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Publication numberUS2097480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1937
Filing dateDec 21, 1935
Priority dateDec 21, 1935
Publication numberUS 2097480 A, US 2097480A, US-A-2097480, US2097480 A, US2097480A
InventorsJohn Visser
Original AssigneeGrand Rapids Metalcraft Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ash receiver
US 2097480 A
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N0v.2,1937'. Y J; WSSER 2,097,480l

ASH RECEIVER 'Fn'ed Dec. 21, 1955 2 sheets-sheet 1 INVENToR Joan Vnsss .BY @www ATTORNEY Nov. 2, 1937. J. vlssl-:R

ASH RECEIVER Filed Dec. 21.

1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN'VENToR JoHN VISSER Y am@ e.

' ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 2, 1937 PATENT oFFlcE ASH RECEIVER John Visser, Grand Rapids, Mich., aseignor to Grand Rapids Metalcraft Corporation, Grand ARapida Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application December 21, 1935, Serial No. 55,568

(C1. ZIM-19.5)

is. claims.

My invention relates to ash receivers for use in automobiles and other similar places. The ash receiver of this invention relates particularly to improvements in concealed type ash receivers of the sliding drawer type.

An important object of this invention is to eliminate rattles so prevalent in ash receivers of this type when the automobile is in operation.

Another object of this invention is to greatly improve the action of the ash receiver during its sliding movements.

Another object of this invention is to have the 'sliding movement of the ash receiver take place under the control of a resilient spring throughout the entire length of its inward and outward travel. g

Another object of this invention is to reduce the sliding friction incident to the sliding movements of the ash receiver to a minimum.

n0 Another object of this invention is to positively stop the forward movement of the ash receiver at a predetermined point in its travel.

Another object of this invention is to provide a manually actuated means for readily releas- .25 ing the ash receiver from the positive stop when necessary to `removethe ash receiver from its mountings to empty the contents thereof.

Another object of this invention is to provide an ornamental front panel for the ash receiver.

3D Another object of this invention is to provide means whereby contact between the ornamental front panel and any ornamental panel in which the `ash receiver is mounted for sliding movements is prevented.

Another object of my invention is to provide an ash receiverfwhich may be readily made from stamped-metal parts so that large quantities may be rapidly produced in exact duplication one with another at a low cost and yet attain the above objects.

The perfect ash receiver for an automobile would be one that works smoothly and freely through its entire travel in either direction and v yet cannot rattle in any position. Also, one 4 that can be easily and readily removed for emptyf ing and replaced with equal ease.

In orderk to teach those skilled in the art how to practice my invention, I shall describe in the accompanying drawings which are made a part hereof, one preferred embodiment of my invention.

v' In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a sectional view on the line I-I 55 of Figure 3 through the ash receiver, its. housing rassure and a mounting panel, with the ash receiver adjusted to a forward position.

Figure 2 is a rear view of the ash receiver in mounted position.

Figure 3 is a front view of the ash receiver in 5 mounted position.

Figure 4 is a, top view of the ash receiver with a part of the housing sectioned.

Figure 5 is an isometric view looking into the front end of the housing of the ash receiver. 10

Figure 6v is an enlarged fragmentary view through stop 35. i

Figures 1 and 8 show a modified form of bumper to limit inward travel of the ash receiver.

Referring more particularly to the drawings; 15 from Figure 1 is will be seen that an ash receiving unit I of generally rectangular cross section is t mounted for sliding movements within a housing 2, the housing being detachably fastened to a mounting panel 9, which has an-opening 4 there- 20 in conforming in shape to the shape of the housing 3 and slightly larger in size than the housing. The ash receiving unit I has a front wall 5 larger in size than the opening in the mounting panel 3 and of rectangular form. Attached to one 25 Y side of plate .5 is the ash receiving box having two sidewalls 6, a top wall 1 with an opening II cut from its front portion and a rectangular depression 9 in its rear portion extending laterally of and symmetrical with the central axis of the box, 30 a rear wall III and a bottom Wall Il formed to provide three faces Ila, llband IIc. The parts 5, 6, 1, III and.y II are all securely joined together, as by spot welding or in any other suitable manner to form a rigid box having an opening 8 in the 35 forward portion of its top surface.

