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Patented Oct. 18, 1949 UNITED STATES' .PATENT OFFICE l I 2,484,892 I l l v ACHEWED GUM RECEPTACLE Reva Harris .Keston, Minneapolis, Minn.
I Application May 22, 1946, Serial No. 671.536
My present invention relates to improvements in receptacles and more particularly to a receptacle for holding a piece oi chewed gum.
It has always been a problem for those addicted to the habit of chewing gum, when tired of chewing, where to store the same until again wanted or as to how to finally* dispose ofit.
The general practice in disposing of a piece of chewed gum is to stick the same on the underside of a piece of furniture or in public places it is often simply dropped on the floor and it is a well known fact that gum is very dicult to remove from the floor especially after it has been stepped on.
The object of this invention is to provide an attractive and extremely simple and highly efficient receptacle for holding a piece of chewed gum.
To the above end, generally stated, the invention consists of the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and dened in the claim.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates the invention, like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a blank, which when folded affords a chewed gum receptacle, and having attached thereto a barb for impalng a piece of chewed gum thereon;
Fig. 2 is an edge elevation of the blank shown in Fig. 1, with the barb bent into an upright position;
Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the receptacle;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the same;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of a blank from which the barb is cut and pressed therefrom;
Fig. 6 is a sectional View taken on the irregular line 6-6 of Fig. 5, with the barb bent into an upright position;
Fig. 7 is an isometric view showing another form of the invention with the cover partly open, and
Fig. 8 is a view principally in longitudinal section taken centrally through the receptacle shown in Fig. 7, with the cover closed.
Referring rst in detail to the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, wherein the numeral 9 indicates a blank formed of a single piece of cardboard or other suitable bendable material. This blank 9 has transverse folding lines or scores Ill-IU and Il. On one end of the blank 9 is a tab I2 having therein a round hole I3. A transverse slot I4 is formed in the blank 9, outwardly of the folding line II, for the tab I2, as wil presently appear.
Thesection of the blank 9, between the folding' lines ID-l affordthe bottom member I5 of the receptacle and the two sections of the blank 9 outwardly of the bottom member I5 affords'the two side members It of said recep-y material has an integral barb I9 for impaling a piece of chewed gum. This plate I8 is se-" cured to the bottom member I5, by a wire staple 29, in a position in which when the barb I9 is bent into an upright position the same will be at the center of said bottom member.
When a person wishes to store a piece of chewed gum for future use, or to iinally dispose of the same, the barb I9 is simply bent into an upright position and the gum impaled thereon. Next, the blank 9 is bent on the folding lines lil-IE5 Ato bring the side members It into upright positions. The tab I2 is next inserted through the slot IE and the blank 9 bent on the folding line II to bring the flap I'I into overlapping arrangement with one of the side members I6, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4.
Referring now to the modification shown in Figs. 5 and 6 wherein parts that correspond to like parts shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive are given the same reference numerals followed by a prime.
In this structure the barb 2l' is cut from the bottom member I5' and when turned into an upright position as shown in Fig. 6, is bent on the line 22.
If the gum is to be saved for future use the receptacle may be placed in a purse or a pocket or the receptacle may be attached to a piece of clothing by means of a piece of string passed through the hole I3 and secured to the tab I2. In discarding a piece of chewed gum the receptacle may simply be left on a table or otherwise finally disposed of.
Referring now in detail to the invention shown in Figs. 7 and 8, the numeral 23 indicates a cover equipped receptacle made of plastic or other suitable material. The receptacle 23 includes a body having a bottom member 24 and two side members 25. The edge of each side member 25 is a semicircle.
The receptacle 23 further includes a cover 26 hinged at 2'I to the bottom member 2d, between the side members 25. This cover 25, longitudinally, is semicircular and when closed rests on the edges of the side members 25 and forms a 3 4 |complete closure for the body of the recepwhen the material is folded, forms of the material tacle Z3. the bottom member and the two side members of The cover 26 is releasably held closed by a the receptacle and a flap which forms an extenspring catch 28 on the bottom member 24 and a sion of one of the side members, a tab which small lug 29 on the inside of the cover 24. An g forms'an extension of the other side member, upstanding barb 30, on which a piece of chewed a slot in the folding line between the ap and gum may be impaled, is rigidly secured to the botthe respective side member through which the tom member 24 at the center thereof. tab may 'be inserted and bent into an upright In the structure'shown'in Figs; 1f-to 6V inclusive, position-,andthe flap folded downwardly, onto the a piece of chewed may be impaledeonifeitherl other-iside :membervwhichtogethemwithtthe tab,
of the barbs I9 or 2l without coming in Contact holds the side members in converging relation,
with any Dart of the receptacle. Even after the Lthez ends of the receptacle being open the entire receptacle 9 has once Ibeen folded, theendsthere- .distancebetween the bottom member and the of are open and afford ample room for apersons top"of the receptacle, and a foldable barb on the fingers when placing a piece of chewedegrufma 'om 1,5 sbottemsmember;
the barb I9 or removing the samer, therefrom. REVA HARRIS KESTON. This is also true of the structure'showninf-Figs.
'7 and 8 wherein the ends of the receptaclezre; REFERENCES CITED Open- The following references are of record in the vThe receptacle 23.1may' be carried. in a purse vv2() leofrthi te on pooketor it mayI be provided with va safety pin s'pa nt' for. attachingv the same to apiece of clothing. "UNITEDL`-STATES`PA'I`ENTS .From what has` been said, it will be understood Number: Name Dai-,e that the inventionfdescribed is capable of modi- V51%323 31Min; De@ 26 1393l cations as to details of construction and ar- 'R5' .603949' `I Irdm'g. Myi10"1393 rangement within the scope of the invention 2,112,535 Kmuglolf'V Q i Maf' 29 Y1933y herein disclosedand claimed. 1
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