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Publication numberUS1117208 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1914
Filing dateFeb 21, 1913
Priority dateFeb 21, 1913
Publication numberUS 1117208 A, US 1117208A, US-A-1117208, US1117208 A, US1117208A
InventorsJames C Mars
Original AssigneeFleur De Lis Specialty Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cream-massage device.
US 1117208 A
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J. C. MARS. CREAM MASSAGE DEVICE.- APPLICATION FILED 212.21, 1913.

1,1 17,208. Patentgd Nov. 17, 1914.

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A fil/lll J. C. MARS. CREAM MASSAGE DEVIGB.- APPLICATION FILED PRIMI, 1913.

Patentgd Nov. 17, 1914.

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UNrrnD sTATEsPATENT Aortica.

JAMES C. MARS, 0F CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGN- MENTS,- '10` FLEUIB.- DE LISSPECIALTY COMPANY, OF CHIGAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPO- R'LION 0F ILLINOIS.

CREAM-MASSAGE DEVICE.

Specicationof Letters Patent.

Patented N ov. 1.7, 1914.

Application filed February 21, 1913. SeralNo. 749,786.

simple form adapted for the convenient ap plfication inan eiiicient mannerV of face or shaving cream and the like.

Ehe invention embraces also a safety feature whereby the device can be supplied only with cream of a given quality or make. To

this end the invention comprises the fountain message instrument proper and in combination therewith a cream charging device such as a collapsible tube adapted to co-act withA certain constructional features of the massageinstrument whereby the supplying of the latter with cream can be accomplished only by the coperation of the two, thus guarding against fraudulent substitutionto the injury of the user and manufacturer.

In the accompanying drawings and in the description based thereon l set forth pre- 'ferred and modified constructions embodying. the invention which is likewise capable of embodiment in other and varied constructional forms. It wilfl therefore be understood that the drawings and description are to be construed in an illustrative and not an unnecessarily limiting sense. p

In the drawings: Fi re l is a top plan view of the preferred lrm of the massage device ready for use; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the device shown' in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a central vertical section through the device; Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the handle disassociated from the pad; Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the modified construction; Fig. 6 is a top plan view of Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is a central vertical section through the form of construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6.

Referring particularly to the form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4i.- inclusive, the message instrument lproper comprises a massage pad 11 having upon its face rubber Contact elements 12 and also with a rubber cup, the Walls 13 of which inclose a recess 14 communicating at its inner extremitywith a tubular channel 15, which forms with the bore 16 of a metal thimble 17 a passage-h way to and beyond. the back of the pad. The thimble 17 is provided at its inner end with. a flange 18 preferably angular and embedded within the material of the pad at the time of molding.v the latter. The outer end of the thimble is provided preferably with a left hand thread adapted to engage within the similarly threaded lower end of an elbow connecting element 19, the opposite end of the elbow being also provided with interior left hand. thread for releasable engagement with a left hand thread formed upon the nozzle 20 of a collapsible tube 21 adapted to con-tain the fluid or semi-fluid material for the application of which the massage device is intended and which is referred to herein generally as cream. The offset converging ends 22, 22 of a wire handle are embedded as indicated in the material of the pad 1l at the time of molding the latter, the handle extending from the end walls of the pad upwardly and thence in parallel spaced rela-tion as indicated at 23, 23.A The spaced members 23 23 are adapted. to lie on opposite sides of t e cream tube 21` so that. when the members 23 are grasped with the hand the tube 21 lies with- 1n the palm Ibetween said members and is protected thereby.

The device is adapted for use in the simp le form above described, the cream being discharged into the pad as required by a slight pressure of the fingers upon the collapsible tube. In order, however, to provide additional support for the tube 21 and to impart greater certainty to the feeding of the cream, I preferably mount upon the parallel members 23 of the handle a wire carrlage 24 adapted to slide along the members 23. The carriage 24 is provided with termlnal loops 25 and .26 which serve as bearings for a split key 27 the fur-cated portion of which is adapted toy embrace the flattened end of the tube 21 and to wind the same u for the purpose of expelling the cream rom the opposite end. The key 27 thread upon the connection member 19, and by the adoption as a. container for the cream of a collapsible tube having its nozzle similarly threaded l prevent the massage device being used in connection with any cream other than that supplied in such a container and of a given manufacture, as the collapsible tubes on the market have their nozzles universally equipped with a right hand thread. Ubviously if it is desired that the massage device shall be capable of employment in connection with all kinds of cream the connecting member may be provided with a right hand thread.

