US 1510031 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept 30 1924. 1,510.031
F. BEYER ARTIFICIAL FLOWER Original Filed march 26. 1923 Patented Sept. 30, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICEO FRED BEYER, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
Application filed March 26, 1928, Serial No. 627,725. Renewed July 31, 1924.
To aZZ whom 2'2? may concern:
Be it known that 1, Euro Berna, a citizen of the United States, residing at Denver, in the county of Denver and State of Colorado,
5 ha e invented certain new and useful linprovements in Artificial Flowers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates more especially to the formation of artificial floral ornaments and it has for its primary object to produce a novel and attractive ornament from a pine cone.
The invention resides in a, pine cone zinnia and the method or" making the same as hereinafter, reference being made to the accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure 1, is a side elevation of a pine cone;
Figure 2, depicts the same after it has been topped;
Figure 3, is a perspective thereof following the removal of certain of its petals; and
Figure l, is a view showing the same painted or decorated with colors.
Referring more in detail to the accompanying drawings, a. pine cone 1 is topped, or has its upper portion removed along a transverse line so as to leave substantially two-thirds of the body of the cone remaining, as indicated at 2 in Figure 2. Following this, enough of the upper pine petals indicated roughly at 3, are removed to leave a projecting core 4 which will constitute the center of the flower to be formed. These petals may be removed irregularly or roughly so that the remaining, projecting core will present a rough and natural appearance simulating the natural flower. The remaining petals extend radially from the center in substantially a flat or common plane. The artificial flower will be more fully described and ()lttlil'lGCl' thus formed is then decorated or colored as by being hand-painted, the tips 5 of the petals and the center 4 being preferably of a like shade while the main portions 6 of the petals are colored contrastingly to produce a pleasing and attractive appearance. The tips 5 of the petals are naturally of a diil'erent shade of brown from the inner portions (S of the petals and therefore define the dillerent portions to be colored or painted. 'lhe coloring may be effected by hand painting, dipping or air brushing to produce the gorgeous colors of the natural Zinnia.
l 'i hat is claimed is 1. An artificial flower comprising a cone body having certain of its petals removed 7 to define the stainen portion of the flower. 0
fin artificial, daisy-like flower comprising a fragmentary portion of a pine cone, and a roughened, raised central stainen portion defined by the removal of the upper petals.
The method of forming artificial flowers consisting in topping a pine cone, and roughly removing the upper petals from the remaining body portion to form the center of the flower. 7
L. The method of forming artificial flowers consisting; in topping a pine cone, and roughly removing the upper petals from the remaining body portion to form the center of the flower and then coloring the eX- posed surfaces with-contrasting colors.
The method of forming artificial flowers consisting in topping a pine cone, and roughly removing the upper petals from the remaining body portion to form the center 30 of the flower, coloring the tips of the petals and the center in a like shade and the re maining surface of the petals in a con trasting shade.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.