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Patented Oct. 27, 1925.
UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SAMUEL oLARK, or NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, A-ssIsNora TO GORHAM MANUFACTUR- 11m COMPANY, or PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, A CORPORATION OF RHODE IsLANn. v
To all whom it. may concern.
Be it known that I, SAMUEL CLARK, a citizen of, the United States, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of 6 New Jersey, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Vanity Cases, of'which the following is a specification.
The inyention relates to receptacles adapted to contain face powder and the like for personal use, and the object of the invention is to provide a case having two compartinentsQone adapted to contain powder and the other a rouge compact or similar article, each presented for convenient and independent service, and which shall be light and strong, of large capacity relatively to its size, easily and economically manufactured and neat and attractive in appearance.
The invention consists in certain novel 30 features of construction and arrangement :ofparts by which the above objects are attained, to be hereinafter described and claimed. The accompanying drawings form a part 25 of this specification and show the invention as it has been carried out in practice.
Figure'l is a plan view of one face of the case, in the closed condition.
Figure 2'is a similar view of the opposite face.
Figure 3 is an edge view corresponding to Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a diametrical section taken on the line 44 in Figure 1. Figure 5 is a plan view corresponding to Figure 1, with the lid or cover raised. Figure 6 is a plan view corresponding to Figure 2, with the lid or cover raised.
Figure 7 is an edge view corresponding to Figure 3, with both-lids partly open.
Figure 8 is a diametrical section taken on the line 88 in Figure 5, partly in elevation, and showing both lids open.
Figures 7 and 8, for purposes of illustration show the case in an anomalous condition with the lower lid open.
Similar reference numerals indicate the same parts in all the figures.
The body of the case is composed of two saucer-shaped shells joined at the peripheries of their rims by an interlocked seam, and each is formed in a single piece by suitable dies. For convenience of description one VANITY CASE.
Application filed June 26, 1925. Serial 1%. 89,665.
' of the shells, it), will be termed the upper shell and the other, 11, the lower shell.
At the centre of the upper shell 10 is a large circular opening surrounded by a depending flange 12'having an inwardly extending annular ledge 13, and 14 is a lid or cover hinged to the shell 10 at 15 and adapted to fit closelywithin the flange 12 and lie with its outer face substantially flush with the upper face of the shell 10.
The rim 16 of a circular concave disk 17 rests upon the ledge 13 beneath the margin of the lid 14 and has two lugs 18 by which it is pivotally mounted on the ,pintle, not shown, of the lid hinge 15 so that it turns on the same. The inner face of the lid 14 is a circular mirror 19, and the concaved central portion of the disk 17 is provided with perforations 20 as clearly'shown in Figure 5. I I
The lowershell 11 has a large circular central opening preferably similar in size to that of the upper shell 10, surrounded by a flange 21 forming with the horizontal diaphragm- 22 which is integral therewith, a closed recess of the same diameter as the openingQ- The central portion of the diaphragm is depressed as at 23 to provide a shallow central cavity.
A lid 24 hinged to the shell 11 at v25 fits the large opening in the latter and like the lid 14 has a mirror 26 on its inner face. The lid 24 lies flush with the outer face of the shell 11 so that both faces of the case are substantially plane and alike except that one may be differently ornamented to dis-' tinguish it from the other.
On the edge of each lid, 0 posite its hinge, is a small rounded boss 27 a apted to engage yieldingly in correspondin holes 28 in the flanges 12 and 21 to hold the lids in the closed condition, and each lid has an outwardly projecting ear 28 by'which it may be lifted. A similiar projection 29 on the edge of the disk 17 engaging with the flange 21 serves to maintain the disk yieldingly closed, and an inwardly projecting finger 30 on its outer face permits its easy release when re uired.
By raising the disk 17 when the lid 14. is open, access is afforded to the closed space in the interior of the case provided by the diaphragm 22, and is designed to receive a supply of face powder, not shown, a sufiicient quantity of which sifts through the perforations to chargea puff or pad, not shown, enclosed between the mirror 19 of the lid 14 and the disk 17.
In the cavity 23 is received a cake or compact 31 of rouge or the like, removably held by the engagement of its circular margin with the swells 32 on the adjacent annular wall of the cavity, see Figure 6, and the space between the compact 31 and mirror 26 of the lid 24 is adapted to receive a pad, not shown, for service with such compact.
By providing each lid with a mirror each compartment is complete in itself and either one when presented uppermost ofi'ers its contents conveniently for use in connection with its mirror, thus avoiding the danger of spilling the contents of a lower compartment due to attempting to us the contents of both with a single mirror.
Although the case as a whole is comparatively thin the construction and arrangement affords ample space in the compartments for the compact and the supply of powder with pads for applying each, and by hinging the disk 17 to the shell 10 it is held against acci dental displacement to which an unattached sifter is liable. The construction also permits the employment of substantial hinge connections thus providing sufficient strength to resist the strains to which the lids are subjected in service, and by making the shells practically counterparts of each other and joining them by a peripheral folded seam the cost of manufacture is materially reduced and soldered oints avoided.
I claim 1. The vanity case described comprising two dished shells joined peripherally, each having a circular central opening, a hinged lid on each of said shells received in each of siich openings,- a mirror on the inner face of each of said lids, and a horizontally disposed diaphragm on one of said shells dividing the interior of said case into two-cont partrnents each closed by one of saidlids.
2. The vanity case described comprising two dished shells joined peripherally, each having a circular central opening, a hinged lid on each of said shells received in each of such openings, and a mirror on the inner face of each of said lids, one of'said shells having a depending flange formed integral therewith and surrounding the opening therein, the other of said shells having a diaphragm formed integrally therewith, extending across the opening therein and having a central cavity. A
The vanity case described comprising two dished shells joined peripherally, each having a circular central opening, a'hin'ged lid onearh of said shells received in each of such openings, and a mirror on the inner face of each of said lids, one of said shells having a depending flange formed integrally therewith and surrounding the opening therein and having an annular ledge, a perforated disk hinged to said shelland seated on said ledge, the other of said shells having a diaphragmformed'integrally' therewith, extending across the opening therein and having a central cavity, and means for holding said lids and disk yieldingly closed.
In testimony that I claim the invention above set forth I affix my signature hereto.