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Sept 13, 1933- c. VON BRUN, BORN BUELLE 2,130,209 PROCESS FOR THE MAKING OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS Filed Aug. 18, 1937 3mm CARMEN VON BRuN , ~ BomBueZZe 2,130,209 Patented Sept. 13, 1938 UNITED STATES‘ - PATENT oFFIeE 2,130,209 PROCESS FOR THE MAKING OF ARTIFICIAL‘ FLOWERS ' ‘ Carmen von Brun, born Buelle, Berlin, Germany Application August 18, 1937, Serial No. 159,718 In Germany March 2'7, 1936 ‘ 2 Claims. (01. 41_13) I The process is carried out as follows: A small The object of the invention is to introduce a a wad 5, of cellulose or cotton Wadding, is placed new process for the making of arti?cial ?owers from stretched out crepe-paper with the aid of a near one end of a strip of stretched out crepe pa “former. The formers used in this invention are 5"‘adapted to the natural shape of the petals and blossoms and have handles to them. Its appli cation is shown in the description of how the process is carried out. The execution of this in _ vention is not only simple and the making mate lo'rial of little cost; vpaper and adhesivebeing the chief component parts, but the manner of making the ?ower is simpli?ed by its attachment to the ovary, in a. way which constitutes an important technical improvement. In the accompanying drawing: 15 Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a per 6, and the adjacent end portion of the paper is folded over the wad as indicated at 1 in Fig. 2. 5 This folded over end is then pressed and twisted aboutthewad to form a ball-like protuberance 8, constituting the ovary pad of the completed ?ower. The paper below this pad is then tightly 10 twisted to form a paper stem 9 for the ?ower. The formation of the ball or pad 8 -may be facilitated by wetting the thumb and fore?nger in twisting the folded over end of the paper snugly and tightly therearound, preparatory to contin uing the twisting to form the stem 9. Thus it 15 Will be seen that the stem and pad are formed wad of material being placed upon a strip of pa ' in one integral piece in so far as the paper, con per preparatory to folding the paper over the stituting the same,'is concerned. The petal assembly is formed by cutting paper wad and then twisting the paper to form the 20 ovary pad and stem of the ?ower; Fig. 2 illustrates the paper being folded over the wad; . Fig. 3 illustrates the paper as having been fold ed and pressed about the wad to constitute a ball 25 forming the ovary pad; Fig. 4 illustrates the paper as having been tightly twisted below the pad to constitute the stem of the ?ower; Fig. 5 illustrates the ovary pad being pierced 30 with a pointed tool to form a hole therein; Fig. 6 shows the petal assembly as having been placed over the ball or ovary pad; Fig. 7 indicates the petal assembly and a small piece of adhesive bearing material being pressed 35 into the preformed hole in the ovary pad by a pointed instrument; Fig. 8 shows a former, hereinafter described, about to be placed in position to have the petals folded up therearound and shaped thereby; Fig. 9 illustrates the petals folded up around 40 the former; Fig. 10 is a plan view of one or more petal forming paper blanks, hereinafter described; Fig. 11 is a view of Fig. 10 showing a plurality 45 of thin paper disks 'or leaves of different colors, placed over the paper blank of Fig. 10; Fig. 12 is a plan view of the assembly of Fig. 11, with a small piece of paper centrally disposed thereon whichawhen pressed inwardly by a tool 50 constitutes the paper tack hereinafter described, and Fig. 13 is a view partly in section and partly in elevation of the former, hereinafter described. Like numerals designate corresponding parts 55 throughout the several ?gures of the drawing. I blanks Ill to suitable form, these blanks compris- 20 mg the central portion, surrounded by radial pro jections Illa,‘ of suitable shape. Small paper disks or leaves ll, successively diminishing in size (see Fig. 11) are then placed upon the blank l0. These disks may vary in number and are prefer- 25 ably of different colors. Further, I preferably use two or more layers of the petal blanks l0 and stick them lightly together with adhesive, because