US 823213 A
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No. 323,213. PATENTED JUNE 12, 1906. E. E. GIBSON. 'COMBINED HOOK AND BOX.
APPLICATION FILED JULYG. 1904.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ELSIE E. GIBSON, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF ORNIA.
COMBINED HOOK AND BOX.
Specification of Letters Patent;
Application filed July 6,1904. Serial No; 215,559.
tain new and useful Improvement in a Comq bined'Hook and Box, of'which the following My invention relates to a combined hook and box especially adapted for sus ending ladies hats or other articles from chairs in theaters or other places or from any other suitable means of support which can be conveniently carried in a small compact form and which shall at the same time form a convenient receptacle for small toilet articles,
tainment andevenin churches.
tory means for supporting these articles, .Whichare often fragile and easily soiled, have such as a handkerchief, a mirror, or the like. In recent years the practice has come-into general use of requiring ladies to remove their hats in theaters or other places of enter- Satisfacnot, as a rule, been provided in such places, and therefore the care ofthe Some to theowner.
' The object of the present invention is to provide a small article which can be easily carried in'a small satchel or orte-monnaie which willserve to suspend. t e hat and at the same time form a receptacle for other articles. l
, My invention therefore resides in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of parts for the above ends hereinafter fully specified andp articularly pointed out in the claims.
' In the accompanying drawings, Figure is a side View of the article hrthe position of use. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same, showing the lids open. Fig. 3 is a plan view with parts broken away. Fig. 4 is a vertical section.
Referring to the drawings, 1. represents a casing or "box which is substantially cylindrical inform, its diameter being cons1derably greater than its length; The box has two lids, the under lid 2 forming a closure forv the main chamber of the box in which may be carried any article convenient for the use of ladies, such as a small powdered handkerchief or the like. The upper lid 3 contains on-its under ,side a mirror 4, which can be used when said lid is opened and thrown back.
Upon the cylindrical surface of the box same is trouble.
are hinged diametrically op osite to each other, as shown at 5, two hoolis 6, which for the greater portion of their length are .01 the same curvature as the box, so as to fit snugly against the cylindrical wall of the box. At their free ends 7 they are bent sharply inward, as shown, to give them a better hold upon the articles to which they are attached. In order to enable these terminal ortions 7 to swing into and out of the box, t e curved wall of the chamber is out down or depressed, as shown at 8, in an arc of a circle having for its center the hinge of the corresponding hook.
In use, the hooks having been extended, the upper hook is assed over the upper edge of the chair or other fixed support, and the lower hook then hangs down and forms a hook'from which may be suspended the hat or other garment. When the hooks are folded up, the device occupies little space and forms a convenient rece tacle for the carriage of any necessary smal article.
1. An article of the character described, comprising a casing the form of a closed curve, a lid hinged to the edge of the casing and adapted to be folded against thesaid edge to close the corres onding end thereot, and hooks hinged to said casing transversely thereto or at right angles to the first hinge, and adapted to lie along their whole length snugly against the curved side of the casing, and extending each substantially half-way around the same, substantially as described. 2. Anarticle of the character described,
\ comprising a substantially c lindrical casing, a lid hinged to the edge 0 the casing and adapted to be folded against said edge to close the corresponding end thereof, and hooks hinged to said casing transversely thereto .or at right angles to the first hinge, and adapted to lie along their whole length sungly against the curved side of the casing, and extending each substantiall half-way around the same, said casing having recesses to receive the ends of the hooks, and the free ends of the hooks being bent sharply inward, substantially as described.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing wi IIBSSGS.
ELSIE E. GIBSON. Witnesses:
FRANCIS .M. WRIGHT, Bnssm GORFINKEL.