y g 1- w. G. KENDALL COMPACT PLATE HOLD'JLNG -RING Filed Feb. 9. 1929 INVENTOR Zl/zllwm Glifendalb WITNESSES ATTORNEY Patented May 26, 1 931 WILLIAM G. KENDALL, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY j ooMrAo'r PLATE HOLDING RING m Application'filed February 9, 1929. Serial No. 338,728.
This invention relates to a compact plate holding ring for vanity cases, and has for an object to provide a construction which is readily applied or removed and which will always E function to removably hold a compactplate in the vanity case. a V
Another object of the invention is to provide aholding ring for compact plates, wherein a single structure presents means for'hold- 1 ing the compact plate and means for pinching or interlocking with parts of the vanity case.
A further object, more specifically, is to provide a compact plate holding ring which is substantially formed as a double L in cross section, and which is provided with means for removably holding the compact plate in position while pinching certain parts of the vanity case. V
In the accompanyingdrawings,
case with the body in section and lid in elevation, the body having applied thereto a ring embodying the invention;
Figure 2 is a sectional view through Figure 4 on the line 22, the same being on an enlarged scale; L p
Figure 3 is a sectional View through Figure 4 on the line 33, the same being on an enlarged scale;
. Figure 4 is a sectional view'through Figure 1 on the line 41-4, the same being on an enlarged scale;
Figure 5 is a perspective viewof a holding ring T invention Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 3 but" showing a slightly modified construction;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary view showing in side elevation the vanity case illustrated in Figure 1;
Figure 8 is a detail fragmentary sectional view through the structure shown in Figures 1 and 4 with the lid closed, the same illustrating a certain form of catch; Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view through Figure 8, the same. being taken on the line 99 of Figure 8; Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals, 1 indicates the body of a vanity case, and 2 the lid which is connected to the Figure 1 is a View showing an open vanity disclosing an embodiment of thebody by suitable hinge 8. The lid and hinge may be of any desired construction and also 2 thebody, except that the body is formed with a-turned-in annularportion. Arrangedin this annular portion 4 is a.compact plate holding ring 5 which tightly fits into the bore of this portion or flange, as shown in Figures lto 3 inclusive. This ring acts to hold the" compact plate 6 in place and thispermits a; ready removal thereof at any time; Also, the ring 5 is formed so that it may be readily applied or removed, if desired. 'Wlien'the'." ring is applied it is held in place by. frictibn and at the same time presents such a fit or connection with the fian'ge 1 that there is no noticeable crack or connecting seam; The ring 5 is annular, and if desired, maybe. formed with an opening 7 whereby the wall 8 may be more resilient. It will be understood that the ring is formed from some thin metal. As shown in. Figures 2 and 3, the wall 8 is a partof the metal bent back upon itself so as to present an inner wall section 9. and an outer wall section 10. The .outer wall section .10 extends beneath flange 4 and is preferably formed with a slightly turned-in edge llfor better gripping the flange 4h "The wall section 9 merges into a resilient section 12 which is bent at 13 and forms a tubular section '14 having an in-turned flange 15. The tubular section 14; is provided with a pair of pressed-out portions or projections 16, said projections acting as resilient nibs or stops coacting with the catch 17 for looking plate 6 in the ring 5. The section 12-is S5 depressed at 18 and is. provided with a slot 19 through which the pin 20 projects, said pin havingan enlarged head 21, whereby the pin cannot drop downwardly. 'The lower end of the pin is soldered or otherwise rigidly se-' cured to a sliding block 22 having a lid or projection 23 adapted to. slightly overlap part of the plate 6 so as to'coact with lid 16 "for locking plate 6 againstaccidental removal. The block 22 has a projection 24 and on top ofthis projection rests one endo'fspring 25, the opposite endfbeingsecured to the tubular portion 14 by suitable pressedout clamping members 26. W'hen'it' isde-' sired to remove the plate 6 the knob 21 is pressed radially outwardly against the action of spring 25 and then the vanity case is turned over. This will permit the plate 6 to drop out of the ring under the action of gravity.
