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Publication numberUS916729 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1909
Filing dateJun 23, 1908
Priority dateJun 23, 1908
Publication numberUS 916729 A, US 916729A, US-A-916729, US916729 A, US916729A
InventorsJennie Lyle Le Munyon
Original AssigneeJennie Lyle Le Munyon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bread and cake box.
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented March 30, 1909.

Application filed June 23, 1908. Serial No. 439,998.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JENNIE LYLE LE MUNYON, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Manhattan, in the county of Gallatin and State of Montana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bread and Cake Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bread and cake boxes, and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a practically air tight box or case for containing bread, cakes and other pastry.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide a metal box or case for containing bread or cake, said box having a hinged lid provided with a rubber gasket adapted to fit the upper edge of the body of the box to form an air tight joint between the cover and box.

These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bread and cake box made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is an underside plan view of the cover.

Referring to the drawing for a more particular description of my invention, the numeral 1 designates the body portion of the box or casing, preferably made of tin, or other sheet metal, and having rounded ends and a plain upper edge. Connected to the box 1 is a cover 2, said cover being connected by hinges 3 to the box and provided on the edge opposite the hinges 3 with suitable catches 4 made of spring sheet metal and adapted to engage the projections or keepers 5.

Underneath the cover 2 and fitted up,

against the downwardly projecting marginal flange 6 is a rubber gasket 7 provided with a downwardly extending outer flange 8, and an inner flange 9. Between the flanges 8 and 9 a groove 10 is provided, and the upper edge of the box body 1 fits into this groove and forms practically an air tight oint.

To hold the gasket 7 in place a strip of sheet metal 11 of suitable thickness is placed upon the inwardly extending flange 12 of the gasket, and is secured by means of rivets 13 extending through the sheet metal strip 11 through the flange 12 of the gasket and through the top portion of the cover 2. The strip 11 may also be secured by solder to the cover 2.

From the foregoing it will be obvious that a bread and cake box made in accordance with my invention is of simple construction; is practically air tight; can be manufactured at slight cost, and will effectually prevent bread or cake from becomin moldy, hard, and crusty.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

A bread and cake box comprising a box body having a plain upper edge, a cover hinged to the box and provided with catches to engage projections on the box, a rubber gasket having downwardly extending flanges and an intermediate groove to engage the upper edge of the box body, and a metal strip riveted to the gasket and cover.

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




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