US 2615754 A
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Patented Oct. 28, 1952 sAcHE'r Fred Lindenberg, Los Angeles, Calif,` Application March 7, 1949, Serial No. 79,927
8 Claims. (Cl. 2995-24) My invention relates generally to sachets, and
more particularly, to an article of this type which is adapted to be removably attached toclothing or, if desired, to the person of the user.
Among the difficulties which arise in the vper-A sonaluse of perfumes isthe fact that if they are applied directly to the skin of theuser, they graduallylose their effectiveness because of a lack of absorbent material to retain any substantial amount of perfume. Furthermore, onceperfume is applied to the person, and such person decides to change perfumes soon thereafter, the first application is difficult to remove until it wears off, or loses its effectiveness by evaporation. In such instances, it may be desired to change the type of perfume or to dispense with it entirely, in which c-ase the user encounters the aforesaid difficulty of removing the applied perfume.
Sometimes it is desired to apply the perfume to the users clothing rather than the person, but in such cases, da-mage occasionally results due to staining of the clothing or actual destruction of delicate fabrics due to the chemical constituents of liquid perfume. Again, inthe case of application to clothing, it is difiicult to remove the scent of perfume once applied without laundering or dry cleaning the garment. .Y
Yet another difficulty inherent in the previous use of perfumes has been the waste thereof, due to the fact that considerably more of the rliquid is usually applied than is actually required to produce the desired scent. Also, the application of perfume directly from the vial always presents the danger that the liquid will be inadvertently spilled, particularly when such application isl made while traveling or in other places than in the boudoir.
Bearing in mind the foregoing dilculties, it is a major object of the present invention to provide a sachet which Iis readily attached to and detached from the users clothing.v
It is another object of the invention to provide a sachet of the class described which is adapted to retain a small supply of perfume, in a hermetically sealed container which may be opened to expose the perfume when desired, and
may be recovered if desired.
Still another object of the invention is to provide such a sachet which may be moistened with perfume by the user, and thereafter `covered' to prevent evaporation and dispersion of the scent y person itself, and yet are-so small and inoonspic'- uous as not to be readily discernible.
`The foregoing and other objects and ativan-f` tages of the invention will be apparent from (a.y consideration of the following detailed descrip-' tion thereof, consideration being givenflikewise to the attached drawings, in which: p Y
yFigure 1 is a perspective view of auser attaching a sachet embodying the present invention to the back o-f a jacket lapel; j Figure 2 is a perspective view, greatly enlarged, of the sachet being applied in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is an elevational section takenon the line 3-3 in Figure 2; and y Figure 4 is a perspective View similar to.` Figure 2, showing the conditionfof the' sachetA prior to the placement of perfume therein. In the drawing-s, I have designatedthe 'sachet generally by the referencev character 5and it will bey seen to comprise a base strip 6, having an overlying strip forming an envelope 'I secured thereto',V the envelope having a perforationv 8 therein.` Contained within the envelope lis a small Wad 9 of absorbentcotton ror Similar absorbent material. Removably secured to the top surface of the envelope I is a closure flap I2 hav-y ing an endv I4 thereof folded back whereby to form a tab which may be gripped between the fingers for removing theflapIZ.
The envelope yI may be formed as shown with two edge-adjacentareas I6 cemented andrwith portions thereof folded under the base strip '6 or', alternatively', may have all four of its edges cemented to the top surface 'of the base strip-i6 in the same manner as the areas IB. 'It .should be noted that the central position of the perfoiation or aperture 8 leaves a flat surface surround,- ing the same whereby the closure strip I'2 forms a tight seal. "1
In order to removably `secure the 4sachet 5 lto the clothing, as for example I5 in Figure 3, or', alternatively, to the person, the under surface of the base strip 6 is coated with a pressure-typead# hesive material II. The ladhesive 'II' is of the permanently tacky type and the same adhesive material is used on the under surface' of the flap I2, as indicatedat I3; While the same type of adhesive material may be u-sed to secure the en velope 'I` to the base strip 6, rit is preferred to secure these two parts by means of a permanent cement or, alternatively, by some means 'such as velope 'I and the base strip 6 together.
a heat seal which fuses the material of theen- While various materials are suitable for the strips r6, I and I2, I have found that thin transparent cellulose acetate sheeting is a particularly suitable material. The sachet constructed of this substance is very flexible, almost invisible when applied to the clothing', and if desired, may
be tinted in various colors lto identify wthe contents of the sachet and also to render it less conspicuous against clothing. The absorbent material 9 may likewise be tinted for the same purpose.
The sachet just described may be supplied with perfume already absorbed in the absorbent material 9, and the aperture 8 covered by the flap I2. Once so supplied, the device may be attached to the clothing and the flap l2 completely removed as shown by phantom line in Figure 3, whereby to expose the perfume and permit the same to evaporate.
