Title:
Watch cover
United States Patent 2154225


Abstract:
My invention relates to a watch combined with a lid for a receptacle, such as a cosmetic powder jar. The present improvements are directed to a mounting for the watch such that it may lie flush Sor parallel with the top face of the lid, or be raised therefrom to occupy a desired angular position,...



Inventors:
Albert, Wewetzer
Application Number:
US14386137A
Publication Date:
04/11/1939
Filing Date:
05/20/1937
Assignee:
ILLINOIS WATCH CASE COMPANY
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/37, 206/235, 206/301, 206/759, 368/278
International Classes:
A45D33/30
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Description:

My invention relates to a watch combined with a lid for a receptacle, such as a cosmetic powder jar. The present improvements are directed to a mounting for the watch such that it may lie flush Sor parallel with the top face of the lid, or be raised therefrom to occupy a desired angular position, as for night use. In the accomplishment of these ends, I employ certain parts which are few in number, simple in construction, and easy of manipulation. An exemplification of this invention is set forth in the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 is a top plan view of a watch and lid in place upon a jar; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the jar and lid, the watch being adjusted to an angular position; Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the lid with the watch removed therefrom; Fig. 4 which is a perspective view of the lid shows the watch raised to an angular position; Fig. 5 is an enlarged transverse section through the lid, taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1; Fig. 6 is a detail in perspective of the swinging mounting for the watch; and Fig. 7 is an enlarged transverse section through the watch case and mounting therefor.

The present lid L is applicable to any desired receptacle such as the jar J best shown in Fig. 2.

It may be flanged, or otherwise formed, to remain in place upon the jar. In the lid center I have provided a generally circular opening 10 having a slightly enlarged diameter through substantially 180' of its circumference so that two diametrically opposed points of offset are formed. The opening is further provided with a pair of oppositely disposed recesses 1 and 12 arranged about equidistantly from the points of offset just described. Such a lid may conveniently be formed of sheet metal suitably decorated or ornamented 10 so as to be attractive in appearance.

The recess 12 is formed by striking downwardly from the lid a tongue 14 (see Fig. 5) whose end is upwardly curved to provide a bearing for a joint 15 which is formed at one end of a tongue 16 that -!5 is extended laterally at a mid-point from an arcuate arm I ? which extends through substantially 1800. Each end of the arm is provided with an opening 18 adapted to receive a pin 19 which passes also through an opening in the side wall 20 of a case 21 wherein is accommodated the movement of a watch W. The two pins may be headed or otherwise formed to secure the case pivotally between the two ends of the supporting arm. As by a pin 22 which is extended through the joint 15 and therebeyond at opposite ends to lie against the underside of the lid, the arcuate arm is hingedly connected in place. Formed as part of the case for the watch is a bezel 23 mounting a crystal 24 over the dial, the bezel being extended outwardly beyond the sides of the case so as to meet or overlie the margins of the lid opening 10 (see Fig. 7). When the watch is moved to the down position shown in Figs. 1 and 5, the case will be extended in large part below the upper surface of the lid, leaving exposed only the bezel with its associated dial, and possibly also the arcuate supporting arm which is conformed closely to the margin of the lid opening.

In this position the watch crown 25 lies within the recess I (see Fig. 1). This is the usual position occupied by the watch in every-day use.

To wind the watch, the lid is first lifted to permit application of a pressure to the underside of the case whereby to swing or raise the watch a distance sufficient to render the crown accessible for manipulation. In this movement the supporting arm is swung upon its hinge, and the watch may also be rocked upon its pivotal mounting. Should it be desired to angularly adjust the watch, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4, the case is swung around to the point that the margins of its bezel may be rested against the margin of the lid opening in a region of lesser radius. A support is thereby provided for sustaining the watch in any of several angular positions. When so adjusted, the watch may be easily read from a point which is laterally of the jar.

The construction which I have described is simple in the extreme. It permits of various adjustments of the watch with respect to the lid on which it is mounted. When in its normal down position, the lid opening wherein the watch is accommodated is concealed by the overlying margins of the bezel and also by the arcuate arm which extends around close to the margins of the lid opening throughout that region which is of greater diameter. The ornamental appearance of such a lid is in no wise impaired by a watch when combined therewith in the manner described-a very important consideration with many articles, such as a cosmetic container.

I claim: 1. In a receptacle lid having an opening, a watch receivable within the opening, a mounting for the watch such that it may be adjusted 0 through either of two movement paths whereby to occupy various positions with respect to the lid, said opening being generally circular and having a slightly enlarged diameter through substantially 1800 of its circumference so that two diametrically opposed points of offset are formed whereby the watch in one adjusted position is free to pass therebetween and in another position is engaged thereby to derive support therefrom.

2. In a receptacle lid having an opening, a watch the case of which is receivable within the opening and provided with a bezel adapted to overlie the opening, and a swinging mounting for the watch comprising an arm connected at one end with its case and at the other with the lid in a position below the bezel whereby to be concealed thereby, the bezel in one adjusted position of the watch engaging at its margins with the margins of the lid opening whereby to support the watch thereabove.

ALBERT WEWETZER.