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May 22,1928. 2 I 1,670,720
A. L. GROSS COMPACT RETAINER Filed Feb. 28, 1927 Patented May 22, 1928.
ANNA L. GROSS, 'OFYPHILAIDELIEHVIA, rENnsYLvAnm.
Application filed February 28, 1927. Serial No. 171,557.
The object of this invention is to devise a novel construction and arrangement of a compact retainer whereby the conventional compact can be detachably connected with the strap of a wrist watch or to any desired portion of the clothes of thewearer so that itwill not be necessary for women to carry a bag to contain their vanity appliances;
It further comprehends a novel construction and arrangement of a retainer secured to one of the casing members of the compact, and provided with a clamping member that will clamp against the strap of a wrist watch.
it further comprehends a novel construction of a compact retainer having releasing means which can be readily actuated by the right hand of a person to unclamp the clamping member of the compact retainer which is in engagement with the strap of the wrist watch which is usually carried on the left hand wrist. I
Other novel features of construction and advantage will hereinafter more clearly appear.
tion I have shown in the accompanying drawing typical embodiments of it which in practice will give satisfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which my invention consist can be variously ar ranged and organized and my invention is not limited to the exact arrangement and orgamzations of these instrumentalties, as herein set forth.
Figure 1 is a perspective View showing a compact retainer embodying my invention in assembled position with the strap of a wrist watch, which latter is in position on a wrist.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of a compact and its retainer, in an assembled condition with respect to the strap of a wrist watch, the strap being shown in section.
Figure 3 is a rear elevation ofa compactand retainer with the clamping member en- 7 gaging the strap of the wrist watch.
Figure 4: is a plan view of the clamping member, in detached position.
Figure 5 is a plan view of the releasing member, in detached position.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the clamping disc, in detached position.
Similar numerals indicate corresponding parts.
For the purpose of illustrating the inven- Referring to the drawings t v 1 designates a compact of any desired or conventional type, the casing of which co'n sists of hinged sections secured together by means of the usual fastening devices fz.
tan 1 p designates a spring disc which consists of a fiat disc made of spring meta], ()l'fjtl'lel resilient material having slits 4:, extending through its periphery and forming a fixed portion 5 which is fixed by means of a fastening device 6 to the back of the compact 1. I
This fastening device 6 mayv consist of a spot-weld, rivet, solder or other fastening The slits 4 contribute on opposite.
means. sides of the fixed portion 5 to form spring members 7, and connected with these members are the trunnion beari'ngsS, formed in any desired manner, and as illustrated by.
erably rounded at its'free end. The clampmember 9 forms a lever of substantial of, the wearer and its outward end terminates in proximity to the periphery of the disc 3. i
In order that the clamping member 9, when in clamping position may be readily released, I provide a releasing member 12 which may be dispensed within'some case arising in practice. This releasing member 12 is provided with a hinge 13 which is secured to the disc 3 in any desired manner. The releasing member 12 at its inner end, is provided with an elongated fiat bearing portion let and at its opposite end it is preferably roundedas indicated at 15 in order to form a grasping handle. The elongated portion 14 is disposed beneath the free end of the clamping member 9 as will be understood by referrlng to Figure 3. I
16 designates a wrist watch which is secured around the wrist 17 by means of the conventional strap 19.
A.wrist watch is commonly worn on the back ofthe wrist of the left hand and the strap encircles the wrist. In accordance with my invention, the compact is detach the compact, all that it is necessary to do is to raise the left arm and release the catch 2 and the articles contained Within the compact are readily accessible for use.
Having thus described my invention What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is 1- 1. The combination with the casing of a compact, of a disc of spring material having slits opening through its periphery to form spring members and a. portion fixed to said compact, and a clamping lever i u lcrumed on said disc and retained in clamped position by said spring -i'-nenibers. i
2. The combination with the casing of a 'ia-l havcompactpof a disc of spring ina t ing slits opening through its periphery to form spring members and a portion fixed to said compact and a clamping lever fulcruined on said (1150 and retained in clamped position by said spring members and means to release said clamping member.
' 3. The combination With the casing of a compact, of a disc made of spring metal stantially fiat clamping member l1flVlDgtruiinions to enter said trunnion bearings,
and having an extension extending beyond said bearings and adapted to bear on the fixed portion oat saiddisc.
ANNA L. GROSS.