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March 21, 1944. B 2,344,846
PLIABLE REINFORCED ORNAMENT Filed 001:. 9, 1942 INVENT OR.
Berkare/ 5813 ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 21, 1944 UNITED I STATES PATENT OFFICE PLIABLE REINFORCED ORNAMENT Bernhard Berg, New York, N. Y. Application October 9, 1942, Serial No. 461,484
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in pliable reinforced ornaments.
More particularly, the invention contemplates the construction of an ornament as mentioned which is characterized by an ornamentally shaped felt sheet piece simulating some object, such as a leaf, and pliably reinforced in a certain way. It is proposed to so arrange the reinforcement that the felt sheet may be die cut to have ornamental openings. It is contemplated to characterize the reinforcement by forming the felt sheet piece with a rib portion bent from the material thereof, arranging a pliable wire along said rib portion and encasing the pliable wire and rib portion with a casing formed of stitches.
Still further the invention contemplates numerous modified forms for pliably reinforcing the ornament.
Another object of the invention is the construction of an article as mentioned which is simple and durable, and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a pliable reinforced ornament constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of a portion of Fig. 1 with the casing of stitches removed.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of another ornament constructed in accordance with another form of this invention.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is an elevational view of Fig. 5 with the casing of stitches removed.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of a portion of a pliable reinforced ornament constructed in accordance with another form of this invention.
Fig. 8 is another fragmentary perspective view of a portion of another pliable rein-forced ornament constructed in accordance with still another form of this invention.
The pliable reinforcement ornament, in accordance with the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1-3, includes an ornamentally shaped felt sheet piece In simulating some object. such as a leaf, and being formed with die cut openings II or other ornamental elements. This felt sheet piece ID has a rib portion l2 formed by bending upwards a portion of material thereof. A pliable wire 13 is extended along one side of the rib portion l2. A casing I4 of stitches encases the rib portion 12 and the wire l3 and simulates the petiole of the leaf.
The ornament may be used on ladies hats, coats, dresses, etc. A feature of the new leaf resides in the fact that it may be bent to assume various wavy and other shapes, and the pliable wire I3 will hold the leaf of the ornament as shaped.
In Figs. 46 a modified form of the invention is disclosed which distinguishes from the prior form in several respects. More specifically, this pliable reinforced ornament comprises an ornamentally shaped felt sheet piece l5 having a rib portion l6 bent from the material thereof. A single long strand of pliable wire I! is extended along one side of the rib portion [6. A plurality of short lengths of pliable wire 18 are extended along the other side of the rib portion IS. A casing of stitches l9 encases said rib portion [6 and said pliable wires I! and I8.
A feature of this ornament resides in the fact that at the adjacent ends of the short lengths of pliable wire l8, the leaf will be more readily bendable and slightly more flexible than at other areas which would require bending both the wires l1 and 18.
In Fig. 7 another form of the invention has been disclosed which is very similar to the first form distinguishing in the fact that the pliable wire i3 is located within the rib portion l2. The casing of stitches I4 encases the rib portion I2 and this indirectly encases the pliable wire [3.
In Fig. 8 another modified form of the invention is shown which is similar to the form shown in Fig. 7, distinguishing in the fact that a continuous pliable wire ll and a plurality of short strands of pliable wire [8 are located within the bend of the rib portion l2. The casing of stitches l4 engage about the rib portion and hold the wires I1 and 18 in position. At points between the adjacent ends of the wires I8 the ornament will be more readily bendable and flexible than at other points along the rib portion I2 which requires bending of both of the wires I! and I8.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined an ornamentally shaped felt sheet piece in the form of a leaf, having a plurality ofopeningsand a rib portion bent from the material thereof, pliable Wires extending along the sides of said rib portion, and a casing of stitches encasing said rib portion and wires, one of said wires being in the nature of a plurality of short sections in end alignment with each other.
3. A pliable reinforced ornament, comprising an ornamentally shaped fiat felt sheet piece in the form of a leaf, a centrally longitudinally extending rib formed in said sheet piece by bending a longitudinal area of said sheet piece out of the plane of the remainder of the sheet piece, a continuous pliable wire. extending along one side of said rib, a pliable wire of separate sections extended along the other side of said rib with said sections being spaced from each other but in end alignment, and means securing said rib andwires together as a unit.