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Jam. ,3, 1939. A. S. I KELLAM NEWSPAPER BOX ‘Filed May 21, 1936 5,2 / gm /,, 2,142,901 Patented Jan. 3, 1939 2,142,901 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,142,901 NEWSPAPER BOX Albert Staness Kellam, Highland Springs, Va. Application May 21, 1936, Serial No. 81,079 5 Claims. My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in boxes for receiving newspapers and it particularly relates to» those boxes now widely employed in rural communities along the roadside. Such boxes usually comprise a cylin~ drical body mounted horizontally on a post and having one end open to receive the paper in a rolled-up condition. The theft of papers from such boxes has become a substantial problem, as 10 it is an easy matter for one driving by such a box to reach out and remove the paper therefrom, to the loss and annoyance of the subscriber. Further, as the boxes now in use have an open ing of the full diameter, or substantially the full diameter of the box, rain frequently enters and ruins the papers. It is, therefore, the primary object of my in vention to overcome or remedy the above defects now present in newspaper receiving boxes. Further, it is an object to provide means for the purposes stated which may be built into the boxes originally, or may be in the nature of an attachment for application to the boxes. already in use. 25 Other objects of the invention will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out hereinafter. To- the attainment of the aforesaid objects and ends, the invention still further resides in those novel details of construction, combination 30 and arrangement of parts, all of which will be ?rst fully described in the following detailed de scription and then be particularly pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of one embodi ment of the invention as an attachment for boxes already in use. Figure 2 is a front elevation of the box with my invention applied, shown on a larger scale 4" than Figure 1. . Figure 3 is an enlarged detail section on the line 3—3 of Figure 2. Figure 4 is an enlarged detail vertical section 45 similar to Figure 3 showing another embodiment of the invention “built in” to the box. , In the drawing, in which like numerals of ref erence designate like parts in all the ?gures, i represents the box which, in present practice, is 50 usually cylindrical and has its rear end closed by a permanent head 22. The front end has a bead E to strengthen its mouth. The box is riv eted to a bracket 2, used to mount the box 5 on the usual supporting post 3. A drain hole 5 is All 55 usually provided at the rear end of the box. (G1. 232-1) the foregoing numbered parts (I to 5 inclusive) are of the usual and well known construction. Referring now to Figures 1, 2 and 3, it will be [seen that I provide a funnel 6 whose end of greater diameter is provided with a bead 8 that 5 is of about the same diameter as the bead 4, and whose end of lesser diameter 21! is of a diameter just sufficient to pass a tightly rolled bundle of papers of the biggest edition published (usually the Sunday edition). 10 The funnel 6 is provided, preferably, at its high: est point, with one element 9 of a hinge 9—-l 5"—! ll which is riveted to the funnel, as at "5; the other element iii of the hinge 9—l 5-! ii is riveted at l l to a strap l2 which embraces the box 9 just back 15 of the bead 4, and has its ends bent out to constitute ears l3 through holes in which a bolt with a nut is passed to secure the band in place. The end of the bolt may be upset to hold the nut from working off. 20 A latch 59, riveted to the band l2 about di ametrically opposite the hinge, serves to hold the funnel in position. The funnel 5 and box i may also be provided with registering holes I‘! and 25 respectively through which a padlock l8 may be passed to lock the funnel in the entrance to the box I. In Figure 3 the tightly rolled paper is indi cated in dotted lines as 23, and after being placed in the box it becomes somewhat unrolled or loosened, as at 24. vAny attempt to remove the paper through the opening 2% will cause the paper to ride up the funnel as indicated at 25. In Figure 4 is shown how the invention may be “built in” with the box. In this ?gure similar parts performing substantially the same func tions as those in Figure 3 bear the same reference number plus the index letter a. In this form the funnel 6a is directly and per manently hinged to the box Ia, and in lieu of a bead 8 the outer end of the funnel may simply be ?anged as at 8a to lie against the bead 4a. The end 20 may be smooth as shown in Figure 4, or serrated as shown in Figures 2 and 3, the latter being preferable, as it would tend to scratch the hand of any person trying to steal the paper from the box. The funnel 6 or Get, as the case may be, also pre vents, in a large measure, any rain from entering the box, the funnel serving as a drain. The fun 50 nel is also, preferably, provided with a bead 1 (la) standing up on the outer surface (the surface within the box) so that any rain which may work into the box between the bead 4 (4a) and the funnel will be arrested as it reaches the bead ‘l 55 2 2,142,901 and be deflected down around the funnel and drained to the front where it will leak out between the box bead and the outer end of the funnel. From the foregoing description, taken in con nection with the accompanying drawing, it is thought the complete construction, operation and advantages of the invention will be clear to those skilled in the art. 10 What I claim is: 1. In newspaper boxes having one end open to receive a roll of papers, a funnel hingedly mounted on the box so as to be bodily swingable outwardly and when in normal position having the smaller end of the funnel inwardly of the box, and means 15 to hold the funnel in place against hinge move ment. 2. In a newspaper box, a cylindrical body closed at one end and having its other end open, a funnel having an annular member at its end of 20 greater diameter to lie against the end of said body, the end of lesser diameter being projected within the body and of a diameter snugly to pass a maximum roll of papers, a strap embracing the box adjacent its open end, means to clamp the 25 strap to said body, a hinge secured to said funnel and to said strap, and a latch opposite the hinge to hold the funnel in place. 3. In a newspaper box, a cylindrical body closed at one end and having its other end open, a funnel having an annular member at its end of greater diameter to lie against the end of said body, the end of lesser diameter being projected within the body and of a diameter snugly to pass a maximum roll of papers, a strap embracing the box adjacent its open end, means to clamp the strap to said body, a hinge secured to said funnel and to said strap at the highest level place of the funnel and box so that the funnel will gravitate to its normal position in the end of the box, and a latch opposite the hinge to hold the funnel in place. 4. In a newspaper box, a cylindrical body closed at one end and having its other end open, a fun nel having an annular member at its end of 10 greater diameter to lie against the end of said body, the end of lesser diameter being projected within the body and of a diameter snugly to pass a maximum roll of papers, a strap embracing the box adjacent its open end, means to clamp the strap to said body, a hinge secured to said funnel and to said strap, a latch opposite the hinge to hold the funnel in place, and means on the outer surface of said funnel for de?ecting water from 20 the end of smaller diameter. 5. In newspaper boxes, an elongated body closed at one end and open to receive a roll of papers at the other end, means rigidly to mount said body horizontally, a funnel hingedly secured to the box at the highest level of the box so as to gravitate to its normal position with the smaller end of the funnel projected into the box, means to hold the funnel in its normal position, said fun nel being rigid and having its smaller end of fixed diameter such as to pass a tightly rolled package of papers into the box and prevent passage of a loose roll from the box. ALBERT STANESS KELLAM.