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Publication numberUS1695477 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1928
Filing dateJan 26, 1928
Priority dateJan 26, 1928
Publication numberUS 1695477 A, US 1695477A, US-A-1695477, US1695477 A, US1695477A
InventorsZeindlhofer Anton
Original AssigneeGroove Lock Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1695477 A
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` Dec. 18, 1 928. 1,695,477

A. ZEINDLHOFER RECEPTACLE Filed Jan. 26, 1928 n INVEWTOR n bm Zezndl Hofer Patented bec. 18, 19u28. i UNITED- STATES;

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or NEW YORK,N. Y., y.e CORPORATION on NEW YORK` Anur:iiiaiuicnr..

Application led January 26, 1928. ySerial No. 249,566.

Thisv` invention relates .to improvements in receptacles, particularly receptacles or casings that can Ybe readily Opened and' closed and provided withmeans for keeping the receptacle shut.V i t @ne obj ect of the'invention is to provide a receptacle or casing that is preferably portable andhas alid or closure attached thereto with novel means' for engaging the closure to keep the receptacle shut or 'release the closure lto enable the receptacle to beopened.

' Afurther obj ect of the invention is to provide a receptacle that is of' strong 'construction, ornamental in appearance and capable of being easily and inexpensively manufactured. Y

Theobjects and advantasgesof the invention are fully set forth in the description and drawings, which illustrate the best embodiment of'my invention now known to me. Butv I of course reserve the right to make changes` ,not necessarily shown herein but coming within the spirit and scope of the' invention and embraced by the broad meanings of the terms in which the appended claims'are eX- pressed. c t .Y

On the drawings,

Figure 1 shows a top view in perspective of a receptacle, according toiny improvement;l f t Figure 2 is a front viewl thereof showing the receptacle closed; f

Figure 3 is a similar view, partly in vsec-v tion, showing the receptacle open.

Figure 4 is an enlarged transverse sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.Y

The same numerals identify the same parts throughout. l ,t

In the. detailed description of the structure presented in the drawings, the numeral 1 indicates the body of the receptacle and 2" the lid or closure therefor, these-two'pja-rts being attached to each otherbymeans of a hinge B. The body 1 comprises acup-shaped member 4, which receives'another cup-shaped mem-- ber 5; lthe rim of the memberf projecting abovewthe rim of the member 4'.VK The parts 4 and 5 maybe secured together inaiiy suitable manner, and the hinge 3 is mounted uponlthe rim of the part 5, which projects outward and forms a circumferential rib- 6. The lid 2 is reduced in diameter below the top thereof, thus giving the lid the appearance of having f a flange 7;and carried by the reduced porz tion is anannular rib Sextending around the lower edge ofthe rib 6 on lid 2 but spaced from the flange 7, asindi" thereon, is a fastener element or catch 9 which engages and releasesthe rim 6 ofthe closed position or moved to open the recep-` tacle. .This annular part 8fis attached'to `a ring. 10, the portionor webconnecting the ring lor rib- 8 and the ring 10 being indicated at 11, and the` ring 10 lits inside of the reduced or contracted portion'of the lid above mentioned. This reduced portion is shown at 12, and by expanding the inner edge rof theri'ng 10 within the contracted portion or rim 12 of the lid 2, the ring -orl rib8 is securely held yon the. lid 2. 'YBycutt-ingthis ring 8 at suitable points and perforating` the portions between the cuts, said portions may be made'to serve as parts of the hinge 8, co,- operating with similar parts on tl'ie"rim6'v of the cup 5 to receive'the hinge pin andthus. y

connect the body andflid together; and the hinge y3 may of courseibe' a` `spring hingefto move the lid 1up when the catch 9freleases therib. v Y

The rib 8 `has edges 13 andV 14 projecting above and belowl the web 11, the lower edge 14 also extending down -a little beyond the the cup 5, when the c lid is'closed. The' catch 9 may be C-shaped whenv viewed from one end' or in cross-section; that is-to say, it will have its edges bent/over the edges 18 and 14 of the ribl 8, andthe space between 6() member 5, so that the lid 2 can be heldin y Y the rib 8 and flange 7 indicatedratl and the .Y similar space orI groove 16 between they rib 8V and the rim 'of the cup; 4 will-be large enough,V

to-allow the catch 9 to have a free movement.: Two stops17 shown in Figure 3, will be pro'l vided to/limit the movementof thev cat-ch. 9,

with the catch 9 incontact with the said stop 17, so that the lower part of the catch will pass throught-he recess v18, and then the catch is moved to the left, referring to Figures 1,

2 and 3, so as to make it engage oncermore v with the underside of the rib 6. Then the lid 'A 'and acent-one lof the stops, such as stop 1,7y

at the right in Figure 3, the ribv 6Will begpro-` vvided with aV cut-away vportion"orrecess 18.`

To close the receptacle,- thellid is put down, i

clear that the receptacle is very simple in Structure, and can be kept securely shut but easily opened.

