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March 29, 1938. M. 1.. RATHBUN 2,112,658 CLOSED RECEP-TACLE ‘OR CASE Filed April 3, 1956 11-75: War-:3}! L. . Wei/2am W Patented Mar. 29, 1938 12,112,658 ' UNITED 's-TATes' PATEANT' orrlca 2,112,658 CLOSED ancsr'racm on. case Merrill'hylhthbun, Jamestown, N. Y. . _ 'Application April 3, i936, Serial No. 72,627 6 Claims. (o1. zoo-15.1) \ This invention relates to an improvement .in closed receptacles 'or cases and .more particularly to articles supporting receptacles. One form of the invention comprises a closed being shaped to constitute a handle for the article. Another object of the invention lies in-the pro vision of a receptaclefor mounting and securing - 5 receptacle having means for supporting and se- ' an article in position of storage, the shape of the 5 , curing an article in position of use or storage receptacle and the article being correlated. with relation thereto. Means may be provided for yieldingly retaining the cover in closed'posi Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be more fully- understood from, tion on the body of a receptacle. Formed in _ a consideration of the following specification taken in conjunction with. the accompanying 10 10 either or both the body and cover is a suitable socket for receiving a part of the supporting v_ drawing in which; Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment shank of an article such, for example, as a brush. of a receptacle with ‘an article secured therein; ' The shank of the article is adapted to be engaged ‘ Fig. 2 is a further perspective view of one em with the socket in the receptacle when the article bodiment of the invention showing an article 15 15 is in position of use or stored within the recep mountedv in position of use with‘respect to a ' tacle. It may be found as the present embodi ment discloses, preferable to so design the recep Fig. 3 is a plan view of the body of the recep tacle that it will constitute a handle for the ‘ tacle, the cover being broken away, showing an receptacle; article when it is in position of use. In the pres I20 ent disclosure it is preferable to correlate the» shape _, of the receptacle to'that of the article so ' ' ‘ article mounted-and secured in stored position 20 in the receptacle, dotted lines showing the posi of use of the article; that the article may be readily stored and the tion Fig. 4 is a. perspective view of the receptacle 'receptaclemay be of desired proportions. By se curing the article‘ in stored position within, the . in open positionand an article adjacent thereto ' to be secured to the receptacle; 25 receptacle, damage or breakage to the receptacle. ready Fig. 5 is a fragmentary transverse is prevented, - - The material from which the receptacle and article is made has no bearing on the present in vention inasmuch as all moldable substances 30 such, for example, as rubber, bakelite, and syn ' thetic resins, aswell as wood or metal, may be used and are contemplated‘ for useas may be found desirable in carrying out the invention, One‘ object of the invention lies ,in the provi 35 sion of a closed receptacle for mounting an arti 25 vertical _ sectional view showing the pivotal connection be- ~ tween the body'portion and cover of the recep tacle, being taken substantially on the line 5-! of Fig.3; . ' ' Y - 30. ' Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view of the re‘ ceptacle with the cover in open position showing the pivotal connection between body portion and cover and spring means for securing these ele- 1 ments in operable relationship, being taken sub- .35 stantially on the line 6-45 of Fig. 4; and . , ‘Fig. '7 is a perspective view of a modified re-' Another object of the invention lies in- the pro vision of a closed receptacle which is adapted to ceptacle adapted to mount and secure an article.‘ Reference isihad to the drawing wherein one , mount or support an article in‘stored position 40 40 within the receptacle or position of use exteriorlyfp modi?cation of the, invention is shown to com -cleofuse. thereof. /‘ '~ - I I ' - i‘ ‘ Another object of the invention lies in the pro prise a receptacle and brush generally indicated’ by the reference numeral II). The receptacle comprises a body portion II and cover l2., The body portion II is formed with one ‘side .wall I‘ body portion and cover adapted to mount and " having one or more reinforced portions l5, ‘dc-A 45 45 secure and supporting portion of an article. . pending on the size and utility of the receptacle. . — Another object of the invention lies in the pro ' on of a: receptacle‘having a pivotally con- P Along the upper edge of- the reinforced portion nected body ‘portion and cover including ,means I5 is a rolled