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July 24, 1962
o. ZEKENDORF
3,046,366
ROTARY ELECTRIC SWITCH FOR LADY’S HANDBAG
Filed May 22, 1961
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
INVEN TOR.
OTTO ZEKENDORF
BY
‘
ATTORNEYS
July 24, 1962
o. ZEKENDORF
3,046,366
ROTARY ELECTRIC SWITCH FOR LADY’S HANDBAG
Filed May 22, 1961'
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVEN TOR.
OTTO ZEKENDORF
BY
ATTORNEYS
United States Patent G " ICC
1
3,046,366
ROTARY ELECTRIC SWITCH FOR
LADY’S, HANDBAG
Otto Zekendorf, 423 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Filed May 22, 1961, Ser. No. 111,823
4 Claims. (Cl. 200-52)
3,046,366
Patented July 24, 1962
2
part of
rotary electric switch, indicated generally at
D, and now to be described in detail.
FIGURE 4 illustrates a longitudinal section through
the combined hinge ‘for the frame members B and C, and
the rotary electric switch D. The end of the frame mem
ber B, has an integral ‘frame ring 2, ‘and the end of the
frame member C, has an integral frame ring 3. A bolt
The present invention relates to improvements in rotary
E, is passed through the aligned openings in the two
switches for lady’s'handbag and it consists in {the com
frame rings 2 and 3, and constitutes a hinge bolt for these
binations, constructions and arrangements hereinafter de 10 two parts. The various elements making up the electric
scribed and claimed.
rotary switch D ‘are mounted on the bolt E, and the ele
An object of my invention is to provide a rotary switch
ments associated with the frame member B, and the ring
which can be mounted at the hinge on the frame of a
2, will ?rst be described and then the elements associated
lady’s handbag. The rotary switch is small in size and
with the frame member C, and the ring 3, will be de
compact in arrangement so as to require little space and 15 scribed.
it will be inconspicuous when mounted on the frame hinge
The frame B, has a ?ber part F, connected thereto, see
of the hand-bag. The switch is open when the handbag
FIGURE 4, and this part has a disc-shaped portion 4,
frame is closed and it will automatically close when the
that bears against the right hand face of the frame ring
frame is opened. ‘The switch can close an electric circuit
2, when looking at this ?gure. The portion 4 has a
from a battery, concealed in the handbag, to any device 20 central opening through which the bolt E, extends. To
operated by electricity, such as an electric light, a small
the right of the portion 4, I mount a ?ber ‘washer G, that
radio, etc.
has an opening for receiving the bolt E. Then to the
A novel feature of the invention lies in providing the
right of the ?ber washer G, I mount a lead disc H, and
rotary switch with a white dot or other indicating mark
this disc is insulated from the bolt E, by a small ?ber in
that is viewable from outside of the handbag. When the 25 sulating Washer 5. The right hand ‘face of the lead disc
operator places her ?nger on the white spot and presses,
H, carries an arcuate conductor I, preferably made from
the switch will [be closed even while the handbag frame
brass. The inner arcuate edge of the conductor J, is
remains closed and the electric circuit will be completed
spaced from the bolt E, so as to prevent any electrical con
and will operate the electric device carried by the hand
nection between these two parts. A face view of the ar
bag. This permits the lady to actuate the electric device
cuate conductor J, is illustrated in FIGURE 5, ‘and one
without the necessity of opening the handbag. If a minia
radial edge of this conductor is bevelled at 6, to make a
ture radio is concealed in the handbag, the lady may cause
knife edge for a purpose hereinafter explained. The right
it to operate even while the handbag remains closed.
hand face of the lead disc H, also carries an arcuate ?ber
A further object of my invention is to provide a device
strip K, that is cemented to the lead disc.
of the type described which is simple in construction and 35 The elements associated with the frame member C,
which is durable and e?icient for the purpose intended.
and the ring 3, include a ?ber part L, connected to the
Other objects and advantages will appear as the speci
?cation continues. The novel features of the invention
will be set ‘forth in the appended claims.
Drawings
For a better understanding of my invention, reference
should be had to the accompanying drawings, forming
part of this speci?cation, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a lady’s handbag
with my electric rotary switch mounted at one of the
hinges of the handbag frame;
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view‘ of the same handbag
with the frame opened and the switch closing an electric
circuit to a light for illuminating it;
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the rotary switch
on a large scale and with a ‘wiring diagram connected
with the switch and to an electric device such as a neon
lamp;
’
frame C, and this part has a disc-shaped portion '7, that
bears against the right hand face of the frame ring 3, when
looking at FIGURE 4. The portion 7, has a central open
ing through which the bolt E, extends. To the left of the
frame ring 3, I mount a ?ber Washer M, that has an open
ing for receiving the bolt E. Then to the left of the ?ber
washer M, I mount 1a lead disc N, and this disc is insulat
ed from the bolt E, by a small ?ber insulating washer 8.
