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Publication numberUS1762767 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1930
Filing dateMar 30, 1929
Priority dateMar 30, 1929
Publication numberUS 1762767 A, US 1762767A, US-A-1762767, US1762767 A, US1762767A
InventorsDwan Pauline
Original AssigneeDwan Pauline
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1762767 A
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June 10, 1939. P, W 1,762,767

VANITY CASE Filed March 30, 1929 2 Sheets-:Sheet l P. DWAN VANITY CASE J1me 1.0, 1930.

Filed March 30 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet. 2

66 54 65 J2 if 50 INV NTOR 026 W ATTORNEY Bud Patented June 10, 1930 UNITED STATES l PAULINE DWAl N, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

VANITY CASE Application filed March 30, 1929. Serial No. 851,174.

My invention relateseto vanity cases of a kind suitable for holding a large number of small articles in compact form and for rendering said articles readily accessible. 5 More particularly stated, I seek to make a vanity case made practically in its entirety of sheet material and having suitable mountings and compartments for supporting the articles to be carried, so as to render the latter easy 1 to find and readily accessible.

My invention also contemplates various changes in the structure and arrangement of different parts of the vanity case for the purpose of improving the efliciency thereof.

Reference is made to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures.

Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved vanity case, as it appears when closed.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the vanity case, as it appears when open.

25 Figure 4 is an end view of the vanity case, showing it as open and as partly broken away.

Figure 5 is a sectional view of a small perfume phial adapted to be carried in the vanity case.

Figure 6 is a longitudinal section through an inset plate carried by the lid of the vanity case, and is taken upon the line 66 of Figure 7 ,looking in the direction indicated by arrows.

Figure 7 is a plan view of the inset plate to be carried by the lid.

Figure 8 is a plan view of a tray plate forming a part of my device.

Figure 9 is a plan view of an inset plate, 40 adapted to be carried by the body member of the vanity case.

Figure 10 is a section upon the line 1010.

of Figure 9, looking in the direction indicated by arrows.

Figure 11 is a section on the line 11-11 of Figure 8, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

Figure 12 is a section on the line 1212 of Figure 8, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

v Figure 13 is an enlarged fragmentary cross sectlon through my improved vanity case, and indicates the positions of the inset plates and the tray plate.

Figure 14 is a detail of the rouge box and parts immediately associated therewith.

A lid 15 and a body portion 16 are made of sheet material, and formed to fit together face to face as shown in Figure 2. The edge of the lid slightly overlaps the adjacent edge of the body portion, as may be readily understood from Figure 13.

A tray plate 17 is connected with the lid 15 and body portion 16, as shown in Figures 3 and 4 and as hereinafter explained.

The tray plate 17 carries a pair of leaf springs 18, 18, shown more particularly in Figure 8. A comb 19' is one of the articles to be carried by the vanity case. It rests upon the tray plate 17, and is pressed thereagainst by the springs 18. v

The tray plate 17 also carries a pair of spring fasteners 20, 20, located to serve as limiting stops to prevent the comb from moving endwise and keep it properly centered.

The tray plate 17 is provided with a notch '21, which afi'ords clearance for a latch spring 22 and for a hook 23 serving as a latch. The latch spring 22 carries a button 24 which extends outwardly through a hole in the adjacent edge of the lid 15. The body portion 16 carries a pocket 25, into which the hook 23 snapswhenever the lid 15 is closed down upon the body portion 16.

A neck 26, carried by the lid 15, is made of a single strip of sheet metal, bent into substantially elliptical form and is essen tially asplit ring. It is sprung into position, and held firmly by its tendency to expand.

The neck 26 is provided internally with two indentations 27, 27 shown more particularly in Figure 3. The two springs 20, 20, carried by the tray plate 17 as above described, are provided with bosses 28, shown in Figure 8. These bosses are merely formed or struck up from the upturned portions of the springs 20, 20, and are adapted to snap into the indentations 27, 27.1 Whenever the tray plate 17 is swung up into the lid 15 it lodges against the adjacent edge portion of the neck 26, and-at the same instant the bosses 28, 28 snap into the indentations 27, 27 of the neck. By this arrangement the tray plate 17 1s held firmly in engagement with the neck.

It will be noted from Figure 8 that the springs 18, 18,20 and 20, together with the comb 19, are all'carried upon one face of the I tray plate 17. If, now, according to Figure 4, the tray plate be swung upwardly into the lid 15 and there secured as above described, the lower face of the tray plate 17 will remain exposed. This face is polished, and is used as a mirror, of the type commonly designated as a trench mirror. By this arrangement the mirror occupies no appreciable space and adds nothing to the weight of the vanity case. MoreOVE- Z tl f inirror can not readily get lost or mislai dij I Theli'd 15 carries an inset plate 29, which is provided with knuckles 30, 31, 32, spaced apart as shown in Figure 7. The inset plate 29 is made of sheet material, in a single integral piece, so stamped as to provide a number of pockets 33, 34, 35,36 and 37.

