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Publication numberUS2256935 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1941
Filing dateMay 26, 1939
Priority dateMay 26, 1939
Publication numberUS 2256935 A, US 2256935A, US-A-2256935, US2256935 A, US2256935A
InventorsRudolph Austin Melvin
Original AssigneeDennis Grazier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lunch kit
US 2256935 A
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LUNCHKIT Filed May 26, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 :lb Ir-lvenor 'T14 5 l y; MW Mem/m R. AUSTIN, fmmzfz wwwa .7,1

sept. '23, 1941.

M. R. YAUSTIN LUNCH KI T Filed May 26, 1939 2 sheets-sheet 2 Inventor MELWN R. Au smN Attorneys Patented Sept. 23, 1941 -Nl'rao s'rATEs PATENT `orl=lcls1 i Limon arr Melvin Rudolph Austin, Hazleton, Ind., assignor of one-half to Dennis Grazies', Akon, Ohio Y. applicati@ May ze, 1939, ser-iai No. 275,986 'A 1 claim.. (ci. 20s- 4) vention is to provide, in a lunch kit comprising a container including a hinged end door or csure, .-no'vel means for securing said door or closure in closed position.

still further important object of the inven tion .is to provide a lunch kit of the character described which will be substantially insect proof.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a lunch kit of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, light in weight, compact, attractive in' apposition, the cover The reference numeral 9 designates a cover which is hingedly mounted on the back of the container I', as

with a handle II. A suitable latch I2 is prov vided for releasably securing the cove;` 9 in closed-A position. It will be observed that, when in closed 9 is constructed to form -a chamber I3 above the container I. As illustrated to advantage in Fig. 3 of the drawings, the door 5, when in closed position, extends above the container I for engagement in the cover 9 when said cover 9 is in closed position. Thus, the

cover 9 constitutes means for securing the door pearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following `speciilcation, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:

Figure 1 is` 'a perspective view. of a lunch kit constructed in accordance with the present in vention.

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view, taken .s ubstantially` on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken substantially on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.

Figure 4 is a view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will Ii in closed position.

Mounted. beneath the top ofthe cover 9 isa I plurality of lugs or projections Il. 'I'heireference numeral I5 designates a beverage 'bottlel which is removably mounted in the compartment I3 beneath the top of the cover 9. 'I'he reference numeral I 5 designates a substantially V- shaped retaining spring for the bottle I5, the legs of said spring I8 being pivotally connected to the rear wall of the cover 9, as at I1. The blght portion of the spring I6 rests on top oi' the container I.

It will thus be lseen that a heat insulated container has been provided for the reception oi food, also beverage bottle. To gain access tothe container d the cover 9 is swung to open position, thus freeingl the door 5 and permitting said door to be swung downwardly. When the cover 9 is sw to open position the beverage bottle I5 isvleft resting on the spring conveniently removed. 'When the cover y9 is closed, the spring I6, which is now under tension." yieldingly presses the bottle I5 upwardly in a f manner to'prevent rattling orniovement thereof.

be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises an elongated' container which is designated generally by the reference numeral I. The container I includes inner and outer Walls 2 and 3, respectively, which are spaced from each other for the reception therebetween of a heat insulating material 4. At one end, the container I is open and provided with a door 5. The door 5 is hinged to th.` bottom of the container I, as at 6, said door also being of a heat insulating construction. A handle l is provided on the door 5. Mounted on the bottom of the container I is a grid 8.

- The depending lugs orprojections I4 assist in retaining the beverage bottle I5 in position.

l It is believed that the 'many advantages of a lunch kit constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although` a preferred embodiment of the deviceV` is as illustrated and described, it is to be under-I stood that changes in the details ofl construction and in the. combination and arrangement ot partsmay be resorted to which will fall within the .cope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

In a lunch kit, a container including a closed top wall, acover member including a top wall and sideand end walls of integral construction and having one of the side walls hinged on the container to permit said cover member to be at I0. The cover 9 is provided l means for conveniently receiving a I9 from which it may be.

positioned over the top wall of said container with the s'ide and end walls of said cover niember frictionaliy engaging the container and thereby permit said cover member and container to coact in forming a chamber, a substantially V-shaped spring member for clamping a recep tacie in the chamber having laterally extending extremities journaled on one of the side walls of the cover member with 'the apex portion of said spring member engaging the top wall of the container, positioning said spring member under the receptacle to yieldabiy support said receptacle in.

the chamber. and lugs on the top wail oi said cover member to engage opposite sides of the receptacle and cooperating with the spring member in preventing displacement of the receptacle in said chamber.


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US2546166 *Jun 4, 1945Mar 27, 1951Pfefferkorn Frederick FFood container
US2899096 *Dec 27, 1956Aug 11, 1959 henchert etal
US3026995 *Aug 4, 1959Mar 27, 1962Slaughter Alvina MLunch safe
US3406811 *Nov 1, 1966Oct 22, 1968Sandra S. HigleyInsulated lunch box
US4923080 *Dec 6, 1988May 8, 1990Lounsbury Donn CTrash receptacle
U.S. Classification206/544, 220/522, 220/255, 220/324
International ClassificationA45C11/20
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/20
European ClassificationA45C11/20