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POWDERED SOAP CONTAINER Filed Oct. 21, 1946 INVENTOR, fi/W/ I? 6171/7:
% War/76y Patented Nov. 7, 1950 2,528,830 POWDERED SOAP CONTAINER Kathryn C. Iliif, Kansas City, Mo.
Application October 21, 1946, Serial No. 704,561
This invention relates to improvements in a powdered material container and has particular reference to a box container adapted for use in containing and dispensing powdered soap.
The principal object of the present invention is the provision of a container of substantially rhombus shape having a soap container provided with perforated overhanging end section through which powdered material may be dispensed therefrom.
Another object is the provision of a powdered soap container having a filling opening therein.
A further object is the provision of a powdered soap container of rhombus form having an overhanging end member provided with perforations through which a powdered soap is adapted to be sifted.
Other objects are simplicity and economy of construction, convenience and efficiency of operation and adaptability for use in containing and dispensing the various kinds of toilet powders.
With these objects in view as well as other objects which will appear during the course of the specification reference will be had to the drawing wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a box container embodying this invention.
Fig. 2 is an end view of the container.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line III-III of Figure 2. a
Fig. 4 is a view of the container partly in section showing the position of the box as it is being inserted into the cover member. 7
Fig. dis a plan view of the box partly broken away to show the filling opening.
Fig. 6 is an inner end view of the box.
Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the cover.
Fig. 8 is a sectional view of the box showing the overlapping section of the end member before it is moved to the position for closing the filling opening.
Throughout the several views like reference characters refer to similar parts and the numeral l designates a container of the box type having a box l2 and lid or cover I4. The box in side elevation is of rhombus shape, having rhombus sides It, a rectangular top l8, provided adjacent its forward end with a filling opening 20 and a bottom 2|. The rear end 22 is rectangular in shape and inclines upwardly and forwardly, while 1 Claim. (Cl. 22911) down to seal said opening so that the soap may be dispensed only through holes 26. The body of the box is preferably made of some waterproof material such as plastic, treated or coated cardboard, etc.
The lid or cover I4 is substantially the same general shape as the box into which the box is adapted to be telescoped. The lid is open at its rear end, has a front end member 32, top member 34, bottom member 36, and side walls 38 which are provided with like finger notches 40 which permits a suitable gripping of the box to facilitate removing of thevcover member. It will be noted that when the box is in position in the cover as shown in Figure 3, the holes 26 will be sealed against the cover end wall 32.
The soap container may be made of any size, but was designed primarily to contain a relatively small amount of soap such as used in hotels, etc. Due to its waterproofing, it is very sanitary and will be economical in the use of the soap.
One advantage of 1 this container due to its rhombus shape is the fact that the lid may be easily and quickly positioned. Referring to Figure 4 it will be noted that the box may be tipped as shown with its upper extended end position in the cover member and then rocked down over the rearw ardly protruding bottom 36 and then shoved into position. This eliminates the awkward proc ess of fitting squared end members together.
A further advantage of this box is the fact that it is very stable and is convenient to hold in the hand for dispensing the soap by simply tapping the rear of the box .with the finger.
The diamond'shape of the container not only lends to its utility but also to its appearance.
What is new and what I desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
Acontainercomprising a box of substantially rhombus side elevational form, a removable cover having an open rear end adapted to telescope over the forward end of said box and having notched rear edges whereby to expose side portions of said box for hand gripping, said box having an attached inner overhanging end wall perforated at its upper portion to sift powdered material 5 REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,086,062 Langston Feb. 3, 1914 2,388,168 Marx Oct. 30, 1945 2,426,911 Williamson Sept. 2, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 285,778 Great Britain Feb. 23, 1928