US 2726760 A
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M. DULBERG HOLDER WITH MEANS FOR EJECTING CONTENTS Dec. 13, 1955 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 23, 1949 INVENTOR. MURRAY DUL BERG f Dec. 13, 1955 M. DULBERG HOLDER WITH MEANS FOR EJECTING CONTENTS Filed June 23, 1949 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. MURRAY DULBERG BY Zak/41.1w,
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MURRAY 0 BY ULBERG United States Patent HOLDER WITH MEANS FOR EJECTING CONTENTS Murray Duiberg, New York, N. Y. Application June 23, 1949, Serial No. 100,800 Claims. (Cl. 206-56) This application is a continuation, in part, of patent application Serial No. 50,999, filed on September 24, 1948, issued as Letters Patent No. 2,695,028 on November 23, 1954, which relates generally to holders, and particularly to holders for dispensable articles, such as cosmetic articles.
This invention relates to a holder combination for such cosmetic articles, particularly cosmetic sticks or such, in which holder cups of various construction may be employed.
This invention relates to holders for sundry articles and the means for ejecting the contents thereof, and more particularly to holders with carrier cups for holding cosmetic articles such as lipsticks, eyebrow sticks or pencils and the like.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a cosmetic or other article holder with a carrier cup wherein the means of ejecting the end or remains of the article held therein forms a support in the cup for the article itself and may be a part of the cup itself.
Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved cosmetic or other article holder with a carrier cup having simple and inexpensive means for cleanly ejecting the end or remains of the article held therein.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holder with a carrier cup whose depth can be varied without the need of additional expensive tools and dies.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved holder for a cosmetic or other article with a carrier cup, capable of holding two articles at the same time.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a holder with a novel form of carrier cup construction which will facilitate the replacement of the consumed articles, thus encouraging the reuse of the receptacle in which said carrier cup is housed, the wider use of personalized receptacles, the conserving of material and a reduction of cost.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a holder with a new and improved carrier cup which will securely retain articles therein even when such article may have a narrower diameter than the cup itself.
' A still further object of the invention is to provide a new and improved carrier cup having means to receive, hold and eject articles having both soft and hard bodies. A still further object of the invention is to provide a solid base for articles having soft bodies.
The general construction of the holder or receptacle is disclosed in my copending application Serial No. 50,999,
of which this is a continuation in part andv of which: certain of the figures of the drawings in thatlcopending application have been includedrherein.
The various cup structures that maybe cooperatively associated with the receptacle assembly, or with the components thereof, are shown in Figs] to 13 inclusive herein.
- of outer. cover bodying the features of the invention herein, the devicev being in assembled condition with the end caps attached;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device taken on line 22 of Fig. l and illustrating the internal structure and arrangement of the component elements;
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1, with the end caps shown removed and spaced from the outer casing member;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse sectional view along line 44 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional and exploded view of the eyebrow pencil holder removed from the outer casing with the carrier extended and with the ejecting plate pulled and having ejected the short eyebrow pencil material piece, and the brush and the tapered end member removed.
Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional and fragmentary view of the eyebrow pencil holder having another form of carrier with a pin being used to move the ejector plate for the purpose of releasing the unused pencil material;
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the first form of the new and improved carrier cup, the ejection disc being shown above the cup for the convenience of illustration;
Fig. 8 is a perspective View of a second form of car cup, the ejection disc being likewise shown above the P;
Fig. 9 is a sectional view on line 9-9 of Fig. 8, the ejection disc being located in position within the cup;
Fig. 10 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 9, but showing the ejection disc provided with elevating means;
Fig. 11 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 9, but showing the cup provided with two ejection discs;
Fig. 12 is a partial side elevation and partial section of another form of carrier cup the ejection disc being shown partially exposed through the slot;
Fig. 13 is a perspective view of the ejection disc with inverted U-shaped pull member shown in Fig. 10.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the device comprises a preferably unitary, cylindrical outer cover or casing 10 made of flexible, thin gauge metal, plastic, or any other desired material, for housing various articles. It will be understood that the other component elements of the device may also be made out of the afore-mentioned material. it will be understood that the articles retained within the casing 10 are not to be restricted to the cosmetic articles illustrated in the drawings, but may be in the form of medicated sticks, pencils and other medicated or non-medicated articles; art materials and supplies-such as brushes, paints, pencils and erasers; drugs in the form of liquids, pills and lozenges; or small tools and accessories and the like.
