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Publication numberUS2054004 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1936
Filing dateDec 26, 1935
Priority dateDec 26, 1935
Publication numberUS 2054004 A, US 2054004A, US-A-2054004, US2054004 A, US2054004A
InventorsSandberg Carl G
Original AssigneeEvans Case Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 2054004 A
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Sept. 8, c G SANDBERG VANITY CASE Filed Dec. 26, 1935 Car/ & 50/70 6649,

Patented Sept. 8, 1936 UNITED STATES VANITY CASE Carl G. Sandberg, Attleboro, Mass, assignor to Evans Case Company, North Attleboro, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application December 26, 1935, Serial No. 56,251

7 Claims.

It is desirable in many instances to carry loose powder in a vanity case. One objection to carrying loose powder has been the difliculty of preventing it from seeping out and spilling. It is a purpose of the present invention to provide a receptacle for loose powder so constructed and arranged that leakage is substantially eliminated while at the same time providing easy and convenient access to the powder for use.

In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a plan view of a vanity case disclosing one embodiment of the invention. Figs. 2 and 3 are transverse vertical sections on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 illustrating the device in different positions. Fig. 4

is a plan view of another embodiment of the invention and Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

The vanity case may consist of an outside case It! having a cover ll hinged thereto at [2 in any suitable manner. The case member I0 may be provided with a liner consisting of a wall l3 in close contact with the wall of the member [0 or fastened thereto in any suitable manner. The liner may have an upper inwardly extending por- 5 tion I 4 at the inner edge of which is a downwardly extending member [5 giving the liner a shape somewhat like an inverted U. Within the case It! is a powder receptacle I6 having a bottom ll which may lie parallel with the bottom of the case member ID but preferably out of contact therewith. The receptacle It; may have double walls [8 and I9 which rise and converge more or less to a line at 20. Hinged to the member M of the liner at 2| is a cover member 22 which when closed is held by a suitable spring catch 26 on a seat 24 in the member I l. The powder receptacle l6 may be held in the case It by resilient means so that the upper edge 20 maintains contact with the cover 22 when it is closed. In

order to accomplish this leaf springs 23 are illustrated between the walls l8 and I9 and bearing against the bottom of the member l0. As shown in Fig. 3 when the cover 22 is lifted the springs 23 raise the receptacle US so that the outwardly projecting edges 25 at the bottom of the walls l9 engage the bottom of the downwardly extending member l5. This limits the upward movement of the receptacle l 6 which is so proportioned and arranged that in this elevated position the edge 5 20 extends slightly above the seat 24. Thus when the cover 22 is closed it will press upon the edge 20 and cause the powder receptacle IE to move against the pressure of the springs 23. When the cover 22 is held closed by the catch 26 the 55 edge of the receptacle I6 is kept in tight contact with the under side of the cover thus preventing spilling of powder.

The specific form of the edge 20 or the upper portions of the walls [8 or 19 is not essential to the present invention. In order to aid in per fecting a tigh seal a gasket of plush, rubber, felt or the like may be applied to the underside of the cover 22 or to the upper end of the walls l8 and I9 overlying the member or inserted therein. Thus in Fig. 5 is illustrated a gasket 21 fas- 10 tened in any suitable manner to the upper edge 20a of the walls l8a and l9a which engage the underside of the cover member 22a.

An approximately square vanity case has been illustrated in Fig. 1 but the shape of the case is 1 not essential to the present invention which may be incorporated into a vanity case of any desired form: In Figs. 4 and 5 is shown a circular vanity case in which the powder receptacle i6 is circular in shape and the resilient means for supporting 20 it is provided by a leaf spring 23a. having four arms. Both walls I80, and I9a may not be needed. The construction and operation of the device illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5 will be readily understood without further detailed explanation. 25

It will be noted that the powder receptacle I6 is free to move within the liner walls l5 and is supported in a more or less floating manner by the springs in such a way that it is held more or less rigidly when the cover is open so that access to the powder is given in a stable container. When, however, the cover 22 is closed the projections 25 are forced away from the stop member l5 and the powder receptacle it has. its upper edge held by the springs in contact with the underside of 35 the cover 22 to effect an eflicient, tight substantially leak-proof seal when the vanity case is not in use. When the catch 26 for cover is released the springs 23 may exert sufiicient pressure to force the cover open so that the usual spring hinge 40 for the cover may be omitted.

The liner might be omitted and the powder case carried directly within the walls of the casing I0.

The invention may be embodied in devices of other forms since it is not limited to the details 45 here shown for illustrative purposes.

I claim as my invention:

1. A casing, a powder receptacle free to move in the casing, means below the top of the casing for stopping the receptacle, 2. cover for the receptacle and means for holding the receptacle resiliently against the cover.

2. A powder receptacle, a rigid cover therefor and means for holding the receptacle resiliently against the cover. 7

3. A casing, a lining at the sides of the casing and extending inwardly and downwardly and having a seat for a receptacle cover, a powder receptacle in the lining having outwardly extending members underlying and in contact with the downwardly extending part of the lining and an edge extending above the seat, spring means holding the receptacle in the position described, a cover hinged to the lining andmeans for holding it in the seat and against the edge of the receptacle as the spring means allows it to recede and a cover for the casing.

4. A powder receptacle, a case for the receptacle, downwardly extending stops in the case, spring means holding the receptacle against the stops in the case, a cover for the receptacle hinged to the case and adapted to engage the edge of the receptacle and force it away from the steps against the force of the spring means and means for holding the cover closed.

5.; A casing, a lining at the sides of the casing and extending inwardly and downwardly and having a seat for a receptacle cover, a powder receptacle in the lining having double walls. and outwardly extending members underlying and in contact with the downwardly extending part of the lining and an edge extending above the seat, spring means within the double walls holding the receptacle in the position described, a cover hinged to the lining and means for holding it in the seat and against the edge of the receptacle as the spring means allows it to recede and a cover for the casing.

6. A casing, a lining at the sides of the casing having a seat for a receptacle cover, a powder receptacle in the lining having an edge extending above the seat, spring means holding the receptacle. in the position described, a cover hinged to the lining and means for holding it in the seat and against the edge of the receptacle as the spring means allows it to recede and a cover for the casing.

'7. A powder receptacle, a case for the receptacle, a lining in the case, downwardly extending stops in the lining, spring means holding the receptacle against the stops, a cover for the receptacle hinged to the case and adapted to engage the edge of the receptacle and force it away from the stops against the force of the spring means, and meansfor holding the cover closed.

CARL G; SANDBERG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/293
International ClassificationA45D33/24, A45D33/00, A45D40/00, A45D40/22
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/24, A45D40/221
European ClassificationA45D40/22H, A45D33/24