The rib or rail S onvvhich the catch 9 rides, overhangs and screens the rib 6 when the lid .is closed, and thus any seam which might appear between the body and closure is com p etely concealed.V

The range movement of the catch 9 from one stop 17 to the other is sutliciently large to enable the catch 9 to be moved aV considerable distance away from the recess 18 and thus the risk of the casing ever being opened accidentally is eliminatet Preferably the outside ot' the ring 8 is rounded to give a more artistic ei'fect.

While the invention is shown as embodied in theform of the receptacle above described, I may obviously practise the invention in connection with rcceptaclesor casings ot diferent shape or construction and still be lWithin the principle of the invention. v


1l. A receptacle, comprising,r a body, a, closure there-for, the body having a rim and the closure having a rib which covers said rim, and a sliding catch mounted on said rib to engage and release the rim. v

2. A receptacle, comprising a. body consisting of a number oi? cup-shaped members, one Within the other and` projecting above the rim of the other, a closure attached to the inner member, a rib carried by the closure to receive the rim ot said inner member, and a sliding catch mounted on said rib.

3. A receptacle, comprising a body, a closure attached to the body, said closure having areduced portion, arib` carried by the closure, a retaining ring within the closure, and a web connecting said ring and said rib.

4. A receptacle, comprising a closure having a body With an outturned rim, a lid pivoted to said body, the lid having a contracted rim, an annular rib attached to the rim of the closure and shaped to receive the rim of the body Within it when the closure is shut, and a catch mounted kto move on said rib` t0 engage the rim of the body` and release same to 'permit the receptacle to be shut and opened` i 5. A receptacle, comprising a body having an ontturned rim, a. closure attached to the rim of the body and having its rim contracted, a rib surrounding the contracted rim of the closure and secured to the closure, said rib encircling the rim ofthe bodyvvhen the closureis shut, and a catch mounted on the rib movable to eneagethe rim ofthe body to keep the receptac re shut, the rim of the-body having a recess so that the catch can be moved into registry therewith to enable the receptacle to be opened.

6. A receptacle comprising a body consisting of members 4one received Within the other, the inner member projectingbeyond the rim of the other member and having its rim turned outward, a closure hinged tothe rim of the inner member, tbe closure having a contracted portion, a rib secured to the closure and surrounding the contracted portieri and receiving the rim of vsaid inner member Within it when the closure is shut, a retaining ring Secured to said 'rib Within the closure'to hold the rib-in position, a mirror havinga pe,- v y ripheral ring disposed within theclosure andl encircled by said retaining ring, andaeatch mounted' upon the rib toiengage the rim of the; inner member and `hold lthe receptacle shut, said rim having a recess for the catch to register with and enable the receptacle to be opened, and stops on the receptacle to y limit the movement of the catch. A

V7. A receptacle having a body and a Inovable closure therefor, the latter bci'ngprovided Witha rim, amirrorhaving a ring encircling itdisposed Within the closure, and a ring extending within the closure between the ring on the mirror and said rimyso `that the mirror is held in place in theclosure, said last-named ring bearing a rib which encircles the adjacent portion of the body when the closure is shut.

8. A receptacle having a body and a mov-` able closure, the closure provided with a.

rim, a mirror having a peripheral ring Within the closure and surrounded by the rim, a ring between the ring on the mirror and Said rim, a rib encirclin Y the rim and extending beyond the periphery thereoil and connected to the second named ring, and means on the rib for holding and releasing said body toenable the receptacle to be kept shut or opened.

9. A receptacle having aA body and amovable closure, the closure provided with a rim, a mirror having a peripheral ring within the closure and surroundedby the rim., a ring between the ring on the mirror and saidrim, ayrib encirclingl the rim and extending beyond the periphery thereof and connected to the second named ring, and means slidably mounted on the rib for holding and releasing said body to enable the receptacle to be kept shutv or opened.

InV testimony that I claim Vthe foregoing Vas my invention, I'have signed my name hereto.


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US7237677Jun 2, 2004Jul 3, 2007Berg Robert IMirrored oral-product container
U.S. Classification132/301, 220/DIG.260, 220/324
International ClassificationB65D43/16
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/26, B65D43/16
European ClassificationB65D43/16