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Publication numberUS2366681 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1945
Filing dateJan 25, 1944
Priority dateJan 25, 1944
Publication numberUS 2366681 A, US 2366681A, US-A-2366681, US2366681 A, US2366681A
InventorsJoseph E Valentine, Ralph J Pena
Original AssigneeOxzyn Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Powder puff and method of making the same
US 2366681 A
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Jan. 2,' 1945. J. E. 'VALEN'II'INE ET AL 5 ,5


ATTORNEY pointed out hereinafter. l \The invention accordingly consists in the fea- Patented Jan. 2, 1945 POWDER PUFF AND METHOD or MAKING THE SAME it Joseph E. Valentine, Plainfield,N. 1., and Ralph J. Pena, New York, N. Y., assignors to Oxzyn Comparry, a corporation of New Jersey 1 Application January 25, 1944, serial No. 519,622

2 Claims. (oils-131.1)

This invention relates to powder puffs and the like and to the method of making the article.

[An object of the invention is to provide a simple, practical and elfective article of the kind described.

Another object of the invention is to provide a simple, practical and eflicient method for making such an article.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved manner of closing the opening through which the powder puifis filled with pow der and the like.

Another object of the invention is to provide a powder pufi with a suitable handle or grip,

Other objects will be in part obvious or in part tures of construction, combinations of elements, arrangements of parts, and in the several steps and relation and order of each of said steps to one or more of the others thereof, all as will be pointed out in the following description, and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the following claims. l a

The invention will best be understood if the following description is read in connection with s the accompanying drawing, in which,

Figural is a perspective view of the parts'forming the puff closure shown in therelative arrange ment in which they are sewed;

Figure 2 is a view of the article after the completion of the operation by which the parts are assembled together by sewing, and shows the puff inside out; i

Figure 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 3- -3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the article after it has been turned right side out showing by the dotted line indicating the free edge of said flap the position of the closure flap before it has been reversed, and showing by the full line indicating the free edge of said flap, th closure flap in extended position in the process of beingreversed and brought around its line of stitching to overlie the opposite face of the puff;

Figure 5 'isa perspective view of the completed article;

Figure 6 is a vertical sectional viewsimilar ato Figure '7 but without any filling or padding member; I

Figure '7 is a vertical sectional view taken on theline '|-'l of Figure 5 and showing a filling or padding member contained within the puff closure; and a a I i t Figure 8 is a vertical sectional view similar to Figure 3 but showing a filling member interposed andsecured between the facing and supplementary backing members.

The powder pulf, disclosed herein, disregarding for the moment any filling or padding material which may, if desired, be used in the puff, comprises a facing member, H (referred to in some of the claims as the main, front, or first, faceor facing member) which is shown as fully circular,

a backing member I2 (referred to in some of the claims as the second or rear face or facing member) which is substantially circular but the periphery of which is flattened into a substantially straight, chord-like edge C, along a relativelysmall portion of its periphery, and what i we may term a closure flap l3 (referred to insome of the claims as the supplementary rear face or facing), which is segmental in character and has an edgeportion l4 substantially corresponding in curvature to the curvature of the periphery ofthe facing member H so that when said flap member I3 is superimposed on facing H its edge portion M will be substantially in vertical alignmentwith the edge of facing I l.

The members i I and I2may be of any desired material, velour or other pile fabric usually being preferred for a powder puff, andthe flap member 13 may similarly be made of any desired suitable materiaL'silk or rayon being preferred for a powder puff, the face of said member I3 which in the final product becomes its under face being treated with a suitable adhesive, preferably one which is thermoplastic and so will not have an adhesive character until it is exposed to heat a by being pressed by a heated iron when it is in position for forming the final product.

The parts ll, l2 and I3 are initially assembled to form an assembly which is inside out, with the outer surface of facing m'emberlz resting against the outer surface of facing member I l, and with the flap member [3 interposed between members H and I2, and with its edge portion I4 vertically aligned with the edge of the portion of facing member I l which is not covered by backing member l2, and extending under the chord-like edge portion C of member 12. With the parts in this position a circular row of stitching I5 is performed extending completelyaround facing member H adjacent its periphery, and it will be seen that by this one operation facing member I l and backing 12 are secured together aroundtheir peripheries from vb tob as illustrated in Figure 2, but not along the edge C of backing member I2, and that facing member H and the closing flap member l3 have been secured along the edge portion Id of v v imposed during the step of forming the stitching I5. I

After, the members II and I2 are turned right side out the closing flap member I3 will extend down over the outer face of facing member I'I with its under or thermo-setting surface exposed. The next step is to reverse closing flap member I3 by bringing it around the edge of the member I I and around portion a-a of the line of stitchmo-setting of the adhesive surface of flap member I3, and at the same time the finished product is provided with a desirable handle portion, on which, if desired, a trade-mark or any other desired indicia may be printed or otherwise impressed.

