US 900373 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. o.. & W. L. HUNTER & W. A. WYKEL.y
BHYSVIGMNS MEDICINE OASE. APPLIUATION PILBDAPBL 29', 1908.
Patented 0011. 6, 1908.
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J. 0. 0 W. L. HUNTER 0 W. A. WYKEL.
PHYSICIANS MEDICINE OASE.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 29, 1908.
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J. 0. & W. L. HUNTEIR: W. AQ WYKEL.
PHYSICIAN-S MEDICINE CASE. APPLICATION FILED APB. 29, 1908.
Patented Oct. 6,1908.
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speciacation or Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 6, 1908.
Application fiieaAprii 29, 1908. serial No. 429,938.
To allwhom 'it may concern: l Be it known that we', JOHN O. HUNTER and WILLIAM L. HUNTER, citizens of the,I
United States, residing at Red Sulphur Springs, countyV of Monroe, and State-of V est Virginia,.and WILLIAM A. WYKEL, a citizenrof the United States, residing at Hinton, in thev county of Summers and State 0f West Virginia, have invented a new and useful Physicians Medicine-Case, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to y physicians medicine casesand its object is to; provide a durable and compact device of this character which can be used either as Va saddle bag or as a hand case. l Another object is toiy rovide a case having means whereby bott es containing medicines can be held firmly and compactly, there being a plurality of cells for the reception of the bottles andeach cell having a label constituting a closure therefor, saidv label indicating the contents of the bottle contained within the `c'ell, Y Another object is to `provide'a case having superposed bottle containers the lower one being mounted in a novel manner lwhereby it. can be opened so as to permit convenient access to all portions of the interior thereof.v
A further object isy toprovide a case'having one or more receptacles `for holding various articles other than. bottles, such for instance as bandages, paper, ligatures, 'cotton, etc., the same being providedwith ai closure for preventing he admission of dust, etc. to the receptacles.
A furtherobject is to provi-dea durable device of this character having a metal" framework covered with leather or other suitable material and havingV only oneenposed seam; l
A further object is to provide a case having rounded cornersand which is not pr0- vided Awith exposed Vseams, oririvetsV and which will not thereforev cut` or otherwise mar the saddle to which it is attached. i 1
Another object is to provide novelfmeans for securing two cases together so* as to form' a double case which can be conveniently carried In the hand. Y L A i With these andother objects'in lview the` invention consistsof certain novel features of construction and combinations `ofparts scribed and pointed outinthe claims.
which will be hereinafter more fullydej vtion with the lower bottle container.
Apivot rod of said container.
` Y In the laccompanying drawings is shown thepreferred form of the invention.
In said drawings: Figure 1 is a. perspective view of the case, the same being shown openand attached to one end of a saddle strap.` Fig. 2 isan end elevation showing 'two of the cases secured together and designed 'to be carried in the hand. Fig. 3 isa `perspective view of the drawer of the case and disclosing the mechanism employed for preventingv the drawer from being `withdrawn from'th'e case.. Fig. Liis a central vertical `section through the lower portion of the casefrom front to rear'thereof and showing the lower bottle container in closed position. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one corner of the case and showing one of the devices employed for securing the pivot rod lof the lower bottle container in position. Fig. 6 is a detailview of the catch utilized for securing the lower bottle container in closed position'. Fig. 7 is a horizontal section through one end portion of the drawer and showing one of the stops employed in connection therewith. Fig. 8 is a detail view of a reinforcing plate used in connec- 9 is a perspective view of a portion of the Fig. 10 is an elevation of one of the plates of the coupling lused for fastening two of the cases together. Fig. 11 is a section on line A B, Fig. 2,
said section beingtaken solely through one of the coupling devices. Fig. 12. is an elevation of the handle and the adjoining eyes of the case..
'Referring .to Vthe iigures by characters of reference, `1 designates a substantially rectangularcase formedof sole leather or other suitable material `covering a non-flexible frame of metal or the like and preferably provided with metallic reinforces 2 at the corners andother desirable points upon the case. It is .of course to beunderstood that these reinforces may be suitably ornamented so as to, add tothe attractiveness of the device. The case is` open at the bottom and has a horizon- Vtal partition 3 therein removed a desired distance from the bottom of the case, said partitionconstituting .a support for a drawer 4 preferably'extending throughout the width of the case andfdesigned to be moved out- 'wardly from under the front wall 5 thereof.
