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Publication numberUS1482786 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1924
Filing dateJul 2, 1923
Publication numberUS 1482786 A, US 1482786A, US-A-1482786, US1482786 A, US1482786A
InventorsC. E. Dodson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Feb; 5, 1-924. v 1,482,786

(2. E. DODSON VANITY BOX Filed July 2, 1923 Patented Feb. 5, 1924.


Application filed. July cZZ whom it may; concern:

B; it known that I, CARROLL E. Dooson, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a certain nea and useful Improvement in Vanity Bones, of which the following is a complete specification.

This invention relates to vanity boxes of that class wherein face powder is pressed against a permeable or reticulated surface, for accessibility by a powder puff, and my prime object is to provide for use within a conventional case, a package for loose powder and means for feeding the contents of the pac. age to the said surface element of the package.

Another object is to produce a package which can be loaded by the user as necessity arises, at minimum expense, and in which the full charge is available for use.

lVith these objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel and useful features of construction and organization of parts as hereinafter described and claimed; and in order that it may be fully understood, referonce is to be had to the accompanying drawing. in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a vanity box in open condition and equipped with a powder container or package embodying the invention. the customary puff being shown in detail.

Figure 2 is an enlarged central vertical section taken through the vanity box in closed position.

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the box, as shown in Figure 1, but with the powder container removed to show the automatic feeder element on the bottom of the box.

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the powder container.

In the said drawing where like reference characters identify corresponding parts, 1 indicates a suitable cylindrical box reduced at its upper edge at 2. to produce internal downwardly-facing: and external upwardly facing shoulders 8 and 4 respectively.

Adapted to embrace the portion 2 and rest on the shoulder 4, and having a hinge connection 5 with the box, is a lid or top member 6. provided with a suitable mirror 7 on its inner face. The construction thus far described. is of common and well known id it is believed unnecessary to make in de ail referen e thereto.

1523. Serial No. 643,838.

bottom of the i na 3 engagement he wall. I i' spider 8 wh1ch carries i alignment with the axls of the her; a suitable expansion spring 9 which (l to automatically feed the powder 1 'a l as will hereinafter appear.

The powder container is constructed as follows, 10 indicates a circular disc or bot.- loin of cardboard or other suitable material, incloscd by a circular wall or band 11, formed its lower end with an inwardlyprojecting ircumferential flange 12 upon which the bottom 10 is adapted to rest when the box is fully charged with powder P, in loose condition.

A relatively Lshaped ring 13 is adapted "to have frictional engagement with the upper edge of the wall, and clamped between said wall and ring and tightly stretched across the open end of the former, a suitable permeable or reticulated fabric or metallic screen 14-.

The tendency of the spring 9 is to force the bottom 10 upwardly and push the powder against and through the screen 1d, and in order to prevent undue upward movement of the powder container and also to hold the parts in position when the box is turned upside-down, the ring 13. is provided at diametrically opposite points with a pair of downwardlv-proiecting flanges 15, turned slightly outward their lower ends and being adapted to he engaged under the inside shoulder 3 of the box 1, as will be readily understood Fitted within the box and resting on the screen a sui able powder puff 16, it being apparent that by slightly pressing the puff against the screen and sliding it thereon, a quantity of powder wil be taken up by and deposited on the puff.

As the powder is consumed, as above mentioned, the spring 9 will f rce the false bottom 10 upwardly and maintain the powder n yielding relation to the screen until has all been consumed.

The powder container may then be removed, f an positi n and recharged as will be readily understood.

"From the aoove description. it will be apparent that l ha e produced a device of i .ractcr described which possesses the es of advantage set forth as desirable: and while I have described and claime the pre erred embodiment of the same,


the right is reserved to make all changes properly falling Within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A vanity box, a powder container in said box, comprising a wall having its lower edge inturned, a follower bottom resting on said inturned edge, a screen closing the upper end of said wall, a clamp ring encircling the upper edge of the wall and clamping said screen in position.

2. A vanity box. a powder container in said box, comprising a wall having its lower edge inturned, a follower bottom resting on said inturned edge, a screen closing the upper end of said wall, a clamp ring encircling the upper edge of the wall and clamping said screen in osition, a sprin in said box for yieldingl; advancing sai bottom.

A vanity box, a powder container in said box, comprising a wall having a movable bottom, a screen closing the upper end oi said wall, a clamp ring encircling the upper ecge of the wall and clamping the screen in position, a spring in said box for yieldingl advancing said bottom, and a pair of ears on said ring for interlocking engagement with said box to prevent accidental upward i'novement of the container.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my signature.


U.S. Classification132/303
International ClassificationA45D33/00, A45D33/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/04
European ClassificationA45D33/04