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Publication numberUS1967301 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1934
Filing dateMay 12, 1933
Priority dateMay 12, 1933
Publication numberUS 1967301 A, US 1967301A, US-A-1967301, US1967301 A, US1967301A
InventorsIsaac L Ferris, Giles C Fullmer
Original AssigneeBridgeport Metal Goods Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic holder
US 1967301 A
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July 24, 1934. L. FERRIS r-.T AL.

COSMETIC HOLDER Filed may 12, 193s YH; @uw zw. MMATTORNEYS NVENTOR 5. :7W

against the rear wall of casing 23 between such wall and the rear wall of the outer casing 20 and this rack bar carries a pin 33 which extends through the slot 25 and into the hole 30 of the carrier 28. A slide 34 in the form of an angle bar is provided and this slide along one of its edges is provided with teeth 35 and on its opposite edge is provided toward one of its ends with a. lug 36 below which the edge is shaped to provide an inclined cam surface 37! terminating in a shoulder 38. The' slide 34 is disposed against the casing 23 with its toothed portion engaging the rear wall of said casing and with its teeth arranged in opposing relation to the teeth of the bar 31. The other arm of slide 34 is of a width substantially equal to the thickness of the casing 23 and therefore the lug 36 extends beyond the rear wall of the casing as does the cam surface 37.

When assembling the parts a pinion gear 39 is mounted on the pin or stud 26 above referred to and. then the rack bar 31 and the slide 34 are positioned with their teeth in mesh with said pinion gear. The pin 33 is passed through the slot 25 in the rear wall of casing 23 and into the hole 30 in the carrier 28. The rack bar 31 is so arranged that its lower end or inner end engages one of the flanges 24 at the inner end of the casing 23 and the slide 34 is so located that its outer end. portion abuts one or more of the flanges 27 at the outer end of said tube or casing. With the parts so located it will be understood that the carrier 28 is in its innermost or retracted position so that the outer end of the cosmetic is disposed within the outer end of the holder.

When the casing 23 is in place its `outer flanges 27 are located slightly inwardly of the outer or open end of the outer casing. This is best shown in Fig. 4. A cover 40 is provided for the holder and when in closed position, the cover rests on the upper or outer end of the inner casing and lies flush with the outer end of the outer casing whereby the device is of attractive appearance. This cover is hingedly connected with an operating plate or slide 41 which is arranged between the rear walls of the inner and outer casings and the connection between the plate and cover includes a spring wire 42 which has one of its ends pinched to the cover as at 43 and has its other end pinched to the plate as at 44. With this arrangement relative movement between the plate and cover will result in a twisting of the wire whereby the wire tends to hold the plate and cover lin the predetermined relative positions wherein the cover is arranged at right angles to the plate, this being the condition when the coverv The plate is notched in one of its edges to provide upper and lower or outer and inner shoulders 45 and 46 which cooperate with the lug 36 on the slide 34 as will later be fully set forth. Further, the plate is slotted as at 47 to provide a spring finger 48, the lower end of which is in-turned providing a shoulder or hook portion 49. This hook 49 is adapted to cooperate with the cam surface 37 and shoulder 38 of the rack carrying slide 34 as will later appear. A block 50 is secured to the inner face of the plate 41 and this block gives additional bearing for a member or rivet 51 passed through the slot 22 in the outer casing and headed over at its inner end whereby it is rigidly secured to the plate 41. On its outer end, the member 51 carries a head or finger piece 52 adapted to be manipulated to shift the member along the slot 22 to project and retract the cosmetic as will now be explained.

When the parts are assembled the carrier 28 is within the inner tube or casing 23 and the latter is within the outer tube or casing 20. The pinion 39 and the rack 31 and rack carrying slide 34 are arranged in the space between the rear walls of the two casings and the pin 33 of rack31 is extending through the slot 25 of the inner casing into the hole or opening 30 in the carrier. The screw, rivet or other member 51 is connected with the plate 41 and has its head or operating portion 52 disposed at the front side of the casing.

