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Publication numberUS1772322 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1930
Filing dateSep 5, 1928
Priority dateSep 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1772322 A, US 1772322A, US-A-1772322, US1772322 A, US1772322A
InventorsJonathan Peterson, Thom James C
Original AssigneeCombination Machine Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Snuff-box cover
US 1772322 A
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' Aug. 5, 1930. J, PETERSON ET AL 7 1,772,322

' SNUFF BOX COVER Filed Sept. 5, 1928 mlllllinmll INVENTORS Jonathan Peterson James C. Thom 7 AT ORNEYS.

Patented Aug. 5, 1930 UNITED STATE PATENT,

OFFICE JONATHAN rn'rnnson, 0F nrnenrrnnn, connncrrcu'r, AND JAMES o. Trrom r' CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNORS T0 (JOMBI'NATION MAoHINn COMPANY, or ,nnw YORK, N. Y.', A CORPORATION on NEW JERSEY sworn-Box COVER A l cation filed September 5, 1928. 'Serial Nb. 303,982.

This inventionis an improvement in snufi' box covers, and more particularlyin covers having in connection therewith dippers or spoons for enabling removal of a selected portion of the snuff from the box.

In the using of snuff, it is usual to apply I the snuff by means of a dip, which may be in the form of a blade, either spoonshaped or plane, as may be desired.

It is desirable that the dip be permanently connected with the container, and preferably with the top, in order thatit always may be at hand and in accessible position.

In providing a dip of any character, it is desirable that itbe of a-nature such that no material addition results in the cost ofthe container or the individual packet of merchandise:

One of the primary objects of the'present invention is the provision of a cover, which may be the cover of the box, or an accessory cover to be used afterthe box is opened, wherein the cover is provided with a'simple inexpensive diporspoon permanently connected therewith- I Another object is the provisionof a spoon permanently connected with the cover and normally lying within the circumference thereof, but so mounted as to be extended into operative position beyond the circumference when desired. 1

Another object is the'provision in such a spoon, of means in connection with the spoon and cover for holding the extended end against lateral swinging movement with respect to the cover. T lVith these and other objects in" view the invention" consists in the construction and novel combination of parts fully described hereinafter, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims appended hereto, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings forming a part hereof Fig. 1 is a perspective view looking from above of the improved cover in place on a tion.

Fig. 2 is a similar view with the spoon-extended.

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 83 ofFig. 1.

box, and with the spoon in inoperative posi Fig. 8 is a top plan View of a coverhaving a modified spoon mounting. a A

. Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9-9'of Fig. 8. In the embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, the cover which is of usual construction comprises a body 1,

and a fiange2 extending laterally from the body, and adapted to engage'about the open top of a'container 3'for snuff. The top may be of the integral construction shown,or'not,

as desired, but preferably it is provided with a marginal upstanding bead'or rib 4 at the I junction of thelbody The clip plate or strip, if desired, but in the present instance it is shown as composed of a bowl or spoon shaped portion 5 anda shank 6, and it is of a length to lie wholly within the circumference of the cover, when placed diametrically of the body as shown in Fig.1. The shank is pivoted to the body asindicated at 7 in any suitable manner near the margin, and it may be strengthenedas shown,

with the flange.

by means of a longitudinally extending rib8.

In order to hold the spoon in extended position and radial to the cover, the shankmay be providedwith laterally extending wings 9 at each sideof the pivotal connection, which willengage within the bead or rib 4 when the spoon is in inoperative position as shown in Fig. 1,. or in operative position as shown in Fig. 2. These wings may be bent slightly toward the cover body,.and as they are slightly resilient, the one wing will slip over the rib 4 when the spoon is swung into operative position, and will engage within the rib when the spoon'is in such position.

