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Publication numberUS2584254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1952
Filing dateMar 16, 1950
Priority dateMar 16, 1950
Publication numberUS 2584254 A, US 2584254A, US-A-2584254, US2584254 A, US2584254A
InventorsBrodbeck Caroline M
Original AssigneeBrodbeck Caroline M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornament
US 2584254 A
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Feb. 5, 1952 c, BRODBECK 2,584,254

ORNAMENT Filed March 16, 1950 3nventor Gama/16 M. Brodbeck MJJf/ L (IttomegS Patented Feb. 5, 1952 UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE ORNAMENT Caroline'M. Brodbeck, Bridgeport, Conn. Application March 16, 1950, Serial No. 150,044

Claims.

This invention relates to ornamental bows or rosettes, and particularly to articles of this nature which can be preformed and arranged for simplified attachment to any package or article to be ornamented by merely adhering the bow to the article in the desired'location.

While it has been known to preform bows or rosettes foruse in making decorative wrappings and for ready attachment to an article or package by adhesion thereto, the appearance of such devices is not ordinarily comparable to that of bows 'or rosettes tied in the usual way using the ends of the article encircling ribbon, for a preformed bow usually sticks flat to the article or package and lacks the freedom of movement introduced by the ordinary knotting procedure.

Other forms of preformed bows incorporate a tying strand or strip which may be knotted about and thus secured to the article encircling band or ribbon. While the appearance of such a device may be satisfactory from the standpoint of freedom of movement and consequent simulation of a self-knotted article encircling ribbon, the difficulty of attaching such. a device is a significant drawback to its use especially when the article encircling ribbon to which the bow is to be applied is drawn appropriately taut about a relatively rigid box or package. In such a case the attaching of the bow must be conducted underneath the bow with little if any visibility and very restricted room for finger movement. This is likely to result in a poor connection being formed due to which the bow may become prematurely disconnected or at least displaced and unsightly.

It is an object of this invention therefore to provide an ornamental device such as a bow or rosettewhich can be easily and readily attached to a package, but which avoids the foregoing drawbacks.

Another' object of the invention is to provide a preformed adhering bow or rosette using a tying strand or strip in which the free ends of the tying strand or strip are firmly held to more securely hold the bow in place, to prevent their escaping into view, and to prevent untying of the knotted portion of the strand or strip.

A further object of the invention is to provide a preformed bow or rosette so constructed by means of a tying strand or strip that it will have a freedom of movement in its attachment to the article to be ornamented comparable to that found in bows tied inthe usual way, with a consequent enhancement in appearance.

Other features and advantages will hereinafter appear.

In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 ,isa top plan of a preferred form of a bow made in accordance with the invention; Fig. 2 is a bottom plan of the device shown in Fig. 1.

" Fig. 3 is an edge elevation of the device of 4 1, part of the attaching plate being shown in section for purposes of clarity.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a package illustrating the manner in which the bows or rosettes of this invention are employed for ornamenta tion purposes, and showing particularly the form shown in Figs. 1 to 3.

Fig. 5 is a top plan of a modification of the invention in which a single bow only is used.

Fig. 6 is a topplan of another modification of the invention in which a rosette is formedin place of the bow. V

The form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 is a composite preformed bow assembly 8 which includes a primary bow I0, secondary bow 12, a tying strip I4 and an attaching plate It. The primary bow l0 and secondary bow I'Z'are preferably of contrasting textures, contrasting colors, or both. In the'particular form shown the primary bow is of satin or other decorative textile, while the secondary bow I2 is formed from a strip of stiff brightly colored plastic sheeting for example regenerated cellulose. The tying strip I4 preferably matches the primary bow II) in texture and color.

In making the bow of Figs. 1 to 3 the ribbon element which will form the primary bow I0 is looped into the configuration shown in Fig. 1 either by hand or by using a jig to hold'the loops in place. The tying strip Hi is passed around the central portion of the bow and knotted at the back as indicated'by the reference character 18 in Fig. 3. The secondarybow I2 is then formed and placed with its uppersurface against the knot [8. The free ends of the, tying strip 14 are passed around the middle of secondary bow l2 and again knotted at the back as indicated by the reference character 20 in Fig. 3. I The attaching plate 5 consists of a piece of paper o'r other flexible fabric, the length and width dimensions of which are approximately equal, and which has a pair of deep notches in opposite edges. The plate 16, therefore,'consists of two broad wings 22 connected by a narrow neck 24, and one surface of the plate It, or atleast the wing portions thereof, is covered with suitable adhesive material -26. The plate It is placed with'fits non-adhesive or front surface against the bottom of knot 20, the tying strip [4 is passed'around the neck 24 and again knotted at th'e'backior 3 adhesive side of the plate l6 as indicated by the reference character 28. At this time, the remaining portions of the tying strip are in the form of the free ends 30 (Fig. 2), and these are clipped if necessary so as not to extend beyond the periphery of the wings 22.