This ,drawer isv provided in its sides with longitudinalgrooves which are .open at their rear Fig.
ends and projecting into each groove is a stop the lower container of the device. rlhis con lug 7, the front face of which is beveled as shown in Fig. 7. The drawer is suitably lined with any desired material and arranged upon the back of the drawer andits lining are oppositely extending rods 8 formed with heads 9 which project into the rear end portions of the grooves 6 and are designed, when the drawer is open, to move against the projections 7 and thus prevent the drawer from being completely withdrawn from the case. The heads 9 are held normally projected into the grooves as by means of springs 10 which bear against guides 11 secured to the rear wall of the drawer and extending upwardly from the inner or adjoining ends of the rods are arms 12 mounted to slide between the rear wall of the drawer and guide strap 18 which is fastened to it. Obviously when these rods are in their normal positions the drawer can not be removed from the case. However, by drawing the arms 12 toward each other and compressing the springs 10 the heads 9 can be drawn out of the grooves 6 and the drawer can then be completely removed. As shown in the drawings the drawer of one case is preferably provided with a large main compartment 14 and a smaller compartment 15, said latter compartment being provided with a closure 16 connected to the drawer in any preferred manner. Compartment 15 is designed to hold Sundries such as needles, ligatures, and other aseptic materials. The larger compartment 14 may contain papers, instruments, and other large articles such as customarily carried by physicians. A suitable device such as a tab 17 may be connected to the front of the drawer so as to facilitate opening the same.
That portion of the case 1 below the partition 3 is open at the front as well as the bottom and is designed to receive the lower bottle container of the case. The walls of the case are provided below the artition with linings of any suitable materia and upon one of the end walls and its lining is located a lever 18 the lower end of which is designed to project into a notch 19 formed in one end portion of a pivot rod 20 which is insertible through the end walls of the case. A spring 21 is connected to the lever 20 and serves to hold it normally pressed into the notch 19 and as long as the lever is thus positioned it is obviously impossible to withdraw the rod 2() from the case. In order that this withdrawal may be effected, however, a rod 22 is pivoted to the lever 18 and extends through the front of the case and the partition 3, the same having a suitable head 23 in its outer end designed to be grasped and pulled outwardly. This will cause lever 18 to swing upon its fulcrum and release-the rod 20 which can then be pulled longitudinally from the case. The rod 20 constitutes the pivot and support of tainer consists of a box 24 designed to slide and swing between the end walls of the ease, said box being preferably formed of metal covered with leather and lined with any suitable soft material.
An inverted L-shaped slot 25 is formed within each end of the box and rod 20 heretofore referred to extends through these slots, the depending or perpendicular portions of which are arranged at the centers of the ends. Partitions 26 extend longitudinally and transversely within the box and below the lower ends of the slots 25 and these partitions form two parallel rows of cells 27 each being of sufficient size to receive the bottom portion of a bottle. Then bottles are located within all of these cells Athey will extend upwardly at opposite sides of the path of rod 2O and will terminate below the upper or normally horizontal portion of the slots. These bottles may be of any desired form but are preferably provided with wide mouths so that instruments can be readily inserted into them. Hingedly connected to the front edge of the box 24 are diaphanous labels 28 formed of metal plates faced with eelluloid, mica, or any other suitable material between which slips of papers with names of drugs thereon are designed to be inserted or the labels may have indicated thereon the names of the medicines contained in the bottles directly therebelow so that any desired bottle can be quickly located simply by reading the names upon the labels. Moreover, said labels may be made of different colors, one color indicating poisonous and the other color indicating nonepoisonous medicines. The labels 28 are mounted on alining pivot pins or pintles 29 extending through the eyes of the labels from opposite ends of the box, the outer end of each pintle being provided with a head 3l A retaining strip 32 is pivotally mounted in each end portion of the box and is designed to swing downward over the head of the ad joining pintle and when thus positioned said strips prevent longitudinal displacement of the pintles. It will be understood however, that by raising the strips the pintles can. be
withdrawn longitudinally and the labels 28 1 removed and new ones substituted therefor. In Fig. 1 one of the strips 82 is shown raised.
A tab 33 is secured to the front of the box 24 and any suitable means may be employed for securing the box in closed position. In Figs. 4 and 6 one form of fastening for this purpose has been shown. This fastening consists of a spring metal strip 37 secured at one end to the partition 3 and back of the leather covering upon the front of the parti tion 8. A tongue 36 extends downward from the free end of this strip 37 and has a stud 35 extending forward therefrom. An opening 34 is formed in the front of the box 24 near its upper edge and when the box is sedeva o ton-gue 36 and stud `35, said movementbeing sufficient to draw the studv35 from the opening 34. y v
It is of course to be understood that when the box is closed and secured :the ro-d 20 is position in the lower portions of thev slots 25' as shown in Fig. 4,' When it is-desired to obf tain access to the contents of the box the same is unfastened in the manner hereinbefore described and pnl-led downward by meanso-f tab 33 until thero-d 250 kassnrnes a position at the upper ends of the vertical portionsof slots 25. "Said lbox can then be drawn downward untilV the rod 20l is `positioned in the upper ends of the slots, v'wher-e? upon the box will be suspended` in an 'inclined position as shown in Fig'.V `1 and any vone or more of the labels 28 can b-eswung'upward-l so as to permit the `removal of the bottle thereunder.
