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March 7, 1967 w, 5TE| NMAN 3,307,687
TISSUE DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed March 17, 1966 ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,307,687 TISSUE DISPENSING CONTAINER William Steinman, 2507 Vine St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37404 Filed Mar. 17, 1966, Ser. No. 535,240 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-47) This invention relates to a tissue dispenser in combination with a waste receptacle and containers for holding a cleaning liquid and water.
The invention comprises a rectangular paper box for holding a packet of tissues and a pair of plastic bottles in one end, the top of the box having an opening-for dispensing the tissues. The bottles are removable through an opening in one side wall of the box and an opening in the top of the box permits a bottle to be inserted therein in an upright position, or the bottle may be suspended from the edge of the opening on the outside of the box by a hanger attached to the side of the bottle. A foldable paper bag has one of its walls attached to the end wall of the box and when collapsed is folded over the top of the box and removably secured thereto. When the bag is opened it stands in an upright position to receive the used tissues and other refuse.
It is an object of the invention to provide a tissue dispensing box having a foldable tissue receptacle attached to one end of the box which when not in use is foldable over the top of the box.
A further object of the invention resides in providing a tissue dispensing box having a compartment in one end to receive a bottle, the box having an opening in one side wall for inserting or removing the bottle from the compartment and an opening in the top for inserting a bottle in an upright position, the bottle having a hanger for suspending the bottle from an edge of the opening in the top on the outside of the box.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration a preferred example of the invention is shown,
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the improved tissue dispenser,
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tissue dispenser with the waste receptacle in an open position and the liquid containers in position for use, and
FIG. 3 is a cross sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 2.
Referring to the drawing, a rectangular box 5 made of cardboard or other suitable material serves as a container for a packet of tissues 6 which are dispensed through an opening 7 in the top wall 8 of the box. The opening 7 is formed by removing the panel 9 which is defined by a row of perforations 10 outlining the panel. The box is of greater length than the packet of tissues to provide a compartment in one end of the box for receiving two square plastic bottles 11, one of which may be filled with the water and the other with a cleaning liquid. The side wall 12 of the box at the end forming the compartment is provided with a row of perforations 13 along its upper edge, a parallel row of perforations 14 adjacent its lower edge and a row of perforations 15 at the end of the wall defining a flap 16 which may be torn from the side wall to provide a square opening for removing and inserting the bottles in the compartment. The row of perforations 14 is formed above the lower edge of the side wall to form a ledge 17 to prevent accidental discharge of the bottles from the compartment.
The top wall 8 of the box adjacent the side wall 18 is provided with parallel rows 19 and 20 of perforations, above the compartment, connected by a row of perforations 21 along the end of the top wall to define a flap 22 which may be pressed downwardly into the compartment to form an opening for inserting a bottle 11 in an upright position. One of the bottles has a hanger 23 attached to a side wall for engaging over the edge of the side Wall 18 of the box for supporting the bottle on the outside of the box.
A foldable paper bag 24 of greater length than the height of the box is secured to the end wall 25 of the box opposite to the end in which the compartment is formed. The wall 25 0f the bag is secured at its lower end to the end wall 25 by adhesive and the bag when not in use is folded against the end wall and the upper end of the folded bag is folded over the top wall of the box with its free end secured by adhesive tape 26 to the removable panel 9. When the panel 9 is removed for dispensing the tissues the bag is opened to stand erect and serves to receive used tissues or other refuse.
The combination of a tissue dispenser, waste receptacle and containers for holding a cleaner and water permits one when traveling by automobile to clean themselves or take medicine without having to leave the automobile. It is also useful by people who are so situated it is inconvenient or impossible for them to go to a lavatory.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A dispensing container with paper tissues therein, said container comprising a rectangular box having top, bottom, side and end Walls, said top wall having an opening for dispensing the tissues and a foldable paper bag having one wall secured at its lower end to an end wall of said box, said bag when collapsed being folded over the top wall of said box in covering relation to said opening, means removably securing the upper end of said bag to the top of said box, said box being of greater length than the tissues so as to provide a compartment in the end of the box opposite the end wall to which said bag is secured, a bottle disposed in said compartment, a removable flap formed in the side wall of the box at the end having the compartment, said flap providing an opening for inserting and removing said bottle from said compartment, said top wall of said box being further provided with a removable flap above said compartment for forming an opening to permit the insertion of said bottle in the compartment in an upright position.
2. A container as described in claim 1 wherein said bottle is provided with a hanger attached to the side of said bottle for suspending said bottle from an edge of the top of said box.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,702,622 2/ 1929 Sullivan 20647 1,742,279 1/1930 Reynolds 206-47 2,796,309 6/1957 Taylor 206- 47 X 2,887,216 5/1959 Hargraves 206'- l9.5 3,026,999 3/1962 Constantino 206% 3,133,634 5/1964 Bulovic 20647 LOUIS G. MANCENE, Primary Examiner.