US 1735431 A
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NQV. 12, 1929, GOERTZ 1,735,431
MEANS FOR DECORATING BOXES Filed Aug. 15. 1928 if I 3 INVENTOR j figfnerialf Ziaqrt J AT-I'ORNEY Patented Nov. 12 1929 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE rnnnnnrox GOERTZ, or soornonancn, NEW JERSEY, nssrenon TO AUGUST eonnrz &,
00., me, A CORPORATION or new JERSEY MEANS FOR DECQRATWG Boxns Application filed August 1, 192 8. Serial No. 299694.
This invention relates to improvements in cosmetic boxes or vanity cases; and the invention has for its princlpal obyect to pro vide a simple construction and assembly of Other objects of this invention, not at this time more particularly enumerated, will be fully understood from the following detailed description of the same.
The present invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a top plan view of the box or case closed;
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 and in addition illustrates the method of assembling the design insert with the cover section; Figure 3 is a central sectional view of the design insert retaining frame shown in elevation;
Figure 4: 1s a View looking at the design insert retainmg frame from below;
Figure 5 is a side elevation with parts brok en away of the structure shown in Figure 1; and I Figure 6 is an enlarged fragn'ientary view" illustrating the method of securing the retaining frame to the cover section.
Similar characters of reference are em-; ployed in all of the hereinabove described;
I said coversecti on around the design insert, I
with' 'the marginal portions of the latter en 85 gaged and held by the keeper flange 17. The
views, to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring now to said drawings, the refer ence character 10 indicates a body sec ion and 11 a cover section of a cosmetic box or vanity I case, said sect-ions being of substantially cyhndrical for i and hingedly connected together.
In boxes or cases of this character, which are designed to serve the purposes of cosmetic carriers or vanity cases, it is usually desired to provide a design in connection with the outer surface of the cover section, and this invention relates to a novel construction of cover section and design insert and a retaining frame for retaining the design insert upon the cover section, said retaining frame being adapted to be firmly and securely assembled with the cover section of the box or case, in
interlocked relation thereto, without necessity ofusing solderor detachable fastening meansof any kind; said retaining frame being adapted'to retain the design insert in at tached relation to the outer side or faceof said cover section 11 and to present a neat and attractive appearance. The outer side or face of said cover section 11 is formed with a cir- .cular depression or recess 12 of suitable depth to receive the design insert 13. Recess 12 may extend almost to the edges of the outer face of said section, thereby providing an upwardly projecting annular head 14 extending around the upper periphery of the cover sec tion. The bottom of the recess 12 is provided with a plurality of circumferentially spaced slots 15 at its marginal edges. Four such slots, equally'spaced, are illustrated in'Figurc 20f the drawings although a greater or lesser number of such slots may be employed:
The reference character 16 indicates a retaining frame or annulus having at its innercircumference an 'incurled annular bead or keeper flange 17to provide a holding seat for retaining the design insert 13 backed against the bottom of the recess 12 in the cover section; Said retaining frame or annulus 17 has a downwardly extending flange 18 at its outer circumference, which flange is adapted to fit snugly within the'recess 12 in the cover section and to surround the peripheral edge of thedesign insert 13 when the retaining frameis overlaid upon the outside surface of moans'for interlocking the retaining frame with the cover section in fixed assembled re lation thereto, and in holding. engagement clinched over in'the manner shown in the drawings. 7
WVhile the retaining flange has been described as a means for retaining a design insertin affixed relation to the outside surface of said cover section, it will be under stood that devices other than design inserts such as mirrors may be thus secured upon the cover section.
The retaining flange when in assembled relation with the design insert in the recess'12 presents a neat and attractive appearance and has the appearance of being formed integral with the body of the cover section.
As many changes could be made in the above construction and many apparently widely different embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all mat ter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
lVhat is claimed is 1. In a vanity case having a depression in its outer Wall surface and spaced apertures at the margins of said depression, a design in sert disposed in said depression, a retaining frame for securing said design insert in place in said depression, said retaining frame having an in-curled'head to provide a holding seat for retaining the design insert backed against the bottom of said depression and lugs formed on said retaining frame and extending'through said apertures in said section, said lugs being clinched upon the inner surface of said wall.,
2. In a vanitycase having a depression in its outer wallsurface and spaced apertures at the margins of said depression, a design insert disposed in said depression, a retaining frame having a marginal flange surrounding the periphery of said design insert within said depression, said retaining frame acting to secure said design insert in place in said depression and having an in-curled head to provide a holding seat for retaining the design insert backed against the bottom of said depression, andlugs formed on said marginal flange and extending through said apertures in said wall, said lugs being clinched upon the inner surface of said wall.
In testimony, that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of August, 1928 FREDERICK GOERTZ.