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Dec. 30, 1930. J. P. DOUGHTY, JR 1,786,902
SMOKERS ARTICLE Filed Sept. 17, 1928 j fi g? 1 fl/a lll 4 5- 17 Patented Dec. 30, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE) JAMES P; .DOUGHTY, JR., F AUGUSTA, GEORGIA SMOKERS ARTICLE Application filed September 1'7, 1928. Serial No. 306,573.
sion of a simple and inexpensive device of this character which may be readily clamped or secured to the edge of a'table, arm of a chair or any other suitable support, and provide readily accessible matches and a receptacle for ashes, in addition to a support for unconsumed cigars and cigarettes;
Another and very important object of the,
invention is the construction and arrangement of the ash receptacle which may be conveniently arrang'edin operative ash-receiving position or thrown to an out of the way position beneath the support and which also may be readily removed to dump the contents thereof.
Still another object of theinvention is the provision of a combined match holder and ash receptacle which may be positioned on a support either at the side thereof or at the corner, and is provided with an ash receptacle which when the device is attached adjacent the corner of the support may be thrown to severaldifierent positions so as to be convenient for parties sitting, for instance, at the side or end of a card table, or the like.
Further objects of the invention will be apparent as the following specific description is read in connection with the accom- Y panying drawing, which forms a part of this application, and in which Fig. l is a perspective view of the device shown attached to the side of an ordinary table;
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken through the table showing the device in end elevation.
Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the device which clearly shows the connection of the ash receptacle with the clamp body;
Fig. l is a top plan view of the device showing in full and dotted lines the several positions towhich the ash receptacle can be adjusted; and
Fig. 5 is a detailed bottom planview showing a modified arrangement of ash receptacle holder.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, 1 represents a support of any suitable character which may be either a table top, chair arm, or any other support having a generally horizontal disposition. The article itself comprises a clamp member 2 which is substantially U-shaped in cross section. and of sufiicient length to carry the respective elements which will be hereinafter described. I preferably make the clamp mem ber. 52 of sheet metal having some inherent resiliency, with side members and i spaced apart a suflficient distance to embrace and clamp upon an ordinary bridge table, but in order that the device may be attached to supports having a lesser thickness than the ordinary bridge table top, I thread into the lower side member 4 a set screw 5 which can be manipulated as iswell understood and draw the top side member 3 down upon the. top of the support and thus clamp the member 2 in position thereon.
Projecting laterally from the vertical wall 6 of the member 2 is a bracket having a substantially horizontal bottom wall 7 and a vertical wall 8 which is parallel with the vertical wall 6 of the member 2. This bracket is arranged to support and frictionally retain a box of matches such as is indicated at 9, although it could be conveniently employed for holding deck of cardsif such were desired.
Projecting through the bottom side menr her 4 at the end opposite to the set screw is a stud 10 upon which is pivotally mounted an arm 11 having laterally extended spaced pivoting cars 12, between which a U-shaped bracket 13 is pivoted upon a bolt 14. connects ing said ears. This bracket 13 as shownin Fig. 3 has diverging arms 15 which carry and have permanently attached thereto a closed ring 16 into which the ash receptacle 1'? fits. As shown this ash receptacle is a substantially cylindrical member closed at its bottem and open at its top and having a reinforcing and supporting rib 18 extending around the same at a point substantially midway of its height. This rib rests upon the ring 16 and effectively supports the receptacle within said ring but permits its ready removal to dump the contents thereof.
In the form shown in Fig. 5 the bracket arms 15 support and have attached thereto a split ring 19 whose ends diverge as shown at 20 so as to form an entrance opening 21 and in this instance the split ring 19 is preferably made of spring material so that by entering the receptacle in the opening the legs of the spring ring may be spread apart and the re ceptacle snapped into place where it will be retained between the arms of the ring by the resiliency thereof. If desired the receptacle employed with such a supporting ring may have two spaced ribs which en age the top and bottom edges of the supporting ring 19.
As I have shown in Fig. in dotted lines the receptacle when not in use may be folded beneath the table by pivoting the bracket 13 upon the bolt 1.41: and then turning the arm ill on the stud 10. This brings the receptacle into a horizontal position and parallel with the length of the clamp member 2 and also with the edge of the table or support to which said clamp member is attached.
By placing the clamp member adjacent the corner of the table or other support as shown in Fig. at and swinging the arm 11 on the stud, the receptacle may be readily positioned in the several dotted line adjustments shown. For instance, the position A indicates the arrangement of the receptacle at the end of the table convenienctor the parties sitting either at the side or the end of the table and position 13 shows the clamp member 2 car 'ied by the side of the table and the receptacle arranged wholly at the end of the table, and it will of course be understood that when in either of these positions the bracket 18 may be turned upon the shaft l-l so as to place the receptacle in horizontal position.
I preferably secure to the upper side memher 3 a cigar or cigarette holder 22 which may be utilized to support unconsumed cigars or cigarettes. The location of this member or course may be readily changed without departing in any way from the spirit or scope of this invention.
I also wish it understood that the particular material of which this device is formed does not have any eiieet upon the scope of the invention as I may make the same of very ordinary and inexpensive material so that it may be sold very cheaply or I may make it of expensive material and embellish the same in any suitable way as by ornamentation of various character so'the device will not only be useful but ornamental but as this forms no part of my invention, I have merely illus-. trated a plain embodiment for the purpose of this disclosure.
What I claim is:
1. In a device of the class described, a
angles to the axis of rotation of the arm and "toward and away from said axis, and an ash receptacle removably carried by the bracket.
3. In a device of the class described, a U shaped support engaging member having a horizontal portion, a vertical pivot stud ex tending through said portion, an arm pivoted to said stud to swing in a horizontal plane, a bracket pivoted to said arm to swing at right-angles to the movem nt of the arm and toward and away from said stud, and an ash receptacle l'emovably carried by said bracket.
4. In a device of the class described, a substantially U-shaped table clamping member having a horizontal portion, a vertical stud extending through said portion, an arm pivoted on said stud to swing in a horizontal path and having pivoting ears, a bracket pivoted between said ears and arranged to swing in a path of movement at right-angl' to the axis of rotation of the arm and towarc and away from said stud, a supporting ring carried by the bracket, and a shouldered receptacle removably fitted within and resting upon said ring.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
JAMES P. DOUGHTY, Jn.