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Oct. 12 1926. 1,602,957
F.- E. WEIGEL TOILET SET Filed April 9, 1926 Patented Oct. 12, 1926.
UNITED STATES 1,602,957 PATENT OFFICE.
FIRED E. WEIGEL, F LEOMINSTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR T0 J. C. DOWD & 00., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Application filed April 9,
This invention relates to a toilet and manicure set or rather to a unitary device in which a number of toilet and manicure i111 plements and the like can be located on one base. The principal objects of the invention are to provide a support and stand or hanger for various articles used for manicure and toilet purposes so that they will not be likely to be misplaced and they can always be found conveniently; to provide special means for supporting manicure tools on arms which can be adjusted into different positions so that they will be convenient for use and can be folded back out of the way or displayed as desired at other times. The
- invention also involves improvements in the way of'mounting and supporting the racks or arms on which these tools are carried and also the brush and other utensils that are part of the set and a construction which can be made of pyroxyline or other non metallic composition throughout.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter.
Reference is to be had to the accompanye in drawings in which Tig. 1 is a perspective view of a'toilet set supporting rack showing my invention withvarious articles on it; and
Fig. 2 is an enlarged central sectional view of the means for carrying the adjustable arms or racks for supporting the manicure implements.
Ordinarily sets of these kinds are sold in ornamental and often expensive boxes which take up a large part of the expense of the set and are not used after they are sold. These articles are usually left on the dressing table or bureau and it is not usually the custom to place them back in the box or case when they are not in use. This box or case therefore is put away and never has any utility after the articles are bought except at a time of travelling perhaps.
One object of the invention is to do away with this expensive feature and to substitute therefor a holder or support which has provisions for holding each of the articles to be used so that the user is likely to put them back in place after they are once used. With this invention, the various implements etc. are right at hand when needed and do not get scattered around ordinarily when not in use. At the same time the device is arranged so that it will be attractive and 1926. Serial No. 100,975
will be a desirable article to display on the dresslng table or the like.
The device comprises a base for supporting all the parts of the set. It has preferably at the rear a pair of uprights or standards 11 which are tied together by a rod 12 and are also connected by a curved rod or bar 13 having a hook or other means 14 for supporting a mirror 15 oran other article which may be desired, as or example a small clock. At the top. each of these standards 11 is provided with a central cylindrical projection 16 on which is mounted a hub 17, the purpose of which will appear later. This hub is perforated and adapted to turn freely on the projection or stud 16. Atthe top of the stud it is sealed by an ornamental top piece 18 which is cemented to it in such a way as to allow freedom of rotation of the hub 17. The top piece 18 has a depression 19 in the bottom for the purpose of receiving the top of the stud 16 and the cement is put in between these parts. This top piece preferably is the same size as the standard so that it appears to be a continuation of it.
The freely rotatable hub 17 is provided with an arm 20 constituting a rack. 'l'his arm is set into a cylindrical recess in one side of the hub and cemented thereto so that i this arm or rack 20 will be free toswing around the stud16. I have shown in full and dotted lines several positions of the rack 20 and shown one of them located on each of the standards 11. This rack is provided with a series of hooks 21 on which are hung the various manicure implements '22 which need not be described in detail as any ordinary implements can be used and also articles like a button-hook for other purposes. The end of each rack 20 is provided with a transverse rod 23 extending through it and having two ends 24: projecting upwardly constituting two hooks for supporting manicure scissors 25 or the like. The end of the rack is turned down and provided with an ornamental terminal.
These racks can be turned out into opposite planes as indicated at the left in Fig. 1. This is the ordinary position when the device is in use. When not in use, they can be turned back to the full line position on the right and for shipping they can be turned inwardly so as to overlap at the center. Of course they can be turned backill) wardly as far as desired in case anybody wishes to use them in that position. They constitute an adjustable means for supporting the various articles which may be used and as they are always within easy reach of anyone using the set, they create a tendency to place the articles back in position thus avoiding the misplacing of them.
