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Publication numberUS2928568 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1960
Filing dateDec 7, 1956
Priority dateDec 7, 1956
Publication numberUS 2928568 A, US 2928568A, US-A-2928568, US2928568 A, US2928568A
InventorsLeon H Franklin
Original AssigneeLeon H Franklin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Unit for receiving disposed cigarettes, cigars, papers and the like
US 2928568 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 15, 1960 L. H- FRANKLIN UNIT FOR RECEIVING DISPOSED CIGARETTES, CIGARS, PAPERS AND THE LIKE Filed D60. 7, 1956 All! INVEN OR with waste paper in the urn.


CIGARS, PAPERS THE LIKE Leon H. Franklin, Chicago, Ill.

Application December 7, 1956, Serial No. 627,050

3 Claims. (Cl. 220-17) This invention relates to a unit for receiving disposed cigarettes, cigars, papers and the like.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide a unit for receiving disposed cigarettes, cigars, papers and the like.

Another object is to provide a cigarette urn in combination with a container for receiving waste papers and the like.

Another object is to provide an urn for receiving disposed cigarettes, cigars and the like and is in such construction as to permit only cigarettes and cigars to be disposed therein and which will discourage its use as a spitoon or waste receptacle for other refuse.

Another object of this invention is to provide an urn for receiving disposed cigarettes, cigars and the like which is compact in size, which can be maintained in a sanitary condition at all times, and which may be readily cleaned.

More specifically, this invention comprises an urn having a container and a cover therefor in which the cover has a rim and a dome shaped shell in spaced relation to each other to define an opening permitting disposed cigarettes, cigars and the like to be deposited into the container. The shape and size of said opening as well as the upstanding dome shaped shell will discourage its use for any other purpose. The construction of the urn is such that it will encourage the depositing of the disposed cigarettes and cigars into the urn, rather than the throwing of same from a distance, thus increasing the neatness of the area around the urn. The rim is inclined in the direction of the container so that any burning cigarettes or cigars that may be laid thereon will fall into the container.

The cigarette urns on the market are objectionable in that the public uses them as a waste receptacle in addition to their use for receiving disposed cigarettes and cigars. They are also used as spitoons, all of which is insightly, and unsanitary. They are also dangerous in that fires are caused by the burning cigarettes combining Furthermore such urns encourage the persons to throw rather than deposit the disposed cigarettes and cigars into the urn. In most cases the urn is missed and the floor area surrounding the urn becomes littered with cigar and cigarette butts and with scraps of paper, all of which is unsanitary and unsightly. As urns are usually positioned in corridors of public buildings, hospitals and the like, this requires that the corridors be constantly cleaned and that such urns be frequently attended to. The objections inherent in such constructions are eliminated with this invention.

Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.

In the drawings:

Fig 1 is a perspective view showing the urn secured to the waste receptacle.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a front elevational view partially broken away and in section. v v a a Fig. 4 is a perspective exploded view.

The invention as shown in the drawings comprises a waste container generally indicated at'10 which has legs 11. The rear legs are provided with a rearwardly exte'nd ing bumper like member 13 made of resilient material so that the waste container is positioned away from a wall area. The waste container has an arcuate shaped removable top member 12 providedwith a front opening 14 which is closed by a hinged door or flap 16. Waste paper or other waste material is thrown into the container 10 through the fiap door 16. A removable sack or other receptacle may be supported in the waste container 10 so that the waste material falls therein and the removable sack may be emptied by lifting the top member 12 from the body of the container 10 and lifting the sack from the waste container.

The front wall 18 of the waste container has a pair of spaced bolts 20 each provided with a head 22 for the purpose of removably supporting a cigarette urn gen erally indicated by the numeral 24.

The cigarette urn comprises an outer container generally indicated at 26, having an arcuate front vertical wall 28, a flat vertical rear wall 30 and a horizontal fiat bottom 32. The fiat rear wall 30 is provided witha pair of spaced vertical slots 34, each having a lower enlarged entrance opening 35 topermit its insertion on the heads 22 of the bolts 20. The outer container 26 then being slid down so that the bolts 20 are confined in the slots 34 to support the outer container with the rear vertical 30 of the outer container positioned adjacent the front wall 18 of the waste receptacle.

