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REAR VIEW VANITY MIRROR Filed Aug. 4, 1936 lNVENTOR jz'm zvozaamk zw/J ATTORN Patented May 31, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFKIE Application August 4,
The present invention relates to certain useful vanity mirrors for viewing the back of the head. or head-dress and for general personal use.
One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a rear-view vanity mirror which may be folded compactly into relatively small dimensions, so that it may be put into an ordinary hand-bag or pocket-book commonly carried by women, in much the same manner as powder compacts or cigarette lighters or cigarette cases, and which when in use will be of sufiiciently large expanse to permit its practical use as a rear-view mIII'OI.
Another object of the present invention is to form a rear-view vanity mirror for personal use, which will fold up into relatively small dimensions, and which may be extended to fixed limits so that the two mirrors may be set into predetermined spaced relation and angular relation to each other which is best suited for ordinary use.
With the above and other objects in view, which will appear more fully from the following description accompanying the drawing, one phase of the present invention consists of an extensible support having fixed outer limits and a mirror hingedly secured to each of the opposed ends of such extensible support and generally facing each other and having fixed stops for limiting the angular relationship between such mirrors and the support, and adapted to be folded against the support when collapsed, so that the maximum overall dimension of the collapsed device will be substantially no greater than the maximum dimension of one of the mirrors.
The present invention further consists of other novel features and details of construction which will appear more fully from the following detailed description and accompanying drawing. I
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there are shown in the accompanying drawing forms thereof which are at present preferred, since the same have been found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that the invention is not'limited to the precise arrangement and organization of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.
In the accompanying drawing, in which like reference characters indicate like parts:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a rearview vanity mirror in actual use exemplifying one embodiment of the present invention.
1936, Serial No. 94.216
Figure 2 represents a general front elevational view of the same.
Figure 3 represents a top plan View of the same in the extended and operative position.
Figure 4 represents a similar view in the closed 5 or collapsed position (shown somewhat enlarged).
Figure 5 represents a section on line 55 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 represents a section on line 6-6 of Figure 2.
Figure 7 represents a section on line 1-1 of Figure 2.
Figure 8 represents a section on line 8-8 of Figure 2.
In the invention as shown in Figures 1 to 8 inelusive, a support designated generally by the numeral H is provided, comprising three telescopically related sections l2, I3 and M, the first two of which may be of fiat or generally channelshaped cross-section with inturned edges l6 and 0 [1, while the last one may be merely a flat solid piece of metal adapted to slide into the member l3;the latter being in turn adapted to slide into the member [2. Stop lugs l8 and I9 are provided on the members I2 and I3 respectively, in H operative alignment with each other so as to limit the outward movement of these two members in relation to each other and similar stop lugs and 2| are provided on the members l3 and H for limiting the outward movement of these two members in relation to each other.
To the terminal member 12, a mirror designated generally by the numeral 22 is hingedly secured by means of any suitable hinge 23, while a similar mirror 24 is hingedly secured to the other terminal member I by means of any suitable hinge 25.
The mirrors 22 and 24 may be metallic mirrors without any frame or they may be glass mirrors within suitable metallic frames 26 and 21. In either event, the hinged leaves 28 and 29 which carry the mirrors may be formed integrally with the body of the metallic mirror or the body of the metallic frame for the mirror. Likewise, the opposite leaves of each of the hinges may be formed integrally with the corresponding terminal support members l2 and M respectively.
Stop lugs 30 and 3| may be provided on the respective mirrors or mirror frames generally adjacent to the corresponding hinges, and arranged to abut against the back of the terminal supports I2 and I4 respectively, or the hinged leaves carried thereby, thereby to limit the outward hinging movement of the mirrors to the angle most desirable for general personal use as indicated generally in Figure 3. These lugs 30 and 31 may also be formed integrally with the hinged leaves or the metallic mirrors or mirror frames as, for instance, by pressing the same out of the metal of the mirrors or mirror frames.
When not in use, the mirror is collapsed both by pushing together the telescopic support until the member I4 is completely telescoped into the member l3 and until both I3 and 14 are completely telescoped into the member I2, and folding each of the mirrors inwardly so as to face the support and so as to overlap each other as indicated generally in Figured. In this condition, the whole device is reduced in length to approximately the length of one of the mirrors without unduly increasing the transverse dimension of the collapsed device, so that it may be placed into and carried within a ladys pocketbook or the like.
The present invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and it is therefore desired that the present embodiment be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claim rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is hereby claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:
A portable rear-view vanity mirror including an extensible and collapsible combined mirror support and handle consisting of a pair of fiat wide non-tubular sheet metal members telescopically associated with a rigid intermediate fiat wide non-tubular sheet metal member and separated thereby, means for limiting the outward extension of said support, said combined support and handle being of such width and thinness as to be grasped by the hand of a user and to substantially fill the palm of the grasping hand, a mirror wider than the adjacent support hingedly secured to each of the opposed terminals of said support and each adapted to fold inwardly with respect to the support and in overlapping relation with respect to each other when the support is collapsed, whereby the pair of mirrors and the support will be more or less approximately within the same overall longitudinal dimension when the device is collapsed, and fixed means for limiting the outward hinging movement of each of said mirrors in relation to said support to predetermined angles.
HENRY F. GOLDSMITH.