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May 16, 1950 B. GlLOWlTZ 2,507,899
AROMATIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWER Filed June 50, 1947 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. jevy'am 2'72 Gz'Zon z'fz May 1, 1950 B. GlLOWlTZ 2,507,899
AROMATIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWER 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 50, 1947 ilET- 23 y H959 B. GILOWITZ 2,507,899
AROMATIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWER Filed June 30, 1947 3 SheetsSheet 3 INVENTOR. fien a min 'z'Zm yziz Patented May 16, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
The invention aims to provide a new and improved artificial fiower provided with novel means for containing perfumery and solely feeding it outwardly, to furnish a pleasing aroma, and in carrying out this end, a further object is to provide a construction whichmay be easily, rapidly and inexpensively manufactured, yet will be effective and durable whether used on millinery, for dress and coat ornamentation, or for other decorative purposes.
Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings is a perspective view showing the elements used in constructing one form of the invention.
Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are perspective views showing different stages of assembly of the elements shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is an edge view of a complete artificial flower constructed with the aforesaid elements.
Fig. 7 is an enlarged vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, through the central portion of the artificial flower shown in Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, showing a difierent form of the invention.
Fig. 9 is a front elevation of a partly completed artificial flower illustrating a slight variation over Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a perspective view showing elements used in constructing still another form of the invention.
Figs. 11, 12 and 13 are perspective views showing different stages of assembly of the elements shown in Fig. 10.
Fig. 14 is an enlarged vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, showing a complete artificial flower constructed from the elements of Fig. 10.
Fig. 15 is an edge view, partly broken away, showing a slight variation over Fig. 14.
Preferred features of construction have been disclosed in the drawings and will be rather specifically described, but variations may of course be made within the scope of the invention as claimed. 7
I will first describe the form of construction illustrated in Figs. 1 to '7, inclusive. The elements shown in Fig. 1 are used; said elements will be described individually; and the different stages of assembly will then be explained.
A shell-forming cup I6 is employed, formed from paper stock, a modern plastic, or any other suitable material moulded or pressed into the desired shape, said cup having a central opening I! and other openings l8 spaced around said central opening H.
An absorbent filling I9 is provided to fill the cup II and to be at least partially saturated with perfumery. To this filling l9, absorbent wickforming cords 20 are suitably attached at one end. The filling i9 and its cords 20 may Well be a tuft or the like which can now be purchased as a unit for various decorative purposes, being usually formed from yarn. However, said filling and cords may be of any desired absorbent material.
A disk 2| is provided to be cemented or otherwise secured in the open rear end of the cup 16, said disk having peripheral notches 22 through which the cords 20 may extend. This disk may be formed from paper stock or other suitable material.
Conventional petal-simulating means 23 is uti lized, commonly formed from contacting layers of textile fabric or other thin sheet material cut into desired shape and colored. The central portions of the various layers are secured together by means of a wire 24 which extends rearwardly, and I form openings 25 through said layers around said wire. These openings correspond in number to the cords 20.
A conventional stem is shown at 26 carrying leaves 21, and a tubular stem is illustrated at 28 to receive the wire 24. However, the invention is not restricted to any particular way of connecting the artificial flower with a stem or stems, and in fact, no stem will be required when the invention is used for some purposes. When the device is to be used as an ornament for a dress or coat, for example, at least one stem is preferably used and it may carry leaf simulations. A stem or stems may also be used when the invention is employed in some ways for millinery decoration,
" but will not be necessary when decorating millinery in other ways.
, A length of elastic 29 is provided for a purpose to be later explained and is preferably of a common form provided with a tubular textile covering.
The filling I9 is placed in the cup It as seen in Fig. 2. Then, with the aid of a needle, for example, the end portions of the elastic 29 are passed forwardly through the filling i9 and through the central opening ll of the cup l6. Then, the elastic is tensicned somewhat and its endsknotted together as seen at 30, thus forming a closure for the central opening I1. Also, the knot 30 and the extremities 3i of the elastic, simulate a pistil of a natural flower. By taking hold of the knot 30 and pulling it forwardly, the opening l1 will be exposed, and periumery may then be injected through'said opening into the filling l 9, with the aid of a medicine dropper, the spout of a small oil can, or otherwise. As soon 3 as the knot is released, the elastic tension causes it to return and close the opening l1.
With the aid of a needle or otherwise, a wickforming cord 32 may now be passed forwardly and rearwardly through the filling l9 and the openings l8, as seen in Fig. 3, said cord being formed from absorbent material such as yarn. The loops 33 formed by the cord 32 in front of the cap I8, are then cut and preferably somewhat untwisted or fiufied to form simulations 34 of stamens, as seen in Fig. 4. Either before or after this last described operation, the disk 2| is cemented in the open rear end of the cup, with the cords extending through the notches 22, as also shown in Fig. 4.
The unit of Fig. 4 is now assembled with the petal-simulating means 23 by passing the cords 23 rearwardly through the openings 25 as shown in Fig. 5, and by tying the ends of said cords to-' gether behind said means 23 as seen at 35 in Fig. 6. The filling Hi, to which said cords are attached, is prevented from pulling rearwardly from the cup during tying and afterward, by the barrier-forming disk 2|.
