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Publication numberUS1989155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1935
Filing dateSep 5, 1934
Priority dateSep 5, 1934
Publication numberUS 1989155 A, US 1989155A, US-A-1989155, US1989155 A, US1989155A
InventorsRosenberg George
Original AssigneeRosenberg George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compact or vanity case
US 1989155 A
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Jan. 29, 1935. G. ROSENBERG COMPACT OR VANITY CASE Filed Sept. 5, 1934 HHHHHPR INVENTOR. George R QSen berg ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 29, 1935 1 {UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE George Rosenberg, New Rochelle, N. Y. Application September 5, 1934, Serial No. 742,712

9 Claims. (Cl. 132-83) This invention relates to a case or receptacle, or vanity case embodying features of the invenand more particularly to a ladys compact or tion; vanity case. Fig, 2 is a similar view with the cover open;

The primary object of this invention is to gen- Fig. 3 is an inverted plan view showing the erally improve cases or receptacles, particularly bottom of the case; I

fiat and preferably circular receptacles, such as Fig. 4 is a section taken in elevation through are commercially used for ladies compacts or the case with the cover open; and vanity cases. Fig. 5 is a plan view of a composition ring A more particular object of the invention reforming a part of the complete receptacle.

[0 sides in the provision of a receptacle made of two Referring to the drawing, the case or recepdifferent classes of material, for example, a comtacle comprises an outer ring R and an inner case position selected for its appearance or beauty and C fitted therewithin. Ring R is preferably made metal which is strong and easily worked. It is of any moldable plastic or suitable composition an object of the invention to obtain the advanmaterial which is selected for its beautiful appeartages of each of these materials, while doing ance. In the sample illustrated in the drawing, away with the disadvantages thereof, ring R is made of transparent Catalin, which re- Still another object of the inventionis to make sembles glass in appearance and which is not possible the use of a. composition niaterialsuch fragile. Catalin is particularly valuablefor the as Catalin, which is cast in tubes and yet which present pu p because it is available in a large may readiIy be machined for use in the compact, variety of colors with or without variegated ef- 20 Still another object is to so construct the mefeCtS, Closely Simulating marble, Onyx a d O er tallic portions of the vanity, that they ma be valuable natural materials. The use of Catalin used to hold a complete case in assembled reislimited because? it can not e molded, but must lation, without necessitating the application or be h n accordance wi h the pr nt invenattachment of screws or other fastening means tiOn, n y tu Catalin Stuck is used, the 25 to the composition material. tube being cut into rings of desired cross-section A further object of the invention is to make by a impl machining process- In the p esent this assembly independent of change in dimen- 0u$e,1ingRi-S approximately triangular Wedgesion of the composition and metal parts due to Shaped in Cross-Section as best ShOWn in unequal expansion or shrinkage. This is impor- The inner Wall 12 is y ca 0 tent with nearly all compositions, and is espe- The 02188 C p ably comprisin a circu ar cially important with cast phenolics, such as metallic lining wall 14, is fitted Wit ring R Catalin. and held in place by outwardly turned top and The ordinary vanity case is provided with a bottom flanges 16 and Lining W 14 s pe .mirror on the inside of the cover facing inwardmanently Closed at the bottom Preferably y a 35 1y, this being exposed when the case is opened. buttomwall including an outwardly facing In accordance ith a f th object d m t ror 20 and is o'penably closed at the top by a suitof t invention, th b tt of t vanity able cover generally designated 22. It will be cludes a mirror facing outwardly, which is valumanifest that with this construction, when is 40 able for use as a hand mirror without opening the held within ring R withmlt necessitating the use 0 case. This mirror makes unnecessary the extra of Screws or other fast.ening means in the mirror usually carried by a woman in her hand position material and without necessitating formthe composition material'to an intricate shape bag. Because the mirror is located at the botmg tom of the case, the cover at the top of the case such as could be economlcauy produced only by moldin It will als be a h may be suitably decorated or adorned to beautify R can secufely fi g i$ f i: 2 3 3125 the Sameflanges 16 and 18 even though appreciable clear- To the acchmphshmhht of foregomg and ance is provided between the inner wall 12 of the Such other ob-lects as herelhaftel' appear h ring and the outer face of metallic wall 14. This invention consists in the receptacle elements and is important because of re1ative expansion or their relation one to the other as are hereinafter Shrinkage of the composition and metallic matemore particularly described in the specification rials of the case.

and sought to be defined in the claims. The spe- In order to simplify assembly of the complete cification is accompanied by adrawing, inwhich: compact, I prefer to form the inner case C of v Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a compact upper and lower portions which telescope together with a tight frictional fit. Specifically, the upper portion includes a flanged ring comprising the wall 14 and flange 16, to which ring the cover 22 is hinged. The lower portion comprises a flanged ring including a circular wall 24 and reversely bent flange 18 which projects outwardly and terminates at the inwardly directed flange 26. The bottom 20 which is preferably a'circular mirror with a suitably beveled edge 28 is supported on flange 26, and is held in place by a metallic disc 30 which is forced downwardly within the wall 24. A layer of backing material 32 is preferably inserted between mirror 20 and disc 30 in order to protect the mirror.

