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192 1 1644830 Oct u 7 A. E. HENDERSON CONTAINER FOR FIRST AID KITS Filed Feb. v4, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fly. 1. '/2
A. E. HENDERSON CONTAINER FOR FIRST AID KITS oct. 11, 1927.
Filed Feb. l
a Ims a Patented Oct. 11, 1927.
UNITED STATES AAIZBIERIP ENNIS HENDERSON, 0F TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA.
CONTAINER FOR FIRST-AID KITS.
Application led February 4, 1924. Serial No. 690,468.
The invention relates to improvements in first aid kits as described in the present specifications and illustrated in the accompanying Adrawings that form a part of the same.
The invention consists essentially of a casing having a suitable closure, and a frame of knockdown construction supported within said casing and dividing same into a plurality of compartments of various sizes, and a secondary closure carried by said frame and spaced from the first mentioned closure to provide compartments thereabove and therebelow.
One object of the invention is to provide a first aid kit in which the various requisites may be carried in compact form, and all so positioned as to be readily located upon raising of the closures, and from which any or all of said requisites may be conveniently withdrawn independently of each other.
Another object of the invention is to provide a first aid kit in which each article is apportioned its own particular compartment, of a design substantially similar to said article so as to be readily associated therewith in the operation of replacing the article or packing the container.
A. further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character of such stability as to readily' withstand the hard usage to which devices are frequently subjected.
And generally the objects of the invention are to provide a irst aid kitv which is neat in a pearance, compact in form, simple and inexpensive .of construction, eiiicient and durable.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the kit or container in its open 'condition and with the various articles in position therewithin. j
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 but with the contents removed.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the container with the closures removed.
Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Figure -3 with certain of the partitions removed.
Figure 6 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Figure 2.
Figure 7 is a perspective detail of one of `to the to the end sections of the partition supporting frame.
Figure 8 is a side elevation of one of the side sections of the partition supporting frame.
Figure 9 is a perspective view of one of the hinges for the container cover.
Figure 10 is a perspective view of one of the hinges for the secondary cover.
Figure 11 is a detail of a portion of one of the cross partitions.
Like numerals of'reference indicate corresponding parts in the various figures.
Referring to the drawings 1 is the container proper which may be of any desired shape, butpreferably being of rectangular shape in plan and provided with a closure 2 hingedly secured adjacent to the rear wall 3 thereof, said closure and the bottom 4 each preferably being provided with a reinforcin rib 5.
The c osure 2 is hinged to the container by means of two or more hinges 6, each consisting of a strap of light gauge material folded to form a central loop 7 positioned without the box 1, and a fiat portion 8 extending through a suitable slot in the rear wall of the box and turned downwardly in engagementv with the inner surface of said rear wall and then turned at right angles as at 9to rest on the bottom of the container, said loop or loops 7 being adapted to project into the slots 10 formed in the rear wall of the closure and to receive the pin 11 which extends through the bearing 12 formed by curling inwardly the lower edge of the rear .wall of the closure.
13 and 14 are metal plates adapted to fit snu ly against the inner surfaces respective y of the ends of the container and being turned adjacent to their ends to follow closel the contour of the corners of said contalner and having portions 15 extending along opposite side walls of said container, each of the right angle portions 15 being cut away horizontally and vertically adjacent ed e thereof, as at 16 to form recesses or t e reception of projections from the side members, as will be described hereinafter, for the purpose of locking together the sections o the frame.
17 and 18 are the side members consisting of plates recessed' at each end as at 19 to receive the projecting portions of the end eol SIL
sections and forming projections adapted to enter the recesses in said end sections.
20 is a partitioning member extending longitudinal y of the box or container in parallel, arrangementwith the'front wall thereof and spaced a comparatively short distance therefrom, said member being cut away slightly at each end similar to the side members17 and 18 to form projections adapted to be inserted in slots with which each of the end sections 13 and 14 are provided, said longitudinal member being also for the purpose of supporting the said end members and serving to hold them in rigid engagement with the ends of theI container.
23,24, and 26 'arel cross partition members positioned at predetermined intervals throughout' the length' of the box 1, the ends of each of said cross members being cut away towards the lower edge thereof as at 27 to form projections 28 adapted to enter corresponding slots 29 in the side sections 17 and 18, and each of said cross members being slotted from the under edge thereof as at 30 to permit of interlocking said members with the longitudinal member 20 which is slotted inwardly from the top edge thereof as at 31.
The cross members 23, 24, 25 and 26 also serve to`hold the side members 17 and 18 in theirproper position in relation to .each other thus increasing the rigidity and -stability of the box.
Itis ofcourse understood that as many longitudinal and cross partitioning members as may be considered necessary may be provided although but one longitudinal and four cross members are shown in the drawings.
32 is a longitudinally arranged bracing member-positioned between the cross members 26 and the adjacent end wall 14 and interlocking therewith, and also constituting a partition.
33 is a secondary closure for the various i partitioning members, the rear edge of said closure being`curled backyvardly at intervals and cut away between said curled portions to form bearings 33a for the pins 34 and being cut away to receive the hlnges.
