US 2491554 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 20, 1949 A. w. FINLEY 2,491,554
Filed ot. 1, 194e F/G. 1. F/G. 2.
Patented Dec. 20, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TRAY Alan W. Finley, McKees Rocks, Pa.
Application October l, 1946, Serial No. 700,517
3 Claims. (Cl. 229-30) My invention relates to an advertising table piece.
An important object of the invention is to provide a table piece which will keep the manufactured product before the customer, and which is usable and practical.
A further object of the invention is to pro vide a device of the above-mentioned character which is formed from a -blank which may be die cut, and printed in one operation.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the above-mentioned character which will afford an ash tray, attached matches, and advertising space.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the -following description:
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the advertising table piece embodying my invention,
Figure 2 is a similar view at right angles to Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a plan view of the blank from which the device is formed,
Figure 3a is 4a section on line 3ft-3a of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a side elevation of a slightly modiiied form of advertising table piece,
Figure 5 is a similar view at right angles to Figure 4, and
Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan View of the blank.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration are shown preferred embodiments of my invention, attention being called first to Figures l to 3 inclusive, the numeral I designates a blank which is formed from a sheet which is suitably stiff and foldable. This sheet may be formed from any material which will meet the re underwriters requirements. The blank is stamped to provide a pair of blanks II, each shaped to represent an article of manufacture like an open-necked bottle. At the meeting endsof the blanks I I, the blank is scored transversely to provide a crease line, as shown at I2. Each blank has a multi-sided section I3 secured at one end and each blank II is connected to each section I3 by a crease line I4. Each multisided section has a strip 20 extending along its other end and also has a strip I8 extending longitudinally along each of its sides. The strips I8 are connected to each section` I3 4by crease lines i5 and It, as shown in Figure 3.
ln assembling the device, the strips I8 and 20 are folded along the respective crease lines l5 and I, and Iform upstanding side walls and an end wall or an ash tray. As shown in Figure 3, an end is of each of the longitudinally-extending strips I8 projects beyond the crease lines I4. Each of the projecting ends I9 of one of the sec# tions i3, rightmand section of Figure 3, is pro-f vided with an inwardly-extending tongue 24, while each of the projecting ends I9 of the other of said sections I3, left-hand section of Figure 3, has an outwardly-extending tongue 23. The tongues 23 and 2d are each formed by cutting a pair of spaced slits 25 transversely of the pro,- jecting ends ig of the strips I8. l
When the blanks I I are folded upon each other and the tongues on the projecting ends I9 of one 0i the sections I3 interengage the tongues 24 on the projecting ends of the other section I3, the sections form a tray for the reception of ashes therein.
The multi-sided sections I3 provide spaces A for advertisements, `and the blanks iI` provide spaces B for advertisements.
Book matches 26 are arranged upon the outer faces of the blanks I I, and may be secured thereA to by any suitable means.
It is thus seen that I have provided an adver` tising table piece embodying an ash tray having upstanding sides and a vertical member including the blanks I I, representing a manufactured product, such as a bottle. When the strips I8 are substantially vertical, the ends IB of the strips I8 to the left, Figure 3, are arranged in wardly of the strips I8, to the right and the upstanding tongues 22 are disposed upon the outer faces ci the strips I8 to the right, Figure 3, while the depending tongues 24 are disposed upon the inner faces of the vstrips I8 to the left.
In Figures 4, 5 and 6, I have shown a slight modied form of the invention. The inner ends of the blanks II are connected by a tab 2l, foldable upon crease lines 28. The tab 2'I has a slot 29 for the passage of matches. As shown in Figure 5, the tab 21 is horizontally arranged, and the upper ends of the blanks II diverge upwardly, to form a space for receiving a book 311| of pull matches, held in place by any suitable means. The matches may be withdrawn by an upward movement. All other parts of the device remain identical with those shown and described in connection with the first form of my invention.
