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'April 26, 1949. J, BESEKE 2,468,161
COMPACT .Filed oct. 5, 1946 Patented Apr. 26, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMPACT Johanna Beseke, Minneapolis, Minn.
Application October 5, 1946, Serial No. 701,540
i Claims. 1
This invention relates to a compact and particularly to a structure of compact including a mirror and an illuminating means. Girls and women now wish frequently to examine and refresh their makeup. It is often desirable to do this in the dark or where there is a very poor light. Ladies restrooms and retiring rooms are often very poorly lighted. It is desirable therefore to have a compact with a mirror and means for illuminating the same and the face of the user.
It is an object of this invention therefore to provide a compact adapted to contain a battery and a lamp bulb illuminated thereby, together with a mirror, said lamp bulb being positioned in respect to said mirror to give convenient and efficient illumination.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a compact comprising a comparatively shallow casing, a battery, preferably of the dry type, disposed in one end of said casing, the same having a lamp socket at one end with a lamp bulb tting therein and extending upwardly therefrom, together with a mirror disposed adjacent said lamp bulb, said bulb projecting above the surface of said mirror.
It is more specifically an object of the invention to provide a compact comprising a comparatively shallow casing preferably of substantially rectangular form in plan, a flashlight battery disposed in one end of said casing having a lamp socket at its inner end, a lamp bulb disposed in said socket and extending upwardly therefrom, a movable plate of approximately the same area as said casing, said plate being positioned with one end portion disposed over Said battery, a mirror carried 'by said end portion having its reflecting surface directed upwardly, said surface being somewhat below said lamp bulb, said mirror being disposed between said bulb and one end of said casing, said plate at its other end portion being provided with chambers, one of which is adapted to receive rouge and a rouge puff or pad and the other of which is adapted to receive a lipstick, coin or other article-receiving chambers being formed beneath said plate. The cover of said casing can conveniently contain powder and a powder puff.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will be fully set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:
Fig. l is a perspective View of the compact with the lid raised;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the compact in closed position;
Fig. 3 is a plan view with the lid raised, as in Fig. l; some parts being broken away;
Fig. l is a View in front elevation with the lid closed, some parts being broken away and others shown in vertical section;
Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
6 is a vertical section taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 7 is a vertical section taken on line 'l-l of Fig. 3, said sections being taken as indicated by the arrows.
Referring to the drawing, a compact is shown comprising a casing Ill. While this casing could be variously formed, in the embodiment of the invention illustrated it is shown as substantially rectangular in plan with somewhat rounded corners and substantially rectangular in transverse and longitudinal cross section. Casing Il] is provided with a lid or cover Il preferably hinged to said casing at one end by hinges l2, said cover Il preferably having a depending flange l Ea adapted to t around the top of casing Hl. Flange lla will preferably be bent outwardly slightly at one side, as shown at lib, to form a iinger-hold for raising cover Il and a closing clasp or catch of some type (not shown) may be provided. A battery casing i3 is provided adapted to contatin one or more dry battei-y cells Ita of the iiashlight type. Casing i3 is disposed in casing Hl preferably with its bottom engaging one end of casing lll and disposed substantially centrally of said casing transversely thereof, and between partitions Hic secured to the bottom of casing lll. A spring i6 of plate form is secured to one partition lc and engages casing i3 to hold it in place. Battery casing i3 will be provided with a lamp socket |3c adapted to receive a lamp bulb I4 which projects upwardly from socket |30. Battery casing i3 will be provided with a suitable switch i312 preferably of the common sliding type for opening and closing the circuit for lamp bulb l'4. A plate l5 is provided which will be movable relatively to casing I il, and while said plate could be variously arranged, preferably it is adapted to t in and be pressed into casing I0 and be frictionally held therein. Plate l5 carries at one end a mirror I8 having its reflecting surface directed upwardly, said mirror thus being at the top of plate l5, Mirror i8 is disposed at one end portion of plate I5 and in the embodiment of the invention illustrated extends over substantially half of said plate. Plate I5 is provided with an opening through which lamp bulb I4 projects. Mirror I8 is thus disposed between lamp bulb I4 and one end of casing I0 and lamp bulb I4 is disposed well above the surface of mirror I8. Plate I5, which is substantially of the same area as the inside of casing I', has a depression |5a formed therein :forming a .shallow chamber :adaptedto contain rouge and a-rouge puff orapplying pad 20. Depression I5a and the chamber therein are shown as circular in plan and rouge puff 2B .substantially ts in said chamber thus holding the powder therein. A plate I1 covers depression A I5a and is hinged to plate I5 andhas la lingerhold Ila for lifting the same. Plate: I5 is valso provided adjacent one side with a depression I5b forming a trough-shaped chamber adapted-to receive a lipstick 2l. Preferably partitions Illa extend partially` across .casing I0 in substantial alignment with the inner end of battery casing I3. Chambers Ilb are thus formed at either side of casing i3 and these will be covered by plate I 5. Plate l5 will preferably have a portion I5c at one end bent upwardly somewhat to form a ringer-hold for raising said. plate. There will also be achamberl'd'beneath plate l5 atone side of partitions Ia and fatrone` side of depression i512. Chamber Izd may be used to hold coins or other articles as may also the chambers IUD. Cover II ymay have a portion IIe bent upwardly slightly if necessary to accommodate lamp bulb M and theouter sideof -said cover could be provided withsome `ornament .23 Ato f obscure said portion llc. Cover II will preferably have a lining-sheet 25 of thin ,paperyor fabric and powder 25 will be carried in said lid. A ne screen or porous fabric iZ'I-,overlies powder 2t, they Same having a rim 21a extendingthereabout adaptedto t in cover ll. A powder puff `28 of usualform overlies the member 21 and is supplied with powder passing through .member A2T.
