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March 29,‘ ~1932?,“
H. F. MAGNUS
PORTABLE CASE OR CONTAINER
Filed Sept. 2, 1936
2,112,539
Patented Mar. 29, 1938
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UNITED STATES
PATENT OFFiCE
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2,112,539
PORTABLE C'ASE OR CONTAINER
Harold Frederick Magnus, London, England
Application September 2, 1936, Serial No. 99,040
In Great Britain December 12, 1935
2 Claims. (Cl. 132—79)
This invention relates to portable cases or con
tainers and in particular to portable cases com
prising a pair of hingedly united sections, and
in which various articles may be conveniently
5 carried, and disposed for convenient access when
the case is opened.
While I have disclosed my invention as ap—
plied to a combination cigarette and vanity case,
it will be understood that I do not limit myself
to this particular type of container, and that
as to certain phases thereof my invention may
have other applications.
Among the objects of my invention is the pro
vision of a portable case in which various articles
' may be conveniently and compactly accommo—
dated in such a way that they will be securely
held, will be effectively separated from each
other, and yet will be disposed so as to be readily
available for use, and further the provision in a
20 portable case of a mirror comprising a plu
be observed that my case is shown therein by way
of example as compn'singyin general, a pair of
complementary sections l0 and I 2, of ?attened
form and with upstanding side walls, and adapt
ed to form a closed compartment, and, as clearly
appears from Figure 3, these sections are shown
as united by a hinge. .The section ID will be
referred to hereinafter as the cover, while the
other section will be referred to as the base.
By referring to Figures 2 and 3 it will be ob 10
served that the base I 2 is shown as having an
inner frame l3, forming double side walls, and
further as being divided by partitions into a
number of compartments, one of Which, l6,
shown as holding cigarettes, indicated by the nu
meral I8, is separated from the other portions vof
the case by a transverse partition I4 while a .
second compartment 20 is arranged for the re
ception of vanity articles. A small compartment
24 in which a lipstick may be conveniently car
rality of sections, and also a mirror having por
tions thereof adapted to extend beyond the con—
?nes of the case, the provision in a portable case
ried, is separated from the compartment 20 by a
partition 22. The compartment 20 is provided
of a mirror having a main section and auxiliary
25 sections so associated with the main mirror that
ception of powder, and rouge, these not being
shown in detail but merely indicated, and a cover
26, shown as hinged at 28, is shown as adapted
to be superposed over this compartment.
A member 30, shown as hinged at 32 to the
they are adapted to form extensions thereof, and.
thereby in effect form a single mirror of an area
exceeding that of the main mirror, the provision
with shallow trays or pans adapted for the re
in a portable case of a main mirror and auxil
frame is is adapted for retaining the cigarettes
iary mirrors adapted to be positioned to the sides
thereof and at an angle thereto, the provision
in a portable case having hinged superposed
sections, of a section which is of sufficient depth
in place, and in order that it may effectively
perform this function the hinge 32 may be made of the spring type, so that the member 30 will
be caused to press down- against the cigarettes
to accommodate a plurality of mirrors in super
' posed relation within the con?nes thereof, and
located in the compartment IS.
The cover I 0, as will be observed from Figure 2,
the provision in a portable case, as just described,
of a section of su?icient depth to accommodate
is shown as having a mirror 38 mounted in the
not only the mirrors, but also brackets adapted
to receive a comb or other article.
40
For the attainment of these objects and such
other objects as will hereinafter appear or be
pointed out, I have disclosed one embodiment of
my invention in the drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a vanity case,
45 constructed in accordance with my invention, in
closed position;
Figure 2 is a sectional view on a greatly en
larged scale, taken on the line 2—2 of Figure 1,
looking in the direction of the arrows, and
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the vanity
case of Figure 1, similar to Figure 1, but with
the cover open, and with the auxiliary mirrors
carried by the cover in their unfolded posi
tion.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will
bottom thereof, and for the purpose of retain
ing this mirror a frame I5 is shown as inserted
into the cover. This frame is shown as having
portions running along the side walls of the 401
cover, and other portions angularly related
thereto and adapted to overlie the rim of the
mirror.
The frame 15 may be held in place
within the cover
Ill in any suitable or pre
ferred manner. The cover In is shown as deep
enough to accommodate a pair of movable aux~
iliary mirrors 40, shown as mounted on hinges
42 on the frame I5 and adapted to be folded into
superposed relation to the mirror 38. The hinges
42 are shown as of the spring type, the springs
thereof being indicated at 44, and are so arranged
that when the cover is opened and the mir
rors 40 are released, the spring hinges will cause
the mirrors 40 automatically to move outwardly
into the position indicated in Figure 3, in which 55
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they stand at an angle to the main mirror 38,
and in which position they eil'ectively supple
ment the main mirror 38 to give an extended ?eld
of view. It will be understood that stops of any
suitable or preferred type may be provided to
prevent movement; of the mirrors 40 beyond this
10
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It will also be obvious that instead of the arti-'
cles I have shown in the case, that is, the ciga
rettes, powder, comb, etc., other articles may be
disposed therein, and the size, shape, disposition
of parts, and relative dimensions of the case may
be varied. For example, the base may be made
angular position. The mirror 38 is shown as of
an elongated rectangular shape and the mirrors
40 at the narrow ends thereof, whereby a re
of a depth su?icient to receive brushes or other
?ecting surface of relatively great lateral extent,
made as a support for the additional-mirrors and
move to the outer side when the container is
although relatively narrow, is formed, which is
i found very desirable for the intended purpose.
