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US2585452A
US2585452A US2419A US241948A US2585452A US 2585452 A US2585452 A US 2585452A US 2419 A US2419 A US 2419A US 241948 A US241948 A US 241948A US 2585452 A US2585452 A US 2585452A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
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G. FRIEDLUND LIGHTED COMPACT Feb. l2, 1952 Filed Jan. 15, 1948 FIGB INVENTOR.

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M ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 12, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT yOFFICE LIGHTED COMPACT Gerhardt Friedlund, Detroit, Mich.

Application January 15, 1948, Serial No. 2,419 4 Claims. (Cl. 240-6A5) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in compacts or cosmetic cases.

An object of the invention is to provide a compact which is configured to represent a camera of the vest pocket type.

Another object is to provide a compact which conceals a flashlight particularly adapted for lighting the facial features of the individual using the compact.

Another object is to relate the light to the compact mirror so that the lighted features may be seen in the mirror.

Another object is to provide a novelelectric circuit and switch means for the light.

Another object is to provide a flashlight compact of simple construction and arrangement in which the electrical parts can be replaced with ease by non-mechanical individuals.

The invention consists in the improved construction and combination of parts, to be more fully described hereinafter, and the novelty of which will be particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Ato be taken as a part of this specification, there is fully and clearly illustrated a preferred embodiment of the invention, in which drawings,

Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of the camera compact,

Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation thereof, looking from right to left, facing Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 is a view in rear elevation, showing the powder compartment open and with its mirrorcontaining cover raised,

Fig. 4 is a plan view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 5 with the upper or powder compartment section removed to show internal structure,

Fig. 5 is a view in section on the line 5 5 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 6 is a detail view of the hinge structure on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, the numeral I designates the hollow compact casing which is of molded plasticmaterial formed in upperor back and lower or front mating hollow sections 2, 3. The sections 2, 3 have their side walls 4, 5 curvedexternally and internally to conform to the curved surface of cylindrical batteries of the pen hash-light type. In the mid-portion of the front section 3 there is an inward extending generally cylindrical member 6. having its longitudinal axis normal to the face of the section 3. The exterior side walls of the member 6 within the section 3 provide opture. The member IIJ is tubular with an internal transverse dividing wall I I separating it into two chambers or compartments I2, I3 which may hold eye-shade and rouge respectively. Alined with the wall I I there is a surrounding stop flange ill engageablev with the face of the section 3 to limit movement of the cover member into the chamber or recess 9 and to carry out the lens mounting simulation. The outer chamber I3 is closed by a flanged cover or cap member I5.

In the top of back section 2 there is loose powder compartment I6 having its side walls I1, I8 curved externally to conformto the cylindrical surface of the batteries l, 8 and having its bottom wall I9 fiat and substantially abutting the bottom wall of the front section chamber 9. Surrounding the compartment I6 there is a bead 20 and a channel 2| formed in the surface of the section 2. Fitting inthe channel 2I is the marginal flange 22y of a cover `member 23 containing a mirror 23a. The cover member is hinged at one end, as at 24, to the section 2 and closes the powder compartment, but is swingable to a vertical position or to a right angle to the section 2, as in Fig. 3. A latch pin 24L1 projects from a cover member ear 25 and frictionally engages in a latch hole 26 through the section 2. The usual powder screen or retainer and powder pad or puif will close the compartment I6 and be contained under the cover member 23.

The'interior of the sections 2, 3 are divided into three compartments or chambers by transverse partition members 21, 28 which form a central battery chamber for the batteries 1, 8, a lipstick end chamber 29 and an end light bulb and switch chamber 3 0. The partition members are of electric insulating material, such as sheet nbre and are held inposition by mating pairs of lugs or ears 3I in the sections 2, 3, those in the section 2 alone being shown. The lipstick partition 21 carries a resilient electric conducting strip 32 which extends through the partition to provide battery terminal engaging ends 33 extending at an angle into the centralchamber. The mid-portion of the strip 32 within the lipstick chamber 29 is bowed for engagement by the lipstick casing 34 so that on each insertion or removal of the lipstick casing from the compact, the terminalends 33 are flexed and slid on their contacts to maintain an efcient electrical circuit with the bat teries. Adjacent semi-circular apertures are provided in the side wall to make an opening to receive the lipstick casing 34. This aperture has a keyway opening 35 through which a key or locking lug 38 on the casing 34 may pass in order to lock the casing 34 in its compartment upon rotation of the casing 34. A flange 31 on the lipstick casing limits its movement into the compartment 29.

