US 1434609 A
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. l. GRE'ENSAFT. MOUNT FOR MANIPULATABLE FANS AND PERSONAL UTILITIES EQUIPMENT.
APPLICATION'TTQED IAIIu 24, I92I.
'muted Nov. :1, 1922.
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PATENT y OFFICE,o
ISIDOR GREENSAFT, OF NEV YORK, N. Y.
i Application filed January 24, 1921. Serial No. 439,502.
To @ZZ iai/10m it may concern: y
Be it known that I, lemon GREENSAFT, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Manhattan, city, county, and State ot' New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mounts for Manipulatable Fans and Personal Utilities Equipment, of which the tollowing is a specification.
The object of my invention is the production, as an article of manufacture, of a rotatable hand fan and mount, designed more particularly for feminine use, the handle, and the casing of the operative parts, being' also adapted to containing and supporting, in convenient position for access and use, other adjunctive devices and objects 01' personal equipment,` as hereinafter more fully set fortli,-tlie invention consisting in the specific construction, combination and arrangement of devices and parts described and claimed whereby the various functions are attained in a compact unitary contriva'nce.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. l, is a front elevation, full size, of my personal utilities equipment mount, one ofthe vanes of the 'fan ,being broken away in part;
Fig. 2, is a central longitudinal sectional elevation taken upon plane of line 2--2, Fig. l;
Fig. 3, is a sectional detail of the vane clamp on a larger scale showing spring tension as applied thereto; v
Fig. 4, is a perspective view of the handle and cap removed therefrom; l
Fig. 5, is an elevation of the rear side of my device, broken away in` part the better to show details of construction;
Fig. 6, is a section taken upon plane of line 6-6, Fig. 2; p
Fig. 7, is an elevation oi the inner side of the rear compartment closure, showing the mirror;
Fig. 8, is an enlarged sectional. elevation, taken upon plane of line 8-8, Fig.. 5;
Fig. 9, is a like view taken at right angles to Fig.8;
Fig. l0, is a diagrammatic view showing the inner or hub ends oi the Jran vanes detached and separated, but as correlated tol each other;
Fig. 11, is a sectional detail taken upon plane of line 11-11, Fig. 10;
Fig. l2, is an elevation, on a reduced scale,
of the device as folded into compact form for convenience in packing or carrying.
F, F, are the fan vanes, any desired plural number of which may be employed, three by preference, as shown in the drawings. The inner or hub ends ofthese fan vanes F, F, are formed with arbor bearing holes 72j", for the rotatable arbore; and also eachy with a protuberance f', and a recess f2,-the protuberance f', on one vane fitting into' the recess f2, of the adjacent vane when the vanes F,F, are radially positioned in equidistant relation to each other as in Figs. l, 5 and 6,-the interlocking being shown particularly in detail in Fig. `3. Figs. l0 and 1l, also show the protuberances f. and the recesses f2, as positioned and correlated to each other. This interlocking of the hub ends of the fan vanes insures the proper spacing apart of the latter when arranged for use, in which case the said hub ends of the vanes F, are held in such engagement and against an annular shoulder a,.on thearbor a, by means of a thumb nut N, engaging with the screw threaded outerl extremity of said arbor a. A spring n, preferably countersunk in the nut N, may bey interposedbetween the latter andthe hub ends of the vanes F, F, as shown in Fig. 3, when velastic' resilient tensional pressure is desired to be exerted against said vanes, or the thumb nut may bear directly thereon `as shown 'in Fig. 2. In either case, the nut N, affords means whereby the vanes may be, mounted and held upon the arbor a, in such manner as to be rotatable therewith. When not desired for use, the vanesl F, by simply re` versing the nut N, may be loosened up and turned and folded into alignment with each other and with the casing, so as not to protrude beyond each other or the cas'ng,- thus adapting the device in this respect for convenient and compact packing, storage or transportation, as shown in Fig. l2.
The arbor a, is mounted on the front and rear walls of the works casing WV, as shown in Fig. 2, and has rigidly attached to it within the said casing W, a pinion a2. This pinion meshes witha relatively large driving gear cl, mounted loosely on the rotatable shaft e, which is supported also on and between lthe front and rear walls of the work casing W'. The drive gear CZ, carries a spring pawl d', which engages peripherally with a ratchet wheel e', rigid on the drive shaft e, to which latter is also rigidly attached a normalposition when the fan is not in use. v
The segmental rack R, is formed with a curved lever arm r', the free end of which rests against the inner end of a push rod p, by means of which the segmental ack R, may be rocked against the resistance of the retractile spring 1. `The inner end of the push rod p, is provided with a cross pin p', (Fig. 6) the ends of which project into slots w', w', in guide members 102, cu2, rigid upon the inner side of the casing lV, through w iich latter the outer vportion of the push rod protrudes', and is formed at its outer eX- tremity with a push button or equivalent thumb contact piece p2,-a retractile spring p3, being interposed between the casing TW, and said contact button p2', which spring tends constantly to thrust the push rod p, outward into the position shown in Figs l, 5 and 6.
