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Publication numberUS2775249 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1956
Filing dateJun 15, 1951
Priority dateJun 15, 1951
Publication numberUS 2775249 A, US 2775249A, US-A-2775249, US2775249 A, US2775249A
InventorsMorrell Jacque C
Original AssigneeMorrell Jacque C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic package
US 2775249 A
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Dec. 25, 1956 J. c. MORRELL COSMETIC PACKAGE Filed June 15, 1951 cosMErrc PACKAGE Jacque C. Morrell, Chevy Chase, Md. Application June 1s, 19s1,`seria1 No. 231,780

s claims. (ci. 132-79) This invention relates to cosmetic packages particularly of a compact and inexpensive type adapted for dispensing or marketing through automatic, coin-operated vending machines, and is a continuation-impart of my applications Serial No. 662,327 filed April l5, 1946, now Patent Number 2,561,400 dated July 29, 1951; Serial` No. 220,936 filed April 13, 1951, and Serial No. 220,935 filed April 13, 1951.

A principal object of this invention is the provision of consolidated packages for containing cosmetics. A further object is the provision of a combination package to hold one or more applications of rouge, powder, lipstick or similar cosmetics in a relatively flat and compact form which is adapted for dispensing or marketing through automatic, coin-operated vending machines. A further object is the provision of a cosmetic package which is so economical to manufacture that it may be `sold at such a very low cost that it may serve as an emergency unit or as an advertising item. A `still further ob- `ject isthe provision of a cosmetic package containing desirable cosmetics so positioned as to be readily available to the user together with application materials with which the cosmetics of the package may be applied, all these materials being contained in a single package of rugged and consolidated design. Still further objects and the entire scope of this invention will be apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter.

These objects are accomplished according to the present invention 3by the provision of my newcosmetic packages, the novel features and construction of which may betbest comprehended by reference to the following detailed description and the attached drawings in which'. Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of my package partly broken away to show the contents of the i package with the cover in open dotted position,

FiguresZ and 3 are llongitudinal sectional views taken `on `line 2-2 and line 3 3 respectively of Figure 1,

Figure 4 is a cross-sectional viewtaken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1,

Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 5 5 of Figure 1,

Figure 6 is a cross-sectional view of another modication `of my` cosmetic package showing adifr'erent form of pocket to hold the powder puff or pad,

Figure 7` is a view of one modification of my lipstick applicator showing the lip rouge portion in section,

Figure 8` is a view of another modification of my lipstick applicator showing the lip rouge portion in section,

Figure 9 is a view of still another modification of my lipstick applicator showing the -lip rouge portion in section,

Figure l0 is a perspective view of another form of my package partly broken away to show the contents of the package with the `cover in open dotted position,

Figure 11 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 11-11 of a modified form of my cosmetic package` shown in Figure with respect particularly to the depression containing the face powder or rouge cosmetic,

United States Patent O Figure 12 is a cross-sectional view of my package shown in Figure 10 taken along the line 12-12,

Figure 13 partly broken away is still another modified form of my package similar to Figure 10 but differing with respect to the means of retention within the package of the face powder, and

Figure 14 is a cross-sectional view of my cosmetic package shown in Figure 13 taken along the line 14-14.

Referring in detail to the drawings cosmetic package 1 in Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 consists of a base sheet 2 made of cardboard or other fibrous material, plastic or the like. The cover 2 of the package is preferably integral with the base sheet 2 and folds over upon the base to form the top or cover of the package. The lip 2" is also preferably an extension of the base sheet 2 and folds back upon it to hold the cover in position when it is closed. Thus the base sheet, the cover and the lip of my cosmetic package are preferably formed from a single sheet.

