US 3205523 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 14, 1965 D. A. sEAvER APPLICATOR HOLDER Filed Jan. 29, 1964 Rr.` me NV Ea Ve m5 A w w D a uns United States Patent O 3,205,523 APPLICATOR HLDER Donald A. Seaver, West Cheshire, Conn., assignor to Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Filed Jan. 29, 1964, Ser. No. 341,036 4 Claims. (Cl. 15--184) This invention relates to applicator holders and is particularly applicable to a holder and sheath combination for a finely textured brush used in applying cosmetic powder.
An object of the invention is to provide a holder of this type which has a smooth pleasing appearance and which can be economically manufactured. To this end, it consists of a minimum number of parts which can be easily made and assembled to form the complete unit.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter more fully appear.
FIG. l is a front elevational view of a brush holder embodying my invention, in closed position;
FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. l, showing the cover cap removed and the brush exposed;
FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view on a larger scale, showing the brush sheathed and the cover cap in position;
FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 3, showing the brush unsheathed;
FIG. 5 is an elevational view of the upper end of the holder shell;
FIG. 6 is an upper plan view of the shell shown in FIG. 5; and
FIG. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view of the lug stop section of the device.
Referring now to the drawing, the numeral 10 designates a tubular holder shell having a closed bottom end 11. Formed into the sidewall of the shell 10 is an interior longitudinal rib 12 defining an exterior groove 12ay having its lower end gradually merged into the wall of the holder shell as at 13. The upper end of the groove 12a is terminated by a sheared slit 14 that provides an abrupt upwardly facing shoulder 15 and an abrupt downwardly facing shoulder 16 for reasons which will appear later.
The brush, designated by the numeral 17, has all its bristles anchored within a brush ferrule 18 in any suitable manner, as by glue. The ferrule 18 is removably telescoped into the upper end of the holder shell 10 and frictionally held therein as by three outward elongated nubs 19 positioned adjacent the upper end of said ferrule. The ferrule 18 is also formed with an inward groove 20 that opens through the lower end of said ferrule and terminates at its upper end in a shoulder 21 that is adapted to abut against the upwardly facing shoulder 15 of the body rib 12 and predetermines the distance that the ferrule may be inserted into the holder shell 10.
In order to encase and conceal the brush 17 when not in use, a tubular sleeve or sheath shell 22 is provided that is telescopically fitted over the outer surface of the holder shell 10. The sliding fit of the sleeve 22 over the holder shell may be frictionized as by three nubs 23 struck outwardly from the upper end of said holder shell as seen in FIGS. 5 and 6.
The sleeve 22 is moved upwardly for enclosing the brush, and it is necessary to limit the upper movement of said sleeve so as not to separate it from the holder shell 10. For this purpose, a sheared nib 25 is formed inwardly of C:ce
the sleeve adjacent its lower end and provides an upwardly facing abrupt shoulder 25. This nib is adapted to slidably travel within the longitudinal groove 12a of the holder shell to prevent relative rotation of the sheath to the holder shell, and when the sleeve 22 is moved upwardly, the nib shoulder 25 abuts against the downwardly facing shoulder 16 of the body groove 12a as a positive stop.
When the sleeve 22 is moved to its uppermost sheathing position, its upper open end may be closed by a cover cap 26 consisting of a beaded exposed end 27 and a neck section 28 that has a slip-fit within the upper open end of said sleeve 22. The cov-er cap 26 may be frictionized within the sleeve as by means of three equally spaced nubs 29 formed outwardly of the neck section 28.
The holder shell 10 is of substantially the same length as the telescoping sleeve 22 and has an annular rim 30 which provides a bottom stop for the sleeve 22 and which provides a convenient means for grasping the holder shell.
One form of the invention is presented here for the purpose of exemplification, but it will be appreciated that this invention is susceptible to other modified forms coming equally within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. An applicator comprising (a) a holder shell having an open end and a closed end, an exterior longitudinal groove and a corresponding internal rib formed in the sidewall of said shell and terminating short of its open end to provide a downwardly facing stop shoulder at the upper end of such groove and an upwardly facing interior shoulder at the upper end of said rib;
(b) a ferrule tightly fitting in the open end of said holder shell and having means abutting against said upwardly facing shoulder, an applicator carried by said ferrule and projecting beyond the open end of said holder shell;
(c) a sleeve telescopically fitted over said holder shell and movable to positions to sheath and unsheath said applicator; and
(d) means carried by said sleeve projecting into and slidable in said longitudinal groove and adapted to abut said downwardly facing stop shoulder to limit the outward movement of said sleeve and predetermine its sheathing position.
2. An applicator defined in claim 1 wherein a closure cap is removably fitted to the outer end of said sleeve shell.
3. A brush holder comprising (a) a holder shell having an open end and a closed end, an exterior longitudinal groove and a corresponding internal rib formed in the sidewall of said shell and terminating short of its open end to provide a downwardly facing stop shoulder at the upper end of such groove and an upwardly facing interior shoulder at the upper end of said rib;
(b) a ferrule tightly fitting in the open end of said holder shell and having means abutting against said upwardly facing shoulder, a brush carried by said ferrule and projecting beyond the open end of said holder shell;
(c) a Sleeve telescopically fitted over said holder shell and movable to positions to sheath and unsheath said brush; and
(d) means carried by said sleeve projecting into and slidable in said longitudinal groove and adapted to abut said downwardly facing stop shoulder to limit mine its sheathing position. 4. A brush holder as dened in claim 3 wherein the holder shell and the telescoping sleeve are of substantially the same length and wherein the holder shell has anv annular rim around its bottom to provide a bottom stop for the telescoping sleeve.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 987,277 3/11 Wright 15-169 1,170,744 2/16 Fesler 15-184 X 1,190,227 7/ 16 Fesler 15-184 1,457,615 6/23 Bunker 15-184 CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner.