US 1476063 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 4 1923.
Filed Feb. 9, i922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 A F ENGLERTH SANITARY TOOTHPIGK RECEPTACLE k K n W n Z v z A. F. ENGLERTH SANITARY TOOTHPI CK RECEPTACLE Dec. 4 1923.
Filed Feb. 9, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 vl I I 'l I I I l I l I I I I I I ,y m M 7 e R ,NMM m /nL W m 7 I M r6 3 5 (V M Fatented Dec. 4, 1%23.
ANTON F. ENGLEETH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SANITARY TOOTHPICK RECEP'IACLE.
Application filed February 9, 1922. Serial m. 535,249.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, AN'roN F. ENGLERTH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Sanitary Tooth- 'pick Receptacle, of which the following,
reference being had to the drawings accompanying and forming a part hereof, is a specification.
This invention relates to stored, and which are designed to permit the removal of a pre-determined number or the articles stored therein to be removed there.- from on a given operation of the device, by any person having access thereto.
Among the objects of the invention is to obtain a receptacle in whicha large number I of toothpicks may be deposited and from which one or more, (as determined), may be easily obtained atany time, without the possibility of the person removing the permitted number thereof having access to or touching the remainder of said tooth picks which are i contained in the receptacle. An additional object is to obtain a receptacle wherein, when the supply of tooth picks contained therein is exhausted, an additional supply can be readily placed therein. Anadditional object is to obtain a receptacle in which the tooth picks stored therein will not beliable to become displaced in a manner to prevent jectis 'to obtain a device which is presentable in appearance, which may be placed 5 upon a show case, table, counter o r other article; which is simple in construction, economically made, and not liable to be broken or to get out of order. 7
l In the drawings referred to Figp l is a 7 front elevation of a device embodying the invention, with a portion of the front side thereof removed, to exhibit certain operative parts to view. v
Fig. 2 is a vertical section, on-line 22 of Fig. 1, viewed in the direction indicated by arrows. p
Fig. 3 is atop plan view, with the cover of the shell of the device removed; and
*' Fig. 4 is a top plan View of a blank from which a hanging door forming a member of the device,- is obtained.
I reference character applied to designate receptacles wherein tooth picks, (or matches), may be the several figures, of the drawing wherever the same appears,
A represents a base, flange on the upper side of said base. represents the shell or case of the device. C represents a cover on the upper open end of shell or case B, and is illustrated as attached thereto, as by hinge C (Fig. 2). The lower end of shell B fits to the outside and a a rectangular side of flange a, and is illustrated as secured thereto by the screws D, D. 'E' represents an elevated portion ofbase A, whichis provided with a curved front side. The elevated portion E of the base is for. appearance, it being exposed to view through an opening in the lower part of the frontside ofshell B. F represents a receptacle, in which the articles desired to be stored, (to be taken out therefrom in the manner hereinafter described)" are placed, before said receptacle is deposited in shell BI f, f, represent flanges on the sides of receptacle F, being there placed in position to be engageable withthe grooves formed by turned over edges F, F, of plate 7 said plate being illustrated as secured to the back face B. Said flanges-and grooves'hold the receptacle F in'position in said shell B, and to i a given part indicates said part throughout remove the receptacle it is merely necessary to turn cover C back'on its hinges and draw the receptacle upward out of the shell. G
represents a cover which is positioned on the front side'of receptacle F. when said receptacle is in position in shell B, and is maintained closed by the front of said shell, 'or by plate f secured thereto as, described. When the receptacle is removed from shell B, to have the supply of tooth picks thereln freplenished, said receptacle is preferably held so that cover G is'on the upper side *thereof. 9 represents an inclined table which is Secured to cover G, on the inner face thereof, and'I-I, 71,, respectively rep'ref Tables g, H, i1, are designed to prevent the tooth picks consent inclined tables.
tained in receptacle F from becoming 'crossed'so as not to be delivered as heremafter set forth; I represents a hanging door,
which ishinged' on pintle J, at the lower end of the-front side of receptacle,;when said receptacle is in'position in the "shell B to be operated. The door Ifswings inwardly, to
ope'rate'the device, and I, I, represent ears o'n'the sides of receptacle F, said ears being v turned to an angle of about ninety degrees from said sides, to limit the outward movement of said door I, (see Fig.1).