A double spring member I2 is fastened inter` mediate its ends to the top wall 1 of the box-by two rivets I3. The spring member is located in the depression 9 in the top wall and is formed 49 from flat spring stock of a width slightly less than the width of the depression 9. The'rear portion of I2 is formed into an upwardly extending cantilever spring Ul. The rear end of spring Il is formed to provide a contacting rib I5, the purpose of which will be presently explained.

The forward portion of I2 is formed into an upwardly and forwardly extending cantilever spring I6 with a contacting rib I1, the central part of which is cut away to provide an opening I9. The spring I6 extends forwardly of the rib I1 and hole I9 as shown at I9, in a plane generally nearer the top wall 1 than the top of the rib. This forward portion I9 is formed into a handle member having an apertured depression 2li therein pro- 55 viding a finger hold for actuating the front spring An ornamental panel' or face plate 2| is provided to conceal the front plate 5. This is secured to the outer surface of plate 5.by a screw 22, channel shaped washer 23 and an ornamental knob or handle 24. A bumper member 25 is also secured against the rear surface plate 5 by the screw 22, washer 23 and knob 24, as shown in Figures 1, 3 and 4. Its' purpose will later-be explained. The edge portions of the ornamental plate 2| are flanged over as shown in Figure 1 to prevent the raw edges of the front plate from being visible. l

The description thus far relates to the construction of the box unit and I will now describe the construction of housing unit 2 within which the box unit The housing ure 1, in end view in Figure I is mounted for sliding movements. unit 2 is shown in section in Figview in Figure 2 and in isometric 5. The housing has a top wall 26, two side walls 21 and a bottom wall having three faces 28a, 28h and v28e joined to Aform 'a hollow cylinder generally rectangular in form as best seen from the rear view in Figure 2. The housing does not have either a front or rear Wall Within the confines ofthe cylinder. Mounting wings 29 for-fastening the housing unit 2 to the supporting panel 3 may be fastened to the side walls 21 ofthe housing or may be formed integral therewith and have a Z-shape as shown inFigure 4; the flange of the Z adjacent the side walls. being in contact with the rear face of the mounting panel 3; the outer flange of the Z being spaced away from the rear surface of panel 3 to provide space for attaching by spot welding or otherwise to the rear surface of the mounting panel 3 the small plates 36 prior to applying the ornamental surface to the outer face of the mounting panel. I use four of these plates 30 each having fast thereto a screw 3|. The wings 29 are provided with holes 32 spaced to fit over the screws 3| and to bring the opening of the housing to such position that the inner surface of its bottom walls 28a, 28h and 28o will be in line with the lower edges of the opening 4 in the mounting panel 3, these lower edges of the opening having a shape corresponding to the bottom walls 28a, 28h and 28o of the housing. The bottom walls Ila' and IIc of the box I are placed at an angle to the horizontal as are the bottom Walls 28a and 28e of the housing. The nuts 38 serve to hold the housing firmly against the rear wall. of the mounting plate 3. The walls 28a and 28e are provided intermediate their points of contact with vertical and horizontal planes with longitudinal ribs 33 struck inwardly and extending from the rear edge to almost their front edges as shown in Figure 5. These ribs provide tracks thus reducing the friction of contact between these surfaces to a minimum. Likewise the upper Wall 26 of the housing unit 2 is provided with laterally spaced ribs extending from the rear edge longitudinally almost to the front edge, as shown inFigure 5. These ribs provide contact tracks for the rib I5 y2,097,480 v l l f' of the rear spring I4 and for the rib I1 of the the mounting 34 formed inwardly and alsov front spring `I6. 'I'he top wall 26 unit 2 is also provided `with a of the housing stop 35 lstruck downwardly from the Wall adjacent the front edge thereof as shown in Figures 1, 5 and l6. 'I'he rear edge of stop 35- is made for contact against the rear edge of the hole I6 in the front spring rib I1 thereby stopping forward movement of the box unit I. The front portion of the metal struck down to form stop 35 is madeisloping and without any contact surface so that when the ribs I5 or I1 contact with the sloping front surface of stop 35 when the box is in motion rearwardly the springs I4 and I6 will simply be depressed and the ribs will slide by the stop 35.

