|Publication number||US2214993 A|
|Publication date||Sep 17, 1940|
|Filing date||Aug 13, 1938|
|Priority date||Aug 13, 1938|
|Publication number||US 2214993 A, US 2214993A, US-A-2214993, US2214993 A, US2214993A|
|Inventors||De Witt William J|
|Original Assignee||Shoe Form Co Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (22), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 17, 1940. DE Wm 2,214,993
RECEPTACLE v Filed Aug. 13, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet l 37 .36 a2 a Z? Sept. 17, 1940. w. JiDE WITT 2,214,993
' RECEPTACLE Filed Au 13, 1938 1 '5 Sheds-Sheet 2 E v a 67- 66 Sept. 17, 1940. w 5 w 2,214,993
RECEPTACLE Filed Aug. 13, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Sept. 17, 1940 A REOEPTACLE William 1.! wm, aubu n, N. Y., assignor to Shoe Form 00., 1110., Auburn, N Y., a corporation or New York Application August 13, 1938, Serial No. 224,723
This invention relates to an improvement in receptacles and moreparticularly in circular receptacles having a plurality of compartments accessible at the periphery and including a plurality of elements, at least one of which being adapted to be rotated relative to ments. i
The primary object of this invention is to provide a receptacle comprising a circular box having a plurality of radially arranged sector-shaped compartments and means for closing all of said compartments or permitting access to the interior of a selected compartment, such means including an element relatively rotatable with respect to the box. i
A further object of this invention is to provide around such circular box a band relatively rotatable thereto, said band having an opening adapted to be brought by such relative rotation into register with the mouth of a selected compartment and a door for such opening. I
These and other objects of this invention will appear from a consideration of the following description andoi the drawings which form a part thereof and in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment oi the invention;
Figs. 2 and 3 are longitudinal sectional views thereof, showing the embodiment of Fig. 1 with a selected compartment opened and closed respectively;
Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view line'4-4 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5' is a cross-sectional view taken along the 'linel-l in Fig. 2;
Fig- 8 is a viewin side elevation of another embodiment of this invention;
Fig. "l is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of the embodiment shown in Fig. 6 with a selected compartment open; j,
Fig. '8 is a view in edge elevation with parts broken away, with the compartmentsclosed;
Figs. 9 and 10 are detail views in cross section taken along'the section lines 3-3 and III-l3 respectively in Fig. 6; g
Fig. 11 is a view in side elevation of another taken along the embodiment of the invention, portions'thereof 1 being broken away and the door ot' n c Partment being open; v I
i Fig. 12 is a view in edge elevation of the emone being free to be the other ele-" The flybox 20 (selected as the embodiment to be illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive) comprises a cylindrical box 2| having a plurality of sector-shaped radial compartments 22 defined by the side walls23 and a plurality of radially ar- 1 ranged partitions 24. The walls 23 and partitions 24 are preferably made of transparent material so that the'contents of the compartments are visible at all times. As shown in Fig. 5 the walls 23 are provided with radiating corrugations 25 in which the edges of the partitions are received and secured. The side walls 23 terminate at their peripheries in flanges 23 which-define U- shaped grooves or channels 21. 1 i
Surrounding the box 2i is an annular band 30 the side edges of which are received in the channels 21. The band 30 is provided with an aperture 3| and with a door 32 slidable'to open or close the aperture. The band 30 and door 32 may also, like the walls 23 and partitions 24, be 20 made of transparent material if desired. Theends of the band overlap, as shown in Figs. 2
and 3, and the outer end 33 serves to limit the movement of the door in one direction, atwhich time the aperture'3l is closed. As best shown in 'Fig. 4. the edges of the-door 32-ride in the channels 21 outside the edges of the band. The movement ofthe door to open the aperture is limited I by a transverse rib 34 raised from the surface of the band so. In order to hold the door in the closed position there is provided on the band between one edge of the aperture 3i and the rib 34 a second rib 35, which is preferably lower than the! rib 34 sothat the door can he slid thereover and which engages the rear edge of the door.
The I surface of the door 32 is. preferably crowned except at the edges so as to reduce to the minimum any resistance to its movement around the band. It will be noted that, during the main travel of the door, the rib 35 is below the crownedsurface 36 of the door (see Fig. 2).
Suitable means are provided by which the door 32 is slid to open or close the aperture 3|, such for example as a boss or button 31 formed at the center of the door.
It is customary with flyboxes of this type to suspend them from the belt or a buttonhole of the fisherman. For this purpose applicant provides a snap hook 33 attached to the band 30 by a bar 33.. The bar 39 has a raised central portion and is'preferably secured at the overlapping ends of the band where the band is stiifest.
