US 1975260 A
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l. ENGLANDER PUFF Filed Sept. 17, 1951 A, r f
- lNvENToR [fai/Lg E/zg/d/mef BY /7//6 ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 2, 1934 UNITED STATES PUFF Irving Englander, New York, N. Y., assignor to Oxzyn Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application September 17, 1931, Serial No. 563,289
'I'his invention relates to puffs, and more particularly to puis generally used as powder puffs.
The objects of the invention are to provide an improved pui having protective means; to provide protective means as an integral part of the pui; to enable the protective means to also be utilized for holding purposes when using the puff; to employ minimum parts and operations in manufacture; to secure simplicity of construction and use; and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought out in the following description.
Referring to the accompanying drawing in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views;
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pui embodying my invention;
Figure 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, showing the protective means in place over the applicator; and
Figure 3 is a similar sectional view showing the protective means removed from over the applicator and in position as a holding means.
In the specific embodiment of the invention illustrated in said drawing, the reference numeral 1 indicates the applicator, such as wool upon a section of hide, the hide being cut circular and the wool caused to spread laterally at the periphery of the piece of hide. This applicator may conveniently be held centrally with respect to a somewhat larger piecel of backing material 2. Where the applicator is circular, the backing material is likewise preferably circular with a margin projecting beyond the applicator peripherally thereof. Furthermore, the backing material may conveniently be rubberized or suitably waterproofed.
Upon the margin of the backing material 2 are sewn sections 3, 4 of the covering means, these sections being cut on the same radius as the backing material and each being somewhat more than a semi-circle thereby each having a chordal edge 5. These chordal edges 5 are arranged parallel to each other as there will be a diametric portion of the two sections that overlap entirely across the puff. Except where the overlapping portions are sewn at the periphery of the puff, said edges are free.
As here shown, the sections of the covering means are applied to the wool side of the applicator flatwise of the margin, and a binding 6 is applied around the common periphery of the backing material and covering means. In this manner a nished edge is provided with a single row of stitches 7 through opposed edges of the binding and through the backing material and covering means. In this normal position of parts the covering means unites with the backing material to completely enclose the applicator. By preference the covering means is rubber or other weatherproof material having desired flexibility and possibly resilience or stretch. It is preferred that in this normal position the covering means be quite tight so as to maintain the overlapping portions closed atwise together preventing entry of moisture as well as discharge of powder or the like from the applicator.
When desired to use the applicator, the sections of the covering means are turned back individually, so as to each be upon the formerly outer side of the backing material, as shown in Figure 3. At such time the user may insert several ngers into the pocket formed by one section of the covering means and use it as a holding means with a proper spreading of the fingers. This holding of the puff is aided by virtue ofthe iiexibility and stretch of the covering and holding means. After the applicator is used, the covering means is readily turned back to its initial w 1. A puff comprising an applicator having a Y backing and a powder retaining surface on one face of the backing, and covering means for said applicator, said covering means providing one portion in surface engagement with said backing and providing another portion which may alternately be applied across the powder retaining face of the applicator for covering the same and may be inverted to lie behind the first said portion and uncover the powder retaining portion.
2. A puff comprising an applicator having a backing and a powder retaining surface on one face of the backing, and covering means for said applicator, said covering means providing one portion in surface engagement with said backing and providing another portion which may alternately be applied across the powder retaining face of the applicator for covering the same and may be inverted to lie behind the first said portion and uncover the powder retaining portion, the said portions of the covering being circumferentially stitched together beyond the circumferential edge of the applicator whereby backward curling of the applicator is avoided while the covering is removed from the powder retaining surface thereof.