Positioned inside the outer container 26 is an inner container generally indicated at 36 which is of the same shape as the outer container but smaller in dimensions,

and of a reduced height which is best shown in Fig. 3.

The inner container has a wire handle 37 secured thereto to permit the inner container to be grasped for removal.

A cover generally indicated at 38 fits over said outer and inner containers. Said cover includes a rim member generally indicated at 40 which is semi-circular in plan and has an inclined sloping top ledge 42 terminating in an inner vertical wall 44. Depending from the outer end of the ledge is a vertical outer flange or lip 46. Since the rim 40 is semi-circular in plan,'the ledge 42, the inner wall 44 and the outer lip 46 are each of arcuate shape. The incline on the ledge 42 is approximately 30 to prevent resting thereon of any cigarette or cigar. Any cigarette or cigar which is laid on the ledge will fall into the inner container 36.

Fixedly secured to the inner vertical wall 44 are a plurality of spaced horizontally positioned bolts or pins 48 which support a hollow dome shaped member generally indicated at 50. The dome shaped member 50 is a true one-fourth of a sphere. The dome shaped member 50 is secured in spaced relation to the inner wall 44 of the rim to define a space 52 for passage of the disposed cigarettes and cigars. The dome shaped shell 50 extends a considerable distance above the top of the rim 40 and the surface of said member has a highly polished surface. The rim and shell form a single cover unit which is positioned over the outer and inner containers as best seen in Fig. 3, wherein the outer flange 46 of the rim hubs the outside of the outer container and the inner wall 44 of the rim is positioned inwardly of the vertical wall of the inner container. The inner container 36 is filled with water and some suitable chemical to kill bacteria. The cover may be readily lifted to permit re moval and cleaning of the inner container. The cover conceals from view the top cigar or cigarette butts in the inner container are not visible. The semi-annular opening 52 is of a size to perof'said container so that the.

" s id m sa 'na rew e o a ed semi-circular evenin mite person'to-deposit into the inner container cigarette or cigar butts, but is not of such size as to invite the throwing thereinto of such butts or of larger objects. .The shape of the shell 50 which extends above the rim will discourage a person from expectorating on 'the unit or into the unit and will limit the device to the purpose intended. 1

I While the urn 38 is shown tainer 10 it will be understood that the trap urn may be supported on a building wall or on a vertical supporting surface by securing to such supporting" surface, fastening elements similar to fastening elements 20. 7

-It will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made from the foregoing without departing from the spirit I claim: 7

1. In :an urn for cigarettes and the like comprising a semi-circular shaped outer container having a rear flat and scope of the appended claims.

'Yertical wall, a semi-circular shaped inner container havsupported on the waste con.

being of such size to permit the insertion therethrough of cigarette and cigar butts butznot large enough to accommodate waste material of a substantially greater size, said outer container having means for securing same to a vertical support.

2. In a structure defined in claim 1 in which the semicircular shaped rim hasa sloping top ledge sloping down- Wardly towardsaid container so that a cigarette or cigar References, Cited in the file-gt this patent V QUNITED'STATES PATENTS D. 130,363 I Webber Nov. 11, 1941 r 1,301,933 G Gregor c ...Apr. 29, 1919 1,638,205' Kabus Aug. 9, 1927 1,772,176 Benjamin Ange-5, 19.30 1,887,903 Gibson Nov. 15, 1932 Y 2,260,507 Campbell Oct. 28, '1941 2,289,214 Schultz July 7, 1942 2,297,843 'Sharpnack Oct-6, 1942 2,743,075 Johnson Apr. 24, 19.56 2,754,991 Hagerty July 17, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 340,880 Great Britain Ian.8, 1931 645,585

Great Britain Nov. 1, 1950

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U.S. Classification131/257, 131/236, 220/909, 131/238, D34/10
International ClassificationA47G29/08, A24F19/00, A24F19/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/08, A24F19/00, A24F19/145, Y10S220/909
European ClassificationA24F19/00, A47G29/08, A24F19/14B