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Publication numberUS2421646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1947
Filing dateFeb 9, 1945
Priority dateFeb 9, 1945
Publication numberUS 2421646 A, US 2421646A, US-A-2421646, US2421646 A, US2421646A
InventorsPepin Joseph
Original AssigneePepin Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Decorated container
US 2421646 A
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June 3, 1947. JQ PEPlN 2,421,646

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Patented June 3, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT `FFICII 1 2,421,646` l DECORATED CONTAINER Joseph-Pepin, chicago, 111. v Appiicauon'rebruary 9, 1945, serial 19.571047 `This invention relates to a decorated container and more particularly to a compact or the like.

The invention relates particularly to a container having a transparent section therein which forms a window through which decorative material, preferably in sheet form, appears.

The invention is illustrated in the drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the container looking at the top thereof; Figure 2 is a vertical section taken along the line 2 2 in Figure l Figure 3 is a similar view broken away and enlarged of the left hand portion of Figure 2; Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary bottom plan View; Figure 5 is an exploded View; Figure 6 is a vertical section of a modified form of the device; Figure '7 is a pla-n View of a further modication and Figure 8 is a sectional elevation taken along the line 3 3 in Figure 7.

In the form shown in Figures 1 to 5, inclusive, the containei` I comprises a transparent body portion made of some plastic material, preferably Lucite. The body portion i I is divided into a base or bottom portion I2 and a closure I3 which is hingedly mounted on the base as at I4. The closure is provided with a conventional catch or clasp I5.

The closure is likewise provided with a central opening or window 2@ extending through the closure into the chamber 2| dened within the body. larger in a series of steps which form the annular shoulders 22, 23, 24 and 25. Within the rst step and bearing against the shoulder 22 is a circular disk 30 having a mirrored upper surface 3|. material 32. This fabric may in itself be decorative in its weave, as for example by being brocaded or by having metallic threads running therethrough. It may alsoI be overlaid with decorations such as decalcomania designs 33. The sheet may be metal, paper, or any other suitable decorative material.

Immediately beneath and coeXtensive with the sheet 32 is a second mirror 40 having its mirror surface 4| on the lower side thereof. The mirror and sheet are retained in position by a split ring 42 which is wedged inside the sloping wall portion 43.

The bottom portion of the container is centrally dished to provide the major portion of the chaml ber 2i. In the bottom is a sheet 50 of decorative material which may be similar to that on the top or may be diierent, if so desired. It is held in position by a flexible disk of, some suitable material such as Celluloid. The walls 52 slope The opening 2il becomes progressively Beneath the mirror 30 is a sheet oi Yfabric s claims. (ci. isz-'83) decorative material |32.

, Z u outwardly `and downwardly and, therefore, form a wedge surface serving to retain the sheet` in position... y l

In Figure 6 the container |06 comprises a bottom portion I I2 and a closure I I3 which between them denne a chamber I2I. The closure is provided with a window |20 within which is set the mirror |30. Beneath the mirror is a sheet of Beneath the decorative material is a downwardly facing mirror |40. In this instance the mirror |40 is retained in position by thermal deformation of the closure to form the annular retaining ring |44. The bottom of the container or compact is constructed substantially as in the previously described modification.

In the form shown in Figures 7 and 8, the container body need not be transparent, but is provided with a transparent annular insert 200, the structure being otherwise as in Figure 6.

It is to be understood, of course, that the outer mirror may be replaced in any of the modications by a transparency either integral with the remainder of the body or otherwise.

The foregoing description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A container comprising a chambered body portion, a closure therefor, a transparent portion,

in the closure, a decorative sheet beneath the transparent portion at least a portion of said decorative sheet being visible through said transparent portion and a mirror smaller than said decorative sheet between` the transparent portion and the decorative sheet.

2. A container having a chambered body portion having at least a section of the outer surface thereof transparent and including a bottom and a closure hingedly mounted thereon; a window in the closure extending therethrough; an outwardly facing mirror closing the window and overlapping its edges; a sheet of decorative material larger than said mirror, having `a portion Y beneath said mirror and a portion beneath said trans-parent section and visible' therethrough; an inwardly facing mirror immediately beneath the decorative sheet retaining it in position; and means for retaining the mirror within the closure.

3. A container as set forth in claim 2 in which the bottom of the container is likewise provided with decorative material visible through a. transparent section thereof.

4. A container as set forth in claim 2 in which substantially the entire body of the Icontainer is transparent.

5. A container as set forth in claim 2 in which the main body of the container is opaque and it is provided with an annular transparent portion about the window.

6. A decorative container comprising: a top member having a window extending therethrough and having at least a section thereof transparent; a bottom member hingedly mounted on said top member, said members being dished to form a chamber therebetween; an outwardly facing mirror closing said window; a sheet of decorative material positioned on the inside of the top member beneath said transparent section and having at least a portion thereof visible therethrough; and means for retaining said decorative sheet in position.

'7. A decorative container as set forth in claim 6 in which said position retaining means includes an inwardly facing mirror secured to the top member and positioned immediately beneath said decorative sheet.

4 8. A decorative container as set forth in claim 6 in which the bottom member is likewise provided with decorative material visible through a transparent section thereof. Y


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U.S. Classification132/305, 220/376, 220/844, 220/DIG.260
International ClassificationA45D33/18
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/18, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D33/18