US 2453250 A
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Nov. 9, 1948.
Filed Aug. 14, 1945 C. NEHRKE Y LIPSTICK CONTAINER FIGS.
2 Sheets-Sheet 1 VINVENTOR.
CHARLES NEHRKE ATTORNEY.
Nov. 9, 1948. c. NEHRKE 2,453,250
I LIPSTICK CONTAINER Filed Aug. 14, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. CHARLES NEHKKE.
BY I \j ATTORNEY.
Patented Nov. 9, 1948 UNITED! STATES PATENT OFFICEv LIPSTICK CONTAINER Charles Nehrke, New York, N. Y.
Application August 14, 1945, Serial No. 610,725
This invention relates to lipstick containers. Broadly, it is an object of my invention. to provide a lipstick container which can be operated,
with one hand.
More particularly, it is an object of my invention to provide a lipstick container which is completely closed, retaining the lipstick within the container in a sanitary manner and completely covered. By a movement of the thumb, the cover opens and causes the lipstick to be pro pelled outwardly for immediate use. A reverse movement of the thumb causesthe lipstick to be repelled and housed within the container and causes the cover to snap into closed position.
A further object is to provide an inexpensive lipstick container which can be cheaply and inexpensively assembled.
For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of my invention, reference is had to the following detailed description in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. l is a side sectional elevation.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation partly in section.
Fig. 3 is a top view.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal section.
Fig. 5 is a side sectional elevation showing the cap in its downward position with the lipstick ejected.
Fig. 6 is a side sectional view partly broken away of a modified container.
Fig. 7 is a side sectional view of the upper portion of the container showing the position of the cap as it is being opened.
Referring to the drawings, numeral l represents a lipstick container which is comprised of two parts, i l and l 2, split longitudinally for housing the lipstick. These parts, when the lipstick container is assembled, are held together by a plastic adhesive, or if desired, by a slideable and removable band l3, which may be of metal or plastic. Within the container there is slideably mounted a cup i l for receiving the lipstick mass l5. Cup l4 has a recess at the base thereof for receiving the end of the lipstick mass l and also has a projection I63 which slides longitudinally within a groove ll within the housing H and I2. Attached to projection 56 there is a flexible band 18 which may be of metal or plastic and which slides within the groove l1 which runs from the front to the back of the container and around the bottom. The opposite end of the flexible band i8 is attached to pin 20 at the base of the cap 2| so that downward movement of the cap 2| will cause the band l8 to move within channel I! causing an upward pressure upon projection l6, thus 2 Claims. (Cl. 2065.6)
2 causing base member I4 to rise upwardly and propel the lipstick mass l5 through the upper opening of the container.
By sliding cap 2| upwardly with the thumb, a reverse motion takes place causing the lipstick mass i5 to be repelled and slide into the container since cup 14 is drawn downwardly by the spring l8 pulling projection l6. Cap 2| slides within a channel 26 provided in the rear walls of the container.
At the bottom of the housing, there is a recess 22, in which is disposed a coiled spring 23. This spring normally urges the cup l4 upwardly. When the cup It, in its downward movement strikes the top of the coiled spring 23, the Cup 14 will rebound upwardly causing the lug Hi to move the left end of the flexible spring band IB upward, thus causing the right side of the flexible spring band to pull upon the pin 29, thus exerting a downward pressure upon the cap 2| which pivots about the pin 29 so as to cause the cap to snap closed upon the open upper end of the housing. It is, of course, understood that the cap is positioned at the side of the top of the housing when the cup M strikes the coiled spring 23, to assure the snap closing of the cap.
My lipstick container is readily assembled because it is split longitudinally. In order to assemble the same, one-half of the housing H receives the cap, band I8 and cup M which contains the lipstick mass, Spring 23 is inserted into the recess and the other wall of the housing l2 completes the assembly. To retain the two walls H and I2 of the housing together, a projection 24 at the bottom of one-half of the housing is provided for entry into a cooperating recess 25 so that the two walls of the housing H and [2 are accurately aligned. A tongue 28 at the top of the housing falls into the end of the chan-;
nel ll to help hold the housing together. A binder such as an acetate can be used to firmly hold the housing together. a
An advantage of having a vertically split housing permits the use of difierent colors for the difierent housing walls and also that of the cap so that interesting and pleasing color schemes can be achieved, especially with plastics.
In Fig. 6, I have provided a resilient material 21 which may be of rubber or a resilient plastic as a substitute for the spring 23.
It is obvious that various changes and modiflcations may be made in the details of construction without departing from the general spirit of the. invention.
1. A lipstick container comprising a housing open at its top, a movable cup arranged in said housing, a spring in the base of said housing for exerting an upward pressure upon said cup, a lipstick mass within the cup, a movable cap for the open top of the housing, a sliding flexible strip connecting the movable cap to the movable cup for moving the latter upwardly in the housing to project the lipstick mass above the open top of the housing for use, said flexible strip and spring coacting to sna the cap shut when the cap is in a predetermined position at the open upper end of the housing, said housing being provided with longitudinal guide means forth'e flexible strip and for the movable cap, said open top of the housing having a seat substantially at right angles to the guide means, the lower portion of one end of the cap being pivotally connected to one end of the flexible strip, said connection being substantially in line with the guide means when the cap is in a closed position on said seat, said spring causing the cup" to rebound when the cup is moved to its lowered position within the hous- 2. A lipstick container comprising ahousing open at its top, a movable cup arranged in said housing, a resilient -means in the base of said housing for exerting an upward pressure upon said cup, a lipstick mass within the cup, a movable cap'for the open top of the housing, a sliding flexible strip connecting the movable cap to the movable cup for moving the latter upwardly in the housing to project the lipstick mass above the open top of the housing for use, said flexible strip and resilient means coacting to snap the cap shut when the cap is in a predetermined position at the open upper end of the housing, said housing being provided with longitudinal guide means for the flexible strip and for the movable cap, said open top of the housing having a seatrsubstanti ally at right-angles'to the'guide means, ithe' lower portion of one end of the cap being pivotally connected to one end of the flexible strip, said connection 1 being substantially in line with the guide means when the cap is in a closed position on said seat, said resilient means causing the cup to rebound when the cup is moved to its lowered position within the housing;
M CHARLES NEHRKE.
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