US 1977922 A
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Y Oct. 23, 1934. Eff- C. SERRE 1,977,922
RECEPTACLE Filed April 24, 1955 i f1 Mfg? Patented oct. 23, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT oI-Flce Application April 24, 1933, Serial No. 667,735. In Germany April 25, 1932. In Belgium April 3 Claims.
The present invention relates to a receptacle having autom-atie closure which is particularly useful as an ash-tray or ink-well or a receptacle for various forms of refuse (combings, clippings,
5 dressings, etc.) According to the invention the receptacle is arranged so that tilting thereof in any direction causes opening of the orice of the receptacle with respect to -a fixed closure member while on the contrary the liberation of the receptacle produces its closure.
The annexed drawing shows by way of example two embodiments of the invention.
Fig. 1 shows a receptacle adapted to be used yas an ash-tray, the receptacle being shown in the free position;
Fig. 2 shows the same in the tilted position to receive ash; l
Fig. 3 shows an embodiment of the recept-acl as an ink-well in its tilted position.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section showing the supporting pillar. and part of supported receptacle.
In these figures the same references designate the same parts. The tilting receptacle 1 is supported by a pillar 2 ending in a bearing 3 which is surmounted by a mushroom-shaped part 4 arranged so as to close the oriiicef of the receptacle as exactly as possible. The pillar 2 `is iixed to a base 6 which may obviously receive any convenient form and decoration.
In the example shown in Figs. 1 :and 2 the tilting receptacle 1 is in two separate parts, the second part 1' supporting the part 1 at its lowermost portion. This form of construction is obviously only possible whenfthe contents of the receptacle are not in the form of a liquid which could escape through the junction between the two parts. When the receptacle is to be used for a liquid, for example -for inkfas shown in Fig. 3, the joint between the receptacle 1 and the part 1 must obviously be disposed above the highest liquid level in order to obviate the need of liquid-tight jointng means between the two parts.
Ihe receptacle is accordingly provided with a neck portion which seats a removable cap having a central opening for the insertion of a pen. As shown in the drawing, the closure member 4, is provided with a stem 41 and 'a connected pin 42, which latter is mounted on the upper end of the pillar 2, and passes through an enlarged orifice 13 in the apex of the conical portion 14` of the receptacle, so that the receptacle may be tilted in all directions. The operation of the device will be easily seen from the iigures. It is understood that the centre of gravity of the tilting parts 1, 1 is sufficiently below the bearing 3 to allow the receptacle to return to the position shown in Fig. 1 when it is freed, i. e. so that its orice 5 is closed by the 60 mushroom-shaped member 4. Clearly if the contents of the receptacle are insufiicient'to obtain this result the lower parts thereof may be con- 1 veniently weighted. Y
When the receptacle :according to the invention v is to be used as an ink-well the arrangement described may advantageously be completed by the tting under the mushroom closure 4 of a kind of brush 7, preferably metallic, allowing the pen to be wiped when it is placed within the receptacle. Thus the throwing of ink outside is obviated.
. l. A receptacle comprising a stationary pillar, an apertured vessel having an upwardly extending conical bottom supported pfivotally at its apex on said pillar tilted thereon, and a closure member carried by said pillar.
2. A receptacle comprising a base, a pillar secured to said base, an apertured vessel comprising an outer globular portion and Yanupwardly extending central inner conical portion, said portions being secu-red together, a bearing on said pillar for thel apex of said conical portion being tiltable in different directions, `and a mushroomshaped member supported above said pillar and adapted to form a closure for an aperture in said globular portion.
3. A receptacle comprising a base, a pillar secured to said base, a vessel having a conical bottom pivotally tiltably supported on said pillar, an apertured cover for said vessel, a closure for the aperture in said cover supported by said pillar and a brush carried by said closure.
- EUGNE EDMOND CHARLES SERRE.