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Publication numberUS1695287 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1928
Filing dateDec 8, 1925
Priority dateDec 8, 1925
Publication numberUS 1695287 A, US 1695287A, US-A-1695287, US1695287 A, US1695287A
InventorsDaniel Pollack, Nathan Kasdan
Original AssigneeMajestic Metal Specialties Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1695287 A
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Dec. 18, 1928. v N. KASDAN ET AL VANITY CASE Filed D90. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS Afar/m (Karma/v cg/W51 Pazzazvr' ATTORNEY Dec. 18, 1928. 1,695,287

N. KASDAN ET AL VANITY CASE Filed Dec. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS I9 r/m/v Kaszm/v ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 18, 1928.




Application filed December a, 1925. Serial No. 73,974.

This invention relates to vanity cases preferably'of the type used for carrying face powder, and provided with a mirror. One of the objects of the invention is to provide a mirror whichis ivotally mounted. on one of the members of the case so that it may swing in a plane parallel to the plane of the member to which it is attached so as to act as a coverfor a compact carried by said member, said mirror being provided with means for automatically moving it into extended position upon said member, and a stop being provided'to limit the swinging movement of said mirror. Otherobjects of vthe invention are to provide controllable means for restraining a mirror against movement when urged'to move by a spring. Other objects of the invention are to provide a novel construction of vanity. case adapted to hold two compacts of suitable powder, and to generally improve the construction of vanity cases.

These being" among the objects of the present invention, the same consists of certain features of construction and COIl'lbiTlfL",

tions of parts to be hereinafter described and then claimed with reference to the accompanying drawings illustrating apreferred embodiment of the invention in which:

Fig. 1 is an enlarged section ofthe vanity case;

Fig. '2 is a longitudinal section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 3; e

Fig. 3 is a plan of the vanity case showing the case open and the mirror extended to uncover the compact thereunder;

Fig. 4 is asectional plan on' the line 4-4 of Fig. 2, as viewed in the direction ofthe arrows; Y

Fig. 5 is a of Fig. 2;

Fig. 6 is a detached plan view ofone of the interfitting plates of the case; I D

Fig. 7 is a plan of another plate constltuting adeck plate 1" I Fig. 8 is a bottom plan of the mirror P I Fig. 9 is an enlarged detail section on the line 9 9 of Fig. 8;

Fig. 10 is an enlarged sectional "detail sectional plan on the-line 5-5 I showing how the mirror is pivotally mounted and spring actuated, the mirror being here shown as swung outwardl Fig. 11 is a broken p an view showing Fig. 12; and

further details of the mounting and of the actuating spring for the mirror;

Flg. 12 is a detail section showing how the mirror is held against actuation by the spring Fig. 13 is a section on the line 13- 13 of Fig. 14 is a perspective view of the mirror actuating spring.

Preferably all of the structural parts of :the improved vanity case are composed of sheet metal, and the case comprises a flan ed bodyor boX member 15 and a lid mem er 16. Preferably the members 15 and 16 are elongated and formed with rounded outer flanges which taper at 17-17' toward the riveted or turneddown inner ends of the prongs 1920 provide projections at the inner surfaces of the flanges 2121. The case may beheld closed by means of a suitable snap fastening 21 whichis preferably mounted on the body member 15 so that its catch may be engaged with a portion of the lid member 16in well-known manner.

Small projections 22-23 are struck inw'ardly from the members 15 and 16, respectively. The projections,22cooperate with i the prong projections 20 to hold in place a plate 24 which substantially conforms to the space within u1'e flange of the'body niemher, and it is adapted to be sprung and fitted into the body member against the'inner sur-- face of its bottom. Thereby the plate 24 is securely and rigidly held in position. The inner end of the plate 2 1- at a point adjacent the hinge 18 is provided with a clip 25 preferably consisting of a tongue formed inte-i grally with the plate 24 and bent upwardly and inwardly so as to form a clip for the purpose of holding a lip stick 26 removably in position.

