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July 2, 1935. E, H M RE 'ET AL 2,006,773
WATER TIGHT RECEPTACLE FOR BATHERS Filed April 5, 1934 Patented July 2, 1935 UNITED STATES T WATER-TIGHT V RECEPTAGLE ATHERs Moore, Aspinwall, and Florence C.
Eiser, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Application April 5, 1934, Serial No."719,216
v 4 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in the class of receptacles and pertains particularly-to a water-proof receptacle designed for use by bathers for the carrying of cigarettes and matches or a cigarette lighter.
, The primary object of the present invention is to provide a new and novel type of receptacle of the above described character, which may be conveniently attached to a belt of the bathers suit and in which novel means is employed for effecting the connection of the receptacle with the carrying means therefor.
Another object of the invention is to provide a receptacle of the above described character having a novel means dividing the receptacle into two compartments whereby cigarettes and means for lighting the same may be kept separate.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:-
Figure l is a View in top plan of the receptacle embodying the present invention with the top or cover removed.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the receptacle, taken upon the line 22, of Figure 1 and with the top applied.
Figure 3 is an interior view of the top.
Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral l indicates the body of the present receptacle while the removable top therefor is indicated generally by the numeral 2. The body portion of the receptacle may be of cylindrical or oval cross section, as desired, the form here illustrated being cylindrical.
The bottom wall 3 of the body 2 is provided with the upstanding hollow projection 4 which extends up into the body of the receptacle and is open only at its lower end so that water cannot enter the receptacle through this hollow projection. The upper end of the body I is of reduced diameter forming the relatively tall mouth flange 5. This flange, being of an overall diameter less than the overall diameter of the body of the receptacle, forms therewith theouter shoulder 6 upon which rests a ring gasket 1. Above the gasket 1, the outer face of the portions 5 of the receptacle is provided with one or more bayonet slots 8, the entrance ends of which open through the top edge of the portion or" the body in which they are formed.
The cap 2 is designed to fit down over the annular mouth portion 5 of the receptacle and bear against the gasket 7, and formed upon the inner face of the circular wall portion of the cap are projections or lugs 9 corresponding in number with the bayonet slots 8 which enter the bayonet slots and secure the cap firmly in position against the gasket after it has-been given a partial turn about the mouth portion 5. r
The attachment of the receptacle l to the belt 7 or another part of the clothing of the person carrying the receptacle, is eiiected through the medium of a resilient spring metal clip which is indicated as a whole by the numeral ID. This clip comprises the relatively long arm portion II, the right angularly directed lower end portion l2, which extends from the arm, and an upturned portion [3 forming a continuation of the portion I2, which terminates in a laterally and downwardly directed spring lip [4. As shown, the arm H is longitudinally curved so as to form a portion intermediate its ends which is bowed outwardly away from the upstanding portion l3. Connection is made between the receptacle and the -carrying clip H by inserting the portion 13 and the tongue M into the hollow projection 4, which forms an integral part'of the bottom of the receptacle, so as to bend the spring lip l4 inwardly and bring the sharpened edge portion I5 in contact with the wall of the hollow projection 4 in which it is located. When this assembly of the parts is accomplished, the wall of the receptacle body I will contact with the upper and lower portions of the resilient arm II, as illustrated, so that the upper free end of the resilient arm may be flexed away from the receptacle body to permit a belt or some other portion of the clothing to be inserted between the arm and the receptacle whereby the receptacle will become firmly attached to the clothing.
Within the receptacle is disposed in vertical position the tubular body IS, the lower end of which receives the projection 4. It will thus be seen that the projection 4 serves two functions, one of which is to provide a receiver for the parts l3l4 of the spring clip, while the other is to provide a means for securing the inner tubular receptacle within the outer or main receptacle. This inner tubular receptacle l 6 provides a means for retaining in the main receptacle matches or a.
lighter, while the portion of the main receptacle surrounding this tubular receptacle may be filled with cigarettes.
From the foregoing, it. will be readily apparent .that the device herein described provides a convenient means for a bather to carry with him cigarettes or other material which it is desired to keep dry, and also that a novel means is employed for securing the receptacle to the ciothing of the user.
What is claimed is:
1. In a device of the character described, a
receptacle, a removable top for the receptacle, a hollow outwardly opening projection in bottom of. the receptacle, and aresilient-carrying clip comprising a resilient arm adapted to position against the side of the receptacle and a re- "silient lip carried by the arm and adapted to frictionally engagein said hollow projection. I
2. A device of the character described, comprising a receptacle having a bottom wall and an open top, a cover for said top, a projection extending upwardly into the receptacle from said.
bottom Well, said projection being hollow and opening downwardly through the bottom wall,
"and me'ans for attaching the receptacle to the carrier, comprising a spring arm having a lateral projection at one end from which a vertical memlier extends which terminates inan outwardlyand downwardly extending spring tongue, said spring tongue and vertical extension being insertible into the said hollow projection for frictionally coupling the receptacle with the resilient arm,
1 2,jection atone end from which a vertical member extends which terminates in an outwardly and downwardly extending spring tongue, said spring the tongue and vertical extension being insertible into sald hoflow projection for frictionally coupling the receptacle with the resilient arm, said' resilient arm being held in firm contact against the outer wall a! the receptacle, and a cylindrical body within the receptacle disposed vertically and having said projection extending into itslower end,
the cylindrical bodyforming a central-compartmentwithinthereceptacle.
4. A receptacle of the character described, comprisinga hollow body having one end open; a cap for closing said open end, a body extendin'gi vertically in the receptacle upon the wall opposite the open end, and a tubular body within the receptacle and having the said wall supported body frictionally engaged in one end thereof whereby the tubular body isheld in position and forms a central chamber within the receptacle.
EMMETT H. MOORE. 1 FLORENCE C. EISER.