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Oct. 18, 1938. ' R. o. BAKER ‘ 2,133,651 DISPENSING CONTAINER FOR TABLETS AND‘THE LIKE Fivied Jan. 19, 1938 . .?v ' In Men to P. 6, Ric/MM OBO/ker'. ' 2,133,551 Patented Oct. 18, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OEFHCE 2,133,651 DISPENSING CONTAINER FOR TABLETS AND THE LIKE Richard 0. Baker, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as signor to G. T’. Fulford Company Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ' Application January 19, 1938, Serial No. 185,680 ' In Canada November 12, 1936 2 Claims. (c1. 206'—42) material with thin side walls 2 and rounded end The principal objects of the invention are to walls 3. provide a small container of a size and shape to Both of the side walls are formed with a be conveniently carried in the pocket or hand bag, which will not be liable to be opened acci 5 dentally to spill the contents in the pocket or slightly enlarged and inwardly bevelled top edge portion 4 and one of the end walls 5 is depressed at the top thereof to the level of the bottom of the bevel of the side walls. The cover 6 is formed with longitudinal bev velled grooves ‘I along the sides forming a dove~ tailed centre portion 8, the bevelled side walls of which lit in sliding contact with the inwardly bevelled top edges 4 of the side walls of the con tainer and the projecting flange edges 9 engage the top edges of the container. The under face of the portion 8 of the cover when placed on the container is level with the top edge of the depressed end wall 5 and the cover is formed with a lug l0 extending down wardly therefrom. This lug has a bevelled under bag, but is provided with a cover which may be very readily operated to open’ a small ori?ce to permit the dispensing of the contents one at a time or in easily controlled small quantities. A further and important object is to devise a container which may be manufactured at low cost and in which the cover or closure is easily and quickly assembled in a restricted operative position. 15 The principal feature of the invention consists in the novel construction of a container having resilient side walls ?anged to engage in friction sliding contact with the longitudinally grooved edges of a cover, and in which the cover is pro side and a perpendicular end H, which forms a latch to engage the inner side of the end wall 5. The lug I6 is bevelled so that when the cover 20 vided with a bevelled latch member adapted to slip over the end wall of the container in being assembled thereon and after being assembled to engage the inner side of the end wall of the is being assembled, the sloping surface will ride freely over the end wall 5, while the dove-tailed container to form a stop member to limit the 25 movement of the cover, so that only a small area of the top of the container will be opened and’ thus'form a restricted dispensing ori?ce. In the accompanying drawing, Figure l is a perspective view of my improved container show 80 ing its cover in the closed position. Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the cover in the dispensing position uncovering a small area of the container. Figure 3 is a part sectional side elevation show 35 ing the container closed. Figure 4 is a part sectional side elevation show ing the cover in the open or dispensing position. Figure 5 is a part sectional side elevation showing the cover in the act of being assembled 40 on the container. Figure 6 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 6-43 of Figure 4. Figure '7 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 5. Figure 8 is a perspective view of the underside 45 of the cover removed from the container. In the dispensing of small tablets or pills it is desirable to provide a container which may be conveniently carried in the pocket or hand bag, 50 and from which the contents may be shaken one at a time or only a few at a time when the pills or tablets are very small. In the device illustrated in the accompanying drawing, the body l of the container is preferably " moulded in a unitary piece of thermo-plastic e portion of the cover is gripped between the bevelled side walls. These walls being resilient, spring outwardly under the slight upward pres sure caused by the lug l0 mounting the end wall, but they snap back into the bevelled grooves when the lug slips over the end wall, thus caus ing the perpendicular end of the lug to extend below the top of the end wall and thus form a limiting stop to the cover. This lug is placed at any desired position to allow the cover to be opened a predetermined distance to form the de ‘sired dispensing opening, but it forms a positive stop to prevent the cover being opened too far or displaced from the container. The resilient pressure contact of the side walls against the dove-tailed portion 8 of the cover prevents the cover from sliding accidentally and suitable cross ridges l2 are preferably formed on the top surface of the cover to facilitate its operation with the thumb or ?nger. These cross 45 ridges may be arranged in any desirable position. What I claim as my invention is:— l. A dispensing container having resilient ?anged side walls, a rigid cover slidably engag ing said ?anged walls and capable of assembly therewith only by the ?exing of said resilient side walls, and means co-operatively interposed between said container and said rigid cover for automatically ?exing said side walls including a stop member extending from the cover adapted ., i 2,133,651 to subsequentlylimit the sliding movement of the cover. t 2. A dispensing container having resilient side walls ?anged at the top, a rigid cover frictionally engaging said ?anges, and a lug formed integral with said cover having a downwardly bevelled surface to engage and ride over one end wall of the container and terminating in a perpendicular end spaced from the adjacent end of the cover 10 a distance such that it engages the inner side of said end wall only after a predetermined open ing movement of the cover, the ?anged walls of the container and the cover presenting co-oper ative surfaces bevelled in predetermined relation to the bevel of said lug whereby the riding of the bevelled lug over the end wall ?exes the resilient side walls to effect a locked assembly of the parts. RICHARD O. BAKER.