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Publication numberUS1774171 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1930
Filing dateMay 21, 1928
Priority dateMay 21, 1928
Publication numberUS 1774171 A, US 1774171A, US-A-1774171, US1774171 A, US1774171A
InventorsCoons Arthur M
Original AssigneeScovill Manufacturing Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1774171 A
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A. M. COONS 1,774,171

VANITY CASE Filed- May 21, 1928 avwewt oz I 3391 QU Z W 5 Patented Aug.-26, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE, L


NECTICUT Application filed May 21,

This invention relates to certain improvements in vanity boxes or cases, and particularly to an improved spring catch construction for latching the cover and th body of the vanity case. 7

It is the-especial obj vention to provide a vanity case which shall include a cover and a body, and an improved mirror carrying member with which is associated a spring catch for latching the cover and the body together.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved means for securing the spring catch and the mirror carrying member of such character that the use of rivets or solder is eliminated.

A further object of the invention is to provide such a construction which shall be neat and attractive in appearance.

With these and other objects not specifically referred to in view, the invention consists in certain novel parts, arrangements and combinations which will be described in connection with the accompanying drawings and the novel features pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings, which illustrate a preferred form of the invention,--

Figure 1 is a side view of the improved 'box, the cover and the body being shown closed;

'Figure 2 is a top view, the box being shown open;

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1, and

Figure 4 is a view, on an enlarged scale, gf the mirror and latching member of the Referring now to these drawings, the box preferably includes two similar sections made of light metal, marked 1, 2, which form the cover and the body of the box. These sections are each arranged to carry a powder compact, indicated by the numerals 3, 4,these compacts being removably held in the box in any desired way. As shown, compact 4 may be held in the box by means of nibs marked 5, and the compact 3 may be held in the other part of the box by means of a bezel 6 having holding nibs 7 ect of the present in- VANITY oAsn- 1928. Serial No. 279,377.

The body and the cover are pivotally associated on a hinge of any conventional form, indicated by the numeral 8.

In accordance with the invention, there is provided a combined mirror and catch holder which is pivotally associated with the box, being, in the best construction, pivoted on the same hinge 8 by which the body and cover members are associated.

The particular construction ofthis mirror and catch holder may, of course, bevaried,

the flange and showing through the opening lO is a double faced metal mirror-12. This mirror, for a greater part of its area, issubstantially the diameter of theframe, but at one point is cut away to form two shoulders 13, 14. Located between these shoulders is a catch member in the form of a spring strip 15,whichis provided with a manually operable release member 16, which projects through a slot 17 formed in the frame, This spring strip is also provided with spaced q tongues formed by bending the metal out but constructions embodying the invention, v

construction illustrated, this 65 wardly marked 18, 19 which are arranged to engage with notches 20, 21 formed in'the body and the cover. The spring and mirror are held in place by a bezelmember 2'2 which 3 is formed with a rim 23 leaving an opening 24, through which the other side "of the mirror can be used. This bezel may be provided with a depending flange 25 which has frictional engagement within the flange of the frame.'- The frame memberand the bezel are notched',"as indicated at 26, to receive the locking tongues 18, 19, and the bezel is provided with an opening for the releasemember' 16. The frame is also formed'with a knuckle 27 by which it is as- .When the release member 16 is com-, 193

pressed, the inwardly bent ends of the spring may be expanded in the space formed by the cutout of the mirror, the ends of the spring when thus expanded engaging the shoulders 13', 14:.

It will be observed that with the'construction shown and described a verysimple and neat appearing mirror and catch holder hasbeen provided, and one inwhich the parts may be associated without riveting or soldering, thus producing a' construction which 7 is simple and easy to make and assemble.

rounded by a flange,-a-mir'ror member with in the flange havingspaced shoulders 'formed in it's periphery, a catch includinga' spring plate, the ends of which abut spaced latchingag'ainst the shoulders, means on the catch, a bezel holding the'catch and mirrorin the frame, means on the body and cover engaging the latching means, and a manually operable release on the catch.

2; In a vanity case, the combination of hinged body and cover members, a pivotedframe between thecovers and having a cena tral opening surrounded by a flange, match member and mirror within-the flange,- and aholding bezel having a vertical flange in interfitting frictional engagement with the flange of the frame.

3. In a vanity case, the combination of hinged body and cover members, a pivotedf'rame between the body and the cover and having a central opening surrounded by a flange, a catch" member and a double-facedmetal mirror seated within the flange, said mirror having a clearance for the catch member, and a bezelhaving a vertical flange in interfitting frictional engagement with the flange of the frame.

4. In a vanity boX, the combination of a body and a cover pivotally associated on a hinge, a frame pivoted between the body and cover having'a central opening and an outer marginal flange, a mirror seated with: in the flange, a spring catch member held between the edge of the mirror and the flange and having spaced locking detents engaging cooperating notches in the body and the cover, a bezel having a rim, and a verti-' cal flange on the bezel in interfitting' frictional engagement'with the flange of the frame, said frame and bezel having openings to permit of the lateral movement of the detents on the catch.

5. In a vanity case the combination of a hinged body and cover members, an article holder pivoted between the body and cover, and comprising two members having openings surrounded by interfl-tting peripheral flanges-,-amirror held between the two members, and a catch member carried by the frame and engaging the edge'of the mirror.

'6. I11 a vanity case the combination of a hinged body and cover, an article holder pivoted between the body and cover, and comprising two members having openings surrounded by interfitting peripheral flanges,a mirror held between the two members and provided with shoulders, and a loose catch member located between the shoulders on the mirror.

In testimony whereof,vI have hereunto" set my hand. a.


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