The invention is not restricted to the sections Having thus described my invention, what 1 claim is:
1. An article of manufacture for use in pro-v ducing an ash tray comprising a foldable structure, said structure comprising a. painnf.blanksl interconnected with each other at..one endbyal crease line and foldable upon"each other, each of said blanks being shaped to represent-1an rar-m,
ticle of manufacture, a multi-sided section having oneqendvarranged adjacent to` the other end of each f said blanks-and4 interconnected with the latter by a crease 1ine`each section having a strip extending along its other endY and having a strip extendnglongitudinally.along each of its sides, the respective stripsbeing connected toveach sectionbycrease linesand foldable along said crease lines ytori'orm upstanding side Walls Aand an end wall interconnected with Vthe latter, one end of each of the,longitudinallyeextending strips projecting Vbeyondgthle creaseA lines interconnecting the-respective sections with said blanks', the'pro.- jfe'cting ends of the longitudinally-extending strips otone' of said-sectionsbeing each provided with a tongue, extending vinwardly and the projecting ends Offthe.longitudinally-extending strips of:I f
the:'othr"of said sectionsbeing each provided withA a tongue extending outwardly,l the tongues onv the projecting ends o f Q nesection interengage ing the.l tongueson- `the'projecting ends" of theotherfsection :when said blanks are folded upon; each otherto thereby form a tray for the;reception of ashes therein. r`r y 2f. An articleofmanufacture for use in producmg an ash tray comprising a-fo1dable structure, said structure comprising apair -of blanks each shaped in the form .of an open-necked bottle, the blanks beingy Aarrangediso thatY 'the` necks are ing facing relation with respectsto each other and interconnected byfa crease. line, a multi-sided section havingone endarranged adjacent the` ther end-,of each, oflsaid, blanks and interconnected withthe-latter. byav crease line, each sec,- tlonhavingfa strip extending along. its other end and having a;stripextendingflongitudinally along` each@ ofits` sides, the respective strips.v being con, nected to eachesection by crease lines` and fold able along-'said crease lines to formupstandingv 4 side walls and an end wall interconnected with the latter, one end of each of the longitudinallyextending strips projecting beyond the crease lines interconnecting the respective sections with said blanks, the projecting ends of the longitudinally-extending strips of one of said sections being each provided with a tongue extending inwardly and the projecting ends of the longitudinally-extending strips .of the otherfof; said sectionsvbeing each provided with'atongue extending outwardly, the tongues on the projecting ends of one section interengaging the tongues on the projecting ends of the other section when said blanks are folded upon each other to thereby .form a tray for the reception of ashes therein.
3. An article of manufacture for use in producing an ashtray comprising a folda-ble structuregzsaid structure comprising a pair of blanks each shaped in the form of an open-necked bottle, the blanks being arranged so thatgthe necks are in facing relation with respect to-each other, atab provided with a-slot interposed betweenl the facing necksv and interconnected with saidnecks by crease lines, a multi-sided section having one end arranged adjacent the other-end of .said bottle and interconnected with the latter by a ,crease line, each-section, having av strip ex. tending aiong its other end and havinga strip extending longitudinally along each of its sides, the respective Strips being connected to-each sec-v tion by crease lines and foldable along said. crease lines to -forrn upstanding side wallsland an end wall interconnected with thelatter, 011e end of each of the longitudinally-extending. strips projecting beyond the creasev lineslinterconnecting the respective sections with said blanks, the projecting ends of the longitudinally-extending strips of oneof. saidsections being .eachprovided with a tongue extending inwardly and the pro.- jecting ends of the longitudinally-extending strips ofthe otherl of saidsections being each provided with a tongue extending outwardly, the tongues on the projecting ends of one section interengaging the tongues on the projecting ends of the other section. when said blanks arefoldedv upon each other to thereby forma tray for, thereception of ashes therein.
ALAN W. FINLEY.
REFERENCES CITED "UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Gerking et al. Mar. 22,1938