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Jan; 17,1928. 1,656,426
G. D. CUNNINGHAM v NEWSPAPER RECEPTACLE Filed Sept. 25, 1.925
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Patented Jan. 17, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
p M GEORGE D. CUNNINGHAM, 01 DALLAS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR TO A. H. BELO & (70., OF
Application filed September 25, 1925.
This invention relates to devices for holding newspapers and other publications and it relates more specifically to a receptacle to be affixed to dwellings or other places on the route of a deliveryman of a newspaper publishing house. Papers usually thrown in the yard or upon the porch of the premises of a subscriber may thus he placed intlie receptacle in their rolledform or otherwise for safety and convenience. a i
The invention also provides a means for advertisement for the newspaper or for any other publication, the name of such newspaper or publication being displayed on the receptacle.
The invention will be clearly understood by reference to the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof, and in which:
Figure 1 is a View of the receptacle on the column of a porch, illustrating the'invention in horizontal and vertical positions.
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the receptacle removed from its support.
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view of the receptacle along the line 3-3 of Figure 2, and
Figure 4 is a view of one end of the paper holder. l
The receptacle consists of a sheet of metal 1 bent upon itself and the edges folded together at '3 to form a hollow, cylindrical body. The ends of the holder are bent outward and over upon the holder or receptacle and form a band 4 which provides a firm edge and strengthens the ends.
The paper holder is also provided with a strip of metal 5, which partially encircles the body 1 and is extended outwardly as shown in Figure 3, forming lateral wings Serial No. 58,500.
6-6 for attaching the device to a support screws being placed in the openings 77.
Along the front side of the receptacle, the name of the newspaper or publication as at 8 is displayed as an advertisement.
The holder may be supported horizontally upon aporch column 9 or other place to receive a paper 10; or may occupy a vertical position as shown in Figure 1. When vertically supported one end is provided with abridge or partial bottom closure 11 to retain the papers in the holder.
It is to be noted that the medial portion of the attaching bracket is arched similarly to a portion of the outer surface of the receptacle-so as to form a seat therefor while fasteners 12 in the form of rivets are passed through the medial portion of the receptacle at points on opposite sides of the interengaging flanges 3 so as to reinforce the receptacle and in addition forming a means for securing the receptacle to the bracket.
It should be understood that the receptacle is not limited to the specific shape or form, but may be altered in keeping with the following claim.
' A receptacle formed from a sheet of metal bent into cylindrical form with the edges folded together providing a seam extending interiorlyof the receptacle, a supporting strip having an arcuate portion snugly engaging the receptacle and extending across said seam, and rivets mounted in the said arcuate portion and said receptacle on opposite sides of said seam for permanently connecting the strip to the receptacle and thereby reenforce said seam.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
GEORGE D. CUNNINGHAM.