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Publication numberUS2610732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1952
Filing dateDec 21, 1949
Priority dateDec 21, 1949
Publication numberUS 2610732 A, US 2610732A, US-A-2610732, US2610732 A, US2610732A
InventorsVerna E Calhoun
Original AssigneeVerna E Calhoun
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for lipstick holders and lipsticks
US 2610732 A
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P 1952 v. E. CALHOUN 2,610,732

RECEPTACLE FOR LIPSTICK HOLDERS AND LIPSTICKS Filed Dec. 21, 1949 3 INVENTOR. Veg/1a. E. Calhoun Jed QWM ITTORNEY Patented Sept. 1-6, 1952 OFFICE I RECEPTACLE FOR LIPSTICK HOLDERS AND LIPSTICKS -Verna E. Calhoun, Seattle, Wash.

Application December 21, 1949, Serial No. 134,299

3 Claims. (01. 20656) This invention relates to a receptacle for a lipstick holder and lipstick and an object of this invention is to provide a neat and attractive receptacle adapted to receive and to serve as a housing for an ordinary commercial type lipstick holder with a lipstick therein.

Another object of this invention is to provide a receptacle into which an ordinary lipstick holder of the type commonly obtainable on the market and which contains a lipstick can be inserted and housed insuch a manner as to completely protect the lipstick and keep said lipstick instant- 1y accessible for-use.

Another object is to provide a receptacle for a lipstick holder and lipstick, which receptacle hasreadily releasable spring actuated means for opening the receptacle and projecting the lipstick outwardly from said receptacle into a position suitable for use, said spring actuated means being controlled by a finger piece which is movable in a slot in the receptacle.

Another object. isto provide simple and emcient closure means for this receptacle, which closure means is adapted to be opened by outward movement of a lipstick holder and is adapted to be closed automatically by spring means when the lipstick holder is retracted.

Other objects of the invention are a receptacle for a lipstick holderand lipstick, which receptacle is not expensive to manufacture. which may be made out of metal or plastic or other suitable material, which does not have to be discarded when one lipstick is used up but can have a new lipstick holder andlipstick quickly and easily inserted therein, and one which will user.

Other objects of this invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a receptacle for a lipstick holder and lipstick,

to provide v .35 save time and be a great convenience to the said receptacle being constructed in accordance 1 cover member and base parts together with resilient members which connect said cover member andbaseparts.

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal medial sectional view showing a receptacle of modified form and showing in elevation and in a retracted position a lipstick holder and lipstick and showing the cover members of the receptacle in closed position.

Fig. 5 is a view partly in section and partly in elevation of the receptacle shown in Fig. 4 with the cover members of the same open and the lipstick holder and lipstick projected outwardly into a position suitable for use.

Like reference numerals designate like parts" throughout the several views. I I The receptacle shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 comprises a tubular housing 6 having on its lower'end a permanently attached base member 1. Pref erably the base member I has two diametrically opposite groovesB which are adapted to receive two longitudinally extending resilient cover sup porting members 9. One Way to secure the members 9 to the base I is to provide inwardly extending portions II) on the lower ends of said members 9, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2. Both of the cover supporting members 9 have inwardly curved portions 9 adjacent their upper ends and these portions 9 thence curve outwardly and are attached to two cover members! I. The cover members H are of semi-cylindrical shape and these two cover members cooperate to form a cap of inverted cup shape for the tubular housing 6 when said cover members are in closed position. v

The housin'g'8 has two diametrically opposite notches 12 extending from its top edge downwardly to receive and provide clearance for the curved upper end portions 9 of the resilient cover supporting members 9.

