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Publication numberUS1239164 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1917
Filing dateDec 27, 1916
Priority dateDec 27, 1916
Publication numberUS 1239164 A, US 1239164A, US-A-1239164, US1239164 A, US1239164A
InventorsWilliam Clifton Cutler
Original AssigneeWilliam Clifton Cutler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity-case.
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W. C CUTLER. VANITY CASE. APPLICATION FILED 02021. 1916.

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Parent VANITY-CASE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. l, 1917..

Application filed December 2'7, 1918. Serial No. 139,105.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM CLIFTON CUTLER, acitizen of the United States, residing at North Glendale, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Vanity-Gases, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in vanity cases in which room is provided for cigars, cigarettes, powder pufl's, calling cards, money and other necessities; and the objects of my improvements are, to arrange such cases to hold the different things handily; to provide means by which the different things can easily be thrown out of the case; to provide means which allow an easy refilling of the diflerent compartments in such cases; the invention consisting in the construction, combination and arrangement of devices hereafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanyin% drawing, in whichigure 1 is the device opened and partly shown in vertical cross section.

Fig. 2 is a cross section of one of the compartments on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a cross section through other compartments on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. l is a cross section through still another compartment on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is the throw for the cigar and cigarette compartments, in side view.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged longitudinal section through the throw in the compartment shown in Fig. 4.

Fig. 7 is a cross section of the throw of 13%. 6, on line 66.

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Similar numbers refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

The vanity case comprises the two halves 1 and2, hingedly connected at 3. The half,

designated 2, is shown in inner plan view, while the half designated 1, is shown in vertical cross'section. The half 1 is constructed to hold cigars, cigarettes and similar articles, while the half 2 contains a compartment for powder pufi indicated at 4, a compartment for money indicated at 5, and a compartment for calling cards indicated at 6. Each of the halves is provided with a rim 7 forming a reinforced edge. The compartment or receptacle 1, being mainly for cigars and cigarettes, is provided with a g. 8 is the throw of Fig. 6 seen from throw 8 for furnishing one piece at a time out of the receptacle, moving slidingly in a slot 9 longitudinally to the cigars in the receptacle. For holding the cigars always in a proper position close to the throw, a shifter or setting mechanism 10 is disposed in the compartment 1 crosswise to the cigars 1n the compartment 1, see Figs. 1 and 2. A shifting plate 11 is disposed in the compartment riveted to the setting plate 12, which is slidingly mounted outside of the case. A projection 13, formed on the setting plate 12, engages normally with the notches or recesses in the surface of the case thereby holding the setting mechanism in position, such position serving to hold the cigars in the case close to the throw, preventing also a breaking of the cigars which may occur when the cigars have room for shaking in the case. The throw is shown in Fig. 5 in side view, the lower end being bent to form a supporting plate 15, normally fitting below the ends of the cigars in the case, while the upper end is provided with a knob 16 which is spaced from the throw by the knob stem 17. The knob stem 17 fits slidingly in the slot 9 mentioned above as will easily be understood. The compartment 1 is closed by a plate 18 which fits in the rim 7 of the case. The plate 18 is made of thin metal having a recess 19 formed on the edge engaging with the rim 7 of the case. The metal of the plate 18 is suitably treated and formed to procure a springing capacity allowing the plate to be sprung into and held in the proper position within the rim of the case.

The compartment 4, see Fig. 3, is also provided on the edge with the recess 19 to engage with the rim 7 of the other half of the case.

The compartment 5 is formed adjacent tothe compartment 4; having suitable circular projections 20 for holding money. The top plate 21 is formed above the money compartment having openings 22 making the money in the compartment visible from the outside and allowing the pushing out of the money by a finger. A slot 23 is formed sidewise from the money containing projections below the top plate allowing the discharging of the money, see Figs. 1 and 3. A spring 24 is secured below the projections for holding the money close to the top plate 21.

The calling card compartment 6 fills up i and the money compartment 5. The compartment 6 is provided with shifting mechanism allowing a discharging of the cards onev at a time from the closed case as well as from the opened case. The shifting mecha-' nism is 'shown in Figs. 6, 7 and 8 in enlarged scale. The shifting plate 25 is provided with lugs 27 cut out of the material in the plate and bent to fit slidingly over the material of the cover plate 26. Other lugs 28,

also formed on the shifting plate, fit in the slots 29 of the shifting bar 30. The shifting bar is thereby held in place below the cover plate 26 of'the case, see Fig. 7. A thumb piece 31 is disposed between the lugs 27 "and 28, projections 32 formed sidewise on the thumb piece holding the same in position between the shifting bar and the shifting plate 25. The cover plate 26, see Fig. 4, is held in position within the rim of the case in the same manner as described above by the recess 19 formed on the edge of the cover plate.

Having thus described my invention, I claim 1. A vanity case comprising two halves hingedly connected having a rim formed on each of the halves, the rim of one half being in a position adjacent to the rim on the other half, a cover plate having a recess on the edge engaging with the rim of one-half of the case forming a closed compartment in that half, a second compartment having also a recess on the edge removably-enga with a part of the rim. of the second of the case forming a money holder and powder puff receptacle, and a second cover plate having also a recess on the'edge removably engaging with the rest of the. rim in said second half of the case forming a compartment for holding cards.

2. A vanity case comprising two halves h'ingedly connected having a reinforced edge forming a rim on each of the halves. the rim of one half being in a position adjacent to the rim on the other half, a cover plate having 'a recess on the edge engaging removably with the rim of one-half of the case forming a closed compartment for holding cigars, cigar ejecting means slidingly mounted on said cigar holding compartment, cigar adjusting means also slidingly mounted on said cigar holding compartment crosswise to the cigars in the compartment, a second cover plate having also a recess on the edge engaging removably with a part of the rim in the other half of the case forming a compartment for holding cards, card e ecting means slidably mounted on the card compartment and a third compartment having a recess on theedge engaging removably with the rest of the rim of said other half of the case forming a money holder and powder pufi receptacle.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afizr my signature in the presence of two witnesses. WILLIAM CLIFTON CUTLER. Witnesses:

.O'rro H. Knunenn, C. h/lrrscm

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/.81, 132/315, 206/238, 206/38, 206/235, 206/249
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/02