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Publication numberUS817694 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1906
Filing dateMay 25, 1905
Priority dateMay 25, 1905
Publication numberUS 817694 A, US 817694A, US-A-817694, US817694 A, US817694A
InventorsEphraiem Chaquette
Original AssigneeEphraiem Chaquette
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Powder brush or puff.
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No. 817,694. v l PATENTED APR'. 10,1906. E. GHAQUETTE. POWDER BRUSH OR PUF?.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 1o, 190e.

Application filed May 25,1905. Serial No. 262,169.

T0 n/ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EPHRAIEM CHAQUETTE, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of New Rochelle, county of Vestchester, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Powder Brushes or Puffs, of which the Jfollowing is a specification.

This invention relates to toilet-brushes or powder-puffs g and the object of my invention isto improve the construction of these articles and of the powder-receptacles with which they are used to enhance their serviceability.

Powder brushes and puiis used in applying toilet-powder to the face, &c., are usually formed of a light feathery material of an expansive character and are liable to injury when being entered through the relatively contracted mouth of a powder-receptacle. Also when withdrawing the brush or puff through the contracted mouth of the receptacle its inherent elasticity upon release causes it to distribute the powder it carries in all directions, flecking the apparel of the user, which is an undesirable effect.

In my improved device these objections are overcome, and a neat and compact article is produced capable of serving its purposes with efficiency.

In the drawings accompanying this application, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved powder-receptacle, showing the powder brush or ufi' therein in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a vertica section of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is adetail of the brush or pufll as exposed, and Fig. 4 is a similar view with the brush or puff contained within its sheath.

Vhile my improved powder receptacle may be of any desirable form, I have, for example, here shown it as consisting of a flat casing A, having a hinged cover a, held by a spring a in the manner of a match-safe. The receptacle is charged with powder from the end having the cover a. Secured to the opposite end ofthe receptacle is a tube or pocket a2, which extends within said receptacle, being closed at its inner end, but provided with perforations, as 0,3, to permit the passage of a limited quantity of powder. The outer end of the tube a2 is secured at its peripheral edge within a circular aperture in the receptacle, in which it fits.

The brush or puii, as B, which is adapted to be inserted within the pocket (1,2, is attached to a head, as b, from which a stem b extends. These members are introduced within a sheath, as b2, in which the head b is adapted to slide, said sheath having a cap b3, which is provided with an aperture b4 for the passage of the stem b, and said stem is topped with a stop, as b5, which may be ornamental in character and which is incapable of passing through the aperture b4. Thus the head b, carrying'the brush or puff B, may be drawn within the sheath b2, as in Fig. 4 contracting said brush or puff within the compass thereof, in which form the brush or puff may be conveniently removed from or entered within the pocket a2. Then within said pocket a?, the stem b/ is pushed downwardly, causing the brush or puff B to protrude and expand outside the sheath b2, (see Fig. 3,) in which form it is capable of receiving a quota of powder that has been sifted through the perforations in the pocket a2.

In withdrawing the brush or puff from the powder-receptacle it Erst enters its sheath and is then removed as contracted within the latter. I/Vhen remo-ved, the brush or puff is again extended outside its sheath and is in readiness for use.

I-Iaving now described my invention, I declare that what I claim is- 1. In a toilet article, a powder-receptacle having an orifice, a tubular sheath adapted to iit slidably therein to form a sto per, said sheath being open at its inner en and provided with a contracted opening at its outer end, and a stem slidable through said contracted opening, said stem having a brush or puff at one end and a terminal enlargement at its opposite end, said enlargement forming a stop and a handle for the stem, and said stein, when pushed inwardly, exposing the brush or puff, and, when pulled outwardly, contracting and containing the brush or puff within the sheath.

2. In a toilet article, a powder-receptacle i having an orifice and an interior, perforated pocket, a tubular sheath adapted to fit slidably within said pocket, said sheath being open at its inner end and provided with a contracted opening at its outer end, and a stem slidable through said contracted opening,


said stein having 'a lbrush or'puff *at one'end Signed at New York this 10th day of May, and an enlargement at its ogpste ell; 1905. A

whereby, Whensa 'stem is extenV e nWar y 1 n n v the brush or puff is exposed beyond the sheath EPHRAIEM CHAQUETTE' and when said, stern is extended `outwardly Witnesses the brush or pu is contracted and contained FREDERICK C. BONNY,

Within the sheath. F. W. BARKER.

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US4313686 *Feb 4, 1980Feb 2, 1982Proffer Charles LContainer cap with neck abutting retractable applicator
US4726387 *Sep 26, 1986Feb 23, 1988Pfizer Inc.Cosmetic case and applicator
Cooperative ClassificationB43K7/12