US 2329267 A
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Sept. 14, 1943. M. l.. HARLLEE DISPENSING POWDER PUFF Filed May 5, 1942 Patented Sept.I 14, 1943 UNITED: STATES PATENT OFFICE `n' DrsPENsING POWDER PUFFk Myrtle L. Harllee, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application May 5, 1942, Serial No. 441,789
This invention relates tov powder puffs and more particularly to dispensing powder puffs.
One of the primary objects of my invention is the provision of a dispensing powder puff embodying a. highly practical, efficient, neat and durable closure member for vits filling opening,
which member also serves to provide a pocket into which the `fingers of the user may be inf serted for holding the puff during use and filling.
Another object is the provision, in such a dispensing powder puff, of means'for efficiently `distributing and regulating the dispensing of powder through the dispensing wall.
Another object is the provision of a device of this character which is economical of manufacture.
' How I accomplish the foregoingas well as still further objects and advantages will be made apparent from the following detailed description of aA presently preferred adaptation of my invention, forr which purpose I shall refer to the accompanying drawing, in which:
-Fig. `1 is a perspective showing my device in position with its filling opening closed;
Fig. 2 is a viewnsimilar to Fig. 1 but showing the filling opening in open position;
Fig. 3 is a section on liner33 of Fig. l; and
' Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4- of Fig. 2. f
ably made of asoft, fleecy fabric such as velour.
An opposite, flexible dispensing side wall 1, made of a relatively porous fabric having powder vpassing interstices 1a between its threads, has its peripheraly edge secured between the peripheral edges of strips 5a, 5b by the stitching 6,except for a portion shown at the top of Figs'. l to 4 which is left unstitched to providev a'iilling openviding a pocket to receive the fingers of theuser whereby to facilitate handling of the puff,.I provide a cover member I2 which consists' of n a flexible, substantially 4semi-circular fabric strip y sewed 'between walls 5a, 1 at each sideof the opening l0 by the stitching 6 and sewed to wall 1 and lining Il along the edge ofthe opening lDby means of stitching I5.
each side of the opening l0 `to cause the cover to be drawn over the face of the puff when thepuif is in attened condition, so that when the cover is in position closing the opening l0 (Figs.` land 3), the opening I0 is effectively closed and there is provided a finger-receiving pocket IE between the-cover and the adjacent Wall. y
Use of the device is as follows: To fill the chamber ll with powder, the cover l2 is turned from the normal closing position of Figs. 1 and- 3, in which position it rests against wall 5o., tov
reversed or opening position` of Figs. 2 and 4, in
which position it rests against wall 1. yIn the latter position the filling opening l0 is exposed to receive the powder.' Then the cover is again reversed to the Aposition of Figs. l` and 3, in which position the openingV l0 is effectively` rclosed against escape of the powder therethrough. They powder may be dispensedthrough wall land lining 9 by patting the outer wall-lagainst the skin. Since, before passing throughthe outer wall 1, the powder must pass through the meshed lining 9,' itV is more evenly distributed 'and its flow is so regulated that an undue amount is not dispensed at any one spot. Inasmuch as the vperipheral edge of the meshed lining '9is secured 1 t between the peripheral edges of thejside walls, the powder cannot escape kfrom the chamber around the peripheral'edge of the lining. The
wall 5a maybe used to further spread the powfr der on the skin afterit is dispensed through ing l0 between wall1 and body 5. Since wall1' and body 5 are unsecured together at their medial portions, a'l powder chamber Il is provided v therebetween, into which powder is poured through opening l0. Wall 1 has an inner lining' 9'of a rneshed fabric material, such,for in-f stance, as cheesecloth, ywhich is cut coextensivey with wall 1 and has its peripheral edge secured between the edges of wall 5 'to the same extent and by the same stitching as wall 1, so that in order to be sifted or dispensed through the interstices 1a the powder must, first pass 'through the lining 9. For wall 1, Ipreferably use a relay tively porous, soft velvety material.
For the purpose of effectively closing opening I0 after the filling is completed and for pro- While I have resorted to considerable #detailv f for the purpose of making my invention under-` stood, I wish it understood that within its` broader scope, as defined by the'appended claim, lvarious modifications and adaptations may be Lmadenwithout ldeparting from the spiritof the invention. f
Arefillable powder puff of ytheclass described'r comprising two superposed fabric sheets secured together along their peripheraledges' and providing a powder receiving chamber therebetween, I one of thesheets being powder pervious and the other being powder impervious, a meshed fabric member lining the inner face of the pervious sheet, a filling opening between the peripheral edges of the sheets, and a flap providing a cover for the opening.
This cover l2 isf. reversible side for side andis sewedbetween said I' Wallsby the stitching 6.a sufficientk distancevonr MYRTLE L. HARLLEE.' y