|Publication number||US2511557 A|
|Publication date||Jun 13, 1950|
|Filing date||Sep 20, 1946|
|Priority date||Sep 20, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2511557 A, US 2511557A, US-A-2511557, US2511557 A, US2511557A|
|Inventors||Arnold James J|
|Original Assignee||Arnold James J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (11), Referenced by (11), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 13, 1950 J. J. ARNOLD LIPSTICK APPLICATOR Filed sept. 20, 1946 IN1/amok. HJG/w55 J ,9e/va D BY ma, Mf
ATTOE/ve Y! ?atented June 13, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE urs'ncx Arrmoa'roa l J ames J. Arnold, West Milwaukee, Wis. Appueetien september zo, 194s, semi No. 698,231 s 01eme. (ci. 15-:2'0
This invention relates to an applicator for lipstick and the like.
It is an object of the invention to provide an improved and simple and inexpensive applicator which is readily cleaned but so cheap that it may be treated as disposable; which may readily be carried and compactly stored on a lipstick case or holder without possibility of soiling the clothes or purse of the user, and which is instantly availaable for use and readily applicable to and detachable from the mounting device upon which it is preferably carried. l
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a view in perspective showing the improved device as it appears when mounted for Fig. 2s is a view showing the mount in side elevation and the applicator in transverse section.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detailed view showing a preferred type of connection between the applicator and its carrier ring.
Fig. 4 is a view in perspective showing the applicator separately.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the applicator illustrating it on a somewhat reduced scale as it is mounted for use.
Fig. 6 is a detail view similar to Fig. 3 showing the applicator in its reverse position respecting the ring.
The tube or case l may be a generally conventional lipstick oase with which I am here concerned only insofar as it is adapted for use as a support for my improved applicator. For this purpose the case t of Fig. 1 is preferably provided with embossed ribs 1, while the case Il of Fig. 2 is provided with'a circular boss at l.
The applicator comprises a piece of soft and flexible material having the general form of a thimble or linger cot, as indicated at il. I desire that the flexibility be such that the applicator may with facility be turned inside out to expose a fresh and clean surface. I have found chamois skin ideal for the purpose.
The lower margin of the skin or other'materlal is anchored in a ring il. While the skin may be adhesively or otherwise connected to the ring, I prefer to make the ring in two parts as shown in Fig. 3, the' inner part I2 comprising a small annulus over which the skin is expanded, and the outer part Il being L-shaped in cross section and comprising a flange Il. y u
,The thimble-like applicator is preferably made to t exactly on the exterior of the lipstick case l as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. When so positioned,
metics and the surface ilb used to apply the lipstick or other cosmetic will be innermost andl to the end of the mounted applicator and thenv pulling the ring Il from the position shown in Figs. I and 2 upwardly along the case and over the nnger to the ultimate position shown in Fig. 5. The device is then used to apply or distribute cosmetics and. by placing the tip of the covered finger in contact with the end of the case, the
ring Il may be drawn from the linger onto the' case, again turning the `applicator I0 inside out and restoring its used surface illb to a protected interior position against the end wall of the case or mounting member t or Il.
As indicated above, the applicator may be a used for cosmetics other than lipstick, and it is not necessary that the cosmetics be stored in the shell or case l or I0, nor is it required that the improved applicator necessarily he carried on such a case or shell. When the applicator is inside out. its used surface will be concealed and protected whether or not the applicator is so mounted.
l. A device of the character described comprisi ing the combination with a mount having substantially the perimeter of a linger tip, and a flexible hollow nger cot approximately the length of the finger from its tip to the adjacent joint and stretched about the end of said mount and conformed thereby to the end thereof andl provided with marginal re-enforcement encircling said mount, said cot having an applicator surface innermost and engaged with said mount and being freely reversible upon removal from said mount to expose said surface for use.
2. The device set forth in claim 1 in which said mount has means with which said marginal reenforc'ement is engaged for the retention of said cot on said mount.
3. An applicator for cosmetics comprising a e'xible finger cot of no greater length than the users linger from the tip to the adjacent joint, anda linger ring with which marginal portions of said cot are permanently connected, the said the exposed surface Ila will be kept free of cosoo cot having an applicator surface normally interiorly disposed and being freely reversible Number through said ring to an inside-out position in 1,200,696 which said applicator surface is exposed, said 1,427,040 ring comprising separably inner and outer an- 2,002,144 nular elements, the outer oi' said elements being 5 2,131,077 shouldered and the said elements being in iric- 2,167,129
tional clamping engagement upon the said marsins of said cot.
. JAMES J. ARNOLD. Number lo 100,980 REFERENCES .CITED 583,450 The following references are of record in the man ille of this patent:
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|U.S. Classification||15/227, 132/320, 401/7, 132/318, 401/52, 2/21, 401/195|
|International Classification||A45D40/28, A45D40/26|