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Publication numberUS2033295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1936
Filing dateJan 18, 1935
Priority dateJan 18, 1935
Publication numberUS 2033295 A, US 2033295A, US-A-2033295, US2033295 A, US2033295A
InventorsWinfred T Parkin
Original AssigneeTheodore W Foster And Bro Comp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 10, 1936.

W. T. PARKIN CONTAINER Filed Jan. 18, 1935 Patented Mar. l 10, 1936 UNITED STATES CONTAINER Winfred 'I'. Parkin, Providence, R.. I., assigner to Theodore W. Foster and Bro. Company, Providence, R. I., a corporation of Maine Application January 18, 1935, Serial No. 2,399

. 9Claims.

This invention relates to containers such, for example, as are used in vanity cases and like articles.

The objects of the invention are to provide a container for powder or the like having a closure member or lid and means providing a substantially leak-proof seal when the lid is closed, the sealing means being so arranged that when the lid is closed it is substantially concealed and does not detract from the appearance of the container; and to provide a container which is of simple design and of attractive appearance, which is of strong and durable construction, having but few parts, and which is inexpensive to manufacture and easy to assemble.

Further objects and advantages will be apparent from a consideration ofthe following description and accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. l is a perspectiveview of a container constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1, the lid being shown in closed position and an outer casing for the container being indicated by the broken lines;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view of the rim member;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view of the tray or container proper; and

Fig. 5 is an enlarged section on the line 5--5 of Fig. 1, the lid being shown in closed position.

The embodiment chosen for the purpose of illustration comprises a. container or tray I preferably of sheet metal or other suitable material which may be shaped to provide an outwardly extending peripheral flange 2 at its top. As here shown, the container or tray is generally rectangular in shape, having rounded corners and a shallow bottom, although it is to be understood that its shape and depth may be varied in accordance with the particular use for which it is designed. The side walls 5 and 1 are each provided with struck-out protuberances 8 (Figs. 4 and 5) or other means providing outwardly projecting abutments which are spaced below the ilange 2.

A rim member 9 (Fig. 3) having a conguration similar to that of the container is circumposed about the upper end of the container with its upright wall IIJ spaced from the outer edge of the iiange 2, as shown in Figs. 2 and 5. The upper part of the rim member is provided with an outwardly extending flange I2 and its lower part is provided with an inwardly extending ange I4 adapted closely to t about the side walls 4, 5, 6 and 'I of the container. As shown more clearly in Fig. 5, the parts of the rim member are so proportioned that when it is assembled about the container, the flange I2 is disposed above the ange 2 and the flange I4 5 rests upon and is locked in position by the protuberances 8, the flange I4 and body portion I0 defining a continuous chamber which surrounds the entire container.

Compressible packing material I8, such as cotton wadding, felt or other suitable compressible material, is disposed within the chamber and about the iiange 2 so that it surrounds the edge of the flange, as shown in Fig. 5, thus constituting a resilient gasket about the upper end of the container. In assembling the container, rim member and packing material, the latter may iirst be clrcumposed about the flange 2 with its major portion underlying the flange, and the container and packing material may then be inserted through the opening in the rim member and pressed into position, the walls of the container being suiiiciently resilient to permit the ilange I4 to snap over the protuberances 8. The packing material is securely held in position by the flange 2 and is sufliciently compressed yieldingly to urge the ange I4 against the protuberances 8, thus preventing the rim member from creeping upwardly out of position. If desired, the side wall of the container may be provided with additional protuberances or the like arranged to cooperate with the protuberances 8 so as positively to lock the rim member in position.

The rear section of the flange I2 (correspond- 35 ing to the rear wall 4 of the container) is provided With a longitudinally extending groove 20 (Fig. 2) and struck-out portions 2l and 22 (Fig. 1) at each end of the groove 20, which provide aligned sockets for the reception of the ends of a pintle 23 disposed in the groove 20.

A closure or lid 25 having a body portion conforming to the opening dened by the flange I2 is pivotally mounted on a pintle 23' to swing downwardly against the packing material I8. The rear section of the ange I2 is recessed between the groove 20 and the wall I0, as indicated at 26 in Fig. 2, thus permitting the lid, when in closed position, to lie flush with the flange I2 and compress the packing material throughout its entire extent.

A suitable catch for holding the lid in closed position may be provided and to this end the front sectionl of the ange I2 is furnished with a slot 28 through which a conventional releasable 55 catch member 29 projects, the catch member being integral with or carried by a resilient arm 30 which is riveted or otherwise secured to the rim member and which normally holds the catch member 29 so that its inclined lip 3l engages the upper edge of the lid 25 when in closed position.

Where the container is to be used as a vanity case, the under surface of the lid 25 may, if desired, be plated and polished, or otherwise pro-k vided with a reiecting surface, and the ensemble may be assembled within a suitable casing, as indicated by the dot and dash lines of Fig. 2.

