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Dec. 13, 1949 w, TAMQSCHAT 2,491,426
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Application July 3, 1946, Serial No. 681,341
My invention relates to containers and more particularly to a container employing a flanged frame upon whichis mounted an encircling frame member, and is an improvement on my Patent No. 2,218,665.
The principal object of my invention is to provide a container having flanged and encircling frame members, the outer frame member being interchangeable during the manufacturing process for accommodating changes in styles, materials and coverings without additional tool costs.
Other objects are to provide means whereby the encircling frame may be utilized to contain the latching mechanism for the container; to provide means for securing a flexible cover in position on the flanged frame, to provide means for providing a contrasting decorative scheme with the encircling frame member and for providing a multiplicity of differently appearing containers, all derived from a common basic structure. l
I accomplish these and other objects and obtain my new results as will be apparent from the device described in the following specification, particularly pointed out in the claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of my container, illustrating one embodiment thereof;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken through 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional View of a medi fication employing a flexible covering;
Fig. 5 is a similar view of a hinge-covering modiflcation;
Fig. 6 is a similar view illustrating an encircling hollow U-shaped member.
Referring more in detail to the drawing, reference numeral l designates my container and comprises two complementary members II and I2 hinged at I3, and provided with a latching mechanism l4.
As illustrated in section in Fig. 3, section II comprises a tray-shaped member l5, having a top wall section I6, side walls I! and a circumferentially extending flange [8.
The rear portion of the flange I8 is provided with hinges l3, as previously indicated.
An encircling frame member [9 is positioned about the tray-shaped member l5, fitting into the space provided by the side wall I! and the flange I8. The inner wall ll of the member l may be indented to provide notches 20, which flt into recesses 2| formed into the frame mem- 4 Claims. (0}. 220-31) ber l9, and aligned therewith. The encircling frame-member maybe slightly springy in assembly, to snap in position over the notches 20,
v to secure the frame member in position.
' The latching mechanism comprises the finger piece 22 mounted on the flat spring 23 by means of rivet 24.
The front of the outer frame member 19 is 7 hollowed out at 25 to provide a housing for thelatch mechanism, the spring 23 resting on shoulder 26 and having a cut-out 2'! to enable the finger piece 22 to extend therethrough, along side theflange l8 and slightly beyond.
The top of the spring extends through apertures "28 and 29 in flange l8, and adjacent flange lBa,
allowing the'two flanges to separate.
Latch- 30 may be provided with a cam 3| to ensimilarly'to thatshown in my former patent, No. 2,218,665; In fact, the-same die for forming theseparts may be employed. By providing the top- The parts described may be stamped from sheet fig metalinto the desired form or may be molded" from plastic material. Encircling frame member I9 too may also be made of metal, or of plastic material. One arrangement would be to make the tray-shaped member of metal, and the outer frame member of plastic.
Pleasing combinations may be employed, which are interchangeable with each other during production, and made up as desired or called for, Without requiring additional tools or dies.
In Fig. 4, I have utilized theflanged frame member for securing a flexible cover to the trayshaped member. The wall section l6 may be omitted entirely and flexible sheet material stretched across the opening. Thus in Fig. 4, I illustrate two complementary members 40 and 4|, hinged at 42, and each consisting of a frame member 43, having a side wall 44 and an extending flange 45. An inner liner sheet 46 may be stretched across the opening formed by the wall 44, and a flexible covering 41 of suitable material notches to act more effectively and to assist in I the clamping action of the outer frame member thereover. action, the marginal sections ofthe cover may be glued or otherwise secured to the walls 44-to prevent loosening. I I II I I v The encircling frame membermay'be shaped to provide any ornamental effect desired. It may be oval, rectangular or circularly shaped, and in cross-section, the external surface 52 may be suitably shaped as shown 5, where a more streamlined effect. is obtained. Here the encircling frame member 60 extends. from the outer surface SI of the flanged memberB'Z to the hinges 63, Where the hollow portion 64 extends'over the. hinge to substantially hide it. The mouth 65" of the hollow portion permits the two complementary halves 6B and 61 to be opened to 90 or greater. I I I I II II In 'Fig. 6, an encircling member H1 is. shown which is U-shaped 'to reduce its weight. The hollow portion H may be filled with aluminum foil or other material wh ich -can be viewed through a transparent encircling member. I I
An elastic cigarette 'retainingmember 12 may be provided by inserting the ends 13 through aperture 14 of wall 15 and applying to. the end thereof, a retaining clip 16. II member 70 is snapped over the indentation'l'L a cut-out portion 19 enablesthe encircling member to accommodate clip 16. within. the hollow portion I I. I I I I I I I I- have thus described n iy invention, but I desire it understood that it is not confined t0. the particular forms or uses shownand; described, the same being merely illustrative, and that the invention may be carried out in other ways? with,-
out departing from the spirit of my-ginyention and, therefore, I claim broadly the rightto employ all equivalent instrumentalities coming within; the scope ofthe; appended claims, and by means of which, objects-of,-my invention are attained and, new results. accomplished. as it. is obvious that the particular embodimentsxherein Instead of relying onthe clampin When encircling I shown and described are only some of the many that can be employed to attain these objects and accomplish these results.
What is claimed is:
1. A container of the class described, having an inner frame member provided with a continuous side wall and a laterally and outwardly extending flange; an externally positioned encirclingframe member forming an open aperture within which aperture the continuous side Wall of the inner frame member is seated; said encircling frame member having an outwardly extending contacting surface for engaging and covering the laterally extending flange of the inneryframe member and a surface extending normally to said outwardly extending contacting surface; a top. covering portion extending across the top of the continuous side wall and projecting through the aperture in the encircling frame member and visible therethrough; said inner frame member having its laterally extending flange provided with hinge and latching means; and securing means positioned on the side wall'for securing the two members together.
2. The container of claim 1, wherein the top covering portion, the extending flange and "the continuous wall are all made of a single piece of metal forming the inner frame member.
3. The container of claim 1, wherein a retaining element is positioned from one side to the other of the continuous wall, the end portions of which extend through the wall and are covered by'the encircling frame member.
4. The container of claim 1, wherein the top covering portion is made. of flexible material separate, from the continuous Wall of the inner frame member. I
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