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Publication numberUS2201251 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1940
Filing dateMar 22, 1938
Priority dateMar 22, 1938
Publication numberUS 2201251 A, US 2201251A, US-A-2201251, US2201251 A, US2201251A
InventorsPatten Edith Van
Original AssigneePatten Edith Van
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable make-up mirror
US 2201251 A
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y 1940- E. VAN 'PATTEN 2,201, 251

PORTABLE MAKE-UP MIRROR Filed March 22, 1938 INVNTOR Jdtl Van .Pa telv ATTORN EY Patented May 21, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,201,251 PORTABLE MAKE UP MIRROR Edith Van Pattevn, Stockton, Calif.

Application March 22, 1938, Serial No. 197381 Claims.

This invention relates to make-up or shavng mirrors, the major object of the invention being to provide a three-panel adjustable mirror having electric lights between the panels arrangecl to thoroughly illuminate the face and yet without throwing any glare into the eyes.

A further object is to provide a mirror of this character which is-portable, and adapted to be hung against a wall or to rest on a dressing table or bureau, and which while having a relatively large vision range, may be folded with such compactness that it may be readily carried in an ove'night or traveling bag of ordinary size.

My improved mirror therefore, besides of course being suitable for home or beauty parlor use, is admirably adapted to the needs of travelers of both sexes, who' usually find that the mirrors provided in hotel rooms or other public places are inadequate for their needs.

A further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive device and yet one which will be exceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.

These objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claims. i

In the drawing similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views:`

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the mirror as opened out for use.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same folded.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary enlarged elevation showing the swivel mounting of a wing panel and the removable mounting of the adjacent light bulb.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary cross section on line 4--4 of Fig. 1.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional plan on line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawing, the mirror assembly comprises a central mirror panel l t mounted in a surrounding metal frame 2, and wing mirror panels 3 likewise mounted in metal frames 4, all said panels being substantially the same size.

Disposed at the sides of the central frame 2 and mainly in front of the same are hollow cylindrical housings or tubular hinge pins 5 the same height as frame 2 and rigidly secured thereto throughout their length except for relatively short distances at the top and bottom as shown at 6. Each wing panel frame 4 in the plane of the disconnected portions 6 of the central frame, is provided with bands or hinge sleeves l which surround the adjacent housing 5 in snug turning engagement.

The housings at the top and bottom are formed as short sleeves Ea initially separate from the 'i housings proper but rigid therewith after assem- 5- bly. These are arranged to provide grooves or recesses in which the bands 'l fit as shown in Fig.

3, and while permitting of ready assembling of the paris, prevent relative vertical movement of the panels. 10*

The wing panels project radially from their respective bands, and the housings are disposed relative to the central panel so that the wing panels may be folded closel y against each other and will then` be disposed inwardly of the plane -5` of the front edge of the housings. In this manner, the wing panels when unfolded will be disposed in symmetrical angular relation to the central panel, and `when folded provide for maximum compactness so that the mirror will then occupy a minimum of space.

The housings 5, besides serving as a means for swivelly mounting the wing panels in connection with the central panel, also serve as enclosures for f'osted tube-like light bulbs 8, which extend for a major portion of the length of the housings axially thereof. The housings are cut away in front for substantially the length of the bulbs and for a considerable arcuate amount from adi jacent the edges of the central panel to form winso dows 9, each window however being divided into two' symmetrical sections by a vertical` strip n on the housing. This prevents any possible glare from the adjacent light being thrown directly into the face without interfering with the proper illumination thereof by the light.

Each light bulb is mounted in a socket as usual, which is disposed within a plug member l I of insulation material adapted to removably but snugly fit into the upper end of the housing sleeves 5a. 40 The members l I are connected at the back by an extension cord 12 which between said members is adapted to rest in a trough !3 extending along the back of the central frame 2 at the top. The portions of the cord adjacent the device are therefore invisible from the front, making for a very neat appearance. At the same time, no interference with the removal of the socket plugs for light replacement purposes is had.

The bottom edges of all three mirror frames are on the same level (which is not above that of the bottom of the housings) so that the mirror when unfolded and in use will stand by itself on a dressing table or the like.

In order to enable the mirror to be hung up u against a wall if desired, the central frame 2 at the top is provided with upstanding eyes M.

From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that I have produced such a device as substantially fullls the objects of the invention as set forth herein.

While this specification sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviatons from such detail may be resorted to as do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: r

1. A mirror assembly comprising a central mirror and wing mirrors separatetherefrom; cylindrical windowed lamp enclosing housings at the sides of the central mirror, said housings com-` prising main central members Secured on the side edges of and shorter than the central mirror and disposed symmetrical relative to the top and bottom thereof, sleeves fitted in the ends of the central member of each housing and projecting said sleeve, and an electric light and socket unit mounted on and depending from each plug within the central members of said housings.

3. In a mirror assembly including a central mirror panel, wingmirror panels disposed to the sides of the central panel in laterally spaced relation and hinge units disposed between and connecting adjacent sides'of the central panel and wing panels; said units each including a relatively large diameter tubular hinge pin non-rotatably mounted on the central panel and initially open i at the upper end, hinge sleeves mounted on adjacent 'sides of the wing panels and turnably surrounding the corresponding tubular hinge pins, plugs removably engaged in the open upper ends of the tubular hinge pins, and electric light and socket units mounted on said plugs and depending within said tubular hinge pins, each of which is formed with a window in the front there- 4. A device as in claim 3 including an extension cord having a portion connecting said light and socket units and extending directly between said plugs behind the central panel; and a trough along the back of the central panel and in which said portion of the cord is seated.

`5. In a mirror assembly including a central mirror panel, wing mirror panels disposed to the sides of the central panel in laterally spaced relation and hinge units disposed between and con- -necting adjacent` sides of the central panel and wing panels; said units each including a relatively large diameter tubular hinge pin non-rotatably mounted on the central panel, the tubular hinge pins being ofiset forwardly relative to the plane of the central panel, spaced hinge sleeves mounted on adjacent sides of the wingpanels and turnably surrounding the corresponding tubular hinge pins, said pins each having a longitudinally extending window therein at the front, said windows facing forwardly and inwardly, and an electric light and socket unit mounted within each tubular pin.


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U.S. Classification362/141, D06/301, 359/854, D26/56
International ClassificationA45D42/10, A45D42/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D42/10
European ClassificationA45D42/10