"The compartments 22 are adapted .to contain flies, lures, hooks and the like. The box suspended by the hook 33 can be readily tilted so that the contents of the compartments are seen through the transparent walls 23. Upon determining the compartment which contains the desired article the box is rotated until the mouth of the compartment is in register with the aperture 3| in the band 30. The door'32 is then slid to open the aperture and aiford access to that compartment. After the desired article has been removed the door is again closed to avoid the possibility that any of the contents of the .flybox will fall out inadvertently.
The fiybox shown in Figs. 6 to 10 inclusive like the fiybox 20 comprises a cylindrical box 5|, having a plurality of pie-shaped radial compartments 52 defined by side walls 53 and a plurality of radially arranged partitions 54, which are received and secured in suitable corrugations 55 in the side walls (see Fig. 9). The peripheral edges of the walls 53 are bent to provide flanges,56 and and grooves 51. As shown. particularly in Fig. "7 the ends of the band are spaced apart a distance approximately equal to the. distances be-' tweenthe partitions at the mouths of the compartment. The band when placed as shown in Fig. 7 affords access to a compartment and the space between the ends of the band will hereinafter be designated for convenience as an aperture 6|. The band carries aidoor 62 havingan aperture 63 therein which may be brought into register with the aperture 5|. The'walls 53, partitions 5B, band 60' and door 82 are preferably though not necessarily made of transparent ma? terial. Secured to or formed upon the band 50 is a button which projects into the aperture 63 in the door and thus limits theopening or closing thereof. A similar button 65 on the door facilitates such movement of the door. Theside edges of the door 52 ride between the side edges of the band 50 and the flanges 55.
The fiybox 50 is suspended by any suitablemeans as by a snap-hook 65' pivotally attached by a strap 66 to a rivet 61 fixed at the center of one side wall 53. As shown in Fig. 10 the rivet 61 is mounted in a sleeve or collar 85 secured to the inner face of the sidewall portions of the partitions 54 having been removedto *provide a pocket 69 which accommodates the sleeveor collar. While the pocket 69 is open to the compartments 52 at the'tip'thereof the space between the sleeve orcollar68 is such that'there is no danger that the contents of one compartment will escape into another compartment.
, In using the fiybox 50 the box and band are rotated to bring the compartment containing the desired article to the top. The band 60 is then slid around the box to bring'the aperture 6| therein into register with the mouth of that. compartment. The door 62 is then slid along to open the compartment by bringing the apertures 63' and 6! into register so that the contents of that compartment are accessible.
Figs. l1. 12 and 13 illustrate another embodiment of this invention in the form of a receptacle H2. The receptacle Ill comprises a boxll having a plurality of radially arranged compartments T2. The compartments 12 are formed by side walls 73, a central tube H and a plurality of radially extending partitions 1 5. The walls 13am provided with ribs or corrugations 16 in which the edges of the tube 14 and partitions 15 .are seated and secured by suitable adhesive or cement.
P to; form flanges as shown in Fig. '13. "Thezlower wall isfbent upwardly and downwardlytoform 1:1
a. peripheral groove 11 and. flange' 'n' andthen outwardly to form anouteri'flange 19 at? right angles to the flange 18. The upper?vi'rallrisbentv downwardly and then. upwardly to form a: pc-
ripheral groove 8i]v and'flange 8|. "Each-com which in part define the compartment. The other edge-rests againstthe' flange/M. Spring.
means such as the spring wire lllmay besproi: vided to .hold the'door'norrnally closed.
The doors 82 are locked closed: by. a plate 85 fixed upon one end of a post 55. 'fThepostild extends through the center. of the box lli-andxis enlarged at the. end opposite to that securedxto the plate 85. The plate 85 has a peripheral flange which extends downwardly over the edges or the doors 82. 'The flange 81.-is..interrupted;;.to provide an aperture 88 some'whatlonger than :the width of the door. When,:-as shown inFlg. 12, the plate is so set that the flangeaperturerflds in register with the door 82 or..a..compartment-,
tents of the compartmentaare: accessible.
ripheral edges of the side walls are' bent The receptacle Illis so formedthatlitmay be I placed uponv a table .or. suitablezsupporting surface or may be usedas aflybox being suspended elements are madeof transparentrmaterial. '.If,-, f the fiybox is supported on a horizontal surface the plate 85 is rotated tov bring the" flange aper ture 88 in register with the door: of. the-selected compartment. If the fiybox is-suspendedthe'box is rotated on the post 86. until'the selected'compartment is uppermost and thereafter the cover '85 is turned until the door 01' thatcompartment' is released.
