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5, 1946- F. ARMBRusTER ET-AL 2,409,465
FIRST AID CONTAINER Filed April 5, 1944 V Frank Armrasier Edwqn8tearrzs zflwz Patented Oct. 15, 1946 FIRST-AID CONTAINER Frank Armbruster, Waverly, and Edison Steam Columbus, Ohio i r Application April 5, 1944, Serial No. 529,597
This invention relates generally to containers 2 or receptacles, and it is an object thereof to provide a container especially constructed for use in receiving, in a compact and orderly manner, various accessories and compounds used in administering first aid to injured persons.
It is another object of the invention to provide a container embodying-e; casing having an outer wall structure formed to provide pockets for the reception of antiseptic applicators.
Another object is to provide a container for the purpose set forthhaving an internally and axially disposed tubular member formed with a well for the reception of a fiuidic antiseptic compound, the said tubular member also serving as. a guide for the reception of rings of gauze, adhesive tape and the like.
A further object is to'provide a tubular container of the character indicated at one of its ends with a removable cover, the latter being provided with an axial opening for the reception of a stud carried by a separable knob element, the lower end of the stud being threaded for engagement with threads formed internally of said tubular member, whereby when the knob element and stud occupy their active positions, the antisepticcontaining well or chamber in the tubular member will be closed and sealed against fluid escape, and at the same time the removable cover will be held positively by the knob element in its position of container closureand retained against accidental removal.
A further object is to provide a small, compact first aid kit capable of being carried in the pocket of ones clothing, or to occupy a small amount of space when positioned in another larger container, the kit being of simple and economic construction and of suflicient internal volumetric capacity to receive all necessary first aid appliances.
For a further understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a first aid container formed in accordance with the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken through the container;
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view on the plane indicated by the line III-III of Fig. 2.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, our improved first aid container comprises a casing generally of cylindrical formation, having an open-ended tubular body member 5. In the preferred form of the invention, this body member is composed of inner and outer walls of paper- 2 board united by .a corrugatedseparator, whereby to produce in the walls of the body member a multiplicity of vertically extending pockets which, in this instance, are adapted to receive applicator sticks 6, the latter being of the type having at one end a body of soft cotton or the like, adapted to be immersed in a liquid antiseptic for the purpose of applying such an antiseptic to injuries or wounds. i j The lower or base end of the body member'5 carries a permanent or stationary closure 1 which, in one form of the invention, is formed from a molded plastic. The closure embodies a base wall 8 and an upstanding annular outer flange 9, which may be either tightly fitted onthe lower end of the body member 5 or, in some cases, adhesively united therewith. The base wall 8;includes an upstanding axial boss l0, and in thisgboss there is inserted the diametrically reduced lower end ll of an upstanding, tubular, antiseptic-containing member l2, which, conveniently, may be formed from one of the so-called plastics. The
' member [2 embodies a well or chamber [3 which is adapted to receive a suitable quantity of a liquid antiseptic solution, indicated at M. Between the outer surfaces of the member I2 and the inner surfaces of the body member 5, there is provided an annular space which is adapted to receive rings or spools of fabric, such as bandages, gauze, adhesive, court-plaster or the like, as indicated at l5.
Removably positioned on the upper end of the g body 5, as the container is viewed in the accom panying drawing, is a cover It. This cover includes a horizontal top wall I! and a depending annular skirt [8, which closely embraces the outer surfaces of the body member 5, although it may be readily removed therefrom by application of finger pressures. The top wall I! is provided axially with an integral depending sleeve IS, the lower end of which engages a gasket 20 carried by the lower end of the tubular sleeve l9. Adapted to be positioned in the sleeve l9, but removable with respect thereto, is a stud 2|, The latter is carried by a knob element 22, adapted for disposal on the top surface of the Wall H, the lower end of the .stud being threaded as at 23 for engagement with internal threads provided in the upper wall surfaces of the antiseptic well or chamber l3.
In view of the foregoing, it will be seen that by rotating the knob element, secure threaded engagement between the stud 2| and the tubular member I2 may be effected. The knob element, under such conditions, presses downwardly upon the cover 16, until sealing engagement between the lower end of the sleeve [9 and the gasket 20 takes place, preventing loss of the liquid antiseptic from the well or chamber l3, even though the container should occupy a fully or partially inverted position. Also, the knob element serves to hold the cover 16 in its position of closure over If desired, a stopper 24 may be located loosely within the container on top of the fabric 15 and used to close the upper end of the well or chamber l3 when the cover I6 and its stud 21 are removed, thereby preventing possible spillage of the antiseptic during removal of the gauze or bandage units l5.
It will thus be apparent that the present invention provides a simple, inexpensive and compact container particularly useful in the receiving and compact storing for articles or products employed in the administering of first aid to physical injuries.
While We have described what we now consider to be our preferred structural arrangement, nevertheless we realize that the same is subject to considerable variation or modification and, therefore, we reserve the right to employ all such forms of our invention that may be said to fall fairly within the scope of the following claims.
l. A container for the reception of first aid appliances comprising a tubular casing having an open end, the walls of said casing being formed with pockets, a stationary member located axially within said casing, said member being formed with an open-ended well for the reception of a liquid antiseptic, a removable cover for the open end of said casing, said cover having an axially disposed inwardly extending sleeve adapted for seating engagement with said stationary member, a knob element, and a stud depending from said knob element and passing through said sleeve, the lower end of said stud being threaded for engagement with internal threads provided on said stationary member.
2a A kit for first aid appliances comprising a cylindrical casing closed at one end and open at its other, said casing having inner and outer concentric side walls separated by a corrugated spacer, the latter forming in conjunction with said inner and outer walls a plurality of circularly arranged vertical pockets substantially coextensive with the full height of said walls, a removable cover normally closing the open ends of said casing and said pockets, a liquid-holding member disposed in said casing and provided with an outlet arranged in registration with an opening formed axially in said cover, and means normally closing the outlet of said member, said means including a knob adapted to be seated exteriorly on said cover, and a depending stud, the lower end of said stud being threaded in the outlet of said liquid-holding member to retain the cover against accidental displacement on the open end of said casing and prevent loss of liquid from said member.
FRANK ARMBRUSTER. EDISON STEARNS.