portion or bead Hi; This bead may be interrupted :one or more places in its length for yieldingly closing the cover on the body por 50 ' 50 tion to mount‘ and secure. the supporting portion by arecess or slot l'l which'continues down of an article in position of _'use or storage with 'war'dly of the reinforced‘ portion IS. The base - - vision of a receptacle having a pivotally connected respect to the receptacle. Another object of the‘invention lies in the pro vision of a receptacle adapted to mount and se wall l8, of the recess I‘! may be formed in a pre determined curve which terminates in a spring seat 20. The curved portion of the wall l8 serves 55 cure an article in position of use, the receptacle. as a stop to limit opening of the cover to a__55 ) desireddesree by contact thereof. with. a strap spring_ which forms part of the structure. The other side and end walls 2i and 22 of the body portion Ii may be of any desired shape, these being optionally formed with or without pro jecting edges or recesses with‘ which to engage a cover II for the purpose of overlapping or inter ?tting when the cover is closed down upon the end 40 receive ribs “and 48 and by reason of thisinter?ttingoftheendottheshankwiththe body portion and cover‘ of the receptacle the brush 4' is prevented displacement. Itistobeunderstood thatthe socket, formed ‘location with the reinforced portions ll of the jointly in the body portion and covers! the re ceptacle, may be of a different shape, more suit able to securing other articles and also that it may be formed in either the body portion and 10 cover, in this instance, the other element of the receptacle simply constituting-a closure for the socket to prevent displacement of the shank of body the article. bodylportion. 10 the body portlonand cover.‘ meets a of we . - v -The corresponding side wall II of the cover it is formed ‘with one or more reinforced vportions 20, these portions corresponding in number and _ 'ihe portion 26 terminates along/its‘ iv . 15 lower edge in'a recess or seat 2! which receives It will be'noted upon a comparison of-the Figures 3 and 4 that the article ll may 15 and is complemental to the bead. it of the body " be engaged with the receptacle to project outii. The reinforced portion 20 may also be in terrupted by a recess 20 which corresponds in position to the ‘recess i1 and has a curved base 20 wall 30 terminating in a spring seat ll. 'One or more strap’springs 32 are provided for“ the purpose of securing the’ complementary pivotal portions of the‘body- portion and cover in . wardly therefrom for use or may be reversed end I ‘ for end and storedwithin the receptacle. In the present disclosure it is found desirable to form the receptacle with slightly converging side 20 walls which makes it conform generally to the shape of the brush and also enables using it as a handle. ‘ ' pivotal relationship. The pivotal portions and 25 the spring seats in the body portion and cover The modi?cation in Fig. 7 shows a receptacle, the cover and body portion of which are pivotally 25 are so located ‘and designed‘that spring 32 nor mally urges the cover into either open or closed connected at the end opposite the reinforced end which receives and -mounts the supporting end of» an article. It is contemplated that in some instances the bulk or peculiar shape of the article may make it more desirable to have an end open 30 ing receptacle rather than one of the side open ing type. It will be noted however that the position. This is due to the fact that the only so called dead center position is with the cover in. 30 half open position. ~ I ' Adjacentthe aligned recesses i1 and I. of the walls of the body portion and cover there may be provided as considered necessary,v comple mentary ble'portions such as, for ex ample, lugs 33 and recesses 85. The number of lugs, contour? thereofpand corresponding num method of supporting the article in the receptacle and the pivotal constructionof the body portion and cover of the receptacle is substantially identi 35 cal in both modi?cations‘of thedrawing. - ber'and contour of recesses, is largely dependent Although applicant has shown and described ‘a on the W. siseand material from which the. receptacle adapted to mount a brush'in position receptacle'is made. When the cover is closed 40 upon the body portion, the lug of one element of use or storage and has also shown and dc. scribed one type ‘of pivotal connection between 40 of‘ the receptacle projects into the recess of the the body portion and cover of the receptaclevit other element and prevents twisting or misalign- j will be understood that applicant contemplates ment of the cover with respect to the body por modi?cations of the pivotal structure of the