US 809172 A
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PATEN'IED JAN. 2, 1906.
BOUQUET HOLDER. Y APPLIGATION FILED APB. 19, 1905.
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No. 809,172. PATENTED JAN. 2, 1906.
APPLICATION FILED APRQlS, 1905.
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JOHN BURDICK, OF FORT SHAW, MONTANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 2, 1906.
Application filed April 19.1905. Serial No. 256.367.
To a/ZZ whom it may concern: Y
Be it known that I, JOHN BURDICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fort Shaw, in the county of Cascade, State of Montana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bouquet-Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as Will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to holders, and more particularly to holders for flowers slips, &c., and has for its object to provide a holder which may be manufactured at a low figure, which will be extremely simple, and which will be arranged to hold moisture to keep the contents of the holder fresh.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following specification, and it will be understood that changes in the specific construction shown and described may be made and that any suitable materials may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a view of the present invention in use. Fi 2 is a view showing the interior of one of t e sections. Fig. 3 1s a view showing the device opened to receive a bouquet. Fig. 4 is a transverse section of the body portion on line 4 4 of Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, the present invention comprises a hollow body portion 5, which is circular in cross-section and which is rounded at its lower end 6. The body portion is divided lon itudinally into two sections 7 and 8, whic are connected at their lower ends by means of a spring-hinge 9, the action of this hinge being to hold the sections yieldably with their upper end portions apart. A spring-catch 10 is secured -to one of the sections and is arranged for engagement of a projection 11, carried by the other section to hold the sections against the action of the spring-hinge and with their edges in mutual engagement.
The body portion 5 is open at its upper end and is provided at this end with an outwardly-extending liange 12, which comprises two sections 18 and 14, carried by the sections 7 and 8 of the body portion, respectively. As shown, the sections 7 and 8 and their respective flanges are each formed of a single piece of metal stamped into the desired form. A. Each section of the body portion is provided with an absorbent lining to receive and retain moisture, and stems of the flowers to be held are engaged in the body portion and rest against the absorbent lining to receive moisture therefrom.
It will be seen that the present holder may be disposed in a vase or similar receptacle to hold flowers therein and keep them fresh without lling the vase with water, the flan e 12 resting against the neck of the vase to ho d the holder in the desired position. When it is desired to remove flowers from the holder,
'it is only necessary to release the catch 10,
when the spring-hinge 9 will separate the sections to permit of easy withdrawal of the stems of the flowers from the holder. When it is desired to supply water to the absorbent linings of the sections, the holder is immersed in water, as will be readily understood. Pins A are carried by the sections 7 and 8 and extend inwardly therefrom beyond the absorbent linings for engagement of the stems of flowers to retain them in the holder.
What is claimed isl. A device of the class described comprising a hollow body portion including two sections hinged to ether at their lower ends for movement of t eir upper ends toward and away from each other, means for holding the sections yieldably with their upper ends separated, means for holding the sections with their adjacent edge portion in mutual engagement, absorbent linings for the sections, and iianges carried by the upper ends of the section and extending outwardly therefrom, said sections and their respective fianges being each formed from a single piece of metal, the body portion being open at its upper end.
2. A device of the class described comprising two transversely-semicircular sections rounded at their lower ends and open at their upper ends, a hinge secured to the rounded portions of the sections for movement of the sections into and out of engagement with each other, said sections being cut away to receive the hinge, means for holding the sections with their edge portions in mutual engagement, absorbent linings for the sections, an outwardly-extending flange carried by the upper end of each section, each of said sections and its iiange being formed of a single IOO IIO
piece of metal, and means for holding the sections yieldably With their edge portions in spaced relation.
3. A bouquet -holder comprising a body portion including two sections hinged together at their lower ends for movement into and out of operative position, said body portion being adapted for -engagement in the neck of a vase, outwardly-extending flanges carried by the outer ends of the sections and arranged to rest upon the neck of a vase in which the body portion is engaged, means for holding the sections yieldably 1n inoperative JOHN BURDICK.
WILLIAM DEVINE, ELMORE WELSH.