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Publication numberUS477217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1892
Filing dateDec 11, 1890
Publication numberUS 477217 A, US 477217A, US-A-477217, US477217 A, US477217A
InventorsJohn Mccoy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket perfume-case
US 477217 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 477,217, dated June 21 1892.

Application filed December 11, 1890- Serial No. 374,411. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JOHN MCCOY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pasadena, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Pocket Perfume-Case, of which the following is a specification.

My invention consists in a perforated metallic pocket-case having a wire-cloth lining for top and bottom and containing a bag or other pliable receptacle filled with perfume or other powder.

Figure 1 is a plan view of box. Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the wire-cloth linings. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the bag or powderreceptacle to be inelosed. Fig.4 is a central vertical section of the box shown in Fig. 1, and displays the various parts composing the invention.

Lid A represents the upper or top side of box and lid B the lower or bottom side of box. \Vire C is lining of upper lid, and Wire D is lining of bottom lid, of box. Sack E is upper side of sack or other pliable material containing powder, and powder F is contents of sack.

The box is of the uniform thickness of about three-eighths of an inch and about four and one-half inches in circumference. It is composed of two perforated metallic lids lined inside with woven-wire cloth and filled with a sack of sachet-powders or other perfume. The sack of powder is placed Within the perforated and wire-lined lids and the lids are then slipped securely together. That part of upper lid which slips over the lower one is about one-fourth of an inch in width, and is enlarged to the thickness of the metal used. This enlargement or expansion begins about one-sixteenth of an inch from the flat surface of upper lid and extends when the box is closed to within about one-sixteenth of an inch of flat side of bottom or lower lid of box. In this manner the case or box is made to appear as if a band about one-sixth of an inch in width encircled the box at a point where the upper lid slips over the lower one. In this manner I furnish a securely-protected form in which to handle powders of perfume in a thoroughly-ventilated case convenient for pocket use. This case or box can be made of gold, silver, nickel, copper, or brass. By securing the sack of sachetpowder in Wire-lined case or box the free circulation. of air around the powder is completely accomplished. The wire-cloth not only facilitates the circulation of air around the sack of perfume-powders, but it prevents the sack from protruding through the perforations in the lids of the box, and thereby prevents the sack from becoming soiled. This case can be carried in any vest-pocket or watch-fob, can be carried in ladies shopping-bags, or can be carried in the hands until the hands become perfumed thereby, and while the case is abundantly ventilated the powders are not so exposed to the outer air as to waste or easily exhaust the perfume.

sachet-powders have heretofore been handled for individual use in paper envelopes, or in unprotected sacks, or in imperfectlyventilated eases, or'sewed up in personal apparel. My invention is designed to obviate the inconvenience of using them in these different forms.

Now, having described my invention, what I claim for it as new, and on which I ask Lctters Patent, is

A perforated Wire-lined pocket-case containing a bag or other flexible receptacle for perfume-powders or the like. substantially as described.

Dated November 20, 1890.

JOHN MCCOY. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA61L9/12, Y10S63/02