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A. GIMONET COSMETIC DEVICE Jul 9, 1935.
Filed June 22, 1934 M W m x Tm N w W Va NV. I] d 0v XB k. H
Patented July 9, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates in general to cosmetic devices and more particularly to a device for applying mascara, or the like, to eyebrows and eyelashes or for shading purposes.
Heretofore it has been the common practice, particularly in connection with the coloring of eyelashes to apply the mascara with a brush after having dipped the same in a fiuid or after rubbing the moistened brush on a cake of mascara. In'the first place this mode of application necessitates the use of a brush and a container which are not so easily carried about in a woman's hand bag. Furthermore, in the event that either the mascara fluid or substance or the brush is misplaced, one is of no use without the other in the application of mascara to the eyelashes. Another objectionable feature is the probable soiling of wearing apparel during the application and the necessity of providing a container for the brush as well as the mascara substance-so it can be carried in the hand bag without soiling the interior thereof. A further disadvantage in the use of this cosmetic device is that a person during the application, whether upon herself or upon another, must be artfulin the application of the mascara or the brush to avoid injury'to the eye, and also to accomplish a proper application to the eyelashes alone without soiling the eyelid or surrounding-portion of the face. A further disadvantage of this type of application is not only the possibility but the probability that the eyelashes thus treated will have a tendency to stick together in bunches, and to pull them apart by the fingers will obviously result in an uneven application of the mascara as well as discomfiture and tediousness of the operation.
It is the purpose of this invention to avoid the above and other disadvantages and to provide a compact device which will be somewhat in the form of a lip-stick and lip-stick container in its appearance and mode of application without the necessity of using any brush whatsoever.
More specificallyit is the object of the invention to provide such a device that will be removably'contained within a suitable holder so as to be held by the holder even when in extended position so that the mascara substance may be merely dipped into water and then held in close proximity to the eyelashes while the operator moves the eyelashes either with or independently of any hand motion. "In this manner the operators eyelashes consist and take the place of the conventional brush.
It is a further specific object of the invention to so form this mascara stick that it will of itself provide means for the separation of the eyelashes during the application of the mascara so that each eyelash will be completely subjected independently of each other to the mascara.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, I V
the invention consists in the combination of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter set forth in the following specification and appended claims, certain embodiments thereof being illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure l is a view in perspective of one form of my mascara stick and container being shown held by an operator adjacent the human eye and in contact with the lashes thereof;
Figure 2 is a view in elevation of the form of mascara stick shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a view in elevation taken at right angles to Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a View similar to Figure 2 of a slight modification thereof showing the beveled tip with a different form of grooves;
Figure 5 is a view in end elevation of a modified form from that shown in Figure 2 in which stiif hairs or bristles are embedded in the stick so as to protrude slightly therefrom;
Figure 6 is a View in cross-section taken along lines 66 of Figure 5;
Figure '7 is a view in end elevation of a form similar to that shown in Figure 2, with the exhaving a modified series of grooves consisting of vertical grooves and cross-spiral grooves.
Referring more particularly to the drawing it will be seen that a container and holder l is provided with alongitudinal groove 2 with a sliding member 3 for pushing the mascara stick i upwardly out of the container. The particular form of container or holder may preferably take the form shown in my copending application for improvements in Cosmetic container, Serial Number 668,176, filed April 27, 1933.
The stick i is of some preferred mascara solid substance, which has sufiicient solidity to maintain a predetermined shape throughout a considerable amount of use.
In Figures 2 and 3 the stick is shown as being provided with a series of grooves 5 extending downwardly from left to right and a series ofv grooves 6 extending upwardly from left to right and crossing the grooves 5.
In Figure 1 is shown the type of grooved mascara stick of Figures 2 and 3.
By reference to Figure 1 it will be seen that the stick is being held adjacent to the left eye and at an angle to the perpendicular so that the container is tilted inwardly towards the nose. This brings the grooves 5 in registry with the eyelashes so that the tendency is for each of the eyelashes to fit within the adjacent grooves 5. It will of course be seen that if the stick is tilted in the opposite direction away from the perpendicular, that is to say away from the nose while preparing the lashes of the left eye, -or towards the nose while preparing the lashes of the right eye, the grooves 5 will be brought out of play while the lashes will find their way in the grooves 6.