Y VIt is to be understoodv that, if desired, .the
box 24 can be provided with a metal reinforce such as indicated in Fig. 8. `This reinforce consists of "a single piece of sheet metal designed to'be folded along the dotted lines 39 and 40, thus producing not only the fixed hingemeinbers of the labels 28 .but also outer and inner reinforcing lates 41 for .the end walls of the box,l said p ates having registering slots for the reception ofthe rod 210.
This plate also serves Vto Areinforce tihecor-` ners ofthe box, as will be clearly apparent.,v That portion of the case above drawer 4 constitutes the upper bottle container of the device. Y It consists of a compartment 42on the bottom of which rests a series of'longitu'- dinal and transverse partitions V43l forming parallel series ofbottle receivin cells. Eyes 44 extend upward from a nieta strip onthe front edgeof theV case and movably mounted within these eyes isa pivot rod orpintle45 on which is hingedly" mounted Va series of labels; 46 of any suitable diaphanous mate? rial and bearing'thereon thenanies of the' c-ontents of the bottlesdirectly therebelow. Longitudinal withdrawal of the pintle V45 is prevented by` a retaining stri 47 pivotally connected to one end wall o thecase and clearly shown in Fig. 1. Both thelabels 46 and the labels 28 Vhave upstanding finger iecesf48 close to their-hinges.` whereby said abels can be readilyswungupwardly to expose the bottles thereunder.: v
i the ends of the cases. ings eachcase is provided at one end with a plate 58 having a broad transverse groove in notched as indicated at 6'1.
i `llVhenall of thelabels 46 are in position iikpon the partition 43, and the drawer 4 and t f e box 24 :areclosed and locked a flap 49 of leather or lother :suitable material .and which extendsfrorn the -upper edge `to the back of the case can befswungdownward over the top and frontof the case and hooked onto notched stems 50 extending from the front face of the box 24. The flap 49 is preferably provided with :apertured slides 51 for engaging the notched pins 50, these slides and'pins v`both constituting inembers of a well known forrn vof fastenerdetail description of which is notdeenied necessary. A handle 52 in the form' of a stiff leather loop preferably extends upwardly fro-rn 4the rear wall of the case and Varranged below the handle or within the loop thereof is an eye 52l in which is mounted afrod '58 carrying metallic eyes 54. These eyes-are designed to be engaged by hooks 55 extending from a plate 56 secured to one end of a saddle strap 57. One set of hooks is provided at each end ofthe strap so that two of vthe cas-es herein described can be supported from the saddle, one being located at each `side thereof.
order that Vthe two cases connected to the ends ofthe saddle strap may be combined te form a single medicine case fastening devices ofnovel forni have been provided upon As shown in the drawits outer face, as shown at 59, there being a4 pin 60 extending from the groove and The other end of each case has a plate 62 fastened to it and provided with a broad longitudinal groove 68 therein, the upper half of one wall of the gro-ove being cut away. Pivotally mounted within this groove is a strip 64 designed to swingf into position longitudinally of the groove 63` or at right angles thereto and a longitudinally grooved plate 65 is hinged, as indicated at 66, to the end of strip 64. This plate-has a locking( slide 67 mounted in its groove `68, said sli-de being limited in its movement and held against displacement-from the from the` plate 65 and into slots V70 in the .slid-e.` Another i slot 71 is formed within this slide and is` designed to receive the pin of the adjoining case as hereinafter set forth, there being an opening 72 in the plate for the reception of this pin 60.
