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Publication numberUS2305922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1942
Filing dateJun 19, 1941
Priority dateJun 19, 1941
Publication numberUS 2305922 A, US 2305922A, US-A-2305922, US2305922 A, US2305922A
InventorsWilliam Finkelstein
Original AssigneeWilliam Finkelstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for bobby pins, hairpins, and the like
US 2305922 A
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Dec. 22, 1942. w. FINKELSTEIN HOLDER FOR BOBBY PINS HAIRPINS AND THE LIKE Filed Jline 19, 1941 INVENTOR.

- ORNEYS Patented Dec. 22, 1942 UNITED, STATES HOLDER FOR BOBBY PIN'S, HAIRPINS, AND THE LIKE William Finkelstein, Bronx, N. Y.

Application June 19, 1941, Serial No. 398,758

2 Claims.

My invention relates to a new and improved holder for bobby pins, hairpins, and the like.

The principal objects of the invention are-to provide a neat and attractive holder which can be made at low expense and from which the bobby pins can be conveniently detached.

Other objects of the invention will be stated in the annexed description and drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment thereof.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the holder and the assembled bobby pins, the cover of the holder being in the closed position.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the improved device, with the cover in the open position.

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blank which is used for making the holder.

The blank comprises a cover I which has a perforation 2, a body 3, a bottom flap 4, a first inner flap 5 and a second inner flap 6. The blank can be made out of cardboard or other suitable material, which is scored on the lines I a, 2a, 3a and 4a.

The resilient bobby pins B are frictionally mounted upon the second inner flap 6, in the assembled device. In said assembled device, the flap 6 is located intermediate the body 3 and the flap 5. The body 3 and the bottom flap I are preferably of the same width, which is greater than the common width of the flaps 5 and 6. When the parts of the blank are bent into the respective positions shown in Figs. 1-4, the bottom flap 4 is connected to the body 3, by means of wire stitches 1 or other convenient fastenin means. These wire stitches I skip the flaps 5 and 6. Each bobby pin B has a pair of resilient shanks whose free end-portions frictionally engage the second flap 6 so that the bobby pins can be readily detached, one by one, from their frictional engagement with the second inner flap 6. The flap 5 may ormay not frictionally engage the respective front shanks of the bobby pins B.

When the cover I is in the open position shown in Fig. 2, the bobby pins may be conveniently detached from the flap 6. The cover I may be closed by inserting its free end between the front shanks of the bobby pins B and the flap 5. The cover is thus frictionally held in position while the bobby pins B are visible through the perforation 2.

The invention therefore provides an extremely neat and convenient device which can be readily used for displaying the bobby pins and for carrying them in a handbag or the like.

For convenience, the device will be described and claimed with reference to the vertical position thereof which is shown in Fig. 2. The flaps 5 and 6 are of equal height, and said height is 5 less than the height of the closure flap 4.

Flaps 5 and B are of tapered shape, and their common longitudinal edges are inclined towards each other, so that the top edge of flap 5 is wider than the'bottom edge thereof, and the top edge 10 of flap 5 is narrower than the bottom edge thereof. Fig. 5 is drawn to scale and reference is made thereto for further details.

As shownin Fig. 3, when the bobby pins are in position, the tips of the inner shanks of the bobby pins are located between the line of junction between the flaps 5 and 6, and the junction between said flaps 5 and 6 serves as a stop for limiting the downward movement of the outer shanks of the hobby pins.

I have shown a preferred embodiment of m invention, but it is clear that numerous changes and omissions can be made without departing from its spirit.

I claim:

1. A holder for bobby pins or the like, comprising an integral blank which has a cover, a body, a bottom flap, a first inner flap and a second inner flap, said parts of the blank being arranged in longitudinal succession in the above-men 3o tionedorder from one end of the blank to the other end thereof, the blank being bendable at the respective lines of lateral junction between the aforesaid parts, said inner flaps being of less width than said bottom flap and said body, the

top edge of the bottom flap being located above the bottom edge of the body, the first inner flap depending-from the top edge of the bottom flap, the second inner flap extending upwardly from the bottom edge of the first inner flap, the s c- 0 ond inner flap being located between the inner face of the body and the first inner flap, wire stitches connecting the bottom flap to the body, the upstanding edges of the first inner flap and the second inner flap being located between said wire stitches, the free edge of the cover being insertable between the first inner flap and the second inner flap, the second inner flap having its top edge located between the top and bottom edges of the body, the second inner flap being adapted to enter between and to be frictionally engaged by the shanks of the bobby pins or the like, the junction between said inner flaps being located above the junction between the body and the bottom flap.

2. A holder for bobby pinsor the like, comprising an integral blank which has a body, a bottom flap, a first inner flap and a second inner flap, said parts of the blank being arranged in longitudinal succession in the above-mentioned order, the blank being bendable at the respective lines of lateral junction between the aforesaid parts, said inner flaps being of less width than said bottom flap and said body, the top edge of the bottom flap being locatedabove the bottom edge of the body, th first inner flap depending from the top edge of the bottom flap, the second inner flap extending upwardly from the bottom edge of the first inner flap, the second inner flap being located between the inner face of the body and the first inner flap, the second inner flap having its top edge located between the top and bottom edge of the body, the second inner flap being adapted to enter between and to be frictionally engaged by the shanks of the bobby pins or the like.

WILLIAM FINKEIS'I'EIN.

Referenced by
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US2466571 *Apr 22, 1946Apr 5, 1949Bolling Jr Wythe TBobby pin package
US2586192 *Oct 26, 1948Feb 19, 1952Gaylord Prod IncBobby pin display card
US5366083 *Jul 16, 1993Nov 22, 1994Theodor Groz & Sohne & Ernst Beckert Nadelfabrik Commandit-GesellschaftPacking and storing receptacle, particularly for knitting machine needles
EP0579977A1 *Jun 26, 1993Jan 26, 1994Theodor Groz & Söhne & Ernst Beckert Nadelfabrik Commandit-GesellschaftPacking and storage container for knitting machine needles
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/337
International ClassificationB65D85/20, B65D85/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/24
European ClassificationB65D85/24