In the illustrated preferred embodiment of the invention, outer casing 10 retains fn'ctionally and telescopically therewithin at one end thereof, a holder assembly 11 including a lipstick holder preferably of the conventional propel-repel type or other suitable construction. Said lipstick holder comprises an inner cylinder 12 hav ing a longitudinal slot 13 for the reception of the laterally projecting pin 14 of the lipstick carrier or cup 15. A hollow cylindrical walled member 16, having the reduced base portion 16a, is fixedly secured to the base of inner cylinder 12 as by means of press-fit engagement, so that said cylindrical Walled member and said inner cylinder will rotate in unison, as a unit relative to cover 17.
Cylindrical sleeve 18 is provided witha helical slot 19;
and surrounds the longitudinally slotted portion of inner cylinder 12'. Pin'14 of carrieror cup 15 is retained withinthe longitudinal slot 13 of inner cylinder 12 and the helical slot 19 of sleeve 18 so that upon relative rotation 17 and inner cylinder 12, the lipstick carrier 15 may be moved longitudinally to project the lipstick from one of the open ends of said cover 17 provided therefor. Inner cylinder 12 is provided adja. cent its mouth or open end, with an annular bead 20 which serves to retain sleeve 18 thereon.
Hollow, member 16 serves not only as a handle to rotate: the inner cylinder 12, but functions additionally asa receptacle. for perfume, pill-s, lozenges, or any other desired material. The open end of said hollow member or receptacle 16 isin-ternally threaded at 21 for engagement with the threaded portion of connector member 22, and the. other end of the latter being also threaded to receive. an end cap 23. Theremoval of said connector member 22 and/or end cap 23 makes accessible the contents of said receptacle. 1'6.
As clearly shown in Fig. 2, the outer surface of outer I cover 17/? is preferably flush with the. outer surface of 7 connector intermediate its ends.
As shown in Fig. 2, the other end of casing telescopically houses therewithin, a unitary assembly 26., Fig.
5,, comprising, in the illustrated embodiment, a lipstick brush 27 or the like and an article holder for an eyebrow pencil P or other cosmetic. or medicated stick, said. article holder being similar inoperation to the above-described lipstick holder in assembly 11, but characterized by a novel ejection arrangement to be described. hereinafter.
Assembly 26 comprises an inner cylinder 28 having a cylindrical internal cavity and openings at both'ends providing passage into and out from said internal cavity. Said inner cylinder having a closed ended longitudinal slot 29 for the reception of and to limit the extent of movement of the laterally projecting pin or protrusion 39 of a walled, open-ended carrier or cup 31 longitudinally of said inner cylinder or holder body 28; The end of inner cylinder 28, adjacent brush 2'] is preferably provided, with a plurality of longitudinal ridges or splines 36 to be firmly engaged with a mounting ring 3' 7.- of a walled end member or tip 38. Said tip 38. preferably tapers or anglesv forward gradually to form a narrow aperture or passage means intoand. out from the'internal cavity of said inner cylinder 28' and through which the brush. bristles 2'7 protrude- The. brush bristles may be'mounted in any desired manner, either directly at one'end of. inner cylinder 28 or on a'ferrule. or holder 28a snugly removably fitted into said. inner cylinder 28.
' As shown in Fig. 2, said. inner cylinder 28 is formed.
with a plurality of integral inward dimples or indentae tions 28b to prevent. brush bristles. holder 28a. from moving too'far back. into said cylinder 28.. A sleeve 39 having an internal opening extending longitudinally therethrough and a helical slot. 40 surroundsthe longitudinally slotted portion, of inner cylinder 28, the pin 30 of carrier cup 31 being retained. withinhoth said helical slot and thelongitudinal slot. 29 of said inner cylinder. Clamping rings 41" may be secured about inner cylinder 28.
at both ends of sleeve 39 in order to retain said sleeve in proper position.
An outer tubular cover member 42 is provided. with an aperture 43 at the upper end of its internal cavity for projection of the eyebrow pencil P, cosmetic. stick, or. other article retained. Within carrier cup 31.. Rig-idly secured. within the lower end of said cover member 42,. as by presssfit engagement, is an. open-ended adapter member 44. having a relatively narrow cylindrical portion 45 encompassing and frictionally engaging sleeve 39'. Thus, it will be seen that the. rotation of tip 38 will be accompanied by the rotation of inner cylinder 28, thereby advancing-or retracting carrier cup. 31 and the eyebrow pencil P orother article supported therein'upon rotation of said tip 38 relative to cover member 42. 'Said cover member '42 preferably overlaps tip 38 as at 45a in order to prevent inadvertent rotation of said tip when assembly 26 is supported within outer casing 10.
Cover member 42 is provided intermediate its ends, with an annular bead. or stop member 46 limiting the depth of insertion of assembly 26 within the outer casing In order to facilitate positive frictional T engagement between cover member 42 and casing 10, said 10 of the device.
cover member may be. provided with a plurality of longi-. tudinally extending hollow ribs or ridges 47. Said ridges 47 preferably extend on opposite sides of annular bead 46 (as shown in Figs. 2, 5 and 6) so as to positively and frictionally engage the removable terminal cap member 48 and casing 16.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 3, asmall nail file 49 may be hinged-1y secured at 50 to cap member 48' or attached thereto in any other preferred manner, so thatsaid nail file may be swung to any desired angular position with respect'to said capmember; Nailfile 49 may be provided with abraded surfaces on one or both sides thereof.
telescopically related open-ended tubular: members,
Carrier 31 has a reduced neck portion 32. provided withdiametrically opposed longitudinal slots or passage means 33, which are narrower at their open ends; Said neck portion 32 slidably retainstherein an article elevating device, shown in. Figs. 5 and 7, clearly, asan ejecti'on disc 34 having a pair of diametrically opposedlugs 35 which have. enlarged; heads and. which lugs are arranged in the longitudinal slots 33 for simple longitudinal movement.
upwardly rclat-iveto carrier 31.. Ejection disc 34 serves as the base for thepstick material normally frictionally I retained in said/neck. portion 32-, and the clevationof:
said. disc 34 relative to carrier 31 will result in ejection of the. stick. material from; the carrier in a clean, quick and. efiicient; manner.
As clearly shown in Fig.5, carrier 31 is of a length to:
project. a. walled end. portion thereof out: through theopen. top endof holder body 26 when it is moved to. its upper level in, said holder body26, so that. lugs. 35 are; exposed and may be. elevated to remove the.- carrier; contents. The; lugs are disposed, in. their. entirety-5. within the internal cavity of holder body 26 and are free. of. the; inner surface. of inner cylinder or holder body member 28, so as. to.
travel freely during; the normal movement. of the carrier longitudinally of said. holder body and without danger of being accidentally moved upwardly'relative to carrier 3% Referring to. Figs. 6,. it and. 2, there is. disclosed a carrier cup 120.: which. is. of cylindrical. formand open at both ends. The cup is provided. with a laterally projecting pin 121 adjacent. its. lower end- The body of the cylindrical cup is formed with an intermediate inwardly extending, circumferential bead 122 which serves.
as. a support or stop means foran article elevating device,
shown clearly in Fig. 8, as an ejection disc 123. Carrier cup 120 has a longitudinal slot or passage. means 124, formedtherein which intersects bead and through I which slot a portion. of said disc 123 is, exposed for direct.
elevation relative to the carrier cup 120..
