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Publication numberUS2557141 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1951
Filing dateJan 8, 1945
Priority dateJan 8, 1945
Publication numberUS 2557141 A, US 2557141A, US-A-2557141, US2557141 A, US2557141A
InventorsRebora Stephen F
Original AssigneeJacque C Morrell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic package
US 2557141 A
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June 19, 1951 s, 'E REBORA' 2,557,141

COSMETIC PACKAGE Patented June 19, 1951 CSMETIC PACKAGE VStephen F. Reborn, Chicago, Ill., `assigner to Jacque C. Morrell, Chevy Chase, Md.

Application January 8, 1945,fSerial.No.`571,856

(Cl. 20G-46) 7 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in cosmetic packages and refers specically to a combination .package structure for holding and application of rouge, powder, lipstick or the like, said structure being relatively flat and compact, economical to manufacture, and the contained cosmetics being readily accessible to the user.

The utility, objects and advantages .of my invention will be apparent vfrom the accompanying drawing and following .detailed description.

.'In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a face view of my cosmetic package illustrating a portion of the cover after being removed.

Fig. 2 is a face view 'of the base of the package with the entire cover removed.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1. f

Fig. 4 isa sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1,

Fig. 5 is a sectional view similar to that v-shown in Fig. 4, of a package having a slightly modified form of base.

Fig. 6 vis a face view of another modification 'of my invention..

Fig. 7 is a lperspective view of a further modication of my invention.

Fig. "8 is a 'perspective View of 'the .package shown Yin lFig. '7 in open position.

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary face view fof a Ycos-- meti'c package .illustrating :a `modified form .of seam.

Fig. 10 is 'a lsectional view taken on line lil-"lll of Fig. 9.-

Fig. 1l is a face view o'f another modification of :my invention.

Referring in detail to th'edrawing., I indicates a cosmetic .package comprising an embodiment of my invention. The Apackage `I ,may vcomprise a base portion 2 and a -cover 3., the latter being preferably constructed of one vor more :layers of relatively light, soft paper, whereas the `lformer may comprise a heavier, brous material y"such as `relatively light cardboard stock, or 'the like. Base '2, although shown as being :substantially triangular in form, vmay take any 'desiredgeoe metric or ornamental shape and `c'ov'er 3 may be cut to vconform with the shape of the base. The base 2 may be provided with a plurality of indentations or depressions Vwhich vmay `be formed by embossing or otherwise. In the embodiment of .my invention illustrated, three such depressions are shown, the largest depression 4 being adapted ito Vcarry la quantity of face powder V5, the

smallest depression .6 carrying :a quantity Vofflip rouge vl, and the vdepression 8 of intermediate size, being adapted to carry a quantity of face rouge9.

Itis to be understood, of course, that a package .embodying the concepts of my invention may be constructed to carry any desired .combination of cosmetics, .for instance, indentations for 6 and 8 may carry .face powder, rouge and cold cream respectively. Inasmuch as the packagecomprising my invention can beso economically manufactured, the user 'can afford, after making an vapplication of vthe ingredients carried in the package, to discard said package. Consequently, the quantity of cosmetics 5, I and 9 carried by the package may be suicient if desired for only one application.

In assembling package I the materials 5, l and 91may be inserted respectively in the depressions il, 6 and tlformed inthe base 2. Cover 3 may be vpositioned over the upper face of .base 2 and the edges of said cover may be joined to the edges `of said lbase by crimping the cover upon the base las shown at Ill in Fig. 1.

It can readily be seen that inasmuch as the cover 3 is constructed of several layers of relatively light, soft paper, and base 2 being `constructed of cardboard, the action of a crimping roll, not Ashown will tend to embed portions of the cover in the thickness of the base. If desired, an adhesive may be utilized to join the cover to the base in which case crimping is obviously unnecessary, kor the edges of base 2 may be waxed or the base may be constructed of wax treated .paper in which case crimping would tend to cause edges of the-cover and base to adhere.

