US 2071394 A
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Feb. 23, 1937. G. F. DOUGLAS 2,071,394
ASHTRAY Filed April 26, 1935 partly unfolded between the folded position and the,unfolded position, prior to being. used as an Patented Feb. 23, 193? v UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE asn'rmy George F. Douglas, Salem, Oreg. Application April 26,1935, Serial No. 18,405
' 4 claims. (01. zoe -s'n l 2 at the point of origin. These creases are well I My invention relates toash trays and is primarily intended to be used in connection with business cards. When used as a combination .business card and ash tray-they are handed out folded in a flat pack carrying the desired adan ash tray that can be vended from any suitable vending machine, this vending machine may be located on transportation systems, offices,v
theaters and the like.
A further object of my invention is to provide an ash tray. that can be used one or more times and thrown away, which has a great advantage from a sanitary standpoint.
A still further object of myinvention is toconstruct an ash ay that can be used for advertis- Purposes. v
It-will be readily understood that there are many,uses to which my invention can be readily adapted besides the application just mentioned above.
Other, further and additional objects of the invention will be readily seen upon reading the description thereof, aided bythe accompanying drawing, wherein: Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective end view of the ash tray as it would appear when folded and being used as a business card.
Figure 2 is a perspectiveend view of my invention unfolded to be used as an ash tray.
Figure 3 is a plan view where my invention is ash tray. a H b Figure 4 is the cut-out pattern as the paper is ,0111: from the blank stock at the source of manufacture.
Figure 5 is'another preferred form wherein the ends interlock making the ash tray more staple and rigid.
Figure 6 is the stock having been cut from the 'blank sheet of material forthe form as shown in Figure 5. t
In the drawing: s L The main y portion is indicated by numeral I, having end pieces 2. and l projecting Thematerial I iscrewed at 6, I, 8, 9, ill, H, and
known in the art of paper box construction.
The end pieces 3 and band 2 and 5 are lapped together at 5a and securely fastened by gluing or other suitable means, after which a folding machine folds the tray as indicated in Figure 3 making a flat assembly as shown in Figure 1, thus making it possible to require but a minimum amount of space at the same time providing a business card or other suitable form of advertising. The material used in the construction of my ash tray should be of a fireproof nature. The cut-outs l3 and I4 are for the purpose of forming rests for cigarettes while in the process of being smoked. The leg portions l6 and IT support the ash tray in an uprig t position.
Referring to Figur 5, the leg portions I6 and I! have extensions 19 and 20 which are folded across the end. of the tray, these extensions have interlocking lugs 21 and 28. This formsa more rigid tray;
In the use of my new and improved ash tray and card all the user ofthe card has to do is to unfold 5 i the card .to the position shown in Figures 2 and 5.
In the case of Figure 5, he would have to interlockthe lugs 21 and 28.
I do not wish to be limited to this particular form of construction as my invention is susceptible to other forms of embodiment still coming device formed of fibrous material, a blank having center sectionsand two outer sections defined by fold creases, the two center sections folding upwardly toward each other and forming a V-shape receptacle, the two outer sections folding downwardly and forming supports to maintain the receptacle upright upon its apex, and joining end portions at the unattached edges of the center sections enclosing the ends of the receptacle.
3. A receptacle of the class specified, comprising a blank having three parallel fold creases dividing it into four substantially similar sections comprising two central sections and two outer sections, the center sections folding toward each other'and forming a receptacle V-shape in cross section, the two outer sections folding in an opposite direction with regard to the folding of the center sections to form supports to maintain the central sections in m upright position, and the center sections having connected extensions at each end forming end closures for the receptacle.
ing a plurality of sections and lateral creases defining end folds, two of said sections folding to provide a V-shape receptacle with the end folds folded-to enclose the'ends of the receptacle, and. the remaining sections folded opposite to the fold of the first sections and forming supports for maintainingsthe receptacle in an upright position 4. In an article 0! the class specified, an elonupon its angular base.
GEORGE F. DOUGLAS.
gated blank having transverse fold creases defin-