When it is desired to fasten the two cases together so as tol form a single case their backs are placed in contact and the two grips or handles 51 willregister as shown in Fig. 2. The plate 65` is swung into alinernent with strip 64 and said strip is moved at right angles to plate 62. v The pin 60 can then be inserted through. the opening 7'2-'afte-r which the slide y67 is shifted longitudinally by a spring 74 so as to-beseated within the notch 6l and thus lock the parts together. To detach the two cases this operation is reversed, plate 65 folding downward onto strip 64 and plate 62 there being a pin 7 3 upon the plate 62 for projecting into opening 72. rlhis pin is similar to the pin 60 and by shifting the` slide 67 the parts can be secured together in the position shown in Fig. l. The two handles 5l can then be grasped in the hand of the user and the two cases conveniently carried. Vilhen thus positioned they will have the appearance of a single case. rlhe case can be lined throughout with a suitable soft material such as plush and the bottles are prevented 'from rattling by racks molded preferably in one piece of partly hardened rubber and which can be lifted out when desired for the purpose of cleaning them. The exterior surface of the case and the various parts mounted therein can be suitably ornamented so that the device will present an attractive appearance.
`What is claimed is:
l. The combination with a case having an open bottom and front portion; ot a longitudinally removable pivot rod extending through the case, and a container slidably and pivotally mounted upon said rod and movable within and beyond the case, said container having angular slots for the reception of the rod.
2. The combination with a case having an open front portion of a container mounted to slide and swing within and beyond the case, said container having angular slots in the ends thereof, and a combined pivot and supporting rod mounted within the case and extending through the slots.
3. The combination with a case having an open front portion; of a container mounted to slide and swing within and beyond the case, said container having angular slots in the ends thereof, a combined pivot and supporting rod mounted within the case and extending through the slots, and means within the container for holding receptacles at opposite sides of the path of the rod within the container.
4. The combination with a case having an open front; of a container mounted to slide vertically and horizontally and to swing within and beyond the case, said container having angular slots in the ends thereof, a longitudinally removable pivot and supporting rod within the case and extending through the slot, and means for locking the rod against removal.
5. The combination with a case having an open front; of a container mounted to slide and swing within and beyond the case and having angular slots therein, a combined supporting and pivot rod removable longitudinally from the case and extending through the slots, a spring controlled locking lever within the case for engaging the rod, and
means projecting beyond the case for shitting the lever to release the rod.
6. he combination with a case; of a container therein, plurality ot receptaelcreceiving cells within the container and a diaphanous name bearing label movably moun ted above each receptacle and constituting a closure for its cell.
7. rlhc combination with a case; of a container therein, said container having a plurality of receptacle receiving cells, and separate diaphanous indicating labels movably connected to the container and constituting closures for the respective cells.
S. The combination with a case; ol" a container therein, said container .having a plurality ot receptacle-receiving cells, and separate diaphanous indicating labels nlovably connected to the container and constituting closures lor the respective cells, and a linger piece upon each label.
9. The combination with oppositely dis posed contacting cases, and a handle common to the two cases, of means i'or coupling said cases together, said means comprising a strip pivotally connected to one case, an apertured plate hingedly connected to said strip, a locking slide upon said plate, and a pin projecting from the other case and into the aperture for engagement with the slot.
10. The combination with oppositely disposed contacting eases and registering handles extending therefrom to term a singled handle; of means at each end oi" the cases lor coupling said cases together, said means comprising a plate upon one ol the cases, a strip pivotally connected to the cases, a plate hingedly connected to the strip and having an aperture, a pin projecting from the other case and into the aperture, and means upon the apertured )late for engaging the pin to prevent its wit 'idrawal from the plate, said apertured plate and strip being loldahle upon the Vlirst mentioned plate.
ll. In a case oi" the character described a container and a combined hinge member and reinforcing device connected thereto, said device comprising a sheet metal plate folded to embrace the upper edges of the l'ront and end walls of the container and to cover the end walls, said end wall coverings having angular slots registering with slots in the end walls, that portion of the plate engaging the liront edge of the container being apertured and forming a plurality of hinge eyes.
l2. The combination with oppositely disposed eases, upstanding handles thereon, and eyes connect-ed to each case adj aeent its handle; of means upon the ends oi the eases for coupling them together and in contact with the handles registering to forni a single handle, and a saddle strap for detachably en gaging the eyes to connect, the cases when. spaced apart.
13. The combination with a case having an open bottom and front portion of a container Within, and disposedV to yslide n' and swing beyond the oase, each end ofthe con tainer having a transverse slot adjacent its upper edge and another slot exter'ldingl perv pendieularly from one end of eaehtransverse slot, and a combined pvot and supporting rod extending through the slottedends of the container and detaehably fastened to the n CaSe.
l In testimony that We claim the foregoing v as our own, We have hereto affixed our signatures in the presence of tvvo Witnesses.
JOHN o. HUNTER. WiLLIAM L. HUNTER. WILLIAM A. WYKEL.
JOHN WILLEY, EMMA G. WILLEY.