In Fig. 6, there is shown aholder body similar to. that. of 5, but without, holder contents 27., 28a, and end member 38. In thisjembodiment, carrier 1'20 has been substituted for carrier 31 and it is apparent that disc 123 is safeguarded against accidental elevation relative to carrier 120 because of being positioned, in its entirety, within the internal cavity of said holder body. It will be noted, that carrier 120 is of a length to project a walled end portion thereof out through the open top end of said holder body when it is moved to its upper level in said holder body, so that said exposed portion of the disc 123 is accessible for elevation relative to carrier 120 for removal of the carrier contents which normally is frictionally retained in the carrier. As shown in Fig. 6, it is merely necessary to insert a pin or small tool through slot 124 and raise disc 123 to remove or eject the carrier contents.
Referring to Figs. and 13, there is shown a carrier cup 130 which is generally similar to a carrier cup 120 of Figs. 8 and 9. Carrier cup 130 is likewise formed with an inwardly extending annular bead 131 and is also provided with a laterally projecting pin 132 for automatic or manual moving of the carrier cup in 'a suitable article holder body, as are the previously described carrier cups. However, the said carrier cup is not slotted, but is open at both ends.
Bead 131 serves as a support or ledge for supporting retaining member R, which is slidable in the upper half section of carrier cup 130. The said retaining member R is of simple construction and comprises a base plate or disc 133 and an upstanding member, preferably an inverted U-shaped member 134, the depending free ends of the arms of the latter being secured in any desired manner to said base plate 133. Retaining member R may be removed from the carrier cup 130 by simply grasping the upper closed end of element 134 and raising the same out of the cup. The functions and advantages of said retaining member R are to secure the lipstick in carrier cup 130, even where the lipstick is of smaller diameter than the said cup; it eliminates the cleaning of said carrier cup by carrying with it the remains of the lipstick when lifted out of the cup assembly, thereby facilitating the replacement of the lipstick and avoiding smudging; it conserves material; it is inexpensive; and it enables the wider use of personalized lipsticks. In use, the base of the lipstick is forced downwardly upon element 134, the said element penetrating into the soft body of the lipstick until the base of the lipstick abuts the top face of base plate or disc 133. When the lipstick is consumed, the remainder is removed in a quick, clean and efl'icient manner, simply by grasping or catching the upper looped end of member 134 with a pin, wire or any small tool, and raising retaining member Rout of carrier cup 130 with the remaining contents and discarding the same. A fresh lipstick already fixed upon another retaining member R is then inserted in the carrier cup. It is entirely possible to incorporate retaining member R right in the lipstick while the lipstick is in the molding stage.
It will be understood that base plate or disc 133 and the U-shaped member 134 may be of one or more parts combined, and may be made of metal, plastic or any other suitable material or combinations of materials. The said U-shaped element 134 may be only partly looped, or may consist of a single upstanding member with a small opening. It is to be understood that said retaining member R can readily be used with any conventional holder cup having an unobstructed internal cavity.
Referring now to Fig. 11, this discloses a cylindrical carrier cup 140 open at both ends. Like the carrier cups 120 and 130 of Figs. 8 and 10, it is likewise formed with a central inwardly extending annular bead 141. A pair of axially aligned and spaced ejection discs 142 and 143 are positioned on opposite sides of bead 141 within carrier cup 140. The said carrier cup is provided with a longitudinal slot 144 affording access to said ejection discs,
the. said slot intersecting bead 141 at right angles thereto. Said carrier cup is also provided with a laterally projecting pin 145 adjacent its lower end or bead 141.