If the stems 26 and 28 are to be used, the wire 24 may be inserted into the stem 28 as seen in Fig. 7, and the two stems may then be suitably wrapped together, as indicated at 36. However, the wire 24 could be connected in some other manner with a stem if desired, or could be used for attaching the artificial flower directly to a hat or other thing to be ornamented.
Perfumery may be injected into the absorbent filling [9 through the opening I! when the knot 30 is pulled forwardly, and when said knot is released, it will again close said opening. Some of the perfumery travels forwardly to the stamens 34 through the wick-forming lengths of cord 32, and some travels rearwardly through the additional wick-forming cords 20, resulting in thoroughly perfuming the artificial flower.
In Fig. 8, a shell-forming cup lBa is disposed behind the petal-simulating means 23a and represents a calyx. The cup l6a contains a filling l9a from which cords 20a extend forwardly through openings 25a in the petal-simulating means 23a, said cords being tied together at 35c with their free ends 34a representing stamens. A notched disk 2la holds the filling l9a in the cup I Bet and perfumery may be injected into said filling through a small opening l'la in said cup, and said opening may be normally plugged, if desired. The perfumery is carried forwardly by the wick-forming cords 20a to thoroughly perfume the artificial flower.
The wire 24a (still referring to Fig. 8) extends rearwardly through the filling 19a and an opening 31 in the .cup I61: and is shown wrapped around a stem 28a which may be provided with covering 35a of paper, cloth or the like. This covering preferably encloses at least the rear end portion of the cup Ito and is cemented to it to stiffen the connection between the flower and the stem and prevent the drooping of the former.
In Fig. 9, the construction is very similar to Fig. 8. However, the petal-simulating means 23b is provided with a hard central projection 38, and the cords 2012 may be wrapped around said projection before being secured. One of the cords is shown wrapped partially around the projection 38 but any attempt to illustrate all of the cords wrapped and fastened, would result in obscuring the illustration.
In describing the construction shown in Figs.
:10 to 14, reference may first be made to Fig. 10
for an understanding of the elements used. A calyx-representing shell-forming cup lie is formed with a perfumery injection opening Ho. The closed end of the cup also has an opening (see at 31c in Fig. 14). The absorbent filling lSc is in the form of a fibrous plug pre-shaped to fit the cup [60 and this filling carries the absorbent cords 200. Two lengths of tape 2lc are employed to form a barrier across the open end of the cup and hold the filling in said cup. The tapes may be of paper, cloth or other material and may be glued or pasted in position. If desired, an adhesive tape may be used. The petal-simulating means 230 is formed with openings 25c to receive the cords 20c and is formed with a central opening 39 to receive a wire 240. This wire is attached to the center of a disk 40 which may be made entirely of absorbent material or it may be made of plastic or other material covered by a layer of absorbent material 400. Disk 40 has openings II for alignment with the openings 250.
The filling [9c is placed in the cup lSc (Fig. 11) and secured therein by means of the adhesive tape 2lc as seen in Fig. 12, and with the aid of an awl or the like, a bore 42 is formed centrally through said filling and the barrier formed by the tape. The cords 200 are then inserted through the openings 25c and 4|, and the wire 24c is inserted through the opening 39 and into the bore 42 as seen in Fig. 13. The parts are then pulled together, and the cords 240 are knotted at 350 in front of the disk 40, with their ends 340 representing stamens. As a plug for the perfumery injection opening He, the stem 43 of an artificial leaf 44 may be used.
In Fig. 15, it may be considered that the construction is the same as in Figs. 10 to 14, except that the cords 20d are not tied together but are fastened by a suitable wrapping 45.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that novel and advantageous provision has been made for attaining the desired end, but attention is again invited to the possibility of making variations within the scope of the invention as claimed.
1. An aromatic artificial flower comprising a shell simulating a central portion of a flower, said shell having a perfumery injection opening and at least one wick-receiving opening, petalsimulating means secured in place at one end of said shell, an absorbent filling in said shell for saturation with perfumery, a wick connected with said filling and extending through said wick-receiving opening, and a length of elastic connected with said filling and extending under tension through said perfumery injection opening, said length of elastic having a closure for said perfumery injection opening, said closure being disposed at the exterior of said shell and being yieldably held in closed position by the tension of said length of elastic.
2. An aromatic artificial flower comprising means simulating petals of a flower, a shell open at its rear end and having its front end formed with a central opening and other openings about the central openings, an absorbent filling fitting snugly in said shell and carrying cords projecting rearwardly from the shell, a disk closing the rear end of said shell and engaging the filling and being formed with passages through which said cords pass, said cords being passed rearwardly through openings in the petal-simulating means and tied together to secure the shell against the petal-simulating means, an elastic strand passed rearwardly through the center opening and the filling and then forwardly through the filling and UNITED STATES PATENTS the center opening with its two end portions projecting forwardly from the shell and. tied toggg g ii gfi gether while under tension to form a knot nor- 1 587294 Gallagher Jun'e 1926 mally closing the center opening and movable 5 forwardly by pull exerted upon ends of the 1720881 Brewster July 1929 strand to permit introduction of perfume through FOREIGN PATENTS the center opening to saturate the filling, and Number Country Date wicks carried by the filling and projecting out- 274 403 Germany Jan, 25, 1913 wardly through the openings surrounding the 10 101,156 Austria Apr. 15, 1925 center opening.
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