One of the features of my invention is a special type of lipstick comprising sticks or rods 3 and 3 which are tipped with lip rouge 4 and 4 and which are inserted in recesses or pockets 5 and 5. The pockets may be formed by the use of fastening means such as staples 8b, 8c, 8d and 8e at spaced intervals along lip 2" to fasten the same to the base sheet 2 at spaced intervals and thus form pockets where desired. Alternative, but not necessarily equivalent, types of pockets may be employed to hold and to carry the lipsticks such as strips of plastic, paper and the like overlapping the sticks and fastened to the base sheet such as is described in my copending applications of which this is a continuation-in-part. A plastic strip may be fastened to the base, e. g. by adhesive, below the tips of the lipsticks to avoid soiling the base, and a sheet of plastic, regenerated cellulose o1 the like may be fastened within the package, e. g. to the inside of the cover, also as described in my copending applications.

The lipsticks may take the form of a plastic or wooden stick or rod or, non-equivalently, a stiff cardboard rod or similar stiff and rigid rod tipped with lip rouge, several types of which will be described below in connection with Figures 7, 8 and 9. p

As another special feature of my invention shown in Figures l, 2, 3 and 4 a powder puff or pad 6 is carried inside the package preferably in pocket or envelope 7 which may be open at the top to permit ready access and which may be fastened to the inside of covetr 2 by adhesive or other means. The powder puff is generally a pliable, soft and relatively porous materials suitable as an applicator for face powder. More particularly, it may be a soft and pliable material made up of fibers suitable for weaving textiles which may be of` vegetable, animal or synthetic origin such as cotton, wool, silk, linen and the various synthetic fibers such as rayon, nylon, Orlon, etc.

More broadly in all modifications of my invention, the applicator for face powder is made of a textile which comprises according to definition, a woven material or one capable of being woven. The powder puffs may all generally comprise a wide variety of fabrics such as textiles and cloths of soft and pliable texture and generally of woven cotton and wool materials such as liannelettes and flannels, terry cloth, velours or woven materials with piles or naps, velvets, velveteens and preferably in general of soft and pliable Woven fabrics, all in the form of soft and pliable pads or puffs. Soft and pliable felted cotton and wool fibers in the form of pads or puffs may be used non-equivalently- Sponge rubber and pads of similar soft and pliable materials may also be used non-equivalently. These soft and pliable powder puffs or pads preferably of woven fabrics are made up in suitable shapes and sizes. As a special feature of the present modification of my invention the pads, puffs, etc.

justfdescribed are coated and impregnated with face powder, preferably-on one side. The powder puff 'or pad' is placed and carried in the pocket or envelope 7. Several modifications of this pocket may be used, e. g., as

shown in Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4. The pockety orenvelope is made `up of a sheet `of paper, plastic, foil'or other 'suitable material practically as a unit, the back of which is folded and overlapped and fastened -by adhesive, preferably to the inside of cover 2. Another form of pocket is shown in Figure 6 made of a single unfolded sheet of paper, plastic, foil, etc., and fastened by adhesive on the edges of three sides of the sheet to the inside of the cover 2.

v In the figures justdescribed, Figures 2 and 3 show two longitudinal sections of Figure 1 and Figures 4 and 5 show'two cross-sectional views. Figure 5 shows the details of the pockets 5 and 5' and the fasteners or staples 8b, 8c, 8d and 8e which form the pockets.

Figure 6 shows a different form of pocket 7 made up as described of two single sheets 7', the edges of which are fastened to the inside of ycover 2. Powder puff 6 is shown in position inside the pocket 7".

Referring to Figures 10, 11 and 12, cosmetic package consists of abase 12 made of cardboard or other fibrous materials, plastic or the like, with open cell or trough-like depression 19 containing cosmetic 20. There `may be one or more cells containing cosmetics in the present case comprising face powder, rouge and the like. The face powder may be in the form of a cake as shown in thesefigures which may be held in place by'adhesives or the face powder may be loose in the cell and kept in place by a cover-of paper, cellophane, etc., by the use of adhesives or by Scotch tape or the like which is not shown but is described in the applications of which this is a continuation-in-part.

