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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 2,112,539; UNITED STATES PATENT OFFiCE ~ 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 2., . 2,112,539 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 ’ 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 20 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.