@n the floor of the base 10, which may extend to any desired distance from the standards 11, are located supports for various toilet and other accessories. A brush 27 of ordinary kind is located on a cleat 28 having a clip 29 fixed to its slanting edge at the lower end and free at the upper for receiving the handle of the brush as indicated. At the other end the brush is supported by a projection 30 from a comb clip 31. The brush therefore rests on the top of the projection S0 and is limited in its forward motion by the rear of the clip 31 so that the brush will stand in inclined position. Two of these clips 31 are used to support the comb 32 in upright position.
Two circular walls 33 are secured to the base to constitute means for holding two jars for cold cream, face powder, etc. At the front there are two other holders at for boxes of nail polish or any other material. It is understood that these powders and pastes are not set into these circles directly but they arein boxes of similar shape fitting into them frictionally. I have also shown a support for a nail buffer. I have not illustrated the receptacles going into these five supports as they are well .rnown and need not be described in detail.
It will be seen that these parts are all in convenient position and that one clip 31 serves two purposes, the supporting of the brush and comb. The other articles are conveniently supported on the standards 11 and adjustable about them. This constitutes a simple device and provides economy owing to the fact that it is not sold with any receptacle or case that is of no use thereafter and furnishes a supporting device for these articles as has been stated above. Preferably these various parts are all made of a translucent plastic composition.
Although I have illustrated and described only one form of the invention, and described the parts as made of celluloid or the like, I am aware of the fact that modifications can be made therein by any person skilled in the art, and that part or all of the device can be made of metal, without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore, I do not wish to be limited to all the details of construction herein shown and described, but what I do claim is:
1. As an article of manufacture, a support for toilet and manicure articles comprising a base, a pair of standards extending upwardly therefrom, means for tying said standards together at the top, a support for a mirror or the like above said means carried by said standards, and means in. front of said standards for supporting in definite position on the base a plurality of toilet preparations and accessories.
As an article of manufacture, a support for toilet and manicure articles comprising a base, a pair of standards of pyroXline extending upwardly therefrom, means for tying said standards together at the top, a support of pyroXyline for a mirror or the like above said means carried by said standards, and means in front of said standards for locating in definite position 011 the base a plurality of toilet receptacles and accessories.
3. As an article of manufacture, a support for toilet and manicure articles comprising a base, a pair of standards extending upwardly at the rear thereof, a support for a mirror or the like carried by and connecting said standards, each of said standards having an arm or rack rotatably mounted thereon near the top and provided with means for supporting manicure implements.
4-. In a device of the character described, the combination with a base for supporting toilet and manicure receptacles and implements, and a standard extending upwardly therefrom, of an arm on said standard, said arm being rotatable on a vertical axis to positions over the base and beyond it and having hooks thereon for supporting manicure implements and the like.
5. In a device of the character described, the combination with a base for supporting toilet and manicure preparations and implements, and a pyroxyline standard extending upwardly therefrom, of an arm of pyroxyline on said standard constituting a rack, said arm being arranged to swing on a vertical axis and having hooks thereon for supporting manicure implements and the like, the rack or arm being provided with a pyroxyline wire extending through it near the end and having two hooks at its ends for supporting the finger holes of a pair of scissors.
6. In a manicure set, the combination with a base, of a standard projecting vertically therefrom and having a stud at its top, a hub supported to swing on said stud and having an arm rigidly mounted thereon for supporting manicuring implements and a top piece on the stud cemented thereto above said hub and of the same size as the standard to hold the hub in horizontal position thereon but permitting it to rotate.
7. In a manicure set, the combination with a pyroxyline base, a pyroXyline standard projecting vertically therefrom and having an integral stud at its top, a hub supported to swing on said stud and having an arm of pyroxyline rigidly mounted thereon for supporting manicuring implements, and a pyroxyline top piece on the stud fixed thereto above said hub and of the same size as the standard to hold the hub in position thereon but permitting it to swing.
8. As an article of manufacture, a support for toilet articles comprising a base, means extending upwardly from the base at one end for supporting manicure implenients, a cleat on the base having a clip on an inclined surface thereof for receiving the handle of a brush, and a pair of clips for supporting a comb in upright position on the base, one of said clips having a rear projection in position ,for supporting the opposite end of said brush against the rear of the clip.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto atfixed my signature. 7
4 FRED E. WEIGEL. I