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April 17, 1928.
v H. J.- MILLER I SANITARY RECEPTACLE FOR CIGAR, CIGARETTE, AND MATCH STUBS Filed Dec. 16, 1922 :32... v 3. 2... 3 .22 2 bk/R bb Patented Apr. 17, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFKIE.
HENRY J. MILLER, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed December 16, 1822. Serial No. 807,387.
This invention relates to a sanitary recep tacle for the reception of cigar, cigarette and match stubs, and particularly to a receptacle that will be neat in appearance, easily cleaned and that may be placed in an automobile, on a wall or on the side of a desk or any other suitable place except on the floor.
A receptacle of this nature will fit in with the appointments of any automobile or home and will have means for absorbing odors from burning tobacco and matches and the ashes therefrom and will aid in preventing many fires that are thought to originate from carelessly thrown articles of this nature A principal object of the invention resides in providing a receptacle of an ornamental nature for the reception of cigar, cigarette and match stubs.
Another object of the invention resides in providing a receptacle for the purpose that may have a transparent body y means of which the contents may be viewed without access to the interior.
A further object of the invention resides in providing a receptacle for the purpose that will have a removable interior whereby the solid contents may be removed in toto without direct handling.
A further object of the invention resides in providing a receptacle for the purpose that may contain a disinfecting material to absorb the odors and emanations from the refuse materials placed therein.
A further object of the invention resides in providing a means of mounting the receptacle whereby the interior parts and contents may be removed without. disturbing the holding means securing the receptacle in its location.
A further object of the invention resides in providing a liquid material in which the inner holder is immersed and in which the deposited material will also be immersed but. held in easily removable condition to be removed from the receptacle without removing the liquid.
Another object of the invention resides in providing a receptacle that may be used as a portable unit that may be set or placed in any desired location without a fastening of any kind.
With such object in view as well as other objects and advantages that have been evolved in the development and use of the invention, which consists in the procedure and in the parts and combinations constituting the same as herein set forth and claimed, I wish it understood that the several necessary elements constituting the same may be varied in proportion and placement without departing from the nature and scope of the invention, and that I consider any such changes as within the invention as covered by the claims.
In order to make the invention more clearly understood there are shown in the accompanying drawings means for carrying the same into practical efi'ectwithout limiting the improvements in their useful a plications to the particular construction, w ich, for the purpose of illustration have been chosen.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application,
Figure 1 represents one embodiment of my invention shown in perspective and held in place by a wall fixture shown in dotted lines. In this instance I have shown the container as made of glass, the receptor proper of the stubs is therefore visible through the glass sides of the container.
Figure 2 is a perspective ofthe stub receptor as separated from the glass container and shows this as a separate detachable unit.
Figure 3 is a perspective of the lower portion of the receptor made of a suitable wire mesh in basket form which will hold more stubs than the flat plate of the other views.
3 represents one form of supporting bracket for the container, shown in dotted lines, with a hinged cover 4, held normally in position on the top of the container by a spring 5.
The receptor proper for stubs of burning cigars, cigarettes and matches is separately shown in Figure 2, and is shown suspended in the glass container 1 in Figure 1.
Figure 3 also shows a receptor made of a wire gauze material and it is provided with a flange around the bottom which will permit it to hold the refuse material somewhat better than the flat bottom of the receptor of Fig. 2. The bottom 7 of the receptor of Fig. 2 may also be flanged if desired in which case it will oflfer the same advantage in holding more material as mentioned for Fig. 3.
his receptor comprises a flanged conical top 6, a perforated p ate 7 and spacin members 8, which act to hold the conica top 6 and the perforated plate 7 in spaced relation and thus form a complete portable re ceptor unit. A finger bar 9 is secured through the top of the conical part 6 by means of which the entire receptor member is removed from the receptacle and handled during emptying and cleaning.
The perforated plate 7 together with spacin bars 8 forms a sort of basket to retain'al stubs deposited in the receptacle, Figure 1 illustrates several stubs so supported, if however a wire mesh basket as is shown in Figure 3 is substituted for the late the receptor will handle a greater numer of stubs without any danger of spilling them when removed from the receptacle.
The conical top member 6 has a perforation at the apex of the cone, designated by the numeral 10, this conical top with a perforation at the apex serves two purposes,
first as a means for admitting stubs to the receptor basket or plate and second, to prevent as much as possible the spilling of the liquid contents from vibration and agitation as when the device is used on motor cars or other vehicles.
By reference to Figure 1 it will be noted that the flan ed edge of the conical member 6 rests on the top edge of the glass container 1 and is securely held in place by means of the screw cap 2. This is only one form of attachment for securing the receptor to the container and is not intended to show the only form available for the purose. p Likewise the supporting bracket 3v is only one means of supporting the entire apparatusand is not intended to show the only form available for the purpose.
The hinged cover 4 may have an opening in the top or not as may be preferred, if it has an opening of substantially the diameter of the opening in the screw cover 2, stubs may be dropped into the container without lifting the cover, if however, no opening is provided then the cover would belifted with the finger as shown each time a stub is placed in the receptacle.
The spring retained cover 4 together with the base member 11 serves to securely hold the receptacle 1 in place under all conditions of use and by merely lifting the cover as shown the receptacle is easily removed for emptying and cleaning. Many other modifications of a supporting device may be used as eificiently and effectively as that shown by dotted lines.
Qrdmary water forms an admirable mater1al to be placed in the receptacle for extm uishmg the lighted ends of whatever stu s may be placed in the receptacle. It also has the property of quite efliciently absorbmg odors n connection with this use, if however, a disinfecting material is desired it may be added to the water, used separately or mlxed in any way desirable.
Under ordinary conditions water would be placed in the rece tacle 1 until it reached a height as indicate by the dotted line 12, this would be sufficient to submer e a considerable number of stubs as is indicated in Figure 1 where several stubs are shown as being so immersed, of course the water line may be carried as high or as low as might be necessary for existing conditions.
If the container is in use-where a large accumulation of stubs must be cared for it might be advisable to carry the wire mesh basket up to near the under side of the conical member 6, and likewise carry the Water line up to the top of the receptacle. These slight changes are well within the knowledge of any constructor and can be made as may become desirable to suit conditions. This change would give a receptor as long as shown in Figure 1 but with sides enclosed which would hold quite a large number of stubs before it became necessary to empty them.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Let'- ters Patent is 1. A sanitary receptacle for the reception of cigar, cigarette, and match stubs and the v like, comprising a container adapted to conat its upper end to receive the material to be collected and adapted to be inserted within said container, said receptor having a bottom portion spaced from said apertured top and provided with openings to permit the liquid content of the receptacle to pass therethrough, and spacing members disposed between the apertured top and the bottom tain a liquid, a removable receptor apertured a removable inner container open at its upper end to receive the material to be collected and adapted to be inserted Within the upper end of said outer container, said inner container having an apertured bottom portion openly spaced from its open end and of substantially the same diameter as said outer container, whereby the liquid content in saidouter container passes through the openings in the bottom portion of said inner container, and the solid content is supported by said apertured bottom portion and is removed laterally therefrom after the inner container has been removed from the outer container.
In testimony whereof I herewith aflix my signature.
HENRY J. MILLER.