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Feb. 7, 1933. A. E. NEELY 1396,82?
ASSORTMENT DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed Feb. 8, 1932 Patented Feb. 7, 1933 ALBERT E. NEELY, OF'CHIGAGO, I
mors, ASSIGNYOR To w; c. arrcnmann conning,
or CHICAGO, rnnmor's', [a1 COBPORATIQN or rlnrnors asson'rmnnr DISIENSING con'm'mnn Application filed February 8,1932. Serial 1T0. 591,623,
. My invention relates to boxes or containers adapted to hold an assortment of articles, such as buttons, in a divided or chambered receptacle from any compartment of which one or more of the bodies may be readily removed or dispensed.
An aim of the invention is to provide ade- 'pository of this character in which all of the groups of buttons or other bodies may be readily seen so that the desired one may be easily selected for use. i v
An added purpose of the invention is to supply a box of this type or style from which the buttons or other members willvnot be unintentionally discharged and in which there is no danger of the buttons in one compartment finding access to another chamber H1 which they do not belong.
Also, it is an object of the invention to provide a construction having these and other valuable structural and functional characteristics, which can be manufactured at a relatively small cost and yet which will effectively and efliciently perform in a mannor for the attainment of the desired results.
To enable those acquainted with this art to understand the invention, in the ,accompanyingdrawing, forminga part of this specification, a present, preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated in detail, and, for the sake of simplicity, like reference numerals have "been employed throughout the several views to designate the same parts.
In this drawing Figure 1 is a face ore-top view of the assortment dispensing container with a portion of the transparent cover cut away;
Figure 2 is a vertical cross-section on line -22 of Figure 1; a
Figure 3 is a fragmentary, vertical section on line3-3ot Figure2; and
Figure dis a perspective 'viewofone of the paste-board or other elements, several of which are employed to divide the container into individual compartments.-
Referring to this drawing, it'will :be perceived that the box or areceptacle, desirably of :round shape, has :a bottom :11, preferably, but not necessarily, of metalyto which, ,by a
fish; ce t of the s ru ture, a new .o h eempa iene eeerelatediuel ill Seem or joint s iee e e peetehe led or 1 other circular rim or wall 13 bent over in- Werdly a its t p edge t 4,- to provide a s itable,smooth margin and finish at, such point, the member 13 being usually concealed by an attractive paper or other cover 15. T in i r hi relied e i iree er cepta le or n a e is di de nt 8 Wil .b r of p e e mp me ts 16,1691 S e..-
ap X su chamber being ehewe in the Pr i e e, b t, or course, the Pr cise or exact nu be is, oi m nor importance and it may be greater orless, as occasion or desire dictates. I
.S h mpa men e tere pae e a e -5 designed and Mia ted t0 receive an held a a tm of d fie nt battens 9. ther bodieswith those of one former style only in n o e h mbe siand the e .e mie tme it areiformed by ben 19, 'V-ehePed ae eb rd, '0 o h par it o Wa l 1 one Of While pas eboard el men depi te PerePeefive in Figure at whereby en ythi ee smel members are requiredjto provide the six mpa tment 1 v A is show th paced, ei erende e Part l7. bear against and .reinier eth inne SL 1 a'ceip t ei a l '1 thei apexee 1 3 being Yet 111 the drawing, and the top part'oteach bent ection 1 pi bev e 9 e1 1 fik .1 P e pa e f the e e le ivet re erre t hereinaften' M i i v 1 In order to keep thesepartition walls properlyi rr ng d and so ated tegeth v an 111-1 sured against dislodgement or displacement, n p rt ed, thin, e eet me rame '2 i used, which has a central or fiathubportion 22 re t y a o e the m n center 9 the v io W r; an e .i, rin :eee e 2 lini ab er g again t and st fi e e .Ythe w llvliim d e 2 ra ia ing r prfi e 4, -24 in .reg s ilw t he ia W lls (1 and tom nectingitheparts22and 23. v
Arms 2Llareused not only ,to position the 7 radiating walls17, but also to strengthen and to stiffen them, and to this endQeachQsuch .arm hastwo, parallel,,downturned flanges 25, 2 atnd ine eeter th,ah pp e side so I From vwhat precedes it will-be readily unv derstood that this metal frame can be made from a single sheet of thin metal by suitable punching and bending operations;
As is clearly shown in Figure 2, the top edges of the partition walls 17 and-the thin,-
metal frame 21 archupwardly from the wall to the' center ofthe box. 1 V -A similarly arched or slightly domeshaped, round, celluloid or analogous transparent plate or disc 28 bears on. the parts 22, 24, and 23, with its center held in place and adapted to turn on"a rivet 29 extended through aligned holes in the members '28 and 22 and with itscircular marginaccommodated in the annular groove between the mem- 2 bers 23 and 27 ,the flange 26 assuring that suchedge portion ofthe disc will not bind in the. groove and may turn 'relati'velyfreely therein. y
,From the foregoing, it should be apparent 30 that the arched, top surface of the metal member21 keeps the revoluble celluloid cover in' the same form and under slight strain or tensionso that it will not turn unintentionally, and itscertain contactwith the arms 24, the buttons are effectively prevented from sliding, under it "from one compartment,
where they belong, into a next .fchamber to which'they'should not haveaccess. 1 I I The transparent, top, rotatable disc 28,"at 40 one point near its edge, has anaperture 31 1 which, by the turningof the disc by hand, may be shifted into register with any one of the several compartments 16 for thejdis'charge 'therethrough' o'f one or more of the buttons 2 contained in such compartment.