In Figures 'I and -8 is shown a modified form of bumper. When this type is used the front bumper 25 is to be omitted. Figure '7 shows a section thro-ugh the box and housing adjacent the rear end. is provided with an upstanding lug 36 fastened thereto or formed integrally therewith. A bumper 31 of ilbre or other suitable material is placed around the lug 36 as shown in Figures 6 and 7. The bumper 31 may have an opening intermediate its faces by which it may be slipped onto lug 36 and located as to correct height by an offset in 36, as shown. By spacing thebumper 31'above the lower Wall IIb of box I `.the bumper may be brought into contact with the outer surface of the rear wall I3 of the box and prevent the edges of the front ornamental panel 2| from touching the face of the mounting panel 3.

After the housing unit 2 has been mounted upon the mounting panel 3 the ash receiving box unit may be slid into the housing. I'his will compress the front and rear springs I6 and I4 by contact between ribs I1 and I5 of the springs and ribs 34 in the top wall 26 and create a pressure upon the lower ribs 33 by the sidewalls IIa and I Ic and providing a tension in a vertical direction that prevents rattles and provides a smooth easy action during sliding movements of the box. When moving the box from closed to the open position for use as shown in Figure l, a slight pull outward on the knob 24 puts the box into a movement forward. 'I'he motion takes place under the tension of both the front and rear springs I6 and `I4 and is stopped when the rear edge of the hole I8 in the rib I1 of the front spring I6 abuts the edge of stop 35, best shown in Figure 6. In this position the hole in the top wall 1y is exposed through which ashes and unsmoked portions of cigars, cigarettes or the contents of a pipe may be emptied into the box I. It will be seen from Figure l that when the box is in this position the actuating end I9 of the frontv spring I6 protrudes beyond the front face of the mounting panel 3 far enough to expose the entire apertured depression 20 which is shown in section in Figure l and in plan view in Figure 4. When the contents of the box requires quickly be removed. Placing a finger in the apertured depression 20 and pushing downward releases the spring I6 from the stop 35 and the box may then be slid forward, removed, emptied and replaced. The rear spring I4 continues iso-keep a tension applied to the movement ofthe box after the hole I8 has moved v:forwardly of stop 35 and when the box is being replaced it serves to provide an initial resistance to entering the housing unit 2 while being depressed so that the 'entering pressure will tend to move the box inwardly far enough to cause the hole I8 to pass beyond the stop 35.

'I'he bottom wall 28h of the housing emptying the box may easily and.

It will be seen that my invention provides an ash receiver o! the sliding drawer type in which all sliding movements inward and outward occur under a predetermined friction against movement that will remain constant throughout the length of travel from closed to open position. Also that when the box is to be removed from the housing for emptying, releasing the tension of the 4front spring to pass the stop does not release the tension of the rear spring during the remainder of the movement..Y The arrangement of the springs is such that considerable initial tension may be placed on them and the receiver box may be adjusted from closed to open position with no variation of the spring tension because there is no flexure of either spring during these movements. The only flexure that can occur is in the removal and replacing of the box as above explained. Of course the apertured depression 20 when the box is in the open position shown in Figure 1 may be used to knock oi ashes from cigarettes and cigars or to cut the burning portion loose prior to placing the remainder in the box. v

The rear end of the box is covered by the top wall 1 and when in closed position the opening 8 in the wall 1 is closed by the top wall 26 of the housing. The box unit can always be moved towards open or closed position by a slight pull d or push on the knob 24 as there is no lock between the box and the housing in either position. Forward motion is detachably stopped by the stop 35 but when so stopped the box is free to be pushed inward, likewise the bumper 25 will stop movement rearwardly but the box is free to be pulled forward without other resistance than the coritrolled friction under a predetermined spring tension.

