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Publication numberUS2276047 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1942
Filing dateMar 12, 1941
Priority dateMay 1, 1940
Publication numberUS 2276047 A, US 2276047A, US-A-2276047, US2276047 A, US2276047A
InventorsAlfred Kurth
Original AssigneeAlfred Kurth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lip coloring device
US 2276047 A
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March 10, 1942. KU I 2,276,047

LIP COLORING DEVICE Filed March 12, 1941 Zi a/era [o5 Patented Mar. 10, 1942 'Nr OFFICE Application March 12, 1941, Serial No. 382,999 In France May 1, 1940 3 Claims.

The present invention relates to a device for applying coloring to the lips and more specifically pertains to a novel shape for the lip-coloring material.

In the past, most of the devices for applying paint or coloring to the lips included the use of a lip-stick. The coloring material of these sticks is usually quite soft and the lip-sticks have been of considerable thickness in cross-sectional dimensions. Thus, in the use of such lip-sticks it has been necessary to properly shape the end of the coloring material in the form of a pointed end to permit the coloring material to be applied to the exact contour of the lips. The pointed ends or edges of the lip-stick, however, soon disappear in use since the coloring material is quite soft.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to eliminate the disadvantages of the prior devices and to provide a device for applying coloring to the lips wherein a relatively thin knifelike edge Will be continually provided for applying the coloring material to the lips.

Another object of the invention pertains to the provision of a disc shape for the coloring material which may be rotated within the container so as to expose a portion of the disc for applica tion of the coloring material to the lips.

A more specific object of the invention relates to the provision of a disc of coloring material having a relatively thin peripheral edge which may be employed for applying the coloring material to the lips and at the same time follow the exact contour of the lips.

Other objects and features of the invention will be readily apparent from a consideration of the accompanying drawing and the following description wherein several exemplary embodiments of the invention are disclosed.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of the lipcoloring device embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is an end elevational view of one part of the housing for the coloring disc.

Fig. 3 is an end elevational view of another part of the housing for the coloring material.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the assembled housing taken on the line IV-IV of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is an elevational view of one type of disc of coloring material.

Fig. 6 is an elevational view of a modified disc assembly.

Referring to the drawing, there is shown at I a substantially hemicylindrical-shaped housing part for receiving a, disc I of material for coloring the lips. The housing part I is provided with 5 openings 3 for receiving means for mounting the disc I therein. Another substantially hemicylindrical-shaped housing part 2 is provided for closing the opening in the housing part I. The part 2 is provided with lugs 6 as shown in Figs. 1 and 3 for mounting the cover part 2 concentrically with respect to the housing I.

In assembling the device the disc I is arranged within the housing part I and the housing part 2 is arranged on the housing part I with the openings in the lugs 6 in alignment with the openings 3 in the housing part I. A relatively large headed screw 5 extends through the openings 3 and the opening within the disc I and a female type flat-headed screw 4 completes the shaft for maintaining the disc I and the part 2 in rotatable relation with respect to the part I.

The disc I is preferably formed with a relatively thin peripheral edge as illustrated in Fig. 4. Thus, when the cover 2 is rotated with respect to the housing part I a portion of the peripheral edge of the disc I is available for application of the coloring material to the lips. The relatively thin peripheral edge of the disc I provides means for applying the coloring to the exact contour of the lips.

The disc need not be formed with a complete peripheral surface but may be composed of two sectors I0 and II as illustrated in Fig. 5. One sector may be formed of one color while the other sector may form a different shade or color of the material for coloring the lips.

The disc may also include two sectors I2 and I 4 as shown in Fig. 6. The rotatable member may also include accessories such as a small brush 9 and a yieldable pencil element 8 which may be formed of rubber.

In carrying out the invention the rotatable element such as the disc I is preferably secured on the shank of the shaft-like screw 4 so as to be rotated by turning the flat head i.

While the invention has been described with reference to the structural specific details, it will be appreciated that changes may be made by those skilled in the art. Such changes may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A device for applying color to the lips comprising, a casing including two housing parts movable with respect to each other, a disc of coloring material mounted within said casing, and the peripheral portion of said disc being relatively thin.

tion to provide a knife-like edge at the periphcry of the disc, a hemi-cylindrical-shaped housing partly enclosing said disc, a second substantially hemi-cylindrical-shaped housing movably mounted on the first housing encasing the remainder of the disc, and means rotatably supporting the disc within said housings.


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U.S. Classification401/88, D28/85, 401/19
International ClassificationA45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/00
European ClassificationA45D40/00