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Publication numberUS1260032 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1918
Filing dateOct 13, 1917
Priority dateOct 13, 1917
Publication numberUS 1260032 A, US 1260032A, US-A-1260032, US1260032 A, US1260032A
InventorsMike Perpick
Original AssigneeMike Perpick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barber-chair attachment.
US 1260032 A
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APPLICATION mib o. 13. 1911 Oooooooocvooooo'o Patented Mar.'19,1913.

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'Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar: 19, 1918.

Appiietion sied october v13, l''iv. 's'riai 196,34'.

Tam wwm it may @man Be it known that 1Mikn Piinric, a,

citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and btate of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Barber-Chair Attachments, of which Athe following is a specification.'

In the ordinary construction of barbers chairs, the head rest comprises an adjustable and detachable member. The head rest 1s provided with a shank in the nature of a tooth or rack bar which is received in a socket permanently secured to the back of, a chair. The socket is provided with a spring pressed dog to engage between the teeth of the rack to hold the head rest vertically adjustable with respect to the chair. The handle of the dog as well as the socket, which is, in most instances, a hollow rectangular member, comprises obstacles which contact with the clothes of the barber in his movements around the chair, and in shaving a person such contact has frequently resulted in the accidental cutting of the person, while minor accidents are also occasioned, such as the tearing of the clothing of the barber, etc.

It may, therefore, be considered ythe object of the present; invention to provide a shield for the socket and the handle of the dog on the back of an ordinary barber chair which shall be of such a design and construction as to wholly conceal the socket and the dog, the said Shield presenting no abrupt corners liable to be contacted by or to contact with the clothing of the barber, the said shield being provided with means, comprising a hinged element arranged opposite the handle of the dog and designed, upon pressure, to operate the said dog to permit of the vertical adjustment of the Shank of the head rest through the socket.

I accomplish my purpose by an extremely simple, cheap, and novel construction and arrangement of parts, a satisfactory eXemplifcation of which is illustrated by the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing,

Figure 1 is a view looking toward the back of an ordinary barber chair, having my improved shield covering the socket member thereon.

Fig. 2 is an approximately central sectional vew on the line 2 2 of Fic. 1.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectionaI view approximately on the line 3-3 0f Fig. 1.

' Fig. 4 is a perspective-view of the shield, looking toward the inner face thereof.

VReferringv now toV the drawing iin detail, the n, numeral 5 designates an ordinary7 bar-Y bers chair, the sameu'pon vthe back thereof, being provided with the usual socket 6, which is in the natureof a hollow rectangular member and which is designed to receive the toothed shank 7 secured to the head rest V8. The shank 7 is inthe nature of a Vtooth or rack bar, and the socket 6, upon its Vouter face isl provided with an opening within which is pivotally arranged a spring ressed dog` 9, the toothed or engaging end o which is designed to be received between the teeth of the rack shank 7 to hold the head rest vertically adjustable with respect to the chair, while the handle of the dog is extended at an outward angle from the socket 6, in the usual manner.

My improvement preferably comprises a body member 9 constructed from a single sheet of suitable material, bendable metal preferred, and having its major portion, upon its inner face and from adjacent its edges, bulged outwardly as at 10. This outbulged portion presents no sharpened corners and in both longitudinal and transverse section, is gradually rounded from the center of the body to the ends thereof. the hollow body wholly inclosing the socket 6 andthe dog 9. The edges of the body 9 receive securing elements which enter the back of the chair 5 and the body 9 at its upper edge may be slitted or otherwise provided with a suitably depressed portion or opening through which the shank 7 passes. The outbulged body 10 lat the center thereof, is provided with a substantially rectangular opening 11 and hingedly secured in the said opening, at the upper end thereof, as at 12, is a gate 13. This gate is arranged opposite the projecting handle of the dog 9,`as clearly illustrated by the drawings, and the said gate is of a width to fully cover the opening 11. It will be apparent that an inward pressure upon the gate 13 will cause, the saine to contact with the dog 9, swinging the said dog against the pressure of the spring, to cause the same to release the rack shank 7 of the head rest 8 and to permit of the manual vertical adjustment of the'said head rest. When the pressure is relieved from the gate 13, the spring actuated dog 9 contacting with the inner face of the said gate, will again swing the same into vcontacting engagement With the body of the shield.

If desired, and as illustrated by the draw:

ing, the upper edge of the shield may be prof vided with inturned lugs 14; and these lugs may be arranged over the top edge of the back of the chair and may be secured thereto. From the foregoing description, when taken in connection with the drawing, the simplicity and advantages of the construction, Will, it is thought, be apparent Without further detailed description.

Having thus described my invention, what I Claim is: n

l. In combination With a barber chair or the like having a socket on the back thereof, a head rest having a toothed shank received in the socket, a spring pressed dog in the socket, the handle of which extends outward of the socket and the said dog being designed to engage with the toothed shank of the head rest, of a shield entirely surrounding the socket, and means, upon said shield, contacting with the dog and designed upon pressureH to actuate the dog.

2. In combination with a barber chair or the like having a socket upon the back thereof, a head` rest having a toothed shank received in the socket, a pivoted dog having a toothed portion received in the socket and designed to engage With the toothed shank of the head'rest,of a shield secured to the chair back inclosing the socket, said shield comprising a body constructed from a single sheet of material which is outbulged from the edges thereof, said shield hav-ing an opening therein, a gate member pivoted to one ofthe Walls of said opening and entirely closing the opening, and said gate being arranged in contacting relation With respect to the dog of the socket.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.


Copies of this patent may ne obtained` for ve cents each. tay addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, D. C."

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U.S. Classification297/410
Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/4817