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April 22,1952 E A. KOLLONTAY 2,593,896
' TOILET KIT Filed May 5, 1948 Patented Apr. 22, 1952 TOILET KIT Eryk A. Kollontay, Weinbach, Saint Wolfgang,
Austri Application May 3, 1948, Serial No. 24,856
l In Austria July 11, 1947 3 Claims.
The present invention relates to a device for receiving and holding in the minimum space a plurality of traveling articles and, in particular, toilet articles to be used when traveling. For convenience of terminology, the device is herein referred to as a toilet kit.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a toilet kit having holding means for the individual articles which not only provides better `.accommodation of the-articles but also facilitates the handling of the device. The `invention achieves the greatest possible utilization of the space available, assures secure holding of the individual objects and provides maximum convenience in using the kit. y
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be appreciated from the following description of a preferred embodiment shown, by way of example, in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a partially exploded perspective view of a toilet kit embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view, showing the toilet kit turned approximately 180 about its longitudinal axis from the position shown in Fig. 1, with one cover on and the other removed.
Fig. 3 is a cross-section taken approximately on the line 3--3 in Fig. l.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings comprises a cylindrical Wall portion I and a transverse wall portion 2 closing one end of the cylindrical wall. Intermediate its ends, the cylindrical wall I is provided with a noncircular external iiange 3 which is shown as an octagonal circumferential shoulder. The flange 3 thus divides the cylindrical wall I into two portions, namely an inner portion Ia, between the flange and the end closed by the transverse Wall 2, and an outer portion Ib, between the flange 3 and the outer end of the cylindrical wall I.
On the side of the transverse wall 2, opposite that on which the cylindrical wall projects, there is provided an elongated carrier 4 for holding various toilet articles. T he carrier is provided with ledges, projections, recesses and the like, forming receptacles and holding means for the individual toilet articles that are to be accommodated. As shown in the drawings, the carrier 4 comprises spaced longitudinal walls 5 and 6 which project from the transverse wall 2 and are approximately perpendicular to the transverse wall. The longitudinal wall 5 is preferably somewhat wider than the longitudinal wall 6, as
shown in Fig. 3. A longitudinal web 'I connects the longitudinal Walls 5 and 6 intermediate their side edges and an end wall 8 is provided, at the end of the carrier which is opposite the transverse wall 2.
The spaced longitudinal walls 5 and 6 and the connecting web l of the carrier 4 form compartments for removably holding the various toilet articles. The spaces provided by the walls 5 and 6 and web 'I may be suitably subdivided and holding means are provided to facilitate the correct positioning of the toilet articles on the carrier and to retain them in position without, however, interfering with their ready removal. As illustrated in the drawings, a space or channel on one side of the web I between the longitudinal walls 5 and 6 holds a tube of toothpaste 9 and a toothbrush I0. An inturned flange II assists in positioning the toothpaste and toothbrush and holding them in position. On the other side of the web 'I, there are shown a tube I2 for skin cream and a tube I3 for shaving cream. On the outer face of the longitudinal wall 6, there are provided holding means shown in the form of projecting portions I4 for holding a nail le I5 and a comb I6. On the outer face of the other longitudinal Wall 5, there is provided an outwardly projecting rim I'I forming a box-like compartment I8 having a removable lid I9, the outer surface of which is convex, as 'shown in. Fig. 3. This container may be used, for example, to hold a collapsible safety razor 2U. Adjacent the opposite end of the longitudinal wall 5, there is shown a second container 2| with side rims 22. The latter container may lbe used for razor blades,`adhesive tape, etc. A flask or bottle 23 having a neck and a cap 24 is positioned. on the outer face of the wall 5 between the containers I8 and 2 I, being removably held in place by extension 25 of the rims 22 and by projecting portions 26 on the wall 5 which engage the cap of the bottle. The outer side of the bottle is preferably convex, as shown in Fig. 1.
