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C. Z. ALEXANDER.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 3, 191'6.
Patent-ed Sept. 10, 1918.
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CHRIS Z. ALEXANDER, OF REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 10, 1918.
Application filed June 3, 1916. Serial No. 101,517.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHRIS Z. ALEXANDER, residing at Redwood City, in the county of San Mateo and State of California, have invented anew and Improved Barbers Accessory, of which the following is a specification.
My invention, which is an attachment to barbers chairs, is more specifically designed to provide a holder containing the face washing fluid, plain or perfumed, and so mounted on the back of the chair that the barber can quickly and conveniently receive the desired amount of the fluid in his hand or towel for applying it to the face of the customer.
My present invention particularly relates to improvements on the form of barbers aocessory disclosed in my Patent No. 1,152,817 0, dated September 7, 1915.
In the construction shown in my patent referred to, the reservoir is located within the chair back and is hidden by the leather cover that is held over the back of the frame, and a special arrangement of closure device, mounted on the outside of the leather back, is provided for covering up the operating bulb and the ejecting nozzle when the device is not in use.
In the practical application of my patented device, I have found it more or less difficult to apply the device within the chair back under the leather back without, to some extent, marring the appearance of the chair back and further, to properly fit the same in place, required time, which has made the application of the patented device somewhat expensive.
My present invention primarily has for its object to provide an improved construction of a device, such as is shown-in my patent referred to, that can be readily removably mounted on the back of a barbers chair and with the ejecting and the discharging nozzle so arranged that the hand or the towel can be held up more closely to the discharging nozzle to receive the fluid spray than is possible in the use of my patented device.
In my said patented device, a hinged cover plate is provided for closing over the discharging nozzle and the bulb.
My present invention also has for its object to provide an improved means for positively closing the discharging nozzle and which must be adjusted to the open position before the ejecting bulb can be operatively manipulated.
lVith other objects in view that will hereinafter appear, my present invention is a barbers accessory embodying the peculiar construction and novel arrangement of the parts hereinafter described, specifically pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention, the same being shown as operatively mounted upon the back of a ba'rbers chair.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same, the dlscharging nozzle controlling valve being at the opened position, taken on the line 2-2 on Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section, on an enlarged scale, of the discharging nozzle and the controlling valve, the latter being in the closed position.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal section showing a slightly modified form of the fluid holder, and
Fig. 5 is a detail section that illustrates the manner of securing the blow pipe and the ejector bulb to the bottom of the holder.
In my present construction, the fluid holder or container is preferably a rectangular shaped sheet metal box 1 whose upper and lower ends are of sufficient thickness to provide for the threaded taps presently referred to.
The holder 1 in practice is removably supported on the back of a barbers chair, as is shown in Fig. 1, between a pair of angle brackets 2-2 by the set screws 33.
Instead of making the box shaped as shown in Fig. l, the same may have its opposite edges beveled, as shown in Fig. 4.
41 designates a filling tube that fits a threaded tap in the top of the box and which is internally threaded to receive the closure tap 41, as shown.
The bottom of the box has two threaded taps 50 and 60, in one of which 50 is threaded the lower end of the blow pipe 5 that extends within the box 1 up to and near the top thereof and whose lower end projects below the box to receive the ejector bulb 51.
6 designates a valve casing Whose upper end is threaded to fit the tap 60 in the bottom of the box 1.
By referring now .more particularly to Fig. ,3, it will be seeirthat'the casingV G is in the nature of a tube Whose upper end i s closed and in the said closed end is threaded the upper end of a short tube' 61 through which the fluid passes from the box l and whose lower end forms the seat for a We tica-lly shiftable valve 7 of leather or rubber clamped upon the upper end of a valve shifting stem 8 that gmoves through the screw cap 62 that fits upon the lower end of the. tubular casing. 6, as shown. 1
. is the discharging nozzle on the tube .6.
Valve stem 8 terminates in auleye SO'in which projects the=lower c rank like end 90 of a shiftingin'iember 9 in the nature of a stoutsprin wire rod that isvertically. slidablein guidesalO secured upon one edgev of the box' 1 and whose upper end. terminates in.a spring latchhandle 1 1, which, when pulled :uprto the valve, closing position engagesa' clamp latch 12 on the edge of the box 1, as. shown. v
From the foregoing taken in connection with the drawing, the complete alPaQgGlQQ Ht or" my present invention and the advantages thereof will be readilyapparent.
The construction of the parts that constitute my present arrangement of barbefls accessory provides :ior a simple and inexpensive n'ie'ans for holding the face fluid in convenient'reach o't' the barber and thereby avoids the necessity of stepping over to the table orshelf to get the fiugid holder.
.By providingla positive cut-off, in the nature of a valve control, leakage of the tluid from the holder is positively prevented and the danger of loss of fiuid from the boxil p letely close the hand (with or without the towel) over the bottom of the holder than is oossible in usin m Jatented device it being understood that when the barber. desires .to, use my present .device, he first pushes the valve shifting rod down to open the ejecting tube and by compressing..the.bulb. by.the hand holding. the towel, the desired quantity of thefluid may be discharged. on to the towel or hand, afternwhich,.by pulling. the shiftingrod L1P,=l}l1(-).TillX 6 is again moved to close the discharging. tube against, further ejection of the fluid until the proper operation of the deviceis againefi'ected. v 'WVhatl. claim is:
A barbersaccessory comprising a ifillltl holder having a'bottom. provided with .an aperture, a tubular valve casing vmember threaded into said. aperture to project beneath the bottom of the same, a tubular valve seat member threadedinto said valve casing and located Within the sa1ne,.a valve for engaging said valve. seat member, a cap for said'va'lve casingv having an aperture, a valve stem carrying said valve and. projecting through said aperture, and a valve operatingrod connected with saidvalve stem, guides on said holder for [said rod, and means for holdin said. rod in Zone of several positions wherebyto maintain said valve open or closed substantially as shown and described.
GI-IRIS Z. ALEXANDER.
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