US 1978541 A
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Ot. 3U, 1934. L. KUTTER HOLDER FOR TOILET STICKS OR THE LIKE Filed May 22, 1953 i KM zefl To B Patented Oct. 30, 1934 PA ENT- OFFICE HOLDER FOR TOILET STICKS OR THE Leopold Kutter, Vienna,
Austria, assignor to Milko Bremc, Vienna, Austria Application May 22, 1933, Serial No. 672,319 In Austria May 31, 1932 9 Claims.
The invention relates to a holder for a cosmetic paint-stick which can be swung into a protecting case, and the invention consists in that the holder springs open under the action of a spring, and is s automatically arrested or locked in its position,
when swung into the protecting case, against the action of this spring by a looking or trigging member which can be released from without.
In the accompanying drawing which illustrates l0-- an example of carrying out the invention, Figs.
1 and 2 show the holder according to the invention in two longitudinal vertical sections inplanes perpendicularto one another, partly in side-view, and Fig. 3 in cross-section, the holder in all these figures being closed. Fig. 4 shows the holder in opened state, partly in longitudinal section and partly in side-view. Figure 5 shows part of the hinge member.
The device consists of the holder proper 1 for 20. the stick 2, which has the form of a sleeve with any desired cross-section, for instance an elliptical one, and receives a slide 3 carrying the stick 2 (Fig. 4), from which slide an operating button 4 ex-- tends outwards through a longitudinal slot 5 of the sleeve 1. v
A protecting case 6 with substantially U-shaped cross-section is pivotably jointed to the holder 1 at '7. The holder is adapted to spring open into the open-position (Fig. 4) under the action of a 3%- spring 8, and is automatically locked against the g action of said spring when swung into the protecting case (Figs. 1-3).
The arrangement to accomplish this is as follows: At the inside of the two side-walls of the U-formed protecting case two circular shields 9,
' 10 are mounted on the circumferences of which the cylindrical part 1 of the holder 1 pivots. The helical spring 8 is fastened with one end to the shield 10 and with the other end to a driving memher for carrying with it the holder 1; which mem- 5f) ing member 11, 12 into a recess 13 (stop) of the shield 9 (Fig. 2) and locking the holder in this position when the holder is entirely swung into the protecting case 6.
On pressing the sleeve 11 inwards against the action of the spring 8, the arm 12 is lifted out of the recess 13 and the holder 1 is sprung into its open-position by the torsional action of the spring 8 (Fig. 4). The driving member 11, 12, thus, serves at the same time as the releasable locking member for the holder 1. In the openposition, casing 6 and holder 1 may form any desired angle which is limited by a recess or offset l i of the shield 9. There is provided between this oiiset l4 and the recess 13 a sloping surface 15 on which the arm 12 slides when opening and closing the holder under the pressure of the spring 8.
A pin 16 connects the shields 9, 10 and the side-walls of the protecting case 6 in order to secure their relative position. The sleeve 11 is externally closed.
What I claim is:
1. A receptacle for cosmetic paint sticks comprising a holder member for carrying the cosmetic paint stick, a protective casing member for the holder member, a hinge device connecting the holder member and the protective casing member including a spring and an arm actuated thereby tending to spring the holder member out of the closed position within the protective casing member into the open position, means 00- acting with said arm for retaining the holder member in the closed position, and a releasing element integral with the arm extending outside the protective casing member for releasing the arm to allow the holder member to spring into the open position.
2. A receptacle as claimed in claim 1 wherein said arm is mounted for movement in the direction of the axis of the hinge device.
3. A receptacle as claimed in claim 1 wherein said spring normally tends to move the arm into engagement with said retaining means.
i. A receptacle as claimed in claim 1 wherein the retaining means is provided with a groove receiving the arm when the holder is in the closed position and said spring normally tending to move the arm into engagement with said groove.
5. A receptacle as claimed in claim 1 wherein said retaining means is carried by one of said members and the arm is carried by the other of said members, the spring acting to move the arm toward the retaining means and means for guiding the movement of the arm.
6. A receptacle for cosmetic paint sticks comprising a holder member for carrying the cosmetic paint stick, a protective casing member for the holder member, a hinge device connecting the holder member and the protective casing member, including a spring tending to spring the holder member out of the closed position within the protective casing member into the open position, a spring actuated locking element and means coacting with said locking element for retaining the holder member in the closed position, and a releasing element extending outside the protective casing member for releasing the locking element to allow the holder member to spring into the open position.
'7. A receptacle as claimed in claim 6, wherein said locking element is mounted for movement in the direction of the axis of the hinge.
8. A receptacle as claimed in claim 6, wherein the spring which tends to spring the holder memher into the open position also actuates the locking element for retaining the holder member in the closed position.
9. A receptacle as claimed in claim 6 wherein said locking element is rotatably mounted in the hinge device and mounted for movement in the direction of the axis of the hinge, the spring being of helical form and adapted to effect the rotating and axial movements, said retaining means being carried by one of said members and the locking element being carried by the other of said members and the holder member being provided with an axial guiding slot for the locking element.