In order to prevent ejection discs 142 and 143 fren'i falling out of carrier cup 140, the said cup is formed with any desired number of diametrically opposed and inwardly extending dimples 146 adjacent its upper end, and also with diametrically opposed and inwardly extending dimples 147 adjacent its lower end. The said dimples 146 and 147 act as stop means discs 142 and 143 from leaving the assembly. The said ejector discs are slidably retained within the carrier cup 140, between the limits of bead 141 and the said dimples.
The advantages of the carrier cup construction illustrated in Fig. 11 are manifestly apparent, in that the said cup is capable of containing two articles at the same time in a holder open at both ends, an example of such holder being holder 26, shown in Fig. 6.
Dimples 146 and 147 may be dispensed with. Whether or not to provide such dimples will be dependent upon whether the ejection disc was to remain in the carrier cup or be ejected with the contents of the cup.
Referring to Fig. 12, this discloses a carrier cup of cylindrical form, and open at both ends. Said carrier cup has an upper portion 161 and a reduced base portion 162, forming an inwardly extending annular ledge or support 163 therebetween. Resting upon the said ledge, within cup 160, is the elevatable ejection disc 164, the disc being of greater diameter than base portion 162. The said disc is slidably retained within upper section 161 between said ledge 163 and the circumferential series of inwardly extending dimples formed adjacent the top peripheral edge of the cup.
Carrier cup 160 is formed with a longitudinal slot 166, said slot extending into both sections 161 and 162 of the said cup, said slot also intersecting ledge or shoulder 163 at right angles thereto. The purpose of said slot is to provide access to ejection disc 164 in order to raise the same to eject the cup contents. Said carrier cup is also provided with a laterally projecting pin or protrusion 167 adjacent the bottom end of base section 162 of the cup, the said pin being provided for the automatic or manual moving of the cup in a suitable holder body. Carrier cup out through the open top end of the surrounding holder body in order to provide access to a portion of said disc- 164 which is adjacent to and exposed through slot 166.
Referring now to the various carrier cups described, it is evident that the present invention has thus far been divided into two groups; firstly, ploying a longitudinal slot and an elevatable base member or disc, as for example the carrier cup shown in Fig. 8, and secondly, those carrier cups which employ an ele vatable base plate having an upstanding element secured thereto, as shown in Fig. 10. It will now be noted that the carrier cups have at various times been described as being open at both ends, thus enabling the disc or platform to be pushed upward from the bottom of the carrier cup. As clearly shown in Fig. 6, holder 26 is open at its bottom end, thus enabling the elevatable base member 123 to be pushed upward from the bottom of the holder by simply inserting a pin or other suitable instrument through the holder and carrier cup bottom openings. In
this third grouping neither the longitudinal slot nor-the base plate and upstanding element are required to elevate the contents of the carrier cup.
It will be noted, that each of the described preferred forms of the article elevating device, i. e., members 34,
123, and R, is positioned at a predetermined level below relative to its carrier cup for removal of the carrier cupcontents; and is safeguarded against accidental elevationrelative to its carrier cup by being arranged for movement relative to its carrier cup independent of movement of the carrier cup, noting its spaced relation to the bottom of to prevent the respective ejector those carrier cups em-- adjacent the upper end thereof.
'forming a continuous longitudinally extending in its holder within the:
the holder body at all levels of the carrier cup body and its being positioned, in its entirety,
internal cavity of the holder body, free of the means actuating itsv carrier cup.
The features of the invention described, However, it is obvious that certain modifications may be made without departing from its spirit. For example, it will bev apparent to persons skilled in the art,
herein have been fully that passage meansjinto and out from the internal cavity Itis intended that all matter contained in. the foregoing. specification and shown- 7 in the accompanying drawings be interpreted merely as illustrative: and not in a limiting sense since it is quite evidentv that the various types of cups and ejecting means described herein, may be widely used in various types of holders employing a carrier cup for their contents. 7
What is claimed is a a L A holder for dispensable material in stickform comprisinga cover havinga top opening, a carrier having side walls for frictionally holding a portion of the dispensable material, means for elevating and retracting said carrier therein, an elevatable device in said carrier comprising a base plate for the dispensable material and an upstanding member adapted to penetrate into the dispensable material, saidelevatable device being elevatable relative to said side walls. of the carrier for removing material from said. carrier, and said upstanding member being provided with catch means'cooperable with displacing means outside said holder to elevate said elevatable device for removing said material. from said carrier, said catch means being accessible through the top of. said cover.
