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Sept. 6, 1949.
M. WOLFSET EXTINGUISHING ASH TRAY Filed June 4, 1947 I N VEN TOR. MURRAY woLFsg-r Patented Sept. 6, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Murray Wolfset, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application June 4, 1947, Serial No. 752,519
This invention relates to ash tray stands for cigarettes and the like.
I It is an object of the present invention to provide an ash tray stand which will contain a body'o'f water 'for the purpose of extinguishing the cigarette as the same is deposited into the enclosure forming the ash tray and wherein the body of water will be enclosed within the ash tray stand and unseen from the exterior.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a body of water adapted to be available to the discarded cigarette and which need not be of suchsize as to contain a large number of these discarded cigarettes since provision may be made whereby the extinguished cigarette can be removed from the body of water for deposit in the bottom of the ash tray stand in an extinguished condition. the cigarette as the same is deposited into the It is another object of the present invention to provide an ash tray stand which will have the appearance of a vase which is shaped at the bottom to contain a large quantity of these extinguished cigarettes.
, According to the invention, the ash tray stand is vase-shaped having a large bottom portion so as to rest firmly on a flat supporting surface and which extends upwardly a considerable distance for the provision of an opening into which the discarded cigarettes are deposited. Below the top. opening, there is provided in the passage, a drawer containing a body. of water for the purpose of extinguishing the discarded cigarette on its passage to the bottom of the tray stand. This drawer can be pulled out at any time for the purpose of replenishing the same with water.
Associated with the drawer is a curved element adapted to extend down into the water and below the top surface of the water to prevent the cigarette from dropping to the bottom of the drawer. Enough water will be permitted above the member for the purpose of extinguishing the cigarette, and the member is so connected to the drawer and adapted to engage with the inner face of the tray thatit, will be pivoted upwardly and out of the water as the drawer is withdrawn and will cause the cigarette to be dumped from the drawer and into the bottom of the tray or receptacle. A plug is connected to the bottom of the tray or receptacle for the purpose oi? effecting the removal of extinguished cigarette butts andto make it possible to clean the tray stand at. certain t es.
Eon further comprehension of the invention,
3 Claims. (Cl. ISL-236) ence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the ash tray stand or receptacle with portions broken away to Show theinterior of the same and the drawer containing the water into which the cigarettes are first deposited.
Fig. 2 is a front fragmentary view of the top portion of the tray stand or receptacle looking upon the front of the drawer.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view showing the face of the receptacle and the plugged opening in the bottom of the same. 7
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary cross sectional view of the portion of the receptacle con-v taining the drawer and showing the drawer within the portion and the lifting element in place within the drawer to receive the cigarette. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of the same portion after the drawer has been withdrawn so as to cause the lifting element to extract the ciga rette from the drawer so that it may drop to the base of the receptacle.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the hinge lifting element.
Referring now to the figures, l0 represents a body or receptacle serving as the main part of the ash tray stand and having a top opening. I i and a large base portion l2 adapted to receive the finally extinguished cigarette. The receptacle l0 may be of any shape and may resemble a vase or any other elevated structure. The base portion [2 has a bottom l3 with a central thread- .ed opening l4 into which is extended a threaded plug [5 to effect the closing of the bottom. The
41) plug ii is preferably in water-tight engagement with the opening l4. Any other type of closure may also be used instead of the threaded plug Iii.
Intermediate the height of the receptacle IQ, there is a side opening l6 into which may be passed a drawer I? having a handle portion IS. The. front of this drawer has the same CODfigur' ration as the exterior of the receptacle so as to match with the same except for the handle por tion Hi. This drawer is adapted to be withdrawn from the opening it and carries the water used for extinguishing the cigarettes which are deposited i'nto the opening H. The drawer will extend transversely across. the, downwardly extendand of the objects and advantages thereof, refering passagewayof the'receptacle and will be supported upon a radially inwardly extending flange l9.
