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Publication numberUSRE20986 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 24, 1939
Filing dateSep 14, 1934
Priority dateSep 14, 1934
Also published asUS1987533
Publication numberUS RE20986 E, US RE20986E, US-E-RE20986, USRE20986 E, USRE20986E
InventorsJacques Kreisler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vanity case
US RE20986 E
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Original Filed Sep. 14, 1934 E Sheets-Shet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Jan. 24, 1939. J KRElSLER Y Rta-20,986

VANITY CASE Original Filed Sept. 14, 1.954 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 lngmmnnmmnm |l I1 INVENTOR f/Hcquss KRE/SLER.

ATTORNEY Reissued Jan. 24, 1939 VANITY CASE Jacques Kreisler, New Rochelle, N. Y., assignor to Jacques Kreisler Sales Corporation, a corporation of New York Original No. 1,987,533, dated January 8, 1935, Serial No. 743,941, September 14, 1934. Application for reissue December 23, 1935, Serial No.

33 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in vanity cases and has particular reference to the type of case embodying therein a plurality of compartments each with a cover controlled from the exterior of the case.

It must be appreciated that vanity cases in particular are articles of manufacture which must not only have artistic appeal to the highest degree, but must be extremely practical in use. The exteriors of the cases of this character should lend themselves to applied designs in liligree, enamels and other finishes, both elaborate and delicate. Many examples of this art have been and are being made, but in order to facilitate operations of the moving parts, as for example the covers to the compartments, many complicated contrivances are being used to bring about the desired movements. Springs are often very liberally used in these constructions to aid in lifting covers and even the compartments, if the designs include a set of nested containers for the various Vanities. It goes without saying that elaborate mechanisms, no matter how beautifully they are made to work or how efficient they may be in operation, are very easily thrown out of adjustment and require more space in which to operate than can be allotted for the purpose in an article as delicate and small as a vanity case.

In the present invention, the greatest care and ingenuity have been exercised in combining the utmost in artistic design with the most practical in construction, and in doing so I have sought to provide a vanity case which is easy to handle, comfortable to operate and which, because of the use of certain novel arrangements, is capable of opening up to expose its compartments without the use of springs of any kind. In accomplishing this purpose I have utilized push pieces at the opposite ends of the casing to release the main cover and to lift or swing it upwardly to its full open position, continued pressure on one of the pieces being transmitted to a release for a second cover piece or compartment to allow it to swing open and uncover a lower compartment.

Referring again to the exterior of the case, it cannot be too strongly emphasized that no matter what mechanism may be used in the interior the exterior must retain a perfectly balanced 50 proportion as to its various dimensions, leaving the surfaces smooth to accommodate the highly finished enamels so often used and giving to these surfaces just the proper curve and line to bring every possible artistic effect. I have brought 65 about this result in the embodiment of my invention described in the following specication, set forth in the appended claims and illustratively exemplified in the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of a vanity case showing its cover raised to give access to one of the compartments;

Figure 2 is a substantially longitudinal sectional view of the case with all the compartments closed;

Figure 3 is a sectional view of the cover lifting end of the case showing the cover in full open position;

Figure 4 is a sectional View taken on lines 4 4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a sectional view similar to Figure 4 except that the cover releasing end is shown in releasing position;

Figure 6 is a substantially transverse sectional view taken on lines 6 6 of Figure 4;

Figure 7 is a similar sectional View taken 0n lines 1 1 of Figure 4;

Figure 8 is another substantially transverse sectional view taken on lines 8 8 of Figure 4 but with compartments open;

Figure 9 is still another transverse sectional view taken on lines 9 9 of Figure 4;

Figure 10 is a perspective view of the inner container with its cover in open position; and

Figure 11 is a top plan view of a modied embodiment of my invention showing the outer cover hinged along its longitudinal side instead of at one end as in the preceding illustrations.