In order that'the aperture or delivery opening 31' may be closed in one position ofthe' revoluble cover, the metal frame has an un- 7 'apertured section 32 slightly larger than the 5 deliveryjopening 31, and when thisaperture isin register withsuch fiat plate portion. 32, 'asshoWn in Figure 1, none of the buttons will beldelivered. w I v v y To have access to any one of the compartments 16,v it'is merely necessary for the operator to turn the "transparent cover to bring the opening 31 over suchcompartment,
' whereupon by tilting the whole container one or more buttons will fallioutfand when the desired number has been secured, the cover i may be turned toagain bring the opening "over the plate section 32.; 1 I r Thoseskilled in this art will readily understand that the invention .is not necessarily limited and restricted to the particular em- 'maintaining it in position, the margin of overlying said frame with its margin in the a circular groove between said frameandisaid bodiment shown, and that many changes and modifications maybe incorporated therein without departure from the-heart and essence of the invention as presented in the appended claims and without the loss or sacrifice of any 7 of its material benefits or advantages. lclaimz I 1. In an assortment dispensing container, the combination ofairound receptacle having a bottom-wall anda circular side-wall the upper portion offwhich is turned over inwardly of the receptacle, V-shaped partition walls dividing said receptacle into sepa rate compartments, said partition-walls having their apexes at the center of the. receptacle and their free endsfat' the inner surface of said side-wall, the top edges of said partition-walls sloping upwardly from said side-wall to the centeriof the receptacle, a slightly dome-shaped bent metal frame overlying said partition-walls andhavinga central sectionv at the center of the receptacle,
an outer ring section at the inner surface of 'saidside-wal'l and radiatingarms connecting said central and ring sections and in register 9 with said partition-walls,each of said arms having depending flanges on opposite sides of the corresponding partition-walland said outer ring section havingan upstanding circular flange below the inturnedsection'of'said side-wall, a transparent round disc cover overlying said frame with its mara ginin the circular groove between said frame and said int-urned side-wall section, andmeans revolubly connecting the central part of s'aid'disc to the central section of'said frame, said cover having a delivery aperture adapted by the turning of the coverto be brought into registerwithfany one of said compartments, said frame having a 'blank portion with which said cover aperture may reglster when the cover is innon-del vering POSItIOII."
the combination of a round receptacle havinga bottom-wall and a circular side-wall the uppercportion of whichis turned over inwardly'of the receptacle, partition-walls dividing said receptacle into separate compartments, the top edgesof said partitionwalls sloping upwardly from said sidepending flanges on opposite sides ofthe corresponding partition-wall and maintaining it in position,- a transparentround disc cover '2. In an assortment dispensing container} inturned side-wall section, and means revolubly connecting the central part of said disc to the central section of said frame, said cover having a delivery aperture adapted by the turning of the cover to be brought into register with any one of said compartments, said frame having a blank portion with which said cover aperture may register when the cover is in non-delivering position.
3. In an assortment dispensing container, the combination of a round receptacle having a bottom-wall and a circular side-wall the up er portion of which is turned over inwar l partition-walls dividing said receptacle into separate compartments, a metal frame overlying said partition-walls and having a central section at the center of the receptacle, an outer ring section at the inner surface of said side-wall and radiating arms connecting said central and ring sections and in register with said partitionwvalls, each of said arms having depending flanges on opposite sides of the corresponding partitionwall and maintaining it in position, and a revoluble transparent round disc cover overlying said frame with its margin in the circular groove between said frame and said inturned side-wall section, said cover having a delivery aperture adapted by the turning of the cover to be brought into register with any one of said compartments, said frame having a blank portion with which said cover aperture may register when the cover is in non-delivering position.
4. In an assortment dispensing container, the combination of a round receptacle having a bottom-wall and a circular side-wall, independent V-shaped partition-walls having their apeXes at the center of the receptacle and dividing said receptacle into separate compartments, a metal frame separate from the receptacle walls and overlying said partition-walls and having radiating arms in register with said partition-walls, each of said arms having depending flanges on opposite sides of the corresponding partitionwall and maintaining it in position, and a revoluble transparent round disc cover overlying said frame, said cover having a delivery aperture adapted by the turning of the cover to be brought into register with any one of said compartments, said frame having a blank portion with which said cover aperture may register when the cover is in nondelivering position.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
' ALBERT E. NEELY.