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Publication numberUS1290671 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1919
Filing dateOct 25, 1917
Priority dateOct 25, 1917
Publication numberUS 1290671 A, US 1290671A, US-A-1290671, US1290671 A, US1290671A
InventorsTaylor Sherwood
Original AssigneeMaurice Levy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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T. SHERWOOD.

VANITY CASE.

APPLICATION FILED OCT-25. 1911.

1 ,290,671 Patented Jan. 7, 1919.

TAYLOR snnnwoon, or

NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO MAURICE LEVY, OF NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK.

VANITY-CASE.

To all whom z't may-concem Be it known that I Dr. TAYLOR Srmnwoon,

a citizen of the Unlted States, residing-at New Rochelle, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented. certain new and useful Improvements in Vary ity-Cases, of which the followmg 1s a specification.

My invention relates to face or toilet powder containers and more particularly to toilet powder containers where the powder is In tablet or compact form.

Face or tollet powder besides being sold in boxes and cans well-known to the trade is also packed in small wax paper envelops, in small aper boxes and in tablets or more generally known to the trade as compacts which are tablets of compressed powder of which a smallquantity may be obtained by rubbing the tablet with a piece of cloth or powder pufl. These compacts are generally sold in containers of wood, paper or metal, suflicient s ace being allottedin the contamers'of sai compacts for a powder puff and often a mirror. Cases containing such compacts have achieved considerable popularity but are objectionable on account of the space they occupy owlng to the necessity of having suflicient. room for a powder pu-fi anda mlII'OI. A

More particularly, my invention has for its object the provision of a toilet powder tablet or compact relatively thinner than any heretofore produced, said compact being mounted on a rigid backin and means for fixedly securing same in a ex1 ble container.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a relatively thin toilet powder that the insertion of the mirror 8 does not compact in a container as aforesaid, in combination with a mirror and powder pufi', all three articles being carried in a single flexible container so arranged as to incur aminimum liability of breakage for thepowder tablet section of Fig.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 7, 1919.

Application filed Dotober 25, 1917. Serial No. 198,414.

The same reference numerals indicate the same parts in all the figures.

The case 9 is constructed throughout of a flexible material such as thin leather so that every part thereof is very freely bendable, and no part thereof can maintain its shape when subjected to stress except when provided with a rigid supporting surface. Thls feature of my invention is very important in preventing the breakage of the glass articles intended to be carried in said case, by the movement of the body, or by the impact of other articles which may be present in the users handbag, etc.

Besides thin leather any fabric that can be readily bent by the fingers may be substituted. f

The case 9' consists of two pocket-like halves 1 and 2 connected by an intermediate connecting portion 10 of a single thickness. The pockets 1 and 2 are formed by bending the fabric backwardlyand stitching around three sides of the pocket so formed, leaving the side adjacent the connecting portion 10 free and unsewed.

One of the pockets, as pocket 1 for ex-' ample, has a mirror 8 inserted therein, of

such dimensions as to project on all sides beyond the opening 3 formed in the upper member of said pocket 1, but to be spaced from all sides of said pocket, so that it is not only protected by a double thickness of the material of the case, but also by the fact that the sewed edges of the pocket are spaced from the mirror. This is clearly shown .in Fig. 3 by the position of the stitch lines 12.

The position of the stitch lines 12 is such A powder pllfi' 5 is inserted into the pocket 1 1 of the container over the mirror, the powder puff serving both to protect the mirror from breaking andas a cover for the powder tablet. As shown in the drawings, the thickness of the tablet of toilet powder is less than the thickness of the mirror and powder puff.

When the powder puff is inserted, the material of the half 1 is tightly stretched so as to form the shoulder 14 and hold the puff in position, and when the wafer 4 is thrust into place the half 2 is tightly stretched and the shoulder 7 is formed. The wafer 4 has its center at the same distance from the median line as the center of mirror 8, and when the case is folded over, wafer 4' lies wholly within mirror 8.

The shape of the rigid backing of wafer 4, which has a convex periphery, and the fact that the thin compressed layer is of uniform thickness, as well as the fact that the wafer is tightly held in position, makes the wafer durable, so that no powder is accidentally rubbed off.

By the foregoing arrangement a powder puff, mirror and powder tablet are securely held in a thin and flexible container with a minimum liability of breakage for the mirror and the powder tablet.

I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention but it is clear that numerous changes can be made in details without departing from the spirit thereof.

What I claim is 4 1. In combination, a flexible case having two pocket like halves connected by an intermediate portion, one of said halves having a thin rigid powder tablet therein, and having an opening in one side, through which powder may be scraped off the said tablet, the other of said halves having an opening sufficiently large to receive a mirror and powder-puff, the thickness of said tablet being less than that of the said mirror and powder puff.

2. In combination, a rigid compressed toilet tablet and a pocket-like flexible case therefor, one of the sides of said pocket having an aperture through which powder can be scraped ofl' said tablet, the flexible material of the said holder being tightly stretched over and around the said tablet so as to frictionally engage it, the said tablet being smaller than the said pocket and the stretched material of the said holder having a shoulder formed therein intermediate the periphery of the said holder and the said tablet.

3. In combination, a flexible case having two-pocket-like halves connected by an intermediate portion, one of said halves having a rigid powder tablet therein and havin an opening in one side thereof through w ich powder may be scraped oil the said tablet, the flexible material of the said half being tightly stretched over and around the said rigid tablet so as to frictionally engage it and hold it in fixed relative position, the said tablet being smaller than the said pocket, the tightly stretched material of the said pocket having a shoulder formed therein intermediate the periphery of said tablet and the periphery of the said half, the other of said halves having large so as to receive a mirror and powderpufi', and having an openin therein, the powder-puff being adjacent said opening and the material of said second-mentioned half being tightly stretched over and around the said mirror and powder-puff so as to frictionally engage them and hold them in fixed relative position, said mirror and powder-pufl' being smaller than the pocket containing them and the flexible material of the said second-mentioned pocket having a shoulder formed therein between the eripheries of said mirror and said pow er-pufl and the periphery of said second-mentioned pocket.

4. In combination, a flexible case having two pocket-like. halves connected by an intermediate portion, one of said halves having a rigid powder tablet therein and having an opening in one side thereof through which powder may be scraped off the said tablet, the flexible material of the said half being tightly stretched over and around the said rigid tablet, so as to frictionally engage it and hold it in fixed relative position, the said tablet being smaller than the said pocket, the tightly stretched material of the said pocket having a shoulder formed therein intermediate the periphery of said tablet and the periphery of the said half, the other of said halves havin an opening sufiiciently large so as to receive a mirror and a powderpufi', and having an openin therein, the powder-pufl' being adjacent said opening and the material'of said second-mentioned half being tightly stretched over and around the said mirror and powder-puff so as to frictionally engage them and hold them in fixed relative position, said mirror and powderpuff being smaller than the pocket containing them and the flexible material of the sald second-mentioned pocket havin a shoulder formed therein between the perlpheries of said mirror and said owder-pufl and the periphery of said secon -mentioned pocket, the said wafer lying wholly within said mirror when the said halves are folded over.

signature. 4

DR. TAYLOR SHERWOOD.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my' an opening sufliciently

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/301, 132/312
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006