It will be noted that in a container constructed in accordance with the present invention the packing material is not only wholly supported and confined on three sides, but is at all times locked in place by the ange 2, which partially confines the fourth side; hence there is no danger of its becoming accidentally dislodged. The inherent expansibility of the compressible packing material causes it to bulge or protrude through the slot between flanges 2 and l2. Furthermore, as the packing material is thus retained within the confines of the rim member, it is substantially concealed by the lid when in closed position and hence does not detract from the appearance of the container. It will also be noted that as the packing material projects upwardly beyond the edge of the container proper, it will be compressed sumciently by the lid to provide a reliable seal to prevent material within the container from leaking out when it is tipped to any position.

While I have shown and described one desirable embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that this disclosure is for the purpose of illustration only and that various changes in shape, proportion and arrangement of parts, as well as the substitution of equivalent elements and materials for those herein disclosed, may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended .claims I claim: 1. A container having an open end, a rim member surrounding said container and having an inwardly extending flange spaced below said open end and defining a chamber which extends around the container, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and extending outwardly beyond the end of the container, and a closure member constructed and arranged to engage said packing material when in closed position thereby to provide a substantially leakproof seal about the end of the container.

2. A container having an open end which terminates in an outwardly extending peripheral flange, a rim member disposed about said container, said rim member having an upright wall spaced from the edge of said flange and an inwardly extending ange spaced from said peripheral ange and defining therewith a chamber which extends about the container, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and extending outwardly beyond said peripheral flange, and a closure member constructed and arranged to engage said packing material when in closed position -thereby to provide a substantially leak-proof seal about the end of the container.

3. A container having an open end provided with an outwardly extending peripheral flange, a rim member disposed about said container, said rim member having an outwardly extending iiange above said peripheral ange and an inwardly extending flange below said peripheral ange and dening therewith a chamber which extends about the container, compressible packing material .disposed in said chamber and extending outwardly beyond the upper surface of said peripheral iiange, and a closure member constructed and arranged to engage said packing material when in closed position, thereby to provide a substantially leak-proof seal about the end of the container.

4. A container-having an open end which terminates in an outwardly extending peripheral flange, a rim member disposed about said container, said rim member having an upright wall spaced from the edge .of said peripheral flange and an inwardly extending flange engaging the wall of the container below said peripheral flange and dening therewith a chamber which extends about the container, a protuberance on said wall engaging said inwardly extending ange and holding said rim member in position, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and extending outwardly beyond the upper surface of said peripheral flange, and a closure member constructed and arranged to engage said packing material when in closed po sition, thereby to provide a substantially leakproof seal about the end of the container.

5. A container having an open end provided with an outwardly extending peripheral ange, a rim member disposed about the container with its body portion spaced from the edge .of said peripheral ange, said rim member having relatively oiset outwardly and inwardly extending flanges respectively disposed above and below said peripheral flange, the lower flange engaging the wall of the container and dening with said peripheral flange a chamber which extends about the container, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and projecting outwardly beyond the upper surface of said peripheral flange, and a closure pivotally mounted to swing downwardly against said outer ange and com.- press said packing material.

6. A container having an open end provided with an outwardly extending peripheral ange, a rim member disposed about the container with its body portion spaced from the edge of said peripheral ange, said rim member having relatively oflset outwardly and inwardly extending flanges respectively disposed above and below said peripheral flange, the lower flange engaging the wall of the container and defining with said peripheral flange a chamber which extends about the container, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and projecting outwardly beyond the upper surface of said peripheral ange, and a lid pivotally mounted on said rim to swing downwardly over said peripheral flange and to engage and compress said packing material, said lid, when in closed position, closely tting within the opening defined by the outwardly extending flange and substantially concealing said packing material.

7. A vanity case comprising a tray, a rim member surrounding said tray and having an inwardly extending flange engaging the wall of the tray and dening a chamber which extends about the upper edge of the tray, a protuberance on the outer wall of the tray engaging said flange and holding said rim member in position, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and extending outwardly beyond the upper edge of said tray, and a lid pivotally mounted to swing downwardly over the upper edge oi' said aosaaas 3 tray and to engage and compress said packing material.

8. A vanity case comprising a tray having at its upper end an outwardly extending peripheral iiange, a rim member surrounding said tray with its body portion spaced from said peripheral flange, said rim-member having an inwardly extending ange below said peripheral ange and deiining. therewith a chamber which extends about the upper end of said tray, compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and projecting outwardly beyond the upper surface of said peripheral ange, and a lid plvotally mounted to swing downwardly over said peripheral flange and to engage and compress said packing material.

9. A vanity case comprising a tray having an outwardly extending peripheral ange at its open end, a rim member circumposed about said tray 2o with its body portion spaced from the edge of said iiange, said rim member having relatively oiset inwardly and outwardly directed flanges respectively disposed below and above saidpe- `ripheral ange, the inwardly extending 'flange on said rim member engaging the outer wall of the tray and dening therewith a chamber which extends about the upper edge of the tray, the wall of the tray having outwardly' struck protuberances which engage said inwardly extend-- ing ange to hold said rim member in position. compressible packing material disposed in said chamber and projecting outwardly beyond said peripheral ilange, and a lid pivotally mounted to swing downwardly over said peripheral iange and to engage and compress said packing material, said lid, when in closed position, closely iitting within the connes of the outwardly extending flange of said rim member and sub-g stantially concealing said packing material. WINFRED T, PARKIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/849, 220/DIG.260, 292/80
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D33/00V