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Publication numberUS1644404 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 4, 1927
Filing dateMay 14, 1927
Priority dateMay 14, 1927
Publication numberUS 1644404 A, US 1644404A, US-A-1644404, US1644404 A, US1644404A
InventorsSquier George O
Original AssigneeSquier George O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1644404 A
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G. O. SQUIER VANITY CASE Filed Ma 14, 1927 'Geaaye 0; ya/jar in Patented Oct; 4, 1927.

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Application filed May 14,

This invention relates to vanity cases, and

more particularly of the type adapted to be worn as an ornament upon the wrist, and it comprises a-casing upon which a mirror is mounted so as'to be readily accessible, the casing being adapted to receive and retain a cosmetic compact, and a cosmetic appli 'cator slidably and removably fitted within said casing in frictional contact with the compact whereby, when the applicator is withdrawn from or inserted in the casing, it removes cosmetic, for. example, face powder, from the compact and retains it for application to the face of the user; all as more fully described and claimed herein- It is an innate desire of woman to appear presentable at all times and hence, for her self-assurance, it becomes necessary that she be able to survey herself not only in the privacy of her home, but also-in public. In

order to permit her this satisfaction without positions of the embarrassment and inconvenience entailedby the use of the separate elements of which the ordinary vanity case is assembled,.

that is, mirror, powder and puff, to complete the niceties of her toilet, this invention permits her to conduct a facial survey without attracting attention, and to apply acosmetic without the difliculties encountered by present cumbersome and inefficient methods.

An object of my invention is to provide a vanity case of ornamental value as well as for utility, and adapted to be worn inconspicuously on the person or carried, and hav-. ing a. cosmetic applicator slidably received within and removable from it. Other objects will be apparent from the following description with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of vanity case comprising my invention, as worn on the wrist, showing the cosmetic applicator completely gvithdrawn therefrom; Fig. 2 is a sectional perspectiveview of the vanity case with the applicator received within it in contact with a powder compact;

Fig. 3 is a perspective. view of a preferred form of my invention, showing the relative the applicator and powder compact when the former is inposition within the vanity case;

Fig. 4 15a vertical line 4-4= of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view of a, further modified form of my invention.

sectional view taken on' 1927. Serial No. 191,324.

ihe vanity case comprises a receptacle or casing, indicated generally by the numeral "10 in the drawing, of rectangular, hexagonal, octagonal or any other desired shape, havmg)a top, bottom, and sides, one of the sides eing open for the receptionof an applicator andcosmetic compact to be hereinafter described.

A mirror 11, mounted in frame 12, may be soldered'or otherwise affixed to the top of casing 10, and members 13 for retaining a. bracelet or wrist strap 14 may be affixed to the sides of the casing, although either the mirror, or the wrist strap and retaining members, or both, may be dispensed with without affecting this invention. Those modifications are disclosed simply to illustrate the use of my device in a compact, convenient and ornamentally attractive fbrm.

Referring. first to Figures 3 and 7 which show my invention in its preferred form,

the bottom 15 of the casing has an upwardly directed edge defining a flange 16, the object of which is to prevent the block of powder 17, or other cosmetic, from accidentally fall- 7 ing out of the casing when the applicator is withdrawn and used. In order to prevent chipping or breakage of the block 17 it is preferably backed by a sheet of metal, fiber,

, cardboard or other stiffening material or substance as is shown in the drawing.

The applicator comprises a metallic plate 18, flanged as at 19 to "form a member of T- shape in cross-section, and providedwith a finger-grip 21, here shown in simulation of the stem wind of a watch, but which may be made in other shapes as desired.

1 Both faces of the applicator 18 are covered with a strip 20 of velvet, fchamois, or other powder or cosmetic retaining fabric or material which is aflixed thereto by staples 30 in the manner shown in Figure 3.

' The top of the casing may be formed with a downwardly directed flange (not shown) similar to the upwardly directed .flange 16 of the bottom so that when, the applicator is in position within the casing the flange 19 will completely fill the opening therefor. Such flange may, however, be omitted (Figure 7 if by so doing no pronounced and unsig tly ga s are produced between the flan e 19 and the casing.

is form ofmy invention has the advantage thatthe applicator can be replaced in the casing after use without concern as to which of its faces will contact the cosmetic, and further, it provides a simple and secure means for aflixing the cosmetic retaining material to the body of the applicator.

In the form of invention shown in the other-figures of the drawing the applicator comprises a plate 18 formed at one edge with a flange 19 which defines an L-shaped member. A finger-grip 21 is provided as in the modification hereinbefore described. Cosmetic retaining material 20 is attached to the under surface of the plate in proximity to or abutting flange 19'.

The top or bottom of the casing may be dished inwardly, if desired, to press the applicator and powder block into frictional engagement, so that movement of the former over the surface of the block, on insertion in and removal from the casing, wears the block down and transfers loose powder scraped therefrom to the material 20 As "an alternative, a flat spring 22 may be riveted or otherwise affixed to the inner surface of the casing top, as shown on Fig. 5 of the drawing, such spring serving to force the applicator into engagement with the powder block 17.

While my invention is intended chiefly for applying pulverulent substances, such as.

face powder, rouge and the like to the face it is not limited thereto, but ma be used for containing and applying any ot er substance to the person or garments such as solid perfllimes, medicaments, stain removers or the li e.

It will be apparent from the foregoing that I have provided a vanity case which is simple, of durable construction and in expensively manufactured, and one whichis attractive as well as useful.

What I claim is: 1. A vanity case. comprising a casing adapted to receive and retain a cosmetic, and an applicator slidably received within said casing in contact with the cosmetic and,

removable therefrom.

\ 2. .'A vanity case comprising a casing adapted to receive a cosmetic compact, an applicator slidably received within said casing, and means for forcing the applicator and compact into frictional engagement.

3. A vanity case comprising a receptacle having amirror mounted thereon and adapted to receive and retain a powder compact within its interior, a member slidably received within said receptacle and removable therefrom, said member having a facing of powder-collecting material afiixed thereto and adapted to frictionally engage the powsitely directed flanges at its outer edge, a

grip member aflixed to said flanges for facilitating manipulation of the applicator, and powder-retaining material aflixed to both surfaces of said plate for engagement with the powder compact when the applicator is imposition within the receptacle.

5. A vanity case comprising a receptacle having a mirror mounted upon its upper face and means for permitting its attachment to the wrist of a wearer, said receptacle being open along one of its sides, and means comprising .an u wardly directed flange integral with the ottom of the receptacle and extending into the space defined by its open side for retaining a cosmetic compact in position therein, a powder applicator slidably mounted within said receptacle through the opening in its side, said applicator comprising a plate having oppositely directed flanges at its outer edge, a grip member affixed to said flanges for fa cilitating manipulation of the applicator, and powder-retaining material aflixed to with the powder compact when the applicator 1s 1n position within the receptacle.

" In testimony whereof I aflix m signature.


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US2627785 *Jul 2, 1951Feb 10, 1953Bartkowski Bogumil WBracelet mirror
US5318371 *Dec 18, 1992Jun 7, 1994Niewulis Steven APine tar carrier and dispenser
US6425506 *Nov 20, 2000Jul 30, 2002Hong-Yi Cosmetics Co., LtdDecorative cosmetic case
US20040091583 *Mar 28, 2003May 13, 2004Coleman Thomas J.Confection enclosure and ring
U.S. Classification132/304, 359/879, 224/219
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00V