US 1683487 A
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Sept. 4',192s.. I 1,683,487
E. REMLEY FIRST AID KIT Filed Feb. 12, 1926. 2 sheets-sheet 1 Sept. 4, 1928. 1,683,487
.. E. REMLEY FIRST AID KIT Filed Feb. 12; 1926 -2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Sept. 4, 1928.
hill-5Q ERNEST RETIILEY, OF EAST GRANGE, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR T0 HYGIENIC FIBRE COM htdhtt? PANY, INCORPORATED, A CQBPORATION OFYMASSACH'USETTS.
Application filed February 12, 1926. Serial No. 87,852.
The main object of my invention is to provide a simple construction or method of packaging various substances and implements useful for miscellaneous emergencies. I have sought to devise a method of packaging which is adaptable to many combinations so these supplies may be compactly and conveniently arranged or assembled. I have particularly sought to arrange the elements so that the various articles or supplies may be readily identified and removed when the package is opened.
Another object is to construct the parts so that different articles can be removed from the package without disturbing or handling the other articles.
Another object is to provide directions for use of the various articles in case directions are needed and which, while readily available for reading, are not likely to become lost.
Another object is to provide a package of minimum size with a maximum of capacity and convenience.
The inventlon contemplates the use of a box provided with an openinej which is accessible from the side and from one end,
which opening is normally covered bv a flap which may be readily sealed. Within this box Iarrange a carrier in the form of a book or series of leaves between which various packages of supplies are arranged. These leaves and packages are graded in size with respect to their depth so that each package or leaf in the stack projects a litt e higher than the one in front of it. This facilitates the grasping and removal of the packages and also makes it possible to provide identifying! titles. all of which can be read without disturbing anv of the packages. In the ends of the box I also arrange other articles or packages. tubular in shape, which may be independently withdrawn when needed. r
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of kit embodying my invention. the box being shown open so as'to d splay the titles on the various leaves of the holder or can.
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view showing" the box closed.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a series of packages graded in size with labels or titles along the upper edges. 7 i
Fig. 4: is a perspective view of one end of the kit showing an ampoule or tubular package attached to a flap of the box.
Fig.5 shows one form of blank for making I the box.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the removed. The box is preferably formed of cardheme board or sheet-metal having the front'and back portions 7 and 8. The bottom 9 mav be integral with the front and provided with the flap 10 adapted, to be tucked up inside of the box and secured in place or not, as may be desired. be secured to opposite sides of the front and the box may have a foldover 13 to be fastened to the end 11. The corners are preferably reinforcedand closed at the bottom by flaps 14 and 15. Flaps 16 and 17 are also preferably provided-to reinforce the upper corners and co-act with the top flaps 18 and 19 in holding the contents in place; Approximately one-half of the front of the box is cut away, leaving. however, corner flanges 20 and 21 between which grooves 22 and 23 are provided. behind the flaps 16 and 17 these grooves receiving the edges of the flap 19 when the box is closed...
The packages 24: to 25 are flat and prefers ablv consist of an assortment of supplies, each package being'wrapped in a protecting envelope or cover, preferably formed of moisture-proof paper. sealedfor sanitary reasons. These supplies ma-y'consist of a set of articles such as a gauze pad, a bandage compress. adhesive binder, adhesive compress. and a series of safety pins 26. These packages may be labeled or provided with titles along the upper edges, as shown in Fig. 3, for convenience in identification. The construction is preferably arranged-so as to accommodate other supplies in the ends of the box, such, for instance. as a. tube or bottle of ammonia inhalant 27 or aniodine The ends 11 and 12 may ampoule or tube of borated or carbolated petrolatum, or lodine ointment. Supplies of this character would, of course, be ordinarily individually wrapped and they may be con veniently held in place, for instance, by means of a pin 28 stuck through a flap of the box, as shown in Fig. 4c, the pin being inserted into the wrapping of the package 27. Special picric acid gauze may be provided in one of the packages for dressing burns. One of the packages may contain absorbent cotton or other material commonly required for first aid treatment.
While the packages can be readily arranged directly in the box, as above described, I prefer to provide a holder or carrier such as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 6, this holder 'to consist of a series of leaves, such as 30 and 31, folded and secured together in any suitable manner. These leaves are of varying or graded sizes so that the titles printed along the upper edges may be readily seen. Instructions or directions may be printed on various pages of the holder, together with identifying indices such as 5-0;, 9a, 3a, 500, 216Z and 15-66, corresponding to catalogue numbers of the manufacturer. The packages would ordinarily bear corresponding index numbers or letters. The holder and contents may be assembled as a unit and inserted in the box or removed as a unit if desired. The holder is preferably suitably arranged within the box so that when the flap of the box is closed, the upper edges of the rear leaves are folded or curved over as shown iuFig. 2, and cover over the fronts of the packages of the front leaves. This tends to further protect the packages, particularly in case the kit has been opened so that dust is likely to get inside.
The box and cover flap may be provided with inwardly projecting bosses 32 and re- 'eesses 33 which interlock when the box is side a table of contents as suggested in Fig.
1 or a description of the contents so that one 1nay know what the kit contains without opening 1t.
1. A first aid kit comprising a box opening along one edge, a earrier mounted in the box and having a plurality of flexible leaves of different heights with titles printed along the upper edge portions, said leaves being b x on at least three sides 1 packages between said do of the box being cut down to "ction rree from a id other and series of upstanding flexible packages graded in height and supported on edge in the box with their upper edges adjacent said cut away portion, the cut-away being suficiently long to permit any'of the packages to be readily grasped and with drawn by spreading the package top portions over the cut-away part before withdrawing.
8. A first aid kit comprising a card board box cut away on one side in the center and having a main flap hinged. along theopposite edge and adapted to be tucked inside of the cut away side, a series of thin packages stacked on edge in said box, an ampoule located in one end of the box and-an end flap folded over said ampoule and held in place by the main flap, said ampoule being detachably secured to said end flap.
a. A first aid kit comprising a box having an opening at the upper edge and at the front and provided with a flap adapted to cover said opening, in combination with a holder comprising a series of leaves, the rear leaves being wider thanthe front leaves, packages located between said leaves, at least one of the rear leaves being curved or folded over on top of other leaves when the box flap is closet. f
5. A first aid kit comprising a box having an open along the upper edge and a flap hi. god at the rear and adapted to cover said in combination with a holder having leaves of varying heights With index on the upper edges visible from the when tbox is opened, and sealed package containing suitable first aid supplies, 1d packages being located between said leaves and bearing index marks corresponding to the marks on said leaves.
6. A rst aid kit, comprising a box open along a l ngitudinal edge, a cover closing edible leaves Within the box, each id box, il a anged to extend beyond the. leaf in front of it, dissimilar articles between the leaves, and label on e projecting marginal portions or each le corresponding to the adjacent article, and at least a portion of the front of he box being lower than the upper edge of the box to provide simultaneous visibility of said labels and to facilitate separate withdrawal of any article from the box.
7.1%. aid kit, comprising an oblong box of about pocket size open along a longitudinal. edge. a cover closing said box, flexible leaves within the box and removable toeach leaf corresponding to the adjacent article, the front of the hex along substantially the entire length of said leaves being lower than the upper edge of the box, to provide simultaneous visibility of the labels and facilitate separate Withdrawal of any article 10 from the box, the box being extended at a side beyond said leaves, a relatively deep package in the space between the said leaves and box end, the front of the box being extended to adjacent the upper edge of the 15 deep package.