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US 1326616 A
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L. aiscumgn. NOSTBIL CLEANER.
APPLICATION FILED AUGJI. I9l9 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
n'YNwoon a. SCHULER, or WASHINGTON, insurer or COLUMBIA.
have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Nostril Cleaners, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relatesto a nostril cleaner.
One object of the present invention is to provide an instrument of the nature stated,
embodying among other characteristics, an
instrument particularly designed for daily nostril cleaning purposes.
. may have a dual function, in that it is efli- Another object resides in the provision of an instrument particularly designed for ready insertion into and removal from the 'nos'tril for the free and easy removal of accumulations in the nostril.
Another object resides in the provisioh'ofan instrument which isnot only serviceable by grown persons en oying normal health, but designed for the removal of accumulations of ill persons and infants, to obviate the possibility of stoppage in the nostril incident to accumulations.
The instrument is of such a nature that it cient and ractical in the performance of the aforesaid functions, but it is equally a plicable for use in the application of liqui s, salves or other medicants to ones nostrils.
With these and other objects in view, the
invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated 'in the accompanyin drawings and pointed out in the claims ereto appended, it being understoodthat various changes in the form, propor- .tion, size and minor-details of construction,
Within the sco e of the appended claims, may be resorte I to without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
In the drawing, in which like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts:
Figure 1' is a side elevation of a nose cleaning device constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the same, the tapered threaded cleaningportion being indicated in dottedlines.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is-illustrated the preferred embodiment of the-invention, the nose cleaner, which may be constructed of any suitable material, is
' Specification of Letters Patent.
preferably made of rubber sufficiently stiff to effect a removal of the accumulations of the nose and. at the same time possessing Patented Dec. 30, 1919. Application filed 4ugust 21, 1919. Serial No. 319,045. I
sufiicient flexibility to enable it to readily.
adjustitself to the general configuration of the nasal passage without injuring the walls The instrument may comprise a shank 1 and a tapered cleaning portion 2. 'lhe shank 1, which constitutes la, handle or finger woe, is preferably smooth and'cyl-indrical, ut it may be of any other desired configuration, and may be provided with any suitable exterior surface to facilitate accurate handling and proper application of the instrument.
The tapered nose cleaning portion con slsts; of a central tapering core 3 and: a s iral rib 4 surrounding the core and gradua ly' decreasing in diameter from the shanli 1 to the outer end 5 of the instrument. The spiral rib has'a smooth outer edge 6 to mid injury to and irritation of the walls of the nasal passa said spiral I'll) may be recessed or undercut at the side faces at 7 to provide outer clean} ing portions adapted to, efl'ect-a readyre moval of the accumulations of the nose and also to form transversely enlarged channels or grooves 8 between the flanges for conveying away the accumulations and also for containing liquid for softening the accumu- While not essential, the
lations or for treating affections of the nose.
When the spiral cleaning portion is iin-- mersed water or other 1i u1d or in a salve, a quantity of the same Wll be retained in the spiral groove for application to the n0stril. Several applications may, of course, be made to secure t e desired application of the liquid to the nos if the instrument be used for medicinal p rposes. I
What is claimed is 1. A nose cleaner including a relativel long cleaning portion flexible to conform to thecontour of the nasal passage and provided with means for removing accumulations from the nose.
2. A nose cleaner provided with a threaded nose cleaning portion arranged. to remove accumulations from the nose, said cleaning portion being relatively long and tapered throughout its length and flexible to conform to the contour of the nasal passage.
3. A nose cleaner provided with a threaded nose cleaning portion having a, spiral flange for the removal of accumulations from the nose said flange being provided with a smooth relatively broad outer spiral edge, and being recessed or undercut at 0pposiie sides.
i. A nose cleaner comprising a, handle portion and a tapered nose cleaning portion tapered from one end to theother and consisting of a tapering core, and a. spiralelement surrounding the tapering core. 9
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
LYNWOOD R. SCHULER.