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April 1937- G. M. BJORKMAN 2,078,557
LADY S TRAVELING CASE Filed Nov. 27, 1936 I 3 INVENTOR 2 65mm m' I. 47 worm/1 BY M o l3 0 I /6 h aw ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 27, 1937 UNITED STATES FATENT OFFICE LADYS TRAVELING CASE Germaine M. Bjorkman, New York, N. Y.
Application November 27, 1936, Serial No. 112,927
This invention relates to ladies traveling or suitcases and has for its main object to provide acase substantially of rectangular shape formed with a sectional or foldable cover or lid, both case and lid being formed with compartments for articles of wear and for toilet articles and the lid being so constructed that upon opening or unfolding of one section thereof, the toilet articles will all be displayed in a position ready for use, while the section of the lid covering the compartment or compartments containing the other articles may remain closed to conceal the latter.
Another object of this invention is to so construct the body and lids that when the section of the lid covering the toilet articles is opened,
1e case may serve as a dressing table. 7
Another object of this invention is to provide the section of the lid covering the toilet articles with a mirror, which in the closed position of the said section will extend parallel to the inner face of the latter, but on opening said section will tend to rise into an erect position to be convenient for use.
Another very important object of this invention is to provide a construction that will be comparatively inexpensive and simple.
With these and other objects in view my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and defined in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing which constitutes part of this specification and in which similar reference characters denote corresponding parts Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my novel traveling case;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a central vertical cross section, and
Fig. 4 is a similar section to Fig. 3, somewhat enlarged, showing a modified detail of the lid portion of the case.
Referring to the drawing more in detail, the case is in form of a substantially rectangular box, of Wood or the like, the lower part IU of which constitutes the body portion and which is divided by longitudinal and transversal partitions II and I2, respectively, to form a rear compartment II for the accommodation of articles of wear or the like and front compartments IZ I2 etc. for the accommodation of bottles or similar containers of fluids for toilet use. The upper part or lid I3 is in form of an inverted box and is composed of two sections I3 I3 of which section I3 is adapted to serve as a lid for the rear compartment II and constitutes the main lid, and the section 13*, serves as an auxiliary lid to close the compartments I2 I2 etc. Of these lid sections, the rear section I3 is adapted to be hingedly secured to the body I 0 as at I3 and the other section I3 to the main lid I3 as at I3 In the present embodiment the outer faces of the walls of the body It and of those of the lids are suitably covered with cloth, leather or other suitable flexible material, as at I4, so that metal hinges for the lids, I3, I3 to the body I0 and to one another are eliminated. The rear lid I3 adapted to close the compartment I I is provided with a wall I5 projecting inwardly and perpendicularly from the inner face of its top and at a point intermediate the rear wall and partition II of the body Ill, to form between itself and the rear wall of the lid a compartment I5 for the accommodation of a roll of tissue paper P or other wiping material for use with cosmetics. It will be seen from Fig. 3 that the pivotal line of attachment between the two lids I3 I3 is located intermediate the rear wall II and partition II. The bottom end of this partition I I is formed with a ledge I6 extending at a right angle to the latter, forwardly to the partition I I, which when the lid I3 is closed will bear on the upper edge of said partition and close the compartment II and serve at the same time as a shelf on which can be suitably mounted by means of straps S, or the like, jars, boxes or other receptacles R containing cosmetics or the like.
The side walls of said lid section I3 are bevelled as at I3 from the pivotal line I3 downwardly to the front edge of the ledge I6.
The lid section I3 has no rear wall and the edges I3 of its side walls are correspondingly bevelled, so that when the lid I 3 is in closed position, the abutting bevelled edges of the two lids will bear evenly on one another and the upper faces of said lids will be in perfect alinement with one another and when said lid I 3 is opened or folded over the lid I3 the bevelled edges I3 and I 3 will be in linear extension of one another. The lower edge of the front wall of said front lid I3 is adapted when the latter is closed to bear on the upper edge of the front wall of the body Ill. Suitable locking means L are provided for locking the lids in closed position.
In the modification shown in Figs. 1 to 3, inelusive, the inner face of the lid I 3 may have suitable means for the attachment of a mirror M, lipsticks and other articles :0, y used for make-up.
With the construction hereinabove described the suitcase, when partly opened, by folding the front lid [3 over the rear lid l3, as shown in Fig. 1, may very conveniently serve as a neatly appearing dressing table, with all articles of toilet, cosmetics etc. being readily displayed for use, while the compartment I l holding the wearing apparel or the like is closed by the rear lid l3 and concealed from view.
In the modification shown in Fig. 4 the mirror M is shown attached by means of leaf springs H to the lid 13 as at Ill in such a 'manner, that when the lid I3 is in closed position'the mirror I! will bear against the inner face .of said lid I3 but when the latter is unfolded, the mirror will be forced into erect position-convenient for use as indicated by dotted lines.
The action of the springs ll againstthe 'lidf l3 will have the effect of lifting thelid after the same has been unlocked.
In this modification I have shown the wiping material P'-mounted as a roll over a. roller. l8 suitably journaled inthe compartment l5 of the lid [3*- and from which the wiping material can be fed outwardly under the ledge 16, on slightly lifting the rear lid l3 It is understood that various other modifications may 'be made in the construction of my suitcase, without departing from the principle of my invention, I, therefore, do not wish to restrictv myself to the details described and shown.
-What I claim is:
1. A suitcase or the like comprising a body formed with a rear compartment for articles of wear and front compartments for bottles or other containers, a lid having top and side walls hinged to the body to cover the rear compartment and a lid having top and side Walls hinged to said first lid to cover the front compartments, both said lids being adapted, when closed, tobear with their side walls upon and to be in alinement with one another, said first named lid having a partition formed with a forwardly extending ledge parallel to the top of said lid and serving as shelf for toilet articles. I
2. A suitcase according to claim 1, in which ..the pivotal line of attachment of said two lids coincides with the upper longitudinal edge of said partition, so that when said second lid is opened it will entirely expose said shelf and articles stored thereon.
I 3.'A -.suitcase according to claim 1, in which the side walls of said rear lid are extended for- '-wardly"beyond its said partition and have forwardly slanting edges to form sidewallsforrsaid shelf.
4. A- suitcase according to claim 1,.in which the'front edges of the-side Walls ofsai'd'rear lid are slanting, the rear wallofsaid front lid is omitted and the edges of theside walls of the latterare alsoslanting so that when the front lid: is folded. "over the rear lid the slanting edges of the twolids will be in. linear extension of one another and afford the appearance of a finished dressing cabinet or table.
GERMAINE M; BJORKMAN.