As shown in Figures 2 and 3, it will be observed that the tubular portion 14 of flange 15 forms a substantially L-shaped structure in cross-section, and this structure is integrally connected with the section 12 and wall 8 which also presents an L-shaped structure. This double L-shaped structure presents a. pleasing appearance and one which will pinch or press against flange a and present a wall for frictionally engaging the lid 2 at the portion 27. The structure also includes the encircling portion and flange which carry the compact plate 6. It will be noted that the lid 2 is provided with a depressed portion 28, and the portion 27 is really a wall leading to the bottom of the depressed portion. The parts are so proportioned that when the lid is closed the wall or portion 27 frictionally engages wall 8 and usually springs the same inwardly slightly. This movement is permitted by the open section 7.
In Fi ure 6 a modified form of the invention is s own, wherein the wall 8 is not bent back upon itself but presses snugly against the inner edge of flange 4. Aside from this feature the ring 5 is identical with ring 5 and will therefore need no additional description. In Figure 7 a partial, outside view of the vanity case is shown, and in this view a catch 29 is illustrated as being connected with the lid 2 and a projection 3 is shown in connection with the body or casing 1. Member 29 is bent slightly inwardly so as to catch or interlock with extension 30 and thereby provide a form of snap fastener for holding the parts closed. The pinching action between wall 8 and wall 27 will also assist in holding the parts closed, as well as prevent any of the powder from sifting out. WVall 8 is open at point 7, as shown in Figure 5, in order to accommodate the extension 30. but if desired, it could be closed and suflicient resiliency would be left in the wall to cause a desired pinching action of the wall 27.
In Figs. 4:, 8 and 9 will be seen the catch arrangement which acts to hold the lid closed, in addition to the spring action of wall 8. This catch arrangement includes a spring 31 threaded beneath the pressed-out portion 32, whereby the end of the spring is held in place so that the upstanding or catch section 33 may be arranged as shown in Fig. 8, and the thumb section 34 may extend forwardly through an aperture in case 1. A small plate 35 is carried by the lid 2 and is held in place in any desired manner, as for instance, by friction, solder or other means. This plate projects so as to interlock with the overhanging portion or lip 36 of the catch member 33. When it is desired to swing the lid 2 to an open position member 34 is pressed so as to force catch member 33 away from catch member 35. The lid may then be swung 0 en readily and when swung back to a close position the inner end of plate 35 will quickly and easily snap fast the overhanging portion 36.
What I claim is 1. The combination with a vanity case having a body formed with an in-turned flange, of a compact plate holding ring formed with an annular wall positioned to frictionally engage the inner edge of said flange, said ring having portions extending into said body to a point adjacent the bottom thereof, while said wall acts as means for receiving a lid, said ring being provided with a movable member for disengageably locking the compact plate in position.
2. The combination with a vanity case having a body formed with an in-turned flange and a lid formed with an annular wall, of a compact plate holding ring formed with a wall adapted to pinch the inner edge of said flange and frictionally telescope within the wall of said lid, said ring being provided with means including a tubular section for receiving and holding a compact plate.
3. A compact plate holding ring, comprising a tubular section, a flange at one end of said tubular section, said flange extending inwardly, a radial section extending outwardly from the opposite end of said tubular section,a wall upstanding from the outer edge of said radial section, said wall being bent back upon itself and formed with a flaring lower edge for pinching part of the vanity case with which the ring is used, and means carried by the tubular portion for holding a compact plate in the ring.
4. 'A. compact holding ring formed substantially as a double L in cross-section.
5. The combination with a vanity case body having an internal flange, of a compact holding ring formed with a wall adapted to pinch the inner edge of said flange, a horizontal section extending from the inner edge of said wall, a tubular section depending from the inner edge of said horizontal section for holding a compact plate in the ring, and an inwardly-extending flange extending inwardly from the inner edge of said tubular section for supporting a compact plate held by said tubular section.
WILLIAM G. KENDALL.