With reference to the modification shown in my cosmetic package, one of the special features of my invention already described in connection with Figures 1 to 5, is the special type of lipstick comprising sticks or rods 13 and 13 which are tipped with lip rouge 14 and 14' and the lower ends of which are inserted in pockets 15 and 15. These pockets are formed by the use of fastening means at spaced intervals along lip 12\and are backed up byk base sheet 12. The lipsticks may take the form of a plastic or wooden stick or rod or non-equivalently stiff cardboard rod or similar stiff and rigid rod tipped with lip rouge, several types of which will be described below in connection with Figures 7, 8 and 9. These-different modifications are non-equivalent.

Another special feature of my invention is the provision of the cover 12. which is integral with the base sheet and which folds over upon the base to form the top or cover of my package. Lip 12 holds the cover in position when the package is closed. Both cover 12 and `the lip 12 are preferably integral with the base sheet Y12. and are .preferably formed from a single sheet. Lip 12" is formed and held in place by suitable fastening means lb, 118e, 18d and 18e which in turn define pockets .15 and 1S. The fastening means in the present illustration are metal.

As another special feature of my invention shown in Figures l0, 1l, 12 and 13, a powder puff or pad 16 is carried inside the package preferably in pocket or envelope 17which may be open at the top to permit ready access and which may befastened to the inside of cover 12 by adhesive or other means. v The powder puff is generally apliable, soft and relatively porous material suitable as an applicator for face powder. More particularly it may be of a soft and pliable material made up of fibers suitable for weaving textiles which may be of vegetable, animal or synthetic origin such as cotton7 wool, silk, linen and the various synthetic fibers such as rayon, nylon, Orlon, etc. The powder puffs may all generally comprise a wide variety of fabrics such as textiles and cloths of-soft and pliable texture and generally of woven cotton 4 and wool materials such as fiannelettes and annels, terry cloth, vvelours'orwoven'rnaterials-with'piles or naps, `velvets, velveteens and preferably in general of soft and pliable woven fabrics, all in the form of soft and pliable pads or puffs. Soft and pliable felted cotton and wool fibers in the form of pads or puffs may be used nonequivalently. Sponge rubber and pads of similar soft and pliable materials may also be used non-equivalently. These soft and pliable powder puffs or pads preferably of woven fabrics are made up in suitable shapes and sizes. The powder pufc or pad 1,6 is placedand carried in the pocket or envelope 17. Several modifications of this pocketmaybe used, e. g., as shown in'Figures l0, 11, 12 and 13. The pocket or envelopeis `made up of a sheet of paper, plastic, foil or other suitable material, Vpractically as a unit, the back of which is folded and overlapped and fastened by adhesive, preferably to the inside of cover 12'. Another form of pocket is shown in Figure 6 made of a single unfolded sheet of paper,v plastic, foil etc., and fastenedby adhesive on theedges of three sides of the sheet to theinside of the cover 2.

Referring in detail to Figures 13 and 14, the cosmetic package 10a consists of a base sheet 12a made of cardboard, plastic, etc., upon whichis mounted a relatively thick -sheet or element 11a made of cardboard or other suitable material such as plastic,` the'ensemble being thus yrelatively rigid andjstiff in the area of element 11a.

The element 11a (which does not extend below the lip) is relatively narrow with respect to the base sheet'lZa and provides'space on either Vside for the lipsticks comprising sticks-13aandf13tf tipped with `lip rouge 14a and 14a. The rod or` stickfelements 13a and 13a of the lipstick `may be inserted in ypockets or receptacles 15a and 15a'. These ypockets are formed betweenfthe lip 12a which holds the cover in place when closed and the base sheet 12a and are defined by spaced fastening means such 'as metal `staples 18a, 18a', 18a" and 1851"'. The 'lipsticks may take the form of a plastic or wooden rod or-rod of similar stiff materialtipped with lip rouge, several forms of which will be described below in connection `with Figures 7, 8 and 9. y

Another feature of my invention is the provision of the cover 12a lfor myv package which foldsy ba-ckon the base to form the top of the package-and a` lip 12a which engages and holds the cover in position when the package is closed. The cover 12a' andthe lip 12a are preferably integralwith vthe base'sheetlZaand are preferably formed from a single sheet, as shown in Figure 13.

