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July 2, 1940. B. M. HOLTER POCKET ASH TRAY AND MATCH CASE Filed March 21, 1939 fie/rnard INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented July 2, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE POCKET ASH TRAY AND MATCH CASE Bernard M. Holter, Holman, .Wis. Application March 21, 1939, Serial No. 263,296
7 1 Claim.
This invention relates to a pocket ash tray and match case and has for an object to provide a compact device of this character which may be readily carried in the pocket or handbag and will provide an adequate compartment for the storage of ashes when the user is not within reach of an ash tray.
A further object of this invention is to provide a device of this character which will be formed of a few strong simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification,
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the device showing the match compartment door and striker.
Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the device showing the ash compartment door.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1 Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device similar to Figure 3 but showing the match door open.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device showing the same in use as an ash tray and cigarette support.
Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device showing the same in position for imparting ashes from the ash tray.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in I the various views, a case is shown comprising front and back walls I and II of substantially rectangular contour and of dished or concave cross section and longitudinal section. Apartition wall I 2 is formed integral with the front wall l0 and is in the form of a flat sheet which is inclined across the central longitudinal plane of the case to provide a V-shaped space between the front wall I ll and the partition into which the end of a conventional match book l3 may be wedged.
A door I4 is provided in the front wall of the match book compartment, the door being hinged at one end to the front wall asshown at I and at the opposite end being provided with a catch l6 and an out-turned grip I I which permits opening and closing of the door.
The rear wall ll coacts with the partition in forming an ash receiving chamber, and is hinged at one end as shown at l8 to an end of the partition l2. The opposite end of the rear wall is provided with a projection I 9 over which an L- shaped keeper r0, carried by the front wall I0, is adaptedto be engaged to hold the rear wall in closed position against the partition.
A door 2| is hinged at one end tothe rear wall II as shown at 22 and at the opposite end is provided with a catch 23 having out-turned grip 24 which permits the door to be closed or opened. The inner face of the door is equipped with a U- shaped cigarette holder 25. In operation when it is desired to deposit cigarette ashes in the cigarette compartment the door H is swung to the open'position, as shown in Figure 5, and thereupon the ashes 26 may be knocked from a cigarette 27 by tapping the burning end of the cigarette against the edge of the door opening opposite the hinge 22 of the door. The device may be placed on the table or other support and the cigarette holder 25 may be used to coact with the free edge of the door to hold a cigarette 28.
To empty the ash tray compartment it is simply necessary to push inwardly release it from the projection I9 whereupon the device may be turned to the position shown in Figure 6 to allow the wall II to gravitate to open position and discharge the cigarette ashes from the cigarette compartment.
The match striker of the match book is exposed through an opening 29 in the front wall I0 below the hinge l5 of the cigarette compartment door I 4.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further etc-- being inclined across the central longitudinal plane of the case to provide a V-shaped space between the wall of the match compartment and the partition into which the end of a match book may be wedged, the slope of the partition also providing a large space into which the matches may separate at the striking ends without contact with metal, there being an opening in the match compartment wall adjacent to said V-shaped space to afford access to the striking surface of the match book, a door hinged to the wall of the match compartment adjacent to said opening for exposing the matches, and means for releasably holding both walls closed upon the partition remote from the hinge of the walls.
BERNARD M. HOLTER.
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