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Publication numberUS1837722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1931
Filing dateNov 28, 1928
Priority dateNov 28, 1928
Publication numberUS 1837722 A, US 1837722A, US-A-1837722, US1837722 A, US1837722A
InventorsMcatree John L
Original AssigneeScovill Manufacturing Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1837722 A
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J. L. M ATREE Dec. 22, 1931.

VANITY CASE Filed NOV. 28, 1928 Patented Dec. 22, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE- JOHN L. MCA'IREE, or BROOKLYN, new YonK,-assIGiNon TO SCOVILL MANUFACTUR- ING COMPANY, or WATEBBURY, CONNECTICUT, A eo-nronn'mon oroonnnorrou'r VANITY oAsn Application filed November 28, 1928. Serial No; 322,524.

r This invention relates to certain improvements in smallboxes or casesfor'holding cosmetics commonly known as vanity cases. These cases are frequently carried by the user in a handbag or the like and preferably .should be as small and as light as ossible.

Furthermore, such cases should be 0 attractive appearance without projecting parts I It is one object of the present invention to produce an improved vanity box or case that is capacitated to carry two' compacts which shall be thin and light-and in which the compacts are carried in a member which has a sliding movement in a case or shell, sothat hinges and locking devices, etc. usually present in these boxes areeliminated, thus providing a simpler andmore attractive box.

A further object of the invention is to provide with such a sliding compact carrier, mirrors so associated with the sliding carrier that upon the carrier being moved to open position, the mirrors will automatically'move to position of use/these mirror members also acting as covers for the compacts and as pufl' holding or puff securing means;

It is a further object ofthe inventionto provide an improved arrangement whereby the compacts may be readily removed from thecarrier for renewal or replacement.

lVith theseand other objectsnot specifically reterred to, the'invention consistsin 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.

' Referring to these drawingsi. H y "-F1gl1r8 1 1s a perspective viewof the improved box shown partly, open;

Figure 2 is acentral section-on a small scale, of the box shown 111 Figurel;

Figure 3 is atop View of the construction shown in Figure, 2 partly broken awayand being removed and partly in i i ju er casing of the shell Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 showing a modification which maybe employed if desired. i

Referring now tothesedrawings in detail,

the vanity case selected-to, illustratetheinvention includes an outer frame or shell havi'ng'a top 1, a bottom 2,cand side walls 3, 4;, the shell or casingbeing'open at each end and bein r metal. dooperating With-this casing is a compact carrier in the form of a tray or drawer having a snug fit in the frame and arranged tohave a slidingfmovement therein in eitherdirection so as to expose eitherend of the carrier or tray for use. This tray includes side walls 5, 6 and end walls 7, 8 and is divided by a central artition 9 into two compartments 10,11. ne of the compartments, as 10, is slightly smaller than the other compartment and is adapted to carry a rouge compact 12, a space being left above the rouge cake for the reception of an applicator, as a puff 13. The compartment 11 is capacitated to receive apowder compact 14, a space beingleft above thecompact for an applicaton as, a puff 15. Cooperating with the carrier isa cover for each of the compartments, this cover being so arranged as to automatically lift up as the case is' open, and in the particular construction illustrated,

:there are provided, afpair of covers 16, 1'1,

preferably made of a suitable light pivoted on a spring pintle 18 secured between the side walls 5, 6 of the carrier before re ferred to, these covers opening in opposite di-' reotions; In the boxes embodyingthe invention in its best form, these covers will also be mirrors, and as shown, are made of polished metal. It will be observedthat as the carrier or tray is moved toward the right 'fromthe position shownin Figure '1, this movement will act to force down the cover to the position shown inFigure-Q and upon opening the box, the cover will rise to the position shown in Figure 1 through the action of the'springii V hinge on which the covers are'pivoted. It

Will further be observed that when in the position shownvin Figure 2, the covers act to hold the, applicators in place as the box is closed. I y o V Compacts maybe iheld iI1 lJlIQbQX in ;-any

suitable way and may be ofk any suitable shape. In the particular construction shown,

referring first toFiguresl to 3, circular con pacts are employed and Wheretlns is done,

fitments 20,21 are; provided in *t-he' compar't-' ments, each of which is provided W1th.a well or opening 22 surrounded by depending If desired ,-a square compact :24,

flange 23. such as shown in Figure 4 maybe employed.

-It will be understood,vof 'course,

- ments may be: omitted an'dith'e compactsheld inthe compartmentsfin any other-suitable or are provided with depressions 2 whichzmaydesired Y manner.