As another Vspecial feature of my .invention shown in Figures l0, ll, l2 and 13, a powder puff or pad 16a is carried inside the package preferably in pocket or envelope 17a which'may be lopen at the top to permit ready access andwhich maybe fastened to the inside of cover 12a by adhesive `or other means. The powder puff is generally a pliable, ysoft and relatively porous material suitable as an applicator for face powder. More particularly it may be a soft and pliable material made up of fibers suitable-for weaving textiles which maybe of vegetable, animal or synthetic origin such as cotton, wool, silk,linenfand lthevarious synthetic fibers such as rayon, nylon, Orlon, etc. AThe powder puffsmay all generally comprise a wide' variety of fabrics such as textiles and cloths of soft and `pliable texture and generally of woven cotton Y and woolv materials such as flannelettes land vfiannels, terry cloth, veloursor woven materialsiwith `piles or-naps, velvets, velveteens and preferably in generalof soft and pliable woven fabrics, all in the form of soft and pliable pads or puffs. Soft and pliable felted cotton and wool fibers in the form of pads or puffs may be used `nonequivalently. Sponge rubber and pads of similar soft and ypliablematerials may also be used non-equivalently. These soft and pliable powder puffs or pads preferably of woven yfabrics arek made up in suitable shapes and sizes. The powder puff or pad 16a is placed` and carried Ain the pocket-or-envelope 17a. Several modifications of this pocket may be used, e. g., as shown in Figures 10, 11l 2 and l3, the pocket or envelope is made up of a sheet of paper, plastic, foil or other suitable material, practically as a unit, the back of which is folded and overlapped and fastened by adhesive, preferably to the inside of cover 12a'. Another forni of pocket is shown in Figure 6 made of a single unfolded sheet of paper, plastic, foil, etc., and fastened by adhesive onrthe edgs of three sides of the sheet to the inside of the cover 2.

With particular reference to Figures 7, 8 and 9, I have found that the` proper presentation of the lip rouge portion of my cosmetic packages present an unusual problem. While it is possible to produce a satisfactory package in which the face powder, face rouge, and lipstick portions are all charged in bulk form into cells of the package, I have found that a more satisfactory package is produced if the lip rouge or lipstick portion is not presented in the package in this form. In my applications of which this application is a continuation-in-part, I disclosed a novel method of presenting the lip rouge portion. This lipstick consists of a small individual stick or rod made of wood, plastic or similar stiff and rigidmaterial which is preferably covered or wrapped at one end with soft fibrous material such as cotton, absorbent paper, felt and the like. The soft fibrous material is, in turn, coated or tipped with a portion of lip rouge. As an alternative but non-equivalent lipstick the fibrous material may be eliminated and the end on which the lip rouge is applied in this case is rounded off smoothly so that there will be no possibility of discomfort or injury in applying the lip rouge to the lips.

Referring to Figure 7, the rod 22 (which may be made of wood or any one of a large variety of plastics, or other material, non-equivalently, which can be made up into a stiff and rigid rod) is covered at one end with cotton, absorbent paper or other soft fibrous material 23 and this in turn is coated or impregnated with lip rouge 24. Figure 8 is similar to Figure 7 except that the soft fibrous material 23 covering one end is tipped with lip rouge 24' leaving a portion of the fibrous material uncoated. Numeral 22 is the stick or rod corresponding to 22 in Figure 7. Similarly, 22 in Figure 9 corresponds to 22 in Figure 7 but in this case the end of the stick or rod is tipped directly with lip rouge 24 and is rounded off smoothly to prevent discomfort or injury during application.