2.. A holder, as in claim- 1, wherein saidcatch means consistsof an opening formed in said upstanding member 3. A. holder, as in: claim 1, wherein said catch. means is formed. by said upstanding member, said upstanding member consisting of an inverted U-shaped element;
4. An article holder comprising: an elongated holder body having an internal cavityand passage means into and out from its internal cavity, said holder body cavity and passage means forming a continuous. longitudinally extending channel, an article carrier having an internal cavity and passage means into and. out from its internal cavity, said article carrier cavity and passage means channel, said, article carrier being positioned in said holder body cavity, means for elevating and retracting said article carrier relative to said holder body, means for limiting" the extent. of movement of said article carrier, said limiting means establishing uppermost and lowermost levels for said article carrier insaid holder body entirety, within said holder body cavity and carried by said article carrier, said article elevating device being adapted to serve. as the base for an article which is adapted toslidably fit in. said article carrierand being positioned at a predetermined level below the top of said article carrier sothat the. upper end portion of said articlecarrier is free tofrictionally hold. said article against accidental displacement from said article carrier, said article elevating device being. arranged, in its entirety, for simple'longitudinal. 'nrovement upwardly relative to said article carrier, independent of. the movement. of said article carrier, for removal of said article from said article carrier, said article elevating, device having a portion thereof pd sitioned. adjacent tofsaid. article carrier passage.- means to expose said article elevating; device: for elevation: relative to said article carrier, said portion of the article elevating device. being, exposed for elevation relative to said article longitudinally therethrough,
opening and said cover member internal opening: forming a channel extending longitudinally directly through said cavity, an article elevating device positioned, in its carrier relative to said channel upon relative rotation guiding said article carrier means, means for carrier through said holder body passage means at least at one level of said. article carrier in said: holder body cavity, whereby said article elevating. device will. be-elevated relative to said article carrier upon saidportion thereof being moved upwardly relative'to said article longitudinal-ly'extending channel, said article carrier being positioned in said holder bodyinternal opening, means on. said article carrier for elevating and retracting said article carrier relative to said holder body, said holder body having a longitudinally extending. path formed therein. for limiting. the extent of movement of said article carrier, said limiting means establishing uppermost and lowermost levelstfor said article carrier in said holder body internal opening,.- 7
an article elevating device positioned, in itsentirety, within said holder body internal opening and. carried by saidarticle carrier, said article elevating device" being adapted to serve as the base for an article which is adapted to slidably fit in said article carrierand being positioned at a. predetermined level below the top of said. article carrier to permit the upper end portion of said article carrier to frictionally hold said article against accidental. displacementfrom. said article. carrier, said article elevating devicebeing supported. by said article carrier in spaced relation to the lower end of said holder body internal opening and being arranged, in its entirety, for simple longitudinal movement upwardly relative to said article carrier to re--' move said article from said article carrier, said article elevating. device having a portion thereof positioned adjacent to said article carrier passage means to expose said article elevating. device article carrier, said portion of the article elevating device being exposed for elevation relative to said article: carrier through said holder body internal. opening. WhEIll said article carrier is at its uppermost level in said holder body internal. opening, whereby said article holder is' safeguarded. against accidental elevation of said article 'elevating device relative to said article carrier during movement?- through, a handle member longitudinally related to said cover member and having an internal opening, extending said handle member internal members, said members being. rotatable relative .to each other, an articlecarrier having an internalopeningzextend ing longitudinally therethrough and positioned in said channel, means for elevating and retracting" said article between said members, means for limiting the extent'ot' movement ofsaid article carrier, said limiting means estab lishing uppermost and lowermost levels for said article carrier in said channel, an article elevating device po'si: tioned entirely within said article carrier and adapted .to serve as the base for an article which is adapted to slid ably fit in said article carrier, said article: elevating device being. positioned at a predetermined. level below the top of. said article carrier so that the upper end portion of 1 said. article. carrier is free to frictionally hold said-article aga nst accidental displacement from said: article carrien;
said article elevating; device being arranged .for simple P longitudinal movement. upwardly relative to. said article 7 carrier for removal oi said article from said articlecarrier said article carrier cavity and passage means forming a continuous for elevationrelative to said' and being accessible for elevation relative to said article carrier through the lower end of said channel.