this gives the paper more body and con sistency. The leaves or. disks H are also touched 30 lightly with adhesive to hold them in place. With any suitable pointed tool, indicated in a general way at l2, a hole I3 is formed in the center of the ovary pad 8. A small amount of adhesive is placed in this hole and the petal as- 35 sembly is placed centrally over the top of the hole. A small piece of paper, indicated at M in Figs. 7 and 12, is supplied with a small amount of ad. hesive and is placed centrally over the petal assembly. The tool point l2 (Fig. 7) is then used 40 to thrust this piece of paper or equivalent mate rial and petal assembly into the preformed hole in the pad 8. This brings this piece of material M to the form of a paper tack, having a central opening therein. 45 This piece of material I4 forms the calyx of the flower while at the same time it unites, in the most simple and natural way, stem, pad, petals and calyx into a flower and ?xes them ?rm ly together. This constitutes an essential feature 50 of my new and simpli?ed process, without which the production of these flowers would not be feasi ble. The application of the adhesive to the ma terial I4 unites the paper tack to the petal. as sembly, while the insertion of the adhesive into 55 2 l, the pre-formed hole in the pad 8 unites the petal assembly to the pad. For some kinds of ?owers, the process so far described is su?icient. However, for other kinds of ?owers, such for example as those of the bell or trumpet-shaped type, it becomes desirable to bring the edges of the petals into overlapping relation and to unite them with each other. When that is to be done, the former of Fig. 13, v., .. [I .3 - ,, ~ T _> HI ,-. of arti?cial ?owers from crepe paper, comprising the steps of folding an end of a strip of such paper about a ball of wadding and then twisting the strip of paper tightly into stem formation, so that said paper and wadding ball form a stem and ovary pad, preparing the petals by shaping a paper disk to form a plurality of radial projec tions extending from a common center, placing upon, said common center". one" or.’ more small 10 is employed. In using this former, it is placed round disks of paper, di?‘ering in color ‘from the centrally within the ?ower, with the recess l6 petals and being secured with adhesive to the 10 ?tted over the calyx. A little adhesive is then .' petal disk, piercing a hole in the middle of the applied to one edge of each of the petals, and the ovary pad, placing the prepared petals centrally petals are pressed into engagement‘with the-form on top' of the hole, attaching the prepared petals 15 ing face, I63, of the former. to the ovary pad by pressing a small piece of 15 If, for example, the adhesive?is. applied to the material, carrying adhesive, together with the left side of each petal leaf, the petal leaves are petals into the hole,.sothat such piece of mate lapped one over the other against the former by . rial‘ is caused to take the shape of a paper tack using the left-hand thumb and fore?nger, work or'nail. 20 ing all around the ?ower. When the rounding * 2.1.: The process as recited in claim 1, in com is complete, the operator keeps hold of the pressed bination with the additional ‘step of applying ad 20 petals with the ?ngers and thumb- of the left hesiveto one "edge only'of‘eachtof the "petals hand; and with the right hand draws the former, and thereafter pressing all‘ of“ said petals about while slightly rotating it, out ‘of the molded 25 ?ower, as illustrated in Fig. 9. 'Thus it will be seen'that I am able to'easily' and quickly form arti?cial ?owers having petals of one color, centers of a plurality of colors where 30 a former, toward the axis of the ?ower, with the ‘ edges of the'petals overlappin'g'i‘n such*manner_ that the‘ adhesive‘ upon the edge of one'petai- is v, caused-to attach‘ said petal to the adjacent'petal, " whereby the ?ower ‘is brought to'iand held in ' desired, and a calyx presenting a very natural . bell-like or cup-shaped :formation, . appearance, all of these partsv being very ?rmly unitedin a-simple and speedly operation; I claim: ‘ 1. The herein‘ described process for the‘making - CARMEN" vorr‘BRUN, “norm 'BUELLE.