Assuming that the lipstick or other cosmetic is to be used it must be projected from the holder and to accomplish this the means 51 is moved downwardly or inwardly of the slot 22. It will be noted that the outer shoulder 45 on the plate 41 is spaced well above the lug 36 of the slide 34 when the holder is closed. 'I'his is clearly shown in Figs. 5 and 6. Therefore, the initial movement of the member 52 inwardly along the slot 22 serves to move the plate 4l and cover 40 without imparting any movement to the slide 34. During this initial movement, as the plate is drawn inwardly,

the cover is drawn against the upper edge of the rear wall of the inner casing as at 53 and the cover is therefore rocked open.

This movement of the cover occurs before any movement is imparted to the carrier or cosmetic and by the time the cover reaches open position the outer shoulder 45 of the plate 41 engages the outer or upper edge of the lug 36 of slide 34 and further inward or downward movement of the plate results in the shifting of said slide inwardly or downwardly with respect to the casings. As the slide 34 moves inwardly or downwardly its teeth 35 cause rotation of the pinion gear 39 and this gear meshing with the teeth 32 of rack 31 impart movement to said rack so that it moves toward the outer or open end of the holder. Owing to the fact that the pin 33 connects rack 31 with the carrier it will be understood that as said .rack moves outwardly the carrier will also be moved outwardly to project the lipstick or other cosmetic for use.

From this it will be apparent that the cover 40 is open before the cosmetic is moved toward projected position and therefore the cosmetic will not be brought into engagement with 'the cover or other surface. While the cosmetic is in use. the member 51 may be held against movement so that the cosmetic will not be pushed back into the holder. During the initial inward movement of the plate 41 the hook portion 49 of the spring finger 48 rides over the carnmed edge 37 of the slide 34 so that said hook portion is disposed below the shoulder 38 of said slide. That is, the position of the plate with respect to the slide changes from that in which it is shown in Fig. 5 to that in which it is shown in Fig. 8.

After the cosmetic has been used, the element 51 is moved upwardly or outwardly of the slot 22 and imparts a corresponding movement to the A plate 41. However, it will now be understood that the shoulder 45 of said plate is in engagement with the upper edge of the lug 36 of the slide while the shoulder 46 of the plate is in spaced relation to said lug. Therefore, on initial 1 upward movement the engagement between the hook portion 49 of the plate and the shoulder 38 of the slide will serve to impart movement to the slide from the plate. As the slide moves up- Wardly it will rotate the pinion 39 whereby the rack 31 will be moved downwardly and the cosmetic will be withdrawn or retracted into the holder.

By `the time the cosmetic is fully retracted the upper end of the slide 34 has engaged the flanges 27 at the upper'end of the inner tube or casing which acts as a stop so that further movement of the slide does not take place. When this occurs the hook portion 49 of the plate springs over the shoulder 38 of the slide and the plate continues its upward movement until the cover is entirely projected -above the inner casing when the spring hinge mounting of the cover serves to close it. From this it will be'seen that in theinitial movement of the slide the cover is moved to open position while the `cosmetic remains stationary and that in the nal move` ment of the slide the cover is moved to closed position whereas the cosmetic has already been fully retracted. We are not limited to the rack and pinion arrangement shown for connecting the slide 41 with the carrier 28 as other connecting and operating means may be used to shift the carrier on operation of the slide.

While the slot 22 is in the front wall of the outer casing it will be noted that the front wall of the inner casing is imperforate. Therefore, when the whole is closed the cosmetic is fully enclosed and protected and will not become cov- `ered with loose powder, tobacco crumbs or the like. The device is easily operated with one hand since the member 51 may be manipulated by the thumb of hand holding the device. Also, the device on its outer surface may be colored or otherwise finished or ornamented so as to give it an attractive appearance and it `will be noted that all of the operating mechanism with the exception o1 the head 52 of the member51 is enclosed within and concealed by the outer casing. It is also to be noted that when the cosmetic is projected for use the cover' is withdrawn entirely into the case as shown in Fig. 8 whereby the cover is out of the way and Idoes not interfere with the application of the cosmetic and is not in a position `to cut or otherwise injure the user.

