Àpril 19, 1949. y C, HÉNDRlCKS v 2,467,620 ASH RECEIVER Filed June 7, 1948 lNvENToR Com'euus HENbmcKs à ' ' Mw Allem 2,467,620 Patented Apr. 19, 1949 ilNi'iED STATES PAT'NT~OFFICE. 2,467,620 ASH RECEIVER Cornelius> Hendricks,` Grand Rapids, Mich., as signor to Applied Arts Corporation, Grand Rapids, Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application June 7, 1948, Serial No. 31,5ß9l 6 Claims. (Cl. 20G-1.9.5) ‘i This invention relates to a very practical, use» ful and novel ash receiver, which in use gener ally is applied at the front of the driving corn partment of an automobile, on the dash thereof, usual-1y', and in which ashes and other refuse of smoking is adapted to be placed, having safe-l guards against such ashes or other refuse escap ing, while any burning tobacco placed within the ash receiver is rendered ineiiective against danger of fire.ì the structure being of an eco nomical and particularly easy and readily oper ated character. It is an object and purposer of the present invention to provide an ash receiver of the> kind stated, which is in a closed position at all times except upon a desired withdrawal thereof, and such withdrawing is quickly and easily effected for- moving the ash receiver- to re~ ceive ashes and the like, or removal thereof at any time for getting rid of the refuse contents thereof. An understanding of the invention may be had from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which, E) dal , the back and having a vertical leg extending downwardly received and held by tongues struck from said back, and having a forwardly and up wardly inclined section within the- receptacle, the upper end portion of which is of a convex form and reaches generally to the plane> of the upper edges of said receptacle', A cover I2 is formed from a plate of flat metal with strengthening and reinforcing ñanges I3-î at itsY longitudinal edges and ~iront end. At its rear end it is provided with hinge> rolls to cooperate with other hingey rolls at the> upper end of the back I8, through which a hinge' pin is received for a hinge connectionl at I6' of the cover tothe back of the receptacle. . The cover between its sides and toward its hinged end has two upwardly extending rounded projections I5 pressed therefrom and imme diately in front thereof an upwardly extending cooperating stop I6. In front of the _stop I6 the 'coveris cut away tov make a relatively large open ing. I1. therethrough, the edge portions of the metal around said opening being curved clown wardly and inwardly so that the cover' is -rein Fig. 1 is a central longitudinal section through the ash receiver of my invention and the mount- lv’ Ul forced> around said opening by the downwardly extending ñanges I8. At the front of the open ing an >interrnediate portion of the metal of the top; remains and extends rearwardly' into the Fig. 2y is a horizontal section substantially on opening in a projection at' I9-,v being provi-ded the plane of line 2-2 of Fig. l, and I Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the immediate 30 with> separated slots therethrough, withv inter vening narrow bars between-v, which are bent ash receiving receptacle with its cover throw-n downwardly into concave form, (Fig- 1) and back, as is done in dumping the contents thereof’. whichl arey adapted> to- be used as- a snuiîer `for Like reference characters refer to like parts cigarettes or cigars and also for pressuree there in the different ñgures of the drawing. against to^ force the front free end portion of The» support and guide for the immediate ash the.> cover downwardly against the> spring I- I~, receiving receptacle, preferably is a sheetv metal against the free >end portion- of» which` the under stamping, having a horizontal upper side I, the sideof the cover I2 bears, as shown in Fig.. 1. longitudinalv edge portions of which are turned When the-receptacle» is assembled with- its sup downwardly in spaced vertical flanges 2 which po1‘l'i„the»1'ilcs> ilA are.r received in the channel- guides terminate in downwardly and inwardly inclined' provided by the flanges 2 and their en'd terminal terminal extensions 3 to said flanges 2. The up lower portions 3. The cover is used; in. its closed per plate I at the middle portion thereof be position, and; normally when free, spring II- will tween its sides» is longitudinally pressed down-~ lift the front free end-.portion ofthe cover a short wardly to provide ribs» 4, which extend substan distance above the upper edge of. the: fronty oiA tially the length of the plate, and at the outer the receptacle; Whenv the» receptacle is slidably end portion of the upper plate I, a centrally lo entered-L at the. front of the. support with its side cated stop 5 is pressed downwardly, as shown in ribs 8- engaging, the guides therefor, the. upward Fig. 1` projections I5 ride against the undersides oi the The receptacle for receiving the ashes is made ribs 4~. The cover is forced. downwardly atÀ 4its from ñat metal and drawn into receptacle form, front end, the front end being depressed. to at having a bottom 6, parallel vertical sides 1, which least the plane of the upper edge of the front of at their upper longitudinal edges are shaped into the receptacle, and generally slightly below it. outwardly extending channel ribs 8, a vertical The upward projections I5 are located relatively front 9 and a vertical back I0. To the back I0 a strong leaf spring I I is secured, passing through 55 close to the axis of the hinge I4. Thus the ing therefor, the plane of the section l`being that indicated at I-I of Fig. 2, 2,467,620 strength of the spring I I is substantially directly transmitted to said projections and through them against the ribs> 4. This makes a smooth and tight frictional bearing against said ribs 4 and of the ribs 8 against their guides on the sup 4 2. A structure as defined in claim 1, said hori zontal member of said support having a longi tudinal rib lengthwise thereof between its sides extending downwardly, and