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Publication numberUS2000162 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1935
Filing dateMar 4, 1935
Priority dateMar 4, 1935
Publication numberUS 2000162 A, US 2000162A, US-A-2000162, US2000162 A, US2000162A
InventorsChristian A Buscham
Original AssigneeExotic Vanities Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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I IJE JTUR- I Patented May 7, 1935 PATENT OFFICE BECEPTACLE Christian A. Buscham, Newark, N. 3., assignor to Exotic Vanities, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corlwration or New York Application March 4, 1935, Serial No. 9,149 Claims. (01. 206- 37) This invention relates generally to improvements in receptacles and more particularlyto cigarette and vanity cases and combinatio cases.

An object of this invention is to provide a cigarette and/or vanity case which will be characterized by its efflciency, simplicity and economy of manufacture.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a vanity or cigarette case of novel construction and having an articulated, slidable closure.

A further object is the provision of a case or receptacle adapted for carrying cigarettes or small toilet articles or both, and at the same time possessing all of the advantages of compaetness, facility in operation, artistic appeal, convenience, extreme practicability in use and construction, desirable in devices of this class.

The present invention utilizes an articulated closure made slidable with respect to the body of the case by cooperation between opposite sides oi. the closure and continuous channels in side members secured to the case body. The side members are secured to the case body in a novel way, enabling the cover to be positioned during assembly of the device in a simple and inexpensive manner. The articulated closure comprises a plurality of separate strips transversely arranged and means to connect the strips together. I

Other objects and features of the invention will be apparent from a consideration of the detailed description taken with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a case embodying the invention showing slidable articulated closure in closed position.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of a cigarette case embodying the invention showing slidable articulated closure partly moved back, exposing cigarettes.

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of a compact case embodying the invention showing slidable articulated closure partly moved back, exposing the compact.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view through Fig. 1, along lines 5-5.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged view of a portion of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a sectional view along lines 1-1 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 8 is a sectional view along lines 8-8 of P18. 4.

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of a casing shell.

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of one form of side element of thecasing, forming a guide track.

Fig. 11 is a perspective view of one form of a 5 cap for said side element.

Fig. 12 is a perspective view of a portion of the articulated cover.

Fig. 13 is a sectional view along lines |3|3 of Fig. l.

Fig. 14 is a perspective view of one strip of the slide closure shown in a modified form.

Fig. 15 is a perspective partial view of a few of the strips shown in Fig. 14 as secured to a side piece.

Referring to the drawings, the invention in its preferred form as applied to a cigarette case may consist of a shell or body 2| having a bottom 22, two upturned sides 23, 24 and upturned rounded ends 25, 26. The sides 23, 24' are provided with a series of lugs or tongues 21 preferably stamped out of the sides, with which side elements 28 are secured.

Each side element 28 has a guide track which may be of continuous U section at the edge forming a continuous or endless channel 4|, and may have a depressed central portion forming pocket 42. The wall 29 of pocket 42 is provided v with perforations or slots 30 through which lugs or tongues 21 pass, the latter being bent over 30 for locking the side element 28 to shell 2|.

'When the elements 28 are secured to body sides 23, 24, the peripheral guide tracks 4| extend thereabove, and 'beyond ends 25, 26 and bottom 22, as clearly shown in the drawings.

As an example of flexible closure employed, the drawings show an articulated slide closure C which may be made in various ways. One construction is brought about by cementing a piece of cellulosic or other suitable material 3| to a 40 flexible binder 32 made of fabric or other suitable material, and then slitting the cellulosic material down to the binder 32 as shown at 33, but of course not cutting the binder. This makes a dust-proof cover.

Both ends of the sliding articulated shutter or cover C may be provided with reinforcing metal strips 34 clamped to the two outermost cover strips. These metal strips 34 are cut back at 35 so as to stop outside of the guide track or channel 4|. This cutting back of strips 34 form uiding tongues 34' in the rail or channel 4|.

The closure may be made up ofelements associated with the strips to flexibly unite the latter. For example the shutter or closure may be made have thin ends 31, 38 bent over a flexible element 3! made of spring steel. Any suitable cord, wire or chain may be substituted for element 39. Portion 40 will in this case ride in groove or track 4| of side member 28.