Referring to the drawings, IU denotes the metal shell, which constitutes the casing proper and which consists of two parts, each thereof being rectangular in shape and curved outwardly to- Ward its longitudinal mid portion. The longitudinal sides of each part of the shell are curved to form half round sections when joined with the corresponding sides of the other part. The ends of the shell Ill are open and the material along the ends is turned inwardly at right angles to form flanges l I. The part of the shell forming the top of the casing is cut out in its center portion and the material is turned inwardly at right angles to form a depending ange l2. The opening in the upper part is rectangular and it is nearer to one end of the part than to the opposite end; i. e., the frame part surrounding the opening is wider at one end than at the other. The depending flange l2 at the wider end of the frame is cut away at the mid portion to provide an opening I3 and intermediate its width there remains a strip of the ange which is bent back under the wide portion of the frame and is then rolled on itself to provide a cylindrical section I4 of a hinge connection. The outer ends of the flange eyond the cut are short of the corners of the frame and are provided with bifurcated edges I5, illustratively exemplied in Figure 8.

The opening in the shell is closed by a cover I6 which conforms to the curve of the upper part and i'lts closely the size of the opening so that when in closed position the upper face of the shell is smooth and unbroken. The cover I6 comprises a top and sides I1, the latter of which are not very deep and rest closely adjacent the inner walls of the opening. The wall l1, forming the front or free end of the cover IG, is provided with a short slot I8 midway of its length and depth. The rear wall of the cover is cut away at its mid portion to form a T-shaped opening I9 to accommodate a hinge plate 2D. The hinge plate 29 comprises an upright back portion arranged against the rear wall I1 on the inner side Ythereof and held in place by turning the free ends of the rear wall over and about the back portion, the latter being further provided with small projections 2l which engage over the lower wall of the cross portion of the T-shaped opening I9. The projections 2| tend to prevent any play between the rear wall and the hinge plate- 20. The lower side of the upright back portion of the plate 2D is provided with a projection 22, which is the width of the stem. portion of the opening I9, and which is turned slightly upwardly and rearwardly and then about itself to form a pair of hinge bearings 23 arranged to embrace opposite ends of the hinge section I4 of the shell I0. A hinge pin 24 is arranged in the section I4 and bearings 23 to enable the cover IS to hinge on the shell I0. In practice the hinge bearings 23 are slightly offset from the line of the section I4 so that when the free end of the cover is free it will spring open to a point just slightly above or beyond the outer surface of the upper part of the shell Ill. The side walls I1 at the hinged end of the cover project beyond the latter end and form lever arms 25 provided with aligned openings 2E at their free ends, the axis of the openings 25 being disposed rearwardly and slightly below the axis ofj the hinge connection between the shell Il) and cover I 6, the purpose of the lever arms 2K5 and openings 26 being hereinafter described.

It might be mentioned at this point in the description that the cover I6 is constructed to carry a mirror21 iush with the open or inner sides of lthe walls I1 and hinged to a portion of the cover at its inner end. The mirror 21 may provide a cover for a compartment 28 arranged Within the cover for the purpose of containing rouge or other cosmetics. The construction of the cover I6 as regards its inner construction may be modified in many ways and forms no part of the present invention.

Arranged within the opening in the shell and held in position by the depending flange I2 is a container 29 and a hinged cover 3U. The container is Virtually a separate unit and may be used to contain a supply of powder while the cover is especially designed to contain the pui or powder applicator. The container 29 is a shallowv pan having its bottom wall slightly concave to conform to and rest upon the correspondingly 1. one `half the depth of the latter rso that while every available space has been utilized the container 29 leaves sufficient room above it to accommodate its covers 30 and the outside cover I6. The rim of the container 29 immediately surrounding the sides thereof is shaped into a bead 3| and then drops down to a flat surface or frame 32 which meets the walls I2 of the shell opening. Beyond the frame 32 the material thereof is bent downwardly at right angles to form a depending skirt 33 and outwardly toform a flange or ledge 34 which is positioned just under the lower ends of the wall I2, as illustrated particularly in Figures 2 and 3. When the two parts of the shell are assembled the lower or under side of the wall I2 seats in the ledge 34 and holds the container down against the lower part of the shell and inasmuch as the container is engaged at all of its four sides the same is prevented from shifting or being moved relatively of the shell. The cover 3D for the container 29 opens out of its longitudinal side on a hinge connection 35. The ledge 34 opposite the hinge connection is provided with a notch or slot 3,5, as illustrated particularly in Figures 8 and l0. The cover 3l) comprises a pan shaped member more shallow than the container and adapted to t into the latter when closed. It is essential in this type Of article that the powder container be sealed when closed to prevent waste and gathering of the powder outside the storage space assigned for the purpose. To insure a perfect seal the cover is formed with a flange 31 framing the depression and being rolled over on itself about its edge to embrace the edge of a gasket 3B disposed and held against the under side of the ange 31. The cover in its closed position brings the packing 38 into engagement with the bead 3 I as shown in Figure 2. The free longitudinal side of the flange 31 is provided with a depending tab or lip 39 adapted to enter the slot 36 ,'the lipl having an offset 40 to engage under the flange or frame 32 to hold the cover closed against the tendency of its hinge connection 35 to open the cover slightly. To manually lift the cover 3 0, the flange 31 is provided with a lip 4| projecting suiciently into the recess ofthe cover to enable the nger nail to be brought up under the lip 4I to raise the cover. Y

