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Publication numberUS1205537 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1916
Filing dateMay 23, 1916
Priority dateMay 23, 1916
Publication numberUS 1205537 A, US 1205537A, US-A-1205537, US1205537 A, US1205537A
InventorsHelen Hilpert
Original AssigneeHelen Hilpert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flower-holder.
US 1205537 A
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H. HILPERT.

FLOWER HOLDER.

APPLICATION man MAY 23,1916.

Patented N07. 21, 1916.

TNE uomus FETL'RS HELEN HILPER'I, OF GLENSIDE, PENNSYLVANIA.

FLOWER-HOLDER.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented NO 21, 1916,

Application filed May 23, 1916. Serial No. 99,365.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HELEN HILPERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Glenside, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Flower-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to flower holders and has as its object to provide a device of this character in which a bouquet of flowers may be gracefully arranged and which de vice may be readily applied to the corsage in such manner that the stems of the flowers will not come in contact at their lower ends with the dress, thereby guarding against staining of the dress by said stems.

Another aim of the invention is to so construct the device that while the same will securely hold the stems against accidental loss or displacement, the stems will be caused to assume graceful positions, thereby adding to the attractiveness of the bouquet.

Another aim of the invention is to provide a bouquet holder which may be manufactured at a low cost and will be no more expensive to employ than the usual tin foil wrappings used by florists and will possess the further advantage that the stems of the bouquet may be readily and conveniently placed within the holder and tastefully arranged, without the expenditure of time and labor which is at present necessary in applying the usual wrappings to a bouquet.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a view illustrating the manner of using the device embodying the present invention. Fig. is a perspective view of the device. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation thereof. Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional viewjon the line ir- 1: of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a plan view of the blank from which the device is formed.

The device embodying the present invention may be made from what is known as silver paper with silver foil lining, from waxed cardboard, birch bark, sweet grass, sheet silver, sheet gold, or in fact, any sheet material suitable for the purpose.

The device embodying the present invention is formed up from a blank having substantially the outline shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings and this blank is indicated in general by the reference character A and has a scalloped upper edge B, downwardly converging side edges C, and'a tab D located atthe apex of the blank which tab serves to close the lower end of the body of the device when the blank is properly formed up.

The device embodying the present invention consists essentially of a hollow" body which is produced by forming up the blank shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, and this body includes a back 1 and counterpart sides 2, the body as a whole being substantially in the form of an inverted triangular scalene pyramid. By reference to Figs. 2 and 50f the drawings, it will be observed that the edge portions of the blank shown in Fig. 6 overlap at the back of the device so that the said back is of double ply thickness and it will also be observed that in forming up the blank the back D is folded in upon the blank so that when the edge portions of the blank are brought around to overlapped position, the tab will extend into the lower end or apex of the body and lie against the inner side of the rear wall 1 of the body, in the manner shown in Figs. 4: and 5 of the drawings, and it will be apparent that the said ta-b serves effectually to close the lower end of the body and prevent any water or moisture from the stems of the flowers leaking on to the corsage when the device is being worn.

As above stated, the back or rear wall 1 of the holder is substantially flat but, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 5 of the drawings, the side walls adjacent their juncture with the lateral edges of the rear wall are outwardly transversely bulged or rounded, as indicated by the numeral 3 and these walls converge in a forward direction and between their bulged portions 3 and their forward edges, are fluted as at 4. By reference to Fig. 2 of the drawings it will be observed that the flutes at do not extend entirely to the apex of the body but, on the other hand, terminate at a point slightly above the said apex as indicated by the numeral 5. As before stated, the body has the general shape of a triangular pyramid and consequently the rear wall 1 and the side walls 2 are substantially triangular in marginal outline and in order that the tab 7 D may fit snugly in the angle between the lateral edges of the rear wall 1 in the manner shown in Figs. l and 5 of the drawings, the said tab has lateral edge portions 6 which diverge from the line of juncture of the tab with the apex of the blank A and beyond the edge portions 6 the side edges of the said tab preferably converge as indicated at 7 Due to the scalene'form of the body, the upper edges of the said walls 2 thereof are generally speaking inclined downwardly from the upper edge of the rear wall 1 and these said edges of the side walls are scalloped so that each is provided with a substantially V-shaped notch 8 located substantially at the upper end of the flute and the said upper edge of each side forwardly beyond the notch 8 is curved upwardly as at 9 and thence sharply downwardly as at 10 so .asto provide a notch 11 located at the middle of the front of the body ofthe device located at the upper end of-the meeting forward edges of the side walls 2. It will now be understood that by arranging the flowers with the longer stems immediately-in front of the rear wall 1 of the holder and arranging the flowerswith the shorter stems in front of the first mentioned flowers, the last mentioned flowers may have their stems arranged to rest in thenotches 8 and 11 and will consequently fall gracefully in front of the first mentionedfiowers. \Vhilesome of the shorter stems will rest in the notches 8, the stems of the 'fiowers immediately in front'thereof will besupported substantially in upright position by the flutes a and the upperedge portions 9 of the-side walls 2. In fact,the contour of the open upper end of the body is such that the flowers will be bunched and supportedin exactly the proper manner to produce 'the most attractive appearance possible and the flowers will be displayed to thebest advantage.

In order thatthe device may be readily applied to the corsage and as readily removedwhen desired, attaching means preferably in-the nature of'a safety pin, is pro vided'and, asshown in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings, this pin has its fixed bar 12 inserted through spaced pairs of slots formed in the material comprising the rear wall 1 of the device, the material between the slots ofeach pair beingpressed 'rearwardly as indicated by the numeral 13 so as to form loops receiving the said bar of the pin. T he pin is provided with the usual guard 1% for protecting the point of the spring or piercing bar 15 of the pin. Any suitable means may be employed to secure together the overlapped portions of the blank when the same is formed up and it will be understood that the engagement of the bar 12 of the safety pin through the said overlapped portions will constitute an additional securing means for the said portions.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. In a device of'the class described, a hollow body having an open upper end, the body being of less height at its front than at its rear and the upper edgeof the-body at its said open end being provided with a plurality of notches, the wall of the body being formed with flutes terminating :at their upper ends substantially at the said notches.

2. In a device of the class described, a hollow receiving body having substantially the form of an inverted triangular scalene pyramid and the wall of the body at the front thereof being provided with a relatively deep notch, and at opposite sides of the notch being formed with flutes.

3. In a device of theclass described, *a hollow receiving body having substantially the form of an inverted'triangular scalene pyramid and the wall-of the body atthe front thereof being provided with a relatively deep notch, and at opposite sides of the notch being formed with-flutes, the said body being providedi-n the upper edge-of its wall at the upper ends ofthe flutes-with other notches. v r

4. .In deviceof the cl-ass described, a hollow downwardly tapered bodyopen at its upper end formed from a blank substantially triangular in outline and provided at its apex with a tab lying within the body at its apex and closing the lower end of the said body.

In testimony whereof I affixmysignature.

HELEN 'H ILPERT. [1,. s]

Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, washingtomD. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3256575 *Dec 24, 1963Jun 21, 1966Ryoji ShibataArticle attaching device
US3982303 *Apr 23, 1975Sep 28, 1976Shulkin Robert ACorsage holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/6, 229/400, 4/285, 383/25
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/08