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Publication numberUS766613 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1904
Filing dateMay 10, 1904
Priority dateMay 10, 1904
Publication numberUS 766613 A, US 766613A, US-A-766613, US766613 A, US766613A
InventorsIsabel Greene
Original AssigneeIsabel Greene
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Theatrical appliance.
US 766613 A
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PATENTED AUG. 2, 1904.





INVENTOR flagei 6366226 WITNESSES:

ATTORNEYS UNITED STATES Patented August 2, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 766,613, dated August 2, 1904.

Application filed May 10,1904. Serial No. 207,274. (No model.)

To all whont it may concern:

Be it known that I, ISABEL GREENE, whose stage name is BELLE LA VERDE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Theatrical Appliances, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved theatrical appliance for heightening the attractiveness of theatrical performances and which is designed for use on parts of the scenery on the stage, moving objects, &c., more especially, however, on the costumes of actors, dancers, and other persons appearing in spectacular plays.

The novel features are hereinafter specifically indicated.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures.

Figure 1 is a front view of the improvement as arranged on a fanciful custume, and Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the head-gear of the costume.

The theatrical appliance, as shown in the accompanying drawings, is especially designed for fancy costumes to be worn by actors, dancers, or other performers in spectacular plays or other plays or in solo dances, groups, 520. As illustrated in the drawings, the costume represents a fanciful insect and is to be worn by a dancer, preferably on a darkened stage.

The costume is provided with a bodice A, a waist B, and a skirt C, which is preferably made of tabs and strips hanging loosely down from the waist B. On the back of the bodice A are secured the inner ends of the wings I), made of a light material, such as silk, with strengthening ribs and braces, so that the wings can readily fold up or be unfolded and stretched out, as shown in the drawings. The wings D are connected with the arms of the person wearing the dress by loops D, engaged by the wrists of the arms, as plainly illustrated in Fig. 1. Tights E cover the legs of the performer, and suitable shoes F are used on the The head-gear comprises two eyes (3r,


As shown in the drawin s, the eyes G as p well as the antennae, are covered with luminous paint, and the veins, eyes, and other blotches on the wings D are likewise made by the luminous paint, so that the latter appear and disappear in opening and folding the wings. The bodice A and also the waist B are decorated with luminous paint to represent the body of the insect, and the tabs and strips comprising the body of the skirt G are provided with lines of luminous paint extending vertically. The tights E, as well as the shoes F, are provided with luminous paint in any fanciful or other form.

It will be seen that the costume of the character described and worn by a dancer in a dance will be highly attractive, as the luminous paint on the movable wings and the flying tabs and strips of the skirt, as well as on the other fixed parts of the costume, will be very attractive on a darkened stage.

I do not limit myself to a costume as hereinbefore described and shown in the drawings, as it is apparent that the effects desired may be produced by the application of the luminous paint in other ways. The costume described and shown discloses one application only of the invention, and the scope of the invention is indicated in the claims.

Having thus described my invention, Iclaim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A theatrical appliance,com prising a fixed part having luminous paint applied thereto, and a movable part adjacent to the fixed part which may be placed over the fixed part to conceal a portion thereof, but which may also be moved so as to uncover and expose said fixed part at will, substantially as described.

2. A costume of the class described, provided with wings adapted to fold, and luminous paint arranged on the said wings and appearing and disappearing in opening and folding the wings, substantially as described.

3. A costume of the class described, comprising a portion worn next to the body and provided with luminous paint, and members movable relatively to said portion and adapted to alternately conceal and reveal the same from the view-point of the audience.

4. In a costume of the class described, a pair of movable members adapted to fold so as to simulate the movements of wings, said members being provided with luminous paint and so arranged that the movements of said members cause said luminous paint to alternately to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA41D3/08