US 2096389 A
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Oct. 19, 1937. L. R. BODE DECORATIVE MATERIAL Filed Feb. 26, 1936 y ZUen/Zm: Zani-er d'.
/y www e -z,oss,as9 DECORATIVE MATERIAL Lester R. Bode, St.v Paul, Minn., assigner to Tinsel Tulle, Incorporated, Chicago, Ill., a corporation .i'oflllinois 'E I Application February 26; 1936, Serial No. 65,764A
l y "10min (CLIM-4'!)V 'invention relates to vthe art of decorative line 2-2 of Figure 1 and is shown `in enlarged material and isparticlllarlyconcerned with maform for'purposes of clarity. terial whicnmay be used for theA decoration of kFigure 3 represents a view looking upwardly theatricalcostumes Aand the like.' although, as against the bottom of Figure 1, the split backing willvbe apparent, its eld of utilityfisbroad. portion being turned. back slightly to. show the 5 d Ithas .hitherto beenproposedto'm'ake tinseled manner of removing the backing portion.
or vvglittering fabrics or the-like byproviding a Figure 4 is a perspective'view of a modiiled fabric body with an adhesive on one `o1" both formofmyinvention wherein the decorative masurfaces thereof and embedding in said adhesive terial is mounted upon a card or similar backing metallic powders, finely cut paper, comminuted material.
glass, etc. It has also been suggested inthepast As is shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, the ornato prepare ornamental material for packing and mental material of my invention comprises a wrapping purposes by coating paper or the like backing I0 upon which is attached the decorative on lone surface with thermoplastic adhesive maobject. The latter comprises a fabric such as terial andv aixing thereto the material to obtain paper, Cellophane, cloth or, preferably, sur l5 the desired ornamental effects such as-nely digical tape or like material, denoted by the nu vided cork, metals, mica, feathers, pigments, and meral I2, and provided on opposite sides with v similar material. Ya non-drying or moist adhesive, denoted by the In general, my invention comprises providing a numerals II and I3. The adhesive surface I3 .20 flexible fabric body, preferably material like the serves to hold suitable material I4 such as cloth, 20 well known surgical tape. -A coatingof a suitablel cut paper, comminuted cellophane, metallic non-drying adhesive is applied to both surfaces powders, finely divided cork, mica, feathers, et of said material andthen only oneof said surcetera, which is applied in any suitable manner faces is treated with tinsel ilitter, paper uitten and pressed into the adhesive surface I3 to obtain cellophanel flitter, metallic powders and the a'strong adhesion. In the case of the use ofthe 25 like to coat the same to obtain the desired ornaso-called Aflock or tinsel ilitter material or finely mental eects. The other surface of the madivided or comminuted materials, such may be terial, which is coated with the non-drying addistributed over the surface of the adhesive and hesive,`m ay then be caused` to adhere. to any the resulting article passed between rollers in a suitable surface such as clothing, paper, cardmanner well known in the art to unite the deco- 30 board, the human skin, etc. To protect the adrative material to the fabric through the medium hesive surface until the material is ready for ofthe adhesive coating I3. `use, I provide a liner or backing of papel',y The backing I0 is preferably made of paper cellophane, cardboard or similar material or similar material and serves to protect the adwhich-may be readily stripped from the decorative hesive coating il from contamination and to g5 material. facilitate the handling and shipment of the deco- It is accordingly an object of my invention toA rative material until it is ready for use, atwhich provide an improved decorative or ornamental time said backingV may be stripped from the material, particularly for use on festive occadecorative material and the latter utilized for its 40 sions. intended purposes. To facilitate the stripping of 40 Another object of my invention is to provide the backing I Il, I provide it in two parts which an improvedv decorative or ornamental material are separated by the very narrow slit is. To which is Simple and economical t0 manufacture effect the stripping, the decorative object with its and Which possesses a' Wide range of usage` attached backing may be exed or bent back A still further object of my invention is to upon itself along the slit |5 Thjeswm result 45 provide a decorative material which will simplify in a slight parting of the backing from the ad g'li'gamentauon of theatrical costumes and hesive II along the edge of said backing. The with these and other objects which win be; backing may the easly be grasped with the fingers or between the finger nails and peeled or come a arent as the descri tion of my invention proceeep I shan new mae reference to the pulled away from the adhesive. This arrangedrewing illustrating my invention and mereln ment prevents the tendency to cause the mate- .Figure 1 represents a perspective view of one rial u t0 flake ff around the edges as mlght embodiment of my invention, y occur if the backing had to be removed by sepc Figure 2 is a sectional kview taken along the arating it from along the peripheral edge. rig-v 55 v PATENT OFFICE partly pulled away from the adhesive coating.
