US 2204037 A
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June 1l, 1940. Hv FERNBACH WRAPPING AND PRESENTATION FOR USE 0F BATH SALT SOAP, AND LIKE PERSONAL TOILET sUBsTANCEs Filed DSO. l5, 1938 Patented June 11, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Hans Fernbach, London, England Application December 15, 1938, Serial No. 246,003 In Great Britain August 18, 1938 3 Claims.
This invention relates to the wrapping and presentation for use of bath salts, soap and like personal toilet substances and has for its object to provide a novel form of wrapping which is 5 of a very attractive nature.
According to the invention, bath salts, soap or like personal toilet substances are wrapped and presented for use by being formed into a small mass and covered by a foil wrapping which serves to connect the mass at the end of a stem around which, near the junction of the mass and stem, there may be disposed imitation petals or leaves so that the iinished product has the appearance of a flower with the bath salts, soap or 16 the like forming the centre or pistil of the flower.
The mass may have an inner wrapping before being covered by the wrapping which secures it to the stem, -and the inner wrapping may be suitably coloured or ornamented and the outer wrap- 20 ping may be of a transparent cellulose foil.
The mass, which may be a mass of compressed bath salts can be of elongated spherical form similar to a nut-meg and the wrapping, which secures this to the stem, will preferably be stuck around the stem and, if desired, bound tightly thereon by a binding of thin wire or tape. Where a wire binding is used the wire is preferably covered by a thin foil. Artificial petals may be stamped from a suitable coloured material and secured around the stem by pushing the stem through the centre and stretching the material of the petals over the thickening caused by the wrapping being bound around the stem. If desired, the petals may be further secured by sticking or by an adhesive or wire binding.
'I'he invention is illustrated by the accompanying drawing, of which:
Figure 1 is a part sectional view showing a mass of toilet substance wrapped and presented 40 in the form of a single flower;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing la plurality of flowers arranged as a bunch.
As shown in Figures 1 and 2, a shaped mass I I of bath salts, soap or other toilet substance, is covered by a closely fitting wrapping I2, which is larger than suilicient to cover the mass I I and is twisted atl its margins as indicated at I3 on to one end I 4 of a wire stem I5. The twisted skirt part of the wrapping I2 may be attached to the wire I5 by an adhesive and/or the twisted part may be bound on to the stem by a wire or tape binding (not shown). Imitation leaves or petals I6 are stamped from a suitably coloured (Cl. i1-14) fabric andi the free end of the stem I5 is forced through the centre of the petals I6. As the petals are forced to the other end of the stem the material of the petals is stretched over the enlarged portion formed by the twisted part of 5 the wrapping so that the petals need no further means for securing them at the base of the wrapped mass II. If desired, however, the petals may be secured by an adhesive and/or binding.
Where the twisted part of the wrapping -is se- 10 cured to the stem by a wire binding, the wire is preferably hidden by a further binding of tape.
The mass II may have an inner wrapping before being wrapped by the wrapping I2, in which case the inner wrapping may be appropriately 15 coloured or decorated and the outer wrapping, which serves as the sole connection between the mass and the stem, will be transparent.
The mass II can be detached by twisting the mass and its Wrapping in a direction which tends 20 to tighten up the twisted skirt part so that lthe wrapping will sever at the junction between the mass and the adjacent end of the stem. The covering on the mass can then easily be removed by opening it out from its severed margins. 25
If desired, a plurality of wrapped masses of a toilet substance may be arranged as a bunch as shown in Figure 3. In this case the several stems may be permanently bound together at their free ends as indicated yat I'I where suitable 30 means such as a bow I8 may serve to enable the bunch to be hung up in a convenient position in a bath-room. Where the bunch is to represent a bunch of grapes then the petals I9 will be omitted. 35
One stem may have one or more side branches to each of which a toilet mass is attached by its wrapping.
The art of wrapping toilet substances and presenting them for use in accordance with the 40 invention is particularly suited to bath salts, for each mass will be a chosen or measured quantity suitable for a single bath and is more economic than the loose bath salts which are usually used in excess of the quantity which is actually sui- 45 cient.
It will be understood that the outer covering may also be coloured or ornamented although, in some cases, it may be desired to show the actual colour of the mass, in which case a single trans- 50 parent covering would be used. It is also to be understood that the mass may be moulded or compressed into a suitable shape not necessarily of elongated spherical or spherical form.
The flowers may be packed in boxes which may be constructed so that they may form an imitation vase or basket into which the flowers may be placed.
1. A toilet packing wherein a compact mass of compressed toilet substance is covered by an ornamental wrapping, land the wrapped mass is covered by a sheet of transparent tearable material which is larger than suiicient to cover the mass, and wherein the wrapped mass is supported adjacent one end of a wire ste-m by twisting and securing lthe margins of the outer wrapping on to the adjacent end of said stem.
2. A toilet packing according to claim 1, wherein petals of fabric stamped from a single piece are positioned at the junction between the mass and stem by the stem passing through an aperture centrally of the series of petals.
3. An article ofA manufacture comprising a semi-rigid stem, a quantity of a toilet substance compressed into a compact mass, and a sheet of easily tearable material larger than suiiicient to cover the mass, said sheet being wrapped over the mass to leave an outstanding skirt portion, and the skirt portion being twisted on to, and thereby secured to, the adjacent end of the stem, whereby the toilet substance may be readily removed from the Wrapping.