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M. H. STRONG, DEGD. s. J. STRONG a H. A. ENSIGN, ADMINISTRATORB.
TOILET CASE FOR VEHICLES.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 6, 1911.
Patented May 21, 1912.
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MARQUIS H. STRONG, OF 13,0CI-IES'IIl'llB; YORK; SAMUEL J. STRONG, OF DECATUR MICHIGAN. AND HELENA. A. ENSIGN, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, ADMINISTRA- TORS OF SAID MARQUIS H. STRONG, DECEASED.
TOILET-CASE FOR VEHICLES.
To all whom it may concern:
State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet- Cases for Vehicles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawingsyformin a part of thisv specification, and to the reference-numerals marked thereon.
My present invention relates to toilet cases, such as are employed in closed carriages and limousine automobiles which are classed generally as carriage trimmings, and it has for its object to provide in a' device of this character a removable receptacle, such as a watch holder, and means for temporarily locking in the case to prevent its accidental removal or unauthorized access t-o be had to the time piece therein.
To these and other ends the invention consists in certainimprovements and combinations of parts all as will be hereinafter more fully described, the'novel features being pointed out in the claims at the end of the specification.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a'view in front elevation of a toilet case illustrating one embodiment of the'invention; Fig. 2 is a transverse,vert-ical section of the case; Fig. 3 is a top plan view, and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the locking device which I employ.
Similar reference numerals throughoutthe several figures indicate the same parts- My invention is particularly applicable to toilet cases, used as carriage trimmings, which among other articles may contain a memorandum book, mirror, bottles for smelling salts or the like. and a watch or clock, visible from the exterior of the case: and is intended primarily to provide a novel arrangement of the parts of the case to minimize the size of the latter and securely hold the time piece receptacle in its compartment and lessen the liability of the unauthorized removal of the watch or clock.
It frequently happens that when an automobile owner allows his machine to stand unattended, unscrupulous persons will enter the vehicle and remove the time piece. T his has been due, to the fact that in the toilet cases heretofore constructed. the time piece Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed Kay 6, 1911.
Patented May 21, 1912.
Serial No. 625,603.
or watch may be easily and quickly removed by lifting it out its compartment by means of its stem or ring, and to obviate this I fit the time piece into a suitable holder and secure the latter in the case by a locking device, as will be further described, which must first be released to enable the watch to be obtained.
The case illustrated is provided with a back 1, a bottom 2, and a bout 3 rounded at the ends and provided with a central opening 4, there being a w 5 arranged intermediate the back and the front portions.
Arranged at the ends of the case between the wall 5 and the front 3 are spacing blocks 6 which contain the bottles 7 and. provide the central chamber of the case. This chamber is divided into two compartments by a plate or partition 8, the ends of which are preferably adapted to engage the -grooves or recesses 9 in the spacing blocks 6. The plate or partition 8 carries adownwardly and laterally extending lug 10 projecting through an opening 11 in-the bottom 2 and attached to the bottom. as shown in Fig. 2.
Secured to the lower end of the partition 8 are the bowed spring plates 12, the upper free ends of which engage the surface of the partition near its upper end, thereby affording a resilient engaging surface. The locking means. as'shown in the present em bodiment, preferably comprises the leaf spring catch 13. which is arranged intermediate the plates 12 and carries a locking abutment 14: which is adapted to engage a recess 15 in the time piece receptacle 16. The catch 13 is provided at its lower end with an operating piece 1? which preferably terminates within the opening ll in the bob tom of the casing. although the operating piece may be extended to a point beneath the opening. as shown in dotted lines. to permit the catch to be readily moved when it is desired to release the receptacle in order to remove the time piece.
The watch .or time piece is designated at 18 and is arranged in a suitable recess in the receptacle 16. the latter being cut-away at its front to permit the face of the watch to be exposed through the opening #3- in the front of the case. The watch is first positioned in the receptacle. the latter being inserted into the case and pushed downwardly until the recess 1-3 is engaged by the locking j the spring plates.
abutment 14. By reason of the spring plates 12, the receptacle is held in tight frictional engagement in the case, even after the spring catch is released, so that considerable force must be exerted to remove the receptacle from the case against the resistance of The partition 8, by reason of its position and arrangement, serves also to provide an additional compartment in the case between the wall 5 and the watch receptacle .16, in which a memorandum pad, or other device 19, may be held While I have disclosed in the present application a preferred embodiment of my invention, I do not limit myself to the details of structure set forth, but intend to cover by this application such modifications or departu'res as come within the spirit of the in vention, and the scope of the claims hereto appended.
I claim as my invention:
1. The combination with-a toilet case having an opening in its front wall, of a partition arranged in the case in spaced relation tosaid opening, a receptacle adapted to be positioned between the opening and the partition and having its wall adjacent to the opening cut away, and frictionally engaging means carried by the partition for holding the receptacle in place.
2. The combination with a toilet case having an opening in its front wall, of a partition arranged in the case in spaced relation to said opening, a receptacle adapted to be positioned between the opening and the partition and having its wall adjacent to the opening cut away, and a locking device cooperating with the receptacle to hold the same in fixed relation to said opening and the" partition.
3. The combination with a toilet case having an opening in its front wall, of a partition arranged in the case in spaced relation to said opening, a receptacle adapted to be positioned between the opening and the partition and having its wall adjacent to the opening cut away, and a locking device car-- ried by the partition and arranged to engage a cooperating opening. in the receptacle.
I MARQUIS H. STRONG. Witnesses:
H. E. STONEBRAKER, RUSSELL B. GRIFFITH.