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March 10, 1925- 1,528,855
W. F. SMITH SMOKERS ASH TRAY OR SIMILAR RECEPTACLE Filed Feb. 29, 1924 Patented Mar. 10, 1925'.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WALTER E. SMITH, F BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.
SMOKERS ASH TRAY OR SIMILAR RECEIPTACLE.
Application filed February 29, 1924. Serial No. 696,041.
To all whom it may concern: recessed seating c, affording ample bearing Be it known that WALTER FRANCIS SMITH, surfaces for ensuring the firm attachment of a subject of the King of Great Britain, rethe tray when the latter is clipped onto the siding at 42 Frederick Street, Birmingham, table and also constituting one member of 5 England, has invented certain new and usethe fixing clip. I
fill Improvements in Smokers Ash Trays The base or bottom of the wellhas attached or Similar Receptacles, of which the followto it, the shank of a spring tongue 03, disin is a specification. posed in a position substantially as shown lIy invention has reference to smokers and adapted, when the trayis applied to 10 ash-trays and similar receptacles (such as the corner or other part of the. edge of a receptacles for counters and money) that are table, to bear against the underside of the adapted to be removablysecured to the edge table-top; the tray being thus clipped to the of a table or the like by means of a clip attable by the portion a of the tray-top and tached to theiunderside of the receptacle, and the the spring d.
15 consists in an improved tra that comprises lVhilst the most rigid support is obtained a well having a peripheria recess to adapt when the tray is applied to the corner of a the articleto fit snugly on the corner of a square or rectangular table, the right angled rectangular table-top or the like and means recess enables the tray to be also applied to of attachment constituted by a flange or rounded corners, or even to the straight edge :0 web surrounding the well, and co-operating of a table; the support in the latter case bewith a spring or equivalent tongue attached ing again provided by the clip action of the to the underside of the said well; the well of tray-portion a and the spring tongue 03. t-hetray is formed with a peripherial recess The shank of the spring d is preferably to adapt the same. let flush into a recess in the bottom of the 25 Figure 1 shows a form of the improved well sothat the tray may stand fiat upon tray in plan, applied to the top of a table. the top of a table or elsewhere, like an or- Figure 2 is an edge View of Figure 1. dinary tray. Figure?) is a section of Figure l on the Having described my invention what I dotted line a, and claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent 30 Figure 4 is a section of the tray separately. is i The same letters of reference indicate cor- 1. An improved clip-0n ash-tray or si-miresponding parts in the several figures. 1211' receptacle comprising a well whose pe In the construction represented, a is the riphery is recessed to adapt the article for atfiange or web that constitutes the top of the tachment to the corner of a rectangular table. trayand surrounds the ashwell b, the pe- 2. An ash-tray or the like according to riphery of which is shaped with a substanclaim 1, wherein the means'of attachment is tially right angled recess a that enables the on titut d by a flange or web surrounding tray to be applied to the corner of a table, the well and co-operating with a spring or as shown in Figure 1, in such a manner that equivalent member attached to the underside 49 the recessed part of the well fits onto the of the said well.
said corner whilst the portion a of the tray- In testimony whereof he hereunto affixes top or flange that overhangs the said recess his signature. lies upon the table-top" the said part a, (which is preferably fiatl together with the W. F. S ITH.