. The concavity of the bowl is on the underor spoon may be simply a flat side of the spoon, so that it is adjacent to the top when the spoon is in inoperative position, and the spoon is used in the manner shown in Fig. 4, the cover serving as a handle for athe spoon when snuii is dipped from the container. With the arrangement shown, the spoon is always at hand, easily accessible, and when not in use, is within the dimensions-of the cover, so that it does not addappreciably to the bulk of the box. The improved cover may be furnished with the box as the cover of the box, or it may be an auxiliary cover, adapted to replace the box cover, or to serve as a cover when the top of 15 the box is removed. V

In Figs. 5, 6 and 7, the cover 10 is similar to that shown in Fig. 1, and the spoon which comprises the bowl 11 and the shank 12, has the shank longitudinally slotted as shown at m 13, to cooperate with aheaded pin 14 at the center of the cover. .It will be noticed re- 7 ferring to Figs. 5 and 6, that the slot 13 is at the center of the reinforcing rib, and that the body of the pin 14 is flattened diametri- 'cally of the can, so that the spoon cannot turn with respect to the pin. That is, the spoon is not rotatable on the pin, the rectangular cross section of the pin preventing such rotation. V M The pin may be connected to the top in any desired manner, in the present instance, being forked, and having the ends 15 of the fork bent laterally beneath the cover body. With this arrangement, in inoperative posi- :E tion, the spoon lies within the marginal rib of the cover, and is so held by the engagement of the ends'of the spoon with the rib. Inorder to move it to operative position, it is pushed outward as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 5, and will be .so held by the friction between the spoon, the marginal rib, and the body of the cover.

. In Figs. 8 and 9, the cover 16 is like that shown in F ig. 1, and the spoon which comprises the bowl 17 and the longitudinally reinforced shank 18 is pivoted to the cover as indicated at 19, so that the spoon may swing into the position of Fig. 2, or into the posi- .tion of Fig. 8. The pin 19 is spaced inwardly in slightly from that end of the spoon remote from the bowl, and the said end is provided withan indentation 20, which is adapted to engage similar indentations 21 on opposite sides of the pivot 20, thereby'to hold the spoon in operativeor inoperative position. The indentations are easily disengaged by pressing the free end of the spoon'latera'lly.

It will be apparent from the description that in each construction the spoon when in lnoperative position is within the limits of the cover, so that the overall dimensions and the bulk of the snutfbox are not materially increased. 7

What is claimed as new is 2-- 43'5 -;1.- Acover forsnuti boxes and the like, having an annular marginal rib and having connormally within the circumference of the top, and mounted to be extended beyond the same into operative position by pivotal movement in a, plane parallel to that of the cover, and releasable means cooperating with the rib for holding the spoon in extended position.

2. A cover for snuff boxes and the like, having connected with the top thereof a dip or spoon normally within the circumference of the top,and mounted to be extended beyond the same into operative position by pivotal movement in a plane parallel to that of the cover,and releasable means for holding the spoon in extended position, said means arranged to resist angular movement of the spoon with respect to the cover.

3. A cover for snu'tl boxes and the like, having in connection therewith a dip or spoon normally lying substantially diametrically of the cover and pivoted to swing in a plane parallel to that of the cover outward beyond the periphery of the cover, said dip or spoon and the cover having cooperating means to releasably' hold the same in normal or extended position.

4. A cover .for snufi' boxes and the like,

having in connection therewith a dip or spoon normally lying substantially diametrically of the cover and pivoted to swing outward beyond the periphery of the cover, said dip or spoon and the cover having cooperating means to releasably hold the same in normal or extended position,'said means including an extension near the pivoted end of the spoon, the cover having means cooperating with the extension. to releasably hold the spoon in normal or extended position.

5. A cover for snufi' boxes and the like, having in connection therewith a dip or spoon normally lying substantially diametrically of the cover and pivoted to swing outward beyond the periphery of the cover, said dip or spoon and the cover having cooperating means to releasably hold the same in normal or extended position, said means including laterally extending wings at the pivoted end of the spoon, the cover having a marginal rib against which the rib bears in normal or extended position. Y

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this fourth day of September, A. D. 1928.

' JONATHAN PETERSON.

JAMES C. THOM.

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US2599868 *Apr 11, 1949Jun 10, 1952Schuh La Verne LExtensible concealed dipper blade for snuffbox covers
US2614361 *Nov 17, 1950Oct 21, 1952Michael P MarongBall and runway toy and handle therefor
US2637465 *Dec 16, 1949May 5, 1953Fisher Edward SCan top handle
US2921707 *Apr 2, 1956Jan 19, 1960Noah H SloanCombination bottle cap and dispenser
US20060060480 *Sep 21, 2004Mar 23, 2006Budd James PSmokeless tobacco container with improved cover
US20070110928 *Feb 28, 2006May 17, 2007Bried David KContainer with a one-piece body
Classifications
U.S. Classification141/380, 229/401, 15/185
International ClassificationA24F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F23/00
European ClassificationA24F23/00