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Publication numberUS820067 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1906
Filing dateJun 22, 1905
Priority dateJun 22, 1905
Publication numberUS 820067 A, US 820067A, US-A-820067, US820067 A, US820067A
InventorsLavinia D Richardson
Original AssigneeLavinia D Richardson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket ash-receptacle.
US 820067 A
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No. 820,067. PATENTBDIMAY 8, 1906.




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y Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed June 22,1905- Serial Nor 266,511. l

Patented May 8, 1906.

To a/ZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, LAvINIA D. RICHARD# SON, a citizen ofthe United States, residing.

at Fredericksburg, in the county of Spottsylvania and State of Virginia, have invented` new and useful Improvements in Pocket Ash- Receptacles, of which the following is a speciiication.

My invention relates to a novel device to be used by smokers, and comprises a'hollow elastic receptacle provided with an aperture which is normally closed, but which may be readily opened by pressure on the body` of the enable the ashes from the end of a cigar or cigarette to be deposited within the receptacle an'd which will automatically close when the pressure is removed, sol as to prevent the ashes from falling or siftingrout. f t

he device'will ordinaril be madel of rubber and by preference Wil be fashioned to simulate t e a earance of an animal, iish, reptile, or the like", the openin of the rece tacle also servin as the mout of such iis animal, or repti e, so thaton squeezing the device to cause the lips'of theo ening to be separated an effect willbe pro uced resembling more or less accurately the action in life of the ycreature represented opening its mouth.

The device is intended to be carried in the pocket, and when a is desired to knock the ash from the cigar or cigarette it 'is taken in the hand and squeezed, the ash deposited in the receptacle, and the latter returned to the pocket. l i y .My 'nvention thus presents a -novelty affording more orless amusement in use vand also tendin to promote cleanliness about the person an the limmediate vicinit of the smoker, besides affording an essentie l useful device and one always at hand for t e purpose intended.

I have illustrated my inventionin the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in its normal positiom 5 Fig. 2 is a similarv view showing the device partly com ressedlto cause the o ening or mouth to be stended, and Fig.'3 1s alongitudinal sectional view. As shownin the drawings, the device is fashioned to simulate'in appearance a swell-A iish or sea-porcupine, the body 1 being hollow and serving as a receptacle for the ash and being provided With'an opening 2, which is also coincident with the mouth of the fish.

As shown by Fig. 2, when the body 1 is comtion of separating the Vlips of the opening 2.

very closely resembling, as stated above, the p action of the iish in life in opening its mouth. As -a -means of amusement, principally for chil-dren, this action of compressin the sides of the device can be repeated at s ort inter vals, and thus more nearly ap roximate the well-known action of a fish in rawing` in water.

ainted or otherwisecolored to carry out the felike representation of the fish, or, as shown by Fig. 3, a-suitable covering 3, of felt or kother similar material, may be provided.

Inl order to prevent the slit or opening 2 from extending farther than is intended in the use of the device, I preferably reinforce said openin by means of thickening the ed es thereo as indicated at 4'.

FVhile I have indicated the pur ose of the device to be that of a receptacle or cigar or `cigarette ashes, it will be apparent that the same could be used for carrying smallchange or sold to children iilled withcandy. AMany other similar uses or applications of the device will be obvious.

Hav-in thus fully described my invention,

The device as a whole may be suitably what I c aim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isf- K A device of the class described fashioned to simulate a living creature, comprisin a unitary'hollow elastic bod substantia y circubeing norma ly' closed and adapted to be opened .by compressing the walls of said body.

Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence oftwo subscribing wit.




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Cooperative ClassificationA24F19/0064, Y10S220/19, Y10S383/907, Y10S206/816