US 1670945 A
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May 22, 1,928. 1,670,945
F. T. WARD ATTACHMENT FOR BELTS Filed July i5, 1927 lNVENTOR wlTN Ess: ATTCRNEY Patented May 22, 1928.
y vUNITED STATESg FOSTER T. WARD, or INEZ, KENTUCKY.
ATTACHMENT FOR BELTS.
Application led July 13, 1927. Serial No. 205,424.
f My present invention has. reference to an attachment for belts and is designed to provide a water prooi container for articles such for instance as cigarettes and matches.
The object of the invention isthe provision of a` belt attachment for this purpose comprising flexibly connected members which will conform to the shape of the belt when the same is arranged around the waist of the user, each of said receptacles having a partly open front, a hinged top, a front plate hing-edly secured to the top and having clamping-engagement with the bottom of the receptacles for holding the same in closed position and lilrewisehaving offset or link connections with slidable members arranged in the receptacle and whereby when the closures are open thesaid slides will be elevated so that articles may be readily removed therefrom and when the closures are swung to closed position the said slides will be lowered for fully concealing the articles in the receptacle.
To the attainment of the foregoing the improvement resides in the novel construction, combination and operative association of parts, one satisfactory embodiment'of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improvement. y
Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view approximately on the line 2--2r of Figure 1.
Figure 3 isa sectional View approximately on the line 3 3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a similar sectional view but showing the door or cover in closed position and the receptacle supporting slide in lowered position.
In the preferred embodiment of my improvement I employ two substantially rectangular receptacles, 1 and 2, respectively.
These receptacles are flexibly connected at the back thereof, as indicated by the numeral 3. Each receptacle, on its back, is provided with a. looped portion 4 that affords a passage for the belt 5.
As both of the receptacles 1 and 2 are of a similar construction, although of less widths, a detail description of one may be taken as equally applicable in connection with the other although it may be well to state that the wider receptacle 2 is vdesigned f primarily 4for the reception of cigarettes and the receptacle `1 is designed for the reception of matches. Obviously other articles may be arranged in the receptacles.
Each receptacle upon its outer face is formed with` a substantially V-shaped opening '5 that merges intoa central restricted opening or passage 6 and the lower wall of this opening 6 is rounded. This arrangement permits of the insertion of the operators finger in the restricted passage to remove the lowermost article from the receptacle. Preferably the open top of each of the receptacles has its sides arranged at an angle, that is the front is of a less height than the back and this open top is normally closed by a cover plate 7 which is hinged, as at 8, to the back of the receptacle. Hinged, as at 9, to the outer end of the top plate 7 there is a plate 10 that provides the closure for the receptacle. If desired, the closure may be shaped to correspond with the shape of the openings 5 and 6 but is, of course, of a width to fully cover these openings. The cover plate 10 is centrally formed 'at its outer end with an extension in the nature of a resilient strap v11, and the n said strap has an oset hooked end 12 designed to be arranged beneath the open bottom 0f the receptacle and to frictionally contact with the outer wall provided thereby. The cover or closure plate 10, at its hinge connection 9 withthe top 7 has a link 13, and this link is pivotally or hingedly connected to a flange 14 on the upper end of a plate 15. The plate`15 is movable through guides 16 inthe back of the receptacle and the lower or inner edge of the plate has an annular portion providing a bottom 17. The bottom has its outer edge in a line with its center notched, as at 18.
By-anarrangement asv above described it will be seen that the opening of the closure plate 9 will elevate the slidable plate l5 so that articles resting upon the bottom of said plate will be raised to permit of the ready withdrawal thereof from .the receptacle. By closing the plate the slide is lowered so that the articles are fully concealed in the receptacle. The engaging element 12 between the closure plate and the receptacle affords a water tight vjoint between these elements so that th-e articles in these receptacles .are fully protected in rainy Weather. The improvement may be slid to any desired and convenient position upon lio the belt 5, and the simplicity of the construction and the advantages thereof Will, it is thought, be understood and appreciated by thoe skilled in the` art toI which such invention relates, Without 'further detailed description, although it is to be understood that I do not Wish to be restricted to the precise details herein set -forth and may, therefore, inake such Changes therefrom as fairly fall within the scope of what I claim.
Having' described the invention, I claim ln a device ior the purpose set i'orth, a receptacle having loops on the hack thereof, an open top and bottom and a. partly open v iront, a top ,plate hingedly secured to the hack of the receptacle, a lclosure plate hingedly secured to the outer end of the top plate, said closure plate having` a resilient strap extension merging into a hooked end to engage with the outer and lower Wall of the receptacle, `When the said closure is moved to closed position, a plate guided for slidahle movement on the inner Wall of the baol ,of the .receptacle and having a lower angle end which is centrally notched, Vsaid fplate having an upper oi'iiset portion which is hingedly :secured to that of the eloure ,-plate, and a link connectionbetween said `offset portion andthe closure.
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