The door I is obtained from blank K, (Fig. i), which is hinged on the pintle J by turning the parts lettered 7e, 7e, around said pintle. L represents the part of said blank which is turned at an. angle to the remainder of said blank to obtain an inclined tabla-which is designated by said letter L in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The bottom. M of receptacle F is inclined, when the receptacle is in place in shell B, and the part m of said bottom is curved on a radius which is centered on pintle J, and is in spaced relation to the free edge of door I, as said door is moved inwardly in operating the device. Part m of said bottom is illustrated as provided with a plurality of grooves N, 'n, which are sufficiently deep to contain the articles which are designed to be delivered from the receptacle at each operation thereof, and to permit the lower edge of said door to pass thereover. Thefront of shell B is cut away, as on lines '0, 0, Fig. 1, so that the door I is exposed to View and may be swung inwardly to beyond the grooves N, n, and P, (Fig. 2), represents a rod which forms a stop to limit the inward swing of said door. p
The table formed by the front part m of 1 the bottom of receptacle F is recessed, as at Q, (Fig. 3) so that when the door I is swung inwardly, as by placing the end of the fore finger: or thumb of the person using the device and forcing said door inwardly, either said fore-finger or thumb will be underneath the tooth picks which are in said grooves N, n, and by closingsaid thumb andforefinger thereon they may be removed from the device.
In the foregoing described operation, any tooth picks on the curved portion m of the bottom of the receptacle F, which are not contained in grooves N, a, will be forced back by the door I, the .bottom edge of said door being close to but not in contact with said curvedpart m. On the turning inwardly of said door any tooth picks on the table L will be raised thereby, and room will be given for the tooth by the door I. 7
An additional function of the several tables 9, H, h, and L, to thatofmaintaining the tooth picks in substantially parallel position, is to prevent the accumulation of a sufficient number of tooth picks back of door I to prevent its being forced inwardly when it is desired to operate the device and obtain atooth pick therefrom, as described.
One of the grooves N, n is omitted from the part m of the bottom of receptacle F, when it is designed that but one tooth pick can be taken from the device at each operation thereof.
picks which are moved nereoes tooth picks can be taken, as hereinbefore described.
1. In a sanitary receptacle,a shell having the lower portion of one side thereof removed, in combination with a receptacle removably contained in said shell, said receptacle provided on one side thereof with a cover and with a hangingdoor, a portion of the bottom of said receptacle in spaced relation to and curved to correspond with the path of movement of the lower edge of said door and provided with grooves adapted to hold an article contained in said receptacle and to permit said door to pass thereover, and means to limit the swing of said door.
2. In a sanitary receptacle, a shell having the lower portion of one side thereof removed, and guide grooves on the inner face of the remainder of said side, in combination with a receptacle provided with flanges on the sides thereof arranged to co-act with said guide grooves, one of the sides of said receptacle provided with a cover and with a hanging door, a portion of thebottoin of said receptacle curved in spaced relation with the path of movement ofthe lower edge of said door, and said curved portion of the bottom provided with grooves adapted to hold an article contained in said receptacle and to permit said door to pass thereover, and said curved portion of said bot-- tom provided with a recess extending inwardly from the front edge thereof, and means to limit'the swing of said door.
3. In a sanitary receptacle, a shell having the lower portion of one side thereof removed, in combination with a receptacle removably' contained in said shell, oneside of said receptacle open, ,a cover, and a door hinged to'said open side of said receptacle, and inclined tables in said receptacle, a portion of the bottom of said receptacle in spaced relation to and curved to correspond with the path of movement of the lower edge of said door and provided with grooves adapted to hold an article contained in said receptacle and to permit said door topass thereover, and means to limit the swing of said door. j
4. In a sanitary receptacle, a shellhaving' the lower portion of one side thereof re-:
moved and guide grooves on the inner face of the remainder. of said side, in combination with a receptacle, flanges on thesides of said receptacle arranged to co-act with said guide grooves, one of the sides of saidreceptacle open, a cover and a hanging door hinged on said open side 'to form a wall on said side, a
portion of the bottom of said receptacle curved in spaced relation to the'path of movement of the lower edge of said door and extending through the open portion of said sideof the shell, and said curved por tion of the bottom of the receptacle providedv with a groove adapted to hold an article contained in the receptacle and permit the lower edge of said door to swing thereover, and means to limit the swing of said door.
5. In a sanitary receptacle, a shell having on said open side, means to limit the swin of said door, a portion of the bottom of said receptacle in spaced relation to and curved to correspond with the path of movement of the lower edge of said door and arranged to extend through the open lower portion of one side of said shell, said curved portion of said bottom of the receptacle provided with a groove adapted to hold an article contained in said receptacle and permit said door to pass thereover, and provided with a recess on the front ed e thereof.
ANTON ENGLERTH, Witnesses:
BURT JOHNSON, ANToN S. ENGLERTH.