US 1661564 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 6, 1928.
A. EBBESEN TOILET ARTICLE Filed April 1927 Patented Mar. 6, 1928.
AINA EBBESEN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed April 19, 1927. Serial N0. 185,043.
This invention relates to individual grease-proof paper containers for cold cream or other skin cleansing material, so arranged that they may be conveniently carried in the pocket or purse without danger of the contents of the receptacle escaping and soiling its surroundings.
Another object of the invention is to provide means for removably attaching to the container a piece of soft paper or fabric for use in applying or removing the contents of the receptacle, so that the .necessity for soiling the handkerchief or towel will be,
Ordinarily cold cream for use in traveling is put up in metal tubes with screw tops and there is always more or less untidiness in handling it besides the fact that these tubes take up more room than is convenient in the hand bag or pocket. In the present invention the containers are just large enough to hold one application of cold cream, and a number of them would not take up as much space as the ordinary metal tube of cream. As the cream is sealed in the container it is always fresh and sweet.
Referring now in detail to myinvention as illustrated in the drawings forming a part of this application,
Figure 1 is a plan view of the aper blank from which the receptacle is ormed.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the same blank showing the depressions for holding the cream.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the device partly open with the contents displayed.
Figure 4 is a plan view of the receptacle ready to be secured together.
Figure 5 is a view of the device closed and sealed.
Figure 6 is a rear view of the complete device showing a paper for applying or removing the contents and attached ready for use.
Figure 7 is a side view of the completed package, and
Figure 8 is a view of the device showing the manner of use.
Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
Referring specifically now to the drawings, 1 is a blank which may be stamped or cut from a sheet of paper arranged to be folded on the dotted line 2. The depression 3 is formed in the center of both inner sides of the blank, and covers about a third of the size of the container when folded together. Extending upwardly from the top of the central depression to the top of the container is a narrow vertical depression or channel 4 formed in both sides of the container for the passage of the contents when in use.
After the emollient is placed in the receptacle and the two sides are folded together on the line 2 they may be secured together in any suitable and convenient manner, such as crimping, gluing, or other appropriate means. The depression 3 is rendered grease proof by covering the same with wax, parafline, or other suitable substance, so that the contents of the receptacle cannot seep through to the injury of its surroundings or the entire blank may be formed of grease-- proof material.
The top, or neck of the container after the latter is folded and secured together, is tightly fastened by a seal or cap 6 being folded thereover and pressed together as 1 shown in Figure 5.
' A gummed band 8 surrounds the receptacle as shown in Figure 6, and is fastened together by having one end overlapped upon .the other and glued. This band 8 is for the purpose of holding in association with the cold cream receptacle a folded paper or fabric which is for use in applying or removing the cold creamor similar material for application to the skin.
Thus it will be seen that the package or receptacle when complete and ready for use contains the cold cream or similar product and attached thereto is a folded piece of thin, soft absorbent paper, or other suitable material, and after the cream and the cloth have been used, there is nothing to retain in the bag or purse.
To remove the contents of the receptacle it is only necessary to tear off the sealed top and squeeze out the contents by pressing with the thumb and fingers gently upon the convex sides of the container, as shown in Fig. 8.
While I have shown the cold cream receptacle in a certain sha e and size I do not wish to be limited to t ese exact dimensions, as the container may be made in different shapes and sizes without departing from the spirit of my invention.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. An improved toilet article consisting of a receptacle for cold cream or the like, composed of a continuous piece of paper folded upon itself to form two side walls, a depression in the center of the inner side of each side wall, and means for dispensing the contents of the receptacle.
2. An improved toilet article consisting of a receptacle for cold cream or the like, composed of a continuous piece of paper folded upon itself and secured together to form two side walls, a depression in the center of the inner side of each side wall, and a groove or channel in each side wall of the container leading from the upper part of the central depressions to the top of the container.
3. An improved toilet article consisting of a receptacle for cold cream or the like, composed of a continuous piece of paper folded upon itself and secured toget two side walls, a de ression in the center of the inner side of eac side wall, and a groove or channel in each side wall of the container leading from the upper part of the central depressions to the top of the container, and means for closing and sealing the top of the container.
4. An improved toilet article consisting of a receptacle for an emollient composed of a continuous piece of paper folded upon itself to form two side walls, a depression in the center of the inner side of each side wall, a groove or channel in each side of the said walls leading from the top of the central depressions to the top of the container, means for sealing the container and a band surrounding the container for holding a folded paper or the like in association with the container.
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