Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2079131 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1937
Filing dateMay 28, 1936
Priority dateMay 28, 1936
Publication numberUS 2079131 A, US 2079131A, US-A-2079131, US2079131 A, US2079131A
InventorsHoward F Reichenbach, Albert N Stadalius
Original AssigneeChase Companies Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable holder for lipsticks and the like
US 2079131 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 4, 1937. H. F.`RE|CHENBACH ET AL 2,079,131

ADJUSTABLE HOLDER FOR LIPSTICKS AND THE LIKE I Filed May 2s, 1956 Patented May 4,' 1937 PATENT oFFlCE ADrUsTABLE HOLDER Fon Lns'r'lcxs AND THE mm Howard F. Reichenbach and Albert N. Stadalius, Waterbury, Conn., assignors to The Chase Companies, Incorporated, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Application May 28, 1936, Serial No. 82,166

5 Claims.

This invention relates to an improvement in adjustable holders for lipsticks, shaving soaps, etc., etc.

In certain types of adjustable lipstick holders 5 as heretoforeproduced there is employed an advanceable and retractable lipstick .elevator or carrier whichhas been actuated byy a rotatable splitoperating-sleeve. In this type of construcl` vtion lt often happens that when the carrierv or ment a user will inadvertently continue turning the operating-member, with the result that the operating-sleeve is often forced out of the body of the lipstick. y f

One of the main objects of the present invention is to providev a simple, reliable, adjustable holder `for lipsticks in which the diiiiculties reierred to above are overcome.

. Another object is to provide an adjustable go holder of the character referred to in which the connection between the body-member and operating-sleeve is effectively concealed, to thus enhance the appearance of the holder.

A further object of the present invention is to 25 provide a superior adjustable holder suitable for use in connection with lipsticks, etc., and characterized by ease of assembly and superior resistance to accidental or unintentional disassembly. e a With the above .and other objects in view. as `will appear to those skilled in the art from the following, considered in conjunctionwith the acf companying drawing and appended claims, the present invention includes all features disclosed 35 therein which are novell over `the prior art.

In the accompanying drawing: Fig. 1 lis a view in side elevation of a lipstick -holder embodying the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a View looking toward the outer end 40 thereof; k,

Fig. 3 is abroken view in side elevation with a portion of the body-member broken away and in section; 1

Fig. 4 isa central longitudinal sectional view 45 taken on the une 4 4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 isa transverse sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is a similar view taken on the line VI---S 50 of Fig. 3; I

Fig. 'I is a view in side elevation of the operating-unit, comprising the operating-sleeve and its operating-head;

Fig. 8 is a view of the body-member and oper- 55 ating-member illustrating the mode of collapsing elevator isretired to the limit of its inward movethe outer end of the operating-sleeve to eiiect its insertion into the body-member; and

Fig. 9 is a transverse Vsectional view taken on the line 9--9 of Fig. 8. A

The particular adjustable lipstick holder herein chosen for illustration includes a tubular bodymember I0 which may be molded from materials such, for instance, as bakelite, urea-formaldehyde, etc. The said body-member is open at each of its respective opposite ends and is formed in its interior with a steep-pitch helical groove II receiving the head I2 of a rotary coupling-pin I3 mounted in a cup-shaped carrier or elevator I4. The saidvcoupling-pin I3 is supported for rotary movement at I5 in the side wall .of the carrier I4 and adjacent its opposite end it is also supported for rotary movement in a bearingfinger I6 bent up from the bottom or end wall I'I of the carrier.

The head I2 of the coupling-pin I3 above referred to extends through a longitudinal slot I8 formed in the cylindrical side wall I9 of a relatively-deep cup-shaped operating-sleeve or member generally designated by the numeral 2li and preferably formed of springy material such, for instance, as spring-brass. of the said operating-sleeve is perforated'to tit over a tubular rivet 22 winch is formed integrally With a disk-shaped metallic operating-head 23,

the upper face of which latter bears tightlyV against the under face oiV the bottom wallV 2l.

The bottom wall 2| The said operating-head is rigidly attanhedfto the operating-sleeve 20 by upsetting the upper end at 24 of the said rivet .over a.,washer 25, which latter is thus pinchedv betweenthe portion 24 of therivet and the upper face ol the The material of the operating-sleeve 20 lyingv between its outer end and the outer end of the slot I8 therein is severed or parted along a line 28 which results in the formation of two opposed lockng-ngers 29-29 which are adapted to abut along the saidfline 28 under conditions as will be hereinafter described. The lockingfingers 29--29 also serve to limit the outward movement of the carrier or elevator I4, owing to the engagement of their inner edges (constituting the outer end of the slot I8) by the head I2 of the coupling-pin I3.

The retaining-flange 26 oi' the operating-sleeve 20 is formed upon the latter before its assembly with the body-member I0, and to permit the introduction of the operating-sleeve into the bodymember, the locking-fingers 29--29 are brought into overlapping relationship, as indicated in Figs. 8 and 9. After the outer end of the pperating-sleeve 20 is collapsed and introduced into the body-memberl III as just referred to, the introductory movement of the said operatingsleeve is continued until its retaining-flange comes to a position very slightly beyond the retaining-shoulder 21 of the said body-member. 'Ihe resiliency of the operating-sleeve will now snap the retaining-flange outwardly for engagement with the retaining-shoulder 21, with the result that the locking-tingers 29-29 will move outl of their overlapping relationship into which they have been previously sprung and their opposed vertically-extending edges will snap into line so that the retaining-flange 26 can not be disengaged from the retaining-shoulder 21 without ilrst deliberately overlapping the said lockingiingers.