The supporting plate 24c is provided with a-large aperture 27 which is olfsetwith respect tothe center of'the' plate, said aperture being defined by an inner flange 28 which ispressedout from the plate in a formto the flanges of the body andlid menu bers within which they lit, and the shape is preferably somewhat like. a key-stone with its wider edge convexly curved. The plate 31 is provided with a deck 32 which is offset from the center of the plate and is raised to the desired extent above the plane of said plate. The deck 32 is provided with a large aperture 33 which is defined .by an inner flange 34-. The flange is formed preferably with an integral projecting portion 35 constituting airiction snap catch. This catch is preferably located at one side ofthe aperture 38, while at the other side of said aperture there is preferably formed integrally with the deck a retaining lip 36 wh1ch extends inwardly towards the center of the aperture. By the conjoint action of the snap 35 and the retaining lip 86 dished compact holder 3'? isv held removably in posit on in the deck plate, I

A preferably circular sheet metal plate 38 is provided and is adapted to form the frame of a mirror 39 suitably held to'the -frame. The mirror plate 38 isprovidedwitha stud 4L0 which is formed by striking up a portion of the plate 38 so asto form ahollow tubular pivot. The inner end of the hollow pivot is cutand a lip 41 is slightly bent out from the same, as shown in Fig. 9. As shown more fully in Figs. 9, 10 and 11, a helical spring 42 is provided, the end 6 30f which is placed under the lip l1 which is then pressed down so as to hold said end of the spring securely. Fitted over. the stud or pivot dOis a bearing collar, 44; which is formed integrally with, the deck 32, saidcollar constituting. a hearing so, that the mirror adapted to bear outwardly on. the deck plate 31 It will thus be seen that the stud or pivot 410, the bearing collar 44, and the helical spring 42 are confined in the annular space atl'orded by the described formation of the deck plate.

A springer friction catch 45, is secured to the deck 32 of the deck plate in such position that its engaging end maybe snapped over the rimot' the mirror frame or plate 38 and hold it together with the mirror in such p'ostantia lly. parallel with the deck plate, the

described spring, catch lfiis also designed to constitute a stop to limit the, outward throw of the mirror when impelled by the spring. The mirror is shown in its outward position in Fig. 3 where its movement has been limited by the stop 46, 7

'It will be seen from the above description in connection with the drawings that a number. oifbther. advantages than those mentioned are gained by' the improved construction. For instance, no separate pivot is required for. the mirror, as the pivot is preferably, formed by deflecting a ,porti on o flthe stock. of the sheet-metal plate 31, and which may be cut so as 'toprovide simple means for holding. one enclof the actuating spring. Also another. advantage. incidental to the improved construction and particularly to the design of the improved vanity case is that the two imainmembers thereof are of such size that when open they may be conveniently. graspedin on hand, while the slidably mounted mirror may be restrained from movement by thesirnple expedient of thecateh 46, the. mirror. being easily releasable from the catch by. a slight inward movement of the thumb. oit' the hand which is holding thel caseQ These and other incidental advantages will be obvious to those skilled the art, and it is clear that the invention is susceptible of more or. less modification and that the scope ofa said invention is not limited except as defined in the. appended claims.

What we claim asourinvention anddesire to secure by Letters Patent,'is:

1. A vanity case having in combination an apertured plate, a at the edge of. the aperture, and a friction'snap catcheiiten ding from, the edge of the aperture. and-a dished compact holder. fitted in said aperture against said flange and held therein said snap.

2. A vanity case having in combination an apertured plate, a flangeat the edge of the aperture, a friction snap extending from one side of the edge'of the apei'ti ire, a retaining li extending trom the other, side of the eege of the aperture, anda-dished compact holder fitted in said aperture against sa1d flange and held therein by the mutual coaction of the said-snap and retaining lip. 3. A vanity case, comprising an apertured so l plate, means for retaining a compact holder in the aperture, said plate having a laterally extending supporting portion, and a clip formed integrally with the said laterally extending portion for retaining a lip stick on said portion.

4. A vanity case, comprising a receptacle recelving member, a mlrror carrying plate havlnga portlon of its stock struck up to form. a hollow pivot, the end of the pivot 10 being cut to form a lip, the pivot journaled.


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U.S. Classification132/296, 132/297
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00V