In operation kthecempact will be carried in closed condition as .shown inF-ig. 2. -When the user desires to refresh her makeup, cover E! will beraised, .as-shown in Fig. 1and switch i317 will be moved to illuminate bulb I4. The compact can now be held in position with mirror iSsubstantially vertical and the face ofthe user canbe brought close to the'mirror and said face and mirror will be effectively illuminated by bulbl I4. This illumination isgreatlyincreased in efficiency by having the bulb I4 disposed-above the surface of mirror i3. The user canvuse the'lipstick A2l,
the rouge pui 20 and-powder'puff 28, and when the makeup operationis completed, switch I3b will be moved to'extinguish lamp bulb I4 and cover II can then be closed. vPlate I5 can ybe easily raised by flngerfhold 15e. yAccess is thus given to the chambers Illb,lc and Id, and access V,is also given to battery casing. I3 .should it be :desired to renew the dry cells I3a.
'From the above description it vwill be` seen that I have provided a simple and eflicient `structure of compact Comprising illuminating means for a mirror and one which can be very conveniently used for refreshing amakeup where there is little or no light. The compact can ,be carried just the same as any ordinary compactandzthe same will be finished ina pleasing manner. It will be apparent that the device wl have a high Vdegree of utility for .the purpose intended.
It will of course .beunderstood that .various changes may bemade in the ;form,details, ar-
rangement; and proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicants invention, which generally stated, consists in a structure of compact capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, in the parts and combinations of parts disclosed and dened in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A compact comprising a casing of comparatively shallowy depth, a battery disposed in one end of said casing having a lamp socket at its inner end, a lamp bulb fitting in said socket and ex- =`tending upwardly therefrom, a plate movable .relatively to said casing and constructed and arranged to be positioned over said battery and substantially parallel to the bottom of` said casing, said `plate having an opening therethrough through which said lamp bulb projects when said plate is so positioned, a mirror carried by said plate having its reflecting surface at the upper sidethereof, said bulb extending upwardly to a point above the .surface of said mirror and being disposed substantially centrally transversely of said mirror, and a cover for said casing.
2. A compact comprising a casing having a chamber therein ofshallow depth, a batteryin one end of said vchamberhaving a lamp socket at its inner end, a lamp bulb tting in saidsocket and extending upwardly therefrom, -a plate of substantially the same area .as-said casing movable relatively to said casing and adapted to vbe disposed in horizontal position over said battery, said plate having a hole therethrough through which said lamp bulb projects, a mirror carriedby the endportion of vsaidplate extending over said battery, the same having its reflecting surface at its upper side and being disposed between said bulb and one end of saidicasing, said lamp bulb extending upwardly above the .said surface of said mirror, said plate having a slot therein at one side of said mirror, aswitch for said lamp movable in said slot and a cover for said casing adapted to contain powder.
.3. A compact comprising a casing .having .a chamber therein of shallowdepth, a battery in one end of said chamber having a lamp socket at one end, a lamp bulb fitting in said socket-andextending upwardly therefrom, a plate of substantially the same area vas said casing movable relatively to said casing and adapted to be disposed in horizontal position over said battery, said plate having a hole .therethrough through which said lamp bulb projects, a mirror carried by the end portion of said plate extending over said battery, the same having its reflecting surface at its upper side and below saidlamp bulb, ,said plate at its other end portion having a depression therein at one side forming a chamber for rouge and a rouge puff and having a chamber adjacent said last mentioned chamber adapted to receive a lipstick and a cover plate for said depression.
4. A compact comprising a casing of shallow depth, a battery disposed at one end of said casing having its top surface below the top of said casing and having a lamp bulb at one end, said bulbprojecting upwardly, a partition extending across said casing at the inner end of said battery, partitions atthe sides of said battery whereby chambers are formed at either side of said battery, -a plate movable relatively to said casing and adapted to be positioned over said battery substantiallyparallel tothe bottom of said casing, said plate having an opening: therethroughV through whichisaid lampbulb extends, a mirror carried by said plate having its reflecting surface-*disposed 5 6 upwardly, said mirror being disposed over said battery, said plate having a slot therein adjacent REFERENCES CITED said mirror, a switch for said lamp movable in The following references are of record in the said slot, said plate having chambers formed le of this patent: therein. at its other end portion adapted to receive 5 FOREIGN PATENTS respectively rouge and a rouge puff and a lipstick respectively, a chamber being formed beneath Number Country Date said last mentioned end portion of said plate and 400,216 Great Britain Oct. 6, 1933 the bottom of said casing and a cover for said casing. 10
J OHANNA BESEKE.