US 1599886 A
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sept. 14 1926. 1,599,886
E. GRAHAM RUBBER BAND REGEPTACLE K var, A
Patented Sept. 14, 1926.
' UNITED sTATEs ELIAS GRAHAM, or Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Application led October 13, 1924. Serial No. 743,386.
.This invention provides an improvement in receptacles for rubber bands.`
It is an object of this inventionfto provide a rubber band receptacle in which the rubber bands are adapted to be placed and through the side walls of which the rubber `bands may be readily and quickly drawn.
Another object of this invention is to provide a rubber band receptacle which isrotatably mounted upon a suitable support so that upon vrotating the receptacle rubber bands therewithin may have their ends des pend through the openings provided in the sidewalls of the receptacle.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will be made manifest in the following detailed description and pointed out in the appended claims, reference is had to the accompanying drawings for an illustrative embodiment of the invention, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved rubber band receptacle,
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the receptacle in the position to be refilled,
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the receptacle shown in Fig. 1,
Fig. `4 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3,
Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3,
Fig. 6 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 6 6 of Fig. 3, and
Fig. 7 is a side elevation of a modified form of the receptacle.
Referring to the accompanying drawings wherein similar reference characters designate similar parts throughout, the rubber band receptacle is formed of a tube 10 formed of any suitable foraminous material, which may be of metallic screen of relatively large mesh. It will be noted that the strands of the screen are so arranged thatv each strand is bent to form a helix, thereby providing diamond-shaped openings 11 in the walls of the tube 10 through which the ends of the rubber bands R may project.
A pair of end closure caps 12 and 13 are removably secured upon the ends of the tube 10 and are maintained in position because of the close fit provided therefor. These closure caps 12 and 13 have grooves 14 and 15 formed therein respectively.
As shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 a suitable support is provided which is in the form of a suitable wall strip 16 which may be seeiired to a wall or similar surface insane of screws 17, or their equivalent. A ring 18 is4 formed of wire having its ends twisted about each other, as at 19, .and bent to provide oppositely -directed feet 20. A pair of staples 21 are driven into the strip 16 and has the feet 2O positioned thereunder. It will be noted that the ring 18V tits within 4the groove 14 and permits the tube 10 and the closure cap 12 to rotate therein. The ring 18 may pivot with respect to thestrip 16, as indicated in Fig. 2.
A similar ring 22 is formed ofl a single piece of wire having its ends twisted about cach other, as at 23, and bent to provide pin portions 24. A pair of apertures 25l are formed in the strip 16 and receive the pin portions 24. A sufficient friction fit is provided for the pin portions 24 within the apertures to maintain the portions 24 therein under normal conditions.
As will readily be appreciated, th-el tube 10 is swung outwardly as shown in Fig. 2, and the end cap-13 with the ring 22 may be removed and the tube 10 may then be filled with rubber bands R. The cap 13 and the ring 22 are then replaced upon the tube 10 and the pin portions 24 are inserted into the apertures 25. The ends of the rubber bands extend through the openings 11 and maybe readily grasped and pulled therethrough. If none of the ends of the rubber bands are extending through the openings 11, the tube 10 may be rotated until some of the ends are in such a position as to extend through the openings 11.
In Fig. 7 there is disclosed a modified form consisting of a tube 10a formed in the same manner as the tube 10 and provided with movable end caps 12 and 13a. The cap 13FL carries a spindle 26 fitting within a bearing 27 provid-ed upon the support 28 which may be secured upon the face of a wall W, or similar surface, by screwsy 29.
The cap 12a may be removed to iill the tube 10a with rubber bands; and if none of the ends of the rubber bands extend through the openings in the tube 10a, the Vcomplete receptacle may be quickly rotated and the centrifugal action will cause some of the ends of the rubber bands to be projected through the openings 11a provided in the tube 10a.
It will be understood that various changes in the detail of construction may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the inventionas defined by the appended claims.
1. A rubber band receptacle comprising a tube 'formed of foraminous material, end closure Caps therefor, a support for said receptacle, and means 'for rotatably mounting said receptacle upon said support'.
2. A rubber band receptacle comprising` a tube `formed ot 'foramino'us material, the strands ot said foramiuous material being arranged to form helixes, end closure caps for vsaid tube, a support for said receptacle, and means for rotatably lnounting said receptacle upon Vsaid support.
3. Arubber band lreceptacle comprising a tube formed of foraminous material, end Closure caps for vsaid tube, grooves formed in said Caps, a` support 'for said receptacle, and rings disposed in said grooves and -sevCured to said support.
4. A rubber band receptaclecomprising a tube Yformed of foraminous material, end closure ea'ps "for said tube, grooves formed in said caps. a support for said receptacle,
and rings disposed in said grooves and se- 'eured to said support, said tube and closure A caps being,` rotatably mounted 1n said rings.
55. A rubber band receptacle comprising a tube formed of oraminous material, end
closure 'caps for said tube, tsrrooves formed 1n said end caps, a support for said receptacle, a ring` slidable in the lgroove ot' one closure eap and pivoted to said support, and
'a ring slidabl-e in the groove of the other closure cap and attaohably connected to said support.
6. A rubber band receptacle comprising a vcontainer adapted to hold rubber bands, said Container beingV provided with walls havinv a plurality of apertures therethrough, a sup- ELIAS GRAH il M