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Publication numberUS759588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1904
Filing dateFeb 17, 1904
Priority dateFeb 17, 1904
Publication numberUS 759588 A, US 759588A, US-A-759588, US759588 A, US759588A
InventorsBerton G Baird
Original AssigneeBerton G Baird
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 759588 A
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PATENTED MAY 10, 1904.




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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 7 59,588, dated May 10, 1904:.

Application filed February 1'7, 1904. Serial No. 193,934. (No model.)

T0 at whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Bnn'ron G. BAIRD, residing at Batavia, in the county of (urenesee and State of New York, have invented anew and useful Improvement in Display-Cases, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates generally to an inclosing case for hypodermic needles or other instruments or parts requiring protection against moisture, dust, handling, &c.

The invention as herein embodied is specially adapted for use as a display-case for hypodermic needles, and as designed is adapted to inclose them in adust and moisture proof case made of transparent material to permit close and thorough examination of the contained needles without requiring their removal, thereby avoiding handling and the resultant tarnishing, rusting, &c.

The preferred form of case embodying my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, throughout both views of which like numerals of reference indicate like parts.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a case with the needles therein, and Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof.

Referring now to the drawings, 1 represents the box or case, which may be given any size, shape, or color desired. As shown, it is approximately square and may be formed of glass, celluloid, or other material suitable for exposing the contents. I preferably employ transparent celluloid as a material for the case. The case illustrated consists of a body 2 of suitable depth to receive a card 3, to which the needles are secured, the same being closed by a telescoping cover 4, the marginal flange 5 of which incloses the sides of the body portion of the case and formsasufficiently close joint to exclude dust and moisture from the interior thereof. The card is of such length that whenplaced in the case it buckles transversely at a point 6 about centrally of its length and is thus held by its ends abutting against the inner end walls thereof. The height of this buekled'portion of the card. equals the depth of the box, so that when the cover is in position the card is held from movement in any direction. The needles 7 are secured to the card by being forced through the buckled portion thereof and are preferably alternately arranged, as shown, to distribute the weight equally.

Some of the main advantages of my invention are as follows: The case being transparent permits the needles tobe carefully examined without removal and prevents clamage to the same from handling. It further protects any contained printed matter from becoming soiled and permits its reading without opening the case. It further permits a visible display of the needles without their being exposed to air, dirt, or moisture, and thereby prevents rusting. The needles are preserved in an aseptic condition. The card arranged Within the case as described holds the needles securely and protects the points by preventing their shaking about in contact one with the other. The card may be of different designs or color to indicate different styles or grades of needles. Finally ,the package complete forms a pleasing and attractive appearance, such as will appeal to the eye of prospective purchasers and induce sale.

I claim 1. A case for hypodermic needles or like articles comprising in its construction, a transparent inclosing box, a contained card of greater length than the box, and a series of needles secured to the card.

2. A case for hypodermic needles orlike articles, comprising in itsconstruction, a twopart transparent box, said box parts uniting to form a dust and moisture proof joint, a contained card exceeding the length of the box and buckled centrally to provide support for the needles, and a series of needles having their points extending through such buckled portion of the card.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/819, A61B19/0288