Cover 3 may be divided by score lines II, rI2 and I3 into three vsections whereby said cover may be removed in separable units, each unit covering 'one of the cosmetics, 5, I and 9. To facilitate removal of the cover, a portion of the edge of the base and cover may be uncrimped as shown best at I4 in Fig. 1, whereby those sections of cover '3 covering the powder 5 and face rouge 9 may be raised byinserting vthe finger nail between the cover andthe base at the uncrimped portion III.y

If desired, cover 3 may be constructed of relatively soft paper which, when raised from the base, as has been hereinbefore described, may be used as an :applicator in place of a powder puff or the like.

Referring particularly to Fig. 5, a package I5 iss'hown having a slightly modied form of base. Package l5 may be similar in construction in Lessentialfdetails to ypackage I, and comprises `a cover I5 of identical construction to cover 3 which may be mounted upon base Il in the manner described in conjunction with package I. Base Il may be provided with depressions I8, I9 and 263 for the reception of desired cosmetics. However, in embossing or otherwise impressing or forming said depressions, an annular ring or bead may be provided circumscribing each of said depressions, said beads extending above the plane of the face of the base. It can readily be seen that when cover I6 is positioned over base I'I, said cover contacts beads 2I and serves to seal the cosmetics contained in the depressions. By this arrangement loose powder and/or loose face rouge may be carried by the package, said loose cosmetics being confined to their respective depressions.

Referring particularly to Fig. 6, 22 indicates a cosmetic package of slightly modified form. The package comprises a cardboard base similar in construction to the base 2 and may be provided with depressions 4, 6 and 3. A cover 23 may be disposed, after the desired cosmetics have been inserted in the depressions, over the base and the edges may be secured to the base similar to the package I. However, a cord 24, may be conned between the cover 23 and the base, said cord being adapted to separate that portion of the base containing depression 4 and the portion of the base containing depression 8. Cord 2d may be spliced at its upper end and the spliced portions 25 and 26 may separate depression 4 from depression 6, and depression 8 from depression 6 respectively. It can readily be seen that by the provision of cords 24, 25 and 26, partitions are formed between the depressions upon the base whereby cosmetics in powdered form may be used without the danger of the same intermingling. In addition, an end 21 of cord 2li may protrude from package 22 and by pulling upon said end the paper comprises cover 23 may be severed,

In Figs. 9 and 10, fragmentary portions of a cosmetic package are shown wherein 28 indicates the cover and 23 the base of a cosmetic package constructed in essential details similar to packages I, I5 and 22. In the form shown in Figs. 9 and 10, the lines of division between the various depressions upon the base may be formed by simultaneously perforating both the cover and the base whereby portions of the cover 28 are impressed into the base as shown best at 35 in Fig. 10. By this arrangement elective partitioning is established between the various depressions upon the base 29 whereby powdered cosmetics may be carried by said depressions without the liability of said cosmetics intermingling.

Referring particularlyto Fig. 11, 3I indicates another modication of my invention. The package 3| may comprise cardboard base 32 which may be similar in construction to bases 2 or I'I, said base being covered with depressions 33, 34 and 35. The cover 36 for package 3l may comprise a plurality of separate portions, namely, portion 3l adapted to cover depressions 33, portion 33 adapted to cover depression 34, and portion 33 adapted to cover depression 35. The outer edges of portions 3l and 38 may be crimped to base 32 in the manner hereinbefore described. Portion 39, however, may be constructed of cellophane or soine like transparent substance. Portion 39 in addition to covering depression 35 may terminate in an elongated extension 46 which is adapted to cover the inner edges of portion 31 and 38 and the end of extension 45 may be provided with adhesive 4I whereby said end may be adhesively united to the rear face of the base 32. Similarly the upper portion of cover 39 may be provided with tab 42 which likewise may be adhesively united to the rear face of the base. It can readily be seen that to gain access to the cosmetics contained in the package, it is merely necessary to remove extension 40 whereby portions 3l, 38 and 35 are easily accessible for removal.