I have described so far a vanity case embodying a shell II! with an opening closed by a combination cover, mirror and rouge receptacle I6 andan inner receptacle and cover therefor to contain the powder and means for| applying it. In order to` carry out the purpose of the invention and to manipulate the opening of both covers from the outside of the shell I3, I have arranged push pieces 42 and 43 at opposite ends of the shell Il), the former being disposed at the front tlnereof` while the` latter is located at the rear or hinge end of the shell. The body portions of both Push pieces are the same and comprise elongated hollow members, each having a con-v tour to conform to the opening between the flanges II at the end o f the shell. The outer portionl of each pusher is closed and when in position in the shell it conforms to the general line thereof to producea smooth rounded surface. The inner or open face of Ythe pusher is provided with a raised iiange 44 which forms a seat adapted to. engage. the inner edge of the ange II.. The pusher. in conforming to the lines of the shell. I0. is tapered to a point at each end and in forming the ends the material is elongated to provide. guides orshoes 45, which are disposed at right angles to the axis of the pusher and project inwardly along the rounded sides of the shell 'M5v adjacent its ends, and which are each grooved at 4B along opposite sides to increase their guiding operation to insure uniform movementl of both ends of the pusher into and out of the shell. Each pusher carries a plate over its open face and the inner shoulder formed by the ange 44 is utilized as a seat against which the plate rests, the latter being held in position ilush with the flanges 44 by tabs 4l arranged on opposite sides thereof adjacent opposite ends of the pusher, as illustratively exemplied in Figures 6 and '7.

The pusher 42, being arranged at the front end of the shell, is utilized to disengage the free end of the cover IE, and incidentally is the rst of the two to be pushed when the vanity case is to be opened. 'The plate 48 carried by this pusher comprises a flat spring metal member having a spring tongue 49 stamped out of its longitudinal mid portion adjacent one end and adapted to yieldably engage against the outer face of the flange I2, as shown in Figures 2, 4 and 5, to urge the pusher to project outwardly and axially of the shell or casing iii. In the opposite end of the plate 48 a second tongue 5I) is provided, which projects toward the first tongue 49, and which consists of a portion of the plate along its upper side. The tongue B is bent to project inwardly toward the wall or nange I2 and the inner end of the tongue and the adjacent portion of the plate are provided with dents or reenforcing grooves 5I for the purpose of strengthening the material of the plate at a point where consider'- able rigidity is required. The lower side of the tongue 5D, substantially midway of its length, is

provided with a projection 52 which engages against the wall I2 and tends to retract the tongue 5i! when the pusher is moved toward the Wall. The free end of the tongue 50 is approximately in the center of the pusher and shell and is turned outwardly from the tongue to form a latch 53, which projects through a slot 54 in the front wall I2 and into the slot IB of the free end of the cover I6 to hold the latter closed. The tapered ends of the plate 43 are cut out' to provide tongues adapted to t tightly in the specially shaped and grooved walls of the shoes 45. It will be clear that in the operation of these parts, inward movement of the pusher 42 will cause the spring tongues 4S and 55 to yield and the latch 53 to retract from the slot i8 in the cover IB, and to release it. The tension under which the hinge connection I4 is will force the cover to lift slightly out of the opening.

