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. Feb. 7, 1950
w. v. WERNER ETAL;
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INK
CONTAINER
Filed oct. 5, 194e
2,496,761
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Patented Feb. 7, 1950
2,496,761
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,496,761
INK CONTAINER
William V. Werner and Henry H. Heimer,
Phoenix, Ariz.
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Application October 5, 1946, Serial No. 701,450
6 Claims. (Cl. 1Z0-71)
This invention pertains to ink containers.
It is to be distinguished from ink wells usually
used to hold ink for desk use only, and from
conventional ink bottles.
One of the objects is to provide an ink con
tainer in which ink may be placed by the manu
Figure 4, a sectional view of the pen guide
taken on line 4-4 Figure 2;
Figure 5, a similar sectional View taken on line
5*-5 of Figure 2;
Figure 6, a sectional elevation of a closing
plug;
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facturer for packaging and shipment which is
Figure '7, a plan view thereof; and
,
easy to handle, pack and ship;
Figure 8, is a plan of a multiple compartment
Another object is to provide a rectangular
unit adopted to contain inks of various colors,
glass ink container having a recessed iilling 10 drawn on a somewhat reduced scale.
opening arranged to be closed by a screw plug
Similar numerals refer to similar parts in the
which will be ilush when closed, and will cover
an opening having a pen support which projects
into the interior;
several views.
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.
The container is preferably made of glass and
has a body 2 rectangular in elevation and plan.
Another object is to provide an ink container 15 The sides 3 are proportioned so that the height
having a recessed opening with a pen guide tube
is considerably less than either the length or
extending angularly inward from its bottom and
the breadth. One of the larger faces 4 is con,
provided with a stop to limit the depth to which
sidered the top, and in this a circular recess
the pen holder may be inserted into the guide;
5 is formed having its> walls threaded to receive
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the parts being proportioned so that the pen
a similarly threaded plug 6. This may be made
point may be inserted well into the ink but, in
of plastic and may be provided with a gasket
so that in ordinary use the bottom of the holder
of yieldable material resistant to inks around its
cannot be lowered into the ink. Further, the
bottom face.
pen guide tube is arranged so that ink will not
In the bottom of the recess 5 a circular pen
raise in it above a predetermined desired level. 25 hole 8 is formed. A tubular pen guide and sup
A further object is to provide an ink container
port 9 depends angularly downward into the
of rectangular shape having a height less than
its horizontal dimensions to minimize tipping
interior of the container body from the rim of
this hole. The upper portion is tubular and since
no air can enter the upper portion of the con
with a recessed opening on its top face having a
bottom opening to receive a pen from which a 30 tainer when resting in the position shown in Fig
pen guide and support projects angularly inward
ures 2 and 3, the ink does not rise into this tube
so that a pen may be held at a convenient angle
to any appreciable extent even tho the container
toward the user when inserted therein.
is filled above the level of the bottom of the
A still further object is to provide a trans
tube. The angular slant of this guide is down
verse trough in the bottom of the container so 35 ward and toward the adjacent end wall l0 of
that there will always be a suiîicient depth of ink
the container. At a determined distance below
within easy access of the point of a pen inserted
the said rim the rear semi-circular portion of
in said opening and held by the support above
the tube is removed leaving only a semi-circular
mentioned.
shield or guide l2. At the position where the
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The container is intended to be ñlled at the
rear or under Wall of tube 9 terminates, a lip
factory and used but once. For this reason it is
i4 is formed extending inwardly. This acts as
made entirely of molded and blown glass, has
a rest or stop to limit the extent to which the
no ground joints or polished surfaces, and can
pen holder I 5 can be inserted into the guide tube.
be made cheaply and used efficiently. Obviously 45 The pen point I6 extends on downward into the
suitable plastic or other material may be sub
container and its nibs extend into and just short
stituted.
of the bottom of transverse trough Il formed in
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
the container bottom.
We attain the foregoing objects by means of
The hollow interior of the container is formed
the device shown in the accompanying draw 50 rwith its several Walls, as shown particularly in
ing, in which
Figure 1 is a plan view thereof;
Figure 2, a side sectional view;
Fig. 2, having a substantially uniform thickness.
In the form shown in Figure 8, there are sev
eral interior compartments, I8, separated by par
Figure 3, a side elevation with the outline of
tition walls, each provided with a recessed open
a pen shown in dotted lines;
55 ing threaded plug, pen guide, and support, as
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shown in the single compartment form in Fig
closed by plugs, and packaged in rectangular
containers. When used, the plug 6 is removed
the edge of said hole on the inner face of said
recess bottom extending inwardly and angularly
toward said adjacent end wall, having a lip
formed on the lower portion of the end of said
tube partially closing it and adapted to act as
and the pen dipped in the usual manner or rested
a pen holder stop, and a semi-circular guide ex
ures 1, 2 and 3.
