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-Sept. 11,v 1934.
w. M. BuT'rRacK Bae Filed Jan. 9, m29
` INVE TOR. LUL/amm M A TTORNEY.
Patented Sept. .11, 1934 BAG William M. Buttrick, New York, N. Y., assignor to Celluloid Corporation, a. corporation of New Jersey Application January 9, 1929, Serial No. 331,326
rIhis invention pertains to the general class of bags or luggage and particularly to the class of bags intended for make-up, overnight, or week- I end purposes and which are usually fitted with toilet articles.
I am aware that there are various bags in the art intended for the use of women for make-up purposes as well as for carrying a more or less limited supply of clothing. The toilet articles contained in such bags, however, are more or less limited in number and variety and are generally not so arranged as to be readily accessible for make-up purposes. Furthermore, the covers for such bags, which covers generally always are provided with mirrors on their inner surfaces, are hinged ontheir longer edges. These covers when opened, provide mirrors of limited utility, inasmuch as same are relatively short in height.I
For make-up purposes a mirror which is relatively .20 long in height is required. Therefore, it is necessary to stand these bags on end to meet this requirement. This of course involves removing all of the articles from the bag as well as other inconveniences.
Furthermore such bags provide mirrors in one plane only thus failing to meet the requirements of those of discriminating taste.
An object of the invention therefore is the production of a bag capable of holdingalarge variety' of toilet articles, which articles may be readily positioned for use in an easily accessible and convenient arrangement. i y
A further object of the invention is the production of a bag of this character having mirrors that are positioned for use with their longer edges extending upward when the bag is open.
A further object of the invention is the production of a bag having a plurality of mirrors angularly adjustable relative to each other.
40 A further objejct of the invention is the production of a bag of this character having a plurality of trays, capable of 'movement such as to present for use articles held thereby and to be contained within the bag when same is closed; said bag having"v one or more mirrors positioned with respect"'tog, said trays such that same will reliect the image 'ofthe user of said trays from one or more positions; said bag preferably having means for holding additional toilet articles, if desired, said means being wholly or partly removable thus making the bag wholly or partially convertible for the purpose of carrying additional clothing.
Many other objects and advantages will appear as the specification proceeds.
(Cl. 19o- 51) To this end the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination, of parts herein shown and described, Referring to the drawing wherein like reference numerals apply to like parts in the various figures; 60
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bag in closed position.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the bag in open position. I
Figure 3 is a transverse section through the bag 65 when in closed position.
In the drawing, wherein a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown, 1 is a bag shown with faces more or less rectangular.v Said bag rhowever may be of any size, style, shape, or design.
Thebag 1 comprises a `compartment 2 having a cover 3 hinged thereto preferably along one of its shorter edges as shown at 4. The cover 3 has a mirror 5 on its inner-. surface; Trays 6 and 7 are preferably oppositelyv arranged and are hingedly "5 mounted preferably to the longer edges 8 and 9 of the compartment. The term tray is intended to include any device adapted to hold articles and suitable .for my purposes. The means for mounting the trays 6 and 7 on the compartment 2 are arranged such that trays 6 and 7 may be folded inward to the position shown in Figure 3 when the bag is closed. The trays are preferably provided with a plurality of means 10 for holding toilet or l other articles. In the bottom of the compartment is positioned a removable member ll having partitioning members, thus providing a plurality' of sub-compartments for toilet or other articles. A panel l2 is also preferably provided, said panel having a plurality of means 13 for holding toilet articles or other devices. As shown in Figures 2 and 3, the panel l2 may rest upon the sub-compartment forming member l1, thus providing a means for holding the articles in the sub-comparte ments in place when the bag is closed. A second panel 14 may also be provided, which panel rests upon the articles on panel l2 Iand between same and the trays 6 and 7 when the bag is closed. The panel 14 thus protects articles of wearing apparel, which may be laid in between the articles on the loo panel 12, from possible injury by contact with instruments carried on either of the trays 6 and 7.
In order to provide reflecting surfaces at various angles I may mount side' wings 16 and 17, having inset mirrors 18 and 19. thereon, on opposite lonlos gitudinal edges of the cover 3. The side wings are mounted similar to trays 6 and 7 and fold inward over the inner face of cover 3. These side wings are adjustable to any angle-and are preferably provided with friction hinges as shown for main- 1,10 4
folded the side wings are preferably flush with the inner extended edges 23 of the cover. Likewise trays 6 and 7 are preferably flush with the ex- .tended upper edges 24 of the compartment 2 when folded. l
To close the bag the trays 6 and 7 and side wings 16 and 17 are folded inward as shown in Figure 3 and the cover 3 is brought to closed position over said trays as illustrated. Any suitable fastener such as 20 secures the cover in closed position.
