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Jam 7, 19471
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F. M. KACKLEY srm.
POWDER‘ BOX
2,413,923
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‘Filed Sept. 27. 1945
Flbra M; 7(ack/ey
Jane 7 W/u'fman
$9.,
JWQLM
Patented Jan. 7, 1947
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2,413,923
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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2,413,923
POWDER BOX
Flora M. Kackley, Faversham, England, and Jane
Whitman, Great Neck, N. Y.; said Whitman as
signor to said Kackley
Application September 27,1945, Serial No‘. 618,946
6 Claims. (01. 229-45‘)
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This invention relates to boxes for the recep
tion and holding of loose or pulverant material‘
such as powder and, more particularly, relates to
covers or closures for such boxes.
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invention but imposes no limitations thereon not
imposed by the appended claims.
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Referring to the drawing, in which similar ref
erence numerals refer to like parts,
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Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a box incorporat
While the invention has utility with respect to
all types of boxes, regardless of the contents or
intended use thereof, it is particularly‘useful
ing closure means according to my invention;
Fig. 2 is a view which is similar to Fig. 1 but
when applied to boxes which hold, or are intended
shows the closure means in open position, and
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of
to hold, pulverant of granular material and in
this application the invention will be described 10
Fig. 1.
holding face powder.
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,In the drawing there is disclosed a powder box
in connection with and as applied to a box for
which is illustrative of the invention and which
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comprises a lower container part 2, within which
It is well known that boxes of usual and known
the powder is received, and a cover part 4 which
charge and escape of the powder when the box 15 is of‘ the usual type which telescopes downwardly
over the lower container part and comprises the
- is opened, closed or otherwise handled. An ex
side walls 6 and top 8. The top 8 is provided
ample of this is found in the opening of a box
with an opening i0 therethrough which, in the
of the usual type in which the cover and bottom
disclosed embodiment is rectangular, of less-area
parts telescope in closing and the cover extends
downwardly over and about the sides of the 20 than the top 8 and is disposed centrally thereof.
, This opening, provides access to the powder with
bottom. When such a box'is opened by raising
the lid a vacuum is created within the box into
in the box as inthe‘normal use of the box the
cover part 4 is never removed‘.
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which air rushes when the lid is _fully- removed,
Means are provided by the invention for clos
thus causing the powder to be disturbed and dis
charged from the bottom part. It has been sug 25 ing the opening Ill in order to retain the powder
' gested to prevent this by utilizing a closure of the
therein and which may be moved to uncover the
opening in such a manner that easy access to the
slide type but this has not proved to be satis
powder may be had. Such means comprise a
factory for the reason that when the slide lid is
slideltype cover comprising a ?at, preferably
closed it often moves under heaped-up powder
which is thus left outside the box causing both 30 sti? member 20 which is positioned closely
' types for holding face .powder permit the dis
wastage and undesired spilling.
beneath the top part Band which is of larger
area than the opening ID in the top part in order
It is the principal object of the invention to
prevent these undesired effects by providing new
that‘ when in closed position it will completely
and improved closure means for powder'boxes
' cover the opening in and hold the powder within
which are operative to prevent the spilling or _
the box. sliding movement of the cover mem
other release or discharge of the powder upon
ber 20 to open and closed positions is permitted
' opening or closing of the closure or upon any
by an elongated opening or slot 22 in one of the
side walls 6 of the cover part 4 and in the plane of
movement of the box, as by upsetting. It is par
the member 20. The sliding cover 2|] may be
ticularly useful as a package, suitable for ship
ping and for mass production by maufacturers. 40 provided with oppositely and laterally extend
It is a further object of the invention to pro
ing ears 24 at the inner end thereof, 1. e. the end
remote from the slot 22, in order to prevent com
vide a box having a primary closure and a sec
plete. withdrawal thereof through the opening
ondary closure which is moved to open and closed
' position by the movement of the primary closure.
A further object of the invention is to provide
a closure for a powder box which will comprise
a primary closure of the slide typeand a second-‘
ary closure which is connected to be operated
by the movement of the primary closure and
which is flexible whereby it will be bent to open 50
or closed position.
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Other objects and features of novelty of the
‘invention will be made apparent by the follow;
ing description and the annexed drawing which
disclose a structure which is illustrative of the
22 when ‘the slide is moved to open the box. A
tab .26 extends outwardly from the outer edge of
the slide 20, i. e. the edge adjacent the slot 22,
and provides a means for manually operating
the sliding cover.