The ends 3%) are also disposed approximately as shown in Fig. 2 so as to extend radially outwardly approximately along the center line of each wing 22. The material'of the tying strip I 4 preferably has a certain degree of inherentstifiness and is capable of being easily deformed with a permanent set whereby when the knot 28 is drawn tight, as by jerking the free ends 30 in the direction of the extent of Wings 22, the end portions 30 willremain as positioned in approximately the relation shown in Fig. 2 without further provision for their retention being required.

The nature of the adhesive material 26 used on the back surface of plate It is not of importance to the present invention, since adhesives which are normally inactive and require activation by pretreatment with water brother solvents are equally as'goo'd for the purpose as adhesives -which require no activation and in which the parts may be adhered by pressure alone. Even thermally activated adhesives prove useful for the purpose, and can 'b'ereadily employed by applying heat to the opposite surface of the sheet towhi'ch a bow or rosette according to the invention is being attached.

It has been pointed out that the front surface of .plate I6 (which is uppermost in Fig.3)

is free of adhesive, and the knot 25 has no connec'tion With the plate I6 other than being held thereag'ainst by the ends of the tying strand which are drawn and knotted around neck 25.. In this way the knot 20 is permitted to have a certain amount of. rocking movement against the upper surface of the plate l6, and holds the bow l0, l2 upwardly spaced therefrom to a slight extent.

In employing the bow of Figs. 1 to '3, for ex ample, .in decorating a package, the adhesive surface 25 is activated if necessary, as by applying water or other solvent to the portions thereof on both sides of the free ends 30 of the tying strip, and placing the surface .26 firmly in contact with the surface of the package to be decorated at the desired location thereon. Fig. .4 illustrates the appearance of such a package 3| when the ap .pl-ication of the bow 8 has been applied at a point on or in line with the encircling ribbon 32. Due to the presence of the knot 20 the portions 10 and I2 of the how 8 are supported slightly above the surface of the package so as to have a certain freedom of movement simulating that present when the bow is formed in ordinary .fashion by looping and knotting the encircling attached bow and permits use of such inexpen-' sivefa'bric as paper and the like the construction of the plate 16. .It will be apparent that when the surface 26 is adhered to the surface ofa package, the #free ends 130 of the "tying cord 14 will be firmly caught and retained between 4 the said surface 26 and the connected package surface. Thus when any force is applied which tends to lift the bow away from the package, its results appear first as tension in the free ends 30 and the danger of cutting or tearing the narrow neck 24 of the plate [6 by the tying cord M which encircles the same is greatly reduced. For this reason it is preferred that each of the free ends 30 be so positioned that a substantial area of the correspondingwing 22 is exposed at either side thereof as shown in Fig. 2, to provide a firm grip on the ends 30 when the plate I6 is adhered to the package. This arrangement may be appropriately described as the free ends extending along the wing substantially midway thereof, and such language is used hereinafter to describe this relationship.

In Fig. 5 is illustrated a form of the invention consisting of a decorative preformed bow assembly 34 in which the secondary bow I2 is omitted and only a primary bow I0 is employed, the same being. secured by means of a tying strip Ma which is knotted at the back of the bow 10 in a fashion similar to that shown at l8 in Fig. 3 and then passed directly about the neck portion 24 of an attaching plate H5. The free ends are then knotted and disposed as shown at 28 and 30 in Fig. 2. The bow of Fig. 5 is used in the same manner as that of Figs. 1 to 4, the particular shape illustrated for the plate l6 however having a special significance and value in connection with a bow of this type. It will be noted that in this instance the background area is not completely covered by the bow and that the wings of the bow is may be made to coincide approximately with the wings of the plate 16 to hide the same. Nevertheless, the wings 22 are still of sufficient breadth to connect firmly with the surface of the package on both sides of each of the free ends of the tying strip [4a which are disposed similarly to the ends 30 shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 illustrates an additional modification of the invention in which a rosette 36 of brightly colored plastic material is formed. Preferably this material is regenerated cellulosesimilar to that described for use in the making of the secondary bow I2 of Figs. '1 to 3, although any suitable fabric may be employed. A long strip of this material is bent to form a plurality of radial equiangularly disposed loops 38 as shown in Fig. 6, preferably on a suitable jig. A tying strip M! of material suitable in texture and preferably similar to that used for the strips l4 and Ma, and either matching or contrasting in color with the loops 38, is then wound in and out around the loops and between them to oonstrict them at the center point and to retain the loops in properly spaced radial relationship. The tying strip is then knotted at the back of the rosette. passed around the neck 24 of a plate J6, knotted again, and the free ends disposed in a relationship to the wings 22 similar to that shown at 30 in Fig. 2.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that this invention provides a decorative preformed bow or rosette for adhesive attachment to an article to be decorated, which simulates accurately the connection and movement characteristics of a bow formed by a self-knotted ribbon. Furthermore the free ends of the tying strip will be firmly retained by the bow-attaching means which will prevent either untying of the knots in the tying strip .or exposure of the free ends to view.