To use the bag for make-up purposes it is merely necessary to. raise the cover and swing the parts outward. If desired panel l2 may be laid in any convenient position alongside of the bag thus permitting access to the sub-compartments.
To provide a substantially dust and moisture proof bag the hinged edges of each oi' the trays 6 and'l and side wings 16 and 1'7 are, in the preferred embodiment, slightly extended and bevelled as shown at 21. The corresponding ends of the extended edges 24 and 23 of the compartment 2 and cover 3 respectively are likewise bevelled as shown at 22. Thus when the trays and/or side wings are folded inward, the bevelled portions 21 and 22 are brought into close relationship thus effectively sealing the corners of the bag. It is, of courseobvious that any of the opposed relatively movable surfaces Vof the bag may be provided with any additional sealing means such as strips of felt, rubber, leather, fabric, etc., if desired. However same are not necessary inasmuch as the parts iit together in a manner to provide an effective dust and moisture proof enclosure. y
While I` prefer to provide the cover 3 and side wings 16 and 17, it is obvious that the side wings or both the cover and side wings may be omitted if desired. The bag is effectively closed by means of trays 6 and 7 when same are in the position 'shown in Figure 3. It will be noted that the trays are oi.' such thickness as to be flush with the extended edges 24 of the compartment 2 when folded inward. It would be merely necessary to provide a suitable latch or catch to hold the trays in this position to close the bag. While I prefer to hinge the trays and side wings on the longer edges of the compartment 2 and cover 3 respectively and the cover 3 on a shorter edge of compartment 2 it is obvious that other arrangements may be provided.
A novel bag of a highly satisfactory and desirable character is thus afforded which bag provides in easily portable and readily accessible form all of the conveniences of a well equipped dressing table. It is obvious that various modifications may be made within the scope of the claims Without departing from the spirit of the invention.
1. A bag comprising a compartment whose end walls extend above the side walls, trays movably mounted on opposite'side walls of said compartment and folda-ble from a closed position within said compartment to an open horizontal position outside said compartment, the outer side of each tray when in closed position being of a thickness equal to the difference in height between the sides and the end Walls of said compartment, said trays being of a size to completely close said compartment, means on the ends of said taining any particular adjustment desired. When trays cooperating with means on the adjacent ends -ot said compartment for rendering said compartment dust-proof when said trays are in closed position and a cover mounted on the compartment in a manner substantially to conceal said trays when the bag is closed.-
2. A bag comprising a compartment whose end walls extend above the side walls, trays movably mounted on opposite side walls of said cornpartment and foldable from a closed position within said compartment to an open horizontal position outside said compartment, the outer side of each tray when in closed position being of a thickness equal to the difference in height between the sides and the end walls of said compartment, said trays being of a size to completely close said compartment, bevelled portions on the ends of said trays cooperating with bevelled portions on the adjacent ends of said compartment for rendering said compartment dust-proof when said trays are in closed position and a cover mounted on the compartment in a manner substantially to conceal said trays when the bag is closed.
3. A rectangular shaped bag comprising a compartment, a cover hingedly mounted along the top of one of the ends of said compartment, a tray` movably mounted on' each of the sides ofthe compartment and foldable from a closed position Within said lcompartment to an open horizontal position outside said compartment, the sides on which said trays are mounted being lower than the ends oi' the compartment a distance equal to the thickness of a side of each tray, said trays being of a size to close said compartment completely when folded into said compartment, means onV the ends of said trays cooperating with means on the adjacent ends of said compartment adapted to render said compartment dust-proof when said trays are in closed position, the cover of said compartment being provided with a mirror and so mounted as to conceal substantially said trays when the bag is closed.
4.' A rectangular shaped bag comprising a compartment, a cover hingedly mounted along the top of one of the ends of said compartment, a tray movably mounted on each of the sides of the compartment and foldable from a closed position within said compartment to an open horizontal positionv outside said compartment, the sides on which said trays are mounted being lower than the ends of the compartment a distance equal to the thickness of a side of each tray and the trays being so mounted that when in closed position one of their edges form continuations of the sides of the compartment, said trays being of a size to close said compartment completely when folded into said compartment, bevelled portions on the ends of said trays cooperating With bevelled portions on the adjacent ends of said compartment adapted to render said compartment dust-proof when said trays are in closed position, the' cover of said compartment being provided with a mirror and so mounted as to conceal substantially said trays when the bag is closed.
` WILLIAM M. BUTTRICK.