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Publication numberUS2879567 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1959
Filing dateJun 18, 1956
Priority dateJun 18, 1956
Publication numberUS 2879567 A, US 2879567A, US-A-2879567, US2879567 A, US2879567A
InventorsDonald L O'connell
Original AssigneeDonald L O'connell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corsage holder
US 2879567 A
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March 31, 1959 D. L. o'coNNELL 2,879,567

CORSAGE HOLDER Filed June 18, 1956 00A/ALD L. o com/ELL 1N VENTOR ATTORNEY United States Patent() 2,879,567 CORSAGE HOLDER Donald L. OConnell, Harrison, N. Y. Application June 18, 1956, Serial No. 591,935 3 Claims. (Cl. 24-5) The present invention relates to a corsage holder.

The main object of the present invention is to provide a corsage holder which may be attached easily t the bare wrist or bare shoulder of the user and removed without leaving any mark.

Another advantage is to employ a pressure sensitive tape on the body of the corsage holder wherein the body is of suicient dimensions to support the weight of a corsage.

The present invention aims to provide a device of this kind in which a plurality of gripping elements are employed for engaging the stems of the owers of the corsage at different points along their length so as to more securely hold the corsage to the supporting member or body portion of the holder without exerting crushing force'on the stems or blossoms.

The present invention also aims to provide a corsage holder which is made of light weight inexpensive material so that it can be discarded after one use since the cost of replacement is slight.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a device of this character which will hold the blossoms or blooms of the corsage in spaced relation to the body of the wearer so that perspiration and the heat of the wearers body will not wilt, discolor or otherwise diminish the life and beauty of the corsage.

In one of its broadest aspects the present invention contemplates the provision of a corsage holder comprising a member, means on the member for securing a corsage to the member, and means on the member for attaching the member to the skin of the wearer of the corsage.

More specifically the present invention contemplates the provision of a one use corsage holder comprising a support for a corsage having at least one enlarged head portion, bendable elements on the support for gripping the stems of the ilowers of the corsage to hold the corsage on the support, and an adhesive on the support for adhering to the skin of the wearer and holding one face of the head portion against the skin of the wearer, said bendable elements adapted to hold the blossoms of the corsage against the other face of the head portion whereby the head portion is disposed between the body of the wearer and the blossoms to maintain the blossoms in spaced relation to the body of the wearer to prevent the perspiration and heat of the body of the wearer from damaging the blossoms.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a corsage holder which is a self-contained unit and does not require the use of pins or the like which may become lost or mislaid and which may tear the dress to which the holder is applied.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be hereinafter more fully described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims. In the drawings in which the same parts are denoted by the same reference numerals throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a corsage holder constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Figure 2 is a rear elevational view of the same;

Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 3 3 of Figure 2; and

Figure 4 is a view of a person wearing a corsage supported by a holder constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 10 generally indicates a support or body portion member which may be a at plate made of any appropriate material, such as, light metal, plastic, or the like. The support has the general form of the figure 8 and comprises a pair of enlarged head portions 11 joined by a neck or constricted portion 12. The outer face of each head portion may have mounted thereon in any suitable manner, as by an adhesive, ornaments 13, such as, beads or the like, which extend forwardly from the plane of the head and neck portions as can be seen in Figure 3 of the drawing.

A pair of gripping or clamping members, generally indicated at 14, are secured to the inner face of the neck 12. Each gripping member comprises a central or body portion 15 and a pair of bendable or deformable fingers or arms 16 and 17 extending in opposite directions from the opposite sides of the central portion 15. The arm 16 extends from the upper part of the central portion and the arm 17 extends from the lower part of the central portion.

This arrangement results in a staggered positioning of the lingers longitudinally of the neck 12. The members 14 are secured xedly in place by fastening elements 18, such as, rivets which extend through the central portion of each member 14 and the neck portion of the support 10 and are headed on each end.

The entire inner face of the support 10 has applied thereto a pressure sensitive material 19 which may be in the form of a tape. Pressure Sensitive Tape No. 400 manufactured by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company is an example of the kind of tape that may be used. Also tapes as disclosed in the 4following U.S. patents may be used:

The tape 19 will overlie and attach itself to the central portions 15 and the rivets 18 so as to prevent them from coming into contact with the skin of the wearer, thereby preventing any irritation of the skin. The tape covers the entire inner surface of the holder so that suicient gripping area of the tape will be aixed to the skin of the wearer to support the weight of the holder and the corsage.