Variations and modifications may be made within the scope of the claims, and portions of the improvements may be used without others.

I claim:

1. A decorative device for attachment to an article, comprising a preformed bow including a plurality of loops of decorative fabric strip; a tying strip passing around, constricting and securing said loops and knotted at the back of said bow; and an attaching plate of flexible fabric having a pair of broad wings connected by a neck, and having adhesive on the back surfaces of said wings, said attaching plate being positioned with its front surface against the knotted portion of said tying strip, said tying strip passing around said neck and being knotted at the back thereof, and the free ends of said tying strip beingextended outwardly, one against the adhesive surface of each wing, and along the win and substantially midway thereof.

2. A decorative device for attachment to an article comprising a preformed primary bow including a plurality of loops of decorative fabric strip; a tying strip passing around, constricting and securing said loops and knotted at the back of said bow; a preformed secondary bow positioned with its front surface in contact with the knotted portion of said tying strip, said tying strip passing around said secondary bow, constricting and securing the same and being knotted at the back thereof; and an attaching plate of flexible fabric having a pair of broad wings connected by a neck, and having adhesive on the back surfaces of said wings, said attaching plate being positioned with its front surface against the second mentioned knotted portion of 'said tying strip, said tying strip passing around said neck and being knotted at the back thereof, and the free ends of said tying strip being extended outwardly from said neck, each in the direction of and approximately along the center line of one of said wings, whereby when said wings are adhered to the surface of an article, said free ends will be restrained on each side by the adhesive connection between the wings and the article.

3. A decorative device for attachment to an article comprising a preformed bow including a plurality of loops of decorative fabric strip arranged in the shape of a pair of opposed broad wing portions with open notches therebetween; a tying strip passing around, constricting and securing said loops and forming a narrow neck portion between said Wings and knotted at the back of said bow; and an attaching plate of flexible fabric having a pair of broad wings connected by a neck, and having adhesive on the back surfaces of said wings, said wings and neck registering with the wing portions and neck portions of said bow, said attaching plate bein positioned with its front surface against the knotted portion of said tying strip, said tying strip passing around said neck and being knotted of an article, said free ends will be restrained on each side by the adhesive connection between the wings and the article and the attaching plate will be essentially hidden by said bow.

4. A decorative device for attachment to an article comprising a preformed rosette including a plurality of radially disposed loops of decorative strip material arranged in approximately equiangular relationship and converging at a center point; a tying strip intertwining around said loops individually and between adjacent ones of said loops to constrict said loops near said center point and to maintain said loops in proper angularly spaced relation, said tying strip being knotted at the back of said rosetteadjacent said center point; and an attaching plate of flexible-fabric having a pair of broad wings connected by a neck, and having adhesive on the back surfaces of said wings, said attaching plate being positioned with its front surface against the knotted portion of said tying strip, said tying strip passing around said neck and being knotted at the back thereof, and the free ends of said tying strip being extended outwardly'from said neck, each in the direction of and approximately along the center line of one of said wings, whereby when said wings are adhered to the surface of an article, said free ends will be restrained on each side by the adhesive connection between the wings and the article.

5. A decorative device for attachment to an article, comprising a preformed bow including a plurality of loops of decorative fabric strip; a strong tying strip passing around, constricting and securing said loops; and an attaching plate of paper which is relatively weak and readily tearable as compared with said tying strip, said attaching plate having a pair of broad wings connected by a neck, having adhesive on the back surfaces of said wings, and being positioned with its front surface towards the back of said bow and the back surface away from said bow, said tying strip passing around said neck and being knotted at the back thereof, and the free ends of said tying strip being extended outwardly, one against the adhesive surface of each wing, and along the wing and substantially midway thereof.

CAROLINE M. BRODBECK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/5, 223/46, 40/312, D11/125, 40/313
International ClassificationD04D7/00, D04D7/10
Cooperative ClassificationD04D7/10
European ClassificationD04D7/10