US 2604985 A
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s. SHATKIN 296049985 LIPSTICK CASE Filed May l0, 1951 Patented July 29, 1952 e y LIPSTICK cAsE y Sidney shatkin, Long Branch, N. J., assigner to Crest Silver Mfg. Co. Inc.,
Matawan, N. J., a
corporation of New Jersey Application May 10, 1951, Serial No. 225,527
Claims. Y l
The present invention relatesto ,cases for lip sticks, and more particularly to the type wherein a pomade stick is housed within a casing having a removable cover in telescopic relation with the casing. vUpon-removal of said cover, the pomade stick made be shifted in some manner, so that it shall extend exterior of the casing in position for use, andto be withdrawn into the casing, when not in,v use.- In thepresent invention, such cover is -used to propel the pomade stick and is ,an-improvement on the lip stick case setforth in my copending application for patent filed Marchj19, l14949 under Serial Number 82,307, now Patent-No. 2,568,688, dated September 18, 1951. n l
In the item of saidfpendingl application, and also .in the present invention, resilient fingers on the cover are used to engage the pomade stick carrier. In the operation of the rst item, said fingers are stressed in a manner imposing a progressively changing `strain thereon which tends to shorten the operative life of the article. The present invention offers a construction in which the fingers are under practically uniform stress during operation, ,such stress being near the minimum required, to bring thengers together, while in the rst item the stresses imposed on the fingers are beyond -actual necessity. The present item makes for leasierop'eration and longer life, as well. as other. ymechanical and manufacturing advantages aswill be readily discernable to those versed intheA mechanical arts.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a lip stick case of the character mentioned, of novel and-improved construction, which comprises a minimum of parts, uses the cap or cover member in its normal movements to propel the pomade stick', .is simple.A and cheap in construction, easy tovuse, affordingimprovement over my previous invention aforementioned, and eicient in carrying out thepurposesfor which it is designed.. ,1.
Otherlfobjects andv advantages will become apparent as this disclosure proceeds. I
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts vinall the views.
Fig. l is an exploded view showing in section, all the parts comprising an embodiment of this invention.
Fig. 2 is a centrallongitudinal sectional view of the device in non-use condition, as it is carried in a ladys hand bag.
Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the cap or cover member removed from the mouth end of the casing through whichA the pomade stick emerges,v
and shows said cover member just starting tov be l the latter extending from s aid carrier towards the mouth end of the tubular casing I5. `,Said pomade stick is concentrically spaced fromY the interior wall of said outercasing.member I5. At base end, said casing member I5, has an inward annular bead I 5', and beyond suchbead, is of enf larged size asvat I 5, inthe preferred 4embodiment illustrated. u W f The pomade stick carrier I6 hasa shoulder" at I6 around the socket I8, While the base endof the carrier is formed preferably with an annular channel I5 about its circumferential surface, adjacent its terminal reduced end portion 20, such channel to serve as a socket to receive the tips of the resilient blade spring fingers 22 carried on the cover member ,2|. Y
Such cover member'or cap 2|,A fits sliding'ly through the opening oiferedby the beadAv l 5,'into the interior of the casing member I5. VSaid cover member, provided with a plurality of longitudinal slots I4 inits tubular body, is an open-mouthed shell which carries the freely extending resilientblade spring fingers 22; each of said fingers being arched concavely with respect to the longitudinal axis of said cover member 2 I, extend respectively through said slots I4, and adapted when unstressed, to admit the reduced end 20 of the carrier I6, between them. Said .lingers are secured as at I2. Said reduced end 20, .it is to benoted, clearsthebeadI5 l I:
It is to be noted :that the radial distance from thecrest of each of the arched .portions of said spring ngers 22 respectivelylto the lfnilgitudi#Y nal axis of the tubular body of the cover`rnem ber2l, -exceeds the inside radius of themcasing member I 5, when said cover member is separated from the casing, and preferably, the free end tips of said lingers, shall at least lie within the slots I4 respectively when the cover member is apart from the casing. Also, dimensions are such that upon insertion of the cover member 2| into the.
outer casing member I5 at base end of said casing, and movement of said cover member theretact the bead which is but for a comparatively short portion of cover travel. Also, dimensions are such that when the device is in non-use condition as in Fig. 2, the pomade stick I'l shall be clear of the iingers 22. The bead I5' acts as a stop for the carrier I6.
