Title:
Container for flexible articles or the like
United States Patent 2233157


Abstract:
This invention relates to containers and more particularly to containers for removably holding therein a wiper or like flexible articles. It is an object of the present invention to provide a container of the above nature having an open end which is substantially closable by the article to...



Inventors:
Hermann, Cahn
Siemund, Heuman
Application Number:
US26649339A
Publication Date:
02/25/1941
Filing Date:
04/07/1939
Assignee:
Abe, Maskow
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/279, 24/3.7, 132/286, 206/37, 206/581, 224/220, 224/251, 401/18
International Classes:
A45F5/04
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Description:

This invention relates to containers and more particularly to containers for removably holding therein a wiper or like flexible articles.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a container of the above nature having an open end which is substantially closable by the article to be retained therein.

It is another object of the invention to provide means to longitudinally place said article in any position within said container.

It is still another object of this invention to provide carrier means operable from without said container or housing to adjust the position of said article within said container.

Yet, another object of the invention resides in the provision of means for loosely and detachably connecting said article with said carrier means.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a practical and efficient container, simple in construction and aesthetic in appearance, especially designated for ladies' handbags or the like, which container may be economically made of Bakelite, or other moldable material or any other suitable material, as for example, metal, wood, etc.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a container and a flexible wiper slidably arranged within and guided by the wall of said container, and in which container there also may be provided a compartment for receiving an article, such as, a lipstick or rouge, the said wiper being employable to remove excess lipstick material after the same has been applied to the lips, etc.

Accordingly, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination of elements and arrangements of parts, all as will be illustratively set forth in the following description. and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the appenaed claims.

With these and other objects in view there have been illustrated on the accompanying drawing forms in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice.

In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a view of a device incorporating the invention, the greater part being shown in section; Fig. 2 is a modified form of the device shown in section; Fig. 3 is a top view of the device shown in Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a view partly in section showing the wiper in its extended position.

Referring now to the drawing in Figure 1, there is disclosed a housing or container 10 made of any suitable material, such as, for example, moldable composition, wood, metal or the like in which there may be provided a partition II dividing said container or jacket 10 into two compartments 12 and 13. Compartment 13 may contain a lipstick 14 or other article, such as, rouge, powder pack, etc. This article 14 is fixed within a sleeve or similar connecting means 15 to the holder 16, the latter also serving as a cover for one end of the tube container 10. Article 14 may be withdrawn from compartment 13 by pulling holder 16 as with fingers of the user's hand.

Compartment 12 is provided with an open end 17 and also with a perforation 18 adjacent partition II. A wiper or handkerchief 19 made of suitable fabric or other material convenient for the desired purpose is drawn partly through a ring member 20, which member is connected to a carrier or cord or elongated sustaining means 21 at 22, as by means of a knot. The flexible carrier 21 may be provided with a gripping portion or member 23 to manipulate said wiper from without said housing 10. Member 23 forms an abutment against the surrounding wall of opening or perforation 18 to hold the wiper captive. The free end 17 of compartment 12 may be closed or blocked by the thickened wiper material 19 at the free portion thereof; and because the other portion of said wiper material is drawn through ring member 20 an additional thickness of material is provided as indicated at 24 to enable frictional engagement between said material and the inner wall 25 of said compartment 12.

It is evident that to use the wiper 19 the same may be gripped at its free end 26 and withdrawn from compartment 12, the strip 21 and ring 20 will naturally follow this wiper movement till member 23 is adjacent the opening 18 and being stopped by the outer wall 27 of the compartment 12.

It is further evident that the wiper 19 may be easily removed from ring member 20 and another one readily substituted therefor.

In Figs. 2 to 4 the container I0a is provided with opposite elongated slots 28, 29 forming guideways for the slide or carriage 30 guided in said slots as, for example, by means of pins 31, 32. Slide 30 is provided with a perforation 33 through which passes the flexible strip or cord 34 carrying at one of its ends a loop or ring member 35 to which may be attached the wiper 19a to provide for simultaneous longitudinal movement of the wiper 19a and slide 30; the cord 34 is provided with a knot 36 at one face of slide 30. The cord 34 may be provided with a gripping member 37. The extremities of the slots 28, 29 determine the extreme operative position of wiper 19a (Fig. 4) and its inoperative position (Fig. 2).

