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Publication numberUS951592 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1910
Filing dateJun 3, 1909
Priority dateJun 3, 1909
Publication numberUS 951592 A, US 951592A, US-A-951592, US951592 A, US951592A
InventorsJohn Chatellier
Original AssigneeJohn Chatellier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 951592 A
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Patented Mar. 8, 1910.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

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Application fi1ed June 3, 1909. Serial No. 499,980.

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Be it known that I, JoI-IN CHA'rELLmn, a citizen of the United Etates, and resident of Arlington, Hudson county, New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cigarette-Cases, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to pocket cigarette cases and its novelty consists in the construction and adaptation of the parts, as will be more fully hereinafter pointed out.

The object of the invention is to provide a cigarette holder which can be tightly closed, will retain the cigarettes against falling out when open and yet one from which they can readily be removed without having to grasp them so firmly that they will be crushed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cigarette case embodying the in vention; Fig. 2 is a top, plan view of the case when open; Fig. 3 is a transverse section on the plane of the line 33 in Fig. 1; Fig. at is a transverse section on the plane of the line 4-4 in Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is an edge view of the case partly opened.

In the drawings, 10 is the base or flat plate of one compartment. It is of substantially rectangular shape and is provided with four edges, 11, 12, 13 and 1 1. The first one of these 11 is provided with annular flanges 110 forming part of a hinge member. The second one of these 12 is provided with a recess 120 consisting of a catch for a looking latch piece on the corresponding edge of the cooperating compartment member. These two edges 11 and 12 are of substantially the same height which is about that of the diameter of the cigarettes to be contained in the case. The third edge 13 is of much less height and comprises a slightly upturned lip 130 and the fourth edge 14 is of much greater height, and comprises a reverted flange 140 so that the ends of the cigarettes can be completely passed under this flange into the recess 141 formed thereby.

20 is the base or fiat plate of the second compartment. It is practically identical in form and construction with the compartment 10. It is like the latter, of substantially a rectangular shape and is provided with four edges, 21, 22, 23 and 24. The first of these, 21, is provided with annular flanges 210 forming part of the hinge member, of which the flanges 110 of the other plate form the remainder. The second one of these 22 is provided with a locking latch 220 adapted to cooperate with the catch recess 120 on the edge 12 01 the other con1- partment. These two edges 21 and 22, like the two edges 11 and 12, are of substantially the same height, which is about that of the diameter of the cigarettes to be contained in the case. The third edge, 23, is of much less 1 height and comprises a slightly upturned lip 230, and the fourth edge, 24., is of much greater height and comprises a reverted flange 240, so that there is a recess 2 11 formed between this flange of the base plate 20, so as to receive the ends of the cigarettes and prevent them from accidentally falling out. Retaining pieces 30 and 31 are secured to the hinge member between the two compartments and a spring (not shown) of usual construction, and which forms part of this hinge member, serves to hold these retainers down against the cigarettes when they are in position.

When the box is closed the cigarettes are in the position shown in Fig. 3. The one designed by thereference character a, for example, having one end resting in the re cess 14t1 and the other resting against the reverted flange 24,0 and similarly the cigarettes designated by the reference character 7/ having one end resting in the recess 2&1 and the other end resting against the reverted flange 140. In this Way the displacement of the cigarettes in the pocket of the wearer is effectually prevented.

Vhen the case is opened, as shown in Fig. 2, the slightly upturned lips 130 and 230 will, in cooperation with the retainers 30 and 31, or possibly without such cooperation be sufficient to retain the cigarettes in position against lateral displacement, but if a cigarette, for instance the one projecting from the compartment as shown in Fig. 2, is slightly moved to the right, as indicated in Fig. 4, it will readily ride upon the inside surface of the lip 230 and move completely outside of its compartment, so that its outer end can readily be grasped by the user.

What I claim as new is A cigarette case, comprising two compartments, each having a substantially flat rectangular plate with four upturned edges, a hinge adapted to unite two of these edges at one side and a lock adapted to unite the two opposite edges at the other side, one of the two edges of each compartment at right angles to the hinge having an upturned lip accidental displacement of the cigarettes 10 of less height than the four lock and hinge placed against the flat plate.

edges, and the other of the two edges having Vitness my hand this 1st day of June, an upturned lip higher than the lock and 1909, at New York, N. Y.

hinge edges, the corresponding higher and T J r w lower edges meeting together and com- JOHL pletely closing the case when brought tolVitnesses:

gather, the Wider upturned edge at each ALAN C. MoDoNNELL, end havlng a reverted flange to prevent the t E. SOHERR, Jr.

Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/12