US 1835951 A
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Dec. 8, 1931. w. G. KENDALL 1,835,951
VANITY CASE AND COMPACTPLATE Filed Dec. l2, 1930 ATTORNEY vention;
Patented Dec. 8, 1931` UNITED ST'ATES PATENT i i Lessard WILLIAM G. KENDALLOF IEWARK, NEW JERSEY A VANITY vcrisis: AND ooilriui'ocr-1Y PLATE Application lediDecember 12, 193i). Seria1 No.V 501,967. p K v y t z.. y,
ing a lid 2, and a body 3. The-body'is" r1`his invention relates to an improved vanity case and compact plate in combination, and to the compact plate as a separate article of manufacture, the object being to provide a l 5 compact plate which may be easily manufactured and which will interlock with a vanity case' of a type having an over hanging shoulder so that the plate cannot accidentally move out of the Vanity case.
vide a compact plate wherein a single' integral formation is presented providing a fla-nge structure with a turned over flange provided with integral resilient holding 15 members.
compact, and wherein the plate yis formedk with an over-hanging flange having sections pressed therefrom to interlock with the shoulders of the vanity case.
In the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a perspective viewvof a compact plate disclosing an embodiment of the invention; 1
Figure 2 is a sectional view through a vanity case and compact plate embodying the in- Figure 3 is a view similarrto Figure 2but showing a rounded bottom, the case 'and Figure 4 is a perspectiveview similar to 35' Figure 1 but showinga vmodified construction;
Figure 5 is a view similar Jto-Figure 2 but showing the modified plate illustrated in Figure 4;
Figure 6 is a sectional view similar to Figure 5 but showing a rounded formation for the bottom of the vanity case and alsov for the compact plate;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary top plan view of a vanity case and compact plate showing a modified form of the invention;
Figure 8 is a detailed enlarged sectional view through Figure 7 on the line 8-8.
Referring more particularly to the drawings by numerals, 1 indicates a compact hav- Another object of the invention isv to pro`` provided with a flat bottom 4, as shown in Figure 2, with an annular upstanding wall 5 constricted at point 6 to providea space'f'? for receiving the flange Sof'lid 2. j By reason of this construction'the shoul-v -der 9 is'presented, and interlockingV with this shoulder is a compact plateflO formedlas`- shown in Figure 1'. The compactplate'lO is provided with a flat bottom 11 so jas to fit the flat bottom 4`of the vanity case 1. From the bottom 11'an annularl integral upsta-n'ding wall 12 is provided, said wall being bent over or bent upon itselfpat 13 *sov as to provide a depending annular' flange 14. '-7
Flange 14 is annular except for the cut! away portions 15 and-16 for receiving the catch and hinge lrespectively of the compact 1 and the holding members`17 and 18. These holding membersy are preferably shortsecmade anylength desired'. lso,;pref erably, the flange V14 is bent until itcontacts substantially with the wall 12,' while the holding members 17 and 18 are sprung outwardly tions of theflange 14, althou h they Vcould be and, being made of a desired `kind of metal, y
are resilient, whereby 'when the 'compacti platefis forcedfinto the body of the'tvanity case'these holding members will ,snap 'beneath the shoulder-9 and will continually press the side wall 5 whereby the compact plate'is held against accidental removal'but .may be1 .Y
removed by a suitable vimplement at'fanyY time; I f y" f i yIn forming the compact plate preferably the same'is stamped from a singlepiece" of metal and when completed will presentthey vappearanceas shown in Figures "and"2. d
Where the vanity case 1 is lformed with a rounded Ybottom 4 the bottomlll off-thevanity case10 will be rounded,- whereby'a proper t is secured. It is evident that the bottom of the compact plate may bemade to conform tothe shape of the bottom ofthe. l
vanity case regardless of the structure there? ofgwithout Vdep arting from the spiritfof fthe l invention. ,a i j In Figures 4 to 6 a modified form oflthe invention is shown wherein the same refer-l ence numerals Iwill be used as illustratedin Figure 1 except for the modified formation. The modified form consists in the holding members 19 and 20 which are the reverse to vthat shown in Figure 1. The holding members 19 and 20 are integral parts of the flange 14, but are cut away at 21 and 22 along the bending line 13, and the respective side notches528 extend downwardly therefrom so that the free end is adapted to abut against shoulder` 9 when the vanity case is not used, as illustrated in Figure 5.
In Figure 6 the bottom A is rounded in the same way as in Figure 3 and the bottom of the vanity ease is formed accordingly.
Notwithstanding the' diiferent shape in the bottom of the'compact plate the holding mem-V bers 19 and 20 snap beneath and interlock withshou'lder` 9 to hold the compact `plate against accidental removal. f
In Figures 7 yand 8. will be seen another formof lthe invention wherein the `body 3 is constructed identically with that shown in,`
Figure 2, but wherein the offset annular section 2A' is cut at a number of points25 and the sections 26 bent'slightlyl inward so asi o-ffthe--wallZZ will press against the-members 26-andfthereby resiliently hold the ,compact plate in position. j Y I While it preferable to make slits or notches as indicated by the numeral 25, the member 24k can be `merely pressed inwardly atthis pointV to provide a holding protuberance which would be resilient by reason of the resiliency ofthe member24'and wall 5.
' Whatlclaim ist *e l y 1. A combined vanity lcase and Vcompact plate/including a vanity case havingv abodyf formed with an inwardly extending shoulder, and a compact plate formed with an upstand'- ing annularwall provided with integral resilient holding members extending from the upper edge thereof toward the bottom andl Y positioned to `interlock with said shoulders.v
2. A compact plate comprising a bottom, a an upstanding annular wall, and a depending l flange extending from the upper edge of said wall on the exterior thereof.
compact plate comprisingl a bottom,
a-nupstand-ing wall at the perimeter of the bottom, a flange integral with said wall extending downwardly from the upper edge of the wall, and depending means carried by the flange acting as holding members'.
1 l. A co'mpactrplate comprising a bottom provided with an" annular upstanding. wall ing wall formed with a turned down portion,
said turned down portion at two points being cut away for accommodating a catch and hinge, respectively, of said vanity case and formed with artongueA acting as a holding member, said 'tongue interlocking with said shoulder. Y c, y A
6; A compact plate including an upstand--r ing wall provided with a turned` down portion, said turned down portionbei-ng positioned exteriorly of the wall. and flaringk therefrom atthe bottom, said turned down portion having a pressed out section acting as aresilient holding member.
7. A compact plate comprising a bottom, a peripheral upstanding wall, said wall being bent back upon itselfto providean encircling depending flange, said flangebeingv out to produce a holding tongue, said tongue exf tendingfromthe upper edge ofsaid wall to the lower edge of saidA flange. i c
8. A compactplate including .a botto-m, an `upstanding wall, and a depending flange. depending from thefupper edge of saidwall,y said flange having a cut out tonguepresent-V ing a resilient holding member, said tongue normally extendingfatvan angle from said. ange. I i Y 9. A compact plate including al bottom,`fan upstanding wall, and a turned d'own'member extending from the` upper edge Aof said wall presenting a Aresilient holding member.y i 10. A compact plate'including 'abottoim and upstanding wall and adepending flange extending-from the edge of the wall furthest from said bottom, said flange being formed with apressed-out portion acting as a resili ent holding membe 11. A compact plate including a bottom,
an upstandingwall,.and va resilient member extending fromthe upper edge of said `up y f standing wall presenting a resilient holdingV member.
'Y WILLIAM c. 'KENDALL A