US 2131975 A
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L. A. SAMSTAG LIPSTICK HOLDR Oef. 4, 1938.
Filed `March 8, 1957 INVENTOR Loa/.SAQMJTAGA T42/,
ATTORNEY VPotomac ooi. 4, '193s UNITED STATES LIPSTICK HOLDER Louis A. Samstag, New York, N. Y.; Elsie Samstag executrix of said Louis A. Samstag, de-
ceased Application March-8, 1937, Serial No. 129,554
The object of the present invention is to provide a lipstick holder of such character that the wearing surface of the lipstick immediately after part thereof has been removed in use, will receive a perfumed vapor so that the stick may be of ordinary lipstick composition but Will, nevertheless, continue throughout its use to bear a desired perfume, which may be selected by the user, and
' which may be changed at will. Further objects of the invention will hereinafter appear. l
The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:-
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of an assembled embodiment of the invention.
Figure 2 is a plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is an elevation, partly in vertical section, showing said embodiment.
Figure 4 is a view in perspective of the perfume holding cup, showing in dotted lines the application of drops of perfume thereto by an applicator. Figure 5 is a perspective view of the perfume holder inverted.
Figure 6 is a horizontal section on the line 6 6, Figure 3. Y
Figure 7 is a vertical section through the closure sleeve of the lipstick holder in inverted position, showing in dotted lines a perfume applicator and its position in applying perfume to the perfume cup from the base thereof. Y
Figure 8 is a fragmentary sectional elevation through the perfume cup and the adjacent sleeve section showing the position of a spring detent carried by the sleeve, when the parts are assembled.
Referring to the drawing, I illustrates the base portion of a lipstick holder generally cylindrical in form and carrying a lipstick 2. Removably held upon base member I is a cover member 3 which is of a length to cover the lipstick and, at the same time, provide above the same an adequate area for receiving the perfume cup 4.
Before the parts are assembled, an absorbent material such as cotton, indicated at 4x, is placed Within the cup and perfume may be added as shown diagrammatically in Figure 4.
The cup is preferably formed with one or more spring-like detents 4x3: so that when the cup is pressed upwardly in the covermember 3 until it reaches the position shown in Figure 3, the detent .will spring into a recess formed in the cover member and thus hold the cup permanently in position. In the present embodiment, the recess is formed as an annular channel provided by forming the cover member 3 with spaced slots at 3ro, thus weakening the wall at such area and then die-pressing or spinning the cover member lto bulge out the areas intermediate the slots.
Itwill be noted that when the perfume cup is in position, as shown in Figure 3, an opening in distributed over the upper surface of the lipstick,
and the latter being of oleaginous character will cause a slight but sumcient surface absorption of the perfume to render the stickv pleasant to the user. 'Ihis perfumed surface of the-stick will be transposed to the lips of the user but immediately upon re-applying the cover 3 to the body member l a fresh slight surface absorption of perfume will again take place u'pon the upper area of the stick 2. By means of the openings at 3m in the cover member which communicate with lateral apertures 6 in the cup member, the absorption of perfume by the stick is controlled so as not to be excessive and objectionable to an extent where the volatile and solvent characteristics of the perfume might unduly soften thek stick.
The article may be vsold without the application of perfume to the absorbentmaterial 4x so that the user may apply thereto her `desired style of perfume and hence cause that particular perfume to be applied to the lipstick. Also, when a given perfume has been exhausted by evaporation from the absorbent material 4a: a dierent perfume may be applied to the absorbent material.
By reason of the opening 5, it is also feasible to remove the absorbent cotton from the perfume cup, through said opening 5 and re-iill the cup with absorbent material.
It is also to be noted that the apertures at 3a; not only serve for control of the perfume by insuring that an excessive amount will not be absorbed by the lipstick, but enable the passage of the perfume vapor through said apertures, so that when the lipstick holder isvplaced in a handbag the selected perfume of the user will be applied to such things as handkerchiefs carried in the handbag.
Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is as followsz- 1. A lipstick holder, comprising a base member, a removable cover member formed near its closed end with an outwardly projecting semiannular ring-like section formed with spaced perforations and providing an inner channelway, and
a cup within the cover member and formed with a plurality of perforations in line with said channelway.
2. A lipstick holder, as claimed in claim 1, comprising further a spring detent on said cup, said spring detent being adapted to be received in said channelway.
3. A lipstick holder, as claimed in claim 1, in "which the base of said cup is formed with an aperture through which a liquid may be passed to an absorbent material-held by the cup.
LOUIS A. SAMSTAG.