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Publication numberUS2324049 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1943
Filing dateNov 28, 1942
Priority dateNov 28, 1942
Publication numberUS 2324049 A, US 2324049A, US-A-2324049, US2324049 A, US2324049A
InventorsWinslow Samuel J
Original AssigneeWinslow Samuel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mirror
US 2324049 A
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Patented July 13, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MIRROR Samuel J. Winslow, Taunton, Mass.

Application November 28, 1942, Serial No. 467,217

4 Claims.

My invention relates to new and useful im-,

movements in mirrors, and more particularly to a mirror that may not only be used as a hand mirror but may be also conveniently supported from the neck of the user, so that both hands may be free to apply make-up or shave, depending on the user.

Another object of the invention is to provide a mirror that may be used on a table or dresser and due to the fact that the glass and its frame may be tilted or used as an easel, the same may be supported while the user sits before the table or dresser on which the mirror is resting.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a mirror that is relatively light in weight as it is made entirely of wood with the exception, of course, of the glass and its plastic retaining ring.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a mirror that is neat in appearance and which may be conveniently supported about the neck of the wearer, and inasmuch as the base is made relatively wide, the mirror will not rock from side to side when the user is shaving or applying make-up, whichever the case may be.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a mirror wherein the same consists of but three main parts-that is, the base, the encircling arm and the frame in which is inserted the mirror, all of these parts being capable of being quickly out with a band or other similar form of saw.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a mirror which is neat in appearance and in which the several parts may be readily pivoted, the pivot pins being also made of wood, 50 that when the mirror or glass-that is, its frame, is tilted, it will retain its tilted position until again moved by the user.

Still another object of the'invention is to produce a mirror that may be grasped in the hand and used as an ordinary hand mirror; may be placed on a table and the mirror tilted so that the user may sit before the same; and finally, may be quickly and readily supported from the neck of the user so that both hands may be free to apply make-up, fix or comb the hair or shave if the user is a man.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain new and novel arrangements and combination of parts as will be hereinafter more fully explained and pointed out in the claims.

Referring now to the drawing showing a preferred form,

Fig. 1 is a plan view of my new and improved mirror;

Fig. 2 shows the mirror supported on a table with the glass of the mirror tilted;

Fig. 3 shows how the mirror may be conveniently supported about the neck of the wearer;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary longitudinal section taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken on line 66 of Fig. 1.

Referring now to the several views and for the moment to Fig. 1, there is shown a base i, which is to be formed of wood and, as will be noticed, is relatively wide across its bottom as at 2.

Formed integrally with this wooden base is the standard 3 while pivotly secured to the distal end of the standard is the circular wooden mirror frame 4, which has the lip 5 in which is fitted the end of the standard 3 just mentioned.

Passing through an aperture in the side walls of the lip and through the standard is the wooden dowel pin 6.

It might be mentioned here that a wooden dowel pin has several advantages over a metal fastener. The wooden dowel may be made large enough in diameter to provide a very close or tight fit-in fact, a driving fit with the opening through which it is to be passed so that-when the mirror or frame 4 is swung into the position as shown in Fig. 2 it will remain in this position until changed by the user. If a metal pin were used, it would be necessary to provide springs or tightening nuts or some other means to provide such a tight lasting fit.

Again, due to the scarcity of metal and due to the nature of the article, a wooden dowel pin or pivot pin is highly desirable.

As may be seen in Figs. 4 and 6, the frame 4 on its inner periphery is undercut slightly as at I so that a split expansible plastic ring 8 may be placed over the bevelled periphery 9 of the glass ID to hold the same tightly within its frame 4.

The glass may have the ordinary reflecting mirror on the one side and a magnifying mirror on the opposite side and, of course, if the plain mirror is to be used the arm (about to be described) may be supported around the neck and the said arm passed from, say, the right side of the wearer; whereas if it were desired to use the other face of the glass, the mirror would be turned over and then the supporting arm would be passed over the left shoulder and around the neck of the wearer.

The arm just above mentioned may be seen as at II and it will be noticed that its lower end I2 fits in a cutout portion I3 formed in the upper end of the base and adjacent the standard 3,

The base is drilled as well as the arm as at I4, so that here also a wooden dowel or pivot pin I5 may be forced therethrough.

Thus the arm I I may ordinarily lie in the same plane with the mirror frame 4, or the arm may be pulled awaythat is, rearwardly of the standard-and hung over the neck of the wearer as shown at I6 in Fig. 3.

However, now the standard will extend out at an angle to the body of the wearer and likewise the mirror frame 4 will be tilted to thus extend about a foot from the face ofthe wearer.