A protective plate 20 is applied to the opposite end portions of the tape 19 and are held in position by the adhesive property of the tape. Each plate 20 is of substantially semi-circular shape and has a straight dat inwardly directed face 21. A protective covering 22 of paper or the like is applied to the outer surface of the tape 19 and extends between the faces 21 of the plates 20. The ends of the covering 22 abut the faces 21 so that the entire outer surface of the tape is protected by the covering 22 and the plates 20.

In the use of the device, the corsage generally indicated at 23 and having blooms or blossoms 24` at each end with their stems 25 extending in opposite directions will be placed upon the support 10 and the fingers 16 and 17 will be bent over into gripping engagement with the stems 25 at four different areas along the length of the stems to securely hold the Corsage on the support. In order to conceal the fingers, a ribbon 26 may be tied around the stemsover the fingers and stems. These operations may be performed by the florist.

The wearer of the Corsage will remove the covering 22 from the tape 19 by inserting her finger nail into the line of abutment 27 between one of the faces 21 and the adjacent end of the covering and peel the covering from the tape in-the mannerV shown in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawings. The fact that the opposite ends of the covering 22 terminate short of the opposite ends of the tape 19 assures that each end of the covering is spaced inwardly from the adjacent end of the tape to prevent inadvertent removal of the tape from the holder when the covering is being peeled olif. The provision of the end protective plates 20 will also assist in preventing the accidental disturbance of the end portion of the tape, not only at the time of removal of the covering, but during the use of the holder.

When the covering 22 has been completely removed, the wearer will position the Corsage on the appropriate part of her body, such as, the wrist or shoulder 28, as shown in Figure 4 of the drawing, by pressing the tape against her skin. The adhesive properties and the extensive area of the tape will securely anchor the holder and the Corsage in proper position, as shown in Figure 4.

The blooms 24 of the Corsage will be held in spaced relation to the body of the wearer by the head portions 11 and the ornaments 13. The gripping action of the fingers 16 and 17 will press the intermediate portions of the stems inwardly against the neck 12 of the holder and in cooperation with the head portions 11 and ornaments 13 will cause the blooms 24 to be moved farther away from the body of the wearer. This arrangement will prevent the heat and perspiration of the wearers body from wilting or discoloring the blooms.

It is apparent from the above that the present invention provides a Corsage holder comprising a support for a Corsage having a plurality of ihead portions of substantial area, bendable elements on the support for engaging the Corsage and holding it upon the support, and an adhesive applied to the entire one face of the support including the major part of the head portions for engaging and adhering to the skin of the Corsage wearer so as to present a large gripping area to the skin of the wearer and at least partially removable means protecting said adhesive until ready for application to the skin of the wearer,

said protecting means comprising a covering aixed to said adhesive and having its opposite ends terminate short of the opposite ends of said adhesive and protective plates aixed to the opposite end portions of the adhesive not covered by said covering.

It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A Corsage `holder for application to the skin of the shoulder of the wearer comprising a flexible support for a Corsage having a pair of oppositely disposed bloom receiving enlarged head portions and an intermediate constricted neck portion, bendable elements secured to the neck portion in longitudinally spaced relation to one another and transversely to the longitudinal axis of the support so that a part of said neck portion is left free for flexing when the support is placed under a longitudinal stress, said elements being adapted to engage the Corsage for pressing the stems against the neck portion to permit the blooms to be moved away from the head portions, and a residue free, perspiration resistant pressure sensitive adhesive applied to one face of the support including the major part of the head portions for cngaging and adhering to the skin of the Corsage wearer so that the head portions may be disposed between the skin of the wearer and the blooms.

2. A Corsage holder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the head portions have spacing means in the form of beads arranged in ornamental fashion about the periphery thereof.

3. A Corsage holder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the elements are secured to the support by headed lfasteners wherein the heads extend above the support to space the stems therefrom.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,079,426 Schottenfels May 4, 1937 2,242,975 Kaber May 20, 1941 2,410,079 Kellgren Oct. 29, 1946 2,467,380 Hansen et al Apr. 19, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS 722,932 Great Britain Feb. 2, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/5, 63/DIG.100, 63/29.1
International ClassificationA44C25/00, A44C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S63/01, A44C1/00, A44C15/0005
European ClassificationA44C15/00A, A44C1/00