The lipsticks shown in all the modifications of my package may be like any of those described in Figures 7I 8 and 9 although I prefer that shown in Figure 9. lt is also to be noted that the lipsticks are separate and individual both in package and for use.

The cosmetic package described above provides a new type of unit which may be manufactured at very little cost and which is especially suited for large volume merchandising such as through coinoperated vending machines. These packages are particularly useful since they incorporate into one structure all of the necessary ingredients and implements required for the ordinary cosmetic application operation. Furthermore, these packages may be designed to carry any desired combination `of cosmetics for instance face powder, rouge, cold cream and lip rouge. Inasmuch as these packages may be so economically manufactured, the user can afford, after making an application of the ingredients, to discard the package. This fact adapts the packages for use as adverf tising items for which purpose the top sheet may be provided with suitable indicia.

Since various modifications of my package will become thin sheet being folded over lthe base at one end of the base to form the cover and being folded over the base at the opposite end to form the lip, said lip engaging and retaining said cover, fastening means at spaced intervals to secure said lip to said base, a pocket intermediate said fastening means and between said lip and said base to receive and hold the lower end of a lipstick rod, and means fastened to the inside of said cover of said package to carry an applicator for face powder.

2. A cosmetic package comprising an integral base, cover and lip formed from a relatively thin sheet, said thin sheet being folded over the base at one end of the base to form the cover and being folded over the base at the opposite end to form the lip, said lip engaging and retaining said cover, fastening means at spaced intervals to secure said lip to said base, a pocket intermediate said fastening means and between said lip and said base to receive and hold the lower end of a lipstick rod, and means consisting of a pocket fastened to the inside of said cover of said package to carry an applicator for face powder.

3. A cosmetic package comprising an integral base, cover and lip formed from a relatively thin sheet, said thin sheet being folded over the base at one end of the base to form the cover and being folded over the base at the opposite end to form the lip, said lip engaging and retaining said cover, fastening means consisting of metal staples vertically disposed and at spaced intervals to secure said lip to said base, a pocket intermediate said metal staples and between said lip and said base to receive and hold the lower end of a lipstick rod, and means consisting of a pocket fastened to the inside of said cover of said package to carry an applicator for face powder.

4. A cosmetic package comprising an integral base, cover and lip formed from a relatively thin sheet, said thin sheet being folded over the base at one end of the base to form the cover and being folded over the base at the opposite end to form the lip, said lip engaging and retaining said cover, a relatively thick sheet overlying the inside of said base and covering the base at least in part, said relatively thick sheet being perforated to form an open cell with said base to carry face powder, fastening means at spaced intervals to secure said lip to said base, a pocket intermediate said fastening means and between said lip and said base to receive and hold the lower end of a lipstick rod, and means fastened to the inside of said cover of said package to carry an applicator for face powder.

5. A cosmetic package comprising an integral base, cover and lip formed from a relatively thin sheet, said thin sheet being folded over the base at one end of the base to form the cover and being folded over the base at the opposite end to form the lip, said lip engaging and retaining said cover, a relatively thick sheet overlying the inside of said base and covering the base at least in part, said relatively thick sheet being perforated to form an open cell with said base to carry face powder, fastening means at spaced intervals to secure said lip to said base,

a pocket intermediate said fastening means and betweensaid lip and said base to receive and hold the lower end of a lipstick rod, and means consisting of a pocket fastenedto the inside of said cover of said package to carry an applicator for face powder.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,868,399 Slezak July 19, 1932 2,117,281 Bravi May 17, 1938 2,118,634 Williams May 24, 1938 2,214,510 Robinson Sept. 10, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS 607,892 France Apr. 9, 1926

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/318, 401/132
International ClassificationA45D40/24, A45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/24
European ClassificationA45D40/24