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Publication numberUS811487 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1906
Filing dateMar 7, 1905
Priority dateMar 7, 1905
Publication numberUS 811487 A, US 811487A, US-A-811487, US811487 A, US811487A
InventorsMiriam Davidson
Original AssigneeMiriam Davidson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waterproof eyeglass-case.
US 811487 A
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Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed March 7 190d. -Serial ll'o. 248.927.

' Patented'J'an. 30, 1906.

T0 aM whom it may concern: i

Be it knownthat I, MIRIAM DAVIDSON, a' citizen of the United States, and a resident of the cityof New York, borough of the Bronze, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Waterproof Eyeglass-Case, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to eyeglass-cases. The object of the invention is to produce an eyeglass-case which will be of attractive appearance and of such construction as will render it water-tight.

The article is intended to be used especially by bathers, and while it is intended especially for carrying eyeglasses it is intended also as a receptacle for articles such as smelling-salts or a vial of brandy, which maybe used in an emergency.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specifica v lllOl1,'lIl which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in allthe figures.

Figure 1 is a perspective of the device. Fig. 2 is a vertical central section showing the same applied to a portion of a garment, such as a bathing-suit. Fig. 3 is a perspective representing the device partly open and showing a modified arrangement for attachin the same to a garment. Fig. 4 is a vertical section similar to Fig. 2, but showing the device partly in'elevation andpartly open;

and'Fig. 5 is a section taken at the jaw of the device, showingthe arrangement for insuring that the article will be waterproof.

The device is intended to be constructed substantially of rubber or other waterproof I Referring more material. i 1

articularly to the arts, 1 represents the ho y of the case, the orm of w ich is very clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. This body is of elongated form, as indicated, and its rearwall 2 is substantially flat, as indicated in Fig. 2. The forward wall 3 is preferably bulged outwardly, as indicated, so as to give the case substantially the form usually had by eyeglass-cases. In practice the forward and rear walls will preferably be made separately and united integrally at the bottom edge 4 and along a portion of their 1 side edges 5. The lower portion 6 of the forward wall will preferably be of a hard unyielding character, so that the case will offer a'substantial protection for eyeglasses which might be otherwise easilybroken. The upper pbrtion 7 of the outer wall 3 is preferably,

.ed e of thejaw 15, increasing meet at an'angle 8, as shown most clearly in Fig. 2.

The forward and rear walls of the device arenot ermanently connected at the upper edge and on a portion of the side edges. The upper edge of the rear wall 2 is preferably reinforced or bound with a metal brace or strip 9, (shown ve clearly in Fig. 1,) and this strip is formed with side extensions 10,which pass down along the ends or side edges of the case, as indicated. A similar brace or bindingstrip 11 is provided, which is attached to the upper edge of the outer wall 3, said strip 11 being provided with side extensions 12,'wh1ch are hinged near their extremities, by means of pivots 13, to the extremities of the side extensions 10 aforesaid,

When the device is closed, as indicated in Fig. 1, the binding-strip or brace 11 passes under the brace 9, the latter being of enlarged width, as shown. In this way when the device is folded only the edge of the brace 11 remains visible. These braces will be attached in any suitable manner to their correspond walls. I

hen the case is closed, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, the outer and inner walls meet together near their u per edges and are in such close contact an so formed that the article becomes waterproof. In order to effect this purpose, the upper portions of the said walls are made of massive construction, so as to form jaws 14 and 15, as indicated most clearly in Fig. 5, and these jaws on their adj acent faces are formed one with a groove 16 and the other with a tongue 17, which is adapted to-match therewith. These inter locking jaws will be of rubber of a more or less pliable nature, such as thatused In the heels of overshoes, and when the jaws are.

preferably formed at its upper edge with an extension. or lip 18, which overlies the upper tig t nature of the joint at t the water epoin't 19. These jaws 14 and 15 extend not only all The along the 11 per edge of the case, but are extended at t e sides, as indicated at 20 in Fig.