By turning the operating-head 23 and hence the operating-sleeve 20 in one direction while holding the body-member I0 stationary, the carrier elevator Il may be advanced toward the outer end of the holder to project a lipstick carried thereby outwardly for use. By turning the operating-head 23 in a reverse direction relative to the body-member I0, the said carrier may be withdrawn into the operating-sleeve 20 until its bottom wall I9 abuts against the internal rivet 24 of the said operating-head 23. When the carrier abuts against the rivet 24 as just described, any continued turning movement of the operatinghead 23 will tend to longitudinally force the operating-sleeve 20 out of the body-member I 0. This tendency is resisted by the engagement of the retaining-flange 26 with the retaining-shoulder 21, though the strain thus applied tends to collapse the outer end of the operating-sleeve 20 to permit the retaining-ilange 26 to slip off of the retaining-shoulder 21. However, before the retaining-flange 26 can be disengaged from the retaining-shoulder 21, the opposed longitudinal edges of the locking-fingers 29-29 will abut and prevent the appreciable contraction of the outer end of the operating-sleeve and thus prevent the said operating-sleeve from being withdrawn from the body-member I0.

Among other advantages achieved by the construction and arrangement of parts described, it is to be noted that it is possible to locate the re- Ataining-ilange 26 of the operating-sleeve 20 at a point below the outer end of the body-member I0, so that the appearance of the holder is very much enhanced. Furthermore, the annoyance of having the operating-sleeve unintentionally forced out of the body-member I0 is avoided without requiring either complex or costly expedients.

The invention may be carried out in other speciiic ways than those herein set forth without departing from the spirit and essential characteristics of the invention, and the present embodiments are, therefore, to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, and all changes coming within the meaning and equivalency range of the appended claims are intended to be embraced therein.

We claim:

1. An adjustable holder for lipsticks and the like including in combination: a tubular bodymember; an advanceable and retractable carrier within the said body-member; and a tubular operating-member within the said body-member and rotatable with respect thereto to advance and retract the said carrier; the said operating-member having a collapsible portion provided with a retaining-projection engaging with a portion of the said body-member to hold the two said members against relative axial displacement, the said operating-member also having releasable locking-means serving to normally prevent the collapse of its collapsible portion.

2. An adjustable holder for lipsticks and the like including in combination: a tubular bodymember; an advanceable and retractable carrier within the said body-member; and a tubular operating-member also within the said body-member and rotatable with respect thereto to advance and retract the said carrier; the said operatingmember being provided with a retaining-projection engageable with a portion of the said bodymember to hold the two said members against relative axial displacement, the portion of the said operating-member adjacent the said retaining-projection being slitted to permit the portions adjacent the slit to be collapsed into overlapping relationship, and providing opposed edges which are adapted to abut one against the other to normally prevent such collapsing.

3. An adjustable holder for lipsticks and the like including in combination: a tubular bodymember; an advanceable and retractable carrier within the said body-member; and a tubular operating-member also within the said body-member and rotatable with respect thereto to advance and retract the said carrieri the said operatingmember being provided at its outer end with a retaining-projection engageable with a portion of the said body-member to hold the two said members against relative axial displacement, and the outer end of the said operating-member being slitted to permit its being collapsed and providing opposed edges which are adapted to abut one against the other to prevent such collapsing, the portions of the operating-member lying adjacent to said opposed edges also being adapted to be brought into overlapping relationship to permit the contraction of the outer portion of the said operating-member.

4. An adjustable holder for lipsticks and the like including in combination: a tubular bodymember; an advanceable and retractable carrier within the said body-member; and a tubular operating-member also within the said body-member and rotatable with respect thereto to advance and retract the said carrier; the said operatingmember being provided at its outer end with an outturned retaining-iiange engageable with a portion of said body-member to hold the two said members against relative axial displacement, the outer end of the said operating-member also beingcut away to provide opposed complementary locking-lingers adapted to be sprung into overlapping relationship to collapse the outer end of the said operating-member, the opposed edges of the said locking-fingers being also adapted to abut one against the other to prevent such col-l ing an interior retaining-ledge or shoulder 1ocated within its outer end and also being formed in its interior with a helical groove; a tubular operating-member rotatably mounted within the said body-member and having an inwardly-yielding retaining-flange engaging with the retainingledge or shoulder of the said body-member, the said tubular operating-member also being provided with releasable locking means preventing 10 its retaining-flange from yielding inwardly out A 3 of engagement with the retaining-ledge or shoulder of the said body-member; and an advanceable and retractable carrier within said tubular operating-member-and having a portion engageable with both the operating-member and the body-member to be advanced and retired by relative rotary movement between the said members.

HOWARD F. REICHENBACH. ALBERT N. STADALIUS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3310168 *Sep 16, 1963Mar 21, 1967Int Silver CoCosmetic container construction
US5851078 *Dec 17, 1996Dec 22, 1998Anchor Advanced Products, Inc.Mechanism for extending and retracting a cosmetic pomade
Classifications
U.S. Classification401/78, 401/86
International ClassificationA45D40/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/06, A45D2040/0062
European ClassificationA45D40/06