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Dec. 15, 1931. BA AMES 1,836,833
APPLICATOR PAD FOR COSMETICS Filed Sept. -24, 1929 'Jwe 326%? 47722.5.
Patented Dec. 15,, 1931 IBUTLEB'AIES, O1? LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS APPLIGA'DOB ran FOR cosna'rrcs Application flied September 24, Serial No. 394,846.
This invention relates to applicator pads for applying cosmetics such as powder, cold cream, rouge, etc., and one of the objects of the invention is to provide an applicator pad having a suitable coating or impregnation of one or more cosmetics and suitable for use, if
desired, with either ofthe types of toilet'compacts described and claimed in applicants two copending applications Serial os.
$941,544 and 394,845, filed on even date herewit Anothi' object of the invention is to provide an applicator pad of cheap enough construction to warrant its being used but once andthen-discarded.
A further object of the invention is to provide an applicator pad which is coated of impregnated with a suitable cosmetic such as rouge or cold cream and which is prevented from smearing the hands or objects with whichit comes in contact. P
A still further obj ect of the invention is to provide an applicator pad coated or impregnated with two difierent cosmetics whereby the more essential ingredients of make-up are supplied by a single applicator pad. i
' Another object of the invention is to provide a refill package for toiletrcompacts comprising a plurality of the applicator pads of the present invention.
In the drawings r Fig. 1 is a plan view, partially broken away, of one form of the invention;
, i Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the applicator pad of Fig. 1, onan enlarged scale;
- Fig. 3 is a plan view of'anothef form of applicator pad; i
' Fig. 4 is asectional viewv of the pad of Fi 3 on an enlarged scale; 9
4.0 ig. 5 is a (plan view of applicator pa Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the applicator pad of Fig. 5 on anenlarged scale; I Fig. 7 is a sectional view of anothr form of applicator pad; and g Fig. 8 is a side elevation of a refill package of applicatorpads.
Re erring to Figs. 1 and 2, one form of pad 18 consistsof a circular piece 19 of suitable fabric material, forexample paper, cotdered or pasty form,
another form: of
ton. cloth, cotton batting, silk fabrics, rayon,-
linen, soft woolen cloth, or chamois, etc. ThlS piece of material 19 is preferably impregnated, particularly on v its under side 20, with face powder and coated on. a portion of its upper surface with rouge, either in the pow or any other suitable cosmetic, such as cold creain, indicated at 21. Over the top. surface of the material 19 placed a thin covering 22 of any impervious or protectlve material which preferably is, some thln flexible transparent substance such as glassine, cello hane, or some other cellulo'se product. heet 22 is aifixed to the material 19 near a ortion of its edge by a suitable adhesive indicated at 22. The applicator pad just described is adapted to provide two of make-up, or powder and cold cream, audit will evident that either or both of two cosmetics may be applied to the face by utilizing the appropriate sides of the applicator pa v of themore necessary elementsfor example, powder and rouge The flexible transparent protective covering 22 .serves to prevent the cold cream or rouge which forms a coatingon the upper side of the pad from smearin the hands or objects with which it comes in contact and also provides a suitable backing for the applicator pad while being used to apply powder from its lower side 20. Preferably. the protective coating 22 is transparent, and this feature enables the user to ascertain the shade of rouge or powder with which the pad is coated without the necessity of removing the j rotective covering and without soiling the ngers. a
It is contemplated that each dpad flay be; discarded after a single use an a small amount of powder and. rouge or other cosmetic need be applied to the pad in manufacture. As a consequence of this and of the inexpensive fabric of which the pad may be made, the cost of manufacturing these pads is very low.
It is within the scope of this invention, except as defined in certain of the appended to omit the impregnation with powto provide an applicator pad,
der and merel otherwise as s own in Figs. 1 and 2, and carhence only be aflixed to the pa in an I abl coated with a cosmetic suc in Fig. 7
rying but a single cosmetic with which the upper face of the pad is impregnated or coated, as illustrated at 21. .One embodiment of this invention consists of a ad coated or impregnated on its upper sur ace with rouge or cold cream at 21 and which may be utilizedin the manner of an ordinary powder puff as a conveyor for loose powder or rouge which may for example be brushed or wiped from a compressed tablet.
In the form of applicator pad shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the fabric material 19 is not coated on its upper surface with a cosmetic and the protecting covering 22 is cemented to the up er surface of the material 19 by any suitable adhesive 22* which preferably extends in a narrow band around the entire circumference of the pad. The pad of this modified form is impregnated, particularly on its under surface 20', with powder as in the first embodiment of the invention described above. This, construction provides a very inexpensive applicator pad for applying a single cosmetic.