ln that form of the construction shown in Figs. 6, and 7 the pad 31 having the rubber bristles 32is" equipped with a cup 33 of slightly different form but communicating as before through the passage 3d with the bore 35 of the thimble 36, thesaid thimble having a terminal interior left hand thread instead of exterior thread as in the former case. l-lere the thirnble is adapted for direct engagement with the threaded nozzle 8i' formed upon an integral lateral extension 38 of the collapsible tube 39. ln order to provide for the revolution of the tube 39 in a substantially horizontal plane in the act of screwing the nozzle 37 home in the thimble 36 l provide a retaining member l0 which is substantially Elel-shaped, the two extremities being offset at il and then laterally bent and seated within ears 4t2 formed upon the handle i3 immediately adjacent to the pad, the opposite end of the retaining member l0 corresponding to the closed end of the tl is lihewise odset at le and twisted at l5 about a pin i6 which is journaled in other ears d? of the handle. ln this instance the split key i8 with its carrlage 4:9 travels upon the retaining member d0. "When it is desired to attach a tube of cream to this form of the device the ends ell of the retaining member are sprung inwardly release them from the ears l2 and are then swung upwardly upon thc pivot pin l-G, the tube of cream is then connected to the pad by revolving the same and brought into a position in alinement with the handle whereupon the retaining members are swung downwardly to the position shown and snapped into the ears 4t2. ln this case in the other the hey and carriage may be dispensed with but its employment is found to be advantageousu lt will be understood that the massage pad instead of having rubber contact elements may be provided with bristles Ithus adapting the instrument for the application of soap cream to the face in the operation of shaving, of medicinal preparations to the scalp and for various other toilet purposes.

ll claim:

l. ln a fountain message device, a massage pad provided with a passageway to its Larnaca face, va handle comprising parallel spaced members, and a collapsible cream container disposed in the space between the handle members in position to be manually grasped together with the handle and comprisin a collapsible tube having a nozzle detachacly connected to the passageway of the pad whereby to discharge the contents of the container throu` h the pad onto the face thereof, substantially as described.

2. ln a fountain massage device, amassage pad provided with a passageway to its face, a handle comprising parallel spaced members, a collapsible cream container disposed in the space between the handle members and comprising a collapsible tube having a nozzle detachably connected to the passageway of the pad whereby to discharge the contents of the container through the pad onto the face thereof, and means progressively collapse the tube'from the rear end, substantially as described.

3.. ln a fountain massage device, a message pad provided with a passageway to its face, a. handle comprising parallel spaced members, a collapsible cream container disposed 'in the space between the handle members and comprising a collapsible tube having a nozzle detachably connected to `the passageway of the pad whereby to discharge the contents of the container through pad onto the face thereof, and a key lcling on the handle and engaging the tube whereby to progressively wind up the from the rear, substantially as described.

l. ln a fountain massage device, inassage pad provided with a passageway to its face, a handle comprising parallel spaced members, a collapsible cream conL posed in the space between the ha d bers and comprising a collapsible tube having a nozzle detachably connected to the passageway of the pad whereby to discharge the contents of container throu "h the pad onto the face thereof, and a lr aveling on the handle and engaging e tube whereby to progressively wind up .e tube from the rear, said hey provided with means to puncture the tube to prevent refuse, enbstantially as described.

5. ln a fountain massage device, sage pad provided with a passageway its face, a thimble seated within the pad and extending beyond the same to form a continuatlon of the passageway, said thimble provided with a terminal left hand thread, a handle connected to the padand comprising substantially parallel spaced members, a collapsible cream container disposed in substantially parallel relation to the handle members and having a nozzle provided with a left hand thread, said container arranged to discharge its contents into the passageway of the' thimble, substantially as describedu ner disie mem- 6. In a fountain massage device, a massage pad provided with a passageway to its face, a thimble seated within the pad and extending beyond the same to form a continuation of the passageway, said thimble provided with a terminal left hand thread, a handle connected to the pad and comprising substantially parallel spaced members, a collapsible cream container disposed in substantially parallel relation to the handle members and having a nozzle provided with a left hand thread, and a coupling member -the nozzle with the left hand thread of the thimble, and means to progressively co1- lapse the container whereby to discharge its contents through the coupling member to the passageway of the thimble andthence to the face of the pad, substantially as described. y

JAMES C. MARS.

Witnesses:

LEWIS T. GREIST, MARY C. BnoWER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification601/154, 222/100
Cooperative ClassificationA61H2201/105