US 1754090 A
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April 1930. L. FRIEDBERG. 1,754,090
POWDER PUFF Filed Oct. 2, 1923 ATTORNEY WITNESSES Patented Apr. 8, 1930 LEONARD FRIEDBERG, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK POWDER PUFF Application filed October 2, 1928. Serial Ho. 309,818.
This invention relates to powder puffs and methods of making the same.
It is among the prime objects of the invention to provide a powder puff having a handle loop extending from the center of the back, and to combine novel and improved means for thus securing the handle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a powder puff, the back of which is formed of a plurality of separate members suitably joined together, whereby a diversified color scheme may be suitably carried out.
A further object of the invention is to provide in a powder puff, the back of which is formed from a plurality of members, a centrally positioned extending handle associated with the back, together with an improved method of thus securing the handle.
Another object of the invention is to prono vide a novel and improved method for forming a powder puff in which the powder-21p plying, or face-contacting surface thereof is formed without out-stitching through this surface, thus avoiding the contact of rough stitching with the face.
Numerous other objects and features of the pr sent invention will be apparent from a consideration of the following specification. It will be understood that numerous changes and modifications from that form of the invention herein disclosed may be resorted to,
and that the full use of equivalents may be had without departing from the spirit or scope of the present invention.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the back of a powder puff formed in accordance with my present invention and illustrating the method of associating the handle A0 therewith.
" Fig. 2 is a plan View of the member forming the bottom or face-contacting surface of the powder puff.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the lines 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a sectional View illustrating one step in the method of forming a finished article.
Fig. 5 is a plan View of the step shown in Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the completed article.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the finished article as shown in Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a finished powder puff embodying my invention, and disclosing the members to form the back thereof.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the back of the powder puff forming so part of the present invention is preferably formed of a plurality of separate members, which, by way of illustration has been shown as two in number, as illustrated at 10 and 11, each member being substantially semi-circuc5 lar, their straight edges being adapted to abut and be secured together as by sewing as at 12.
It will be readily understood, that by the formation of the back from a plurality of separate members, many varied color designs and novel effects may be provided. It will be understood that the turned down straight edges which are sewn at 12 are adapted to be within the finished powder puff by a reversing of the device as will be hereinafter de- 7 scribed.
For holding the puff for use, a novel loop handle 15 is provided formed of suitable fienible material, such as a tape, the extremities of which are adapted to pass between the a members 10 and 11, and to be sewn therebetween by the stitches 12 as illustrated in Fig.
3. It will be understood that the tape or handle 15 may be formed of material having a separate color from either of the members 10 and 11, and additional color in the color scheme of the device may be readily provided for. in a simple and economic manner, and at the same time to provide a handle centrally M disposed and extending from the back in a novel and improved manner; The face contacting surface of the powder puff as illustrated in Fig. 2 and indicated by the numeral 16 is preferably formed of suitable soft fabric, or if desired, may be formed of chamois skin or the like. One face of the member 16 is preferably provided with a soft powder-engaging filament 17. The
peripheral edge of the member 16 is adapted 1G to be sewn to the edges of the members 10 and 11 as by the stitching 18 shown in Fig. 4.
In forming the powder puff the member 16 is placed with the face-contacting surface of filament 17 adjacent what is to be the exposed surfaces of the members 10 and 11; the stitching 18 j ne the, me 16 W thth mbers 10 and 11 for approximately the whole of the peripheral edges thereof as shown in Fig. 5. After the stitchings 18 have been thus far completed, and it may be notedthat this may be easily accomplished by the use of machine sewing, the puff now in the position as shown in Fig. 4 is turned inside out, the filament surface of the member lfiforming one surface, while the sides 10 and 11 from which the handle 15 extends, form the upper surface as indicated in Fig. 6. Suitable filling material 19 may then be inserted between the members 10 andjll and the member 16, and the stitching of the peripheral edges is continued as indicated at 19 in Fig. 5,, thus the device is ready for use.
It willthus be readily seen that my invention provides a novel and improved powder pufi in which the stitchings 12' and 18 may be accomplished by machine; the handle 15 beingsecurelyheld between the abutting edges of the members 10 and 11. By forming the back by theseparate members 10 and 11 and theseparate handle 15, unique design and color schemes may .bereadily. provided. It will also be seen that. by the stitching 18 and the reversing operation from the position shown in 4 to the position shownin Fig.
6, thevouter face contacting surface of the member 16 free from stitches passing therethrough, and thus a smooth and soft face contacting-surface is provided. It will be also seenthat by forming the fmember 16 separately from the members 10 and 11 a new possibility of color arrangement isprovided.
t e ng mo e par ic a ly t g- 8 o the dra gs i W 3? te that a be pu ay be farmed acc r an t h P esen i entiea u lizineamore an w members-for the back, thus many desirable designs and color combinationsmay be provided.'- The pufi' is, formed in accordance h ndle.
securing of the handle therebetween. Thus, the invention is not limited to any specific number or configuration of cooperating members to form the back.
It will be readily understood that numerous other changes and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the appended claims, and that the invention is not confined to the particular form herein illustrated.
. I claim 1.
1. As an article of manufacture, a powder puff including a face contacting surface, a back formed of a plurality of members joined by stitchings, and a handle secured to said back by thestitchings which join the members thereof. b
2. As a new'article of manufacture, a powder. puff including a face contacting portion, aback formed bya plurality of members, the adjoining, edges of which are inwardly disposed and joined by stitchings, and. a handle secured between the members of said back by the'stitchingswhich join said members.
3. As anew article of manufacture, a powderpufi' including a face contacting portion, a backformedby a. plurality of members,the adjoining edges'of which are inwardly disder puff includinga face contacting portion,
a back formed by a plurality. of members, the adjoining edges of which are inwardly disposed and joined by-stitchings, and a handle secured between said members of said backby thestitchings which join said members, the ends'ofsai-d handle extending between said members inwardly parallel to the in wardly turned adjoining edges thereof, said stitching. being disposed on the inwardly; extending portions of said members and said LEONARD FRIEDBERG.
With the invention-as herein outlined; the back beingformed of anydesired number of c perating sec i s. 2 etw en a y number f hieht h ndl 2 s ured im l o the method herein described forthe securing of the'handle 15 between thev members 10 and 11.
Thus, it will be readily seen that the invention is not confined to the two semi circular cooperatingmembers 1 0 and-11 as used by way of illustratien in connection with Figure's 1-to 7 inclusive. It will be understood that any number of members20 may. :be utilized, and that they maybe cut in any-desired manner to provide an attractive design or color combination, andto provide for the posed andjoined bystitchings, andahandle