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Publication numberUS1451955 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1923
Filing dateMay 18, 1922
Priority dateMay 18, 1922
Publication numberUS 1451955 A, US 1451955A, US-A-1451955, US1451955 A, US1451955A
InventorsOliver Ralph W
Original AssigneeOliver Ralph W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Powder box
US 1451955 A
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R. W. OLIVER Apr. 17,

POWDER BOX Filed May 18 1922 I'HVHT' GEM Patented Apr. 1?, i923.



Application filed May 18, 1922. Serial No. 561,880.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RALPH W. OLIVER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Toledo, in the count of Lucas and State of Ohio, have made an nvention Appertaining to a Powder Box; and I dohereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a' part of this specificatioii.

This invention relates to toilet articles and particularly to a powder box adapted to contain or receive a powder puff and a quantity of powder.

The object of the invention is the provision of a powder box having a chamber in its bottom for containing powder and adapted, by pressure on the to wall of the chamber, to discharge a smal amount of powder fromthe chamber thereof to facilitate gathering the powder on a powder puif without exposing all of the powder. The box is also adapted to contain a powder puff above the chamber.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description of the invention.

While the invention in its broader aspect is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a box embodylng the-invention in closed position. Fig. 2 1s a front view thereof with the box cover openand a powder pull in place in the box. Fig. 3 is a top plan view of, the box in open position with the powder puff removed. Fig. 4 is a central vertical section of the box with the cover in open position, and Fig. 5 is a top planview of the flexible false bottom which forms the top 8f the powder containing chamber of the Referringto the drawings, I designates the body or bottom portion and 2 the cover of a box embodying the invention, which members may be hinged together and are preferably, though not necessarily, circular in form. The box body 1 is provided therein with aremovable diaphragm 3 of any suitable fairly stifi material of a flexible onto the top nature, such for instance as celluloid, tin, cardboard or the like, and this diaphragm is adapted to fit into the body member and is spaced therefrom by any suitable edge spacing means to form a false bottom therefor. In the present instance, such spacing means comprises a ring of feltlike material .4 which is glued or otherwise suitably fixed to the bottom of the box body around the interior edge portion thereof and a similar ring 5 is secured to the under marginal edge portion of the diaphragm 3 in position to. seat down on the ring 4;. These rings, being of a yielding material, readily accommodate themselves to each other or to the surfaces against which they press, and form a close joint to prevent the escape of powder around the edge of the member 3.

The diaphragm 3, which is of disc form, when used in connection with a circular form of box, is supported by the members 4 and 5 or other suitable spacing means above the bottom of the box body and cooperates therewith to form a chamber 6 in the bottom of the box bod for containing a quantity of powder and forms the bottom of an upper chamber. The diaphragm '3 is of a flexible nature to adapt it to be 'presseddoyyn into the chamber at its central portion, and is provided with one or more centrally disposed perforations 8 so that when depressed into engagement with the powder in the chamber 7 the air which rushes out from the chamber through the perforations during the compressing action carries with it a greater or less quantity of powder which gathers on the top of the diaphragm 3 in segregating relationto the powder in the chamber 7 and in position to be gathered up by the powder pufi'. It is found in practicethat it is not necessary to completely compress the diaphragm 3 to eject powder from the chamber 7 onto the top of the member, but that a few light taps of a finger on the diaphragm will cause a suflicient agitation of air within the chamber to eject a small quantity of powder therefrom.

By the use of my'invention it is possible to use powder in powder pufi boxes without danger of spilling thepowder and obviates the use of powder cakes in such boxes. The diaphragm or false bottom 3 has a sufficiently snu fit in the box to' prevent its falling there rom should the box be invertwithout departing from the spirit of the claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and .desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,

1. In a box of the class described, a flexible diaphragm removable therefrom and having centrally disposed perforations, a ring of felt-like material spacing themar= fiilnal ed portion of the 'aphra from t e box ttom and compressible y pressure on the diaph to form a close oint between the diaphragm and bottom, the diaphragm, box bottom and ring cooperating to form a powder receiving chamber.

2. A powder box having horizontally connected top and body portions, a flexible diaphragm removably mounted in the body portion of the box and having centrally disposed perforations, separate marginal ring-like members of a soft compressible material secured to the box bottom and diaphragmrespectively in position to seat one against the other to space the diaphragm from the box bottom and to co-operate therewith to form a powder chamber which is closed except for the perforations in the diaphragm.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this s ecification.


U.S. Classification132/298
International ClassificationA45D33/00, A45D33/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/06
European ClassificationA45D33/06