In Figure 4,1 have disclosed a plurality of decorative objects attached to a support or mounting Acard 20 which serves in part the same general purpose as is achieved through the use of the backing IB in the embodiment of my invention covered in Figures 1, 2 and 3. In other words, the adhesive material of the decorative objects serves to unite the latter to the support 2l from which they may be removed for use as desired. This embodiment of my invention makes for sim'- ple and economical handling and shipment of the decorative objects or materials. As is shown in Figure 4, the objects may take various ornamental shapes or forms, variant aspects thereof being indicated by way of illustration by numerals '2l- 26, inclusive.
In use, the decorative material is stripped from its backing or support and is pressed upon any" desired surface to which it will readily adhere and from which it may be readily`removed without leaving any undesirable marks. Thus, theatrical costumes and fabrics may be decorated in'- cluding dresses, hats, ties, suits, shoes and stockings'. Similarly, the decorative material may be ailixed to the human skin. It can also be used for decorating packages and boxes, pictures, curtains, and for numerous other purposes which will readily be appreciated by those versed in the art.
It is evident that the decorative material may take various forms and shapes. Thus, the ornamental articles may be made in circular, triangular, square, hexagonal, star and any other desired shapes. Similarly, the decorative material Il may take the various forms mentioned in an earlier part of this description and includes such materials as tinfoil, aluminum foil and the metal foils broadly. The finished material may also be made up in the form of stripping so that it can be sold or merchandised by the yard or the like.
The adhesive which I employ has 'been described as being of the non-drying type. By-this' I mean that type of adhesive which is naturally moist and requires neither moisture nor other extraneous means to bring out its adhesive properties. The most common example of the type of adhesive which I contemplate is that employed on the conventional adhesive tape. This is so well known to chemists versed in the art that no useful purpose would be served by describing speciilc formulae which are suitable for my purposes.
While I have described my invention in considerable detail, it is apparent kthat numerous variations may be made therein without departing from the spirit of my invention as defined in the appended claim. Thus, for example, for the adhesive I3 vI may substitute alternative'types ofadhesives such as thermoplastic adhesives, or those which exert adhesive properties when moistened, for the purpose of bonding the ilocks. `ilitter or the like to the fabric. The adhesive on the opposite surface of the fabric or the like and which serves to `unite the ornamental object to the backing or supporting plate or the like is,
however, of the aforementioned non-drying type. While this variation is within the broad scope of my invention, itv is notuso satisfactory as the preferred embodiment of my invention which I have fully described heretofore.
It is to be understood that myrinvention is not to be limited other than by the terms'of the appended claim and the prior art.
What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United -Statsisla i Decorative material for application vto theatrical andsimilar costumes, said decorative 'material being in thevshapeof an ornamental design of a type commonly employed for decorative purposes and comprising tape having a layer of adhesive 'on one side-thereofycomminuted ornamental material imbedded in lsaid adhesive so as to form a decorative surface, a layer of nondrying adhesive of the type employedon surgical tape attached to the opposite side of said tape, and a backing .essentially entirely covering said non-drying adhesive, said backing having `a slit therein and formed' ofvrelatively stiff material ,whereby such backingmay be removed readily without the comminutedy material to flake off or become roughened at the edges of thel design, said non-drying adhesive being of such character that, .when the backing is removed from the tape, the decorative material can readily be adhesively applied to the cloth of a costume and