In 'theZbest construction, toiaid insefi'ectin g a sliding movement of the tray or carrier, the ends of the frame arecub'out'as 1nd1cat= 1 ed at 25' in Figure 1, 'andth'esends of :the tray be readily. graspeidby the fingers throughithe cutouts- 25,--so that the'.user:ma -y obtainra firm hold on the tray. 'If desired,means:may :be

provided for stopping the tray after it has been movedgto expose either of thezcompartn 1ents' and such means may ibe conveniently provided by =iormin'gthe walls of the .iframe with a depression 27, which Willrengage with "the depressions-26 in the tray and ihold'the parts in open 1 position :and prevent ithe Jaccidental displacement of the=trayrentirelyzfrom the-frame;

c To facilitate the removal of I the -.'compacts from the tray or :from the fitments,-Ithe l'bottoms of the tray compartments may be provided with openings 28 through which ithe compactsniay be reached 'and readily pushed tray hav ing a slidingengagement within f the frame and movable in either direction to 'expose 'eithcreend of-the tray for u'se, a partition "in the tray forming--compartments lying in the same plane for powder compacts, means for stopping the "tray in either direction, and spring coversover the compartmerits closed byt he action of s'liding the tray T into the frame, the bottoms of *the trays being. provided "with apertures through :which I a compact can be for icedfioutwardly from "s theftray. i 3:6

'vanity'cas'e, a"'%f-rame having top,

rection's V ,7 v r V t 5. A vanity acase ihavingr'a' ibody #member bottom and sides and'open at each end, a tray having a sliding engagement within the frame and movable in either direction to expose either end of the tray for use, a partition in the tray forming compartments ly- :ing'intheisamegplane for powder compacts, and :oppositely -'opening,:-spring mirrors act- ,ing torcover the compartments and closed by j the action of sliding the tray into the frame, the b ott'om's "of' the"trays beingprovided with apertures through "whicha compact can be ,f-orced outwardly from the tray. c

:3. In a vanity case, a frame having top, .bottom andsides-and open at each end, a tray having a sliding engagement Within the frame .::and sremovable llIl either direction to iexpose either rend of thetrayifor u'se,-a par-- ttitionxinithe tray "forming "compartments *for,

powder-compacts, a :cutout in the :ends of the @frame t-o :permit :the tray to bereadily ggrasped a stoptifor: stoppingztheitray in each -dire:ction of TIIIOVQIIIBIHJ, and spring zcovers "over the :compartments closed by .the :action .'of-=slidingithe' tray intoetlrei'frame.

4, A vanityrcaseacomprising "a thin opena ended shell,ratw.ocompartmenttraydnwhich Ytlle compartmentszare jn'the-same iplane ihav- 7 ring "a jfricti-orral :sliding :engagement in the shell,1 a11d:;apair-.'of -mirror covers carried by the tray and iopening t' in 'opposite directions,

.one cof the; covers :beingrheld :closed when the *OthQFiSLUPBIl.

A vanity case comprising-a:thinopen ended iiframe, :a 'two compartment tray in rwliichzth'e :comp'artmentsare zin'the same horiiziontal iplfiillB .i'having a frictional sliding en -.gagement 'the :frame, :pair .of mirror rcovers, and a common :pintle .011 which the sGO-VGBS rare zhinged to open in OppOsite diwith itop,?bottom, :and side-walls, a drawer member slidablymounted between saidwalls,

-11 slid :liinged ito :saidfldrawer intermediate its ends, and having a imrrror on its under sin face,z'aistop ifor 'arresting th'e opening moveiment 101 the drawer in'the body when the :hingingpoi'nt'of ithelidis exposed beyond the -.iforward -edge"of-the top wall of the body, means for opening-said lidagainst theedge 1of=said body, said edge forming a stop to ilimitithe openingiinovement' of the lid.

:7 A ivanitycase having a bodymember ,5

With atopfhottom and side Walls, a :drawer Q t member slidablymountedbetween said walls, a lid :hinged to said drawer intermediate Iits ends,.and h-aviinga mirror onIits under surfface, a stop for arresting :the opening movement'o'fjthe drawer in the body when the 'hing'ing point of the lid is exposed beyond 1 the forward edge of the topwallof'the body,

means foropening said lid against the .forward edge of -sa'id bodyysa'id edge forming astop for 'the'openin'g movement ofthe lid,

-iand said edgealso being-arranged to act upon 7 and cause the lid to close upon forcing the drawer back into the body member.

8. A vanity case having a body member with top, bottom, and side walls, a drawer member slidably mounted between said walls,

a lid hinged to said drawer intermediate its ends, and having a mirror on its under surface, a stop for arresting the'opening movement of said drawer in said body when the hinging point of the lid is beyond the forward edge of the top wall of the body leaving one end of the drawer extending into the body member a'substantial distance to support the drawer in substantial alignment with the body when in extreme extended position, and

means for opening said lid to be supported against the edge of said body wall.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification132/295, 206/38
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00V