The upper end of the arm I I partially encircles the circular mirror frame 4 but terminates at the point II, as may be seen in Fig. 1, thus allowing plenty of room for the neck of the wearer to fit within the loop of the arm.

When it is desired to use this mirror on a dressing table or dresser so that the user may sit before the same, the arm and base will be placed on the table I8 so that the arm and standard with its base will lie flat while the mirror frame 4 and its .glass may be then tilted to the convenient angle. (See Fig. 3.)

If, however, as is sometimes the case, it is desirable to have more or a natural light on the face of the wearer, or it is not convenient to sit before a dresser, the arm II, as heretofore mentioned,

may be fitted about the neck of the wearer, the

standard pushed to nearly a right angle position, and then the mirror and its circular frame tilted to a convenient angle for viewing, so that both arms will be free, rather than have to hold the mirror in one hand.

The mirror, however, may be grasped by the standard 3 and the arm II and used as an ordinary hand mirror when desired.

It will be understood that the base and standard and arm and encircling frame of the mirror will all be made of wood which, if of a cheaper grade, may be painted in any desired color or, if the finer grades of wood are used, may be Well sanded and then shellacked to bring out the grain of the wood and then oiled to provide a glossy finish or rottenstoned to produce a dull finish.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the mirror as formed above will be pleasing in appearance to appeal to theaesthetic taste, and also may be used in various ways, depending on the desires of the user.

Finally, under present conditions where metal is scarce, the various frames and supports may be made without in any way utilizing any metal; and by using wooden dowels the parts when moved to different positions will remain in such positions until again changed by the user.

Lastly, by providing the relatively wide base which is an integral part of the standard, the same will fit substantially across the chest of the wearer and thus be prevented from swinging from side-to side when the mirror is in use in the above manner.

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

1. In a mirror and the like, a wooden base having an integral standard, a portion of the base adjacent the standard being cut out for the reception of an arm, a circular wooden frame having a mirror mounted therein pivoted to the upper end of the standard, an arm extending outwardly and upwardly and having its lower end pivotally mounted in the aforementioned cutout portion of the base and the said arm also extending partially around said mirror frame to form an open eye so that the said arm may be supported about the neck of a user to thus hold the mirror in front of the face of the user.

2. In a mirror and the like, a wooden triangular base having an integral standard extending from the apex of the said base, the said base being cutout adjacent the lower end of said standard, a wooden circular frame pivoted to the free end of the standard, a mirror mounted in said frame, a woden arm having its lower end pivoted in the cutout portion of said base, said arm extending upwardly and outwardly and then partially encircling the said mirror frame to substantially form a hook to be supported by the neck of the user, the bas being relatively wide along its bottom edg so that when said base fits across the chest of the wearer the said mirror will be rigidly supported from the neck and from the chest of the wearer.

3. In a mirror and the like, a wooden base being substantially triangular in shape, an integral standard extending from the apex, the apex also being cut out adjacent the lower end of the standard for the reception of an arm, a circular wooden mirror frame having a lug on its periphery, a wooden dowel pin pivotally securing the mirror frame through said lug to said standard, an arm substantially the shape of a question mark in plan having its lower end mounted in said cutout portion of the base, a dowel pin pivotly securing said arm to said base and the said arm adapted to be hooked about the neck of the user and the mirror frame tilted to be in front of the face of the wearer while the bottom of the base rests across the chest of the wearer.

4. In a mirror and the like, a wooden base of substantially triangular shape having an integral standard extending therefrom, the said base also having a cutout portion adjacent the lower end of the standard for the reception of an arm, a wooden circular frame having an ear on its outer periphery and the ear being cutout to receive the upper end of the standard, a dowel pin fastened through said ear and said standard to pivotally secure the mirror frame to the standard, an arm having its lower end mounted in said cutout portion of the base, a wooden pin extending through said base and said arm to pivotally hold the arm in position, said arm extending outwardly, upwardly and then partially encircling said mirror frame, the said arm adapted to be bent rearwardly to hook about the neck of the wearer and the base rests on the chest of the wearer, and the circular mirror frame adapted to be tilted upwardly to extend at a viewing angle to the face of the wearer.

SAMUEL J. WINSLOW.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2454041 *Dec 8, 1945Nov 16, 1948Meo Attilio DeReinforced plastic securing means in a frame for interchangeable hand mirrors
US6682198 *Jan 30, 2002Jan 27, 2004Ingenious Designs LlcPortable mirror
WO1986000600A1 *Jul 1, 1985Jan 30, 1986Janet StrnadMagnetic cosmetic case
Classifications
U.S. Classification359/880, 248/486, 248/471
International ClassificationA45D42/16, A45D42/12, A45D42/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D42/12, A45D42/16
European ClassificationA45D42/16, A45D42/12