US 1714751 A
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May 28, 1929. w, ANDERSON 1,714,751
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TOILET OR VANITY CASE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 11, 1927 M12507" 12 fOZm 7714720 62150; 77(2571655 v v irl Patented May 28, 1929.
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JOHN W. ANDERSON, OIE AURORA, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR F ONE-HALF TO JAMES GRAHAM AND ELLA H, GRAHAM, BOTH OF'AURORA, ILLINOIS.
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Application filed December 17, 1927. Serial No. 240,718.
This invention relates to improvements in toilet or vanity cases particularly adapted, though not necessarily limited in'its use, for attachment to the outsidefof a purse or hand bag where it willbe Convenient and readily accessible, thereby not only obviating the necessity of opening the bag when the case is to be used, but also the necessity of placing the case within the bag where it will become marred 01' where wit will often open to spill some of the contents thereof within the bag.
A further object is to provide an improved vanity case of this characterembodying two sectionshingedly connected together, one of the sections having a flap or member hinged to the free edge thereof and adapted tobe folded; between the case sect ons as a closure for one of the sections and as a protector for the con tents of the other section, the said flap being adapted to be unfolded outwardly to form a protecting shield to protect the garments of the user when the case is open and is in use.
To theattainment-of these'ends and the accomplishment of other new and useful ob jects as will appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty in substantially the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts hereinafterinore fully described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings illustrating this inven tion, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a hand bag having applied to the outside thereof a case of this character constructed in accord I ance with the principles of this invention.
Figure 2 is a View similar to Figure 1, showing the case partly open. 7
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, showing the case further opened and the pro-' tecting shield extending beyond the'ease.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional View taken on line l4l, Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a detail perspective View of the vanity case closed and detached from the bag.
Referring more particularly to the drawings the numerals and 11 indicate two sections of a case which may be of any desired size and configuration and constructed of any suitable material, preferably metal. These sections are hingedly connected together along one edge as at 12 and the section 11 is preferabl shaped to form an" open compare inefnt 13, wall it or whi -2h; the
hinge 12, isshaped so as to form a cup shaped. portion alongthe lower edge thereof, for a purpose to beset fortln s y I v Within the con' partnient 13 maybe arranged open chambers 15-16 of anysize and configurationadapted tohold cosmetics and also powder puffs 17- 18. 'Other toilet articles 19 inaylalso be arranged within the compartment 13.
"The section 10'is provided with an up- 21 is preferably ofa size substantially equal to thearea of the portion of the ,section 10 within the surrounding Wall 2 0." v,
Connected with the free edge of the section 1'1,.preferably by means of a hinge 22 isa flap or member 23 constructed of "anys'uitable material, preferably metal andis of a size and configuration to be folded over theconn partment 13 to form a closure therefor. The
free edge 24 of the member 23 is adapted to engage over the wall 14 of the section 11 so that the sections 10 and 11 may be folded close with respect toeach other. forming a closure for the compartment. 13 will be foldedbetwe-en the sections 10 and 11 The member 23 when the latter are closed/and the member 13 will also serve as a shield or protector for the mirror 21.
The cup shaped portion 14: formed along the edge ofthe member 11 forms a pocket into which the articles 19 will drop when the section 11 is folded with respect to the section 10. 1
Any suitable fastening means, suchas' a separable clip 25 may be provided for secur ng the sectionslO and 11 in a closed posi tion.
- lVith this improved construction it will be manifest that the section ll-with the clo sure 23 in position thereover, as shown in Figure 2, may be opened so as to permit access to the mirror 21 and at the same time prevent the articles in the compartment 13 from falling out, The member 23 may be unfolded with respect to the section 11 so as to project beyond the free edge of the section 11.1 shield protector to? the galments of the person When the case is being used, as surplus powder or cosmetics will fall upon the shield 28 to be prevented from falling upon'zth'e garments of the user.
The case is adaptedto be secured to the outside of a hand bag or purse 26, and any suitable means may be providedto accomplish that end. A simple and efficient means embodies a flange 27 which extends about the edge of one of the sections, preferably the section 10, and is provided with apertures 28 by means ofwhich. the device may be secured by suitable fastening devices 29 or stitches to the outer faced the bag.
hen secured'to the bag as shown, access may be readily had to the interior of the case without necessitating the opening of the bag and the bag may itself be employed without interfering with. the case.
If desired the cas'emay be used independently of the bag, that is the flange 27 may be omitted or may be employed, but the case may bemaintained free of and detachedfrom thebag and may be carried in the hand or placed in apocket when desired.
While the preferred form of the invention has been herein shown and described, it is to beunderstood that various changes may be made in the details of'construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, within the scope of the claims,,without departing from the spirit, of this invention. f WVhat is claimed as new is 2- 1.- A toilet case embodying two sectionshingedly connected at one edge, amirror arranged inside of one of said sections, the
other of the sections being shaped to form a container for toilet articles, a partition hingedly connected with the free edge of the last said section and foldable thereover to form a closure therefor, the freefedge of said partition being deflected laterally with re:
2. In combination ahand bag or purse and a toilet case securedto the outside thereof,
said case embodying two sectionshingedly connected together, means securing one of the sections to thebag, a mirror disposed withv in the case and carried'by one of said sections, the other section being shaped to form a holder for toilet articles, and aclosure hingedly connected to the last said section, said closure being foldable between the sections and also adapted togbe extended beyond the section to which it is connected to form a protecting shield when the case is in use.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification on this 14th day of d December, A. D. 1927;
JOHN W. ANDERSON.