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Publication numberUS1036725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1912
Filing dateJun 17, 1911
Priority dateJun 17, 1911
Publication numberUS 1036725 A, US 1036725A, US-A-1036725, US1036725 A, US1036725A
InventorsJohn Sabo
Original AssigneeJohn Sabo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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' APPLICATION FILED JUNE 17, 1911. 1,036,725, Patented Aug. 2751912.

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Specication of Letters Patent.

, Patented .aug-.27, 191e.

j animation ala June 17, 1911. 'serial No. saam.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN SAno, a citizen ofthe United States, and resident of Cleve-y land, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Depilators, of which I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description, such as will e-nf able others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The objects of the invention are to pro-v vide a device for pulling` hair which will operate quickly and thereby painlessly and which can be manually operated, and which is `capable of fine adjustment so as to be certain of obtaining the instantaneous grip upon the hair required to accomplish this purpose. i

The inventio-n comprisesa case and apair of gripping jaws therein capable of being projected and at the same time automaticall slightly separated at the gripping edges; 1t

`seize the hair; Fig. 2 is a similar View showing the jaws closed together and withdrawn into the case; Fig. 3 is a ,plan View of the device; Fig. 4 is an end View of the des. vice; Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the jawsiormed ofjsteel rods'. j

- In these views 1 is the case of cylindrlcal form having an inner stationaryv partition or bearing -2 through which the plunger 3 opfl crates to force the jaws outward.

-4 is the return spring forv he-plunger.v

v5 isa head -through which the jaws pass. .The tipsof the jaws G and 7 respectively v'project through, a slot 8 1n the heads ofthe ycase. These jaws are secured 'to or integral.`

withl lthe Ii disk shapedA support- 10, and are fslightlyseparated at the tips so that wheny lpresse together they will againy separate byf tlle spring action of the metal compressing t em. V- i The tips are arranged-to close'ti htly together and to insure this action t e inner edges of the jaws are cu`t away at 11,- so that 4only the tips can strike against each other.

The jaws yare projected by means of the l plun er 3 which 1s forced against the center of t e disk 10 and when com etely extended they are temporarily retained in positlon by means of the dog` 12 upon a trigger 13, pivoted at 14 upon t e projecting bearing 15, which is slotted at 16 to receive the jaws and trigger. The dog 12 on'the trigger engages the tooth 16' upon one of the-jaws 6, so that the jaws will remain extended until released bythe trigger.

The tooth is preferably formed by making a recess 17 in theedge of the jaw 6 and this recess is made deep enough and is extended far enough along the' jaw to make it resilient so that it can'be depressed` to close tightly at the tip upon the other jaw.` This result is obtained at the moment of releasing -the jaws by means of acam' edge 18- upon the trigger which forces down the jaw 6 simultaneously with the lifting of the dog 12.

The .outer edges' of the jaws are perfectly smooth and are strictly parallel when closed so as to slide easily in the slot in the head 5 and bearing 15, and when closed together the return s ring 20 ressing against the head 5 and isk 10 W111i) instantly withdraw them into the case.

21u-operation the jaws are irst projected tothe position shown in Fig. 1 and are then .placedover the hair to be pulled. The trigger isthen pressed to release the dogand at the same time the cam forces the jaw 6 down .upon the hair and upon ythe other'jaw until the hair is firmly gripped between them and l almost instantaneously thev spring 20; will" 'withdraw the jaws and remove the hair, as soon as the edges of t-he jaws become parallel and vwhen the jaws exert their greatest gripping power. The 'spring 20 is heav lenough to act so promptl that the hair wi l be pulled practically wit out pain.

The upper jaw 6y is preferably formed of spring metal and `its spring action against t 12into contact with the tooth 16.

A' set yscrew y9 `is shown vin the figures which is employed to adjust accurately the distance between the cam 18 and the lower etrigger lserves to `throw down the dog jaw 7 so as to make it certain that the upper jaw will be pressed down far enough to grip the hair before the dog 12 releases the'jaws.'

In Fig. 5 the jaws 6 and v7' are shown formed\ of steel rods, which have been bent over at the ends and tiled into perfect grip` l ping contact.

Having described the invention what I Patent is: l 1. In combination with a case having a claim as new and desire to secure by Letters slotted head, a pair of jaws having gripping one of said jaws having a resilient part, and

means for'depressing said resilient jaw to bring the jaw tips together, said depressing means serving to bring the aws into parallel relation to each other, said temporary retaining means arranged to release said jaws when they are tightly closed together.

. 2. In combination with a case, apair of jaws having their tips projecting therefrom, a sliding support in the case to which said jaws are secured at their inner ends, one of said jaws: being depressible and rovided with a tooth, a trigger pivoted in said case, a dog thereon, adapted to engage said tooth when said jaws are extended, said-jaws being separated at the tips when drawn out', a cam Aon said trigger adapted to depress said depressible jaw, as said dog is released from said tooth, the action of said cam serv ing totightly close said jaws together before the said release takes lace, and a return spring 'for said jaws and) their support.

3. In combination with a; case, a headv therefor having an opening, pair of jaws lon itudinally movable in said opening, a

sliding support therefor in said case to which said `jaws are attached, a spring adapted to return the jaws in the case after being extended, a trigger pivoted in said head and a dog thereon, a tooth in one of said jaws which said dog engages when said jaws are extended, said jaws automatically separating at their tips when extended, said toothed jaw being depressible, a cani on said` trigger adapted to depress said depressible jaw to close the same on the other jaw, the further action of said trigger releasing said dog from said tooth, and permitting the said.

ret-urn spring to withdraw the closed jaws into the case.

4. In combination, ina depilator, a closed case having an openingin one end, a pair of jaws therein projecting through saidcase at their outer ends, aI sliding support to which the inner ends of saidA jaws are at- 4tached,one of said jaws adapted yto spring -spring jaw when said jaws are in close engagement, and a set screw in said case adapted to regulate the distance bet-Ween said aws. J In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand this 29th day of May 1911. A


In presence of v l WM. M. MONROE,

GEO, S. Comi.

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U.S. Classification606/133
Cooperative ClassificationA45D26/0028