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Publication numberUS2512476 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1950
Filing dateNov 12, 1946
Priority dateNov 12, 1946
Publication numberUS 2512476 A, US 2512476A, US-A-2512476, US2512476 A, US2512476A
InventorsBirnkrant Betty W, Birnkrant Samuel H
Original AssigneeBirnkrant Betty W, Birnkrant Samuel H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lipstick holder
US 2512476 A
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June 1950 B. w. BIRNKRANT ET AL 2,512,476

LIPSTICK HOLDER Filed Nov. 12, 1946 IN VEN TORE B577) W BMW/(RANT fi 5 5 SAMUEL H. B/R/VKRA/VT BY Q A' TTOR/VEV Patented June 20, 1950 Betty W. Birnkrantand Samuel Brooklyn, Nz-X.

HZ Birnkr'ant, 3

Application November 12, 194B, ive. 709,370

' This invention relates to a; lipstick holder and more particularly to the type of lipstick holder which includes a mirror.

object of the present invention is to provide a lipstick holder which will cause the mirror torise ready for operation as the lipstick is withdrawn and to close as the lipstick is returned to the holder, the operation of removing and returning the lipstick being the cause of the mirror'rising and closing.

' 'An object of the present invention is to furnish a self-contained lipstick kit, so that in applying the lipstick the user is not forced to open any other piece of 'paraphernalia'such as a compact, in order to have the use of the mirror.

A further object of the present invention is that, in providing a lipstick mirror in such relation to the lipstick, the automatic operation of the mirror shall be brought about very simply by a mechanism which is not'likely' todeteriorate in use.

Another and further object is that the method of operation of the lipstick holder shall be so simple as to be practically foolproof.

In accomplishing the objects oi the present in:- vention, a lipstick holder casing is provided of tubular shape, with two square corners adjacent each other and the side opposite the adjacent square corners rounded so as to be substantially semi-cyclindri'cal; the sides of the tube between the squa'recorners and therounded corners being substantially flat and merging into the rounded corners. On the-flat side of the case between the adjacent square corners is formed a large shallow recess occupying all of'that-side with the exception of a narrow border. In 'said' recess is pivotally connected the mirror, by pivot pins located at opposite ends of the recess and substantially at corners thereof.

The mirror comprises along one longitudinal border thereof a tube of smalldiameter surrounding the pivot which are mounted in the casing. This hinge tubeof the mirror is provided on its outside diameter with a helicai groove which describes a quarter of a turn in the course of the length of the hinge tube. The lipstick inner case is'p'rovided with a bent pin which travels in the said groove as the lipstick is withdrawn orreturned to'the outer case and theaction 'of the pin traveling in the helicalgroove 2. claims in which thevarious novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the'accompanying drawings forming a material-part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspectiveview of the invention embodied as described above.

Fig.2; is aperspective view of the outer case alone oi the invention as embodied. Fig; 37 is a perspective view of the lipstick and lipstick inner case.

' Fig; 4 is' a perspective view of the same from a diiierent angle, showing the lipstick retracted and inbroken lines.

. F igyfijis a'front endeleva'tion ofthe same.

isan enlarged view" of the mirror and helicalhinge tube partly broken away.

F i'g. 'Tis adetail, partly in section, of the hinge construction for the mirror.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, the improved lipstick holder It comprises the outer case: II and the inner case I2. Outer case II is partly cylindrical in shape; having the semi-cylin drical side l3j and the square corners I4 and I5. The flat sides I6; I! extend from corners Id, I5

i toward and mergewith the semi-cylindrical side I3. Outer case II may further preferably be furnished with an inner cylindrical tube It for receiving the lipstick inner case I2. The flat side IWbetW'ee'n theadjacent square corners It, I5 is of open rectangular construction, being recessed to'receive a rectangular cover 20 as long and wide as side I9itself. Recess 2I in side I9 is adapted to receive cover 20. Within the recess 2!, the outer' cas'e I I* is furnished with two pivots 22 disposedon a longitudinal axis relative to outer case H and located near corners of recess 2| and on thesameside thereof; As more clearly seen from Figi fi, cover 20 is provided with a mirror 23 extending" substantially all along and across the inside thereof. Cover 20 along one of its side borders is formed into a tube of small diameter which-tube serves as a hinge tube, surrounding pivots 22to form a pivotal mounting for cover 28. Hinge tube, 24 is formed with the helical groove which describes a quarter of a turn, that is, 90' 'degrees,fin the course of extending from one end to the other of tube 2!.

' Qil'eendifi of casing II c1osed, and the other endis provided with an opening 21 leading into the inner tube I'8 thereof. End 26 will be de'sig nat'edthe inner end of the device and the opposite end withopen'i'ng'fl will be considered the outer'end thereof; Groovef251 a't the inner end of cover2fl*-"lies 'on a radius' of';tube 24 substantially parallel with-"cover 20, and attheouter end of tube 24, groove 25 lies on a radius of tube 24 which is substantially perpendicular to cover in Outer end portion 28 of outer casing H is formed with an irregularly shaped groove 29, the purpose of which will be explained hereinafter. Tube 24 is mounted on pivots 22 in manufacture so that pivots 22 and tube '24 constitute a pivotal mounting of cover 20 and mirror 23. Mirror 23 is thus swingable from a closed position illustrated in Fig. l, in which cover 20 is flush with the outside of case H, to the open position illustrated in Fig. 2, representing a traverse of 90 degrees.

Lipstick inner case [2, is of conventional lipstick construction generally. That is to say, it contains lipstick 30 and may contain any conventional means of propelling or retracting the same within the tube 3 l, the particular means for propelling and retracting not being material to the invention and not being illustrated. One end of inner case I2 is closed by a plate of closed U-shape, corresponding to the cross section of outer case H so as to be flush therewith when inner case [2 is inserted in outer case I I as shown in Fig. 1.

