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Publication numberUS1461923 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1923
Filing dateNov 9, 1922
Publication numberUS 1461923 A, US 1461923A, US-A-1461923, US1461923 A, US1461923A
InventorsAlfred M. Locke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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- July 17, 1923. 1,461,923

A. M. LOCKE COMPACT ATTACHMENT Filed Nov. 9, 1922 mmmmm QWWMZV Fatenterl July 17, 1923.



Application filed November T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Armani) M. Looms, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of \Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Compact Attachments; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof.

This invention relates to vanity cases, and more particularly to what is known as duplex or double cases adapted to contain both rouge and powder cakes.

Heretofore, vanity cases of this general character have been exceedingly bulky in size and awkward to manipulate. According to prior practice they are usually constructed with a central partition forming two separate compartments, one containing the rougecake and the other the powder cake. Each compartment is provided with a separate puff for the material contained therein and one or both of the compartments are provided with a mirror. Obviously, therefore, it is somewhat difficult to use a case of this type, as the frequent changing from one compartment to the other is necessary and objectionable.

This invention is designed to overcome the above noted defects and to provide a thin, compact vanity case, and to provide a vanity case in which a powder cake and a rouge cake, a mirror and a powder puff may be carried in a single compartment, thereby making the vanity case materially thinner. than has heretofore been possible, and exceedingly cheap to manufacture.

Further objects are to provide a vanity case in which the powder cake and rouge cake may be separately selected orrenewed, and to provide a vanity case so organized that a single puff may be employed without danger of the puff becoming loaded with either powder or rouge in a manner which interferes with its effective use.

Further objects are to provide an attachment which may be produced and handled as a unit and which includes a mirror and a rouge cake, the latter removably retained and adapted to be easily replaced; to provide an attachment adapted to he slipped into the top of an ordinary vanity case and to be retained therein without requiring additional securing means; and to provide an attachment which may be simply and 9, 1922. Serial N0. 599,796.

cheaply constructed and which is of ornamental design.

An embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view of a vanity case equipped with the attachment and showing the cover in raised position.

Figure 2 is a sectional view through the device.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the pad or puff.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional View illustrating a detail of construction.

Figure 5 is a transverse, sectional view through a modified form of rouge cake, and

Figure (5 is a plan view of the plate on which the cake is mounted.

The vanity case chosen for illustration comprises a cylindrical body portion 1 having a ather shallow top 2 joined thereto by means of a hinge 3, such hinge being conveniently retained in position by means of cars 4 (see Figure 1) passing through the walls of the top and body portion and clinched in position. If desired, a fastener of any desired type, not shown, may be used to retain the top in closed position.

lVithin the body portion a powder cake 5 is removably secured, as by means of a few drops of adhesive paste upon its bottom surface. Above the bottom cake a puff is positioned. such putt having a body portion of wool or velour, as indicated at 6. The upper portion of the putt has a satin chamois skin cover 7 which has a circular aperture 8 therein located eccentrically. If desired. a suitable edging or binding may be employed.

The attachment comprises a stamping which is generally circular in contour and has a depressed portion within which a cupshaped recess 10 is formed. such recess preferably having a raised, slightly rounded edge 11 to give a finished appearance. A laterally projecting indentation 12 communicates with the recess, as is shown in detail in Figure 4:, and facilitates removal of the cake by permitting the insertion of a pointed tool or object. The recess 10 is adapted to accommodate a rouge cake 13 which is removably seated therein and retained in position temporarily by means of adhesive paste upon its bottom surface, or. in any desired manner. This circular member 9 is provided with a somewhat crescent shaped cutout 14, beneath which cutout a mirror 15 is positioned. The mirror may be provided ill all)

16 which accommovided with cutouts 18 to accommodate the ears 4- of the hinge. is adapted to be termed, handled, and sold c a separate entity and is adapted to be slf ped into place within a vanity case and "o retained in position by the gagcment between the walls of the par: for instance. the walls of the top 1 margins of the stamping.