2, passing down to a point somewhat beyond the hinge-joints 13. purpose is of course provided with side extensions 16, as illustrated in Fig. 3, which pass downwardly at the sides, and the tongue 17 is likewise provided with side extensions which are received in the extension 16*. In this way a substantially water-tight joint is made from one ofthe hinges 13 to the other.

The case is referably maintained closed by means of a ap 21 ,which attaches to the rear side of the rear wall and is adapted to be folded down across the upper portion 7 of the front wall," as indicated in Fig. 2. This flap is preferably provided with a socket or eyelet 22, which receives a button '23, which is adapted to be snapped into the. same inv the usual manner. In Fi 2 this flap 21 is represented in dotted out ine removed from its normal fastening position, so as to permit the 1 case to be opened. J

In order to facilitate the opening of the case after the flap 21 has been unfastened, a tab 24 is attached near. the upper edge of the outer portion 7, the same being intended to be grasped between the fingers, as will be readily understood.

In order to facilitate the attachment of the case to a bathing-suit. or similar garment, it has preferably attached to its rearwall a pair of flaps 25 and 26, which may be made integral, as shown, one being disposed above the device and the other below, as indicated. These flaps are referably provided with sockets'27, adapted to receive buttons 28, which will snap into the sockets, as will be readily understood. The said buttons 28 will be attached ermanently to, the forward portion 29 or ot er suitable oint of the bathing-suit. When it is not desiralile to provide the bathing suit with buttons 28, the flaps 25 and 26 will be attached by means of safety-pins 30 to the bathing-suit, as illustrated most clearly in Fi s. 3and 4. i s

, IV hile I prefer to form the jaws of the device substantially of rubber, as shown in Fig. 2, I illustrate in Figs. 3 and 4 am'odified construction in which the jaws are backed by frames 31 and 32 of steel or a similar metal. These frames 31 and 32 have the general form of the braces 9 and 11 referred to above, except that .they are themselves formed with interlocking jaws 33 and 34, the said jaw 33 presenting a groove 35, ada ted to receive a projecting tongue 36, forme on the op osite aw. At the jaws these frames are line with apliable material or facing 37, preferably of rubber. In other respects the construction is substantially the same as that described above, the said frames 31 and 32 being hinged to ether at 38. j

he eyeglass-case described above is ad- 5 5 mirably adapted for its purposes, constitut- The groove 16 forthis' name to this specification in the ing, as it does, a waterproof receptacle for the glasses which will protect them from injury.

As suggested above, the article is most useful to bathers and will in practice be made of difierent colors, so as to match the color of the bathing-suit with which the device is worn. The case may be made of any desired form and may be of a polished or dull finish to suit ones taste. When supplied with this eyeglass-case, bathers may stroll upon the beach wearing their eyeglasses and may at a moments notice enter the water after having laced the glasses in the case to protect them om the water.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. An eyeglass-case having a pair of jaws,

said jaws having parallel opposite bodies adapted to be brought together, with side extensions extending downwardly and hinged together, one of said jaws havin a groove extendin longitudinally of its b0 yand longitudinally of the side extensions thereof, the opposite jaw having a tongue extending longitudinally of the body thereof and lon itudinally of the side extensions thereo said tongue being received in said groove and forming a water-tight joint between said jaws. I

2. An eyeglass-case having a pair of jaws, said jaws having parallel opposite bodies adapted to be brought togetheflwith side extensions extending downwardly and hinged together, one of said jaws havin a groove extendin longitudinally of its body and longitudinalIyof the side extensions thereof, the opposite jaw having a tongue extending longitudinally of the body thereof and longitudinally of the side extensions thereo said tongue being received in said groove and forming a water-tight joint between said jaws, one of said jaws further having a lip projecting beyond the edge of the opposite jaw and cooperating with said tongue and roove to form a water-tight joint in said aws. 3. An eyeglass-case having a body, the upper plortion whereof is formed into a jaw, said aw aving a body with side extensions, a second jaw adapted to close upon said first jaw and having a body with side extensions hinged to said first side extensions, the adjacent faces of said jaws having, the one a groove and the other a tongue adapted to be received within said groove, and a flap" disposed across said jaws and'adapted to secure the same together- In testimony whereof I have signed my presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/04, Y10S206/811