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Publication numberUS1456450 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1923
Filing dateJan 4, 1923
Priority dateJan 4, 1923
Publication numberUS 1456450 A, US 1456450A, US-A-1456450, US1456450 A, US1456450A
InventorsKendall William G
Original AssigneeKendall William G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1456450 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Application sled January d, 1923. Serial No. 610,615.

To all whom 'it may concern.-

le it known that l, Winnen' G. Kennett, a citizen of the-United States, and a resident of Newark in the county of Essex'and s State of New jersey, have invented a new and lznpi'oved Vanity Case, of which the following is a full, clear7 and exect description.

AThe present invention relates to new and ie useful improvements in vanity cases, and it comprises an improvement over the structure shown in my prior United States Let- ',ters Potent Noh 1,229,286, granted June l2,

lt one of the objects of the present invention vto provide a small compact vanity case sdspted to carry a plurality of cosmetics, such es face powder and rouge, in the form of compacts. so it is a further object of the invention to so nl onnt these cosmetic compacts that either may be positioned in such :i manner that access thereto may be readily obtained. lt is a further object of the invention to embodying e new and improved means for retaining a mirror in position therein.

W' ith the above and other objects in view, reference is had to the accompanying,r dre-w eo in in which- .igure 1 is e rear view of e vanity case constructed in accordance with the present invention, the vanity case being shown in closed position;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is e plan View of the vanity case shown in partially open position; p Fin'. d is a similar view shown in completeljy open position;

Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail sectional view teken on the line 5--5 of Fig. l;

Fie: 6 is en enlarged detail sectional view showing' the vanity case in the completely open osition.

Reterring more particularly to the drew ings5'tl1e reference character-l0 designates the body of the vanity case, and 11 designates the coven thereof. This cover is hinged to the body l of the vanity case, by means of a hinge 12 which is carried by the rear end of the body. A plete i3 is hingedly connected to the front well of the body l() of the vanity case in suoli s manner that it in adapted to be received within the vanity of the compacts.

provide a new and improved lid structure case or swung outwardly thereof shown in Fig., Il. This plate hes two hinge inem bers 14C comprising bent ears 15, seid hinge members pnsino through openings i6 in theu 'front wall l? or the body l() of the vanity case. Between the hinge members l of the plate i3, there is a thumb-piece .lo which serves as the operating means by which the piste 13 is moved'to the position shown in Eig. le

The reference character 19 designates rouge compa-ct, and the reference character 20 designates e powder compact, these two compacts being secured in position on the plete 13 by means of oppositelydisposed eers 2l, which ears are struck upwardly sind, adapted to engage the metallic container By this nies-ns the dose metio compacts are secured to the opposite feces of the plate 13.

The cover ll is provided with an inwerdly disposed bead 25, said beadbeing formed by crimping the cover 1l inwardly designated by the reference character' Q6.

rlhe reference character 27 designates e mirror, which is adapted to be secured within the cover ll, und said mirror is positioned in such a manner as to engage angularly disposed iaces 28 of the cover ll. After the mirror has been so positioned, a bezel 29 is placed in the cover, said bezel being received Ibehind the bend in such a manner as to secure the mirror 27 against accidental displacement in the cover. This bezel 29 is formed of resilient material and serves to maintain the mirror in Contact with the angular :faces 28.

The device operates in the 'following manner:

The vanity case being opened by raising the cover 1l, the powder compact 20 is readily accessible. lf, however, it is desired to use the rouge com act, the inp'erieee i8 is engaged graspe prei'erabl' y the thumb, and the plate 13 is rocked about its hinges 14 to the position shown in 4i and d. When the plate 13 is in this position, the rouge compact will be exposed for use and the member 18 by reason of its engagement with the outer face of the front wall of the vanity cese, as illustrated in Fig'. 6, serves'to support the plate 13 in the position in which the rouge compact is exposed.

Should the mirror become broken, or it is desired to remove the same, it is only necessary to spx-ing Jhe bem! 29 fram Elf-hind the bead 25, when th mirror Wl be free or removal. i

From ik@ oregolng 1t 1s apparent that ih@ presni; nvantiou provides a new 'and im! prmfed vanity case in which :L plurality of cosmetcsmay be caridad within a redatively snzmllartce @if this charcteln Furtherixuox'e, by 'the cnstruction of the vanity Gase., either of the cosmetics may 'be eposed for use.

'What is claimed is:

l, ln a cm'e conswrufction 'for van'ity cases, a @over `member having angular faces adapted to fm1-m a suppoif; fol-*a mrmr oi the like, a bead .nfmed. in said co'vbr and inwardly flsposec with mspea thereto, anc al bezel of resilient mem] adapted t@ be mceved "behind Saud bead and exert sucent pxfessm'e on 'the m'rm" to retain the sume in Contact with the ufmesuid angum facefs.

2. A Covey constructcn 'for vanity cases comprising a bead :formed on Said www?? said bead being disposed inwuldy hemo'f? i mirror adnpd tf; be received Within the cover on the inner face themof, and a bezel of mslient material adapted t0 engage behind said bead and exert prnssure upon tlm mirror to maintain the same in engagement with the 'wals of the cover.


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US6223754 *Mar 21, 2000May 1, 2001Jerhel Plastics IncMulti-fold cosmetic compact
US20130104927 *Oct 29, 2012May 2, 2013Regina HurstTemporary Hair Coloring Kit
U.S. Classification132/295
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00V