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y 1962 A. w. PECK ASH DISPOSAL CONTAINER Filed Aug. 23, 1961 w R E MP N LW m0 E R F L A ATTORNEYS Patented July 31, 1962 3,047,134 ASH DISPOSAL CONTAINER Filed Aug. 23, 1961, Ser. No. 133,429 2 Claims. (Cl. 20637) This invention relates to an ash disposal container for cigar, cigarette and similar ashes.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a container designed to be carried or worn on the person of the user so that he may dispose of ashes from cigars or cigarettes, as well as the remains in a safe manner.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character which is well adapted to be secured to the belt of the user, to the wrist, or, in the case of women, to neck chains, ear rings, belts, bracelets and the like.
Other objects reside in the combinations of elements, arrangements of parts and details of construction, all as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter and shown in the accompanying drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of this device with the cover in closed position;
FIGURE 2 is a cross-sectional view, taken along line 2-2 of FIG. 1 as viewed in the direction of the arrows;
FIGURE 3 is a cross-sectional view, taken along line 33 of FIG. 2 looking in the direction of the arrows;
FIGURE 4 is a plan view, similar to FIG. 1, except that the cover is in open position; and
FIGURE 5 is a perspective View of another embodiment of the same invention.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the device of the instant invention consists of a hollow container body on which is rotatably mounted a revolvable cover 11 in the following manner. From the center of the bottom wall 12 of the container and extending inwardly approximately half the depth of container body 10, is an elongated hollow sleeve 13. Extending inwardly from the 0pposite direction, from cover 11, is a spindle 14 having a shoulder 15 which abuts sleeve 13. Fitting within sleeve 13 is a reduced portion 16 of spindle 14 revolving within sleeve 13. Reduced portion 16 of spindle 14 is held within sleeve 13 by a retaining screw or bolt 17, thus securing, revolvably, cover 11 to container body 10. A spring 18 encompasses sleeve 13 and spindle 14, as best revealed in FIG. 2, with its one end suitably secured at the juncture of revolvable cover 11 and spindle 14, and its opposite end free. However, when the device is assembled the free end of spring 18 abuts against a spring stop member 19, the cover 11 revolved to apply the proper operating tension on spring 18 and the retaining screw 17 placed and tightened.
Forming part of container body 10 and oppositely disposed from bottom wall 12 is a top wall 20 having a fanshaped opening 21 shown in broken lines in FIGS. 1 and 4. Revolvable cover ,11 also has a fan-shaped opening 22, as best shown by full line in FIGS. 1 and 4, opening 22 being designed to register with opening 21, when revolvable cover 11 is revolved and positioned as shown in FIG. 4. An opening into container body 10, through cover 11 and top Wall 20, is thus provided for the entry and removal of ashes, etc. A protrusion or revolvable cover stop member 23, integral with top wall 20, limits the travel are of revolvable cover 11. When cover 11 is in its closed position, one edge of opening 22 strikes cover stop 23, as at 24 in FIG. 1. Likewise, when in the open position, the opposite edge of opening 22 strikes cover stop 23, as at 25 in FIG. 4.
Spring 18 normally holds revolvable cover 11 in the closed position, as shown in FIG. 1. To open this device for purposes of depositing or removing ashes, cover 11 is revolved clockwise by the use of knobs 26 and 26a until openings 21 and 22 are aligned and the appropriate edge of opening 22 strikes cover stop 23 at point 25 of FIG. 4. Upon releasing or removing the fingers from operating knobs 26 and/ or 26a, spring 18 forceably revolves cover 11 counter-clockwise until the openings 21 and 22 are out of registry so that the device is in closed position once again and the appropriate edge of opening 22 rests against cover stop 23 as at 24 in FIG. 1 and is held there by the tension pressure created by spring 18.
This device may be of any size or shape to suit a wide variety of uses, and by using a clip 27, may be afiixed to a belt on the user, or any other suitable fastening means may be used for supporting the instant invention from chains, straps or any object on the person.
FIG. 5 illustrates another form other than that shownin FIGS. 1 through 4, inclusive. In this form, an opening 28 is provided on the periphery of the container and has a special revolvable cover plate 29 operated similar to that shown in FIGS. 1 through 4, inclusive. A watch or compass 30 may be associated with container body 10 in a suitable manner. FIG. 5 shows this device adapted and applied to a wrist band 31.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
1. An ash receiver adapted to be attached to the person of a user comprising, in combination, a cylindrical receptacle having a top, a bottom, and a cylindrical side wall, the top wall of said receptacle having portions defining an opening therein, a sleeve extending inwardly from the center of said bottom wall, a circular top rotatably mounted in overlying relation to said top wall and having an opening therein movable into andout of registry with the opening in the top wall of said receptacle, a spindle dependent from said circular top into said sleeve and revolvable therein, spring means biasing said spindle to rotate said cover to a posit-ion wherein said openings are out of registry, said spring means positioned in encircling relation to a portion of said spindle and in encircling relation -to said sleeve, one end of said spring secured to said ash receiver at the juncture of said spindle and said circular top, and a spring stop member adjacent said sleeve against which the other end of said spring abuts, a manual knob for rotating said cover to a position wherein said openings are in registry, and stop means limiting the rotative movement of said cover relative to said receptacle, and a clip mounted on the bottom wall of said receptacle for attachment to the clothing of the user.
2. An ash receiver adapted to be attached to the person of a user comprising, in combination, a generally cylindrical receptacle having a top, a bottom, and a cylindrical side wall, the top wall of said receptacle having portions defining a substantially wedge-shaped opening therein extending from the circumferential edge thereof to the center of said top wall, a sleeve formed perpendicular to and extending inwardly from the center of the bottom wall of said cylindrical receptacle, said sleeve terminating intermediate the top and bottom wall of the cylindrical receptacle, a cover rotatably mounted in overlying relation to the top wall of said cylindrical receptacle, portions of said cover defining a substantially wedge-shaped opening therein, means to bias said cover to normally maintain the opening therein out of register with the opening in the top Wall of said cylindrical receptacle, said cover movable to register the opening therein with the opening in the top wall of the cylindrical receptacle whereby ashes 3 can be deposited therein, and means on the top wall of said cylindrical receptacle engageable with the portions of the cover defining the opening therein to limit rotation thereof.
7 2,225,623 1 Crawford Dec. 24, 1940 Raschkind Mar. 25, 1941 4 Reitzer Mar. 5, 1946 Kissner Sept. 12, 1950 Oden et a1. Oct. 22, 1957 Ricke Mar. 25, 1958 Blumstein Aug. 9, 1960 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Sept. 23, 1937