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Publication numberUS1910522 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1933
Filing dateJan 22, 1929
Priority dateJan 22, 1929
Publication numberUS 1910522 A, US 1910522A, US-A-1910522, US1910522 A, US1910522A
InventorsCharles N Coryell
Original AssigneeCharles N Coryell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 1910522 A
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VANITY CASE Filed Jan. 22, 1929' s Sheets-Sheet 2 May 23, 1933. c. N. CORYELL VANITY CASE Filed Jan. 22, 1929 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVE ATTORNEY Patented May 23, 19 3?;

FFICE PATENT CHARLES N. CORYELL, OF MAMARONECK, NEW'YORK VANITY CASE Application filed January 22, 1929. Serial No. 334,146.

The invention relates in general to containers, and more particularly to vanity cases T igch as used for holding cosmetics and the According to one form of the invention, a vanity case of the double compact type is provided whose compact pans are dished or convex in one direction only forming a trough having straight walls at its ends. The

outer covers of the case are curved to fit the compact pans and may have beveled edges. Suitable bezel frames may be provided to hold the compacts in the respective covers.

A combined catch and hinge member may be secured directly to the outer wall of the cover to which the catch for holding the case closed may be attached. The mirror, which may be all metal, may also be hinged to this member. If desired, the bezel for holding the compact in the cover may be held in position by the combined catch and hinge member. One or both covers may be provided with a cut-off design under Which a plate of contrasting design may be placed to form an attractive and pleasing composite design.

The invention also consists in certain new and original features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed.

Although the novel features which are believed to be characteristic of this invention 5 will be particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto, the invention itself, as to its objects and advantages, the mode of its operation and the manner of its organization may be better understood by referring to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings form'- ing a part thereof, in which Fig. 1 is aperspective of the vanity case, closed;

Fig. 2 is a plan View of the vanity case,


Fig. 3 is an elevation of one side of the case, showing the catch;

Fig. l is another side elevation, this view being at right angles to the view of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. 2;

Fig. Fig. 2;

Fig. 7 is a perspective of the compact backing or pan;

Fig. 8 is a cross section, corresponding to Fig. 5, of a preferred construction;

Fig. 9 is a detail of a combined hinge and catch member on the preferred construction;

Fig. 10 is another detail of the catch member;

Fig. and

Fig. 12 is a top plan view of the vanity case illustrating the preferred construction or ornamentation.

In the following description and in the claims parts will be identified by specific names for convenience, but they are intended to be as generic in their application to similar parts as the art will permit.

Like reference characters denote like parts in the several figures of the drawings.

' In the drawings accompanying and forming part of this specification, a practical commercial embodiment of the invention is shown, but as such illustration is primarily for purposes of disclosure, it will be understood that the structure may be modified in various respects without departure from the broad spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter defined and claimed.

Referring now to the drawings, the vanity 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of 11 is a detail of the metal mirror;

box'comprises, in general, a base cover 1 and a top cover 2 hingedly secured thereto by a hinge 3 and metal mirror section 4 hingedly secured to the base cover.

The base cover 1 is provided with a bottom 5 which is convex or dished in one direction, as illustrated in. Fig. 6, and straight in a direction perpendicular thereto as illustrated in Fig. 5, forming a trough. The curved bottom 5 runs gradually into a pair of curved side walls 6 and 7, while the other pair of side walls 8 and 9 are flat, being connected with the bottom 5 by beveled walls 10 as illustrated in Fig. 5. The side wall 9 has hinge knuckles 11 secured thereto, through which a pintle 12 extends, forming part of hinge 3. The opposite wall 8 has a bent-in portion 13 and an I-loop 14 secured thereto.

Seating within the base cover 1 under the hinge knuckles 11 and bent-in portion 13 is a bezel frame 15 of general rectangular for mation having a fiat plate portion 16 and a depending rectangular portion 17. A tongue 18 is cut out of the depending portion 17 and bent upwardly to assist in holding the powder puff 19 in position, as illustrated in Fig. 2. Opposite sides of the depending portion 17 are provided with nibs 20 for yieldably holding the compact 21 in the cover. One side is also provided with a notch 22 to provide space for an implement to force the compact 21 out of the boX, when desired.

The compact 21 comprises a pan or backing 23 having a bottom 24 which is curved in one direction only forming a trough ending in straight walls 25. A shallow pan is thereby formed in which compact powder or other cosmetic 26 is compacted or molded. The compact backing 23 is snapped into the case and held under the nibs 20 with its bottom 24 fitting the bottom 5 of the cover.

The bezel member 15 is provided with a depressed portion 27 in which seats the knuckle 28 of the metal mirror 4. The metal mirror is highly polished to provide a reflecting face on both sides thereof. A pintle 29 passes through the knuckle and through openings 30 in the depressed portion 27 and is bent over underneath as at 31 to hingedly connect the metal mirror to the bezel member.

The top cover 2 is of a shape similar to the base cover 1 having a bottom 32 and side walls 33, 34, 35, 36 corresponding to similar walls on the base cover. The side wall 35 is provided with hinge knuckles 38 through which the pintle 12 passes. A bezel member 37 is provided which engages under the hinge knuckles 38 and thecatch piece 39. The bezel 37 is similar in construction to the bezel 15 in the top cover except that a larger compact 40 similar to compact 21 is provided for. Nibs, similar to nibs 20, are provided for holding the compact 40 in position and a clearance space 41 is provided for the reception of an implement for removing the compact 40. The catch piece 39 is secured to the side wall 36 and is provided with a recess 42 to hold the catch 43 when the case is closed, as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4. The catch 43 has a pintle portion 44 passing through the eye 14 and a recess 45 to accommodate the projecting catch 39 on the other cover.

