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Sept. 9, 1952 s. s. ANDARY HOLDER FOR LADYS MAKE-UP ARTICLES Filed April 7, 1950 Inz'm to r A lmrnvy "Patented Sept. 9, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT I OFFICE ,j
' r 2,609,57 1 f U HOLDER FOR LADYS MAKE-UP ARTICLES Sarah srsna r water Parana-L]. 7
- iApplicationnpr l'r, 1950', SerialNo.1 5 4,56 0, r
. T s 1 if r V This invention relates toa novel holder or clip adapted to be carried in a handbag for holding such articles for make-up as a lipstick, lipstick brush, lipstick blotting paper and a mirror so that all such articles will be conveniently available when the holder is withdrawn from the handbag thus eliminating the inconvenience commonly occurring in attempting to locate all of such articles when loosely and separately containing in a handbag. v V A further object of the invention is to provide a resilient holder or spring clip of unique construction having a novel means for releasably holding lipsticks of various sizes and wherein the lipstick case retains the lipstick holding portion of the clip in a properly adjusted position for holding the particular lipstick case. Still a further and important object of the invention is to provide a spring clip or resilient holder wherein certain of the elements engaged thereby will cooperate with the clip structure for more effectively holding other elements which are supported by the clip.
Still a further object of the invention is to provide a device of the aforedescribed character which is of extremely simple construction and 1 capable of being very economically manufactured and sold and which will be extremely efficient and durable for accomplishing its intended purpose. Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully apparent from the following description of the embodiments stantially along a plane as indicated by the line 4-4 of Figure 2;
Figures is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view of a modified form of the holder, and Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 but illustrating another modification. V I
Referring more specifically to the drawing, and firstwith reference to the embodiment thereof as illustrated in Figures 1 to 4, the resilient holder or spring clip in its entirety and which comprises the invention is designated generally and intransversely of the longitudinal axis of the teams. (01. a r-8i) eludes an elongated'strip of any suitable resilient material 'such as spring steel having an'intermediate part forming-an inverted U-shaped portion, designated generally- 8' and including an upper or intermediate arcuate portion -9 and depending legs Hi and II whichare spring biased toward one another by the resiliency of the resilient strip. The" leg II is longer than thejleg l0 and terminates at its lower'end-in an integral turned back portion 12 which extends upwardly along the outer side of the leg llfto above said intermediate portion -9 and the upper end portion l3 of which is bowed above'the upper end of'the leg I I so as to normally be disposed directly above a part of the intermediateclip' portion-9. The resiliency of the strip forming-the clip T causes the turned back portion-l2 to be' normally disposed against the leg H. The'portion l3 termistantially straight' portion 'll which extends obliquely toward the portion l2and terminates'in an outwarlly flared terminal portion 18 which constitutes one terminal of the strip. The -clip leg [4, adjacent its terminal l8 normally bears resiliently against an intermediate part of the turned back portion 12 and is spring biased by the resiliency portion [2. i V
The leg Iii terminates at its lower endin a turned back outer leg portion [9 which extends of the striptoward said outer leg upwardly'along" the outerside of-said leg [0' and which is yieldably urged toward the leg 10 and normally disposedin abutting engagement therewith. Said outer leg portion 19 extends to above the upper en'dof the leg l0 and thereabove-is provided with an inwardly bowed portionZfl which is bowed opposite to the portion [3 and which extends toward and isdisposed in face adjacency to'the' portion 13. Said arcuate portion 20' in turn terminates in an outwardly turned back portion 2 I, similar to the portion l6 but which extends downwardly only to about the level of the intermediate portion 9 and whichterminates at said point in an outwardly turned upwardly bowed portion forming a jaw 22 which is disposed cli 1 and which'extendslaterally therefrom; l p
is reduced-in widtliandnarrower than the outer leg portion 19, as seen at 23 and best illustrated in Figure 3. A second jaw 24, corresponding to the jaw 22 and which constitutes a separate part from the strip forming the parts 9 to 22, inclusive, is disposed below the jaw 22 and is provided at its inner end and side edges with complementary inturned hook portions 25 which engage around the side edges of the outer leg portion [9 and which extend into the recessed side edges o'fithe leg I0, provided by the" reduced; portion 23fforslidably"supporting the jaw 24 on'said outer leg l9 and beneath the jaw 22. The jaws 22 and 24, as seen in Figure 2, are bowed in opposite directions or away from oone'anothere-and terminate at their outer ends in outwardly fiare'd' terminal portions 26 which constitute reverse bends of the jaws 22 and 26 and which-iormvthe open mouth of the clamp, designated generally 21 and which is formed by said jaws 2'2 zan'dZZA.