. In Operation, when the actuating rod p, is pushed inward against the resistance of its spring p3, (and also against the resistanc-e of' its retractile spring r, connected with the segmental rackvlt, as before stated) it rocks the segmental rack R, on its' fulcrum y w, through the medium of the lever arm r',
thereof, thereby Acausing the rack teeth to rotate the pinion e2, and ratchet wheel e', the latter acting through the spring pawl clp, to rotate the drive wheel (Z, which in turn rotates the pinion a2, and the arbor a, and hence effects the rotation of the fan vanes F, F, mounted thereon ashereinbefore set forth,-the' momentum thus imparted to the said fan vanes F, F, being sufficient to cause them to continue rotation during the retractile movement of the segmental rack R, and push rod j?, as effected by the springs 203 and 7', when pressure on the push button p2, is sufficiently relaxed-the spring pawl al',y by slipping over the teeth of the ratchet wheel e, admitting of thisautomatic restoration ofthe operative parts to normal position ywithout materially` retarding the continued rotation of the fan vanes under the impetus imparted thereto by the inward thrust ofthe push rod p, as before stated. Hence the intermittent reciprocation `of the push or actuating rod 79, will result in a corresponding but continuous rotation of the fan as long as the rod p, is thus manipulated'. y
The rear part of the works casing W, beyond the medial division wall cox, is formed to accommodate a receptacle V, for
, a powder puff lo@ to the back of the hinged closure o2, of which is secured a mirror o3. The back or bottom ox, (Fig. 2)v of the puff holder V, may have imposed thereon com pact face powder or rouge. Thus the essent-ials of a vanity7 outfit are provided and incorporated with the works casing in conveniently accessible position for use when required.
The outer face of the lid or closure o2, of this vanity compartment is formed with an open face pocket @22,y for a small open face watch or time piece t, whiclil may be inserted in the pocket @22, from the rearl of the closure c2, before the attachment of the mirror o3, `thereto. Thus a glance at the bac-k of the fan will always disclose the time. p
T he back part of the casing 7, below the vanity outfit above described, is utilized as a container X, (Fig. 2.) for make up7 cos metics etc.,-it being provided with hinged closure fr.
The bottom of the works casing WV, is formed with a hollow shank S, which I utilize as a coin holder, the same being provided with a spring s, and follower or bean ing plate S2, and provision being made for the introduction of coins' thereunder thro-ugh a slot 83, in one side of the coin holder S. The bottom of the coin holder s, is formed with a suitable finger' opening SX, to facilitate the insertion and removal of coins. This device is shown upon an enlarged scale in Figs 8 and 9, which also illustrate more clearly the construction and arrangement of adjacent parts. y
The metallic ferrule z, of the handle H, is hinged at IL, to the coin holder S, and may be held in closed relation thereto by snap lugs 7b2. rfhe handle H, preferably made of non-metallic material, is hollow, being formed with a vial compartment h3, and also with a compartment ht, for pins, etc., the two compartments hr3, 7b4, being separated by a partition h5. The lower or end conlpartment h4, is closed by means of a screw cap zf', containing' a cushion lz?, for pins, needles, etc. The cushion lz?, is also formed with a socket its, for the insertion of the end of a pencil k, or equivalent marking device, for use in conjunction with the memorandum tablet hereinafter mentioned.
The upper or ferrule end compartment 7L?, of the handle H, is adapted for use as a con'- tainer for a vial z', for holding` a liquid perfume for instance, or smelling salts, or in fact any substance desired for the comfort or convenience of the user. To this end the neck of the vial z', is screw threaded externally, and provided with a screw capa", which is also screw threaded externally for engagement with an internal screw thread 7L, formed for the purpose in the inner or ferrule end of the handle H, as shown in Figs. 2, 8 and 9.
The front side of the works casing W, is formed wtih a holder Q for a memorandum tablet g, which `may be frictionally or otherwise detachably retained in position.
It will be seen that by my construction and arrangement of parts I attain a unitary contrivance embodying several functions all appertaining to the personal comfort and convenience of the user, and so completely arranged as to, be conveniently manipulatable and portable.
By folding` the fan vanes upon each other, and positioningI them within the area of the works casing and by folding the handle thereover also, 'as exemplified in Fig. 12, the device may be carried in a ladies7 hand or opera bag or the like, or packed economically for storage or transportation.
What f claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,
1. A manipulatable hand mount of the character designated, comprising a rotatable fan and driving parts, the latter encased and consisting of a fan arbor, a pinion thereon, a loosely mounted driving gear meshing therewith and carrying a spring pawl, a ratchet wheel rigidly mounted on a main shaft and engaging with said spring pawl, a pinion rigidly mounted on said main shaft, a rockable segmental gear meshing therewith, a push rod for actuating said segmental gear formed with a cross pin fitting in slotted stationary guide members, saidguide members, and retractile springs tending constantly to hold the push rod and segmental gear in normal positions, for the purpose described.
2.1In combination with a manipulatable handV mount of the character designated, and driving parts suitably encased, a rotatable fangconsisting of a plurality of fan vanes hub perforated for attachment to a rotatable arbor and also formed with interlocking parts, said rotatable arbor formed with a bearing shoulder and with a screw threaded outer'extremity, and a nut engaging said threaded end of the arbor and adapted to hold the vanes rigidly against said shoulder thereon, said nut being countersunk on its inner face and containing a bearing spring, for the purpose described.
GEO. WM. MIAT'r, DOROTHY MIATT.