Inthe form-of pad illustrated in Fi s. 5 and 6 the protective covering 22" is a xed to and in contact with the fabric! material 19" Over the entire upper surface of the latter. Protective covering 22'? may either consist of a separately formed piece of transparent flexible material, as in the forms described above, cemented to the upper surface of fabric material 19" or may comprise a coating of a painter a-nitro cellulose lacquer a pliedin a liquid form to the up or surface of the fabric 19' and allowed to ry and cement itself thereto. This form of applicator pad is' also impregnated, particularly on its under surface 20: with a suitable cosmetic, such as face powder. 3
In the form of applicator padillustrated an upper covering of protecting material 22" is provided, as'in the form shown in Fig. 2, and also a similar covering of protecting material 28 on the lc wer side of the pad. These rotective coverings'may d desired manner, preferably by means 0 J and 28, a lied as descr1bed for the pad ofFig. 2. e pad of Fi' 7 is preferas rouge at 21' and if desired may be impre ated with powder on'the ower surface 20 of material 19". The two protecting coverings serve to practically completely enclose the applicator pad of this form of the invention and hence afford a maximum of pr'ote'ction of the cosmetic or against smearing or loss soilingof the fingers. Y
It will be evident that it is advantageous in each of the four forms to provide rotective coverings 22, 22. 22" and 2 o transparent material since this is more attractive to th more e eye and renders the applicator pad areas of adhesive distinctive and more easily recognized. protec In the form of applicator pad shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 7, the transparent protective covering 21 enables the user. to recognize the shade of cosmetic with which the upper surface of the fabric is impregnated or coated. It is within the scope of the present invention, however, except as definedin certain of the appended claims to provide opaque protective coatings for the applicator pads.
A number of the. applicator pads, such as either of the four forms described above, 'are shown formed into a compact pile in Fig. 8. It is contemplated that the pads may be sold in this form and that a pile or package of them will constitute a refill package for a toilet compact or a vanity case. In Fig. 8 a plurality of pads 18 are illustrated as piled one on top o the other, each pad having its, protective covering 21 on top. One or more frangible paper strips25 extend from top to bottom of the ile and may be pastedor otherwise attac ed to the top and bottom surfaces of thepile, whereby the latter is held closely together. It is apparent that by breaking or removing these frangible paper strips 25 all the individual pads 18 may be released and either used separately or dispensed from a compact. In Fig. 8 it will be apparent that pads 18 is provided with an impervious protectmg covering 22 on its upper surface, the cosmetic from any oneof the applicator pads is prevented from smearing the adjacent fabric surface of the next pad in the pile.
While the applicator pads illustrated in the accompanying drawings are circular in shape, other shapes such as square, octagonal oval, etc., may be utilized.
1. An applicator pad coated with cosmetic, and an untreated cover sheet cemented locally upon the pad for protecting the-coating.
An applicator pad impregnated with powder and coated on one surface with rouge, and a removable cover sheet on the pad for protecting the rouge coated surface.
3 An applicator pad impregnated with powder and coated on one surface with ansurfaces of-t e pad. 4. An applicator pad for-applying cosmetics comprising the combination of apiece of fabric impregnated with powder, and a protectlve covering cemented upon at least one side of said fabric.
5,. An. applicator pad for applying cosmetics comprisingthe combination of a piece of fabric impregnated with powder, and 'a flexible protective covering cemented locally upon at least one side of said fabric. 7
6. An applicator pad for applying cosmetics, comprising the combination of a piece of fabric impregnated with powder, and a other cosmeti; and means for protecting both tive covering for at least one side of 4 said fabric comprising a sheet of protective material normally covering said side and aflixed to said fabric over only a portion of its surface, whereby portions of the fabric and the protective coating may be separated to expose a portion of the normally covered surface of the fabric.
7. An applicator pad for applying cosmetics, comprising the combination of a piece of fabric, a coating of cosmetic on one surface of said fabric, and a protective covering for said surface of said fabric comprising a sheet of protective material normally covering said surface and aflixed to said fabric over only a portion of its surface, whereby portions of the fabric and the protective cov- "ering may be separated to expose the coating of cosmetic.
8. An applicator pad for applying cosmetics, comprising the combination of a piece of fabric, a coating of cosmetic on one surface of said fabric, and a protective covering for said surface of said fabric comprising a sheet of protective material normally covering said surface and afiixed to said fabric over only a portion of its surface, whereby portions of the fabric and the protective covering may be separated to expose the coating of cosmetic, said piece of fabric being impregnated with powder.
Signed by me at Boston, Massachusetts, this 14th day of August, 1929.