US 2717014 A
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Sept. 6, 1955 J. A. CORN POCKET ASH RECEIVER Filed May 24, 1954 q jlll//l/lll h (all/Hu V V mama/Q John A Corn IN V EN TOR. By Q4. 403:
United States Patent f POCKET ASH RECEIVER John A. Corn, Indianapolis, Ind.
Application May 24, 1954, Serial No. 431,655
2 Claims. (Cl. 1504) The present invention relates to new and useful im provements in pocket ash receivers for conveniently carrying in the pocket or purse of a person.
An important object of the invention is to provide an ash receiver constructed in the form of a pouch of flexible material and having a jointed frame of rigid material at its mouth for opening and closing the pouch.
Another object is to construct the frame of the pouch of four frame members pivoted at their end portions to each other for opening and closing movement and providing spring means holding the frame in either its open position with the frame members positioned substantially at right angles to each other or in a closed position with the frame members parallel to each other.
A further object is to provide a detachable fireproof lining for the pouch embodying means for easily and quickly attaching the same to the inside of the frame.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which the same is intended.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the pouch in open position;
Figure 2 is an enlarged top plan view also in open position;
Figure 3 is an enlarged top plan view in closed position;
Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on a line 44 of Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken on a line 55 of Figure 2; and
Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on a line 6-6 of Figure 2.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates the jointed frame constructed of pairs of duplicate frame members 6 and 7 of rigid channel construction having their flanges 8 and 9 extending downwardly from a flat top 10. Each frame member 6 is formed with an apertured laterally inwardly inclined ear 11 at one end projecting beyond the flanges and pivoted in overlapping relation to a similar ear 12 of an adjacent frame member 7 by a rivet or pin 13 and an apertured straight ear 14 at its other end portion also is pivoted in overlapping relation to a straight ear 15 of an adjacent frame member by a rivet or pin 16.
One of the apertured ears of each frame member is offset below the plane of the top to position the tops of the respective frame members coplanar.
A coil spring 17 is attached at its end portions to the outermost flanges of adjacent frame members 6 and 7 at a point adjacent the inclined ears 11 and 12 and are moved by the opening and closing of the frame from a position inwardly of the adjacent pivot 13, when the frame is 2,717,014 Patented Sept. 6, 1955 closed, to tensionally hold the frame in closed position, as shown in Figure 3, to a position outwardly past center of the pivot, as shown in Figure 2, when the frame is opened, to hold the frame in open position.
A pouch forming member 18 of leather or other suitable flexible material is riveted, cemented or otherwise suitably secured at its mouth portion to the inside of the flanges 8 of the frame members and a lining 19 of suitable fireproof material is secured to the inner side of the inner flanges 9 by snap fasteners 20 to facilitate removal of the lining for'cleaning the same. The inner flanges 9 of the frame members slope toward the outer flanges 8 to provide a tight closing engagement of the frame members without interference by the snap fasteners.
With the ash receiver in its closed position, as shown in Figure 3, inward pressure is subjected to the outermost cars 11 at the ends of the jointed frame 5, whereupon the frame members will swing into an open position, as shown in Figure 2, and cause the spring 17 to move outwardly past the center of pivot 13 to tensionally hold the frame in open position.
The frame is closed by subjecting the ears 14 to inward pressure and the closing movement of the frame will move the spring inwardly past center of the pivot 13 to ten sionally hold the frame in its closed position.
The external flanges 8 serve as a trim to improve the appearance at the mouth of the pouch, as well as providing an additional seal therefor.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in .the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A pouch comprising a plurality of rigid frame members pivoted at their end portions in overlapping relation to each other, the frame members being swingable from an open position with the frame members disposed substantially at right angles to each other to a closed position with the frame members parallel to each other, said frame members being of inverted channel shape in cross section to provide an inner downwardly extending flange and an outer downwardly extending flange, a flexible pouch member attached at its mouth to the outer flanges of the frame members, a lining attached to the inner flanges of the frame members and a coil spring attached to a pair of the frame members adjacent the pivoted ends thereof and movable inwardly and outwardly past center of the pivot to tensionally oppose opening and-closing movement of the frame.
2. The combination of claim 1 wherein snap fasteners are employed for securing the lining to the inner flanges, said inner flanges sloping toward the outer flanges to prevent interference of the snap fasteners with the closing of the frame members into contact with each other.
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