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Publication numberUS1866162 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1932
Filing dateSep 10, 1930
Priority dateSep 10, 1930
Publication numberUS 1866162 A, US 1866162A, US-A-1866162, US1866162 A, US1866162A
InventorsHall Agnes H
Original AssigneeHall Agnes H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination vanity case
US 1866162 A
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July 5 1932. HALL 1,866,162

COMBINATION VANITY CASE Filed Sept. 10, 1930 9 INVENTOR. ls/vas H/V/ALL.

J74. BY

I W qrrvf Patented July 5, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE AGNES H. HALL, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA i COMBINATION VANITY CASE 1 Application filed September 10, 1930, Serial no. 480,911;

The invention relates to a combined vanity case and receptacle for holding cigarettes or other articles. I

Vanity cases are ordinarily provided with a compartment for holding the powder com pact, cosmetics, et cetera, and one of the walls of the compartment, usually hingedly connected, is provided with a mirroredinterior surface sothat by raising the cover,

the mirror as well .as the contents of the compartment are available to the user. This arrangement, while affording the desirable simultaneous availability of the mirrored contents, is objectionable in that the mirrored surface, due to its exposure to the contents when the case is closed, becomes marred and covered with powder, so that not only is its usefulness impaired but the I user is invariably obliged to clean ofi" or p01- 9 ish the surface whenever the'case is opened f for use. In accordance however with my invention, the foregoing objection is eliminated, without losing any of the advantageous features of the case; inother Words with my case the mirror is always protected from the contents and at the same time when the mirror is in position for use the contents are likewise available.

Another feature or object of my'inven'tion 0 is to provide a case of the character described in which independent accessto the mirror, or to the contents of the compartment, is afforded. i

A further object of the invention is to #5 provide a case with the foregoing advantages in which the'contents may be properly protected and held inplace and at the same time sufficiently exposed so that the user may see all the contents at a single glance an 4.0 readily remove the articles desired. V 1 A still further object of the invention is to provide a case of the character described in which there will be had, when the mirror is in position of use, an enclosed supporting '45 surface on which the articles from the case may be placed while the articles are to be used.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a case in which the closure members. for the compartment in which the compact forth in the claims. g

. of my as ready for use.

fication. It is to be understood, however,-

that variations in the showing made by thesaid drawing; and description may be adopted within thescope of the invention as set Referring to'said drawingt Figure 1 is a perspective view of the case invention showing it in open position Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, but showing the case fully closed. I

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view ofthe case in closed position.

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional View of the case in the same position.

As illustrated'inthe drawing, the article of my invention comprises a main casing 5 ofgenerally fiat oblong form and having side other objects and V walls 6 and 7 and front and rear walls 8 and 9. 3 The casingisdivided into two compartnient's'll and 12by means of a longitudinally extending wall 13 interposed between and lying parallelto the side walls 6 and 7. Thecompartment l2, which is closed at its ends by end plates 14, is arranged to serve as a container for cigarettes, cards, and so forth, andas here shown the outer Wall 7 is hingedly connected to the rear wall 9 so that it may be swung outwardly, as indicated by the dotted line in Figure 4, to afford 10- I cess to'the compartment. A retractable catch "16 retains the hinged wall 7 in closedposition.

"The compartment 1 1 which-is adapted to serve :asthe'container for the powder compact and cosmetic articles', isj preferably divided transversely into sections 11a and 11b by a cross wall 17, and is provided with open ends 18 by which access to the dilierent sections of the compartment is afforded.

