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Dec. 18, 1956 B. Y. JAMES DECORATIVE PACKAGE BOW Filed Sept. 25, 1953 INVENTOR. K damefi United States PatentO DECORATIVE PACKAGE BOW Bill Y. James, Miami, Okla.
Application September 25, 1953, Serial No. 382,233
4 Claims. (Cl. 4110) This invention relates to the decorative arts, particularly to gift packaging, the primary object being to provide an improved, inexpensive, easily and quickly formed bow adapted for mounting upon a box or other package and including a plurality of superimposed, elongated loops attached to the box or tying tape therefor at a single point substantially at the center of the bow.
This application is a continuation in part of my copending application Serial No. 162,190, filed May 16, 1950, for Decorative Bow Structure, now Patent No. 2,681,525.
An important object of this invention is to provide an improved decorative bow including a plurality of superimposed, radially extending loops, each of which is of itself made from an initially flat, elongated strip of flexible material.
Another important object of this invention is to provide a bow for decoration purposes including a plurality of loops that are produced by folding elongated, flat strips of flexible material upon themselves, and gathering each together at a mid-point, there being provided a single fastening element adaptable for joining the proximal, superimposed ends of the loops.
Still another important object of the invention is to provide an improved decorative bow that constitutes in its entirety, except for the fastening element, a plurality of elements each made from an initially fiat piece of material, such elements including the loop forming strips, a finishing piece adapted to be looped about one end of the fastening element for covering the same, and an attaching member adapted for securement to the package or tying tape therefor.
A still further important object of the invention is to provide an improved decorative bow which may be conveniently marketed in the form of a kit of initially flat elements of flexible material for assembly and attachment to a package by the user when needed.
Many additional objects will be made clear as the manner of producing the bow hereof is hereinafter described, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure l is a perspective view of a package having the decorative bow structure of this invention secured thereto;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the bow illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line III-III of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a perspective, stretched out view of the component parts of the bow; and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of attaching member and associated structure for use in securing the bow to a package or the like.
In Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawing there is illustrated a bow made from the component parts illustrated in Fig. 4. Bow 10 is intended for attachment to a gift package or the like 12 or, if desired, to a tying tape 14 provided upon package 12.
The component parts of how 10, as best shown in Fig. 4, include a fastening element 16, which may be a conventional paper fastener having a head 18 and a pair. of bendable legs 20 and 22; a finishing piece 24, which is an initially flat, rectangular strip of flexible material having an opening 26 immediately adjacent each end thereof; a plurality of initially flat, rectangular, decorative loop forming strips 28 of flexible material, each provided with a centrally disposed perforation 30 and a hole 32 immediately adjacent each end thereof, strips 28 being substantially longer than piece 24, of the same width as piece 24, and of equal lengths with each other; and an initially flat attaching element 34 of flexible material provided with a centrally disposed aperture 36 therein and a layer 38 of adhesive material on the normally lowermost face thereof, member 34 preferably being circular as illustrated in Fig. 4.
It may be noted that the embodiment illustrated includes nine strips 28, although other commercial embodiments include bow forming kits provided with other numbers of strips 28, one kit having nineteen strips 28.
A modified form of attaching member 40 is illustrated in Fig. 5 and constitutes an initially flat, rectangular strip of flexible material having an aperture 42 therein, strip 40 being adapted for securement to a package 12 or the like by means of a pair of strips 44 of ordinary Scotch tape or similar adhesive means.
When assembled, piece 24 is arcuately bent to bring openings 26 into alignment and to present a single loop 46. Each strip 28 is bent to bring its opening 32 into alignment with its perforation 30 and to present a pair of opposed, open loops 47 each comprised of an upper leg 48, a lower leg 58 and an arcuate bight 52. Fastening element 16 has its head 18 disposed Within single loop 46 for-med by piece 24 and its legs 20 and 22 extending first through openings 26 of piece 24, then through holes 32 and perforation 30 of each strip 28 successively, then through aperture 36 of member 34, the lower portion of legs 20 and 22 then being permanently bent at right angles to the remainder thereof to hold the how 10 assembled.
As is clear from the drawing, strips 28 are disposed between piece 24 and member 34 and are relatively off set from each other to present a bow 10 composed of radially extending loops 47 arranged in spoke-like relationship.
It will be appreciated from the foregoing that there has been provided decorative bow structure that is inexpensive and particularly easy to use even by the most inexperienced operator. A simulated bow can be produced in accordance with this invention that will maintain its shape and beauty without the need of tying or particular shaping thereof during its application to a package or the like.
Manifestly, certain changes and modifications could be made Without departing from the spirit of the invention. Accordingly, it is desired to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
l. A substantially circular decorative bow comprising a number of identical, initially separate, flat, elongated strips, each having a central perforation and a hole at each end thereof respectively, each strip being rebent upon itself, presenting a pair of opposed loops with the holes thereof aligned with its central perforation, said loops having arcuate bights and being relatively superimposed and uniformly offset relatively in spoke-like fashion radiating from the aligned holes and perforations in all directions; a short strip having an opening adjacent each end thereof and formed into a loop with the openings thereof in alignment with the central perforaene g es -tions of the elongated strips thereabove; an initially flat attaching member having an aperture therethrough in alignment with said central perforations therebeneath, said member being adapted for adhesive interconnection with the article to be adorned; and a fastening element having a head thereon in engagement with said short strip within the loop formed thereby and at least one bendable leg passing through the openings, the perforations and said aperture, said leg being bent intermediate the ends thereof into engagement with said attaching member whereby to retain the strips and the attaching member in place and properly arranged thereon.
2. In the bow as set forth in claim 1, wherein said holes are immediately adjacent said ends.
on one side thereof and adapting the same for interconnection with the article to be adorned.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNIIED STATES B TENIS 1,542,324 Samqur 2 June 16, 1925 1,800,729 Hodges Apr. 14, 1931