It will be evident that to assemble the compact it is merely necessary to slide the upper portion of inner casing 0 including the cover 22, within composition ring It and to then force the lower portion of inner case C within wall 14 from the opposite side of the ring until the ring is tightly clamped between the opposed flanges 16 and 18,

' The ring ispreferably peripherally recessed at 34 and 36 to receive flanges 16 and 18. These recesses are formed as a part of the turning or machine operation which shapes the ring. An additional recess 38 is preferably formed to provide clearance for the hinge 40 supporting the cover 22.

- 'Cover '22 comprises a sheet metal ring 42 having an inwardly turned flange 44 which supports a mirror 46., The top of the cover is preferably formed by an upwardly convex suitably decorated disc of material 48. This disc is held in place by a circular channel member 50 which extends around the outwardly projecting flange 52 of ring 42. Channel member 50 is cut away at 54 to provide clearance for an arm 56 formed integrally with ring 42 and bent to form one half of binge 40. Channel member 50 is also cut away at 58 to form clearance for an outwardly projecting finger piece or tab 60 which facilitates opening of the cover. A dot or teat 62 is preferably struck outwardly on ring 42 and mates with a recess or aperture 64 on lining wall 14 to norinally hold the cover in closed position.

In the'present case, the top 48 is made of celluloid or like transparent material, and an appropriate picture is printed upon a suitable paper disc mounted on backing 72 and exposed beneath the top 48. A further filling or backing piece 74 may be used to hold the parts in desired location. The outer surface or top 48 may have applied thereto, scroll-like metal foil decorations 76 which act to frame the picture 72.

It will be understood that the cover may be constructed in a variety of ways, for it does not constitute an essential part of the invention other than-the preferable use of outside ornamentation and an inside mirror. This outside omamentation is made possible because' the outside mirror 20 is located at the bottom of the vanity case.

It is believed that the mode of constructing as well as the many advantages of my improved receptacle or vanity case will be apparent from the foregoing detailed description thereof. The casing is made up of contrasting materials, which give the same a beautiful appearance. These materials are joined together without difficulty because of the mode of assembly of the upper and lower parts of the case, which are telescoped' tightly together within the composition ring, or more particularly, because the ring is anchored in place between opposed peripheral flanges. A highly desirable composition material like Catalin may be advantageously employed-despite the disadvantages ordinarily attendant upon the attempted use of this material. The outside minor may be used as a hand mirror, yet does not detract from the ornamental appearance of the compact.

it will be apparent that while I have shown and described my invention in a preferred form, many changes and modifications may be made in the structure disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention defined in the following claims:

' I claim:

1. A receptacle comprising an outer ring of composition material and an inner case fitted within said ring, said case comprising upper and lower parts having axially directed walls dimensioned to telescope within one another with a tight friction fit and further comprising means for engaging the outer ring to hold said inner case in position.

2. A receptacle comprising an outer ring of composition material, and an inner case fitted within said ring, said case comprising upper and lower parts having axially directed walls dimensioned to telescope within one another with a tight friction fit and further comprising radially projecting flanges for enga ing the outer ring.

flanges for engaging the outer ring to hold said inner case in position, a bottom wall forming a part of the lower part of the case and closing the same, and a cover hingedly secured to the upper part of the case for closing the same.

4. A receptacle comprising an outer ring, and aninnercasefittedwithinsaidring,saidcaseincluding flanged metallic bottom and top rings telescoped together with a tight frictional fit,

a bottom attached tosaid lower ring, and a cover openably mounted on the top ring.

5. A compact or vanity comprising an oute ring made of a composition selected for appearance, and an inner case fitted within said ring, said case including flanged metallic bottom and top rings telescoped together with a tight frictional fit, a bottom fitted in the bottom of said lower ring, and a cover hingedly mounted on the p ring.

6. A compact or vanity comprising an outer ring made of a composition selected for appearance, and an inner case fitted within said ring, said case including bottom and top rings telescoped together with a tight frictional fit, a mirror fitted in the bottom of said lower ring and facing outwardly, means holding the mirror in place and a cover hingedly mounted on the top 7. A compact or vanity comprising an outer ring made of Catalin, and an inner case fitted within said ring, said case including flanged bottom and top rings telescoped together with a tight frictional fit, a mirror fitted in the bottom of said lower ring and facing outwardly, a bottom disc forced into said bottom ring and holding the mirror in place, a cover hingedly mounted on the top ring, a mirror mounted within said cover facing inwsrdly, and means deeorctively inztheou'terwsiioftheccver.

8.A receptacle comprising an outer nonmetallicrinzsndsninnermetalliccsseiitted 5 withinsaidrinmsaidcasecomprisinsunperand lower parts telescopically assembled with said ringbybeinginsertedthereintromopposite sides thereof and further comprising means for. nswinstheouterringtoholdtheinncrcase 10 ports in position.

9.4 receptacle comprising an outer .non-

metsllicringandaninnermetalliccaseiitted within said ring. said case comprising upper and lower parts telescopically led with said ring by being inserted therein from opposite sides thereof and including means for engaging the outerringtoholdtheinnercasepartsinss-- case part and racing out

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/305, 220/DIG.260, D28/80
International ClassificationA45D40/22
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/22, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D40/22