- A compression spring I3 is disposed within the lower portion of the housing 6 and rests upor'r and is secured to the base member 1. A disc" shaped plate 14 is secured to the upper end portion of the spring [3. A plurality of upwardly extendingclips l5 are provided on the marginal portion of the plate 14. The clips l5 are adapted to fit over and frictionally engage with entireleasably hold the bottom portion of an ordinary lipstick holder [6. A lipstick ll of the usual form is held within the holder Hi. The tubular housing member 6 is further provided. with a longitudinally extending slot I8 which terminates at its lower end in a transversely extending hook shaped notch IS. A knob or finger piece 20 is rigid with the plate I4 and is movable in the slot l8 and is adapted to be retained in the notch [9.

When the knob 20 is in the notch [9 the disc; [4 and lipstick holder l6 and 'lipstickl'l will be re 3 tracted into the receptacle 6, the spring i3 will be compressed and the cover members II will be closed by the resilient action of the spring members 9. When the knob 23 is manually displaced from the notch IS the spring |3 will move the parts |4, Hi, and I1 upwardly into the position shown in Fig. 2. As these parts move upwardly the holder part l6 will engage with and press outwardly against the curved portions 9 of the cover supporting members 9 and the cap members will be moved to an open position. Usually the diameter of the lipstick l! is substantially less than the diameter of the holder [6 so that the curved portions 9 of the springs 9 will not rub against the lipstick.

Figs. 4 and 5 show a modified form of the imvention in which substantially all of the elements shown in Figs. 1 to 3 are used but in which the shape and proportions and arrangement of said elements are somewhat different.

In Figs. 4 and 5 numeral 2| designates a tubular housing, 22 are two diametrically opposite resilient cover supporting members disposed inthe housing adjacent to the walls thereof and which are illustrated as flat springs having upper end portions 23 which are inclined inwardly toward each other and toward the axis of the housing 2|. 24 are semi-cylindrical cup members secured to and carried by the upper end portions of the cover supporting members 22, 23. and which are adapted to cooperate to form a cap for the housing 2 The resilient cover supporting members 22 may extend entirely to the bottom of the housing 2| and may terminate in inwardly-bent portions 25 which are secured between a washer 26 and the bottom of the housing 2|. Obviously these fiat spring members 22--23 may be of shorter length than shown in Fig. 4 and do not need to extend entirely to the bottom of the housing 2| but may terminate above the bottom of said housing and may be secured to the side walls of said housing.

A disc 27 having inwardly extending resilient marginal clips 32 is disposed within the housing 21 and-rests ona compression spring 28. Preferably the spring 28 is secured to both the washer 26 and the disc 21. Also preferably the disc 21 has means to prevent it from tilting in the housing 2|. One way of doing this is to provide on said disc .2l-a plurality of downwardly extending skirt members 2 9 which fit loosely in the housing 2| and will move freely' therein and which will prevent tilting of the disc 21 due to the offcenter restraining action exerted on said disc by a finger piece or'knob 3| which is movable in a J-shaped slot 39.

'Ihe clips 32 of the disc 27 are adapted to receive and frictionally hold a cylindrical base 33 of a conventional lipstick holder 34 which carries a lip-stick 36. Lipstick holders 34 of this type and which have lipsticks 35 therein are well known cosmetic articles or" trade'and one known characteristic of these articles is that relative rotary movement of the base 33 and holder 34 will move the lipstick 35 out of and into the holder 34. When the several parts are in the-position shown in Fig. 5 the end portion of the holder 34 protrudes far enough above the housing 2| so that it can be grasped with the'fingers and turned to thereby adjust the amount of lipstick 35 which protrudes from the holder 34.

When the parts are in the retracted position shown in Fig. 4 the fingerpiece 3| will be engaged in the lower hook shaped end of the slot 30;and the resilient members 22 will yieldingly members in the housing,

hold the cover members 24 closed. When the finger piece 3| is released from the hook shaped lower end of the slot 30 the spring 23 will move the parts 33, 34 and 35 upwardly. While this upward movement is taking place the top edge of the lipstick holder 34 will engage with the inclined parts 23 of the cap supporting members 22 and will move the cap members 24 into an open position. The lipstick 35 is of substantially smaller diameter than the holder 34 and ordinarily will only project a short distance out of the holder 34 and will not contact the inclined parts 23 of the cap supporting members, either when the parts 33, 34 and 35 are being moved into an extended or a retracted position. The knob 3| limits upward movement of the parts 27, 33, 34, and 35 by engagement with the upper end portion of the slot 30. If desired the slot 30 may be made longer at the upper end to allow the lipstick 35 to protrude further than is shown in Fig. 5.

The foregoing description and accompanying drawings clearly disclose preferred forms of this invention but it will be understood that changes in the same way may be made within the scope of the claims.

I claim:

1. A receptacle for a lipstick holder with a lipstick therein comprising a tubular cylindrical housing open at the top end; a compression spring disposed in the bottom portion of said housing adapted to exert an upward pressure against a lipstick holder in the housing; spring retracting means operable from the exterior of said housing; two semi-cylindrical cover members; and two diametrically opposite resilient cover supporting members disposed within the housing supporting said cover members substantially flush with each other and adjacent the top end of said housing for transverse opening and closing movement relative to said housing, said cover supporting members extending lengthwise within said housing and being secured to the housing a substantial distance below the top end thereof whereby said cover supporting members are held against longitudinal movement in said housing, said cover supporting members having convergently inclined portions positioned to be engaged by the lipstick holder when said lipstick holder is moved upwardly by the action of said spring, whereby upward movement of the lipstick holder willopen the cover members.

2. A receptacle for a lipstick holder having therein a lipstick which is adapted to be moved longitudinally of the holder by relative rotation of the lipstick and the holder, comprising a tubular housing open at its upper end and closed at its lower end: a compression spring disposed in the lower end portion of said housing; a disc supported on said spring and adapted to receive and support a lipstick holder with a lip stick therein; means connected with said disc and extending to the exterior of said housing for moving said disc and compressing said spring;

means on the disc to frictionally engage with the base portion of the lipstick holder, whereby the upper portion of the lipstick holder maybe rotated to longitudinally adjust the lipstick therein while the holder is within the housing; two resilient cover supporting-members positioned within said housing and having their lower end portions secured to the housing to prevent long tudinal movement or the cover supporting said cover supporting I bers apart when the lipstick holder is moved toward the open end of the housing; and two cover members supported in cooperative relation by the upper end portions of said cover supporting members, each cover member having a semicylindrical side wall positioned to extend around one side of the upper end portion of said housing and having an end wall positioned to extend over substantially one half of the open end portion of said housing, the concave sides of the semi-cylindrical walls of said cover members facing toward each other and said cover members being movable toward each other to close the open end of the housing by the resilience of said cover supporting members and being movable away from each other to open said housing by upward movement of the lipstick holder in the housing.

3. A receptacle for a lipstick holder with a lipstick therein, comprising a cylindrical housing open at one end and closed at the other end;

a compression spring disposed in the lower por- 3 tion of said housing; a disc member supported 6 on said spring and adapted to receive and support a lipstick holder; a longitudinally extending slot in said housing having a hook shaped lower end; a finger piece on said disc movable in said slot, whereby said disc may be moved toward the closed end portion of said housing to compress the spring and hold the same compressed, said slot limiting the upward movement of said disc; two semi-cylindrical cover members cooperating to form a cap for the upper end portion of said housing; and two diametrically opposite resilient cover supporting members supporting said cover members for opening and closing movement relative to said housing, said cover supporting members extending lengthwise within said housing and being secured to the housing and having convergently inclined portions positioned to be engaged by the lipstick holder when the lipstick holder is moved upwardly to thereby open the cover members.

VERNA E. CALHOUN.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,055,414 Lehmann Sept. 22, 1936 2,111,767 Gimonet Mar. 22, 1938 2,453,867 Shatkin Nov. 16, 1948

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/59, 206/385, 401/62, 220/262
International ClassificationA45D40/10, A45D40/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/023, A45D40/10
European ClassificationA45D40/10, A45D40/02C