The housing and box can be manufactured from stamped metal parts quite economically for large production and can be assembled in the factory and tested for proper action before shipmenti The manufacturer of the automobile need then only mount the housing on the panel as above explained, and in so doing can not by improper location of any part furnished by him so mount the ash receiver that the ease of its movements can be spoiled by contact with other parts` nor can its initial operating spring tension be altered. I`have seen cases where ash receivers of other types were made useless by the car manufacturers failing to mount the receiver properly on the panel. Nothing like this can occur with the receiver of my invention. I have accomplished the elimination of vertical movement and lateral movement by the use 'of a semi-elliptical double cantilever spring and tracks at the bottom of the box. I have also provided positive stops for the movement of the box in either direction and an easy way to release the box from the forward stop when emptying is required. The receiver works smoothly and freely and yet cannot rattle in any position.

While I have shown and described my invention with reference tothe particular details of construction of one preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention may appear in different forms and with modifications and variations as suggest themselves to those skilled in the art, but I consider all such modications and variations to be included Within the scope of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. In a concealedtype ash receiver of the slidlng drawer type the combination of a supporting panel having an opening therein, one side of said panel having a nnished decorative surface, a housing also having an opening therein, means for securing said housing to said supporting panel on the undecorated side in such position that a substantial portion of the opening in said housing will lie within the confines of the opening in said supporting panell a receptacle adapted for sliding movement within the opening in said housing, said receptacle having a top opening for admission of ashes or the like, a semi-elliptical spring secured intermediate its ends to said receptacle, said spring having end portions extending outwardly in opposite directions from said place oi securement and formed to contact at spaced locav tions against an inner surface of said housing for 'panel, actuating means connected with the last said end portion of said spring and extending forwardly of said supporting panel whereby said end portion may be manually actuated to release it from said stop means to permit said receptacle to be entirely removed from said housing by further forward sliding movement during all Aci which the other end portion of said spring is resiliently pressing said receptacle against said housing.

2. In an ash receiver, a supporting wall having an opening therein, a tubular housing fixed thereto Wholly on one side thereof with the axis of the tubular portion near the center of said opening, a box having an opening in its upper side slidably mounted in said housing, said4 housing having a top wall, a` bottom Wall and means for maintaining said walls in fixed relationto one another, longitudinally extending spaced track means in said bottom wall to provide bearing means between said bottom wall and said box, a pair of -spaced ribs in said top wall extending lengthwise of .said wall and protruding inwardly of said housing, a semi-elliptical spring wider than the distance between said spaced ribs secured intermediate its ends to said receptacle, said spring having cross-ribs adjacent its ends for contacting each said cross-rib against both said spaced ribs in said top Wall of said housing providing a four point spring contact to resiliently press said box against said spaced track means.

3. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer type the combination of a supporting wall having an opening therein, a housing fixed thereto and wholly on one side thereof, a box having an opening in its upper side and adapted for sliding movement within said housing, bearing tracks between said housing and said box, a pair of spaced ribs extending lengthwise in said housing above said box and protruding inwardly of saidhousing, a semi-elliptical spring wider than the distance between said spaced ribs secured intermediate its ends to the upper side of said box, said place of securement being positioned intermediate the ends of said box, the end portions of said spring being extended forwardly and rearwardly from said place of, securement, each end portion also being extended upwardly to provide spaced end portions for resilient contact against said spaced ribs in housing above said box, whereby said sliding movement of said box mayoccur under a predetermined tension in said springs, means for stopping movement of said box forwardly towards open vposition and means whereby said box may Ibe released from said stop means for further forward movement. 1

4. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer type the combination of a supporting panel, having an opening therein and a finished decorative surface on one side, a housing yalso having an opening therein, said housing to said panel wholly on the unfinished side thereof and with said openings in substantial register, a box having a top opening adapted for sliding movement within said housing, a front panel larger than the opening in said supporting panel secured to said box, 'said front panel having a rearwardly extending flange around its perimeter and a finished decorative surface extending to the edge of said flange, spaced bearing 'tracks in said housing above and below said box, a semi-elliptical spring wider than the distance between said spaced tracks above said box secured intermediate its ends to said box, said place of securement being intermediate the ends of said box, one end portionof said spring being extended forwardly and upwardly and the other end portion being extended rearwardly and upwardly from the place of securement, each said end portion being formed to provide a bearing surface for contacting said spaced tracks above said box whereby said sliding movement of said box may occur under a predetermined tension in said springs, means for stopping movement of said box forwardly towards open position, means whereby said box may be released from said stop means for further forward movement, said means including an apertured actuating portion extend- 'ing forwardly of said supporting panel and means for limiting the movement of said box towards closed position.

5. In an ash receiver, a supporting wall having an opening therein, a tubular housing having means for attaching it to said supporting wall so that the axis of the tubular portion of said housing will be near the center of said opening and at right angles to the plane of said wall, said opening being larger than the tubular portion of said housing, a box mounted for sliding movement within said tubular portion, said box having an opening in its upper side, a front plate larger than the opening in said supporting wall and a handle exteriorly of said front plate, a leaf spring 'at-h tached intermediate its ends to the upper side of said box and extending longitudinally" thereof to form a front and a rear upwardly extending cantilever type leaf spring, each of said springs having a cross rib spaced from the point of attachment, said front spring having a portion of its cross rib with an apertured depression therein whereby said spring may be manually depressed to disengage said stop engaging means, the tubular portion o f said housing having interiorly oi its upper side longitudinally extending track means to provide bearing means for the cross ribs of said springs when under tension, the tubular portion of said housing also having interiorly of its upper sideand adjacent itsffront end stop means having a rearwardly facing edge and a forwardly extending sloping wall, said edge extending into the path` ofmo'vement of the rear edge of the cut away portion in the cross rib of said front spring, and the tubular portion of said housing also having interiorly of its lower side longitudinally extending track means to provide bearing means for the bottom of said box during its slidpreventing contact the front surface of means for securing tom wall formed longitudinally extending rib on the upper side voi -having two vertical side ing movements within said tubular portion under the tension of said cantilever springs.

6. 'Ihe combination of claim 4 with means for between said front plate and said supporting wall.

v7. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer'type, a housing having a horizontal top wall with longitudinally vextending spaced ribs on its under side, said wall also having stop means adjacent one end, said housing also having a bottom wall formed to provide slanting surfaces,` a longitudinally extending rib on the upper side of each of the said slanting surfaces of said bottom wall, means for maintaining said top and bottom walls in fixed relation to each other, and means whereby said housing may be fastened to a support.

8. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer type, a housing having a horizontal top wall with longitudinally extending spaced ribs on its under side, said wall also having stop means adjacent one end, said stop means having an edge extending downwardly from said top wall and a surface sloping from said edge towards said end of said housing, said housing also having a botto provide slanting surfaces, a

each of the said slanting surfaces of said bottom wall, means for maintaining said top and bottom walls in fixed relation to each other and means,

- whereby said housing may be fastened to a support.

9. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer type, a housing having a horizontal top wall with longitudinally extending spaced ribs on its under side, said wall also having stop means adjacent one end, said stop means having an edge extending downwardly from said top wall and a surface sloping from said edge towards said end of said housing, said housing also walls xed to said top to said side walls, said to provide two slanting extending rib on the said slanting surfaces Wall, a bottom wall fixed bottom wall being formed surfaces, a longitudinally upper side of each kof the of said bottom wall, land means whereby-said housing may be fastened to a support.

10. In a concealed type ash receiver of the sliding drawer type, a semi-elliptical cantilever spring, means intermediate the ends of said spring whereby it may be fastened to a support, one part of said ,spring extending upwardly and away from said means, a laterally extending rib formed in said part adjacent its end, the other part of said spring extending upward and away from said means in a direction opposite to that of said ilrst mentioned part, a laterally extending rib formedin said other part intermediate said means and the end of said other part, a portion of last saidlrib being cut away, the outer portion of saidother part beyond said rib lying below the top of said rib and having an apertured depression therein.

