US 2507443 A
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May 9, 1950 R. R. HUNT NESTED ASH TRAY STAND Filed April 19, 194e Patented May 9, 15950 YUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE NESTED ASH TRAY STAND Ralph R. Hunt, Haddoniield, N. J.
Application April 19, 1946, Serial No. 663,343
1 Claim. l
This invention relates to ash trays of the floor stand type, the primary object of the invention being to provide ash trays which when not in use as ash trays, are nested to be readily disconnected from each other for use independently of each other.
An object of the invention is to provide means for securely holding the various ash trays in their nested positions when out of use, so that they will not separate in the event that they should be knocked over or lifted to be moved from place to place.
Another object of the invention is to provide an outer stand in the form of an ash tray, which provides an ornamental cover for the nested ash trays or stands, and which may be readily removed, exposing the remaining ash trays.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of ash tray stands constructed in accordance with the invention, illustrating the ash tray stands as nested.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the nested ash tray stands.
Figure 3 is an elevational View of a modified form of ash tray stands.
Figure 4 is a plan view thereof.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the invention embodies a plurality of ash tray stands which are preferably rectangular in formation, the stands being hollow and formed with open lower ends so that one stand may be positioned on another in nesting the stands. The stands are indicated by the reference character 5, and as shown, the stands are wide at their bottoms and taper to the upper ends thereof, the upper ends of the stands being formed with depressions 6 and I,
the depressions 6 constituting trays for ashes, While the depressions 1 afford rests for cigars or cigarettes being smoked, so that the ashes may fall therefrom, into the trays 6.
These stands may be constructed of any suitable material, such as sheet metal, plastic or the like, the lower edges of the stands being formed with ribs 8 which have rounded outer surfaces.
The innermost stand of each nest of stands, is
provided with substantially U-shaped lifting arms 9 which have their upper ends extended laterally providing hand grips I0.
It will be obvious that due to this construction, the nest of stands may be readily lifted and moved from place to place.
The lifting arms have their lower ends I0 extended at right angles, where they are tted in openings formed in the rib of the innermost stand, as clearly shown by Fig. 2 of the drawing.
In the form of the invention as shown by Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawing, the stands II are also formed with rounded ribs I2 which lit one upon another, when the stands are nested, as shown by Fig. 3 of the drawing.
The lower ends of the stands are held together by means of the spring clip I3 which is U-shape in formation and provided with curved portions adapted to conform to the shape of the curved ribs I2, the upper end of one leg of the spring clip being extended laterally as at I4, providing a pedal which may be depressed by a person removing a stand, to cause the clip to expand, releasing the stand.
The outermost stand of this group, is provided with a wide ange I5 for ornamental purposes, the flange I5 also providing a guard to prevent cigarettes or cigars which may be positioned within the supporting depression of this stand, burning to a point where they will become overbalanced and fall outwardly from the stand.
A handle indicated at I 6 is provided on the outermost stand, whereby the nested stands may be lifted and moved from place to place.
The lifting arms 9 frictionally engage the ribs 8, and tend to hold the stands together.
What is claimed is:
An ash tray stand comprising a plurality of telescoping hollow stands having closed upper ends, the closed upper ends having depressions providing ash trays, and open lower ends, said stands being fitted one within another when the stands are telescoped, lifting arms secured to the innermost stand and extending upwardly appreciable distances above the lower ends of the stands, the outer ends of the arms being extended laterally providing hand grips whereby said telescoping stands may be lifted as a unit.
RALPH R. HUNT.
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