US 1626613 A
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W; G. KENDALL COMPACT aommn Filed July 20, .1926
ATTORNEYS u m u aftermore fully described.
Patented May 3,1927.
WILLIAM G. KENDALL, 0F NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
COMPACT HOLDER. 7
Application filed July 20,
This invention relates to improvements in compact holders. One of the objects there: of is to provide a novel form of ejecting means by means of which compacts may be readily replaced with a minimum of effort.
Another object of this invention is to provide a compact ejector within the compact holder which may be operated by a button on the outside of the holder.
Another object of this invention is to provide a novel form of double mirror for the cover of the holder, which will be here- Additional objects of the invention will be apparent from the specification and drawings in which- Fig. 1 is a horizontal section of my improved compact holder.
Fig. 2 is a sectional and enlarged view showing the ejector mechanism in operation.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal section of the bottom of the holder showing details of the ejector mechanism.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view along the line 44 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the novelv form of mirror employed. showing the side of the mirror exposed on the outside of the cover;
' Fig. 6 is another view of the cover of the holder showing the same mirror from the inside of the cover.
10 is a metal box of conventional form to which is attached the cover 11 having the mirror 12 seated therein. The mirror 12 is a metal disk having a reflecting or mirror surface on both sides. It is held in the cover by means of the conca e ring-shaped flange 13 and the independent resilient annular member 14, the mirror being seated in the inner edge of the ring 14. The outer edge of the resilient ring 14 is laterally curved and is held by frictional engagement in the depression of the ring-shaped member or flange 13. As shown in Fig. 1, the lateral contour of the flange 13 is angular and said flange is provided with a reentrant wall.
Hence, when the periphery of the holding ring 14 is'snapped into position, the said held very securely and cannot be removed save by the use of force, which wou1d deform the shape of the edge of the said ring. .15 is the compact or rouge tray of con ventional type. This pad. 15 contains the 1926. Serial No. 123,614.
cosmetic 15*. This tray rests upon the spring 17 made of a single narrow metallic ribbon resting upon the bottom 16 of the holder 10. The compact pad or tray 15" is' confined within a metallic and elastic retaming ring fully illustrated in Fig. 4, having prongs 22' inwardly directed and normally engaging the sides of the rouge tray 15. -The retaining 'ring R has a portion thereof shaped to form a leaf spring 18 which is actuated by the button 20 in its upper portion to permit the release of the cover 11 to permit the cover to be opened. Said retaining ring also has a lower spring portion or member 19 which-is normally in engagement with the ribbon spring 17 so as to permit the ejectment of the tray 15 by the pressure of the finger upon button 21,
as is fully illustrated in Fig. 2 of the draw,- mg. The button 20 passes through an opening in the top portionof the wall of the box so that when it is. pushed inwardly it forces the spring member 18 inwardly to release the cover. in an opening at the bottom portion .of the wall of the box so that when the said button 21 is pushed inwardly it forces the spring member 19 inwardly. When the spring member 19 is pushed inwardly, it contacts with and inwardly forces the adjacent end of the spring member 17 This increases the curvature of the archedportion of the spring member 17 so that it moves or ejects the compact tray from-the normal position shown in Fig. 1.
The cover 11 has a hinge member 10' integral therewith which is bent over and in engagement with extensions struck up from the body of the holder 10 along the line of the flange 24 so that no external means are necessary to form a hinge for said holder, the hinge being formed from portions of the body of the cover and of the holder itself, as illustrated in Fig. 2.
It is obvious that pressure upon the button 21 by the finger F has a tendency to bend the spring 17 and raise the central portion thereof so that the tray 15 is raisedfrom the body of the holder. and can be readily grasped by the hand. The end of the ejector spring 17 adjacent the associated spring member 19 is slidable, so that when The button 21 is slidably located wardly and releases it from prongs 22. new compact tray may be readily put into the holder ,by pressing on the top of the tray as the form of the prongs 22 is such as to allow the tray to slip past said prongs,
the periphery of the tray being normally held in engagement with said prongs. It is obvious vthat a device of maximum simplicity' is provided because the retaining ring R which is made of resilient metal, surrounds the tray and because the resilient metal of which this ring is made,-i s cut and shaped to provide the prongs 22 for hold in the tray 15 in position, and to also pro,-
tacle, a compact tray located in said receptacle, an ejector member located underneath the bottom of the said tray and adapted to move the tray upwardly upon actuation of said ejector member,.a ring surrounding the said tray and adapted to hold it in proper position, and a spring member connected to the said ring and adapted to actuate the ejector member.
2. A compact holdercomprising a receptacle, a compact tray located in said receptacle, an ejector member located underneath the bottom of the said tray and adapted to move the tray upwardly upon actuation thereof, a ring having a portion made of resilient metal and inwardly movable to provide a resilient spring member, the said spring member being adapted to contact ivgvleith and to actuate the said ejector memr. 3. A compact holder comprising a recep tacle, a compact tray located in the said receptacle, an ejector member comprising a curved blade s ring and located underneath the bottom 0 the said compact trayand adapted to move. the tray upwardly when "the curvature thereof is increased, a rin 7 having a portion. made of resilient metal gage the inwardly tapered and inwardly movable to provide a resilient spring mg a apted tocontact with and to actuate the said ejector member.
4. A compact holder comprising a receptacle having a cover, a compact tray located within the said receptacle, an ejector member located underneath said tray, said ejector member being adapted to move'said tray upwardly upon .actuation thereof, and a ring made of resilient metal and surrounding the member, the said spring member be- I said compact tray, a portionof said ring being cut outand shaped to provide a spring member closely adjacent to and adapted to contact with and actuate the ejector upon inner movement of said spring member, an-
. other portion of said ring being cut out and shaped to provide a spring member which is located at the top of the tray and adapted to releasably hold the cover of the receptacle in closed position. 4 I
Y 5. A receptacle for compacts or the like having a cover provided with an opening at' the top thereof, a mirror located directly adjacent the opening in the said cover and abutting the underside of the wall of said opening, the diameter of the mirror device I being greater than the diameter ofthe opening in the said cover, the inner periphery of the said cover adjacent the said opening having an angular contour so as to provide an inwardly tapered portion and a holding ring for said mirror having a laterally curved periphery adaptedto frictionall encover. i
6. A receptacle for compacts and the-like having a cover provided with an opening therein, the inner periphery of the said cover adjacent the said opening being formed with a re-entrant angle, and a mirror device portion 0 the mounted in a holding ring and located upon the underside of the said cover,'the periphcry of the said holding-ring being laterally curved and yieldable, the edge of the said holding ring being seatedfupon the upper wall of the said're-entrant angle.
7. A receptacle for compacts or the like having a cover, said cover being provided witha re-entrant angle adjacent the outer edge thereof, and a mirror held in' a'ring and located at the underside of the said opening, the said ring resting upon the upperwall of the said re-entrantangle.
' WILLIAM G. KENDALL;
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature