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May 30, 1950 c. J. DYER COMBINED CDSMETIC DISTRIBUTING AND APPLICATDR DEVICE Filed Nov. 5, 1948 Patented May 30, 1950 UNITED STAT ES COMBINED COSMETIC DISTRIBUTING AND APPLICATOR DEVICE Catharine d. Dyer, South Orange, N. J'.
Application November 5, 1948Serial No. 555,536`
(CL l32--1) 2 Claims. l
This invention relates to improvements in combinecl' distributing and applicator means for cosmetic material.
Theinvention has for an object to provide a novel meanswhich initially serves as a container or package for use in commercial distribution of cosmetic material, but which, in the hands of the ultimate purchaser or consumer, is adapted to be usedso as to facilitate application of the cosmetic material tothe'person of such purchaser or consumer.
Another object of the invention is to provide a ncvelcard mountV adapted to-initially serve as a carrier for lip rouge' during` commercial handling and distribution thereof, said card mount having, integral with itsbody, a section shaped in outline to conform substantially tothe outline of closed lips, and to'which a body of lip rouge is aixecl; said section being dened by pin perforations or-rouletting, whereby the same, with the `attached body of lip` rouge thereon, may be torn away from the card mount by the ultimate `purchaser or consumer, and then folded back upon itself to form a iingerpiece means by which the user may manipulate theliprouge for application thereof to the lips; said section when thus torn away from the card mount thereupon leaving in the latter a lip shaped opening adapted to provide a stencil for application by the user to the lips for service as a guide or gauge operative to facilitate application of the lip rouge to the users lips with assured'outline denition.
Other objects of this invention, not atthistime more particularly enumerated,` will be understood from the following detaileddescription of the` same.
An illustrative embodiment ofthe invention is shown in the accompanyingdrawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a face view of the cosmetic distributing and applicator device in its initial condition for use in commercial distribution of cosmetic material mounted thereon; and Fig. 2 is a side edge elevational view of the same.
Fig. 3 is a face view of the device, showing the detachable lip rouge carrying section being torn away therefrom for use Fig. l is a face view ofl the torn away lip rouge carrying section; and Fig. 5 shows the lip rouge carrying section folded back upon itself to form finger piece means `for holding the lip rouge subject to application to the users lips.
`Fig. 6 is a pictorial view showing the application of the device to the users lips as a stencil, guide or gauge adapted to facilitate application of the lip rouge to the lips by the user.
Similar characters of reference are employed in the hereinabove described'views, to` indicate corresponding` parts.
Referring to theV drawings, the novel combined cosmetic distributing and applicator 'device'coma prises a preferably rectangular body liiof ,1 comparatively stili sheet material, such e.' g. as paper, cardboard, Celluloid or the like. The adjective stiff as used herein is intended to mean adegree of stiffness that will enable a sheet `of, the material ofthe appropriate size for a card mount or carrier of the class described to stand on edge and thus retain its flat shape when on display; also a degree of stiffness that will cause the removable section hereinafter mentioned to assume a smoothly curved, non-creased form when folded across its center to bring the wing portions into meeting relation; In the upper end portion of said body lil is formed a removable section H which is `defined in outline` by apsurroundinggline oflpin perforations or rouletting l2. The` outline shape ofi'saidremovable section, as thus deiined is that ofthe closed lips of the'mouth of a human face andtherefore or predeterminedproportions dxedgto the front surface of the central portion ofsaid removable section l l is a body of lip` rouge lei preferably in the form ofa stick-like piece `or lozenge of suitable shape and projection extent or` thickness.
