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Publication numberUS1503979 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1924
Filing dateJul 24, 1923
Priority dateJul 24, 1923
Publication numberUS 1503979 A, US 1503979A, US-A-1503979, US1503979 A, US1503979A
InventorsAnnie Callahan
Original AssigneeAnnie Callahan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination vanity case and purse
US 1503979 A
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Aug, 5, 11924:, 15%3379 A. CALLAHAN COMBINATION VANITY CASE AND PURSE Filed July 24, 1925 Patented Aug. 5, 1 924. p



Application filed July 24,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that ANNIE CALLAHAN, a

.cit' en of the United States, residing at invention is to provide a simple and practical construction in the use of which the several articles are readily accessible for use when desired.

,Another object of the invention is to provide a' novelty and accessory in the nature of a receptaclecomposed of hingedly connested half sections within one of which is afranged the desired toilet articles and withilfi gthe other of which is provided means for tl e convenient retention of bills and coins,

a partition member being connected withthe receptacle by hinging at the point of connection between the half sections of the receptacle, and embodying a mirror upon the side \facing the toilet article compartment and having means for latching the same to the coin compartment section to act as a cover for the latter.

Other' features will appear as the nature. of the invention is better understood, and the same consists in the novel form, combi nation and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.

The drawing is a perspective view of a combination vanity case and purse shown in open position and constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Referring more in detail to the'drawing, the invention comprises a flat receptacle of substantially rectangular form and preferably composed of substantially similar half sections 5 and 6 of approximately pan shape. The section 5 preferably is distinguished as the front section of the case and contains a compact 7 for powder, a compact 8 for rouge, a lip stick 9 retained by a clip 10 and an eyebrow pencil 11 retained by a cli 12.

The section 6 has a plurality of .coinholders 13, 14: 15 and 16, respectively, adapted for reception of five, ten, twenty-five and on the inner surface of the section 6 near the 1923. Serial No. 653,4 40.

corners of the latter so as to provide space therebetween where folded bills may" be placed, a suitable spring clasp 17 being provided for retaining these bills in place upon the inner surface of the section 6.

The sections 5 and 6 are hinged together along adacent ends as at 18 and this hinge connection also includes a hinge for a partition member 19 which has to catch member 20 adapted to cooperate with the catch meming the toilet articles, and has a longitudinally resilient clip 23 rigidly secured at one end upon the other side thereof for the con venient retention of cards or the like. Attention is also directed to the fact that this resilient clip has an additional function, in that it constitutes a shock absorber. If for instance, the breakable glass mirror should be moved to closed position violently, the clip 23 constitutes a bumper, to absorb shock and to prevent possible breakage of the mirror. A further catch including a member24 on the section 5 and a member 25 on the section 6 is provided for maintaining the sections in closed relation to eachother in a well known manner, and a suitable chain 26 may be attached to. any desired side of the device for convenience in carrying the latter.

A construction of the above kind presents a desirable novelty of practical form, where- .in the diiferent articles are readily accessible and carried Within a small amount of space without the necessity of employing separate vanity cases and purses. It is accordingly unique and will appeal to women in particular.

Minor changes may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim asnew is:

1. A combined vanity case and purse comprising a pair of symmetrical half-sections hingedly connected together to permit them to be swung in the same plane when the case is opened, a flat breakable glass mirror including a frame pivoted to the aforesaid hinge,-said mirror being of a; size to telescope into one of said sections, and a lon i- 'tudinally bowed resilient metal strip rigi y secured at one end to the ineffective side of said mirror, said strip forming in one in- Q 3 mew stance a holding clip and having Ithe additional function of a shock absorber for the glass mirror.

2. In acombination vanity case and purse, a pair of substantiallypan shaped sections hingedly connected together along adjacent edges, a plurality of separate spaced. devices secured to the inner face of'one of said sections for holding toilet articles; certain of said holdersbeing provided witlrclosures, a plurality of separate coin holders arhinge and adapted-towerl-ie said coin holdem, to render the latter inaccessible and to conceal the'same, and vcoacting means he tween said partition and said last. named section for temporarily maintaining the par tition in its closing position.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature. 20


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U.S. Classification206/.81, 132/297, 206/38, 132/296
International ClassificationA45C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/008
European ClassificationA45C11/00T