US 1715461 A
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June4, 1929. WLOEBEN 1,715,461
CORE HOLDER FOR ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS Filed March 23, 1928 Fig.4
Patented June 4, 11929.
slit i wrtnnmr LOEBEN, or .DRESDEN-A, GERMANY- connections son enrrrrcret rtownns;
Application filed March 23, i928, Serial masseuse, errant Germany March. 24, 19 27.
cores K (Fig, 1), which areenclosed in a sheath, (preferably of viscose film) twisted together above the core to form a plait Z, in
artificial flowers. The core will usually consist of chocolateor other sweetmeats but may also be of any other articie to serve as a small present or surprise, andtakes the place in the artificial bloom of the so-called gravel, that is, of a part of the bloom which ismassive' in comparison with the petals. Artificial fruit can of course be secured to twigs in a similar manner. v I I The object of the invention is to provide for the exchangeable securing of such cores. This object is attained by means-of a sleeve, which is intended to be connected with the peduncle of the flower and which is provided with inwardly directed teeth into which the core can be introduced without resistance if the plait is tightly twisted together orif the core is rotated in such a direction as to twist the plait together. If the core is then slightly twisted in such a direction as to unbraid the plait, the teeth catch in the plait and prevent it from rotating, thereby causing a partial u n braiding of the plait, which is now mounted firmly enough in the sleeve not to come out even it the flower is accidentally shaken or knocked. It comes out however if the core is again twisted in such a direction as to coil up the plait, and a pull is at the same time exerted thereon.
The I inventive' idea hereinbefore outlined may be. embodied, as regards the formation of the teeth, in various ways, while'the sleeve may be of any desired shape, to enable'the I core to be formed for example for-the calyx-of a rose.
Other objects as well as detailsof construction whereby my invention may be carried out will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accom,
panying drawings, wherein Figure lis a perspective 7 an artificial flower;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of an fiower embodying my invention;
Figs. 3, 5, 7 and 9 are cross sectionalviews of differentv modifications of the securing sleeve; and, Y
Figs. 4, 6, 8 andlO are cross sectional-views of different modifications of the sleeve.
artificial Figure 2 shows by way of example a poppy taken out.
view of a core of belowinto the sleeve-H, which hasa suitable covering and is held fast upon the peduncle 'bly a wireQ. The wire 2 is passed through a hole3 in the side ofthe sleeve andbent to p The upper edge of thesleevc is bent inwards and forms teeth 4, which are preferably.shaped like a ratchet'wheel, as shown. For the elucidation ofthe method, of fastening it maybe pointed outthatif the;
form a hook;
core K Fig. 1) is held with the left hand and the sheath is twisted together inthe direction of the arrow 2 with two fingers of the right hand, this involves a relative'rotation of the core in the direction of the arrow 70. The I consequenceis that the plait Z, whichhas somewhat theappearance of a screwwith a steep left-handed thread, as the core rotates in the direction of'the. arrow is, istwisted more-firmly together, whereas with the rotation in the opposite direction it is untwiste'd, I
if the plait meets in either case with any resistance hinderingit from rotating with thecore. Thus the plaitPZ canv be introduced without resistance into the sleeve H either by simply pushing it in, if the teeth 4 let it pass smoothly, or else by rotating it in the direction of thearrow 7c and therebytwisting the plait more closelytogether, if the latter doesnot pass smoothly between-the teethd.
.When, however, the core is turned slightly in the opposite direction, the folds produced by the 'twistingup of the plait bear against the 1 teeth and therefore meetfwith aresistance, so- 9Q that the plaitis somewhat untwisted and the teeth now penetrate. into the plait and hold it fast against a pull. By a corresponding background rotation, that is, a rotation in such a direction as to twist the plait together,
the core can easily be released again and 1 It is not'essential that the teeth should be in the form of ratchet teeth; If they are in i the form of equilateral triangles it is immaterial Whether the plait is coiled up in the di- 10a 7 rection ofthe arrow 2 or inthe opposite di-1 rect1on,prov1ded thejcore isrotated in a wind "constructional possibilities. I
Figs. and 6 the sleeve H is formed of a be seen that the plait is always twisted together in the same direction of rotation.
"The remainingfigures illustrate further rolled-up strip of sheet material, the inwardly bentinner edgeot' which forms a ratchet tooth 5 extending throughout the entire length of the sleeve.
According to Figs.
indentations forming the ratchet teeth.'
According to F igs. 9- and 10 tongues 7 are cut out of the sleeve all and bent inwards to form the ratchet teeth. The action is-the' same in all these cases. 7
What I claim is Y 1. Anarti-ficial flower comprising a pe duncle, a plurality of petals secured thereto,
' and securing means fixed in said flower adapted upon insertion and rotation 1n one d1rec-' tion of a core having a plaited stem to hold According to v 7 and 8 the entire sleeve is made star-shaped, with a cross section resembling a ratchet Wheel the vertices 6 of the said core therein and upon rotation in the op of said core in the opposite direction to permit its removal. 7
3. In an artificial flower, means for hold ng an 1111161 core thereln having a plaited stem comprising a sleeve fixed in said flower, in-
wardly directed projections in said sleeve adapted upon insertion and rotation of the core in onerdirection to engage and hold the 7 core therein and upon rotatlon of said core in the opposite direction to permit its removal.
In testimony'whereof name to this specification. v
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