US 1709685 A
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April i6, 1929. E. RoTHRocK RECEPTACLE Filed July 8, V192'? ATTORNEY' Patented pr.,v 16, 1929, i
EDQAB pTHRocK, F LA VERNE, CAJEFOBNI.
Application filed July 8, 1927. Serial No. 204,323.
This invention relatesto receptacles or conltainers of book formation, an object of the invention being to provide a novel and attractive container, wvliichin appearance will closely simulate a book. y
Another objectof theinvention is to provide a container of this type which may be made of wood, `fiber, pasteboard, cement, plaster of Paris, metal and other suitablemahingedlyseeuring the cover toy thecontainer so that the hinge willlnot easily become loose even though the material is heavy,d The chairacter of the hinge and the manner of its attachment will act tosecurely hold the edges of the hinge strip or sheet in place. j
lVitli the above and other objects in View, the'invention further includes the following novel features andl details, of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustr'ated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim. In the drawings j Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention.
Figure 2 is a detail perspective view partly broken away showing the container frame' and hinge strip.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary see tional view taken through the hinged .end of the container with the cover closed.
. Figure 4 is a fragmentary view showing the cover open.
Figure 5 is a View similar to Figure 3V showing a. slightly' different form of the invention. y
Referring to the drawings in detail Whereinlile characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the container, which as stated, is inthe form of a book, lncludes a frame 10. This frame is formed of side Walls 1l and end walls 12. Secured to the edges of the side and end Walls is a bottom 13 and this bottom is extended as at 14 to simulate the extended edges of a book.
@ne of the side members 11 of ,the frame has its outer face rounded in imitation of the rounded back of a book, While the other side edge has its outer face concaved as shown at 15 in imitation of the concaved formation of Y the edges of the book leaves.
v"lfhe'top of the receptacle is indicated. at 16 and has Aone of its edges liingedly secured to the frame in av novel manner. The hinge is formed of a hinge strip or sheet 17 which terials, novel means being provided for.
is secured to the inner face of one of the side members l1 and has one edge extending and fsecured to the edge of the side member. as
so as to resist tendency of the strip to be-y come. loose, while theA opposite edge of .the
strip is secured to the under edge of the member 11 between this edge and the adjacent face of the bottom 14 as shown at 21. rThe edge of thehinge strip'is also covered at this point so as to resist tendency to become loose.
It will be apparent from the foregoing dei sci'iption and accompanying .drawings .that the cover 16 will be securely hinged to the frame and any tendency of the edges ofthe cover to become loosened will be resisted by the manner of securing one edge 21 between the side member 11 and the 'bottom`14 and the manner of securing theopposite edge 19 between the top 16 and the extended portion of the title sheet 20. In addition,.tlie niani'ierof securing the edge 21 will eii'ectually resist any pull upon the hinge lstrip transversely of the frame member 10.
- The invention is susceptible of various changes inits form, proportions and minor details of construction andthe right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly claimed is:
A. container comprising side walls and end walls, .a bottom secured to the edges of theside and end walls, a top and a flexible hinge.
sheet secured to, the inner face of one of the walls and having one edge extended and secured to the inner face of the top adjacent one edge of the latter to liingedly secure the top to the container and Aits opposite edge secured between the inner face of the bottom and the adjacent edge of the referred to Wall of said container to hold the strip in place and a paper facing secured over the inner face of the top and covering the extended edge of the hinge sheet, said facing being extended t6 simulate a title page. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.