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Publication numberUS1520310 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 23, 1924
Filing dateDec 5, 1922
Priority dateDec 5, 1922
Publication numberUS 1520310 A, US 1520310A, US-A-1520310, US1520310 A, US1520310A
InventorsRogers Jr E Irving
Original AssigneeRogers Jr E Irving
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jewelry-display container
US 1520310 A
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JEWELRY DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed Dec. 1922 Patented Dec. 23, 1924.



Application filed December To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, E. IRVING Rocnns, Jr., a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Jewelry-Display Container, of which the following is a specification.

Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: To provide a container of the character mentioned for holding a number of articles in full view but in a covered receptacle; to provide a contain-er of the character mentioned adapted to be retained partially locked, open and closed position; to provide a container constructed in simulation of the article displayed therein; and to cheapen and simplify the construction of the container.


Figure l is a vertical section of a container, constructed and arranged in accord ance with the present invention, the dotted lines employed therein being used to illustrate the uplifted position of the cover of said container. 1

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the base of the container and of the cover therefor, the handle for said cover being removed.

Figure 3 is a cross section on enlarged scale, the section being taken as on the line 33 in Fig. 1;

Figure 4 is a cross section on enlarged scale showing fragments of the base of the container, the cover therefor, and manipulating handle for said cover, the section being taken as on the line 4-4 in Fig. 5.

Figure 5 is ahorizontal section of a portion of the container, the section being taken as on the line 55 in Fig. 4c.

Descm'p tion.

As seen in the drawings the container is manufactured in simulation of a shirt button on enlarged scale. In thus simulating the button the base of the container has the general outline or contour of the base of a shirt button while the handle 11 is provided with a head 12, both simulating in close resemblance, the shank and head of a shirt button of usual form.

The handle 11 with its head 12 and the base 10 are preferably constructed of Wood.

5, 1922. Serial N0. 605,066.

It will, however, be understood that other materials may be substituted therefor should same prove more advantageous.

The base has molded or formed therein a circular receptacle 13, the central pillar let being retained for anchoring the stem 15 on which the handle 11 slides. An annular shoulder 16 formed on the base 10 provides arest for a soft gasket 17 which forms a seat on which a glass cover 18 rests when lowered in position to close the receptacle 13.

The cove-r 18 is rigidly secured to the handle 11 and is centrally perforated. Fitted in the perforation in the cover 18 is a metal ferrule 19 which extends around the stem 15 to form a sliding fit therewith. The ferrule 19 also serves as a rest when engaged by the spring latch 20 with which the stem 15 is provided at the upper extremity thereof. The latch 20 is of the yielding type usually found in umbrella construction having the hump 21 which extends into the path of the ferrule 19 to be deflected thereby when lifted and when depressed. The spring body of the latch 20 is sufliciently strong to support the weight of the handle 11 and cover 18 carried thereby. In this manner when the handle 11 and cover 18 are lifted to the position shown by dotted lines in F igure 1, the said handle and cover are supported by the latch 20. A. hook-like extension 22 rests above a split ring 23 which is disposed in an annular groove 24 in the head 12. Between the ends of the ring 23 a passage is formed through which the end of the extension 22 passes to a point above the said ring. It is obvious, in this position, the handle 11 and cover 18 associated therewith cannot be lifted until the handle is rotated on its center suificiently to dispose the hook end 25 of the extension 22 in line with the opening between the ends of the ring 23.

From the foregoing it will be seen that when the handle 11 and cover 18 are depressed, the extension of the latch 20 extends above and engages the ring 23 preventing the lift of the said handle and cover. It is also obvious that when the handle and cover is elevated until the ferrule 19 passes above the hump 21, the receptacle 13 of the container is accessible.

The receptacle 13 is divided radially by a series of partitions 27. The partitions 27 placed on sale.

" When provided with a container constructed and arranged as described, the 0peration'in service is as follows:

I The various compartments formed by the partitions 27 are filled with a variety of buttons, variety being devoted to each of the said compartments. The various coinpartments being filled, the cover 18 and handle 11 thereof are lowered until the hook 1 of the. extension 22 passes between the ends of the ring 23. The handle 11 and the cover 18 are then rotated until the hook 25 is turned away from the opening, thereafter holding in locked position the handle 11 and thecover 18. It will be noted that in this position the outer edge of the cover 18 rests upon the soft gasket 17. VYhen now a customer having made the selection viewing the contents of the receptacle through the transparent cover 18, the salesman rotates the handle 11 until the hook 25 registers with the opening between the ends of the ring 23. The handle 11 and cover 18 arethen lifted until the ferrule 19 passes above the latch 20 which serves thereafter to hold in suspended relation the handle 11 and cover 1-8. The purchased button being then extracted, the reverse of the above described operation is put into effect with the result that the compartment is locked against accidental opening and the goods though displayed are protected from dust and dampness and the handling by customers.

In Figures 4 and 5 there is shown amodified construction for holding the handle 11 and cover 18 in position to close the receptacle 13. The modified construction consists in providing a dropped apron 28 which forms a part of the ferrule 19. The apron has a bayonet slot 29 formed therein to en gage a pin .30 which is driven through the side of the pillar 14 and through an annular recess 31 formed in the top of the said pillar, as best shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings.

It is obvious that when provided with a locking device of the modified form described, the handle 11 will be lowered until the sides of the pin 30 registers with the openings of the slots 29. passes into the said slot until itv rests as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings in an end depression of the said slots, the soft gasket 17 yielding suflicientto prevent this operation.


A display container comprising a deeply recessed base, a hollow stem rising therefrom, the upper end of said stem being slotted, a spring tongue in the stem and pro E. IRVING ROGERS, JR.

The pin then

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US5168985 *Mar 12, 1991Dec 8, 1992Shih Yen TiehJewel box
U.S. Classification206/566
International ClassificationA47F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/02
European ClassificationA47F7/02