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Publication numberUS2147510 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1939
Filing dateFeb 4, 1938
Priority dateFeb 4, 1938
Publication numberUS 2147510 A, US 2147510A, US-A-2147510, US2147510 A, US2147510A
InventorsCharles Amick
Original AssigneeCharles Amick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Commodity case
US 2147510 A
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COMMODITY CASE Filed Feb. 4, 1958 2 Shee ts-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. CHA EL 56 AM/C'K BY Z46. (0 %aw/ZA ATTORNEY.

C. AMICK COMMODITY CASE Feb. 14, 1939.

Filed Feb. 4, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet Patented Feb. 14', 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

My invention relates to a commodity case, and has for its principal object a case arranged to contain cigarettes, matches, an abrasive element to light the same, also cosmetic preparations, a mirror, a finger nail file, and a pencil, each being placed in their respective receptors, and means to secure the same therein.

A further object of my invention is to construct a case for its commodity, minimizing its size with respect to its thickness and dimensions otherwise, collapsibly arranged and inexpensive to construct.

A still further object of my invention is to provide in each cigarette compartment a spring tensioned bar having a series of corrugations transversely crossing the bar to engage the cigarettes, there being one to each corrugation, and the bars being so adjusted longitudinally to permit interlapping or staggered position of the cigarettes to avoid excess thickness when the said cigarette compartments are lapped on each other at the time of folding the case, and furthermore, a cigarette retained by its corrugations is means to align the same transversely crossing its respective compartment so that one or more remaining in the case will be retained orderly.

These and other objects will hereinafter be more fully explained, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like characters will apply to like parts in the different views.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a plan View of the case when folded.

Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof.

Fig. 3 is an end view of the case.

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view taken on line 4-4 in Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the case unfolded, showing the relative position of articles contained therein.

Fig. 6 is an edge View of the case partly in section taken on line 6-6 in Fig. 1.

Fig. '7 is a sectional View taken on line 1-4 in Fig. 2.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view of the case partly opened and arranged to illustrate the relative position of the corrugations in the bars.

My invention herein disclosed consists of acase having body portions I and 2 hingedly connected as at A, said portions adapted to fold on each other as shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive; said case may be formed of sheet metal, the exterior of which may be highly polished and decorated or covered with morocco leather or the like, while the interior thereof may be likewise treated except the covering, which may be of plush or other suitable fabric. The interior of the case is provided with a plurality of receptive compartments as follows:

Side portion has a depressionin which is placed a mirror 3, and match container 3. One edge of the mirror and match container is insertable beneath lips and l respectively, while the opposite edge of the mirror is retained by a clip 5, pivotally connected as at B, and adapted to turn in either direction, as indicated by dotted line C, by which means said mirror is removable. Positioned between said mirror and the hinge of the case and on exterior thereof is an abrasive element 6 as friction lighting means for matches. Positioned in the corresponding end of portion 2 is a pair of circular depressions to receive a powder puff l, fitting snugly therein and adapted to conceal a cake of powder 1 therebeneath, while the other depression has a similar puff 8 fitting snugly therein and concealing therebeneath rouge or the like 8, each of said puif elements having a flap 9 and 9' respectively as lifting means therefor, and each having a stationarily positioned lip Ill and Ill respectively,

said lips being secured to the body of the case, and extending over their respective puffs. Adjacent the p-uff elements near the hinged connection is a receptacle for matches ll, having a lid l2 hingedly connected adjacent the hinge of the case, and having a spring l3 to close the lid and permit opening thereof as accessible means to the matches. The said receptacle has a depression M at one side and medially of its ends as accessible means to lift the lid and also to grip the matches.

There is also provided a lip stick tube l5, one end of which is hingedly connected as at l 6, permitting the tube to rock upward at its opposite end to remove the said lip stick. Adjacent the said tube is a pencil l1, and in parallelism therewith is a finger nail file l8; last two said elements are retained in position by a spring clip l9 that is medially secured to the case body by a rivet 20, permitting each end thereof to spring upward sufficiently to remove the elements retained thereby.

The corresponding ends of the case portions opposite the mirror and other articles above described are depressed forming trays to receive a plurality of cigarettes 2i and 22, fitting snugly and in close proximity to each other. Each group of said cigarettes are retained in orderly position by a bar 23 and 24 respectively; said bars at their adjacent ends are pivotally connected to the case hinge, and each of said bars have a spring 25 as tensioning means to permit rocking movement from their respective group of cigarettes and to cause snug engagement thereon, and each of said bars have a plurality of corrugations D positioned in staggered relation to each other and adapted to snugly engage on their respective group of cigarettes, positioning each group thereof in staggered relation to each other as shown in Fig. 4 to avoid flattening of the cigarettes, and to avoid excess depth of the case when folded, and furthermore, the said cigarettes are retained orderly when a portion thereof have been removed.

It will be understood that an appropriate latch 26 will be provided as retaining means for the said case when folded.

While I have shown and described bars having a plurality of arcuate forms closely positioned, I do not wish to be restricted to such form alone, as other forms may be employed to engage the cigarettes or cigars individually and in consecutive order, and such other modification may be made as-lie within the scope of the appended claims.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a commodity case, in combination, a case comprising two body portions hingedly connected, said portions medially divided transverse to the hinge, the corresponding ends of said divided body portions being depressed to receive in each one layer of cigarettes in such a way so that the cigarettes in one depressed portion will interlap those in the other depressed portion when the case is folded, and a corrugated bar transversely crossing the cigarettes intermediate of their ends in each depression, each bar being hingedly connected at the hinge of the case and each bar having a spring to rock the same to snug engagement in their respective depression, the corrugations of one bar being in staggered relation to the corrugations of the other bar to insure interlapping of the cigarettes when the case is folded.

2. In a commodity case of the class described comprising two hingedly connected body portions, each having a cigarette tray formed in the corresponding end of each body portion, a corrugated bar to extend across each tray, the bars at their inner or adjacent ends being rockably connected to the hinge of the case and each bar having a spring as tensioning means therefor to engage on their respective tray, and the corrugations of one bar being in staggered relation to the corrugations of the other bar to insure interlapping of the cigarettes when the case is folded.

3. In a commodity case, in combination, a case comprising two body portions hingedly connected, said portions medially divided transverse to the hinge, the corresponding ends of said divided body portions being depressed to receive in each one layer of cigarettes in such a way that the cigarettes in one depressed portion will interlap those in the other depressed portion when the case is folded, and a bar transversely crossing the cigarettes intermediate of their ends in each depression, each bar having means spaced therealong to separately engage the cigarettes engaged thereby, each of the bars being hingedly connected at the hinge of the case and each bar having a spring to rock the same to snug engagement in their respective depression, the said means on one bar being in staggered relation to the means of the other bar to insure interlapping of the cigarettes when the case is folded.

CHARLES AMICK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/256, 206/236, 206/38, 132/315, 206/263
International ClassificationA24F15/00, A24F15/18
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/18
European ClassificationA24F15/18