US 1919887 A
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July 25 1933- G. A. GLEEsoN 1,919,887
.ROUGE APPLICATOR Filed Deo. 15, 1932 Patented July l25, 1933 PATENT OFFICE GEORGE A. GITEESON, F CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ROUGE APPLICATOB Application led December 15, 1932. Serial No. 647,323.
This invention relates to cosmetic appliances, and more especially. to means fon carrying and applying face cosmetics of a plastic or pasty nature; particular reference being had to rouge applicators.
The main objects of the invention are to provide an-improved and simplified means, adapted both for carrying a small worln'ng supply of rouge or the like and! for handy use in applying the cosmetic directly to the face or lips of the user; to provide an improved form of applicator of the character referred to adapted for convenient holding in the hand and for ready discharge control of the cosmetic; to provide a cosmetic a plianoe of this sort having an improved orm of nozzle best adapted to facilitate distri-` bution and application of the cosmetic according to the desire of the user; to provide such a device organized and adapted to maintain pressure on its contents; and to provide therefor self-restoring discharge regulating means of valve-like character, P adapted and arranged for ready .manual actuation by the user undervtouch responsive control and gauging for gradient opening according to specific volition and need.
This invention is illustrated by the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rouge applicator of penciliformdesign, with a d1 charge valve near the` lnozzle outlet at the left end.
Fig. 2 is a much enlarged axial sectionv of the applicator, through the discharge valve, the latter being in its closed position.
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3--3l of Fig. 2. L o Fig. 4 is similar to the left hand part of Fig. 2 except that the valve is here shown in its open position.
Fig. 5 is a section on the` linev 5 5 of Fig. 2.
In the construction shown in the draw, ing, the applicator comprises mainly a hollow pencil shaped or cylindriform body 1, a screwcap `2 and a valve 3. Said body or. shell l is ch'ambered at 4- to receive rouge 5o or other pasty cosmetic, as shown at 5,' and is provided with an axial ture or port 6.
The control plunger or slide valve 3 is disposed across the passageway 6 and is provided with a restoring spring 7 to hold it 55 normally closed. This valve 'occupies the greater part of a transverse bore or hole 8 in the solid head part 9 of body l, which bore intersects the relatively small passageway 6. The outer end or stem part 10 of 60 the valve is-exposed and normally projects somewhat for application of manual pressure, as by the finger of the user, as will be understood. The range of movement of said valve is limited by means of a stop pin 12 set crosswise in the head 9 and occupying'a transverse slot 13 vin the side of valve stem 10, said slot being designed to accommodate appropriate lengthwise movement of said stem for efl'ectiveoperation.
The said valve 3 has a peripheral groove or passageway 14 so disposed medially as to register with port 6 when the stem is pressed inwardly and to pass out of registry when the valve is restored to its normal position of closure.
The head 9 is protected by a removable cap 9 when the device is not 1n use.
. Said head 9 is grooved crosswise at 15, in registry with the outer end of the valve 80 bore 8 so as to enable manual control pressure on the tip of stem l0, which being positioned in the groove or recess 15 is protected against accidental pressure or actuation, as when the applicator is carried in the pocket 35 or in a handbag.
. In order to provide constant operative pressure on the contents 5 of the chamber or magazine 4, a piston-like plunger or head 16 is disposed next to the cosmetic and this is urged inwardly by the helical compression spring 17 which reacts against the inrer face of the threaded body part 18 of cap 2.
The discharge nozzle or tip 19 of the applicator head is specially formed to best facilitate accurate application of the cosmetic in a desired manner, and withy greatest comfort-to the reci ient; and for this urpose the outer end ci) head 9 is of somew at latdischarge apererally flattened conoidal form, the cross secing to current local circumstances.
When the applicator is to be placed in vservice, the cap 2 is removed together with the spring 17 and piston 16, whereupon a supply of rouge or other suitable cosmetic 5 is inserted in the chamber 4. rlhe piston, spring and cap are then set in place, the spring being in full tension and the material beingunder pressure.
