US 2090530 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 17, 1937.
G. E. GUFFEY ET AL TOBACCO CAN Filed March 2, 1935 ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 17, 1937` UNITED STATES 2,000,530 TOBACCO 'CAN George E. Gutfey and Joseph C. Rhodes, Danville, Ky.'
Application March 2, 1936, vSerial lo. 66,745
, 2 Claims.
This invention relates to containers, and its 'general object is to provide a tobacco can of they usual shape, but which includes a false bottom that is movable vertically within the body of the 5 can, to elevate its contents, from time to time, as it is being used so that the contents will be in convenient reach at all times until completely removed.
Another object of the invention is tor provide a 10 tobacco can with a false bottom which can be easily and expeditiously elevated to carry the contents toward the outlet end of the can, with very little effort, and without fear of injury t the ngers of the user. l l A further object of the invention is to provide a tobacco can of the character set forth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and extremely eflicient in use and service.
This invention also consists in certain other 2'0 lfeatures of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing our invention in detail,'reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like'characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:-
Figure 1 is afront view of the can which forms 30 the subject matter of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken therethrough.
Figure 3 .is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3 3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4; is a sectional view taken approximate- 1 "ly on line 4 4 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a View of the false bottom or conr tents elevating means for the can.
40 Referring to the drawing in detail, the refer- I ence numeral I indicates the body of our can which is of the usual shape', in that itis relatively narrow, andthe front and rear walls 2 and 3' thereofmerge into curved sides 4.
45 A flanged cover 5 is hingedly secured to the rear wall, and an outwardly directed bead 6 extends about the body adjacent the upper end thereof to act as a stop or abutment means for the flange of the cover, as clearly shown in Figure 3 50 of the drawing. l l A The bottom of the can is open and the front wall is provided withA an opening or recess 1 ex- I ltending from the lower edge thereof and up-V wardly but terminates adjacent to the transverse 55 center of the body. The lower edge of the body,
. lted lines in Figure (Cl. 20G- 56) as well as the edges of the opening 1 are reinforced by a, bead 8 that follows the outline theretherein, andthe bottom is provided with a flange I0 formed with and rising from the outer edge thereof. The portion II of the bead that extends about the outline of the lower edge of the body,
acts as a stop for the bottom 93 and lformed on the flange I0 is a shield plate I2 of a size to completely cover the opening 1, as best shown in dot- While we have illustrated the opening 1 and shield plate I2 as being substantially square, we want it understood that both may be of any desired shape that is useful for the purpose. l
From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that as the contents of the can is being removed therefrom, the false bottomcan be elevated by pushing the same upwardly, consequently theccntents of the can is elevated accordingly, so that it will bein convenient reach of the user at all times, or until completely removed therefrom. yThe bead 8'not -only acts as a reinforcing means, and the portion I II as a stop for the bottom 9 but also to prevent the user from being injuredor cut by the edges ofthe can, as it will be apparent that suchwould be possible 'in the event the bead was eliminated. It will be further obvious that due to the opening 1, the bottom can be elevated a relatively great distance with respect to the body of the can, and to an extent whereby the entire contentscan be readily removed,.with very little effort.
' It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel featuresv oufl our 'invention will be readily apparent.
We desire it to be understood that we may Amake changes in the construction A'and in the upper end and being hinged'to the body, said jbody/.fhavinga recess in a side wall thereofv extending upwardly from the-open lower end, a bead 4following' the outline of the lower end and recess respectively to reinforce the same, flanged 5 means within the body for closing the lower end and' mounted for vertical movement' withinv the body to elevate the contents thereof toward the upper end', and a. shield carried by said anged means i'or closing the recess, said shield being disposed within the body. l
2. A receptacle comprising a hollow body. open at each end, a closure for one end of the body, a movable bottom within the body, an inwardly extending bead carried by the body adjacent the opposite end, said body having a cut out portion 10 in -a wall thereof opening through said opposite l end, an upwardly extending ange integral with said bottom and slidably engaging the inside of the body, and a shield integral with said ilange and extending upwardly therefrom lto therebyl close said cut out wall portion when said bottom is in its lowermost position, said cut out portion