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Publication numberUS2552697 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1951
Filing dateJan 10, 1947
Priority dateJan 10, 1947
Publication numberUS 2552697 A, US 2552697A, US-A-2552697, US2552697 A, US2552697A
InventorsTursky Charles M
Original AssigneeTursky Charles M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lipstick holder
US 2552697 A
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C. M. TURSKY LIPSTICK HOLDER May 15, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 10, 1947 INVENTOR 6]zarZc,s'M.Tur,s'] y.

ATTORNEY C. M. TURSKY LIPSTICK HOLDER May 15, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 10, 1947 INVENTOR (Zarkyni. imply.


This invention is an improvement in holders for cosmetics, and more particularly a holder for lipstick comprising a casing for the lipstick and means for causing the latter to protrude from the casing when needed, and then to be withdrawn into the casing so as to be kept in readiness for further use.

In my prior application for patent on a cosmetic pencil holder, Serial No. 697,549, filed September 1'7, 1946, I have disclosed a casing for a lipstick that is round in cross section, with a lip-- stick inside, means for mounting and actuating the lipstick to project and withdraw the same and a shutter valve at one end of the casing to permit exposure of the end of the lipstick and shield said end when the lipstick is retracted into the casing. The objects of this invention are in general the same as those of the invention of my said prior application; but it is also my present purpose to provide a lipstick that is other than round in cross section, relatively simple in design and consisting of few parts, comparatively inexpensive to produce and very easy to handle and operate.

The nature and advantages of the invention are set out in the following disclosure and the novel features are defined in the appended claims.

On the drawings showing an embodiment of the invention,

Figure .1 is a view in elevation of a lipstick holder according to this invention, as it appears when the holder is closed, and seen from one side thereof.

Figure 2 is a front elevation thereof.

Figure 3 is a rear elevation of same.

Figure 4 is a view of the device as it appears when the observer looks down on the top thereof as presented in Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a detail view of the front end of the holder as shown in Figure 4, with the lipstick protruding.

Figure 6 is a front view in elevation similar to Figure l, with the lipstick protruding, as in Figure 5.

. Figure '7 is a sectional view of the holder on the line l! of Figure 6.

Figure 8 is a similar view with the holder open at its front end and the lipstick ready for use.

Figure 9 is a view in cross section on line 9-9 in Figure 1.

Figure 10 is a cross section on line Ill-I0 of Figure '7; and

Figures 11, 12 and 13 are perspective views of some of the separate parts of the device.

The holder comprises a casing I; preferably rectangular in cross section, with two wide faces, one of which is shown on Figure l and two narrower faces, one of which is presented on Figure 4. Inside is a hollow sleeve or carrier 2 in the form of a rectangular tube, open at both ends, into which is inserted a lipstick 3 of the same cross sectional outline, the sleeve being mounted for movement in the casing I to project the extremity of the lipstick out of the casing past a bivalve-like closure or shutter consisting of two matching pivoted shell-shaped sections at one end of the holder, with curved front walls 4; and in the opposite direction to withdraw and enclose the lipstick 3 when it is not needed. The casing I and sleeve 2 also contain means for feeding the lipstick forward as it is consumed; but I shall first describe the shutter, and the method of suporting and operating the latter.

Each section of the closure as best depicted on Figure 13, has two parallel opposite sides 5, the two sections when closed abutting along straight parts 6 of the edges of the sides adjacent the front thereof. Parts I of the edges of the two sides 5 of each section opposite the edges 6 are of each section just'aft of the rear edges of the curved front walls 4 thereof is a fixed bar 3. This bar is rectangular in cross section for a purpose that will appear later herein.

The two sides 5 of each section are extended back past the bar 8, terminating at the rear in triangular portions 9, having rounded extremities and one edge of each connected to the edge 65, but making an angle therewith. The opposite edges of the terminal parts 9 are ccntinuations of the edges 7 and are substantially parallel to the edges 6. When the two sections are mounted in the open front end of the casing the edges 6 of one section, when the holder is closed, abut the edges 6 of the other, the sides 5 of one section being flush with the sides 5 of the other; and when the closure is actuated to open position, the adjacent edges of the rear parts 6 of the sides 5 come into contact, with the curved walls #3 in front separated as shown in Figures 6 and 8.

