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Publication numberUS2950003 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1960
Filing dateJul 18, 1958
Priority dateJul 18, 1958
Publication numberUS 2950003 A, US 2950003A, US-A-2950003, US2950003 A, US2950003A
InventorsSimmons Emma M, Simmons Howard R
Original AssigneeSimmons Emma M, Simmons Howard R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jewelry case
US 2950003 A
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1960 E. M. SIMMONS ETAL 2,950,003

JEWELRY CASE Filed July 18, 1958 JNIfENTOR. 27/77/74 77!, 5022722006, B /wnrd/z? 511222722022 6,

United States Patent 2,950,003 JEWELRY CASE Emma M. Simmons and Howard R. Simmons, both of 2511 N. Desert Place, Tucson, Ariz. Filed July 18, 1958, Ser. No. 749,381 1 Claim. (Cl. 20675) This invention relates to portable receptacles, and more particularly to a jewelry case particularly adapted to receive earrings.

The main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved jewelry case which is simple in construction, which is relatively compact in size, and which is provided with means for supporting and protecting articles of jewelry, particularly earrings.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved jewelry case which is relatively inexpensive to.

manufacture, which is attractive in appearance, which is durable in construction, and which is arranged so that access to the interior thereof may be conveniently and easily obtained whenever desired.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claim, and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of an improved jewelry case constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a transverse vertical cross sectional view taken through the jewelry case of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a top plan view, partly in cross section, of the jewelry case shown in Figures 1 and 2.

Figures 4 is a front elevational view of the jewelry case of Figures 1, 2 and 3.

Referring to the drawings, 11 generally designates a jewelry case according to this invention. The case 11 comprises a generally rectangular receptacle 12 having parallel vertical side walls 13 and 14, parallel vertical front and rear walls 15 and 16, and a horizontal bottom wall 17. As shown, the side walls 13 and 14 decrease in height from the rear wall 16 to the front wall 15 and thus have the downwardly and forwardly inclined parallel top edges 18 and 19. Hinged to the top edge of the rear wall is the cover 20, said cover being provided on its inside surface with a mirror 21. The intermediate portion of the free front edge of the cover 20 is provided with a hinged, slotted hasp member 22 which is located so that it may receive the U-shaped bight member 23 provided on the intermediate portion of the top margin of front wall 15, said bight portion 23 being mounted on a latch plate 24 which also carries a key-controlled lock 25 having the slidable bolt 26. Bolt 26 is movable into locking engagement in the bight member 23 when the lock 25 is operated by an appropriate key, whereby the hasp member 22 may be secured in locking engagement with the bight member 23.

Designated respectively at 27 and 28 are a pair of horizontal rod members secured to and extending between the side walls 13 and 14 inside the receptacle 12, said rod members being spaced from each other, as clearly shown in Figure 1, and being secured to the top marginal portions of the side walls 13 and 14 at different levels. Secured in the forward portion of the receptacle 12 between the side walls 13 and 14 is a vertical, transversely extending partition wall 29, and secured between said partition wall 29 and the front wall 15 are the spaced vertical partition walls 30 arranged parallel to the side walls 13 and 14, and defining a plurality of auxiliary compartments in the forward portion of receptacle 12. Hinged to the top edge of the vertical, transversely extending partition wall 29 is a transparnet cover member 31 which is engageable on the top edges of the partition members 30 to close the compartments defined by said partition members. A

Patented Aug. 23, 1960 handle 32' is provided on the intermediate portion of the forward margin of cover 31, so that said cover may be at times elevated to provide access to the auxiliary compartment therebeneath.

The interior of the receptacle 12 is provided with a suitable yieldable lining of velvet or similar material, shown at 32. The compartments defined in the forward portion of the receptacle 12 by the partitions 30 and 29 are likewise provided with linings of soft yieldable cushioning material, such as velvet, or the like.

Rigidly secured on the rod members 27 and 28 are spaced supporting brackets 33, each bracket comprising an intermediate bight portion which is rigidly secured to the associated rod member and with depending, oppositely disposed hook elements 34, 34, said hook elements being arranged symmetrically on opposite sides of said intermediate bight portion. Thus, each rod member 27 and 28 is provided with evenly spaced bracket members 33, whereby a pair of earrings may be supported on each bracket member 33. As will be readily apparent, each earring of a pair may be engaged on and suspended from a hook element 34, whereby each rod member 27 and 28 will support a plurality of pairs of earrings arranged in a row in the rear portion of receptacle 12.

The auxiliary receptacle defined by the partition members 29 and 30 may be employed to house other articles of jewelry, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, or the like.

As will be readily understood, when the articles of jewelry are not being used, they may be housed in the receptacle 12 and covered by closing the lid 20. The lid may be locked by means 'of a suitable key engaged in the lock 25 and actuated to move the bolt 26 into locking engagement with the bight member 23. To obtain access to.the contents of the receptacle, the bolt 26 is retracted, releasing the hasp member 22, whereby the cover 20 may be swung to the vertical open position thereof shown in dotted view in Figure 2.

While a specific embodiment of an improved jewelry case has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A jewelry case comprising a receptacle having parallel vertical side walls having downwardly and forwardly inclined parallel top edges, parallel vertical front and rear walls and a horizontal bottom wall, a cover hinged to the top edge of said rear wall and being constructed and arranged to at times engage the top edges of the front and side walls, a plurality of spaced horizontal rod members secured to and extending between the upper marginal portions of said side walls and therefore being of different heights relative to said bottom wall, and a plurality of spaced supporting brackets on each rod member, each supporting bracket comprising an intermediate bight portion overlying and rigidly secured to the associated rod member and depending hook elements extending outwardly in opposite directions in the same vertical plane as and arranged symmetrically on opposite sides of said intermediate bight portion, whereby each earring of a pair of earrings may be engaged on and suspended from a hook element, and whereby each bracket will support a pair of earrings.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 626,423 Hargens June 6, 1899 2,066,765 Cathey J an. 5, 1937 2,431,423 Robbins Nov. 25, 1947 2,479,509 Pichniarczyk Aug. 16, 1949

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/565, 211/123, 206/566
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/16
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/16
European ClassificationA45C11/16