The plate 48, adjacent one end and beyond the inner end of the tongue 49, carries an arm 55 which projects inwardly at right angles to the line of the plate and which is provided with an outwardly disposed riser 56, The arm 55 has a out out 5i at its upper edge adjacent the plate to allow it to be projected under the walls or flanges I2 and 33 and into and along the space between the latter and the outer face of the side Wall of the inner container 2Q. The riser 56 is normally at the end of the slot 36 and the part beyond the riser reaches under the flange 31 beyond the slot 35. The tab or lip 39 projecting through the slot 3E is arranged on the outside of the arm 55 so that when the pusher is depressed arther into the shell than is required to release the cover I8, the riser will engage in back of the lip 38 and cause it to be sprung outwardly enough to free the offset 4I) from the edge of the slot, whereupon the inner cover 38 is free to swing open.

Referring now to the opposite end or rear of the shell I0, the plate 58 carried by the pusher 43 comprises a flat member flush with the open end of the pusher and held in position by the tabs 41. The upper half of the mid portion of the plate 58 is out away to form an opening 58 into which the hinge connection for the cover I6 moves when the latter is closed, as shown in Figure 2. Adjacent opposite ends of the plate 58, U-shaped cuts are made, the open ends thereof facing each other and the material therein being bent into the pusher to abut the inner side of the closed end thereof and form bearings 60. The ends of the bearings 60 are grooved or slotted to embrace a rocking rod 6I near its ends to hold the latter in place Within the pusher. The ends of the rod 6I beyond the bearings 6U are bent forwardly in an upwardly disposed curve and then at a point beyond the plate, after projecting through the openings 62 left by the bearings 60, they turn outwardly to form crank pins 83 which project into the openings 26 of the arms 25 on the cover I6.

It will be seen in the operation of the devlce,that by grasping the vanity case in the hand so as to bring the pusher 43 in front of the index and rst fingers and the pusher 42 in the fleshy portion of the hand at the base of the thumb, any pressure exerted on the case by contracting the hand will cause the pusher 42 to recede first to release the cover I6. This will be followed by a complete inward movement of the other pusher 43, which because of its link or rod connection 6I with the cover I 6, will cause the latter to swing to full open position as the arms 25 coact with the crank pins 53. Only in the eventthat theinner container 29 is to be opened is it necessary to push the pusher 42 farther into the shell to release the cover 38 as described herein.

In the modication of my invention shown on Figure 1l, the construction is changed to allow the cover plate 64 to be hinged to the wall I2 of the shell along one of its longitudinal sides lnstead of at one end as in the other form. The pushers will operate to release and open the covers in practically the same manner as set forth above in connection with the other embodiment.

Having described my invention and the manner in which the same is constructed and operated, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A vanity case of the character described, comprising a shell open at its ends and having an opening in the upper side thereof, a cover for the opening hinged at one end to the shell, and a push piece slidable in each open end of the shell, one push piece being connected to the cover to lift the latter and the other push piece engaging the free end of the cover to hold it closed in one position and to release it in its other position.

2. A vanity case of the character described, comprising a shell open at its ends and having an opening in the upper side thereof, an inner receptacle arranged in said opening, a hinged cover for the inner receptacle, a cover for the opening of the shell to close over the receptacle, and a push piece slidably mounted in each open end of the shell, one push piece being connected to the cover for the shell to swing the same to open position, the other pusher being operatively associated with both covers to independently engage and release each cover to permit them to open.

3. A vanity case of the character described,com prising a hollow shell which is open at its opposite ends and has an opening in the upper side walled by a depending flange projecting toward the bottom sides, an inner receptacle engaged under the depending ilange and against the bottom of the shell, a cover hinged to the receptacle, 1a cover hinged to the shell to close the opening, and a push piece slidably mounted in the opposite 'open ends of the shell, one push piece being connected to the cover to raise the same to its open position, and the other push piece being operatively associated with the free ends of the two covers to hold the outer one closed, and to .release them both, the outer one iirst and the inner one after the first push piece has operated to lift the outer cover.

