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Publication numberUS246503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 30, 1881
Filing dateFeb 9, 1881
Publication numberUS 246503 A, US 246503A, US-A-246503, US246503 A, US246503A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 246503 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent NO. 246,503, dated August 30, 1881.

Application filed February 9, 1881..

To all whom tt may concern Be it known that I, SULLIVAN HASLETT, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Toilet-Cases; and I do hereby declare that the followingis a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification.

This invention is in the nature ofan improvement in toilet-cases 5 and the invention consists in a toilet-case provided with an inner perforated cover, whereby the nail, tooth, and shaving brushes and soap, and other toilet articles may he locked within the case, and at the same time be freely exposed to the air for ventilation and drying, as is more fully described hereinafter.

In the accompanying sheet of drawings, Figure l represents a perspective view ofm y toiletcase with the several parts locked together for packingin valise, 85o.; Fig. 2, perspective view with the cover of the case raised for drying toilet articles locked under perforated plate, and showing perforated plate partly broken away; Fig. 3, a longitudinal section of my case in closed position; and Fig. 4, a cross-section through line x x, Fig. 3.

Similar letters of reference indicate like parts in the several figures.

It not infrequently happens to travelers and others that their nail, hair, and other brushes and combs, when left exposed in their absence, are used by others, and also, under some circumstances, it becomes necessary to place them in the bag or trunk while they are still wet or damp, in which state they will do injury to garments, Ste., with which they may be brought in contact.

To obviate these objectionable features, I construct my toilet-case from any suitable material, preferably of Britannia metal or any other substantially non-corroding and nonabsorbing material, and of any desired size adapted to the purpose. This case is made in two parts, A and B, hinged together, as at a, so that the edges of these two parts will t snugly together when closed, making practically a tight case or box. Hinged to the lower part, B, of this box is a wire-netting or perforated cover, C. This perforated cover is formed up, as at b, so as not to come in con- (No model.)

tact with the brushes, efec., within the case, and at one end of the same is fixed a lug, D. To the lower part, B, of the box is likewise fixed a lug, E, with perforations e e formed init, so that when the perforated plate C is in its closed position the lugD is brought in con- ,tact with the lug E on the lower part, B, of

the box and between the perforations e e therein. 'To the upper part or cover, A, of the box is hinged a ferrule, F, so that when this upper part, A, is in the closed position this ferrule will lie between the perforations ee ofthe lug E. Within the lower part, B, of the box are placed racks G Gr. These racks are formed of bars H H, loosely fitted into the lower part, B, of the case and parallel with its sides, and they are united by eross-barsf. These cross-bars have placed on them sleeves h h, so that the space between any two of the bars H can be increased or lessened by interposing between them a greater or less number of these sleeves, in this way increasing or lessening the space between the bars H, which act as partitions, between which are received the several brushes, Ste., of varying width. The bars H, near one endof the box, lie closely against the bottoni ofthe lower part, B, thereof, forming a grid,77 on which may be placed a cake of soap, g.

When it is desired to make use of my toiletcase after the articles therein have been used they are placed on the sleeves h of the crossbars f, and between the bars H, each in its respective place, and the perforated plate C is placed over them, with its lug D resting on the lug E, and a combination-lock, I, ot' simple construction, or soine other similar device, is passed through the perforations ein the lug E, and over the lug D of the perforated plate C, which effectually secures the perforated plate C over the toilet articles-within the lower por tion, B, of the case, preventing the uplifting of this perforated plate and the removal of the toilet articles from the case, while at the saine time the wet or damp articles are freely exposed to the action of the air, whereby they nia-y be ventilated and dried. The case in this condition, with its perforated plate locked, may be left anywhere exposed, and the toilet articles within it cannot be used by unauthorized persons.

When it is desired to pack the case within a traveling-bag or valise, and while the toilet IOO articles are still web or damp, before inserting the lock I to secure the perforated plate C, the part A or cover ot' the case is shut down and over the perforated plate C, with its ferrule F within the openings c e, and the lock then is placed through these openings c and the ferrule F and there secured, inclosing the articles within the casein substantially a tight box, which will keep them from coming in contact with garments, &c.,i11 the bag or valise, which they would tend to injure while wet or damp.

rlhe racks G G, being looselyv placed within the part B of the case, can readily be removed therefrom for the purpose of cleansing it when desired.

Having thus described my invent-ion, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

l. A toilet-case constructed with a hinged perforated plate and provided with a. lock, whereby the toilet articles within the case are secured from unauthorized use, and at the saine time ventilated and dried, substantially as described.

2. In a toilet-case, removably-fitted racks constructed with devices, whereby the spaces on the racks for the reception of the toilet articles may be adjusted, substantially as and for the purpose described.

3. In atolet-case made in two parts, an iuner perforated plate or netting, in combination with a lock, whereby the two parts ofthe case and the perforated plate are secured, substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05B65/0089, Y10S206/823