In use, the containers are filled at the factory,
tending from the upper portion of the end of
in the guide tube. Excess ink drops into the
said tube inwardly and toward said adjacent end
plug recess and drains down thru tube 9. Ink
.wall and adapted to act as a pen support, in
may be removed from`the pen point by .drawing
it over lip I4. While the container is opened 10 combination with a threaded closing plug adapted
. to screw into said recess, having a ilat inner face
the plug may be laid on any iiat portion of
adapted to seat on the flat bottom of said recess
the upper :face of the container. Fountain
¿and an outer face adapted to be iiush with the
pens :may be filled by inserting them through
upper face of said container body when said plug
the pen opening the same as dip pens.
is fully seated in said recess.
After use the plug 6 is replaced and screwed`
5. An ink container comprising a hollow one
down. There are then no projecting parts.
We realize that many variations of the form » - piece bcdyihaving rectangular top and bottom
faces, rectangular side walls, and rectangular
shown may be made, all of which, however, might
end walls, said top face being provided with a
Well retain the elements of our improvements.
We wish, therefore, to be limited only by the 20 shallow circular recess adjacent one end wall,
said circular recess having threaded sides and a
lfollowing claims.
We claim:
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1.`In an ink container, as herein disclosed,
having a rectangular hollow body and a recess
rin one :face adapted »'to receive a closing plug,
and a pen opening in the bottom face of said
:nat-bottom with a centrally positioned pen re
ceiving hole therein and a pen guide tube depend
ing from the edge of said `hole on the inner face
_ of said recess bottom extending inwardly and an
recess, a pen‘tube andv guide extending angularly
:into the interior of said container from said
opening comprising a tubular upper Íportion and
a semi-circular guide on the upper side of the "
`gularly toward said adjacent end wall, having a
llip formed on the lower portion of the end of said
tube partially closing it and adapted to act as a
pen holder stop, in combination with a threaded
closing plug adapted to screw into said recess,
.lower portion and va 'lip formed in 'the lower
angular side at the termination of the tubular
‘portion and extending `into said Atubular portion
having a ñat inner :face adapted to seat on the
flat bottom of said recess and an outer face
adapted to be ilush with the upper face of said
container body when said plug 'is fully seated-in
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'2. In an ink container,- as herein disclosed, 35 said recess.
6. An ink container comprising a hollow one
yhaving a rectangular hollow body and a recess
piece body having rectangular top and bottom
>`in one face having a bottom parallel with said
`faces, rectangular side walls and rectangular end
ïìbody face and adapted to receive a closing plug,
walls, said top face being provided with a shaln
fand a pen opening in the bottom face of said
:.recess, a pen tube and guide extending angularly "40 ylow circular recess adjacent one end wall, said
circular recess having threaded sides and a iiat
¿into the interior of said container ~from said
bottom with a centrally positioned pen receiv
-fopening comprising a tubular upper'portion and
ing hole ,therein opening into a pen receiving
a semi-circular guide on the upper side of the
„guide tube extending inwardly into said body
flower portion, a lip formed in the lower angular
Iside at the termination of the tubular portion 45 toward said adjacent end wall, and having an in
wardly disposed lip on the lower edge of its inner
:and extending into said tubular portion to form
end adapted to act as a pen holder stop, said
:ra pen holder stop, a combination therewith of a
.to 'form a pen holder stop.
:manually operable closing plug ñtted into said
guide tube being disposed and angularly inclined
so that a pen holder inserted therein will extend
:body recess having a top laceV ñush with the
angularly upwardly and over the face of said
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face lof the body in which said recess is formed.»body toward the opposite end wall, in combina
3. An ink container, comprising in combina
tion with a threaded closing plug adapted >to
"tion, a rectangular hollow-body having 'a threaded
“recess formed on one face adapted to receive a
screw into said recess and seat on the said bot
tom thereof with its outer parts disposed within
the plane of said top face of said body.
"the bottom of said recess; a .pen ‘tube and pen 55
WILLIAM V. WERNER.
.guide >extending angularly .into the interior of
HENRY H. HEIMER.
:said container from said pen opening consisting
threaded closing plug, `a pen .opening formed in
.of a tubular upper part forming said pen tube
and a semi-circular lower portion being a con
tinuation of the upper half of said tubular part, ` 60
Aconstituting said pen guide,-a shelf-like lip ex
tending inward into said pen tube at the termina
.tion of said tubular upper part adapted tov form
.a pen holder stop, together `with a closing plug
,threaded into said recess having a top face flush ` 65
REFERENCES CITED
The following references are of record in the
ñle of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS
Number
Name
Date
"faces, rectangular. .side Vwallsfand rectangular end
532,347
567,383
895,464
1,769,299
1,826,195
walls, said .top facebeingprovided with a shal
2,201,455
.with the body face in which said recess is formed.
4. An ink container comprising -.a Yhollow 4one
1_piece i body . .having rectangular. .top . . and bottom
"low circular recess adjacent one end wall, said
Ycircular recess having threaded sides yand a flat
" "bottom `with ka centrally Apositioned pen ` receiving
"hole therein, Aand* pen "guide tube- 'depending -from
Stern _____________ __ Jan. 8,
Gardner _________ __ Sept. 8,
Jacobus __________ __ Aug. 11,
Leahy _____________ __ July 1,
Wooldridge ________ _.. Oct. 6,
1895
1896
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1931
«Robinson _________ __ May 21, 1940
FOREIGN PATENTS
Number
478,245
Country
Date
France ___________ __ Sept; 7, 1915
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