a 'l r and lower commodity containing compartment having.

openings, means positioned within said co1n 'f partment for moving its contents succes-f1:16 ff. second. compartment carried'externally of the first mentioned com artment extending l v f7 .along two side walls o the same, a guide post positioned within the second comparte'. ment at the end of 'one wing in alinement sively into alinement with said openings, a.

with said openings, a plunger having depending arms associated with the guide post, lresilient means positioned between said post and plunger, an angular lever pivotally mounted in said wing operatively connected4 to Vthe depending arms carried by said plunger and projecting into the other vwing of said second compartment, ayleyer pivotally mounted in the last mentioned wing operatively engaging the angular lever, resilient means engaging the vlast mentioned lever` for normally retaining the plunger in its inoperative position` and means for actuating the last mentioned lever to cause the plun-V ger to eject the portion of the contents in alinement'with said openings from the rommodit f compartment.

4. n a deviee of the type described, a commodity containing compartment' having openings, means positioned within said eompartment for moving its contents successively into alinenient with said openings, a second compartment carried externally of the first mentioned compartment extending along two side walls ot' the same, a guide post positioned Within the second compartment at the end of one Wing in alinernent with said openings, an inverted eup-shaped plunger having depending arms associated with the guide post7 resilient means positioned between said post and plunger, and an angular lever pivotally inounted in said wing operatively connected to the depending arms carried 'by said plunger'and projecting into the other wing ot said second compartment., a lever pivotally mounted in the last mentioned wing slidably engaging the projecting portion of the angular lever, a leaf spring engaging the last mentioned lever for normally retaining the plunger in its inoperative position, and a push button projecting from the second compartment for actuating the last mentioned lever to cause the plunger to eject the portion of the contents 1n alinement with said openings from the commodity compartment.

In testimony'ivhereof I have aixed my signature in presence 'of two witnesses.

EDWARD THIMGREN. lVitnesses LUls D. PAION, L. G. CORDOVA,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2519020 *Jun 18, 1947Aug 15, 1950George BreitwieserCigarette case with spring follower
US2824666 *Jul 16, 1954Feb 25, 1958Karl HausladenPackage vending device
US7712630 *Feb 19, 2007May 11, 2010Wen-Tian HePivot mechanism for ejecting a cigarette contained in a cigarette case
US20120024881 *Dec 23, 2009Feb 2, 2012Antoni PapaloizouSmoking Article Dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification221/232
International ClassificationA24F15/00, A24F15/14
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/14
European ClassificationA24F15/14