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A secondary cover for the boxis provided by
the invention and comprises a ?exible member
30 which underlies the slide 20 and is independ
ent thereof except for the operating connection
to be described hereinafter. This ?exible cover
is connected to the container part 2 of the box
adjacent the slot 22 and is of approximately the
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same area as the opening III in the top of the box '
in order that it may be moved therethrough from
closed to open position as it bends due to its own
?exibility. Movement of this inner cover is ef
fected by means of a connection between the out
er end of the sliding cover 20 and the remote or
inner end of the ?exible member 30, which con
nection may be made by any suitable means
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box comprising va bottom, sides, a top
having an opening therein giving access to the
‘ interior of the box and means for closing said
opening, said means comprising a sliding cover
and a second ?exible coverunderlying said slid
ing cover when in closed position and bendable
means connecting the free end of said ?exible
cover to the opposite end of said sliding cover
for causing said ?exible cover to be initially ?exed
such as the ribbon 3; or, if desired, by an integral
extension of either‘zthe member .30 or the sliding 10 and thereafter moved to open position by move
ment; of the sliding cover to open position.
cover.
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The closure means which have been described
3. A box comprising a bottom, sides, a top
having an opening therein giving access to the
and illustrated are normally in the closed posi
tion shown in Fig. 1 in which the ?exible closure "
interior of the box and means for closing said
opening, said means comprising a sliding cover
member 30 closely overlies the powder within the
and a second ?exible cover secured at one end of
container part of the box and is itself held in
said box underlying said sliding cover when in
place by the sliding cover 20 which is, of course,
closed position and ?exible means connecting the
held in place byethe parts of the top 8 which
free end of said ‘?exible cover to an opposite end
surround the opening Hi. When it is desired to
of said sliding cover for causing said ?exible
open the box the sliding cover is moved to open
position and through the connecting means 32
cover, to be initially ?exed andthereafter moved
to open position through said opening by move
pulls on the ?exible closure causing the same
to be lifted from a closed to an open position,
as shown in Fig. 2, giving access to the powder
_ ment of the sliding cover to open position.
4. A box comprising a bottom, sides, a top
having an opening therein giving access to the
interior of the box and means for closing said
opening, said means comprising a sliding cover
and a second cover of ?exible material underlying
said sliding cover when in closed position and
to be spilled by a rush of air into the box and this ?exible cover remains ?exed as indicated in 30 bendable means connecting one end of said ?exi
Figure-2 until approaching closing position when
ble cover to an opposite end of said sliding cover
for causing said ?exible cover to be initially ?exed
it unbends into the position of Figure 1 and, as
and thereafter moved to open position by move
indicated in Figure 3, the sliding cover can con:
tinue its closing movement after the cover 30
ment of the sliding cover to open position there
has closed the opening. When the slide is moved
by gradually opening said box.
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inwardly to closed position the ?exible inner
5. A box comprising a bottom, sides, a top
within the box. The initial movement of the
sliding cover necessarily ?exes the inner part of
‘the ?exible cover, thereby ‘gradually opening the
box, overcoming any tendency for the contents
closure 32 is consequently m‘ov'ed downwardly
having an' opening therein giving access to the
into engagement with the powder, compressing
interior of the box and means for closing said
it into the box and holding it therein.
'opening, said means comprising a sliding cover
It will be apparent that many departures may 40 and a second cover of ?exible material underlying
be made from the embodiment of the invention
said sliding cover when in closed position and
described and illustrated in this application with
bendable means connecting one end of saidv?exi
out departing in any way from the invention.
ble cover to the opposing end of said sliding cover
For example, it is not at all necessary in practic
for causing said ?exible cover to be ?exed and
ing the invention to use a boxof the telescoping
thereafter moved to open position through said
type disclosed herein. Further, it may be found
opening, by movements of the sliding cover to
desirable to employ some type of means for open
opening position, the ?exible cover being per
ing the sliding cover 20 other than the tab 26.
mitted to unbend in closing whereby its end will‘
All such modi?cations, as well as others which
drop upon the contents within said box.
will occur to those skilled in the art, may be 50
6. A box comprising bottom, sides, atop hav
made and practiced without departing in any
‘ing an opening therein giving access to the in
way from the spirit or scope of the invention,
terior of the box and means for closing said open
for the limits of which reference must behad to
ing, said means comprising a sliding cover and
the appended claims.
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a second cover of ?exible material underlying said
What is claimed is:
sliding cover when in closed position and a rib
1. A box comprising a bottom, sides, a top
bon connecting one end of said ?exible cover to
having an opening therein giving access to the
an opposing end of, said sliding cover for causing
interior of the box and means for‘ closing said
said ?exible cover to be initially ?exed and there
opening, said means comprising a sliding cover . after moved to open position through said open
and a second ?exible cover underlying said slid 60 ing by movement of the sliding cover to open po
‘ing cover when in closed position and bendable
sition and permitting said ?exible cover to un
bend to a ?at condition whenclosed.
‘means connecting one end of said ?exible cover
to the opposite end of said sliding cover for caus
& ing said ?exible cover to be initially ?exed and
thereafter moved to open position through said
opening by movement of the sliding cover to open
position.
FLO-RA M. KACKLEY.
JANE WHITMAN.
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