US 1632410 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 14, 1927. 1,632,410
. A. S. L-YHNE VANITY BOX Filed OCL. 21, 1925 nmmto'a (llttmmuts Patented June 14, 1927.
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Application filed October 21, 1925. Serial No. 63,981.
This inventionrelates to vanity boxes such as are adapted to be carried in a ladys handbag, and has for an object to provide a box of this character which will be neat and attractive in appearance, which will be simple in construction, which will have a relatively large oonupartment for carrying a loose powder. and will be so constructed that the powder cannot pass from the container under ordinary handling but will beeasily accessible in desired amounts when required for use.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view. I have devised the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing form-- ing a part of this specification, similar reference characters being employed throughout the various figures to indicate corrossponding elements. in this drawing,
Fig, l is a side elevation of the box in open position.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof in open position.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the same on an enlarged scale, and
Fig. l is a plan and side elevation of the closure for the opening in the cover to the powder container.
The box comprises the usual body section and cover section 11 hinged together at one side by the hinge 12, the lower section preferably being reduced in diameter at its upper side, as indicated at 13, so as to telescope into the cover section when the cover is closed, and it may have any usual type of catch l t at the opposite side from the hinge. in one of the sections, preferably the lower or body section, is a container for loose pow der. This container may be the lower section but preferably comprises a separate container which is inserted in this body section. As shown in the drawing this con tainer includes a lower section 15 inserted in the body section of the box and is adapted to carry the loose powder 16. The upper open side of this container is closed by a cover 17 which preferably has a downwardly extending flange 18 telescoping in and fitting closely the walls-of the container to provide a tight joint and prevent leakage of the powder from the container, the cover being preferably bent upon itself as shown at 19, to form an outwardly extending flange to engage the upper edge of the lower section of the container and limit its downwardly movement. This flange also providcs convenient means for removing the cover from the container for the purpose of refilling with loose powder. As will be seen in 3 the top wall 20 of the cover is inclined downwardly toward the opening 21 in this cover, and about this opening the walls are bent downwardly to form a flange 22. The opening is closed by means of a closure 23, this closure being in the form of a metal plate having downwardly extending resilient fingers 24- which are adapted to rest on the bottom of the container and hold the closure yieldingly against the flange 22 to close the opening. 'The construction of this closure shown in Fig. 4 isthe preferred construction as it is simple and can be stamped from a piece of sheet metal. It
will be noted that the plate is cut inwardly from its free edge as shown at 25 for a short distance and then circtunferentially for a suitable distance as shown at 26. The strip between the circumferential out 26 and the outer periphery of the disc is then bent laterally to form the resilient fingers 24:, and it will be apparent that these fingers inal or formed in one piece with this plate. and there may be as many of these fingers as is found desirable.
In use the loose powder 16 may be placed in the container after removing the cover 17. The closure 23 isplaced in the containerand the cover 1'? is then replaced in the con taincr with the flange 22 engaging the top of the closure 23. It will be apparent that this will effectively close the opening 21 and the powder cannot pass from the container in ordinary handling. If, however, the top of the closure is tapped lightly with a puff 27 it will be depressed somewhat allow-- ing a small. amount of powder to pass from the container onto the top of this plate 23, and this passage of the powder will be assisted by the flow of air from the container the closure is depressed. The downwardly extending flange 22 provides a depression in the cover to hold this loose 'iowder until it is taken up by the puff. The downwardly inclined top wall 20 of the cover will cause any powder which may get on this wall to flow back to the opening 21 instead of being spilled out over the side of the box. it also provides a depression to receive and hold the putt 27 in position for immediate use when required. The cover section 11 may be provided with the usual mirror 2 It will be apparent from the foregoing description that thcbox is extremely simple in construction and will carry a relatively large amount of loose powder. It will also be apparent that the container for the powder is effectively closed against accidental spilling oi the powder in carrying the box, but that it is always easily accessible in the required amounts when desired. 'Ihis is a great advantage over the compacts generally used as they are liable to become broken causing them to separate from their 1nount ings, and furthermore, it is not always 'possible to secure the desired brand or quality of powder in the compact form.
Having thus set forth the natureot my invention, what I claim is:
1. In avanity box, cover and body sections, one of said sections including a loose powder container, cover for said container having an opening, and a closure for said opening comprising a plate disconnected from the cover provided with integral, downwardly extending resilient lingers to engage the bottom of the container and yieldingly hold the closure over the opening, said fingers being arranged to extend transversely of radial lines from the center of the plate and spaced from this center.
2. In a vanity box, cover and body sections. one of said sections including a loose powder container, an annular cover for the container having an opening, the walls of the cover being inclined inwardly from adjacent its outer periphery to said opening, and aclosure ttor said opening comprising a plate free of the cover provided with inte gral downwardly extending resilient tinge to engage the bottom of the container and yieldingly hold the closure over the opening, said fingers comprising sections cut from the plate and extending in a direction cir cunitterentially of the plate.
3. In a vanity box, container for loose powder, acover for said container having an opening, a closure for said opening comprising a plate free of the cover having three or more downwardly extending resilient fingers to engage the bottom of the container and yieldingly hold the closure over said opening, said fingers being arranged to extend transversely of radial lines from the center of the plate and substantially equally spaced from each other.
4. In a vanity box, body and cover sec- 7 tions including a container for loose powder,
a cover for the container having an opening, and a closure for said opening comprising a metal plate provided with a plurality oi spring fingers out from the plate and integral therewith extending downwardly therefrom to react with the bottom of the container and yieidingly hold the closure over said opening.
5. In a vanity box, hinged cover and body sections, a loose powder container in the body section, a cover for said container having an opening with the walls of the cover inclined downwardly to said opening and having a downwardly extending flange about said opening to provide space for a puff-between the cover and the cover section. a closure for said opening comprising a plate disconnected from the cover and extending outside said flange, and resilient supporting means for the plate to yieldingly hold the plate against the under side of the cover and over said. opening, comprising lingers cut from the plate outside the flange and extending circumferentially thereof, said lingers being integral with the plate.
6. In a vanity box, a container for loose powder, a cover for the container having an opening, and a closure for said opening comprising a plate cut inwardly from its periphery ata plurality of spaced locations and then circun'ife'rentially from said cuts at a distance from said periphery, the portions outside said latter cuts being bent laterally to provide spring fingers to supportthe plate and yieldingly hold it in position over the opening in the cover.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
ANKER S. LYHNE.