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Publication numberUS3048316 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1962
Filing dateSep 8, 1960
Priority dateSep 8, 1960
Publication numberUS 3048316 A, US 3048316A, US-A-3048316, US3048316 A, US3048316A
InventorsJacob F Roos, Smith Albert
Original AssigneeCoty Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Face powder containers
US 3048316 A
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Aug. 7, 1962 J. F. ROOS ETAL FACE POWDER CONTAINERS Filed Sept. 8, 1960 Mazda-45m ATTOP/VEV 3,048,316 FACE POWDER CDNTAINERS Jacob F. Roos, Liverpool, and AlbertSrnith, Heston,

This invention relates to containers for face powder or the like.

Face powder containers are normally constructed with a body having a base through which the container is originally filled by the manufacturer and a base closure thereafter applied. The top of the body is provided with a transparent film or diaphragm which seals the body and permits visual access to its contents. A slip-on telescopic cover or lid is provided for the body, said cover also embracing the body wall. It is most important to provide a firm and tight frictional fit between the cover for the body and the body wall because, once the film has been broken by the user, the cover should positively prevent escape of loose powder.

In this invention, a cover is provided which is so formed as to snugly embrace the top of the bodywall to provide a firm frictional closure. This is effected by forming the top of the cover with a center, tray-like depression which forms an annular rim for embracing the top edge of the body wall. At the same time, the depression itself serves as a subsidiary container within which may be disposed a supplementary article, e.g., another cosmetic preparation or a cosmetic applicator such as a powder puff. The subsidiary container is enclosed by means of an outer cover which frictionally embraces the above mentioned body cover.

It will be understood therefore, that this invention not only serves to tightly close a face powder container but serves the additional purpose, while requiring no additional structure, of providing a tray-like recess forming a subsidiary container body.

The invention will be further understood from the following description and drawings in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a composite powder box container embodying the instant invention;

FIGURE 2 is an exploded view of the three basic elements thereof;

FIGURE 3 is an inside plan view of the body cover;

FIGURE 4 is a cross-sectional view as taken along the line 4-4- of FIGURE 1; and

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken substantially along line 5-5 of FIGURE 1.

Referring to FIGURE 4, the body comprises a body wall 11 which, in the form shown, is annular. A fioor 12, applied in conventional fashion, seals the bottom of the body 10 while an outer disc 13 is applied in conventional fashion to reinforce the fioor 12 and to provide an outer flange against which the lip of body cover 14 may rest in the closed position as illustrated in FIGURE 4.

In accordance with prevailing practice, a rupturable transparent diaphragm or film 15 which may be of cellophane or the like seals the top portion of the body 10. In actual practice, the body 10 is usually filled by the manufacture from its open bottom, whereupon the base closure comprising the floor 12 and outer disc 13 are applied. As will be observed, an annular ,ledge formed on wall 11 supports the film 15 which is folded thereover, the connection therebetween being generally by adhesive. In order to provide Wall 11 with a smooth and somewhat compressible top edge, the top portion of the wall 11 is folded over inwardly and adhesively secured at 16 to provide a beaded top edge 17.

The body cover 14 includes a vertical annular wall or ice skirt 14a which embraces body wall 11 by a slip fit as is more or less conventional. However, and in contrast to known practice, the body cover 14 is provided with a roof 14b which is formed with a center tray-like depression 18 which construction provides an inverted U-shaped channel 19 around the top edge of body cover 14. Inverted U-shaped channel 19 is of a width designed to snugly embrace the beaded top edge 17 of body wall 11. In effect, the beaded top edge 17 is firmly grasped by channel 19.

Thus the body 10 may be so securely sealed at its top edge as to adequately prevent escape of the powder after the manufacturers seal 15 has been ruptured by the consumer, the disc-like floor of depression 18 thereafter serving as a top closure in place of the ruptured seal 15,

since it is annular and substantially co-extensive therewith.

The tray-like depression 18, which forms channel 19 for the purpose above mentioned, also serves as a subsidiary container which may receive another cosmetic preparation such as rouge, cream, or a complementary article such as a power puff, or a bottle of nail lacquer or mascara or the like. Roof 14b may be integral with body cover 114 or if desired, may obviously be a connected insert and formed of plastic or light-Weight metal material in accordance with the preparation or article to be received in the subsidiary container.

An outer cover 29 is applied over the subsidiary container represented by depression 18. Outer cover 20 may take any desired form, the one being shown herein comprising a disc 21 frictionally secured within a substantially dome-shaped member 22 of transparent plastic material which is formed with a central projection 23 expose the subsidiary container. Member 22 is formed with a short annular side wall 24- which may frictionally embrace the upper end of body cover wall 140. However, other types of outer covers may be obviously employed for this purpose.

It will be seen therefore, that there has been provided herein a face powder container which, in its construction to securely seal the container body, simultaneously provides a subsidiary container which may house a cornplementary article or substance.

There has been shown what-is now considered a preferred embodiment of the invention but it is obvious that changes and omissions may be made Without departing from its spirit.

What is claimed is:

1. A container comprising a body having a vertical wall and a base closure, a cover for said body, said cover comprising a skirt which slidably embraces said Vertical wall along substantially the full length of said vertical wall, a central tray connected to and around the entire top edge of said and forming a central depression, an inverted U-shaped channel around the top edge of said skirt, and said channel receiving and securely embracing the top edge of said vertical wall so as to seal said body.

2. A container comprising a body having an annular vertical wall and a base closure, a cover for said body, said cover comprising an annular skirt which slidably embraces said vertical wall, a central depressed disc connected to the top edge of said skirt and forming an integral tray therewith, an inverted 'U-shaped channel around the top edge of said skirt, and said channel receiving and securely embracing the top edge of said vertical wall so as to seal said body, and an outer cover removably disposed over said skirt so as to cover said tray.

3. A container comprising a body having an annular vertical wall and a base closure, a rupturable diaphragm 3 below the top edge of said vertical wall and extending completely across said vertical wall so as to function as a closure therefor, a cover for said body, said cover comprising an annular skirt which embraces said vertical wall, a central depressed disc connected to the entire top edge of said skirt and forming an integral central tray therefor, an inverted U-shaped channel around the entire top edge of said skirt, said channel receiving and securely embracing the top edge of said vertical wall so as to seal {it said body, said central disc being substantially co-extensive with said rupturable diaphragm whereby when said diaphragm is ruptured said disc will serve as a closure for said vertical wall.

Blackwell June 5, 1928 Wilson July 11, 1961

Patent Citations
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US2991923 *Jan 19, 1959Jul 11, 1961Puro CompanyDispensing containers
Referenced by
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US3734276 *Nov 13, 1970May 22, 1973H BankPackage for providing a packaged product
US4162010 *Feb 27, 1978Jul 24, 1979Packaging Systems CorporationCosmetic dusting powder container
US4632301 *May 28, 1985Dec 30, 1986Lincoln Packaging Corp.Storage container blank
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/5.5, 206/772, 206/823, 206/229
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/003, Y10S206/823
European ClassificationA45D33/00B