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Sept. 1, 1937. I w, F, KNOX SNUFFBOX ATTACHMENT Filed Oct. 11, 1935 ' 2,092,219 Patented Sept. 7, 1937 2,092,219 UNITED STATES PATENT I OFFICE 2,092,219 SNUFF BOX ATTACHMENT Walter F. Knox, Montrose, S. Dak. Application October 11, 1935, Serial No. 44,600 6 Claims. (Cl. 206—37) This invention relates to snuff box attach removed from the box. In this way the mass of ments, and the primary object thereof is to pro snuff in the box is held compact, thereby retain vide means associated with a snuff box for con ing its initial moisture. Fig. 1 illustrates the stantly retaining the snu? in a compacted mass, action supra, following the removal of a portion 5 thereby to retain its inceptive moisture, until of snuff from the box. depletion. It will thus be seen from the foregoing when A further object of the invention is to pro the box is emptied the attachment may be re vide an attachment of this type which may be moved and reapplied to a fresh box of snuff there easily and quickly applied to snuff boxes, and re by enabling same to be continuously used. 10 applied to fresh boxes. In the use of the device in the instance of a The invention still further aims to provide a circular box, as herein illustrated, it will be noted device of this type which is of simple and eco that the plates extend radially of the box and their nomical construction and which embodies a minimum of parts. In the drawing: 15 Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the invention with the cover removed; Fig. 2 is a section on line 2—2 of Fig. 1, with the cover applied, and 20 Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the invention with the parts in fully extended position. The invention is applicable to a circular box having a body I, provided with a cover 2, and resides in a pair of members 3 and 4 of plate or 25 leaf form which are pivotally connected at their inner ends by a pin 5, through the medium of knuckles 6 and 1 formed .on the respective plates 3 and 4, the knuckles being rotatably mounted on the pin. 30 A coil spring 8 surrounds the pin and has elongated ends 9 and In which are secured, for example, by soldering l l and [2, to- the plates. The plates extend radially of the body and in width substantially equal the depth of the box. 35 The plate 3 is formed with an extension l3 that is curved and conforms to the inner circumference of the body I, the upper end of the extension being bent outwardly and downwardly to provide a lip l4 that ?ts over the top edge of the body l to and clampingly engages the periphery thereof, thereby to ?xedly hold the plate 3 with relation to the body of the box. In use the cover 2 is ?rst removed. following which the‘ members 3 and 4 are moved into en l5 gagement with one another and inserted in the pivotal connection occurs at the center of the box. Both of the plates have a length equal to the radius of the box, thereby assuring compacting of the contents of the box until entirely ex hausted. What is claimed is: 1. In a snuff box, a circular body, a pair of plates each of a length substantially equalling the 20 radius of the body, means for pivotally connecting the inner ends of the plates disposed at the center of the body, spring means for urging one of the plates in a direction to compress the mass of snuff between the plates, an extension on the outer end of the other of the plates engageable with the inner circumference of the body, the upper end of said extension having a lip which engages over the top edge of the body and with the periphery of the body to hold said other of the plates rigidly in position, and a cover for the :box engageable over the lip. 2. In a snu? box, a circular body, a pair of plates each freely removable from the body of the box and of a length substantially equalling the radius of the body, means for pivotally con necting the inner ends of the plates disposed at the center of the body, spring means for urging one of the plates in a direction to compress a mass of snu? between the plates, means for re movably but rigidly clamping the other of the plates to the body, and a cover for the box. 3. An attachment for circular snuff boxes com posed of a pair of members each freely removable from the body of the box and of a length sub~ body of snuff, with the lip I4 engaged over the stantially equalling the radius of the body of the periphery of the box as depicted in Figs. 1 and 2. box, means for pivotally connecting the inner The cover is then applied and the box turned over ends of the members, spring means for urging one and tapped upon its bottom to effect initial expan ' of the members in a direction to compress a mass 50 sion of the two lips 3 and 4. As the snuff is used of snuff between said member and the other mem or removed from the box, and as shown in Fig. 1, ber, and means for removably clamping said ?rst the leaf 3 being held ?xed, the leaf 4 is moved member in ?xed relation to a snuff box. about the pin 5 due to the action of the spring 8 4. An attachment for circular snuff boxes in thereby compacting the mass of snuff against the accordance with claim 3, wherein the clamping 55 leaf 3, which action constantly occurs as snuff is means is composed of a lip which is formed to 55 2' 2,092,219 engage over the top edge and periphery‘ of the 6. An attachment for snuff boxes including a box. 5. In a circular snuff box attachment, a pair pair of movably connected members, means en gaging one of the members for exerting constant tension thereon to move the snu? against the other, and freely removable means engaging a side wall of the box to ?xedly secure said other member to the box and whereby both members are freely removable from the box as a unit. WALTER F. KNOX. of pivotally connected spring pressed members 5 receivable in the box and extending radially there of and each freely removable therefrom, and means to clamp one of the members to the box so that the other member will hold the mass of snu? under tension against the ?rst named member.