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Publication numberUS1507117 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1924
Filing dateMar 28, 1924
Priority dateMar 28, 1924
Publication numberUS 1507117 A, US 1507117A, US-A-1507117, US1507117 A, US1507117A
InventorsFritz R Johnson
Original AssigneeFritz R Johnson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compact container
US 1507117 A
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Sept. 2, 1924. 1,507.11?

P. R. JOHNSON COMPACT CONTAINER Fiied Ear-ch}, 1924 Patented Sept. 2, 1924.



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Application filed March 28, 1924. Serial No. 702,516.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Fnrrz It. JOHNSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Compact Containers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to holders for cosmetics commonly known as vanity boxes or compact containers.

in essential ob ect of my invention is to enable the mirror, when the parts are open Figur 1 is a perspective view of my novel device,

Figure 2, a section on line 22 of Figure 1,

Figure 3, a longitudinal central section of the same with the parts in open posi tion,

Figure 4, a fragmentary plan view of the same, and

Figure 5, a detail view of the slidable member.

Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the views.

or the purpose of illustrating my invention I have shown in the drawings a box or case consisting of a hollow body section 8 consisting of a bottom 9 and side 10 and adapted to hold powder and a puff. Also a cover section 12 comprising a top 18 and a side In the construction illustrated a hinge 17 connects the two sections. horizontal plate 20 is fixed in any convenient manner in an intermediateportion of the cover. In this instance the plate 20 has a peripheral flange 21 held trictionally or by solder to the side 14. A central depression 22 in the late affords a seat for a disk of rouge or ot er cosmetic and a puff; and

a. curved slot 24, forming the arc of a circle concentric with the center of the plate, is located in the margin of the latter. A

rivet or other pivot member 26 in the centerol the plate engages one end of a fiat oscillatory member 28' slidably engaging that face of the plate which is adjacent the top 13 ot the cover. The free end of the member 28 is provided with a; portion 29 -bent at an angle to the memberand extending loosely through the slot 24. i

A ,mirror member 32 is hinged tothe portion 29. This comprises a backing plate 34 provide with a retaining flange 35 engaging a mirror glass 36. A peripherally projecting portion 38 of the plate 3 has hinge sleeves 39 embracing a pintle 40 which in turn is embraced by a hinge sleeve 41 upon the end of the bent portion 29 0t the member 28, thus forming a hinge represented generally by 12. v

A projection 45 on the body section is adapted to snap into a cavity 46 in the cover section. A lug 47 on themirror memher is adapted to snap into a catch 48 on the plate 20.

In closed position, as shown in Figure 2, the mirror member 32 is folded and retained in the cover section-12 against the plate 20 and encloses the space 50 for the cosmetic and puff. The mirror memiber' overhangs the space 51 in the body sectionv for the powder and powder putt.

In open position it will be noted, by reference to Figures 3 and 4, that the mirror member is not only capable of elevation, but also that the slot 2 L permits the arm 28 to slide laterally and thus permit the mirror member to assume any transverse or lateral angle relatively to the operator who.

is supporting the sections 8 and 12 in open position.

I do not desire to be understood as confining myself to the specific construction and relative arrangement of parts shown, as such changes and modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope of my invention as claimed.

That is claimed is: I

- 1. In a compact container, two hollow sections, a laterally slidable member sup ported in one section, and a mirror member hinged to the slidablemember. Y

2. In a compact container, two hollow sections, a plate in one section, a mirror member, and a slidable member retained by the plate pivotally supporting the mirror member. I

In a compact container, two hollow sections, a plate in one section provided with a slot, a member pivotally attached to the 5 4. In a compact container, two hollow plate and projecting loosely through the slot, and a mirror member hiingetl'ly connected to the projecting portion of the pivoted member.

emrve'd marginal slot, an oscillatory member slitla-bly supported by the plate in the slot, and a mirror member carried by the osoil- 10 latory member.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my sections, a horizontal plate provided with signature.

at central depressed portion and with a FRITZ R. JOHNSON.

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U.S. Classification132/304, 164/DIG.120
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006, Y10S164/12
European ClassificationA45D33/00V