7. An article holder comprising: an elongated holder body having an internal opening extending longitudinally therethrough, an article carrier having an internal opening extending longitudinally therethrough and positioned in said holder body internal opening, means for elevating and retracting said article carrier relative to said holder body, an article elevating device positioned, in its entirety, within said holder body internal opening and carried by said article carrier, said article elevating device being adapted to serve as the base for an article which is adapted to slidably fit in said article carrier and being positioned at a predetermined level below the top of said article carrier to permit the upper end portion of said article carrier to frictionally hold said article against accidental displacement from said article carrier, said article elevating device being supported by said article carrier in spaced relation to the lower end of said holder body internal opening and being arranged, in its entirety, for simple longitudinal movement upwardly relative to said article carrier to remove said article from said article carrier, said article elevating device having a portion thereof aligned with the lower end of said article carrier internal opening to expose said article elevating device for elevation relative to said article carrier, said portion of the article elevating device being aligned with and exposed for elevation relative to said article carrier through the lower end of said holder body internal opening at least at one level of said article carrier in said holder body internal opening, whereby said article elevating device will be elevated relative to said article carrier upon said portion thereof being moved upwardly relative to said article carrier, and said article holder is safeguarded against accidental elevation of said article elevating device relative to said article carrier during movement of said article carrier.
8. An article holder comprising: a walled holder body having an open top end, a walled carrier having an open top end and positioned in said holder body, means for elevating and retracting said carrier relative to said holder body, said carrier being of a length to project a walled end portion thereof out through said holder top end when moved to said holder body open top end, said walled end portion having a longitudinal slot formed therein, an article elevating device positioned, in its entirety, within said holder body and carried by said carrier, said article elevating device being adapted to serve as the base for an article which is adapted to slidably fit in said walled end portion of the carrier and being positioned at a predetermined level below said carrier open top end to permit the upper end portion of said carrier to frictionally hold said article against accidental displacement from said carrier and so that said article elevating device is spaced from the bottom of said holder body, said article elevating device being arranged, its entirety, for simple longitudinal movement upwardly relative to body open said carrier for removal of said article from said carrier and having a portion thereof exposed through said longitudinal slot of the walled end portion of the carrier for elevation of said article elevating device relative to said carrier when said walled end portion of the carrier is projected through said holder body open top end, whereby said article holder is tion of said article elevating device relative to said carrier during movement of said carrier.
9. An article holder, as in claim 8, wherein said walled end portion is a reduced neck portion of said carrier, and said portion of the article elevating device exposed through said longitudinal slot of the walled end portion is a laterally extending lug.
10. An article holder cup comprising: a walled member having an open top end and formed with diametrically opposed inwardly extending portions between its ends, said inwardly extending portions dividing said walled member into an upper section and a lower section, a disk slidably fitted in said upper section and seated on said inwardly extending portions, said disk providing a base for an article which is adapted to slidably fit in said upper section, said walled member having a longitudinal slot formed therein extending from below said disk upwardly to said open top end thereof and through which slot said disk may be pushed upwardly relative to said walled member for removal of said article from said walled member.
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