The left hand face of the lead disc N, carries an arcuate
conductor P, preferably made from brass. The inner
arcuate edge of the conductor P, is spaced from the bolt
E, so as to prevent any electiioal connection between
these two parts. A face view of the arcuate conductor P,
is illustrated in FIGURE 6, and one radial edge of this
conductor is bevelled at 9, to make a knife edge.
When the frame members B, and C, are in closed
position, the arcuate conductors I and P, will be out of
contact with each other. However the bevelled edges 6
FIGURE 4 is a longitudinal section through the rotary 55 and 9, will be disposed in partially overlapping position
switch and it is taken along the line IV-IV of FIG~
as in FIGURE 7, although normally not contacting with
URE 3;
each other. The purpose of this partial overlapping of the
FIGURES 5 and 6 are sections taken along the line
bevelled edges ‘6 and 9, will be described hereinafter. The
V——V and Vi-VI of FIGURE 4; and
left hand face of the lead disc N, also carries an arcuate
FIGURE 7 is a section taken along the line VII-—VII 60 ?ber strip Q, that is cemented to the lead disc. When
of FIGURE 3.
the frame members B, and C, are closed, the arcuate ?ber
While I have shown only the preferred form of my in
member Q, will contact with the brass varcuate member I,
vention, it should be understood that various changes, or
and the arcuate ?ber member K, will contact with the
modi?cations, may be made within the scope of the an
brass arcuate member P. When the frame members B,
nexed claims without departing from the spirit thereof. 65 and ‘C, are opened, the brass member I, will immediately
be brought into electrical contact with the brass member
‘ Detailed Description
P, to close an electric circuit presently to be ‘described.
In carrying out my invention, I make use of a lady’s
The brass arcuate conductor J, and the arcuate ?ber
handbag indicated generally at A, in FIGURES l and 2.
member K, 1are yieldingly urged toward the brass arcuate
The handbag has a metal frame consisting of two parts
conductor P, and the arcuate ?ber member Q, by spring
B, and C, hinged together at 1, see FIGURE 2. The 70 washers R and S. The spring washer R, is mounted on
other hinge for the frame members B, and C, forms a
the bolt E, and bears against the frame ring 2. The
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?ber washer 19. A larger ?ber washer T, is mounted on
the bolt E, and bears ‘against the left hand side of the
spring washer R. A metal washer U, is mounted on the
bolt E, and is placed to the left of the ?ber washer U.
Then a nut V, is threaded onto the threaded portion of the
bolt E, and bears against the metallic washer U.
The spring washer S has a small ?ber washer 11 that
insulates it from the bolt E. The spring washer S is inter
posed between the disc-shaped portion 7 of the ?ber con
A.
resume their normal positions and the bevelled edge 9
of the arcuate conducting strip P will be moved away
from the bevelled edge 6 of the arcuate conductor strip
I and therefore the circuit will be opened. The ?ber
washer W, and the elements between this washer and the
lead disc N, will constitute manually controlled means
for moving the bevelled edge 9 into contact with the
bevelled edge 6 when the washer W is pressed at the
white dot 15.
The ?ber Washer G, is attached to the ?ber portion 4
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nection L to the frame member C, and a ?ber washer ‘R’,
see FIGURE 4. A metal washer X is placed between
the ?ber washer W and the head 12 of the bolt E. l-‘i/hen
closed position, the ?ber washer G will rotate with the
?ber portion 4. Also the lead washer H is attached to
the parts are assembled on the bolt in the manner illus<
the ?ber Washer G to rotate therewith and the brass con
spring washer R, is insulated from the bolt E, by a small
so that when the frame member 13 is swung into open or
tnated in FIGURE 4, the nut V may be tightened on the
ductor I and the insulating ?ber arcuate member K are
bolt E until the spring washers R and S exert the proper
compression for causing the arcuate conductor I to be
urged toward either the arcuate ?ber Q or toward the
other arcuate conductor P, this depending upon whether
the frame members B and C are in closed or opened posi
tion. FIGURES 4 ‘and 7 illustrate the parts of the rotary
switch D in position when the frame members B and C
carried by the lead washer H and will rotate therewith.
In like manner the ?ber washer M is fastened to the ring
3 of the frame member C and will rotate therewith when
the frame is opened or closed. The lead washer N is se
cured to the ?ber washer M to rotate therewith and the
arcuate ?ber strip A and the brass arcuate strip P are
carried by the lead washer N and will rotate therewith.
Therefore when the handbag frame members B and C
are opened or closed, there will be relative movement be
tween the brass strips J and P to close the switch when
the bag is opened and to open the switch when the bag
is closed.
I claim:
1. A rotary electric switch for a lady’s handbag and
comprising two frame members of the handbag; a bolt
constituting a hinge for the frame members; a ?rst elec
trical conducting washer mounted on the bolt and in
sulated therefrom; a ?rst arcuate conducting terminal
carried by the washer and having a bevelled edge; a ?rst
are ‘closed.
