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Aug. 14, 1928.
E. REMLEY EYE DRES S ING PACKET Filed March 5l, 1926 JZ m'A.
2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR Aug. 14, 1928.
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INVENTOR 4'Patented Aug. 14, 1928-.
UNITED STATES 1,680,804 PATENT oFF-ICE.
ERNEST REMLEY, OF EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOB T HYGIENIC FIBRE COMPANY, INCORPORATED, 0F VERSAILLES, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OP MASSACHUSETTS.
Application led March 31, 1926. Serial Fo. 98,685.
My invention relates particularly to what are commonly termed first aid kits.
The main object is to provide a simple, compact, convenient and sanitary package 6 for shipping a set of supplies for eye dressing.
In carrying out the invention in its preferred form, I employ a box having a hinged cover and cut out at the front, and I arrange the various supplies in the box in such a manner as to provide a maximum facility of indentiiication, access, and withdrawal. l have also sought to pack the various articles so that they will, so far as possible, protect each other or otherwise be protected against breakage or dis-arrangement.
F ig. 1 is a plan view of a packet involving my invention, the box being shown open.
Fig. 2 is a front view of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective View showing the box and spacing element-s without the suplies.
p The box itself may be made of sheet metal or card-board, and consists of a bottom 5, a
rear wall 6, a front wall 7, end walls 8-8, and a top 9. The entire box may be formed of one piece of sheet material. In the form shown, the ange 10 is integral with the bottom and is tucked up in front of the rear wall 6. Side fiaps 11 are also preferably provided to stiffen the box and hold the contents in place. The cover 9 is preferably hinged to the top of the back of the box and is itself provided with a hinged `flap 12 adapted to be tucked in rear of the front of the box. Nearly one-half of the front of the box is cut away at 13, leaving only guide flanges 14 at opposite ends. The ends of the cover flap 12 are tapered or rounded so as to facilitate their being tuckedl in behind the flanges 14 and in front ofthe edges of the flaps 11. The front wall may be provided with inwardly projecting bosses 15 adapted to engage in recesses 16 in the edge of the cover ila-p so as to more securely hold the cover closed.
. A more or less standard set of supplies for an eye dressing packet consists of a glass eye cup 17, al glass eye dropper 18, six absorbent cotton pads, such as 19, 2O, 21, and 22, and a set of six vials, such as 23 and 24, two of which may cont-ain boric acid solution, one containing boric acid tablets, two containingcastor oil, and one empty vial. The
eye cup, dropper, and cotton pads are all wrapped in glas'sine pa r and the pads are, of course,`ster1l1zed. T e vials are all preferably arranged in the ends of the box as shown and held in position by partition members 25 and 26, as shown in Fig. 3. These two elements form three compartmentsand are glued in one end of the box. A similar set of compartments is referably in both ends of the box.I The pa may be conveniently arranged around the sides of the central compartment so as to be readily accessible and at the same time provide a maximum mechanical protection to the sides of the eye cup and the eye dropper. Each item may be abeled appropriately so as to facilitate its identification.
c It should be understood that the carton itself may be provided with a label or have printed upon it illustrations and printed directions for the use of the contents for treating foreign substances in lthe eye, or injuries to it. All of the articles or supplies are arranged so that they may be readily identified without handling. This is made possible by the arangement in the package and by the fact that a large part of the front is cut away or omitted so as to display all of the contents of the package when the cover is open.
The tablets are preferably of such a size with respect to the emp-ty vial that one tablet may be placed in the vial and dissolved in a definite volume of water, for instance, twothirds of the vial full, to make a solution of just the right strength. By definitely limiting the size of the tablets and having it understood that one tablet only is to be used, there is no danger of getting the solution too strong.
The packet is so compact that an ordinary eye dropper is longer than the large compartment yet it may be arranged in an inclined position adjacent one Wall of the large compartment and passing between the reduced portion of the ordinary eye-cup and the compartment wall. The pads are preferably of suiicient height to protect both the vials and the eye-cup.
1. A first aid eye-packet comprising an ob long carton having a movable cover, upstanding partitions forming with the box walls a large compartment extending throu hout 'the major portion of said box and a so forming smaller compartments in at least one end portion of the carton, vials arranged within the smaller compartments, an eye-cu wrapped in paper, having its width an depth reduced intermediate its top and bottom and located within the larlge compartment, a packe e ionger than t e large compartment an containing an eye dropper inclined adjacent a longitudinal wall and of a size to extend between said wall and the intermediate reduced portion of said eye-cup, and an absorbent upstanding pad wrapped in paper and lining each wall of the large com artment to protect said receptacle and via s, the front Wall of said carton being cut low across the central portion of the large compartment to facilitate identification and Withdrawal of its contents.
2. A first aid eye-packet comprising a box having a movable cover, upstanding partitions forming with the box Walls a large compartment extending throughout the major ortion of said box and also forminor sma ler compartments in at least one en portion of the box, vials arranged Within the smaller compartments, an eye cup Wrapped in an enclosing material and having its width and depth reduced immediate its top and botton and located within the large compartment, and an absorbent upstanding pad wrapped in paper and lining each wall of the large compartment to rotect said eye cup, at least one of said pads eing arranged between said e e cup and each vial to also Erotect the via s, the front wall of said box eing cut low across the central portion of the arge compartment to facilitate identification and withdrawal of its contents.
3. A first -aid eye-packet comprising an oblong box having a movable cover, upstandmg partitions forming with the box walls, a large compartment extending throughout the major ortion of said box and also forming smal er com artments in at least one end portion of the ox, vials arranged within the smaller compartments, an eye cup Wrap ed in paper having its width and depth re uced intermediate 1ts top and bottom and located Within the large compartment, a package longer than the large compartment and of the size to extend between a longitudinal Wall and the intermediate reduced portion of said eye cup, and an absorbent upstanding pad wrapped in paper and lining each wall of the large compartment to protect said eye cup, at least one of said pads being placed between said e e cup and each vial to protect the vials, t e front wall of said box being cut low across the central portion of the large compartment to facilitate identification and withdrawal of its contents.