'I'he cylindrical Wall I cooperates with the transverse wall 2 to form a cylindrical container 21 which may, for example, be used to hold a round cake of soap 28. A cup-shaped cylindrical cover 30 is of an internal size and shape to fit frictionally over the outer end portion Ib` of the cylindrical wall I, to close the container 21. If desired, the outer end of the cover 30 is pro- ,vided with a mirror 3|.
A second similar, but longer, cup-shaped cylindrical cover 32 fits frictionally over the opposite end portion Ia of the cylindrical wall I and encloses the elongated carrier 4 and the articles associated therewith. It will be understood that the outside dimensions of the carrier and the articles accommodated on it are such that the cylindrical cover 32 will t snugly over them. Preferably, the cover 32 is adapted to fit closely over the convex outer surface of the bottle 23 and the cover of the container i8 (Fig. 3), so as to lock them in place. Likewise, the cover further secures the other objects in place ondthe carrier.
The ilange 3 not only serves as a stop or abutment for the respective covers 30 and 32 but, through its polygonal shape, prevents the kit from rolling on a supporting surface such as a table top.
'I'he subject of the invention is particularly adapted to be used as a kind of miniature pocket dressing case. For this purpose, an extra light material, for example aluminum, may be employed. If artificial resin or artificial glass, i. e. a transparent material, is used for making the covers, in particular the cover 32, the result is not only a more pleasing appearance but it affords the added convenience of being able to see at one `glance whether all of the toilet articles are present.
It will be understood that the embodiment vof the invention illustrated in the drawings is merely by Way Vof example 4and that the invention is not Alimited to the exact sizes, shapes and arrangements shown.
What I claim is:
1. A toilet kit for holding a plurality of toilet articles including a tooth brush and preparations in paste and liquid form, comprising a cylindrical wall portion, a transverse wall lclosing one end of the cylindriacl Wall, a non-circular external ange intermediate the ends of the ycylindrical wall, la pair of spaced parallel longitudinal walls projecting from the side of the transverse wall opposite the cylindrical wall, a longitudinal web connecting said longitudinal walls intermediate their edges, said spaced walls land web cooperating to form holders for a tooth brush and tubes of paste prepa-rations `on `opposite sides of the web, an outwardly projecting rectangular rim on the outer face of one of said longitudinal Walls forming a ybox-like compartment, a removable lid closing said compartment, retaining means on the outer face of said longitudinal wall for holding a bottle and a pair of cup-shaped cylindrical covers Aof an internal size and shape to fit frictionally on said Vcylindrical wall, one of said covers tting over the end portion of said cylindrlcal wall on one side 'of said -flange vand the other cover tting over the opposite end portion of the cylindrical wall and enclosing said longi- 4 tudinal walls and the compartments associated therewith.
2. A toilet kit for holding in a compact and convenient manner a plurality of toilet articles and preparations in paste and liquid form, comprising a cylindrical wall portion, a transverse wall closing one end of the cylindrical wall, a non-circular external ange intermediate the ends of the cylindrical wall, a pair of spaced parallel longitudinal walls projecting from the side `of the transverse wall opposite the cylindrical wall, a longitudinal web connecting said longitudinal Walls intermediate their side edges, said spaced walls and web cooperating to form compartments for removably holding tubes of paste preparations on opposite sides of the web, an outwardly projecting rims on the outer face of one of said longitudinal walls forming a rectangular box-like compartment, a removable lid for said compartment, the outer surface of the lid being convex, a .bottle positioned on the outer face of one of said longitudinal walls, means for removably holding the bottle in position, the side of the bottle remote from said wall being particylindrical, and a pair of cup-shaped cylindrical covers of an internal size and shape to t frictionally ,the outside of said cylindrical wall, one of said covers fitting over the end portion of said cylindrical wall on that side of vthe flange remote from the transverse wall to form with said cylindrical Wall and transverse wall a close cylindrical container and the other cover tting over the opposite end portion of the cylindrical wall and n enclosing said longitudinal walls and the compartments associated therewith and engaging the convex surfaces of said lid and bottle to lock them Aagainst removal.
3. A toilet kit according to claim 2 in which the last mentioned cylindrical cover is transparent.
ERYK A. KOLLONTAY.
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