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C.. E. WHITE.
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UNITED lSTATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES E. WHITE, OF QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS,` ASSIGNOR TO WILLIAM B. WHITE, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
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SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters :Patent No. 602,025, dated April 5, 1898. -Application led November 28,1896. Serial No. 613,797. (No model.) l
To all whom t may concern:
Beit known that I, CHARLES E. WHITE, of Quincy, in the county of Norfolk and lState of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eyeglass-Cases, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to improvements in eyeglass-cases, more especially intended for use for offset eyeglasses, but applicable as well for spectacles and other eyeglasses; and the invention consists of an eyeglass-case constructed and arranged for use, all substantially as hereinafter fully described.
In the accompanying sheet of drawings is illustrated an eyeglass-case constructed in accordance with this invention.
Figure l is a view in perspective -of the eyeglass-case as opened. Fig. 2 is a crosssection of Fig. 1 with the case closed. Fig. 3 is a detail cross-section of Fig. 1 through the fastening device. i Fig. 4 is a plan view of the blanks from which the eyeglass-case is made.
In the drawings, Arepresents the eyeglasscase, consisting of a body or receptacle B for the eyeglasses, and C a cover thereto. This bodyB is made of sheet metal and is first cut out from the metal sheet in the form shown at D in Fig. 4 and its portion E -folded on the dotted line F toward the back portion G in a curved line transversely, leaving sufcient space between the two parts E G for the eyeglasses, and then the end portions H and J are bent forward on the dotted lines K L, respectively, substantially at right angles to meet the front portion E, which closes the two ends of the case.' a
The cover O is bent in a curved form in cross-section, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and by its edge M it is connected to the edge N of the back portion G of the case in the manner hereinafter described or in any suitable manner to form a hinge on which the cove can swing. 1
On the front portion E of the case is secured a headed stud or pin P, which when the cover is swung over to close the case eX- tends into a spring-socket Q in a metal piece R, secured to the cover, by which the cover is fastened when closed. This mode of fastening is common and well known and needs no particular description herein.
S is a post or pin secured at one end a by riveting or in any suitable manner in a socket 5 5 ing of the two sides E Grof the case any nearer 6o together than desired. u
The eyeglasses are placed in the case over the post P, which is disposed between the two glasses, and when the cover isl closed the post will prevent the two sides of the case from coming nearer together and pressing upon the eyeglasses to injure or break them.
It is preferable before the blank portion D is shaped and after the cover has been pressed into shape to cover all the parts outside and 7o in with any suitable sheet material fora finishl to the same, the material at the junction of the parts C D serving as a hinge for the cover,
after which the sides and ends are folded, as
described, and then the fastening device and the protecting-post secured.
The end portions H J have their edges W cut in a curved line, as shown, and the front portion E of the case is bent to conform to such curves, which gives a pleasing and'con- 8o -venient form or shape to the case.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- The herein-described eyeglass-case consisting of a blank bent or folded at its sides to form the ends of the case and folded upwardly at its lower endto form the front of the case and provided near its edge with a hollow headed stud, a cover hinged to the back ofthe case and adapted to be folded onto the front and 9o provided with ar spring-socket to engage the headed stud, and a post one end of which is adapted to enter the hollow stud and span the space between thefront and back of the case to hold them separated a suitable distance so that the case may not collapse and injure the eyeglass,substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHAS. E. WHITE.
EDWIN W. BRowN, FLORENCE I. GARRETT.