US 2196017 A
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M. KANE VANITY CASH April 2, 1940.
Filed Dec. 6, 1938 Mar f/ ne Kan e INVENTOR a ATTORNEY. I
Patented Apr. 2, 1940 -nmrso stares 2,196,017 VANITY CASE Martino Kane, New York, "N. Y., assignor, to Helena Rubinstein, Inc., New York, N. Y., a
corporation of New York i Application December 6, 1938, Serial No. 244,142 1 Claim. (01'; 220-20) This invention relates to improvements in vanity cases of the type embodying a plurality of compartments, which are hinged together to form a compact unit when closed, and which swing to open position to make the contents of each compartment readily accessible.
The object of my invention is to provide a vanity case comprising three compartments hinged together in such a manner that they are superposed in closed position to form a casing and in open position permit of bringing the bottom surfacesof the two outer compartments into a common plane, whereupon the third intermediate compartment is held in a position at right angles to said common plane, said third compartment being provided with a reflecting cover opening into a position at right angles to said common plane and to its own closed position.
I accomplish this object by means of a vanity case, one embodiment of which is des cribedin the specification, set forth in the appended claim, and illustratively exemplified in the accompanying drawing, in which: v
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved vanity case, showing the compartments thereof in open positions; I
Fig. 2 is a sectional view of one. of the compartments and its hinge connection with the other compartments; 1
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the vanity case in closed position.
Referring to the drawing, the vanity case comprises three compartments lll, II and [2, I0 and 12 being the outside compartments and-ll the intermediate or inner compartment. A vanity comprising compartments II and I2 is well known, the novelty of the present invention residing in the construction of compartment I0 and its combination with the other compartments ll and |2.- Y
Compartments H and I2 each comprise a square shaped frame having upstanding side walls [3 and closed face M. The open faces of the two compartments II and I2 face each other and along the free edges forming one set of sides the latter are hinged together by means of a hinge connection i5. The interior of the compartments H and I2 may be arranged to accommodate powder, rouge andv a double sided mirror cover l6 hinged to the compartment II on an axis at right angles to the hinge connection 15, the purpose of the construction being that when the two compartments are brought together they will form a more or less completely 5 closed unit.
irigidly in position at right angles to said common The third compartment I0 comprises an outg side frame having upright sides I? and outside wall 5 8, which corresponds to the face walls! of the other two compartments, and which carries a clasp l9 at its outer side wall to engage over 5 the outer sides of the other compartments to .hold the three "compartments together in the closed position of the vanity. The compartment l t is hinged to the compartmenti l by meansof a hinge connection 2% arranged between the edge of 10 the wall I! and an off-set portion of the corresponding wall 13 at the corner thereof with the face Hi.- This arrangement of the three compartments enables the same to swing one over the other in superimposed positions to bring them to 15 closed position, as 'illustratively exemplified in Fig.3.
When the vanity is opened and the bottom faces M and it are placed on a horizontal support, the compartment His held in vertical po- 20 sition and the outer mirror face of cover iii presents itself to the user in a convenient vertical position. When the cover it is opened it swings on its hinge about a vertical axis into a position at right angles to its closed position, whereby 25 the inner mirror or face of cover l6 presents itself to the user in. a convenient-manner.
Having now described'my invention and the manner in which the same may be used, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 30
A vanity case comprising'three compartments of substantially the same outline and being superposed in closed position of the casing with the surrounding side wall of the intermediate com partment constituting a portion of the outer wall of the casing and each of said compartments hav ing an open top, a flat closed bottom and an upstanding surrounding sidewall, the closed bottoms of the two outer compartments facing outwardly, two hinges connecting the top edges of 40 the side walls of the two outer compartments to corresponding points: at the top and bottom edges, respectively, of the third intermediate compartment, the hinge-carrying side walls of the outer compartments being-so related and proportioned 45 with respect to each other, that the bottom sur faces of said outer compartments can be brought into a common plane'when the case is opened and the third intermediate compartment is then held plane, and a mirror cover for said intermediate compartment hinged thereto on an axis at right angles to the hinges connecting the three compartments.