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Патент USA US2111366

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Filed' Feb. 9, 1937
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Patented Mar. 15, 1938
Richard R. Kienle, New York, N. Y.
Application February 9, 1937, Serial No. 124,813
6 Claims. (Cl. 131-51)
The object of the, present invention is to pro
vide an improved ash tray having a rotatable
cover integral with a perforated tray through
which the ashes are permitted to drop out of
5- sight and into the receptacle.
Another object of the invention is to provide
an ash tray in which unsmoked and discarded
ends of cigars or cigarettes may in the same op
eration covering the receptacle be deposited with
lin the receptacle.
Still a further object of the invention is to
provide an ash tray in which fresh air is kept
from discarded but still lit cigar or cigarette
ends within the receptacle thus extinguishing
Mthem and preventing objectionable smoke from
the receptacle.
Still further and other objects are obvious from
the description of my preferred constructions
and the annexed drawing in which:
Figure l shows a top View with the cover closed;
Figure 2 a section along line 2-2 of Figure >1
showing the front elevation of my ash receptacle;
Figure 3 an end section along line 3_3 of Fig
ure 1 with the cover closed;
Figure 4 an end section similar to that of
Figure 3 showing the cover open and the tray in
place; while
Figure 5 discloses an alternative form of con
struction, and
Figure 6 shows a partial top view in the di
rection of the arrow of Figure 5.
The frame I oi my ash receptacle iits onto the
»body 2, of any convenient shape but shown as
a rectangular box, by a slide ñt, or other con
venient means, over shoulder 3. The frame may
be provided with a number of depressions 4 pro
viding cigar, cigarette, or pipe stem rests. A
solid cover 6 is rotatably mounted within said
frame I and covers snugly the whole of the in
40 . terior field of the frame. Tongue 'l extends from
the cover and recesses 5 are provided at either
side of the frame. The lower part of the tongue
'I rests against the inner portion of the recess
which constitutes a stop for the tongue, while
45 there is sufficient clearance between the outer
portion of the recesses and the outer portion of
tongue 1 to permit the ñngering thereof.
Depending projections 8 are provided central
ly of each side member of frame I to rotatably
50 support the cover assembly by means of pins I0.
The rotatable cover assembly comprises the solid
cover 6, the side members 9 which are approxi
mately triangular shaped but may be of any
other convenient form, and the perforated tray
55 I2. Perforated tray I2 is of the same exterior
dimensions as cover 6 and thus is likewise adapt
ed snugly to fit within the whole of interior ñeld
of frame I. For convenience of manufacture
tongue 'l is made integral with tray I2, but it
I2 is
as readily be integral with cover 6. Tray 5
connected along one of its longitudinal
to a longitudinal edge of cover 6, while'its
are connected to the hypotenuses of side
members 9.
Tray l2 is cylindrically shaped
parallel to the axis of rotation of the cover as
sembly as shown at I3 sol that when within the
?leld‘of the frame it is depressed most along its
central longitudinal axis.
Inverted U-inembers I4 are affixed to and sup
ported by projections B and have a hook l5 at
their upper portion. Hook I5 is so positioned as
to be approximately over the pin lil on which
the rotatable cover assembly is supported. A coil
spring I6 has one end affixed to said hook while
the other end is connected about midway Il of
the free side I8 of side member 9. At the interior
edge of the frame side which the perforated
tray faces when cover e is within the neld of
the frame, a solid depending projection I9 with
solid side walls 2D is provided for the purpose
hereinafter set forth. The remote leg 22 of the
inverted U-member I4 is springy and conven
iently made in such form as to provide a fric
latching action with a depression 23 in the
Walls of body 2 when the frame is in place.
latching means is such that by the applica
of a relatively slight pull on the frame as
sembly the latter may be readily removed as a -
unit from the receptacle permitting cleaning.
When the ash receptacle is not in use the solid
cover is within the interior field of the frame
and does -not present the unsightly appearance ci
smoke remnants such as ashes or partially con
sumed cigarettes or cigars.` By grasping tongue '
'I the cover may be rotated thereby tensing coil
springs I6. After midpoint I1 has reached its
lowermost position the springs on continued ro
tation of the rotatable assembly will tend to snap
the perforated tray into its use position within
the interior ñeld of the frame and will retain
it there until tongue ’I is pushed deliberately in
the opposite direction. Thus whether cover (i
or tray I2 is within the field of the frame, spring
tension positively retains them in in such posi
tion. When the perforated tray is within the
ñeld, ashes readily drop through the periorations
and out of sight but are prevented from falling
into the main body 2l of the receptacle by the
solid cover 6 and the solid projection I9 with its
solid end members 20. The solid projection I9
is so formed that, as best shown in Figure 4, the
cover and the projection retain the ashes for
the time being. This also serves the additional
function of limiting the combustible content of
the atmosphere within the main body 2| of the
receptacle thereby putting out any still burning
tobacco therein.
