US 1938519 A
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Dec. 5, 1933. c. s. DEFFENBAUGH HECEPTACLE Filed June 20, 1932 I N V EN TOR. UHIS7PS.DIFFNAUGH BY 42 A T TORN E YS Patented Dec. 5, 19 33 1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.
My invention relates to improvements in combined receptacles for bathing suits, towels, etc. and it consists of the combinations, constructions and arrangements hereinafter described l and claimed.
After a person has been in swimming, it is bothersome to carry a wet bathing suit and a wet towel. Many times, a comb to comb the hair is unavailable, and other articlessuch as powder, lipstick and rouge, are necessary. It is the object of the present invention to provide a compact receptacle which will have a compartment for a wet bathing suit, a second compartment for a wet towel and a third compartment 16' for toilet articles. The end of the receptacle disposed opposite to the compartment housing the toilet articles is made unperforated so as to act as a water-retaining reservoir. The water from the suit will seep into the reservoir and will be retained therein.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described, which is extremely simple in construction and which is durable and efiicient for the purpose intended.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device showing parts in open position;
Figure 2 is rear elevation of the device:
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the top of the device showing the parts closed; and
Figure 4 is a transverse section through the lower part of the device. 35 In carrying out my invention, I provide a receptacle which is preferably made from a light-weight, non-rusting material such as Pyrolin. The material may be in different colors so as to create an aesthetic appeal.
The device is in the shape of a receptacle, indicated generally at 1, and having a perforated rear wall 2 and perforated side walls 3 and 4. The ends of the side walls are curved or rounded as at 5 and 6. The rear wall 2 extends around 45 the curved ends 6 and half way around the curved ends 5. A perforated cover 7 is hinged at 8 to the receptacle and is designed to be swung so as to close the receptacle. An L-shaped partition 9 is pivoted to the same hinge ing compartment 10 and a swimming suit receiving compartment 11, (see Figure 4). It will be noted that the portion 12 of the rear wall 2 that extends around the rounded ends 6 is 8 and divides the receptacle into a towel-receiv-.
unperforated so as to provide a water-receiving reservoir 13.
The top of the receptacle 1 carries a partition 14 which, with the rounded ends 5 and the upper portion of the rear wall 2, forms an article-receiving receptacle 15. I have shown clips 16 for removably receiving a comb 17. Other toilet articles, such as powder, lipstick, rouge and a powder puii, may be disposed in the compartment 15. Packages of cigarettes and matches may be also disposed in the compartment if desired.
I provide a cover-fastening device, and this is shown in Figures 1 and 3. The fastening device comprises a sheet of material in the shape of a quadrant 18 and having sectors 19 of a circle. The sectors are pivoted at 20 to the sides 3 and 4 and carry sleeves 21 in which the ends 22 of a bail 23 are slidably received.
The ends, or legs 22 at their free end portions are bent as at 24, and these portions engage with the sleeves 21 to act as stops. The top 25 of the rear wall 2 (see Figure 3), is provided With a depressed portion 26. The cover 7 is provided with a similar depressed portion 27. The fastening member 18 is provided with a recess 28, (see Figures 2 and 3). When the device is in closed position, the depressed portions 26 and 27 register with each other and the recess 28 registers with the depressed portion 27 and permits access to the bail 23. It will be noted from Figure 3 that the bail is shown in closed position and that it contacts with the top of the receptacle.
From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood.
The bathing suit and towel can be carried in the receptacle when dry if desired. The device is designed primarily, however, to carry the articles when they are wet. The cover '7 and thepartition 9 are opened and then the wet swimming suit is placed in the compartment 11. The partition 9 is now moved into the position shown in Figure 4 and the towel is placed in the compartment 10. The cover 7 may now be closed and then the fastening member 18 may be swung from the position shown in Figure 1 into that shown in Figure 3. If it is desired to carry the receptacle, the bail 23 is moved from the position shown in Figure 3 into that shown in Figure 2.
The water, as it drains from the swimming suit, is caught in the reservoir 13 disposed at the bottom of the receptacle. If it is desired to lay the receptacle on a supporting surface, the runners 29, which are integral with the rear wall 2, will space the rear wall above the supporting surface and prevent the suit from becoming contaminated.
The spacing of the rear wall 2 above the support permits the water to drain out through the openings in the wall. The device may be laid on its opposite side and in this case, the hinge 8 and a handle 30 spaces'the receptacle above the supporting surface.
While I have shown only the preferred form of my invention, it should be understood that various changes or modifications may be made within the scope of the appended claims Without departing from the spirit of the invention;
1. A swimming suit and towel carrying device comprising a perforated receptacle having a non-perforated lower portion constituting a water retaining reservoir, and a nonperforated partition dividing the receptacle into a towel receiving compartment and a swimming suit receiving compartment.
2. A swimming suit and towel-carrying device having perforated sidewalls and non-perforated ends,'one end constituting a water retaining reservoir and the other end having a compartment for receiving toilet articles.
3. A receptacle having a hinged cover, a cover fastening member pivoted to the receptacle and being swingable over the free end of the cover, a bail adjustably carried by the fastening member and being movable into a position to contact with the receptacle.
4. A bathing suit and towel receiving receptacle'comprising a perforated container, runners disposed on one side of the container for spacing the container above a supporting surface, a cover hingedly mounted on the other side and having a handle, the handle and hinge projecting from the surrface and also acting as spacing members for positioning the container above a supporting surface.
5. A swimming suit and towel carrying device comprising a casing having perforated side walls and"no"n-perfo1fated ends, one of the side walls being hinged to the casing and constituting a cover, anon-perforated partition hinged to the casing and dividing it into two compartments, said partition being swingable through the opening provided in the casing when the cover is opened.
6. A swimming suit and towel carrying device comprising a casing having perforated side Walls and a non-perforated bottom, a non-perforated partition dividing the casing into a compartment for receiving a swimming suit and one for receiving a towel, only the swimming suit compartment communicating with the bottom.
CHESTER S. DEFFENBAUGH.