US 1954893 A
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April 17, 1934. s Ks 1,954,89F3
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE:
Application May 29, 1933, Serial No. 673,471
This invention relates generally to containers and, more particularly, to a certain new and useful improvement in containers especially adapted for use in connection with deodorants, my
invention having for its chief object the provision of a deodorant-housing in the form of a perforated-wall container which is efficiently usable for the purpose intended, which may be cheaply and inexpensively manufactured, which is of a size and contour for convenient installation within a refrigerator or other such enclosure, and which is durably and simply constructed and equipped for readily and selective ly controlling the circulation of air therethrough for deodorization purposes.
And with the above and other objects in view, my invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts presently described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a plan view of a deodorizing-container embodying my invention, one of the air-circulation controlling shutters being closed;
Figure 2 is a view, partly in side elevational and partly in vertical section, of the container; and
Figure 3 is a sectional view of the container taken approximately on the line 3-3, Figure 1.
Referring now more in detail and by reference characters to the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, the container is preferably in the form of a rectangular box or shell and comprises a bottom wall A, opposed side walls B, opposed end walls C, and a top wall D, all said walls being preferably of sheet metal and by crimping, as shown at 1, or otherwise suitably joined or united permanently together in box formation.
Disposed within the confines of the box during the construction thereof and spaced, as at 2, inwardly from, and extending parallel to, the opposite side walls B, are partition walls E preferably connected by cross partitions F disposed closely adjacent and extending parallel to the end walls C.-
For purposes presently appearing, the bottom wall A and top wall D are each formed with a as best seen in Figure 1, and each shutter G is formed with arcuate side walls or wings 6 dimensisned to fit the slots 4, 5, and formed at their lower end with an extension or nose 7 and an opposed recess 8 for detachable or separable G0 engagement with the top wall D. Each shutter G is constructed preferably of suitably thin sheet metal readily flexible for enabling facile oblique insertion of the respective wings 6 into the respective communicating slots 4, 5, the inserted wing, on its engagement at its recess 8 with the outer end wall of the outer slot 4, being then permitted to yieldingly move wholly into the outer slot 4 with its nose '7 disposed under and in shutter-retaining engagement with the box-wall D,' as best shown in Figure 3.
The container is especially designed for deodorizing refrigerators, closets, and other such enclosures and is of reduced size for convenient manual installation, and also disposed within the container during the production thereof and subsequently housed therein, is a deodorant H, which may be any suitable substance or material in more or less solid form, such, for instance, as
charcoal, lime-stone, chlorine, or the like, capable of absorbing noxious and other unpleasant odors.
The container, so equipped, being in use disposed within the particularrefrigerator or other such enclosure, and the shutters G being open,
the air within the enclosure will naturally circu- 5 purified, duly flowing from the container through 99 the upper wall perforations 3, the circulation of air through the container or housing beingreadily controlled by selective partial or full closing off of the upper perforations 3 by swingably shifting one or both shutters G to partial or full closed position, as will be well understood. It will be noted that the spaces 2 intermediate the walls B and partitions E freely accommodate the wings 6 when the shutters G are swung to full or partial perforation closure position.
Of course, when the deodorant H has become surcharged to a point that its emciency for the purpose intended is destroyed, the used container is discarded and replaced by a new container and its housed fresh deodorant H.
The deodorant-container is of simple and inexpensive structure and is exceedingly efiicient in the performance of its intended function.
It will be understood that changes in the form,
construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of the container may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the nature and principle of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:-
1. In a deodorant, in combination, a container for disposition within an enclosure, the container including a box having connected bottom, side, end, and top walls, and a deodorant housed within the box, the box top and bottom walls having perforations for air-circulation through the box, partitions disposed within the box in spaced parallel relation to said end walls, said partitions spacing the deodorant from said end walls and the top wall being slotted intermediate said partitions and end walls, and shutters having securing wings disposed for movement in said slots for swingably selectively controlling circulation through the box.
2. In a deodorant, in combination, a container for disposition within an enclosure, the container including a box having connected bottom, side, end, and top walls, a deodorant housed within the box, the box top and bottom walls having perforations for air-circulation through the box, partitions disposed within the box in spaced parallel relation with said end walls, said partitions spacing the deodorant from said end walls and the top wall having slots extending parallel with and disposed intermediate said partitions and said end walls, and shutters swingable on the box for selectively controlling such circulation, said shutters having securing wings disposed for movement in said slots and being yieldingly engageable and co-operable with said top wall.
ALVIN L. SAEKS.