said cover having an upwardly pressed projection located adjacent the port, which insures against npise from undesired free end of said spring when the cover is in closed rattling and prevents accidental outward move ment of the receptacle, which most of the time position, pressed against the rib by said spring. is at a closed position under the plate I. free end portion of said cover outwardly of the4 3. A structure as defined in claim 1, the outer When ashes are to be placed in the receptacle?, 10 stop thereon having an opening therethrough for it is drawn forward. Of course, any suitableV entrance of refuse into the receptacle when the handle may be applied to the front 9 for slid cover is in closed position. ably withdrawing such receptacle. It may be 4. In a structure as described, a horizontal sup moved forward until the moving stop I6' on the port having spaced apart downwardly extending cover I2 comes against the front stop 5. In such 15 longitudinal guides grooved at their inner sides, position the opening I'I through the cover is fully a receptacle having inner and outer spaced ends exposed and any ashes or otherr refuse may be and spaced sides, said sides at their free edges placed in the receptacle through the opening. having longitudinal guides slidably received in the Afterward the slidable receptacle is pushed back grooves of said guides on the support, a member to closed position. 20 hingedly connected at its inner end to and at the upper edge portion of the inner end of said recep ` When `the ashes and other refuse are to be dumped, the slidable drawer receptacle is pulled tacle, said member being swingable over the open upper side of the receptacle or to a position away from said open upper side, a relatively strong stop 5, whereupon the'receptacle is disengaged 25 spring connected to the inner end of said recepta cle and extending forwardly and upwardly with from its support on continued forward movement. in the receptacle against which said hinged mem The cover may be thrown back, as shown in Fig. 2,' and the refuse contents dumped. It will be ber bears when in the ñrst mentioned position, a stop on said hinged member between its ends noted that the pressure which needs to be exerted extending upwardly therefrom, and a stop on said against the part I9 is relatively small, because support extending downwardly therefrom at its of the long lever arm between the pointwhere forward and a pressure of a finger against the part I9 is exerted to move the stop I6 below the such pressure is applied and the hinge I4, there outer portion located in the path of movement of the stop on said hinged member. point of contact of the strong spring II against 5. A structure as deñned in claim 4, said spring the underside of the cover and such hinge I4. 35 connected to the inner end of the receptacle com The depression of the cover to disengage the re prising a fiat leaf spring having a vertical por tion extending through the inner end of `said re ceptacle for complete withdrawal is thus made ceptacle and downwardly at its outer side, and easy without exertion of undue force. a forwardly and upwardly extending portion with The construction described is very useful for in the receptacle, the free upper end portion of the purposes for which it has been designed. It being a, relatively short lever arm between the is noiseless, easily operated, readily manufactured at low cost, and is strong, sturdy and durable. The invention is defined in the appended claims and is to be considered comprehensive of all 45 forms of structure coming within their scope. ‘ I claim: Y 1. In a structure as described, a support having a horizontal top member and longitudinalguides extending downwardly therefrom one at each lon which is located against the underside of said hinged member outwardly of said hinge to there by normally hold the free end of said hinged member in a plane a short distance above the hinged end thereof, a downwardly extending rib located lengthwise of the support, and an up wardly extending projection on said cover riding against said rib and pressed thereagainst by the spring. 6. In a structure as described, a horizontal sup gitudinal edge thereof, a receptacle having an 50 port, a receptacle having an open upperr side, open top and cooperating guides longitudinally means for slidably mounting said receptacle on the support for inward and outward sliding move ments, a cover hinged at its inner end to the in ceived in the guides on said support, a cover hing edly connected at its inner end to the rear side 55 ner end of said receptacle at the upper edge there of, a relatively heavy spring carried by the inner of said receptacle at the upper edge thereof, and end of the receptacle, within the receptacle, hav adapted to passV between the said guides on the ing a free upper end against which the cover bears sides of said receptacle, a spring connected ywith when in closed position, and cooperating stops on the inner- end of said receptacle having afree end‘portion againstwhich said cover bears when 60 the cover and support for normally limiting the outward sliding movement of said receptacle, said the cover is moved to a closed position over the cover being adapted to be pressed downwardly- at open upper end of the receptacle, and cooperat its outer free end to disengage said stops, andV said ing stops, one on said cover extending -upwardlv cover at its outer portion having an opening therefrom and `located'between the ends ofthe at the upper edges of the sides of the receptacle, said guides of the receptacle being slidably re cover, and one on said horizontal member of the 65 support at its front end, for normally preventing slidable disengagement vof the receptacle from its support, said stop on the cover being moved downwardly for disengagement by exertion of pressure against the upper side of the outer end portionl of said cover. therethrough. , CORNELIUS HENDRICKS. 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