Thus practically no smoke es
capes from the main body through the perforated
tray while the latter is in the ñeld. Perforations
10 25 are preferably of such dimensions that only
ashes can fall through, and to deposit unsmoked
and unsmokable ends of cigarettes or cigars with
in the main body they must be laid on the tray
and the tray rotated by tongue l, such rotation
dumping them into the main body of the recep
tacle, for in such position, as best shown in Figure 3, there is sufficient clearance between the
rotatable elements and the projection I9. In the
same operation, and in the same manner, ashes
20 within the rotatable elements are deposited with
in the main body. My ash receptacle thus always
has a presentable appearance, and its interior
needs cleaning only at relatively long intervals.
Body 2 can obviously be conveniently provided
with compartments at its sides and bottom for
cigarettes, cigars, and matches.
An alternative rotatable cover assembly is
shown in Figures 5 and 6 in which ashes within
the rotatable element may be deposited into the
30 main body of the receptacle without rotating the
perforated tray from within the ñeld of the
frame. In this case, a recess 26 is provided in
the perforated tray I2 and the solid cover 6 in
stead of being integral with the tray is hinged as
shown at 21 along one of the tray’s edges at
either side of the recess, that is, to both sides
of the recess. Recess 26 permits a limited inde
pendent movement of tongue 'l which in this con
struction is made integral with the hinged solid
40 cover. The lower end of the cover 28 and the
sides of the cover are retained against the longest
side of triangular member 9 by coil spring 29.
Positioning the solid cover 6 within the interior
field of the frame is thus the same as in my other
45 above described construction, while before the
perforated tray rotates, tongue 1 acts against
springs 29 extending them and swinging cover E
away causing the ashes to drop from the rotat
able elements. If the tongue is still further actu
50 ated, it strikes the end of recess 26 carrying along
the perforated tray. When the tongue strikes
the opposite depression 5 the cover, under the
urging of springs 29, again closes upon tri
angular projections 9.
While I have described my specific construc
tions, I limit myself only as set forth in the an
nexed claims. Various changes may be made in
specific details without departing from my in
vention as defined in such claims.
What I claim is:
1. In an ash receptacle, a solid cover rotatable
about a longitudinal axis, and a perforated tray
integral with said cover, said cover and said tray
each being adapted to occupy interchangeably a
predetermined position.
2. In an ash receptacle, a solid cover, a per
forated member integral therewith, means for
rotating said cover and said member about an
axis, and means retaining said cover and member
in a predetermined position with the cover or 10
the member uppermost.
3. In an ash receptacle, an open frame, a cover
ñtting the opening of said frame, means rotat
ably mounting said cover on said frame, a per
forated member integrally connected along a side
thereof to a side of said cover and likewise fitting
the opening of said frame, a projection depend
ing from the frame at the side thereof, and co
operating with said cover When the perforated
member is within the opening of said frame to 20
substantially seal the lower portion of the re
4. A removable ash tray structure comprising a
frame, a solid cover mounted within said frame
and rotatable therein and thereon, a perforated 25
tray having one side integral with one side of said
cover, and spring means for retaining both the
cover and the tray in a predetermined position.
5. In an ash receptacle, a perforated tray, a
solid cover pivoted at one side to a side of said 30
tray, end members depending from said tray,
spring means between said end members and
cover for retaining the cover in contact with said
end members and located away from said pivoted
side, and means on said cover and said tray per 35
mitting a limited motion of said cover about said
pivot in opposition to said spring means.
6. An ash receptacle comprising a main body, a
frame fitting over shoulders on said body and
having a central opening, friction latching means 40
on said frame and cooperating with said body,
depending side members on said frame, pin sup-1
ports on said side members, a rotatable assembly
supported on said pin supports and comprising a
solid cover and a perforated tray each of such 45
size as to completely occupy the opening of said
frame, and sides, springs connecting said frame
depending side members and said sides of the
rotatable assembly and adapted to retain the
latter in a predetermined position, and a third 50
depending projection on said frame substan
tially sealing the lower interior portion of the
main body from a part of the upper portion when
the perforated tray is uppermost while having
suil‘icient clearance with the rotatable assembly 55
when the solid cover is uppermost to permit ob
jects on the perforated tray to drop to said lower
interior portion.
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