It will thus be seen that there has been provided by this invention a method and an article in which the various objects hereinabove set forth together with many thoroughly practical advantages are successfullyachieved. As various a 7 possible embodiments might .be made of the fea ing I until closing flap It extends over the' chord-like edge C of backing member I2 and is superimposed on backing member IZ, thereby covering the portion of the inner surface of facing Atthe beginning of thisstep the closing-flap..l3 will be positioned as shown by the dottedlline in Figure 4 and it will be moved through its extended position shown by the full line in Figure 4, to the final position shown in Figure 5, which illustrates the final product as it will appear after the closing fiap I3 has been completely reversed overand around portion a-a of the stitching joining it to facing member II, and after it has been pressed, as by a heated iron, to effect union between the adhesive on its under surface with the portion of the outer surface of backing member I2 which it overlies,.thereby closing the opening I6 and forming a complete closure.

Before the opening I6 isclosed by means of flap I3 powder may be inserted into the closure through opening I6, and if desired a filler or padding member I! (Figure '7) which may suitably be made of cotton batting or the like may also be inserted through. opening II; at this time. The padding member, .if employed, may preferably be added to the combination when the facing, backing, and closure flap or supplementary backing, are assembled, as by being placed under the back of facing member II and, desirably joined thereto, preferably at least by the portion of the stitching a-a, joining the segmental supplementary backing I3. to the facing, but onthe side of facing II opposite to backing I3 as shownin Figure 8-, whereby,1.when the assembly is turned right r side out, positioning ofthe padding II, so that it extends fully under the supplementary backing I 3 and up to the edge of the completed pufi under a the supplementary backing, is ensured, thusgiving. desired thickness tothe puff under the se mental backing.

By themethod disclosed herein a simplified and highly practical means is provided for over ing member a backing member, with their face tures of the above invention and as the art herein described might be varied in various parts, all without departing from the scope of the invention, it is to be understood that all matter here- "inbefore set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be interpreted. as illustrative and not inalimitin sense. member II left uncovered by backing member I2. g

What we claim is:

- 1. As an article of manufacture apowder pull? comprising a first, circular face member, a sec.- end face member corresponding substantially in size and shape to the first face member except that it has a segment cut away along a chordface member, and of a size greater than the see- I ment cut off said second face member, said first face member having stitching around its entire periphery by which said first basemember is secured to said second face. member, except along thesaid chord-like line of said second face mom her, and by which said. first face member is se-- cured to said third member along the edge of the portion of said first face member which is not coveredby said second face member, aid third member having its unstitched end extending over the unsecured edge of said second face member and being adhesively secured to said second face member.

2. The method of making a powder puff. and the like which comprises superimposing on a facsurfaces in contact and with said backing member covering at least a substantial portion of said facing member and having its edge aligned with the edge of said facing member throughout a substantial portion of its perimeter, and a sup"- plementary. backing member having a thermo setting adhesive on one surface interposed be-' tween said facing and backing members withits' non-adhesive surface opposed to the face surface ofsaid facing member, said supplementary back ing member being secured to said facingmember along the portion of the perimeter of said faccoming the difficulty long experienced in the art,

of closing the opening between unstitched together edge portions of the facing andv backing members through which the puff is turned right side out. After the, puff has been turned right side out and filled with powder it .has been found impractical if not impossible to close the said opening by machine stitching, and even hand stitching presented a difficult and time consuming operation, and one which was exceedingly difiicult to perform without an obviously different appearance between this portion of the stitching and the portion obviously performed by machine. In accordance with our method the opening is sealed rapidly, effectively and neatly by the thering member which is not secured to said backing member, thus forming a partially closed 'pufi which is inside out, turning the pun [right side out through the opening left between said facing member and the unsecured edges of said backing members, and, drawing the supplemen- 'tary backing memberover the unsecured edge of said backing, so that a portion of its adhesive surface will overlie a portion'of the front "face of said backing member, and heat treating-the article to adhesively secure to ether said backing and said supplementary backin members.


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US2664581 *Dec 1, 1950Jan 5, 1954Dorothy M KeastAntiperspirant dispenser
USD773731 *May 6, 2015Dec 6, 2016Shakespeare HarrisCombined cosmetic puff and sponge
U.S. Classification132/317, 156/292, 493/960, 15/229.14, 53/469, 493/393
International ClassificationA45D33/34
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/34, Y10S493/96
European ClassificationA45D33/34