US 2358194 A
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Sept. 12, 1944. s, wHrrE 2,358,194
X BOX Filed July e, 194s' Patented Sept. 12, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE X BX Spurgeon White, Trinity, N. C.
Application July 6, 1943, Serial No. 493,661
1 Claim. (Cl. 20G-42) This invention relates to a box or container that can be easily carried in the pocket of a garment or in a pocketbook, or the like.
An object of the invention is the construction of a novel and eicient box that is particularly With the foregoing and other objects in view,`
my invention comprises certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more par\ ticularly pointedout in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a box or container constructed in accordance with thepresent invention.
Figure 2 is a view in side elevation.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view with a portion broken away to show one of the recesses and one of the projections.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4 4, Figure 3, and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a sectional View taken on line 5 5, Figure 1, and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 6 is a top plan view of the box or container showing the lid in an open position.
Figure 7 is an inverted fragmentary perspective view of the lid.v
Referring to the drawing, in which I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, I designates the box or container, which is of a shallow nature. This box l` is provided with a central upstanding hub 2, and with a socket 3 in the bottom of the hub. On the ends of the box and near opposite corners thereof are preferably a pair of long projections 1.
A lid 5 is provided at opposite corners and its ends with two depending angle locking anges 6. Each ange 6 on its inner face is provided with a full height recess 4. The lid 5 is provided at its center with an integral depending axle 8. This axle 8 ts in hub 2, and on the outer end of said axle 8 is formed a knob or head 9. This knob or head 9 is seated in the socket 3 (Figs. 4 and thereby securing the rotatable lid 5 in an assembled position upon the box l.
As shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, the lid 5 is in its closed position upon the box, with the locking projections 'l in the recesses 4. By this means the lid is held suiiiciently secure in its closed position to prevent accidental movement. However, by the operator placing thebox between the fleshy part of the thumb and index finger and slightly rubbing on the bottom of the box and the lid, the projections will unseat from the recesses, permitting the cover to rotate on the hub and move to an open position, as clearly shown in Figure 6, whereupon the operator can have access to the contents of box l. Then by the operator exerting slight pressure upon the box and lid, he may rotate the lid to a closed position as shown in Figure 1. The angle flanges 6 will engage opposite corners of the box |,Alimiting rotary movement of lid 5 in one direction, as said flanges act as stops by reason of engaging the sides of the box I. 'Ihis is a novel improvement that is of great value because it presents unnecessary rotary movement of the lid, while atthe same time affords a sturdy securing means that lends y stability to the whole structure of the box or'con-L tainer. y
While the illustration of vmy invention in the drawing represents a plastic box or container, the same principle can be equally as Well employed, when the box or container is constructed of suitable metal.
If desired, by using high-speed filling machinery, the box I can be filled first and then the lid assembled and secured to the box, all in the process of packing. It is also to be noted that the lid need only be partly opened for gaining access to the interior .or contents of the box l. Other advantages will readily appear to one skilled in the art to which this invention relates.
By reason of the construction of the full height recesses 4 and long projections 1, when molded', they are easily ejected from the mold.
While I have described the'preferred embodiment of my invention and illustrated the same in the accompanying drawing, certain minor i changes or alterations may appear to one skilled in the art to which this invention relates, during the extensive manufacture of the same, and I, therefore, reserve the right to make such alterations or changes as shall fairly fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
As a new article of manufacture, a box device Y comprising a shallow box provided with two ends,
each end being provided with a projection extending the full height of the end, said box provided With a central upstanding hub and with a hub socket in the outer face of the box and contiguous to the inner end of the hub, an elongated lid provided at its center with a depending integral axle, said axle extending through said hub and having on its outer end a head within said hub socket, said lid being provided at diagonally opposite corners with depending angle flanges, each angle ange being provided with a recess the same length as the width of said flange, and said recesses being adapted to receive said projections When the lid is in a closed position upon the box.