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Publication numberUS1485716 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1924
Filing dateMar 17, 1922
Priority dateMar 17, 1922
Publication numberUS 1485716 A, US 1485716A, US-A-1485716, US1485716 A, US1485716A
InventorsHubert Rogers Reginald
Original AssigneeHubert Rogers Reginald
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket container for confections and the like
US 1485716 A
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Application filed march 17, 1922. Serial mo. 644,575.

To all whom itmay concern.

Be it .known that I, .REGINALD HUBERT Rooms, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and resident of Summerside, in the .Provinee of Prince Edward Island, Do-

minion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pocket Containers for Confections and the like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in pocket containers for confections and the like, and the objects of the invention are to provide new-simple and effective means of this kind, designed to be carried in the vest or other pocket and to hold therein peppermints, candy discs or other confections, and to protect them from becoming dirty and unsanitary.

A further object is the provision of a pocket container, that will protect confections and the like from being b roken when carried around, thus eliminating the nuisauce of having torn and untidy wrappers in ones pocket.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists essentially of the improved construction in the combination of a spring fed tubular member having orifices therein of ejecting means 0 erating through one of said orifices to eject t rough the other orifice.

In the drawings;

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the container.

Figure 2 is a side elevation.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section.

Figure 4 is a sectional end view.

Figure 5 is a modified form. v

Like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Referring to the drawings, A is the container as a whole, of an suitable material,

and here shown as ma e of nickel plated brass tubing, comprising a tubular member 10 having at one end a screw cap 11 and arranged therein a suitably formed feed spring 12, the other end of the member 10 being closed by an inwardly directed cone shaped wall 13,.11aving the apex thereof extended inwardly beyond the adjacent edge of the discharge aperture 14. This cone shaped wall besides reinforcing the end of the tubular member is adapted to enter the central opening formed in each confection as the latter is fed to the opening 14 and serves to a portion of the tubular wall 10 outwardly prevent accidental discharge of the confection.

15 designates an ejector formed from a s ngle strip of material 16, having one end riveted or otherwise secured to the tubular member 10 and the opposite or free end bent at right angles as indicated at 16aud then longitudinally, as indicated at 16 to provide a pusher operable through a slot 17 to discharge the confections through the aforementioned aperture 14. The strip 16 from its point of connectionto the tubular member 10 is curved outwardly from said tubular member toprovide the spring action necessary to hold the pusher portion 16" in the retractedposition shown in Fig. 3. As clearly shown in this figure, the portion 16" when in retracted position is housed within an exterior pocket 17 formed by offsetting ad acent one edge of the opening 17. This -pocket besides serving as a housing in the manner mentioned, also limits the retracted movement of the strip 16.

Figure 5 shows a modified form of ejector to the tubular member 10 by means of a band 19 formed integral with the strip 16 and braced around the said member 10.

From the foregoing'the operation of my device will be apparent, and is as follows;

To load or fill the container the cap 11 is unscrewed and the feed spring 12 taken out.

The confection 18 is then inserted, the spring replaced and the cap screwed up tightly. When the ejector 15 1s pushed with the thumb one of theconfections is ejected half way through aperture 14 and on the pressure being released from the ejector it sprin s back into place as shown in the several figures of the drawings. The confection is then pulled up with the thumb and. fore finger and the feed spring 12 operates to force the next or remaining confection up into place, unbroken paper or tin foil thereon closing the aperture 14 until the ejector is again operated.

As many changes could be made in the above construction, and many apparently widely difierent embodiments of my invention, within the scope of the claims, constructed without departing from the spirit or scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the accompanying specification and drawings, shall be interpreted as illustrative-and not in a limiting sense.

What ll claim as my invention is:

1. A. device of the character described, comprisinga receptacle closed at each end and provided adjacent one of said ends with a'palr of oppositely disposed openings, a feed spring within the receptacle for feed ing contained articles to a position between and opposite said openings, and a resilient stri attached at one end to the exterior We] of the receptacle and having the free end thereof bent inwardly in the direction of the receptacle and then at right angles in the longitudinal direction of the strip to provide\ a pusher operable through one of said 0 enings.

T e combination with the structure recited in the preceding claim, of a pocket overlying the last mentioned opening and serving to house the free end of the strip and to limit retracted movement thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.


- CHARLES R. Rooms,



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U.S. Classification221/232, 206/535, 221/260, 221/185, 453/49
International ClassificationB65D83/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/0038
European ClassificationB65D83/00A6