Carried by the hinge II that unites the base
and the cover I0 and 12 are shown apair of
members 34 in the form‘of channeled brackets,
, that are adapted to receive a comb, indicated at
36, and these members are adapted to fold into
the cover “I, as clearly appears from Figure 2,
and to be superposed over the mirrors 40,. and
20 over the base l2.
opened.
While therefore I have herein disclosed one
embodiment of my invention, it is to be under
stoodthat the samemay be embodied in many 15
forms, and that I do not limit myself to the par
ticular embodiment disclosed herein, nor limit
myself in any other way than as called for by the
prior art.
Having thus described my invention and illus
'
For~ causing the baseand cover In .and I2 to
remain securely in a closed position, I have pro
vided a locking member or clip 46,‘ shown as
hinged to the base-member I2, nearv the bottom
25.; thereof, and it will be observed ‘that all portions
of thehinge thereof are indicated as. positioned
within the contour of the base. The member 46
is. shown as having an angularly disposed portion
adapted to overlie the cover I0 and as provided
with an opening 48;. and the cover In is shown
as provided with a raised portion 50, comple
mentary .to the opening 48, and these respective
parts are adapted to interengage and prevent
displacement of the member 46,‘ when it is in its
with its bent'portion 41 su
351 locking'position,
perposed over the cover.
articles as used in a set on a dresing or other ,
table, and the sidewalls of the containercan be
.
From the foregoing description of the illustra
‘tive embodiment thereof, the many desirable fea
tures- of my invention will be‘ apparent. When
.the coveris raised, after release of the locking
member, the mirrors 40'willunfold outwardly
and afford a wide re?ecting surface in which a
large portion of the face can be conveniently
viewed. At the same time the comb and the
lipstick are accessible, and by moving the brack~
ets 34- about their hinge, the comb may be posi
tioned out‘ of, the .way; so thatthe rouge and
powder compartment may be opened. The con
tents of the .cigarette compartment are available
50 'even-without'raising the comb, although by rais
ing the comb the cigarettes may be more readily
removed. It will be observed that the comb, when
secure by ‘Letters Patent is:
'
l.’In aicontainer comprising a pair of com
plementary sections hingedly united, one of said
sections being, of tray-like. form and havingv a
main wall and side Walls upstanding therefrom,
a mirror positioned within said tray-like section
and overlying its main wall, a rectangular frame
positioned within said tray-like section and hav
ing portions thereof in contact with the upstand 30
ing side’ walls of said tray-like section, and said
frame having other portions thereof adapted to
engage. the rim portions of said mirror said
frame serving toretain said mirror within the
tray~like section, a pair of auxiliary mirrors and‘
hinge means uniting each of = said auxiliary mir
rors with said frame in such a position that said
auxiliary ‘mirrors maybe folded into an overly
ingrelation with said ?rst mentioned mirror or
into a position whereby they form lateral exten
sions of the re?ecting surface of said ?rst men
tioned mirror;
, 2. In a container comprising a pair of compiee'
overlying its main‘wa-ll, ‘a rectangular frame po
sitioned within said tray-like section: and hav
ing portions thereof in contactwith the upstand- ;
ing side-walls of said tray-like section, said frame
having other portions‘ thereof adapted to overlie
the rim-portions of ' saidmirror and said frame
30‘ in retaining the cigarettes in the compart
55 .ment- 1 6p
Attention may here be called to' the advantages
of the construction involving the inner frames is
and I5,.»which permits the ?nishing thereof sepa
rately from the body of the case, whereby a
with its overlying portionsbeing adapted to re
tainsaid mirror in place within the tray-like
section, a pair of auxiliary mirrors and spring
hinge means uniting each of‘ said auxiliary mir
rors with said frame, each of said hinge means
having its axis positioned on the edge of said
byan attractive appearance for the interior of
the case is assured.
4.0 .
mentary sections hingedly united, one of said sec
tions; being of tray-like form andhaving a main. ;
Wall-and side walls upstanding therefrom, a mir~~
ror positioned withinsaid tray-like sectionand
> in'the: position of Figure 3, assists the. member
= greater-variety of .?nish'es is possible, and where
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trated its use, what I claim as new and desire to
frame and parallel to anedge; of said ?rst men
tioned mirror and said auxiliary mirror;
HAROLD FREDERICK MAGNUS.
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