US 1212443 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. A. BLAINE.
APPLICATION FILED 001210, 1916.
Patented Jan. 16, 1917.
JOHN A. BLAINE, OF NORFGLK, VIRGINIA.
" Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 16, 1917.
Application filed October 10, 1916. Serial No. 124,752.
To all whom it may COYLGGWZ.
Be it known that 1, JOHN A. BLAINE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Norfolk, in the county of Norfolk and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet Articles, of which the following is a specification.
his invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in toilet articles of that class designed for treatment of the skin, such as is generally termed back scratchcrs.
The present invention has for its objects among others to provide a simple and cheap, yet etlicient device of this character capable of manufacture at small cost and so constructed as to be readily sharpened when desired.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the numerals of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved implement. Fig. 2 is a side elevation with a portion of the handle broken away and a part of the head broken away and shown in section. Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows. Fig. 4: is a section on the line -d of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Like numerals of reference indicate like parts in the different views.
My improved implement comprises a handle 1, preferably of wood, although it may be of bone, ivory or any other suitable material, and a head 2 which may be of similar material. The handle is provided at one end with a screw-threaded projection 3 and shoulder 41, the head being provided with a screw-threaded aperture 5 for the reception of the head 2 when the parts are screwed together, as will be evident upon an inspection of Fig. 2. The head has its opposite ends rounded, as shown at 6, adapting them to be used for massaging, while the opposite edges of the head are provided with the longitudinal grooves or channels 7 extending throughout the length thereof, and upon opposite sides of this channel there are formed the projections 8, 8, the outer faces of which are rounded, as shown clearly in Fig. 1. By preference I make the ridges upon one side larger than those upon the other, as shown, for instance, at 9 in Fig. 1. The free end of the handle is provided upon its opposite edges with the longitudinal channels 10, as shown in Figs. 1 and a, the portions upon opposite sides of this channel, one upon each side, being formed with the rounded projections 11, while upon opposite edges of the channel upon the other side of the handle there are formed rounded projections 12 which are of a different size from those upon the first-named side, as will be seen clearly upon reference to Fig. 1. It will thus be seen that I provide in the one implement acting faces of different sizes adapting the implement for use under varying conditions.
When the device becomes worn from use, all that it is necessary to do is to run a file through the longitudinal channels 7 or 10 and across the channels 13 or 14: between the rounded projections 8 or 11, when the abrading surfaces will be as good as new. Should the head become broken, it can readily be replaced by a new one, and the same is true of the handle.
Modifications in detail may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.
What is claimed as new is 1. An implement of the character described, comprising a handle and a head, the latter having upon each of its opposite edges a longitudinal groove and rounded projections upon opposite sides of the groove.
2. An implement of the character described, comprising a handle and a head each having longitudinal grooves upon its opposite edges and formed with rubbing surfaces upon opposite sides of the grooves.
3. An implement of the character described, comprising a handle and a head each having longitudinal grooves upon its opposite edges and formed with rubbing surfaces upon opposite sides of the grooves, the rubbing surfaces upon opposite sides of the head and handle being of different sizes.
4:. An implement of the character described, comprising a handle and a head de- In testimony whereof I aflix my signature tech-ably united, the head and handle having in the presence of two Witnesses.
upon their opposite edges longitudinal JOHN A. BLAINE. grooves and upon opposite sides of said Witnesses: grooves formed With separated rounded pro- J. G. GRAY,
jections. WV. A. SEDDINGER.
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