On the top rear edge of the drawer H, are upstanding lugs 2| to which is pivoted a lifting element 22. This lifting element 22, is curved so as to be dropped into the water within the drawer I! so that water will extend thereabove. A cigarette 23 upon being discarded into the opening II will pass through the passageway and will drop into the water above the lifting element 22.
The lifting element has slots 24 therein through which water can pass. As the drawer I1 is with-V 5 drawn from the receptacle and out of its open-,.
ing l6, the forward edge of the lifting element 22 will engage with the wall surface andqoause,
the lifting element to be pivoted upwardly and .tinguishing through 'the top opening, said drawer being rerearwardly so that any cigarette 23'deposited in the drawer and on the lifting element will be 1 moved rearwardly and dropped from the rear top edge of the drawer. Water at the same time will not be removed from the drawer. since it will pass downwardly through the slots 24. For the purpose of making the pivotal connectionof the lifting element 22 with the projection 21, there are provided on the lifting'ele nent lug portions 25 having openings therein through which there is extended a pivot pin 26. The extinguished cigarette, which is dropped from the lifting ele-. ment, is indicated at 21. This cigarette will pass downwardly into the bottom portion I2 of the receptacle and will there be stored until such time as the receptacle is cleaned. Therec'epta cle is made preferably of such size as to contain a large number of extinguished cigarettes so that the cleaning of the same need not be frequent. If it is desired to remove the drawer IT from the opening It, the same is tilted upwardly andits rear lower edge removed first. Thereafter the lifting element can be taken out of the opening. The lower edge of the opening I6 is beveled downwardly and inwardly for this purposefas indicated at 28. When the drawer I! is returned, the lifting element 22 will fall back into the top of the drawer. It will then be inposition to catch another cigarette; Several cigarettes may be permitted to accumulate upon this lifting ele# ment before the same are discharged to the bottom of the receptacle.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifi cations coming within the scope 'of the inven tion as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A cigarette ash tray stand or receptacle comprising a body or receptacle having an upwardly elongated passage portion and an enlarged base or storage portion, said upwardly extending portion having an opening in the top into'which cigarettes are deposited, said upwardly extending portion having a second openingformed therein, a drawer within said secondopening adapted to contain water for the purpose of extinguishing cigarettes which are deposited through the top opening, said drawer being re-. movable from said second opening to refill the same with water, and means cooperating between the drawer and said upwardly extending portion responsive to' the withdrawal movement movable from said second opening to refill the same with water, means cooperating between the drawer and the portion responsive to the withdrawal movement of the drawer for lifting cigarettes deposited in the drawer therefrom and causing the same to be dropped into the bottom portion of the receptacle, said drawer having upwardly extending projections on its rear edge, said lifting means having an end pivoted to said upwardly extending projections and having an intermediate portion extending into the water within the drawer and a free end engaging with the side wall of the receptacle so as to he slid upwardly and pivoted upon the projections of i the drawer as the drawer is pulled out'of said of the drawer for lifting cigarettes depositedfin v second opening.
3. A cigarette ashtray stand or receptacle comprising a body or receptacle having an upwardly elongated passage portion and an enlarged base or storage portion, said upwardly extending portion having'an opening in the top into which cigarettes are deposited, saidupwardly extending portion having a second opening formed therein, a drawer within said second opening adapted to contain water for the purpose of extinguishing cigarettes which are deposited through the top opening, said drawer being removable from said second opening to refill the same with water, means cooperating between the drawer and the portion responsive to the withdrawal movement of the drawer for lifting cigarettes deposited in the drawer therefrom and causing the same to be dropped into the bottom portion of the receptacle, said drawer having upwardly extending projections on its rear edge, said lifting means being pivoted to said upwardly extending projections and extending into the water within the drawer and engaging with the side wall of the receptacle so as to he slid upwardly and pivoted upon the projections of the drawer as the drawer is pulled out of said second opening, said lifting means comprising a curved lifting element with openings therein through which water may pass as the lifting element is pivoted upwardly, said lifting element intermediate its length depending into the water within the drawer.
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