To the frontzsurface of the lower end portion ofthe body lilmay be attached a powder puff; cleaning pad or similar element i4; thesame be ing ailixed in such manner andby suitable means, as e. g, a suitable adhesive, as to be subject to easy separation and removal from the body. IU. If the element itl is of powder puff type t.may be chargedwitha content of face powder, if`de sired,
In its initial" form and condition as `above described, and as shown more particularly in Figs. 1 and 2, the body IG is well adapted to serve as a card mount or carrier for the lip rouge and powder puff which is suitable for commercial distribution and handling, and for commercial display on counters or like places of retail sale. Preferably during such distribution, handling and display, the body and its content would be enclosed in a transparent `wrapper or envelope. The body in its initial condition as a carrier for commercial purposes also lends itself admirably to distribution by coin controlled dispensing or vending mechanism. It will be obvious that either front or rear faces of the card mount or carrier or both, may be utilized for reception of suitable advertising matter, directions for use, or other desired printed matter.
In the hands of the ultimate purchaser or consumer, the device can be easily and quickly conditioned for use in facilitating application of the lip rouge to the lips of the user. To this end, the user loosens and tears away the removable section II, which carries the lip rouge I3, from the body I0, thus leaving in said body a lipshaped opening I5 (see Figs. 3 and 6). After the removable section Il is thus detached from the body I0, the oppositely extending wings IS and II of said section are rearwardly folded relative to the lip rouge supporting central portion thereof, and said wings are then brought together in rearward extension from the back of said lip rouge supporting central portion (see Fig. 5). The back folded wings I6 and I'I provide a nger piece I8 which may be grasped by the users fingers, whereby to permit the supported lip rouge I3 to be conveniently manipulated by the user during the operation of applying the lip rouge substance to the users lips.
The removable lip rouge supporting section Il having been removed from the body I0, so as to provide in the latter the lip-shaped opening I5, said body is thereupon conditioned for use as a guiding stencil or gauge which is adapted to be applied to the users mouth preparatory to application of lip rouge to the lips. When, in such use, the body I is placed against the users mouth with the opening I opposed to the users lips, the lips will protrude through said opening so as to be framed by the margins thereof.
By applying the lip rouge I3 to the lips thus exposed through the opening I5 of body I0, said lips may be quickly coated with the lip rouge substance, and application of the coating will be precisely limited to the exposed area of the lips, since the material of the body l0 which surrounds the opening I5 masks areas of the mouth which border the lips, :and thus prevents undesired extension of the coating to said latter areas. Furthermore, the margins of the opening I5 serve as guide means adapted to assure definite and precise marginal limits of the coating, and consequently a desired proper shaping of said coating (see Fig. 6).
After or before the application of lip rouge is made, the powder puff, cleaning pad or like element M may be removed from the card mount body I0 for use.
While I have shown and described my invention as especially designed for use as a combined distributing and applicator means for cosmetic material, it will be understood that the same, within the broader aspects of my invention, may optionally be used for other materials adapted to be initially carried by the removable section of the body, and wherein said removable section, when detached from the body, may be arranged to form a linger piece for holding and manipulating the supported material in use.
Having now described my invention, I claim:
1. A device of the kind described comprising a card mount body of comparatively stiff sheet material having an elongated removable section initially integral with said body, said section being defined by a surrounding line of pin perforations with which said body is provided, a mass of an application material ailixed to and supported by said section centrally thereof and being smaller in exposed area than said section, and said section, when detached from the body, being adapted to have the end wings thereof folded back into meeting relation to form a finger piece for holding and manipulating the application material in use. Y
2. A device of the kind described comprising a card mount body of comparatively stiif sheet material having an elongated removable section initially integral with said body and of peripheral shape substantially corresponding to the outline of closed lips of the human mouth, said section being defined by a surrounding line of pin perforations with which said body is provided, a mass of li-p rouge affixed to and supported by the central portion of said section and being of crosssectional area less than the area of said section, oppositely extending end portions of said section, when said section is detached from the body, being adapted to have the end wings thereof foldved back from the central portion thereof into meeting relation for rearward extension therefrom, whereby to provide a finger piece for holding and manipulating the lip rouge mass in use, removal of said section from the body providing the latter with a stencil opening which substantially conforms to the outline of closed lips of the human mouth.
CATHARINE J. DYER.
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