US 1845509 A
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Feb. 16, 1932. J MORAN 1,845,509
RECEPTACLE Filed Oct. 10, 1929 INVENTOR WTTORNEYg Patented Feb. 15, 1%32 :rosnrrr F. MORAN, or warnneuny, CONNECTICUT, nssrsn'on To scovrLr. MANUFAC CUT TUBING COMPANY, or WATERBURY, connncrionrgnconroanrion or CONNECTI- REcEPTAoLn Application filed October 10, 1929 Serial No. 398,631.
' details of construction and arrangements of parts which will first be described in connection with the accompanying drawings and then more particularly pointedout.
In the drawings:
Figure'l is a perspective view of a receptacle constructed in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same; 1
Figure 3 is a similar view of a modified construction Figure 4 is a perspective View of part of the device shown in Figs. 1 and 2 before assembly and inverted; and
Figure 5 is a similar View of the corre sponding part in the modification of Fig. 8.
Referring to the drawings and more particularly Figs. 1, 2 and 4, there is provided a box-like portion 5 open at the top and dimensioned to hold several cigarettes 6 in a vertical position. As here shown as an example, the receptacle 5 is formed from a flat stamping that is folded into the box-like form illustrated. The over-lapping edges 7 8 are spot welded or otherwise secured together. Turned in from the bottom edge of one side of the box is a flange 9 forming a foot later referred to.
Bearing against the box-like receptacle is a spring clip 10 for yieldingly receiving and holding a place card or the like. In carrying out the invention to what is now considered the best advantage the clip is out out to form a predetermined design. The clip 10- here illustrated as an example, is cut out to form a cat design. With such a cut-out clip, not only is the device rendered ornamental but a holder may be selected having a design that accords with the particular interests of the guest to whom it is assigned.
Instructures embodying the invention to what'is now considered the bestadvantage, the clip portion is integral with a supporting base to which thereceptacle portion is secured. As here shown asan example, the clip 10 is formed integral with a flat base portion 12 by which the device is supported on a dining table 18, card table or the like. The base and clip are formed from a metal stamping,- the clip portion being bent upwardly and inwardly as shown to engage the receptacle with a spring action. The clip thus serves to hold aplace card 11 which is insertedbetween it and the receptacle.
. The parts may be conveniently securedtogether by riveting the foot 9 to the base 12." As shown,base 12 is formed with two hollow rivets 14 which enter holes 15 in foot 9 and are spun over in the usual manner of hollow riveting.
In the modification illustrated in Figs. 3 and 5 the box-like receptacle 17 for the cigarettes is in the form of a drawn-metal cup. The bottom 18 of this cup forms the foot portion (corresponding to flange 9) that is secured to the base of the clip portion. Otherwise the two constructions are identical.
It will be seen that the construction provides a combined spring member and a base which will support the box in an upright position and which will also actas an article holder such as a place card. Thus a simple structure has been provided, of few parts and attractive appearance. Furthermore by securing the base to the bottom of the box, as shown, the securing means are concealed when the device is in use, and this further adds to the appearance of the article.
It will, of course, be understood that the spring member may be of various decorative designs, and the spring member may be se- 1 cured to the basein different ways. The invention is therefore not to be limited to the ing along one side of and laterally beyond the body of the box on each side for a substantial distance to form a support for maintaining the box in an upright position, a part of the spring member extending in Wardly and upwardly from the base at one side of the box and arranged to bear against the box side, and means for securing the base to the bottom of the box.
2. In a device of the character described, a box inei'nb'er having side walls and a bottom and a combined spring article holder and base having a leg extending along one side of and laterally beneath the box on each side to support the box in a vertical position and a portion above the leg bearing against a side of the box, and means for securing the leg to'the bottom of the box.
3. In an article of the character described, a box member having side Walls and a bottom, a spring member having a vertical portion cut out to form a decorative design part of which is arranged to engage a side Wall of the box, said spring member having a horizontal leg bent at an angle to the vertical part ofthe member and extending laterally beneath the box on each side to form a support for the box, and means for securing the horizontal leg to the bottom of the box.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.
.JOSEPH F. MORAN.