1l. In a.l sliding drawer lconcealed type ash receiver the combination of a supporting panel having a front and rear side, the front side being provided vwith a finished decorative surface, an opening in said panel, a laterally extending member secured to said panel on its rear side and adjacent said opening, tracks in said member, a sliding drawer type receptacle mounted for sliding movement within said opening and along said tracks, an opening' in the upper side of said receptacle for the admission of ashes or the like, said receptacle being provided with a front panel a portion of said spring extending forwardly be` yond the decorative surface of said supporting panel whereby said spring maybe actuated to release said receptacle for further forward movevment to enable it to be entirely removed from its mounting for emptying its contents.

l2. In a sliding drawer,l concealed type ash receiver the combination of a supporting panel having a front and rear side, the front side being provided with a finished decorative surface, an opening in said panel, a laterally extending member secured to the rear side of said panel adjacent said opening, tracks secured to said laterally extending member, a sliding drawer type receptacle mounted for sliding movement within said opening and al'ong said tracks, an opening in the upper side of said receptacle forthe admission of ashes or the like, said receptacle being provided with an ornamental front panel larger than the opening in said supporting panel, said front panel having a finished decorative surface, means associated with said receptacle whereby said lfront plate is prevented from contacting the finished decorative surface of said supporting panel, and stop means secured to said laterally extending member, said receptacle having one of its sides provided with a yieldable portion engageable with said stop means when said'receptacle position, said yieldable portion being accessible in fro'nt of the decorative surface of said supporting panel when said receptacle is in said forward position for manual actuation to release it from contact with said stop whereby said receptacle may be bodily removed from its mountings for emptying contents thereof.

13. The combination of claim 12 with stop means secured to said laterally extending guide member for contacting said receptacle to limit its -having resilient means is moved forwardly to open rearward travel and prevent damage face of the instrument panel.

14. The combination of claim 12 in which the lower portion of said laterally extending guide member is formed` to provide tracks which are engaged by surfaces formed as a part of the walls of said receptacle.

15. An ash receiver of the longitudinal sliding drawer type for use in automobiles or the like, comprising an ash container structure and a supto the surporting structure embracing the same, said container structure having walls formed with slide surfaces, said slide surfaces being in inclined opposite relation with respect to each other, said supporting structure having correspondingly disposed opposite slide surfaces in register and engagement with said inclined surfaces, one of said sets of surfaces being provided with longitudinally extending line-like contact means, said container and supporting structures having resilient means disposed between them, and said resilient means being arranged in pressure applying relation to said sets of surfaces.

16. An ash receiver for use in automobiles ori the like, comprising an ash container structure and a supporting structure embracing the same, said container structure having walls formedwith slide surfaces extending lengthwise of the supporting structure, said slide surfaces being in bowed opposite relation with respect to each other, said supporting structure having correspondingly disposed oposite slide surfaces for register and engagement with said bowed surfaces, one of said sets of surfaces including riblike contact means extending longitudinally thereof, said container and supporting structures disposed between them, and said resilient means being arranged in pressure-applying relation to said sets of surfaces, said resilient Ameans comprising a yieldable portion normally engaged with the supporting structureto retain said container structure against detachment from said supporting structure and being disengageable from the latter by the flexing of said yieldab1e portion to removeY the container structure after said container structure has been partly withdrawn from said supporting structure.

JOHN VISSER.

' c'snrrrcsra or CORRECTION.

' JoHN VISSER. certifiedthat the Iabove numbered patent was It is hereby Novenber 2, `1957. Y

errone ously is sued to Grand Rapids lietalcraf't Corporation, of Grand Rapids Michigan, a corporation of Michigan, whereas said patent shouid have been issued' to F. L. Jacobs Company, of Detroit, Michigan, a corpo'. ation of Michigan, as

assignee bylmesne assignments, this Offibe; In thlt th nid LtteIS 4Patent Office.

as shown by the record of' assignments in Patent should be read with this correction therein that the sane may conform to the record of the case in the Signed and sealed this 19th day of' July, A. D; 1958.

l (Seal) l VHenry lLan Arsdale, Acting Commissioner of' Patents.

