US 695763 A
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Patented Mar. I8, I902.
' A. P. PICHEBEAU.
(Application filed Aug. 28, 1901.)
WITNESSES lN-VENTOH f 3 SYM- 4; ATTORNEY rrno STATES ATET FFICE.
ASAIIEL PHELPS PICI'IEREAU, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SEEGIFlCATION-forming part of Letters Patent No. 695,763, dated March 18, 1902.
Application filed August 28. 1901. Serial No. 73,594. (No model.)
f2 all 10/2/0722, it may concern:
Be it known thatI, ASAHEL PHELPS PICHE- REAU, a citizen of the Unit-ed States, residing at 266 Chestnut street, in the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful trinket-box for the convenient holding of jewelry, pens, pins, buttons, or other small articles constructed so that the inside surfaces of such box are shaped so as to facilitate the sorting and securing the desired article from within the box, of which the following is a specificaiion.
I attain these results from the mechanical formations illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a top view of the said box, and
Fig. 2 a vertical cross-sectional view showing an inner half of it.
Similar letters refer to similar partsthrougln out the views.
The said trinket-box may be made tubshaped, and when made about three inches in diameter it is considered by me bestmade, with eight longitudinal depressions between eight longitudinal ridges. \Vhatever the number of these depressions and ridges may be, they must all converge toward central cup or concavity A of the said views. Either of the eight depressions, as at I), must be bounded on either side by a ridge, as at C, and these ridges and depressions should be made to extend from central cup at gradually down an incline, as at h, to about the point e and then gradually up an incline, disappearing at or neari or extending toy' at the top of the box. The said depressions, as at b, are to be narrowest where they leave cup a and broadest where they terminate at or between i and j. The said longitudinal ridges from a to '11 orj should have their sides gradually inclined toward the central part of the longitudinal depression Z) in a way so as to cause the deepest part of b to be at g. The elevation of central cup a above 9 as well as above its surrounding ridges is quite an important item in this myinvention. This myimprovement in trinket-boxes may be constructed of any material; but it seems best to me when made of glass. The smaller the box the fewer the longitudinal depressions and ridges is the rule. The diameter or height of this boX, the depth or size of depression I), or the size and elevation of cup a, the incline or thickness of sides (I, or the solidity or unsolidity of bottom f may be as seems best.
In operating this trinket-box, the operator may fill the box part full of pens, pins, and other small notions, and it will be observed that the pens and pins do not rest on any flat surface, and that on account of the elevation of the central cup A it forms a convenient partition for separating and selecting the article desired from the mixture, and that the several depressions as at g of I) provide little pockets into which the very small articles gravitate. In selecting a desired article from within this box it may be secured between the finger and thumb in the easiest way possible, or if found in depression at g the smallest or larger article can be readily secured by placing the finger on it and by pressure sliding it to ridge e, c, or 7;, where it may be easily secured between finger and thumb.
\Vhat I claim, and wish to secure by Letters Patent, is
A trinket-box having its inner bottom part provided with a central concavity and alter nating depressions and ridges converging toward said central concavity and their inner ends forming the border-line of said central concavity; as and for the purpose substantially set forth and described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subsribing Witnesses.
ASAHEL PHELPS PICHEREAU.
CAMERON BARBER, J OSEPII L. BERMAN.