As previously stated the mascara stick is preferably of such solidity as to maintain a predetermined shape and this is true also of the grooves formed therein. The material is also of such texture that it requires only a slight moistening prior to its application to the eye lashes.
It is easily conceivable and I have in mind the possibility of a simple arrangement for impressi-ng grooves in the stick should they disappear prior to a substantial use of the stick.
With any degree of steadiness of hand the operator may after slightly moistening the stick hold the same in its convenient container adjacent to the eye. The actual operation may consist either of holding the stick stationary while the operator opens or closes the eye, or the operator may prefer to brush the stick against the eyelash without moving the eye, or she may simultaneously brush the stick against the eyelashes while opening and closing the eyes to move the eyelashes, all with substantially the same satisfactory results. In each case the eyelashes act as the brush.
It will be seen that in accomplishing these satisfactory results I do .so without any necessity for using a brush or other expedient outside of the actual mascara stick and the container which acts as a convenient holder so that there is no necessity of soiling the hands or clothes while performing this operation. Moreover the operation may conveniently be accomplished by the use of one hand alone. When the mascara stick is in closed position within the container the same occupies no more space and the hand bag is just as free from being soiled as is the case of an ordinary l-ip stick and container.
Having the basic foregoing proposition in mind I contemplate several modifications of the actual form of stick and grooves or other expedients.
In Figure 4, I have shown a stick with the grooves 5 and 6 of the same type shown in Figure 2 but .I may prefer to form on the actual bevel tip vertical grooves 1 and horizontal grooves 8 crossing the same. This type of groove may be found preferable if the tip alone is used rather than the body of the stick, as is the case in Figure 1.
In Figures 7 and 8, I have shown substantially the same type of stick as shown in Figure 2 with the corresponding grooves 5 and 6, but I may additionally employ vertical grooves 9 crossing the grooves 5 and 6 throughout the body of the stick.
In Figure 9, I may prefer to modify the form of the stick itself so as to make the same conical in shape and provide vertical grooves ID with spiral grooves H and I2 crossing each other and the vertical grooves.
In Figures 5 and 6, I employ a stick substantially corresponding to that shown in Figure 2 with the corresponding grooves 5 and 6 crossing each other and additionally I may employ bristles or hairs which are embedded in the stick and protrude past the edges of the stick. These bristles l3, i4, i5 and I6 as more specifically shown in Figure 6 may all be separate so as to extend through the corners of the stick. If found preferable the bristles l4 and I5 may be a single bristle so asto extend clear through the stick, the same being true of course of bristles l3 and I6. This of course would necessitate the staggering of the two crossing bristles. The purpose of the bristles is to provide for a stick which would more closely simulate a mascara brush for those who are accustomed to using one. However, it must be borne in mind that even with the type of stick shown in Figure 5, it is onlynecessary to slightly moisten the stick and the bristles will become laden with the mascara substance. The bristles thus accentuate the depth of the grooves in the separation of the eyelashes and the subjecting of the same to the mascara bath. While I have shown these bristles in combination with the grooves, it is to be understood that I may provide a stick with a system of bristles either in conjunction with or independently of grooves. In other words, the stick may otherwise present a smooth surface and be provided with bristles. Furthermore, for shading the eyelids or other portions of the face the stick of any form except with the bristles may be used. This is true whether the stick is grooved or ungrooved throughout the body or tip.
1. In a device of the character described, a plastic stick formed of coloring material provided with a plurality of a series of grooves and with bristles embedded in the stick and protruding therefrom.
2. In a device of the character described, a plastic stick of coloring material provided with grooves formed therein, said grooves being adapted to form separate guideways substantially for each of a plurality of eyelashes or the like so as to subject each eyelash substantially separately in each groove to the coloring eifect of the material of which the stick is formed.
3. In a device of the character described, a plastic stick of coloring material provided with bristles embedded therein and protruding therefrom so as to form separate guideways between the bristles for substantially each of a plurality of eyelashes or the like so as to subject each eyelash substantially separately between adjacent bristles to the coloring effect of the material of which the stick is formed.
4. In a device of the character described, a plastic stick of coloring material provided with spaced members of a different material secured thereto so as to form separate guideways therebetween for substantially each of a plurality of eyelashes or the like so as to subject each eyelash substantially separately between said spaced members to the coloring effect of the material of which the stick is formed.