. a portion of said spring extending forwardly be` yond the decorative surface of said supporting panel whereby said spring maybe actuated to release said receptacle for further forward movevment to enable it to be entirely removed from its mounting for emptying its contents.

l2. In a sliding drawer,l concealed type ash receiver the combination of a supporting panel having a front and rear side, the front side being provided with a finished decorative surface, an opening in said panel, a laterally extending member secured to the rear side of said panel adjacent said opening, tracks secured to said laterally extending member, a sliding drawer type receptacle mounted for sliding movement within said opening and al'ong said tracks, an opening in the upper side of said receptacle forthe admission of ashes or the like, said receptacle being provided with an ornamental front panel larger than the opening in said supporting panel, said front panel having a finished decorative surface, means associated with said receptacle whereby said lfront plate is prevented from contacting the finished decorative surface of said supporting panel, and stop means secured to said laterally extending member, said receptacle having one of its sides provided with a yieldable portion engageable with said stop means when said'receptacle position, said yieldable portion being accessible in fro'nt of the decorative surface of said supporting panel when said receptacle is in said forward position for manual actuation to release it from contact with said stop whereby said receptacle may be bodily removed from its mountings for emptying contents thereof.

13. The combination of claim 12 with stop means secured to said laterally extending guide member for contacting said receptacle to limit its patent Ne. 2,o97,i|5o.

' JoHN VISSER. certifiedthat the Iabove numbered patent was It is hereby -having resilient means is moved forwardly to open c'snrrrcsra or CORRECTION.

rearward travel and prevent damage face of the instrument panel.

14. The combination of claim 12 in which the lower portion of said laterally extending guide member is formed` to provide tracks which are engaged by surfaces formed as a part of the walls of said receptacle.

15. An ash receiver of the longitudinal sliding drawer type for use in automobiles or the like, comprising an ash container structure and a supto the surporting structure embracing the same, said container structure having walls formed with slide surfaces, said slide surfaces being in inclined opposite relation with respect to each other, said supporting structure having correspondingly disposed opposite slide surfaces in register and engagement with said inclined surfaces, one of said sets of surfaces being provided with longitudinally extending line-like contact means, said container and supporting structures having resilient means disposed between them, and said resilient means being arranged in pressure applying relation to said sets of surfaces.

16. An ash receiver for use in automobiles ori the like, comprising an ash container structure and a supporting structure embracing the same, said container structure having walls formedwith slide surfaces extending lengthwise of the supporting structure, said slide surfaces being in bowed opposite relation with respect to each other, said supporting structure having correspondingly disposed oposite slide surfaces for register and engagement with said bowed surfaces, one of said sets of surfaces including riblike contact means extending longitudinally thereof, said container and supporting structures disposed between them, and said resilient means being arranged in pressure-applying relation to said sets of surfaces, said resilient Ameans comprising a yieldable portion normally engaged with the supporting structureto retain said container structure against detachment from said supporting structure and being disengageable from the latter by the flexing of said yieldab1e portion to removeY the container structure after said container structure has been partly withdrawn from said supporting structure.

JOHN VISSER.

' Novenber 2, `1957. Y

errone ously is sued to Grand Rapids lietalcraf't Corporation, of Grand Rapids Michigan, a corporation of Michigan, whereas said patent shouid have been issued' to F. L. Jacobs Company, of Detroit, Michigan, a corpo'. ation of Michigan, as

assignee bylmesne assignments, this Offibe; In thlt th nid LtteIS 4Patent Office.

as shown by the record of' assignments in Patent should be read with this correction therein that the sane may conform to the record of the case in the Signed and sealed this 19th day of' July, A. D; 1958.

l (Seal) l VHenry lLan Arsdale, Acting Commissioner of' Patents.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/246, 296/37.9, 312/333, 312/242, 131/242
International ClassificationA24F19/00, A24F19/08
Cooperative ClassificationA24F19/08
European ClassificationA24F19/08