f Closure of the openings 18 is effected. by end plates 19 which are hingedly connected to the wall 13. 'Iheplates 19 are held in closed position "against the action of spring-'21 by means of catches 22 here shown mounted in a rolled flange 23 formed in the ends'of the side plate 6. Owing to the action 5015 the spring, when the catch is releasedthe plate 19 will be swung backwardly-"anl retained against the end plate 14 of the compartment 12. In this manner when both' plates 19 'are in released position, as indicatedin Figure 1, the plates will serve aslegs to support. the case in an elevated position. The ends or walls 6 and7 are disposedinwa-rdly of th'e correspondingf ends of the center wall'13, thereby so forming the openings 18 as to not only allow easy access to the conants'pr [the compartments sections, blltglVlIlg the user an ample view of the -con't ents. In keeping with the arrangement of the openings 18, the plates 19 when in closedposit'i'on are arrangedr to be obliquely "disposed, and' similarly the disposition of the pl'ate's'l l are preferably the same whereby the design'a-n'd symmetry of the case is rendered both efi 'ective and pleasing. Preferably the plates 14 I and 19 are formed of angularly related portions in order that 'th e, plates 19 when in released position will assume the extended relation necessary for holding the" case elevated. will be evident uponrei'erring to Fi ure 1 the front and rear walls 8 andf9 eiitend be- I yond the side edges of the wall d, and forin open position it is held inclined at a desired" ang J r. c 1 Since all sides of the wall6 are completely T enclosed, it w-illbe seen that when the mirror is in position forjuse,ithe wall may serve as a tray for supporting the articles tempoinvention is well "adapted to a the accomplish- .mentof the objects-hereinbefore referred to.

of September, 1930.

define a compartment, said side walls extending beyond the plane of said top wall to form a pocket at the outer side of said compartment, a hinged closure for said pocket, and a mirror carried by said closure arranged to lie within said pocket when the closure is in closed position.

'2. In anfarti'cle'of the character described, a "casingliaving opposed'side walls, a dividingwall extending between and substantially parallel to saidside walls and forming therewith a pair of compartments, one of said side walls beingl hingedly connected to provide a cover for one of said compartments, the other-ofsaid co 'rr'ipa-r' tn i'ents having an opening thereto between said dividing wall and the 'otherside wall, and a closure member for said last o' 'aenin'g 'piv'otally mounted solely to said dividing wall and arranged in open position to provide 'a support tor the casing.

In an arti'clefofthecharacter described,

a casing Comprising opposed side walls 00- operating with opposed top, bottom and intermediate' "walls to define an upper and a lower compartment, the edges of said top and bottom walls terminating inwardly of the edges of said intermediate wall to define obllopde end openings to said compartments, and end closure members for said upper com pa'rtment v'pivotally mounted on the extended 9 edges of said intermediate wall and arranged in openposition to lie adjacent the oblique endsof said lower compartment and to prov1de a supportfor the cas ng.

termediate wallsto define an upper and a lower compartment, the edges 'of said ,top and bottom walls terminating'inwardl'y of the 4. In an tide of the cnaracterdescribed, a casing compr s ng opposed sidewalls cooperat ng w-1thopposed top, bottom and nedges of said intermediate wall to define oblique end openings to said compartments, end closure members for said upper compartment pivotally mounted on the extended edges of said intermediate wall and arranged ,in open position to .lie adjacent the oblique iends ofsaid lower compartment and to'prd vide a support for the casing, said side walls extending beyond the planeot said top wall to form a pocketat theouter side of said upper compartment, a closure for said pocket, and a mirror carried bysaid closure xarrangedt'o lie-within sa idi pocket when the closureis in closed position and to extend {substantially vertically from said pocket -rarily removed vfrom the vanity compart ment, thereby adding greatly to the, con-' venience afforded by the use ofthe case. v

' i ,It will now be evident that t h-e case of my when said closure is in open position.

In testimonygwhereof I have hereunto set my hand at Oakland, California, this 6th day AGNES H. HALL.

' 1. In-an artiolego-I' the: character -describe d, l ,acasing having opposedsidej walls cooperating; with; apposed .top bottom. walls to i

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3130823 *Oct 20, 1961Apr 28, 1964Antonious Anthony JExpandable article storage case
US3527527 *Sep 28, 1967Sep 8, 1970Manowitz Jacob WilliamMagnifying or diminishing glass mirror
US4744376 *Dec 18, 1985May 17, 1988Gianni Verducci S. R. L.Pocket-container for cosmetic products
U.S. Classification206/235, 132/294, 206/38, 312/243
International ClassificationA45D33/00, A45D33/26
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/26
European ClassificationA45D33/26