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T. W. Sv PHILLIPS.
TOILET POWDER BOX.
APPLICAIION FILED JAN. 25. |9|7- Patented Apr. 30, 1918.
till 1 THOMAS S. PHILLWS, 015 NEW Y0, 1W. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 3d, llh ll.
Application filed January 25, 1917. Serial No. 126.96.36.1994.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that T, THoMAs W. S. lP'mL- nnes, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Toilet-Powder Boxes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to boxes for holding toilet powders and specifically to that character of powder box disclosed in the U. S. patent to E. M. Lichtenstein, No. 697,729 dated April 15, 1902.
This invention resides in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and finally pointed out in the appended claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof, m which Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved powder box,
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional elevation of the same,
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the tray, and,
Fig. 4: is a sectional elevation of a portion of the bottom of the tray.
Throughout the various views of the drawings, similar reference characters designate similar parts.
he heretofore stated, this invention relates to an im rovement on a powder box of the t pe disclosed in the Lichtenstein patent, a ove referred to. lnthe construction therein disclosed, the powder is too extravagantly used and when, at times, dampness causes the powder to cake in the box it is very dificult to remove. My proved box readily overcomes these didculties.
lln the referred form of my invention, as illustrat in the accompanying drawin 1 indicates the portion of the box utilized or containing the powder, the powder con tained. therein being indicated at 6. This containing portion 1 is provided with an inner circumferential wall 10, over which the cover 2 snugly fits and is frictionally held thereon.
it. tray 3 loosely fitsthe interior of the portion of the bottom 5, the major portion of the bottom being preferably imperforate so that powder can only pass through a portion of the bottom 5, that is, through said openings 7, the imperforate portion of the bottom being utilized for the even spreading of the powder so that the same is recarved in even quantities upon the pun or chamois.
At times the powder in the box becomes slightly caked and is dificult to remove.
lln order that the same may-be loosened to readily pass throu h the openings 7 protuberances 8 are 'ormed by forcing the material of the bottom of the tray in the perforations, downward, as shown in Fig. 4. By rotating the tray in the box these protuberances 8 serve to loosen the caked powder so that the same readily passes through the openings 7 and rides up on the imperforate portion of the bottom where it is evenly spread. In order that the tray 3 may be removed from the box when desired the wall l is provided with tabs 9 so that the tray can be readily grasped thereby and lifted out.
From the foregoing it is obvious that my invention is not to be restricted to the em bodiment herein shown but is broad enouh to cover all structures coming within it scope of the annexed claim.
at l claim is:
in an article of the class described, the combination of a box having a loosely fitting tray contained within the same, said tray having a flat bottom and an aular circumferential wall ending about e edge of said bottom, the bottom of said tray having a plurality of perforations grouped together and extending from the side wall of the tray toward its center, with e major portion of the bottom of the tray imperforate to form a powder spreading surface, so that rotation of the tray causes powder to pass through the perforations onto the imperforate surface, and a plurality of powder loosening protuberances on the bottom of the tray formed by forcing the material of the bottom downwardly and out of the perforations formed therein.
Signed at the city, county and State of 10 New York this 24th day of January 1917.
T. W. S. PHILLIPS.