Referring now to Fig. 2, the device is shown in closed non-use condition. To set into use condition, the cover or cap member 2I, is re-` moved from the mouth end of the casing I5, and set into the base end asshown in Fig.' 3. The free ends of the fingers 22 will encircle or surround the reducedvend 20'-of the carrier I6, and be at the region of the channel I9. Now, upon movement of the cap member 2l into the casing I5, the fingers 22 on contact with the bead I5', will be shifted into said channel I9, and will remain in said channel after they pass said bead as in Fig. 4. Referring now' to Fig. 4, manual movement of the cap member 2I out of the casing, will cause the carrier I6 to he pulled into said casing I5 until the pomade stick is entirely housedvwithin the casing, and the iingers will release their hold on the carrier when they pass the bead I5 in the movement of the cap member 2I out of the baseend of the casing. Dimensions may be such that either the fingers 22,
or the mouth end of the cap 2 I, push the carrier I6 towards` the mouth end ofthe casing member I5, but in all instances it isthe hold or hug of the fingers 22 on'the carrier IE, which accomplishes the pulling of the carrier I6 into the casing I5, back to non-use position against the stop I5.
Portions of the channel I9 would be suicient to serve as sockets at the positions of the fingers respectively. So if desired and practical in any particular embodiment, said channel may be segmental, or in place thereof the carrier may have any suitable indentations to receive the ngers 22. It is therefore intended that any mention of channel anywhere in this specification and the claims, shall be deemed to also mean such indentations. The fingersr22 may be integral with the cap 2l, and the parts I5, I6 and 2I may be of a cross section other than circular, as design may dictate. Y
This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiment herein shall be deemed illustrative and not restrictive and that the patent shall cover all patentable ,novelty herein set forth; reference being vhad tothe followingr claims rather than to the specific description herein gto indicate the scope of this invention;
1. In a lip stick Vcase ofthe character deing, into one end of the and slidable within the casing longitudinally of a stop for the carrier when scribed, a tubular casing having open mouth and base ends, a lip stick carrier positioned within the casing and slidable therealong therewithin; said carrier having a reduced end extending therefrom towards the base end of the casing; said reduced end of the carrier having at least a part of an annular channel, a lip stick extending from `the carrier towards the mouth end of the casing','spaced from theinterior of the casing, a cap having a mouth end, positionable with its said mouth end first into each end of the cascasing at any one time said vcasing; Asaid cap having a plurality of spaced 'openings in its circumferential wall, resiliently mounted elements carried on said cap, extending outwardly of said cap through said openings respectively and extending sufficiently to be automatically moved inwardly of said cap towards the longitudinal axis of-the cap, upon contact with the interior surface of the casing and a member extending inwardly from the wall yof the casing at the `base end of the casing, to serve as the carrier is moved up to said stop member; at least part of the channel inthe reduced end of the carrier being accessible for said resiliently mounted members to enter therein when the lcap is set into the base end of the casing, whereupon when said elements contact either the stopV member or the interior surface of the casing on movement of the cap into the base end of the casing, said elements willV be automatically movedV inwardly of the cap and into said channel, thus engaging the carrier for movement within the casing from thestop member toward the mouth end of the casing and back again to said vstop member, depending upon and in the same direction of movement of the cap with respect to the'casing; said cap being capable of entrance into the base end of the casing past the stop member; the length of the cap, the position of the said elements thereon and the cross sectional area of the lip stick being such that when the cap is pushed into the mouth end Aof theV casing, said cap and elements it carries remain spaced from the lipstick and surround same. l l
2. A lip stick case as defined in claim l, wherein the resiliently mounted elements are .elongated in form .and each extends free towards the mouth end of the cap; the extreme free end portions cf said elements respectively, being bent towards the longitudinal axis of the cap.
3. A lip stick case as defined in claim 2, where-,- in the bent portion of each oi said elongated elements, is an arch.
4. A lip stick case as defined in claim 2, wherein each elongated element is a blade spring, and each opening for said elements in the cap is a slot, longitudinally of said cap.
5. A lip stick case as defined in claim 4, wherein the free ends or the blade spring extendV No references cited.