US 1562497 A
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Nov. 24, 1925. I Y
W. R. DERRY COMBINED CIGARETTE CONTAINER AND ASH TRAY Filed oct. 1, 1924 2 sheets-sheet 1 ATTORNEYS Nov. 24, 1925.
W. R. DERRY COMBINED CIGARETTE CONTAINER AND ASH TRAY 2 SheeitsSheet 2 Filed oct. 1, 19244 .v .mvENToR ATroRNEYs l Patented Nov. 24, 1925. I
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WILLIAM ROBERTS DERBY, OF AUGUSTA, GEORGIA,
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To all it may comm:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM ROBERTS DERBY, a citizen of the United States, and a and ingeneous manner t at when not in use,
the combined cigarette package and ash tra f have all of the compact features of the ordinary cigarette ackage, although the strength and rigidlty of the structure 1s enhanced.
A further object of the lnvention 1s the provision of adevice of this character wherein the ash tray may be readily and easily positioned for use without interferingy with the accessibility of the cigarettes of the package.
A further object is the provlsion of a combination ash tray and cigarette package which enhances the appearance of the pac age, and which contains and preserves the form and quality of the cigarettes 1n a manner far better than the ordinary cigarette package. l
Other objects and advantages reside 1n certain novel features of the construction, arrangement and combination of parts which will hereinafter be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which:
Fi re 1 is a perspective View showing one orm of the invention,
Figure 2 is a view in cross section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, ,i
Figure 3 is a view in longitudinal section on the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a plan View of a blank from which the ash tray of Figures 1, 2 and 3 is constructed,
Figure 5 is a perspective view showing another modification of the invention,
Application led October 1, 1924. 4Serial No. 741,010.
Figure 6 is a view in longitudinal section on the line 6-6 of Figure 5,
Fi ure 7 is a plan view of the blank from whic the cigarette case and the ash tray of Fi res 5 and 6 is constructed, y
igure 8 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the invention,
Figure 9 is a perspectiveview ofestill another form of the invention showing the ash tray folded up as when not in use,l
Figure 10 is a perspective view showing the ash tray of Figure 9 extended for use,
Figure 11 is a view in longitudinal section taken on the line 11-11 of Figure 9, and
Fi re 12 is an yembodiment of Figures 5, 6 an 7, adapted to a slightly different form of cigarette package. Referring to the drawings, and for the sake of illustration, is shown the preferred embodiment of the invention, and more particularly lto Figures 1 to4 inclusive, the numeral 10 designates generally an ordinary cigarette package which as usual includes a tubular outer casing 11 and a sliding cigarette trayv 12, the upper end of which is provided with a movable tab 13 to permit of access to and removal of the cigarettes. Thepresentinvention in the embodiment shown in Figures 1 and 4 proposes the rovision of an ash tray designated general y at 14, The ash tray 14 is'of rectangular form and may be advantageously constructed from a singlle blank of metal. As shown in Figure 4, t e blank of metal is folded on linesfa: and on line b to provide a fiat bottom 15, vertical side walls 16, and one vertical end wall 17. The blank is cut. along the line c ito permit of the formation of the side and end walls. The side walls 16 are also folded along the linesv d to provide4 an extension v18 at one end of each side wall 16. The extensions 1.8 lie iush up against the end Wall 17 and have inte rally formed therewith lugs 19 which. are ent over the end wall 17 to holdl the 'same in place. The end wall 17 is formed ywith a plurality of small projections 2O formed by upsetting or punching out the metal of the end wall and in this way a match striker is provided on the exposedv face of the end wall.
' The ash tray thus constituted is sli pcd into the lower end-of the cigarette pac age,
the bottom wall 15 Vfitting in between` the sliding tra 12 and the rear side wall of the outer tubu ar container and the side walls 16 of the ash tray fitting in between the sldes of the cigarette tray -12 and the sides of the outer tubular container 11. Since the cigarette tray y'12 is received in the ash tray 14 through the open end thereof, t h1s c1garette tray 12 may be moved as deslred, and 1ts movement 1s not interfered with or obstructe'd by the ash tray, even when the ash tray has been pushed into the contamer 11 of the cigarette package to such an extent that the end wall 17 of the ash tray is disposed to engage the lower end of the olgarette tray 12 when the cigarette tray 1s 1n closed position. However, the ash tray may be readily withdrawn as shown in Flgures 1 and 3 when it is desired to use the Same. When the ash tray is not in use, it stren thens and enhances the rigidity of the c1ga, rette package and thereby protects the structure and quality of the cigarettes.