The inner end of the lipstick 3 within the sleeve 2 is engaged by a rectangular piston i l which has a threaded hollow rod or stem l2 extending towards the rear end of the casing i. This stem has a round longitudinal bore [3. On the stem i2 is a threaded adjusting element in the form of through an aperture indicated at 553';

a long hollow screw It. This screw can turn in the sleeve 2, but has, near its rear end, an outside projection or collar if: that engages two apertures I6 in opposite sides of the sleeve 2. The screw It therefore cannot move longitudinally in the carrier 2, but can be rotated therein. The sleeve 2, like the casing I, has wide faces and narrow faces, respectively parallel to the wide and narrow faces of the casing; and the apertures Ware in the two wider sides of thesleeve. The fiange or collar Eis bevelled on the forward face thereof so that it can be pushed in through the open rear end of the sleeve 2, which will yield until the flange comes into the plane of the apertures it. The flange is thus sprung into position in the sleeve. The elongated screw i s can be.assembled with the piston It by rotating it upon the rod E2 of the piston Ii, and the screw and piston can be inserted into the carriertogcther.

The rear end of the:iong screw it is substantially closed, butit gives .passageto a stem ii, and the stem i? is affixed to'a rotatable adjusting-disc or knob i9 mounted in the rearend of the holder. Both the stem H and aperture is have a periph eral contour that is square or has some other configuration; so that while the screw as can slide :on the stem 11, it cannot turn thereon.

The disc -.-l9 is milled on its rim and at diametrically oppositepcin-ts part of the rim is'exposed through recesses 2iwhich are cut in the two wide faces 2| of the casing 1. Through these recesses the disc it can be grasped and turned with the fingers to rotate the stem i7, andl with it the screw Hi. The piston l'i being rectangular in shape of course cannot turn in the rectangular sleeve- 2 when the stem i? is rotated the screw it can be backed up along the rod E2, but does not move lcngitudina-lly in the sleeve because of the collar 55 and apertures it. The result is that the piston i i is pushed forward, pushing the lipstick out of the end of the sleeve 2 as the lipstick is worn down with use.

At one of he wider sides of the sleeve 2 a push-button 22, which moves in a slot 23 of the wide sides of the casing i. countersunk edges to form guides Zifor the but- This slot 23 has ton, which overlaps said edges, the button having a projectionls which is riveted to the sleeve 2.

The-casing .1 has a somewhatlarger rectangular bore than the cross sectional area of the sleeve 72, 50 that thelatter fits into the casing i somewhat lcosely but can move freely. It is supported to some extentby the piston i I together with the rod l2, screw M and the stem ll, which projects into the bore i 3 of the re 52. This bore is round and the-stem i? can turn freely therein. The sleeve 2 is also supported adjacent the front end of .the casing by parts which control the pz'sition of the two sections of the closure of the casing snugly, as indicated in Figures 7, 8, 9 and 10.

This frame has two long sides 26 which fit against the inner surface of the narrower sides of the casing i, the two si es in question being united 7 along one edge by a third but somewhat shorter side 21 which has the same widthas the wider side of the casing. The sides 26 project past the front end of the side 21. On the opposite side this frame has overturned edges 28 separated by a slot or recess 29. At the front ends the edges of the sides 26 are turned over toward each other as indicated at so. This frame member, shown fully on a small scale in perspective at Figure 12, extends from the rear end of the casing I to the forward or open end thereof in which the bivalvelike shutter is mounted. The bent over edges 30 project into the narrow spaces between the bars 8 and the rear edges of the curved webs 5 of the two sections of the closure, and retain the sec- -.-tions-.-in place.

Cooperating with this frame member is a pair .sidesaid memberand in contact with the inner face of one of the sides 26. Each strip 3| has at itsfront end two resilient fingers or projections 32 and an intervening curved resilient finger 33 ofgreater length than the fingers -32. The-fingers '33 have bent ends 345. The rearends of the strips or plates '3 i are'bent over at 35 to engage therear edges of the sidesZS of the frame member. The length of this member and the strips 3| is .such that the fingers32 rest upon the bars 8, these bars being mounted so that their wider faces are parallel with the length of the device, and the fingers 32 are set so that they press uponsaid faces of the bars 8 with some force.

Themiddle fingers 33 are curved away from the fingers 32 towards the central longitudinal axis ofthe holder, clearing both the bars8 and the overturned edges 30 of the frame member and pressing at their fbent out ends 3 upon the inside faces of the curved webs t of the closure. When these fingers :33 are pressed outward the closure opens able way, to hold the strips 3! tothe sides 26,

as by making said strips 3! wide enough to :fit tightlyibetween said sides, and said member thus servesas anefficient support for said strips'to keep them clear of the sleeve 2.