4. A vanity case of the character described, comprising a hollow shell open at its opposite 'ends and provided with an opening in its upper side, a cover hinged at itsf end to the inside of the :shell to close the opening, and a push piece slidably mounted in the opposite open ends of the shell, one of the push pieces being connected to the cover on a line rearwardly and below the `axis ofthe hinge, whereby movement of the push piece into the shell will cause the connection with the cover to move under the axis of the hinge to swing the cover upwardly.

5. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 4, in which .the hinge connection between the shell and cover is formed by a rearwardly bent portion of the shell at the rear edge of the opening; which is rolled to embrace a hinge pin and a divided bearing projecting from the cover to receive the pin and embrace opposite ends of the bent portion carrying the pin, said cover having rearwardly projecting `arms having aligned openings, the axis of which in the closed position of the cover is rearwardly and below the axis of the hinge, and including a link between the openings in the `arms of the cover and the pusher to lift the lid by the inward movement of the pusher.

6. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 4, inwhich the opening in the shell is formed by depending a wall at the edge of the opening, the rear wall being cut on opposite sides oi the center and the material therebetween turned rearwardly and about upon itself, a hinge pin projecting from opposite ends of the turned under material, the Vcover having side and end walls to iit the walls of the opening, the rear wall of the cover having a T-shaped opening, and a hinge piece carried by the rear wall and provided with a back plate to rest against the inner side of the rear wall, .said plate having projections to project into the lcross part of the T-shaped opening to engage the side of the latter, and a rearwardly projecting `divided hing-e bea-ring to receive the pin at opposite ends of the xed portion of the hinge, the lower ends ofthe `rear wall sections being bent over and about the lower edge of the back plate to vhold the hinge piece rigidly to the cover.

7. A vanity case, as `claimed in claim `4, in which the other push piece is provided with a spring portion to project the same and a second spring portion having a latch to releasably engage the free end of the cover to hold it in closed position, and to withdraw from the cover by pushing the said last named push piece into the shell.

8. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 4, in which 'one of said push pieces comprises a long tapered hollow member having inwardly projecting end portions to slide against and be guided by the sides vof the shell, and tabs projecting from its open side, a plate closing the open side and being held in place bythe tabs which are turned over on the plate, said plate comprising a flat vpiece having a spring tongue to abut ra yportion of the shell and hold the push piece in projected position and -a second tongue cut and bent from the plate and having its free end turned outwardly to form a latch piece and its mid portion turned outwardly to form a lip to abut .a portion of theshell to hold the latch projected to engage the cover, the plate at the base of the second tongue and portion adjacent the latter being 'dented to reenforce the material.

9. A vanity case of the character described, comprising a substantially elongated hollow shell open at its opposite ends and having an opening in its upper side, walls for the opening depending into the shell, an inner receptacle comprising a iianged portion to rest under the free lower sides of the walls whereby the receptacle is held in position against the inner face of the underside of the shell, a cover hinged to the receptacle to close the same, a cover for the opening in the shell, and push pieces :operable in the open ends of the shell and cooperating with the covers to release the free end of the outer cover, thereafter raise the latter cover to full open position and then release the free end oi the `receptacle cover.

10. A vanity case, as `claimed in claim `9 in which the inner cover is held closed by a projection entering an opening in the ange and being releasably engaged by the wall of the last opening, the push piece releasing the inner 'cover having an arm projecting into the shell and adjacent the projection, the arm having a cam surface to engage the projection on its inward movement with the push piece to spring it out of engagement with the Wall of the slot, whereby the inner `cover may be raised.

11. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 9, in which the flanged portion of the receptacle is provided with an `upwardly projected bead about its rim, and in which the receptacle cover is provided with a flange to meet the flange of the receptacle in closed position and including a gasket member superimposed on the underside of the cover flange which is turned over at its outer edge to embrace the gasket, the latter forming `a seal to prevent loss of the contents of the receptacle.

