US 2182916: "ASHTRAY (OCR)"

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Patent Title: ASHTRAY (OCR)
Patent Number: 2182916 Filing Date: Nov 30, 1937
Application Number: Issue Date: Dec 12, 1939
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Dec. 12, 1939. R. M. DEL ORSINEE 2,182,916 ASHTRAY Filed Nov. 30, 1937 ZeeCa

Patented Dec. 12s 1939 21182,916 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,182,916 ASHTRAY Ricardo IVL Del orsinee, Chicago, III. AppIication November 30, i937, Serial No. 177,352. 6 Claims. (Cl. 131@257) This invention relates to ashtrays such as are used by smokers as a receptacle for the ashes of cigarettes and the like, the principal object of the invention being to provide a tray of this character having means for holding the cigarettes in such a position that ashes therefrom will drop ii,ito the tray, and that will also be so constructed that when the cigarette is removed from the holdilig means any ashes that may have collected 10 thereon will be automatically removed and permitted to fall into the tray. In the accompanying drawing, Figure I is a perspective view of the invention showing a cigarette in position in the holder, 15 Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof with a por-, tion broken away, Figure 3 is a plan view of the device without the cigarette, Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of F-igure 20 2, and Mgures 5 and 6 are detailviews. In the drawing, I 0 designates an ashtray constructed of metal or other swtable material having a metal stud I I connected to and extending 25 upwardly from its center. Formed in the upper portion of this stud and extending longitudiiially thereof at diametrically opposite points are grooves 12 in which are secured, by soldering or in any other suitable manner, the end portions of 30 loops 13 constructed of spring wire, these end portions of the loops being slightly bent to one side to cause the loops to diverge upwardly so as to stand apart somewhat, as shown in Mgure 3, to permit a cigarette to be inserted therebetween and so held that ashes dropping therefrom will fall into the tray IO. Encircling the stud I 1, which is preferably cylindrical, and slidable vertically thereon is a loose sleeve 14 having pairs of inwardly directed 40 spaced ears 15 at its upper end as shown in Flgure 6. These ears are adapted to rest on the u-oper end of the stud I I and thereby limit the downward movement of the sleeve 14. As shovra in Figure 4, the lugs of each pair are at opposite 45 sides of and engage the loops 13. As a result of this arrangement the space between the upper portions of the loops may be adjusted by vertical movement of the sleeve@ 14. As shown in Figure 1, a lighted cigarette may 5o be inserted between the diverging spring loops 13: ,,Liid passed dowxiwardly therebetween until it is securely held against accideiital displacement. 'AThen the cigarette is withdrawn for use the loop,s will niove towards each other to resume .)5 their normal position and will thus knock from the end of the cigarette any ash that may have collected thereon. It will be understood tiiat the device may be used as a holder for cigars as well as cigarettes 6o by properly adjusting the space between the 16ops through the medium of the sleeve 14 in the manner already explained. It is obvious that those skilled in the art rnay vary the details of construction involving the device without departing fr t e spirit o the 5 inventign , and, therefore, it not desired to be lirrited to the foregoing except as may be required by the claims. What is claimed is: 1. A device of the 61ass described comprising a 10 @,uppor t, clivergently spaced loops carried by the support, a sleeve slidably mounted on the support q-nd surrolinding portions of the loops thereon,, said sleeve having invrardly directed ears en- gaginp,, opposite sides of the loops whereby move- 15 ment of the sleeve -@vill vary the spacing of said loops. 2. A device of the class described, comprising a support, a pair of wire loops extending upward- ly from said support with their openings in con- 20 fronting relation, said loops having end portions attached to opposite sides of the support, and a sleeve slidably moi).nted on the support and sur- rounding said end portions, said sleeve having inwardly directed spaced ears engaging the outer 25 faces of the loops aild adapted to rest on the support whereby to support the sleeve' 3. A device of tlie class described, comprising a grooved support, a pair of wire loops extending upwardly fron@ said support with their openings in confronting relatio . n, said 16ops having end 30 portions secured in the grooves of the supdort, and a sleeve slidably mo ed on the supp an surround in.- said end portioiis, said sleeve having inwardly directed spaced ears engaging the outer 35 faces of the loops and adapted to rest on the sup- port whereby to support the sleeve. 4. A device of the class described comprising a support, and a plurality Gf flat loops of resilient wire connected to and extending upwardly from 40 said support in separa@te and divergent planes with the openings of said loops being in confront- ing relation. 5. A device of the class described comprising a support and a plurality of flat loops of resilient 15 wire of substaT-Itially similar size and shape se- c-oxed to said support and extending upwardly therefro m in separate and divergent planes with the wire of one loop directly opposite the wire of the a,djacent loop, each loop being several times 50 -the diameter of a, cigarette. 6. A device of the class described coniprising a support and a plurality of flat loops of resilient Vre of substan@uially similar size and shape secured to said support and extending therefrom in 55 separate and divergent plaiies with the wire of one loop directly opposite the wire of the adjacent loop, said loops being adjustable at the support to vary the angle of their divergence. RICARDO M. DEL ORSINEE. 60

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