US 1601756 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 5 1926.
W. G. KENDALL BASE FOR COSMETIC POWDER CAKES Filed June 17, 1925 314mm I101,
W. G. Jienadall Patented Oct. 5, 1926.
WILLIAM G. *KENDALL, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
BASE FORCOSMETIC-POXYDER CAKES.
Application filed'J-ime '17. 1925. Serial No. 37,880.
This invention relates to improvements in cosmetic powder pads and more'particularly to an improved base fora compressed cosmetic powder cake. U t
The base embodying the invention is of the type formed from relatively. thin sheet metal, and one of the objects of the present invention is to provide means for securely retaining the compressed powder cake in the base and prevent any displacement of the cake with relation to the base and particularly such displacement as might tend to take place through movement of a powder pad in a circular path over the surface of the cake retained by the base.
Another object of the invention is to pro vide a base for a compressed cosmetic powder cake having reinforcements which will prevent any distortion of the base and will, at the same time, as stated above, constitute a means for preventing displacement of the powder cake within the base.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the compressed cosmetic powder cake base embodying the invention.
Figure 2 is a diametric sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows, on an enlarged scale.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 8-3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows, on an enlarged scale.
The base embodying the invention is formed from relatively thin sheet metal and is integral throughout, and the same comprises a centrally located flat, circular bottom portion indicated by the numeral 1, an upwardly inclined intermediate portion 2 of conical form peripherally surrounding the bottom portion 1, and a flat rim portion 3 peripherally surrounding the upper portion of the inclined portion 2 and preferably occupying a horizontal plane. The margin of the rim portion 3 is upturned to provide a circumscribing flange 4, the upper edge of which is preferably turned inwardly, as in dicated by the numeral 5, and it will be understood, of course, that cosmetic in powder form is to be compressed within the base to form the cake, and that the cake will substantially fill the base and be retained in place by the flange a and its overturned edge 5.
. The present invention, however, contemplates theprovision of other means for retaining the cake in place withinvthe base and preventing its displacement therein, par- :ticularly after the peripheral portion of the cake has been worn away by the rubbing of a powder puff thereover. of those usingtoilet articles of this class to rub the powder puff over the compressed powder cake in a circular direction, and it is one of the objects of the present invention to provide means for efiectually preventing any displacement of the cake within the base which would otherwise be liable to occur through such application of the powder pufi to the cake. With this end in View, the invention contemplates the provision, upon the upper surface of the base, of a plurality of retaining ribs which are indicated in general by the numeral 6, and in the illustrated embodiment of the invention, these ribs are substantially radial to the center of the base and are provided upon the upper surface of the intermediate portion 2 of said base. The ribs are preferably stamped or pressed up from the said portion 2 and preferably extend from the juncture of this portion with the bottom portion 1 to the juncture of the said portion with the rim 3, although, if found expedient the ribs may be of less length. As clearly illustrated in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawings, each of the ribs 6 is hollow, being stamped, as stated, directly in the portion 2, and the ribs may be comparatively shallow and narrow and each comprises side portions 7, a connecting top portion 8, and end portions 9, so that incross section, the ribs are of rectangular form. However, the ribs may be of some other contour in cross section,if desired, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
7 From the foregoing, it will be evident that the ribs 6 constitute radial cake-retaining elements and eflectually prevent any displacement of the cake within the base.
It is the custom- Furthermore, by forming the ribs in the portion 2 of the base, an additional surface area is provided to which the powder, constituting the cake, may adhere, so that in this manner also, the ribs serve to retain the cake within the base.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
1. As a new article of manufacture, a base for a compressed cosmetic powder cake having a flat central bottom portion, a circumferential portion inclined upwardly from the periphery thereof, and an outstanding rim portion, and a plurality of cake-retaining elements upstanding from the upper side of the second mentioned portion.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a base for a compressed cosmetic powder cake having a flat central bottom portion, a circumferential portion inclined upwardly from the periphery thereof, and an outstanding rim portion, and a plurality of cake-retaining elements upstanding from the upper side 'of the second mentioned portion and extending radially with relation to the center of the base as a whole.
3. As a new article of manufacture, a base for a compressed cosmetic powder cake having a flat central bottom portion, a circumferential portion inclined upwardly from the periphery thereof, and an outstanding rim portion, and a plurality of cake-retaining elements upstanding from the upper side of the second mentioned portion and extending radially with relation to the center of the base as a whole and between the line of juncture of the bottom portion and the inclined portion and the line of juncture of the inclined portion and the rim portion.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
WILLIAM G. KENDALL. [n 8.1