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Publication numberUS1071978 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1913
Publication numberUS 1071978 A, US 1071978A, US-A-1071978, US1071978 A, US1071978A
InventorsJ. E. White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for removing hairs.
US 1071978 A
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Patented Sept. 2, 1913.

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To all/whom t may concern.'

it known that I, JOHN E. WHITE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rochester', in the county ot'- 4Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Removing Hairs; and I do decl'are the following to be a full, clear, and'4 exactdescription of the invention, such as Will' enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in devices for removing superfluous hairs and destroying the roots thereof.

One object of the invention is to provide a device of this character by means of' which superfluous hairs may be effectively removed without pain to the patient.

Another object is to provide a hair re mover which will be simple and inexpensive in construction, eflicient and reliable in operation and which when not in use as a hair remover may be employed as an ordinary pair of tweezers.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, and the combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of my hair removing device; Fig. 2 is a central vertical longitudinal section thereof; Fig. 3 is a cross sectional View of the same on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a similar view on the line 4-4 ot' Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a detail cross sectional view through one of the insulating blades of the device on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2.

My improved hair removing device is in the form of a pair of tweezers and comprises blades 1 .which are slightly curved at their outer ends and are spaced apart at their inner ends by a block 2 of suitable insulating material. The blades l are firmly Secured to the block 2 by a connecting bolt 3 which is insulated from the blades by a sleeve 4t. The bolt 3 is provided on one end with a suitable head and on its other end has a clamping nut 5 as shown.

The blades l are covered on their outer sides and edges by a. casing or covering G of suitable insulating material secured to the blades by brass pins 7 which pass through the blades and through the edges of the insulating covering 6 as shown. The casing 0r covering 6 of the blades extends to Specifcationot Letters Batent. Appu'caqnaledapnn'li, 191,2. serial No. 690,070.

Paten-ted Sept. 2,1913.

a withinY a short distance of the outer ends of the points 8 of' the blades, said points` being left y exposed to permit the same to make Contact with the flesh around the hair to be removed.`

At the outer end of the tweezers and havjing an electrical connectionwith the blades l areeyes or sockets 9 adapted" to receive ;plugs or terminals l0 of electrical current conduct-ing wires 11 whereby a current of electricity is applied to the blades and is conducted by the same to the points thereof, the current passing from the points of the blades through the cuticle around the hair, thereby benumbing the ilesh at this point where it is extermely sensitive or at least is so considered by the patient. In applying the electric current in this manner the operation .will be practically painless and the danger of scars resulting from the operation is entirely obviated. By disengaging the terminals 10 of the electric conductors from the sockets or eyes 9 the device may be employed as an ordinary pair of tweezers.

From the `l'oregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and operation of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extended explanation.

Various changes in the form, proportion and the minor details oit construction may be resorted to without departing t'rom the principle or sacrificing any ol' the advantages o't the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A hair removing device comprising a pair ot' tweezers whose blades are insulated from each other and are insulated on their outer sides to within a short distance ot their free ends, and means -for connecting the blades respectively with the terminals of an electric circuit.

2. A hair removing device comprising a pair of tweezers whose blades are insulated from each other and are insulated on their outer sides to .within a Short distance of their free ends, socket members respectively connected with said blades and insulated from each other, and plugs removably {itting in the sockets and respectively connected with the terminals of an electric circuit.

3. A hair removing device comprising a pair of blades, an insulating block between them at their upper ends., a bolt through the blades and blocks, an insulating sleeve surrounding the bolt, an insulating passing edgewise through the latter and Ve115: ,gaging rthe edges of saidk covering, and,

means-for yeormeeting the blades respeetivelyy with the terminals of an eleetrle Circuit. p v' 4:. A hair removing device comprising a'g i pair of blades insulated from each other, an@

insulating covering on the outer side of each 2 its length i and s extending to a point near its lower end, the covering passing over both edges of the blades, pins passing' edgewise through the latter and en# n gaging the edges of said covering, and

ymeans for Connecting the blades respectively withtheterminalsof an electric circuit.

dIn testimony'whereof I have hereunto set i niy hand in presence of two subscribing wit# nesses. i. H t

Y JOHN lil-.VVI-HTE.w Witnesses:


Copies of this patent :nay be obtained for Vive cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Pafentsl i Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification606/43
International ClassificationA61B18/14, A61B17/30
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2018/00452, A61B2018/00476, A61B18/14, A61B17/30
European ClassificationA61B18/14, A61B17/30