The inner or adjacent sides of the legs 10 and H are dined-with vcushioning pads 28 which may ..be,formed of rubber, felttor anyother-suitable "material and. which are suitably bonded (to cthe eadjacentsldes, ofthe legs ill-and l l other -to-.exert A pressure on the :clip .-legs W and H for displacing -said :legs away .from one an- 1 other; the clip legs land I l being-normally dis- ;posed and spring biased toward converging arevlationship; .zBy thusrspreading the legs-into di- -Nerging relationship, a' mirror -29-.ori-any other ii -suitable relatively thin article :such as a vanity :case, compact or :wallet, note-shown, may be :in-
sserted-betweenthe legs iii] and H after-which the pressure isreleased on the portions l6 and 2i -to allowthe legs to he spring .b-i-asedabytheir resiliency -toward one another s that a part of -.the:mirror 29 willbe clamped between the pads 28. The normal tendencyof the clamp :j aw -24 will-be to :slide downwardly on, rthe .outer .leg
:portion Iii-and; away from the upper jaw-; 22 ,"this downward tslidingmovement being limited-b y the hocks- 25 :engaging thewidened. lower BIIdYOf :the
leg 10. :Accordingly, it will be :readily, apparent -.t hat.-a: conventional lipstickcontainingibarrel or case -30 may the inserted between. the :jaws 22 sand; 24 :after which the jaw -:24.is-disp1aced -.up-
wardlyssoi-asito :clamp the case between-said jaws.
This :will cause i the upper jaw .-:.22 which is;yieldv-iably supported .by vthe portion '2! to =yieldeupwardly so that it will be spring biased downiwardly .to -yieldab1y;grip the: case: an and through -:said ease :to :exert a, pressure on the lower jaw 24; which: willicause saidjlower: jaw vto. rock clock- ,wiseaseseensin Figure ;2 where the hooks-Zionggage the .side edges of the outer leg l 9 i130 -.cause said hooks .to be thereby canted-and brought into frictional --and-,grippi-ng engagement with the leg i 9 tohold the lower jaw-:24 ina r-aisedvand adjusted ;;position for gripping thelipstick case 30. ,I t,wil 1 thusibe readily apparent that theslipstick clamp-2! providesra resilient clampgforryieldably clamp. i f-or.holdinglipstickcases of-diff-erent cross .vsectionalsizes. or diameters. The; portions 1-3 and 2llscombine :to form resilient .clamping, jaws'.-- for 1a conventional lipstick brush .3! .the lhandleaof which is inserted downwardly between sa-id r por- .tions I3 and 20 vso as .to.:rest upon .the upper, convex side of the-intermediate portion-9 and to Joe -yieldably-x-gripped between thejupWardly-conrerging parts or said, portions I 3 and 4-0, :as -.i 1-
lustrated in Figure 2, so that the lipstick brush is held yieldably in its applied position of Figures 1 and 2. Additionally, the lipstick brush 3! exerts a spreading force on the portions l3 and 20 which not only tend to increase the resilient gripping engagement of the legs and II with the mirror 29 and to substantially prevent said legs from being sprung apart to release the mirror until the brush 3! has first been removed, but addilo-itionally increases the ispringaction'on the clamp jaw-22exertedby the ercent! for biasing said jaw 22 toward the jaw 24. The leg 14 of the clip 5 I5 may then be sprung away from its coacting clip 2 leg l2e-andrin -soimoving will tend to displace the portion 12 away "from the leg H, as illustrated in 'dotted' lines in Figure 2, so that a pad or numiberofplies of lipstick blotting paper 32 may be inserted in'th'e clip 15 between its jaws l2 and MififiidFIWill be releasably clamped therein when the clip leg I4 is released and spring biased by its resiliency toward its coacting-1egl2.