The partition member 28 has a central screwthreaded aperture or socket into and through which the base 38 of the light bulb 39 is screwed. Contact with the threaded bulb base portion or terminal is made by a contact strip 40 having an end portion extending through a slot which opens into the socket aperture and which lies frictionally against the threads of the bulb base. The strip 48 has its other end portion 4l extending through the partition member 28 and into contact with an end terminal of the battery 1. The other or central light bulb terminal engages one end of a switch strip 42 of electric conducting material which extends through the partition member 28 and is riveted thereto, as at 43. The other strip end portion 44 forms a switch terminal and extends parallel to the side wall 5. Cooperable with the terminal 44 is a resilient contact strip 45 which extends through and is riveted to the partition member 28, as at 46, the rivet forming a contact terminal engaging one of the terminals of the battery 8. The strip 45 is secured to a push button 41 which is reciprocalin an aperture through the adjacent halves of the side wall 5. The end wall of the casing l and compartment 30 has a window opening 48 formed half in each section 21, 3 and closed by a translucent curved sheet member 49 of plastic material which is held in position by friction due to its resilience.

The sections 2 and 3 are held tightly together by four U-shaped clamps 50 of stiff wire which slide into grooves in the sections. The clamps 50 can be easily removed and the sections 2, 3 thereupon separated, either by use of the linger nails or any simple feminine tool, such as a nail file.

It will be apparent from the foregoing description that light rays from the bulb 39 can be directed upon the face of the person reiiected in the raised mirror 23a.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. In a compact, a casing having upper and lower hollow mating sections, each of said sections having from its external face an inwardly extending compartment with alined upper and lower compartment walls which are within said casing cooperating With the opposed casing walls to form a battery chamber, said casing having an opening in an end wall, a light bulb supported in said casing adjacent said opening, a battery supported in said casing chamber by the walls of said casing and said compartments, and circuit means within said casing for electrically connecting said battery to said bulb.

2. In a compact, a casing having upper and lower hollow mating sections, each of said sections having from its external face an inwardly extending compartment with their walls cooperating with each other and the casing walls to form battery chambers, said casing having an opening in an end wall, a light bulb supported in said casing adjacent said opening, a pair of batteries in said casing, one along each side wall thereof and held thereagainst and in said chambers by the walls of said compartments, and circuit means within said casing for electrically connecting said batteries to said bulb.

3. In a compact, a casing having upper and lower hollow mating sections, U-shaped clamping members holding said sections together, each of said sections having from its external face an inwardly extending compartment, the walls of said compartments cooperating with each other and with the casing wall to form a battery chamber, said casing having an opening in an end Wall, a light bulb supported in said casing adjacent said opening, a battery supported in said casing chamber by the walls of said compartments, and circuit means within said casing for electrically connecting said battery to said bulb.

4. In a compact, a substantially ilat rectangular casing of molded plastic material having upper and lower hollow mating sections, one of said sections having an inwardly extending compartment having its walls cooperable with the casing walls to position a pair of batteries, a pair of batteries in said casing and positioned one at each side of said compartment in engagement with the casing and compartment walls, means carried internally by the other of said sections and cooperable with the walls of said compartment which extend into said casing to laterally position said batteries against the side walls of said casing, a pair of partitions in said casing positioned one at each end of said batteries, said casing sections having channels receiving and supporting said partitions, conducting means carried by one of said partitions and electrically connecting said batteries, a light bulb carried by the other of said partitions, a conducting member carried by said other partition and electrical- Y ly connecting one terminal of said bulb to one of said batteries, a switch terminal strip carried by said other partition and connected to the other terminal of said bulb, a second switch terminal strip carried by said partition and connected to the other of said batteries and cooperable with said rst-named strip, said casing having a side wall aperture adjacent said strips, a push button projecting from said aperture and operable to move one of said strips into contact with the other strip, an end wall of said casing having a window aperture adjacent said bulb, and means clamping said sections together.

GERHARDT FRIEDLUND.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Great Britain May 13, 1940

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US1670177A (en) * 1926-06-03 1928-05-15 Young James Nicholas Toilet kit
US1746810A (en) * 1929-01-14 1930-02-11 Anderson Jacob Carroll Vanity compact
US1750984A (en) * 1928-07-25 1930-03-18 David H Zell Vanity case
US2005835A (en) * 1934-07-13 1935-06-25 Floyd M Williamson Vanity case
US2043726A (en) * 1932-10-06 1936-06-09 Juliette G Wolff Vanity case
US2159934A (en) * 1937-11-15 1939-05-23 Jack Newton Vanity case
GB521104A (en) * 1938-11-08 1940-05-13 Everard Evelyn Bullivant Improvements in or relating to containers for cosmetics or other commodities or articles
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US1321026A (en) * 1919-11-04 Combination flash-light and toilet asticle
US1670177A (en) * 1926-06-03 1928-05-15 Young James Nicholas Toilet kit
US1750984A (en) * 1928-07-25 1930-03-18 David H Zell Vanity case
US1746810A (en) * 1929-01-14 1930-02-11 Anderson Jacob Carroll Vanity compact
US2043726A (en) * 1932-10-06 1936-06-09 Juliette G Wolff Vanity case
US2005835A (en) * 1934-07-13 1935-06-25 Floyd M Williamson Vanity case
US2159934A (en) * 1937-11-15 1939-05-23 Jack Newton Vanity case
GB521104A (en) * 1938-11-08 1940-05-13 Everard Evelyn Bullivant Improvements in or relating to containers for cosmetics or other commodities or articles
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