In the form of the invention shown in Figures 5, 6 and 7, the cigarette package is also designated at 10 and is identical with that illustrated in Figures 1 and 3 as hereinabove described. A Acombined cigarette case and ash tray is provided in the form of the invention shown in Figures l5, 6 and 7. The cigarette case and ash tray 25 may be constructed of a single blank of metal which is folded on lines e to provide a bottom wall 26 and side walls 27. The blank is also folded on line f, and is cut along the lines g to provide an end wall 28. The cuts g provide extensions 29 on the side walls 27 and these extensions are bent along lines h so as to engage the inner face of the end wall 28. Lugs 30 formed on the extensions 29 are bent around the end wall 28 to hold the same in position. A top wall 31 is also formed from the blank by bending the metal of the same along the line i. An attaching plate 32 is inte rally formed with the top plate 31 and is ormed by folding the blank along the line j. The attaching plate 32 overlaps one of the side plates 27 and is secured thereto. The top wall 31 is provided with a hinged section or lid 33 which is united to the major portion of the top by means of a hinge 34. With this 'arrangement the cigarette case of rectangular tubular form is provided, and is open at one end to receive a package of cigarettes. When the package of cigarettes is partially withdrawn from the case and when a lid formed in a wall of the case is thrownopen, an ash tray is provided. At all times the cigarettes are accessible, and this irrespective of whether or not the ash tray is in use.
In the form of the invention shown in Figure 8 telescoping metal casings 40 and 41 are provided, the casing 40 being the outer casing and constituting the ash tray, this casing 40 having a hinged lid 42 which when thrown back gives access to the com artment which provides the ash tray. As s own in the. drawings, the outer casing 40 is of rectangular and tubular form and one end ofv this casing is open to receive the inner casing 41.v The inner casing 41 is provided with a hinged cover 43 at its upper and outer end to enable access to be had to the cigarettes.
In the form of the invention shown in Figure 12, telescopinlglmetal casings 45 and 46 are rovided. e casing 45 is provided with a hinged lid 47. and the casing 46 is provided with a hinged cover 48. As shown in the drawings, the form illustrated in Figure 12 is identical with the' form illustrated in Figure 8 except that a slightly different type of cigarette package is provided.
'In the form of the invention shown in Figures 9, 10 and 11, the cigarette case or package 50 is provided with and carries at its lower end afoldable ash tray structure 51. The foldable ash tray structure 51 includes foldable side walls made up of hinged section 52, an end wall 53 hingedly connected as at 54 to the foldable side walls, a bottom wall made up of sections 55 hinged to each other as at 56, and to the cigarette case as at 57 and a lid made up of sections 58 hinged to each other as at 59 and to the cigarette case as at 60.' With this arrangement the bottom wall of the ash tray may be folded up so that its sections 55 lie flush up against and in parallel relation to the bottom or lower end of the cigarette case. The sections 52 of the side walls may be folded inwardly so as to bring the end wall 53 close up against and in parallel relation to the bottom wall of the cigarette case, and the lid 58 may be brought over against the end wall 53 and one of its sections fastened to the rear wall of the cigarette case. If it is desired to use the ash tray the sections 58 of the lid are swung away from the lower end of the cigarette case and aroundover the front wall thereof, the end wall 53 of the ash tray is pulled outwardly to bring the sections 52 of the side walls into alinement, and the sections 55 of the bottoms are also extended to complete the ash tray structure.
'I claim 1. A cigarette package having an outer container and a sliding cigarette tray, and an ash tray fitted in between the container and the cigarette case when not in use and designed to be pulled partly out of the container when in use.
2. A cigarette package having an outer container and a sliding cigarette tray, and an ash tray tted in between the container and the cigarette case when not in use and designed to be pulled artly out of the container when in use, said ash tray including a rectangular structure having a bottom wall, side walls, and one end wall, the other end of the tray being open to permit of its insertion into the container of the cigarette package and between the container and the sliding cigarette tray.
3. A cigarette package having an outer container and a sliding cigarette tray and an ash tray having portions slidably intertted in between the tray of the ci arette case and the outer container thereof, t e ash tray bei adapted to be inserted almost entirely wit in the cigarette package when not in use and being adapted to be withdrawn partially from the cigarette' package to provide artray for the reception of ashes while n the parts are interconnected.
WILLIAM ROBERTS DERRY.