:Itwillthusbe-readily apparent thattthe holder 1 providesa. number ojwsprin -g clips-0n .clainpsgfor aholdingiaplurality, preferablyiour;differentartiroles :-used in connection with applying make-sup 3S0 that-reach of said-articles is readily! convenient -.for ,use rand-so that the clip can be removedtirom .a pocketbook ,or handbag with each of rthel anti- Lcles supported thereby sand thus imade conven- 130 iently available eliminating the need for searching through :a liandbag to find the .-individual articles as is now commonlywrequi-redl I'I t (will also be i noted that-each ef the articles held -.-by theeiesilient holder cooperates inr maintaininglthe 7-35 resilien-t grippingengagement ofethe holder with :at :least ioneaof ther other objects thus providing a unique construction wherein the .articles lenigaged assist in r-thenormal functioning rof Qthe z-holder. I. V
d0 iWhereas .therholder 1, has;beentillustratedeand described in .its presently preferred form-of ,Eigures: 1 .to .e-and wherein the parts ;-9 :-to :22 inclusive are formed from ragsingleestrip ofrresilient material, such as: springssteel, it; is also contemiplatedathat :the parts r-may be f ormed efgother 'materialsandthat the mirror engaging clip:8 ;may 'be: formed of sections as =i llustrated,,-for example, iniEigurefi wherein the legs I Haaand, thwart-ironrnected at athfiil'; upperends rby intermediate portions formed 10f; sections 23 and .-,34 which -tconstitute .-inturned ;.extensions ,of the upper ends -,of the legs l laaand liic; respectively, and which care-provided with -aligned-=-barrel;;portions (and 36, respectively through whichiextendszaypivot 1pin-2lhaving headed; ends. 3],helegs I fia andfl la 160 tion of the pin 3'! between adjacent barrel port10ns 135 and -,-3i5 and, has i outwardly extending ,ttermmals engaging the outer :sides r:o.f the ;.por-- tions 33 and 34 for urgingtthev-legs i-flmand-ita toward foneanother. Figure :6 .illustratessanother tmodifioation-usimilar to Figure:5:-.exce t':th v neaginga lipstick'caseandfalsovanadj I I p atdthe legs 3b and I lb at their upper ends terminate in-inwardly extending t-arms 39 and 5,48, respectively and the-rar-ms-rdfi arespacedragreatfidis- .tanee apart than the izarms 39 and ;the -'fre.ei'ends 7 of the arms 40 straddletlieifree endsflfxtheiarms iA pin 4! extends through, and is journa'lled sin .the-free-endsofseachof therarms Strand-s40 for pivotallyrmounting :the :legs iflb and: 1' 11b: and sa-id pivot ;pin ,4 i ,hasa. coiled -=spring 42 wwound L'Iiit m heends of which bear on thezqpper ends of the legs [0b and Hi) for yieldably biasing said legs toward one another.
Various other modifications and changes are contemplated and. may obviously be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter defined by the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. A holder of the character described comprising a spring clip having legs spring biased toward one and other and adapted to detachably clamp a first article therebetween, one leg of said spring clip having an outwardly turned back extension at its free end normally disposed against the outer side and said leg, said turned back extension terminating in an outwardly turned back portion having an outturned terminal portion extending laterally away from said leg extension and forming a resilient clamping jaw, an adjustable clamping jaw having hook portions slidably engaging said leg extension and slidably movable toward and away from the resilient clamping law for releasably engaging a second article to be supported between said clamping jaws, said hook portions fulcruming on said leg extension when the resilient clamping jaw is in yieldable engagement with the second article supported between said jaws to cause said hook portions to irictionally engage the leg extension to retain the slidable clamping jaw in an article gripping position, said leg having an intermediate part of reduced width providing recesses along each side edge thereof in which portions of the hooks of the adjustable clamping jawslidably fit for limiting sliding movement ofsaid hooks and sliding movement of the adjustable clamping jaw toward and away from said resilient clamping jaw.
2. A holder of the character described comprising a first spring clip having a first leg, a second leg, and an intermediate portion extending between and connecting corresponding ends of said legs, said legs being spring biased toward one another and being adapted to detachably clamp a first article therebetween, said first leg having an outwardly turned back extension at its opposite free end extending to beyond said intermediate portion of the first clip, said second leg having an outwardly turned back extension at its opposite free end normally disposed against the outer side thereof and extending to beyond said intermediate portion, said last mentioned turned back extension terminating in an outwardly turned back portion, the portion of said first leg and second leg extensions disposed beyond said intermediate portion being bowed toward one another and combining with said intermediate portion to provide a second article engaging clip adapted to yieldably clamp a second article releasably therein, said outwardly turned back portion of the second leg extension having an outturned terminal portion extending laterally away from the second leg extension and forming a resilient clamping Jaw, an adjustable clamping jaw having hook portions slidably engaging the second leg extension and slidably movable toward and away from the resilient clamping jaw for releasably engaging a third article to be supported between said clamping jaws, said hook portions fulcruming on the second leg extension when the resilient clamping jaw is in yieldable engagement with an article supported between said jaws to cause said hook portions to frictionally engage the second leg extension to retain the slidable clamping jaw in an article gripping position, said second leg having an intermediate part of reduced width providing recesses along eachside edge thereof in which portions of the hooks of the adjustable clamping jaw slidably fit for limiting the sliding movement of said hooks and the sliding movement of the adjustable clamping jaw toward and away from said resilient clamping jaw.
SARAH S. ANDARY.
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