re-. I ceptacle, its sine and shape, type of socket,_and' The endwall of'the body portion It is prefer 45 the kind oi'gar?cletobemountedinsofaras 45 ably reinforced and in the present disclosure is‘ these changesor modi?cations lie within the shown-provided with a recess-‘ll connecting the spiritandscopeoi'theinventionasde?nedin the hereunto annexed claims. ' ' Mid-way exterior with of thethe sideinteriorof of thethe reces body II are out _ Having thus set forth my invention what I 8.. They corresponding claim as new and for which I desire protection by 50 wardly projecting ‘r1 tion. ‘ . - _ endwall ll of. the cover I! is alsoreini'orced and is formed with a recess 4! connecting the in terior with the exterior of the cover. The side Letters Patent is: — ' ' 1. ,A receptacle comprising 'a body portion ‘and ' ‘cover having pivotal connection, an article adapt walls of thisrecess are also ribbedas at 43. ed to be received in said receptacle, means form 55 When the cover is closed upon the body portion ing a part of said article and said receptacle co 55 ‘81 and I! together form a eway operable to mount and secure said article on said ‘and ribs II and it constitute continuous pro receptacle, and spring means for causing said .‘Iections into this passageway. The entire struc means to junction. ture-of this end oi’ the .body Portion and cover may be considered ‘a socket which is adapted to receive the mounting end of an article such, for 2. A receptacle like handle comprising a body portion and cover. complementary pivotal means connecting said body portion andcover, an im Dlement adapted to be placed on or within said‘ .ex'ampleasabrushll. elnthepresentdisclosureatoothbrushisshown 65 J receptacle, a projection on said article, a socket . ' although it is evident‘ that applicant is not in one wall of said body portion for receiving and speci?c article which may. be mounted on or contained within-a closed receptacle as herein olosable by said cover, to prevent ent of said projection therewith, and spring means. limitedto-thekindoi'brush,orinfaettoany interengaging said projection, said socket being jshownanddescribed. 'i‘heshankuottheln-ush, " asshowninthe drawingison-edgeandconse quently, ‘the bristles 41 are projected laterally ’I'hemounting end ll of the shank M is some whatenlargedsndisformed withtwooppositely securing said pivotal means in operable relation-. portion ship. said andspring said cover means'also in handle holding positiom said. , 3.Areeept'aclelikehandlecomprisingabody portion and cover, complementary pivotal por openingrecessesor siotsfIO. 'I‘heend of the tions' on the body and cover, spring means se shankllisofasiseto'?tsnuglyinthem' curing said and cover in operable pivotal 75 relationship, an implement to be placed .wayformedjointlybytherwessesi'landud 70 3 2,112,658 on said handle, a mounting portion on said im plement, a socket in one wall of said'body por tion, inter?tting parts on said mounting portion and said socket, said socket. being closable by said cover, to maintain said partsin interengagement, said spring means holding said cover in closed‘ podtion. ‘ , v r V 4. _ A-receptacle like handle comprising body and cover elements, complementary pivotal portions 10 on said elements, an implement adapted to be 'placed on and secured to said receptacle, a mounting portion on said implement, means in said elements and said portion cooperating to secure said implement in position of use, when the crver element is closed upon the body ele ment, "nd spring means tor maintaining the cover element in closed position upon the body ele ment, said spring means also serving to secure the elements in operable'pivotal relationship. 5. A receptacle like handle comprising body 20 and cover elements, complementary pivotalpor tions on said elements, an implement adapted to be placed on and secured to said receptacle, a mounting portion on said implement,‘ sockets in said elements opening toward each other, said sockets being ribbed to interengage correspond ing recesses in said implement mounting portion and together forming a closed socket by which to, prevent disengagement therefrom" of said mounting portion, and spring means securing said elements in operable pivotal relationship and yieldingly maintaining the elements in closed or 10 handle position. ' 6. A receptacle like handle comprising body and cover elements, an implement adapted to be ‘placed on or within said receptacle. aeprojection on said implement, a socket in one of said ele ments for receiving said “projection, said socket being closed by the’ other of said elements, to secure said projection against displacement and cause said elements to assume ‘a handle like re lationship. ' .. MERRILL L. RA'I'HBUN. 20'