After the various parts are assembled, the pocket 42 of side member 28 is closed by a cap 43, preferably of U-section, having shallow tongues 44 at both ends, which projecting tongues engage slots 45 of the side member 28. The cap is thereby snapped into place and securely held there, but can also be again removed for repair purposes.

This invention may also be applied to a vanity case. As illustrated in Fig. 8, a separate vanity case insert V may be located within the space formed by the side and end walls of the shell. Compartment A may be used for rouge and lipstick; compartment 13 for face powder; or compartment A for face powder and compartment B for cigarettes. Both compartments are closed by auxiliary covers 46 and 41, respectively, which may be hinged as shown at 48. It is understood that the insert may comprise a single compartment. The removable insert V has downwardly curved ends 49, 50, .which abut against the arcuate ends 25, 26 of case shell 2| when snapped into position.

In the accompanying. drawings I have illustrated the inventionembodied in its practical commercial forms but as these illustrations are primarily for purposes of disclosure it will be understood that the invention is not limited to these particular forms of structure and that it may be modified in many respects without departure from the true spirit and scope of the invention as herein defined and claimed.

I wish it further understood that the terms which I have employed herein are used in a descriptive rather than in a limiting sense, except however for limitations that may be imposed by the state of the prior art.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure 'by Letters Patent, is:

1. A cigarette or vanity case of the character described, comprising a shell having side walls, said walls having lugs, a pair of side pieces, each of said side pieces having an inwardly depressed central portion and perforations in said portion in register with said lugs, said lugs projecting through said perforations and being bent over whereby said side pieces are secured .to said walls, each of said side pieces having a.

continuous channel surrounding the wall to which it is secured, and an articulated closure in slidable engagement with said channels. said up of a plurality of metal strips 36 which may closure comprising a plurality of strips of material transversely arranged and means for connecting said strips together.

2. A cigarette or vanity case of the character described, comprising a shell having side walls,

said walls having lugs, a pair of side pieces, each of said side pieces having an inwardly depressed central portion and perforations in said portion in register with said lugs, said lugs projecting through said perforations and being bent over whereby said side pieces are secured to said walls, a cover fitting said central portion for concealing said lugs, each of said side pieces having a continuous guide surrounding the wall to which it is secured, and an articulated cover in slidable engagement with said guides, said cover comprising a plurality of strips of material transversely arranged and means for connecting said strips together.

3. A cigarette or vanity case of the character described, comprising a shell having side walls, said walls having lugs, a pair of side pieces, each of said side pieces having an inwardly depressed central portion and perforations in said portion in register with said lugs, said lugs projecting through said perforations and being bent over whereby said side pieces are secured to said walls, a cover fitting said central portion for concealing said lugs, said cover having projections and said side pieces having openings inregister with said projections, each of said side pieces having a continuous guide surrounding of material transversely arranged and means for connecting said strips together. 4. A case of the character described comprising a shell having side walls, a pair of side pieces having inwardly depressed central portions secured to the side walls, each of said side pieces having a continuous channel surrounding the wall to which it is secured, and a flexible closure having its side edges slidable in said channels.

5. A case of the character described compris ing a shell having side walls, a pair of side pieces, each of said side pieces having an inwardly depressed central portion, means for securing said depressed central portions to the side walls, each of said side pieces having a continuous channel surrounding the wall to which it is secured, and an articulated closure having its side edges slidable in said channels, said closure comprising a plurality of strips of material transversely arranged with imeans for connecting said strips together.

CHRISTIAN A. BUSCHAM.

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US2441303 *Mar 4, 1946May 11, 1948Wesson BernardVanity case
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US2690216 *May 16, 1946Sep 28, 1954Gen Motors CorpCover
US3794330 *Jun 9, 1972Feb 26, 1974Mattel IncGame phonograph
US4854632 *May 8, 1987Aug 8, 1989Prince CorporationStorage compartment
US4941570 *Apr 19, 1989Jul 17, 1990Easco Hand Tools, Inc.Wrench socket dispenser
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US8453836 *Nov 14, 2011Jun 4, 2013Topkase International Co., Ltd.Mobile device protective case with slidable shutter
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/267, 206/37, 160/231.1, 220/350, 206/816
International ClassificationA24F15/12
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/816, A24F15/12
European ClassificationA24F15/12