Whenever it is desired to use the'lipstick the casing is grasped by one hand and the button 22 pressed forward with the thumb. The sleeve 2 is thus moved and the rounded front end 31 thereof normally in-contact with the fingers 33 near their inner ends now presses themoutward, causing the sections of the closure to open, as indicated iirFigures 6 andB. The edges of the terminal parts 9 now come together as indicated in Figure 8 at the limit'of the opening movement of the .closureor shutter and the bars 3 bend the fingers 32 of the strips 35 inward. After the lipstick has been used it is retracted by pushing the button-'22 in the opposite direction. As the lipstick is withdrawn as in Figure '7, the fingers 33return to theiroriginal position and the fingers 32 act or plug 38 and the disc l9 has a central'boss 39 which fits a central aperture in thiscap, the latter beingcountersunk to make a shoulderedseat for the disc 9. The boss39 has'a bore which receives a projections! on theendof the shank H in rigid engagement, keyed together in any suitable way, so that the disc or knob l9 and the stem :7 can be turned together. The inner face of the cap 36 has a recess 42, and on the stem in this recess is a spring 43. The extremity 4d of the tubular screw I4 abuts the spring 43 when the sleeve 2 is withdrawn, this end fitting into the recess it and the spring 43 acts to prevent binding of the parts when the disc is actuated.

Having described my invention, what I believe to be new is:

1. A holder comprising a casing with a carrier movably mounted in the casing to protrude at one end thereof, a shutter for the casing, said shutter comprising matched sections to close said end, and resilient fingers mounted in the casing to engage the inner surface of said sections, some of said fingers being set to hold said shutters closed, and the remainer of said fingers being operable by the carrier to separate the sections and open the shutter.

2. The holder according to claim 1 in which the shutter has a bivalve-like form.

3. A holder comprising a casing, a carrier movably mounted in the casing to project at one end thereof, a shutter comprising matched sections movably mounted in the casing to close said end, resilient fingers at said end of the casing in position to press upon the inside surfaces of said sections and operable by the carrier to separate said sections and open the shutter, and resilient fingers in fixed positions at said end of the casing, engaging said sections and normally set to close the shutter.

4. The holder according to claim 3 in which the shutter has a bivalve-like form.

5. A holder comprising a casing, a carrier in the casing mounted to be longitudinally movable to project at one end thereof, a shutter to close said end, a piston in said carrier, a threaded rod on the piston, a threaded element engaging said rod, and a polygonal stem having sliding connection with said element and operable from the opposite end of the casing to adjust the position of the piston in said carrier.

6. A holder comprising a casing, a carrier in the casing and movable longitudinally to project at one end thereof, a shutter at said end of the casing and movable by the carrier to open position, a piston in the carrier having a rod projecting towards the opposite end of the casing, a hollow screw threaded upon said rod, the rod having a hollow bore therein, a stem keyed to said screw for rotating said screw and loosely received in said bore, and a knob at the rear end of the casing rigid with the stem to adjust the position of the piston in the carrier and means on the carrier accessible from the exterior to produce movement of the carrier and piston together.

7. The holder according to claim 6 wherein the screw has an encircling collar and the carrier has apertures to receive the edge of said collar, so that the screw cannot move longitudinally of the carrier, but can rotate therein.

8. The holder according to claim 6 wherein the casing and said carrier are rectangular in cross section.

9. A holder comprising a casing, a carrier mounted in the casing and movable longitudinally to project from one end thereof, a shutter at said end of the casing, said shutter comprising matched sections with flat sides and curved fronts connecting the sides, said sides of each section being flush with the sides of the other section, said sides when the shutter is closed making contact along the front portion of their adjacent edges, said sides having projections at the rear disposed within said end of the casing, the adjacent edges of said sides being divergent when the shutter is closed, the curved fronts terminating adjacent the middle of the sides, a cross bar bridging the sides of each section adjacent the rear edge of the curved front faces, said bars being rectangular with the wider faces thereof substantially parallel to the length of the holder, a supporting frame member in the casing, strips in said frame member extending lengthwise of the casing and having resilient fingers adjacent the shutter which press upon the inner surfaces of the latter, and carrier being movable to actuate said fingers to open said shutter and resilient fingers which engage one of the wider faces of each bar, to hold said shutters closed.

107 A holder comprising a casing, a carrier in the casing movable to project from one end thereof, a shutter in said end of the casing, a framework in the casing enveloping the carrier, the shutter comprising matched sections with flat sides and curved fronts, the sides being extended rearward beyond the rear edges of the curved fronts into said end of the casing, a cross bar connecting the sides adjacent the rear edges of the curved fronts, said framework having overturned front edges which enter the spaces between the fronts of the sections and said bars to hold said sections in place and spring means carried by said frame member and engaging the said sections, some of said spring means being operable by said carrier to cause the shutter to be opened when the carrier is projected, the remainder of said spring means engaging said bar to hold the shutter closed when the carrier is retracted.

11. The holder according to claim 10, wherein said spring elements are carried by strips within the frame member and held in contact with the inner faces of the opposite sides of said member.


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U.S. Classification401/59
International ClassificationA45D40/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/023
European ClassificationA45D40/02C