12. A vanity case of the character described, comprising an inner receptacle having a shallow base, lateral flanged side walls and a bead projecting upwardly from the latter portion of the side walls, a cover hinged tothe base and provided with a Ashallow center portion projecting into the receptacle in closed position and having a lateral iianged frame to close over the flange and bead of the side walls of the receptacle, and a gasket supported under the flange of the cover vand interposed between the rlatter and the base in closed position to form a seal as the bead projects into the gasket.

13. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 1'2 including a` spring lip on the Vfree side of the cover flange o-pposite the hinge connection, a dent in said lip, the flange of the base having a slot to receive the lip and permit kthe dent in the latter to engage under the ilan'ge and hold the cover closed.

14. A vanity case, as claimed in yclaim 12, in which the hinge connection comprises a set of hinge straps which are offset with respect to their `axes to cause the hinge to be under strain to open the cover when the latter is fully closed.

15. vanity case of the character described, comprising la shell in Vwhich its greatest Vthickness is at its longitudinal mid portion and being tapered off toward its sides which are substantially half' round, the ends of the shell being open and having inwardly projecting flanges, the upper portion of the shell being provided with an opening and the material turned inwardly to form the walls of the opening, a cover hinged to the shell and closing into the opening to rest flush with the outer surface of the shell, push pieces slidably arranged in the open ends of the shell and held therein by the said flanges, the push pieces being shaped to conform to the ends of the shell and having their outer ends rounded, said push pieces being connected with the cover at its hinged end to raise it to full position when one piece is depressed into the shell and to engage the free end of the cover to hold it closed and to release it when the other`push piece is pushed into the shell.

16. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 15, in which the cover is provided with rearwardly projecting arms having aligned openings which move in a circle about the axis of the hinge as a center and in closed position of the cover the openings are disposed rearwardly and below the elevation of the hinge, a link connecting one of the push pieces and the openings in the arms whereby inward movement of the push piece will swing the cover toI open position.

17. A vanity case of the characterdescribed, comprising a shell open at its ends and provided with an opening in its. upper wall, an inner receptacle disposed in said shell, a cover for the receptacle hinged along a side of the latter and having a depressed center portion to accommodate a powder puff, a. cover for the shell hinged to the latter along one end thereof and adapted to close the opening over the inner receptacle, a push piece operating in the open ends: of the shell, means to connect one push piece to the hinged end of the outer cover to raise the latter, and means connected with the other push piece to successively release both covers to permit the same to be opened.

18. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 1'7, in which the hinge connection for each cover is arranged normally to lift and hold the cover slightly open.

19. A vanity case, as claimed in claim 17, in which the means to lift the cover comprises a U- shaped link rotatably mounted in one of the push pieces and having its arms projecting forwardly into the shell and then outwardly to enter openings in the outer cover which are aligned and arranged rearwardly and below the axis of the hinge connection between the shell and the outer cover.

20. A case of the character described having an opening in the upper side thereof, a cover for said opening, a receptacle in said case below said cover, a cover for said receptacle, means for releasably fastening said covers in closed position, means operable under one condition to release only the fastening means for said first cover and operable under another condition to release also the fastening means for said second cover and push button means movable in said case and operatively connected to said flrst cover for moving the latter to open position upon the release thereof.

21. A case oi the character described having an opening in the upper side thereof, a cover for said opening, a receptacle in said case below said cover, a cover for said receptacle, means for releasably fastening said covers in closed position,

means operable under one condition to release only the fastening means for said first cover and operable under another condition to release also the 'fastening means for said second cover, means movable in said case accessible externally thereof and operable upon release of said fastening means of said first cover to move the latter to open position, and means operable upon release of said fastening means for said second cover to move the latter to open position.

22. A case of the character described having an opening in the upper side thereof, a cover for said opening, a receptacle in said case below said cover, a cover for said receptacle, means for releasably fastening said covers in closed position, means operable under one condition to release only the fastening means for said first cover and operable under another condition to release also the fastening means for said second cover, means movable in said case accessible externally thereof and operable upon release of said fastening means of said first cover to move the latter to open position, and spring means operable upon release of said fastening means for said second cover to move the latter to open position.