The vanity box may be arranged so that the larger compact 40 holds powder while the smaller compact 21 holds rouge, and spaces above the compacts are provided for the powder puffs 19 and 46. To use the vanity case, it is opened and the desired cosmetic is taken up with the particular powder puff. It will be seen that, due to the dished shape of the compact pans, the powder is easily removed, even when itis almost consumed and only a small amount remains in the pan. The shape of the backings or pans is such that substantially all of the powder can be consumed, there being no sharp corners from which it is impossible to obtain the powder. Furthermore, the shape of the backing is such that powder can easily be compressed therein by the usual pressure operation. Also the compact cake is not liable to get broken when handled with ordinary precaution. This shape of compact allows the shaping of a vanity case, which fits the hand, which is unique and attractive in appearance, and from which the cosmetic can easily be dispensed, without wasting an undue amount of space.

Referring now to Figs. 8 to 12 inclusive, in the preferred construction the metal mirror 104 is hinged directly to the outer cover 101 and the bezel 115 is held within the cover by the hinge 103 connecting the cover 102 and by the hinge member connecting the mirror 104. The cover 101 is of substantially the same construction as the cover 1 in Figs. 5 and 6, but its bottom wall 105 is cut out at different places to form a desired design, such as that illustrated in Fig. 12. The spaces formed by the cut out portions are denoted by 150. The bezel ring 115 is of a similar construction to the bezel ring 15 disclosed in Figs. 5 and 6 and, as illustrated, fits loosely in the cover 101 with one edge under the hinge 103 and the other edge provided with a depressed portion 151 disposed under the strap member 152. The compact pan 124 is of the same shape as that illustrated in Fig. 7 and is held within the cover 101 by the bezel 115 in the same manner as disclosed in connection with Figs. 5 and 6.

To hingedly connect the metal mirror 104 and at the same time to provide a connection for the catch 143, a strap 152 of flat metal is provided, this strap being passed through a slot in the side wall 108 of the cover. The strap has an outer knuckle 153 formed on one end and an inner knuckle 154 formed on the other, as shown in Figs. 8 and 9. The metal mirror 104 is polished on both sides to provide double reflecting surfaces and has a slot 155 at one edge through which the inner knuckle 154 passes'thereby forming a hinge connection.

The catch 143comprises a flat sheet member illustrated in Fig. 10 having a T-shaped slot 156 through one part of which the outer knuckle 153 passes. The other part of the T- slot is adapted to receive a projection 139 on i the other cover that is similar to the projection 39 in Fig. 5, for fastening the covers together to hold the vanity case shut.

Disposed on the inside of the bottom 105 of the cover is a sheet 157 of transparent material, preferably celluloid and preferably colored, for instance, blue. On the inside of the transparent member 157 is a sheet of paper 158 having a design such as indicated in Fig. 12, this design showing through the transparent celluloid and cooperating with the design cut in the cover to form an attractive composite design. If desired, the member 157 may be of metal having a contrasting or complementary design thereon, the sheet of paper being omitted in this case. The sheets 157 and 158 are held in position by the bezel 115.

It will be seen that the hinge strip 152 has a three-fold function of providing a hinge for the mirror, a hinge for catch and for assisting in holding the bezel in the case. The bezel 115 may be loosely fitted in the cover, no tight fit being necessary and hence the problem of proper fits is greatly simplified.

he design structure described is important in providing various types of design where contrasting effects are desired. The design cut in the cover wall may be of one effect or color while that on the paper sheet may be of an entirely different effect and color. The colored celluloid not only protects the paper but operates to give the effect of enamel. It is obvious that a great number of different pleasing design effects may be obtained by a judicious selection of designs and colors for these members.

While certain novel features of the invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In a vanity case, tom wall and upstanding, bounding side wall, said side wall having a slot, a strip passing through said slot having an inner knuckle disposed within said side wall and an outer knuckle disposed outside said side wall, a flat catch plate having a slot through which the outer knuckle passes, a cooperating section having a catch projection, said catch plate having a hole for engagement with said projection, a metal mirror in said cover and having a slot at its edge through which said inner knuckle passes, a hinge connecting said cooperating section and said cover at a point on said side wall opposite said strip, and a bezel ring held in said cover by disposition under said inner knuckle and said hinge.

2. In a vanity case, a cover having a bottom wall and upstanding bounding side wall, said side wall having a slot, a strip passing through said slot having an inner knuckle disposed within said side wall and an outer knuckle disposed outside said side wall, afiat a cover having a botcatch plate having a slot through which the outer knuckle passes, a cooperating section, catch means to connect said cooperating section and catch plate, and a metal mirror in said cover and having a slot at its edge through which said inner knuckle passes.

3. A vanity case comprising a cover, a catch member secured to said cover, a mirror hinged to said catch member, a second cover hinged to said first cover at a point spaced from said catch member, and catch means supported by said catch member engageable with said second cover.

4:. A vanity case comprising a cover, a first section, a second cover, a catch to hold said covers closed, a toilet article in said first cover, and a member carried by said first cover for pivotal connection to said section, to hold said toilet article in said first cover and to support said catch.

5. In a vanity case, a section having a wall, said wall having a slot, a strip passing through said slot and having a knuckle on either side of said wall, and cooperating members having hinge parts passing through said knuckles.

6. In a vanity case, a first cover having a slot in its wall, a second cover hinged to said first cover, a strip passing through said slot having an inner knuckle disposed within said wall and an outer knuckle disposed outside said wall, a catch member for engagement with said second cover and having a part passing through said outer knuckle, an intermediate section between said covers having a part passing through said inner knuckle.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification132/296, 220/259.2, 220/DIG.260, 220/324, D28/79
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D33/00V