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Publication numberUS1412943 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1922
Filing dateFeb 20, 1920
Priority dateFeb 20, 1920
Publication numberUS 1412943 A, US 1412943A, US-A-1412943, US1412943 A, US1412943A
InventorsColvin Kennedy George
Original AssigneeColvin Kennedy George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compartmental device
US 1412943 A
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1 Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 18, 19223.

Application filed February 20, 1920. Serial No. 360,107.

Be it known that l, Gnoncn Convr'x Kuwxnor, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Waterloo, Blackhawk County, Iowa, have inventedrertain new and useful Improvements in Compartmental Devices, of which the following is a invention relates to compartmental devices, and the objects of my improvements are, first, to combine with a compartmental container suitable means for closing certain of the compartments while permitting access to any con'lpartment as desired; and second, to associate with a compartment other means for closing it, and also means for keeping its contents positioned favorably for convenient use. i

I have accomplished these objects by the means which are hereinafter described and claimed, and which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a cross-sectional view of my device, and Fig. 2 is a horizontal central section of the latter; Fig. 3 shows perspective detail views of the parts of the latter container as disassembled and spread apart; Fig. 4 is a front elevation of the device of said Figs. 1 to 3, and Fig. 5 is a rear elevation thereof; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a tablet or pastil formed to fit within-one of the compartments of the last-mentioned device; Fig. 7 is a cross-section of a modification, and Fig- 8 is an edge elevation thereof.

In all said figures similar numerals of reference denote similar partsthroughout the several views.

In my device division-devices or ribs 10 are projected forwardly fixedly from a rear plate 5, and the interspaces of the ribs are left open for a reason to be stated. A front plate 1 carries the annular rim 4: enclosing said division-devices, and the rim has the opening 14 likewise, which, in this case, is

preferably slightly shorter, circumferen-v tially, than the circumferential width of one of the compartments One of the compartments may be permanently closed by an integral arcuate part 16, which, when the plate 5 is rotated will close the opening 14 in said rim 4:. The shaft 8 is fixed to the front plate 1 and extends through a bearing-opening in the back-plate 5 and is secured by a fiat nut 9. The outer edges of the ribs 10 may be wedgingly sloped, and the inner wall of the rim 4 coned to fit the volatile perfumes ingly.

upon them tightly and compresisvely to.

prevent escape of the contents of the C0111- partments. When desired. an additional compartment may be furnished by hinging a concave plate 17 to the plate 1 at 18, the plate-17 having releasable securing means such as the spring-clip 19 which engages the, abutting edge of the plate 1. The outer face the plate 1, or ofthe plate 17, may be ornamented as by engraving or enameling as shown in Fig, 4:, as desired.

Ears 20 may be placedon the rim 4 to permit of suspending the device from the ends of a neckchain 21. Solid porous tablets 27 may be removably mounted in the compartments of said device, fitting same, and these tablets may be previously impregnated with different volatile perfumes, whereby, when the compartments are rotated, each may be exposed separately, as desired, opposite the rim opening 14, to

permit escape of the volatile odor, when the device is employed about the person, such as suspended on a neck-chain 21. The tightly fitting coned joints of the device will in this case sufiice to prevent escape of from any tablets other than the one so exposed. Instead of the perfumed tablets, others of a different nature may be supplied in whole or part, such as block rouge or compressed facepowder, from which, when exposed through the opening 1%, portions may be removed I01 use.

In the modification shown in Fig. 7, part of the ribs 10 are removed in order to provide a larger segmental compartment capable of containing a larger segmental cake 26, as of compressed face-powder 26, the opening 14 being made larger to properly expose this cake. In order to propel the cake outwardly radially to compensate for portions removed from its outer edge, and keep it exposed conveniently at said opening 14, a bowed flat spring 25 is mounted under the cake, keeping it moved outwardly, yield- In this modified device, I have shown a special closure for the opening 14, to prevent escape of the contents of any compartment, as when the device is carried in a hand-bag subjected to shiftings in position. Arcuate ribs or guides 23 are formed on both plates 1 and 5, and an arcuate covering-slide 22 is slidable under these guides over the opening 14, whereby the latter may be more or less uncovered. A knob 2d. may be inountedon this closure for ma- .nipulaition thereof,

Having; described my invention hat I claim as'new and desire to secure by'Letters lPatent, is:

1. ln coinbination, a plate having ailisnaeed ribs a closure positioned about said ribs and having a port, said plate and closure being movably associated tor relative displacements to place said port into or out of communication with an interspace of said ribs, and a. resilient propelling device mounted in an interspace of said ribs to yieldingly propel the contents thereof toward said port. 7

'2. Iii combination; a rotatable body havinga plurality of spaced ribs with inclined outer ends a closure With an inclined inner Wallto til the inclined parts oi? said ribs, and said closure having an opening for oominunicatlon truth the interspaces of the ribs successively as the said body is rotated.

In combination, a supporting body a hollow body hinged to one face thereof With means for releasabli tastenin 1t thereto.

said supporting body having on its oppo- GEORGE ooLirrN KENNEDY

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US2573311 *Oct 18, 1946Oct 30, 1951Cupler John AReceptacle
US3334731 *Jul 11, 1966Aug 8, 1967Dale Kathryn FPill container and dispenser
US4542631 *Nov 16, 1983Sep 24, 1985Esser Iii William LJewelry and the like adapted to define a plurality of objects or shapes
US5862908 *Mar 12, 1997Jan 26, 1999DistrilookPackaging case for condoms
U.S. Classification132/294, 206/538, 220/524, 312/305
International ClassificationA45D33/08, A45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/08
European ClassificationA45D33/08