Having thus set forth the lnature of our invention, what we claim is:

l. In a cosmetic holder, an outer casing having an open end and a longitudinally extending slot in one of `its .side walls, an open ended inner casing within said outer casing, a cosmetic carrier mounted to slide within the inner casing, a slide mounted between the casings, a closure for the open end of the outer casing hinged to said slide, a spring means tending to swing the closure to closed position, means projecting through said slot for operating the slide, and means connecting the slide to the carrier to shift the carrier toward the open end of the casing as the slide is shifted inwardly from said end and to;

retract the carrier when the slide is shifted in the opposite direction and including a lost motion connection to permit withdrawal of the closure from closing position prior to shifting of the carrier.

2. In -a cosmetic holder, an outer casing havl ing an open end and a longitudinally extending slot in one of its si'de walls, a closure for the open end of the casing, an open ended inner casing within said outerv casing and having one of its walls spaced from one of the walls of the outer casing, rack and pinion means between said spaced walls, a cosmetic carrier within said inner casing and shii'table toward and from the outer end thereof to project a cosmetic beyond the open end of the outer casing and retract it into said casing, a connection between said rack and pinion means and said carrier whereby said rack and pinion means may be operated to project and retract the cosmetic, and means for operating said rack and pinion means connected with the closure for operating it, said operating means including means operating through said slot in the outer casing anda lost motion connection with the rack and pinion means to permit opening of the closure prior to shifting of the carrier.

3. In a cosmetic holder, an outer casing having an open end, a cover for the open end of said casing, an open ended inner casing within said outer casing, rack and pinion means within said outer casing, a cosmetic carrier within said inner casing and shiftable toward and from the outer end thereof to project a cosmetic beyond the open end of the outer casing and retract it into said outer casing, a connection between said rack and pinion means and said carrier whereby said rack and pinion means may be operated to project and retract the cosmetic, means for operat ing said rack and pinion means including a lost motion connection to permit movement of the operating means prior torshifting of the carrier. and means connecting said operating means and cover whereby as the operating means is manipulated for projecting and retracting the cosmetic the cover is opened and closed.

4. In a cosmetic holder, an outer casinghaving an open end and a longitudinally extending slotin one of its side walls, an open ended inner casing within said outer casing, said inner casing having a longitudinally extending slot in one of its side walls. rack and pinion means between said ca sings, said rack and pinion means including a pinion and a pair of oppositely disposed racks each meshing with said pinion, a cosmetic carrier within said inner casing and shiftable toward and from the outer end thereof to project a cosmetic beyond the open end of the outer casing and retract it into the same, a pin carried by one of said racks and extending through the slot in the inner casing and connecting said rack with said carrier whereby reciprocation of the rack Will serve to project and retract the cosmetic, a plate within said outer casing, a cover hingedly connected with said plate and closed position closing the open end of the outer casing, a lost motion connection between said plate and the other of said racks, means extending through the slot in the outer casing and connected with said plate, and said means shiftable "in said slot to draw said plate inwardly of the outer casing to move said cover to open position and to have said plate thereafter operate said other rack to have the latter operate through the piniony to shift the rack connected with the carrier to project the cosmetic.

5. In a cosmetic holder, an outer casing having an open end and a longitudinally extending slot in one of its side walls, an open ended inner casing Within said outer casing, said inner casing having a longitudinally extending slot in one of its side walls, rack and pinion means between said casings, said rack yand pinion means including a pinion and a pair of oppositely disposed racks each meshing with said pinion, a. cosmetic carrier within said inner casing and shiftable toward and from the outer end thereof to project a cosmetic beyond the open end of the outer casing and retract it into the same, a pin carried by one of said racks and extending when in lili) of the through the slot in the inner casing and connecting said rack with said carrier whereby reciprocation of the rack will serve to project and retract the cosmetic, a plate within said outer casing, a cover hingedly connected with said plate and when in closed position closing the open end of the outer casing, a lost motion connection between said plate and-tbe other of said racks, said lost motion connection including a lug on one of said members and a shoulder on the other thereof, means extending through the slot in the outer casing and connected with said plate, and said means shiftable in said slot to draw said plate inwardly of the outer casing to move said cover to open position and to have said plate -thereafter operate said other rack to have the latter operate through the pinion to shift the rack connected with the carrier to project the cosmetic.