Tube 3] is provided near its open end with a pin 33 which is brazed or otherwise firmly attached to tube 3i and extends substantially radially therefrom and has a terminal portion extending substantially parallel to upper surface 34 of end plate 32. Pin 33 passes through groove or slot 29 as inner holder 12 is inserted in outer holder I I. Slot 29 further performs the important function of guiding pin 33 so that it may enter groove 25, the near end of which will be angularly coincident with slot 29 when cover 20 is in the open position of Fig. 2. Only the terminal portion of pin 33 enters groove '25, and as it travels towards the inner end of groove 25 and inner case ll it imparts rotation to cover 20 around pivots 22 and by the time it has reached the inner end of groove 25, cover 20 is tightly closed as in Fig. 1. As the lipstick inner holder 12 is withdrawn from case I i, the process is reversed and cover 20 bearing mirror 23 is brought to the open position of Fig. 2.

A slot 34 is formed in floor 35 of recess 2| in order to permit passage of pin 33. An ejecting knob 36 is connected to the lipstick base to move the lipstick in or out of the tube 3| by sliding the knob 36 along the slot 31 formed in the tube 3|.

A slot 38 is formed in the side wall 16, to permit the knob 35 to be placed in the casing H without disturbing the setting of the lipstick.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. In a lipstick holder, in combination, an outer case, said case being partly cylindrical and comprising two substantially square corners, a semicylindrical surface opposite said square corners and substantially fiat sides extending from said corners and merging into said surface, an inner case slidable into and out of said outer case, said outer case comprising a shallow recess formed therein between said square corners and further comprising a cover portion pivotally connected thereto within said recess and swingable from a closed position entirely within said recess to an open position substantially perpendicular thereto, said cover comprising a mirror on its inner surface, said cover further comprising a cylindrical portion, said portion being formed with a helical groove therein, said inner case comprising means engageable in said groove to swing said cover upon sliding of said inner case.

2. In a lipstick holder, in combination, an outer case, said case being partly cylindrical and comprising two substantially square corners, a semicylindrical surface opposite said square corners and substantially flat sides extending from said corners and merging into said surface, an inner case slidable into and out of said outer case, said outer case comprising a shallow recess formed therein between said square corners and further comprising a cover portion pivotally connected thereto within said recess and swingable from a closed position entirely within said recess to an open position substantially perpendicular thereto, said cover comprising a mirror on its inner surface, said cover further comprising an integral portion constituting a hinge tube, said portion being formed with a helical. groove therein, said inner case comprising means engageable in said groove to swing said cover upon sliding of said inner case. I

3. In a lipstick holder, in combination, an outer case, said case being partly cylindrical and comprising two substantially square corners, a semicylindrical surface opposite said square corners and substantially fiat sides extending from said corners and merging into said surface, an inner case slidable into and out of said outer case, said outer case comprisingv a shallow recess formed therein between said square corners and further comprising a cover portion .pivotally connected thereto within said recess and'swingable from a closed position entirely. within said recess to an open position substantially perpendicular thereto, said cover comprising a mirroron its inner surface, said coverfurther comprising an integral portion constituting a hinge tube, said portion being formed with a helicalgroove therein, said inner case comprising va pin engageable in said groove and said outer case being formed with a slot for admitting andguiding said pin.

4. An article of the class described, comprising an outer case of semi-cylindrical shape having a flat side formed with a recess, an inner case axially slidable into and out of said outer case, a cover disposed insaid recess and having its face flush with said flat side, amirror on the inner face of said cover, means pivotally supporting said cover at one edge thereof, and means operative between said inner case and said cover to pivot said cover from its position within the recess to a position exposing said mirror when said inner case is axially slid from said outer -case,,said first-mentioned means comprising a tube formed along one side of said cover, and pins extending from opposed walls of said recessand engaging into the ends of said tube.

5. An article of the-class described, comprising an outer case otsemi-cylindricalshape having a flat side formed with a recess, an inner case axially slidable into and out of said outer case, a cover disposed in-said reces and having its face fiush with said fiat side, a mirror on the inner face of said cover, meanspivotally supporting said cover at one edge thereof, and means operative between said inner case and said cover to pivot said cover from-its position within the recess is apq fiign ee q s s i m rr w en a d inner case is axially slid from said outer case, said firstmentioned means comprising a tube formed along one side of said cover, and pins extending from opposed Walls of said recess and engaging into the ends of said tube, said second-mentioned means comprising a pin extending from said inner case and projecting through a slot formed in said outer case, said tube being formed with a groove engaged by said pin for pivoting said cover out of said recess as the pin advances in the groove on outward movement of said inner case.

6. A lipstick container comprising an outer case having a fiat side formed with a recess, an inner case for a lipstick axially slidable into and out of said outer case, and aligned pins extended from opposed Walls of said recess, a cover disposed in said recess and having its face flush with said flat side, a tube formed along one side of said cover and into the ends of which said pins extend to pivotally support said cover to be pivoted from its position within said recess, a mirror on the inner face of said cover to be exposed when said cover is pivoted from its position in said. recess, said outer casing being formed with a slot aligned with said tube, said tube being formed with ahelical groove, and a pin mounted on said inner case and extended through said slot and engaging said helical groove to pivot said cover from its position within said recess as said inner case is withdrawn from said outer case.

BETTY W. BIRNKRANT.

SAMUEL H. BIRNKRANT.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/316, 206/235, 220/260, 206/581, 206/385, 206/38
International ClassificationA45D40/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/02
European ClassificationA45D40/02