The pockets 33, 34 and 35 are coin pockets, and are provided with nail fissures 37, 38 and 39. The pocket 36 is adapted for holdin a small phial of perfume, and is provided wlth a nail fissure 40. The-inset plate 29 carries a presser spring 41, which overhangs the pocket 37. This pocket is of proper size and shape to hold a key 42, the presser spring 41 normally engaging the key and retaining it within the pocket 37, as may be understood from Figure 3. This same figure shows coins 43, 44 and 45 as lodged within the coin pockets 33, 34 and 35, and a phial 46, of perfume or the like, as occupying the pocket 36. .is may be seen from Figure 5 the phial 46 is provided with a stopper 47, from which extends a small spring wire 48, carrying a little ball 49, which ma be made of solder.

To use the perfiime phial 46 it is removed from the vanity case, the stopper 47 is pulled out, and the ball 49, wet with perfume, is touched upon a handkerchief or other article of clothng, so as to impart thereto a trace of perfume.

The body portion 16 carries an inset plate 50, shown more particularly in Figure 9, and which in construction and use is a good deal like the inset plate 29 above described.

The inset plate 50 is provided with pockets 51, 52 and 53 and nail fissures 54, 55 and 56 extending from these pockets. It is also provided with a notch 21, like the notch 21 above described, to afford clearance for the latch mechanism.

Detachably fitted into the pockets 51, 52 and 53 are fiat, disk-like boxes 57, 58 and 59. These boxes may each be used for various purposes but in the particular instance here contemplated are employed for lipstick, face powder and rouge.

A detail of the rouge box 59 is shown in Figure 14. The box 59 is provided with a small pan-like portion 60, and resting within, the latter is a cake 61 of rouge.

If desired, the articles contained in the pockets may be provided with handles 62, 63, and 64, the purposes of which are obvious.

In assembling the different parts of the vanity case, the inset plate 50 is placed Within the body portion 16 and secured in place, by welding or soldering. The inset plate 29 is placed within the lid 15, and the neck 26 is also placed within the same lid, as above described.

Finally the lid 15, the tray plate 17 and such manner as to aline the various knuckles above described; and this done, a pintle 65 is thrust through all of the knuckles, thus leav ing the three members 15, 16 and 17 connected ,together by hinges.

The vanity case above described is not only adapted for use in connection with a variety of articles to be housed and carried, but is extremely compact, both as regards the structure of the vanity case receptacle, but also with reference to the arrangement of the articles as such.

My device can be readily made up of sheet material, and even of scrap sheet metal. It is durable and strong, and can be carried in I the body portion 16 are brought together in per se, considered as a I the pocket or bag as readily as a spectacle I case. It is made of materials well adapted for (LuaIity manufacture, and each of its parts can e readily standardized.

I do not limit myself to the precise mechanism here illustrated and described, as variations therefrom may be made without departing from my invention, the scope of which is commensurate with my claims.

,Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows:

1. In a vanity case the combination of a hollow body portion, a hollow lid, an inset plate carried by said hollow body portion and provided with pockets, an inset plate carried by said lid and also provided with pockets, a tray plate provided with means for holding articles detachably mounted thereupon, and mechanism controllable by hand for securing said tray plate in a predetermind position relatively to said hollow lid.

2. In a vanity case the combination of a hollow body portion, a hollow lid movable relativelyto said hollow body portion, and an inset plate housed within said hollow lid and made of sheet material, said inset plate being so formed as to provide a plurality of nail fissures merging into said pockets.

3. In a vanity case the combination of a hollow body portion, a hollow lid and a tray plate, an inset plate fitted into said hollow lid and provided with pockets, a strip of sheet material closed upon itself and fitted into said hollow lid so as to form a neck therefor and to engage said inset plate and hold the same in place, and means for connecting together said hollow body portion, said lid and said tray plate, so as to permit said tray plate to 7 5. In a vanity case the combination of a hollow lid, a neck fitted into said hollow and secured thereto, said neck being provided with indentations, a tray plate connected with said hollow lid and movable relatively to said neck, and a plurality of rings carried by said tray plate and provi ed with portions for snapping into said indentations in order to hold said tray plate against said neck.

6. In a vanity case the combination of a hollow body portion, a hollow lid and a tray plate, an inset plate fitted into said hollow lid and provided with pockets, a stri of sheet material closed upon itself and tted into said hollow lid so as to form .a neck therefor and to engage said inset plate and hold the same in place, said neck being provided with a plurality of indentations, and a plurality of springs carried by said tray plate and provided with bosses for snapping into said indentations, in order to secure said tray plate in a redetermined fixed position relatively to said ollow lid.

-7. In a vanity case the-combination of a hollow body portion, a hollow lid and a tray plate, an inset plate fitted into said hollow lid and provided with pockets, a stri of sheet material closed upon itself and said hollow lid so as to form a neck therefor and to engage said inset plate and hold the same in place means for connecting together said hollow body portion, said lid and said tray plate, so as'to permit said tray plate to swing against said neck, and mechanism carried by said tray plate for'securin thereto an article to be deta hably carrie by said tray plate.

Signed at New York Gityfiin the county of New York and State of ew York, this 29th day of March, 1929. c

' PAULINE DWAN.

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Referenced by
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US2491101 *Jun 4, 1947Dec 13, 1949Florence FreibergBeauty kit
US2594607 *Oct 3, 1950Apr 29, 1952Anderson Lura FCompact
US20100051048 *Aug 26, 2008Mar 4, 2010Derxin (Shanghai) Cosmetics Co.Ltd.Cosmetic box assembly with individual box
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/315, 220/DIG.260
International ClassificationA45D40/22
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/221, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D40/22H