by the use of suitable meains such asthe' hook-85 3 While several embodiments of this-invention I have been shown and" described in. detail it will,
shaped compartments open 'at' the periphery of the box, the periphery of the side walls.. having,.
flanges which extend over 'the'ends of said partitions and annular track forming grooves-adjacentsaid flanges, of a band around theperipheryot the box and rotatable relative thereto; the v side edges of the-band being received in saidgrooves,
the band having. an' aperture therelnaadaptedto register with the mouth. of any compartment a I sliding door on said band, the edges of said door being received in said grooves, 'saiddoor being adapted to open and close said aperture and thus control access to the compartment with which the apertureis brought into register by the relative rotation or .box and band; and means rotatably secured to the box at the, center, thereoif,
by which means the box is suspended.
the box and rotatable relative thereto, the side" edges of theband being received in said grooves, the band having an aperture therein adapted to register with the mouth of any compartment, a
sliding door on said band, the edges of said door being received in said grooves, and said door having an aperture therein which, in one position of the door, registers with the aperture in the band, whereby when the aperture of the band is brought by the relative rotation of box and band into register with a selected compartment, the sliding of the normally closed door to a position in which the aperture therein is in register with the aperture in the band permits access to the interior of the selected compartment. 3. The combination with a circular box comprising side walls and radial partitions secured thereto and forming therewith a plurality of sector-shaped compartments open at the periphery of the box, the side walls terminating in flanges which extend beyond the ends of the partitions and in which annular track-forming grooves are formed, of a band surrounding said box, the side edges of the band being received in the grooves. so that box and band are relatively rotatable, the band having an aperture therein adapted to register with the mouth of any com-- partment, a sliding door on said band, the side edges of said band being received in said grooves, said door being movable over the band to open and close said aperture and being guided in its movement by said grooves, and means carried by said band for checking the movement of the door at its closed and fully opened positions.
4. The combination with a circular box comprising side walls and radial partitionssecured thereto and forming therewith a plurality of sector-shaped compartments open at the periphery of the box, the side walls terminating in flanges which extend beyond the ends of the partitions and in which annular track-forming grooves are formed, of a band surrounding said box, the side edges of the band being received in the grooves, so that box and band are relatively rotatable, the band having an aperture therein adapted to register with the mouth of any compartment, a
sliding door on said band, the side edges of said band being received in said grooves, said door being movable over the band to open and close said aperture and being guided in its movement by said grooves, means carried by said band for checking the movement of the door at its closed and fully opened positions, and means on said door and said band whichinterengage when the door is closed to hold it yieldably in such position.
- 5. The combination with a circular box comprising side walls and radial partitions secured thereto and forming therewith a plurality of sector-shaped compartments open at the periphery of the box, the side walls terminating in flanges which extend beyond the ends of the partitions and in which annular track-forming grooves are formed, of a band surrounding said box, the side edges of the band being received in the grooves, so that box and band are relatively rotatable, the band having an aperture therein adapted to register with the mouth of any compartment, a sliding door on said band, the side edges of said band being received in said grooves, said door being movable over the band to open and close said aperture and being guided in its movement by said grooves, the surface of the door being crowned except at the edges which ride upon the 'band, and a rib in the band adjacent the aperture, which rib, during main travel of the door, is below the crownedsurface thereof and, when the door is fully opened, engages the forward edge of the door and, when the door is fully closed, engages the rear edge thereof.
6. The combination with a circular box comprising side walls and radial partitions secured thereto and forming therewith a plurality of sector-shaped compartments open atthe periphery of the box, the side walls terminating in flanges which extend beyond the ends of the partitions and in which annular track-forming grooves are formed, of a band surrounding said box, the side edges of the band being received in the grooves, so that box and band are relatively rotatable, the band having an aperture therein adapted to register with the mouth of any compartment, a sliding door on said band, the side edges of said band being received in said grooves, said door having an aperture therein and being movable over said band to bring its aperture into register with the aperture in the band and thereby afford access to the compartment with which the aperture in the band is in register, a button on said band which projects into the aperture in the door and thus limits the movement of the door in both opened and closed positions.
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|U.S. Classification||220/525, 43/57.1, 312/295, 312/285|
|International Classification||B65D47/26, B65D83/00, B65D47/04|
|Cooperative Classification||B65D47/26, B65D83/00|
|European Classification||B65D47/26, B65D83/00|