Oct- 15, 1946- F. ARMBRusTER ET-‘AL 2,409,465 FIRST AID CONTAINER ’ Filed April 5, 1944 V .2 . :2: //////// ‘ l Frank Armérasier Edwqn8tearrzs 3%" z?wz ' / I Patented Oct. 15, 1946 2,409,465 UNITED‘ STATES ,PATENT OFFICE-l 2,409,465 FIRST-AID CONTAINER Frank Armbruster, Waverly, and Edison Steam . » Columbus, Ohio ‘ i r ' Application April 5, 1944, Serial No. 529,597 _ ‘ 1 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-632) This invention relates. generally to containers 2 or receptacles, and it is an object thereof to pro vide a container especially constructed for use in receiving, in a compact and orderly manner, vari ous accessories and compounds used in adminis tering ?rst aid to injured persons. It is another object of the invention to provide a container embodying-e; casing having an ‘outer wall structure formed to provide pockets for the reception of antiseptic applicators. 10 Another object is to provide a container for the purpose set forth‘having an internally and axially disposed tubular member formed with a well for the reception of a ?uidic antiseptic compound, the 2 board united by .a corrugatedseparator, whereby to produce in the walls of the body member a multiplicity of vertically extending pockets which, in this instance, are adapted to receive applicator sticks 6, the latter being of the type having at one end a body of soft cotton or the like, adapted to be immersed in a liquid antiseptic‘ for the pur pose of applying such an antiseptic to injuries or wounds. ‘ ‘ ' i j The lower or base end of the body member'5 carries a permanent or stationary closure 1 which, in one form of the‘ invention, is formed from a molded plastic. The closure embodies a base wall 8 and an upstanding annular outer ?ange 9, which said tubular member also serving as. a vguide for 15 may be either tightlyl?tted on- the lower‘ end of the reception of rings of gauze, adhesive tape and the like. ‘ = - the body member 5 or, in some cases, adhesively united therewith.‘ The base wall 8;includes“ an A further object‘ is to'provide a tubular con upstanding axial boss l0, and in thisgboss there tainer of the character indicated at one of its is inserted the diametrically reduced lower end ends with a removable cover, the latter being pro 20 ll of an upstanding, tubular, antiseptic-contain vided with an axial opening for the reception of ing member l2, which, conveniently, may be a stud carried by a separable knob element, the formed from one of the so-called plastics. The lower end of the stud being threaded for engage ' member [2 embodies a well or chamber [3 which ment with threads formed internally of said tubu is adapted to receive a suitable quantity of a liquid lar member, whereby when the knob element and 25 antiseptic solution, indicated at M. Between the stud occupy their active positions, the antiseptic outer surfaces of the member I2 and the inner containing well or chamber in the tubular mem surfaces of the body member 5, there is provided ber will be closed and sealed against ?uid escape, an annular space which is adapted to receive and at the same time the removable cover will be rings or spools of fabric, such as bandages, gauze, held positively by the knob element in its position 30 adhesive, court-plaster or the like, as indicated of container closureand retained against acci at l5. dental removal. A further object is to provide a small, compact ?rst aid kit capable of being carried in the pocket of one’s clothing, or to occupy a small amount of space when positioned in another larger con Removably positioned on the upper end of the g body 5, as the container is viewed in the accom» panying drawing, is a cover It. This cover in cludes a horizontal top wall I‘! and a depending annular skirt [8, which closely embraces the outer tainer, the kit being of simple and economic con surfaces of the body member 5, although it may struction and of su?icient internal volumetric ca be readily removed therefrom by application of pacity to receive all necessary ?rst aid appliances. ?nger pressures. The top wall I‘! is provided ax For a further understanding of the invention, 40 ially with an integral depending sleeve IS, the reference is to be had to the following description lower end of which engages a gasket 20 carried and the accompanying drawing, wherein: by the lower end of the tubular sleeve l9. Adapt Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a ?rst aid con ed to be positioned in the sleeve l9, but removable tainer formed in accordance with the present in with respect thereto, is a stud 2|, The latter is vention; (is ‘carried by a knob element 22, adapted for disposal Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken through on the top surface of the Wall H, the lower end the container; of the .stud being threaded as at 23 for engage ment with internal threads provided in the upper indicated by the line III-III of Fig. 2. wall surfaces of the antiseptic well or chamber l3. Referring more particularly to the drawing, our 50 In view of the foregoing, it will be seen that by improved ?rst aid container comprises a casing rotating the knob element, secure threaded en generally of cylindrical formation, having an gagement between the stud 2| and the tubular open-ended tubular body member 5. In the pre member I2 may be effected. The knob element, ferred form of the invention, this body member under such conditions, presses downwardly upon is composed of inner and outer walls of paper the cover 16, until sealing engagement between the Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view on the plane 2,409,465 3 from the well or chamber l3, even though the container should occupy a fully or partially in verted position. Also, the knob element serves to ‘hold the cover 16 in its position of closure over l. A container for the reception of ?rst aid ap pliances comprising a tubular casing having an open end, the walls of said casing being formed with pockets, a stationary member located axially within said casing, said member being formed with an open-ended well for the reception of a the open top of the body member 5, preventing its accidental removal and loss or displacement of the internal contents of the container. When disposed inwardly extending sleeve adapted for lower end of the sleeve [9 and the gasket 20 takes place, preventing loss of the liquid antiseptic liquid antiseptic, a removable cover for the open end of said casing, said cover having an axially the knob element with its stud are removed from 10 seating engagement with said stationary member, a knob element, and a stud depending from said threaded engagement with the tubular member knob element and passing through said sleeve, I2, the cover may be lifted to provide access to the lower end of said stud being threaded for en the interior of the container. This opens the gagement with internal threads provided on said top of the well or chamber l3, allowing the cot ton-containing ends of the applicator sticks to 15 stationary member. 2a A kit for ?rst aid appliances comprising a be inserted into the well and thereby immersed cylindrical casing closed at one end and open at in the antiseptic held therein. its other, said casing having inner and outer con If desired, a stopper 24 may be located loosely , centric side walls separated by a corrugated within the container on top of the fabric 15 and spacer, the latter forming in conjunction with used to close the upper end of the well or cham ber l3 when the cover I6 and its stud 21 are re said inner and outer walls a plurality of cir moved, thereby preventing possible spillage of ‘the cularly arranged vertical pockets substantially container particularly useful in the receiving and compact storing for articles or products employed in the administering of ?rst aid to physical with an outlet arranged in registration with an opening formed axially in said cover, and means coextensive with the full height of said walls, antiseptic during removal of the gauze or band a removable cover normally closing the open ends age units l5. It will thus be apparent that the present inven 25 of said casing and said pockets, a liquid-holding member disposed in said casing and provided tion provides a simple, inexpensive and compact injuries. While We have described what we now consider to be our preferred structural arrangement, nev ertheless we realize that the same is subject to considerable variation or modification and, there fore, we reserve ' the right to employ all such forms of our invention that may be said to fall fairly within the scope of the following claims. We claim: normally closing the outlet of said member, said means including a knob adapted to be seated ex teriorly on said cover, and a depending stud, the lower end of said stud being threaded in the out let of said liquid-holding member to retain the cover against accidental displacement on the open end of said casing and prevent loss of liquid from said member. FRANK ARMBRUSTER. EDISON STEARNS.