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Publication numberUS2327513 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1943
Filing dateMay 13, 1943
Priority dateMay 13, 1943
Publication numberUS 2327513 A, US 2327513A, US-A-2327513, US2327513 A, US2327513A
InventorsLeo Esterow
Original AssigneeLeo Esterow
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US 2327513 A
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Filed May 15, 1943 I N VEN TOR.

Ico lsierow BY Inular frame and, carries the mirror 6.

Patented Aug. 24, 1 943 2,327,513 VANITY CASE Leo Esterow, New York, N. Y. Application May 13, 1943, Serial No. 486,762

3 Claims.

This invention relatesto vanity cases or compacts, and has for its main object to provid an article of this character which may be constructed from various materials, which will present a novel appearance and sturdy structure, and possess numerous other constructional features appealing to the users of these articles.

Another object of the invention is to provide a vanity case which may be made from a plurality of laminations,- thus enabling sheet material to be employed for its construction.

More particularly, the invention contemplates the provision of a relatively shallow receptacle presenting the aspect of a framed mirror, the mirror beingcontained in a laterally slidable, arcuately movable cover member, normally concealed, but movable to expose the contents of the receptacle, the mirror being exposed for use whether or not the cover is open.

In the accompanying drawing, wherein an embodiment of the invention is shown,

Fig. 1 is a face View of a vanity case or compactconstructed in accordance with the invention; V v

Fig. 2' is an edge View of the same;

Fig. 3 is a sectional View on the line 3 -3 Fig. 2, looking in the direction .of the arrows Fig. 4 is a face view of the compact, with the slidable mirror-holding cover in open position;


gagement by the fingers to enable the cover to be swung to its open position, as shown in Fig. 4, to expose the compartment 3 and to permit access to the contents of the compartment.

Th cover member 5 is swingably mounted on the pin 9, and it will be noted that the mirror 6 carried by the cover is exposed regardless of whether the cover is in its open or closed posi tion. When it is in its closed position, the frame portion of the cover extends behind the face member it of the case and is concealed thereby,

. while the mirror is surrounded by said face memthe case when closed assumes It is also to be noted that when the cover is in its open position, as'shown in Fig. 4, practically all of the area of the mirror is unobstructed, so

' that through the arrangement shown and de- Fig. 5 is a sectional View on the line t e of be made in numerous shapes and sizes, the round form shown being merely illustrative. The body i of the case is shown as being composed of a plurality of laminations 2 of annular form, the

number of these laminations employed being dependent upon the depth of the puff-holding compartm'ent 3. The bottom a of-the case consists of a disc secured over the stacked annular laminations 2. The laminations. and bottom may be adhesively united or secured together by any other suitable means. 7 I

The cover member-5 is in theform of an anscribed, themirror may be used When the cover is in either open or closed positions.

The manner in which the case operates will be readily understood, since it is opened or closed merely by arcuate movement of the cover. The cover, slidably mounted-between, two layers or flaminations, can b made to move with suiilcient friction to enable it to hold its position when closed, thereby avoiding inadvertent opening while the container is being carried in the handconstruction, the container may be made of single piece construction and constructed in numerous other ways. Also, while the device is shown of circular form, it will be'apparent that it may be made in various ornamental shapes fully compre- V hended by the invention.

closed position, shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive,

the cover fits partly within a slot 7 provided in the side wall of the case, and also partly in a groove la forming a continuation of the slot 7. When the cover is closed, it conforms to the shape of the case and has no projecting parts except the extending lug or finger-piecegadapted for.en-

V/hatIclaim is: I

l. A vanity case consisting of a laminated annulus having one face closed by a bottom disk, one of the laminations consisting of an arcuately shaped spacer separating the top-lamination from the others, the top lamination being of annular form, a cover member arcuately slidable between the top lamination and the others and having its when the cover is closed, and avertical pivot for said cover member.

2. A vanity case having a side wall composed of a stack of superposed annular laminations, a disk extending over one end of the stack and forming a bottom for the case, one of the laminations consisting of an arcuate fixed portion constituting. a spacer between the top lamination and the remainder of the laminations and holding said top lamination spaced from the others, said top lamination'beingof annular form, and an annular mirror-holding coyer ar cuately slidabl in the space bettvn' tlie top lamination aridjtlie others and concealed by the top lamination when 7 said cover is in closed position with its mirror at that time framed but not covered by the top lamination, and a pivot for said cover.

annular mirror-holding LEO ESTEROW; :1

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U.S. Classification132/301, D28/78, 220/824
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/008
European ClassificationA45D33/00V1