While in Fig. 1 the wiper 19 is withdrawn from container or tubular member 10 by pulling the free end 26 of wiper, in the modification shown in Figs. 2 to 4 the heads or manipulators 31a and 32a of the pins 31, 32 are employed as gripping members to negotiate the wiper 19d into and/or out of the tubular member or container 10a through slide 30.

The container or device heretofore described may be employed for various purposes, other than that already mentioned. It may be further used for containing a shoe powder or polish material instead of lipstick 14 and the wiper may then be utilized to rub said material into the shoe or polish the latter.

By the various means heretofore described, a wide range of variation or modification of characteristics may be had.

From the above description it will be apparent that there is thus provided a device of the character described possessing the particular features of advantages before enumerated as desirable, but which obviously is susceptible of modification and its form, proportions, detail construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the principle involved or sacrificing any of its advantages.

SWhile there has been shown and described and pointed out the fundamental novel features of the invention as applied to preferred embodiments, it will be understood that various omissions aiid substitutions and changes in the form and details of the device illustrated and its operation may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In combination, a hollow jacket, elongated and manipulatable sustaining means slidably guided relative to said jacket and having an inner end disposed within said jacket, a ring carried by said inner end, a handkerchief removably carried by said ring, said sustaining means adapted to be slidably displaced relative to said jacket for covering or uncovering of said hand59 kerchief, said handkerchief having corner portions, stop means to limit displacement of said handkerchief relative to said jacket to prevent covering of said corner portions by said jacket whereby said corner portions normally extend beyond said jacket and constitute means for withdrawing said handkerchief from said jacket, said jacket having sides frictionally cooperating with said handkerchief in the covered relation of said handkerchief to prevent accidental withdrawal thereof from said jacket, and means to limit the extent of the withdrawal of said handkerchief from said jacket.

2. In combination, a hollow jacket, elongated sustaining means slidably guided relative to said jacket and having an inner end disposed withinr said jacket and an outer manipulatable end disposed outside thereof, a ring carried by said inner end, a handkerchief having a central portion thereof threaded into and removably carried by said ring, said sustaining means adapted to be slidably displaced relative to said jacket for covering or uncovering of said handkerchief, said handkerchief having corner portions, stop means to limit displacement of said handkerchief relative to said jacket to prevent covering of said corner portions by said jacket whereby said corner portions normally extend beyond said jacket and constitute means for withdrawing said handkerchief from said jacket, said jacket having sides frictionally cooperating with said handkerchief in the covered relation of said handkerchief to prevent accidental withdrawal thereof from said jacket, and means to limit the extent of the withdrawal of said handkerchief from said jacket.

3. In combination, a hollow jacket, a reciprocable carriage slidably guided within and by said jacket, a cord carried by said carriage and having an inner end disposed within said jacket and a manipulatable portion disposed outside thereof, a ring carried by said inner end, a handkerchief removably carried by said ring, said carriage having manipulatable means for actuating said carriage to displace said handkerchief in and out of said jacket, said handkerchief having corner portions, stop means to limit displacement of said handkerchief relative to said jacket to prevent covering of said corner portions by said jacket whereby said corner portions normally 32 extend beyond said jacket and constitute means for withdrawing said handkerchief from said jacket, said jacket having sides frictionally cooperating with said handkerchief in the covered relation of said handkerchief to prevent accidental withdrawal thereof from said jacket, and means to limit the event of the withdrawal of said handkerchief from said jacket.

4. n combination, a jacket, a cord having an innered extend ing within and a manipulatable end extending outside of said jacket, a ring carried by said inner end, a wiper removably sustained by said ring, and means to limit the dis.placement of said wiper.relative to said jacket.

5. In combination, a jacket, a cord having an inner end extending withi and a. manipulatable end extending outside of said jacket, a ring carried by said inner end, a wiper having a central zone portion removably sustained by said ring, means for slidably guiding the displacement of said cord relative to said jacket, andi means to limit the displacement of said wiper relative to said jacket.

6. In-combination, a jacket, a carriage slidably guided by said jacket; a cord threaded through said carriage and having an inner end extending within and a manipulatable end extending outside of said jacket, a ring carried by said inner end, a wiper removably sustained by said ring, manipulatable means for actuating said carriage, and means to limit the displacement of said carriage relative to said jacket.

HERMANN CAHN.

SIEG1TUND HETUMAN.