35 are hinges, each comprising ya metal strap of a. thickness equal to that of' the hinges 4, said strap being folded to form a loog 36 for the reception of the pin 34, and a at ortion extending downwardly between t e walls 3 and 18 of the box and partitioning members respectively and being imnnged thereby' and having a rightangle en portion 37 adapted to rest on the bottom of the box 1 and on which said wall 18 rests.
The closure 33 is provided along its rear edge with openings 38 for the reception of fasteners for the purpose of attaching a .booklet 39 between the closure, and is also provided on its underside with suitable loops 40`and 41 for the reception of-any desired articles, such as scissors, tweezers, etc.
It will thus be seen that the partitioning members divide the container into five main compartments as indicated by the numerals 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46, positioned between the longitudinalvpartition 20 and the rear wall 3, and five smaller compartments as indicated by the numeral 47, between said longitudinal partition and the front wall of "the box and a compartment 48 adjacent to the rear wall 3.
It is of course understood that these c'ompartments may. be of any desiredsize and used for any desired purpose but for the purpose of the present invention the com,- partment 42 is of a size to conveniently accommodatea tourniquet compactly rolled in its container 48, and the compartments 43,
44, 45 and 46 being adapted tor/receive the The present invention provides a first aid kit of rigid and stable construction and into which the various yrequisites for rst aid work may be conveniently inserted and compactly carried.
What I claim is 1. In a first aid kit, a container having a hinged closure, a frame comprising interitting Wall sections removably supported Within said container and separately removable therefrom partitioning members supported by said frame, and a closure for said frame. l
2. In afirst aid kit, a container having a closure hingedly secured thereto, a frame consisting of interlocking sectionsengaging the side and end walls of said container, and interlitting longitudinal and cross members supported by said frame and dividing said container into compartments.
3. In a first aid kit, a container, a closure for said container, a frame' comprising intertting separate side and end sections supported within said container in engagement with the side and end walls respectively thereof, -a closure for said frame, hingedly carried by the rearmost section thereof, and partitioning elements supported by said frame. l
4. In a first aid kit, a container, a closure for .said container, a frame comprising end sections engaging the inner surfaces respectivelyof the ends of said container and over-` lll iso
lapping the respective sides of said con tainer, and side sections engaging the inner surfaces of the sides of said` container having interfitting engagement with said end` -fitting side and end and .intermediate longitudinal and cross sections supported within said container and dividing same into compartments, and a secondary hinged closure carried by one of the said side sections in spaced relation to the rst mentioned closure.
6. In a first aid kit, a container, partitioninv elements removably supported within said container a closure for said container and terminating short of the top edGe thereof, and a secondary closure hingedly 'supported at one edge adjacent to the rearmost of said partitioning elements and having its forward edge adapted to rest on the foremost of said partitioning elements.
7 In a first aid kit, a container, a closure for said container, a secondary container removably supported Within said container and comprising side and end and intermediate longitudinal and cross-members adapted for inter-fitting engagement with one another, and a closure for said secondary container and carried thereby.
8. In a first aid kit, a container comprising a bottom and side and end Walls,a closure for said container, a frame inset Within said container and comprising end members engaging the inner surfaces of the end Walls of said container and progressing on to the side walls thereof in engaged alignment with the contour of the corners Yof said container, and side members engaging the respective side Walls of said container, said side and end members being provided with reversed projections to permit of the interlocking of said members, and longitudinal and cross partitioning members slotted for interlocking engagement with one another and lengagng said side and end members in interloc ing arrangement.
9. In a first aid kit, a. container, aclosure for said container, interlocking partitioning elements supported within sai container, a hinged cover for said partitioning elements in spaced relation to the first mentioned closure, and retaining elements carried by the last mentioned closure.
10. Ina first aid kit, a container, a closurel for said container, interlocking partitioning members comprising side and end and longitudinal and cross members positioned Within said container, hinge members impinged between one of the side members of said partitioning members and the adjacent wall of said container and extending around the top and bottom edges respectively o said side section, and a closure secured to said hinge members.
11. In a first aid kit, a container, side and end and Across partitioning members interlocking Within said container and coacting With the bottom thereof to forma secondary container, straps located between the rear wall of the first mentioned container and the adjacent Wall of said secondary container and forming loops positioned outside the container, a closure having hinged engagement with said loops, and a closure for said v secondary container.
12. In a first aidy kit, a container, a closure for said container, a secondary knock-down container Within said container and supporting same, a closure for said secondary container, and removable hinges impinged -between the Walls of the said containers and adapted to carry the containers. r"
13. In a rst aid kit a container, 'a closure for said container, a secondary partitioned container in the first-mentioned container, a hinged closure on said secondary container, and means for holding a lplurality of sheets of paper on the exterior of the closure for the. secondary container, substantially as set forth.
Signed at the city this 28th day of January, 1924.
vALBERT ENNIS HENDERSON.
of Toronto, Ontario,
closures for the said u