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Publication numberUS1232617 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1917
Filing dateJan 25, 1916
Priority dateJan 25, 1916
Publication numberUS 1232617 A, US 1232617A, US-A-1232617, US1232617 A, US1232617A
InventorsJohn L Shipp
Original AssigneeJohn L Shipp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring hair-remover.
US 1232617 A
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1,2251% Patentedluly 10, 1917.



Application filed January 25, 1916.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN L. SHIPP, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hay Springs, in the county of Sheridan and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spring HainRemovers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention relates to improvements in devices for removing hair from various portions of the body.

The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of hair removing devices and to provide a simple, practical and inexpensive device of this character designed for removing superfluous hair from the face and other portions of the body and capable of easy operation and of enabling such superfluous hair to be rapidly pulled out by the roots so that there will be comparatively little pain incident to the removal of such superfluous hair.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claim hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

Figure 1 is a plan view of a spring hair remover constructed in accordance with this invention,

Fig. 2 is an edge view of one end of the device,

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail view of a portion of the spring with the coils or convolutions separated to enable them to be engaged with the hairs to be removed,

Fig. 4 is a detail view showing another form of handle or grip.

Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in the several figures of the drawings.

In the accompanying drawings in which is illustrated the preferred embodiment of the invention, the spring hair remover comprises in its construction a coiled spring 1 having tightly or closely wound coils or con- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 10, 1917.

Serial No. 74,161.

volutions which when the spring is not extended as hereinafter fully explained are adapted to fit tightly against one another in frictional engagement so that they will be capable of firmly gripping and securely holding hairs introduced into the spring between the coils or convolutions when the spring is distended as illustrated in Fig. 3 of the accompanying drawing. The coiled spring which may be constructed of any suitable material is preferably made of highly tempered bright steel which may be nickeled or otherwise finished and the said spring is provided at its ends with loops 2 into which are linked handles 3 which are preferably in the form of rings to enable the device to be readily held and easily distended by pulling on it with both hands but instead of employing rings straight handles 4L having screw eyes 5 for engaging the loops 2 may be provided. Also any other desired form of grip may be used and in the operation of the device the spring is distended to separate the hair engaging coils and it is brought into close relation with the skin in position to engage the superfluous hairs which are firmly gripped by the coils of the spring when the latter is relaxed. The device may then be moved rapjdly on the face or other portion of the body so that the hairs engaged by the coils are quickly pulled out by the roots so that any pain is only instantaneous and hardly felt. The spring will enable the hairs to be rapidly removed without liability of injuring the surface of the skin as the coils which are circular in cross section engage the hairs at points spaced from the skin and there is not that danger of pinching the skin and injuring the same as is the case when a pair of tweezers or similar instrument having comparatively flat jaws is employed.

The coiled spring which is flexible is adapted to be laid against the face or other portion of the body and it will conform to the configuration of the same and engage hairs at a plurality of points simultaneously and enable a number of hairs to be pulled out with one operation.

What is claimed is:

A hair removing device including a coiled spring, having tightly wound coils or convolutions of a size to clamp human hair and constructed of round resilient material so as to engage the hairs beyond. the skin without pinching the latter, said spring being flexible and adapted to be placed against the skin for engaging the hairs at a plurality of points simultaneously, said spring being provided with terminal projecting loops and handles arranged at the ends of the spring and linked into the said loops.

In testimonv whereof I aliix in Y si 'nature u .l :3 in presence of two WHJHQSSQS.



Copies of this patent may be bbtained for five cents each. by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification606/133
Cooperative ClassificationA45D26/0028