When the user desires to fill the sachet with a perfume of her own choice, the article may be supplied in the condition illustrated in Figure 4, wherein it will be seen that the flap I 2 is folded back against itself whereby to protect the ad hesive surface r3, and leave the aperture -liL open for the insertion of perfume therein. The perfume may then be added by use ofa medicine dropp'er or' similar applicator, and the flap'v |'2 thereafter stretched forward to expose the 'adhesive surface I 3 Awhich may then be pressed against the upper surface of theA envelope l to close the aperture 8. After such filling, the device is thereafterl used in the samev manner as described above-in connection with the' pre-filled sachets.
The sachets `5, either pre-filledv and sealed, or as' shown in Figure 4, are' supplied mounted to cardsY or sheets'ofiwax paper'or similar "material, being secured thereto by the adhesive surfaces l'l and. thus 'readily' removablel for use.
If desired, afterl openingvthe 'sachet' 'm'a'y be pressed against the skin of thefuser, thus sup"- pl'ying the perfume Awhere-:ever desired; Furthermore, diiferent"'kinds of perfume' can convenientl'y-b'eA supplied in a smallcarrie'r ofv booklet form, providing theV user' with a variety' of specific types of perfume, suitable to various moods and preferences.
When 'a supply' of perfume absorbed in' the absorbent material 9v has been exhausted, the device may be refilled or kdisposed of,'as desired; B'y reason' of the'relatively-` sm'all amount'of' p'erfume4 required'. 'the expense 'of ke'epin'g'orr hand" a variety of different 'perfumes 'i's 'relatively much less-than it would'be if 'such 'a varietywere .purchased in conventionalV vi'als.
While lthe device sho'wn'and 'described herein is fully capable'of achieving the objects 'and providing. the advantages herei'nbefore stated, it will be realized that it is capable of considerable modification by those skilled in the art without departure from the spirit of thefinventio'nl For this reason,.I do not mean t'o ybe limited' to the formk shown and described,v butv rather. to the scope of the appended el'aims.
1'. In a sachet of the class described: a flat, oblong base strip; an overlapping oblong Ystrip positionedcrosswise 'against an upper suriaceof said base strip Vand with its ends folded around and under said'base strip, said st'rip's b'eing'c'emented together along edges thereof whereby to denne 'an' enclosure therebetween` and said overlying strip h'aving a` central' aperture therein; a body of absorbent' material' in' said enelc'lsure';V a layer'oftacky adhesive onv the lower surface of vsaid baseA strip; anda removable closure strip adhesively secured to theupper surface of said overlying' strip wherebyV toY close said aperture.
2. The construction of claim 1 further' char'- acterized' in that said closure strip" isL formed 'with a layer' lof permanently` tacky adhesive thereon whereby to removably secure it as aforesaid.
3. The construction of claim 2 further characterized in that said Aclosure strip has an extended end thereof folded back on itself to form a non-adhesive flap for removing said closure strip.
4. In a sachet of the class described: a flat base strip of material impervious to volatile fluids; an overlapping strip of said impervious material positioned against an upper surface of said base strip and having its edges cemented to edgesl of said base strip to define an envelope therewith, said overlapping strip having a central aperture to expose the interior of said envelope; a body of absorbent material in said envelope; `a layer of permanently tacky adhesive onk the lower surface of s'ai'dbase strip; and 'a removable closure strip vof' said impervious fnaterial secured to' said overlapping strip by meansv of pe'rl'nar'l'entlyv tacky adhesive whereby to open saldi envelope andl expose said absorbent materiall for inserting a', volatile fluid i'n' said ab'- so'rbent material andi t'o thereafterV re-secur'esaid closure strip to'- said' Voverlapping strip 'to close said aperture. 5. The construction of cla-im 4 further characterized in that said closure st'r'ip has anext'ended en'd thereof'folded back onitself to form a non-adhesive flap for removing said closure Sfl'lp.
6'. Al sachetl comprising: al flat' envelope' of flexible materia-l impervious to' volatilev fluids, s'a'i'd envelope being sealed on' all edges and having a central opening through onel wall ther-eo! and "a layer' of permanently' tacky adhesivey o'n the exterior'surfaceof thefopposite wall; a bo'dy of' absorbent. Amaterial in said erwelope; and' a nat closure strip of flexible material impervious to volatile ilui'ds-aillxe'd by-.a pennanently'ta'cky adhesive to the'reicterior surface of th'ewall-having said opening therein=tofseallsai`d openin'g'and to permit unse'aling th'ere'of't'o'y insert a-V id`- into salti absorbent'mate'rlal and subsequent r'e'se'alirigiof said opening.. Y
Y Al sachet' comprising: ailat envelop'efot flexibler'na'terialimpervious to'volatil'e'fiuids, said envelope-being sealed on ali-edges and having an aperture through one wall thereof,v a* tab projecting fro'r'rranl end thereof', an'd ala'yer lof permanently`x tacky' adhesive on o'n'e' surface o! said tab; a body V of -a'bsorbentfmaterial' in said envelope; and a ilatuclosur'e vstripof flexible material impervious 'to' volatile fluids adhesively secured tothe exterior surface of the vwall having said apertur'eitherein to'se'al'said aperture:
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