23. A case of the character described having an opening in the upper side thereof, a cover for said opening, a receptacleI in said case below said cover, a cover for said receptacle, means for releasably fastening said covers in closed position, means operable under one condition to release only the fastening means for said first cover and operable under another condition. to release also the fastening means for said second cover, push bottom means movable in said case accessible externally thereof operable upon release of said fastening means of said rst cover to move the latter to open position, and spring means operable upon release of said fastening means for said second cover to move the latter to open position.

24. A container having a cover therefor, a catch for releasably holding said cover in closed position, means forming a compartment within said container, a cover for said compartment hinged within said container, a spring for moving said compartment cover to open position, means for releasably fastening said compartment cover in closed position within said container, said fastening means comprising a flexible catch in engagement with a part of said container when said compartment cover is closed, means operable externally of the container for releasing said first catch to permit said container cover toi move to open position, and a member operable under the control of said last mentioned means to engage said second catch and flex the latter out of engagement with said container part.

25. In a case of the class described, a receptacle formed therein, a hinged cover for said receptacle, said cover having a flexible catch adapted to engage a part of the case to releasably hold the cover in closed position, means movably mounted within the case and adapted to engage said catch to flex the latter out of engagement with said part of the case, and a member operable externally of the case for actuating said last mentioned means.

26. In a case of the class described, a hinged cover therefor, a catch for said cover, a receptacle formed in said case, a hinged cover for said receptacle, said receptacle cover having a catch, means mounted in said case and movable toward the hinged end of one of said covers for releasing said catch of the receptacle cover, and a member operable externallyofthe case for releasing the catch of1saidcover and-for actuatingy said last: mentionedzmeansfto release the catch ofsaid receptaclevcoverf, said member being movable toward and awayfrom the-hinged'endof one` of said covers.-

27.1na= case off the class described, a hinged cover therefor, acatch` for saidcover, a1 receptacle formed in said-case, aihinged cover for said-receptaclej-said. cover having a catch, means mounted withinA the case and movable toward the hinged end of one of said covers to'release said catch of the receptacley cover, and amember movably mounted in saidlcase below the cover thereof and operable externallyof` the oase for releasing said catch` ofy the case cover and for actuating said last mentioned meansto release the catch of said receptacle cover.

28.fAy vanity case of the character described, comprising a receptacle having lateralr flanged side walls andV abead projecting upwardly from the latter `portion offsaidside walls, a cover'hinged o/said receptacle and having a lateraly flanged frame to close over the flange andV bead ofthe side walls of theY receptacle, and agasket supportedunder. the ange of the cover and interposed between the-latter andthe flange of the receptacle inclosedl positionv to forma seal as' the bead-projectslinto the gasket.V

29'.V A vanity case comprising a receptacle having lateral flanged side walls and' abead projecting upwardly from the latter portion of said side wal-ls, a cover hinged tosaid receptacle and provided-.withav flange toi meet the flange of the receptacle in c1osed= position', and a gasket member supernfiposed` on the under-sidey of the cover flange andr engaging said beady when the cover is closed to form a seal.

30 In a container construction, a case havingJ a plurality of compartments and covers therefor, cover catches for said covers, latches cooperating with said catches, and a releasing mechanism positioned in said case and movable for successively releasing said catches.

31. A device of the character described comprising a casing, two parts each separately hingedly mounted in said casing and one such part arranged to act as a cover for the casing, a single manually operable finger piece in said casing, and means responsive to manual manipulatingof said finger piece to swing said parts successively each about its hinge mounting.

32. A device of the character described comprising a casing, two parts each separately mounted in said casing and one such part arranged to act as a cover for the casing, each part being normally urged to swing about its hinged mounting to open position, a separate means for retaining: each of said parts inclosed position, a single finger piece extending into said casing, and means responsive to movement of said nger piecefto release each of said separate retaining means.

33. A deviceY of the character described, comprising acasing, two elements each separately hingedly mounted therein, onesuch element being arranged to act as a cover for said casing, a movable member mounted in said casing, a catch for each of said` elements releasable upon movement of said member, and a single finger piece for moving said movable member torelease both of said catches.

JACQUES KREISLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/326, 220/DIG.260, 220/827
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/003, Y10S220/26, A45D33/006
European ClassificationA45D33/00B, A45D33/00V