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Publication numberUS1574566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1926
Filing dateNov 21, 1924
Priority dateNov 21, 1924
Publication numberUS 1574566 A, US 1574566A, US-A-1574566, US1574566 A, US1574566A
InventorsFiske Charles F
Original AssigneeW D Earl & Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1574566 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

C. F. FISKE Feb, 23, 1926,

CONTAINER Filed NQV 21 1924 jagil.


Patented Feb. 23, 1926.

UNITED STATES 1,574,566 PATENT orrlcs.



Application filed November 21, 1924. Serial No. 751,215.

To all 'ur/zmn it may concern:

Be it known that l. CHARLES F. Flsn'n, a citizen of the United States. residing at Leominster. in the county of Worcester and State of lilassachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such .as' will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention relates to containers and more particularly to cases for ciga rettes and similar articles of manufacture having an attached cover member which completely encases the articles when the cover is closed.

One object of the present invention is to provide a case for cigarettes and similar 11". ticles which presents a compact and attractive appearance when closed and which may be readily opened to permit the removal of pne or more of the articles contained there m.

A further object of the invention is to provide a case of the type described having an attached cover member which may be readily manipulated to expose articles in the case and when so opened forms a convenient support or base for maintaining the case in an upright position.

With these and other objects in view, the various features of the invention consist in certain novel features of constructiomcombinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed, the advantages of which will be obvious to those skilled in the art from the following description.

In the accompanying drawings illustrat ing the preferred form of the invention, Fig. 1 represents a front elevation of the improved form of case with the cover member closed; Fig. 2 is a section in. elevation on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the case opened and supported by the extended covermember; and F1 4 is a slightly different form of case embo ying the features of the invention.

The im roved form of case shown in the illustrate comprises essentially a container member 10 havin a beveled upper portion 12. The

embodiment of the invention.

container is flush with the wall 26 of the cover member to present in cflcct acontinuouswall. lVheuthe cover member is closed.

as indicated in Figs. 1 and il, the front walls 2 L and 26 of the container and cover membcr respectively cooperate with the back wall 28 to form a compact and attractive case substantially free from projections or joints which would otherwise mar the finished appearance.

Although this type of case may be constructed of metal, fibre or similar material,

it is particularly adapted to the employ ment of celluloid and similar compositions. This material is blanlred from sheets to form the component parts of the case, these blanks being secured in any well known manner to form the completed case. The front and rear walls of the container are maintained in alignment and prevented from warping through the employment of a artition member 30 extending from the container midway of the ends, as indicated in Fig. 3. This partition also serves to'separate the articles supported in the case.

The form of container illustrated more particularly in Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawings forms a simpleand attractive case for oi arette-s. When the container is closed, as in icated in Figs. 1 and 2, it, is com act and 00- cupies little'room, and easily ho ds from ten to twelve cigarettes without crowdin The case may be readily o ened by enga ng the pivoted arms 20 of the cover mem er and thereafter pressin outwardly on the front wall 24 to move is e cover member and supporting arms into the position shown a proximateh in Fig. 3. .In this position, t a cover member forms .a convenient supporting base for maintaining the container in an upright position, if so desired. With the cover member removed from the 0 ening to expose the articles contained therein the cigarettes may be readily removed without its iii

ottom of the tearing or Furthermore, with the cover member as a base, the case may be allowed to stand in an upright position on any convenient supporting surface. In this osition, the cigarettes cannot be spilled rom the container but are readily accessible whenever desired. It will be evident that the extension of the arms beyond the bottom of the container, together with the weight of the cover portion, prevents the case from tipping. rearwardly even thou h the contalner member may be slightly inclined ina rearward direction.

In the form of case shown in Fig. 4, the member 10 has suflicient depth to hold a double row of cigarettes and is approximately one-half the width of the container member shown in Figs. 1 to 3. In this form of case, the container member is preferably not provided with a central partition 30. Aside from these differences, the two forms of case are identical in their construction and mode of operation.

It will be evident to those skilled in the art that this new form of container when constructedof celluloid or similar material adapts itself admirably to a variety of pleasin decorative efiects. I

gV'hile it is preferred to employ the spe cific construction and arran ement of parts shown and described it wil vbe understood that this construction and arrangement is not essential except so far as specified in the claims and may be changed or modified without departing from the broader features of the invention;

The invention having been described, what is claimed is: I M

-1. A two-part case comprising a container member having a rearwardly beveled opening in the upper portion for the introduction and withdrawal of articles, a cover portion having a beveled face correspondin with the bevel surrounding the opening 1n the container and desi tion, supporting armsconnected to opposite sides of the covermember andpivoted at opposite sides of the container adjacent the lower end in such a manner that the edges of the sup orting arms and the side of the cover. member form a prolongation of the base of the container. when the arms are swung forwardly to remove the cover member from closed to open position.

2. A two-part case comprising a container open at the upper end, the opening being surrounded by an inclined wall a cover member having a similarly inclined wall and designed to fit flush a ainst the walls of the container when in c osed position, flat supporting arms pivoted to op osite sides of the container adjacent the se and connected to the cover member at their u per ends to maintain the cover member in c osed position and form finish strips for the' sides of the container when so closed, and a rolongation of the base of the container w en in open position. In testlmony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


ed to fit flush with the 'walls of the container when in closed posi-

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U.S. Classification206/265, 206/256
International ClassificationA24F15/12, A24F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/12
European ClassificationA24F15/12