US 2011242 A
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Aug. 13, 1935. I J. w. GlRARD l v 2,011,242
y ASH TRAY original Filed Feb. 25, 1932 JIA/.girar PatentedAug.A 13, 1935 UNITED STATES-A ASH TRAY Joseph W. Girard, Angeles, Calif.
Application' February 25,1932, Serial No.
Renewed April 2, 1934 3 Claims. (Cl. 131-51) This invention relates to ash trays and the general object of the invention isv to so construct the ash tray that there is no possibility of the cigar or cigarette disposed on the tray falling on the door or table o'r anywhere except into the tray itself. f I
A further object is to provide a construction'of this character in which the support for the cigar or cigarette is so constructed that a two edge contact with the cigar or cigarette is provided.
Another object is to provide the tray with supporting rests, as they may mounted upon thebody of be called, detachably the tray, these sup porting rests with theparallel walls of the trayconstituting means for supporting the cigar or cigarette and being detachable from the body oi y the tray so that the tray may be readily emptied.
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description. y
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, whereim- Figure 1 is a lperspective lview of an ash tray" constructed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the blank from which the rack or rest is made; Figure 3 is a fragmentary cross section through the' ash tray to illustrate the manner in which a cigarettewill fall when it is burned beyond a certain point. l
Referring to the body of the tray which may be of any suitable construction or material. This tray has its opposite walls formed along their upper edges with convolutions forming a series of depressions or valleys II separated byraised portions.4 The other two walls of the tray are formed preferably with depressions I2. The tray, of course, has the usual bottom I3. This tray may be made of metal, glass or any other suitable material. Coacting with the body of the tray are supporting members designated Il arranged in parallel relation and preferably connected lby the transverse cross bars I5. As illustrated, these crossbars and the members I4 are stamped from one piece of metal, the members I I being bent up at right angles to the bars I5. lThe members I4 at their extremities are formed with the hooked portions IS and these members I4 are so spaced from each other as to engage within the recesses IZ with the hooks engaging' over the side walls of the body of the tray.
'I'he portions Il which constitute rests upon which the cigarette or cigar may be laid lare also convoluted upon their upper edges to provide the depressions I I to correspond with the dey the rests I4 or upon one end wall drawing, I0. designates the pressions lI in the parallel walls of the tray. This rest, composed of the members I4 andthe cross bars I5, may be constructed of metal, glass or any other suitable material. These members I 4 might bemade in one piece with the'body of the tray, though preferably they are separate pieces so that they may be removed from the body of the tray to permit the body of the tray to be emptied. 1 A
- The distance between the members Il is less than the length of an ordinary cigarette and the distance between either of the members Il and the adjacent wall II is less than that of an orf venting all damage by re from a smoldering cigarette falling upon a table or upon the carpet or oor. Whether the cigarette be placed upon I I and upon the rest I4, the cigarette' or cigar when it burns down sufficiently will fall into the tray. By supporting the cigar or cigarette upon the or upon one of the rests and the end wall of the tray, the tobacco in the cigars or cigarettes is prevented from gathering moisture or sweat on the lighted end.
That end of a cigar or cigarette which is inserted in the mouth will be held from coming rests I4 in contact with the metal holder unless the cigar or cigarette burns up sufficiently to allow the article to fall into the tray.
It will be seen that the distances -between the rests I4 and the parallel walls of the tray are such as to compell a smokerl to place a cigar or cigarette on the tray in such a manner that the longer end of the cigar or cigarette is inside of the tray. A pipe may also be held in anl upright position between one end of the tray and one of thel rests I4. This will hold the pipe in an up-v right position, preventing re and ashes from falling from the bowl ofthe pipe.
'.I claimz-V 1. An ash tray comprising a body having four allel to the rests being formed with alternate elevations and depressions.
2. An ash tray comprising a body having four upstanding walls, opposite walls being formed with depressions in their upper edges, and a pair of rests formed of thin sheet metal connected by integral cross bars, the rests extending in vertical planes and having their upper edges formed with alternate elevations and depressions, the extremities of the rests being formed "with hooks to hook over the side walls within said depressions, and the end walls of the tray having their upper edges formed with alternate elevations and depressions.
3. As an article of manufacture, a blank for forming a rest for cigarettes or cigars comprising a metallic sheet, the center of said sheet being provided with arectangular cut-out whereby the blank has the form of a frame comprising longitudinally extending parallel members and integral cross members connecting the parallel members, the longitudinal members extending at right angles to the connecting members and parallel to each other, and the outer edges of the 10 longitudinal members being sinuous.
JOSEPH W. Gram.