Referring particularly to Figs. 7 and 8, another modification of my invention is shown wherein the cosmetic package may be constructed in the form of a booklet d3. The booklet 43 may comprise base 46 and cover 45, said base being provided with embossed depressions 46, 41 and 48 for the reception of desired cosmetics. Cover 45 may be constructed similar to cover 3 and/or 28 and may be provided with perforated division lines 9, 56 and 5I which periorations may or may not, as desired, extend entirely into the base d4. Cover i5 may be mounted upon base 44 as by crimping 52 and portions of the edge of said cover may be uncrimped as shown at 53, 54 and 55, whereby the portions covering depressions 46, 4'! and 48 may be respectively raised. A seal 55 may be adhesively united to the open ends of the booklet i3 whereby a compact, neat and attractive cosmetic package may be marketed.

In all ci the modifications the package may,

comprise a relatively thick or heavy base consisting of a fibrous material with a plurality of indentations or depressions for the reception of, or containing, cosmetics such as face powder,

rouge and lipstick and one or more layers comprising the cover secured to the base consisting of a relatively thin or light soft iibrous material adapted to be used as an applicator for the cosmetics and to wipe away the excess. Various other modications within the broad scope and sions raised above the plane of said base, cos-y metics in said depressions, a plurality of relatively thin, soft, brous sheets covering said base,

vand being secured thereto.

2. An expendable package of cosmetics comprising a relatively thick, rigid base consisting of a sheet of nbrous material having a plurality of trough-like depressions, charges of cosmetic prep- `arations in said depressions, the size of said cosmetic charges being such that the top of the charges do not extend substantially above the top level of the containing depressions, and a plurality of relatively thin, soft, brous sheets secured to the top of said base overlaying said depressions, said sheets being adapted to use as applicators of the said cosmetics.

3. A package as claimed in claim 2, wherein said fibrous sheets are provided with score lines dividing said sheets into sections correspondingl to said depressions and the edges of said sheets are substantially flush with the edges of said base, said sheet and base being crimped together adjacent said edges, said edges defining the outer extremity of the package.

4. An expendable package of cosmetics comprising a relatively thick, rigid, fibrous sheet base having a'plurality ,of trough-like depressions,v

beads circumscribing each depression, said beads being upraised above the plane of said base,

charges oi' cosmetic preparations in said depressions, said cosmetic charges being of such size that the top of the charges do not extend above the level of the top of the bead surrounding the containing depressions, and a plurality of thin,l

soft, exible, brous sheets, adapted to be used as applicators of said cosmetics, covering said base, the lower face of the stack of brous cover sheets being in contact with said beads, the edges of said sheets being substantially ilush with the edges of said base, said sheets being attached to the top of said bases adjacent to said edges.

5. An expendable package of cosmetics comprising a rigid base consisting of a sheet of fibrous material having a plurality of depressions adapted to contain cosmetics, charges of cosmetic preparaticns in said depressions and a plurality of relatively thin soft fibrous sheets secured to the top of said base overlaying said depressions, said sheets being adapted to use as applicators of said cosmetics.

6. An expendable package of cosmetics comprising a base consisting of a relatively rigid fibrous sheet having a depression for the reception of cosmetics, charges of cosmetics in said depression, a plurality of relatively thin soft brous sheets disposed upon and secured to the top of said base, said sheets being adapted to use as applicators of said cosmetics.

7. A package as dened in claim 6 wherein the cover is integral with the base sheet and is folded over the said base sheet.

STEPHEN F. REBORA.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are o record in the le of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/294, 206/484, 206/235, 401/123
International ClassificationB65D75/58, B65D75/52, B65D75/30, A45D40/00, B65D75/28, A45D40/22
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/5833, B65D75/30, A45D40/0087, A45D40/22
European ClassificationA45D40/22, A45D40/00S, B65D75/30, B65D75/58E1