In some instances it may be des to eliminate the indentation 12, due to he i t that the same mars the hnish and appearance oi. the plate 9. In such instaia'zes, .l propose to provide for the removal of; the. cake 13 from the cup-shaped recess by the. pro vision of a lip 13 punched out ot' the plate 13" on which plate the rouge "Ellit. is mounted. As best shown in Figure 5, the lip 13 is normally covered by tl e cake, until such time as the latter worn down by so. thereby exposing the lip 7 10 which permits the insertion of a brittondioolt, or other suitable object, thus enablin the remaining pm tion of the cake to be easily removed.

It is to be particularly noted that by the construction shown, it is possible manufacturer to produce these uz eluding the mirror and a rouge cake tacle, and to furnish. inanuiznstiux rs 0*. i ity cases, or dealers therein, with ese units. which may be instantly positioned wi ui the top of the casing, as illustrated in drawings.

It is also to be noted that the ears 1;? may be dispensed with, under certain conditimis. as when the complete vanity ca 0. is produced by a single manufacturer. Ll the cup to: the rouge may be formed independrnitly ol the main member 9.

It is further to be noted that by the peculiar arrangement of the pull, the rouge cake 13 contacts only with the exposed portion 19 oi. the soft or licecy portion of the putt, while the Chamois skin covering 7 pro vides a clean portion. adapted to be ripped by the users fingers, thereby avoid n soih ing of the fingers.

It will be seen, therefore, that. an ear.- tremely s rviceable vanity case and attachment therefor has been produced and that such device functions in a novel. and eliicacious manner.

.J ttention is also directed to the fact that while tie present invention permits of a very compact structure, it also allows the use (it coinparatively larger rouge and powder Although the invention has been described in considerable detail, it to beunderstood tha it may be variously modified and it is, therefore, to be limited only as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim i. ll. vanity case comprising a body portion having a powder cake therein, a top liingedly joined to said body portion and having a flanged edge, a stamping spaced from the top portion of said top and having a cutout and a depressed portion, a rouge cake carried within said depressed portion, a. mirror located behind said cutout, and. a pull adapted to be positioned upon said cake, said guilt having a fibrous body portion and a eliainois shin top provided with a cutout adapted to register with the cake ot rouge. 9.. A vanity case comprising a casing having a bottom portion and a flange top portion hinged thereto a plate mounted in said top portion and having a cutout, amirror located between said plate and the upper portion of said top and displayed. through said cutout,and a cup carried by said plate and adapted to receive a rouge cake, said mirror having its outer margin contoured to and bearing against the flange of said top and its inner margin abutting the wall of said cup.

31. An attachment for a vanity case comprising stamping having a peripheral. portion adapted to frictionally engage the inner sulnce ot the walls 01? the vanity ease and having 2: cutout portion, a depressed, cupshapcd member integrally formed with the .e xl'anming and adapted to accommodate a rouge cake, and a mirror positioned behind said cutout portion.

i ranity case comprising a casing havtien top per ion and having a cutout and a depressed cup portion spacing said plate from the top portion of said top, a mirror located oetween the flange of said top and the deresscd cup portion and positioned in the mt-e between said plate and the top porall L tron ot said top, whereby a rouge cake may and having a depressed cup shaped portion integrally formed therein and spacing said stamping from the top of said top portion, and having a crescent shaped cut'out corresponding roughly to the circular contour of said top, and to the contour of said cup shaped portion; and a mirror located behind said stamping; adjacent said cut-out and visible therethrough.

6. A vanity case comprising a circular bottom portion and a hingedly-joined circular and flanged top portion cooperating therewith, a circular plate positioned with in said top portion and having a depressed cup shaped portion spacing said plate from the top of said top portion, and having a crescent shaped cut-out and a mirror positioned between said plate and said top, and having a marginal portion contacting with the flange of said top, and a second marginal portion contacting with the wall of said depressed cup portion.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin.


U.S. Classification132/295
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00V