In FIGURE 3, I show a simple wiring diagram in con
nection with the rotary switch and this wiring diagram
includes a neon light Y that is placed in electrical con
nection with a source of current Z when the switch D is
closed. The wiring diagram also includes 1a resistance in
dicated at 13 and ‘a condenser indicated at 14. The elec
trical circuit forms no part of my present invention be
cause the rotary switch D can connect any number of
different electrically operated devices that might be car
ried in a handbag, such as a small radio, etc. The func
tion of the electric circuit in the wiring diagram of
FIGURE 3 will therefore not be described.
Suffice it to
say that as soon as the frame members B and C are
' arcuate insulating member mounted on the same face of
opened, the rotary electric switch D will be closed and
will connect the electrically operated device, whatever it
might be, in the handbag with the source of electric cur
rent which in this instance comprises batteries Z. The 40
source of electric current Z can comprise one or more
dry ‘cell batteries which are connected‘ in a series.
A novel feature of the invention lies in the fact that
when the handbag is closed, the operator may place her
?nger against ‘a white dot 15 on the ?ber washer W or
other type of marking, and when this pressure is applied,
the rotary switch D will be closed even though the frame
members B and C remain in closed position. It will be
noted from FIGURE 5 that the insulating ‘arcuate strip
K has one edge 16 that is spaced from the bevelled edge
6 of the arcuate conductor I. It will also be noted from
FIGURE 6 that the insulating arcuate member Q has one
edge 17 spaced from the bevelled edge 9 of the arcuate
conducting strip P. The space between the edge 16 of the
arcuate insulating strip K and the bevelled edge 6 of the
arcuate conductor J is indicated at 18 in FIGURES 5 and
7. In like manner the space between the edge 17 of the
insulating arcuate strip Q and the bevelled edge 9 of the
arcuate conductor P is shown at 19 in FIGURES v6 and 7.
When the frame members B and C are closed the
bevelled edges 6 and 9 of the arcuate conducting strips I
the conducting washer as the arcuate terminal and hav
ing an edge spaced from the bevelled edge; a ?rst insulat
ing means connecting the conducting washer with one of
the frame members so that a swinging of this frame mem
‘er will rotate the Washer and arcuate conducting termi
nal; a second electrical conducting washer mounted on
the bolt and insulated therefrom; a second arcuate con~
ducting terminal carried by the second washer and facing
the ?rst arcuate conducting terminal and having a bevelled
edge; a second arcuate insulating member mounted on
the same face of the second conducting washer as the
second arcuate terminal and having an edge spaced from
the bevelled edge of the second arcuate conducting ter
minal; a second insulating means connecting the second
conducting washer with the other frame member so that
a swinging of this frame member will rotate the second
Washer and second arcuate conducting terminal; said
frame members when‘ in closed position causing the ?rst
and second arcuate conducting terminals to have their
bevelled edges disposed‘ in overlapping relation, the ?rst
‘and P respectively, are arranged in slightly overlapping
arcuate insulating member contacting the second arcuate
conducting terminal and the second arcuate insulating
member contacting the ?rst arcuate conducting terminal
to maintain the overlapping bevelled edges in spaced re
lationship; and manually controlled means for urging a
portion of one of the electrical conducting washers
bevelled edge 6 of the arcuate conducting strip J and close
permitting this movement; whereby a contacting of the
in the handbag. The spaces 18 and 19 permit the slight
relative movement between the arcuate conducting strips
out of contact wtih each other as soon as the pressure
toward the other conducting washer so that the bevelled
but spaced apart relation to each other. Therefore a pres~
edge
of one arcuate conducting terminal will be moved
sure on the white dot 15 of the ?ber washer W in FIG
URE 7 will move the parts from the ?ber washer W to 65 into contact with the bevelled edge of the other arcuate
conducting terminal; the space between each bevelled edge
the lead disc N, to the left and will cause the bevelled edge
and the edge of the associate insulating arcuate member
9 of the arcuate conducting strip P to contact with the
two bevelled edges constitutes a closing of the switch;
an electric circuit from the batteries Z to the neon light
Y or to any other electrical device that may be disposed 70 the arcuate insulating members moving the bevelled edges
on the manually controlled means is freed.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1; and in
J and P to bring them together so that electrical contact
which the two arcuate conducting terminals are so ar
will ‘be made between these strips. As soon as the pres
sure is released from the white dot 15, the parts will 75 ranged with respect to each other that a swinging of the
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frame members into open position will move the arcuate
conducting terminals into contact with each other and
result in a closing of the switch.
3. The combination as set forth in claim’ 1; and spring
means for urging the conducting washers in an axial di
rection toward each other for causing the arcuate con
ducting terminals to contact each otherwhen the frame
members are open or to contact the opposite insulating
arcuate member when the frame members are closed.
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4. The combination as set forth in claim 1; and in
which an electric wire leads from each of the conducting
washers, these wires being connectible to a source of
current and an electrically operated device carried by the
handbag; whereby a closing of the switch will connect
the device electrically to the current source for operating
the device.
No references cited.
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