6. In a cosmetic holder, an outer casing having an open end and a longitudinally extending slot in one of its side walls, an open ended inner casing within said outer casing, said inner casing having a longitudinally extending slot in one of its side walls, rack and pinion means between said casings, said rack and pinion means including a pinion and rst and second racks disposed oppositely and each meshing with said pinion, a

Vcosmetic carrier within said inner casing and shiftable toward and from the outer end thereof to project a cosmetic beyond the open-end of the outer casing and retract it into the same, apin carried by the first of said racks and. extending through the slot in the inner casing and connecting said rack with said carrier whereby reciprocation of the rack will serve to projectand retract the cosmetic, a plate'within said outer casu ing, a cover hingedly connected with said plate and when in closed position closing the open end outer casing, a lost motion connection between said -plateand the second of said racks, said lost motion connection including a shoulder on the second rack, a spring finger on the plate and engaging said shoulder when the cosmetic is projected and the cover is in open position, said spring finger adapted by engagement with' shoulder to shift the second rack in the direction to operate the first rack to retract the cosmetic into the outer casing on movementof said, platel in a direction to move said cover to closed position, means extending through the slot in the outer casing and connected with said plate and shiftable in said slot to operate said plate to move the cover towards closed position, and said spring finger adapted to spring over said shoulder on the second rack when the latter reaches the limit of its movement and said plate adapted to thereafter continue its movement to return the cover to closed position.

7. In a cosmetic holder, a casing open at one end, a carrier for cosmetic within the casing and ,slidable toward and from said openv end, a slide,

a closure for the open end pivoted to the slide,

means for shifting the closure to closing position, manual means vfor shifting the slide, and an operative connection from the slide to the carrier to shift thecarrier toward the open end by movement of the slide away from said end including a lost motion connection to permit operation of the closure prior to shifting# of' the carrier.

8. In a cosmetic holder, a casing open `at one end, a carrier for cosmetic within the casing and slidable toward and from said open end, a slide, a closure for the open end pivoted to the said carrier to shift the carrier toward the open end by movement of the slide away from said end and including a lost motion connection to permit withdrawal of the closure from closing position prior to shifting of the carrier.

9. In a cosmetic holder, a casing open at one end, a slidable cosmetic carrier inthe casing, a slide, a closure for said open end hinged to the slide, means to swing the closure to closing position, lmanual means for operating the slide, a second slide, operative means from the second slide to the carrier to shift the carrier, a lug on the second slide and a shoulder 'spaced from said lug, a shoulder on the first slide to engage said lug and shift the second slide in one direction,

and'a spring catch on said first slide to engage said shoulder on the second slide to shift it in tion, one of said shoulders on the first slide adapt- 'ed to engage the lug to shift the second slide in the opposite direction, a spring catch on the first slide to engage the shoulder on the second slide to shift it toward the stop means, and said second 'shoulder on the first slide adapted to engage the Vlug to limit movement of said first slide.

11. In a cosmetic holder, a casing open at one end, a carrier for cosmetic within the casing and slidable toward and from said open end, a slide. a closure for the open end. a connection from the slide to the closure for operating the closure, manual means for shifting the slide, and .an op- .erative connection from the slide to the carrier to shift the carrier toward the open end by movement of the slide away from said end and including a lost motion connection to permit opening of the closure prior to shifting of the carrier.

12. In a cosmetic holder,y a casing open at one end, a carrier for cosmetic within the casing and slidable toward and from said open end, a slide, a closure for the open end, a connection from the slide to the closure for opening the closure, means for moving the closure to closing position, manual means for shifting the slide,` and an operative connection from the slide vto the carrier to shift the carrier toward the open end by movement of the slide' away from said end and including a losty motion connection to permit open- Ino second slide, operative means from the second slide to the carrier to shift the carrier, a lug on the second slide and a shoulder spaced vfrom said lug, a shoulder on the first slide to engage said lug and shift the second slide in one direction,

said shoulder on the second slide to shift it in the opposite direction.

ISAAC L. FERRIS. GILES C. FULLMER.

.and a spring catch on said first slide to engage l

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/59, 401/55
International ClassificationA45D40/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/026
European ClassificationA45D40/02C1