In order that there shall be no air pocket within the chamber f1 after the material 5 has been inserted, and when the plunger 16 is applied, a small vent hole 1 is provided in the wall of shell 1. In recharging the device the cosmetic is filled in up to and possibly somewhat beyond the hole 1 so that when the plunger is forced into place any surplus material toward the cap lend will be forced out through hole 1 together with whatever air may be caught between the cosmetic and the plunger. This avoids the possibility of air being forced out through the main passage 6.
In order to facilitate and assure ready withdrawal of the plunger,16 when the cap 2 is removed and the spring 17 withdrawn, said spring is attached permanently to the outer end of plunger 16 in any desired manner.
Furthermore, in order to Vfacilitate assembling the spring and associated parts after recharging, a centering nob 18 is provided on the inner face of cap part 18 to fit in the outer end of the spring helix 17.
When the applicator is to be used, it is held in the hand with a nger or thumb resting against the side of the shell 1 over the valve stem 10, cap 9 having been removed. -Then by pressing inwardly more or less, the valve will be opened accordingly, the degree of opening being readily governed appropriately with a little experience by the sense of touch which indicates' to the user the position of the outer end of the valve stem relative to the shell surface or depression 15.
If only a slight flow of cosmetic is desired, the stem is pressed lightly, but if a greater flow is desired more pressure is applied, the flow being gradiently adjusted according to the specific needs and the volition of the user. The tip 19 of the device is applied in substantially the same manner as a rouge stick or like the finger in applying rouge, but with this device the cosmetic at no time comes in contact with the hand or fingers of the user.
It is to be understood that some of the details set forth may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of the invention asA defined by the following claims:
1. Applicativo means of the class described comprising a chambered body having a smooth and rounded discharge nozzle adapted for application to the face, a manually controlled valve for said nozzle, and means to maintain pressure on pasty material within the body chamber, said nozzle being of flattened conoidal shape with elliptical cross section.
2. A rouge applicator of penciliform design comprising a cylindrically chambered body to contain the rouge in pastyform and having spring actuated piston means to maintain pressure on the rouge, and said applicator also having a discharge passageway communicating with the rouge chamber, and a self restoring slide valve intersecting said passageway, said valve being adapted and arranged forgradient manual opening by the user under touch control and according to specific needs.
3. Applicative means of the class described comprising a chambered penciliform body having a discharge nozzle at its tip adapted for contact with the face, a mannally actuated spring restoring slide valve for said nozzle, and means to maintain pressure within the body chamber, said nozzle being of flattened conoidal shape with elliptical cross section.
4. An automatic pressure discharge applicator for cosmetics, comprising a shell having a cylindrical magazine chamber for the cosmetic, with a discharge nozzle and valve at one end and with a removable filler cap atthe other end, a piston -like plunger to operate between the cosmetic charge and said cap and a spring helix disposed in compression between said plunger and cap, and said plunger being secured to the innner end of said spring, whereby the plunger may be withdrawn from said chamber for recharging the applicator when said cap has been removed to accommodate refilling.
.5. A cosmetic applicator comprising a shell having a cylindrical magazine chamber to receive a charge of fluent cosmetic and also having at one end a discharge nozzle and valve, and at the other end a removable filler cap and pressure generating means, the latter including a piston like plunger to bear against the cosmetic,and the chamber wall'having a small lateral vent aperture at a predetermined point opposite where it is desired that said plunger shall bear upon the cosmetic when the applicator is recharged. l
6. An automatic pressure discharge applicator for cosmetics, said applicator being of penciliform design With a magazine body chamber for the cosmetic and with a nozzle and manual control valve at the discharge end, in combination with a removable cap fitting on'one end to protect the nozzle and valve when the applicator is not in use, Asaid valve having a stem disposed transversely to receive manual endwise pressure, andthe f lateral' face of the applicator being apertured somewhat to accommodate flush housing of the stem vtip in its normal outward position when the cap is in place.
7. A rouge applicator comprising a chambered penciliform body provided with a removable iller cap and pressure generating means at one end and a conoidal discharge nozzle lat the other end with manual gradient control valve means therefor; said nozzle being laterally attened on two opposite sides and being so rounded as to avoid any sharp edges or corners.
8. An applicator of the class described having a rounded discharge nozzle head of